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Loading The Dishwasher Racks; Upper Rack; Lower Rack; Silverware Basket - GE Profile 165D4700P382 Owner's Manual

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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.
Don't let any
item extend
through bottom.
To remove end baskets, grasp the
basket at opposite corners and
slide apart.

Upper Rack

Although the upper rack is primarily for
glasses, cups and saucers, pots and pans can
be placed in this rack for effective cleaning.
Cups and glasses fit best along the sides. This
is also a secure place for dishwasher-safe
The upper rack is adjustable (on some models)
to add flexibility in loading your dishwasher.
To lower, push tabs in and lower rack. To raise,
just pull up on rack until it snaps.
The utility shelf (on some models) may be
placed in the up or down position to add
flexibility. A wine glass holder (on some
models) secures wine glasses for best
washability. Because wine glasses come
in various sizes, after loading, slowly push
in the rack to make sure they will clear
the top of the dishwasher.
Some models have an Angled Rack System,
which allows you to angle your dishes, such
as coffee mugs, for better cleaning and
quicker drying. To position the tines, pull the
lever forward, drop the tines into position
and release the lever.

Lower Rack

The lower rack is best used for plates, saucers
and cookware. Large items such as broiler
pans and baking racks should go along the
left-hand side. Load platters, pots and bowls
along the sides, in corners or in the back. The
soiled side of items should face the center of
the rack. If necessary, oversized glasses and
mugs can be placed in the lower rack to
maximize loading flexibility.

Silverware Basket

A variety of options is available regarding
the three-piece silverware basket in your
dishwasher. The complete basket is designed
to fit on the right side of the lower rack.
Additionally, each end of the basket is
removable to add loading flexibility to
accommodate flatware and lower rack
capacity needs.
To load flatware, simply push the adjustable
handle to either side. Put flatware in the
basket with knife handles up to protect
your hands. Place spoons in the basket
with handles down. Mix knives, forks and
spoons so they don't nest together.
The upper rack is good for all kinds of
odd-shaped utensils. Saucepans, mixing
bowls and other items should be placed face
down. Fold-down tines (on some models)
provide flexibility for extra-large and hard-to-
fit items.
Secure larger dishwasher-safe plastics over
2 tines when possible.
Make sure small plastic items are secure so
they can't fall onto the heater.
Be sure that items do not protrude through
the bottom of the rack and block rotation of
the middle spray arm. This could result in
poor wash performance for items in the
upper rack.
Check to make sure that no items will block
rotation of the wash arms.
Also, be careful not to let a portion of an item
such as a pot or dish handle extend through
the bottom rack. This could block the wash
arm and cause poor washing results.
Fold-down tines (on some models) provide
flexibility for extra-large and hard-to-fit items.
The tines may be left in the up position or
folded down to customize the lower rack.
The provided lids with slots can be used
to avoid nesting of silverware. Small plastic
items, such as measuring spoons and
lids for small containers, should go in
the bottom of the silverware basket with
silverware on top.
The lids of both end and middle baskets can
be closed to contain small items. Long items
can be placed on the utility shelf in the
upper rack.

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