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GE GSC3200 Owner's Manual

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Operating Instructions
Control Panels . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Control Settings . . . . . . . . . . .13
Dial Cycles . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 15
Dishwasher Racks . . . . . .18, 19
Optional Accessories . . . . . .21
Unicouple . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-10
Using the Dishwasher . .16, 17
Care and Cleaning
Before You Call
for Service . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-27
Customer Service
Product Registration . . . . . . .29
www.geappliances.com
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Owner's Manual
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165D4700P213 49-5887 07-00 JR

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Dial Cycles ... . 14, 15 Loading the Dishwasher Racks ..18, 19 Optional Accessories ..21 Unicouple ....8–10 Using the Dishwasher .
  • Page 2 GE & You, A Service Partnership. Important! Two easy ways to register your appliance! Through the internet at www.geappliances.com Complete and mail the enclosed Product Registration Card Write the model and serial numbers here. You can find them on the tub wall just inside the door.
  • Page 3: If You Need Service

    If you do need service, you can relax knowing help is only a phone call away. A list of toll-free customer service numbers is included in the back ® section. Or you can always call the GE Answer Center at 800.626.2000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • 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 Connect to a grounded metal, permanent wiring system;...
  • 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: Safety Information

    Cascade® Automatic Dishwashing Detergent has been approved for use in all GE dishwashers. Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage the door seal. Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type injuries.
  • Page 8 NOTE: A sink spray attachment hose can burst if it is installed on the same sink with your dishwasher. We suggest that you disconnect the sink spray attachment if your sink has one and...
  • Page 9 Unicouple in place. The Unicouple’s small hose carries water from the faucet to the dishwasher. Its large hose carries drain water to the sink. Be sure Unicouple is pointing toward the sink bowl drain opening and the sink drain is open for water that will drain from your dishwasher.
  • Page 10 About the unicouple. How to Disconnect the Dishwasher NOTE: When motor stops at the end of the final rinse, the Unicouple can be disconnected and returned to storage. How to Drain Excess Water From Unicouple Hoses Remove the power cord plug from the wall receptacle.
  • Page 11: Connecting Electricity

    This dishwasher is equipped with a cord having a grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is installed and grounded in accordance with the NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE, ANSI/NPFA NO.
  • Page 12 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. Models GSC3200 and GSC3230 CYCLES ENERGY OPTIONS POTS NORMAL HI TEMP WASH &...
  • Page 13: Control Settings

    Control Settings Cycles POTS & 9.5 gal., 63 min. Rinse–Rinse–Rinse–Main Wash–Rinse–Rinse–Rinse PANS For heavily soiled dishes or cookware with dried-on or baked-on soils. Everyday dishes may be included. This cycle will not remove burned-on foods. NORMAL 8.0 gal., 63 min. Rinse–Rinse–Main Wash–Rinse–Rinse–Rinse WASH For loads of everyday dishes, glasses and cookware with medium soils.
  • Page 14: Dial Cycles

    About the dial cycles. HOT START OPTION START START DELAY (HRS) SHORT WASH PLATE WARMER (HEATED DRY ON) RINSE ONLY (HEATED DRY OFF) HOT START OPTION START START DELAY (HRS) SHORT WASH PLATE WARMER (HEATED DRY ON) RINSE ONLY (HEATED DRY OFF) HOT START OPTION START...
  • Page 15 HOT START OPTION START START DELAY (HRS) SHORT WASH PLATE WARMER (HEATED DRY ON) RINSE ONLY (HEATED DRY OFF) HOT START OPTION START START DELAY (HRS) SHORT WASH PLATE WARMER (HEATED DRY ON) RINSE ONLY (HEATED DRY OFF) Hot Start Preheats wash water to correct temperature.
  • Page 16: Forget To Add A Dish

    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 17: 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 18: 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. The upper rack is good for all kinds of odd- shaped utensils. Saucepans, mixing bowls and other items should be placed face down.
  • Page 19: 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 20: Caring For The Dishwasher

    An air gap protects your dishwasher against water backing up into it if a drain clogs. The air gap is not a part of the dishwasher. It is not covered by your warranty. Not all plumbing codes require air gaps, so you may not have one.
  • Page 21: Optional Accessories

    1⁄4 thick decorative wood door and lower access panel: NOTE: The GPF100 dishwasher door spring kit must also be ordered and installed when the door panel weighs four lbs. or more. Trimless panel kit— This accessory contains parts and instructions for you to supply and install a 3⁄4 thick decorative wood door and...
  • Page 22: 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 23 • dishwasher detergents to avoid sudsing. 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 and latch the dishwasher.
  • Page 24 Cascade® Automatic Dishwashing Detergent has been approved for use in all GE dishwashers. Use of the RINSE ONLY • cycle (on some models) after adding the dish to the load can decrease the level of staining.
  • Page 25 1 Remove all metal utensils from the dishwasher. 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 26 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 27 Problem Possible Causes Detergent cup lid Dial is not in the OFF won’t latch position Detergent left in Dishes are blocking the dispenser cups detergent cups Steam This is normal Black or gray Aluminum utensils have marks on dishes rubbed against dishes What To Do Turn the Dial to OFF •...
  • Page 28 Notes...
  • Page 29 You can rest easy, knowing that all your valuable household products are protected against expensive repairs. 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 Phone Year Number Read your Owner’s Manual carefully. It will help you operate your new appliance properly. If you have questions, or need more information, call the GE Answer Center ® 800.626.2000. Serial Number Cut here Serial Number State Code...
  • Page 31 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 Water Distribution System which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
  • Page 32: 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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