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GE Appliances
Owner's Manual
GSD4610
GSD4620
GSD4630
GSD4910
GSD4920
GSD4930
GSD4940
®
GE Answer Center
800.626.2000
Part No. 165D4700P174 Pub. No. 49-5845-1
3-99 CG

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  • Page 1 GE Appliances Owner’s Manual GSD4610 GSD4620 GSD4630 GSD4910 GSD4920 GSD4930 GSD4940 ® GE Answer Center 800.626.2000 Part No. 165D4700P174 Pub. No. 49-5845-1 3-99 CG...
  • 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: Troubleshooting Tips

    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: Save These Instructions

    Automatic Dishwashing or staining of dishwasher may result. Detergent has been approved 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 STATUS CleanSensor SENSING WASHING 2 4 8 START POTS CHINA...
  • Page 9 Options The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which OPTION has been selected. POWER For use with heavily soiled and/or dried-on, baked-on soils. This option PRESOAK MUST be selected PRIOR to starting the cycle. This option adds 16 minutes to the cycle time.
  • Page 10: Flashing Display Lights

    Flashing display lights. Status Lights What It Means What To Do STATUS If the sensing light doesn’t come on CLEANSENSOR Error during the NORMAL or POTS PANS SENSING cycles, the CLEANSENSOR is not WASHING working. Call for service. The RINSING dishwasher will continue to work DRYING without the CLEANSENSOR.
  • Page 11 The CleanSensor. The dishwasher has an exclusive CleanSensor System that measures the amount of soil in the load and determines the number of prewashes needed to clean the dishes. WATER TOTAL SOIL CYCLE USAGE TIME CYCLE LEVEL SEQUENCES GALLONS MINUTES Normal Heavy Final Main Wash...
  • Page 12: 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 13: 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 powder detergent into the dispenser until you’re ready to wash dishes.
  • Page 14: 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 15: Silverware Basket

    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. Large items such as broiler pans and racks should go along the sides.
  • Page 16 Loading 12 and 10 place settings… Follow these guidelines for loading 12 and 10 place settings. Features and appearance of racks and silverware baskets may vary from your model. Upper Rack—10 place setting Lower Rack—10 place setting Upper Rack—12 place setting Lower Rack—12 place setting...
  • 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: 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 19 Unscrew the plastic cap and clean with a toothpick. The Stainless Steel Panels The stainless steel panels can be cleaned with Stainless Steel Magic or a similar product using a clean, soft cloth. You can order Stainless Steel Magic # WX10X15 through GE Parts by calling 800-626-2002.
  • Page 20: Before You Call For Service

    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 21 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 evaporate. Add 1 gallon of cold water to the tub. Close the door until it locks into place.
  • Page 22 Before you call for service… Problem Possible Causes What To Do Raise the water heater Dishes and flatware Inlet water temperature • temperature to 120°F. not clean is below 120°F. Use HI TEMP WASH. • Turn on a faucet. Is water Water pressure is •...
  • Page 23 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 24 Before you call for service… Problem Possible Causes What To Do Make sure inlet water Dishes don’t dry Low inlet water • temperature is correct. temperature Select HI TEMP RINSE • and/or HEATED DRY. Check the rinse agent Rinse agent dispenser •...
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  • Page 29 800-626-2224 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 information call the a safety modification. is 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.
  • 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 dishwasher which fails due to a defect in Second Year materials or workmanship.
  • Page 32: Parts And Accessories

    Expert GE repair service is only a phone call away. Special Needs Service 800.626.2000 TDD 800-TDD-GEAC (800-833-4322) GE offers, free of charge, a brochure to assist in planning a barrier- free kitchen for persons with limited mobility. Service Contracts 800-626-2224 Purchase a GE service contract while your warranty is still in effect and you’ll receive a substantial discount.