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Before you call for service...
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Cloudiness o n
Combinationof soft water and
• Thisis calledetchingand is permanent. T o preventthis from happening,
glassware
too much detergent
uselessdetergentifyou havesoftwater.Washglasswarein the shortest
cyclethat will getit clean.
Lowperforming phosphate
• SeeA white film on glassware,dishwareand the interior in this
freedetergent
Troubleshootingsection.
Water temperature enteringthe
• Thiscouldbe etching.Lowerthewater heatertemperature.
dishwasherexceeds150°F(66°C)
Sudsin the tub
Wrong detergent
• Useonlyautomaticdishwasher d etergentsto avoidsudsing.Cascade*
Detergent left in
dispenser cups
AutomaticDishwashing Detergents havebeenapprovedfor usein all
GEdishwashers.
• Toremovesudsfrom thetub, openthe dishwasherand letsudsdissipate.
Closeand latchthe dishwasher. P umpoutwater bytouchingthe START/RESET
padonce;then 30 secondslater,touch theSTART/RESET
pad again.Repeatif
necessary.
Alwayswipeup rinseagentspillsimmediately.
Repositionthe dishes,so the water from the lower spray arm can flush
the detergent cup. Seethe Loading the dishwasher section.
Repositionthe tall utensilsor heaw silverwarethat may be keepingthe
dispensercup door from opening.Seethe Loading the dishwasher
section.
Don't place large bowls or pots directly under the detergent dispenser.
Remove markswith a mild,abrasive cleaner.
Rinseagent was spilled
Dishesor utensils ore blocking
the detergent cup
Black or gray
Aluminum utensilshove
marks on dishes
rubbedagainst dishes
Dishesdon't dry
Lowinlet water temperature
• Hakesureinletwater temperatureis at least120°F.
• SelectHeatedDry.
• UseHOTSTART, HOTWASH or ADDED HEAT options.
• Selecta highercycle,suchasPOTS & PANS.
Rinseagent dispenseris empty
• Checkthe rinseagentdispenser a nd fill as required.
Controlpanelresponded Door may not becompletely
• Hakesurethe door isfirmly closed.
to inputsbutdishwasherclosed
neverfilled with water
Water valve may be turned off
. Hakesurewater valve (usually locatedunderthe sink)isturnedon.
Stainedtub interior
White film on insidesurface-
• GErecommends Cascade ®CompleteRinseAid to helppreventhard water
hard water minerals
mineraldeposits from forming.
• Rundishwasher with citric acid to remove mineral deposits. Citric acid
(Part number: WDSSX151) c an be ordered through GEParts.See back
cover for ordering information. Alternatively, purchase Lemi Shine
(Part Number: WDlOXlO019) and follow the directions on the label.
Replace fuseor resetcircuitbreaker. R emove any otherappliances from
the circuit.
Dishwasherwon't run
Fuse is blown or circuitbreaker
istripped
Poweris turned off
• Insomeinstallations, the powerto the dishwasher i s providedthrougha
wall switch,often locatednext to the disposer switch.Hake sureit ison.
Control panelis locked
• Unlockcontrol panel.Seethe Gettingstarted section.
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