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 Parts Marts.
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
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
build-up of grit. A toothpick makes
Check the air gap any time your
dishwasher isn't draining well.
Not using your dishwasher
in winter? Protect against
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 line
and water valve. (Use a pan to
catch the water. )
Reconnect the water inlet 1 ine to
the water valve.
Remove the plug in the bottom of
the rubber boot. Drain completely,
then reinstall plug and clamp.
Drain the collection chamber at
rear of unit below filter by
disconnecting hose to pump.
Reconnect after draining.
PUMP COVER SCREWS