GE 165D4700P138 Owner's Manual

General electric dishwasher owner's manual


GE Appliances
Owner's Manual
GE Answer Center
Part No. 165D4700P138 Pub. No. 49-5792


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  • Page 1 GE Appliances Owner’s Manual GSD4010 GSD4020 GSD4030 ® GE Answer Center 800.626.2000 Part No. 165D4700P138 Pub. No. 49-5792...
  • 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

    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 simple problems that you can easily fix yourself in just a few minutes? This Owner’s Manual can tell you how.
  • 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 This dishwasher must be properly installed and located in accordance with the 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 ®...
  • Page 6 Do not tamper with controls. Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door or dish rack of the dishwasher. Do not discard a dishwasher without first removing the door of the washing compartment. Do not store or use...
  • Page 7: Save These Instructions

    Your continued health and safety are important to us. Please read and follow this Safety Information carefully. We want you to remain a happy and healthy part of our GE family. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after use.
  • Page 8: Control Panel

    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. CYCLES ENERGY OPTIONS POT- LIGHT NORMAL TEMP SCRUBBER WASH WASH...
  • Page 9 Energy Options TEMP BOOST Provides extra heat for best performance. It is used best with heavily-soiled dishes. HEATED DRY Turns the drying heater on for fast drying. This cycle will extend the time to your wash cycle. ENERGY Shuts off the drying heat options. Dishes air dry SAVER naturally and energy is saved.
  • Page 10: Dial Cycles

  • Page 11: Start Delay

    START START DELAY (HRS) SHORT WASH PLATE WARMER (PRESS HEATED DRY) RINSE & HOLD Cycle Sequence Water Cycles (approx.) POTSCRUBBER 9.9 gal. NORMAL WASH 8.4 gal. LIGHT WASH 7.7 gal. SHORT WASH 6.9 gal. RINSE & HOLD 3.0 gal. Start Delay The START DELAY will allow you to delay the start time of any cycle not on the dial automatically for up to 6 hours.
  • Page 12: Using The Dishwasher

    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

    . With hard water, you need extra detergent. With soft water, you need less detergent. Protect your dishes and dishwasher by contacting your water department and asking how hard your water is. Twelve or more grains is extremely hard water. A water softener is recommended.
  • Page 14: Loading The Dishwasher Racks

    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. A cup shelf (on some models) may be placed in the up or down position to add flexibility. The upper rack is good for all kinds of odd-shaped utensils.
  • 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: Changing Color Panels

    Changing color panels. If you are redecorating, you can change your dishwasher’s front panel to match or blend with your new colors by flipping it over. Each side of each panel is a different color. You may also paint a panel with a color of your own choice.
  • Page 17: Optional Accessories

    800-626-2002. Your order will be sent directly to your home. VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted. If you have redecorated and the color panels in your dishwasher do not blend with your new color scheme you may order an additional color panel.
  • Page 18: Care And Cleaning

    Check the air gap any time your dishwasher isn’t draining well. Protect Against Freezing If your dishwasher is left in an unheated place during the winter, ask a service technician to: Cut off electrical power to the dishwasher. Remove fuses or trip circuit breaker.
  • Page 19: Troubleshooting Tips

    Dishwasher has not been • used on a regular basis. If you do not use your dishwasher often, set it to fill and pump out once every week. This will help keep the seal moist and the garbage disposer clear.
  • Page 20 If you have an air gap, • clean it. Check to see if your kitchen • sink is draining well. If not, you may need a plumber. If the dishwasher drains • into a disposer, run disposer clear. Use only automatic • dishwasher detergents to avoid sudsing.
  • Page 21 Turn on a faucet. Is water • coming out more slowly than usual? If so, wait until pressure is normal before using your dishwasher. Clean the air gap. • Make sure large dishware • does not block the detergent dispenser or the...
  • Page 22 2 Do not add detergent. 3 Select the longest cycle. 4 Start the dishwasher and allow to run for 18 to 22 minutes. Dishwasher will now be in the main wash. 5 Open the door and pour...
  • Page 23 Contact a water softener company. To clean the interior, apply • dishwasher detergent to a damp sponge. Wear rubber gloves. Do not use any type of cleanser other than dishwasher detergent because it may cause foaming or sudsing.
  • Page 24 Notes...
  • Page 26 Notes...
  • Page 27: Warranty

    Any part of the dishwasher which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this full one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and in-home service to replace the defective part. Any part of the dishwasher which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
  • Page 28: Service Telephone Numbers

    Expert GE repair service is only a phone call away. Special Needs Service 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 Purchase a GE service contract while your warranty is still in effect and you’ll receive a substantial discount.

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