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GE GPF40BC Use And Care Manual

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, Operating Instructions, Tips
Appliance Registration ..................................2
China, Crystal, Sterling ...............................10
Cycle Features ............................................4, 5
Cycle Selection Chart ....................................5
Detergent Guide .............................................7
Dispenser Cups ...............................................7
Drying Options ................................................4
Energy-Saving Tips.........................................2
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...........................4, 5
Loading .........................................................8, 9
Operating instructions ..............................4, 5
Rinse Agent......................................................6
Water Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...................6
Air Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winter Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
GE Appliances
Dishwasher
Problem Solver .......................13-15
More auestions ?...call
GE Answer Center" 800.626.2000
Preparation
Front Panel Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Consumer Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important Phone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Model and Serial Numbers ..........................2
Repair Service .................................................2
Warranty ........................................Back Cover
Models GSD85Q GSD880

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  • Page 1 Dishwasher Problem Solver .......13-15 More auestions ?...call GE Answer Center” 800.626.2000 , Operating Instructions, Tips Appliance Registration ........2 Preparation China, Crystal, Sterling .......10 Front Panel Change ........12 Cycle Features ..........4, 5...
  • Page 2: Help Us Help You

    Use these numbers in any To obtain a Spanish language Para obtener la versi6n en correspondence or service calls version of this book, call concerning your dishwasher. GE Answer Center@ name a 800.626.2000 GE Answer Center,@ consumer information service. para e] consumidor,...
  • Page 3 Keep all washing detergents and wetting agents free, the GE Answer Center! 800.626.2000. out of the reach ~f children, preferably in a locked —This appliance must be connected to a grounded cabinet.
  • Page 4: How To Operate Your Dishwasher

    HOW TO OPERATE YOUR DISHWASHER Your dishwasher is designed to give maximum performance on loads with normal and heavy soils. You may find that many of your dishes have lighter soils than normal, if this is the case you can save water and energy by selecting a cycle other than NORMAL WASH.
  • Page 5: Dial Cycles

    .-..——— — .., OPTIONS RESET!. Dial Cycles The RINSE & HOLD cycle is for rinsing The SHORT WASH cycles allows you to quickly partial loads which will be washed later. Do wash loads of evervdav dishes with medium soils that not use detergent.
  • Page 6: Good Dishwashing Starts With Hot Water

    Good Dishwashing Starts with HOT Water the entering water must be at least 120°F. To prevent dish damage, inlet water should not exceed 150°F. How to Test Water Temperature Helpful hints: II’ Check your water temperature with a candy or meat outside temperatures arc unusually on the hot water faucet neurest low, or if your water travels a long distance from water...
  • Page 7: Detergent Usage Guide

    How to Choose and Use the Right Detergent powder or liquid detergent specifically cloudiness of glassware, called “etching.” An outside Use only made for use in dishwashers. Other types will cause layer of glass is etched away! Of course, this takes some time.
  • Page 8 HOW TO LOAD YOUR DISmASHER NOTE: Do not load large platters or trays in front right corner of lower rack. They may prevent detergent from circulating in the wash cycle. The upper rack is best for glasses, cups and saucers. Cups and glasses fit best along the sides. This is also the place for dishwasher-safe plastics.
  • Page 9 The lower rack is best used for plates, saucers, and cookware. Large items such as broiler pans and racks should go in the lower rack along the edge. Load platters, pots and bowls along the sides, in corners, or in the back. For best washing results, all items should be positioned with the soiled side of the dish facing the center of the rack.
  • Page 10: Materials

    WHAT YOU CAN USUALLY WASH SAFELY IN YOUR DISHWASHER. Material Exceptions (not safe) Special Instructions Aluminum Some colored anodized Some darkening or spotting possible. Remove by aluminum can fade. scouring with soap-filled steel wool pads. Antique, metal-trimmed, If in doubt, check with the manufacturer. Or test wash Stoneware hand-painted or over-the-glaze one piece daily for at least a month.
  • Page 11: User Maintenance Instructions

    USER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS Clean the control panel with a lightly dampened Appliance Polish Wax & Cleaner (Cat. No. cloth. Dry thoroughly. Do not use abrasives or Parts Centers. sharp objects on the panel. They can damage it. The inside usually takes care of itself. If it should Clean the outside with a good appliance polish wax.
  • Page 12 1/4” Order a Trim Kit from: to match kitchen cabinets. GE Appliances c/o Dri-View Manufacturing Specify the trim color of your choice from the 4706 Allmond Ave.
  • Page 13 PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE DISHWASHER A fuse in your home may be blown, or the circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse or WON’T RUN reset circuit breaker. Remove any other appliances from the circuit. UNUSUAL NOISE Utensils may not be secure on rack pins, or something small may have dropped from the rack.
  • Page 14: The Problem Solver

    Repeat as above, except use 1/4 cup (60 ml) of citric acid crystals instead of vinegar. (Most drugstores carry citric acid crystals. If yours doesn’t, call GE Factory Service). Using a vinegar or citric acid crystal rinse more than twice a month? Consider a home water softener.
  • Page 15 The motor stops. VAPOR AT Water vapor comes through the vent by the door latch during drying and when water is being pumped out. THE VENT If you need more help. ..call, toll free: GE Answer Center@ 800.626.2000 consumer information service...
  • Page 16 NOTES...
  • Page 17 NOTES...
  • Page 18 NOTES...
  • Page 19 We’ll Be There With the purchase ofyour new GE appliance, receive the assurance that ifyou ever need information or assistance from GE, we’ll be there. All you have to do is call—toll-free! In-Home Repair Service A (;E consumer service professional” will provide expert repair service, sched- operated locat iorls of’fer you service [oday...
  • Page 20 To know what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General. Warrantor: General Electric Company If further help is needed concerning this warranty, write: Manager—Consumer Affairs, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY 40225 This book is printed on recycled paper.

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