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GE GSM1800 Owner's Manual

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Safety Instructions

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Operating Instructions

Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Loading the Dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Using the Dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # _________________
Serial # __________________
You can find them on the tub wall,
just inside the door.
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Owner's Manual
49-55088 08-13



  Summary of Contents for GE GSM1800

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Dishwashers Operating Instructions GSM1800 Care and Cleaning ....13-14 Getting Started ..... 8-9 Loading the Dishwasher .
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS WARNING! For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, and to prevent property damage, personal injury, or death. WARNING! WATER HEATER SAFETY Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a water heater that has not been used for two or more weeks.
  • Page 3 Detergent, and Cascade Complete Rinse Aid rinse ® turning the switch on before touching START to allow agents are recommended for use in all GE dishwashers. the control to initialize. READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS...
  • Page 4 CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ IMPORTANTES VEUILLEZ LIRE TOUTES LES CONSIGNES AVANT D’UTILISER AVERTISSEMENT! Pour votre sécurité, veuillez suivre les directives données dans le présent manuel afin de réduire au minimum les risques d’incendie, d’explosion et de chocs électriques et prévenir tout dommage et blessure grave ou mortelle.
  • Page 5 Complete Rinse Aid agents de rinçage sont ® avant d’appuyer sur la touche START (Marche) pour recommandé avec les lave-vaisselle GE. permettre aux commandes de se réinitialiser. VEUILLEZ LIRE ET SUIVRE À LA LETTRE CES CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ. CONSERVEZ CES DIRECTIVES...
  • Page 6 INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE DE SEGURIDAD GUARDE ESTAS INSTRUCCIONES ¡ADVERTENCIA! Para su seguridad, siga las instrucciones de este manual a fin de minimizar riesgos de incendio, explosión, descargas eléctricas, y para evitar daños en su propiedad, lesiones personales o la muerte. ¡ADVERTENCIA! SEGURIDAD DEL CALENTADOR DE AGUA Bajo ciertas condiciones, se podrá...
  • Page 7 Cascade® Complete Rinse Aid se presionar START (Iniciar) para permitir que recomiendan para su uso en todos los lavavajillas el control se inicie. de GE. LEA Y SIGA ESTA INFORMACIÓN DE SEGURIDAD CUIDADOSAMENTE. GUARDE ESTAS INSTRUCCIONES...
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Getting started! Load Dishwasher For best dishwashing results, follow the loading guidelines found in the Loading the dishwasher section. Scrape off hard soils, including bones, toothpicks, skins, and seeds. Remove leafy vegetables, meat trimmings, and excessive amounts of grease or oil. Add Detergent Add needed amount of detergent to the detergent dispenser.
  • Page 9 Select Cycle Close and latch the dishwasher door. Turn the dial to select the desired wash cycle. POTS & PANS This cycle is meant for heavily soiled dishes or cookware with dried-on or baked-on soils. This cycle may not remove burned-on foods. Everyday dishes are safe to be used in this cycle. Time: 1 hour 14 minutes.
  • Page 10: Using The Dishwasher

    Using the dishwasher. Check the Water Temperature The entering water should be at least 120°F (49°C) and not Turn on the hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher, more than 150°F (66°C) for effective cleaning and to prevent place the thermometer in a glass and let the water run dish damage.
  • Page 11: Detergent Dispenser

    Use just enough to get good wash Filling the Detergent Dispenser performance. Using just the right amount of detergent will GE recommends using detergent in tablet or packet form. provide great wash performance without wasting detergent or Independent testing has shown this form of detergent is etching glassware.
  • Page 12: Loading The Dishwasher

    Loading the dishwasher. For best dishwashing results, follow these loading guidelines. Upper Rack Secure larger dishwasher-safe plastics over 2 tines when possible. The upper rack is for glasses, cups and Make sure small plastic items are secure so saucers. This is also a secure place for they can’t fall onto the heater.
  • Page 13: Care And Cleaning

    Lemi Shine®*, a detergent additive. Lemi Shine will break up mineral deposits, and remove hard water film and stains. You can order citric acid GE kit #WD35X151 through GE Parts by calling 877- 959-8688 or visiting
  • Page 14 Care and cleaning. Cleaning the Filters Rinse the main filter, fine filter and cup with Inspect and clean the filters periodically. This should Main filter be done every month. If there is a decrease in warm soapy water. Scouring pads or brushes can scratch the filter surface but a soft brush wash performance or dishes feel gritty, this is or sponge may be needed to remove stubborn...
  • Page 15: Troubleshooting Tips

    Before you call for service… Troubleshooting Tips Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages, or visit In Canada visit You may not need to call for service. Problem Possible Causes What To Do Dishes and flatware Main or Fine filter is clogged •...
  • Page 16: Before You Call For Service

    • Run dishwasher with citric acid to remove mineral deposits. Citric acid (Part number: WD35X151) can be ordered through GE Parts. See back cover for ordering information. Alternatively, purchase Lemi Shine (Part Number: WD10X10019) and follow the directions on the label.
  • Page 17 Problem Possible Causes What To Do Water standing in Air gap is clogged • Clean the air gap. See the Care and cleaning section. the bottom of the tub High drain loop or air • Refer to the Installation Instructions for proper drain line installation. gap not installed Water won’t pump Drain is clogged...
  • Page 18 Notes.
  • Page 19: Warranty

    This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Service location for service.
  • Page 20: Consumer Support

    In the US: In Canada: If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details including your phone number, or write to: General Manager, Customer Relations GE Appliances, Appliance Park...

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