Care and Cleaning
Clean the control
panel with a
lightly dampened cloth. Dry
thoroughly. Do not use abrasives
or sharp objects on the panel. They
can damage it.
Clean the outside with a good
appliance polish wax. The outside
cabinet finish is durable, but it can
scratch. So use no scouring pads
or harsh or gritty cleaners.
Appliance Polish Wax & Cleaner
(Cat. No. WR97X0216) is
available from GE Appliance
The inside usually takes care of
itself. If it should ever need
cleaning, use a mild cleansing
powder. Scouring pads and harsh
cleaners can mar the finish.
often use an air gap.
Keep it clean.
An air gap is a plumbing device.
It protects your dishwasher against
How to change color panels
If you are redecorating, you can
change your dishwasher's door
panel to match or blend with your
The panels are held in place by the
door trim. Each side of the panel is
a different color. Or you can paint
the panel with the color of your
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NOTE: Do not operate the
dishwasher while changing
panels or when lower access
water backing up into it if a drain
clogs. The air gap is not a part of
the dishwasher. And you may not
even have one. Not all plumbing
codes require air gaps.
If you have an air gap, check it at
least once a month. IT IS NOT
PART OF YOUR DISHWASHER.
IT IS NOT COVERED IN YOUR
The air gap is easy to clean.
With most types, first turn off the
dishwasher, then lift off the
chrome cover. Then unscrew the
plastic cap and check for any
buildup of grit. A toothpick makes
Check the air gap any time your
dishwasher isn't draining well.
How to change the door panel:
1. Take out trim screws on either
side of the dishwasher door.
Remove the side trim.
2. Slide the panel out.
(Careful—edges may be sharp.)
3. Turn the panel around and put
the color you want in front.
4. Replace the panel, side trim and
How to change the lower panel:
1. Remove panel attachment screws.
2. Remove the entire access panel.
3. Take out screws and remove the
4. Slide the access panel out.
5. Turn the panel around and put
the color you want in front.
Not using your dishwasher
in winter? Protect
If your dishwasher is left in an
unheated place during the winter,
ask a service technician to:
Cut off electric power to the
dishwasher. Remove fuses or trip
Turn off the water supply.
Disconnect the water inlet line
from the water valve.
Drain water from the inlet 1 ine
and water valve. (Use a pan to
catch the water. )
Reconnect the water inlet line to
the water valve.
Remove the plastic pump cover in
the tub bottom and use a sponge to
soak up water in the rubber boot.
6. Replace the lower panel, top
trim and screws.
7. Replace entire access panel and
A wood panel trim kit contains
trim and instructions for adding a
decorative wood door panel and
lower access panel no thicker than
1/4" to match kitchen cabinets. The
kit is available at no extra cost.
c/o Dri-View Manufacturing
4706 Allmond Ave.