Care and cleaning
To clean the control panel, use a lightly dampened cloth. Then dry thoroughly.
Exterior Door Panel
Before cleaning the front panel, make sure you know what type
of panel you have. Refer to the last two letters of your model
number. You can locate your model number on the left-hand tub
wall just inside the door. If your model number ends with BB or
WW then you have a painted door panel. If your model number
ends with SS, then you have a Stainless Steel door panel.
Follow the instructions below for cleaning the door panel
for your specific model.
Painted Door Panel (model numbers ending in
BB–black or WW–white)
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.
To clean and de-odorize your dishwasher, use citric acid
Dishwasher Cleaner, a detergent additive.
Dishwasher Cleaner will break up mineral
deposits, and remove hard water film and stains.
Upper Spray Head
Do NOT remove the upper spray head.
Clean with warm soapy water using a small plastic bristle
Because hard water chemicals will clog the spray arm jets and
bearings, it is necessary to clean the spray arms regularly.
To remove the upper spray arm, twist the retaining nut
45° and pull the spray arm off the water supply tube.
Upper Spray Arm
IMPORTANT: When replacing make sure to twist lock
the retaining nut securely onto the water supply tube.
Check that the spray arm is secure and that it rotates
Water Supply Tube
Stainless Steel Door Panel (model numbers ending in SS)
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 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
800-661-1616. You can purchase Finish
Cleaner at your local grocery store.
Wash the arms in soapy, warm water and use a soft brush
to clean the jets. Replace them after rinsing thoroughly.
To remove the lower spray arm, remove the lower rack
and lift spray arm out.
IMPORTANT: When replacing make sure to seat the
arm clips over the retaining ring. Check that the spray
arm is secure and that it rotates freely.
Lower Spray Arm