GE® Built-In Dishwasher GSD5800GBB user guide

2 sets fold down tines in lower rack.
Model Series GSD5500


Troubleshooting Tips

Model Series GSD5800


Model Series GSD5900


Consumer Support

Control Settings

The Status

The Status display tells you what is happening while the dishwasher is in operation and also any malfunctions if they occur (see page 6).

The lights will come ON indicating the sequence of operation the dishwasher is in.

SENSING Displayed during periods using CleanSensor technology to measure the amount of soil in the load and decide if another prewash is needed.

WASHING Displayed during prewash and main wash periods.

RINSING Displayed during rinse periods.

Safety Instructions


SANITIZED Displayed when cycle has met sanitization conditions. Light remains ON until door is opened.

Load Selections

The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which LOAD SELECTION has been selected.

POTS & PANS Heavy 13.1 gal., 101 min., Medium 11.5 gal., 79 min., Light 9.9 gal., 55 min.

For heavily soiled dishes or cookware with dried-on or baked-on soils. Everyday dishes may be included. This cycle will not remove burned-on foods.

NORMAL Heavy 9.9 gal., 72 min., Light 8.2 gal., 43 min.

For loads of everyday dishes, glasses and cookware with medium soils.

NOTE: Many dishes have lighter soil than normal. Choosing a cycle other than NORMAL will save energy and water.

SPEED WASH/ Heavy 9.9 gal., 37 min., Medium 8.2 gal., 34 min., Light 6.6 gal., 25 min.

LIGHT WASH For dishes with light soils.

Operating Instructions

SANI WASH Heavy 11.5 gal., 99 min., Medium 9.9 gal., 93 min., Light 8.2 gal., 93 min.

This cycle raises the water temperature in the final rinse to sanitize your dishware. The cycle length will vary depending on the temperature of your inlet water.

NOTE: The SaniWash cycle is monitored for sanitization requirements. If the cycle is interrupted during or after the main wash portion or if the incoming water temperature is so low that adequate water heating cannot be achieved, the sanitizing conditions will not be met.

In these cases, the sanitized light will not illuminate at the end of the cycle.

CHINA CRYSTAL Heavy 9.9 gal., 52 min., Medium 8.2 gal., 39 min., Light 6.6 gal., 35 min.

For lightly soiled china and crystal.

RINSE ONLY Heavy 3.3 gal., 7 min., Light 1.6 gal., 4 min.

For rinsing partial loads that will be washed later. Do not use detergent.

Troubleshooting Tips

NOTE: The dishwasher is equipped with Clean Sensor technology; therefore, cycle length and time may vary depending on soil and temperature conditions.

The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which OPTION has been selected.

POWER For use with heavily soiled and/or dried-on, baked-on soils. This option MUST be selected PRIOR to starting the cycle.

PRESOAK This option adds 16 minutes to the cycle time.

SPEED DRY/ Shuts off the drying heat option. Dishes air dry naturally and energy is saved. You can prop the door open after the CLEAN light

HEATED DRY illuminates.

SPEED DRY/ Turns the heater on for fast drying. This cycle will extend the time to your wash cycle by 40 minutes for the CHINA CRYSTAL and

HEATED DRY POTS & PANS cycle and 24 minutes for the NORMAL, SPEED WASH/LIGHT WASH and SANI WASH cycle.

ON NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cycle.

LOCK When the LOCK pad is touched twice within 3 seconds, all pads become inoperative. You can lock the controls to prevent any selections from being made. Or you can lock the controls after you have started a cycle or selected DELAY START so the cycle or DELAY START is not interrupted.

Children cannot accidentally start dishwasher by touching pads with this option selected.

To unlock the dishwasher after it has been locked, touch the LOCK pad twice within 3 seconds. The light above the LOCK pad will turn off.

RESET To change a cycle after washing starts, touch the START/RESET pad to cancel the cycle. After water is pumped out and the motor stops, you can reprogram and restart the dishwasher. This will take approximately 90 seconds.

Close and latch the door. Touch the START/RESET pad to begin the cycle. Water fill begins, and approximately 60 seconds later the wash action begins.

NOTE: The dishwasher remembers your last cycle so you dont have to reprogram each time. When the dishwasher is loaded and the door latch is in the locked position, the control panel lights will be ON and display the last settings you selected.

If you dont want to change any of the settings, simply touch the START/RESET pad to begin the cycle.

Also, if a power failure occurs, NORMAL and SPEED DRY/HEATED DRY will automatically be programmed. Make any new selections and touch the START/RESET pad to begin the cycle.

This light is illuminated when a wash cycle is complete. The light will stay ON until the door is opened.

Consumer Support

DELAY HOURS You can delay the start of a wash cycle for up to 8 hours. Press the DELAY HOURS pad to choose the number of hours you want to delay the start of the cycle, then press START/RESET. The machine will count down and start automatically at the correct time. Pressing

START/RESET a second time will cancel the DELAY START selection. NOTE: If you forget to fully close the door, a reminder signal will beep until you do so.

Safety Instructions

Flashing display lights.

Status Lights

What It Means

What To Do


If the sensing light doesnt come on during the first part of the cycle, the CLEANSENSOR is not working. Call for service. The dishwasher will continue to work without the CLEANSENSOR.

NOTE: This light will NOT stay on the entire cycle.

START/RESET pad has been pressed

Allow up to 9