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GE GSD3400 Series, GSD3600 Series, GSD3700 Series, GSD3900 Series Owner's Manual

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GE Appliances
Owner's Manual
GSD3400 series
GSD3600 series
GSD3700 series
GSD3900 series
®
GE Answer Center
800.626.2000
Part No. 165D4700P205 Pub. No. 49-5879
2-00 JR

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  • Page 1 GE Appliances Owner’s Manual GSD3400 series GSD3600 series GSD3700 series GSD3900 series ® GE Answer Center 800.626.2000 Part No. 165D4700P205 Pub. No. 49-5879 2-00 JR...
  • 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 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: 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. Models GSD3415, GSD3425, GSD3435, GSD3610, GSD3620, and GSD3630 CYCLES POTS...
  • Page 9: Control Settings

    Control Settings Cycles POTS & PANS For heavily soiled dishes or cookware with dried-on or baked-on soils. Everyday dishes may be included. HEAVY WASH This cycle will not remove burned-on foods. HOT START Preheats wash water to correct temperature. NORMAL WASH For loads of everyday dishes, glasses and cookware with medium soils.
  • Page 10: 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 11 Hot Start HOT START OPTION START Preheats wash water to correct temperature. START DELAY (HRS) SHORT WASH PLATE WARMER (HEATED DRY ON) RINSE ONLY (HEATED DRY OFF) About the cycle sequence. Water Cycles (approx.) (approx.) POTS & PANS 10.2 gal. HEAVY WASH NORMAL 8.7 gal.
  • 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

    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

    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 15: Silverware Basket

    Don’t let any item extend through bottom. Single basket (on some models) Split basket (on some models) 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.
  • Page 16: Care And Cleaning

    Sump cover screws 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 17 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 18: 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 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 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 21 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 22 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 23 Rinse agent dispenser is empty Control panel Door latch may not be responded to inputs properly seated but dishwasher never filled with water Dishwasher won’t run Fuse is blown, or the circuit breaker tripped Steam This is normal Sanitized light does...
  • Page 24 Notes...
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  • Page 29: Product Registration

    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: Model Number

    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: 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 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.