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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.
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GE® Hybrid Stainless Steel Interior Dishwasher with Front Controls

GDF540HSDSS


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34 in x 23 3/4 in x 24 in

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Features

  • Hybrid Stainless Steel Interior
    Enjoy the combination of stainless steel on the inner door and a durable plastic tub
  • 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
  • Easy Access Silverware Baskets
    To help make loading silverware and small items easy, two baskets offer plenty of space, while Dedicated Silverware Jets ensure table-ready results
  • Adjustable upper rack
    Fitting plates up to 10½” and other tall items in the upper rack is possible with an adjustment

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This model is no longer being manufactured


Is this model still ENERGY STAR®-qualified? This model met ENERGY STAR® qualifications at the time of manufacture, but may not meet the current standards. Please see energystar.gov to determine if it meets current ENERGY STAR® qualification standards.

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ENERGY STAR® Qualified

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

America At Work

America At Work
Product assembled in the U.S.A.

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FEATURES

Style Built-In
Tub and Door Liner Hybrid Stainless Steel Interior
Tub Type Tall Tub
Door Liner Clean Design with Stainless Steel
Tub Liner Plastic
Control Type Front Controls
Electronic Tactile Buttons
Dishwasher Control Features 1 "Clean" Light, 1 "Sanitized" Light Cycle Progress Indicators
Start/Reset Pad
Last Cycle Memory
Control Lock
Audible End-of-Cycle Signal
Wash System InfiniClean™ Wash System
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
Lower
Middle
Upper
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 8
Dishwasher Options Delay Start 2/4/8 Hr.
Steam PreWash
Wash TempBoost
Sani (NSF Certified)
Heated Dry
Start/Reset
Energy Smart
Rack Features 2 Utility Shelves with Stem Safe - Upper
Ball-Tipped Tines
Upper and Lower Rack Easy Access Silverware Baskets
Adjustable Upper Rack
Wash Your Way Customizable Rack
Racking System Towerless
Pearlescent Dark Gray
Rack Color Pearlescent Dark Gray
Number of Place Settings Up to 16
Upper Rack Height Adjustable
Ball-Tip Tines
2 Stem Safe Shelves
Easy Access Silverware Basket
Lower Rack Ball-Tip Tines
Wash Your Way Customizable Rack
Easy Access Silverware Basket
Dishwasher Drying Features 4-Pass Multi-Wattage Wash & Dry Element
Heated Dry - On/Off
Leveling System 4 Leveling Legs
Latch Center Pull
Connected Home Ready Yes
Communication Module Required
Exterior Style Traditional

APPEARANCE

Color Appearance Stainless Steel
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
America at Work: Product Assembled in the U.S.A.
NSF Certified

ECONOMICAL / QUIET

Quiet Package 52 dBA
Quiet Features Quiet Water Valve
Sealed Toe Kick
Tub Collar Trim
Motor Type Single Speed
Outer Wrap Insulation Blanket
Door Insulation Insulation
Mastic

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

Cabinet Width 24 in
Approximate Shipping Weight 81 lb
Net Weight 65 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

POWER / RATINGS

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

WARRANTY

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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  1. 4 out of 5 stars.

    Dishwasher is very good.

    This dishwasher is very good and looks great. It is quiet and easy to use.

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  2. 4 out of 5 stars.

    This product is very good looking.

    Overall I like the dishwasher. It has plenty of room for my dishes. The time it takes to run a light load is a bit much, about 90 minutes, this is without the dry cycle on. My last washer was also a GE and ran a load at half that.

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  3. 5 out of 5 stars.

    good unit

    Only dislike is the dark color tub. Should have been white.

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  4. 5 out of 5 stars.

    it has great features and is very quite

    it has great features and is very quite love iy the handle is tucked away so it is not sticking out . love that it has a child saftey lock on it . it is sleek and looks really good

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  5. 2 out of 5 stars.

    Dishwasher review

    I purchased this dishwasher because of the extra features (steam feature, wash until clean feature) that would ensure that my dishes would be fully cleaned. Unfortunately, this dishwasher is like all the other ones but for more money. Sometimes they get clean, sometimes not. I find myself in the same position again of asking "why am I using this dishwasher when I have to hand wash everything anyway?"

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  6. 5 out of 5 stars.

    We are very happy with our new dishwasher. The food chopper feature is my personal favorite!

    For our fast paced Physician practice where snacks and lunch are usually on the run. I love the pre cleaning elements of this unit. It makes clean up much nicer for the closing staff members.

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  7. 2 out of 5 stars.

    Disappointing

    Very disappointing: - It does NOT dry the dishes sufficiently. Glasses and silverware remain wet and frequently must be dried by hand. - The "finger racks" in the upper try do not hold wine glasses securely. - The silverware baskets on the lower tray do not have enough compartments to be able to keep items from "spooning" and not gettting clean. - The silverware basket on the upper tray frequently become dislodged and fall when opening the tray.

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  8. 2 out of 5 stars.

    not worth the money

    This dishwasher does not clean as well as our old one. It does not produced steam as advertised and has very little heat for the heated dry. We basically have to wash the dishes before to avoid food stuck on flat wear and dishes. The only real plus is the stainless steel color my wife wanted. It also takes a long timeto wash dishes and we waste a lot of water getting the water hot enough to wash the dishes poorly.

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  9. 2 out of 5 stars.

    This produce causes me anxiety!

    I have owned many dishwashers in my life. This one cleans really well (provided that you don't put any silverware in the baskets that are in front of the soap dispenser.) The drying is horrible. I open the door and the water is just dripping down the inside of the door and everything in the dishwasher is hot and wet :( Not impressed!!!!

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  10. 1 out of 5 stars.

    Smallest dishwasher I have ever seen

    It's too small. The pair of BBQ tongs barely fits in it. If I had realized it was markedly smaller than the 10-year-old builder grade one it replaced it would have gone back to the store. HUGE mistake to purchase this one. Also, it said it was stainless steel. NOT. The only part that is stainless is the INSIDE of the door. The rest of the inside is low quality plastic including the sprayer arms that fall off easily. I don't know what the outside is made of but since a magnet won't stick to it it certainly isn't steel of any kind.

    Builder grade was so much better quality. I can't wait to replace this. I can only hope it has a VERY short lifespan.

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  11. 4 out of 5 stars.

    Quiet, great cleaning

    This dishwasher is quiet and dishes are really clean. I found 2 problems: silverware holes are too small and are bothersome to load, front SS panel needs foam behind it too keep from buckling inward if your knee hits it. Otherwise, it seems to clean fantastically.

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  12. 4 out of 5 stars.

    Nice and quiet

    I chose this Dishwasher because of it's looks and the fact that it is very quiet while washing. Also, all my applicances are GE and I want them to match. However, I do have some problems with it not always washing the utensils properly, although I rinse everything before placing it in the machine. I use the recommended soap and rinse agent.

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  13. 4 out of 5 stars.

    Nice and quiet; cleans well

    Overall performance is great; the only issue I have experienced is that occasionally the Cascade Complete packets do no completely dissolve and leave a gooey mess in the dispenser. I have to run a short cycle to clean it up. The dishes are still clean, but there is some residue on the silverware that is in the baskets when this happens.

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  14. 5 out of 5 stars.

    Really happy with this appliance.

    Looks really good in our kitchen. Very quiet. Just wish it had rinse only. Would buy again.

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  15. 3 out of 5 stars.

    Decent Features

    1. Less space 2. Difficult to arrange the dishes 3. The dishwasher keeps beeping even when i have removed all the dishes. I have to ultimately shut down the main switch to stop the beeping

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  16. 4 out of 5 stars.

    Recommend Improvement

    Though it looks good and has great features, I have to open the door slightly so that the dishes will dry. The dry cycle is not effective. It is also difficult to keep shiney clean.

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  17. 5 out of 5 stars.

    Dishwasher Quiet and spaciouse

    this dishwasher is extremally quiet the dishes do not have to be cleaned before entering disherwasher My son who is disabled never cleans off dishes when I looked at the dishes they were sparkling. Also the utility shelfs in the front for forks and spoons is a space saver .It works great

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  18. 4 out of 5 stars.

    Better then I thought

    Looks and works better then I thought it would. Is very quiet and I like the delay options. Had to get use to the silverware holder being in the front. Some setting do take along time to run through but over all it's good.

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  19. 4 out of 5 stars.

    Nice Dishwasher

    We did have trouble at first because it wouldn't drain, and had to have 2 service calls to finally get that fixed. We were without a dishwasher 2 weeks off and on.....not good. The utensil bin on the bottom could be deeper since they tend to fall or lean to one side when you load it. The top utensil bin (or whatever it's supposed to be) is awful. It's too narrow to put anything else in and very hard to retrieve small items out of. I scrape my nuckles every single time and that's aggravating. The inside is actually smaller than what I remember my old dishwasher being, but so far that hasn't been a real issue.

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  20. 3 out of 5 stars.

    No Dry

    This is the 2nd new GE dishwasher in 3 months - neither one can dry the dishes - you must hand dry before putting them away.

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  21. 1 out of 5 stars.

    DO NOT RECOMMEND AT ALL!

    It does not dry it does not always distribute the soap other than to dump it out of the dispenser. Does not hold as much as it claims. When I purchased this "Energy Saving" dishwasher I had no idea it would run for nearly 3 hours. I find this hard to believe it is saving energy when it runs so long. I would have returned it to Lowe's except that we were doing a kitchen remodel and by the time it was installed and I had been getting used to it the return period had just expired. I have many other dislikes about this machine but not enough space.

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  22. 5 out of 5 stars.

    This product was worth the price.

    We looked at several different dishwashers. This one had everything we wanted for a decent price. It cleans very well. I haven't had to put any dishes back in the wash, yet. This is a very good product.

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  23. 5 out of 5 stars.

    Great & Attractive Dishwasher

    We just purcahsed this dishwasher and could not be happier with our purchase. The house we just bought had an older kitchenaid model that was 26 years old and needed to go! This GE model is a great value, looks amazing and is super quiet. I would recommend this product to anyone.

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  24. 4 out of 5 stars.

    worth the money

    i love my dishwasher. the only thing that needs to be changed is the silverware holder. not very versatile or accommodating for all my different size forks, spoons, knifes, etc. other than that runs quiet, cleans great!

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  25. 1 out of 5 stars.

    We have had four problems with our new GE dishwasher and it is very unlikely that we will ever buy another GE appliance.

    1. The discharge hose leaked when we installed the unit and we were unable to get a relacement hose. We were told by three appliance parts distributors what the part we needed was not available from GE. We ended up using glue to stop the leak. 2. One of the gardes which keeps the top drawer from sliding out is sprungand allows the drawer to come off the tracks when I pull it out unless I pull the track at the same time I pull the drawer. 3. The dry feature does not get the dishes totally dry. 4. The soap dispenser does not open automatically; therefore, I have to leave it open when I use the dishwasher.

    1 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  26. 4 out of 5 stars.

    Not the worst or the best

    This was a good dishwasher for the money, but the interior is a bit weird.. I do not like the silverware holders, I love having 2 of them, but most of my knives do not fit in the top and even if they did fit somehow they jamb the door and keep it from closing.

    The interior layout is not as organized as my old dishwasher, where everything had a certain spot. But I am getting used to that.

    The heated dry is not as excellent as it could be, I am going to have to start using the sani-boost to get dishes dry, which seems like a waste of energy.

    There is NO LOCK on the dishwasher door.. it just pushes in, which is hard to get used to and seems a bit flimsy.

    Overall though I like it, it does a job and does clean dishes very well. It also holds a lot and looks very good.

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  27. 3 out of 5 stars.

    Poor rinse cycle

    The dishwasher works OK, but the rinse cyle must be defective. Soap suds are at the bottom of the dishwasher and also on the door and inside glassware. I use Cascade as recommended and also the rinse agent. What do I do? Please respond.

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  28. 5 out of 5 stars.

    Love the job it does

    The stainless steel front goes with any type of cabinet you may have

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  29. 5 out of 5 stars.

    This product is quiet and energy efficient

    We've had the appliance for about 3 weeks. It is quiet and does a good job of cleaning the dishes. One little problem was that the door leaked sometimes. However, the service man indicated that, at times, if you put upword pressure on the door, it could become un-sealed. After having him adjust the door, everythiing is fine. I don't mind the 3 hour wash time once we got used to it. Drying time depends on the temperature of your water. Shold be at least 110 degrees F. I would definitely recommend this appliance to others

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  30. 4 out of 5 stars.

    Great dishwasher

    Great dishwasher. Very quiet and it ACTUALLY washes our dishes (unlike our old one from another brand). Very proud to buy a US made dishwasher and know it will work.

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