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Custom Panels Required

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  • Stainless steel panels can be purchased from GE through the Parts and Accessories Store.
  • Panels to match your cabinetry must be purchased from your cabinetmaker.
  • Panel sizes and widths can vary; be sure to check the details of your model for the exact panel specifications.
  • For more information about custom panel options, contact the GE Answer Center by e-mail or at 1-800-626-2005.

GE® Dishwasher with Front Controls




34 in x 23 3/4 in x 24 in

Sound decible level
Stainless Steel


  • GE’s most advanced wash system
    Consistently clean and dry dishes are ensured with GE’s most advanced wash system, featuring 65% more wash power.* *Wash power delivered to each rack. Compared to previous GE models.
  • Piranha™ hard food disposer with removable filter
    To ensure consistently clean items, this stainless steel blade rotates at 3,600 RPM to pulverize food particles and helps to prevent large particles from clogging the wash arms
  • Steam PreWash
    Loosens tough soils before any cycle, virtually eliminating the need for soaking or pre-rinsing dishes
  • Sanitize option (NSF residential)
    High-temperature rinse sanitizes and reduces 99.999% of bacteria found on dishes
  • SpaceMaker® silverware basket
    Enjoy table-ready silverware and loading flexibility with this unique basket that can be placed on the rack or onto the door

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Claims & Certifications

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Meets the ENERGY STAR energy efficiency requirements.

Made In America

Made In America
70 to 90% U.S. Content
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Style Built-In
Tub and Door Liner American Gray Plastic Tub Interior
Tub Type Tall Tub
Door Liner Clean Design with Plastic
Tub Liner Plastic
Control Type Front Controls
Electronic Tactile Buttons
Dishwasher Control Features 1 "Clean" Light, 1 "Sanitized" Light Cycle Progress Indicators
Last Cycle Memory
Audible End-of-Cycle Signal
Wash System 500 Series
Wash System Features Dual Pumps and Motors
Automatic Temperature Control
Drain Pump
Piranha™ Hard Food Disposer with removable filter
Dedicated Silverware Jets
Sensor Clean Sensor
Wash Arms 3 Pressurized Wash Arms
Water Filtration System 100% Filtration with Piranha Hard Food Disposer and Removable Filter
Dispenser Rinse Aid with Indicator and Adjustment
Number of Cycles 4
Dishwasher Cycles Auto Sense
Heavy Wash
Normal Wash
Light Wash
Number of Options 7
Dishwasher Options Child Lock
Delay Start 2/4/8 Hr.
Wash TempBoost
Sani (NSF Certified)
Heated Dry
Steam PreWash
Rack Features SpaceMaker Silverware Basket in door with cell covers
2 Utility Shelves with Stem Safe - Upper
Ball-Tipped Tines
Small Items Basket
Racking System Towerless
Pearlescent Dark Gray
Rack Color Pearlescent Dark Gray
Number of Place Settings Up to 16
Upper Rack 2 Stem Safe Shelves
Ball-Tip Tines
Lower Rack Ball-Tip Tines
SpaceMaker Silverware Basket
Dishwasher Drying Features 4-Pass Multi-Wattage Wash & Dry Element
Heated Dry - On/Off
Leveling System 4 Leveling Legs
Latch Center Pull
Communication Module Required
Exterior Style Traditional


Color Appearance Black
Door Style Long Door
Installation Side or Top Mount Install Brackets Included
Built-Up Floor Capable
Flush Cabinet Installation
Door Appearance Contour door
Handle Color Color-Matched
Handle Design Recessed
Control Panel Color Black

Claims & Certifications

ENERGY STAR® Qualified
NSF Certified
MADE IN AMERICA: 70 to 90% U.S. Content


Quiet Package 54 dBA
Quiet Features Quiet Water Valve
Sealed Toe Kick
Motor Type Single Speed
Outer Wrap Insulation Blanket
Door Insulation Insulation


Cabinet Width 24 in
Approximate Shipping Weight 77 lb
Net Weight 62 lb
Overall Height 34 in
Height w/ Legs Retracted - Minimum Height 33 3/8 in
Height w/Legs Extended - Maximum Height 34 5/8 in
Overall Depth 24 in
Overall Width 23 3/4 in


Calrod Heater Watts 415/800
Volts/Hertz/Amps 120v; 60Hz; 7.1A


Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
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GDF520PGDBB is rated 4.1362 out of 5 by 1,035.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to install and runs so nice I can barely hear this unit running love the dual rotating heads and the ability to run steam and Sanitize. For the price and time it took it was excellent
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Sparkling We purchased this dishwasher and my husband installed it without much ado and he says it was relatively simple. It took about an hour and then we put it to the test. The first load consisted of pots and pans and casserole dishes because we wanted to see the capabilities of this GE model. I ran the sanitation and steam settings and hoped for the best. The washer is very quiet. I could only hear it running when I was in the kitchen or near by. This model also has charming little sounds that have little to do with the functions but it is pleasant as you open the door etc... Let me say that the pots and pans were sparkling and the casserole dishes were spotless. That is saying something with our hard water. We are extremely pleased with our purchase and I will update this review if our opinion changes as we use this machine more. The interior seems very sturdy and I love the tall baskets for larger items. I read in other reviews that there was a smell that was unpleasant. I do smell a bit of a plastic smell but I think it is the interior coating. It is not important enough for me to worry about nor is it a strong odor. My dishes were dry with the exception of a bowl that has a recessed bottom but I think it was the way I loaded it. The bottom line is...what do you want your dishwasher to do? I want a energy efficient machine that is durable and gets my dishes clean. If this is what you are looking for then purchase this product. It is attractive, has functions of a much more expensive model such as the sanitation feature and the steam rinse which saves you washing your dishes before you use your dishwasher and it removes large food particles like magic.
Date published: 2015-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dishwasher Dishwasher works perfectly. Quiet while running and I love the delay feature so it can run at night and the dishes will be done in the morning!
Date published: 2015-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First day and already happy with it! First thing I noticed is that it is much quieter than my previous dishwasher. I've only used it this first day, but have noticed already that the dishes are so clean.
Date published: 2015-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More for the money! 1st I love it came in black. Also, I just love the baskets with slots on top to hold items in place. VERY quite! AWESOMELY cleans 1st wash. Removable racks,baskets, etc. which is perfect. Highly recommend! *ENSURE person that installs the dishwasher puts the top & side screws to make sure it does not shift. We have always purchased $1200-$1500 dishwashers and they always break due to all the extras on panel. Panel always cost more to repair then buy a new one. I am glad and pleased I tried this cheaper priced dishwasher & I like this one the most! Go for this one! It comes in blk or wht.
Date published: 2015-05-13
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