Proper Use of Detergent
Use only detergent specifically made for use in
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. The amount of
detergent to use depends on whether your water
is hard or soft. With hard water, fill the main wash
section and pre-wash section completely. With
soft water, fill both sections halfway. When using
automatic dishwashing detergent tabs, simply
place one tab in the main wash section and close.
Protect your dishes and dishwasher by contacting
your water department and asking how hard your
water is. Twelve or more grains is extremely hard
water. A water softener is recommended. Without it,
lime can build up in the water valve, which could
stick while open and cause flooding. Too much
detergent with soft water can cause a permanent
cloudiness of glassware, called etching.
Filling the Dispenser
If the dispenser cover is closed, open the cover
by depressing the cover latch.
Fill the Main Wash section with detergent.
Fill the Pre-wash section if needed.
Close the dispenser cover.
It is normal for the cover to open partially when
DO NOT USE HAND DISH DETERGENT
NOTE: Using a detergent that is not specifically designed
for dishwashers will cause the dishwasher to fill with suds.
During operation, these suds will spill out of the dishwasher
vents, covering the kitchen floor and making the floor wet.
Because so many detergent containers look alike,
store the dishwasher detergent in a separate space
from all other cleaners. Show anyone who may
use the dishwasher the correct detergent and
where it is stored.
While there will be no lasting damage to the
dishwasher, your dishes will not get clean using
a dishwashing detergent that is not formulated
to work with dishwashers.