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Care And Cleaning - GE GBF 412 Series Owner's Manual

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Care and Cleaning

Keeping your dishwasher clean improves its performance, reduces unnecessary repairs, and
lengthens its life.
Cleaning the Exterior
It's best to clean spills on the outside of your dishwasher as they occur. Use a soft, damp cloth on the control panel
to gently wipe away spills and dust. Do not use benzene, wax, thinner, chlorine bleach, or alcohol.
These materials may discolor the inner walls and cause stains. Do not clean the dishwasher by sprinkling water over
it and avoid letting water come into contact with any of the electrical parts.
NOTE: If your dishwasher has a stainless steel door panel, you can clean it with a stainless steel cleaner for
Home Appliances or a similar product using a clean, soft cloth.
Cleaning the Interior
Clean the interior of your dishwasher periodically to remove any dirt or food particles. Wipe the inside of the
dishwasher and the inner part of the door with a wet dishcloth. We recommend filling the detergent dispenser with
dish detergent, and then running the dishwasher empty periodically using either the Normal or Express 60 cycle
with the Sanitize option. This will keep your dishwasher clean.
If white spots and odor are still present in your dishwasher, run the Normal cycle with the dishwasher empty and
without detergent until it fl ushes. Then, interrupt the cycle and put an 8 ounce cup of white vinegar into the lower
basket. Close the dishwasher and let the cycle finish.
Do not remove the tub front seal (the long rubber seal enclosing the opening of the dishwasher).
Do not touch the HEATING ELEMENT during or immediately after use.
Cleaning the Nozzles
If your dishwasher does not seem to be cleaning adequately or the nozzles seem clogged, you can clean each of the
nozzles. When removing the nozzles, take care as they may break.
Lower nozzle
1. Check whether the nozzle holes are clogged by food particles.
2. If cleaning is needed, remove the nozzle by pulling it upwards.
3. Clean the nozzle, and then push it back into place.
4. Check whether the nozzle is engaged correctly by rotating it by hand.
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1. Turn off the
dishwasher.
4. Remove any dirt
or other remains
from the filters,
and then rinse
them under
running water.
2. Rotate the filter,
insert counter-
clockwise to
unfasten and
then detach the
filter insert.
5. Reassemble the filters in the reverse
order of dissasembly, replace the filter
insert, and rotate clockwise to the
close arrow.
CAUTION: If the filter insert
is not closed properly, its
performance will be decreased.
3. Remove the fine filter
(flat, rectangular).
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