Whirlpool 8700 Operating instructions

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8700 SERIESDISHWASHERS
Contents
Important
Safety Instructions
Operating
Instructions
Before starting your dishwasher
Starting your dishwasher
To add a dish after starting
Changing a cycle setting
Changing an option
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Using delay wash
The clean signal light
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What happens in each cycle
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What happens in each option
Proper Loading
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Adding Detergent
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Using Rinse Agent Dispenser
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Connecting
A Portable Dishwasher
For Best Results
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Special tips.
Common Dishwashing
Problems
If You Need Service Or Assistance
Whirlpool
Dishwasher
Warranty
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01992 Whirlpool Corporation
Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance.
Please complete
and mail the Owner Registration Card provided
with this product.
Then complete the form below. Have this information ready if you need service or call with a
question.
l Copy model and serial numbers
from label
(see diagram on front cover) and purchase date
from sales slip.
l Keep this book and sales slip together
in a
handy place.
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone
Number
If you need service, first see the “Service or
Assistance” section of this book. After checking
“Service or Assistance,” additional help can be
found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number, l-800-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.
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It is your responsibility
to be sure your
dishwasher:
l Is installed by a qualified
installer.
l Has been installed where it is protected
from
the elements.
l Has been installed on a floor strong enough to
support its weight.
l Has been properly connected
to electnclty, water
and drain.’
l Has been properly electrically
grounded.’
l Has had all hang tags and temporary
labels
removed.
l Is not used by children or anyone unable to
operate it properly.
l Is properly
maintained.
*See Installation Instructions for complete
information.
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ImportantSafetyInstructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your
dishwasher,
follow basic precautions
including the following:
Read all instructions
before using
the dishwasher.
. Properly connect to electricity and water.
. DISHWASHER
MUST BE ELECTRICALLY
GROUNDED. Read the Installation instructions
for details.
l Be sure your dishwasher
is installed on a
level floor that will hold the weight, and in an
area suitable for its size and use.
l When discarding
an old -dishwasher, always
remove the door to prevent accidental
entrapment or suffocation.
l REMEMBER,
use your dishwasher only for
the job it was designed to do.
l Slore dishwasher
detergent in a cool, dry
place WHERE CHILDREN CAN’T REACH IT
l Use ONLY detergenls
and rinse agents
recommended for use in a dishwasher.
l Locate sharp items and knives so that they are
not likely to damage door seal or cut the user.
* DO NOT let children play in or on the
dishwasher.
l DO NOT reach into the area below the
bottom rack unlil the heating element has
cooled for al least 20 minules.
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DO NOT wash plastic items unless marked
“Dishwasher Safe” or the equivalent. If not
marked, check manufacturer’s
recommendations.
DO NOT use your dishwasher unless all
enclosure panels are properly in place.
DO NOT sit on, stand on or abuse the
dishwasher door or dish racks.
DO NOT tamper with controls.
If hot water has not been used recently
(usually two weeks or longer), hydrogen
gases may build up in the water heater
and the hot water pipes. HYDROGEN
GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. To prevent injury or
damage, before using your dishwasher,
turn on all hot‘water
faucets and allow
water to run for keveral minutes. This
will allow gases to escape. Do not
smoke or use any open flame near the
faucet while it is open.
Disconnect
electrical
power to the dishwasher before attempting
to service.
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.
INSTRUCTIONS
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OperatingInstructions
The drawings in this book may vary slightly from your dishwasher model. They
are designed to show the different features of all the models covered by this book.
NOTE: Your model may not include all the features shown.
Beforestarting your dishwasher
1. Properly load the top and bottom racks, and
silverware basket. See pages 9,10 and 11.
2. Spin the Upper and Lower Spray Arms to make
sure nothing will slop them from turning freely.
3. Add detergent. See page 12.
4. Check rinse agent dispenser. See page 13.
5. Push door firmly when closing and it will
automatically latch.
6. Run hot water at sink nearest dishwasher until it
ishot. Turn it off.
7. If your model is a portable, connect hose to
faucet. Turn on hot water. See page 14. Plug in
power supply cord to wall outlet. See page 15.
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Operating
Continued
Instructions
Starting your dishwasher
1. Push a Cycle Selector Button for the desired
cycle. Normal Wash and Light Wash Cycles
share the same button. The Cycle Control Knob
determines which cycle operates.
2. Push an Option Selector Button for each
desired option. The indicators above the buttons
will show which cycle and option(s) have been
selected.
Option selector buttons
Cycle control knob
3. Turn Cycle Control Knob clockwise to point to
a desired cycle. Heavy Wash and Pots 8 Pans
Cycles share the same spot on the dial. The
Cycle Selector Buttons determine which cycle
operates.
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.
Toadd a dish after starting
1. To be sure the added item is washed and
rinsed, make sure the Cycle Control Knob has
not passed LIGHT WASH.
2. Lift up on the door latch to unlatch door and
stop the cycle. Don’t open the door until the
spray arms stop spinning.
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.
This helps reduce the amount of moisture
that can come from the vent when restarting
the cycle.
5. Press door in to latch it. The dishwasher will
start where it stopped.
Changinga 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. Do not open the door until the
spray arms stop spinning.
2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob clockwise to the
cycle you want.
3. Be sure the detergent dispensers are filled
properly for the new cycle. When changing the
dial from LIGHT WASH to POTS&PANS,
HEAVY WASH or NORMAL WASH setting,
detergent is released. Reload covered section
of dispenser before starting Pots & Pans,
Heavy Wash or Normal Wash Cycles.
4. Close and latch the door. The dishwasher will
automatically start the new cycle.
selected cycle starts.
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The DELAY/WATER HEATING Signal Light will
also come on while the water is heating during
all cycles.
Operating
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Instructions
What happensin each cycle
Pots & Pans Cycle
A double wash with maximum cleaning for cookedon or baked-on foods. The Cycle Control Knob
stops while the dishwasher heats water to 140°F
(60%) in both washes and the final rinse (markedt).
Cycle time* is about 1% to 2 hours, depending on
the time needed to heat water.
Heavy Wash Cycle
A double wash for heavily soiled loads. The Cycle
Control Knob stops while the dishwasher heats
water to 140°F (60%) in the main wash (markedt)
if Lo-Energy Wash Option is not selected and in
the final rinse (marked tt). Cycle time* is about
78 minutes plus the time needed to heat water.
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Wash
Rinse
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NOTE: Cycle Control Knob stops while water is heating. See “Water heating” on page 8
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‘Cycle time includes heated dry times.
Normal Wash Cycle
A single wash for normal, everyday soiled loads.
(The Energy Guide Label is based on this cycle.)
The Cycle Control Knob stops while the dishwasher
heats water to 140°F (60°C) in the wash (marked+)
if Lo-Energy Wash Option is not selected and in
the final rinse (marked??). Cycle time* is about 70
minutes plus the time needed to heat water.
Light Wash Cycle
A single wash for pre-rinsed or lightly soiled loads.
The Cycle Control Knob stops while the dishwasher
heats water to 140°F (60%) in the wash (markedt)
if Lo-Energy Wash Option is not selected and in the
final rinse (marked tt). Cycle time* is about 62
minutes plus the time needed to heat water.
Rinse
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NOTE: Cycle Control Knob stops while water is heating. See “Water heating” on page 8.
*Cycle time includes heated dry time.
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Operating
Continued
Instructions
What happensin each option
Rinse 8 Hold Cycle
For rinsing a few items to be washed one or more
days later. Cycle time is about 18 minutes. Do not
use detergent.
Water heating
The dishwasher will heat water during portions of
the Pots & Pans, Heavy Wash, Normal and Light
Wash Cycles to improve washability (see pages 6
and 7). The Cycle Control Knob does not move
while the water is heating.The DELAY/WATER
HEATING Signal Light will come on while the
water is heating.
The heating time is based on the temperature
of the water supply as it enters the dishwasher.
The cooler the water, the longer the heating time.
When the water temperature reaches 140°F (SO%),
the Cycle Control Knob will begin moving again.
If the water supply is already hot enough, the
dishwasher will not pause.
Lo-Energy
Wash Option
The dishwasher will not heat the main wash water
as described above when the Lo-Energy Wash
Option is selected. This will reduce the amount of
electricity needed to run the dishwasher. However,
dishes may not wash as well. The final rinse will
still be heated. Lo-Energy Wash Option will not
work with the Pots 8 Pans Cycle.
Rinse
Rinse
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Air Dry Option
Air in the dishwasher is automatically heated during
the “dry” portion of all cycles except Rinse 8 Hold.
If the Air Dry Option is selected, air in the
dishwasher is not heated. Using this option helps
save energy, but dishes take longer to dry
(overnight) and some spotting may result. Some
items (such as plastics) may need towel drying.
For best drying results, use a liquid rinse agent
such as Jet-Dry.@
ProperLoading
Preparation
for loading
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 waler. 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
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.
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 all surfaces.
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Top rack loading
The lop rack is designed for cups, glasses and
smaller items.
Cup and glass load
Place so open ends face down for cleaning
and draining.
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Load glasses in top rack only. Bottom rack is
nol designed for glasses. Damage may occur.
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Place items in the rows between prongs. Placing lhem over the prongs can lead to breakage.
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Be sure lightweight items are held firmly in place.
9 China, crystal and other delicate items must not
touch each other during dishwasher operation.
Damage may occur.
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Cup and glass load
Mixed load
Load plastic items only in the top rack.
Only plastrc items marked “dishwasher safe”
are recommended.
. Load plastic items so Ihe force of the spray does
not move them during the cycle.
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Plastic items can be melted in the bottom rack.
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Utensil load
Small bowls, pans and other utensils can be
placed in the top rack.
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Mixed
bad
Proper Loading
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2-position
adjustable
top rack
(on models so equipped)
Raise or lower the rack to fit tall items in either the
top or bottom rack.
l Turn adjuster in either direction to raise or lower
the rack.
l The rack is in position when the adjuster clicks
in place.
Infinite adjustable
top rack
(on models so equipped)
The top rack does not have to be level.
l Raise or lower one or both sides to help fit tall
items in the top or bottom rack.
l Turn knob clockwise
to raise a side.
l Turn knob counterclockwise
lo lower a side.
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Lower
Bottom rack loading
llems with cooked-on or dried-on food should
be loaded in Ihe botlom rack, with soiled surfaces
facing inward to the spray.
Mixed load
l Make sure pot handles and other items do not
slop rolalion of eilher the upper or lower spray
arm. Spray arms must move freely.
l Load items so they do not block or cover lhe
spray tower.
l Securely
place heavily soiled cookware face
down in rack.
Dish load
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Mixed
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load
Place plales. soup bowls, etc., between prongs
and facrng Inward to the spray.
Do not place Items directly over spray lower.
Utensil
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load
Load cookie sheets, cake pans and other large
items at sides and back. Loading such items in
front may keep waler spray from reaching
detergent dispenser and silverware basket.
NOTE:
Do not load glasses, cups or plastic items in the
bottom rack.
l When lower rack is removed, replace with
bumpers in front.
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Silverware
basket loading
Load forks and sp.oons so they don’t nest
together. Spray can’t reach nested items.
Mix items in each section of the basket. Small
items - baby bottle caps, jar lids, etc. -can be
put in any section.
The silverware 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.unloading the racks to avoid spilling water droplets
on the silverware.
To remove the basket, slide it toward the top
of the door - by the handle. Lift it off the holding
buttons.
To replace the basket, set it on the holding
buttons. Slide the basket toward the bottom of the
door until it locks in place.
To open the basket, unhook the latch as
shown. Be sure the cover is completely latched
before pulling out the bottom rack and before
closing the dishwasher door.
Personal Injury Hazard
To avoid cuts from sharp items (knives,
forks, skewers, etc.), make sure these items
are put in point down.
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AddingDetergent
What
kind
of detergent
Use automatic
dishwashe
!r detergent
is necessary
See phosphorus
content
Cover
Use covered section
Normal Wash Cycle
on product
Cover
for...
labels.
The
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Use both sections
for...
Pots B Pans Cycle
Heavy Wash Cycle
Medium
son
12
only.
for best
washing
results.
for...
detergent
dispenser
The detergent dispenser has one section wilh a
cover and one without.
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For cycles wilh one wash, put detergent in one
section only.
- Use the open section if the cycle begins with
a wash.
- Use Ihe covered
section if lhe cycle begins
with a rinse.
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For cycles with two washes, put detergent in
both sections.
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Push the cover down until it is latched.
Delergent in the open section falls inlo the dishwasher when the door is closed. The covered
section opens aulomalically when the main
wash starts.
NOTE: It is normal for the cover to open partially
when dispensing detergent. The cover will open
fully when the door is opened.
How
Hard
detergent
Store delergent tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
latch
Use open section
Light Wash Cycle
dishwasher
Other detergents are too mild and much too sudsy
to work in the dishwasher.
Different brands of dishwasher detergent have
differenl amounts of phosphorus for softening
water, If waler is hard and phosphorus conlent is
low (6.0%
or less), you may need to use more
detergent or use a brand with a higher phosphorus
contenl (8.7% or higher).
Do not add detergent until you are ready to
wash. Fresh automatic
dishwasher
detergent
Liquid
dishwasher
detergent
Powdered
to use
much
detergent
to use
The amount of detergent IO use depends on the
hardness of your water. If too little is used, dishes
won? be clean. However, if loo much is used in
soft water, glassware will begin to 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 tine if water
hardness is 8 or more grams per gallon, or 136 or
more parts per million.
k MEDIUM
- Fill 1 or both sections to middle line if
water hardness is 5 to 7 grains per gallon, or 85
to 119 parts per million.
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SOFT - Fill 1 or both sectrons to bottom line if
water hardness is 0 to 4 grains per gallon, or 0 to
68 parts per million.
UsingRinseAgentDispenser
Rinse agent dispenser
Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a liquid
rinse agent such as Jet-Dry? A rinse agent
greatly improves the drying of dishes by
helping water flow off of them during the
last rinse. A rinse agent also keeps water from
forming droplets and drying as spots. A small
amount of rinse agent is automatically released
into the rinse water during the final rinse of each
cycle.
For best drying results, check the
dispenser
periodically
to see if it needs
refilling.
To check dispenser
The center of the Fill Indicator Cap will be clear
when dispenser needs refilling. An “E” will also
be visible inside the dispenser when the cap is
removed and Ihe dispenser is empty.
On some models:
1. Press the flexible clear top of the Fill Indicator
Cap to draw rinse agent into cap.
NOTE: You may need to press cap two or
three times to remove all of the air bubbles
from the cap.
2. When rinse agent does not show in cap, even
after pressing flexible cap several times,
dispenser needs refilling.
Keep rinse agent
dispenser filled f
best drying results
To fill dispenser
The dispenser will hold 6 ounces of rinse agent.
Under normal conditions, this will last about 3
months. You do not have to wait until the dispenser
is empty to refill it, but do not overfill it.
Make sure the dishwasher door is fully open
before removing the Fill Indicator Cap. 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. Clean up any spilled
rinse agent with a damp cloth. Replace the Fill
Indicator Cap and keep it tightly closed.
NOTE: Because your dishwasher is designed to
use a liquid rinse agent, you do not need to use a
solid or bar-type rinse agent.
EORegistered
Trademark
of Benckiser
Consumer
Products,
Inc.
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Connecting
A PortableDishwasher
A special adapter must be installed on the faucet
before the dishwasher can be connected.
Complete instructions and the adapter are packed
with your dishwasher.
When moving your dishwasher, make sure the
door is latched. Hold the dishwasher at the top
front corners.
‘Before starting
I. Run water at faucet until it is hot. Turn it off.
2. Pull hoses out of their storage compartment
the back.
on
Pull ri
Locking
collar
Hose cbnnector
3. Pull down on the locking collar while lifting the
hose connector onto the faucet adapter.
4. When the connector snaps into place, release
the locking collar.
5. Turn the hot water on slowly until it is all the
way on.
6. Plug in power supply cord.
7. See pages 3 and 4 to start the dishwasher.
While dishwasher
is running
You can draw water from the faucet while the dishwasher is connected. Do not draw water while the
dishwasher is filling or while water is being
pumped out. (This helps prevent a low fill when
dishwasher is filling, or mixing drain water with
fresh water.)
1. Press red button on hose connector to get the
water you want. (The faucet is set on hot. Adjust
faucet for the water you want.)
2. Be sure you return cold water to off, and
that hot water is full on.
When cycle is finished
1. Turn hot water off. (This can be done after the
last rinse.)
2. Press the red button on the connector to release
the water pressure.
3. Lift slightly on the hose connector while pulling
down the locking collar. Pull down on the
connector.
4. Empty any remaining water from the connector.
5. Unplug power supply cord and return to storage
compartment.
6. Return hoses to storage compartment.
14.
Electrical
Connection
A power supply of 120 volts, 60Hz AC, 15 or 20
amps, is required. For your personal safety, this
appliance must be grounded. This appliance is
equipped with a power supply cord having a 3prong grounding plug. To minimize possible shock
hazard it must be plugged into a mating 3-prong
grounding type wall receptacle, grounded in
accordance with the National Electrical Code and
local codes and ordinances. If a mating wall
receptacle is not available, it is the responsibility
and obligation of the customer to have a properly
grounded 3-prong wall receptacle installed by a
qualified electrician.
3-Prong
grounding
Plug
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Power s;pply
0
cord
1 3-Prong
grounding type
wall receptacle
Personal Injury Hazard
An extension cord should not be used with
this appliance. Such use may result in a fire,
electrical shock or other personal injury.
Do not, under any circumstances,
remove
the power supply cord ground prong.
Converting
to built-in
Your Whirlpool Portable Dishwasher can be converted to a built-in (undercounter) model by using
conversion kit No. 4317856. The kit is available at
your Whirlpool dealer or authorized WhirlpoolsM
service company. Instructions are included with
the kit.
Caring for simulated
wood top
The simulated wood top can be used as a utility
work surface for most kitchen jobs. It is stronger
and more easily cleaned than genuine wood.
The top can be used as a cutting board. Knife
marks will be visible but will not seriously damage
top. Hot items from the oven can be placed on
the top.
Clean with warm, soapy water. For dried-on
foods, use a scouring pad.
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ForBestResults
Hot water 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, Two ways to have a
reliable hot water supply...
1. Maintain a 140°F (60%) 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
temperalure at the faucet is below 135°F (57°C).
have a qualified person raise the water heater
thermostat setting.
2. Do not use Lo-Energy Wash Option. When this
option is off, a thermostat will delay the cycle
while the dishwasher heats the water until the
temperature reaches 140°F (60°C).
NOTE: When Lo-Energy Option is off and the
water is hot enough at the start, 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 dishwashing.
Quiet operating
tips
To avoid thumping and clattering noises during
operation:
l Make sure lightweight
load items are secured in
the rack.
l Make sure pot lids and handles, pizza pans,
cookie sheets, etc. do not touch interior walls or
interfere with either of the spray arms rotation.
l Load dishes so they don’t
touch one another.
NOTE: Keep sink drain plugs inserted during
dishwasher operation to prevenl noise transfer
through drains.
Special tips
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 alkalinrty of the dishwasher
detergent. Colored aluminum may fade.
TIPS: If washed in the drshwasher avoid
placing directly in front of delergent dispenser
where it could be sprinkled with undissolved
detergent, causing spotting, pitting, and
discoloration. Follow utensil manulacturer’s
cleaning instructions.
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China: Check manufacturer’s recommendalions.
Hand-painted, metal-trimmed, and antique china
fade due to high water temperatures and alkaline
detergent solution in the dishwasher.
NOTE: Delicate, antrque items should not be
washed in the drshwasher.
TIPS: Load chma 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 Ihe
set to see if colors have changed.
Crystal and decorative
glasses: Crystal can
break from sudden exposure to high water temperature. Metal lrim and colorful decoration on glass
will fade in time when washed in the dishwasher.
NOTE: Delicate, antique items should not be
washed in the dishwasher.
TIPS: Load cryslal carefully in top rack
only. Se sure to load a few larger ilems in the
bottom rack to reduce amounl of force of
water spray reachrng glassware from lower
spray arm. Use the shortest cycle.
Flatware: Salty and acidic food may tarnish
silver and stainless flatware if allowed to remain
on the utensils. A frlm may lorm on sterling silver
and silver plate items washed in a dishwasher.
This lilm is caused by reaction of silver with
chlorine in the detergent. Gold flatware is not
dishwasher
safe. The adhesive used in some
flalware with hollow handles is not heat resistant,
causing the handles to come OH in the dishwasher.
Wash by hand.
TIPS: Rinse llatware as soon as possible,
especially if it is not to be washed right away.
Dishwasher detergent may remove antrque
finishes. Wash by hand. Tarnish and film
build-up can be removed with silver polrsh.
Cast iron utensils: The seasoned linish will be
removed in the dishwasher. Rustrng will result.
TIPS: Wash by hand. To re-season, coat with
unsalted fat and heat in a slow oven for an
hour or two.
Plastics: Many plastics will have “Dishwasher
Safe” written on them. Some plastics are heat
sensitive and may melt or warp.
TIPS: If in doubt, try one piece. Place In
upper rack only. Air Dry Option provides
additional protection.
Non-stick
finish utensils:
Most can be washed
in the dishwasher.
TIPS: Follow manufacturer’s suggestions.
Wood: Many wooden items will crack and warp or
lose their finish.
TIPS: Do not wash cuttmg boards, wooden
salad bowls or knives with wooden handles in
the dishwasher.
Pewter or pewter-like
materials:
Items may
streak, discolor, and pit.
TIPS: To keep pewter at its very best, hand
wash with mild detergent.
Energy saving tips
You can help save energy if you:
1. Wash full loads. Runnrng a half-filled dishwasher uses the same amount of electricity and
hot water as a fully loaded machine.
2. Use the Light Wash Cycle whenever
possible.
It uses less hot water and energy
than other cycles.
3. Air dry dishes when you don’t need a rapid
drying cycle. Allow longer drying times (overnight). Use a rinse agent to improve drying.
4. Load correctly
for best washing results.
Incorrect loading may cause poor washing and
the need to rewash all or part of the load.
5. Do not pre-rinse
normally soiled dishes.
Select 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 utilities recommend this to avoid heavy
usage of energy at certain times of day.
7. Select the Lo-Energy
Wash Option.The
automatic water heating in the main wash will
be turned off.
NOTE: Loads may not wash as well if the water
temperature is too low.
Dishwasher
care 8 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. To clean dishwasher
interior:
1. Apply powdered dishwasher detergent to a
damp sponge to make a paste.
OR
2. Use liquid automatic dishwasher detergent and
clean with damp sponge.
Wear rubber gloves. Do not use any type of
cleanser other than automatic dishwasher detergent because it may cause foaming or sudsing.
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CommonDishwashing
Problems
Spotting and filming
Hard water
Fill detergent dispensers to capacity. Use
dishwasher detergent with highest available
phosphorus content. May be necessary lo
install water softener.
To remove spots and film, try a vinegar rinse..
1. Wash and rinse load as usual. Use Air Dry
Option.
2. Remove all metal items.
3. Put 2 cups (500 mL) white vinegar in a
container on the bottom rack.
4. Run dishwasher lhrough a complete washing
cycle.
Water is not hot enough
Water temperature should be at least 140°F
(60°C). Set water healer thermostat to a higher
setling. Run water at sink until hot before starting
and do not use Lo-Energy Wash Option.
Not enough detergent,
or improper
detergent
Use more dishwasher detergent. Use detergenl
with highesl available phosphorus conlent...
especially with hard waler.
“Old” detergent
Use only fresh dishwasher detergent. Store
tightly closed container, in cool, dry place.
Discard old detergent. Do nol fill dispensers
unlil ready lo slarl dishwasher.
Improper
loading
Make sure dishes and glassware are loaded
so spray reaches all surfaces and ilems drain
properly. Do nol overload. Do nol nesl items.
Make sure large ilems do not block spray from
reaching delergen! dispensers.
No rinse agent
Does the rinse agent dispenser need filling?
See instructions on page 13.
AIR DRY Setting used
Drying without heatmay result in some spotting
of glasses and silver.
Small particles
deposited
on items
Spray arm not rotating freely
Check spray arms to make sure lhey turn freely
aHer loading. Be sure a utensil has nol prevenled
lheir turning.
“Old” detergent
Use only fresh dishwasher detergent. Store
tightly closed container, in cool, dry place.
Discard old detergent. Do nol fill dispensers
until ready lo start dishwasher.
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Not enough detergent,
or improper
detergent
Use more dishwasher detergent. Use delergent
with highest available phosphorus content...
especially with hard water.
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 sink until hot before starting
and do not use Lo-Energy Wash Option.
Water pressure may be low, dishwasher
is
not filling properly
If water pressure is low, do not use waler for other
purposes while dishwasher is running (to assure
correct fills).
Dishes not dry
No rinse agent
Does the rinse agent dispenser need filling?
See instructions on page 13.
Water is not hot enough
Wafer temperature should be at least 140°F
(60°C). Set water healer thermostat lo a higher
setting. Run water at sink until hot before starting.
Improper
loading
Make sure dishes and glassware are loaded
so spray reaches all surfaces and items drain
properly. Do not overload. Do not nest items.
AIR DRY Setting used
Allow more time when using Air Dry Option, or
use Heat Dry Option. Plastic items may need
towel drying.
Black marks on dishes
Aluminum
utensils rubbing against itet’I?S
during washing
Use care in loading aluminum utensils,
especially any lightweight foil container. Place so
they do not touch dishes. Remove black marks
with plastic scouring pad and a mild abrasrve
cleanser.
Chipping
or breaking glassware
Improper
loading
Do 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.
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Dishes not washing clean
Water is not hot enough
Water temperature should be at least 140°F
(60%). Set water heater thermostat to a higher
setting. Run water at sink until hot before starting
and do not use Lo-Energy Wash Option.
Improper
loading
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.
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
their turning.
Not enough detergent
or improper
detergent
Use more dishwasher detergent. Use detergent
with highest available phosphorus content..,
especially with hard water.
“Old” detergent
Use only fresh dishwasher detergent. Store
tightly closed container, in cool, dry place.
Discard old detergent. Do not fill dispensers
unlil ready to start dishwasher.
Water pressure
may be low, dishwasher
is
not filling properly
If water pressure is low, do not use water for other
purposes while dishwasher is running (lo 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
rinsing
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 drarnrng. Do not overload.
Dishes &interior
of dishwasher
yellow or brown
Iron or manganese
in water
Temporary
remedy:
1. 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 lo ‘/2 cup (120 to 240 mL) of cltrlc acid
crystals (usually available in drugstores).
4. Close and latch door to complete cycle.
Permanent
solution:
Install an iron or
manganese filter or water softener to home
water supply.
Rust spots on stainless
steel-OR
-Dark
spots on flatware:
stainless
steel, silver
plate, or sterling
Allowing
salty or acidic foods such as
mayonnaise,
vinegar, fruit juices, salad
dressings,
milk products
to remain on
flatware
Rinse flatware that is to stand for several hours
before washing (use the Rinse 8 Hold Cycle).
Clean stained items with silver polish and re-wash.
Do not put stainless steel and srlver flatware in
the same silverware basket compartment. Direct
contact between these metals can cause permanent damage to the silver.
Undissolved
detergent
coming in contact
with flatware
Remove spots with silver polish. Avoid spilling
concentrated detergent on wet flatware.
Bronze tarnish on silverplate
Silverplate
is worn off. Exposed base metal
takes on a bronzed hue
Remove tarnish with silver polish. Have silver
replated.
Water left in bottom of dishwasher
above grate
Dishwasher
cycle not completed
Allow dishwasher lo complete Cycle. Some
remaining waler is normal and keeps seals
from drying.
Clogged drain air gap
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 ensure proper draining of the dishwasher.
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If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
We suggestyou follow
ttiese 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 distiwasher
will not run, or stops
during a cycle:
l Is the door tightly closed and securely
latched?
l Has the cycle been correctly set?
. Is the water turned on?
l Have you checked your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Is the dishwasher
connected to a live circuit with
the proper voltage?
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:
Have you selected Ihe Lo-Energy Wash Option?
The dishwasher may be waiting for the water
to heal.
l
If dishwasher
won’t fill:
Is overfill protector stuck in “up” position? Overfill
protector should move up and down freely. Press
down to release.
l
If water remains in the dishwasher:
Has the cycle completed?
l A small amount of remanning water is normal.
l Is drain air gap clogged?
l
If detergent
remains in the covered
detergent
cup:
l IS the bottom rack in backwards?
(The rack
bumpers should be al the front.)
l Is the dishwasher
detergent fresh and dry
withoul lumps?
l Is Ihe cycle completed?
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If white residue appears on front of access
panel:
l Is more detergenl
being used than needed? See
page 12 for recommended amounts of detergent.
l Some liquid detergents
develop excess foam
and build up on exterior of access panel. Try a
different brand to reduce foaming and eliminate
build-up.
If you hear grinding,
grating, crunching,
buzzing sounds:
l A hard object has probably
entered the POWER
CLEAN r” Module. The sound should stop when
the object IS ground up.
ff dishes aren’t as dry as you expected:
l Is the rinse agent dispenser
filled? Using a rinse
agent greatly improves drying. (See page 13.)
2. If you need assistance*...
Call Whirlpool
Consumer
Assistance
Center
telephone
number. Dial free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The
consultanl can instrucl you in how lo 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 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
3. If you need service*...
Whirloool has a nationwide
network of aulhorized
WhirlpoolSM service comparries. Whirlpool service
technicians are trained to
fulfill the product warranty
and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in
the Uniled Slates. To locate the authorized
Whirlpool service company in your area, call our
Consumer Assislance Center telephone number
(see Step 2) or look in your telephone direclory
Yellow Pages under:
lPPLllNCES
- HOUSEHOLD
ELECTRKXL
APPLIAHCES
MAJOR
- SERVICE
‘ REP*IA
MAJORREPAIRING
L PARTS
OR
5. If you are not satisfied with how the
problem was solved!..
l Conlact the Major Appliance
Consumer Action
Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of rndependent consumer experts lhal voices consumer
views at the highest levels of the major appliance
induslry.
l Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer and Whirlpool have failed
to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
l MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
*When requesting assistance, please provide:
model number, serial number, dale of purchase,
and a complete description of the problem. This
information is needed in order to betler respond
lo your request,
4. If you need FSP@ replacement
parts*...
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol of
qualily whenever you need a replacemenl part for
your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts
will fit right and work right, because they are made
lo the same exacting specificalions used to build
every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locale FSP replacement pans in your area,
refer to Step 3 above or call Ihe Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2.
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Notes
22
POWER CLEAN’* washing
covered by your warranty
system
parts
Upper
spray
arm
Spray
tower
Nozzle
cap
-Washer
I
Lower
CLEAN”
and
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WHIRLPOOE
Dishwasher
Warranty
LENGTH
OF WARRANTY
1 WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized WhirlpoolSMservice company.
LIMITED ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
Second Year From
Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts for any part of the POWER CLEAN’”
Washing System if defective in materials or workmanship.
These parts are shown on page 23 of this book.
LIMITED FOUR-YEAR
WARRANTY
Second Through Fifth Year
From Date of Purchase
For models with platinum nylon coated dishracks, FSP
replacement parts for the upper and/or lower dishracks if
they rust due to defective materials or workmanship.
FULL TWENTY-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
FSP replacement parts and repair labor for the DURAPERM’”
tub and/or inner door should they fail to contain water due to
1 defective materials or workmanship.
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the dishwasher.
2. Instruct you how to use the dishwasher.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
B. Repairs when dishwasher is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to dishwasher caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during limited warranty.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OFI C0NSEOUENTiAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of accidental or consequential damages so
this limitation or exclusion 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 distributor or military exchange,
If you need service, first see the “Service or Assistance” section of this book. After checking ‘Service or
Assistance,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number,
l-800-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.
8 Registered Trademark/TM
Part No. 3369277
01992 Whirlpool Corporation
Trademark/SM
Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.