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Operating Instructions
Control Panels . . . . . . . . . . .13
Control Settings . . . . . . . . . .14
Dial Cycles . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 16
Dishwasher Racks . . . . . .19, 20
Optional Accessories . . . . . .22
Unicouple . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-11
Using the Dishwasher . .17, 18
Care and Cleaning
for Service . . . . . . . . . . . .23-27
Customer Service
Product Registration . . . . . .29
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165D4700P334 49-55014 11-05 JR

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Dial Cycles ... 15, 16 Loading the Dishwasher Racks ..19, 20 Optional Accessories ..22 Unicouple ... . .9–11 Using the Dishwasher .
  • Page 2 GE & You, A Service Partnership. Important! Two easy ways to register your appliance! Through the internet at ge.com Complete and mail the enclosed Product Registration Card Write the model and serial numbers here. You can find them on the tub wall just inside the door.
  • Page 3: If You Need Service

    If you do need service, you can relax knowing help is only a phone call away. A list of toll-free customer service numbers is included in the back ® section. Or you can always call the GE Answer Center at 800.626.2000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Information

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS WARNING! For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric shock, and to prevent property damage, personal injury, or death.
  • Page 5 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 6 Use care before handling. Using a detergent that is not specifically designed for dishwashers will cause the dishwasher to fill with suds. If your dishwasher is connected to a wall switch, ensure that the switch is on prior to use.
  • Page 7: The Dishwasher

    Junked or abandoned dishwashers are dangerous… even if they will sit for “just a few days.” If you are getting rid of your old dishwasher, please follow the instructions below to help prevent accidents. Before You Throw Away Your Old Dishwasher...
  • Page 8: Safety Information

    Cascade and Electrasol Dishwashing Detergents, and Jet-Dry ® approved for use in all GE dishwashers. Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage the door seal. Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type injuries.
  • Page 9 NOTE: A sink spray attachment hose can burst if it is installed on the same sink with your dishwasher. We suggest that you disconnect the sink spray attachment if your sink has one and...
  • Page 10 Unicouple in place. The Unicouple’s small hose carries water from the faucet to the dishwasher. Its large hose carries drain water to the sink. Be sure Unicouple is pointing toward the sink bowl drain opening and the sink drain is open for water that will drain from your dishwasher.
  • Page 11 How to Disconnect the Dishwasher Remove the power cord plug from the wall receptacle. Disconnect Unicouple from faucet adapter. NOTE: When motor stops at the end of the final rinse, the Unicouple can be disconnected and returned to storage. How to Drain Excess Water From Unicouple Hoses If the sink is 34″...
  • Page 12: Connecting Electricity

    In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. This dishwasher is equipped with a cord having a grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is installed and grounded in accordance with the NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE, ANSI/NPFA NO.
  • Page 13 About the dishwasher control panel. You can locate your model number on the tub wall just inside the door. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. Models GSC3200 and GSC3230 CYCLES ENERGY OPTIONS POTS NORMAL HI TEMP WASH HEATED DRY &...
  • Page 14: Control Settings

    About the dishwasher control panel. Control Settings Cycles POTS & PANS NORMAL 8.0 gal., 63 min. Rinse–Rinse–Main Wash–Rinse–Rinse–Rinse WASH LIGHT WASH SHORT WASH RINSE ONLY PLATE WARMER approximately 32 minutes. START Energy Options HI TEMP Provides extra heat for best performance. It is used best...
  • Page 15: Dial Cycles

    About the dial cycles. HOT START OPTION START START DELAY (HRS) SHORT WASH PLATE WARMER (HEATED DRY ON) RINSE ONLY (HEATED DRY OFF) HOT START OPTION START START DELAY (HRS) SHORT WASH PLATE WARMER (HEATED DRY ON) RINSE ONLY (HEATED DRY OFF) HOT START OPTION START...
  • Page 16 About the dial cycles. HOT START OPTION START START DELAY (HRS) SHORT WASH PLATE WARMER (HEATED DRY ON) RINSE ONLY (HEATED DRY OFF) HOT START OPTION START START DELAY (HRS) SHORT WASH PLATE WARMER (HEATED DRY ON) RINSE ONLY (HEATED DRY OFF) Hot Start Preheats wash water to correct temperature.
  • Page 17: Forget To Add A Dish

    150°F., for effective cleaning and to prevent dish damage. Check the water temperature with a candy or meat thermometer. Turn on the hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher, place the thermometer in a glass and let the water run continuously into the glass until the temperature stops rising.
  • Page 18: Proper Use Of Detergent

    Proper Use of Detergent Use only detergent specifically made for use in dishwashers. Cascade® Automatic Dishwashing Detergent has 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 19: Loading The Dishwasher Racks

    The upper rack is for glasses, cups and saucers. Cups and glasses fit best along the sides. This is also a secure place for dishwasher-safe plastics. The upper rack is good for all kinds of odd- shaped utensils. Saucepans, mixing bowls and other items should be placed face down.
  • Page 20 Loading the dishwasher racks. Don’t let any item extend through bottom. Lower Rack When loading the lower rack, do not load large platters or trays in the front right corner. They may prevent detergent from circulating during the wash cycle.
  • Page 21: Caring For The Dishwasher

    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.
  • Page 22: Optional Accessories

    1⁄ 4 ″ thick decorative wood door and lower access panel: NOTE: The GPF100 dishwasher door spring kit must also be ordered and installed when the door panel weighs four lbs. or more.
  • Page 23: Troubleshooting Tips

    • Dishwasher has not been used on a regular basis. If you do not use your dishwasher often, set it to fill and pump out once every week. This will help keep the seal moist and the garbage disposer clear.
  • Page 24 Cascade ® Automatic Dishwashing Detergent has been approved for use in all GE dishwashers. • To remove suds from the tub, open the dishwasher and let suds evaporate. Add 1 gallon of cold water to the tub. Close and latch the dishwasher.
  • Page 25 Cascade® Automatic Dishwashing Detergent has been approved for use in all GE dishwashers. • Use of the RINSE ONLY cycle (on some models) after adding the dish to the load can decrease the level of staining.
  • Page 26 1 Remove all metal utensils from the dishwasher. 2 Do not add detergent. 3 Select the longest cycle. 4 Start the dishwasher and allow to run for 18 to 22 minutes. Dishwasher will now be in the main wash. 5 Open the door and...
  • Page 27 Cascade® Automatic Dishwashing Detergent has been approved for use in all GE dishwashers. • Turn the Dial to OFF and slide the door latch to the left. • Reposition the dishes.
  • Page 28 Notes...
  • Page 29 Place your confidence in GE and call us in the U.S. toll-free at for more information. *All brands covered, up to 20 years old, in the continental U.S.
  • Page 30: Model Number

    Model Number Important: If you did not get a registration card with your product, detach and return the form below to ensure that your product is registered, or register online at ge.com. Consumer Product Ownership Registration First Name...
  • Page 31 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 32: Service Telephone Numbers

    Expert GE repair service is only a phone call away. Special Needs Service TDD 800-TDD-GEAC (800-833-4322) GE offers, free of charge, a brochure to assist in planning a barrier- free kitchen for persons with limited mobility. Service Contracts Purchase a GE service contract while your warranty is still in effect and you’ll receive a substantial discount.

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