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How To Operate Your Dishwasher - GE GPF40BC Use And Care Manual

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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.
NOTE: The lights over the Cycle and Energy Option
pads come ON to indicate the cycle/option that has
been selected. Press pad firmly until the light comes
on. These Cycle and Option Indicator lights remain on
while the door is latched.
If dishwasher drains into a food waste disposal,
operate the disposal until it is empty before starting
dishwasher.
Step 1.
Load your dishwasher. (See Loading section.)
Step 2.
Make sure the Cycle Indicator Dial is at the
OFF position. Add detergent to the detergent
dispenser. (See Detergent Guide.) Use a rinse aid
agent to help prevent spotting. (See How to Use
a Rinse Agent section.)
Step 3.
Latch the door.
Step 4.
Select
desired wash cycle.
and casseroles with dried-on or baked-on soils.
Everyday dishes may be included. This cycle will
get heavily soiled dishes cleaner than the normal
cycle. It will not remove burned-on foods.
NORMAL WASH—For most loads of everyday
dishes, glasses and cookware with medium soils.
Designed to yield high performance on normal soils.
LIGHT WASH—For loads that have dishes with
light soils.
4
SCRUBBER WASH
Features and (Ippearatzce
may vary slightly.
Step 5.
Select the desired Energy Options.
WASH HEAT BOOST—Use this option for
best performance with heavily-soiled dishes.
When selected, the wash cycle is extended while the
dishwasher heats the water for the best washing and
drying. (See Cycle Selection Chart).
HEATED DRY—Turns the drying heater on for
fast drying. When selected, the cycle time will be
extended for 35 minutes.
HEATED DRY off-Shuts off the heating unit,
thus saving energy. Dishes air-dry naturally. It takes
longer but saves energy. You can open the door after
the motor stops to speed drying. Excellent for
overnight drying.
OPTIONS RESET—Turns all Energy Options off.
Step 6.
Turning the dial to START will begin the cycle
immediately. To obtain the benefits of a complete
cycle, be careful that you do not turn the dial any
farther than is necessary to start the dishwasher.
There is a time delay between start-up and water fill
so you will not hear any wash action right away.
Energy Options A

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