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RCA 165D3527P035 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
Part No. 165D3527P035
Pub. No. 79-5034 -1
8-97 CG


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  • Page 1 Dishwashers Owner’s Manual PSD1000 PSD2220 PSD3220 PSD3230 PSD3420 PSD3430 Part No. 165D3527P035 Pub. No. 79-5034 -1 8-97 CG...
  • Page 2 Welcome to the RCA family. We’re proud of our quality products and we are committed to providing dependable service. You’ll see it in this easy-to-use manual and you’ll hear it in the friendly voices of our customer service department. Congratulations! You Are Now Part Of The RCA Family.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    RCA & You, A Service Partnership. Ask any RCA appliance owner and they will tell you we stand behind our products with unmatched quality service. However, did you know that most questions result from simple problems that you can easily fix yourself in just a few minutes? This Owner’s Manual can tell you how.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Information

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. WARNING! For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life. WATER HEATER SAFETY Under certain conditions hydrogen gas may be produced in a water heater that has not been used for two weeks or...
  • Page 5 This dishwasher must be properly installed and located in accordance with the Installation Instructions before it is used. If you did not receive an Installation Instructions sheet with your dishwasher, you can receive one by calling us toll-free at the GE Answer Center ®...
  • Page 6 Do not tamper with controls. Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door or dish rack of the dishwasher. Do not discard a dishwasher without first removing the door of the washing compartment. Do not store or use...
  • Page 7: Save These Instructions

    WHEN USING YOUR DISHWASHER Use only powder or liquid detergents or wetting agents recommended for use in a dishwasher and keep them out of the reach of children. Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage the door seal.
  • Page 8: Control Panels

    About the dishwasher control panel. You can locate your model number on the tub wall just inside the door. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. Model PSD1000 Model PSD2220 POTS NORMAL NORMAL & PANS WASH...
  • Page 9: Control Settings

    Control Settings Cycles POTS & PANS For heavily soiled dishes or cookware with dried-on or baked-on soils. Everyday dishes may be included. This cycle will not remove burned-on foods. NORMAL WASH For loads of everyday dishes, glasses and cookware with medium soils. NOTE: Many dishes have lighter soil than normal.
  • Page 10: Dial Cycles

  • Page 11: Cycle Sequence

    START START DELAY (HOURS) PLATE WARMER (HEATED DRY ON) RINSE & HOLD (HEATED DRY OFF) Cycle Sequence Water Cycles (approx.) POTS & PANS 9.5 gal. NORMAL WASH 8.0 gal. LIGHT WASH 6.7 gal. WATER SAVER 5.4 gal. RINSE & HOLD 3.9 gal.
  • Page 12: Using The Dishwasher

    150°F., for effective cleaning and to prevent dish damage. Check the water temperature with a candy or meat thermometer. Turn on the hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher, place the thermometer in a glass and let the water run continuously into the glass until the temperature stops rising.
  • Page 13: Proper Use Of Detergent

    . With hard water, you need extra detergent. With soft water, you need less detergent. Protect your dishes and dishwasher by contacting your water department and asking how hard your water is. Twelve or more grains is extremely hard water. A water softener is recommended.
  • Page 14: Loading The Dishwasher Racks

    The upper rack is for glasses, cups and saucers. Cups and glasses fit best along the sides. This is also a secure place for dishwasher-safe plastics. The upper rack is good for all kinds of odd- shaped utensils. Saucepans, mixing bowls and other items should be placed face down.
  • Page 15: Silverware Basket

    Lower Rack When loading the lower rack, do not load large platters or trays in the front right corner. They may prevent detergent from circulating during the wash cycle. The lower rack is best used for plates, saucers, and cookware. Large items such as broiler pans and racks should go along the sides.
  • Page 16: Care And Cleaning

    Sump cover screws Protect Against Freezing If your dishwasher is left in an unheated place during the winter, ask a service technician to: Cut off electrical power to the dishwasher. Remove fuses or trip circuit breaker.
  • Page 17 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.
  • Page 18: Optional Accessories

    NOTE: The GPF100 dishwasher door spring kit must also be ordered and installed when the door panel weighs four lbs. or more. Trimless panel kit— This accessory contains parts and instructions for you to supply and install a 3⁄4²...
  • Page 19: Troubleshooting Tips

    Dishwasher has not been • used on a regular basis. If you do not use your dishwasher often, set it to fill and pump out once every week. This will help keep the seal moist and the garbage disposer clear.
  • Page 20 If you have an air gap, • clean it. Check to see if your kitchen • sink is draining well. If not, you may need a plumber. If the dishwasher drains • into a disposer, run disposer clear. Use only automatic • dishwasher detergents to avoid sudsing.
  • Page 21 120°F. Turn on a faucet. Is water • coming out more slowly than usual? If so, wait until pressure is normal before using your dishwasher. Clean the air gap. • Make sure large dishware • does not block the detergent dispenser or the wash arm.
  • Page 22 2 Do not add detergent. 3 Select the longest cycle. 4 Start the dishwasher and allow to run for 18 to 22 minutes. Dishwasher will now be in the main wash. 5 Open the door and pour...
  • Page 23 Contact a water softener company. To clean the interior, apply • dishwasher detergent to a damp sponge. Wear rubber gloves. Do not use any type of cleanser other than dishwasher detergent because it may cause...
  • Page 24 Before you call for service… Troubleshooting Tips Problem Detergent cup lid won’t latch Detergent left in dispenser cups Steam Black or gray marks on dishes Possible Causes Dial is not in the OFF position Dishes are blocking the detergent cups This is normal Aluminum utensils have rubbed against dishes...
  • Page 25 Notes...
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  • Page 29: Product Registration

    No questions asked. It’s that simple. Protect your refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer, range, TV, VCR and much more— any brand! Plus there’s no extra charge for emergency service and low monthly financing is available.
  • Page 30 Consumer Product Ownership Registration Dear Customer: Thank you for purchasing our product and thank you for placing your confidence in us. We are proud to have you as a customer! Follow these three steps to protect your new appliance investment: 1 2 3 Complete and mail your Consumer...
  • Page 31: Warranty

    For service, We Will Replace, At No Charge To You: Any part of the dishwasher which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this full one-year warranty, we will also provide, free of charge, all labor and in-home service to replace the defective part .
  • Page 32: Service Telephone Numbers

    First, contact the people who serviced your appliance. Next, if you are still not pleased, write all the details—including your phone number—to: Manager, Consumer Relations, RCA Appliances, Appliance Park, Louisville, KY 40225. Finally, if your problem is still not resolved, write:...

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