Using the dishwasher.
Proper Use of Detergent
Use only detergent specifically made for use
in dishwashers. Cascade
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.
The amount of detergent to use depends on
whether your water is hard or soft . With hard
water, you need extra detergent. With soft
water, you need less detergent.
Protect your dishes and dishwasher by
contacting your water department and asking
how hard your water is. Twelve or more grains
is extremely hard water. A water softener is
recommended. Without it, lime can build up
in the water valve, which could stick while
open and cause flooding. Too much detergent
with soft water can cause a permanent
cloudiness of glassware, called etching .
For heavily soiled loads, use the POTS & PANS,
COOKWARE, SUPER or NORMAL WASH cycle, fill
one or both of the interior cups, depending on
the hardness of your water, and also fill the
open cup on the dispenser lid.
Forget to Add a Dish?
A forgotten dish can be added any time before
the main wash.
Unlatch the door to interrupt the cycle.
Squeeze the door latch to release the door.
Do not open the door until the water spray
action stops. Steam may rise out of the
Add forgotten dishes.
Close the door and push it in to relatch.
, Cascade Complete
To open the wash cover, press the button and the cover
will flip back.
DO NOT USE HAND DISH DETERGENT
NOTE: Using a detergent that is not specifically
designed for dishwashers will cause the dishwasher
to fill with suds. During operation, these suds will
spill out of the dishwasher vents, covering the
kitchen floor and making the floor wet.
Because so many detergent containers look alike,
store the dishwasher detergent in a separate space
from all other cleaners. Show anyone who may use
the dishwasher the correct detergent and where it
While there will be no lasting damage to the
dishwasher, your dishes will not get clean using a
dishwashing detergent that is not formulated to
work with dishwashers.