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GE GSM1800 Series Owner's Manual

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Safety Instructions
. . . . . . . . 2, 3
Owner's Manual
Operating Instructions
GSM1800 Series
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . .10
Control Panels and Settings . . 5, 6
Dishwasher Racks . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . .9
Using the Dishwasher . . . . . . .7, 8
. . . . 12, 13
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . Back Cover
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # ____________________
Serial # ____________________
You can find them on a label on the
tub wall just inside the door.
165D4700P337 49-55017
12-05 JR



  Summary of Contents for GE GSM1800 Series

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Control Panels and Settings . . 5, 6 Loading the Dishwasher Racks ... .9 Optional Accessories ..9 Using the Dishwasher ..7, 8 Troubleshooting Tips .
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    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 visiting our Website at Connect to a grounded metal, permanent wiring system;...
  • Page 3: Save These Instructions

    (as shown). WHEN USING YOUR DISHWASHER I Use only powder, tabs, liquid detergents or rinse agents recommended for use in a dishwasher and keep them out of the reach of children. Cascade and Electrasol ® Automatic Dishwashing Detergents, and Jet-Dry ®...
  • Page 4 Features of the dishwasher (a side view). Control panel Upper rack Upper spray arm Door spring Lower rack Panel Lower spray arm Motor Toe kick Leveling legs...
  • Page 5: Control Settings

    This cycle will not remove burned-on foods. cycle. Everyday dishes may be included. have lighter soil than normal. Choosing a cycle other than NORMAL WASH will save energy and water. HEATED DRY ON. wash cycle.
  • Page 6 About the dishwasher control panel. Cycle Sequence Cycles POTS & PANS HEAVY WASH NORMAL WASH LIGHT WASH CHINA CRYSTAL RINSE ONLY Water Time (approx.) (approx.) 6.9 gal. 74 min. Rinse Rinse 6.1 gal. 68 min. Rinse 5.3 gal. 62 min.
  • Page 7: Rinse Agent

    Try to keep it full, but do not overfill. Make sure the dishwasher door is fully open. Turn the dispenser cap to the left and lift it out. Add rinse agent until the indicator window looks full.
  • Page 8: Proper Use Of Detergent

    Electrasol ® Automatic Dishwashing Detergents have been approved for use in all GE dishwashers. Keep your detergent fresh and dry. Don’t put powdered detergent into the dispenser until you’re ready to wash dishes. The amount of detergent to use depends on whether your water is hard or soft.
  • Page 9: 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. About optional accessories. You can change the appearance of your dishwasher to match your kitchen cabinets by ordering one of the following optional accessories. Wood Panel Trim Kit This accessory contains trim and instructions for you to supply and install a 1/4″...
  • Page 10: Caring For The Dishwasher

    To clean the control panel, use a lightly dampened cloth, then dry thoroughly. To clean the exterior, use a good appliance polish wax. Never use sharp objects, scouring pads or harsh cleaners on any part of the dishwasher. Cleaning the Door Panel...
  • Page 11 Caring for the dishwasher. Cleaning the Spray Arms and the Filters The dishwasher will flush away all normal food soils. However, objects (fruit pits, bones, etc.) may collect in openings and should be removed occasionally to avoid clogging the drain system.
  • Page 12: Troubleshooting Tips

    Before you call for service… Troubleshooting Tips Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages, or visit You may not need to call for service. Problem Possible Causes Noise Some of the sounds you’ll hear are normal...
  • Page 13 2 Do not add detergent. 3 Select the POTS & PANS cycle. 4 Start the dishwasher and allow to run for 30 minutes. Dishwasher will now be in the main wash. 5 Open the door and pour 2 cups (500 ml) of white vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher.
  • Page 14 Notes.
  • Page 15 This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Service location for service.
  • Page 16: Consumer Support

    Caution must be exercised, since improper servicing may cause unsafe operation. Contact Us If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details including your phone number, or write to: General Manager, Customer Relations Register Your Appliance Register your new appliance on-line—at your convenience! Timely product registration will allow for...