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RCA PSD100 Owner's Manual

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Owner' s Manual
Part No. 165D3527P034
Pub. No. 79-5033-1
3-99 CG


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  • Page 1 Dishwashers Owner’ s Manual PSD100 PSD200 PSD300 PSD330 PSD900 Part No. 165D3527P034 Pub. No. 79-5033-1 3-99 CG...
  • Page 2 Best of all, you’ll experience these values each time you use your dishwasher. That’s important, because your new dishwasher will be part of your family for many years. And we hope you will be part of ours for a long time to come.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Dial Cycles ... . .10, 11 Using the Dishwasher ..12, 13 Loading the Dishwasher Racks ..14, 15 Changing Color Panels . . .16–19 Care and Cleaning ..20...
  • Page 4: Important Safety Information

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. WARNING! For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life. WATER HEATER SAFETY Under certain conditions hydrogen gas may be produced in a water heater that has not been used for two weeks or...
  • Page 5 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 calling us toll-free at the GE Answer Center ®...
  • Page 6 Do not tamper with controls. Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door or dish rack of the dishwasher. Do not discard a dishwasher without first removing the door of the washing compartment. Do not store or use...
  • Page 7: Safety Information

    Cascade® Automatic Dishwashing Detergent has been approved for use in all GE dishwashers. Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage the door seal. Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type injuries.
  • Page 8: Control Panels

    About the dishwasher control panel. You can locate your model number on the tub wall just inside the door. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. Model PSD100 Model PSD200 Models PSD300 and PSD330 Model PSD900...
  • Page 9: Control Settings

    Control Settings Cycles POTS & PANS For heavily soiled dishes or cookware with dried-on or baked-on soils. Everyday dishes may be included. This cycle will not remove burned-on foods. NORMAL WASH For loads of everyday dishes, glasses and cookware with medium soils. NOTE: Many dishes have lighter soil than normal.
  • Page 10: Dial Cycles

    About the dial cycles. Water Saver (PSD200, PSD300, PSD330 and PSD900 only) For quickly washing loads of everyday dishes with medium soils that have not dried on. Be sure the door is unlatched. Select the NORMAL WASH cycle and any options. Slowly turn the Dial to WATER SAVER .
  • Page 11: Cycle Sequence

    Cycle Sequence Water Cycles (approx.) POTS & PANS 10.0 gal. NORMAL WASH 8.5 gal. LIGHT WASH 7.7 gal. WATER SAVER 6.6 gal. RINSE & HOLD 3.0 gal. Start Delay (PSD900 only) The START DELAY will allow you to delay the start time of any cycle not on the Dial automatically for up to 6 hours.
  • Page 12: Using The Dishwasher

    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.
  • Page 13: Proper Use Of Detergent

    Proper Use of Detergent Use only detergent specifically made for use in dishwashers. Cascade® Automatic Dishwashing Detergent has been approved for use in all GE dishwashers. Keep your detergent fresh and dry. Don’t put powder detergent into the dispenser until you’re ready to wash dishes.
  • Page 14: Loading The Dishwasher Racks

    The upper rack is for glasses, cups and saucers. Cups and glasses fit best along the sides. This is also a secure place for dishwasher-safe plastics. A cup shelf (on some models) may be placed in the up or down position to add flexibility. The upper rack is good for all kinds of odd-shaped utensils.
  • Page 15: Silverware Basket

    Lower Rack When loading the lower rack, do not load large platters or trays in the front right corner. They may prevent detergent from circulating during the wash cycle. The lower rack is best used for plates, saucers, and cookware. Large items such as broiler pans and racks should go along the sides.
  • Page 16: Changing Color Panels

    Changing color panels. If you are redecorating, you can change your dishwasher’s front panel to match or blend with your new colors by flipping it over. Each side of each panel is a different color. You may also paint a panel with a color of your own choice.
  • Page 17 Cut-Out Order Form for PSD300 and PSD900 If you have redecorated and the color panels in your dishwasher do not blend with your new color scheme you may order an additional color panel without charge. Specify the color panel when ordering.
  • Page 18 Name: Address: City, State: Zip: 4706...
  • Page 19: Optional Accessories

    Wood panel trim kits are available at an extra cost by calling, toll-free, 800-626-2002. Your order will be sent directly to your home. VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted. Optional Accessories Wood panel trim kits contain trim and instructions for adding a decorative wood door panel and bottom panel to match kitchen cabinets.
  • Page 20: Care And Cleaning

    Check the air gap any time your dishwasher isn’t draining well. Protect against freezing If your dishwasher is left in an unheated place during the winter, ask a service technician to: Cut off electrical power to the dishwasher. Remove fuses or trip circuit breaker.
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting Tips

    Dishwasher has not been • used on a regular basis. If you do not use your dishwasher often, set it to fill and pump out once every week. This will help keep the seal moist and the garbage disposer clear.
  • Page 22 • dishwasher detergents to avoid sudsing. Cascade® Automatic Dishwashing Detergent has been approved for use in all GE dishwashers. To remove suds from the • tub, open the dishwasher and let suds evaporate. Add 1 gallon of cold water to the tub. Close and latch the dishwasher.
  • Page 23 Cascade® Automatic Dishwashing Detergent has been approved for use in all GE dishwashers. Use of the RINSE & HOLD • cycle (on some models) after adding the dish to the load can decrease the level of staining.
  • Page 24 1 Remove all metal utensils from the dishwasher. 2 Do not add detergent. 3 Select the longest cycle. 4 Start the dishwasher and allow to run for 18 to 22 minutes. Dishwasher will now be in the main wash. 5 Open the door and pour...
  • Page 25 Wear rubber gloves. Do not use any type of cleanser other than dishwasher detergent because it may cause foaming or sudsing. Cascade® Automatic Dishwashing Detergent has been approved for use in all GE dishwashers.
  • Page 26 Notes...
  • Page 27: Warranty

    ® technician. For service, We Will Replace: Any part of the dishwasher which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this full one-year warranty, we will also provide, free of charge, all labor, and in-home service to replace the defective part .
  • Page 28: Service Telephone Numbers

    TDD or a conventional teletypewriter may call to request information or service. Service Contracts Purchase a GE service contract while your warranty is still in effect and you’ll receive a substantial discount. GE Consumer Service will still be there after your warranty expires.

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