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GE GSD500 Use And Care Manual

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  • Page 1 Guide Dispenser (;ups Energy Saver Stitch Ener~-Saving l“ips Front Panel (Iolor (;hange Loading Model and Serial Numbers Operdting Instructions (;ycle Selection Drying Options GEAnswer Center@ Problem Solver 11-13 80~626.2000 Rinse Agent Built-in Model GSD500 + 500 p GSD530 GE Appliances...
  • Page 2: Help Us Help You

    If you don’t understand something version of this book, call why you are not pleased. In most or need more help, write (include GE Answer Center cases, this will solve the problem. your phone number): 800.626.2000 NEXT, if you are still not pleased, Consumer Affairs consumer information service.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read all instructions before using this appliance AWARNING–Whe.using Load light plastic items so they “ minimize the possibility this appliance, always exercise will not become dislodged and of electric shock, disconnect basic safety precautions, this appliance from the power drop to the bottom of the including the following: supply before attempting any...
  • Page 4: How To Operate Your Dishwasher

    How to operate your dishwasher STEP 1. Load your dishwasher STEP 4. Select the Cycle and start For LIGHT WASH cycle: with dishes, silverware, pots, pans, dishwasher. a. Be sure door is unlatched. bowls, etc. according to If your dishwasher drains into a instructions on pages 8 and 9.
  • Page 5: What Happens In Each Cycle

    Cycle selection hinh ‘t is important to follow the loading Instructions on pages 8 and 9. NORMAL WASH is for loads of everyday dishes, glasses and cookware. LIGHT WASH is for dishes that are lightly soiled with soils that have not dried on. Also for everyday dishes that have extra preparation before loading.
  • Page 6 Good dishwashing starts How to use a rinse agent... How to choose and use the with HOT water. right detergent. A rinse agent makes water flow off dishes quicker than usual. This To get dishes clean and dry, you First, use only powder or liquid lessens water spotting and makes need hot water.
  • Page 7 How to prepare the dishes You’ll find two detergent dispensers on the inside door of for washing our dishwasher. Two, because Try to remove food scraps and If this is your first dishwasher, or if some cycles use two washes. place dishes in dishwasher before you’re replacing a much older soil has a chance to dry and become...
  • Page 8 How to load your dishwasher load the TOP RACK ---- Wf’- The top rack is best for glasses, cups and saucers. Cups and glasses fit best along the sides. This is the place for dishwasher-safe plastics, too. Make sure small plastic Make sure dishes are properly loaded to insure that items are lodged in tightly so they can’t fall onto the water can reach the soiled surfaces.
  • Page 9 Sauce pans, mixing bowls and other small items may be Load platters, pots, pans and bowls along the sides, in placed-face down—in the top rack. The top rack ii corne~s or in the ba~k. All large items, s~ch as pitchers, handy for all kinds of odd shapes.
  • Page 10 What you can usually wash safely in your dishwasher. And what you can’t. Usually Material Safe Exceptions (not safe) Special Instructions Aluminum Some colored anodized aluminum can Some darkening or spotting possible. Remove by fade. scouring with soap-filled steel wool pads. Antique, metal-trimmed, hand-painted ChindStoneware doubt, check with the manufacturer, or test wasb...
  • Page 11 _~ Questions? ‘~ Use This Problem Solver PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE AND REMEDY A fuse in your home maybe blown, or the circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse or DISHWASHER WON’T RUN reset circuit breaker. Remove any other appliances from the circuit. Utensils may not be secure on rack pins, or something small may have dropped from UNUSUAL NOISE the rack.
  • Page 12 If vinegar rinse doesn’t work: Repeat as above, except use 1/4 cup (60ml) of citric acid crystals instead of vinegar. (Most drugstores carry citric acid crystals. If yours doesn’t, call GE Factory Service.) Using a vinegar or citric acid crystal rinse more than twice a month? Consider a home water softener.
  • Page 13 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. If you need more help.. call, toll free: GE Answer Center@ 800.626.2000 consumer information...
  • Page 14: Care And Cleaning

    Drain water from the inlet line (Cat. No. WR97X0216) is If you have an air gap, check it at and water valve. (Use a pan to available from GE Appliance least once a month. IT IS NOT catch the water. ) Parts Mart.
  • Page 15 With tie purchase assurance fiat if you ever need information or assistance from GE, we’ll be” there. ~1 you have to do is cdl—toll-free! Whatever your question about any GE major appliance, GF, Answer Cente@ information service is available to help.
  • Page 16 To know what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General. Warrantor: General Electric Company If further help is needed concerning this warranty, write: Manager—Consumer Affairs, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY 40225 This book is printed on recycled paper GSD.~C Pati No.

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