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Caring For The Dishwasher - GE GHDA480N Owner's Manual

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Caring for the dishwasher.

Air gap
Check the air gap any time your
dishwasher isn't draining well.
Cleaning the 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, WW, CC, SA or BG, then you have
a Painted Door panel. If your model
number ends with SS, then you have a
Stainless Steel Door panel. If your model
number ends with CS, then you have a
CleanSteel Door panel.
Follow the instructions below for cleaning
the door panel for your specific model.
Painted Door Panel (model numbers
ending in BB–black, WW–white, CC–bisque,
SA–silver metallic, BG–graphite metallic or
Use a clean, soft, lightly dampened cloth,
then dry thoroughly. You may also use a
good appliance wax or polish.
Cleaning the Control Panel
To clean the control panel, use a lightly
dampened cloth. Then dry thoroughly.
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.
Turn off the water supply and
disconnect the water inlet line from
the water valve.
Does Your Dishwasher Have an Air Gap?
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.
Stainless Steel Door Panel (model
numbers ending in SS)
The stainless steel panels can be cleaned
with 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 doors.
You can order Stainless Steel Magic
#WX10X15 through GE Parts by calling
CleanSteel Door Panel (model numbers
ending in CS)
Use a clean, soft, lightly dampened cloth,
then dry thoroughly. Do not use appliance
wax, polish or any chemical agent on
CleanSteel doors.
Do not wipe the dishwasher with a soiled
dish cloth or wet towel. These may leave
a residue. Do not use scouring pads or
powdered cleaners because these
products can scratch the finish.
Drain water from the water inlet line
and water valve. (Use a pan to catch
the water.)
Reconnect the water inlet line to the
water valve.
The air gap is easy to clean.
Turn off the dishwasher and lift off the
Remove the plastic cap and clean with
a toothpick.

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