Whirlpool DP8700XT Series User guide

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Contents
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BEFORE YOU USE YOUR DISHWASHER
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS..
PARTS AND FEATURES.
POWER CLEAN* WASHING SYSTEM..
Step-Saving
Preparation
for Washing
Hot Water Is a Must
Quiet Operating
Tips
PROPER LOADING
Top Rack Loading
Bottom Rack Loading
Silverware Basket Loading
ADDING DETERGENT.
The Detergent Dispenser.
How Much Detergent to Use
RINSE AID DISPENSER..
BEFORE STARTING YOUR DISHWASHER.
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STARTING YOUR DISHWASHER..
Selecting a Cycle
HI-TEMP WASH Option
The AIR DRY Option
The RESETOPTIONS Button
Using DELAY START
Changing
a Setting
The CLEAN Signal Light
To Add a Dish After Starting
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
SPECIAL TIPS ON DISHWASHER USE.
COMMON DISHWASHING PROBLEMS..
CONNECTING YOUR PORTABLE
DISHWASHER..
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE.
WHIRLPOOL DISHWASHER WARRANTY
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Before you use your dishwasher
It is your responslbillty
to be sure your dishwasher:
Has been located where it is protected
from the elements.
l Has been
properly connected
to electricity
water and drain.
See installation instructions and page 15 for complete
information.
l Has had all hang
tags and temporary
labels removed.
l Is not used by children
or anyone unable to operate it properly.
l Is properly
maintained.
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’ Important safety instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical
shock, or injury when using your
dishwasher,
follow basic precautions
including
the following:
Read all instructions
before
using the
dishwasher.
. DISHWASHER
MUST BE ELECTRICALLY
GROUNDED. See “Electrical
Connection”
on page 15 for details.
l Be sure your
dishwasher
is located
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.
l REMEMBER, use your
dishwasher
only for
the job it was designed
to do.
l Store dishwasher
detergent
in a cool, dry
place WHERE CHILDREN CAN’T REACH IT.
l Use only
detergents and rinse aids recommended for use in a dishwasher.
l Locate
sharp items and knives so that they
are not likely to damage
door seal or cut
the user.
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NOT let children
play in or on the
dishwasher.
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DO NOT reach into the area below the bottom 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 minutes. This will
allow gases to escape.
Do not smoke or
use any open flame near the faucet while
it is open.
Disconnect
electrical
power to the dishwasher before attempting
to service.
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Parts and features
Model
DP8700XT
Series
UPPER SPRAY ARM
RACK BUMPER
HOSE CONNECTOR
(not shown)
BOTTOM RACK
MODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
(not snownl
DETERGENT DISPENSERS
SILVERWARE BASKE
RINSE AID
DISPENSER
LOWER SPRAY ARM
USER GUIDE
(Permanent
entering the dishwasher. It is not
removable.
HEATING ELEMENT
DOOR AND ACCESS
COLOR PANEL
THE POWER CLEAN* MODULE is designed
to
keep the wash and rinse water clean. It also
grinds up and removes food particles.
During
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grlnding,
some sounds will be heard.
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 Numbers from 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
Company
Phone
Number
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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 cycle-the
number of times depends
on the cycle being used.
The POWER CLEAN* Module
removes
food
particles
from the water, stores them, then
washes them down the drain.
Load dishes so soiled surfaces face
erful spray from rotating
arms.
Step-saving preparation
pow-
for washing
It Is not necessary
to rinse dishes before
putting them Into the dlshwasher.
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
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.
Hot water is a must
Hot water dissolves and activates
the dishwashing detergent.
Hot water dissolves grease
on dishes and helps dry glasses spot-free. Make
certain loads are washed in hot water (at least
140°F - 60°C). Two ways to have a reliable hot
water supply...
I. Maintain 140°F water supply at central water
heater. To check water temperature,
turn on
hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher.
Let
water run until it is as hot as possible, then
check with a candy or meat thermometer.
If
the temperature
is too low, have a qualified
person raise the water heater thermostat
setting.
2. Use HI-TEMP WASH Option. If water heating is
needed, a thermostat will delay the cycle until temperature
reaches 145” (63°C). If water is
hot enough, the cycle will proceed
with no
delay. This lets you turn down your water
heater, if you choose, without cutting back on
hot water needed for good dishwashing.
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.
Load dishes so they don’t touch one another.
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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.
Top rack
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spray arms.
to separate
loading
CUP AND GLASS LOAD
The top rack is designed
for cups, glasses
and smaller items.
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Place so open ends face down for cleaning and draining.
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load
glasses
in top rack only. Bottom
rack is not designed
for glasses. Damage
may occur.
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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.
UTENSIL LOAD
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Load plastic items In the top rack only.
Only plastic
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
. Small bowls, pans and other utensils can
be placed
in the top rack.
should
be loaded
in the bottom
rack with
rack loading
Silverware
Load
basket loading
forks and spoons so they don’t
Spray can’t reach nested
nest together.
Items.
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Make sure pot handles andother
items do
not stop rotation of eitherthe upper or lower
spray arm. Spray arms must move freely.
Load items so they do not block or cover
spray tower.
Securely
place heavily soiled cookware
face down in rack.
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Place plates, soup bowls, etc., between
prongs and facing the spray.
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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 Hems (knives, forks,
skewers, etc.) are put in point down.
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 con 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
door.
unhook
the latch
Adding detergent
The kind and amount of dishwasher
detergent
you use is an important
getting your dishes clean. Read this section carefully.
Use automatic
washer detergent
dishonly.
part of
The detergent dispenser
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. The cover will 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).
Do not add detergent until you are ready to wash.
When using Delay Wash,
make sure the detergent
dispensers
are clean
and dry before adding
the detergent.
Fresh automatic
dishwasher
detergent
is necessary
for best washing
results.
Store detergent
tightly in a cool dry place.
use ‘Overed
section for*..
NoRMAL WASH Cycle
LOW ENERGY
WASH Cycle
Use both
sections for..
POTS 61 PANS Cycle
HEAVY WASH Cycle
How much detergent 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 waterdepartment,
water softener company
or county
extension agent.
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HARD - Fill 1 or both sections to top line
if water hardness is 8 or more grains
per gallon, or 136 or more parts per
million.
MEDIUM - Fill 1 or both sections to middle line if water hardness is5 to 7 grains
per gallon, or 85 to 119 parts per million.
SOFT - Fill 1 or both sections to bottom
line if water hardness is 0 to 4 grains per
gallon, or 0 to 68 parts per million.
Rinse aid dispenser
EASE
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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Before starting your dishwasher
OPTION SELECTOR BUTTONS
POTS & PANS Cycle...
HEAVY WASH Cycle...
1. Push POTS & PANS Cycle Selector Button.
2. Push button(s) for option(s) desired.
3. Turn Cycle Control Knob clockwise
to dot
marked POTS & PANS.
- POTS & PANS and HEAVY WASH Cycles
share the same spot on the dial. The Cycle
Selector Button determines
which cycle
operates.
The dishwasher
will automatically
start that
cycle.
1. Push HEAVY WASH Cycle Selector Button.
2. Push button(s) for option(s) desired.
3. Turn Cycle Control Knob clockwise
to dot
marked HEAVY WASH.
- HEAVY WASH and POTS & PANS Cycles
share the same spot on the dial. The Cycle
Selector Button determines
which cycle
operates.
The dishwasher
will automatically
start that
cycle.
NORMAL WASH Cycle...
LOW ENERGY WASH Cycle...
1. Push NORMAL WASH Cycle
1. Push LOW ENERGY WASH Cycle
Selector
Button.
2. Push button(s) for option(s) desired.
3. Turn Cycle Control Knob clockwise
to dot
marked LOW ENERGY WASH. The dishwasher
will automatically
start that cycle.
Selector Button.
2. Push button(s) for option(s) desired.
3. Turn Cycle Control Knob clockwise
to dot
marked NORMAL WASH. The dishwasher
will
automatically
start that cycle.
RINSE & HOLD Cycle...
1. Push NORMAL WASH 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°C) in both
washes and the last rinse (marked l ).
Cycle time will be about I’/2 to 2
hours, depending
on time needed
to heat water.
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CYCLE CONTROL KNOB
HEAVY WASH Cycle
A double
wash for heavily
soiled
loads.
Cycle
time is about
76
minutes.
NORMAL WASH Cycle
For normal, everyday
soiled loads.
(The Energy Guide Label data is
based on this Cycle.) Cycle time is
about 68 minutes.
LOW ENERGY WASH Cycle
For pre-rinsed or lightly soiled loads.
Cycle time is about 60 minutes.
RINSE & HOLD
For rinsing a few items to be washed
one or more days later. Cycle time is
about 14 minutes.
Use AIR DRY only. Do not use HI-TEMP
WASH Option.
HI-TEMP
WASH Option
When this option is selected,
water for the
main wash and the final rinse is heated to145” F
(63” C). Washing and rinsing action in those
parts of the cycle will be longer if the water is
heated. HI-TEMP washing is automatic
in POTS &
PANS.
The AIR DRY Option
Air in the dishwasher
is automatically
heated
during the “dry” part of all cycles.
If the AIR DRY Option is selected,
air in the
dishwasher is not heated. Using this option helps
save energy, but dishes ta ke longer to dry (over-
The RESET OPTIONS
night] and some water spotting
may result.
Some items (such as plastics) may need towel
drying.
For best results, use a liquid rinse aid such as
Jet-Dv
Button
If you want to change
a selected
option,
push the RESET OPTIONS Button. Re-select
an
option, if desired.
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Using DEW
START
4. Close and latch the door.
1. Push desired Cycle Selector Button.
NOTE :
2. Push desired Option Selector Button(s).
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add items while time is counting
down. Close and latch the door. The timer will
3. Turn Control Knob clockwise to the number of
not advance
if the door is unlatched.
hours (from 1 to 4 hours) you want the dishwasher to delay before the selected
cycle
l RINSE & HOLD and
LOW ENERGY WASH Cycles
starts.
cannot be delayed.
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Changing a setting
You can change
a setting anytime
during
any cycle.
1. Lift up on the door latch to 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.
The CLEAN Signal Light
The CLEAN Signal Light will come
washing cycle is complete.
on when a
To add a dish after starting
1. To be sure the added
item is washed
rinsed, make sure the Cycle Control
has not passed LOW ENERGY WASH.
2. Lift up on the door latch to unlatch the
and to stop the cycle. Don’t open the
until the spray arms stop spinning.
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and
Knob
door
door
To turn light off, turn the Control Knob clockwise slightly until the light goes off.
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 start from where it stopped.
Energy saving tips
You can help save energy
1
if you:
Wash full loads. Running a half-filled
dishwasher uses the same amount of electricity
and hot water as a fully loaded machine.
3. Air dry dishes
drying
cycle.
[overnight].
when you don’t need a rapid
Allow longer
drying
times
2. Jse the LOW ENERGY WASH Cycle whene\
)ossible. It uses less hot water and energ
han otherwash
cycles.
4. load correctly
for best washing results, lncorrect loading
may cause poor washing
and the need to rewash all or part of the
load.
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 dishwasher
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
bv 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:
f%hllUilNUU:
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.
Cl’J’Std
temperature.
dishwasher.
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.
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: Salty and acidic foods may tarnish silver and stainless flatware if allowed to remain on
the utensils. A film may form on sterling silver and silver plate items washed in a dishwasher. This film is
caused by 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, causing 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.
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UtCUSilS:
The seasoned
TIPS: Wash by hand.To
PhStiCS:
sensitive
Many plastics will have
and may melt or warp.
TIPS: If in doubt,
protection.
Non-stick
try one piece.
finish
UteUSilS:
TIPS: Follow manufacturers’
Wood:
Many wooden
with unsalted
“Dishwasher
Place
Pewter or peMer-like
in the dishwasher.
Safe” written
in upper
Rusting will result.
fat and heat in a slow oven for an hourortwo.
on them. Some plastics
rack only. AIR DRY option
Most can be washed
provides
are heat
additional
in the dishwasher.
suggestions.
items will crack
TIPS: Do not wash cutting
dishwasher.
TIPS: To keep pewter
finish will be removed
re-season,coat
boards,
and warp
wooden
materials:
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 dishwasher
nice looking and
clean. Interior - Hard water minerals may cause a
white film to build-up on the inside surfaces,
especially
just beneath the door area.
Wear rubber gloves when cleaning
the dishwasher
interior. Do not use
any type of cleanser
other than
dishwasher
detergent
because
it may cause foaming
or sudsing.
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handles
in the
Common dishwashing problems
PROBLEM
Spottlng
fllmlng
and
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
I. 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 dishwasherthrough
a complete
washing
cycle.
Water is not
hot enough
Not enough
detergent,
or
improper
detergent
“0ld”detergent
Improper
loading
No rinse aid
AIR DRY Setting
Small partlcles
deposlted
on
Items
used
Spray arm or arms not
rotating freely
“Cld”
detergent
not dry
of
Check spray arms to make sure they turn freely after loading. Be sure a 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.
Water temperature
should be at least 140°F (60°C). Set
water heater thermostat
to a higher setting. Run water at
sink until hot before
starting
and/or
use HI-TEMP WASH
Option
If water pressure is low, do not use water for other purposes
while dishwasher
is running [to assure correct fills].
Water is not hot
enough
with highwith hard
Water temperature
should
be at least 140°F (60°C). Set
water heater thermostat
to a higher settrng. Run water at
sink until hot before
starting
and/or
use HI-TEMP WASH
Option.
Make sure dishes and glassware
are loaded
so spray
reaches all surfaces
and items drain .broaerly.
Do not ov,
erload. Do not nest items.
loading
No rinse aid
Chlpplng
breaklng
glassware
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.
Water is not hot
enough
AIR DRY Setting
on
closed
Do not
Use more dishwasher
detergent.
Use detergent
est available
phosphorus
content...especially
water
Improper
Black marks
dishes
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
Water pressure may
be low, dishwasher
is
not filling properly
Dishes
Water temperature
should be at least 140°F (60°C). Set
water heater thermostat
to a higher setting. Run water at
sink until hot before
starting
and/or
use HI-TEMP WASH
Option.
Use more dishwasher
detergent.
Use detergent
with highest available
phosphorus
content.
.especially
with hard
water.
used
Fill rinse aid dispenser.
Allow more time when using AIR DRY Option,
DRY. Plastic items may need towel drying.
or use HEAT
Aluminum
utensils
rubbing
against items
during washing
Use care In loadlng
alumlnum
utensils,
especially
any
llghtwelght
loll container.
Place so they do not touch
dlshes.
Remove
black marks with plastic
scouring
pad
and a mfld 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
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PROBLEM
CAUSED
Dlshes not
washlng clean
Water is not
hot enough
Water tempe !rature should
be at least 140°F (60°C). Set
water heater thermostat
to a higher setting. Run water at
sink until hot before
starting
and/or
use HI-TEMP WASH
Option.
Improper
Make sure dishes and glassware
are loaded
so spray
reaches
all surfaces and items drain properly.
Do not overload. Do not nest items,
Make sure large items do not block spray from reaching
detergent
dispensers.
BY
SOLUTION
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
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Check spray arms to make sure they turn freely after loading. Be sure a utensil has not prevented
their turning.
Use more dishwasher
detergent.
Use detergent
with highest available
phosphorus
content...especially
with hard
water
Use only fresh dishwasher
detergent.
Store tightly closed
container
in cool. drv blace. Discard old detergent.
Do not
fill dispensers
until ready to start dishwasher.
If water pressure is low, do not use water for other purposes
while dishwasher
is running [to assure correct fills).
Cloudy film on
glassware,
etching permanent
oorroslon
Too much detergent
in soft water
Check for rainbow
hue on glasses. A rainbow
hue is the
first sign of etching [corrosion
of glass). Reduce the amount
of dishwasher
detergent.
Use a detergent
with a lower
phosphorus
content.
Inadequate
If water pressure is low do not use water for other purposes
while dishwasher
is running (to assure correct
water fills].
Make sure dishes and glassware
are loaded
properly
to
assure adequate
rinsing and draining.
Do not overload.
Dlshes &
lnterlor of
dlshwasher
g;;;
or
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
Water left In
bottom of
dlshwasher
rinsing
in
Temporary
remedy:
1. Set empty dishwasher
for a “one wash”cycle.
2. Start dishwasher
and unlatch door to stop it when it has
filled forthe 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.
hours before
items with silver
steel and sliver
compartment.
cause perma-
Remove spots with silver polish. Avoid spilling
detergent
on wet flatware.
concentrated
Silverplate
is worn off.
Exposed base metal
takes on a bronzed
hue.
Remove
replated
Dishwasher
completed
Allow
cycle
not
tarnish
dishwasher
with silver
polish.
to complete
Have silver
cycle
Connecting
your portable
dishwasher
A special
adapter
must be installed on the faucet before the dishwasher
can
be connected.
Complete
instructions
and the adapter
are packed
with your
dishwasher.
When moving your dishwasher, make sure the
4. Empty
any remaining
water
from the
door is latched. Hold the dishwasher
at the top
connector.
front corners.
5. Unplug power supply cord and return to
storage compartment.
6. Return hoses to storage compartment.
Electrical
Before starting
Run water
at faucet
until it is hot. Turn it off.
PULL RING
Pull hoses out of their storage compartment
on the back.
LOCKING COLLAR
Connection
A power supply of 120 volts, 60Hz AC only, 15 or
20 amps, is required. For your personal safety,
this appliance
must be grounded.
This appliance is equipped
with a power supply cord
having a 3-prong grounding
plug. To minimize
possibleshock
hazard itmust be plugged
into a
mating 3-prong grounding
type wall receptacle, grounded
in accordance
with the National
Electrical
Code and local codes and ordinances. If a mating wall receptacle
is not available, it is the personal responsibility
and obligation of the customer
to have a properly
grounded
3-prong wall receptacle
installed by
a aualified
electrician.
HOSE CONNECTOR
3. Pull down on the locking collar while lifting
the hose connector
onto the faucet adapter.
snaps into place, re4. When the connector
lease the locking collar.
5. Turn the hot water on slowly until it is all the
way on.
6. Plug in power supply cord.
7. See pages 8 and 9 to start the dishwasher.
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES,
REMOVE THE POWER SUPPLY CORD GROUND
PRONG.
While dishwasher is running
Converting
You can draw water from the faucet while the
dishwasher
is connected.
DO NOT draw water
while the dishwasher
is filling or while water is
being pumped
out. (This helps prevent a low fill
when dishwasher
is filling, or mixing drain water
with fresh water.)
1. Press red button on hose connector
to get
the water you want. (The faucet is set on hot.
Adjust faucet forthe water you want.)
2. Be sure you return cold water to off, and
that hot water Is full on.
When cycle is finished
Turn hot water off. (This can be done after the
last rinse.]
Press the red button on the connector
to release the water pressure.
Lift slightly on the hose connector
while pulling down the locking
collar. Pull down on
the connector.
to built-in
Your Whirlpool
Portable Dishwasher
can be
converted
to a built-in (undercounter]
model
by using conversion
kit No. 569056. The kit is
available
at your Whirlpool
dealer or authorized TECH-CARE” Service Company.
Instructions are included
with the kit.
Caring for
simulated wood top
The simulated
wood top can be used as a
utility work surface for most kitchen jobs. It is
stronger and more easily cleaned
than genuine wood.
The top can be used as a cutting board. Knife
marks will be visible
but will not seriously
damage
top. Hot items from the oven can be
placed on the top.
Clean with warm, soapy water. For dried-on
foods, use a scouring pad.
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If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for assistance... 3. If you need service*...
Performance
problems
often result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools
of any kind.
If your dishwasher
will not run, or stops during
a cycle:
l Is the
door tightly
closed
and securely
latched?
l Has the
cycle been correctly
set?
l Is the water
turned on?
l Have
you checked
your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Is the power
supply cord plugged
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.
Whirlpool
has a
nationwide
network of franchised
TECH-CARE a Service Companies.
TECH-CARE service
technicians
are
trained to fulfill the
product
warranty
and provide
afterwarranty
service,
anywnere
In me unrtea 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:
If your dishwasher
seems to run too long:
l Are you
using POTS & PANS Cycle or HI-TEMP
WASH Option? The dishwasher
may be waiting for the water to heat.
l Is your
household
water temperature
set too
low? Low water temperature
settings will
cause longer dishwasher operating
times,
OR
If water remains in the dishwasher:
l Has the cycle
completed?
l A small
amount of remaining
water
is normal.
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:
l A hard
object
has probably
entered
the
POWER CLEAN Module. The sound should stop
when the object is ground up.
2. If you need assistance%.
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE’5 service
assistance telephone
number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.:
i-800-2534301
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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APPLIANCES
HOUSEHOLD.
MAJOR - SERVICE 8 REPAIR
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES
MAJOR - REPAIRING
h PARTS
WASHING
MACHINES,
DRYERS
L IRONERS
- SERVICING
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISED TECH-CARE
SERVICE
XYZ SERVICE CO
123 Maple
SERVICE
(‘OMPA.%‘IES
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.
Notes
Notes
18
POWER CLEAN* WASHING SYSTEM
PARTS COVERED BY YOUR
WARRANTY
SPRAY
‘Tmk
WHIRLPOOL”
DISHWASHER
WARRANTY
r
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
DW003
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@replacement
parts and repair laborto
correct defects
in materials
or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by a
franchised
TECH-CARE’* service company.
LIMITED ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
Second Year From
Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
parts for any part of the POWER CLEAN’ Washing
System if defective
in materials
or workmanship.
These parts are
shown on page 19 of this book.
LIMITED NINE-YEAR WARRANTY
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. Anv labor costs durina limited 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 this limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific
legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty
may apply. For details, please contact your franchised
Whirlpool
dlstributor
or military exchange.
‘Tmk
TLirlpool
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