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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® Built-In Dishwasher with Hidden Controls


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34 in x 24 in x 24 3/4 in

Sound decible level


  • Bright annealed stainless steel interior
    Lustrous interior looks great and stands up to stains
  • 6-level towerless wash system
    Quietly powers dishes clean with less water and energy
  • Clean sensor
    A tiny laser measures soil levels and water temperature to adjust to the ideal cycle time
  • QuietPower™52 sound package - 52 dBA
    An enhanced sound-deadening system muffles noises and keeps the kitchen quiet
  • 2/4/8-hour Delay Start
    Set the time to wash dishes at a later time

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ENERGY STAR® Qualified

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



Style Built-In
Tub and Door Liner Stainless Steel
Tub Type Tall Tub
Control Type Fully Integrated Electronic
Top Controls
6 Touchpads
Dishwasher Control Features Start/Reset Pad
Last Cycle Memory
Audible End-of-Cycle Signal
Control Lock
1 "Clean" Light, 1 "Sanitized" Light Cycle Progress Indicators
Wash System Features Dual Pumps and Motors
Piranha™ Hard Food Disposer
Automatic Temperature Control
Automatic Temperature Sensing
CircuClean Pump
Drain Hose
Sensor Clean Sensor
Wash Arms 3-Direct Feed
Water Filtration System Self-Cleaning Triple with Extra Fine Filter
Dispenser Rinse Aid with Indicator and Adjustment
Number of Cycles 5
Dishwasher Cycles Normal Wash
Rinse Only
Light Wash
Pots & Pans
Number of Options 4
Dishwasher Options Heated Dry On/Off
Delay Start 2/4/8 Hr.
Rack Features 1 Piece Silverware Basket with 3 Cell Covers
CleanTip™ Tines
Racking System Nylon Towerless
Number of Place Settings Up to 16
Upper Rack Deep Tiered
Lower Rack Towerless
Dishwasher Drying Features Multi-Wattage Calrod Heater
Convection Dry with Fan Assist
Leveling System Leveling Legs
Exterior Style Traditional


Color Appearance Stainless Steel
Door Style Long Door
Installation Hard Countertop Ready
Door Appearance Full-length flat door
Handle Color-Matched

Claims & Certifications

ENERGY STAR® Qualified


Quiet Package 52 dBA
Quiet Features Sealed Toe Kick
Quiet Water Valve
Tub Collar Trim
Active Vent System
Motor Type QuietPower™ Motor
Outer Wrap Full-wrap Blanket
Door Insulation Insulation


Approximate Shipping Weight 115 lb
Net Weight 110 lb
Overall Height 34 in
Height w/Legs Extended - Maximum Height 35 in
Overall Depth 24 3/4 in
Overall Width 24 in


Calrod Heater Watts 875 Max.
Volts/Hertz/Amps 120V ; 60 Hz ; 9.1 A


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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GDWT160RSS 3 5 4 4
Works well, fairly quiet The washer works well and is pretty quiet. Occasionally I have to run items through again, but not very often. The 'Added Heat' option helps clean. The stainless tub keeps the heat in very well. The lower rack rusted after a year and was replaced by GE. July 11, 2013
Pump broke after only 2 years + hard to find compatible soap I think the summary basically says it all. The latter issue was frustrating because we tried the recommended soap (cascade) and it still left residue. Eventually, we found Method tabs, which worked great until the unit stopped draining. March 25, 2013
Dishwasher pretty in apperance but not good cleaning CONS: Purchased this to eliminate hand washing dishes in the sink. However you still have to pre wash the dishes getting everything off before you load the washer. So it doesn't eliminate washing dishes in the sink, Also, cannot use anything but one type of dish washing detergent. This is a disadvantage because it doesn't get dishes clean. The tablets make rust appear in the water dropplets after a wash on the inside of the door. So stuck using one product to get dishes clean. PROS: The control panel is hidden at the top of the washer which eliminates my childrens little hands from pushing buttons which is great. Also the collapsable features of the wrack on the bottom are great. Allows for bigger dishes to go on the bottom wrack. Good price overall for the money. August 13, 2012
Expected more This GDWT160RSS replaced another GE dishwasher that was over 25 years old and rather noisy, but otherwise worked OK. The GDWT160RSS was easy to install, looks great and is quiet in operation. But, the cleaning performance is no better than the machine it replaced. If anything, we have noticed a slight degradation in cleaning performance. Approximately 3 weeks after installation and just before Christmas, the GDWT160RSS failed to drain water. The drain airgap checked out OK, but grey water remained in the bottom of the dishwasher despite several attempts to re-run the wash cycle. Placed a service call to GE but had to wait till new year for a call out (was without dishwasher during the holiday period). The day before the service call we re-tried the dishwasher and it drained correctly. Ran another couple of cycles, all OK ? so cancelled the service call. February 16, 2012
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