GE PDW1800 Series Owner's Manual

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Operating Instructions

Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Loading the Dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Using the Dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11

Consumer Support

Consumer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # ________________
Serial # ________________
You can find them on a label on
the tub wall just inside the door.
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Owner's Manual
PDW1800 Series
49-55046-3 04-16 GE



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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Owner’s Manual Operating Instructions PDW1800 Series Care and Cleaning ....13-14 Getting Started ..... 8-9 Loading the Dishwasher .
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill you or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER”, “WARNING”, or “CAUTION”. These words are defined as: DANGER Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
  • Page 3: Water Heater Safety

    5-10 seconds after turning the Detergent, and Cascade Rinse Aid™ rinse agents have ® switch on before touching Start to allow the control been approved for use in all GE dishwashers. to initialize. READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS...
  • Page 4 CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ IMPORTANTES VEUILLEZ LIRE TOUTES LES CONSIGNES AVANT D’UTILISER Il s'agit du symbole d'avertissement de sécurité. Il vous avertit des dangers potentiels qui pourraient provoquer la mort ou des blessures, à vous ou à autrui. Tous les messages de sécurité suivent ce symbole d'avertissement de sécurité et les mots «...
  • Page 5 Rinse Aid™ sont approuvés avec les ® l’interrupteur à ON (Marche) avant d’appuyer sur la touche Start lave-vaisselle GE. (Marche) pour permettre aux commandes de se réinitialiser. VEUILLEZ LIRE ET SUIVRE À LA LETTRE CES CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ. CONSERVEZ CES DIRECTIVES...
  • Page 6 INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE DE SEGURIDAD GUARDE ESTAS INSTRUCCIONES Éste es el símbolo de alerta de seguridad. El mismo alerta sobre potenciales riesgos que le pueden producir la muerte o lesiones tanto a usted como a otras personas. Todos los mensajes de seguridad estarán a continuación del símbolo de alerta de seguridad y con la palabra “PELIGRO”, “ADVERTENCIA”...
  • Page 7 5 y 10 segundos luego de Cascade ® Rinse Aid™ fueron aprobados para su uso en encender el interruptor antes de presionar Start (Iniciar) para todos los lavavajillas de GE. permitir que el control se inicie. LEA Y SIGA ESTA INFORMACIÓN DE SEGURIDAD CUIDADOSAMENTE.
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Getting started! HEAVY NORMAL LIGHT GLASSES AIR-DRY SPEED RINSE DELAY CYCLE SELECT HOURS LOW RINSE AID CLEAN 1 - 24 HR. Load Dishwasher For best dishwashing results, follow the loading guidelines found in the Loading the dishwasher section. Scrape off hard soils, including bones, toothpicks, skins, and seeds.
  • Page 9: Select Options Select Options DELAY HOURS You can delay the start of a wash cycle up to 24 hours. After selecting wash cycle, press DELAY HOURS to select the number of hours for the cycle delay. The hours will show in the display window. Close the dishwasher door to begin countdown.
  • Page 10: Using The Dishwasher

    Using the dishwasher. Check the Water Temperature The entering water should be at least 120°F (49°C) and not Turn on the hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher, more than 150°F (66°C) for effective cleaning and to prevent place the thermometer in a glass and let the water run dish damage.
  • Page 11: Detergent Dispenser

    You may purchase a hard water test strip from dishwasher detergent in a separate space from all other GE Appliances. Call 1-877-959-8688 and ask for part cleaners. Show anyone who may use the dishwasher the number WD01X10295. In Canada, call 1-800-661-1616.
  • Page 12: Loading The Dishwasher

    Loading the dishwasher. For best dishwashing results, follow these loading guidelines. Upper Rack Secure larger dishwasher-safe plastics over The upper rack is for glasses, cups and 2 tines when possible. saucers. This is also a secure place for dishwasher-safe plastics. A cup shelf may Make sure small plastic items are secure so be placed in the up or down position to they can’t fall onto the heater.
  • Page 13: Care And Cleaning

    Lemi Shine®*, a detergent additive. Lemi Shine will break up mineral deposits, and remove hard water film and stains. You can order citric acid GE Appliances kit #WD35X151 through GE Appliances Parts by calling 877-959-8688 or visiting
  • Page 14: Cleaning The Filters

    Care and cleaning. Cleaning the Filters Inspect and clean the filters periodically. This should Rinse the main filter, fine filter and cup with Main filter be done every month. If there is a decrease in warm soapy water. Scouring pads or brushes wash performance or dishes feel gritty, this is can scratch the filter surface but a soft brush or sponge may be needed to remove stubborn...
  • Page 15: Troubleshooting Tips

    Before you call for service… Troubleshooting Tips Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages, or visit In Canada visit You may not need to call for service. Problem Possible Causes What To Do Dishes and flatware Main or Fine filter is clogged •...
  • Page 16: Before You Call For Service

    • Run dishwasher with citric acid to remove mineral deposits. Citric acid (Part number: WD35X151) can be ordered through GE Appliances Parts. See back cover for ordering information. Alternatively, purchase Lemi Shine (Part Number: WD10X10019) and follow the directions on the label.
  • Page 17 Problem Possible Causes What To Do Control panel lights Time too long between • If the control panel lights go off, touch any pad again and continue go off when you’re touching of selected pads setting controls. setting controls Water standing in Air gap is clogged •...
  • Page 18 Notes.
  • Page 19: Warranty

    This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Appliances Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Appliances Service location for service.
  • Page 20: Consumer Support

    In the US: In Canada: If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE Appliances, contact us on our Website with all the details including your phone number, or write to: General Manager, Customer Relations...