Caring for the dishwasher.
To clean the control panel, use a lightly dampened cloth, then dry thoroughly. To clean the exterior,
use a good appliance polish.
Never use sharp object, scouring pads or harsh cleaners on any part of the dishwasher.
Protect Against Freezing
If your dishwasher is left in an unheated place
during the winter, ask a service technician to:
Sump cover screws
Does Your Dishwasher Have an Air Gap?
Two types of
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.
Check the air gap any time your
dishwasher isn't draining well.
The Stainless Steel Panels
The stainless steel panels can be cleaned with
Stainless Steel Magic or a similar product using
a clean, soft cloth.
You can order Stainless Steel Magic #WX10X15
through GE Parts by calling 800.626.2002.
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.
Drain water from the inlet line and water
valve. (Use a pan to catch the water.)
Reconnect the water inlet line to the
Remove the plastic sump cover in the tub
bottom and use a sponge to soak up water
in the rubber boot.
The air gap is easy to clean.
Turn off the dishwasher and lift off the
Unscrew the plastic cap and clean with