UseAndCare
A Note to You ......................... 2
Dishwasher Safety ................. 3
Parts and Features ................. 4
Using Your Dishwasher.. ....... 5
Before starting your
dishwasher .......................... 5
Starting your dishwasher ... .5
Adding a dish
during a cycle.. .................... 6
Changing a cycle setting.. .. .6
Changing the Dry Select
6
option ..................................
Canceling a cycle.. .............. 7
Cycle selection chart.. ......... 7
What happens in
each option ......................... 8
Using the detergent
dispenser ............................ 8
Using the rinse agent
dispenser ............................ 9
Quiet operating tips.. ......... 10
Water temperature tips .... .11
Energy saving tips ............ 11
Special tips on
dishwasher use ................. 12
Loading Your Dishwasher.. .13
Caring for Your
Dishwasher ........................... 16
Common Dishwashing
Problems ............................... 18
Troubleshooting ................... 21
Requesting Assistance or
Service .................................. 22
Index.. .................................... 23
Warranty ............................... 24
UNDERCOUNTER
PART NO. 3376811
DISHWASHER
I01 qs
MODEL SERIES TUD4000
A Note To You
Thank
you for buying
an ESTATE@ appliance.
You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience
have gone into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free
operation, we have developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on
how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully.
Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Please
record
your
model’s
information.
Whenever you call to request service for
your appliance, you need to know your
complete model number and serial number.
You can find this information on the model
and serial number label (see diagram on
page 4 for location of label).
Please also record the purchase date of
your appliance and your dealer’s name,
address, and telephone number.
Keep this book and the sales slip together
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Dealer Name
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone
in a safe place for future
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
number
is toll-free
24 hours a day.
Help us help
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reference.
1-800-253-1301
you
Please:
Have your dishwasher installed by a
qualified installer.
l Install where dishwasher
is protected from
the elements.
l Install and level dishwasher
on a floor that
will hold the weight, and in an area suitable
for its size and use.
l Properly
connect dishwasher to electricity,
water, and drain.*
l See Installation
Instructions for complete
information.
l
Date
l
l
l
l
Remove all shipping plugs from hoses
and connectors (such as the cap on the
drain outlet) before installing.*
Remove all hang tags and temporary
labels.
Make sure dishwasher is not used by
anyone unable to operate it properly.
Properly maintain dishwasher. See
page 16.
Dishwasher
Your
safety
is important
Safety
to us.
This guide contains safety statements under
warning symbols. Please pay special
attention to these symbols and follow any
instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of the warning symbol.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
Read all instructions before using the
dishwasher.
l Use the dishwasher
only for its intended
function.
. DISHWASHER MUST BE ELECTRICALLY GROUNDED. Read the
Installation Instructions for details.
l Use only detergents
or rinse agents
recommended for use in a dishwasher,
and keep them out of the reach of
children.
l When loading
items to be washed:
- Locate sharp items so that they are
not likely to damage the door seal.
- Load sharp knives with the handles up
to reduce the risk of cut-type injuries.
l Do not wash plastic
items unless they
are marked “dishwasher safe” or the
equivalent. For plastic items not so
marked, check the manufacturer’s
recommendations.
l Do not touch the heating
element during
or immediately after use. Do not reach
into the area below the bottom rack until
the heating element has cooled for at
least 20 minutes.
l Do not operate
your dishwasher unless
all enclosure panels are properly in
place.
l
This symbol alerts you to such dangers
as fire, electrical shock, burns, and
injury.
INSTRUCTIONS
Do not tamper with controls.
l Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the
door or dish racks of the dishwasher.
*To reduce the risk of injury, do not allow
children to play in or on a dishwasher.
sunder 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, before
using the dishwasher 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 time.
. Remove the door to the washing
compartment when removing an old
dishwasher from service or discarding it.
l Do not store or use gasoline
or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
The fumes can create a fire hazard or
explosion.
l Disconnect
electrical power to the
dishwasher before attempting to service.
l
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Parts and Features
Your dishwasher is illustrated below with the parts and features called out. To help you find
information on specific parts or features quickly, page references are included.
Top rack
(pp. 13-14)
\
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Spray tower
and protector
(P. 14)
/
Water inlet
-
Model and serial
number label
(on right side)
-Silverware
Detergent
dispenser
(PP. 8-g)
\
Rinse agent dispenser
(PP. 9-l 0)
/
basket
(P. 15)
Spray arm
Overfill
protector
(P. 17)
Using Your Dishwasher
Operating your dishwasher properly enables you to obtain the best possible results. This
section explains proper dishwasher operation.
Before
starting
your
dishwasher
1. Prooerlv load the top rack, bottom rack,
I
I
and the silverware
pages 13- 15.
basket. See
4. Check the rinse agent dispenser.
See pages 9-l 0.
2. Spin the lower spray arm with lower rack
in place to make sure nothing
prevents arm from turning
freely.
5. Push door firmly when closing and it will
automatically latch.
3. Add detergent. See pages 8-9.
6. Run hot water at sink nearest dishwasher
until water is hot. Turn off
water.
Starting
your
l!ii!ii
dishwasher
The dishwasher will wash and dry dishes
according to the selections you make on
the control panel.
1. Select a drying option. See page 8.
NOTE: For the Rinse Only cycle, use
No Heat Dry.
continued on next page
2. Turn the cycle control knob clockwise to
point to the desired cycle. See page 7 for
cycle descriptions.
You will feel a definite stop at each cycle
mark. The dishwasher will automatically
start the cycle you selected.
NOTE: If the door is latched, you will hear
cycles start and stop as the knob passes
each cycle mark. This is normal and will
not hurt the dishwasher. If you prefer, you
can set cycles with the door unlatched.
Adding
a dish during
a cycle
You can add an additional item to the
dishwasher anytime before the knob
reaches Light Wash. See page 7.
1. Lift up on the door latch to unlatch the
door and stop the cycle. Wait a moment
for the spray action to stop before opening the door.
2. Open the door and add the dish.
Changing
a cycle
setting
You can change a setting anytime during
any cycle.
1. Lift up on the door latch to unlatch the
door and stop the cycle.
2. Turn the cycle control knob clockwise to
the cycle you want.
3. Check the detergent dispenser to be sure
it is properly filled for the new cycle. See
pages 8-9.
Changing
the Dry Select
the Dry Select option
Youcanchange
anytime during a cycle.
To change the option, select the other
drying option.
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3. Close the door. Do not latch it. Wait 30
seconds for air in the dishwasher to warm
up. This helps reduce the amount of
moisture that can come from the vent
when restarting the cycle.
4. Press door in to latch it. The dishwasher
will start where it stopped.
NOTE: Turning the cycle control knob
may cause the covered section of the
detergent dispenser to open. Be sure to
fill the covered section, and close the
cover, if the cycle uses detergent in both
sections.
4. Close and latch the door. The dishwasher
will automatically start the new cycle.
option
Canceling
a cycle
You can cancel a setting anytime during any
cycle.
1. Turn the cycle control knob slowly
clockwise to the drain portion of the wash
or rinse. You will hear water draining
when you have advanced to the proper
location.
Cycle
selection
2. Let the dishwasher drain completely.
3. Lift up on the door latch to unlatch the
door.
4. Turn the cycle control knob clockwise to
point to Off.
chart
A “J” shows what steps are in each cycle
Cycle
Main
Time
Wash Rinse Rinse Wash Rinse Rinse Dry (Minutes
Cycle
Pots & Pans
A double wash for
maximum cleaning of
cooked-on or bakedon foods.
J
J
J
J
J
w’
d
98’
J
J
J
J
J
90’
J
J
J
d
d
85’
J
J
Normal Wash
A double wash for
Energy Guide Label is based on this
cycle.)
Light Wash
A single wash for light
to moderately soiled
Rinse Only
For rinsing a few items
to be washed one or
more days later. Do
not use detergent. Use Energy
Saver Dry option only. Heat Dry
option may cause food to bake on
dishes.
20’
*Cycle time includes heated dry time.
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What happens
Heated
in each option
Dry option
SELECT
If the Heated Dry option is selected, air in
the dishwasher is heated during the “dry”
part of the cycle. For best results, use a
liquid rinse agent.
No Heat
Dry option
If the No Heat Dry option is selected, air in
the dishwasher is not heated during the “dry”
part of the cycle. Using this option helps
save energy, but dishes take longer to dry
(overnight) and some water spotting may
result. Some items (such as plastics) may
need towel drying. For best drying results,
use a liquid rinse agent.
Using
l
l
l
the detergent
SELECT
dispenser
Use automatic dishwashing detergent
only. Other detergents are too mild and
much too sudsy.
Add detergent just before starting cycle.
Store tightly-closed detergent in a cool, dry
place. Fresh automatic dishwasher
detergent results in better cleaning.
Filling
the detergent
dispenser
The detergent dispenser has one section
with a cover and one without. Push the
cover down firmly until it latches. Detergent
in the open section falls into the dishwasher
when closing the door. The covered section
opens automatically for the main wash.
NOTE: It is normal for the cover to open
partially when dispensing detergent.
Cover
Use only covered
section for Light
Wash cycle
8
Cover latch
Use both sections for
Normal Wash and
Pots & Pans cycles
How
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much
detergent
to use
The amount of detergent to use depends
on the hardness of your water and the type
of detergent. If you use too little, dishes
won’t be clean. If you use too much in soft
water, glassware will etch.
Different brands of dishwasher detergent
have different amounts of phosphorus for
softening water. If you have hard water and
use a detergent with a phosphorous content
of less than 8.7%, you may need to use
more detergent, or use a detergent with a
phosphorous content higher than 8.7%.
Find out your water’s hardness by asking
your local water department or water
softener company.
WATER TYPE
WHERE TO FILL
Hard
Top of
3rd step
(3 tbs.)
8+ grains per gallon
136+ parts per million
Medium
5-7 grains per gallon
85-119 parts per million
soft
O-4 grains per gallon
0-68 parts per million
Top of
2nd step
(2 tbs.1
Top of
1st step
(1 tbs.)
NOTE: Fill amounts shown are for standard
powdered detergent. Amounts may vary if
you use liquid or concentrated powdered
detergent. Follow manufacturer’s directions
when using liquid dishwasher detergent or
concentrated powdered detergent.
Using
Rinse
the rinse agent
agent
dispenser
dispenser
Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with
a liquid rinse agent. A rinse agent greatly
improves the drying of dishes by helping
water flow off them during the last rinse. A
rinse agent also keeps water from forming
droplets and drying as spots.
Release of a small amount of rinse agent
into the rinse water is automatic in the final
rinse of each cycle. For best drying results,
check the dispenser periodically to see if it
needs refilling.
To check
dispenser
Remove dispenser cap. If dispenser is
empty, an “E” will be clearly visible inside
the dispenser.
The center of the fill indicator cap will be
clear when dispenser needs refilling.
An “E” shows
when empty
Center will be
clear when
empty
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To fill dispenser
You do not have to wait until the dispenser
is empty to refill it, but do not overfill it. The
dispenser will hold 6 ounces of rinse agent.
Under normal conditions, this will last about
three months.
1. Make sure the dishwasher door is fully
open.
2. Remove the fill indicator cap.
3. Add rinse agent to the dispenser. Do not
fill past the smallest opening in the lower
part of the dispenser.
If you overfill, excess rinse agent can
come out. This will not harm the dishwasher, but could cause over-sudsing.
4. Clean up any spilled rinse agent with a
damp cloth.
5. Replace the fill indicator cap and keep it
tightly closed.
NOTE: Your dishwasher is designed to use
a liquid rinse agent. Do not use a solid or
bar-type rinse agent.
Quiet
operating
tips
To avoid thumping and clattering noises
during operation:
l Make sure lightweight
load items are
secured in the racks.
l Make sure pot lids and handles, pizza
pans, cookie sheets, etc., do not touch
interior walls or interfere with the spray
arm’s rotation, or cover the spray tower.
l Load dishes so they do not touch one
another.
NOTE: Keep sink drain plugs inserted
during dishwasher operation to prevent
noise transfer through drains.
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Keep rinse agent
dispenser filled for
best drying results
Donotfillpast
w
smallest opening
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Water
temperature
tips
Hot water dissolves and activates the
dishwashing detergent. Hot water also
dissolves grease on dishes and helps dry
glasses spot-free.
To check
water
For best dishwashing results, water must be
at least 120°F as it enters the dishwasher.
The dishwasher will automatically heat the
water to help washing performance.
temperature
1. Run hot water at the faucet closest to your
dishwasher. Set a cup under the faucet,
and place a candy or meat thermometer
in it.
2. Run hot water for at least one minute into
the cup, allowing the water
to overflow. Then check the
temperature. If the water
temperature is below 12O”F,
have a qualified person
lzl
raise the thermostat setting on your
water heater.
Energy
saving
tips
You can help save energy if you:
Wash full loads. Running a half-filled
dishwasher uses the same amount of
electricity and hot water as a fully loaded
machine.
l Use the Light Wash cycle whenever
possible. The cycle uses less hot water
and energy than the Normal Wash cycle.
NOTE: Loads may not wash as well if the
water temperature is too low.
l Load correctly
for best washing results.
Incorrect loading may cause poor washing
and the need to rewash all or part of
the load.
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l
Do not prerinse normally soiled dishes.
Select the correct cycle for the load and
use the recommended amount of detergent for good washing results without
hand rinsing.
Use your dishwasher during off-peak
hours. Local utilities recommend this to
avoid heavy usage of energy at certain
times of day.
Use the No Heat Dry option whenever
possible. Allow longer drying times (overnight). Use a rinse agent to improve drying.
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Special
tips on dishwasher
use
If you have any doubts about a particular dish, check with the manufacturer to see if it is
dishwasher safe.
NOTE: It is the user’s responsibility to determine if dishes should be washed in a dishwasher.
Material
Dishwasher Safe?
Aluminum
Yes
High water temperature and detergents
finish of anodized aluminum.
Bottles and
Cans
No
Wash bottles and cans by hand. Labels attached with
glue can loosen in your dishwasher. Loose labels and
glue can clog spray arm(s) or the pump and will reduce
washing performance.
Cast Iron
No
Seasoning will be removed and iron will rust.
China/
Stoneware
Yes
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations before
washing. Antique, hand-painted or over-the-glaze
patterns may fade. Gold leaf may discolor or fade.
Crystal
Yes
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations before
washing. Some types of leaded crystal may etch with
repeated washings.
Gold
No
Gold-colored
Glass
Yes
Milk glass will yellow with repeated dishwasher
washing.
HollowHandle
Knives
No
Handles of some knives are attached to the blade
with adhesives which may loosen if washed in the
dishwasher.
Pewter
No
High water temperatures
or oit finish.
Disposable
Plastics
No
Cannot withstand high water temperatures
detergents.
Plastics
Yes
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing. Plastics vary in their capacity to
withstand high water temperatures and detergents.
Stainless
Steel
Yes
Run a Rinse Only cycle (if available) if not washing
immediately. Prolonged contact with food containing
salt, vinegar, milk products, or fruit juice could damage
finish.
Sterling
Silver or
Silver Plate
Yes
Run a Rinse Only cycle (if available) if not washing
immediately. Prolonged contact with food containing
salt, acid, or sulfide (eggs, mayonnaise and seafood)
could damage finish.
Tin
No
May rust.
Wooden
Ware
No
Wash by hand. Always check manufacturer’s recommendations before washing. Untreated wood may
warp, crack, or lose its finish.
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Exceptions/Special
Information
may affect
flatware will discolor.
and detergent may discolor
and
Loading
Your Dishwasher
This section tells you how to properly load your dishwasher
results.
Preparing
to load the dishwasher
Scrape leftover food, bones, toothpicks
and other hard items from dishes.
To save water and energy, do not rinse
dishes before putting them into the
dishwasher.
Foods like eggs, rice, pasta, and cooked
cereals may be hard to remove if they are
left to dry over a period of time.
Run a Rinse Only cycle to keep dishes
moist if you do not plan to wash them soon.
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Loading
for the best washing and rinsing
l
l
Load dishes so soiled surfaces face the
rotating spray arms.
Load dishes so they are not stacked or
overlapping. It is important for the water
spray to reach all soiled surfaces for best
washing. For best drying, water must be
able to drain from all surfaces.
the top rack
The top rack is designed for cups, glasses,
and other small items.
Cup and glass
l
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l
load
Place so open ends face down for cleaning
and draining.
Load glasses in top rack only. The bottom
rack is not designed for glasses. Damage
may occur to glasses in bottom rack.
Place items in the rows between prongs.
Placing them over the prongs can lead to
breakage.
Secure lightweight items.
China, crystal, and other delicate items
must not touch each other during dishwasher operation. Damage may occur.
Cup and glass load
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Mixed
load
Load plastic items in the top rack only.
Only plastic items marked “dishwasher
safe” are recommended.
Load plastic items so the force of the spray
does not move them during the cycle.
Plastic items might melt in the bottom rack.
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l
Utensil
load
Small bowls, pans and other dishes can be
placed in the top rack.
l
Loading
the bottom
rack
Items with cooked-on or dried-on food
should be loaded in the bottom rack, with
soiled surfaces facing inward to the spray.
Mixed
l
l
l
load
Make sure pot handles
not stop rotation of the
Spray arm must move
Load items so they do
the spray tower.
Securely place heavily
face down in rack.
Dish
l
l
soiled cookware
load
Place plates, soup bowls, etc., between
prongs and facing inward to the spray.
Do not place items directly over spray
tower.
Utensil
l
and other items do
lower spray arm.
freely.
not block or cover
Load
large
such
from
load
cookie sheets, cake pans and other
items at sides and back. Loading
items in front may keep water spray
reaching detergent dispenser.
NOTE:
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l
Do not load glasses, cups or plastic items
in the bottom rack.
When lower rack is removed, replace with
bumpers in front.
Do not load items between the bottom rack
and the side of the dishwasher tub. This
can block the water inlet opening.
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Utensil load
Loading
the silverware
basket
Cut Hazard
Load sharp items (knives, forks,
skewers, etc.) with the point down.
Failure to do so can cause serious
cuts.
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Load the silverware basket while in the
bottom rack or take the basket out for
loading on a counter or table.
NOTE: The loaded basket must be placed
in the center front of the bottom rack for
proper washing.
Some of the load may not be completely
washed if the loaded silverware basket is
placed in a different location.
The basket can also be removed for easy
unloading. Always unload or remove the
basket before unloading the racks to avoid
spilling water droplets on the silverware.
Mix items in each section of the basket with
some pointing up and some down to avoid
nesting. Spray cannot reach nested items.
However, always load sharp items (knives,
skewers, forks, etc.) pointing down.
Small items (baby bottle caps, jar lids, etc.)
can be put in any section.
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Caring
for Your Dishwasher
Your new dishwasher is designed to give you many years of dependable service. There
are a few things you can do to maintain your dishwasher properly. This section tells you
how to clean and care for your dishwasher. Refer to “Common Dishwashing Problems”
on pages 18-20 for special cleaning problems.
Burn Hazard
Before cleaning interior or filter
screen, wait at least 20 minutes after
a cycle for the heating element to
cool down.
Failure to do so can result in burns.
Cleaning
the interior
Hard water minerals may cause a white film
to build up on the inside surfaces, especially
just beneath the door area. To clean interior:
l Apply powdered
dishwasher detergent to a
damp sponge to make a paste.
OR
l
Use liquid automatic dishwasher detergent
and clean with damp sponge.
Wear rubber gloves. Do not use any type
of cleanser other than dishwasher detergent because it may cause foaming or
sudsing.
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Overfill
protector
The overfill protector (in the front right corner
of the dishwasher tub) keeps the dishwasher
from overfilling. It must be in place for the
dishwasher to operate.
Check under the float for objects that may
keep the protector from moving up or down.
Cleaning
the filter
screen
Clean the filter screen when needed.
1. Unload and slide the bottom rack forward.
(Remove bottom rack if necessary to
reach filter screen.)
2. Remove collected particles from the
screen with your fingers or paper towel.
3. Return the bottom rack to original
position.
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Common
Problems
Solution
Dishwashing
chart
A convenient checklist for handling minor performance problems. Go over this list before
calling for service. If you are unable to solve your dishwasher’s problem, turn to page 21
for “Troubleshooting.”
If you still need help, see page 22 for service information.
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Food Soil Left
on Dishes
Improper loading
Follow loading instructions on pages
13-15.
If needed, turn home water heater up to
ensure water entering dishwasher is 120°F
minimum. See recommended procedure
on page 11.
Use recommended dishwasher detergents
only. Follow recommendations on pages 8
and 9 for amounts; never use less than one
tablespoon per load. Detergent must be
fresh to be effective. Always store detergent in a cool, dry area, preferably in an
airtight container.
Use fresh detergent only. Do not allow
detergent to sit for several hours in a wet
dispenser. Check dispenser for caked
detergent. Clean dispenser when caked
detergent is present.
Wash bottles and cans by hand. See page
12. Clean filter screen. See page 17.
Water temperature
too low
is
Use of incorrect, too
little, or ineffective
detergent
Detergent cakes in
dispenser
Pump or spray arm
clogged by labels
from bottles and cans
Low water pressure
caused by insufficient
fill
Slowdown of wash
arm due to high suds
Spotting and
Filming
Hard water or high
mineral content in
water
Water temperature
is too low
Use of incorrect
detergents
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Home water pressure should be 20 to 120
psi for proper dishwasher fill. A booster
pump on the water supply may be necessary if pressure is too low.
Never use soap or laundry detergents. Use
recommended dishwasher detergents only.
Conditioning the final rinse water with a
liquid rinse agent helps eliminate spotting
and filming. Keep the dispenser filled
with a rinse agent at all times.
If needed, turn home water heater up to
ensure water entering dishwasher is 120°F
minimum. See recommended procedure
on page 11.
Use recommended dishwasher detergents
only.
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Spotting and
Filming
(continued)
Incorrect amount of
detergent
Follow recommendations on pages 8 and
9 for amount. Heavy soil and/or hard
water generally require extra detergent.
Detergent should be fresh. Store in a
cool, dry place, preferably in an airtight
container. Discard lumpy detergent.
Home water pressure should be 20 to
120 psi for proper dishwasher fill. A
booster pump on the water supply may
be necessary if pressure is too low.
Use of ineffective
detergents
Insufficient fill caused
by low water pressure
Dishes Do Not Dry
Completely
Dishes do not drain
properly
Plastics
Dishes must have proper water drainage.
Do not overload. Follow instructions for
loading dishwasher on pages 13-l 5. Use
a liquid rinse agent to speed draining.
Some plastics, due to material, may need
to be towel dried.
Silica Film or
Etching (Silica Film
is a White Iridescent Deposit;
Etching is a Cloudy
Film)
A water chemical
reaction with certain
types of glassware.
Usually caused by
some combination of
soft or softened water,
alkaline washing
solutions, insufficient
rinsing, over-loading
the dishwasher, and
heat of drying.
It may not be possible to prevent problem, except by hand-washing. To retard
this process, use a minimum amount of
detergent but not less than one tablespoon per load. Use a liquid rinse agent
and underload the dishwasher to allow
thorough rinsing. Silica film and etching
are permanent and can not be removed.
Use the No Heat Dry option.
Black or Gray
Marks on Dishes
Aluminum
items
Aluminum items should be loaded so that
they will not rub against dishes during
washing. Throw-away aluminum items
should not be washed in the dishwasher
because they may break down and cause
marking. Aluminum markings can be
removed by using a mild abrasive
cleanser.
Brown Stains on
Dishes and Dishwasher Interior
High iron content
in water supply
Remove by washing dishes (after food
soil has been removed) with 1 teaspoon
to 1 tablespoon of citric acid crystals
added to covered section of detergent
dispenser. Do not use detergent, use the
Normal Wash cycle. Follow with a Light
Wash cycle with detergent. If treatment
is needed more than every other month,
the installation of an iron removal unit is
recommended.
continued on next page
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PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Orange Stains on
Dishwasher Interior
Large amounts of
tomato-based foods on
dishes placed in the
dishwasher
Stains may gradually fade over time.
Regular use of Heated Dry option may
cause stains to fade slower. Stains will
not affect dishwasher performance.
Regular use of the Rinse Only cycle,
with No Heat Dry option for partial loads,
will reduce the likelihood of staining.
White Spots on
Cookware with
Non-Stick Finish
Seasoning removed by
dishwasher detergents
Reseason cookware after dishwasher
washing.
Odor in the Dishwasher
Dishes only washed
every two to three days
Run a Rinse Only cycle at least once
or twice a day until a full load is
accumulated.
Chipping of Dishes
Improper loading
Load dishes and glasses so that they
are stable and do not strike together
from washing action. Moving racks in
and out smoothly will also minimize
chipping.
NOTE: Some types of china and glassware are too delicate for automatic
dishwashing and should be handwashed; for example: antiques,
feather-edged crystal and similar types.
Removing
spots
and film
Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a
liquid rinse agent. A rinse
agent prevents water from
forming droplets and drying as
spots or streaks.
To remove spots and film
on dishes and glasses, or hard water film/
lime buildup on the interior of the dishwasher, you may use white vinegar with the
following procedure:
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in dishwasher (see pages 13-15). Do not load
silverware or other metals in the
dishwasher.
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2. Put two cups of household vinegar (in a
glass or dishwasher safe measuring cup)
standing upright in the bottom rack.
3. Close and latch the door.
4. Select the Normal Wash cycle and
No Heat Dry option. Do not use detergent.
Allow the dishwasher to complete the
entire cycle.
NOTE: This cleaning procedure is intended
for occasional use only. Vinegar is an acid.
Excessive use may damage your dishwasher.
Troubleshooting
Before calling for assistance please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It
could save you the cost of a service call.
Dishwasher
problems
PROBLEM
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Dishwasher does
not run or stops
during a cycle
Is the door tightly closed and securely latched?
Has the cycle been set correctly? See page 5.
Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped?
If the motor stopped because of an overload, it will automatically
reset itself within a few minutes. If it does not start, call for service.
Is the water supply turned on?
Is the dishwasher
wired into a live circuit with the proper voltage?
Dlshwasher
will not fill
Is the overfill protector stuck in “up” position? Overfill protector
should move up and down freely. Press down to release. See
page 17.
Water remains
in dishwasher
Allow cycle to finish. A small amount of water remaining is normal.
Detergent remains
in covered section
of dispenser
Has the cycle completed?
Check the drain air gap (if installed). If it is clogged, follow the
manufacturer’s cleaning instructions.
Is the detergent fresh and dry without lumps? See pages 8 and 9.
Is the bottom rack in backwards? The rack bumpers must face the
dishwasher door.
Dishes not as dry
as you expected
Is the rinse agent dispenser empty? Using a rinse agent greatly
improves drying. See pages 9 and 10.
Do not use No Heat Dry option on the next load. See page 8.
White residue
appears on front
of access panel
Dishwasher will
not close
Is too much detergent being used? See pages 8 and 9 for recommended amounts of detergent.
Some liquid detergents develop excess foam and residue on panel.
Try a different brand to reduce foaming and eliminate buildup.
Is the bottom rack in backwards? The rack bumpers must face the
dishwasher door.
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Reauestina
Assistance
Serbice
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or
Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting”
on page 21. It may
save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
1. If you
need
assistance*
...
Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number.
Dial toll-free from anywhere
in the U.S.A.:
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1-800-253-l 301
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and talk with one of our trained
consultants. The consultant can instruct you
in how to obtain satisfactory operation from
your appliance or, if service is necessary,
recommend a qualified service company in
your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you
need
service*
See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized Whirlpool Service
(Example: XYZ Service Co.)
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WASHING
DRYERS,
FSP
parts
...
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your ESTATE@ appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right
and work right, because they are made to
the same exacting specifications used to
build every new ESTATE appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 2 or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number
in Step 1.
4. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved . . .
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...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
authorized service companies.
Whirlpool service technicians
SERVKE are trained to fulfill the product
warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere
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in the United States. To locate
the authorized Whirlpool service company
in your area, call our Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number (see Step 1) or
look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
*APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR, SERVICE 6 REPAIR
3. If you need
replacement
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Program (MACAP). MACAP is a
group of independent consumer experts
that voices consumer views at the highest
levels of the major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer, and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
MACHINES
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SERVICE h REPAIR
-Seer Whirlpool Appliances or
Atihorized
Whirlpool Service
(ExampkXYZ
Service Co.)
When asking for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model
and serial numbers, and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us
respond properly to your request.
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Index
This index is alphabetical.
page number.
Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the
PAGE
TOPIC
BOTTOM RACK .......................................
14
CLEANING
Exterior.. ................................................
Interior ...................................................
16
16
18-20
CYCLE
Canceling ................................................
Selecting .................................................
7
7
.............................................
8
DETERGENT
DISHWASHER OPERATION
5
Starting ....................................................
Adding a dish during a cycle ................... 6
Changing a cycle setting ......................... 6
DISPENSER
Detergent ................................................
Rinse agent .............................................
ENERGY
Saving ...................................................
FEATURES/PARTS
8
9
11
...................................
FILM/SPOTS
Removing ........................................
OPTIONS ...................................................
OVERFILL
COMMON WASHING PROBLEMS
Solving .............................................
4
18, 20
LOADING
Preparing to load.. .................................
Top rack ................................................
Bottom rack.. .........................................
Silverware basket.. ................................
PAGE
TOPIC
........................
17
...................................
4
PROTECTOR
PARTS/FEATURES
8
RESPONSIBILITIES
Owner .....................................................
2
RINSE AGENT
Using .......................................................
9
SAFETY .....................................................
3
SERVICE
Requesting ............................................
SILVERWARE BASKET ...........................
22
SPECIAL ITEMS
Washing ................................................
12
SPOTS/FILM
Removing ..............................................
20
TOP RACK ...............................................
13
TROUBLESHOOTING
.............................
15
21
WARRANTY .............................................
24
WATER
Checking temperature
11
...........................
13
13
14
15
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ESTATE@
Dishwasher
Warranty
rLENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FULL TEN-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct
defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be
1 provided by an authorized Whirlpool service company.
FSP replacement parts and repair labor for the
DURAPERMTM tub and/or inner door should they fail to
contain water due to defective materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool
service company.
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your dishwasher.
2. Instruct you how to use your dishwasher.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
B. Repairs when your dishwasher is used in other than normal, single-family household
use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your dishwasher is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your dishwasher caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or
use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the
appliance.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Whirlpool dealer.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of this book. After checking
‘Troubleshooting,”
additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance
or Service” section, or by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number,
l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A.
PART NO. 3376811
0 1995 Whirlpool
Corporar~on
9/95
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TrademaMM
Trademark
of Whirlpool,
U.S.A
Printed
in U S.A.