Service
Base manual covers general infomation.
Refer to individual Technical Sheet for
information on specific models.
Jetclean II™
Dishwashers
This manual includes, but is not limited to
the following:
JDB4000AW
MDB5600AW
MDB6600AW
MDB7600AW
MDB8600AW
MDB9600AW
MDBF550AW
MDBF750AW
MDBH950AW
MDBH970AW
MDBL540AW
MDBL740AW
This manual is to be used by qualified appliance
technicians only. Maytag does not assume any
responsibility for property damage or personal
injury for improper service procedures done by
an unqualified person.
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Important Information
Pride and workmanship go into every product to provide our customers with quality products. It is possible, however,
that during its lifetime a product may require service. Products should be serviced only by a qualified service
technician who is familiar with the safety procedures required in the repair and who is equipped with the proper tools,
parts, testing instruments and the appropriate service manual. REVIEW ALL SERVICE INFORMATION IN THE
APPROPRIATE SERVICE MANUAL BEFORE BEGINNING REPAIRS.
Important Notices for Consumers and Servicers
! WARNING
To avoid risk of serious injury or death, repairs should not be attempted by unauthorized persons, dangerous
conditions (such as exposure to electrical shock) may result.
! CAUTION
Maytag will not be responsible for any injury or property damage from improper service procedures. If performing
service on your own product, assume responsibility for any personal injury or property damage which may result.
To locate an authorized servicer, please consult your telephone book or the dealer from whom you purchased this
product. For further assistance please contact:
Customer Service Support Center
CAIR Center
Web Site
Telephone Number
WWW.AMANA.COM ........................................................................... 1-800-843-0304
WWW.JENNAIR.COM ......................................................................... 1-800-536-6247
WWW.MAYTAG.COM ......................................................................... 1-800-688-9900
CAIR Center in Canada ...................................................................... 1-800-688-2002
Amana Canada Product ...................................................................... 1-866-587-2002
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, and Labels
!
DANGER
DANGER—Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal injury or death.
! WARNING
WARNING—Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe personal injury or death.
! CAUTION
CAUTION—Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal injury or product or property
damage.
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Table of Contents
Important Information
Important Notices for Consumers and Servicers .... 2
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, and Labels ... 2
Section 1. Important Safety Information
General Information ...............................................1-4
Related Publications .............................................1-4
General Precautions and Warnings .......................1-4
Product Warning Labels
Junction Box Warning ...........................................1-5
Support Panel Warning .........................................1-5
Control Cover Warning ..........................................1-6
Section 2. Electrical Equipment & Testing
Electrical Test Equipment .....................................2-7
Appliance Test Meter ............................................2-7
Continuity Testing .................................................2-7
Digital Test Meter ..................................................2-7
Voltage Checks ..............................................2-8
Motor Test Cord ....................................................2-8
Grounding Polarity ................................................2-8
Electrical Tests
Water Valve ..........................................................2-9
Detergent / Rinse Aid Disp Wax Mtr Check ..........2-9
Vent Wax Motor Check ....................................... 2-10
Section 3. Cycles & Options
Cycles ................................................................ 3-11
Options ............................................................... 3-12
Display ............................................................... 3-13
Control Style by Model ........................................ 3-14
Control Style by Model ........................................ 3-15
Section 4. Trouble Shooting
Will Not Fill ......................................................... 4-16
Overflows ............................................................ 4-16
Poor Water Circulation ........................................ 4-16
Poor Washability ................................................ 4-17
Will Not Drain ..................................................... 4-17
Continues to Drain .............................................. 4-17
Poor Drying ........................................................ 4-17
Water Leaks ....................................................... 4-18
Noise .................................................................. 4-18
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Will Not Start or Program .................................... 4-18
Will Not Fill ......................................................... 4-18
Will Not Wash .................................................... 4-19
Will Not Drain ..................................................... 4-19
Will Not Dry ........................................................ 4-19
Manual Function Test ......................................... 4-19
Field Service Test ............................................... 4-19
Section 5. Service and Disassembly Procedures
Front Support and Toe Panel Removal ................ 5-20
Inner Door Panel Removal ................................... 5-21
Detergent / Rinse Aid Disp .................................. 5-21
Wax Motor Detergent / Rinse Aid Disp ................ 5-22
Vent .................................................................... 5-22
Wire Cover .......................................................... 5-22
Door Latch & Switch Holder Assembly ................ 5-23
PC Board ............................................................ 5-24
Technical Sheet .................................................. 5-24
Control Panel ...................................................... 5-24
Door Latch Strike ................................................ 5-24
Door Gasket ....................................................... 5-25
Outer Door .......................................................... 5-25
Door Hinge And Support ..................................... 5-26
Door Spring ......................................................... 5-26
Door Spring And Component Replacement .......... 5-27
Over Pressure Filter ............................................ 5-27
Top Wash Arm .................................................... 5-27
Manifold .............................................................. 5-28
Docking Station .................................................. 5-28
Lower Wash Arm ................................................ 5-28
Float ................................................................... 5-29
Heating Element ................................................. 5-30
Thermostats ....................................................... 5-31
Water Valve ........................................................ 5-31
Air Water Inlet .................................................... 5-32
Upper Rack Removal .......................................... 5-33
Tub Wheels ........................................................ 5-33
Turbidity Sensor.................................................. 5-33
Drain Pump ........................................................ 5-34
Wash Motor Assembly ....................................... 5-34
Appendix A
Installation Instructions ....................................... A-2
Appendix B
Jenn-Air User’s Guide ......................................... B-2
Appendix C
MDB-3 User’s Guide ........................................... B-2
Appendix D
MDB-4 User’s Guide ........................................... D-2
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Important Safety Information
! WARNING
! WARNING
To avoid personal injury or death from improper
servicing, make sure you read and understand the
descriptions and meaning of various safety symbols,
words and labels used in this manual, before
attempting any procedures described in the manual.
Failure to understand and comply with safety
information may result in severe personal injury or
death.
General Information
This Service Manual describes the operation,
disassembly, troubleshooting, and repair of Maytag®
Dishwashers. It is intended for use by authorized
servicer’s who troubleshoot and repair these units.
NOTE: It is assumed that users of this manual are
familiar with the use of tools and equipment used
to troubleshoot and repair electrical, and
mechanical systems; and understand the
terminology used to describe and discuss them.
Related Publications
This is a base service manual, covering a range of
similar models. It is intended to be used in conjunction
with the Parts Manual and Technical Sheet covering
specific model being serviced.
General Precautions and Warnings
• Dispose of discarded appliance and shipping or
packing material properly.
• Do not allow children to play in or on dishwasher.
• Do not abuse, sit, stand or play on door or racks of a
dishwasher.
• Use only detergents and rinse agents recommended for
use in a dishwasher.
• Store dishwasher detergent and rinse agents out of the
reach of children.
• If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer, make
sure disposer is completely empty before running
dishwasher.
• Repairs should be done by a qualified technician.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Do not touch the heating element during or immediately
after use.
• Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce the
risk of cut-type injuries or damaging seal.
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To avoid risk of personal injury or death due to
electrical shock:
• Grounding wires and wires colored like grounding
wires are NOT to be used as current carrying
conductors.
• Standard accepted color coding for ground wires
is green or green with a yellow stripe.
• Grounding wires should not be removed from
individual components while servicing, unless
component is to be removed and replaced.
• Replace all removed grounding wires before
completing service.
! WARNING
To avoid death, severe personal injury, fire or
electrical shock when using dishwasher observe
the following:
• Observe all local codes and ordinances.
• Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before
servicing.
• Connect dishwasher to a grounded metal,
permanent wiring system.
• DO NOT ground to gas line.
• DO NOT ground to cold water pipe if pipe is
interrupted by plastic, non-metallic gaskets, or
other insulating (non-conducting) materials.
• Check with a qualified electrician if you are not
sure this appliance is properly grounded.
• This dishwasher is designed to operate on
regular house current (120 V, 60 Hz). Use a
circuit equipped with a 15 ampere fuse or circuit
breaker. Use a 20 ampere fuse if dishwasher is
connected with a food waste disposer.
• Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water system that has not
been used for 2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN
GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If hot water system has
not been used for such a period, before using
dishwasher, turn on all hot water faucets and let
water flow from each for several minutes. This will
release any accumulated hydrogen gas.
HYDROGEN GAS IS FLAMMABLE. Do not
smoke or use an open flame during this time.
• Do not store or use combustible materials,
gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in
the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
• Do not wash plastic items unless marked
"dishwasher safe" or the equivalent. If not
marked, check with manufacturer for
recommendations. Items that are not dishwasher
safe may melt and create a potential fire hazard.
• To avoid entrapment and/or suffocation, remove
door or door latch mechanism from any
dishwasher that is discarded or not in use.
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Important Safety Information
PRECAUCIÓN:
Desconecte la
energía eléctrica
antes de darie
servicio.
ATENCIÓN:
Solamente use
conductores de
cobre. Use cables de
suministro adecuados
para 75° (167°F).
CAUTION: Disconnect electrical power
before servicing.
ATTENTION: Use copper conductors only.
Use supply wires suitable for 75°C (167°F).
ATTENTION: Débrancher de
l'alimentation électrique avant tout dépannage.
ATTENTION: Utiliser des conducteurs en
cuivre uniquement. Utiliser des fils
d'alimentation pouvant supporter une
température de 75°C (167°F).
GROUNDING: This unit must
be grounded in accordance with local
and/or national electric codes.
WARNING: The heating
element, drain pump, harness clip,
dispenser mount, and water valve are
intentionally not grounded and may
present a risk of electrical shock only
during servicing. Discharge motor
capacitior before servicing. Failure to
follow these instructions can result in
death, serious injury, fire, or electrical
shock.
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MISE Á LA TERRE: Cet appareil
doit être relié à la terre conformément aux
codes électriques locaux et/ou nationaux.
AVERTISSEMENT: La résistance,
la pompe de vidange, l'attache du hamais, la
monture de distributeur et l'électrovanne ne
sont pas reliés à la terre intentionnellement et
peuvent présenter des risques d'électrocution
uniquement en cas d'intervention de service
aprés-vente. Décharger le condensateur
avant toute intervention. Le non-respect de
ces consignes peut entrainer la mort, des
blessures graves, l'incendie ou l'électrocution.
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CONEXIÓN A TIERRA: Esta
unidad debe estar conectada a tierra de
acuerdo con los códigos eléctricos locales y
nacionales.
ADVERTENCIA: El elemento calentador,
la bomba de drenado, el sujetador del arnés,
el montaje del surtidor y la válvula de
agua están sin conectar a tierra
intencionalmente podrían presentar un riesgo
de descargas eléctricas cuando se les da
servicio solamente. El no seguir estas
instrucciones podría causar la muerte, lesiones
graves, incendios o descargas eléctricas.
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WARNING: Disconnect power before servicing. Electronic control is energized at all times until
power is disconnected. Capacitors on control may remain active after electrical power is disconnected.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, serious injury, fire, or electrical shock.
ADVERTENCIA: Desconecte la energí antes de darle servicio. El control electrónico está
energizado todo el tiempo hasta que se desconecta la energía. Los capacitores del control podrían
permanecer activos después de desconectar la energía eléctrica. El no seguir estas instrucciones
podrí causar la muerte, lesiones graves, incendios o descargas eléctricas.
AVERTISSEMENT: Débrancher avant toute intervention. La commande électronique est
constamment sous tension à moins que l'appareil ne soit débranché. Les condensateurs de la
commande peuvent rester sous tension une fois l'appareil débranché. Le non-respect de ces consignes
peut entraîner la mort, des blessures graves, l'incendie ou l' électrocution.
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Important Safety Information
Section 2. Electrical Equipment & Testing
Electrical Test Equipment
The equipment required to service these models depends
largely upon the condition encountered. Locating a
malfunction will often require the use of electrical testing
equipment such as:
Appliance Test Meter
Clamp-On Ammeter
Motor Test Cord
Digital Test Meter
can be used to check for open
or closed circuits, measure
resistance, AC and DC volts,
and temperature.
Appliance Test Meter
An Appliance Test Meter is a multi-purpose tester
combining an AC/DC voltage tester with a multi-range
ohmmeter.
The easiest means of testing electrical components is
"Continuity Testing" with an appliance meter. Continuity
is a complete or continuous path from one point in an
electrical circuit to another.
Analog Test Meter
can be used to check for
open or closed circuits,
measure resistance, AC and
DC volts, and temperature.
The obvious advantages of being able to check electrical
components and circuits without power applied is one of
the features of the Ohmmeter. Multiple ranges allow
accurate determination of resistances of both single
components and entire circuit paths. Resistance is
measured in "Ohms."
! WARNING
To avoid risk of personal injury or death due to
electrical shock:
Always be sure the power has been disconnected
before making resistance measurements. Failure to
do so will also result in damage to your meter!
Internal batteries provide all the power needed to
make resistance checks. They should be checked
at least once a year and replaced as needed.
Continuity Testing: is a process of eliminating electrical
components involved in a given function of the appliance,
until the inoperative part is found. By reviewing the list of
possible electrical problems under a given condition, and
then performing appropriate continuity checks of the parts
involved, you should be able to locate the electrical
component which is inoperative.
NOTE: When checking components or circuit paths for
continuity, external wiring should be disconnected to
eliminate false readings through external paths. Isolate
what you want to test.
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ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT & TESTING
VOLTAGE CHECKS
Use of Ammeter on dishwasher:
Generally, these checks will consist of taking readings
at the wall receptacle in order to determine the
availability of voltage to the product. Voltage checks on
individual components of a product are not
recommended due to the possibility of electrical shock.
Component part testing is best accomplished through
continuity checks with an Appliance Test Meter.
1. Motor Current - the reading can be taken at the
leads on the motor start relay or at the male connector.
NOTE: Use of the meter on voltage higher than the
indicated range may cause permanent damage to the
meter. To prevent damage, first select highest range and
then lower the range for readings which fall within the
lower scale.
Motor Test Cord
Clamp-On Ammeter
can be used to detect shorts.
Overloads on the circuit breaker
or fuse can be traced
to either the appliance
or circuit breaker by
checking the current
draw.
2. Heating Element Current - The reading can be
taken using either lead to the element.
! DANGER
To avoid risk of personal injury or death due to
electrical shock:
• Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before
servicing.
• Always plug test cord into a properly grounded
receptacle.
• Always make connection to components before
plugging test cord into receptacle.
Each circuit in an appliance has a "Normal" current
draw, which is an indication of the performance of that
circuit. Current draw levels of less than or more than
normal give clues to possible malfunctions. The clampon ammeter measures these circuits without breaking
the circuit by measuring the strength of the magnetic
field developed around each conductor. Current is read
by separating the conductors and clamping the jaws of
the ammeter around each conductor on which current is
read. Low amperage readings indicate problems, such
as damaged heating elements, etc. High amperage
readings indicate the unit being tested is operating under
an increased mechanical or electrical load.
NOTE: Overloads on a circuit breaker or fuse can be
traced to the product being tested or the circuit breaker
(or fuse) by checking the products current draw. If the
amperage reading is less than the breaker reading, the
breaker or fuse box is at fault.
A motor test cord may be used to electrically check
operation of the various electrical components without
removing them from the unit. Testing in this manner
merely determines whether or not the part will function
independently of other electrical components. In order to
make accurate tests, proper connection of the motor test
cord is important. With the aid of the drawings under
Drive Motor Test, installation of the motor test cord may
be done quickly and accurately.
Grounding and Polarity
! DANGER
To avoid risk of personal injury or death due to
electrical shock:
• Do not cut or remove the grounding prong from any
plug.
The receptacle used for all Maytag products operating on
120 VAC must be properly grounded and polarized.
The power cord used on the appliances should be
equipped with a three (3) prong polarized grounding plug
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Electrical Equipment & Testing
for protection against shock hazard and should be
plugged directly into a properly grounded and polarized
receptacle.
It is the responsibility of the person installing the
appliance to assure it is adequately grounded and
polarized at the point of installation, taking into
consideration local conditions and requirements. In
cases where only a two (2) prong receptacle is available,
it is the personal responsibility of the consumer to have it
replaced with a properly grounded three (3) prong
receptacle. All grounding and wiring should be done in
accordance with National, State, and Local codes. DO
NOT USE AN ADAPTER PLUG WITH THIS
APPLIANCE.
ELECTRICAL TESTS
Wax Motor Check
Detergent / Rinse Aid Dispenser
A single Wax Motor is used to activate both the release of
the Detergent Cup Cover and the rinse aid from the
reservoir.
To check the operation of the Wax Motor, removal from
the Dispenser Retainer or Inner Door is not necessary.
First, snap the Detergent Cup Door shut. Then, connect
a Power Test Cord across the two terminals of the Wax
Motor. Plug the Power Test Cord into a 120 VAC
receptacle. The plunger in the center of the Wax Motor
should "push out" and actuate the Dispenser in
approximately 45-60 seconds. Remove voltage to the
Wax Motor and allow the plunger to retract into the Wax
Motor. Apply voltage to the Wax Motor again and observe
for proper lifting of the rinse aid plunger.
! WARNING
To avoid risk of personal injury or death due to
electrical shock:
• Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before
servicing.
• Always plug test cord into a properly grounded
receptacle.
• Always make connection to components before
plugging test cord into receptacle.
WATER VALVE TEST
The Water Valve may be checked without removing it from
the Dishwasher.
To check the Water Valve for operation, hook up the test
cord as follows:
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Electrical Equipment & Testing
Wax Motor Check- Vent
A single continuous duty wax motor is used to operate
the vent.
! WARNING
To avoid risk of personal injury or death due to
electrical shock:
• Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before
servicing.
• Always plug test cord into a properly grounded
receptacle.
• Always make connection to components before
plugging test cord into receptacle.
Connect a Power Test Cord across the two terminals of
the Wax Motor. Plug the Power Test Cord into a 120 VAC
receptacle. The punger should extend (push out) and
force the Vent Flap tight against the vent opening in
approximately 45-60 seconds. When power is removed
from the Wax Motor, the plunger should retract along with
the Vent Flap, opening the vent.
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Section 3. Cycles & Options
QuietSer i es 300
Washing
Cycles
Heavy
Wash
Normal
Wash
Drying
Light
Wash
Rinse
Only
Options
Heating Delay
Clean
Sanitized
Auto
Clean
START/
Cancel
DELAY
1-9
3
Heated
Dry
Sanitize
Tough
Scrub
Extra
Rinse
Covers all other models
Cycles
Options
Clean
Auto
Clean
Heavy
Wash
Normal
Wash
Light
Wash
Rinse
Only
Quick
Wash
3
Heated
Dry
Sanitize
Extra
Rinse
Tough
Scrub
Plus
160°
Wash
Sanitized
MDB9600 Only
See User's Guide for specific operation.
Cycle
Description
Auto Clean
Designed to auto select the number of fills and length of wash time based on soil level
of the dish load. Water usage ranges from 3 to 8 gallons.
Heavy Wash
Designed to provide a longer cycle for washing items with heavy
food soils. Water usage is 8 gallons.
Normal Wash
Designed to wash loads containing dishes with normal amounts of food soils.
Water usage ranges from 3 to 6 gallons.
Light Wash
Designed to wash loads containing dishes that are lightly soiled. Water usage is 5
gallons.
Quick Wash
Designed for light food soils. The cycle ends with a rinse and does not include drying.
Water usage is 4 gallons.
Rinse Only
Rinses dishes being held until the dishwasher is full, and another
cycle is selected. This cycle helps reduce the potential for development of odors.
Water usage is 2 gallons.
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Cycles & Options
QuietSer i es 300
Washing
Cycles
Heavy
Wash
Normal
Wash
Drying
Light
Wash
Rinse
Only
Options
Heating Delay
Clean
Sanitized
Auto
Clean
START/
Cancel
DELAY
1-9
3
Heated
Dry
Sanitize
Tough
Scrub
Extra
Rinse
Covers all other models
Cycles
Options
Clean
Auto
Clean
Heavy
Wash
Normal
Wash
Light
Wash
Rinse
Only
Quick
Wash
3
Heated
Dry
Sanitize
Extra
Rinse
Tough
Scrub
Plus
160°
Wash
Sanitized
MDB9600 Only
See User's Guide for specific operation.
Option
Description
Tough Scrub™
Tough Scrub Plus™
This option adds fills, heat and/or wash time to the
wash cycle.
Sanitize
This option monitors cycles for sanitization.
Extra Rinse
This option adds an extra rinse to the cycle which helps in hard water situations.
160° Wash
This option raises temperature in the final rinse to 160° F.
Heated Dry
This option improves drying results by turning the heating element on and off during
the dry portion of the cycle.
Delay
Delays the start of the dishwasher based on user input.
Control Lock
Lock's the control touch pads from unwanted usage. This option does not lock the
door.
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Cycles & Options
QuietSer i es 300
Washing
Cycles
Heavy
Wash
Normal
Wash
Drying
Light
Wash
Rinse
Only
Options
Heating Delay
Clean
Sanitized
Auto
Clean
START/
Cancel
DELAY
1-9
Heated
Dry
3
Sanitize
Tough
Scrub
Extra
Rinse
Covers all other models
Cycles
Options
Clean
Auto
Clean
Heavy
Wash
Normal
Wash
Light
Wash
Rinse
Only
Quick
Wash
3
Heated
Dry
START/
Cancel
Sanitize
Extra
Rinse
Tough
Scrub
Plus
160°
Wash
Sanitized
DELAY
1-9
QuietSer ies 300
MDB9600 Only
Display
Description
Clean
The "Clean" light illuminates at the end of the cycle and remains on until the door has
been open continuously for 30 seconds.
Drying
The "Drying" light illuminates until the cycle is complete.
Washing
The "Wash" light illuminates through all the rinse and wash portions of the cycle.
Heating Delay
The "Heating Delay" light illuminates when the cycle is being extended to heat the
water.
Clean/Sanitized
These two lights illuminate from the end of cycle until the next cycle is selected,
or the door has been open continuously for 30 seconds.
Delay
The "Delay" light will illuminate whenever a delay count down is in progress, or until
the "Delay" pad is pressed again.
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Washing
Cycles
Heavy
Wash
Normal
Wash
Sanitized
Drying
QuietSer i es 100
Options
Clean
2
Light
Wash
Rinse
Only
START/
Cancel
DELAY
2-4-6
3
4
Heated
Dry
Sanitize
Tough
Scrub
Extra
Rinse
6
MDB5600
ENN-AIR
Washing
Cycles
Heavy
Wash
Normal
Wash
Sanitized
Options
Clean
Drying
2
Light
Wash
Rinse
Only
START/
Cancel
DELAY
2-4-6
3
4
Heated
Dry
Sanitize
Tough
Scrub
Extra
Rinse
6
JDB4000
Washing
Cycles
Heavy
Wash
Normal
Wash
Sanitized
Drying
Qu ietSer i es 100
Options
Clean
2
Light
Wash
Rinse
Only
START/
Cancel
DELAY
2-4-6
3
4
Heated
Dry
Sanitize
Extra
Rinse
6
MDBH950
MDBF550
Washing
Cycles
Heavy
Wash
Normal
Wash
Sanitized
Drying
Qui etSer i es 200
Options
Clean
2
Light
Wash
Auto
Clean
Rinse
Only
START/
Cancel
DELAY
2-4-6
3
4
Heated
Dry
Sanitize
Tough
Scrub
Extra
Rinse
6
MDB6600
QuietSer i es 300
Washing
Cycles
Heavy
Wash
3-14
Normal
Wash
Light
Wash
Drying
Rinse
Only
Options
Heating Delay
Clean
Sanitized
Auto
Clean
START/
Cancel
DELAY
1-9
MDB7600
MDB8600
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Heated
Dry
Sanitize
Tough
Scrub
Extra
Rinse
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Cycles & Options
QuietSer i es 200
Washing
Cycles
Heavy
Wash
Normal
Wash
Drying
Light
Wash
Sanitized
Auto
Clean
Rinse
Only
Options
Heating Delay
Clean
START/
Cancel
DELAY
1-9
3
Heated
Dry
Sanitize
Tough
Scrub
Plus
Extra
Rinse
MDBH970
QuietSer i es 200
Washing
Cycles
Heavy
Wash
Normal
Wash
Drying
Light
Wash
Rinse
Only
Options
Heating Delay
Clean
Sanitized
Auto
Clean
START/
Cancel
DELAY
1-9
3
Heated
Dry
Sanitize
Tough
Scrub
Extra
Rinse
MDBF750
Cycles
Options
Clean
Auto
Clean
Heavy
Wash
Normal
Wash
Light
Wash
Rinse
Only
Quick
Wash
3
Heated
Dry
START/
Cancel
Sanitize
Extra
Rinse
Tough
Scrub
Plus
160°
Wash
Sanitized
DELAY
1-9
Qui etSer i es 300
MDB9600
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Section 4. Electrical-Mechanical
Troubleshooting
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
!
CAUTION
Units covered in this manual are polarized. Reversing polarity of a unit or any of its components will cause
damage. To avoid reversing polarity, any wires disconnected or removed during service must be reconnected to the
same location. To ensure wires are reconnected to the proper location, tag or otherwise mark the wires before
disconnecting or removing.
Will Not Fill
NOTE: Low water pressure can result in failure of the
Water Valve to close properly.
Water Access Valve
Check to determine if the valve is turned on and water is
available to the Dishwasher. Check water pressure.
Float
Ensure that the Float isn't stuck in the down position.
Check for sediment buildup. Clean and/or replace as
necessary.
Circuit Breaker/Fuse
Check for tripped breaker or blown fuse. Reset or replace
as necessary.
Door Latch
Check door switches for continuity. With door switches
engaged, no continuity, replace switch.
Float
Check float position. If in the up position, check for
obstruction or disengagement from the Float Switch Arm.
Float Switch
If the float is in the down position, check the switch for
continuity. If no continuity, replace the Float Switch.
Float Switch Actuator Lever
Check the actuator lever on the bracket. It must be able
to move freely. Repair or replace as necessary. (See
section 5).
Float Switch
Check Float Switch for continuity with the Float in the up
position. If continuity is present and Float moves up and
down freely, replace Float Switch.
POOR WATER CIRCULATION
Water Level - Too Low
Normal water fill should be at level depicted by arrows.
Water Valve
Check Solenoid for continuity. No continuity, replace
Water Valve. Check Inlet Screen for restrictions. Clean
screen or replace Water Valve as necessary. (See section
5).
Wiring/Electrical Connections
Check for loose or frayed wire terminal connections.
Check for broken wire within harness. Repair or replace
as necessary.
Overflows
Water Valve
Pump Assembly
Check that water continues to flow when electrical power
Check assembly for obstructions or restricted movement
is turned off. If the water continues to flow without
of parts. Repair and/or replace parts as necessary.
electrical power, replace Water Valve.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Pump Assembly
Check pump assembly for obstructions or restricted
parts. Repair or replace parts as necessary.
Filters
Check for blockage of Strainer, Over Pressure Filter.
Repair as necessary.
Poor Washability
Spray Arms
Check all Spray Arms for blockage of water ports or
cracks. Check for proper rack loading to avoid interference
with Spray Arms during wash action. Check for proper
sealing, fastening, and movement of Spray Arms. Repair
as necessary.
Filters
Check for blockage of Strainer, Primary Filter, and Filter
Support. Repair as necessary.
Detergent Cup Cover
Check spring hinge operation of Detergent Cup Cover.
Repair as necessary.
Detergent Cup
Check operation of Detergent Cup Assembly, Wax Motor,
Actuator, Linkage, and Cover Latch. Repair and/or replace
parts as necessary. Note: For testing of Wax Motor, see
Section 2.
Rinse Dispenser
Check level of rinse aid in reservoir. Check rinse aid
dispenser setting.
Wash Delivery System
Check manifold and Docking Station for good seal and no
leaks.
Inadequate Drainage
Check Drain Pump for proper operation. Check the drain
pipe connections and repair as needed. If draining into the
garbage disposal, check for unprocessed food waste at
drain hose connection to disposer. Clean out as needed.
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Control Board
Check Control Board for proper operation.
Poor Drying
Water Temperature
Check for low water temperature. Temperature should be
between 120 - 150 degrees Fahrenheit. If not, advise
consumer to adjust water heater setting. Encourage
consumer to purge water lines to the dishwasher area
prior to starting the dishwasher.
Cycle Options
Advise consumer use of options available on dishwasher
that improve drying. Options that improve drying are
Heated Dry, and 160° Wash.
Detergent
Check water hardness. Instruct consumer on detergent
usage, one teaspoon of detergent per grain of water
hardness.
Rinse Dispenser
Check level of rinse aid in reservoir. Check dispenser
setting under cap. Use "MAX" for hard water conditions.
Will Not Drain
Drain Hose
Check drain hose for kink or restrictions. Reroute or
remove any restriction of drain hose as needed.
Wiring/Electrical Connections
Check for loose or frayed wire terminal connections.
Check for broken wire within harness. Repair or replace
as necessary.
Improper Rack Loading
Check how the consumer loads the dishes into the racks.
Improper loading of some types of dishes can trap water
which causes dishes not to dry.
Heating Element
Check load readings listed on Technical Sheet located
behind Toe Panel.
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Electrical Mechanical Troubleshooting
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Thermostat
Check mating surface of the High Limit Thermostat face
to surface of tub enclosure. Contact area must be flat.
Adjust the thermostat placement if necessary. See
Technical Sheet, located behind Toe Panel for thermostat
data.
Water Leaks
Installation
Check Dishwasher for proper leveling and squareness in
cabinet.
Door Alignment
Check proper alignment of Door Liner to Door Gasket.
Door Gasket
Check for torn or damaged Door Gasket. Repair or
replace as necessary.
Hoses
Check for loose hose clamps or hoses that leak. Tighten
hose clamps or replace hoses as needed.
Noise
Banging
Check for loose Spray Arms. Check for dishes interfering
with Spray Arm rotation. See loading information in the
User's Guide at the end of this manual.
Hammering/Chattering
Check Water Valve for, noise, low voltage, or high valve
coil resistance. Replace Water Valve if needed. Also,
check incoming water supply line for proper size and
pressure. Make sure the supply line is secured.
Grinding
Check for objects in Pump Assembly. If objects are
found, inspect Pump Assembly for damage. Repair as
needed.
Vibration
Check components for source of vibration. Adjust and/or
tighten as needed.
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Spray Arms / Manifold
Check for cracks and replace as necessary.
Control Board
Check incoming voltage to Control Board.
Detergent / Rinse Aid Dispenser Seal
Check Rinse Aid Dispenser Seal for proper positioning or
cracking. Reposition or replace as needed.
Membrane Switch
Check for proper operation of Membrane Switch. See
membrane readings on the Technical Sheet located
behind toe panel.
Water Valve
Check Water Valve body for damage and leaks. Replace if
necessary. Also, check plumbing connections to Water
Valve.
Wash Motor Assembly
Check for water leak between Pump Assembly and tub.
Drain Pump Assembly
Check Pump Assembly Housing for cracks. Check Drain
Pump "O" ring for leaks.
NOTE: Make sure the pin connectors are making proper
contact with pins on the Control Board. If the
voltage is correct into the Control Board, and the
board will not activate, replace board.
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Water Valve
Check Water Valve circuit. See Technical Sheet for water
valve data located behind toe panel.
NOTE: Make sure the pin connectors are making proper
contact with pins on the Control Board.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Will Not Wash
Wash Motor
Check Wash Motor circuit. See data listed on the
Technical Sheet, located behind toe panel.
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Drain Motor
Check Drain Motor circuit. See data listed on the
Technical Sheet, located behind Toe Panel.
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Vent Assembly
Check Vent Assembly for proper operation. Check Wax
Motor.
Heating Element
Check Heating Element circuit. See data listed on the
Technical Sheet, located behind Toe Panel.
Manual Function Test
See Technical Sheet, located behind Toe Panel.
Field Service Test
See Technical Sheet, located behind Toe Panel.
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Section 5. Service and Disassembly Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
The following paragraphs describe how to disassemble
unit under test. Disassembly to some extent is required
to install unit, to perform troubleshooting procedures, and
to remove and replace failed components.
Component names used throughout disassembly
procedures are the same as those used in Parts
Manuals.
For quicker reassembly, disassemble unit under test only
to extent necessary to troubleshoot and repair. Unless
noted, reassembly is opposite of disassembly.
! WARNING
To avoid risk of personal injury or death due to
electrical shock, ground wires and wires colored like
ground wires are NOT to be used as current carrying
conductors. The standard accepted color coding for
ground wires is green or green with a yellow
stripe. Electrical components such as the water valve
and motor are grounded through an individual wire
attached to the electrical component. Ground wires
should not be removed from individual components
while servicing, unless the component is to be
removed and replaced. It is extremely important to
replace all removed ground wires before completing
service.
Front Support and Toe Panel Removal
Removal of Front Support and Toe Panel will allow access
to the Water Valve, Float Switch Assembly, Electrical
Junction Box, hoses, thermostats, Start Capacitor and
Motor/Pump Assembly.
Removal
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. The Front Support Panel is held by 2 screws, one
each side. Remove both screws.
3. The Toe Panel is held by 2 screws, one each side.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Inner Door Panel
Removal of the Inner Door Panel will allow access to the
Microprocessor Board, Door Switches, Detergent / Rinse
Aid Dispenser, and Vent Assembly.
Detergent / Rinse Dispenser Mechanism
and Reservoir
Checking Operation
Removal
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove the Inner Door Panel. (See paragraph Inner
Door Panel removal).
2. Open the Dishwasher door.
3. Snap the Detergent Door shut.
3. Remove the 11 Torx™ screws along the sides and
top of the Inner Door Panel.
4. Separate the Inner Door Panel from the Outer Door.
5. Disconnect wires from the Vent and Dispenser Wax
Motors before pulling the Inner Door Panel away
from the Dishwasher.
4. Gently lift the lever of the dispenser mechanism until
a click is herd. The Detergent Door releases. Release the lever.
5. Lift the lever again. Now the actuator will lift the Rinse
Aid Plunger.
IMPORTANT: When replacing Inner Door Panel, remove
Inner Door reinforcement, Bottom Seal and install on
new panel.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Wax Motor Detergent / Rinse Dispenser
Vent
Removal
The Vent is located on the Inner Door Panel to allow
moisture to be vented outside of the Dishwasher during
the dry cycle.
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove the Inner Door Panel. (See paragraph Inner
Door Panel removal).
Removal
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
3. Remove the 6 mounting screws securing the
Detergent Dispenser mounting bracket.
4. To remove the Wax Motor, pry out of retainer.
NOTE: It is not necessary to remove Detergent
Dispenser before removing Wax Motor.
2. Remove the Inner Door Panel. (See paragraph Inner
Door Panel removal).
3. Rotate Vent Cover counter clockwise 1/4 turn and lift
off.
Wire Cover
The Wire Cover retains the Wire Harness to the bottom of
the Tub. It is located on the bottom side of the Tub.
Removal
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove Front Support and Toe Panel. (See paragraph
Front Support and Toe Panel removal).
3. Remove 2 screws securing Wire Cover to bottom of
Tub.
4. Feed Wire Harness out of bracket.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Removal
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove the Inner Door Panel. (See paragraph Inner
Door Panel removal).
3. Lift Door Latch Assembly out.
Switch Removal
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove the Inner Door Panel. (See paragraph Inner
Door Panel removal).
3. Remove Door Latch and Switch Holder Assembly.
4. Depress locking tabs and lift switch from holder.
Door Latch & Switch Holder Assembly
Two Door Switches are used in the Latch Assembly. Both
switches are normally CLOSED and will open only when
engaged by the Door Latch mechanism. Each switch is
in series with respect to L1 and neutral line operations.
Failure of either or both switches will result in rendering
the Dishwasher inoperative.
NOTE: Door Switches require no field adjustment.
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Service and Disassembly Procedures
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
PC Board
Technical Sheet
Removal
The Dishwasher Technical Sheet is located behind the
Toe Panel. The Schematic Diagram is unique to each
model and contains the following:
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove the Inner Door Panel. (See paragraph Inner
Door Panel removal).
Timing Sequence Chart
Load Readings
3. To access PC Board, remove 1/4" screw on PC
Board Housing Cover.
Component Specifications
Manual Function Test
4. To remove PC Board, loosen (2) 1/4" screws
securing PC Board Base to Control Panel.
Field Service Test
Electrical Schematic
5. Remove pin and ribbon connectors from PC Board.
6. Depress tabs on PC Board Housing to remove PC
Board.
Control Panel
The Membrane/Facia on the Control Console is not
replaceable.
Removal
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove the Inner Door Panel. (See paragraph Inner
Door Panel removal).
3. Remove PC Board Housing Cover. (See paragraph
PC Board removal).
4. Disconnect Membrane Switch from PC Board.
5. Remove PC Board Base.
6. Lift out Latch Assembly.
7. Remove 4 screws securing Control Panel to Outer
Door.
NOTE: Facia is susceptible to damage during
reinstallation.
DOOR LATCH STRIKE
The Door Latch serves as a mechanical actuator for Door
Switch operation and provides door tension for proper
door seal.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Removal
5. Check for proper Door Latch adjustment to ensure
proper door sealing.
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove Torx™ screw securing Strike to Tub.
Outer Door
Removal
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove the Inner Door Panel. (See paragraph Inner
Door Panel removal).
3. Remove 2 screws securing PC Board Base to Inner
Door Panel.
4. Lift off Latch Assembly.
5. Lay Outer Door to it's fully open position.
6. Prop door open, by inserting an object into the 1/8"
dia. hole in hinge bracket.
DOOR GASKET
The Door Gasket provides a seal between the Door and
the Tub.
Removal
1. Open Door.
2. From either corner, pull gasket up and out of tub
recess.
Replacement
1. To ease installation, wet gasket with water.
2. Starting in the lower right corner, Gently work gasket
into the recess of Tub up the right side.
3. With other end, place gasket flush with the Tub in
lower left corner.
4. Gently work gasket in to the recess of the Tub, up the
left side, and across the top.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
7. Remove 4 screws securing Control Panel to Outer
Door.
8. Remove 4 screws securing Outer Door to Door
Hinges. (2 each side).
! WARNING
Do not remove Door Prop until tension is relieved from
door spring.
9. Slide Outer Door off of Door Hinges.
4. Disconnect Cable Link from Hinge. (See warning
above).
5. Lift Hinge out of Hinge Support.
6. Remove 2 attachment screws if replacing hinge
support.
Door Spring
The Door Springs provide a counter balance to the weight
of the door.
Door Hinge and Support
Removal
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove the Outer Door Panel. (See paragraph Outer
Door Panel removal).
The Door Spring position is preset by model at the factory.
If possible note the position of the spring. This may be
determined by wear marks. Door Spring adjustment
Brackets are located on the lower right and left side of the
Dishwasher. Spring tension is achieved by positioning the
spring in the slots provided. The higher position increases
spring tension.
3. Remove Dishwasher from cabinets.
NOTE: Always point spring hooks toward the Dishwasher.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Door Spring and Component Replacement
Over Pressure Filter
NOTE: Always point spring hooks toward the Dishwasher.
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
The purpose of the Over Pressure Filter is to filter
sediment missed by the lower filter rather than circulating
it back through the wash.
2. Remove Dishwasher from cabinets.
Removal
3. Attach Door Cable Link to Door Hinge.
1. Spread locking tabs.
4. Attach Cable to Cable Link.
2. Rotate filter down and remove from manifold.
5. Route Cable under Cable Roller.
Top Wash Arm
6. Attach Cable to short hook of Spring.
Removal
7. Place large hook end of Spring into Spring Adjustment
Bracket in proper location.
1. Spread locking tabs and remove Wash Arm Retainer.
NOTE: To replace Cable Bracket, remove 2 Torx™
screws securing bracket to frame. See
procedure above for reassembly of Spring and
Cable.
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Service and Disassembly Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Manifold
Docking Station
Water is supplied to the Top and Center Wash Arms
through this tube via the Pump Assembly. The Manifold
attaches to the Pump Assembly and runs vertically up the
rear and along the top of the Dishwasher Tub. The
Manifold is attached to the Tub with a clip.
The purpose of the Docking Station is to seal the water
flow to the upper rack Wash Arm.
Removal
1. Slide Upper Rack forward to gain access to Docking
Station.
Removal
2. Spread sides of Docking Station and remove from
Manifold.
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove Racks, Stops, and Rack Assemblies.
3. Spread Manifold Clips located on the back and top of
Tub.
4. Tip top of Manifold towards door opening slightly.
Disengage the snap located on the bottom of the
Manifold, locking the Manifold to the Discharge
Housing .
5. Slide Manifold back and out of the Pump Assembly.
Lower Wash Arm
Water is supplied to the Lower Wash Arm via the Pump
Assembly.
Removal
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove lower Rack Assembly.
3. Loosen Wash Arm Hub and Pivot.
4. Lift Wash Arm out of Dishwasher.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
2. Perform continuity check of switch across terminals.
Closed- Actuator of switch depressed.
Open- Actuator of switch released.
Removal
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Lift Float straight up from Float Guide.
3. Remove Front Support and Toe Panel. (See paragraph
Front Support and Toe Panel removal).
4. Remove electrical connectors on switch.
5. Float Switch mounting screw is located behind Float
Switch mounting plate. Loosen 1/4" screw several
turns to remove entire assembly.
6. Spread locking tabs on Float Switch mounting plate
to remove switch.
Float
The Float Assembly controls the amount of water fill.
The Float Switch is wired in series with the Water
Valve. When the Float Switch OPENS, the electrical
circuit to the Water Valve is opened, causing the
Water Valve to shut off.
A normal fill is when water makes contact with
heating element in bottom of dishwasher.
To Check Float Switch
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Heating Element
The purpose of the Heating Element is to provide heat
during the dry cycle and increase water temperature
during portions of the wash cycle when certain options are
selected.
The element is dual wattage. During wash cycles, it is
rated at 830 watts. During the dry portion of the cycle, it
is rated at 650 watts. Increased wattage is possible
because of water flowing across the element sheath.
To Check Heating Element
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove Front Support and Toe Panel. (See paragraph
Front Support and Toe Panel removal).
3. Locate element terminals, remove wires, perform
continuity check across terminals.
4. The resistance of the element should be
approximately 22 ohms. If OPEN, replace element.
5. Perform continuity check from each terminal to the
element sheath. NO continuity should be present. If
continuity is present, replace the element.
NOTE: Before reinstalling Heating Element, examine
condition of O-ring seals that are located between
element leads and tub basin. Replace if needed.
Failure of seal will result in a water leak and
possible floor damage.
Wattage Checks
Removal
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove Front Support and Toe Panel. (See paragraph
Front Support and Toe Panel removal).
To verify wattage of the element, take an amperage
reading at the blue wire of the Heating Element. Multiply
the amperage reading by voltage at the Dishwasher
(Amps x Volts = Watts).
Normal element amperage during the dry portion of the
cycle is 5.0 to 5.5 amps. When used during a wash
cycle, normal amperage is 7.0 to 7.5 amps.
3. Locate element terminals and remove wires.
4. Remove mounting nuts securing Heating Element to
Tub.
5. Release Heating Element by tipping Heater Support
Brackets towards the Tub front corners and rotating
until bracket unlocks.
6. Lift element out of Tub.
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WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Thermostats
Water Valve
Two types of thermostats are used in the Dishwasher. A
Thermistor and a Limit Thermostat.
The valve is located behind the Support and Toe Panel,
mounted to the left side of the Tub Support. Inlet water
supply to the valve is directly below the valve.
The Thermistor is used to sense water temperature when
certain cycles or options are selected (Refer to Cycles &
Options section). The Thermistor is part of the sensor
mounted in the Tub.
The other thermostat is a Limit Thermostat and is used as
a protective device to sense overheating of the Heating
Element. It is located behind the Front Support and Toe
Panel. The limit is mounted to the tub bottom. This
thermostat has ¼" terminals and has a normally CLOSED
position.
NOTE: Turn off water supply to the Dishwasher before
servicing this component.
The valve is designed to operate at water pressures of 15 120 psi.
NOTE: Low water pressure will affect the ability of the
Water Valve to properly fill Tub in the required
amount of time.
Incoming water temperature should be a minimum of 120
degrees F. However, a higher water temperature will
enhance washing and drying results.
NOTE: Refer to section labeled Technical Data for
specifications on thermostat.
Removal
Removal
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove Front Support and Toe Panel. (See paragraph
Front Support and Toe Panel removal).
3. Press down on spring clip to release from Tub and
rotate till clip unlocks.
2. Turn off water supply to the Dishwasher.
3. Remove Support and Toe Panels. (See paragraph
Front Support and Toe Panel removal).
4. Remove wires from Valve Solenoid.
4. Remove wires from thermostat.
NOTE: When reinstalling, proper location and wiring of
thermostat(s) is critical.
5. Remove 2 1/4" screws securing Water Valve to Water
Valve Bracket.
6. Disconnect injector hose at valve outlet.
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WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Checking Valve Operation
No Fill
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove Support and Toe Panel. (See paragraph Front
Support and Toe Panel removal).
3. Remove wires from Valve Solenoid.
4. Perform continuity check across terminals of
Solenoid. If NO continuity is present, replace Water
Valve.
Alternate Test: Use Motor Test Cord hooked directly to
the Valve Solenoid. Turn water supply on
and plug in test cord. If NO water is
present, replace Water Valve.
Overfill
If Water Valve allows water to flow without power to Valve
Solenoid, replace the Water Valve.
Air Water Inlet
The Air Water Inlet is located on the left side of the Tub,
and mounted to the exterior of Tub. Removal of the Air
Water Inlet requires the removal of the Dishwasher from
under the counter.
Removal
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
NOTE: The Water Valve is a non-repairable component.
The only servicing required is to clean the Inlet
Screen if needed.
2. Remove the Air Water Inlet Cover located on the left
inside wall of Tub. Pull cover straight out to remove.
Inlet Screen
3. Carefully pull back insulation from the left side of the
Tub.
Sediment on the Inlet Screen can hinder water flow
through the Water Valve.
4. Remove rubber hose from channel in Tub, or slip off of
fitting on inlet.
Cleaning
5. Grasp upper portion of the Air/Water Inlet. Pull and
rotate the Air/Water Inlet clockwise to release it from
the Tub.
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove Water Valve from the Dishwasher (See Water
Valve Removal).
3. Remove 4 screws securing valve body to Water Inlet
Mounting Bracket.
4. Clean screen.
NOTE: Make sure to reattach the ground wire to the
mounting bracket.
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WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Replacement
Tub Wheels
1. Examine the Air Water Inlet Seal for damage.
To remove, unlatch rear Rack Stop. Slide track out of
Dishwasher. Remove tub wheel shaft with Torx™ driver.
2. Align Air Water Inlet tabs with notches in Tub, and
rotate counterclockwise into position.
3. Replace Air Water Inlet Cover inside Tub.
NOTE: Tub wheel shaft contains a small steel washer.
Turbidity Sensor
The Turbidity Sensor is located on the bottom and to the
left of the Pump Module Assembly. The sensor measures
soil level in the water. Turbidity is determined by a beam
of infrared light directed from one probe and read by the
other. This information is interpreted as water soil level.
Removal
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove Front Support and Toe panel. (See paragraph
Front Support and Toe Panel removal).
3. Remove the 2 Torx™ screws securing the sensor to
the tub bottom.
Upper Rack Removal
4. Pull sensor straight out.
To remove Upper Rack, remove Rack Stops. Unlatch stop
by moving as shown in direction of arrow toward center of
Tub.
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NOTE: When installing sensor, examine the "O" ring seal
and replace if necessary. The sensor has
alignment ribs to aid in installation.
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WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Drain Pump
The Drain Pump will drain water from the Dishwasher in
various cycles. If a failure is suspected, the entire Pump
Assembly needs to be replaced.
Removal
3.
Remove Wash Manifold
4.
Loosen Wash Arm Hub and Pivot.
5.
Remove Spray Arm.
6.
Remove 3 Torx™ screws securing Filter Guard.
7.
Entire Wash Motor Assembly can be lifted from Tub
for further disassembly.
8.
Remove and replace Pump Gasket if necessary.
9.
Disconnect wiring harness from Wash Motor
Assembly.
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
2. Remove Support and Toe Panel. (See paragraph Front
Support and Toe Panel removal).
3. Disconnect lead wire from Pump Assembly.
10. Remove 6 Torx™ screws securing Discharge
Housing.
4. Disconnect drain hose from Pump Assembly.
5. Remove Torx™ screw through bushing in Pump
Mounting Plate.
11. Remove Torx™ screw securing Wash Impeller . See
bottom side of motor for access hole to lock motor
rotation while removing Torx™ screw. Insert screw
driver tip into access hole while removing screw.
6. Rotate Pump Assembly to unlock from Tub.
Wash Motor Assembly
The Wash Motor Assembly is designed to provide
recirculating, filter, wash and particle chopping functions
for the dishwasher cycles.
12. Lift off Filter/Flowplate Assembly to access Chopper
Plate.
Removal
13. Remove 3 Torx™ screws to remove Chopper Plate.
1. Disconnect power to the machine.
14. Lift off Chopper
2. Remove racks.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
15. Remove Chopper Sleeve by using Impeller as a
wrench. Lock motor rotation using the access hole
provided in back of motor.
16. Lift off Seal Seat Assembly.
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Appendix A
Built-In Dishwasher
Lavavajillas Empotrado/Lave-vaisselle encastré
Installation Instructions/Instrucciones de Instalación/Instructions d’installation
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Built-In Dishwasher
Installation
Instructions
Leave Installation Instructions and User’s Guide with Owner
CAUTION: Disconnect electrical power before you start!
ALL ELECTRICAL WIRING, GROUNDING AND PLUMBING SHOULD BE DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH
NATIONAL AND LOCAL CODES BY QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS.
E L E C T R I C A L
This dishwasher is designed for operation
on an individual 120 VAC, 60 Hz grounded
electrical circuit. Use required fuse (15 amp)
or comparable circuit breaker. Two wire
with ground service to the dishwasher is
recommended for connection at the terminal
box and for grounding.
G R O U N D I N G
This appliance must be connected to a
grounded metal, permanent wiring system;
or an equipment-grounding conductor must
be run with the circuit conductors and
connected to the equipment-grounding
terminal or lead on the appliance.
P L U M B I N G
CHECK LOCAL PLUMBING CODES
FOR APPROVED PLUMBING
PROCEDURES AND ACCESSORIES.
ALL PLUMBING SHOULD BE DONE
IN ACCORDANCE WITH NATIONAL
AND LOCAL CODES.
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R E Q U I R E M E N T S
WARNING
CAUTION: To prevent accidental contact with electrical
connections, built-in dishwasher models must not be
connected to a power source unless the dishwasher is
completely enclosed, with front panels in place. If the back
or either side of the dishwasher is exposed, a panel must
be used to complete this enclosure. Failure to follow this
warning could result in death or serious injury.
I N S T R U C T I O N S
WARNING
CAUTION:To prevent the possibility of electrical shock,
this dishwasher, as other electrical appliances, must be
adequately grounded. It is the responsibility of the installer
at the point of installation, taking into consideration local
conditions and requirements. Failure to follow this warning
could result in death or serious injury
R E Q U I R E M E N T S
WARNING
CAUTION: Disconnect electrical
power to dishwasher before you start!
Failure to follow this warning could
result in death or serious injury.
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23 7⁄8 to 3
24 ⁄8
24"
33.5"*
-35"
*w/o top trim strip / sin tira de adorno superior /
Mesure sans la tringle de finissage
8
7
1/4"
X= Opening Height Minus 1/4”/X = Altura de apertura menos 0.6 cm (1/4 pulg.)/
X = Hauteur d’ouverture moins 1/4 po.
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11
12
Refer to local plumbing codes / Consulte los códigos locales
de plomería / Reportez-vous aux codes locaux de la plomberie
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Optional/Opcional/Optionnel
Flush with cabinet face
Nivelado con el frente
del armario
Alignement avec l’avant
du meuble
13B
13A
Optional/Opcional/Optionnel
Extended to match drawer
and door fronts
Extendido para que quede igualado con
el frente de las puertas y cajones
Avant encastré pour correspondre aux
tiroirs et aux portes
Go To/Vaya a/
Se référer à
Go To/Vaya a/
Se référer à
14
13A
Optional/Opcional/Optionnel
14
Panel damage may occur/Puede dañarse el panel/
Endommagement du panneau possible
15
16
OFF / APAGADO /
ARRÊT
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18
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2
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20
GROUND/ PUESTA A TIERRA/ MISE À LA TERRE
BLACK TO BLACK (L1)
NEGRO CON NEGRO (L1)
FIL NOIR À BORNE
NOIRE (L1)
21
22
23
24
GROUND
PUESTA A TIERRA
MISE À LA TERRE
WHITE TO WHITE
(NEUTRAL)
BLANCO CON BLANCO
(NEUTRO)
FIL BLANC À BORNE BLANCHE
(NEUTRE)
Level left to right and front to back/Nivele de izquierda a
derecha y de adelante hacia atrás/Mettre à niveau à droite et à gauche, à l’avant et à l’arrière
26
25
3/16
3/16
If not level repeat 24/Si no está nivelado, repita el paso 24./ En cas de non-nivellement,
voir l’étape 24
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1/8
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1/8
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No
No
1
3
2
START
CANCEL
4
Turn on water, power and machine / Abra la llave de agua, conecte la corriente y encienda el aparato / Ouvrir le robinet d’eau, l’alimentation et mettre en marche
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X
X
X
X
On some models /
En algunos modelos /
S’applique à certains modèles
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Appendix B
JENN-AIR DISHWASHER
JDB-2
U SER
G
T
U
ABLE OF
I
D
E
CONTENTS
Safety Instructions ............................................................. 1
Loading the Dishwasher ................................................2-4
Dishwashing Essentials...................................................... 5
Controls at a Glance..................................................... 6-7
Operating Tips .................................................................... 7
Special Care Items............................................................. 8
Care & Cleaning................................................................. 8
Before You Call for Service ....................................... 9-10
Warranty ........................................................................... 11
Guide de L’utilisateur...................................................... 12
Guía del Usuario.............................................................. 26
6 917456 B
MCS 99002564
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WARNING:
Installer: Please leave this manual with this appliance.
Check with the installer to make sure the appliance
has been properly grounded to avoid possible electrical shock. Be sure you read the Important Personal
Safety Instructions before you use this dishwasher.
Consumer: Please read and keep this manual for future reference. Keep sales receipt and/or cancelled check as proof of
purchase.
Model Number
___________________________
Serial Number
___________________________
Date of Purchase
___________________________
Products with a
label have been listed with Underwriter’s
Laboratories, Inc. – those with a CSA tag have been listed with
Canadian Standards Association. Nevertheless, as with any other
equipment using electricity and moving parts, there is a potential
hazard.
WARNING:
If you have questions, call:
1-800-688-1100 (USA and CANADA)
1-800-688-2080 ( U.S.TTY for hearing or speech impaired)
(Mon.-Fri., 8 am-8 pm Eastern Time)
Internet: http://www.jennair.com
When using your dishwasher, follow basic precautions, including the following:
1.
2.
3.
In our continuing effort to improve the quality and performance of our appliances, it may be necessary to make
changes to the appliance without revising this guide.
4.
For service information, see page 11.
5.
6.
I
MPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
7.
8.
RECOGNIZE SAFETY SYMBOLS, WORDS,
9.
LABELS
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
10.
Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this manual
are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may
occur. Common sense, caution, and care must be exercised when
installing, maintaining, or operating the dishwasher.
11.
Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent, or manufacturer
about problems or conditions you do not understand.
12.
WARNING:
WARNING - Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result
in severe personal injury or death.
13.
14.
CAUTION:
15.
CAUTION - Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD
result in minor personal injury.
16.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
Use the dishwasher only for its intended function.
Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before attempting to service.
To avoid electrical shock hazard, the sides and back must be
enclosed and the front panels must be attached before
electrical power is applied to the dishwasher. Refer to the
installation instructions for proper grounding procedures.
Connect to a properly rated, protected and sized power
supply circuit to avoid electrical overload.
Children should never be permitted to operate, or play in,
with, or around this dishwasher.
To reduce the risk of injury when loading items to be washed,
sharp or pointed items should be located with the handles up.
Also, load sharp items so they are not likely to damage the
door seal.
Do not touch the heating element on the bottom of the tub
during or at the completion of a cycle. It will be hot.
Use only detergents and rinse additives designed for an
automatic dishwasher. Never use soap, laundry detergent,
or hand washing detergent in your dishwasher. Keep these
products out of reach of children.
Do not sit, stand on or abuse the door or dish racks of the
dishwasher.
Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a
hot water system that has not been used for two weeks or
more.Hydrogen gas is explosive. If the hot water system has
not been used for such a period, turn on all hot water faucets
and let the water flow from each for several minutes.This will
release any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame during this process.
Do not wash plastic items unless marked “dishwasher safe”
or the equivalent. For plastic items not so marked, check
the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Do not tamper with controls.
To prevent accidental child entrapment and suffocation risks,
always remove the door to the washing compartment when
removing an old dishwasher from service or discarding it.
Use caution when unloading the dishwasher. Dishes will be
hot if unloaded shortly after a cycle has completed.
Certified residential dishwashers are not intended for
licensed food establishments.
FOR
FUTURE REFERENCE
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OADING
BEFORE YOU START
• Don’t prerinse. Simply scrape off any
bones or large food particles.
• If connected to a food waste disposer,
make certain the disposer is empty
before starting the dishwasher.
• Scrape off tomato-based food soils
(see page 8).
• Remove certain foods (such as mustard, mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar, salt
or dressings) from stainless steel flatware as soon as possible. These foods
may cause rusting and pitting if allowed to
remain in contact with the surface for an
extended period of time.
GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
• Items can be centered behind a single
tine or loaded at an angle to maximize
space.
• Avoid blocking or preventing the spray
arms from spinning freely. Do not allow
items to extend beyond the racks.
RECOMMENDED
LOADING
(Rack features vary by model)
For best dishwashing results follow these
guidelines to determine the best arrangement for your items.
Note:
• Face soiled surfaces towards the center of the dishwasher.
UPPER RACK
The Stack-Rack is designed to hold
stemware in place. Taller stemware will fit
better on the right side as the upper rack
is deeper on this side.
10 Place Settings
Glasses, cups, stemware, light-weight plastics, plates, bowls, pans, long-handled utensils etc. can be loaded in this rack. Do not
load glasses over the tines.
The Vari-Lock™ Snugger (select models)
on the left secures lightweight items in
place. It can be adjusted by grasping the
wavy wire and rotating it left to snug items
against the outer rack or to the right to
rest on top of light items. Do not load
items on top of the wire.
The folding tines (select models) located in
the front right corner provide convenient
loading space for large, bulky items like
pots and pans or mixing bowls
For best results with tall glasses, align the
Vari-Lock™ Snugger (select models) wavy
wire with the arrow on the rack clip. Rest
the bottom of the glass against the wavy
wire.
The Stack-Rack (select models) on the right
side of the upper rack folds up or down for
loading flexibility. Fold it down to hold longhandled knives, spatulas and spoons or short
items like cups or juice glasses. Fold it up for
taller items like glasses, bowls, plates, etc.
The cup clips (select models) located in
the center of the upper rack can be used
to hold light weight plastic items, cooking
utensils, knives, etc. in place. Clip the item
between the tine and the clip.
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ADJUSTABLE UPPER RACK
(Select models)
TO LOWER THE RACK:
• Pull the rack fully out.
• Place hands on each adjuster.
• Press down on the top blue button and
push down (the button will slide towards
the center of the rack).
• The rack will come to a stop when it is in
position.
The Adjustable Upper Rack (select
models) can be raised or lowered to
accommodate taller plates, platters, pans,
etc. in the upper or lower racks. Full size
plates can be loaded in the upper rack
when the upper rack is in the lower position.
LOWER RACK
TO RAISE THE RACK:
• Pull the rack fully out.
• Place hands on each adjuster.
• Lift up both sides until rack comes to a
stop.
Note:
• The dishwasher will not operate correctly
if the upper rack wash arm connection is
not aligned with one of the water inlet
holes on back wall.
• The left and right side adjusters must both
be in the upward or downward position for
proper connection.
A variety of large items such as dinner
plates, mixing bowls, pots and pans and
baking dishes can be loaded in this rack.
3 saucers are
loaded on the
rack under
the StackRack Shelf
(select models)
Tall items such as bakeware and large platters can be placed on the left side.
10 Place Settings
Back
With the Stack-Rack (select models)
shelf raised, thin items like cookie sheets
or pizza pans may be placed along the left
side. With the shelf down, two levels of
glasses and cups can be loaded.
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Positioning the Fold-Away™ Tines (select
models) flat in the back, left corner provides convenient loading space for large,
bulky items like pots and pans or mixing
bowls.
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Convertible Tines (select models) in the
back, right corner can be adjusted to provide narrow spacing for loading plates or
wide spacing for loading deep bowls, pots
or pans. Flip tines up for narrow spacing or
down for wider spacing.
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REMOVABLE UTENSIL BASKET
(Design varies by model)
For best cleaning results, prevent items
from nesting together by placing some
items in the basket with handles up and
some with handles down. Load knives, handles up and spoons and forks handles
down, through the slots in the hinged covered section(s) (when closed).
Be sure that thin, finely pointed items do
not extend through the basket.
This could block the lower
wash arm.
Small, lightweight items
like baby spoons and
plastic measuring spoons
should be placed in the section(s) with the hinged
cover(s).
utensils. This is also a safe
place to load sharp
knives and
pointed
items.
SPLIT & FIT UTENSIL BASKET
(Select models)
The split silverware basket can be separated
and placed in several locations in the bottom rack. Hold the basket firmly along the
sides. Follow the unlock direction arrows
imprinted on the basket and slide the basket
apart until it splits into
two. Load flatware and
utensils into both
sections or just one,
depending upon
your load.
ODDS & ENDS BASKET
(Select models)
Use this supplemental basket in the upper
rack for loading miscellaneous items and
REMOVING THE UPPER
RACK
The upper rack can be removed when tall
or oversized items need to be loaded into
the lower rack. Unload rack prior to
removing.
rack stop, push inward (towards the
rack) on the ridged area of the rack stop.
The rack stop will snap open and can be
easily removed by pulling straight out.
Take care to support the track while
removing rack stops.
TO REMOVE:
• Roll the rack all the way out of the track
and remove from the dishwasher.
• Roll the upper rack 1/3 to 1/2 of the way
out.
• Reverse the above procedure to replace
the upper rack into the dishwasher.
Rack Stop
• Remove the plastic rack stop from the
end of each track.To remove each plastic
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ESSENTIALS
ISHWASHING
HOT WATER
For optimal cleaning and drying
results, hot water is necessary. The
incoming water temperature should
be 120–140° F (49-60° C) to properly
activate the detergent and melt
greasy food soils.
DETERGENT
Use a detergent designed specifically for
use in an automatic dishwasher. Be sure it
is fresh and stored in a cool, dry place (not
under the sink).
RECOMMENDED AMOUNT
Too little detergent results in poor cleaning, hard water filming/spotting and poor
drying. Too much detergent can cause permanent etching/cloudiness.
The amount of detergent to use is determined by the hardness of the water and
To check the incoming water temperature,
turn on the hot water faucet nearest the
dishwasher and let it run into a glass in the
sink. Place a candy thermometer in the
glass and check the temperature once it
has stopped rising. If the temperature is
below 120° F (49° C), have a qualified person raise the water heater thermostat setting.
soil level of the load. Refer to the following chart for detergent usage recommendations.
Do not use detergent with Rinse Only.
Leave the detergent lid open when running
Rinse Only.
In extremely hard water conditions (13
grains per gallon or more*), it is difficult to
achieve good results with any dishwasher.
A mechanical water softener may be necessary to improve water quality, detergent
effectiveness, and protect the dishwasher
parts from the damage that hard water can
cause.
Water Hardness*
Soil Level
Soft (0-4 gpg)
Light Soil
Normal Soil
Heavy Soil
Light Soil
Normal Soil
Heavy Soil
Light Soil
Normal Soil
Heavy Soil
Medium (5-9 gpg)
Hard (10-12 gpg)
RINSE AID
Regular use of a rinse aid improves
drying, reduces spotting and filming,
and reduces moisture left on the
dishwasher interior.
An automatic rinse aid dispenser is located
next to the detergent cups. The window
next to the dispenser cap indicates when
the rinse aid reservoir needs to be refilled.
When the level of rinse aid is below the
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Before starting the dishwasher, turn on the
hot water faucet and let it run until the
water is hot.This assures that the initial fill
of water is hot.
Detergent Amount**
5 teaspoons
6 teaspoons
8 teaspoons
7 teaspoons
8 teaspoons
10 teaspoons
9 teaspoons
10 teaspoons
12 teaspoons
indicator marks and the window is nearly
clear, it is time to refill the dispenser.
Check the dispenser monthly.
To add rinse aid to the dispenser, turn the
cap counterclockwise to open. Remove
the cap and pour liquid rinse aid into the
opening. The amount of rinse aid dispensed
during the cycle is adjustable by moving the
lever inside the reservoir area. For most
water conditions use manufacturers recommended setting of “3”. Adjust it up to
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hardness in your area.
** Add recommended amount of detergent to
either side of the Main Wash compartment.
the “MAX” setting for hard water. Set the
lever anywhere between these amounts as
needed to get the best results. Replace the
cap and turn it clockwise to close.
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ONTROLS AT A
GLANCE
CYCLES AND WATER
USAGE
NORMAL WASH
Medium cycle for average food soils. The
soil sensor is active with this cycle.
Depending on the number of fills, water
usage ranges from 3 to 6 gallons.
HEAVY WASH
Long cycle for heavy food soils. 8 gallons.
OPTIONS
TOUGH SCRUB™ OR TOUGH
SCRUB™ PLUS (select models)
Select this option (select models) when
washing loads with hard-to-remove food
soils. Tough Scrub™ orTough Scrub Plus™
can be selected with any cycle (except
Rinse Only). Depending which cycle is
being used, this option adds fills, heat and/or
wash time to the wash cycle.
For baked-on, dried-on soils, select Heavy
Wash along with Tough Scrub™ or Tough
Scrub Plus™ option.
SANITIZE
Select Sanitize with Auto Clean (select
models), Heavy, Normal, or Light
Wash to sanitize dishware. At the end of
INDICATOR LIGHTS
The CLEAN light illuminates at the end
of the cycle and remains lit until the door
has been open for 30 seconds continuously.
The DRYING (select models) light illuminates during the entire dry period and goes
out when the cycle is completed.
The WASHING (select models) light illuminates during all rinse and wash portions
of the cycle.
RINSE ONLY
LIGHT WASH
Short cycle for light food soils. Water
usage is 5 gallons.
AUTO CLEAN (select models)
Normal dishloads vary from day to day.
Auto Clean is designed to select the
number of water fills best suited for the
soil level of each load. Depending on the
number of fills required, water usage
ranges from 3 to 8 gallons.
the cycle, when the cycle monitor recognizes that the proper conditions have been
met, the SANITIZED light illuminates.
Sanitization may not be achieved if there is
an interruption of the cycle, power failure
or if the incoming water temperature is
below 120° F (49° C).
EXTRA RINSE (select models)
Select Extra Rinse to add an additional
rinse to the cycle. An extra rinse helps to
improve results in hard water situations.
HEATED DRY
Select Heated Dry to turn on the heating
element during dry for enhanced drying
results. When Heated Dry is not selected, towel drying of some items such as
plastic and teflon may be necessary and
The HEATING DELAY (select models)
light illuminates when the cycle is being
extended to heat the water.
The CLEAN and SANITIZED (select
models) indicator lights will not reilluminate after a power failure until after the
next cycle is run.
The SANITIZED (select models) light illuminates at the end of the cycle when conditions have been met to achieve sanitization.
The light will remain lit until the door has
been open for 30 seconds continuously.
Rinses dishes being held until there is a full
load. Controls odors. 2 gallons.
Note:
• Cycle times shown in the numerical
display (select models) increase or
decrease, based on each load’s soil
level, water temperature and selected options.
• Using the Extra Rinse option will increase
water consumption by 11⁄2 gallons.
more moisture may be noticed adhering to
the dishwasher interior. With either dry
option, it is normal to notice vapor escaping from the door vent.
START/CANCEL
To start a cycle, close the door and press
the START/Cancel pad once. To cancel
when a cycle is running, press the
START/Cancel pad once. The dishwasher will drain, then shut off. To turn the dishwasher off without draining, press the
START/Cancel pad twice.
The dishwasher remembers your last cycle
so you do not have to reset the cycle each
time. To start the dishwasher using the
same cycle and options selected on the
previous wash, just press the START/
Cancel pad.
Note:
• When Sanitize is selected, cycles
are monitored to assure sanitization. Unusually low water temperature will prevent sanitization from
being satisfied and the SANITIZED light will not illuminate at
the end of the cycle.
• Only these certified cycles have
been designed to meet NSF
requirements: Auto Clean Cycle,
Heavy Cycle, Normal Cycle and
Light Cycle.
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ONTROLS AT A
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DELAY
The Delay option can be used to automatically start the cycle at a later time to
reduce daytime heat buildup in the home
or to take advantage of reduced energy
costs if available in your area.
4. As soon as the START/Cancel pad is
pressed, the flashing will stop and the
delay time will begin counting down.
The Delay indicator will remain lit
until the delay time has counted down.
5. The cycle will automatically start as
soon as the delay time expires.
TO SET UP A DELAY:
1. Close the door. Select the appropriate
cycle and options for the load.
2. Press the Delay pad until the desired
amount of delay time is selected.
3. The Delay indicator will flash until the
START/Cancel pad is pressed.
CONTROL LOCK OPTION
(select models)
The control touchpads can be locked to
prevent unwanted use. If this feature is
activated between cycles, the dishwasher
cannot be operated until the controls are
unlocked. If desired, the controls can be
locked after a cycle or delay has started.
Note:
• If 30 seconds elapse between setting
the cycle and options and pressing
the START/Cancel pad, the dishwasher will turn off.
SETTING THE CONTROL LOCK:
1. Press the Heated Dry pad for three
seconds.
2. An indicator light next to the lock
graphic will illuminate when the controls are locked.
TO CANCEL:
1. Press the Heated Dry pad for three
seconds.
TO CANCEL A DELAY:
When the delay is counting down, press
the Delay pad again.The indicator light will
go out and the cycle will start or resume
immediately.
TO CANCEL A DELAY AND
CYCLE:
• Press START/Cancel once to drain and
turn off the dishwasher.
Or
• Press START/Cancel twice to turn
dishwasher off without draining.
Note:
• If a cycle or option pad is pressed after
the controls have been locked, the
indicator light next to the lock graphic will flash five times. On selected
models with a countdown display, the
display will flash an “L” simultaneously
with the lock indicator.
• This option does not lock the door,
only the dishwasher controls.
2. The indicator light will go off.
O
PERATING
TIPS
STARTING THE
DISHWASHER
1. After loading the dishwasher and adding
detergent, close the dishwasher by
pressing the door until the latch clicks.
2. To start the dishwasher, select the
desired cycle and options. The indicator lights for the selected cycle and
options will illuminate.
3. Press the START/Cancel pad.After a
pause, the fill will begin. The display
countdown will flash until START/
Cancel is pressed.
4. To cancel an option, press the pad
again. To cancel a running cycle, press
the START/Cancel pad.
5. To prevent unplanned cycle or option
changes, these selections are “locked
in” after 1 minute.
will flash to indicate that the cycle is
suspended.
2. Wait for the water circulation to stop.
Note:
• If a cycle pad is pressed after the controls have been “locked in”, the light
above the current cycle will flash
three times.
• If START/Cancel is not pressed
within 30 seconds, the dishwasher
will turn off.
ADDING A
FORGOTTEN ITEM
For best cleaning, the forgotten item
should be added early in the cycle.
1. Grasp door handle and unlatch door
without opening completely. All lights
3. Open the door and add the item.
4. Close and latch the door. Lights will
stop flashing when the door is properly shut.
5. After a slight delay, the cycle resumes
automatically at the point of interruption.
Note:
• If the door is opened during a running cycle, there may be up to a 30
second delay before the unit restarts
after closing the door.
• Extended interruption of the wash
cycle is not recommended.
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PECIAL
CARE ITEMS
Most tableware, cookware and flatware can safely be washed in your dishwasher. Check with the manufacturer.
Material
Dishwasher Safe?
Special Informatiion
Aluminum
Yes, except anodized.
High water temperature and detergents may affect finish.
Cast Iron
No
Seasoning will be removed, and iron will rust.
China/
Stoneware
No, if antique or handpainted.
Always check manufacturer’s recommendation before washing. Antique, hand-painted or
over-the-glaze patterns may fade. Gold leaf may discolor.
Crystal
No, if antique or delicate
crystal.
Always check manufacturer’s recommendation before washing. Some types of leaded
crystal may etch with repeated washings.
Filters
Not recommended.
May leave a dingy deposit or stain on dishwasher interior.
Glass
Yes
Milkglass can yellow with repeated dishwasher washing.
Gold-Plated
Flatware
No
Will discolor.
Pewter,Tin
Plastics
No
Yes, top rack.
Always check manufacturer’s recommendation before washing. Plastics vary in their
capacity to withstand high water temperatures and detergents. Disposable plastic items
are not dishwasher safe for this reason.
Stainless Steel
Yes
Run a Rinse Only cycle if not washing immediately. Prolonged contact with foods containing salt, vinegar, milk products or juice could damage finish.
Sterling Silver or
Silverplate
No, if has commercial
“darkening”.
Always check manufacturer’s recommendation before washing. Run a Rinse Only cycle if
not washing immediately. Prolonged contact with food containing salt, acid or sulfide
(eggs, mayonnaise and seafood) could damage finish. Commercial “darkening” may be
removed by detergent.
Wooden Items
No
Wood may warp, crack or discolor.
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ARE AND
CLEANING
INTERIOR
EXTERIOR
The dishwasher interior is normally self-cleaning.
Periodically check the bottom of the dishwasher
tub to see if any large particles have not gone
through the strainer portion of the module.
Wipe the edge of the inner door liner to
remove any food soil splashes which occurred
during loading.
The color from some tomato-based food soils
may occasionally adhere to various components
of the dishwasher interior, causing temporary
discoloration. To minimize this:
• Remove excess tomato-based food soils off of
dishes, prior to loading.
The front of the dishwasher can be cleaned
with a soft damp cloth and liquid spray cleaner.
Do not use abrasive powders or cleaning pads.
Stainless Steel Care and Cleaning
(select models)
Do not use a cleaning product containing chlorine bleach. Always wipe with the grain of the
stainless steel. For daily cleaning and light
soil, use a soft cloth or sponge and one of the
following: mild detergent and water, a solution
of white vinegar and water, Formula 409 Glass
and Surface Cleaner* or a similar multi-surface
cleaner. Rinse and dry. To polish and to help
prevent fingerprints, follow with Stainless Steel
Magic Spray* (part No. 20000008)**.
• Run the Heavy Wash cycle when washing
loads containing tomato-based food soils.
• Change dishwasher detergent and be sure to
use a dishwasher detergent that contains
chlorine to better fight staining.
For moderate to heavy soil, clean with Bon
Ami*, using a soft cloth or damp sponge. Rinse
and dry. To restore luster and to remove streaks,
follow with Stainless Steel Magic Spray*.
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For discoloration, wipe with Cameo Stainless
Steel Cleaner*, using a damp sponge or soft
cloth. Rinse immediately and dry. To restore
luster and to remove streaks, follow with
Stainless Steel Magic Spray*.
*Brand names are the trademarks of the
respective manufacturer.
** Call 1-800-688-8408 to order
STORAGE/MOVING
Fill both detergent cups with a fresh-scented
dishwasher detergent or baking soda and select
the Normal Wash cycle. Allow the dishwasher to complete the cycle. Then turn the water
supply off and drain the dishwasher. To drain,
press the START/Cancel pad once. Operate
the drain twice to ensure most of the water is
removed. Last, disconnect the electrical supply
and prop open the door.
When turning the water supply to the home
off, the water shut off at the dishwasher must
be turned off also.
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EFORE
YOU CALL FOR SERVICE
CHECK THESE POINTS TO HELP SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY.
Dishwasher Will Not Fill:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Press the START/Cancel pad to start the dishwasher.
Be sure door is latched securely.
Be sure the water is turned on.
Check that the pad is properly selected for a cycle.
Allow time to pause before filling.
Check your home‘s circuit breaker or fuse box.
Check inlet hose for a kink.
Check water valve inlet for sediment and clean if necessary.
Dishwasher Will Not Drain/Water In Tub Bottom:
•
•
•
•
•
If hooked up to a food waste disposer, be sure the knock-out is removed from the disposer inlet.
Check for food obstruction in the drain or disposer.
Check drain hose for a kink.
Check your home‘s circuit breaker or fuse box.
Check that the cycle is completed.
Dishwasher Adds Water at END of Cycle:
• This is normal. The sensor (select models) in the pump must stay submerged so a short fill of water is added after the cycle’s last drain.
Detergent Cup Is Not Empty:
• Check that the cycle is completed.
• Be sure dispenser is not blocked.
• Use fresh detergent stored in a cool, dry place.
Dishwasher Seems Noisy:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
A water valve hiss during fill is normal.
Water circulation sounds are normal.
A thumping sound may be a wash arm bumping an item that is extending beyond the racks.
Chopping or grinding sounds may be heard during drain as the internal food disposer chops hard items like fruit seeds, nuts, etc.
Humming during the drain is normal.
A snap noise is the detergent cup lid hitting the door liner when the dishwasher door is opened at the end of the cycle.This is normal.
Proper installation affects the noise level.
Cycle Takes Too Long (Heating Delay Light Stays On):
• Tough Scrub™ or Tough Scrub Plus™ (select models) or Sanitize has been selected and the cycle is extended to heat water.
• Check to see that the incoming water temperature is 120-140° F (49-60° C).
Dishwasher has an Odor:
•
•
•
•
Run dishes being held in the dishwasher through a Rinse Only cycle.
Many dishwashers have a “new” smell when first installed.This will dissipate with use.
Dishwasher may not be draining properly. (See “Dishwasher Will Not Drain” section.)
For a strong odor, place baking soda in both sides of the detergent cup. Select Light Wash and allow the water to circulate for about 10 minutes. Interrupt the cycle by unlatching the door and let it stand overnight. Restart the dishwasher by latching the door and allow it to complete
the cycle. Another alternative is to use dishwasher cleaning product such as Jet-Dry Dishwasher Cleaner*.
Dishwasher Leaks:
• Check that the dishwasher is level. (Refer to the Installation Instructions.)
• Suds can cause the dishwasher to overflow. Measure the detergent carefully and use only detergents designed for use in a dishwasher. Less detergent is needed in soft water.Try another brand if sudsing continues.
• Follow directions closely on how to add a forgotten item (pg. 7).
• To avoid rinse aid lid leaking from the dispenser, be sure the lid is securely attached.
Display Time Suddenly Drops or Increases by Several Minutes (select models):
• This is normal when the Auto Clean or Normal cycle (select models) is selected and the dishwasher decides to skip or add a drain and refill.
Dishwasher Door Will Not Close:
• Be sure upper rack is properly adjusted to upper or lower position (select models) (pg. 3).
*Brand names are the trademarks of the respective manufacturer.
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Indicator Lights Flashing:
•
•
•
•
•
The countdown display (select models) flashes after a cycle is selected until the START/Cancel pad is pressed.
The countdown display (select models) and the delay indicator flash after a delay is selected until the START/Cancel pad is pressed.
All active display indicators flash if the door is opened during a running cycle or delay.
The currently selected cycle flashes if the consumer attempts to change the cycle after cycle “lock-in”.
The lock indicator flashes and the countdown display (selected models) flashes an “L” if a pad is pressed while the control lock is enabled.
Glasses Are Cloudy/Spotted:
•
•
•
•
Select Extra Rinse (select models).
Check water temperature. Incoming water should be 120°-140° F (49-60° C).
Always use a rinse aid.
Confirm that the cloudiness is removable by soaking the item in white vinegar for approximately 5 minutes. If removed, the problem is due to hard
water. Adjust detergent amount being used to match water hardness (pg. 5). Be sure detergent is fresh, stored properly and is a high quality brand.
• If cloudiness is not removable, it is etching. This is an erosion of the surface of the glassware and can be caused by water that is too hot, from
using too much detergent or by prewashing. Detergent needs food soil to act upon. If etching has occurred, the glassware is permanently damaged. To prevent further etching, adjust the detergent amount to match the water hardness, stop prewashing, and be sure incoming water temperature is not greater than 140° F (60° C). Use water heating options only when incoming water temperature is below 120° F (49° C).
Food Soil Remains on Dishes:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Check water temperature (pg 5).
Run hot water at the sink before starting the dishwasher.
Select Tough Scrub™ or Tough Scrub Plus™ (select models).
Check water hardness and adjust detergent amount accordingly (pg. 5).
Use fresh detergent stored in a cool dry place.
Select proper cycle for the soil level.
Make sure the upper rack wash arm connector is correctly aligned in one of the water inlet holes (pg. 3).
Load items so they do not block the wash arms (pg. 2-4).
Load the utensil basket with knife handles up and spoon and fork handles down through the slots in the covers.
Do not place glasses over tines.
Prior to loading, scrape off burnt on foods and wipe the starchy film from utensils used with pasta, rice and oatmeal. These soils require more
energy than the rest of the load to clean.
Items Washed In The Dishwasher Or The Dishwasher Tub Itself Are Stained/Discolored:
• Aluminum utensils or pans can leave marks when they rub against other items. Leave a slight space between items.
• Iron deposits in the water can leave a yellow, brown or orange film on dishes or the dishwasher tub. A filter may be needed, check with a water
treatment company.
• Separate silver or silver-plated silverware from stainless steel. These metals can be damaged by contact with each other during washing.
• Color from tomato sauces may adhere to the tub (pg. 8). If light staining has occurred, leave the door open to oxidize the stain away. For removal
of heavier stains, try Cascade Plastic Booster Plastic Cleaning Additive*. Change dishwasher detergent and be sure to use a dishwasher detergent that contains chlorine to better fight staining.
Items Not Properly Dried/Moisture Is Present On The Dishwasher Interior After The Dry Cycle:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Be sure Heated Dry is selected.
Water droplets may form on the inner door as part of the drying process.
Use a rinse aid like Jet Dry* or Cascade Rinse Aid*. Turn adjustable rinse aid cap to the MAX setting.
Check water temperature (pg. 5).
Select Sanitize.
Increase detergent amount to match water hardness (pg. 5).
Load properly (pg. 2-4)
Plastic and teflon items are difficult to dry because they have a porous surface which tends to collect water droplets.Towel drying may be necessary.
Glasses and cups with concave bottoms hold water and require towel drying. Locate these items on the more slanted side of the rack for
improved results.
Dishware is Chipped:
•
•
•
•
Load dishes according to instructions so they do not strike each other (pg. 2-4).
Washing fine, antique china or crystal in the dishwasher is not recommended.
Do not load glasses over the tines.
Do not overload.
Sanitized Indicator Does Not Illuminate at the End of the Cycle (select models):
• Sanitize was not selected.
• Sanitization can only be achieved with the Auto Clean (select models), Heavy, Normal or Light wash cycles.
• Sanitization may not be achieved if there is an interruption of the cycle, power failure or if incoming water temperature is below 120° F (49° C).
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ISHWASHER
WARRANTY
WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY THESE WARRANTIES:
Full One Year Warranty
For one (1) year from the date of original retail purchase, any part which fails in normal home use will be
repaired or replaced free of charge.
Limited Second Year Warranty
After the first year from the date of original retail
purchase, through the second year, parts which fail in
normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of
charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all
other costs, including labor, mileage and transportation.
Limited Third Through Fifth Year Warranty
After the second year from the date of original retail
purchase, through the fifth year, all of the following
components which fail in normal home use will be
repaired or replaced free of charge for the part itself,
with the owner paying all other costs, including labor,
mileage and transportation. These components
include:
Any parts of the wash system for all models, including the complete power module assembly, soil sensor, spray arms, wash manifold and motor.
Computer Touch Control models only - any microprocessor and touch pad assemblies.
All models against rust, including exterior cabinet
and front panels of convertible models, the exterior
front panels and accessory side panels of built-in
models, and premium DuraGuard™ coated racks
(available on select models).
Full Twenty-Year Warranty
First through the twentieth year: From the date of
the original retail purchase through the twentieth
year, should the tub develop a water leak in normal
home use, the dishwasher itself will be replaced
FREE OF CHARGE.
First through the twentieth year: From the date of
the original retail purchase through the twentieth
year, should the door liner develop a water leak in
normal home use, repair or replacement of the door
liner will be made FREE OF CHARGE.
PLEASE NOTE: These full warranties apply only
when the dishwasher is located in the United States
or Canada. Dishwashers located elsewhere are covered by the limited warranties only, including a limited warranty for parts which fail during the first year.
Canadian Residents
These warranties cover only those dishwashers
installed in Canada that have been listed with
Canadian Standards Association unless the dishwashers are brought into Canada due to transfer of residence from the United States to Canada.
The specific warranties expressed above are the
ONLY warranties provided by the manufacturer.
These warranties give you specific legal rights, and
you may also have other rights that vary from state
to state.
Jenn-Air •
1. Conditions and damages resulting from any of the following:
a. Improper installation, delivery, or maintenance.
b. Any repair, modification, alteration, or adjustment not authorized by the
manufacturer or an authorized servicer.
c. Misuse, abuse, accidents, or unreasonable use.
d. Incorrect electric current, voltage, or supply.
e. Improper setting of any control.
2. Warranties are void if the original serial numbers have been removed,
altered, or cannot be readily determined.
3. Products purchased for commercial or industrial use.
4. The cost of service or service call to:
a. Correct installation errors.
b. Instruct the user on the proper use of the product.
c. Transport the appliance to the servicer.
5. Consequential or incidental damages sustained by any person as a result of
any breach of these warranties. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so the above exclusion
may not apply.
TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE
To locate an authorized service company in your area contact the Jenn-Air dealer from whom your appliance was purchased or call Maytag Appliances Sales
Company, Jenn-Air Customer Assistance at the number listed below. Should you
not receive satisfactory warranty service, please call or write:
Maytag Appliances Sales Company
Attn: CAIR® Center
P.O. Box 2370
Cleveland,TN 37320–2370
U.S. and CANADA
1-800-688-1100
U.S. customers using TTY for deaf, hearing impaired or
speech impaired, call 1-800-688-2080.
NOTE: When writing or calling about a service problem, please include the
following information:
a. Your name, address and telephone number;
b. Model number and serial number of your appliance ;
c. Name and address of your dealer or servicer and the date the appliance
was purchased;
d. A clear description of the problem you are having;
e. Water hardness, detergent brand and amount, water temperature and
cycle used;
f. Proof of purchase (sales receipt).
User’s guides, service manuals and parts information are available from Maytag
Appliances Sales Company, Jenn-Air Customer Assistance.
403 West Fourth Street North • P.O. Box 39 • Newton, Iowa 50208
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DISHWASHER: MDB-3
®
Installer: Please leave this manual with
this appliance.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Consumer: Please read and keep this
manual for future reference. Keep sales
receipt and/or cancelled check as proof of
purchase.
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CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
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1-800-688-9900 (USA)
1-800-688-2002 (CANADA)
1-800-688-2080 ( U.S. TTY for
hearing or speech impaired)
(Mon.-Fri., 8 am-8 pm Eastern Time)
Internet: http://www.maytag.com
For service information, see page 11.
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OPERATING TIPS
Date of Purchase
In our continuing effort to improve the quality and performance of our appliances, it may
be necessary to make changes
to the appliance without revising
this guide.
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Important Safety Instructions
Recognize safety symbols, words, labels
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this
manual are not meant to cover all possible conditions and
situations that may occur. Common sense, caution, and care
must be exercised when installing, maintaining, or operating the
dishwasher.
WARNING
WARNING - Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result
in severe personal injury or death.
CAUTION
CAUTION - Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in
minor personal injury.
Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent, or
manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not
understand.
WARNING
Check with the installer to make sure the appliance
has been properly grounded to avoid possible
electrical shock. Be sure you read the Important
Personal Safety Instructions before you use this
dishwasher.
8.
9.
Products with a
label have been listed with Underwriter’s
Laboratories, Inc. – those with a CSA tag have been listed
with Canadian Standards Association. Nevertheless, as with
any other equipment using electricity and moving parts,
there is a potential hazard.
10.
11.
WARNING
When using your dishwasher, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
Use the dishwasher only for its intended function.
Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before
attempting to service.
To avoid electrical shock hazard, the sides and back
must be enclosed and the front panels must be
attached before electrical power is applied to the
dishwasher. Refer to the installation instructions for
proper grounding procedures.
Connect to a properly rated, protected and sized
power supply circuit to avoid electrical overload.
Children should never be permitted to operate, or
play in, with, or around this dishwasher.
To reduce the risk of injury when loading items to be
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
washed, sharp or pointed items should be located with
the handles up. Also, load sharp items so they are not
likely to damage the door seal.
Do not touch the heating element on the bottom of the
tub during or at the completion of a cycle. It will be hot.
Use only detergents and rinse additives designed for a
residential automatic dishwasher. Never use soap,
laundry detergent, or hand washing detergent in your
dishwasher. Keep these products out of reach of
children.
Do not sit, stand on or abuse the door or dish racks of
the dishwasher.
Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water system that has not been used
for two weeks or more. Hydrogen gas is explosive. If
the hot water system has not been used for such a
period, turn on all hot water faucets and let the water
flow from each for several minutes. This will release any
accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable, do
not smoke or use an open flame during this process.
Do not wash plastic items unless marked “dishwasher
safe” or the equivalent. For plastic items not so marked,
check the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Do not tamper with controls.
To prevent accidental child entrapment and suffocation
risks, always remove the door to the washing
compartment when removing an old dishwasher from
service or discarding it.
Use caution when unloading the dishwasher. Dishes will
be hot if unloaded shortly after a cycle has completed.
Certified residential dishwashers are not intended for
licensed food establishments.
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Loading
➢ Don’t prerinse. Simply scrape off any
bones or large food particles.
General
recommendations
Recommended loading
(Rack features vary by model)
LOADING
Before you start
For best dishwashing results follow these
➢ If connected to a food waste disposer, ➢ Items can be centered behind a single guidelines to determine the best
make certain the disposer is empty
before starting the dishwasher.
➢ Scrape off tomato-based food soils
(see page 8).
➢ Remove certain foods (such as
mustard, mayonnaise, lemon juice,
vinegar, salt or dressings) from
stainless steel flatware as soon as
possible. These foods may cause
rusting and pitting if allowed to remain
in contact with the surface for an
extended period of time.
tine or loaded at an angle to maximize
space.
➢ Avoid blocking or preventing the spray
arms from spinning freely. Do not
allow items to extend beyond the
racks.
arrangement for your items.
Upper rack
handled knives, spatulas and spoons or short
items like cups or juice glasses. Fold it up for
taller items like glasses, bowls, plates, etc.
hold light weight plastic items, cooking
utensils, knives, etc. in place. Clip the item
between the tine and the clip.
10 Place Settings (Models with folding
and bowl tines in the lower rack.)
The Stack-Rack is designed to hold
stemware in place. Taller stemware will fit
better on the right side as the upper rack is
deeper on this side.
NOTE
❚ Face soiled surfaces towards the
center of the dishwasher.
The Vari-Lock ™ Snugge r (select models)
on the left secures lightweight items in
place. It can be adjusted by grasping the
wavy wire and rotating it left to snug items
against the outer rack or to the right to rest
on top of light items. Do not load items on
top of the wire.
10 Place Settings (Models without folding
and bowl tines in the lower rack.)
Glasses, cups, stemware, light-weight
plastics, plates, bowls, pans, long-handled
utensils etc. can be loaded in this rack. Do
not load glasses over the tines.
The folding tines (select models) located in
the front right corner provide convenient
loading space for large, bulky items like
pots and pans or mixing bowls
For best results with tall glasses, align the
Vari-Lock ™ Snugger (select models) wavy
wire with the arrow on the rack clip. Rest the
bottom of the glass against the wavy wire.
The Stack-Rack (select models) on the right
side of the upper rack folds up or down for
loading flexibility. Fold it down to hold long-
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The cup clips (select models) located in
the center of the upper rack can be used to
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ADJUSTABLE UPPER RACK
(select models)
the upper rack is in the lower position.
To lower the rack:
➢ Pull the rack fully out.
➢ Place hands on each adjuster.
➢ Press down on the top blue button and
push down (the button will slide
towards the center of the rack).
➢ The rack will come to a stop when it is
in position.
To raise the rack:
The Adjustable Upper Rack (select
models) can be raised or lowered to
accommodate taller plates, platters, pans,
etc. in the upper or lower racks. Full size
plates can be loaded in the upper rack when
➢ Pull the rack fully out.
➢ Place hands on each adjuster.
➢ Lift up both sides until rack comes to a
stop.
❚ The left and right side adjusters
must both be in the upward or
downward position for proper
connection.
3 saucers are
loaded on the
rack under
the StackRack Shelf
(select
models)
3 saucers are
loaded on the
rack under
the StackRack Shelf
(select
models)
10 Place Settings (Models with
folding and bowl tines.)
10 Place Settings (Models without
folding and bowl tines.)
Back
With the Stack-Rack (select models) shelf
raised, thin items like cookie sheets or
pizza pans may be placed along the left
side. With the shelf down, two levels of
glasses and cups can be loaded.
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❚ The dishwasher will not operate
correctly if the upper rack wash
arm connection is not aligned with
one of the water inlet holes on
back wall.
A variety of large items such as dinner
plates, mixing bowls, pots and pans and
baking dishes can be loaded in this rack.
Lower rack
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NOTE
Positioning the Fold-Away ™ Tines (select
models) flat in the back, left corner
provides convenient loading space for
large, bulky items like pots and pans or
mixing bowls.
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Tall items such as bakeware and large platters
can be placed on the left side.
Back
Convertible Tines (select models) in the
back, right corner can be adjusted to
provide narrow spacing for loading plates
or wide spacing for loading deep bowls,
pots or pans. Flip tines up for narrow
spacing or down for wider spacing.
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For best cleaning results, prevent items
from nesting together by placing some
items in the basket with handles up and
some with handles down. Load knives,
handles up and spoons and forks handles
down, through the slots in the hinged
covered section(s) (when closed).
Be sure that thin, finely pointed items do
not extend through the basket.
This could block the lower
wash arm.
Small, lightweight items
like baby spoons and
plastic measuring spoons
should be placed in the
section(s) with the hinged
cover(s).
LOADING
REMOVABLE UTENSIL
BASKET (Design varies by model)
rack for loading miscellaneous items and
utensils. This is also a safe
place to load sharp
knives and
pointed
items.
SPLIT & FIT UTENSIL
BASKET (Select models)
The split silverware basket can be
separated and placed in several locations in
the bottom rack. Hold the basket firmly
along the sides. Follow the unlock direction
arrows imprinted on the basket and slide
the basket apart until it splits into two. Load
flatware and utensils into
both sections or just one,
depending upon your
load.
ODDS & ENDS BASKET
(Select models)
Use this supplemental basket in the upper
Removing the upper rack
The upper rack can be removed when tall
or oversized items need to be loaded into
the lower rack. Unload the rack prior to
removing.
TO REMOVE:
of the rack stop. The rack stop will
snap open and can be easily removed
by pulling straight out. Take care to
support the track while removing rack
stops.
➢ Roll the rack all the way out of the
track and
dishwasher.
remove
from
the
➢ Roll the upper rack 1/3 to 1/2 of the ➢ Reverse the above procedure to
way out.
➢ Remove the plastic rack stop from the
replace the upper rack into the
dishwasher.
Rack Stop
end of each track. To remove each
plastic rack stop, push inward
(towards the rack) on the ridged area
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Dishwashing essentials
Hot water
For optimal cleaning and drying
results, hot water is necessary. The
incoming water temperature should be
120–140° F (49-60° C) to properly
activate the detergent and melt greasy
food soils.
Detergent
Use a detergent designed specifically for
use in an automatic dishwasher. Be sure it
is fresh and stored in a cool, dry place (not
under the sink).
RECOMMENDED AMOUNT
Too little detergent results in poor cleaning,
hard water filming/spotting and poor
drying. Too much detergent can cause
permanent etching/cloudiness.
Water Hardness*
Soft (0-4 gpg)
Medium (5-9 gpg)
Hard (10-12 gpg)
To check the incoming water temperature,
turn on the hot water faucet nearest the
dishwasher and let it run into a glass in the
sink. Place a candy thermometer in the
glass and check the temperature once it
has stopped rising. If the temperature is
below 120° F (49° C), have a qualified
person raise the water heater thermostat
setting.
Before starting the dishwasher, turn on the
hot water faucet and let it run until the
water is hot. This assures that the initial fill
of water is hot.
The amount of detergent to use is
determined by the hardness of the water
and soil level of the load. Refer to the
following chart for detergent usage
recommendations.
detergent effectiveness, and protect the
dishwasher parts from the damage that
hard water can cause.
Do not use detergent with the Rinse Only
cycle. Leave the detergent lid open when
running Rinse Only .
In extremely hard water conditions (13
grains per gallon or more*), it is difficult to
achieve good results with any dishwasher.
A mechanical water softener may be
necessary to improve water quality,
Soil Level
Light Soil
Normal Soil
Heavy Soil
Light Soil
Normal Soil
Heavy Soil
Light Soil
Normal Soil
Heavy Soil
Rinse aid
Regular use of a rinse aid improves
drying, reduces spotting and filming,
and reduces moisture left on the
dishwasher interior.
An automatic rinse aid dispenser is
located next to the detergent cup. The
window next to the dispenser cap
indicates when the rinse aid reservoir
needs to be refilled. When the level of
Detergent Amount**
5 teaspoons
6 teaspoons
8 teaspoons
7 teaspoons
8 teaspoons
10 teaspoons
9 teaspoons
10 teaspoons
12 teaspoons
rinse aid is below the indicator marks and
the window is nearly clear, it is time to refill
the dispenser. Check the dispenser
monthly.
To add rinse aid to the dispenser, turn the
cap counterclockwise to open. Remove
the cap and pour liquid rinse aid into the
opening. The amount of rinse aid
dispensed during the cycle is adjustable by
moving the lever inside the reservoir area.
For most water conditions use
manufacturers recommended setting of
*Your local water utility or state
university extension service can tell you
the degree of water hardness in your
area.
** Add recommended amount of
detergent to either side of the Main
Wash compartment.
“3”. Adjust it up to the “MAX” setting for
hard water. Set the lever anywhere
between these amounts as needed to get
the best results. Replace the cap and turn
it clockwise to close.
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Controls at a glance
AUTO CLEAN
(select models)
Medium cycle for average food soils. The
soil sensor is active with this cycle.
Depending on the number of fills, water
usage ranges from 3 to 6 gallons.
Normal dishloads vary from day to day.
Auto Clean is designed to select the
number of water fills best suited for the soil
level of each load. Depending on the
number of fills required water usage
ranges from 3 to 8 gallons.
HEAVY WASH
RINSE ONLY
Long cycle for heavy food soils. 8 gallons.
Rinses dishes being held until there is a
full load. Controls odors. 2 gallons.
NORMAL WASH
NOTE
❚ Cycle times shown in the
numerical display (select models)
increase or decrease, based on
each load’s soil level, water
temperature and selected options.
❚ Using the Extra Rinse option will
increase water consumption by
11⁄2 gallons.
CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
Cycles and water usage
LIGHT WASH
Short cycle for light food soils. Water
usage is 5 gallons.
Options
TOUGH SCRUB ™ OR TOUGH
SCRUB ™ PLUS (select models)
Select this option (select models) when
washing loads with hard-to-remove food
soils. Tough Scrub ™ or Tough Scrub ™
Plus can be selected with any cycle (except
Rinse Only ). Depending on which cycle is
being used, this option adds fills, heat
and/or wash time to the wash cycle.
For baked-on, dried-on soils, select Heavy
Wash along with the Tough Scrub ™ or
Tough Scrub ™ Plus option.
SANITIZE
Select Sanitize with Auto Clean (select
models) , Heavy, Normal , or Light Wash
Display (select models)
The display will show the approximate
cycle time. “2H” will appear in the display
representing any cycle time greater than
99 minutes.
Indicator lights
The CLEAN light illuminates at the end of
the cycle and remains lit until the door has
been open for 30 seconds continuously.
The DRYING (select models) light
illuminates during the entire dry period and
goes out when the cycle is completed.
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to sanitize dishware. At the end of the
cycle, when the cycle monitor recognizes
that the proper conditions have been met,
the SANITIZED light illuminates.
Sanitization may not be achieved if there is
an interruption of the cycle, power failure
or if the incoming water temperature is
below 120° F (49° C).
EXTRA RINSE
(select models)
Select Extra Rinse to add an additional
rinse to the cycle. An extra rinse helps to
improve results in hard water situations.
HEATED DRY
towel drying of some items such as plastic
and teflon may be necessary and more
moisture may be noticed adhering to the
dishwasher interior. With either dry option, it
is normal to notice vapor escaping from the
door vent.
START/CANCEL
To start a cycle, close the door and press the
START/Cancel pad once. To cancel when a
cycle is running, press the START/Cancel
pad once. The dishwasher will drain, then
shut off. To turn the dishwasher off without
draining, press the START/Cancel pad twice.
Select Heated Dry to turn on the heating
element during dry for enhanced drying
results. When Heated Dry is not selected,
The dishwasher remembers your last cycle
so you do not have to reset the cycle each
time. To start the dishwasher using the same
cycle and options selected on the previous
wash, just press the START/Cancel pad.
The WASHING (select models) light
illuminates during all rinse and wash
portions of the cycle.
NOTE
The HEATING DELAY (select models)
light illuminates when the cycle is being
extended to heat the water.
The CLEAN and SANITIZED (select
models) indicator lights will not reilluminate after a power failure until after
the next cycle is run.
The SANITIZED (select models) light
illuminates at the end of the cycle when
conditions have been met to achieve
sanitization. The light will remain lit until the
door has been open for 30 seconds
continuously.
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❚ When Sanitize is selected,
cycles are monitored to assure
sanitization. Unusually low water
temperature will prevent sanitization from being satisfied and
the SANITIZED light will not
illuminate at the end of the cycle.
❚ Only these certified cycles have
been designed to meet NSF
requirements: Auto Clean Cycle,
Heavy Cycle, Normal Cycle and
Light Cycle.
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Delay
The Delay option can be used to
automatically start the cycle at a later time
to reduce daytime heat buildup in the
home or to take advantage of reduced
energy costs if available in your area.
4. As soon as the START/Cancel pad is
pressed, the flashing will stop and the
delay time will begin counting down.
The delay indicator will remain lit until
the delay time has counted down.
5. The cycle will automatically start as
soon as the delay time expires.
TO SET UP A DELAY:
1. Close the door. Select the appropriate
cycle and options for the load.
2. Press the Delay pad until the desired
amount of delay time is selected.
3. The Delay indicator and the count down
display (select models) will flash until
the START/Cancel pad is pressed.
Control lock option
(select models)
The control touchpads can be locked to
prevent unwanted use. If this feature is
activated between cycles, the dishwasher
cannot be operated until the controls are
unlocked. If desired, the controls can be
locked after a cycle or delay has started.
Operating tips
Starting the dishwasher
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1. After loading the dishwasher and adding
detergent, close the dishwasher by
pressing the door until the latch clicks.
2. To start the dishwasher, select the
desired cycle and options. The
indicator lights for the selected cycle
and options will illuminate.
3. Press the START/Cancel pad. After a
pause, the fill will begin. The display
countdown will flash until START/
Cancel is pressed.
4. To cancel an option, press the pad
again. To cancel a running cycle,
press the START/Cancel pad.
NOTE
❚ If 30 seconds elapse between
setting the cycle and options and
pressing the START/Cancel pad,
the dishwasher will turn off.
SETTING THE CONTROL LOCK:
1. Press the Heated Dry pad for three
seconds.
2. An indicator light next to the lock
graphic will illuminate when the
controls are locked.
TO CANCEL:
1. Press the Heated Dry pad for three
seconds.
2. The indicator light will go off.
5. To prevent unplanned cycle or option
changes, these selections are “locked
in” after 1 minute.
NOTE
❚ If a cycle pad is pressed after the
controls have been “locked in”,
the light above the current cycle
will flash three times.
❚ If START/Cancel is not pressed
within 30 seconds, the dishwasher will turn off.
TO CANCEL A DELAY:
When the delay is counting down, press
the Delay pad again. The indicator light
will go out and the cycle will start or
resume immediately.
TO CANCEL A DELAY AND CYCLE:
➢ Press START/Cancel once to drain
and turn off the dishwasher.
Or
➢ Press START/Cancel twice to turn
dishwasher off without draining.
NOTE
❚ If a cycle or option pad is pressed
after the controls have been
locked, the indicator light next to
the lock graphic will flash five
times. On selected models with a
countdown display, the display
will flash an “L” simultaneously
with the lock indicator.
❚ This option does not lock the door,
only the dishwasher controls.
1. Grasp door handle and unlatch door
without opening completely. All lights
will flash to indicate that the cycle is
suspended.
2. Wait for the water circulation to stop.
3. Open the door and add the item.
4. Close and latch the door. Lights will stop
flashing when the door is properly shut.
5. After a slight delay, the cycle resumes
automatically at the point of interruption.
NOTE
Adding a forgotten item
❚ If the door is opened during a
running cycle, there may be up to
a 30 second delay before the unit
restarts after closing the door.
For best cleaning, the forgotten item
should be added early in the cycle.
❚ Extended interruption of the wash
cycle is not recommended.
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Special care items
Material
Dishwasher Safe?
Special Informatiion
Aluminum
Yes, except anodized.
High water temperature and detergents may affect finish.
Cast Iron
No
Seasoning will be removed, and iron will rust.
China/Stoneware
No, if antique or hand-painted.
Always check manufacturer’s recommendation before washing. Antique, hand-painted or overthe-glaze patterns may fade. Gold leaf may discolor.
Crystal
No, if antique or delicate
crystal.
Always check manufacturer’s recommendation before washing. Some types of leaded crystal
may etch with repeated washings.
Filters
Not recommended.
May leave a dingy deposit or stain on dishwasher interior.
Glass
Yes
Milkglass can yellow with repeated dishwasher washing.
Gold-Plated Flatware
No
Will discolor.
Pewter, Tin
No
Plastics
Yes, top rack.
Always check manufacturer’s recommendation before washing. Plastics vary in their capacity
to withstand high water temperatures and detergents. Disposable plastic items are not
dishwasher safe for this reason.
Stainless Steel
Yes
Run a Rinse Only cycle if not washing immediately. Prolonged contact with foods containing
salt, vinegar, milk products or juice could damage finish.
Sterling Silver or
Silverplate
No, if has commercial
“darkening”.
Always check manufacturer’s recommendation before washing. Run a Rinse Only cycle if not
washing immediately. Prolonged contact with food containing salt, acid or sulfide (eggs,
mayonnaise and seafood) could damage finish. Commercial “darkening” may be removed by
detergent.
Wooden Items
No
Wood may warp, crack or discolor.
Interior
Exterior
The dishwasher interior is normally selfcleaning. Periodically check the bottom of
the dishwasher tub to see if any large
particles have not gone through the strainer
portion of the module.
Wipe the edge of the inner door liner to
remove any food soil splashes which
occurred during loading.
The color from some tomato-based food
soils may occasionally adhere to various
components of the dishwasher interior,
causing temporary discoloration.
To
minimize this:
➢ Remove excess tomato-based food
soils off of dishes, prior to loading.
The front of the dishwasher can be cleaned
with a soft damp cloth and liquid spray
cleaner. Do not use abrasive powders or
cleaning pads.
Stainless Steel Care and Cleaning (select
models)
Do not use a cleaning product containing
chlorine bleach. Always wipe with the
grain of the stainless steel. For daily
cleaning and light soil , use a soft cloth or
sponge and one of the following: mild
detergent and water, a solution of white
vinegar and water, Formula 409 Glass and
Surface Cleaner* or a similar multi-surface
cleaner. Rinse and dry. To polish and to
help prevent fingerprints, follow with
Stainless Steel Magic Spray* (part No.
20000008)**.
➢ Run the Heavy Wash cycle when
washing loads containing tomato-based
food soils.
➢ Change dishwasher detergent and be
sure to use a dishwasher detergent that
contains chlorine to better fight staining.
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For moderate to heavy soil , clean with
Bon Ami*, using a soft cloth or damp
sponge. Rinse and dry. To restore luster
and to remove streaks, follow with Stainless
Steel Magic Spray*.
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For discoloration , wipe with Cameo
Stainless Steel Cleaner*, using a damp
sponge or soft cloth. Rinse immediately and
dry. To restore luster and to remove streaks,
follow with Stainless Steel Magic Spray*.
Storage/moving
Fill detergent cup with a fresh-scented
dishwasher detergent or baking soda and
select the Normal Wash cycle. Allow the
dishwasher to complete the cycle. Then turn
the water supply off and drain the
dishwasher. To drain, press the
START/Cancel pad once. Operate the drain
twice to ensure most of the water is
removed. Last, disconnect the electrical
supply and prop open the door.
When turning the water supply to the home
off, the water shut off at the dishwasher must
be turned off also.
*Brand names are the trademarks of the respective manufacturer.
** Call 1-800-688-8408 to order.
Care and cleaning
SPECIAL CARE ITEMS
Most tableware, cookware and flatware can safely be washed in your dishwasher. Check with the manufacturer.
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Before you call
CHECK THESE POINTS TO HELP SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY.
Dishwasher Will Not Fill:
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Press the START/Cancel pad to start the dishwasher.
Be sure door is latched securely.
Be sure the water is turned on.
Check that the pad is properly selected for a cycle.
Allow time to pause before filling.
Check your home‘s circuit breaker or fuse box.
Check inlet hose for a kink.
Check water valve inlet for sediment and clean if necessary.
Dishwasher Will Not Drain/Water In Tub Bottom:
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If hooked up to a food waste disposer, be sure the knock-out is removed from the disposer inlet.
Check for food obstruction in the drain or disposer.
Check drain hose for a kink.
Check your home‘s circuit breaker or fuse box.
Check that the cycle is completed.
Dishwasher Adds Water at END of Cycle:
• This is normal. The sensor (select models) in the pump must stay submerged so a short fill of water is added after the cycle’s last drain.
Detergent Cup Is Not Empty:
• Check that the cycle is completed.
• Be sure dispenser is not blocked.
• Use fresh detergent stored in a cool, dry place.
Dishwasher Seems Noisy:
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A water valve hiss during fill is normal.
Water circulation sounds are normal.
A thumping sound may be a wash arm bumping an item that is extending beyond the racks.
Chopping or grinding sounds may be heard as the internal food disposer chops hard items like fruit seeds, nuts, etc.
Humming during the drain is normal.
A snap noise is the detergent cup lid hitting the door liner when the dishwasher door is opened at the end of the cycle. This is normal.
Proper installation affects the noise level.
Cycle Takes Too Long (Heating Delay Light Stays On [select models]):
• Tough Scrub™ or Tough Scrub™ Plus (select models) or Sanitize has been selected and the cycle is extended to heat water.
• Check to see that the incoming water temperature is 120-140° F (49-60° C).
Dishwasher has an Odor:
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•
Run dishes being held in the dishwasher through a Rinse Only cycle.
Many dishwashers have a “new” smell when first installed. This will dissipate with use.
Dishwasher may not be draining properly. (See “Dishwasher Will Not Drain” section.)
For a strong odor, place baking soda in both sides of the detergent cup. Select Light Wash and allow the water to circulate for about 10
minutes. Interrupt the cycle by unlatching the door and let it stand overnight. Restart the dishwasher by latching the door and allow it to
complete the cycle. Another alternative is to use a dishwasher cleaning product such as Jet-Dry Dishwasher Cleaner*.
Dishwasher Leaks:
• Check that the dishwasher is level. (Refer to the Installation Instructions.)
• Suds can cause the dishwasher to overflow. Measure the detergent carefully and use only detergents designed for use in a dishwasher. Less
detergent is needed in soft water. Try another brand if sudsing continues.
• Follow directions closely on how to add a forgotten item (pg. 7).
• To avoid rinse aid leaking from the dispenser, be sure the lid is securely attached.
Display Time Suddenly Drops or Increases by Several Minutes (select models):
• This is normal when the Auto Clean or Normal cycle (select models) is selected and the dishwasher decides to skip or add a drain and refill.
Indicator Lights Flashing:
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The countdown display (select models) flashes after a cycle is selected until the START/Cancel pad is pressed.
The countdown display (select models) and the delay indicator flash after a delay is selected until the START/Cancel pad is pressed.
All active display indicators flash if the door is opened during a running cycle or delay.
The currently selected cycle flashes if the consumer attempts to change the cycle after cycle “lock-in”.
The lock indicator flashes and the countdown display (selected models) flashes an “L” if a pad is pressed while the control lock is enabled.
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Food Soil Remains on Dishes:
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Check water temperature (pg 5).
Run hot water at the sink before starting the dishwasher.
Select Tough Scrub™ or Tough Scrub™ Plus (select models).
Check water hardness and adjust detergent amount accordingly (pg. 5).
Use fresh detergent stored in a cool dry place.
Select proper cycle for the soil level.
Make sure the upper rack wash arm connector is correctly aligned in one of the water inlet holes (pg. 3).
Load items so they do not block the wash arms (pg. 2-4).
Load the utensil basket with knife handles up and spoon and fork handles down through the slots in the covers.
Do not place glasses over tines.
Prior to loading, scrape off burnt on foods and wipe the starchy film from utensils used with pasta, rice and oatmeal. These soils require
more energy than the rest of the load to clean.
Items Washed In The Dishwasher Or The Dishwasher Tub Itself Are Stained/Discolored:
• Aluminum utensils or pans can leave marks when they rub against other items. Leave a slight space between items.
• Iron deposits in the water can leave a yellow, brown or orange film on dishes or the dishwasher tub. A filter may be needed, check with a
water treatment company.
• Separate silver or silver-plated silverware from stainless steel. These metals can be damaged by contact with each other during washing.
• Color from tomato sauces may adhere to the tub (pg. 8). If light staining has occurred, leave the door open to oxidize the stain away. For
removal of heavier stains, try Cascade Plastic Booster Plastic Cleaning Additive*. Change dishwasher detergent and be sure to use a
dishwasher detergent that contains chlorine to better fight staining.
Items Not Properly Dried/Moisture Is Present On The Dishwasher Interior After The Dry Cycle:
•
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Be sure Heated Dry is selected.
Water droplets may form on the inner door as part of the drying process.
Use a rinse aid like Jet Dry* or Cascade Rinse Aid* regularly, to improve drying. Turn the rinse aid selector towards the MAX setting.
Check water temperature (pg. 5).
Select Sanitize.
Increase detergent amount to match water hardness (pg. 5).
Load properly (pg. 2-4).
Plastic and teflon items are difficult to dry because they have a porous surface which tends to collect water droplets. Towel drying may be
necessary.
• Glasses and cups with concave bottoms hold water and require towel drying. Locate these items on the more slanted side of the rack for
improved results.
*Brand names are the trademarks of the respective manufacturer.
** Call 1-800-688-8408 to order.
Select Extra Rinse (select models).
Check water temperature. Incoming water should be 120° -140° F (49-60° C).
Always use a rinse aid.
Confirm that the cloudiness is removable by soaking the item in white vinegar for approximately 5 minutes. If removed, the problem is due
to hard water. Adjust detergent amount being used to match water hardness (pg. 5). Be sure detergent is fresh, stored properly and is a
high quality brand.
• If cloudiness is not removable, it is etching . This is an erosion of the surface of the glassware and can be caused by water that is too hot,
from using too much detergent or by prewashing. Detergent needs food soil to act upon. If etching has occurred, the glassware is
permanently damaged. To prevent further etching, adjust the detergent amount to match the water hardness, stop prewashing, and be sure
incoming water temperature is not greater than 140° F (60° C). Use water heating options only when incoming water temperature is below
120° F (49° C).
BEFORE YOU CALL
Glasses Are Cloudy/Spotted:
Dishware is Chipped :
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Load dishes according to instructions so they do not strike each other (pg. 2-4).
Washing fine antique china/crystal in the dishwasher is not recommended.
Do not load glasses over the tines.
Do not overload.
Sanitized Light Does Not Illuminate at the End of the Cycle (select models)
:
• Sanitize was not selected.
• Sanitization can only be achieved with the Auto Clean (select models), Heavy, Normal or Light wash cycles.
• Sanitization may not be achieved if there is an interruption of the cycle, power failure or if incoming water temperature is below 120° F (49° C).
Dishwasher Door Will Not Close :
• Be sure upper rack is properly adjusted to upper or lower position (pg. 3).
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Dishwasher warranty
What is not covered by these warranties:
1. Conditions and damages resulting from any of the following:
Full One Year Warranty
For ONE (1) year from the date of original retail
purchase, any part which fails in normal home use
will be repaired or replaced free of charge.
Limited Second Year Warranty
a. Improper installation, delivery, or maintenance.
b. Any repair, modification, alteration, or adjustment not authorized by the
manufacturer or an authorized servicer.
c. Misuse, abuse, accidents, or unreasonable use.
After the first year from the date of original retail
purchase, through the second year, parts which fail in
normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of
charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other
costs, including labor, mileage and transportation.
Limited Third Through Fifth Year Warranty
d. Incorrect electric current, voltage, or supply.
e. Improper setting of any control.
2. Warranties are void if the original serial numbers have been removed,
altered, or cannot be readily determined.
After the second year from the date of original retail
purchase, through the fifth year, all of the following
components which fail in normal home use will be
repaired or replaced free of charge for the part itself,
with the owner paying all other costs, including labor,
mileage and transportation. These components
include:
3. Products purchased for commercial or industrial use.
Any parts of the Jetclean II wash system for all
models, including the complete power module
assembly, soil sensor, spray arms, wash manifold,
and motor.
5. Consequential or incidental damages sustained by any person as a result
of any breach of these warranties. Some states do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so the above exclusion
may not apply.
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4. The cost of service or service call to:
a. Correct installation errors.
b. Instruct the user on the proper use of the product.
c. Transport the appliance to the servicer.
Any microprocessor and touch pad assemblies.
All models against rust, including exterior cabinet
and front panels of convertible models, the exterior
front panels and accessory side panels of built-in
models, and premium DuraGuard® coated racks
(available on select models).
Full Twenty-Year Warranty
From the date of original purchase through the
twentieth year, should the tub develop a water leak
in normal home use, the dishwasher itself will be
replaced FREE OF CHARGE.
From the date of original purchase through the
twentieth year, should the door liner develop a water
leak in normal home use, repair or replacement of
the door liner will be made FREE OF CHARGE.
PLEASE NOTE: These full warranties apply only
when the dishwasher is located in the United States
or Canada. Dishwashers located elsewhere are
covered by the limited warranties only, including a
limited warranty for parts which fail during the first
year.
Canadian Residents
These warranties cover only those dishwashers
installed in Canada that have been listed with
Canadian Standards Association unless the
dishwashers are brought into Canada due to transfer
of residence from the United States to Canada.
The specific warranties expressed above are the
ONLY warranties provided by the manufacturer.
These warranties give you specific legal rights, and
you may also have other rights that vary from state
to state.
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MAYTAG •
To receive warranty service
To locate an authorized service company in your area contact the Maytag dealer
from whom your appliance was purchased or call Maytag Appliances Sales
Company, Maytag Customer Assistance at the number listed below. Should you
not receive satisfactory warranty service, please call or write:
Maytag Appliances Sales Company
Attn: CAIR® Center
P.O. Box 2370
Cleveland, TN 37320–2370
U.S.
1-800-688-9900
CANADA
1-800-688-2002
U.S. customers using TTY for deaf, hearing impaired or speech
impaired, call 1-800-688-2080.
NOTE: When writing or calling about a service problem, please include the
following information:
a. Your name, address and telephone number;
b. Model number and serial number of your appliance ;
c. Name and address of your dealer or servicer and the date the appliance
was purchased;
d. A clear description of the problem you are having;
e. Water hardness, detergent brand and amount, water temperature and
cycle used;
f. Proof of purchase (sales receipt).
User’s guides, service manuals and parts information are available from Maytag
Appliances Sales Company, Maytag Customer Assistance.
403 West Fourth Street North • P.O. Box 39 • Newton, Iowa 50208
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Appendix D
DISHWASHER: MDB-4
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Installer: Please leave this manual with
this appliance.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Consumer: Please read and keep this
manual for future reference. Keep sales
receipt and/or cancelled check as proof of
purchase.
LOADING
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Model Number
DISHWASHING ESSENTIALS
Serial Number
CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
SPECIAL CARE ITEMS
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CARE AND CLEANING
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Pages 9-10
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1-800-688-9900 (USA)
1-800-688-2002 (CANADA)
1-800-688-2080 ( U.S. TTY for
hearing or speech impaired)
(Mon.-Fri., 8 am-8 pm Eastern Time)
Internet: http://www.maytag.com
For service information, see page 11.
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If you have questions, call:
Part No. 6 917455 B
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OPERATING TIPS
Date of Purchase
In our continuing effort to improve the quality and performance of our appliances, it may
be necessary to make changes
to the appliance without revising
this guide.
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Important Safety Instructions
Recognize safety symbols, words, labels
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this
manual are not meant to cover all possible conditions and
situations that may occur. Common sense, caution, and care
must be exercised when installing, maintaining, or operating the
dishwasher.
WARNING - Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result
in severe personal injury or death.
Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent, or
manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not
understand.
CAUTION - Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in
minor personal injury.
WARNING
Check with the installer to make sure the appliance
has been properly grounded to avoid possible
electrical shock. Be sure you read the Important
Personal Safety Instructions before you use this
dishwasher.
Products with a
label have been listed with Underwriter’s
Laboratories, Inc. – those with a CSA tag have been listed
with Canadian Standards Association. Nevertheless, as with
any other equipment using electricity and moving parts,
there is a potential hazard.
WARNING
When using your dishwasher, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
1. Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
2. Use the dishwasher only for its intended function.
3. Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before
attempting to service.
4. To avoid electrical shock hazard, the sides and back
must be enclosed and the front panels must be
attached before electrical power is applied to the
dishwasher. Refer to the installation instructions for
proper grounding procedures.
5. Connect to a properly rated, protected and sized
power supply circuit to avoid electrical overload.
6. Children should never be permitted to operate, or
play in, with, or around this dishwasher.
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CAUTION
7. To reduce the risk of injury when loading items to be
washed, sharp or pointed items should be located with
the handles up. Also, load sharp items so they are not
likely to damage the door seal.
8. Do not touch the heating element on the bottom of the
tub during or at the completion of a cycle. It will be hot.
9. Use only detergents and rinse additives designed for a
residential automatic dishwasher. Never use soap,
laundry detergent, or hand washing detergent in your
dishwasher. Keep these products out of reach of
children.
10. Do not sit, stand on or abuse the door or dish racks of
the dishwasher.
11. Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water system that has not been used
for two weeks or more. Hydrogen gas is explosive. If
the hot water system has not been used for such a
period, turn on all hot water faucets and let the water
flow from each for several minutes. This will release any
accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable, do
not smoke or use an open flame during this process.
12. Do not wash plastic items unless marked “dishwasher
safe” or the equivalent. For plastic items not so marked,
check the manufacturer’s recommendations.
13. Do not tamper with controls.
14. To prevent accidental child entrapment and suffocation
risks, always remove the door to the washing
compartment when removing an old dishwasher from
service or discarding it.
15. Use caution when unloading the dishwasher. Dishes will
be hot if unloaded shortly after a cycle has completed.
16. Certified residential dishwashers are not intended for
licensed food establishments.
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Loading
General recommendations Recommended loading
➢ Don’t prerinse. Simply scrape off any
➢ Items can be centered behind a single
bones or large food particles.
➢ If connected to a food waste disposer,
make certain the disposer is empty
before starting the dishwasher.
➢ Scrape off tomato-based food soils
(see page 8).
➢ Remove certain foods (such as
mustard, mayonnaise, lemon juice,
vinegar, salt or dressings) from
stainless steel flatware as soon as
possible. These foods may cause
rusting and pitting if allowed to remain
in contact with the surface for an
extended period of time.
tine or loaded at an angle to maximize
space.
➢ Avoid blocking or preventing the spray
arms from spinning freely. Do not
allow items to extend beyond the
racks.
(Rack features vary by model)
LOADING
Before you start
For best dishwashing results follow these
guidelines to determine the best arrangement for your items.
The features on your dishwasher rack may
vary from the drawings shown.
NOTE
❚ Face soiled surfaces towards the
center of the dishwasher.
Upper rack
The Stack-Rack (select models) is
designed to hold stemware in place. Taller
stemware will fit better on the right side as
the upper rack is deeper on this side.
10 Place Settings
Glasses, cups, stemware, light-weight
plastics, plates, bowls, pans, long-handled
utensils etc. can be loaded in this rack. Do
not load glasses over the tines.
The Vari-Lock ™ Snugge r (select models)
on the left secures lightweight items in
place. It can be adjusted by grasping the
wavy wire and rotating it left to snug items
against the outer rack or to the right to rest
on top of light items. Do not load items on
top of the wire.
The folding tines (select models) located in
the front right corner provide convenient
loading space for large, bulky items like
pots and pans or mixing bowls
For best results with tall glasses, align the
Vari-Lock ™ Snugger (select models) wavy
wire with the arrow on the rack clip. Rest the
bottom of the glass against the wavy wire.
The Stack-Rack (select models) on the right
side of the upper rack folds up or down for
loading flexibility. Fold it down to hold longhandled knives, spatulas and spoons or short
items like cups or juice glasses. Fold it up for
taller items like glasses, bowls, plates, etc.
The cup clips (select models) located in
the center of the upper rack can be used to
hold light weight plastic items, cooking
utensils, knives, etc. in place. Clip the item
between the tine and the clip.
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Middle rack
1 saucer is
loaded behind
dinner plates.
10 Place Settings
A variety of items such as cups, glasses,
dinner plates, mixing bowls, pots and pans
and baking dishes can be loaded in this rack.
Positioning the Fold-Away ™ Tines (select
models) flat in front or back of the
silverware basket provides convenient
loading space for large, bulky items like
casserole dishes, water pitchers, pots and
pans or mixing bowls.
Lower flexload™ rack
A variety of large items such as casserole
dishes, baking pans, mixing bowls, and
pots and pans can be loaded in the lower
rack. When deeper dishes or pots and
pans are located in this rack the middle
rack can be raised. For good wash action,
place items so soiled surfaces face down
in the rack.
Utensil baskets
SPLIT & FIT UTENSIL BASKET
For best cleaning results, prevent items
from nesting together by placing a utensil
in each slot. Load knives, handles up and
spoons and forks handles down through
the slots. The split silverware basket can
be separated in the event both sections are
not needed to hold silverware. Hold the
basket firmly along the
sides. Unlock
baskets
as
shown here.
10 Place Settings
down to avoid nesting.
Small, lightweight items
like baby spoons and
plastic measuring
spoons should be
placed in a section
of the basket with
cover closed.
ODDS & ENDS BASKET (select
models)
Use this supplemental basket in the upper
or middle rack for loading miscellaneous
items and utensils. This is also a
safe place to load sharp knives
and pointed items.
Be sure that thin, finely
pointed items do not
extend through the basket.
This could block the wash arm.
When covers are not in use, place flatware
in basket some handles up and some
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LOADING
UTILITY BASKET FOR LOWER
RACK (select models)
This basket is designed to load
miscellaneous items like silverware,
cooking utensils, knives and other larger
utensils.
Adjustable rack
(select models)
To lower the rack:
➢ Pull the rack fully out.
➢ Place hands on each adjuster.
➢ Press down on the top blue button and
push down (the button will slide
towards the center of the rack).
➢ The rack will come to a stop when it is
in position.
The Adjustable Upper Rack (select
models) and Adjustable Middle Rack can
be raised or lowered to accommodate taller
plates, platters, pans, etc. in the upper,
middle or lower racks. Full size dinner
plates can be loaded in the upper rack if it
is in the lower position.
Removing the upper and
middle racks
To raise the rack:
➢ Pull the rack fully out.
➢ Place hands on each adjuster.
➢ Lift up both sides until rack comes to a
stop.
❚ The dishwasher will not operate
correctly if the upper rack wash
arm connection is not aligned with
one of the water inlet holes on
back wall.
❚ The left and right side adjusters
must both be in the upward or
downward position for proper
connection.
(towards the rack) on the ridged area
of the rack stop. The rack stop will
snap open and can be easily removed
by pulling straight out. Take care to
support the track while removing rack
stops.
The racks can be removed when tall or
oversized items need to be loaded into the
middle or lower rack. Unload the rack prior
to removing.
➢ Roll the rack all the way out of the track
TO REMOVE:
➢ Reverse the above procedure to
➢ Roll the rack 1/3 to 1/2 of the way out.
➢ Remove the plastic rack stop from the
NOTE
and remove from the dishwasher.
Rack Stop
replace the rack into the dishwasher.
end of each track. To remove each
plastic rack stop, push inward
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Dishwashing essentials
Hot water
For optimal cleaning and drying
results, hot water is necessary. The
incoming water temperature should be
120–140° F (49-60° C) to properly
activate the detergent and melt greasy
food soils.
Detergent
Use a detergent designed specifically for
use in an automatic dishwasher. Be sure it
is fresh and stored in a cool, dry place (not
under the sink).
To check the incoming water temperature,
turn on the hot water faucet nearest the
dishwasher and let it run into a glass in the
sink. Place a candy thermometer in the
glass and check the temperature once it
has stopped rising. If the temperature is
below 120° F (49° C), have a qualified
person raise the water heater thermostat
setting.
Before starting the dishwasher, turn on the
hot water faucet and let it run until the
water is hot. This assures that the initial fill
of water is hot.
The amount of detergent to use is
determined by the hardness of the water
and soil level of the load. Refer to the
following chart for detergent usage
recommendations.
necessary to improve water quality,
detergent effectiveness, and protect the
dishwasher parts from the damage that
hard water can cause.
RECOMMENDED AMOUNT
Do not use detergent with the Rinse Only
cycle. Leave the detergent lid open when
running Rinse Only .
Too little detergent results in poor cleaning,
hard water filming/spotting and poor
drying. Too much detergent can cause
permanent etching/cloudiness.
In extremely hard water conditions (13
grains per gallon or more*), it is difficult to
achieve good results with any dishwasher.
A mechanical water softener may be
Water Hardness*
Soft (0-4 gpg)
Medium (5-9 gpg)
Hard (10-12 gpg)
Soil Level
Light Soil
Normal Soil
Heavy Soil
Light Soil
Normal Soil
Heavy Soil
Light Soil
Normal Soil
Heavy Soil
Rinse aid
Regular use of a rinse aid improves
drying, reduces spotting and filming,
and reduces moisture left on the
dishwasher interior.
An automatic rinse aid dispenser is
located next to the detergent cup. The
window next to the dispenser cap
indicates when the rinse aid reservoir
needs to be refilled. When the level of
Detergent Amount**
5 teaspoons
6 teaspoons
8 teaspoons
7 teaspoons
8 teaspoons
10 teaspoons
9 teaspoons
10 teaspoons
12 teaspoons
rinse aid is below the indicator marks and
the window is nearly clear, it is time to refill
the dispenser. Check the dispenser
monthly.
To add rinse aid to the dispenser, turn the
cap counterclockwise to open. Remove
the cap and pour liquid rinse aid into the
opening. The amount of rinse aid
dispensed during the cycle is adjustable by
moving the lever inside the reservoir area.
For most water conditions use
manufacturer recommended setting of “2”.
*Your local water utility or state
university extension service can tell you
the degree of water hardness in your
area.
** Add recommended amount of
detergent to either side of the Main
Wash compartment.
Adjust it up to the “MAX” setting for hard
water. Set the lever anywhere between
these amounts as needed to get the best
results. Replace the cap and turn it
clockwise to close.
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Controls at a glance
QUICK WASH
NORMAL WASH
Quick cycle for light food soils. The cycle
ends with a rinse and does not include
drying. 4 gallons.
Medium cycle for average food soils. The
soil sensor is active with this cycle.
Depending on the number of fills, water
usage ranges from 4 to 8 gallons.
(select models)
RINSE ONLY
Rinses dishes being held until there is a
full load. Controls odors. 2 gallons.
NOTE
AUTO CLEAN
Normal dishloads vary from day to day.
Auto Clean is designed to select the
number of water fills best suited for the soil
level of each load. Depending on the
number of fills required water usage
ranges from 4 to 10 gallons.
❚ Cycle times shown in the
numerical display (select models)
increase or decrease, based on
each load’s soil level, water
temperature and selected options.
Options
proper conditions have been met, the
SANITIZED light illuminates.
TOUGH SCRUB ™ OR TOUGH
SCRUB ™ PLUS (select models)
Sanitization may not be achieved if there is
an interruption of the cycle, power failure
or if the incoming water temperature is
below 120° F (49° C).
results. When Heated Dry is not selected,
towel drying of some items such as plastic
and teflon may be necessary and more
moisture may be noticed adhering to the
dishwasher interior. With either dry option,
it is normal to notice vapor escaping from
the door vent.
HEAVY WASH
Long cycle for heavy food soils. 10 gallons.
LIGHT WASH
Short cycle for light food soils. Water
usage is 6 gallons.
Select this option when washing loads with
hard-to-remove food soils. Tough Scrub ™
or Tough Scrub ™ Plus can be selected with
any cycle (except Rinse Only and Quick
Wash). Depending on which cycle is being
used, this option adds fills, heat and/or wash
time to the wash cycle.
For baked-on, dried-on soils, select Heavy
Wash along with the Tough Scrub ™ or
Tough Scrub ™ Plus option.
SANITIZE
EXTRA RINSE
(select models)
Select Extra Rinse to add an additional
rinse to the cycle. An extra rinse helps to
improve results in hard water situations.
160° WASH
(select models)
Raises temperature in the final rinse to
160° F. This option can be used with any
cycle except Quick Wash and Rinse Only .
Select Sanitize with Auto Clean , Heavy,
Normal , or Light Wash to sanitize
dishware. At the end of the cycle, when
the cycle monitor recognizes that the
HEATED DRY
Display
The WASHING (select models) light
illuminates during all rinse and wash
portions of the cycle.
(select models)
The display will show the approximate
cycle time. “2H” will appear in the display
representing any cycle time greater than
99 minutes.
Indicator lights
The CLEAN light illuminates at the end of
the cycle and remains lit until the door has
been open for 30 seconds continuously.
The DRYING (select models) light
illuminates during the entire dry period and
goes out when the cycle is completed.
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Cycles and water usage
Select Heated Dry to turn on the heating
element during dry for enhanced drying
The HEATING DELAY (select models)
light illuminates when the cycle is being
extended to heat the water.
The CLEAN and SANITIZED (select
models) indicator lights will not reilluminate after a power failure until after
the next cycle is run.
The SANITIZED (select models) light
illuminates at the end of the cycle when
conditions have been met to achieve
sanitization. The light will remain lit until
the door has been open for 30 seconds
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increase water consumption by
2 gallons.
START/CANCEL
To start a cycle, close the door and press the
START/Cancel pad once. To cancel when a
cycle is running, press the START/Cancel
pad once. The dishwasher will drain, then
shut off. To turn the dishwasher off without
draining, press the START/Cancel pad twice.
The dishwasher remembers your last cycle
so you do not have to reset the cycle each
time. To start the dishwasher using the same
cycle and options selected on the previous
wash, just press the START/Cancel pad.
NOTE
❚ When Sanitize is selected,
cycles are monitored to assure
sanitization. Unusually low water
temperature
will
prevent
sanitization from being satisfied
and the SANITIZED light will not
illuminate at the end of the cycle.
❚ Only these certified cycles have
been designed to meet NSF
requirements: Auto Clean Cycle,
Heavy Cycle, Normal Cycle and
Light Cycle.
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Delay
The Delay option can be used to
automatically start the cycle at a later time
to reduce daytime heat buildup in the
home or to take advantage of reduced
energy costs if available in your area.
4. As soon as the START/Cancel pad is
pressed, the flashing will stop and the
delay time will begin counting down.
The Delay indicator will remain lit until
the delay time has counted down.
5. The cycle will automatically start as
soon as the delay time expires.
TO SET UP A DELAY:
1. Select the appropriate cycle and
options for the load. Close the door.
2. Press the Delay pad until the desired
amount of delay time is selected.
3. The Delay indicator and the count down
display (select models) will flash until
the START/Cancel pad is pressed.
Control lock option
(select models)
The control touchpads can be locked to
prevent unwanted use. If this feature is
activated between cycles, the dishwasher
cannot be operated until the controls are
unlocked. If desired, the controls can be
locked after a cycle or delay has started.
Operating Tips
Starting the dishwasher
1. After loading the dishwasher and adding
detergent, select the desired cycle and
options by pressing the pads. The
indicator lights for the selected cycle
and options will illuminate. To cancel
an option press the pad again.
2. Close the door until it latches then
press the START/Cancel pad. After a
pause, the fill will begin. The display
countdown (select models) will flash
until START/Cancel is pressed.
3. To cancel a running cycle, press the
START/Cancel pad.
NOTE
❚ If 30 seconds elapse between
setting the cycle and options and
pressing the START/Cancel pad,
the dishwasher will turn off.
SETTING THE CONTROL LOCK:
1. Press the Heated Dry pad for three
seconds.
2. An indicator light next to the lock
graphic will illuminate when the
controls are locked.
TO CANCEL:
1. Press the Heated Dry pad for three
seconds.
2. The indicator light will go off.
4. To prevent unplanned cycle or option
changes, these selections are “locked
in” after 1 minute.
NOTE
❚ If a cycle pad is pressed after the
controls have been “locked in”,
the light above the current cycle
will flash three times.
❚ If START/Cancel is not pressed
within 30 seconds, the dishwasher
will turn off.
Adding a forgotten item
For best cleaning, the forgotten item
should be added early in the cycle.
TO CANCEL A DELAY:
When the delay is counting down, press
the Delay pad again. The indicator light
will go out and the cycle will start or
resume immediately.
TO CANCEL A DELAY AND CYCLE:
➢ Press START/Cancel once to drain
and turn off the dishwasher.
Or
➢ Press START/Cancel twice to turn
dishwasher off without draining.
NOTE
❚ If a cycle or option pad is pressed
after the controls have been
locked, the indicator light next to
the lock graphic will flash five
times. On selected models with a
countdown display, the display
will flash an “L” simultaneously
with the lock indicator.
❚ This option does not lock the door,
only the dishwasher controls.
1. Grasp door handle and unlatch door
without opening completely. All lights
will flash to indicate that the cycle is
suspended.
2. Wait for the water circulation to stop.
3. Open the door and add the item.
4. Close and latch the door. Lights will stop
flashing when the door is properly shut.
5. After a slight delay, the cycle resumes
automatically at the point of interruption.
NOTE
❚ If the door is opened during a
running cycle, there may be up to
a 30 second delay before the unit
restarts after closing the door.
❚ Extended interruption of the wash
cycle is not recommended.
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Special care items
Material
Dishwasher Safe?
Special Informatiion
Aluminum
Yes, except anodized.
High water temperature and detergents may affect finish.
Cast Iron
No
Seasoning will be removed, and iron will rust.
China/Stoneware
No, if antique or hand-painted.
Always check manufacturer’s recommendation before washing. Antique, hand-painted or overthe-glaze patterns may fade. Gold leaf may discolor.
Crystal
No, if antique or delicate
crystal.
Always check manufacturer’s recommendation before washing. Some types of leaded crystal
may etch with repeated washings.
Filters
Not recommended.
May leave a dingy deposit or stain on dishwasher interior.
Glass
Yes
Milkglass can yellow with repeated dishwasher washing.
Gold-Plated Flatware
No
Will discolor.
Pewter, Tin
No
Plastics
Yes, top rack.
Always check manufacturer’s recommendation before washing. Plastics vary in their capacity
to withstand high water temperatures and detergents. Disposable plastic items are not
dishwasher safe for this reason.
Stainless Steel
Yes
Run a Rinse Only cycle if not washing immediately. Prolonged contact with foods containing
salt, vinegar, milk products or juice could damage finish.
Sterling Silver or
Silverplate
No, if has commercial
“darkening”.
Always check manufacturer’s recommendation before washing. Run a Rinse Only cycle if not
washing immediately. Prolonged contact with food containing salt, acid or sulfide (eggs,
mayonnaise and seafood) could damage finish. Commercial “darkening” may be removed by
detergent.
Wooden Items
No
Wood may warp, crack or discolor.
Interior
Exterior
The dishwasher interior is normally self-cleaning.
Periodically check the bottom of the dishwasher
tub to see if any large particles have not gone
through the strainer portion of the module.
Wipe the edge of the inner door liner to remove
any food soil splashes which occurred during
loading.
The color from some tomato-based food soils
may occasionally adhere to various components
of the dishwasher interior, causing temporary
discoloration. To minimize this:
➢ Remove excess tomato-based food soils off
of dishes, prior to loading.
The front of the dishwasher can be cleaned
with a soft damp cloth and liquid spray cleaner.
Do not use abrasive powders or cleaning pads.
Stainless Steel Care and Cleaning (select
models)
Do not use a cleaning product containing
chlorine bleach. Always wipe with the grain
of the stainless steel. For daily cleaning and
light soil , use a soft cloth or sponge and one of
the following: mild detergent and water, a
solution of white vinegar and water, Formula
409 Glass and Surface Cleaner* or a similar
multi-surface cleaner. Rinse and dry. To
polish and to help prevent fingerprints, follow
with Stainless Steel Magic Spray* (part No.
20000008)**.
➢ Run the Heavy Wash cycle when washing
loads containing tomato-based food soils.
➢ Change dishwasher detergent and be
sure to use a dishwasher detergent that
contains chlorine to better fight staining.
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Ami*, using a soft cloth or damp sponge. Rinse
and dry. To restore luster and to remove streaks,
follow with Stainless Steel Magic Spray*.
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Stainless Steel Cleaner*, using a damp
sponge or soft cloth. Rinse immediately and
dry. To restore luster and to remove streaks,
follow with Stainless Steel Magic Spray*.
Storage/moving
Fill detergent cup with a fresh-scented
dishwasher detergent or baking soda and
select the Normal Wash cycle. Allow the
dishwasher to complete the cycle. Then turn
the water supply off and drain the dishwasher.
To drain, press the START/Cancel pad once.
Operate the drain twice to ensure most of the
water is removed. Last, disconnect the
electrical supply and prop open the door.
When turning the water supply to the home off,
the water shut off at the dishwasher must be
turned off also.
*Brand names are the trademarks of the respective manufacturer.
** Call 1-800-688-8408 to order.
Care and cleaning
SPECIAL CARE ITEMS
Most tableware, cookware and flatware can safely be washed in your dishwasher. Check with the manufacturer.
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Before you call
CHECK THESE POINTS TO HELP SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY.
Dishwasher Will Not Fill:
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Press the START/Cancel pad to start the dishwasher.
Be sure door is latched securely.
Be sure the water is turned on.
Check that the pad is properly selected for a cycle.
Allow time to pause before filling.
Check your home‘s circuit breaker or fuse box.
Check inlet hose for a kink.
Check water valve inlet for sediment and clean if necessary.
Dishwasher Will Not Drain/Water In Tub Bottom:
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If hooked up to a food waste disposer, be sure the knock-out is removed from the disposer inlet.
Check for food obstruction in the drain or disposer.
Check drain hose for a kink.
Check your home‘s circuit breaker or fuse box.
Check that the cycle is completed.
Dishwasher Adds Water at END of Cycle:
• This is normal. The sensor (select models) in the pump must stay submerged so a short fill of water is added after the cycle’s last drain.
Detergent Cup Is Not Empty:
• Check that the cycle is completed.
• Be sure dispenser is not blocked.
• Use fresh detergent stored in a cool, dry place.
Dishwasher Seems Noisy:
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A water valve hiss during fill is normal.
Water circulation sounds are normal.
A thumping sound may be a wash arm bumping an item that is extending beyond the racks.
Chopping or grinding sounds may be heard as the internal food disposer chops hard items like fruit seeds, nuts, etc.
Humming during the drain is normal.
A snap noise is the detergent cup lid hitting the door liner when the dishwasher door is opened at the end of the cycle. This is normal.
Proper installation affects the noise level.
Cycle Takes Too Long (Heating Delay Light Stays On [select models]):
• Tough Scrub™ or Tough Scrub™ Plus (select models) or Sanitize has been selected and the cycle is extended to heat water.
• Check to see that the incoming water temperature is 120-140° F (49-60° C).
Dishwasher has an Odor:
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Run dishes being held in the dishwasher through a Rinse Only cycle.
Many dishwashers have a “new” smell when first installed. This will dissipate with use.
Dishwasher may not be draining properly. (See “Dishwasher Will Not Drain” section.)
For a strong odor, place baking soda in both sides of the detergent cup. Select Light Wash and allow the water to circulate for about 10
minutes. Interrupt the cycle by unlatching the door and let it stand overnight. Restart the dishwasher by latching the door and allow it to
complete the cycle. Another alternative is to use a dishwasher cleaning product such as Jet-Dry Dishwasher Cleaner*.
Dishwasher Leaks:
• Check that the dishwasher is level. (Refer to the Installation Instructions.)
• Suds can cause the dishwasher to overflow. Measure the detergent carefully and use only detergents designed for use in a dishwasher. Less
detergent is needed in soft water. Try another brand if sudsing continues.
• Follow directions closely on how to add a forgotten item (pg. 7).
• To avoid rinse aid leaking from the dispenser, be sure the lid is securely attached.
Display Time Suddenly Drops or Increases by Several Minutes (select models):
• This is normal when the Auto Clean or Normal cycle (select models) is selected and the dishwasher decides to skip or add a drain and refill.
Indicator Lights Flashing:
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The countdown display (select models) flashes after a cycle is selected until the START/Cancel pad is pressed.
The countdown display (select models) and the delay indicator flash after a delay is selected until the START/Cancel pad is pressed.
All active display indicators flash if the door is opened during a running cycle or delay.
The currently selected cycle flashes if the consumer attempts to change the cycle after cycle “lock-in”.
The lock indicator flashes and the countdown display (selected models) flashes an “L” if a pad is pressed while the control lock is enabled.
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Food Soil Remains on Dishes:
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Check water temperature (pg 5).
Run hot water at the sink before starting the dishwasher.
Select Tough Scrub™ or Tough Scrub™ Plus (select models).
Check water hardness and adjust detergent amount accordingly (pg. 5).
Use fresh detergent stored in a cool dry place.
Select proper cycle for the soil level.
Make sure the upper and middle rack wash arm connector is correctly aligned in one of the water inlet holes (pg. 4).
Load items so they do not block the wash arms (pg. 2-4).
Load the utensil basket with knife handles up and spoon and fork handles down through the slots in the covers.
Do not place glasses over tines.
Prior to loading, scrape off burnt on foods and wipe the starchy film from utensils used with pasta, rice and oatmeal. These soils require
more energy than the rest of the load to clean.
Items Washed In The Dishwasher Or The Dishwasher Tub Itself Are Stained/Discolored:
• Aluminum utensils or pans can leave marks when they rub against other items. Leave a slight space between items.
• Iron deposits in the water can leave a yellow, brown or orange film on dishes or the dishwasher tub. A filter may be needed, check with a
water treatment company.
• Separate silver or silver-plated silverware from stainless steel. These metals can be damaged by contact with each other during washing.
• Color from tomato sauces may adhere to the tub (pg. 8). If light staining has occurred, leave the door open to oxidize the stain away. For
removal of heavier stains, try Cascade Plastic Booster Plastic Cleaning Additive*. Change dishwasher detergent and be sure to use a
dishwasher detergent that contains chlorine to better fight staining.
Items Not Properly Dried/Moisture Is Present On The Dishwasher Interior After The Dry Cycle:
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Be sure Heated Dry is selected.
Water droplets may form on the inner door as part of the drying process.
Use a rinse aid like Jet Dry* or Cascade Rinse Aid* regularly, to improve drying. Turn the rinse aid selector towards the MAX setting.
Check water temperature (pg. 5).
Select Sanitize.
Increase detergent amount to match water hardness (pg. 5).
Load properly. (pg. 2-4)
Plastic and teflon items are difficult to dry because they have a porous surface which tends to collect water droplets. Towel drying may be
necessary.
• Glasses and cups with concave bottoms hold water and require towel drying. Locate these items on the more slanted side of the rack for
improved results.
*Brand names are the trademarks of the respective manufacturer.
** Call 1-800-688-8408 to order.
Select Extra Rinse (select models).
Check water temperature. Incoming water should be 120° -140° F (49-60° C).
Always use a rinse aid.
Confirm that the cloudiness is removable by soaking the item in white vinegar for approximately 5 minutes. If removed, the problem is due
to hard water. Adjust detergent amount being used to match water hardness (pg. 5). Be sure detergent is fresh, stored properly and is a
high quality brand.
• If cloudiness is not removable, it is etching . This is an erosion of the surface of the glassware and can be caused by water that is too hot,
from using too much detergent or by prewashing. Detergent needs food soil to act upon. If etching has occurred, the glassware is
permanently damaged. To prevent further etching, adjust the detergent amount to match the water hardness, stop prewashing, and be sure
incoming water temperature is not greater than 140° F (60° C). Use water heating options only when incoming water temperature is below
120° F (49° C).
BEFORE YOU CALL
Glasses Are Cloudy/Spotted:
Dishware is Chipped :
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Load dishes according to instructions so they do not strike each other (pg. 2-4).
Washing fine antique china/crystal in the dishwasher is not recommended.
Do not load glasses over the tines.
Do not overload.
Sanitized Light Does Not Illuminate at the End of the Cycle (select models)
:
• Sanitize was not selected.
• Sanitization can only be achieved with the Auto Clean (select models), Heavy, Normal or Light wash cycles.
• Sanitization may not be achieved if there is an interruption of the cycle, power failure or if incoming water temperature is below 120° F (49° C).
Dishwasher Door Will Not Close :
• Be sure adjustable racks (select models) are properly adjusted to upper or lower position (pg. 4).
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Dishwasher warranty
1. Conditions and damages resulting from any of the following:
Full One Year Warranty
For ONE (1) year from the date of original retail
purchase, any part which fails in normal home use
will be repaired or replaced free of charge.
Limited Second Year Warranty
After the first year from the date of original retail
purchase, through the second year, parts which fail in
normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of
charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other
costs, including labor, mileage and transportation.
Limited Third Through Fifth Year Warranty
After the second year from the date of original retail
purchase, through the fifth year, all of the following
components which fail in normal home use will be
repaired or replaced free of charge for the part itself,
with the owner paying all other costs, including labor,
mileage and transportation. These components
include:
Any parts of the Jetclean II® wash system for all
models, including the complete power module
assembly, soil sensor, spray arms, wash manifold,
and motor.
Any microprocessor and touch pad assemblies.
All models against rust, including exterior cabinet
and front panels of convertible models, the exterior
front panels and accessory side panels of built-in
models, and premium DuraGuard® coated racks
(available on select models).
Full Twenty-Year Warranty
From the date of original purchase through the
twentieth year, should the tub develop a water leak
in normal home use, the dishwasher itself will be
replaced FREE OF CHARGE.
From the date of original purchase through the
twentieth year, should the door liner develop a water
leak in normal home use, repair or replacement of
the door liner will be made FREE OF CHARGE.
PLEASE NOTE: These full warranties apply only
when the dishwasher is located in the United States
or Canada. Dishwashers located elsewhere are
covered by the limited warranties only, including a
limited warranty for parts which fail during the first
year.
Canadian Residents
These warranties cover only those dishwashers
installed in Canada that have been listed with
Canadian Standards Association unless the
dishwashers are brought into Canada due to transfer
of residence from the United States to Canada.
The specific warranties expressed above are the
ONLY warranties provided by the manufacturer.
These warranties give you specific legal rights, and
you may also have other rights that vary from state
to state.
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What is not covered by these warranties:
a. Improper installation, delivery, or maintenance.
b. Any repair, modification, alteration, or adjustment not authorized by the
manufacturer or an authorized servicer.
c. Misuse, abuse, accidents, or unreasonable use.
d. Incorrect electric current, voltage, or supply.
e. Improper setting of any control.
2. Warranties are void if the original serial numbers have been removed,
altered, or cannot be readily determined.
3. Products purchased for commercial or industrial use.
4. The cost of service or service call to:
a. Correct installation errors.
b. Instruct the user on the proper use of the product.
c. Transport the appliance to the servicer.
5. Consequential or incidental damages sustained by any person as a result
of any breach of these warranties. Some states do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so the above exclusion
may not apply.
To receive warranty service
To locate an authorized service company in your area contact the Maytag dealer
from whom your appliance was purchased or call Maytag Appliances Sales
Company, Maytag Customer Assistance at the number listed below. Should you
not receive satisfactory warranty service, please call or write:
Maytag Appliances Sales Company
Attn: CAIR® Center
P.O. Box 2370
Cleveland, TN 37320–2370
U.S.
1-800-688-9900
CANADA
1-800-688-2002
U.S. customers using TTY for deaf, hearing impaired or speech
impaired, call 1-800-688-2080.
NOTE: When writing or calling about a service problem, please include the
following information:
a. Your name, address and telephone number;
b. Model number and serial number of your appliance ;
c. Name and address of your dealer or servicer and the date the appliance
was purchased;
d. A clear description of the problem you are having;
e. Water hardness, detergent brand and amount, water temperature and
cycle used;
f. Proof of purchase (sales receipt).
User’s guides, service manuals and parts information are available from Maytag
Appliances Sales Company, Maytag Customer Assistance.
403 West Fourth Street North • P.O. Box 39 • Newton, Iowa 50208
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