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Troubleshooting Tips - GE EDW3000 Owner's Manual

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Problem
Possible Causes
What To Be
Controlpanel lights go
Time too long between
* Each pad must be totmhed
within
30 seconds
of tile others.
To relight,
off when you're setting
touching
of selected
touch any pad again,
or unlock and relatch
tile do(m
controls
pads
* Try resetting
tile START/RESETpad.
Controlpanel
responded
Door latch may not be
* Call for service.
to inputs, but dishwasher properly
seated
never filled with water
Dishwasher
won't run
Fuse is blown,
or the
* Replace
fhse or reset circuit
breakeI:
Remove
any other appliances
circuit breaker tripped
flom tile circuit.
• Try resetting
tile START/RESETpad.
Noise
Some of the sounds
* Soft _od
disposal
shredding
action°
you'll hear are normal
* Drain xalve opening
to pmnp
water out.
• Timer
control
as cycle progresses.
• Deteigent
c up opening.
• Tile motor
stopping
duiJng
the (hying peiiod.
• Water
draining
out of tile aft) immediately
aRer you touch tile
SrARr/RESEr pad.
Utensils are not secure
in the rack or something
small has dropped
into
the rack
* Make sure eveiything
is secured
ill dishw_MleI:
Motor hums
• Dishwasher
has not been
used on a regular
basis, ff you do not use
your dishwasher
of Yen, set it to fill and pump
out once every week.
This will help keep the sea/moist
and the garbage
disposer
cleaI:
Water standing in
This is normal
* A small amount
of clean wamr around
the outlet
(m the alb bottom
the bottom of the tub
at the back of the alb keeps the wamr sea/lubricamd.
Water won'tpump
Drain is clogged
* If you have all air gap, clean it.
Out of the tub
* Check
to see if your kitchen
sink is draining
well. If not, you may need
a plumbeI:
• If file dishwasher
drains
into a disposeI;
run disposer
cleaI:
Sudsin the tub
Correct
detergent
wasn't
used
* Use only automatic
dishwasher
deteIgems
to avoid sudsing.
Cascadd:,
Cascade <':Complem
and Electrasol <': A utomatic
Disbwasbing
DemIgents
have been approved
for use ill NI (;E dishwashers.
* To rein(we
suds f}onl the alb, open
tlle dishwasher
and let suds
evapoIam.
Add 1 gNlon
of cold wamr to tile alb. Close and lamh tile
dishwashel:
Pump
out wamr by pressing
tile START/RESETpad; then
immedimely
press tile START/RESETpad again. Repeat
if necessary.
Rinse agent
* Ah,vays wipe up Iinse agent
spills immediately.
was spilled
Stained tub interior
Detergent
with
colorant was used
* Some detergents
conmhl
coloiant
(pigment
or dyes) dial will discolor
the alb inmIior
with exmnded
use. Check
the demrgent
cup for signs
of ally discoloration.
If cup is discolored,
change
to demIgent
without
ally colorant.
Cascade <:,Cascade <': C omplem
and Electrasol <': Automatic
Dishwasbing
Demrgems
have been approved
for use ill all
GE dishwashers.
Some tomato-based
* Use of tile RINSE ONLY cycle (on some models)
after adding
die dish
foods can stain
to the load call decrease
the level of staining.
Dishes don't dry
Low inlet water
* Mal<e sure inlet water mmperaalre
is correct.
temperature
* Select SPEED DRYer HEATED DRY.
Rinse agent dispenser
* Check
the rinse agent
dispensei:
is empty
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