Status Indicator Lights (Indicators vary by models)
The Status display tells you what is happening while the dishwasher is in operation and may flash, indicating a malfunction. The lights will come ON indicating the sequence of the dishwasher operation.
LOW DETERGENT Displayed when the SmartDispenseTM needs to be refilled with liquid or gel automatic dishwasher detergent.
NOTE: If you are not using SmartDispenseTM and you want to turn the LOW DETERGENT
LED light off, press the ADDED HEAT pad 5 times within 3 seconds. You will hear 3 beeps; then the light will go off. You can turn the light back on by pressing the ADDED
HEAT pad 5 times within 3 seconds.
SENSING Displayed while the Clean SensorTM is measuring the amount of soil and temperature of water. The dishwasher will adjust the selected cycle to achieve optimal performance.
ADD-A-DISH Displayed during prewash, indicating that dishes added now will still be cleaned.
WASHING Displayed during prewash, main wash and rinse periods.
RINSING Displayed during rinse periods.
DRYING Displayed during HEATED DRY.
SANITIZED Displayed when cycle has met sanitization conditions.
CLEAN Displayed when a wash cycle is complete.
Time Remaining Display (on some models)
During operation, the display shows the minutes remaining until the cycle is complete. The display may adjust the remaining time while the Sensing light is on. The time displayed at the start of each cycle may change from the factory setting as the unit customizes itself to home use. During a delay start, the display will show hours of time remaining until the cycle starts.
PDW8000 Series: Press the pad for the desired wash cycle.
PDW9000 Series: Use the Arrow Pads to scroll through the wash cycles.
NOTE: All cycle times and water usage information contained in the following section are approximate values. Actual results will depend on several factors, including but not limited to inlet temperature, household water pressure and amount of soil in the wash water.
The light above or next to the selected pad will be ON to indicate which WASH CYCLE has been selected.
ANTI-BACTERIA Heavy 8.8 gal., 105 min.
Medium 7.5 gal., 95 min.
Light 6.3 gal., 85 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 Anti-Bacteria 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 may not be met. In these cases, the sanitized light will not illuminate at the end of the cycle.
COOKWARE Heavy 10.0 gal., 80 min.
(POTS & PANS) Medium 8.8 gal., 70 min.
Light 7.5 gal., 60 min.
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.
NORMAL WASH Heavy 8.8 gal., 70 min.
Medium 7.5 gal., 60 min.
Light 5.0 gal., 50 min.
This cycle is for medium/heavily soiled dishes and glassware.
SPEED CYCLE 7.5 gal., 35 min.
(on some models) This cycle is for everyday dishes and glassware.
NOTE: NSF-certified residential dishwashers are not intended for licensed food establishments.
CHINA CRYSTAL 7.5 gal., 35 min.
This cycle is for lightly soiled china and crystal.
GLASSES 7.5 gal., 30 min.
(on some models) This cycle is specifically designed for glasses.
PLASTICS CYCLE Heavy 8.8 gal., 120 min.
(on some models) Medium 7.5 gal., 105 min.
Light 5.0 gal., 90 min.
The longer time for this cycle includes a built-in drying portion that is specifically designed to reduce the risk of melting plastic items and improve plastic drying.
For removing red tomato-based stains, GE recommends the use of Cascade
SINGLE RACK WASH Heavy 8.2 gal., 70 min.
(on some models) Medium 7.0 gal., 60 min.
Light 4.6 gal., 50 min.
This cycle washes lightly soiled dishes on the upper rack only.
RINSE ONLY 2.5 gal., 10 min.
For rinsing partial loads that will be washed later. Do not use detergent with this cycle.
NOTE: On the PDW8000 Series models, the CHINA CRYSTAL/PLASTICS selector is a toggle pad; push pad to switch between CHINA CRYSTAL and PLASTICS.
NOTE: This dishwasher is equipped with CleanSensorTM with automatic temperature control; therefore, cycle length and time may vary depending on soil and water temperature conditions.
NOTE: Only the Anti-Bacteria cycle has been designed to meet the requirements of Section 6, NSF 184 for soil removal and sanitization efficacy.
About the dishwasher control panel.
The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which ENHANCEMENT has been selected.
DELAY HOURS You can delay the start of a wash cycle for up to 24 hours (depending on model). Press the DELAY START pad to choose the number of hours you want to delay the start of the cycle; then press START/RESET.
PDW8000 Series: The machine will count down and start automatically at the correct time.
PDW9000 Series: After closing the door, the machine will count down and automatically start at the correct time.
NOTE: To cancel the DELAY START selection before the cycle begins, repeatedly press the DELAY START pad until the display is blank.
ADDED HEAT When selected, the cycle will run longer with heating element on to improve both wash
(EXTRA HOT WASH) and dry performance.
NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cycle.
PRE WASH For use with heavily soiled and/or