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GE Nautilus GSD4500 Series Owner's Manual

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GE Appliances
Owner's Manual
GSD4500 series
165D4700P227 49-5901 12-00 JR



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  • Page 1 GE Appliances Owner’s Manual GSD4500 series 165D4700P227 49-5901 12-00 JR...
  • Page 2 Congratulations! You Are Now Part of the GE Family. Welcome to the GE family. We’re proud of our quality products and we are committed to providing dependable service. You’ll see it in this easy-to-use Owner’s Manual and you’ll hear it in the friendly voices of our customer service department.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Safety Information ..4–7 GE & You, A Service Partnership. Ask any GE appliance owner and they will tell you we stand behind our products with unmatched quality service. However, did you know that most questions result from...
  • Page 4: Important Safety Information

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. WARNING! For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life. WATER HEATER SAFETY Under certain conditions hydrogen gas may be produced in a water heater that has not been used for two weeks or...
  • Page 5 Installation Instructions before it is used. If you did not receive an Installation Instructions sheet with your dishwasher, you can receive one by calling us toll-free at the GE Answer Center ® , 800.626.2000. Connect to a grounded...
  • Page 6 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. WARNING! DO NOT… Do not tamper with controls. Do not allow children to play inside, on or with this Do not abuse, sit on, or stand appliance or any discarded on the door or dish rack of appliance.
  • Page 7: Safety Information

    Automatic Dishwashing or staining of dishwasher Detergent has been approved may result. for use in all GE dishwashers. Do not touch the heating Locate sharp items so that element during or they are not likely to damage immediately after use.
  • Page 8: Control Settings

    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. LOAD SELECTIONS OPTIONS CLEAN 4 6 8 START POTS LIGHT RINSE HI TEMP HI TEMP...
  • Page 9 Options The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which OPTION has been selected. HI TEMP Turns on the heater in all postrinse and final rinse cycles to help prevent spotting RINSE on dishware. This option may be turned ON or OFF during the wash cycle. HI TEMP Energizes the heater to boost water temperature in all prewash and main wash fill WASH cycles.
  • Page 10: Flashing Display Lights

    Flashing display lights. Lights What It Means What To Do This is normal. Allow the dishwasher to drain and The START/RESET pad reset before you start a new wash has been pressed. cycle. START START RESET CLEAN CLEAN Press the START/RESET pad to turn Control Error off the beeper.
  • Page 11: Using The Dishwasher

    Using the dishwasher. Check the Water Temperature The entering water must be at least 120°F. and not more than 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 12: 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 detergent into the dispenser until you’re ready to wash dishes.
  • Page 13: Loading The Dishwasher Racks

    Loading the dishwasher racks. For best dishwashing results, follow these loading guidelines. Features and appearance of racks and silverware baskets may vary from your model. Upper Rack 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.
  • Page 14: Silverware Basket

    Loading the dishwasher racks. 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. The lower rack is best used for plates, saucers and cookware.
  • Page 15: Caring For The Dishwasher

    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. Protect Against Freezing If your dishwasher is left in an unheated place during the winter, ask a service technician to:...
  • Page 16 Caring for the dishwasher. Does Your Dishwasher Have an Air Gap? Two types of air gaps 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.
  • Page 17 About optional accessories. You can change the door and lower access panel appearance of your dishwasher by ordering one of these optional accessories: Color Panels 1/4” Wood Panel Trim Kit 3/4” Trimless Panel Kit These accessories are available at extra cost (VISA, MasterCard or Discover cards accepted) by calling 800-626-2002.
  • Page 18 About optional rack accessories. Baby Bottle Holder Part Number: WX69X200 Prevents movement of baby bottles during the dishwasher cycle Snaps easily onto any dishwasher upper rack Eliminates hand washing Fits all baby bottles For best results, You can order a package of 5 Baby Bottle Holders, at extra the Baby Bottle cost, by calling 800-626-2002, or through the Internet at Holder should...
  • Page 19: Troubleshooting Tips

    Before you call for service… Troubleshooting Tips Review the charts on the following pages first and you may not need to call for service. Problem Possible Causes What To Do Each pad must be touched Control panel lights go Time too long between •...
  • Page 20 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 dissipate. Add 1 gallon of cold water to the tub. Close the door until it locks into place.
  • Page 21 Problem Possible Causes What To Do Make sure inlet water Dishes and flatware Low inlet water • temperature is correct not clean temperature (see page 11). Use HI TEMP WASH. • Turn on a faucet. Is water Water pressure is •...
  • Page 22 Wear rubber gloves. Do not use any type of cleanser other than dishwasher detergent because it may cause foaming or sudsing. Cascade® Automatic Dishwashing Detergent has been approved for use in all GE dishwashers.
  • Page 23 Problem Possible Causes What To Do Make sure inlet water Dishes don’t dry Low inlet water • temperature is correct temperature (see page 11). Select HI TEMP RINSE • and/or HEATED DRY. Check the rinse agent Rinse agent dispenser • dispenser.
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  • Page 29 You can rest easy, knowing that all your valuable household products are protected against expensive repairs. 800-626-2224 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 Our service number is information, call the a safety modification. 800 GE CARES GE Answer Center® (800-432-2737). 800.626.2000. Model Number Serial 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
  • Page 31 One Year materials or workmanship. During this full one-year From the date of the warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor original purchase and in-home service to replace the defective part. Any part of the Water Distribution System which fails Second Year due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
  • Page 32: Service Telephone Numbers

    Service Satisfaction If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, follow these steps. First, contact the people who serviced your appliance. Next, if you are still not pleased, write all the details—including your phone number—to: Manager, Customer Relations, GE Appliances,...