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Using The Dishwasher; Rinse Agent; Dish Preparation Prior To Loading; Forget To Add A Dish - GE Profile PDW8400 Series Owner's Manual

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Using the dishwasher.

Check the Water Temperature
The entering water should be at least 120°F and not more than 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.
Use Jet-Dry
or Cascade Rinse Aid
dishes, glasses, flatware, cookware and plastic.
Filling the Dispenser
The rinse agent dispenser holds 3.5 oz. of rinse
agent. Under normal conditions, this will last
approximately one month. Try to keep it full,
but do not overfill.
Make sure the dishwasher door is fully open.
Turn the dispenser
knob to the left and
lift it out.
Add rinse agent until
the indicator window
looks full.
Clean up any spilled
rinse agent with a
damp cloth.
Replace the dispenser knob.

Dish Preparation Prior to Loading

s No prerinsing of normal food soil is required.
s Scrape off hard soils, including bones, toothpicks,
skins and seeds.
s Remove large quantities of any remaining food.

Forget to Add a Dish?

A forgotten dish can be added any time before
the main wash.
Open the door slightly.
Wait until the water spray action stops.
Steam may rise out of the dishwasher.
or Cascade Rinse Aid
rinse agent removes spots and prevents new film buildup on your
Dispenser cap

Rinse Agent

Rinse Aid Setting
The amount of rinse agent released into the final
wash can be adjusted. The factory setting is at the
midpoint. If there are rings of calcium (hard water)
spots on dishes, try a higher setting. If there is
foaming, use a lower setting.
To adjust the setting:
Remove the dispenser knob;
then turn the adjuster
counterclockwise to
increase the amount
of rinse agent.
s Remove leafy vegetables, meat trimmings and
excessive amounts of grease or oil.
s Remove acidic food soils that can discolor
stainless steel.
Add forgotten dishes.
Close the door.
Rinse agent


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