Care and Cleaning
Clean the control panel with a
lightly dampened cloth. Dry
thoroughly. Donot use abrasives
or sharp objects on the panel.
They can damage it.
Clean the outside with a good
appliance polish wax. The outside
cabinet finish is durable, but it can
scratch. So use no scouring pads,
harsh or gritty cleaners.
Appliance Polish Wax & Cleaner
(Cat. No. WR97X216) is available
from GE/Hotpoint Appliance
The inside usually takes care of
itself. If it should ever need
cleaning, use a mild cleansing
powder. Scouring pads and harsh
cleaners can mar the finish.
often use an air gap.
Keep it clean.
An air gap is a plumbing device.
It protects your dishwasher against
water backing up into it if a drain
clogs. The air gap is not a part of
the dishwasher. And you may not
even have one. Not all plumbing
codes require air gaps.
OF AIR GAPS
If you have an air gap, check it
at least once a month. IT IS N~
PARTOF YOUR DISHWASHER.
IT IS N~
COVERED IN YOUR
The air gap is easy to clean.
most types, first turn off dishwasher,
then lift off chrome cover. Then
unscrew plastic cap and check for
any buildup of grit. A toothpick
makes cleaning easy.
Not using your dishwasher
in winter? Protect against
If your dishwasher is lefi in an
unheated place during the winter,
ask a service technician to:
Cutoff electric power to
dishwasher. Remove fuses or
trip circuit breaker.
'llm off water supply.
Disconnect water inlet line from
Drain water from inlet line and
water valve. (Use a pan to catch the
Reconnect water inlet line to
Remove the plastic pump cover
in tub bottom and use a sponge to
soak up water in the rubber boot.
PUMP COVER, SCREWS
Check the air gap any time your
dishwasher isn't draining well.