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GE Profile PDW8400 Series Owner's Manual

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Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . 13, 14
Flashing Display Lights . . . . . . . . . .7
Loading Place Settings . . . . . . . . . 12
Loading the Racks . . . . . . . . . 10-12
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . .13
Using the Dishwasher . . . . . . . . .8, 9
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Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Product Registration . . . . . . . .17, 18
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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  Summary of Contents for GE Profile PDW8400 Series

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Loading the Racks ..10–12 Optional Accessories ...13 Using the Dishwasher ..8, 9 Troubleshooting Tips .
  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    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, you can receive one by visiting www.GEAppliances.com, or by calling 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) in the United States. In Canada, visit www.geappliances.ca or call 1.800.361.3400.
  • Page 3: Save These Instructions

    PROPER DISPOSAL OF THE DISHWASHER Junked or abandoned dishwashers are dangerous… even if they will sit for “just a few days.” If you are getting rid of your old dishwasher, please follow the instructions below to help prevent accidents. WHEN USING YOUR DISHWASHER...
  • Page 4: Control Panel And Settings

    Control Settings Status Indicator Lights The Status display tells you what is happening while the dishwasher is in operation and may flash, indicating a malfunction. The lights will come ON indicating the sequence of the dishwasher operation. SENSING Displayed while the ExtraClean The dishwasher will adjust the selected cycle to achieve optimal performance.
  • Page 5 Light 5.6 gal., 93 min. This cycle is specifically designed to reduce the risk of melting plastic items and improve plastic drying. For removing red tomato-based stains, GE recommends the use of Cascade Plastic Booster RINSE ONLY Heavy 2.9 gal., 7 min.
  • Page 6 Water fill begins immediately, and approximately 60 seconds later the wash action begins. When the dishwasher door is fully closed, the control panel lights will display the last settings you selected. If you don’t want to change any of the settings, simply touch the START/RESET pad to begin the cycle.
  • Page 7: Flashing Display Lights

    What It Means Cycle has been interrupted by pressing the START/RESET pad. Light will quit flashing after the dishwasher automatically drains out the water. s Cerama Bryte to clean the stainless steel panel of GE and Profile ® and Cascade Complete ™...
  • Page 8: Using The Dishwasher

    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 9: 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 detergent into the dispenser until you’re ready to wash dishes. All wash cycles except RINSE ONLY require detergent in the main and pre-wash cup.
  • Page 10: Loading The Dishwasher Racks

    To raise the rack to the “up” position, pull up on the center of the rack side frame until the rack locks into place. 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.
  • Page 11 A variety of options is available regarding the three-piece silverware basket (on some models) in your dishwasher. The complete basket is designed to fit on the right side of the lower rack. Additionally, each end of...
  • Page 12: Loading Place Settings

    Loading the dishwasher racks. Extra Rack Features Cutlery Tray The cutlery tray holds up to 4 large knifes such as a carver, chef’s knives, bread knife, etc., that are too tall to fit in the silverware basket. Hook the tray onto the rear of the upper rack.
  • Page 13: Operating Instructions Care And Cleaning

    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. Protect Against Freezing...
  • Page 14: Troubleshooting Tips

    Cascade, ® Cascade Complete detergents have been approved for use in all GE dishwashers. • To remove suds from the tub, open the dishwasher and let suds dissipate. Add 1 gallon of cold water to the tub. Pump out water by starting any cycle and then resetting the unit after 10 seconds (see About the dishwasher control panel section).
  • Page 15 Cascade Complete ® and Electrasol Detergents have been approved for use in all GE dishwashers. • Use of the RINSE ONLY cycle after adding the dish to the load can decrease the level of staining. • GE also recommends Cascade ®...
  • Page 16 Cascade, ® and Electrasol ® Automatic Dishwashing Detergents have been approved for use in all GE dishwashers. • Make sure inlet water temperature is correct (see Using the dishwasher section). • Select HEATED DRY. • Check the rinse agent dispenser.
  • Page 17: 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 18: Model Number

    Year * Please provide your e-mail address to receive, via e-mail, discounts, special offers and other important communications from GE Appliances (GEA). Check here if you do not want to receive communications from GEA’s carefully selected partners. FAILURE TO COMPLETE AND RETURN THIS CARD DOES NOT DIMINISH YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS.
  • Page 19: Warranty

    Any part of the dishwasher which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During From the date of the this full one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and in-home service original purchase to replace the defective part.
  • Page 20: Consumer Support

    Customers in Canada should consult the yellow pages for the nearest Camco service center, or call 1.888.261.3055. 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 In Canada: www.geappliances.ca, or write to: Director, Consumer Relations, Camco, Inc.