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What Happens In Each Cycle - GE GSD940 Use And Care Manual

General dishwasher use and care guide
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What Happens in Each Cycle

—Soft food disposer shredding action.
—Drain valve opening to pump water out.
—Timer control as cycle progresses.
—Detergent cup opening.
Water Use
Wash Cycles
*Unextended times. These cycle times will be increased approximately 2 I minutes if WASH HEAT BOOST Option is selected.
Drying Options:
HEATED DRYING. Available on all wash cycles except RINSE & HOLD. Add 25 minutes to wash cycle time.
ENERGY SAVER (No Heat Boost). Drying heater is turned off. Dishes dry naturally. WASH HEAT BOOST is cancelled.
Energy-Saving Tips
Operate dishwasher only when it's full. Let the
dishes accumulate in dishwasher. When you put in
only a partial load, use the RINSE & HOLD cycle
to rinse off heavy soils. Be sure to latch the door
when waiting for a full load. This helps keep soils
moist, easier to remove.
If you don't need your dishes right away, use your
ENERGY-SAVER no heat boost feature that turns
the drying heater off automatically. Dishes dry
naturally over a longer period such as overnight.
Good Dishwashing Stark with HOT Water
To get dishes clean and dry, you need hot water. To help you get water of the
proper temperature, your dishwasher has a WATER HEAT BOOST feature.
When selected (see Operating section), this water heating feature allows you
to turn down your household water heater and save energy if you're willing to
let the dishwasher run a little longer while it heats water. For good washing
and drying, the entering water must be between 120°F. and 140°F. To prevent
dish damage, inlet water shodd not exceed 150°F.
Wash Cycle
During the drying period:
—The motor stops.
— Water vapor comes through the vent by the door
latch during drying and when water is being
pumped out.
Always select the cycle that uses the least amount
of water that will remove the soil from the load.
(See the Operating section.)
Turn your water heater down to deliver 120°F.
water to your dishwasher and use the WASH HEAT
BOOST Option. Make sure the entering water
temperature is no less than 120°F. (See How to Test
Water Temperature section).

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