Using the dishwasher.
Using the Dishwasher Door
The door must be closed to select a
LOAD SELECTION or an ENHANCEMENT.
Proper Use of Detergent
Use only detergent specifically made for use in
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.
The amount of detergent to use depends on whether
your water is hard or soft.
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.
The detergent cup has indicator lines to help you.
Use the right amount of detergent. As a guide:
For Soft water (water hardness <4 Grains Per Gallon, GPG),
fill cup to the first line.
For Medium water (4–8 GPG), fill cup to the
For Medium hard water (8–12 GPG), fill cup.
For Extremely hard water (>12 GPG), fill both cups.
Filling the Dispenser
If the dispenser cover is closed, open the cover
by depressing the cover latch.
Add the detergent to the Main Wash section,
as per guidelines.
Fill the Pre-wash section if water is extremely hard.
Close the dispenser cover.
It is normal for the cover to open partially when
Forget to Add a Dish?
A forgotten dish can be added any time before the main
Squeeze the door latch to release the door.
Do not open the door until the water spray action
stops. Steam may rise out of the dishwasher.
, Cascade Complete
Automatic Dishwashing Detergents have
If the door is opened during a cycle and left open, the
dishwasher will beep once every minute until the door
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.
Add forgotten dishes.
Close the door.