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Care and cleaning

Control Panel

To clean the control panel, use a lightly dampened cloth.
Then dry thoroughly.
Exterior Door Panel
Use a clean, soft, lightly dampened cloth, then dry
thoroughly.
Do not use scouring pads or powered cleaners because
these products can scratch the finish.
Dishwasher Interior
To clean and de-odorize your dishwasher, use citric acid
or Finish
®
Dishwasher Cleaner, a detergent additive.
Finish
®
Dishwasher Cleaner will break up mineral
deposits, and remove hard water film and stains.
Stainless Steel Inner Door and Tub
The stainless steel used to make the dishwasher tub and
inner door provides the highest reliability available in a
GE Appliances dishwasher.

Protect Against Freezing

If your dishwasher is left in an unheated place during the
winter, ask a service technician to:
Turn off electrical power to the dishwasher. Remove
1
fuses or trip circuit breaker.
Turn off the water supply and disconnect the water inlet
2
line from the water valve.
Drain water from the water inlet line and water valve.
3
(Use a pan to catch the water.)
Does Your Dishwasher Have an Air Gap?
An air gap protects your dishwasher
against water backing up into it if a drain
clogs. The air gap is not a part of the
dishwasher. It is not covered by your
warranty. Not all plumbing codes require
air gaps, so you may not have one.
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Stainless Steel Door Panel
For cleaning rust and tarnish, cleaners with oxalic acid
such as Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser™ will remove
rust, tarnish and small blemishes. Use only a liquid
cleanser free of grit and rub in the direction of the brush
lines with a damp soft sponge. Do not use appliance wax
or polish on the stainless steel.
For other blemishes and marks, use Stainless Steel
Magic or a similar product using a clean soft cloth.
Do not use appliance wax, polish, bleach or products
containing chlorine on Stainless Steel. You can
order Stainless Steel Magic # WX10X29 through GE
Appliances Parts by calling 877.959.8688. In Canada,
call 1-800-661-1616.
You can order citric acid GE Appliances kit # WD35X151
through GE Appliances Parts by calling 877-959-8688
or visiting GEApplianceparts.com. In Canada,
call 1-800-661-1616. You can purchase Finish
Dishwasher Cleaner at your local grocery store.
If the dishwasher tub or inner door should be scratched
or dented during normal use, they will not rust or
corrode. These surface blemishes will not affect their
function or durability.
Reconnect the water inlet line to
4
the water valve.
Remove the plastic sump cover
5
in the tub bottom and use a
sponge to soak up water in the
rubber boot.
The air gap is easy to clean.
Air gap
1
Turn off the dishwasher and lift off the air gap cover.
Remove the plastic cap under the cover and clean with a
2
toothpick.
Check the air gap any
time your dishwasher
Replace the cap and cover when the air gap is clean.
3
isn't draining well.
®
Sump cover screws
17

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