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Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions, Tips
China, Crystal, Sterling ...............................10
Cycle Features ............................................4, 5
Cycle Selection Chart ....................................5
Detergent Guide .............................................7
Dispenser Cups ...............................................7
Drying Options............................................4, 5
Features........................................................4, 5
Loading.........................................................8, 9
Operating Instructions..............................4, 5
Rinse Agent......................................................6
Water Temperature .......................................6
Care and Cleaning
Air Gap............................................................11
Winter Storage .............................................11
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Preparation
Front Panel Change.....................................12
Consumer Services
Appliance Registration..................................2
Important Phone Numbers........................19
Model and Serial Numbers ..........................2
Repair Service...............................................18
Warranty ........................................Back Cover
Models: GSD1200
GSD1210
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  • Page 1 UseandCareGuide Dishwasher Problem Solver Safety Instructions .......13–15 ......3 More questions ?…call GE Answer Center® 800.626.2000 Operating Instructions, Tips China, Crystal, Sterling .......10 Preparation Cycle Features ..........4, 5 Front Panel Change........12 Cycle Selection Chart ........5 Detergent Guide ..........7 Dispenser Cups ..........7 Drying Options..........4, 5...
  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

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  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Observe all warnings on container labels ® free, the GE Answer Center, 800.626.2000. to avoid personal injury. —This appliance must be connected to a grounded •...
  • Page 4: Dial Cycles

    HOW TO OPERATE YOUR DISHWASHER Your dishwasher is designed to give maximum performance on loads with normal and heavy soils. You may find that many of your dishes have lighter soils than normal; if this is the case you can save water and energy by selecting a cycle other than NORMAL WASH.
  • Page 5: Cycle Selection Chart

    START SHORT WASH START DELAY (HRS) CYCLE PLATE WARMER (PRESS HEATED DRY) Quiet Power RINSE & HOLD Dial Cycles (continued) The RINSE & HOLD cycle is for rinsing The PLATE WARMER cycle is for warming clean partial loads which will be washed later. dishes and serving plates for the serving of hot foods.
  • Page 6: Good Dishwashing Starts With Hot Water

    Good Dishwashing Starts with HOT Water To get dishes clean and dry, you need hot water. For good washing and drying, the entering water must be at least 120°F. To prevent dish damage, inlet water should not exceed 150°F. How to Test Water Temperature Helpful hints: If outside temperatures are unusually Check your water temperature with a candy or meat thermometer.
  • Page 7: How To Choose And Use The Right Detergent

    How to Choose and Use the Right Detergent cloudiness of glassware, called ‘‘etching.’’ An outside Use only powder or liquid detergent specifically made for use in dishwashers. Other types will cause layer of glass is etched away! Of course, this takes some oversudsing.
  • Page 8: How To Load Your Dishwasher

    HOW TO LOAD YOUR DISHWASHER NOTE: Do not load large platters or trays in front right corner of lower rack. They may prevent detergent from circulating in the wash cycle. The upper rack is best for glasses, cups and saucers. The upper rack is handy for all kinds of odd shapes.
  • Page 9 The lower rack is best used for plates, saucers, and Keep center area clear in the lower rack. cookware. Large items such as broiler pans and racks The wash tower rises through the center of the lower should go in the lower rack along the edge. Load rack during the wash and rinse portions of the cycle.
  • Page 10: Materials

    WHAT YOU CAN USUALLY WASH SAFELY IN YOUR DISHWASHER Usually Material Safe Exceptions (not safe) Special Instructions Aluminum Some colored anodized Some darkening or spotting possible. Remove by aluminum can fade. scouring with soap-filled steel wool pads. China/ Antique, metal-trimmed, If in doubt, check with the manufacturer.
  • Page 11: Care And Cleaning

    Clean the control panel with a lightly dampened Appliance Polish Wax & Cleaner (Cat. No. cloth. Dry thoroughly. Do not use abrasives or WR97X0216) is available from GE Service and sharp objects on the panel. They can damage it. Parts Centers.
  • Page 12: How To Change Color Panels

    HOW TO CHANGE COLOR PANELS If you are redecorating, you can change your dishwasher’s front panels to match or blend with your new colors by flipping them over. You may also paint a panel with a color of your own choice. How to Change the Door Panel: 1.
  • Page 13: Dispenser Cups

    QUESTIONS? USE THIS PROBLEM SOLVER PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE DISHWASHER A fuse in your home may be blown, or the circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse or WON’T RUN reset circuit breaker. Remove any other appliances from the circuit. UNUSUAL NOISE Utensils may not be secure on rack pins, or something small may have dropped from the rack.
  • Page 14: The Problem Solver

    If vinegar rinse doesn’t work: Repeat as above, except use 1/4 cup (60 ml) 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 15 • The motor stops. VAPOR AT Water vapor comes through the vent by the door latch during drying and when THE VENT water is being pumped out. If you need more help…call, toll free: ® GE Answer Center 800.626.2000 consumer information service...
  • Page 16 NOTES...
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  • Page 18: Consumer Services

    We’re proud of our service and want you to be Manager, Consumer Relations pleased. If for some reason you are not happy with the GE Appliances service you receive, here are three steps to follow for Appliance Park further help.
  • Page 19: Repair Service

    We’ll Be There With the purchase of your new GE appliance, receive the assurance that if you ever need information or assistance from GE, we’ll be there. All you have to do is call—toll-free! GE Answer Center® 800.626.2000 ® Whatever your question about any GE major appliance, GE Answer Center information service is available to help.
  • Page 20: Warranty

    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. GSD1200 GSD1210 Part No.

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