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STEP 13: PUSH DISHWASHER INTO
Check the tub insulation blanket, if equipped, to be sure it is
smoothly wrapped around the tub. It should not be “bunched
up” and it must not interfere with the door springs. If the
insulation is “bunched up” or interfering with the springs,
straighten and re-center the blanket prior to sliding the
dishwasher into its final position.
• Slide the dishwasher into the final position by pushing on
the sides of the door panel. Do not use a knee or push on the
center of the panel. If you do, damage to the panel will likely
• The dishwasher is in the final position when the edges of
the front panel are flush with the adjacent cabinets and the
dishwasher is centered in the cabinet opening.
Before opening the dishwasher door,
be certain the edges of the dishwasher door panel are behind
the face of the adjacent cabinet and not up against the cabinet
face. Refer to Figure Q. If the dishwasher door is opened
when the edge of the door is against the face of the cabinet,
dishwasher door damage and cabinet damage will occur.
• Open and close the dishwasher door to be sure it operates
smoothly, and does not rub on the adjacent cabinet.
STEP 12: INSTALL GPF65 SIDE-MOUNT
Skip this step if underside of countertop is wood or
• Install side-mount brackets if underside of countertop is
granite or similar material that will not accept wood screws.
The brackets are available for purchase if needed. Obtain
a GPF65 kit from your authorized GE Appliance Dealer.
• Fasten the left-hand bracket to the left side
of the dishwasher frame and the right-hand
bracket to the right side of the dishwasher
frame, using the #8 pan-head screws
included with the kit. Refer to instructions
included in kit for orientation and
placement of the brackets.
(2 Each Side)
Prevent unnecessary service cha
rges for panel damage
or wash performance
Check dishwasher alignment prior to opening dishwasher door
to prevent panel damage.
Make sure utility lines are not trapped or crushed behind
dishwasher. Crushed lines will restrict water flow.
on Cabinet Frame
will result in door damage
• If you are installing the dishwasher under a counter with a
short overhang, the countertop brackets may extend beyond
the edge of the counter. If this is the case, remove the excess
length by repeatedly bending the brackets at the notches
until they break off.