Whirlpool 8000 Series User guide

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BEFORE YOU USE YOUR DISHWASHER
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
PARTS AND FEATURES
POWER CLEAN’ WASHING SYSTEM..
Quiet Operating
Tips,
PROPER LOADING
Top Rack Loading
Bottom Rack Loading
Silverware Basket Loading
ADDING DETERGENT
RINSE AID DISPENSER
BEFORE STARTING YOUR DISHWASHER
STARTING YOUR DISHWASHER
The AIR DRY Option
HI TEMP WASHING Option
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Changing
a Setting
To Add a Dish After Starting
The CLEAN Signal light
Selecting a Cycle
Using DELAY START
The RESETOPTIONS Button
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
SPECIALTIPS,
COMMON DISHWASHING PROBLEMS
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE
I, Before Calling for Assistance
2. If You Need Assistance
3. If You Need Service
4. If You Have a Problem
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Corporation
before you use your dishwasher
It is your personal
responsibility
and obligation
to be sure your dishwasher:
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Is installed by a qualified
installer.
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Has been installed where it is protected
from the elements.
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Has been installed on a floor strong enough to support its weight.
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properly
connected
to electricity,
water and drain. *
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Has been properly
electrically
grounded.*
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Is not used by children or anyone unable to operate it properly.
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maintained.
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inctnllntinn
information.
Parts and features
Model
DU8000XR
Series
ADJUSTABLE
TOP RACK \
UPPER SPRAY ARM
BOTTOM RACK
RACK BUMPER
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MODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
[not shown)
SILVERWARE BASKET
WATER COLUMN
LOWER SPRAY ARM
RINSE AID
DISPENSER\
THE OVERFLOW
PROTECTOR is
designed
to prevent
too much water
from entering the
dishwasher. It is not
removable.
USER GUIDE /
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DOOR AND ACCESS
COLOR PANEL PACK
THE POWER CLEAN* MODULE is designed
to
keep the wash and rinse water clean. It ak.0
grinds up and removes food particles.
Durlng
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grinding,
some sounds will be heard.
Copy your
Model and Serial
Numbers
When you need service or call with a question,
have this information
ready.
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers(from
the
plate located as shown].
2. Purchase date from sales slip
Copy this information
in these spaces Keep this
book, your warranty
and sales slip together
in a
handy place.
here...
Model
Serial
Number
Number
Purchase oate
Service
Company
and
Telephone
Number
POWER CLEAN”’ Washing System
Your dishwasher
cleans by spraying
a mixture of hot, clean water and detergent
agalns
solled surfaces of dishes. When a cycle is started, the dishwasher
fills with water
to about the level of the heating
element. This water is pumped
through the rotating
spray arms, through the POWER CLEAN Module which removes food particle&and
back
‘through the rotating spray arms, Soiled water is pumped
out and replaced
with Clean
water during a cycle - the number of times depends
on the cycle being used.
The POWER CLEAN* Module
removes
particles
from the water, stores them,
washes them down the drain.
Load dishes so soiled surfaces face
erful spray from rotating
arms.
Step-saving
preparation
pow-
for washing
It is not necessary
to rinse dishes before
putting them into the dishwasher.
Just remove
large pieces, bones, and other hard items. The
POWER CLEAN* Module will remove food particles from the water. It contains a chopping
device which will reduce the size of food items.
If hard items such as fruit seeds, nuts and egg
shells enter the POWER CLEAN* Module, you
Hot water
food
then
might hear chopping,
grinding,
crunching
or
buzzing sounds. Those sounds are normal when
hard items enter the module.
DO NOT LET
METALLIC ITEMS (I.E. POT HANDLE SCREWS)
GET INTO THE POWER CLEAN* MODULE. THIS
COULD RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE POWER
CLEAN* MODULE.
is a must
Hot water dissolves and activates
the dishwashing detergent.
Hot water dissolves grease
on dishes and helps dry glasses spot-free. Make
certain loads are washed in hot water (at least
140-F - 60 C]. Two ways to have a reliable hot
water supply...
1. Maintain 140 F water supply at central water
heater. To check water temperature,
turn on
hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher. Let
water run until it is as hot as possible, then
check with a candy or meat thermometer.
If
the temperature
is too low, have a qualified
person raise the water heater thermostat
setting.
2. Use HI-TEMP WASHING Option. If water heating
is needed, a thermostat will delay the cycle
until temperature
reaches
145’F (63°C). If
water is hot enough, the cycle will proceed
with no delay. This lets you turn down your
water heater, if you choose, without cutting
back on hot water needed
for good dish‘Tmk.
washing.
Quiet operating tips
To avoid thumping and clattering noises during
operation:
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sure light weight load items are secured
in the rack.
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sure pot lids and handles, pizza pans,
cookie sheets, etc. do not touch interior walls
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or interfere
with either of the spray arms
rotation.
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dishes so they don’t touch one another.
NOTE: Keep sink drain plugs inserted during
dishwasher
operation
to prevent noise transfer through drains.
Proper loading
Always load dishes so soiled surfaces are reached by spray from rotating spray arms
Water must be able to drain off completely
for best drying results. Be Careful to separate
items so spray can reach a11 surfaces.
Top rack loading
CUP AND GLASS LOAD
The top rack is designed
for cups, glaSSeS
and smaller items.
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Place so open ends face down for cleaning and draining.
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Load glasses
in top rack only. Bottom
rack is not designed
for glasses. Damage
may occur.
Place items in the rows between
prongs.
Placing them over the prongs can lead
to breakage.
Be sure lightweight
items are held firmly
in place.
China, crystal and other delicate
items
must not touch another item during dishwasher operation.
Damage
may occur.
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ADJUSTABLE TOP RACK
MIXED LOAD
The top rack does not have to be level
LOWER
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Load plastic items only in the top rack.
Only plastic
items marked
“dishwasher
safe” are recommended.
Plastic items can be melted in the bottom
rack.
Small bowls, pans and other UtenSllS can
be placed
in the top rack.
Items with cooked-on
soiled surfaces facing
or dried-on
the spray.
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Raise or lower one or both sides to help
fit tall items in the top or bottom rack.
Turn knob clockwise
to raise a side.
Turn knob counterclockwise
to lower a side
should
be loaded
in the bottom
rack with
Bottom
rack loading
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Silverware
basket loading
Load forks and spoons so they don’t
nest together.
Spray can’t reach nested
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Make sure pot handles and other items
do not stop rotation of either the upper or
lower spray arm. Spray arms must move
freely.
Securely place heavily soiled cookware
face down in rack.
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Place plates, soup bowls, etc., between
prongs and facing the spray
Mix items in each sectron of the basket. Small items-baby
bottle caps, tar
lids, etc. - can be put in any section
Make sure sharp Items (knaves, forks,
skewers, etc.) are put in point down
The srlverware
basket can be loaded
while it’s in place on the door, or it can
be taken out for loading
on the counter
or table.
It can also be removed
for easy unloading.
Always unload or remove the
basket before unloadrng
the racks to
avoid
spilling
water droplets
on the
To remove the basket, slide it toward
the top of the doorby the handle. Lift
it off the holding
buttons. Replace
it in
reverse order.
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Load cookie sheets, cake pans and other
large items at sides or back. Loading
such items in front may keep water spray
from reaching
detergent
dispenser
and
silverware
basket.
NOTE:
Do not load glasses, cups or plastic items
in the bottom rack.
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When lower rack is removed,
replace
with bumpers in front.
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To open the basket,
as shown. Be sure the
cover is completely
latched
before
pulling out the
bottom rack and
before closing
the dishwasher
door.
unhook
the latch
Adding detergent
The kind and amount of dishwasher
detergent
you use is an important
getting your dishes clean. Read this section carefully.
Use automatic
dlshwasher detergent
only.
Other detergents
are
too mild and much too
sudsy
to work
in the
dishwasher.
Different
brands
of
dishwasher
detergent
have different
aKIOUtTtS
of phosphorus.
Phosphorus softens
water
and
helps
prevent
Water
spots on dishes.
The detergent
Do not add detergent until you are ready to wash.
When using Delay Wash,
make sure the detergent
dispensers
are clean
and dry before adding
the detergent.
Fresh automatic
dishwasher
detergent
is necessary
for best washing
results.
Store detergent tightly in a cool dry place.
detergent
dispenser
The detergent
dispenser has one section with
a cover and one without.
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Put detergent
in both sections for cycles with
two washes.
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Put detergent
in the covered
section only for
cycles with one wash.
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Push the cover down
until it is latched.
The cover opens automatically
when the main
wash starts. Detergent
in
the open section
falls
into the dishwasher
when the door is closed.
If water
is hard and
phosphorus
content
is
low (8.7% or less), you
may need to use more
detergent
or use a
brand
with a higher
phosphorus
content
(12% or higher).
How much
part of
Use covered
section for...
NORMAL WASH Cycle
LOW ENERGY
WASH Cycle
1’ Use both
sections for..
POTS & PANS Cycle
HEAVY WASH Cycle
to use
The amount of detergent
to use
depends
on the hardness of your
water. If too little IS used, dishes won’t
be clean. However, if too much is
used in soft water, glassware
will
beginto
etch.
Find out your water’s hardness by
asking
your local water department, water softener company
or
county extension agent.
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HARD - Fill 1 or both sections to top
line if water is 8 or more grains of
hardness.
MEDIUM - Fill 1 or both sections to
middle line if water is 5 to 7 grains of
hardness.
SOFT- Fill 1 or both sections to
bottom
line if water is 0 to 4 grains
hardness.
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Rinse aid dispenser
A rinse aid helps keep water from forming droplets and drying as spots. Keep the dispenser
filled with a rinse aid such as
Jet-Dry.@A small amount is released
automatically
during the
final rinse of each cycle. Check the dispenser
periodically
to
see if it needs refilling.
Keep the dispenser
fill cap tightly closed.
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Before starting
your dishwasher
1. Spin the Upper
Spray Arm to make sure
nothing will stop it from turning freely
2. Push door firmly when closing and it will
automatically
latch.
3. Run hot water at sink nearest dishwasher
until it is hot. Turn it off.
Starting your dishwasher
1. Push a Clean Selector Button for the desired cycle.
2. Push Option Selector Button for desired
option or options. (Use AIR DRY for RINSE
& HOLD Cycle.)
3. Turn Cycle Control Knob clockwise
to
point to a desired cycle. You will feel a
definite stop at each cycle mark.
- POTS & PANS and HEAVY WASH Cycles
share the same spot on the dial. The
Clean Selector
Button determines
which cycle operates.
The dishwasher will automatically
start
that cycle.
The AIR DRY Option
Air in the dishwasher is automatically
heated
during the “dry” part of all cycles,
If the AIR DRY Option is selected, air in the
dishwasher is not heated. Using this option helps
save energy, but dishes take longerto dry [overnight] and some water spotting
may result.
HI-TEMP
WASHING
Option
When this option is selected,
water for the
main wash and the final rinse is heated to145”F
(63°C).
Some items (such as plastics)
drying.
For best results, use a liquid
Jet-Dry?
may need towel
rinse aid such as
If the water is already hot enough, the cycle
continues
without delay. The WATER HEATING
HOLD Signal Light will be on while the cycle delays for water heating.
Changing a setting
You can change
a setting anytime
during
any cycle.
1. Press in the door latch to unlatch the door
and stop the cycle.
2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob clockwise to the
cycle you want.
To add a dish after
3. Be sure the detergent
dispensers
are filled
properly for the new cycle.
4. Close and latch the door. The dishwasher will
automatically
start the new cycle.
starting
1. To be sure the added
item is washed and
rinsed, make sure the Cycle Control Knob
has not passed LOW ENERGY WASH.
2. Unlatch the doorto stop the cycle.
3. Open the door and add the dish.
4. Close the door. Do not latch it. Wait 30 seconds for air in the dishwasher
to warm up.
Thus helps reduce the amount of moisture
that can come from the vent when restarting the cycle.
5. Latch the door. The dishwasher
will start
from where it stopped.
The CLEAN Signal Light
The CLEAN Signal Light will come
washing cycle is complete.
on when a
To turn it off. Turn the Control Knob clockwise
slightly until the light goes off.
DELAY WASH SIGNAL LIGHT
Selecting
a cycle
POTS 8 PANS Cycle
Maximum
cleaning
for cookedor
baked-on
foods. Timer delays while
the dishwasher automatically
heats
the water to 145 F (63’C) in both
washes and the last rinse (marked ‘1,
Cycle time will be about 1% to 2
hours, depending
on time needed
to heat water.
HEAVY WASH Cycle
A double
wash for heavily
soiled
loads.
Cycle
time is about
75
minutes.
NORMAL WASH Cycle
For normal, everyday
soiled loads.
[The Energy Guide Label data is
based on this cycle.) Cycle time is
about 65 minutes.
LOW ENERGY WASH Cycle
For pre-rinsed
loads.
Cycle
minutes.
or lightly
soiled
time is about
60
RINSE & HOLD Cycle
For rinsing
a few items
to be
washed
one or more days later.
Cycle time is about 15 minutes.
Use AIR DRY only. Do not use HI-TEMP WASHING Option.
Using DELAY START
I. Push desired Clean Selector Button.
2. Push desired Option Selector Buttons.
3. Turn Control Knob clockwise to the number of
hours (from 1 to 6 hours] you want the dishwasher to delay before the selected
cycle
starts.
The RESET OPTIONS
If you want to change
option, if desired.
a selected
4. Close and latch the door. The DELAY WASH
Signal Light will come on until the selected
cycle starts.
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You can add items while time is counting
down. Close and latch the door. The timer will
not advance
if the door is unlatched.
RINSE & HOLD and LOW ENERGY WASH Cvcles
can’t be delayed.
Button
option,
push the RESET OPTIONS Button. Re-select
an
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Energy saving tips
You can help save energy
if you:
1. Wash full loads. Running a half-filled
dishwasher uses the same amount of electricity
and hot water as a fully loaded machlne
2. Use the LOW ENERGY WASH Cycle whenever
possible.
It uses less hot water and energy
than otherwash
cycles.
3. Air dry dishes
drying
cycle
(overnight)
4. Load correctly
for best washing results. Incorrect loading
may cause poor washing
and the need to rewash all or part of the
load
when you don’t need a rapid
Allow longer
drying
times
normally
soiled dishes. Se5. Don’t pre-rinse
lect the correct cycle for the load and use
the recommended
amount of detergent
for
good washing results without hand rinsing.
6. Use your dishwasher
during off-peak hours.
Local uttlltles
recommend
this to avoid
heavy usage of energy at certain times of
day
7. Kitchen cleanup
can be done quickly and
efficiently through the use of your dishwasher.
Most appliance
parts that can fit in the dishwasher can be cleaned
by it. Burned-on soil,
however, should be cleaned
by hand.
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Special tips on dishwasher use
Remember,
use your dishwasher
only for the job it was designed
to do.
SOme
items are not dishwasher
safe or may require special care.
Read these special tips for the following
items:
Aluminum:
Aluminum loses its bright, shiny appearance
and darkens in color due to
minerals in the water and the alkalinity of the dishwasher detergent. Colored aluminum may
fade
TIPS: If washed in the dishwasher
avoid placing directly in front of detergent
dispenser
where it could be sprinkled with undissolved
detergent,
causing spotting, pitting, and
discoloration.
Follow utensil manufacturers’
cleaning
instructions.
China: Hand-painted, metal-trimmed, and antique china may fade due to high water
temperatures
and alkaline detergent
solution In the dishwasher.
TIPS: Delicate,
antique items should not be washed in the dishwasher.
Load carefully.
Do not allow pieces to touch each other. Test one piece by washing it daily in the
dishwasher for several weeks. Then compare
it with the rest of the set to see if colors have
changed.
and decorative &ISSeS:
Crystal can break from sudden exposure to high
CrjStal
water temperature.
Metal trim and colorful decoration
on glass will fade in time when
washed in the dishwasher.
TIPS: Delicate,
antique items should not be washed in the dishwasher.
Load carefully
in top rack only. Be sure to load a few larger items in the bottom rack to reduce amount of
force of water spray reuching glassware
from lower spray arm. Use the shortest Cycle.
Flatware:
Salty and acidic foods may tarnish silver and stainless flatware if allowed to
remain on the utensils. A film may form on sterling silver and silver plate items washed in a
dishwasher.
This film is caused
by reaction of silver with chlorine
in the detergent.
Gold
flatware
is not dishwasher
safe.
TIPS: Rinse flatware as soon as possible, especially
If It is not to be washed right away.
Dishwasher
detergent
may remove antique finishes. Wash by hand. Tarnish and film
build-up can be removed with silver polish.
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UtCUSilS:
The seasoned
finish will be removed
in the dishwasher. Rusting
will result.
TIPS: Wash by hand. To re-season, coat with unsalted fat and heat in a slow oven for an
hour or two.
PhStiCS:
Many plastics will have “Dishwasher
heat sensitive and may melt or warp.
TIPS: If in doubt, try one piece.
additional
protection.
Place
in upper
Safe” written
on them. Some plastics
rack only. AIR DRY option
Non-stick
finish UtenSilS:
Most can be washed
TIPS: Follow manufacturers’
suggestions.
are
provides
in the dishwasher
Wood:
M any wooden items will crack and warp or lose their finish.
TIPS: Do not wash cutting boards, wooden salad bowls or knives
dles in the dishwasher.
with wooden
han-
Pewter or pewter-like
TIPS: To keep
pewter
materi&:
day streak, dtscolor, and pit.
at its very best, hand wash with mild detergent.
Dishwasher cal re & cleaning:
Exterior - Regular use of a soft damp cloth or sponge
and a mild detergent
is all that is necessary, in most cases,
to keep the outside of your dishwasher nice looking and
clean. Interior - Hard water minerals may cause a
white film to build-up on the inside surfaces,
especially
just beneath the door area.
Wear rubber gloves when cleaning
the dishwasher
interior. Do not use
any type of cleanser
other than
dishwasher
detergent
because
it may cause foaming or
sudsing.
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Common dishwashing
problems
PROBLEM
CAUSED BY
SOLUTION
Spotting
and
fllmlng
(hard water film]
Hard water
FIII detergent
tergent wfth
be necessary
To remove
drspensers
to capacfty
Use drshwasher
hfghest avaflable
phosphorus
content
to Install water softener
spots and film, try a vfnegar
deMay
rinse
1. Wash and rinse load as usual Use AIR DRY
2. Remove all metal Items.
3, Put 2 cups (500 ml] whrte vrnegar In a contafner
on the
bottom rack
4. Run dishwasher
through a complete
washrng cycle
Water IS not
hot enough
Water temperature
should be at least 140 F (60 C) Set
water heater thermostat
to a higher setting
Run water at
stnk until hot before
starting
and/or
use HI-TEMP WASH
Optfon
Use more dishwasher
detergent
Use detergent
wfth highest avarlable
phosphorus
content
especrally
with hard
water
Not enough
detergent,
or
improper
detergent
“0ld”detergent
Improper
Use only fresh dishwasher
detergent.
Store tightly closed
container,
in cool, dry place. Discard old detergent.
Do not
fill dispensers
until ready to start dishwasher.
Make sure dishes and glassware
are loaded
so spray
reaches all surfaces and items drawn properly
Do not overload
Do not nest Items
Make sure large items do not block spray from reaching
detergent
dispensers.
Does the rinse aid dispenser
need filling? See instructions
on page 7.
Drying without heat may result in some spotting of glasses
and silver.
loading
No rinse aid
AIR DRY Settfrg
Small particles
deposlted
on
items
used
Spray arm or arms not
rotating freely
Check spray arms to make sure they turn freely after loading. Be sure a utensil has not prevented
theirturning
“Old”
Use only fresh dishwasher
detergent.
Store tightly
container,
in cool, dry place. Discard old detergent.
fill dispensers
until ready to start dishwasher.
detergent
Not enough
detergent,
or
improper
detergent
Use more dishwasher
detergent
Use detergent
est available
phosphorus
content
.especrally
water.
Water IS not hot
enough
Water temperature
should
be at least 140 F (60-C). Set
water heater thermostat
to a higher setttng
Run water at
sink until hot before
starting
and I or use HI-TEMP WASH
Option
If water pressure is low, do not use water for other purposes
while dishwasher
is running [to assure correct fills].
Water pressure may
be low, dishwasher
not fillina aroperlv
Dishes
not dry
Chlpplng
breaklng
glassware
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or
wrth hrghwith hard
Water temperature
should be at least 14O’F (60°C). Set
water heater thermostat
to a higher setting
Run water at
sink until hot before
startrng and/or
use HI-TEMP WASH
Option.
Make sure dishes and glassware
are loaded
so spray
reaches all surfaces
and items dram properly
Do not overload
Do not nest Items
loading
No rinse aid
AIR DRY Setting
on
IS
Water is not hot
enough
Improper
Black marks
dishes
closed
Do not
Fill rinse aid dispenser
used
Allow more time when using AIR DRY Option,
DRY. Plastic Items may need towel drying.
or use HEAT
Aluminum
utensils
rubbing
against items
during washing
Use care In loadlng
aluminum
utensils,
especially
any
llghtwelght
loll container.
Place so they do not touch
dishes.
Remove
black marks with plastic
scouring
pad
and a mild abrasive
cleanser
Improper
Da not overload
Load glasses in the top rack only. Load
between
prongs,
not over them. Glasses
loaded
over
prongs will not be supported
and may chip or break.
loading
PROBLEM
CAUSED BY
SOLUTION
Dishes not
washing clean
Water is not
hot enough
Water temperature
should be at least 140 F (60-C). Set
water heater thermostat
to a higher settrng Run water at
sink untrl hot before
starting
and/or
use HI-TEMP WASH
Option
Improper
Make sure dishes and glassware
are loaded
so spray
reaches all surfaces and Items drain properly
Do not overload
Do not nest Items
Make sure large items do not block spray from reaching
detergent
dispensers
loading
Spray arm or arms not
rotating freely
Not enough
or improper
detergent
detergent
“0ld”detergent
Water pressure may
be low, dtshwasher
IS
not filling properly
Check spray arms to make sure they turn freely after loading Be sure a utensil has not prevented
theirturning
Use more dishwasher
detergent
Use detergent
with highest available
phosphorus
content
especrallv
with hard
water.
Use only fresh dishwasher
detergent.
Store tightly closed
container,
in cool, dry place. Discard old detergent.
Do not
fill dispensers
until ready to start dishwasher.
If water pressure is low, do not use water for other purposes
while dishwasher
is running (to assure correct fills).
Cloudy
film on
glassware,
etching
permanent
corrosion
Too much detergent
In soft water
Check for rainbow
hue on glasses. A rainbow
hue IS the
first sign of etching (corrosion
of glass] Reduce the amount
of dishwasher
detergent
Use a detergent
with a lower
phosphorus
content
Inadequate
If water pressure IS low do not use water for other purposes
while dishwasher
IS running
(to assure correct
water fills).
Make sure dishes and glassware
are loaded
properly
to
assure adequate
rinsing and draining
Do not overload.
Dishes &
lnterlor 01
dlshwasher
yellow or
brown
Iron or manganese
water
Rust spots on
stainless
steel
-ORDark spots on
flatware
stalnless
steel,
sliver plate, or
sterling
Allowing
salty or
acidic foods such as
mayonnaise.
vinegar,
fruit juices. salad
dressings, milk
products to rematn on
flatware
Undissolved
detergent
coming in
contact with flatware
Rinse flatware
that is to stand for several
washing
(use Rinse & Hold) Clean stained
polish and re-wash
Do not put stalnless
tlatware
In the same sllverware
basket
Direct contact
between
these metals can
nent damage
to the sliver.
hours before
items with silver
steel and sliver
compartment.
cause perma-
Remove spots with silver polish. Avoid spilling
detergent
on wet flatware.
concentrated
Bronze tarnish
on silverplate
Silverplate
IS worn off
Exposed base metal
to kes on a bronzed
hue
Remove
Water left in
bottom of
dishwasher
Dishwasher
completed
Allow
Clogged
gap
rinsing
cycle
drain
air
in
not
Temporary
remedy:
I. Set empty dishwasher
for a “one wash” cycle
2 Start dishwasher
and unlatch door to stop it when it has
filled for the wash part of the cycle.
3 Add ‘/4 to 1 2 cup (120 to 240 ml] of cttnc acid crystals
[usually available
in drugstores]
4 Close and latch door to complete
cycle
Permanent
solution:
Install an tron or manganese
filter to
home water SUDDIV
tarnish
dishwasher
with silver
polish
to complete
Have sflver replated.
cycle
Some plumbing
codes require use of a drain air gap between an undercounter
dishwasher
and the drain system
of the house The air gap IS usually located
above the sink
or on the top of the counter near the dishwasher
to prevent
the possibility
of water backing
up from the drain into the
dishwasher
due to a plugged
drain. The drain air gap is
NOT a part of the dishwasher
and is NOT covered
by the
dishwasher
warranty
The drain air gap should be kept
clean to insure proper drainrng
of the dishwasher.
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If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
1. Before calling for assistance...
Performance
problems often result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools
of any kind.
If your dishwasher
will not run, or stops during
a cycle:
l Is the
door tightly
closed
and securely
latched?
l Has the
cycle been correctly
set?
l Is the water
turned on?
l Have
you checked
your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Is the dishwasher
wired into a live circuit with
the proper voltage [undercounter
models)?
l If the motor
has stopped because of an overload, it will automatically
reset itself within a
few minutes. If the motor does not start, call for
service.
If your dishwasher
seems to run too long:
l Are you
using POTS & PANS Cycle or HI-TEMP
WASHING Option? The dishwasher
may be
waiting for the water to heat.
l Is your
household
water temperature
set too
low? Low water temperature
settings will
cause longer dishwasher operating
times.
If water remains in the dishwasher:
l Has the cycle
completed?
l A small
amount of remaining
water IS normal.
l
Is drain air gap clogged?
It detergent
remains in the covered detergent
cup:
l Is the
bottom rack in backwards?
(The rack
bumpers should be at the front.)
l Is the dishwasher
detergent fresh?
l Is the cycle
comoleted?
If you hear grinding, grating, crunching,
buzzing sounds:
l A hard
object
has probably
entered
the
POWER CLEAN Module.
The sound should
stop when the object is ground up.
2. If you need assistance*...
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE
service
assistance telephone
number. Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1301
Michigan
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii
. . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1121
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 need service*...
3.
Whirlpool
has a
nationwide
network of franchised
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are
trained to fulfill the
product
warranty
and provide
afterwarranty
service,
anywhere
in the United States. To locate TECHCARE service in your area, call our COOL-LINE
service assistance telephone
number [see Step
2) or look in your telephone
directory
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4. If you have a problem*...
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number [see Step 2] and talk with one of
our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool COrpOrOtiOn
2000 US-33, North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
‘If you must call orwrite, please provide: model
number, serial number, date of purchase, and a
complete
description
of the problem. This information is needed in order to better respond to
your request for assistance.
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Whirlpool Corporation
LaPorte Division
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