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Loading The Dishwasher Racks - GE Profile PDW8400 Series Owner's Manual

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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.
Upper Rack
Although the upper rack is for glasses, cups
and saucers, pots and pans can be placed in
this rack for effective cleaning. Cups and
glasses fit best along the sides. This is also
a secure place for dishwasher plastics.
The utility shelf (on some models) may be
placed in the up or down position to add
flexibility. A wine glass holder (on some
models) secures wine glasses for best
Some models have contoured metal cup
shelves that can secure up to 12 wine glasses
(as shown).
Because wine glasses come in various sizes,
after loading, slowly push in the rack to
make sure they will clear the top of the
The upper rack is good for all kinds of
odd-shaped utensils. Saucepans, mixing
bowls and other items should be placed
face down. Fold-down tines (on some
models) provide flexibility for extra-large
and hard-to-fit items.
Adjustable Upper Rack
The standard position of your adjustable
rack is "up" which allows for maximum
clearance for your taller items in the lower
rack. If you have taller wine glasses,
tumblers or other items to place in the
upper rack, you may want to adjust the
rack to the lower position.
To lower the rack, support the weight of the
rack with your hands as shown and press
both finger pads about 1/4" toward the
inside of the rack as indicated and guide
the rack down to its lower position.
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.
Be sure that items do not protrude through the
bottom of the rack and block rotation of the
middle spray arm. This could result in poor wash
performance for items in the upper rack.
Check to make sure that no items will block rotation
of the wash arm.


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