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Using The Dishwasher - GE GLD5604VWW Owner's Manual

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Using the dishwasher.
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Thedetergent dispenseris on the upper left hand side of
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the dishwasherdoor. It ha two compartments. Usethe
main wash compartment for all loads. Usethe pre-wash
compartment only when your water is extremely hard or
when you have a heavy soiledload.
Number of
Grains
Detergent Cups to Fill
Less than 4
Fill cup to soft line (1/3 full)
4 to 8
Fill cup to medium soft line (2/3 full)
8 to 12
Fillcup to medium hard line
(completely full)
Greater
Fillboth main wash cup and pre
than 12
wash cup
12
Detergent
Dispenser
Youmay usetablet,powder,liquidor gelautomatic
dishwasher d etergent.Makesureyou useonlydetergents
specifically labeledfor usein automaticdishwashers. Never
useliquidhand disdetergentin an automaticdishwasher.
Sudsing and poorwash performancewill resultwith the useof
improperdetergents.
Detergents shouldbe storedin a dry locationand in their
originalcontainerto preventlossof effectiveness. Place
detergentin thecupjust priorto startingthe dishwasherand
thencloseand latch the cover.Thecoverwill openduringthe
wash cycle.
Filling the Detergent Dispenser
GErecommends usingdetergentin tablet or packetform.
Independent t estinghasshownthis form of detergentisvery
effectivein the dishwasher. C ascade®Complete 2 in 1
Action Packsare an exampleof this type of detergent.Simply
put a tabletor packetintothe mainwash compartmentand
thencloseand latch the detergentcupcover.Pleasenotice
that the tablet or packetmust be placedin the mainwash
compartmentof the detergentcup.if the tablet or packetis
tossedin the bottomof the dishwasher, t he detergentwill be
flusheddownthe drain in a very shortperiodof time and will
thus be wasted.Washperformancewillbe very poor asa
result.
tfyou chooseto usedetergentin powder,liquidor gelform,
the amountof detergent y ou usewill bedeterminedby the
hardness of yourwater,the temperatureof yourwater,
and the foodsoilload insidethe dishwasher. C ontactyour
water companyto get informationaboutthe hardness of
thewater in yourarea.Youmay purchase a hard water test
stripfrom GE. C all1-800-626-2002 and askfor part number
WD01×10295.
Medium
Medium
Extremely Hard or
Soft
Soft
Hard
Heavy Soils
Usingtoo muchdetergentwith verysoft and/orvery
hot water may causea conditioncalledetchingon your
glassware. E tching is a permanentcloudiness inyour
glassware. T hisconditionisirreversible. However, u singtoo
little detergentwillcausepoor wash performance.
Usethe table asa startingpointand thenadjustthe amount
of detergentyou use.Usejust enoughto getgood wash
performance. U sing just the rightamount of detergentwill
providegreatwash performance without wastingdetergent
or etchingof glassware.
DO NOT USEHAND DISH DETERGENT
m
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NOTE: U singa detergent t hat isnot specifically designed
for dishwashers w ill causethedishwasher t o fill with suds.
Duringoperation, t hesesudswill spilloutof thedishwasher
vents, c overingthekitchenfloorand makingthefloorwet.
Because so manydetergentcontainerslookalike,storethe
dishwasherdetergentin a separatespacefrom all other
cleaners. S howanyonewho may usethe dishwasher t he
correctdetergentand whereit isstored.
Whiletherewill be no lastingdamageto the dishwasher, y our
disheswill notget cleanusinga dishwashing detergentthat is
not formulatedto work with automaticdishwashers.

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