All about the
Use & Care
of your
Dishwasher
Important Safety Instructions ......................2
Dishwasher Dispenser and Detergents .......11
Product Registration ...................................3
Factors Affecting Performance ...................12
Features at a Glance...................................4
Care and Cleaning ............................... 13-14
Operating Instructions .............................4-7
Before you Call.................................... 15-17
Preparing and Loading Dishes ................8-10
Notes.......................................................18
Major Appliance Warranty .........................19
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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
Please read all instructions before using this
dishwasher.
• Repairs should be done by a qualified
technician.
• Do no tamper with controls.
• Do not touch the heating element during or
immediately after
• Use your dishwasher only as instructed in
this Use and Care Manual.
• Use care unloading the dishwasher when
the SANITIZE option has been selected.
Contents may be hot to the touch
immediately after the end of cycle.
• This Manual does not cover every possible
condition and situation that may occur.
Use common sense and caution when
installing, operating and maintaining any
appliance.
• Water vapor from the vent may be hot to
the touch when the SANITIZE option has
been selected. Use care and do not let
small children play around or touch the
vent area of the dishwasher.
• NSF certified residential dishwashers
are not intended for licensed food
establishments.
• When loading items to be washed:
For your Safety
• DISHWASHER MUST BE ELECTRICALLY
GROUNDED. Read the Installation
Instructions for details.
• This dishwasher is designed to operate on
regular house current (120V, 60Hz). Use
a circuit equipped with a 15 ampere fuse
or circuit breaker. Use a 20 ampere fuse
if dishwasher is connected with a food
disposer.
• Do no operate dishwasher unless all
enclosure panels are in their proper place.
• To avoid entrapment and/or suffocation,
remove door or door latch mechanism from
any dishwasher that is discarded or not in
use.
• Keep young children and infants away from
dishwasher when it is operating.
• Do not let children abuse, sit, stand or play
on door or racks of a dishwasher.
• Use only detergents and rinse agents
recommended for use in a dishwasher.
• Store dishwasher detergent and rinse
agents out fo the reach of children.
• Do not wash plastic items unless marked:
“Dishwasher Safe” or equivalent. Check
with manufacturer for recommendations,
if not marked. Items that are not marked
dishwasher safe may melt and creat a
potential fire hazard.
• Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher
before servicing.
• If the dishwasher drains into a food
disposer, make sure disposer is completely
empty before running dishwasher.
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•
Locate sharp items and knives so that
they are not likely to damage the door
seal or tub.
•
Load sharp items and knives with the
handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type
injuries.
• Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas
may be produced in a hot water, system
that has not been used for 2 weeks or
more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If
hot water system has not been used for
such a period, before using dishwasher,
turn for several minutes This will
release any accumulated hydrogen gas.
HYDROGEN GAS IS FLAMMABLE. Do no
smoke or use an open flame during this
time.
• Do not store or use combustible materials,
gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or
injury when using your dishwasher, follow
the above basic precautions.
WARNING
This symbols will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and
electrical shock.
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Thank you for choosing Frigidaire
This Use & Care Guide is part of our
commitment to customer satisfaction and
product quality throughout ther service life of
your new appliance.
We view your purchase as the beginning of a
relationship. To ensure our ability to continue
serving you, please use this page to record
important product information.
_________________________________
Purchase Date
_________________________________
Model Number
_________________________________
Serial Number
Registering your product with Frigidaire
enhances our ability to serve you. You can
register online at www.frigidaire.com or by
dropping your Product Registration Card in the
mail.
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NOTE
Why Energy Efficient Units run long cycles:
Several factors are important to washing
dishware. The energy use of the dishwasher
was reduced by applying more of the factors that
don’t use so much energy and less of the ones
that use more. As a resule, you will see that the
wash cycles take longer.
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NOTE
The dishwasher is programmed to remember
your last cycle so you do not have to reset
each time. To start the dishwasher using
the same cycle and options selected on the
previous wash, just press the START/CANCEL
pad.
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NOTE
Not all cycles and options available on all
models.
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NOTE
Very Important Information - Read
Before Operating Your Dishwasher!
Normal Operating Sounds
This dishwasher does not sound like most
dishwashers - IT’S QUIETER.
Your dishwasher with it’s Precision Direct
Wash System has many enhancements to
reduce it’s sound level. Still, it is normal to
hear some of what is going on inside. The
wash cycles include several instances of
water entering the unit (splashing), the wash
pump running to spray water on the dishware
(motor & splashing) and the drain pump
running to discharge the dirty water and soils.
Variations in the pumping/spraying sounds are
normal. During a cycle the pump switches on
and off many times, and operation switches
back and forth between wash arms to provide
the best cleaning performance.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you compare
this dishwasher to previous models, you
may be surprised at what you DON’T
hear.
Getting Started
1. Load Dishwasher (See Preparing and
Loading Dishes).
2. Add detergent (See Dishwasher
Dispenser & Detergents).
3. Add Rinse Aid, if needed (See Rinse
Aid).
4. Close door to latch.
5. Select desired CYCLE (See Cycle
Chart). The indicator light above the pad will
glow when selected.
6. Select desired OPTION (See Energy
Options). The indicator light above the pad
will glow when selected.
7. Run hot water faucet nearest
dishwasher until water is hot. Turn water off.
8. To start, press START/CANCEL pad.
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FEATURES AT A GLANCE
Your dishwasher cleans by spraying a mixture of hot water and detergent through the spray arms
against soiled surfaces. First, the dishwasher fills with water covering the filter area. Water is
then pumped through the spray arms. Soil particles go through and across the filter and down the
drain as the water is pumped out. This series of steps are repeated as needed. The number of
water fills vary with the cycle being used.
Nozzle or Spray Arm
Top Rack
Serial Label
(Located on Right)
Middle Spray Arm
Lower Rack
Silverware Basket
Lower Spray Arm
Heating Element
Overfill Protector
Glass Trap
Rinse Aid
Detergent Dispenser
Features may vary according to model
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Wash Cycle Selections
Cycle times are approximate and will vary with
options selected. Hot water is necessary to
activate dishwasher detergent and melt fatty
food soils. An automatic sensor will check
the incoming water temperature and, if it is
not hot enough, the cycle will be lengthend
for automatic water heating in the main wash
and final rinse of all cycles. This happens
even when HI-TEMP WASH option has not be
selected. When HI-TEMP WASH is selected,
an even higher temperature will be reached to
handle heavier soil loads.
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Option Selections (available on
select Models)
Hi-Temp Wash Option
When HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, the
dishwasher heats water in the main wash to
approximately 140oF (60oC).
This increase in water temperature helps the
dishwasher detergent remove food grease and
soil from dishes more effectively and aids in
drying. HI-TEMP WASH option can be used with
all cycles except RINSE ONLY. HI-TEMP WASH
is automatically provided when the HEAVY
WASH cycle is selected.
When HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, the
light above the pad will come on and remian
on until end of cycle. To turn off the HI-TEMP
WASH option, press the pad a second time.
The light above the pad will turn off.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Sanitize Option
Child Lock Controls
To sanitize your dishes and glassware, select
SANITIZE option. When selected, the light
above the pad will come on and reamin on until
end of cycle. The water temperature in the
final rinse will be raised to 155oF (68oC) and
will maintain that temperature for 9 minutes.
This option is available in Heavy and Normal
Cycles. Only these sanitization cycles have ben
designed to meet NSF requirements.
The cycle time will be extended until the proper
water temperature is reached. Washing
action will continue during the water heating
delay. For best results, the incoming water
temperature should be at least 120oF (49oC).
The sanitize criteria may not be satisfied if there
is an interruption of the cycle, power failure or if
the incoming water temperature is below 120oF
(49oC).
To turn off the SANITIZE option, press the pad
a second time. The light above the pad will
turn off.
To prevent children from accidently changing
the dishwasher cycle or starting the
dishwasher, lock the dishwasher controls
by pressing and releasing the AIR DRY pad
(some models) or the RINSE ONLY pad (some
models) for 8 seconds while the door is
latched. An indicator light on the lock graphic
pad will illuminate when the controls are locked
and no new selections can be made until the
lock is released. To unlock the controls, press
the same pad, AIR DRY or RINSE ONLY, until
the indicator light goes out.
Delay Start
The DELAY START option allows you to
automatically delay starting your dishwasher for
1-24 hours.
To start delay, press the DELAY START pad until
the desired delay time shows in the STATUS
window. A light will come on indicating the
delay start hours and will remain on until cycle
starts.
To cancel the DELAY START option and begin
the cycle before the delay period is over, press
the START/CANCEL pad.
Heat Dry/Air Dry
Use the HEAT DRY option, especially in
combination with use of rinse agent, will
enhance drying. If AIR DRY is selected the
heater will be de-activated during the drying
phase of the selected wash cycle. This will
slightly lower the energy use but will increase
the likelihood that the dishware will not dry
completely.
To Cancel a Cycle
You can cancel a cycle anytime during the
cycle. Press START/CANCEL pad and the
dishwasher will start a 90 second drain. At the
end of the drain, select the next desired cycle.
Favorite Cycle
The FAVORITE CYCLE option allows you to
program your preferred cycle and options into
one button. Once Programmed, simply press
the FAVORITE CYCLE button followed by the
START/CANCEL pad.
To Program the FAVORITE CYCLE button:
1.
Select your preferred cycle and options
2.
Hold the FAVORITE CYCLE button for 3
seconds.
The display will flash for 2 seconds indicating
the FAVORITE CYCLE option has been
programmed. To change the FAVORITE CYCLE
option simply repleat steps one and two above.
Sahara Dry TM
When SAHARA DRYTM option is selected, the
dishwasher increases the temperature of
the final rinse and extends drying time by
approximately 20 minutes. The SAHARA DRYTM
option can be used with all cycles except
ENERGY SAVER and RINSE ONLY. For best
drying performance, select HI-TEMP WASH
and/or SANITIZE. This will increase the
temperature during the wash cycle to improve
drying.
The energy required to use the SAHARA DRYTM
option costs pennies per cycle. You may
choose not to select the SAHARA DRYTM option;
however you may have items in your dish load
that will not be completely dry at the end of
the cycle.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Status Indicator Lights
The WASHING light comes on at the beginning
of the cycle and remains on until the end of
the main wash.
In the unlikely event the dishwasher
malfunctions, the indicator may display
one of the following codes: “Er”, “uF”,
“uo” or “CE”. If one of these codes are
displayed contact the Frigidaire Customer
Care Center at 1-800-944-9044.
They will be able to provide assistance
in troubleshooting the problem and/or
locating an authorized service technician,
if needed.
Whether heated or unheated dry is selected
the DRYING light will come on during the
drying portion of the cycle.
When the SANITIZE option is selected, the
SANITIZED light will glow when the SANITIZE
cycle is finished. If the dishwasher did not
properly sanitize the dishes, the light will not
come on. This can happen if the cycle is
interrupted. The light will remain on until the
door is opened.
The CLEAN light will come on at the end of
cycle and remain on until the door is opened.
Sanitize Indicator
Status Window
The STATUS window, available on some models, indicates the following activity:
1H-24H.............
Number of delay start
hours. The last hour
will count down in
minutes.
CL....................
Close dishwasher
door. The status
indicator lights will
also flash to indicate
current cycle status.
MINUTES..........
Number of minutes
left in cycle (1-99).
If cycle is longer than
99 minutes, a small
light will appear in
the lower right corner
and remain on until
time counts below 99.
PF....................
Appears in window
when dishwasher is
first installed, or
when power has
been interrupted.
HI-TEMP WASH and
NO HEAT DRY indicator
lights will also flash.
To clear, touch
START/CANCEL pad.
Hd or HO..........
Indicates a water
heat delay.
Note: The time remaining could suddenly increase or drop several minutes. This means the
Smart Sensor has checked the soil level and has determined that additional water fills are
needed or that water fills can be deleted.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The DishSenseTM Technology checks the soil level on your dishes in the POWER PLUS, QUICK
CLEAN, NORMAL WASH and TOP RACK cycles. Depending on soil level, the sensor will
determine if additional water fills are needed to clean the dishes or if water fills can be deleted.
Cycle time and water usage will vary based on the amount of soil on the dishes. Cycle time will
also vary based on the options selected and the incoming water temperature. Not all Cycles
available on all models.
Cycle
To Select Cycle
Soil Level
Water
(approx.)
Power Plus*
Select POWER PLUS
and desired OPTIONS.
HI-TEMP WASH will
automatically be provided
SANITIZE optional.
Heavy and
Medium
10 gal.
36 liters
For pots, pans
casseroles and
dinnerware with
dried-on or baked-on
soils
Normal Wash*
For regularly
soiled dishes and
silverware.
Top Rack*
For Lightly soiled and
pre-rinsed dishes and
silverware when you
do not have a full
load.
Select Normal WASH and
desired OPTIONS.
Select TOP RACK and
desired OPTIONS.
Time Washes/
(Hours) Rinses
2 1/4
4 Washes
4 Rinses
Light
7 gal.
28 liters
2
3 Washes
3 Rinses
Heavy
7 gal.
26 liters
2
4 Washes
2 Rinses
Light
5 gal.
18 liters
1 1/2
2 Washes
2 Rinses
Extra Light
4 gal.
14 liters
/4
2 Washes
1 Rinse
Heavy
6 gal.
22 liters
2
3 Washes
2 Rinse
Medium and
Light
5 gal.
19 liters
Heavy
6 gal.
22 liters
2
3 Washes
2 Rinses
Medium
6 gal.
22 liters
1
3 Washes
2 Rinses
1
/2
1
2 Washes
2 Rinses
Quick Clean
A fast wash for lightly Select QUICK CLEAN
and desired OPTIONS.
soiled dishes and
silverware.
Energy Saver*
Select ENERGY SAVER
For lightly soiled or
pre-rinsed dishes and and desired OPTIONS.
silverware when you
do not have a full
load.
Rinse Only
For rinsing dishes
that will be washed
later.
Select RINSE ONLY.
DO NOT USE detergent.
Heavy
6 gal.
22 liters
1 1/2
3 Washes
2 Rinses
Medium and
Light
5 gal.
18 liters
1 1/2
2 Washes
2 Rinses
/4
2 Rinses
All
2 gal.
9 liters
1
*Cycle uses Soil Sensing to determine best Wash Performance.
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PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES
Dish Preparation
Scrape away large pieces of food, bones, pits,
toothpicks, etc. The continuously filtered wash
fluid will remove remaining food particles.
Burned-on foods should be loosened before
loading. Empty liquids from glasses and cups.
Foods such as mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar,
lemon juice and tomato based products may
cause discoloration of stainless steel and
plastics if allowed to sit for a long period of
time. Unless the dishwasher is to be operated
at once, it is best to pre-rinse or use the rinse
only cycle to rinse off these food soils.
•
Load racks so that large items do not
prevent the detergent dispenser from
opening.
•
Check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing items in question.
•
If the dishwasher drains into a Food
Disposer, be sure disposer is
completely empty before starting
dishwasher.
Long-handled knives and utensils can be
placed in top rack.
Be sure nothing protrudes through the bottom
of the rack to block rotation of middle spray
arm.
10 place settings standard loading pattern
Loading the Top Rack
Features and appearance of racks and
silverware basket may vary from your model.
The upper rack is designed for flexibility in
loading a wide variety of items including cups,
glasses, stemware, small plates, bowls, etc.
Load glasses in top rack only. Damage may
occur if placed in bottom rack.
Load plastic items in top rack only. Melting
may occur if placed in bottom rack.
Load items with open ends facing down for
better cleaning adn draining.
Damage may occur if delicate items touch
each other during dishwasher operation.
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12 place settings standard loading pattern
PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES
Upper Rack
Loading the Bottom Rack
The UPPER RACK option can be used to wash
a wide assortment of items when you don’t
have a full load. Also, when the upper rack
fills up with glasses and the lower rack is still
empty, you don’t have to wait anymore for
clean glasses.
Features and appearance of racks and
silverware basket may vary from your model.
STEMWARE HOLDER/CUFSHELF not available
on all models.
The lower rack is best for plates, saucers,
bowls, and cookware. Large items should be
placed along the edge so they do not block
the spray arm rotation. For best results, place
bowls, casseroles, and sauce pans with soiled
surface facing down or toward the center. Tilt
slightly for better drainage.
Make sure tall items do not block spray arm
rotation.
Be sure pan handles do not protrude through
the bottom of the rack and block the spray
arm rotation.
10 place settings standard loading pattern.
12 place settings standard loading pattern
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PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES
Loading the Silverware Basket
CAUTION
Load sharp items (knives, skewers, etc.)
pointing down.
Failure to do so may result in injury.
Use suggested loading patterns, as shown, to
increase washability of the silverware.
Be sure nothing protrudes through bottom of
basket or rack to block the spray arm.
Do not mix silver and stainless to avoid
damaging the silver finish.
When covers are up, mix items in each
section of the basket with some pointing
up and some down to avoid nesting. Water
spray connot reach nested items.
Features and appearance of racks and
silverware basket may vary from your model.
Load the silverware basket while it is in the
bottom rack or take the basket out for loading
on a counter or table.
In some models small items like baby bottle
caps, jar lids, corn cob holders, etc., can be
placed in a covered section. Close the cover
to hold small items in place.
Adding a Dish
To add or remove items after wash cycle
starts:
10
•
Unlatch door and wait a few seconds
until wash action stops before opening.
•
Add the item and wait a few seconds to
allow cold air to slowly expand inside
dishwasher.
•
Close door firmly to latch and resume
cycle.
DISHWASHER DISPENSER & DETERGENTS
Cover
CAUTION
Main
Wash
Cup
The use of industrial grade detergent can
damage the heating coil and other parts of
the dishwasher leading to damage to the
unit and surrounding property. Use only
household grade automatic dishwasher
detergents.
Pre-Wash
Cup
Cover
Latch
Filing the Detergent Dispenser
The detergent dispenser has one covered
and one uncovered cup. Detergent in the
uncovered cup falls into the dishwasher when
the door is closed. The covered cup openslater
automatically to release detergent.
•
Use only fresh automatic dishwashing
detergent. Other detergents may cause
oversudsing.
•
When using automatic dishwashing
detergent tabs, place one tab in main
wash cup and close.
•
Add detergent just before starting cycle.
•
Store detergent in a cool, dry location.
Moist or caked detergent may not dissolve
properly.
If the cover is closed on the Main Wash Cup
open by pressing the Cover Latch.
How much Detergent to use
The amount of detergent to use depends
on the water hardness. Water hardness is
measured in grains per gallon. Using too little
detergent can result in poor cleaning and hard
water filming or spotting. Using too much
detergent in soft water can cause etching
to some glassware which is surface damage
that appears like a film but cannot be wiped
off. Your local water company, water softener
company or county extension agent can tell
you the water hardness in your area.
Detergent Usage Chart
Cycle
Heavy Wash/
Power Plus
or
Normal Wash
Top Rack
Rinse Only
Soft Water
Medium Hard Water
Hard Water
Very Hard Water
(0-3 grains)
(4-8 grains)
(9-12 grains)
(Over 12 grains)
2 teaspoons
(each cup1/4 full)
5 teaspoons
(each cup- fill
to line above
“Regular”)
8 teaspoons
(each cupcompletely full)
Each CupCompletely
Full (water
softener
recommended)
2 teaspoons
(Main Wash
cup1/4 full)
5 teaspoons
(each cup- fill
to line above
“Regular”)
8 teaspoons
(Main Wash
cup- completely
full)
No Detergent
No Detergent
No Detergent
Main
Wash CupCompletely Full
(water softener
recommended)
No Detergent
(water softener
recommended)
As a rule, use 1 teaspoon for each grain above 12. For very hard water, detergent alone
may not be enough and then a water softener is recommended to improve water quality and
dishwashing performance. However, when - using automatic dishwashing detergent tablets or
packets simply place one in the main wash cup.
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FACTORS AFFECTING PERFORMANCE
Rinse Aid
Water Pressure
Rinse aid greatly improves drying,
reduces water spots, filming, and
lubricates wash arm bearing for proper
rotation. With it water “sheets” off dishes
rather than forming water droplets that cling
and leave spots.
A dispenser, located next to the detergent cup,
automatically releases a measured amount of
rinse aid during the last rinse. If spotting and
poor drying are problems, increase the amount
of rinse aid dispensed by rotating the dial to a
higher number. The dial is located under the
dispenser cap. The indicator will be dark when
full and will show clear when it is time to refill.
To add liquid rinse aid, turn dispense cap 1/4
turn counterclockwise and lift out. Pour in
rinse aid until liquid touches the indicated fill
level Replace cap.
Do not overfill since this can cause
oversudsing. Wipe up any spills iwth a damp
cloth.
The dispenser holds enough for 35 to 140
washes, depending on setting.
The hot water line to dishwasher must provide
water pressure between 20 and 120 psi.
Low Water pressure may occur when laundry
or showers are in operation. If you experience
poor wash performance you may need to
wait until water use is reduced before starting
dishwasher.
Dispenser Opening
Indicator
Water Temperature
Hot water is needed for best dishwashing and
drying results. Water entering dishwasher
should be at least 120oF (49oC) to give
satisfactory results.
To check water temperature entering
dishwasher:
•
Turn on hot water faucet nearest
dishwasher for several minutes to clear
cool water from pipes.
•
Hold a candy or meat thermometer in the
water stream to check the temperature.
•
If temperature is below 120oF (49oC),
have a qualified person raise the hot
water heater thermostat setting.
IMPORTANT
Before starting a cycle, run hot water
to clear cool water from pipe.
Dispenser Cap
Adjustable Setting
The HEAT DRY option in combination
with rinse aid will enhance drying
performance. The energy required to use
the HEAT DRY option costs pennies per
cycle. You may choose not to select the
HEAT DRY option; however you will have
items in your dish load that will not be
completely dry at the end of the cycle.
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NOTE
To achieve the best results from your
dishwasher, visit www.dishwashingexpert.com
for general tips regarding the performance
and operation of your dishwasher.
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CARE AND CLEANING
Spray Arm varies
by model
(2)
WARNING
Burn Hazard
(3)
Allow heating element to cool before
cleaning the interior.
Glass Trap
Failure to do so can result in burns.
(1)
Glass Trap Removal
To empty the glass trap:
1.
Grasp the glass trap’s handle and rotate it
900 clockwise while pressing down on the
center of the wash arm.
2.
Grab the spray arm in the center and lift
the spray arm and glass trap assembly up
and out form the dishwasher.
3.
Tip the assembly over an appropriate
container and tap it to empty the glass
trap.
OR, separate the glass trap - pull
the glass trap handle toward you, then
up, then further toward you to slide it
away from the rest of the assembly;
empty it into an appropriate container;
then slide the glass trap back into the
assembly.
4.
Place the assembly back into position,
press down on the arm at the center
and rotate the glass trap handle 900
counterclockwise being sure the glass
trap ends in the orientation shown in the
image above. To avoid damage to
your unit make sure the spray arm
and glass trap are fully snapped in
place.
Outer Door - Clean outer door with warm
soapy water and a dishcloth or sponge. Rinse
with clean water and a dry cloth. Do not use
harsh cleaners.
Inside - The inside of the dishwasher and
filter are self-cleaning with normal use. If
needed, clean around the tub gasket area with
a damp cloth. The filter is self-cleaning. A
glass trap located in the center of the filter
is designed to collect pieces of broken glass,
straws, bones and pits.
Overfill Protector- keeps dishwasher
from overfilling and is located in the left front
corner of the tub.
•
Clean occasionally with household cleaner
containing vinegar or bleach to dissolve
any buildup.
•
Overfill Protector should move up and
down freely about one inch. If it does not
move, lift and clean underneath.
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NOTE
Hard water may cause lime deposit buildup
on the interior of the dishwasher. For
cleaning instructions see “Removing Spots
and film” section.
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CARE AND CLEANING
Care of Drain Air Gap
Winterizing
If a drain air gap was installed for your built-in
dishwasher, check to make sure it is clean so
the dishwasher will drain properly. A drain air
gap is usually mounted on countertop and can
be inspected by removing the cover. This is
not part of your dishwasher and is not covered
by warranty.
A dishwasher left in an unheated place should
be protected from freezing. Have a qualified
person do the following:
CAUTION
To Disconnect Service:
1.
Turn off electrical power to the
dishwasher at the supply source by
removing fuses or tripping circuit breaker.
2.
Shut off water supply
3.
Place a pan under the inlet valve.
Disconnect water line from inlet valve
and drain into pan.
4.
Disconnect drain line from pump and
drain water into pan.
Property Damage Hazard
Freezing temperatures may cause water
lines to rupture. Be sure all supply lines to
and circulating lines within dishwasher are
protected.
Failure to do so could result in property
damage.
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1.
Direct water line discharge into a pan
and open the valve to flush the line.
2.
Reconnect the water, drain, and
electrical power supply.
3.
Turn on water and electrical power
supply.
4.
Fill both detergent cups and run
dishwasher through a HEAVY WASH/
POWER PLUS cycle.
5.
Check connections to make sure they
do not leak.
NOTE
See Installation Instructions for more details
on disconnecting and restoring service to
your dishwasher.
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To Restore Service:
BEFORE YOU CALL
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NOTE
To achieve the best results from your
dishwasher, visit www.dishwashingexpert.com
for general tips regarding the performance
and operation of your dishwasher.
Before calling for service, review this
list. It may save you both time and
expense. This list includes common
experiences that are not the result of
defective workmanship or material in
your dishwasher.
Food Soils Left on Dishes
•
Choose another cycle for longer
washing time.
•
Check rack loading section for proper
loading-avoid nesting items.
•
Home water pressure may be too
low-should be 20 to 120 pounds per
square inch (psi).
•
Check incoming water temperature.
It should be about 120oF (49oC). (See
Factors Affecting Performance.)
•
Check water hardness. For extremely
hard water, it may be necessary to
install a water softener. (See Detergent
Chart).
•
•
•
Cups with a concave bottom will collect
water. Load them at the far left and
right of the upper rack so they will be
held in a tilted position.
•
Containers, bowls, pots/pans, and any
dishware with concave surfaces that
can collect water should be placed in
the rack facing or angled down so that
water is able to drain even from the
lowest point.
•
Plastic items may need to be towel
dried.
Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy
•
Check water hardness. For extremely
hard water, it may be necessary to
install a water softener. (See Detergent
Chart).
•
Water temperature may be low. Avoid
extremely low or high temperatures.
(See Factors Affecting Performance.
•
Avoid overloading and improper
loading. (See Preparing and Loading
Dishes).
•
Use fresh detergent. Old detergent is
ineffective.
•
Make sure rinse aid dispenser is filled.
•
Check to see that proper amount
of detergent is being used for cycle
selected. (See Detergent Dispenser).
Use Fresh Detergent.
•
Make sure items are not blocking the
spray arms, preventing them from
rotating.
Home water pressure may be too low-it
should be 20 to 120 pounds per square
inch (psi).
Dishware Chipped
•
Do not overload the dishwasher (See
Preparing and Loading Dishes).
•
•
Check to verify that the glass trap is
maintained and installed properly (See
Care and Cleaning).
•
Place delicate items in top rack.
•
Place glasses securely against pins and
not over pins.
•
Load items so they are secure and
don’t jar loose when moving racks in
and out. Move racks in and out slowly.
•
Make sure tall glasses and stemware
will clear top of tub when rack is
pushed in.
•
Fine antique china and crystal should
be hand-washed.
Dishes not Dry
•
Select heat or SaharaTM dry option.
•
Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is
filled.
•
Increase the discharge setting of rinse
aid. (See Rinse Aid).
•
Check the incoming water temperature.
Be sure it is at least 120oF (49oC).
•
Check for proper loading-avoid nesting
items.
Load with care and do not overload.
(See Preparing and Loading Dishes).
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BEFORE YOU CALL
Vapor at Vent
Etching
•
•
Using too much detergent especially
in soft or softened water causes
damage that looks like a film but
cannot be removed.
•
Adjust the amount of detergent
based on the water hardness. (Check
Detergent Chart).
•
Lower the water temperature
by selecting one of the lower
temperature options.
Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and
lead to overflowing. Wipe up any spills
with a damp cloth.
Dishware Stained or Discolored
•
Tea and coffee can stain cups.
Remove the stains by hand washing in
a solution of 1/2 cup (120 ml) bleach
and one quart (1L) of warm water.
Rinse thoroughly.
•
Iron deposits in water can cause a
yellow or brown film. A special filter
installed in the water supply line will
correct this problem. (See Removing
Spots and Film).
•
Aluminum utensils can leave gray/
black marks when they rub against
other items. Load Properly.
•
Certain high acid foods can cause
discoloration of stainless steel and
plastics if allowed to sit for a long
period. Use the Rinse Only cycle
or rinse by hand if not operating
dishwasher at once.
•
Mixing stainless steel and silver
utensils in silverware basket can cause
pitting of the stainless steel blades.
Avoid mixing stainless steel and silver.
Water in Bottom of Tub
•
Water left in the tub bottom after
the cycle is complete is not normal.
If water remains in the bottom of
the tub, the dishwasher may not be
draining properly. (See Dishwasher
Does not Drain Properly).
Detergent Left in Cups
•
Detergent may be old. Discard and
use fresh detergent.
•
Be sure the dish load doesn’t block
spray from entering the detergent
cup.
•
Check to see if cycle has been
completed.
•
Make sure items do not prevent the
detergent dispenser from opening.
Dishwasher Leaks
•
Check that the door gasket is pressed
into its mounting channel, reaches to
the bottom of the tub and does not
extend beyond the end rib so as to
interfere with door closure.
•
Spilled rinse aide can cause foam and
lead to overflowing. Wipe up any
spills with a damp cloth.
•
Check to see that the dishwasher is
level. (See Installation Instructions).
•
Avoid oversudsing by using the
correct amount of detergent designed
for automatic dishwashers.
Cycle Takes a Long Time
•
The cycle may have been automatically
lengthened to reach key temperatures
due to some factor such as a cool water
supply or a large load of dishes.
Check to see that dishwasher is level.
(See Installation Instructions).
Normal Sounds You Will Hear
•
Delay Start option may have been
selected.
•
•
Choose lower temperature options to
shorten the cycle.
Normal sounds include water fill,
water spray, draining and motor
sounds.
•
•
Cycles that are soil-sensing adjust
automatically to assure a good wash
- heavier soils will elicit a longer cycle
response.
There is a noticeable change in
sound when the wash action switches
between the lower and middle spray
arm. This is normal since each spray
arm has its own sound.
•
It is normal for the dishwasher to
pause (no sound) when the wash
action is switching between the lower
and middle spray arms.
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•
BEFORE YOU CALL
Dishwasher Won’t Run
Removing Spots and Film
•
Check to see if circuit breaker is
tripped or if a fuse is blown.
•
Make sure water supply is turned on.
•
Check to see if cycle is set correctly.
(See Operating Instructions).
•
Is dishwasher set for Delay Start
Option?
Hard water can cause lime deposit buildup
on the interior of the dishwasher. Dishes
and glasses may also get spots and film
for a number of reasons. (See Glassware/
Flatware Spotted or Cloudy section). To
remove buildup, and film, clean using the
following instructions:
•
Make sure door is closed and latched.
1.
Load clean dishes and glasses in
normal manner. Do not load any
metal utensils or silverware.
2.
Do not add detergent.
3.
Select the NORMAL WASH cycle.
Close the door. Press START/CANCEL
pad.
Dishwasher Won’t Fill
•
Assure the water supply is turned on.
•
Check that the overfill protector moves
up and down freely. (See Overfill
Protector section).
Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly
•
If unit is hooked up to a food waste
disposer, make sure the disposer is
empty.
4.
Allow dishwasher to run until it starts
the second water fill (approximately 8
minutes).
•
Assure the knockout plug has been
removed from inside the food waste
disposer inlet.
5.
Open the door, pour 2 cups of white
vinegar into the bottom of dishwasher.
•
Assure the drain hose isn’t kinked.
6.
Close the door and allow cycle to
finish.
•
Make sure cycle is complete, not in a
pause.
•
Assure the glass trap is maintained and
installed properly assuring no clogs
(See Care and Cleaning).
Dishwasher has an Odor
•
Soiled dishes left in dishwasher too
long can create an odor. Use Rinse
Only cycle.
•
There will be a “new” smell when first
installed. This is normal.
•
Check to see if unit is draining
properly. (See Dishwasher Does Not
Drain Properly).
Stains on Tub Interior
•
Washing large amounts of dishware
with tomato based soil can cause
a pink/orange appearance. This
will not affect performance and will
gradually fade over time. Prerinsing or using the Rinse Only cycle
will reduce the chance of staining.
Using no heat dry option will lessen
staining.
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MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of
purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove
to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained
in accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside
the USA or Canada.
3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4. Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6. Products used in a commercial setting.
7. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances
not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards,
shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other
consumables, or knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry
trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not
limited to floors, cabinets, walls, etc.
13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than
genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or
external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE
YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH
AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS
WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO
NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR
EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL
RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty
period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and
keep all receipts. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the
addresses or phone numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted
by Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In
Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to
change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under this
warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or
specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Frigidaire
10200 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Canada
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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