Caring for the dishwasher.
To clean the control panel, use a lightly dampened cloth, then dry thoroughly. To clean the exterior, use a good
appliance polish wax. Never use sharp objects, scouring pads or harsh cleaners on any part of the dishwasher.
Cleaning the Spray Arms and the Filters
The dishwasher will flush away all normal food soils. However, objects (fruit pits, bones, etc.) may collect in
openings and should be removed occasionally to avoid clogging the drain system.
Personal injury hazard. Before cleaning the interior, wait at least 20 minutes after a cycle for the heating element
to cool down. Failure to do so could result in burn injuries.
Two types of
Check the air gap any time your
dishwasher isn't draining well.
Cleaning the Spray Arms
Because hard water chemicals will clog the
spray arm jets and bearings, it is necessary
to clean the spray arms regularly. To remove
the spray arm, twist the retaining nut 90
degrees and pull the spray arm off the shaft.
Cleaning the Filters
For best performance and results, the filter
assembly must be cleaned regularly. The
filter efficiently removes food particles from
the wash water, allowing water to be
recirculated during the cycle. For this reason,
it is a good idea to remove the large food
particles trapped in the filter frequently by
rinsing the main filter and cup under
running water. To remove the filter
assembly, pull up on the cup handle. The
Protect Against Freezing
If your dishwasher is left in an unheated
place during the winter, ask a service
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 Interior—
Tub and Inner Door
The stainless steel used to make the
dishwasher tub and inner door provides the
highest reliability available in a GE dishwasher.
Wash the arms in soapy, warm water and use
a soft brush to clean the jets. Replace them
after rinsing thoroughly.
entire filter assembly should be cleaned at
least once a month. To clean the main filter
and fine filter, use a cleaning brush. Then,
reassemble the filter parts as shown in the
illustration and reinsert the entire assembly
in the dishwasher, positioning it in place and
pressing downward. The dishwasher must
never be used without the filters. Improper
replacement of the filter may reduce the
performance level of the appliance and may
damage dishes and utensils.
Drain water from the water inlet line
and water valve. (Use a pan to catch
Reconnect the water inlet line to the
The air gap is easy to clean.
Turn off the dishwasher and lift off
the chrome cover.
Remove the plastic cap and clean with
If the dishwasher tub or inner door should
be scratched or dented during normal use,
they will not rust or corrode. These surface
blemishes will not affect their function