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BEFORE YOU USE YOUR DISHWASHER
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
PARTS AND FEATURES. ...............
POWER CLEAN* WASHING SYSTEM ...
Quiet Operating
Tips ..............
PROPER LOADING ...................
Top Rack Loading .................
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Bottom Rack Loading
Silverware Basket Loading .........
ADDING DETERGENT. ................
RINSE AID DISPENSER ................
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BEFORE STARTING YOUR DISHWASHER.
STARTING YOUR DISHWASHER..
Selecting a Cycle
HEAT DRY or AIR DRY?
Changing
a Setting
To Add a Dish After Starting
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
SPECIAL TIPS ON DISHWASHER USE..
COMMON DISHWASHING PROBLEMS..
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE.
WHIRLPOOL DISHWASHER WARRANTY
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Corporation
Before you use your dishwasher
It Is your responslblltty
to be sure your dishwasher:
Is installed by a qualified
installer.
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installed where it is protected
from the elements.
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installed on a floor strong enough to support its weight.
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properly connected
to electricity, water and drain.*
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properly electrically
grounded.*
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all hang tags and temporary
labels removed.
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by children or anyone unable to operate it properly.
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maintained.
“See Installation Instructions for complete
information.
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Important safety instructions
dishwasher,
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Read all Instructions
before
using the
dlshwasher.
DISHWASHER
MUST BE ELECTRICALLY
GROUNDED. Read the Installation
Instructions for details,
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.
When discarding
an old dishwasher,
always remove the door to prevent accidental entrapment.
REMEMBER, use your dishwasher
only for
the job it was designed
to do.
Store dishwasher
detergent
in a cool, dry
place WHERE CHILDREN CAN’T REACH IT.
Use ONLY detergents and rinse aids recommended for use in a dishwasher.
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.
DO NOT reach into the area below the bot-
including
precautions
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the following:
tom rack until the heating
element
has
cooled for at least 20 minutes.
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 several mlnutes. 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 dlshwasher before attempting
to service.
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Parts and features
Model
DU8500XT
Series
UPPER SPRAY ARM
BOTTOM RACK
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HEATING ELEMENT
DOOR AND ACCESS
COLOR PANEL
MODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
(not shown]
SILVERWARE BASKET
THE OVERFLOW
PROTECTOR is
designed
to prevent
toomuchwater
from entering the
dishwasher. It is not
removable.
THE POWER CLEAN* MODULE is designed
to
keep the wash and rinse water clean. It also
grinds up and removes food particles.
During
grinding,
some sounds will be heard.
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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.
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Copy Model and Serial Numbersfrom
plate (see
diagram
above] and purchase date from sales
slip.
Keep this book and sales slip together in a handy
place.
Model
Number
Serial
Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Comoanv
Phone Number
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POWER CLEAN”
Washing System
Your dishwasher
cleans by spraying a mixture of hot, clean water and detergent
against
soiled surfaces of dishes, When a cycle is started, the dishwasher fills with water to about the
level of the heating element. This water is pumped through the rotating spray arms, through
the POWER CLEAN* Module which removes food particles, and back through the rotating
spray arms. Soiled water is pumped out and replaced
with clean water during a cyclethe
number of times depends
on the cycle being used.
The POWER CLEAN* Module
removes
particles
from the water, stores them,
washes them down the drain.
Load dishes so soiled surfaces
erful spray from rotating
arms.
Step-saving
preparation
face
food
then
pow-
for washing
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.
It is not necessary
to rinse dishes before
putting them Into the dishwasher.
Just remove
large pieces, bones, and other hard items. The
POWER CLEAN* Module will remove food particles from the water. It contains a chopping
device which will reduce the size of food items.
If hard items such as fruit seeds, nuts and egg
shells enter the POWER CLEAN’ Module,
you
Water must be hot
For best cleaning
and drying results,
140°F (60°C).
1. Turn on hot water faucet nearest the
until it is as hot as possible.
2. Hold a candy or meat thermometer
to measure the temperature.
3. If the temperature
is too low, have a
the water heater thermostat setting.
water
should
dishwasher.
be at least
Let water run
in the stream of hot water
qualified
person raise
Check Water
Temperature
Quiet operating tips
To avoid thumping and clattering
noises during
operation:
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sure lightweight
load items are secured
in the rack.
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sure pot lids and handles, pizza pans,
cookie sheets, etc. do not touch interior walls
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or interfere
with either of the spray arms
rotation.
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dishes so they don’t touch one another.
NOTE: Keep slnk drain plugs inserted
during
dlshwasher
operation
to prevent nolse transfer through drains.
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Proper loading
Always load dishes so soiled surfaces are reached
by spray from rotating
Water must be able to drain off completely
for best drying results. Be careful
items so spray can reach all surfaces.
spray arms.
to Separate
Top rack loading
IP AND GLASS LOAD
The top rack is designed
for cups, glasses
and smaller items.
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Place so open ends face down for cleaning and draining.
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load
glasses in top rack only. Bottom
rack is not designed
for glasses. Damage
may occur.
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Place items in the rows between
prongs.
Placing them over the prongs can lead
to breakage.
Be sure lightweight
items are held firmly
in place.
China, crystal and other delicate
items
must not touch each other during dishwasher operation.
Damage
may occur.
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MIXED LOAD
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Load Dlastic items in the top rack only.
Only Dlastic items marked
“dishwasher
safe” are recommended.
Plastic items can be melted in the bottom
rack.
Items with cooked-on
soiled surfaces facing
or dried-on
the spray.
foods
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UTENSIL LOAD
Small bowls, pans and other utensils can
be placed
in’the top rack.
should
be loaded
in the bottom
rack with
Bottom
rack loading
Silverw,are
basket loading
Load forks and spoons so they don’t
nest together. Spray can’t reach nested
items.
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Make sure pot handles and other items do
not stop rotation of either the upper or lower
spray arm. Spray arms must move freely.
Load items so they do not block or cover
the spray tower.
Securely place heavily soiled cookware
face down in rack.
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Mix items in each section of the basket
with some pointing up and some down.
Small items - baby bottle caps, jar lids,
etc. - can be put in any section.
Personal Safety Hazard
To avoid cuts from sharp items
(knives, forks, skewers, etc.), make
sure these items are put in point
down.
Make sure sharp items (knives, forks,
skewers, etc.) are put in point down.
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Place plates, sour3 bowls, etc., between
prong; and facing the spray
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
To remove the basket, slide it toward
the top of the door - by the handle. Lift
it off the holding
buttons. Replace
it in
reverse order.
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Load cookie sheets, cake pans and other
large items at sides or back. Loading
such items in front may keep water spray
from reaching
detergent
dispenser
and
silverware
basket.
NOTE:
Do not load glasses, cups or plastic items
in the bottom rack.
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When lower rack is removed,
replace
with bumpers in front.
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To open the basket,
as shown. Be sure the
cover is complete
latched
before
pulling out the
bottom rack and
before closing
the dishwasher
unhook
the latch
Adding detergent
The kind and amount of dishwasher
detergent
you use is an important
getting your dishes clean. Read this section carefully.
Use automatic
washer detergent
The detergent dispenser
dlshonly.
The detergent dispenser has one section with
a cover and one without.
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in both sections for cycles with
two washes.
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in the covered section only for
cycles with one wash.
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cover down
until it is latched.
Detergent
in the open
section falls into the dishwasher when the door is
closed. The covered section opens automatically
when the main
wash
starts.
NOTE: It is normal for cover to open partially
when dispensing detergent.Thecoverwill
open
fully when the door is opened.
Other detergents
are
too mild and much too
sudsy to work in the
dishwasher.
Different
brands
of
dishwasher
detergent
have different
amounts
of phosphorus.
Phosphorus softens water and
helps
prevent
water
spots on dishes.
If water
is hard and
phosphorus
content
is
low (6.0% or less], you
may need to use more
detergent or use a brand
with a higher phosphorus
content (8.7% or higher).
COVER
Do not add detergent
until you are ready
to
wash. Fresh automatic
dlshwasher
detergent
is necessary
for best
washlng
results.
Store
detergent
tightly closed
in a cool dry place.
How much detergent
part of
to use
The amount of detergent
to use
depends
on the hardness of your
water. If too little is used, dishes won’t
be clean. However, if too much is
used in soft water, glassware
will
begin to etch.
Find out your water’s hardness by
asking
your local water department, water softener company
or
county extension
agent.
Rinse aid dispenser
Use covered
section for..
NORMAL WASH Cycle
LOW ENERGY
WASH Cycle
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COVER 1AfCH
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sections for..
POTS &-PANS Cycle
HARD - Fill 1 or both sections to top line
if water hardness is 8 or more grains
dle 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 sections
to bottom
A rinse aid helps keep water from forming droplets and drying
as spots. Keep the dispenser filled with a rinse aid such as JetDry.” A small amount is released automatically
during the final
rinse of each cycle.
Check the dispenser periodically
to see if it needs refilling. An
“E” will be visible inside dispenser when it is empty. Make sure
dishwasher
door is fully open when refilling. Do not fill past the
smallest opening in the lower part of the dispenser. If you overfill,
excess rinse aid can come out. This will not harm the dishwasher.
Keep the dispenser fill cap tightly closed.
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4. Run hot water at sink nearest dishwasher
it is hot. Turn it off.
until
CYCLE SELECTOR BUllONS
OPTldil
SELECTOR BUllONS
Starting your dishwasher
POTS & PANS Cycle...
NORMAL WASH Cycle...
1. Push POTS& PANSCycle Selector Button.
2. Push button for option desired.
3. Turn Cycle Control Knob clockwise to
dot marked POTS & PANS. The dishwasher will automatically
start that
cycle.
1. Push NORMAL WASH Cycle Selector Button. NORMAL WASH and LOW ENERGY
WASH Cycles share the same Cycle Selector Button. The Control Knob setting
determines which cycle operates.
2. Push button for option desired.
3. Turn Cycle Control Knob clockwise to
dot marked NORMAL WASH. The dishwasher will automatically
start that
cycle.
LOW ENERGY WASH Cycle...
RINSE & HOLD Cycle...
1. Push LOW ENERGYWASH Cycle Selector
Button.
- LOWENERGYWASHand NORMAL WASH
Cycles share the same Cycle Selector
Button. The Control Knob setting determines which cycle operates.
2. Push button for option desired.
3. Turn Cycle Control Knob clockwise to
dot marked LOWENERGYWASH.The dishwasher will automatically
start that
cycle.
1. Push RINSE & HOLD Cycle Selector
Button.
2. Select AIR DRY Option only.
3. Turn Cycle Control Knob clockwise to
dot marked RINSE & HOLD. The dishwasher will automatically
start that
cycle.
Selecting
a cycle
POTS & PANS Cycle
Maximum
cleaning
for cookedor
baked-on
foods. Timer delays while
the dishwasher
automatically
heats
the water to 145’F (63%) in both
washes and the last rinse(marked
‘1.
Cycle time will be about 1% to 2
hours, depending
on time needed
to heat water.
NORMAL WASH Cycle
For normal, everyday
soiled loads.
[The Energy Guide Label data is
based on this Cycle.] Cycle time is
about 58 minutes.
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CYCLE CONTROL
KNOB
LOW ENERGY Cycle
For pre-rinsed or lightly soiled loads.
Cycle time is about 53 minutes,
RINSE & HOLD Cycle
For rinsing a few items to be washed
one or more days later. Cycle time is
about 12 minutes.
Use AIR DRY only.
HEAT DRY or AIR DRY?
If the HEAT DRY Option is selected, air in the
dishwasher
is heated during the “dry” part of
the cycle.
If the AIR DRY Optton is selected,
air in the
dishwasher is not heated. Using this option helps
save energy, but dishes ta ke longer
night) and some water spotting
Some items (such as plastics) may
drying.
For best results, use a liquid rinse
Jet-Dv
to dry (overmay result.
need towel
aid such as
Changing a 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. Don’t 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.
4. Press door firmly to latch it. The dishwasher
will automatically
start the new cycle.
To add a dish after starting
1. To be sure the added
item is washed and
rinsed, make sure the Cycle Control Knob
has not passed LOW ENERGY WASH.
2. Lift up on the door latch to unlatch door to
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 firmly to latch it. The dishwasher
will automatically
start where it stopped.
Energy saving tips
You can help save energy
if you:
1. Wash full loads. Running a half-filled
dishwasher uses the same amount of electricity
and hot water as a fully loaded machine.
2. Use the LOW ENERGY WASH Cycle whenever
possible.
It uses less hot water and energy
than otherwash
cycles.
3. Air dry dishes
drying
cycle.
(overnight).
4. load correctly
for best washing results. Incorrect loading
may cause poor washing
and the need to rewash all or part of the
load.
when you don’t need a rapid
Allow longer
drying
times
5. Don’t 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 dlshwasher
during off-peak hours.
Local utilities
recommend
this to avoid
heavy usage of energy at certain times of
day.
can be done quickly and
7. Kitchen cleanup
efficiently through the use of your dishwasher.
Most appliance
parts that can fit in the dishwasher can be cleaned
by it. Burned-on soil,
however, should be cleaned
by hand.
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Special tips on dishwasher use
Remember,
use your dishwasher
only for the job it was designed
to do.
Some items are not dishwasher
safe or may require special
care.
Read these special tips for the following
items:
i&lminUm:
Aluminum loses its bright, shiny appearance
and darkens in color due to minerals
the water and the alkalinity of the dishwasher detergent. Colored aluminum may fade.
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TIPS: If washed in the dishwasher
avoid placing directly in front of detergent
dispenser where
it could be sprinkled with undissolved
detergent,
causing spotting, pitting, and discoloration.
Follow utensil manufacturers’
cleaning
instructions.
China:
Hand-painted,
metal-trimmed,
and antique china fade due to high water temperatures
and alkaline detergent
solution in the dishwasher, NOTE: Delicate,
antique
items should not be
washed in the dishwasher.
TIPS: Load china carefully. Do not allow pieces to touch each other. Test one piece by washing it
daily in the dishwasher for several weeks, Then compare
it with the rest of the set to see if colors
have changed.
Crystal and decorative
&SSeS:
Crystal can break from sudden exposure to high water
Metal trim and colorful decoration
on glass will fade in time when washed in the
NOTE: Delicate,
antique
items should not be washed in the dishwasher.
temperature.
dishwasher.
TIPS: Load crystal carefully in top rack only. Be sure to load a few larger items in the bottom rack
to reduce amount Of force of water spray reaching
glassware
from lower spray arm, Use the
shortest cycle.
Flatware:
Salt-y and acidic foods may tarnish silver and stainless flatware if allowed to remain On
the utensils. A film may form on sterling silver and silver plate items washed in a dishwasher This film ts
caused by a reaction of silver with chlorine in the detergent
Gold flatware
is not dishwasher
safe.
The adhesive used in some flatware with hollow handles is not heat resistant, CCIUSing the handles to
come off in the dishwasher. Wash by hand.
TIPS: Rinse flatware as soon as possible, especially
if it is not to be washed right away. Dishwasher
detergent may remove antique finishes, Wash by hand.Tarnish and film build-up can be removed
with silver polish.
cast illIn Utensils: The seasoned
finish will be removed
TIPS: Wash by hand, To re-season coat
with unsalted
in the dishwasher.
Rusting will result.
fat and heat in a slow oven for an hourortwo.
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:
TIPS: Follow manufacturers’
Wood: Many
wooden
Or
boards,
and warp
wooden
pewter-like materials:
TIPS: To keep
pewter
in the dishwasher.
suggestions.
items will crack
TIPS: Do not wash cutting
dishwasher.
Pewter
Most can be washed
or lose their finish.
salad
bowls
or knives with wooden
May streak, discolor,
and pit.
at its very best, hand wash with mild detergent.
Dishwasher care & 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
clean. Interior - Hard water minerals may cause a
white film to build-up on the inside surfaces,
especially
just beneath the door area.
Wear rubber gloves when cleaning
the dishwasher
interior. Do not use
any type of cleanser
other than
dishwasher
detergent
because
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Common dishwashing
PROBLEM
Spottlng
lllmlng
and
problems
CAUSED BY
SOLUTION
Hard water
Fill detergent
tergent with
be necessary
To remove
dispensers
to capacity.
Use dishwasher
highest available
phosphorus
content.
to Install water softener
spots and film, try a vinegar
deMay
rinse
1. Wash and rinse load as usual. Use AIR DRY.
2. Remove all metal items.
3. Put 2 cups (500 ml] white vinegar
in a container
on the
bottom rack.
4. Run dishwasher
through a complete
washing
cycle.
Water is not
hot enough
Water temperature
should be at least 140°F (60°C). Set
water heater thermostat
to a higher setting. Run water at
sink until hot before
starting.
Not enough
detergent,
or
improper
detergent
“0ld”detergent
Use more dishwasher
detergent.
Use detergent
est available
phosphorus
content...especially
water.
Improper
loading
No rinse aid
AIR DRY Setting
Small partlcles
deposlted
on
Items
Dishes
used
Spray arm or arms not
rotating freely
“Old”
not dry
detergent
Chlpplng
breaklng
glassware
12
or
closed
Do not
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.
Does the rinse aid dispenser
need filling? See instructions
on page 7.
Drying without heat may result in some spotting of glasses
and silver.
Check spray arms to make sure they turn freely after loading. Be sure o utensil has not prevented
theirturning.
Use only fresh dishwasher
detergent.
Store tightly closed
container
in cool, dry place. Discard old detergent.
Do not
fill dispensers
until ready to start dishwasher.
Use more dishwasher
detergent
Use detergent
est available
phosphorus
content...especially
water.
Water is not hot
enough
Water temperature
should be ot least 140°F (60°C). Set
water heater thermostat
to a higher setting. Run water at
sink until hot before
starting.
Water pressure may
be low, dishwasher
is
not filling properly
If water pressure
while dishwasher
Water is not hot
enough
Water temperature
should be at least 140°F (6O’C). Set
water heater thermostat
to a higher setting. Run water at
sink until hot before
starting.
Improper
Make sure dishes and glassware
are loaded
reaches
all surfaces
and items drain properly.
erload. Do not nest Items
loading
No rinse aid
on
Use only fresh dishwasher
detergent.
Store tightly
container
in cool, dry place. Discard old detergent.
fill dispensers
until ready to start dishwasher.
Not enough
detergent,
or
improper
detergent
AIR DRY Setting
Black marks
dishes
with highwith hard
used
with highwith hord
is low, do not use water for other purposes
IS running (to assure correct fills).
Fill rinse aid dispenser.
Allow more time when using AIR DRY Option,
DRY. Plastic items may need towel drying.
so spray
Do not ov-
or use HEAT
Aluminum
utensils
rubbing
against items
during washing
Use care In loadlng
alumlnum
utensils,
especially
any
llghtwelght
foil container.
Place so they do not touch
dishes.
Remove
b&k
marks with plastic
scouring
pad
and a mild abrasive
cleanser
Improper
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.
loading
PROBLEM
CAUSED BY
SOLUTION
Dishes not
washlng clean
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
Improper
Make sure dishes and glassware
are loaded
so spray
reaches
all surfaces and items drain properly.
Do not overload. Do not nest items.
Make sure large items do not block spray from reaching
detergent
dispensers.
loading
Spray arm or arms not
rotating freely
Not enough
or improper
detergent
detergent
“0ld”detergent
Water pressure may
be low, dishwasher
is
not filling properly
Check spray arms to make sure they turn freely after loading. Be sure a utensil has not prevented
therr turning.
Use more dishwasher
detergent.
Use detergent
with highest available
phosphorus
content...especiallV
with hard
water.
Use only fresh dishwasher
detergent.
Store tightly closed
container
in cool, dry place. Discard old detergent.
Do not
fill dispensers
until ready to start dishwasher.
If water pressure is low, do not use water for other purposes
while dishwasher
is running [to assure correct fills].
Cloudy tllm on
glassware,
etching
permanent
corrosion
loo 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 OmOUnt
of dishwasher
detergent.
Use a detergent
with a lower
phosphorus
content.
Inadequate
If water pressure is low do not use water for other purposes
while dishwasher
is running (to assure correct
water fills].
Make sure dishes and glassware
are loaded
prOPerlV to
assure adequate
rinsing and draining.
Do not overload.
Dlshes &
lnterlor ot
dlshwasher
Yellow or
brown
Iron or manganese
water
Rust spots on
stalnless
steel
-ORDark spots on
flatware
stalnless
steel,
sliver plate, or
sterling
Allowing
salty or
acidic foods such as
mayonnaise,
vinegar,
fruit juices, salad
dressings, milk
products to remain on
flatware.
Undissolved
detergent
coming in
contact with flatware
Bronze tarnlsh
on sllverplate
Silverplate
is worn off
Exposed base metal
to kes on a bronzed
hue.
Remove
Water lett In
bottom ot
dlshwasher
Dishwasher
completed
Allow
Clogged
gap
rinsing
in
cycle
drain
not
air
Temporary
remedy:
1. Set empty dishwasher
for a “one wash”cVcle.
2. Start dishwasher
and unlatch door to stop it when it has
filled for the wash part of the cycle.
3. Add % to % cup (120 to 240 ml) of citric acid crystals
(usually available
in drugstores].
4. Close and latch door to complete
cycle.
Permanent
solution:
Install an iron or manganese
filter to
home water supply.
Rinse flatware
that is to stand for several
washing
(use Rinse & Hold). Clean stained
polish and re-wash. Do not put stalnless
flatware
In the same sllverware
basket
Direct contact
between
these metals can
nent damage
to the sliver.
Remove spots with silver polish. Avoid
detergent
on wet flatware.
tarnish
dishwasher
with silver polish.
to complete
hours before
items with silver
steel and SllVer
compartment.
cause perma-
spilling
Have silver
concentrated
replated.
cycle.
Some plumbing
codes require use of a drain air gap between an undercounter
dishwasher
and the drain system of
the house. The air gap is usually located
above the sink or
on the top of the counter near the dishwasher
to prevent the
possibility
of water backing
up from the drain into the dishwasher due to a plugged
drain. The drain air gap is NOT a
part of the dishwasher
and is NOT covered
by the dishwasher warranty. The drain air gap should be kept clean to
ensure proper draining
of the dishwasher.
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If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for assistance... 3. Lf you need service*...
Performance
problems
often result from little
things you canfind and fix yourself without tools
of any kind
If your dishwasher
will not run, or stops during
a cycle:
l Is the
door tightly
closed
and securely
latched?
l Has the
cycle been correctly
set?
l Is the water
turned on?
l Have
you checked
your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Is the dishwasher
wired into a live circuit with
the proper voltage?
l If the motor
has stopped because of an overload, it will automatically
reset itself within a
few minutes. If the motor does not start, call for
service.
If your dishwasher
seems to run too long:
l Are you using
POTS & PANS Cycle? The dishwasher may be waiting for the water to heat.
l Is your
household
water temperature
set too
low? Low water temperature
settings will
cause longer dishwasher operating
times.
If water remains in the dishwasher:
l Has the cycle
completed?
l A small
amount of remaining
water is normal
l
Is drain air gap clogged?
If detergent
remains in the covered detergent
cup:
l Is the
bottom rack in backwards?
(The rack
bumpers should be at the front.]
l Is the dishwasher
detergent fresh and dry without lumps?
l Is the cycle
completed?
If you hear grinding, grating, crunching,
buzzing sounds:
. A hard object
has probably
entered
the
POWER CLEAN Module.
The sound should
stop when the object is ground up.
2. If you need assistance?..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE”
service
sistance
telephone
number.
Dial free
anywhere
in the U.S.:
1-800-2531301
asfrom
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.
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Whirlpool
has a
nationwide
network of franchised
TECH-CARE’
Service Companies.
TECH-CARE service
technicians
are
trained to fulfill the
product
warranty
[ FRANCHISED
SERVICE
’ and provide
afterwarranty
service,
anywhere
in the United States. To locate TECHCARE service in your area, call our COOL-LINE
service assistance telephone
number (see Step
2) or look in your telephone
directory
Yellow
Pages under:
APPLIANCES
HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR
SERVICE & REPAIR
OR
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES
MAJOR.
REPAIRING
A PARTS
WASHING
MACHINES,
DRYERS
L IRONERS
- SERVICING
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISE0 TECH-CARE SERVICE
SERVICE
XYZ SERVICE CO
123 Maple
COMPANIES
999-9999
4. If you have a problem?..
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) and talk with one of
our consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Customer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include
a daytime
phone number in
your correspondence.
5. If you need FSP”
replacement 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 3 above
or call the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE service assistance number in Step 2.
‘If you must call or write, please provide: model
number, serial number, date of purchase, and
a complete
description
of the problem. This information is needed in order to better respond
to your request for assistance.
POWER CLEAN* WASHING SYSTEM
PARTS COVERED BY YOUR
WARRANTY
UPPER /
SPRAY ARM
‘Tmk
WHIRLPOOL”
DISHVVASHER
WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
DW003
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 a
franchised
TECH-CAREa service company.
UMITED 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 15 of this book.
LIMITED NINE-YEAR WARRANYY
Second Through Tenth Year From
Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
of the porcelain
should they fail to contain water
workmanship.
WHIRLPOOL
tub and/or DURAPERM’ inner door
due to defective
materials or
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. Pick up 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
approved
by Whirlpool.
E. AnY labor costs durlna llmlted warranties.
not
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 thls 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.
Outstde the United States, a different warrantY may apply. For details, please contact your franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
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