Caring for the dishwasher.
Cleaning the 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, CC, WW, 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
Follow the instructions below for cleaning the door
panel for your specific model.
painted door panel (model numbers ending in
BB–black, cc–bisque, WW–white, sa–silver metallic
or BG–graphite black)
Use a clean, soft, lightly dampened cloth, then dry
thoroughly. You may also use a good appliance wax
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
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
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. 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 cover.
Remove the plastic cap and clean with
Check the air gap any time your
dishwasher isn't draining well.