Whirlpool series 980 Specifications

A Note to You .........................
Dishwasher
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Safety ................. 3
Parts and Features.. ............... 4
... 5
Starting Your Dishwasher..
Loading
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Your Dishwasher
Using the Dispensers
.......... 11
Setting the Controls .............
Selecting a wash cycle .....
Using Cancel/Drain ...........
Selecting cycle options .....
Changing a cycle or
an option setting ...............
Adding a dish during
a cycle ..............................
Using the delay
wash cycle ........................
Understanding the
status indicators ...............
Washing
Special
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Item>. ....... 18
Caring for Your
Dishwasher ...........................
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Energy ......................
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Saving
Solving Common
Dishwashing
Problems
Troubleshooting..
....... 23
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Requesting Assistance
or Service .............................
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Index.. ....................................
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Warranty
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DISHWASHER MODEL SERIES 980
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Please:
. Have your dishwasher installed by a
qualified installer.
l Install where dishwasher
is protected from
the elements.
l Install and level dishwasher
on a floor that
will hold the weight, and in an area suitable
for its size and use.
l Properly connect dishwasher
to electricity,
water, and drain.*
* See Installation
information.
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years
inforread
Instructions
for complete
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Remove all shipping plugs from hoses and
connectors (such as the cap on the drain
outlet) before installing.’
Remove all hang tags and temporary
labels.
Make sure dishwasher is not used by
anyone unable to operate it properly.
Properly maintain dishwasher. See the
‘Caring for Your Dishwasher” section.
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Dishwasher
Your
safety
Safety
and the safety
of others
is very
important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your
appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurl you and others.
All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the
word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean:
You will be killed or seriously Injured
If you don’t follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously
if you don’t follow instructions.
Injured
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury,
and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
WARNING -When using the
dishwasher, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
l Read all instructions
before using the
dishwasher.
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Use the dishwasher only for its
intended function.
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Use only detergents or rinse agents
recommended for use in a dishwasher
and keep them out of the reach of
children.
l When loading
items to be washed:
1) Locate sharp items so that they
are not likely to damage the door
seal; and
2) Load sharp knives with the handles
up to reduce the risk of cut-type
injuries.
. Do not wash plastic items unless they
are marked “dishwasher safe” or the
equivalent. For plastic items not so
marked, check the manufacturer’s
recommendations.
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Do not touch the heating element
during or immediately after use.
INSTRUCTIONS
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Do not operate the dishwasher unless
all enclosure panels are properly in
place.
Do not tamper with controls.
Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the
door or dish racks of the dishwasher.
To reduce the risk of injury, do not
allow children to play in or on the
dishwasher.
Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas
may be produced in a hot water system
that has not been used for two weeks
or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not
been used for such a period, before
using the dishwasher turn on all hot
water faucets and let the water flow
from each for several minutes. This will
release any accumulated hydrogen gas.
As the gas is flammable, do not smoke
or use an open flame during this time.
Remove the door to the washing
compartment when removing an old
dishwasher from service or discarding it.
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Parts and Features
Your dishwasher is illustrated below with the parts and features called out. To help you find
information on specific parts or features quickly, page references are included.
Third level wash,
(P. 10)
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top rack,
Top rack adjuster
(P. 10)
Upper spray arm
(P. 9)
Spray tower
(P. 9)
Folddown dlvlder
(P. 9)
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Extra-capacity
fold-down shelf k-B
(not shown)
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Model and serial
number label
(on right side)
Water inlet opening
POWER CLEANTM
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Bottom rack
(P- 9)
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Lower spray arm
(P. 9)
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Overflll protector
(P. 1%
Heating element F
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Silverware
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Detergent
dlspensers
(P. 11)
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Cutlerv :
basket ’
(P- 7)
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Access panel+
Door latch
Door color panel* /
Control
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for more Information.
panel
Your dishwasher has a row of push pads to select cycles and options. You must select a
cvcle to start your dishwasher. You may select one or more options.
Starting
Your Dishwasher
This section tells you how to start or stop your dishwasher.
Before
using
your
dishwasher
Tip Over Hazard
Do not use dishwasher
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completely installed.
Do not push down on open door.
Doing so can result in serlous injury
or cuts.
GROUNDING
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Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrically
ground dishwasher.
Connect ground wire to green ground
connector In terminal box.
Do not use an extenslon cord.
Failure to do so can result In death,
fire, or electrical shock.
INSTRUCTIONS
For a grounded, cord connected
dishwasher:
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 ail local codes and ordinances.
WARNING - improper connection of
the equipment-grounding
conductor can
result in a risk of electric shock.
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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.
For a permanently connected
dishwasher:
The dishwasher must be connected to a
grounded metal, permanent wiring
system, or an equipment-grounding
conductor must be run with the circuit
conductors and connected to the
equipment-grounding
terminal or lead
on the dishwasher.
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Starting
a wash
cycle
1. Load the dishwasher. See the “Loading
Your Dishwasher” section.
6. Run hot water at the sink nearest the
dishwasher until water is hot.
Turn water off.
2. Spin the spray arms. They should
turn freely.
7. Press a Cycle pad. if desired, press one
or more Option pads. The
dishwasher starts filling once
you press a Cycle pad unless
you select the delay wash
cycle. You may press Option
pads as the machine is filling.
3. Add deteroent. See the “Usino
-the Dispensers” section.
4. Add rinse agent, if needed.
5. Close door firmly until it latches.
Stopping
the dishwasher
You can stop your dishwasher anytime
during a cycle. All you have to do is:
l Open the door slightly.
Wait for any filling
or spraying action to stop before opening
the door all the way. Close door to continue cycle.
OR
l Press Cancel/Drain.
Once pressed, a
2-minute drain starts.
The pad indicator glows red when a cycle
or an option is selected.
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Loading
Your Dishwasher
This section tells how to properly load your dishwasher
Preparing
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to load the dishwasher
To save water and energy, do not rinse
dishes before putting them into the
dishwasher.
Remove large pieces of food, bones, and
other hard items. The POWER CLEANTM
module removes food particles from the
water. The module contains a chopping
device which reduces the size of food items.
NOTE: 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
(such as pot handle screws) get into the
POWER CLEAN module. Damage can
occur.
Foods like eggs, rice, pasta, and cooked
cereals may be hard to remove if left to dry
over a period of time. Run a Rinse/Wash
Later cycle to keep dishes moist if you do
not plan to wash them soon.
Loading
the cutlery
IMPORTANT: Remove the basket and tip
the contents onto a cutting board to unload.
This helps avoid accidents with sharp points
and edges.
To remove the cutlery
basket:
1. Grasp the basket on both sides and slide
it toward the top of the door.
2. Lift the basket off the holding buttons.
the cutlery
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Load dishes so soiled surfaces face the
rotating spray arm.
Load dishes so they are not stacked or
overlapping. it is important for the water
spray to reach all soiled surfaces for best
washing. For best drying, water must be
able to drain from all surfaces.
Loading
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basket:
1. Set the basket on the holding buttons.
2. Slide the basket toward the bottom of the
door until it locks into place.
for quiet
operation
Secure lightweight load items in the racks.
Pot lids and handles, pizza pans, cookie
sheets, etc. should not touch interior walls,
interfere with the spray arm’s rotation, or
cover the spray tower.
Load dishes so they do not touch one
another.
NOTE: Keep sink drain plugs inserted
during dishwasher operation to prevent
noise transfer through drains.
basket
Use the cutlery basket to hold long items.
Always unload or remove the cutlery basket
before unloading the racks to avoid spilling
water on the cutlery.
To replace
for best washing and rinsing results.
Loading
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the silverware
Load the silverware basket while it is in the
door or take the basket out for loading on a
counter or table.
Mix items in each section of the basket
with some pointing up and some down to
avoid nesting. Spray cannot reach nested
items.
IMPORTANT: Always load sharp items
(knives, skewers, forks, etc.) pointing
down.
Put small items (baby bottle caps, jar lids,
etc.) in any section.
You can also remove the basket for easy
unloading. Always unload or remove the
basket before unloading the racks to avoid
spilling water on the silverware.
To remove
the basket:
1. Grab the basket by the handle and slide it
toward the top of the door.
2. Lift the basket off the holding buttons.
To replace
the basket:
1. Set the basket on the holding buttons.
2. Slide the basket towards the bottom of
the door until it locks in place.
To open
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the basket:
Unhook the latch as shown.
NOTE: Be sure the cover is completely
latched before pulling out the bottom rack
and before closing the dishwasher door.
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basket
Loading
the bottom
rack
Load items with cooked-on or dried-on food
in the bottom rack, with soiled surfaces
facing inward to the spray.
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Mixed load
Load plates, soup bowls, etc., between
prongs and facing inward to the spray.
Make sure pot handles and other items do
not stop rotation of the spray arms. Spray
arms must move freely.
Load items so they do not block or cover
the spray tower.
Load heavily soiled cookware face down
in the rack.
Do not stack or overlap dishes. Water
spray must reach all soiled surfaces for
best results.
Utensil
Do not cover spray tower
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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 water spray
from reaching detergent dispenser and
silverware basket.
NOTES:
Do not load glasses, cups, or plastic items
in the bottom rack.
l Do not load items between
the bottom rack
and the side of the dishwasher tub. This
can block the water inlet opening.
l If you have removed
the bottom rack for
unloading or cleaning, replace it with
bumpers in front.
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Fold-down
divider
Use the fold-down divider at the back of
the rack to make room for deep bowls,
roasters, etc.
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Loading
the top rack
Load the top rack with cups, glasses, and
smaller items. Do not cover the third level
wash when loading the top rack.
Cup and glass
load
Load so open ends face down for cleaning
and draining.
Load glasses in top rack only - bottom rack is
not designed for glasses. Damage can occur.
Place items in the rows between prongs.
Placing them over the prongs may lead to
breakage.
Secure lightweight items.
China, crystal, and other delicate items
must not touch each other during dishwasher operation. Damage may occur.
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Small bowls, pans, and other utensils can
be placed in the top rack.
Load plastic items in the top rack only.
Plastic items may melt in the bottom rack.
Wash only plastic items marked “dishwasher safe.”
Load plastic items so the force of the spray
does not move them during the cycle.
Extra-capacity
fold-down
shelves
Use the fold-down shelves on both sides of
the top rack for extra loading space. Fold
them down over short items such as cups,
juice glasses, cereal bowls, etc.
l Adjust
rack height if necessary (see below).
l To avoid chipping,
do not let stemware
touch other items.
Infinite
adjustable
top
rack
Raise or lower the rack to fit tall items in
either the top or bottom rack. The top rack
does not have to be level.
l Turn the knob clockwise
to raise a side of
the rack.
l Turn the knob counterclockwise
to lower a
side of the rack.
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Raise
Lower
Using the Dispensers
For best washing results, review the information
rinse agents properly.
Using
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the detergent
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dispenser
The detergent dispenser has one section
with a cover and one without. Push cover
down firmly until it latches. Detergent in the
open section falls into the dishwasher when
closing the door. The covered section opens
automatically for the main wash.
NOTE: It is normal for the cover to open
partially when dispensing detergent.
Coyer
and
dispenser
Use automatic dishwashing
detergent
only. Other detergents are too mild and
much too sudsy.
Add detergent just before starting cycle.
Store tightly closed detergent in a cool, dry
place. Fresh automatic dishwasher
detergent results in better cleaning.
Filling
below. It is important to use detergents
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much
detergent
to use
The amount of detergent to use depends
on the hardness of your water and the type
of detergent. If you use too little, dishes
won’t be clean. If you use too much in soft
water, glassware will etch.
Different brands of dishwasher detergent
have different amounts of phosphorus for
softening water. If you have hard water
and use low phosphorous content detergent (6.0% or less), you may need to use
more detergent or use a detergent with a
higher phosphorous content (8.7%).
Find out your water’s hardness by asking
your local water department, water softener company, or county extension agent.
Cover, Latch
Medlum
5-7 grains per gallon
85-l 19 parts per million
Use only covered
section for:
- Low Energy
- ChlnalCrystal
(2 tbs)
Use both sections for:
- Normal
- Heavy
- Pots-n-Pans
Fill amounts shown are for standard
powdered detergent. Amounts may vary if
you use liquid or concentrated powdered
detergent. Follow manufacturer’s directions
when using liquid dishwasher detergent or
concentrated powdered detergent.
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Using
the rinse agent
dispenser
Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a
liquid rinse agent. A rinse agent greatly
improves dish drying by helping water
flow off them during the last rinse. A rinse
agent also keeps water from forming
droplets and drying as spots or streaks.
A small amount of rinse agent automatically releases into the rinse water during the
final rinse of each cycle. For best drying
results, check dispenser periodically
to
see if it needs filling.
To check
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dispenser:
Check center of Fill Indicator Cap. Clear
means it needs filling.
OR
Remove Fill Indicator Cap. An “E” is visible
when dispenser is empty.
Cap center clear
when empty
“E” visible
when empty
To fill dispenser:
The rinse agent dispenser holds 6 ounces
(175 mL). Under normal conditions, this
lasts about 3 months.
1. Open dishwasher door completely.
2. Remove Fill Indicator Cap.
3. Add rinse agent. Fill to smallest opening
in lower part of dispenser only. Overfilling
may cause rinse agent to leak out. This
will not harm the dishwasher, but could
cause oversudsing.
4. Clean up any spilled rinse agent with a
damp cloth.
5. Replace Fill Indicator Cap. Keep it closed
tightly.
NOTE: You do not have to wait until the
dispenser is empty before refilling, but do
not overfill it. Your dishwasher is designed
to use a liquid rinse agent. You do not need
to use a solid or bar-type rinse agent.
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Keep dispenser filled for best drying results
Setting
the Controls
Operating your dishwasher’s controls properly helps you obtain the best possible washing
results. This section tells you how to select wash cycles and options.
Selecting
a wash
cycle
Press a Cycle pad. The dishwasher starts filling once you press a Cycle pad unless you
select the delay wash cycle. You may press Option pads as the machine is filling.
A “0” shows
CYCLE
what each cycle includes
CYCLE
MAIN
FINAL
TIME
WASH RINSE WASH RINSE RINSE DRY (Minutes
RINSE/WASH LATER
For rinsing a few items to
be washed one or more
days later.
l Do not use detergent.
l Water is not heated
during Rinse/Wash Later.
l Air Dry is automatically
selected.
CHINA/CRYSTAL
Light wash and a gentle
dry for china and crystal.
l Select High Temp Wash
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to heat water in the main
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wash (markedt).
l The water heats to 140°F (60%) in
the final rinse (markedft) unless
you select Low Energy Rinse.
LOW ENERGY
Single wash for prerinsed
or lightly soiled loads.
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to heat water in the main
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wash (markedt).
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the final rinse (markedn) unless
you select Low Energy Rinse.
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A “0” shows what each cycle includes
CYCLE
TIME
MAIN
FINAL
WASH RINSE WASH RINSE RINSE DRY (Minutes
CYCLE
NORMAL
Double wash for normal,
everyday soiled loads.
(The Energy Guide label is
.based on this cycle.)
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l Select High Temp Wash
to heat water in the main wash
(markedr).
l The water heats to 140°F (60°C) in
the final rinse (markedtr) unless
you select Low Energy Rinse.
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HEAVY
Double wash for cleaning
heavily soiled loads.
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to heat water in the main
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l The water heats to 140°F (60%)
in
the final rinse (markedrt) unless
you select Low Energy Rinse.
POTS-N-PANS
Double wash for maximum
cleaning of cooked-on or
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baked-on foods.
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140°F (60°C) in both
washes (markedr).
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in
the final rinse (markedrt) unless
you select Low Energy Rinse.
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* Cycle time includes dry time and may be longer depending on the temperature of water entering the dishwasher.
The cooler the water, the longer the cycle time. II the water is already hot enough, the cycle times will be as shown.
Using
Cancel/Drain
Press Cancel/Drain to cancel a cycle or
clear option selections.
To cancel
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a cycle:
Press Cancel/Drain while the dishwasher
is running to start a 2-minute drain. It will
take a few seconds for the drain to start.
If desired, select a new cycle. (See
“Changing a cycle or an option setting”.)
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You can press Cancel/Drain again to
stop the drain immediately. Remember
to drain the dishwasher again before
starting a new cycle.
To clear
the indicators:
Press Cancel/Drain before starting the
dishwasher to clear all cycle and option
selections.
NOTE: A small amount of water remaining
in the dishwasher is normal.
Selecting
cycle
options
You can press an Option pad after the
dishwasher starts as long as the cycle is not
past the point that the option is used. For
example, you can press Air Dry any time
before the Drying indicator glows.
After a wash cycle, the dishwasher
remembers the options used and uses the
same options in the next wash cycle unless
new options are selected or the Cancel/
Drain pad is pressed.
High
Temp
Wash
When High Temp Wash is selected, the
dishwasher heats the water during
the main wash of the China/
Crystal, Low Energy, Normal , and
Heavy cycles. Heating the water
helps improve washing results.
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The Pots-n-Pans cycle automatically uses
High Temp Wash.
Low
Energy
Rinse
When Low Energy Rinse is selected,
the dishwasher does not heat
the water during the final rinse
of China/Crystal, Low Energy,
Normal, Heavy, and Pots-n-Pans
cycles.
NOTE: Low Energy Rinse saves energy, but
dishes take longer to dry and some spotting
can occur. For best rinsing and drying
results, use a liquid rinse agent.
Air Dry
When Air Dry is selected, the air in the
dishwasher is not heated during
the “dry” portion of a cycle. Using
Air Dry helps save energy, but
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dishes take longer to dry and
some spotting can occur. Some
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items (such as plastics) may need towel drying. For best drying, use a liquid rinse agent.
NOTE: The dishwasher automatically heats
the air in the dishwasher during the “dry”
portion of the cycle unless you select
Air Dry.
Changing
a cycle
After
minute
the first
or an option
setting
of a cycle
1. Press Cancel/Drain. A 2-minute drain
cycle starts. Wait for drain cycle to finish.
2. Press a new Cycle pad.
3. If desired, press one or more Option pad(s).
4. Check the detergent dispensers. They
must be filled properly for the new cycle.
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Adding
a dish during
a cycle
You can add items to the dishwasher load
anytime the Add-A-Dish
indicator is on.
1. Lift up the door latch to stop the cycle.
Wait for spraying action to stop before
opening the door.
2. Open the door and add the item.
3. Close the door, but do not latch it. Wait
30 seconds for the air in the dishwasher
to warm up. Doing so reduces the
amount of moisture in the vent when
restarting a cycle.
4. Close the door firmly until it latches. The
dishwasher resumes the cycle.
Using
the delay
wash
Use 4 Hour Delay Start to run the dishwasher during off-peak hours to reduce
energy usage or to reduce daytime heat
buildup in your home.
1. Close door firmly until it latches.
cycle
The 4 Hour Delav Start indicator stays on
NOTES:
l Press 4 Hour Delay Start anytime
during the delay period to start
dishwasher immediately.
2. Press 4 Hour Delay Start. The pad
indicator will glow red.
Press Cancel/Drain to cancel the delay
cycle. The 4 Hour Delay Start
indicator will turn off. Press new
Cycle and Option pads.
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3. Press a Cycle pad. The Delay Start
countdown begins when you
press the Cycle pad. If you
don’t press a Cycle pad within
30 seconds, the Delay Start
indicator turns off.
4. If desired, press one or more Option pads.
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. You can add items to the load anytime
during the delay countdown. After adding
items, close the door firmly until it latches.
The delay countdown will not continue if
the door is not latched.
Understanding
Lock
the status
Out
The Lock Out feature lets you lock out the
function of the control
pads. When uslng Lock
Out, you cannot start
the dlshwasher.
To use Lock Out:
l Press and hold Air Dry (about 5 seconds)
To turn off Lock Out:
l Press and hold Air Dry (about 5 seconds)
until the Lock Out indicator turns off.
Rinsing
The Rinsing indicator glows during the
Drying
The Drying indicator glows during the
drying portion of each
cycle - even if you select
Air Dry. It turns off at
the end of the cycle. If
dishes are not as dry as you expected when
using Air Dry, either allow longer drying
times (overnight) or do not use Air Dry.
Add-A-Dish
The Add-A-Dish
Washing
The Washing indicator glows at the start
of the first fill of any cycle
(except Rinse/Wash
Later) and remains
on until the end of the
main wash.
Water
indicators
Heating
The Water Heating indicator glows when-
indicator glows as soon
as the dishwasher starts
and keeps glowing until
the main wash portion of
the cvcle beains. You
can add an additional ite-m while the indicator is on.
Clean
The Clean indicator glows at the end of a
cycle to show that the
load is clean. All other
indicators turn off. The
Clean indicator glows
until you press Cancel/Drain or any other
control pad.
Washing
Special
Items
If you have any doubts about washing a particular piece of dishware, check with the
manufacturer to see if it is dishwasher safe.
MATERIAL
DISHWASHER
SAFE?
EXCEPTIONS/SPECIAL
INFORMATION
Aluminum
Yes
High water temperature and detergents can pit
finish of anodized aluminum.
Bottles
and Cans
No
Wash bottles and cans by hand. Labels attached
with glue can loosen in your dishwasher. Loose
labels and glue can clog spray arms or the pump
and will reduce washing performance.
Cast Iron
No
Seasoning will be removed and iron will rust.
China/
Stoneware
Yes
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing. Antique, hand-painted, or overthe-glaze patterns may fade. Gold leaf can
discolor or fade.
Crystal
Yes
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing. Some types of leaded crystal
can etch with repeated washings.
Gold
No
Gold-colored
Glass
Yes
Milk glass will yellow with repeated dishwasher
washing.
HollowHandle
Knives
No
Handles of some knives are attached to the
blade with adhesives which may loosen if
washed in the dishwasher.
Pewter
No
High water temperatures
discolor or pit finish.
Disposable
Plastics
No
Cannot withstand
and detergents.
Plastics
Yes
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing. Plastics vary in their capacity to
withstand high water temperatures and detergents. Load plastics in top rack only.
Stainless
Steel
Yes
Run the Rinse/Wash Later cycle if not washing
immediately. Prolonged contact with food
containing salt, vinegar, milk products, or fruit
juice can damage finish.
Sterling Silver
or Silver Plate
Yes
Run the Rinse/Wash Later cycle if not washing
immediately. Prolonged contact with food
containing salt, acid, or sulfide (eggs, mayonnaise, and seafood) can damage finish.
Tin
No
Can rust.
Wooden
Ware
No
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing. Untreated wood can warp,
crack, or lose its finish.
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flatware will discolor.
and detergent can
high water temperatures
Caring for Your Dishwasher
Your new dishwasher is designed to give you many years of dependable service. There
are a few things you can do to maintain your dishwasher properly. This section tells you
how to clean and care for your dishwasher. Refer to the “Solution chart” for special cleaning
problems. See Installation Instructions for information on storing your dishwasher and for
cleaning the drain air gap.
Cleaning
the interior
Hard water minerals may cause a white film
to build up on the inside surfaces, especially
just beneath the door area. To clean interior:
l Apply powdered
dishwasher detergent to a
damp sponge to make a paste.
OR
l Use liquid automatic
dishwasher detergent
and clean with damp sponge.
Do not clean the dishwasher interior until it
has cooled.
Wear rubber gloves. Do not use any type of
cleanser other than dishwasher detergent
because it can cause foaming or sudsing.
NOTE: See “Removing spots and film” in
the Solving Common Dishwashing Problems
section to clean your dishwasher with white
vinegar. Remember, this procedure is
intended for occasional use only. Vinegar
is an acid. Excessive use can damage your
dishwasher.
Overfill
protector
The overfill protector (in the front right corner
of the dishwasher tub) keeps the dishwasher
from overfilling. It must be in place for the
dishwasher to operate.
Check under the float for objects that may
keep the protector from moving up or down.
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Storing
your
Moving
or winterizing
dishwasher
dishwasher
your
Protect your dishwasher and home against
water damage due to freezing water lines. If
your dishwasher is left in a seasonal dwelling or could be exposed to near freezing
temperatures, have a qualified person do
the following:
NOTE: Pump motor styles vary by model.
Refer to Figure 1 or Figure 2, depending on
the style of your dishwasher.
1. Disconnect power supply to the
dishwasher.
2. Turn off water supply to the dishwasher.
3. Remove the 4 screws on the lower
access panel and remove the lower
access panel.
4. Place a shallow pan under the water
supply valve. Then, use a wrench to
disconnect the water inlet from the water
supply valve. Separate the water inlet
from the water supply valve and drain
water into the pan.
5. Remove the spring clamp from the water
outlet and separate from the water
supply valve; drain water into pan.
6. Reconnect both water inlet and water
outlet to the water supply valve.
7. Empty the pan and reposition it under
the water pump.
6. Remove the clamp and disconnect the
drain hose from the water pump; drain
water into pan.
9. Reconnect drain hose to the water
pump, being sure to position the clamp
over the connection.
10. Replace the lower access panel.
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Figure 1
Figure 2
NOTE: If your dishwasher is connected to
a garbage disposal, do not run water into
the sink after winterizing. This could cause
water to refill the drain hose on your
dishwasher.
Reconnecting
your
dishwasher
1. Remove the 4 screws on the lower
access panel and remove lower
access panel.
2. Turn on the water supply to dishwasher.
3. Turn on power supply to dishwasher.
4. Run dishwasher through a complete cycle
and check for leaks.
5. Replace lower access panel.
Storing
for the summer
Protect your dishwasher during the summer
months by turning off the water supply and
power supply to the dishwasher.
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Saving
Energy
Saving energy is important and helps you save money. This section gives you tips on the
best ways to save energy with your dishwasher.
Loading
tips
Wash full loads. Running a half-filled
dishwasher uses the same amount of
electricity and hot water as a fully loaded
machine.
Load correctly for best washing results.
Incorrect loading may cause poor washing and the need to rewash all or part
of a load.
l
l
Cycle
l
l
l
l
l
and option
Do not prerinse normally soiled dishes.
Select the correct cycle for the load
and use the recommended amount of
detergent.
tips
Use the Low Energy cycle whenever
possible. The cycle uses less hot water
and energy than the Normal cycle.
Use 4 Hour Delay Start to run your dishwasher during off -peak hours. Local
utilities recommend avoiding heavy usage
of energy at certain times of day.
Do not use the High Temp Wash option if it
is not needed. When this option is off, if
water entering the dishwasher is lower
than 140°F (607, the cycle does not take
additional time to heat water during the
main wash. In some cases, loads may not
dry as well when using the High Temp
Wash option.
NOTE: Loads may not wash or dry as well
if the water temperature is too low. For
best dishwashing results, water must be
at least 120°F (49°C) as it enters the
dishwasher.
Use the Low Energy Rinse option to
turn off the automatic water heating in the
final rinse.
Use the Air Dry option whenever possible.
Allow longer drying times (overnight). Use
a rinse agent to improve drying.
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l
To check water temperature:
1. Run the hot water at the faucet closest
to your dishwasher. Let
the water run for at least
1 minute.
2. Hold a candv or meat thermometer in the
running stream of water. If
water temperature at the
faucet is below 120°F (49”C),
have a qualified person raise
the water heater’s thermostat
setting.
Solving Common
Dishwashing
Problems
A convenient checklist for handling minor performance problems. Go over this list before
calling for service. If you are unable to solve your dishwasher’s problem, see the “Requesting
Assistance or Service” section.
Solution
chart
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Food soil left
on dishes
Improper loading
Follow loading instructions.
Water temperature
too low
Use the High Temp Wash option. Do not
use the Low Energy Rinse option. If needed,
turn home water heater up to ensure water
entering dishwasher is 120°F (49°C) minimum.
See the “To check water temperature” section.
NOTE: In some cases, loads may not dry as
well when using the High Temp Wash option.
Use of incorrect, too
little or ineffective
detergent
Use recommended dishwasher detergents
only. See the “Using the Dispensers” section.
Never use less than one tablespoon per load.
Detergent must be fresh to be effective.
Always store detergent tightly closed in a
cool, dry place.
Detergent cakes in
dispenser
Use fresh detergent only. Do not allow detergent to sit for several hours in a wet dispenser.
Check dispenser for caked detergent. Clean
dispenser when caked detergent is present.
Insufficient fill due to
low water pressure
Home water pressure should be 20 to 120
pounds per square inch (psi) for proper
dishwasher fill. A booster pump on the water
supply may be necessary if pressure is
too low.
Slowdown of wash
arm due to high suds
Never use soap or laundry detergents. Use
recommended dishwasher detergents only.
Hard water or high
mineral content in
water
Use rinse agent to help prevent spotting and
filming. To remove hard water film, see the
“Removing spots and film” at the end of this section.
Water temperature
too low
Use the High Temp Wash option. Do not
use the Low Energy Rinse option. If needed,
turn home water heater up to ensure water
entering dishwasher is 120°F (49°C) minimum.
See the “To check water temperature” section.
NOTE: In some cases, loads may not dry as
well when using the High Temp Wash option.
Use recommended dishwasher detergents only.
Spotting
and filming
Use of incorrect
detergents
continued
on next
we
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-
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Spotting
and fllmlng
continued)
Incorrect amount
of detergent
Follow recommendations for amount.
Heavy soil and/or hard water generally
require extra detergent.
Use of ineffective
detergents
Use fresh detergent. Store detergent tightly
closed in a cool, dry place. Discard lumpy
detergent.
Insufficient fill due to
low water pressure
Home water pressure should be 20 to 120
psi for proper dishwasher fill. A booster
pump on the water supply may be necessary if pressure is too low.
Water temperature
is too low
If needed, turn home water heater up
to ensure water entering dishwasher is
120°F (49°C) minimum. See the “To
check water temperature” section.
Dishwasher is not
installed properly
Undercounter dishwashers require
adequate enclosure for proper operation.
See Installation Instructions for complete
information.
Dishes do not drain
properly
Dishes must have proper water drainage.
Do not overload. Follow instructions for
loading dishwasher. Use a liquid rinse
agent to speed draining.
Plastics
Some plastics, due to material, may
need to be towel dried.
Silica film
or etching
(silica film is a
white iridescent
deposit; etching
is a cloudy film)
Water chemical
reaction with certain
types of glassware usually caused by
some combination of
soft or softened water,
alkaline washing
solutions, insufficient
rinsing, over-loading
the dishwasher, and
heat of drying.
It may not be possible to prevent problem,
except by hand-washing. To slow this
process, use a minimum amount of detergent but not less than one tablespoon per
load. Use a liquid rinse agent and underload the dishwasher to allow thorough
rinsing. Silica film and etching are permanent and cannot be removed. Use the Air
Dry option.
Black or gray
marks on dishes
Aluminum items
touching dishes
Load aluminum items so that they will not
rub against dishes during washing. Do not
wash throw-away aluminum items in the
dishwasher because they may break down
and cause marking. Remove aluminum
markings by using a mild abrasive cleanser.
Whlte spots on
cookware wlth
non-stick flnish
Seasoning removed by
dishwasher detergents
Reseason cookware after dishwasher
washing.
Cycle takes
extremely
long time
Dlshes do not
dry completely
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PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Brown stains
on dishes and
dlshwasher
Interior
High iron content
in water supply
Remove by washing dishes (after food soil
has been removed) with 1 teaspoon to
1 tablespoon of citric acid crystals added to
covered section of detergent dispenser. Do
not use detergent. Follow with a China/
Crystal or Low Energy cycle and detergent.
If treatment is needed more often than every
other month, we recommend installation of
an iron removal unit.
Orange stabs
on dishwasher
interlor
Large amounts of
tomato based foods
on dishes placed in
the dishwasher
Stains will not affect dishwasher petformance and can gradually fade over time.
Regular use of Rinse/Wash Later reduces
the chance of staining. If air in the dishwasher is heated during the “dry” portion of
the cycle, stains may fade slower than if the
Air Dry option is selected.
Odor In the
dlshwasher
Dishes only washed
every 2 to 3 days
Run a Rinse/Wash Later cycle at least
once or twice a day until a full load is
accumulated.
Chipplng
dishes
Improper loading
Load dishes and glasses so they are stable
and do not strike together from washing
action. Moving racks in and out slowly will
also minimize chipping.
of
NOTE: Some types of china and glassware
are too delicate for automatic dishwashing
and should be hand-washed; for example:
antiques, feather-edged crystal, and similar
items.
Removing
spots
and film
Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with
a liquid rinse agent. A rinse
agent prevents water from
forming droplets and drying as
spots or streaks.
To remove spots and film on
dishes and glasses, or hard water film/lime
buildup on the interior of the dishwasher, you
may use white vinegar with the following
procedure:
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in
dishwasher. Do not load silverware
or other metals in the dishwasher.
2. Put 2 cups of household vinegar (in a
glass or dishwasher safe measuring cup)
standing upright in the bottom rack.
3. Close and latch the door.
4. Select the Normal cycle and Air Dry
option. Do not use detergent. Allow the
dishwasher to complete the entire cycle.
NOTE: This cleaning procedure is intended
for occasional use only. Vinegar is an acid.
Excessive use may damage your dishwasher.
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Troubleshooting
Before calling for assistance, please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It
could save you the cost of a service call.
Dishwasher
problems
PROBLEM
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Dishwasher does
not run or stops
during a cycle
Is the door tightly closed and securely latched?
Has the cycle been set correctly?
Is the dishwasher set for a delay start?
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown or tripped?
If the motor stopped because of an overload, it will automatically
reset itself within a few minutes. If it does not start, call for service.
Is the water supply turned on?
Is the dishwasher wired into a live circuit with the proper voltage?
Dishwasher
runs too long
Cycle times depend on the temperature of the water entering the
dishwasher. Cooler water results in longer cycle times.
Undercounter dishwashers require adequate enclosure for proper
operation. See Installation Instructions for complete information.
Dishwasher
will not fill
Is overfill protector stuck in “up” position? Overfill protector should
move up and down freely. Press down to release.
Water remains
in dishwasher
Allow cycle to finish. A small amount of water remaining is normal.
Check the drain air gap (if installed). If it is clogged, follow the
manufacturer’s cleaning instructions.
Detergent remains
in covered section
of dispenser
Has the cycle completed?
Is the detergent fresh and dry without lumps?
Is the bottom rack in backwards? The rack bumpers must face the
dishwasher door.
Dlshes not as dry
as you expected
Is the rinse agent dispenser empty? Using a rinse agent greatly
improves drying.
Do not use Air Dry option on the next load.
Grinding, grating,
crunching,
or
buzzing sounds
Has a hard object entered the POWER CLEANTM module?
The sound should stop when the object is ground up.
White residue
appears on front
of access panel
Is too much detergent being used? See the “Using the Dispensers”
section.
Some liquid detergents develop excess foam and residue on panel.
Try a different brand to reduce foaming and eliminate buildup.
Control panel does
not respond when
pads are pressed
Is the control panel Lock Out feature on?
Is the door tightly closed and securely latched?
Dishwasher drains
after turning off
indicators
Did you accidentally press the Cancel/Drain
Cancel/Drain pad again to stop draining.
Dishwasher
not close
Is the bottom rack in backwards?
dishwasher door.
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will
pad twice? Press
The rack bumpers must face the
Requesting
Service
Assistance
or
Before calling for assistance or service, please check the “Troubleshooting” section. It may
save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
1. If you
need
assistance*
...
Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
denter telephone number.
Dial toll-free from anywhere
in the U.S.A.:
1-800-253-l 301
and talk with one of our trained
consultants. The consultant can instruct you
in how to obtain satisfactory operation from
your appliance or, if service is necessary,
recommend a qualified service company in
your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Consumer Assistance Center
c/o Correspondence Dept.
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you
need
service*
APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR, SERVICE 8 REPAIR
-See-Whirlpool
Appliances or
Aulhorized
Whirlpool Service
(Example-XYZ
Service Co.)
l
l
FSP@
parts
...
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your WHIRLPOOL@
appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit
right and work right, because they are made
to the same exacting specifications used to
build every new WHIRLPOOL appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 2 or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number in
Step 1.
4. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved . . .
l
...
lNhirlpool has a nationwide network of
authorized service companies.
Whirlpool service technicians
SERVICE are trained to fulfill the product
warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in
!sl
:he United States. To locate the authorized
iNhirlpool service company in your area, call
)ur Consumer Assistance Center telephone
lumber (see Step 1) or look in your telelhone directory Yellow Pages under:
l
3. If you need
replacement
l
l
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Program (MACAP). MACAP is a
group of independent consumer experts
that voices consumer views at the highest
levels of the major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer, and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
WASHING
MACHINES
8
DRYERS, SERVICE .% REPAIR
- See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized Whirlpool Service
(Example: XYZ Service Co )
When asking for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete
model and serial numbers, and the purchase date. This information will help us respond
27
Index
This index is alphabetical.
page number.
Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the
TOPIC
PAGE
BOTTOM RACK .........................................
CLEANING
Exterior.. ................................................
Interior.. .................................................
9
19
19
COMMON WASHING PROBLEMS
Solving .............................................
23-25
CUTLERY BASKET ...................................
7
CYCLE
Canceling ..............................................
14
Selecting ..........................................
13-l 4
DETERGENT
Tips .......................................................
Use chart ..............................................
11
11
DISHWASHER OPERATION
Adding items during cycle .....................
Changing cycle .....................................
Delay wash cycle ..................................
Starting.. ..................................................
Stopping ..................................................
16
15
16
6
6
DISPENSER
Detergent ..............................................
Rinse Agent ..........................................
11
12
ENERGY
Saving ...................................................
EXTRA-CAPACITY
FOLD
DOWN SHELVES ....................................
FEATURES/PARTS
...................................
FILM/SPOTS
Removing ..............................................
FOLD-DOWN
28
DIVIDER .............................
22
10
4
TOPIC
PAGE
LOADING
Bottom rack.. ...........................................
Cutlery basket .........................................
Preparing to ............................................
Silverware basket.. ..................................
Top rack ................................................
9
7
7
8
10
OVERFILL
........................
19
...................................
4
PROTECTOR
PARTS/FEATURES
RESPONSIBILITIES
Owner .....................................................
2
RINSE AGENT
Using.. ...................................................
12
SAFETY .....................................................
3
SERVICE
Parts .....................................................
Requesting ............................................
27
27
SILVERWARE
9
8
SPECIAL ITEMS
Washing ................................................
18
SPOTS/FILM
Removing ..............................................
23
STATUS INDICATORS..
17
..........................
TOP RACK
Adjusting ...............................................
Loading .................................................
TROUBLESHOOTING
WARRANTY..
23
BASKET ............................
.............................
...........................................
WATER
Checking temperature.. .........................
Heating indicator ...................................
10
10
26
32
22
17
POWER
CLEAN”
washing
system
covered
by your warranty
parts
Third level wash tower
Spray tower
Nozzle cap
Lower spray arm
POWER CLEAN
module and motor
SOUND-LOCKrM
tuned absorber
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WHIRLPOOL”
Dishwasher Warranty
ILENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
IFULL ONE-YEAR
1WARRANTY
IFROM DATE OF
IPURCHASE
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized Whirlpool service company.
ILIMITED ONE-YEAR
\WARRANTY
,SECOND YEAR FROM
IDATE OF PURCHASE
FSP replacement parts for any part of the POWER CLEANTM
washing system if defective in materials or workmanship.
These parts are shown on page 29 of this book.
ILIMITED FOUR-YEAR
\WARRANTY
,SECOND THROUGH
IFIFTH YEAR FROM DATE
tOF PURCHASE
FSP replacement parts for Electronic Control System if
defective in materials or workmanship.
For models with dishracks that are oyster-colored, FSP
replacement parts for the top and/or bottom dishracks if
they rust due to defective materials or workmanship.
IFULL TWENTY-YEAR
,WARRANTY
IFROM DATE OF
IPURCHASE
FSP replacement parts and repair labor for the
DURAPERMTM tub and/or inner door should they fail to
contain water due to defective materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool service
company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
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 warranties.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the
appliance.
111%
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state.
Outslde the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact
your authorized Whirlpool dealer.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting”
section of this book. After checking
“Troubleshooting,”
additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance
or Service” section, or by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number,
I-800-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.A.
PART NO. 3378821 Rev. A
0 1997 Whirlpool
Corporation
@I Registered
trademark
/TM Trademark
of Whirlpool.
U.S.A.
Printed
l/97
in USA