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GE GHDA480N Owner's Manual

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Safety Instructions
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Owner's Manual

Operating Instructions

Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Control Panel and Settings . . . . 4-7
Loading Place Settings . . . . . . . . 11
Loading the Racks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . .11
Using the Dishwasher . . . . . . . . .8, 9
. . 13, 14
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . . .Back Cover
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # __________________
Serial # __________________
You can find them on the tub wall
just inside the door.
165D4700P379
49-55055
10-08 JR

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  Summary of Contents for GE GHDA480N

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Loading the Racks ... . . 10 Optional Accessories ...11 Using the Dishwasher ..8, 9 Troubleshooting Tips .
  • Page 2: Save These Instructions

    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 visiting our website at ge.com. ■ Connect to a grounded metal, permanent wiring system;...
  • Page 3 Cascade ® Complete and Electrasol ® Automatic Dishwashing Detergents, and Jet-Dry ® and Cascade Rinse Aid ® rinse agents have been approved for use in all GE dishwashers. ■ Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage the door seal.
  • Page 4: Control Settings

    Cycles The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which cycle has been selected. This dishwasher is equipped with a dirt and temperature sensor. Cycle length and time will vary depending on the soil level and temperature.
  • Page 5 Close and latch the dishwasher door and select the cycle and desired enhancements. Touch the START/RESET pad once to begin the cycle. Water begins to fill the dishwasher, and approximately 60 seconds later the wash action begins. Touching the START/RESET pad a second time will cancel the cycle and cause the water to drain out. This will take approximately 2 minutes.
  • Page 6 Control Settings Status Indicator Lights The Status display tells you what’s happening while the dishwasher is in operation and may flash, indicating a malfunction (see page 8). The lights will come ON indicating the sequence of operation the dishwasher is in.
  • Page 7 To LOCK the dishwasher control, touch and hold the HEATED DRY pad for 3 seconds. The light below the HEATED DRY pad will turn on. To UNLOCK the dishwasher control, touch and hold the HEATED DRY pad for 3 seconds. The LOCK light will turn off.
  • Page 8: Rinse Agent

    Try to keep it full, but do not overfill. Make sure the dishwasher door is fully open. Turn the dispenser cap to the left and lift it out. Add rinse agent until the indicator window looks full.
  • Page 9: Proper Use Of Detergent

    Use only detergent specifically made for use in dishwashers. Cascade Automatic Dishwashing Detergents have been approved for use in all GE dishwashers. Keep your detergent fresh and dry. Don’t put powder detergent into the dispenser until you’re ready to wash dishes.
  • Page 10: Loading The Dishwasher Racks

    A variety of options is available regarding the three-piece silverware basket (on some models) in your dishwasher. The complete basket is designed to fit on the right side of the lower rack. Additionally, each end of the basket is removable to add loading flexibility to accommodate flatware and lower rack capacity needs.
  • Page 11: Loading Place Settings

    ■ GPF65 These accessories are available at extra cost from GE. Call 800.626.2002 to order. Visa, Mastercard or Discover cards are accepted. Specify accessory number when ordering. ge.com Lower Rack—10 place settings...
  • Page 12: Caring For The Dishwasher

    Stainless Steel doors. You can order Stainless Steel Magic #WX10X15 through GE Parts by calling 800.626.2002. CleanSteel Door Panel (model numbers ending in CS) Use a clean, soft, lightly dampened cloth, then dry thoroughly.
  • Page 13: Troubleshooting Tips

    Before you call for service… Troubleshooting Tips Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages, or visit ge.com. You may not need to call for service. Error Messages Possible Causes START/RESET status You have pressed the indicator light flashing START/RESET pad while the dishwasher is running.
  • Page 14: Before You Call For Service

    • Run dishwasher with citric acid to remove mineral deposits. Citric acid (Part number: WD35X151) can be ordered through GE Parts. See back cover for ordering information. • Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Remove any other appliances from the circuit.
  • Page 15 This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Service location for service.
  • Page 16: Consumer Support

    Caution must be exercised, since improper servicing may cause unsafe operation. Contact Us If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details including your phone number, or write to: Register Your Appliance Register your new appliance on-line—at your convenience! Timely product registration will allow for...