Sears Kenmore 587.14859 Use & care guide

®
Dishwasher
Use & Care Guide
Lavavajillas
Manual
Model/Modelo
uso y cuidado
587.14852,
587.14853, 587.14854,
587.14859
I
154434701
Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.sears.com
Table
of Contents
Master Protection
Agreements
Warranty ......................................................................
3
Before Using Your Dishwasher ..................................
5
Dishwasher Features .................................................
6
Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new
Kenmore ®appliance is designed and manufactured for
years of dependable operation. But like all products, it
may require preventive maintenance or repair from
time to time. That's when having a Master Protection
Agreement can save you money and aggravation.
Safety Instructions
4
Wash System ..............................................................
7
Purchase a Master Protection Agreement now and
protect yourself from unexpected hassle and expense.
.....................................................
Operating Instructions ............................................
Preparing and Loading Dishes ......................
8-9
10-11
The Master Protection Agreement also helps extend
the life of your new appliance. Here's what's included
in the Agreement:
Dishwasher Dispenser and Detergents ............. 12-13
[]
Expert Service by our 12,000 professional repair
specialists
Factors Affecting Performance ................................
13
[]
Care and Cleaning ....................................................
14
Unlimited service and no charge for parts and
labor on all covered repairs
[]
"No-lemon" guarantee - replacement of your
covered product if more than three product failures
occur within twelve months
[]
Product replacement if your covered product
can't be fixed
[]
Annual Preventive Maintenance Check at your
request - no extra charge
[]
Fast help by phone - non-technical and
instructional assistance on products repaired
in your home, plus convenient repair scheduling
[]
Power surge protection against electrical
damage due to power fluctuations
[]
Rental reimbursement if repair of your covered
product takes longer than promised
Solutions to Common
Dishwashing Problems ......................................
Service ........................................................
15-17
Back Cover
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appointment online.
Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists,
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Service
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Warranty
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY ON KENMORE
DISHWASHERS
For one year from the date of purchase, when this
dishwasher is installed and operated according to
instructions provided in the Installation Instructions and
Use & Care Guide, Sears will repair this dishwasher,
free of charge, if defective in material or workmanship.
FULL TEN-YEAR WARRANTY AGAINST LEAKS IN
THE TUB AND INNER DOOR PANEL
For ten years from the date of purchase, if a leak
should occur as a result of failure of the polypropylene
tub or inner door panel due to cracking, chipping or
peeling, Sears will replace free of charge the tub or
inner door panel.
WARRANTY
RESTRICTION
If the dishwasher is subject to other than private family
use, the above warranty coverage is effective for only
90 days.
WARRANTY SERVICE
WARRANTY SERVICE IN THE U.S.A. IS AVAILABLE
BY CONTACTING SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME ®.
This warranty applies only while the product is in use in
the United States. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
For Sears Warranty information in the United States,
please reference the service numbers located on the
back page of this manual.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.,
Dept. 817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
In the space below, record your complete model
number, serial number and purchase date. You can
find this information on the model and serial number
label, located as shown in the Dishwasher Features
section of this book. Have this information available to
help you quickly obtain assistance or service when you
contact Sears concerning your appliance.
Model Number: 587.
Serial Number:
Purchase Date:
Save these instructions and your sales receipt for
future reference.
Dishwasher
Safety
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in the manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all
safety messages.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All
safety
will
follow the safety alert symbol and either the word "DANGER" or
This
is themessages
safety alert
symbol.
"WARNING." These words mean:
You
can be killed
seriously injured if you don't
immediately
followorinstructions.
You
instructions,
can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you
what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT
WARNING:
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using the dishwasher, follow basic precautions, including the following:
•
Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
•
If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer,
make sure disposer is completely empty before
running dishwasher.
•
Use your dishwasher only as instructed in this
Use and Care Guide.
Use only detergents or rinse agents
recommended for use in a dishwasher, and keep
them out of the reach of children.
•
Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before
servicing.
•
Do not tamper with controls.
When loading items to be washed:
•
Do not let children abuse, sit, stand or play on
door or racks of a dishwasher.
•
Keep young children and infants away from
dishwasher when it is operating.
•
Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water system that has not
been used for two weeks or more. HYDROGEN
GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has
not been used for such a period, before using the
dishwasher turn on all hot water faucets and let
the water flow from each for several minutes.
Locate sharp items and knives so that they
are not likely to damage the door seal or
tub.
Load sharp items and knives with the
handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type
injuries.
•
Do not wash plastic items unless marked
"dishwasher safe" or the equivalent. Check with
manufacturer for recommendations, if not
marked. Items that are not dishwasher safe may
melt and create a potential fire hazard.
•
Do not touch the heating element during or
immediately after use.
•
Do not operate your dishwasher unless all
enclosure panels are properly in place.
This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas.
As the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an
open flame during this time.
•
To avoid entrapment and/or suffocation, remove
door or door latch mechanism from any
dishwasher that is discarded or not in use.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Before
Using
Your Dishwasher
GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS
For a grounded, cord-connected
dishwasher:
Do not use dishwasher until completely
installed.
The dishwasher must be grounded. In the event
of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will
reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a
path of least resistance for electric current. The
dishwasher is equipped with a cord having an
equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding
plug. The plug must be plugged into an
appropriate outlet that is installed and grounded
in accordance with all local codes and
ordinances.
Do not push down on open door.
WARNING:
Doing so can result in serious injury or cuts.
equipment-grounding conductor can result in a
risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified
electrician or service representative if you are in
doubt whether the dishwasher is properly
grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with
the dishwasher. If it will not fit the outlet, have a
proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
Tip Over Hazard
Improper connection of the
For a permanently
connected dishwasher:
The dishwasher must be connected to a
grounded metal, permanent wiring system, or a
equipment-grounding conductor must be run
with the circuit conductors and connected to the
equipment-grounding terminal or lead on the
dishwasher.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrically ground dishwasher.
Connect ground wire to green ground nut in
terminal box.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or
electrical shock.
SAVETHESEINSTRUCTIONS
Dishwasher
Features
Nozzle and Upper Spray
Funnel
pages
Tub Gasket_
page 14
10,15
Top Rack
page 10
Middle Spray Arm
Serial
pages 10,15
(located on right
side of tub)
Label
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Lower Spray Arm
pages 11,15
Overfill
Boffom Rack
page 10
Silverware Basket
page 11
Protector
page 14
Glass Trap
page 14
Prewash Detergent Cup \
page 12
\
Detergent
page 12
Rinse Aid
Dispenser
page 13
Vent
pages
6,8,16
Control Panel
Dispenser
Self-Cleaning
page 14
Filter
Heating Element
page 14
Wash
System
Your Kenmore dishwasher filters 100% of the water
for optimum cleaning. The wash system uses
alternating arms to save water and energy and
includes a heavy-duty stainless steel food disposer
that grinds up large food particles.
How the wash system works
1.
Load the dishwasher (See Preparing and Loading
Dishes).
2.
Hot water enters the dishwasher and covers the
filter.
3.
Detergent is dispensed at the appropriate time and
mixed with the hot water. This mixture is pumped
through the lower spray arm and sprays against the
soiled surfaces of the dishes to remove food
particles.
4.
Water passes through the fine mesh primary filter
where food soil is removed and the clean water is
then recirculated.
5.
Ports under the lower wash arm direct the food soil
through a secondary filter into a collection chamber.
6.
Food soil is held in the collection chamber until it is
flushed away during the drain cycle.
7.
Clean, hot water enters the dishwasher and the
sequence is repeated.
8.
Beginning with the third water fill, the wash action
switches between the lower spray arm and middle
spray arm in 90 second intervals. You may notice
a change in sound as the wash action pauses and
switches to the other arm.
9.
The dishwasher may pause during the cycle while
water is being heated. Wash action will continue
during this time.
10. Rinse aid is automatically dispensed in the final
rinse to aid in drying.
Operating
Instructions
Vent
Latch
Getting Started
1.
Load dishwasher (See Preparing
and Loading Dishes).
.
.
2.
Add detergent (See Dishwasher
Dispenser & Detergents).
8.
.
If using WASH DELAY, go to
step number 8.
Run hot water faucet nearest
dishwasher until water is hot.
Turn water off.
To start, close door to latch.
Add rinse aid, if needed (See
Rinse Aid).
Wash Delay
Allows you to delay starting the POTS PANS cycle.
.
Turn dial clockwise to select cycle
(See Cycle Chart) or number of
hours for wash delay.
°
Turn dial to select number of hours.
°
Select HEATED WASH ON option and other desired
options.
Close door to latch.
°
.
Select desired OPTIONS (See
Option Selections). The indicator
will show red when selected.
Plate Warmer
For warming dishes and serving plates before serving
hot foods:
°
Load clean plates and dishes to be warmed.
•
Turn dial to PLATE WARMER.
°
Select HEATED DRYON option.
Operating
Instructions
(continued)
To Select Cycle
Cycle
Cycle Chart
Water
(approx.)
Time*
(minutes)
Washes/
Rinses
For pots, pans,
casseroles and
dinnerware with dried-on
or baked-on soils.
• Turn dial to POTS PANS.
• Select HEATED WASH ON option.
• Select other desired OPTIONS.
7.2 gal.
27.3 liters
83
2 washes
4 rinses
For regularly soiled
dishes and silverware.
• Turn dial to NORMAL WASH.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
6.0 gal.
22.7 liters
77
2 washes
3 rinses
For lightly soiled
and pre-rinsed
dishes and silverware.
• Turn dial to LIGHT WASH.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
4.8 gal.
18.2 liters
71
1 wash
3 rinses
For lightly soiled or
pre-rinsed dishes and
silverware. This cycle uses
less hot water.
• Turn dial to WATER MISER.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
3.7 gal.
14.0 liters
63
1 wash
2 rinses
For rinsing dishes
that will be washed later.
° DO NOT USE detergent.
° Turn dial to RINSE HOLD.
° Select HEATED DRY OFF option.
1.2 gal.
4.5 liters
12
1 rinse
* Includes dry time.
Option Selections
Heated
Wash Option
When HEATED WASH ON option is selected, the
dishwasher heats the water in the main wash to
approximately 140°F (60°C). Wash action will continue
but timer will not advance until proper temperature is
reached. The hotter water provided by this option helps
activate dishwasher detergent to clean food grease and
soil from dishes. HEATED WASH ON option can be
used with any cycle except RINSE HOLD.
To turn off option, select HEATED WASH OFF.
Heated Rinse Option
When HEATED RINSE ON option is selected, the
dishwasher heats the water in the final rinse to
approximately 140°F (60°C). This will speed drying and
reduce spotting. HEATED RINSE ON option can be
used with any cycle except RINSE HOLD.
To turn off option, select HEATED RINSE OFF.
Heated Dry Option
HEATED DRY ON option provides faster drying since
the heating element is on during the drying portion of
cycle.
HEATED DRY OFF option saves electricity since the
heating element is off during the drying portion of cycle.
To speed drying process, open the door slightly after
the cycle is complete. Some water droplets may remain
on door and tub and in areas where dishes touch
silverware basket and rack.
With either option, you may see water vapor coming
from vent during the drying portion of the cycle. The
vent is closed during washing to hold moisture and
sound inside and then opens for drying.
The drying option may be changed at any time during
the cycle and affects only the drying period.
Preparing
and Loading
Dishes
Be sure nothing protrudes through the bottom of the
rack to block rotation of middle spray arm.
Dish Preparation
Scrape away large pieces of food, bones, pits,
toothpicks, etc. The continuous filtered wash system
will remove remaining food particles. Burned-on foods
should be loosened before loading. Empty liquids from
glasses and cups.
Foods such as mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon
juice and tomato based products may cause
discoloration of stainless steel and plastics if allowed to
sit for a long period of time. Unless the dishwasher is to
be operated at once, it is best to rinse off these food
soils.
•
Load racks so
that large items
do not
•
•
prevent the
detergent
dispenser
from opening.
Check
manufacturer's
recommendations
before washing items in question.
Do not cover funnel
6
Loading the Bottom Rack
If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer, be
sure disposer is completely empty before
Features and appearance of racks and silverware
basket may vary from your model
starting dishwasher.
The bottom rack is best for plates, saucers, bowls, and
cookware. Large items should be placed along the edge
so they do not block the spray arm rotation. For best
results, place bowls, casseroles, and sauce pans with
soiled surface facing down or toward the center. Tilt
slightly for better drainage.
Loading the Top Rack
Features and appearance of racks and silverware
basket may vary from your model
Make sure tall items do not block spray arm rotation.
Important: Do not cover the funnel when loading.
Be sure pan handles do not protrude through the bottom
of the rack and block the spray arm rotation.
The top rack is designed for flexibility in loading a wide
variety of items including cups, glasses, stemware,
small plates, bowls, etc.
Load glasses in top rack. Damage may occur if placed
in bottom rack.
Load plastic items in top rack only. Melting may occur if
placed in bottom rack.
Load items with open ends facing down for better
cleaning and draining.
Damage may occur if delicate items touch each other
during dishwasher operation.
Long-handled knives and utensils can be placed in top
rack.
10
Preparing
and Loading
Loading the Silverware
Dishes
(continued)
Basket
When covers are up, mix items in each section of the
basket with some pointing up and some down to avoid
nesting. Water spray cannot reach nested items.
Cut Injury
Load sharp items (knives, skewers, etc.) pointing
down.
Failure to do so may result in injury.
Load the silverware basket while it is in the bottom rack
or take the basket out for loading on a counter or table.
Place small items like baby bottle caps, jar lids, corn
cob holders, etc., in a covered section. Close the cover
to hold small items in place.
To remove small basket:
.
2.
Hold the center basket and one small basket. Slide
the small basket back to release the tabs from the
corresponding slots.
Pull the baskets apart.
Use suggested loading patterns, as shown, to increase
washability of your silverware.
Be sure nothing protrudes through bottom of basket or
rack to block the spray arm.
Do not mix silver and stainless to avoid damaging the
silver finish.
Adding a Dish
To add or remove items after wash cycle starts:
The silverware basket can be separated and placed in
several locations in the bottom rack. Load silverware in
•
Unlatch door and wait a few seconds until wash
action stops before opening.
all sections or just one, depending on your load.
11
•
Add the item and wait a few seconds to allow cold
air to slowly expand inside dishwasher.
°
Close door firmly to latch and resume cycle.
Dishwasher
Dispenser
Detergents
Filling the Detergent
Dispenser
How much Detergent to use
The amount of detergent to use depends on the water
hardness. Water hardness is measured in grains per
gallon. Using too little detergent can result in poor
cleaning and hard water filming or spotting. Using too
much detergent in soft water can cause a permanent film
called etching. Your local water company, water softener
company or county extension agent can tell you the water
hardness in your area.
The detergent dispenser has one covered and one
uncovered cup. Detergent in the uncovered cup falls into
the dishwasher when the door is closed. The covered cup
opens automatically to release detergent.
•
Use only fresh automatic dishwashing
Other detergents will cause oversudsing.
detergent.
•
When using automatic dishwashing detergent tabs,
place one tab in main wash cup and close.
•
Add detergent just before starting cycle.
•
Store detergent in a cool, dry location. Moist or caked
detergent will not dissolve properly.
Pre Wash Cup
Cover Latch
Main Wash Cup
\
Cover
\
Note: If the cover is closed on the Main Wash Cup,
open by pressing the cover latch.
Detergent Usage Guide
Cycle
Soft Water
(0-3 grains)
Pots Pans
or
Normal Wash
Light Wash
or
Water Miser
Rinse Hold
2 teaspoons
(each cup1/4 full)
2 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup1/4 full)
No Detergent
Medium
Hard Water
(4-8 grains)
5 teaspoons
(each cup-fill to line
above "Regular")
5 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup-fill to
line above "Regular")
No Detergent
Hard Water
Very Hard Water*
(9-12 grains)
(over 12 grains)
8 teaspoons
(each cupcompletely full)
8 teaspoons
(Main Wash cupcompletely full)
No Detergent
Each CupCompletely Full
(water softener
recommended)
Main Wash CupCompletely
Full
(water softener
recommended)
No Detergent
(water softener
recommended)
*Note: For very hard water, detergent alone may not be enough. A water softener is recommended to improve water quality
and dishwashing performance. Try adding more detergent at the beginning of the main wash portion of the cycle. As a rule,
use 1 teaspoon for each grain above 12. Unlatch the door, open slowly and add detergent to the bottom of the tub. Close
the door to latch and the dishwasher will continue through the cycle.
12
Dishwasher
Detergents
Dispenser
Factors Affecting
Performance
(continued)
Rinse Aid
Water Pressure
Rinse aid greatly improves drying and reduces
water spots and filming. Water "sheets" off dishes
rather than forming water droplets that cling and leave
spots.
The hot water line to dishwasher must provide water
pressure between 20 and 120 psi.
Low water pressure may occur when laundry or
showers are in operation. Wait until water use is
reduced before starting dishwasher.
A dispenser, located next to the detergent cup,
automatically releases a measured amount of rinse aid
during the last rinse. If spotting and poor drying are
problems, increase the amount of rinse aid dispensed
by rotating the dial to a higher number. The dial is
located under the dispenser cap. The indicator will be
dark when full and will show clear when it is time to
refill.
Water Ternperature
Hot water is needed for best dishwashing and drying
results. Water entering dishwasher should be 120°F
(49°C) to give satisfactory results.
To check water temperature entering dishwasher:
• Turn on hot water faucet nearest dishwasher for
To add liquid rinse aid, turn dispenser cap 1/4 turn
counterclockwise and lift out. Pour in rinse aid until
several minutes to clear cool water from pipes.
liquid touches the indicated fill level. Replace cap.
•
Hold a candy or meat thermometer in stream
of water to check the temperature.
Do not overfill since this can cause oversudsing. Wipe
up any spills with a damp cloth.
•
If temperature is below 120°F (49°C), have a
qualified person raise the hot water heater
thermostat setting.
The dispenser holds enough for 35 to 140 washes,
depending on setting.
Dispenser
Important: Before starting a cycle, run hot water to
clear cool water from pipe.
Indicator
Opening
RINSE AiD
\
/
Dispenser
Cap
Adjustable
setting
13
Care
and Cleaning
Care of Drain Air Gap
If a drain air gap was installed for your built-in
dishwasher, check to make sure it is clean so the
dishwasher will drain properly. A drain air gap is usually
mounted on countertop and can be inspected by
removing the cover. This is not part of your dishwasher
and is not covered by warranty.
Burn Hazard
Allow heating element to cool before
cleaning the interior.
Failure to do so can result in burns.
Outside--Occasionally
wipe with a mild nonabrasive
Property
detergent and water. Rinse and dry.
Models with Stainless
Steel Door--Clean
Damage
Hazard
Freezing temperatures may cause water lines to
rupture. Be sure all supply lines to and circulating
lines within dishwasher are protected.
stainless steel with hot, soapy water and a dishcloth.
Rinse with clean water and a cloth. Do not use harsh
scrubbing cleaners. Use only kitchen cleaners made
especially for cleaning stainless steel.
Failure to do so could result in property damage.
Inside--The
inside of the dishwasher is self-cleaning
with normal use. If needed, clean around the tub gasket
area with a damp
cloth.
Winterizing
A dishwasher left in an unheated place should be
protected from freezing. Have a qualified person do
the following:
The filter is selfcleaning. A glass
trap located in the
center of the filter is
To Disconnect
Service:
1. Turn off electrical power to the dishwasher at the
supply source by removing fuses or tripping circuit
breaker.
designed to collect
pieces of broken
glass, straws, bones
and pits. To remove
items in glass trap,
grasp handle, lift
out, empty and
replace.
2. Shut off water supply.
Note: Hard water may cause lime deposit buildup on
the interior of the dishwasher. For cleaning instructions
see "Removing Spots and Film" section.
Note: See Installation Instructions for more details.
3.
Place a pan under the inlet valve. Disconnect water
line from inlet valve and drain into pan.
4.
Disconnect drain line from pump and drain water
into pan.
To Restore
Overfill
Service:
1. Reconnect the water, drain and electrical power
supply.
Protector--keeps
dishwasher from
overfilling and is located in the left front corner of the
tub.
2. Turn on water and electrical power supply.
• Clean occasionally with
household cleaner
containing vinegar or
bleach to dissolve any
buildup.
• Overfill Protector should
move up and down freely
about one inch. If it does
not move, lift and clean
underneath.
3.
Fill both detergent cups and run dishwasher through
a NORMAL cycle.
4. Check connections to make sure they do not leak.
Note: See Installation Instructions for more details.
14
Solutions
to Common
Dishwashing
Problems
Dishware Chipped
Before calling for service, review this list. It may
save you both time and expense. This list includes
common experiences that are not the result of
defective workmanship or material in your
dishwasher.
Food Soils Left on Dishes
°
Load with care and do not overload. (See Preparing
and Loading Dishes.)
°
Place delicate items in top rack.
°
Place glasses securely against pins and not over
pins.
°
Load items so they are secure and don't jar loose
when moving racks in and out. Move racks in and
out slowly.
°
Make sure tall glasses and stemware will clear top of
tub when rack is pushed in.
Fine antique china and crystal should be handwashed.
•
Choose another cycle for longer washing time.
•
Check rack loading section for proper loading--avoid
nesting items.
•
Home water pressure may be too low--should
to 120 pounds per square inch (psi).
•
Check incoming water temperature. It should be
120°F (49°C). (See Factors Affecting Performance.)
°
•
Check water hardness. For extremely hard water, it
may be necessary to install a water softener. (See
Detergent Chart.)
Dishware Stained or Discolored
be 20
•
Use fresh detergent.
•
Check to make sure funnel in top rack is not
blocked.
°
Make sure items are not blocking the spray arms,
preventing them from rotating.
= Tea and coffee can stain cups. Remove the stains
by hand washing in a solution of 1/2 cup (120 ml)
bleach and one quart (1 L) of warm water. Rinse
thoroughly.
= Iron deposits in water can cause a yellow or brown
film. A special filter installed in the water supply line
will correct this problem. (See Removing Spots and
Film.)
Dishes not Dry
= Aluminum utensils can leave gray/black marks when
they rub against other items. Load properly.
•
Select heat dryoption.
•
Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is filled.
•
Increase the amount of rinse aid. (See Rinse Aid.)
•
Check the incoming water temperature. It should be
120°F (49°C).
°
Check for proper loading--avoid
°
Plastic items may need to be towel dried.
°
Cups with a concave bottom will collect water.
Glassware/Flatware
nesting items.
Cloudy
Check water hardness. For extremely hard water, it
may be necessary to install a water softener. (See
Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents.)
•
Water temperature may be low. Avoid extremely low
or high temperatures. (See Factors Affecting
Performance.)
•
Avoid overloading and improper loading. (See
Preparing and Loading Dishes.)
•
Use fresh detergent. Old detergent is ineffective.
•
Make sure rinse aid dispenser is filled.
•
Check to see that proper amount of detergent is
being used for cycle selected. Also, check
phosphate level. (See Detergent Usage Guide.)
•
Home water pressure may be too low--it
20 to 120 pounds per square inch (psi).
Certain high acid foods can cause discoloration of
stainless steel and plastics if allowed to sit for a long
period. Use the RINSE HOLD cycle or rinse by hand
if not operating dishwasher at once.
•
Mixing stainless steel and silver utensils in
silverware basket can cause pitting of the stainless
steel blades. Avoid mixing stainless steel and silver.
Etching
Spotted or
•
•
should be
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•
Using too much detergent in soft or softened water
causes this film that cannot be removed.
•
Adjust the amount of detergent based on the water
hardness. (Check Detergent Usage Guide.)
•
Lower the water temperature.
•
Use the HEATED DRY OFF option.
Solutions
to Common
Dishwashing
Problems
(continued)
Detergent Left in Cups
Dishwasher
•
Detergent may be old. Discard and use fresh
detergent.
•
If unit is hooked up to a food waste disposer, make
sure the disposer is empty.
•
Be sure water action can reach the dispenser.
•
•
Check to see if cycle has been completed.
•
Check to see if the knockout plug has been removed
from inside the food waste disposer inlet.
Check to see if drain hose is kinked.
•
Make sure items do not prevent the detergent
dispenser from opening.
•
Make sure cycle is complete, not in a pause.
Dishwasher
•
•
•
Does Not Drain Properly
Cycle Takes a Long Time
Leaks
Use only fresh detergent designed for automatic
dishwashers. Measure detergent carefully. Try a
different brand.
•
Is cycle in a water heating delay?
•
Has the delay start option been selected?
Dishwasher
Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead to
overflowing. Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth.
Check to see that dishwasher is level.
(See Installation Instructions.)
Won't Fill
•
Is water supply turned on?
•
Does overfill protector move up and down freely?
(See Overfill Protector section.)
Normal Sounds You Will Hear
Dishwasher
•
Normal sounds include water fill, water circulation
and motor sounds.
•
Soiled dishes left in dishwasher too long can create
an odor. Use the RINSE HOLD cycle.
•
There is a noticeable change in sound when the
wash action switches between the lower and middle
•
There will be a "new" smell when first installed. This
is normal.
spray arm. This is normal since each spray arm has
its own sound.
•
Check to see if unit is draining properly. (See
It is normal for dishwasher to pause (no sound)
when the wash action is switching between the lower
and middle spray arms.
Stains on Tub Interior
•
Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly.)
Washing large amounts of dishware with tomato
based soil can cause a pink/orange appearance.
This will not affect performance and will gradually
fade over time. Pre-rinsing or using the RINSE
HOLD cycle will reduce the chance of staining.
Using the HEATED DRY OFF option will lessen
staining.
Water in Bottom of Tub
•
Water left in bottom of tub after cycle is complete is
not normal. If water remains in the bottom of the tub,
dishwasher may not be draining properly. (See
Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly.)
Vapor at Vent
•
Water vapor escapes from the vent during the drying
part of cycle. This is normal.
Dishwasher
Won't Run
•
Check to see if circuit breaker is tripped or if a fuse
is blown.
•
Make sure water supply is turned on.
•
Check to see if cycle is set correctly.
(See Operating Instructions.)
•
Is dishwasher set for delay start option?
•
Make sure door is closed and latched.
Has an Odor
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Solutions
to Common
Dishwashing
Problems
(continued)
Removing Spots and Film
Hard water can cause lime deposit buildup on the
interior of the dishwasher. Dishes and glasses may also
get spots and film for a number of reasons. (See
Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy section.) To
remove buildup, spots and film, clean using the
following instructions:
1.
Load clean dishes and glasses in normal manner.
Do not load any metal utensils or silverware.
2.
Do not add detergent.
3.
Select the POTS PANS cycle. Close and latch
door.
4.
Allow dishwasher to run for 20 minutes to reach the
main wash portion of cycle.
5.
Unlatch and open door and pour 2 cups
of white vinegar into the bottom of dishwasher.
6.
Close and latch door and allow cycle to finish.
Note: If these conditions persist, a home water softener
should be considered.
To customize
your dishwasher
to match your cabinets:
•
You will need atrim kit.
•
See Step 10 of Installation Instructions that came with your dishwasher for more information.
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