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Operating Instructions Care And Cleaning; Caring For The Dishwasher - GE Profile PDW8700 Series Owner's Manual

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Caring for the dishwasher.

Air gap
Check the air gap any time your
dishwasher isn't draining well.
Cleaning the Door Panel
Before cleaning the front panel, make
sure you know what type of panel you have.
Refer to the last two letters of your model
number. You can locate your model
number on the left-hand tub wall just inside
the door. If your model number ends with
BB or WW then you have a Painted Door
panel. If your model number ends with SS,
then you have a Stainless Steel Door panel.
Follow the instructions below for cleaning
the door panel for your specific model.
Painted Door Panel (model numbers ending in
BB–black or WW–white)
Use a clean, soft, lightly dampened cloth,
then dry thoroughly. You may also use a
good appliance wax or polish.
Stainless Steel Panels
The stainless steel panels can be cleaned
Stainless Steel
Appliance Cleaner or a similar product
using a clean, soft cloth.
You can order CERAMA BRYTE
Steel Appliance Cleaner through GE Parts
by calling 800.626.2002. (For U.S. only.)
Cleaning the Control Panel
To clean the control panel, use a lightly
dampened cloth. Then dry thoroughly.
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.
Turn off the water supply and
disconnect the water inlet line from
the water valve.
Does Your Dishwasher Have an Air Gap?
An air gap protects your dishwasher
against water backing up into it if a drain
clogs. The air gap is not a part of the
dishwasher. It is not covered by your
warranty. Not all plumbing codes require
air gaps, so you may not have one.
Stainless Steel Door Panel (model numbers
ending in SS)
The stainless steel panels can be cleaned
with Stainless Steel Magic or a similar
product using a clean, soft cloth. Do
not use appliance wax, polish, bleach or
products containing chlorine on Stainless
Steel doors.
You can order Stainless Steel Magic
#WX10X15 through GE Parts by calling
Stainless Steel Interior—Tub and Inner Door
The stainless steel used to make the
dishwasher tub and inner door provides
the highest reliability available in a GE
dishwasher. If the dishwasher tub or inner
door should be scratched or dented during
normal use, they will not rust or corrode.
These surface blemishes will not affect
their function or durability.
Drain water from the water inlet line
and water valve. (Use a pan to catch
the water.)
Reconnect the water inlet line to the
water valve.
The air gap is easy to clean.
Turn off the dishwasher and lift off the
Remove the plastic cap and clean
with a toothpick.


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