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Troubleshooting Tips - GE Appliances EDW3000 Series Owner's Manual

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Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Control panel lights go
Thne too long between
• Each pad must be touched
within
30 seconds
of the othe_.
To relight,
off when you're setting
touclahlg of selected
touch any pad again,
or tmlock and relatch
the dora:
controls
pads
• T_y resetting
the START/RESETpad.
Control panel responded
Door latch may not be
• Call fin" se_Mce.
to inputs,but dishwasher properly
seated
never filled with water
Dishwasher
won'trun
Fuse is blown, or the
• Replace
fllse or reset circuit
breaker.
Remove any other appliances
circuit breaker tripped
fl'om the circuit.
• T U resetting
the START/RESETpad.
Noise
Some of the somads
• Soft fi)od disposal
shredding
action.
you'll hear are normal
• Drain valve opening
to pump
water out.
• Timer
control
as cycle progresses.
• Detergent
cup opening.
• The motor
stopping
dm_ing the dr)Jng
period.
• _4'amr draining
out of the tub immediately
after you touch the
START/RESETpad.
Utensils
are not secure
• Make sm'e eve_Tthing
is secm'ed
in dishwasher:
in the rack or something
sma]l has dropped
into
the rack
Motor hmns
• Dislm_sher
has not been
used on a regular
basis. If you do not use
yore" dishwasher
often,
set it to fill and pmnp
out once e\'ei T week.
This will hel I) kee I) the seal moist and the garbage
disposer
clean
Water standing in
This is normal
• A small aulount
(ff clean water arotmd
the outlet on the tub bottom
the bottom of the tub
at the back of the tub keeps the water seal lubricated.
Water wen't pump
Drain is dogged
• If you have an air gap, clean it.
out of the tub
• Check
to see if yore" kitchen
sink is draining
well. If not, you may need
a I)lumbe_:
• If the dishwasher
drains
into a dispose_; run disposer
clea_:
Suds in the tub
Correct
detergent
• Use only automatic
dishwasher
detexgents
to avoid sudsing.
wasn't used
Cascade _'_, C ascade '_Complete
and Electrasol
'_Automatic
Dishwashing
Z_
Deteroents
have been approved
for use in all (;E dishwashe_.
• To remoxe
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:
Pump out water by pressing
the START/RESETpad;
then
immediately
press the
START/RESETpad
a gain. Repeat
if necessary:
Rinse agent
was spilled
• Mways wipe up rinse agent
spills immediateh:
Stained tub interior
Detergent
with
colorant was used
• Some detergents
contain
colorant
(pigment
or dyes) that will discolor
the mb interior
with extended
use. Check
the detergent
cup fin" signs
of any discoloration.
If cup is discolored,
change
to detergent
without
any colorant.
Cascade c_,Cascade <)Complete
and Electrasol <') Automatic
Dishwashing
Detelgents
have been approved
for tlse in all
GE dishwashe_.
Some tomato-hased
• Use of the RINSE ONLYcvcle
(on some models)
after adding
the dish
foods cml stain
to the load can decrease'
the level of staining.
Dishes don't dry
Low inlet water
• Make sure inlet water temperatm'e
is correct.
temperature
• Select SPEED DRYer HEATEDDRY.
Rinse agent dispenser
• Check
the rinse agent
dispense_:
is empty
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