Whirlpool 810 series Specifications

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UseAndCare
A Note to You .........................
Dishwasher
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Safety ................. 3
Parts and Features..
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Starting
Your Dishwasher..
... 6
Loading
Your Dishwasher
..... 8
Using the Dispensers
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Setting the Controls.. ...........
Selecting a wash cycle .....
Canceling a cycle .............
Selecting cycle options.. ...
Changing a cycle setting.. .
Adding an item
during a cycle ...................
Washing
Special
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Items ........ 16
Connecting a Portable
Dishwasher.. .........................
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Caring for Your
Dishwasher.. .........................
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Saving
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Energy ......................
Solving Common
Dishwashing
Problems
Troubleshooting
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... . .. . . . ... . .. . . .. 28
Index ......................................
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Warranty
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DISHWASHER MODEL SERIES 400,800,806,810,830,840
PART NO. 3376815 Rev. A
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A Note to You
Thank
you for buying
a Whirlpool@
appliance.
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, WHIRLPOOL dishwashers are
easy to use, save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure you enjoy years
of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable
information about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please
read it carefully.
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Features” section).
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you
Please:
l Have your dishwasher
installed by a
qualified installer.
l Install where dishwasher
is protected from
the elements.
l Install and level dishwasher
on a floor that
will hold the weight, and in an area suitable
for its size and use.
l Properly
connect dishwasher to electricity,
water, and drain.*
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Model Number
Instructions
for complete
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Remove all shipping plugs from hoses and
connectors (such as the cap on the drain
outlet) before installing.+
Remove all hang tags and temporary
labels.
Make sure dishwasher is not used by
anyone unable to operate it properly.
Properly maintain dishwasher. See the
“Caring for Your Dishwasher” section.
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Your
safety
is important
to us.
This symbol alerts you to
hazards such as fire,
electrical shock, or
other injuries.
This guide contains safety symbols and
statements. Please pay special attention to
these symbols and follow any instructions
given. Here is a brief explanation of the use
of the symbol.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
WARNING -When using the dishwasher, follow basic precautions, including
the following:
l Read all instructions
before using the
dishwasher.
l Use the dishwasher
only for its intended
function.
l Use only detergents
or rinse agents
recommended for use in a dishwasher and
keep them out of the reach of children.
l When loading
items to be washed:
1) Locate sharp items so that they are
not likely to damage the door seal; and
2) Load sharp knives with the handles up
to reduce the risk of cut-type injuries.
l Do not wash plastic
items unless they
are marked “dishwasher safe” or the
equivalent. For plastic items not so
marked, check the manufacturer’s
recommendations.
l Do not touch the heating
element during
or immediately after use.
l Do not operate
the dishwasher unless
all enclosure panels are properly in place.
l Do not tamper with controls.
l Do not abuse,
sit on, or stand on the
door or dish racks of the dishwasher.
.To reduce the risk of injury, do not allow
children to play in or on the dishwasher.
l Under certain conditions,
hydrogen gas
may be produced in a hot water system
that has not been used for two weeks or
more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE.
If the hot water system has not been
used for such a period, before using the
dishwasher turn on all hot water faucets
and let the water flow from each for
INSTRUCTIONS
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several minutes. This will release any
accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is
flammable, do not smoke or use an open
flame during this time.
Remove the door to the washing compartment when removing an old dishwasher
from service or discarding it.
For a grounded, cord connected dishwasher:
GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS
The dishwasher must be grounded. In
the event of a malfunction or breakdown,
grounding will reduce the risk of electrical
shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. The dishwasher
is equipped with a cord having an
equipment-grounding
conductor and a
grounding plug. The plug must be
plugged into an appropriate outlet that
is installed and grounded in accordance
with all local codes and ordinances.
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WARNING - Improper connection of
the equipment-grounding
conductor can
result in a risk of electrical shock. Check
with a qualified electrician or service
representative if you are in doubt whether
the dishwasher is properly grounded. Do
not modify the plug provided with the
dishwasher; if it will not fit the outlet,
have a proper outlet installed by a
qualified electrician.
For a permanently connected dishwasher:
GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS
The dishwasher must be connected to a
grounded metal, permanent wiring system,
or an equipment-grounding
conductor
must be run with the circuit conductors
and connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on the dishwasher.
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Parts and Features
Your dishwasher is illustrated below with the parts and features called Out. To help You find
information on specific parts or features quickly, page references are included.
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Spray tower
and protector
(P- 9)
Water inlet opening
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(P. 9)
Model and
serial number label
(on right side)
Rack bumper
(P. 9)
Sllverware
-basket
Bottom
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(P. 9)
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protector
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Detergent
dispensers
(P. 11)
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(P. 12)
Access
panel+
Door latch ’
Door color panel’
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Instructions
for more Information.
Series
Series
Series
400
models
Option selector
switch
Cycle control
knob
Option selector
switch
Cycle control
knob
800 and 806 models
810 models
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830 models
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Selector
Series
buttons
Optlon selector
switch
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Cycle control
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Cycle control
knob
knob
840 models
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Cycle selector
buttons
Option selector
buttons
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Cycle control
knob
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This section tells you how to start or stop your dishwasher.
Before
You Use Your Dishwasher
Tip Over Hazard
Do not use dishwasher
until
completely
installed.
Do not push down on open door.
Doing so can result In serious injury
or cuts.
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Refer to it for quick reference.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrically
ground dishwasher.
Connect ground wire to green
ground connector in terminal box.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to do so can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
1. Load the dishwasher. See the “Loading
Your Dishwasher” section. -
2. Spin the spray arm. ltshould turn freely.
3. Add detergent. See the “Using the
-Dispensers” section.
4. Add rinse agent, if needed.
5. Close door firmly until it latches.
7. Select a drying option. (See the “Setting
the Controls” section.) For
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models with buttons, the
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indicator above the button
will show red when the option
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has been selected. For
models with rocker switches, the switch
indicates which option has been selected.
NOTE: Select Air Dry for the Rinse &
Hold cycle. For Series 840
=--=
models, push a Cycle button
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for the desired cycle. Normal
Wash, Light Wash, and Rinse
F3
& Hold cycles share the same
button. The Cycle Control Knob determines which cycle operates. For Series
830 models, the Heat Dry option is
automatically selected with the Pots &
Pans cycle.
8. Turn the Cycle Control Knob clockwise to
the desired cycle. You will
feel a definite “stop” at each
cycle mark. The dishwasher
automatically starts the cycle
you select.
NOTE: If the door is latched, you will hear
the cycles start and stop as the control
knob passes each cycle mark. This is
normal and does not hurt the dishwasher.
If you prefer, you can set the Cycle
Control Knob with the door unlatched.
6. Run hot water at the sink nearest the
dishwasher until water is hot.
Turn off water.
Stopping
the dishwasher
You can stop your dishwasher anytime
during a cycle. All you have to do is:
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Wait for any filling
or spraying action to stop before opening
the door all the way. Close the door to
continue the cycle.
OR
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Turn the Cycle Control Knob slowly
clockwise until you hear water draining.
Let the dishwasher drain completely. Then
open the door and turn the Cycle Control
Knob to Off.
Loading
Your Dishwasher
This section tells how to properly load your dishwasher
Preparing
to load your dishwasher
To save water and energy, do not rinse
dishes before putting them into the
dishwasher.
Remove large pieces of food, bones, and
other hard items.
Foods like eggs, rice, pasta, and cooked
cereals may be hard to remove if left to dry
over a period of time. Run a Rinse & Hold
cycle to keep dishes moist if you do not
plan to wash them soon.
Load dishes so soiled surfaces face the
rotating spray arm.
Load dishes so they are not stacked or
overlapping. It is important for the water
spray to reach all soiled surfaces for best
washing. For best drying, water must be
able to drain from all surfaces.
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Loading
the silverware
Load the silverware basket while it is in the
bottom rack or take the basket out for
loading on a counter or table.
NOTE: The loaded basket must be placed
in the center front (over the spray tower) of
the bottom rack for proper washing.
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for best washing and rinsing results.
Mix items in each section of the basket
with some pointing up and some down
to avoid nesting. Spray cannot reach
nested items.
IMPORTANT: Always load sharp items
(knives, skewers, forks, etc.) pointing down.
Put small items (baby bottle caps, jar lids,
etc.) in any section.
You can also remove the basket for easy
unloading. Always unload or remove the
basket before unloading the racks to avoid
spilling water on the silverware.
Loading
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for quiet
operation
Secure lightweight load items in the racks.
Pot lids and handles, pizza pans, cookie
sheets, etc., should not touch interior
walls, interfere with the spray arm’s
rotation, or cover the spray tower.
Load dishes so they do not touch
one another.
NOTE: Keep sink drain plugs inserted
during dishwasher operation to prevent
noise transfer through drains.
basket
Loading
the bottom
rack
Load items with cooked-on or dried-on food
in the bottom rack, with soiled surfaces
facing inward to the spray.
Mixed
load
Load plates, soup bowls, etc., between
prongs and facing inward to the spray.
Make sure pot handles and other items do
not stop rotation of the spray arm. Spray
arm must move freely.
Load items so they do not block or cover
the spray tower.
Load heavily soiled cookware face down
in rack.
Do not stack or overlap dishes. Water
spray must reach all soiled surfaces for
best results.
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Do not cover spray tower
load
Load cookie sheets, cake pans, and other
large items at sides and back. Loading
such items in front may keep water spray
from reaching detergent dispenser and
silverware basket.
NOTES:
Do not load glasses, cups, or plastic items
in the bottom rack.
l Do not load items between
the bottom rack
and the dishwasher tub. This can block the
water inlet opening.
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the bottom rack for
unloading or cleaning, replace it with
bumpers in front.
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face bishwasher
door
Loading
the top rack
Load the top rack with cups, glasses, and
smaller items. Do not cover the third level
wash (on some models) when loading the
top rack.
Cup and glass
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Load so open ends face down for cleaning
and draining.
Load glasses in top rack only - bottom
rack is not designed for glasses. Damage
can occur.
Place items in the rows between prongs.
Placing them over the prongs may lead
to breakage.
Secure lightweight items.
China, crystal, and other delicate items
must not touch each other during dishwasher operation. Damage may occur.
Mixed
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load
Small bowls, pans, and other utensils can
be placed in the top rack.
Load plastic items in the top rack only.
Plastic items may melt in the bottom rack.
Wash only plastic items marked “dishwasher safe.”
Load plastic items so the force of the spray
does not move them during the cycle.
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Cup and glass load
Do not cover third level wash
(on some models)
Mixed load
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Using the Dispensers
For best washing results, review the information
rinse agents properly.
Using
the detergent
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Filling
the detergent
NOTE: It is normal for the cover to open
partially when dispensing detergent.
Use only covered
section for:
- Light Wash*
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Use both sections
- Normal Wash
- Pots 81 Pans*
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much
detergent
to use
The amount of detergent to use depends
on the hardness of your water and the type
of detergent. If you use too little, dishes
won’t be clean. If you use too much in soft
water, glassware will etch.
Different brands of dishwasher detergent
have different amounts of phosphorus for
softening water. If you have hard water
and use low phosphorous content detergent (6.0% or less), you may need to use
more detergent or use a detergent with a
higher phosphorous content (6.7%).
Find out your water’s hardness by asking
your local water department, water softener company, or county extension agent.
I WATER
Cover Latch
Cycle on some models only.
How
dispenser
The detergent dispenser has one section
with a cover and one without. Push cover
down firmly until it latches. Detergent in the
open section falls into the dishwasher when
closing the door. The covered section opens
automatically for the main wash.
Cover
and
dispenser
Use automatic dishwashing
detergent
only. Other detergents are too mild and
much too sudsy.
Add detergent just before starting cycle.
Store detergent tightly closed in a cool, dry
place. Fresh automatic dishwasher
detergent results in better cleaning.
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below. It is important to use detergents
TYPE
WHERE TO FILL
Hard
8+ grains per gallon
136+ pans per million
for:
Medium
5-7 grains per gallon
85119 parts per million
soft
O-4 grains per gallon
O-68 parts per million
Fill amounts shown are for standard
powdered detergent. Amounts may vary if
you use liquid or concentrated powdered
detergent. Follow manufacturer’s directions
when using liquid dishwasher detergent or
concentrated powdered detergent.
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Using
the rinse agent
dispenser
Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a
liquid rinse agent. A rinse agent greatly
improves dish drying by helping water
flow off during the last rinse. A rinse
agent also keeps water from forming
droplets and drying as spots or streaks.
A small amount of rinse agent automatically releases into the rinse water during the
final rinse of each cycle. For best drying
results, check dispenser periodically
to
see if it needs filling.
To check
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dispenser:
Check center of Fill Indicator Cap. Clear
means it needs filling.
OR
Remove Fill Indicator Cap. An “E” is visible
when dispenser is empty.
To fill
OR
Cap center clear
when empty
“E” visible
when empty
dispenser:
The rinse agent dispenser holds 6 ounces
(175 mL). Under normal conditions, this
lasts about 3 months.
1. Open dishwasher door completely.
2. Remove Fill Indicator Cap.
3. Add rinse agent. Fill to smallest opening
in lower part of dispenser only. Overfilling
may cause rinse agent to leak out. This
will not harm the dishwasher, but could
cause oversudsing.
4. Clean up any spilled rinse agent with
a damp cloth.
5. Replace Fill Indicator Cap. Keep it
closed tightly.
NOTE: You do not have to wait until the
dispenser is empty before refilling, but do
not overfill it. Your dishwasher is designed
to use a liquid rinse agent. You do not need
to use a solid or bar-type rinse agent.
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Keep dispenser
filled for best drying
results
Setting
the Controls
Operating your dishwasher’s controls properly helps you obtain the best possible washing
results. This section tells you how to select wash cycles and options.
Selecting
a wash
cycle
For Series 400,800,806,
and 810 models:
Turn Cycle Control Knob to desired cycle.
For Series 840 models:
Press a cycle pad, then turn the Cycle
Control Knob to desired cycle. Normal
Wash, Light Wash, and Rinse & Hold all
share the same cycle pad.
For Series 830 models:
Press Pots & Pans button for that cycle. Or
press either Heat Dry or Air Dry for Normal
Wash and Light Wash cycles. Press Air Dry
for Rinse & Hold cycle. Turn Cycle Control
Knob to desired cycle.
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CYCLE
NOTE: Your model may have all or some of
the cycles shown.
A “en shows what each cycle includes
VASH IINSE
IINSE
WAIN
UASI IINSE
:INAL
UNSE IRY
CYCLE
TIME
vlinutes:
POTS & PANS
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96’
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go*
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85*
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cooked-on or baked-on foods.
NORMAL WASH
.
soiled loads. (The Energy
Guide label is based on this
cycle.)
LIGHT WASH
RINSE 81 HOLD
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For rinsing a
few items to
be washed
one or more
days later.
Do not use detergent.
Use Air Dry option.
* Cycle time includes dry time.
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Canceling
a cycle
You can cancel a cycle at any time.
1. Turn the Cycle Control Knob slowly
clockwise until you hear water draining.
Let the dishwasher drain completely.
2. Open the door.
3. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to Off.
Selecting
cycle
options
You can select a drying option after the
dishwasher starts as long as the Cycle
Control Knob has not reached Dry.
Heat
Dry option
If the Heat Dry option is selected, air in the
dishwasher is heated during the “dry” part
of the cycle. For best results, use a liquid
rinse agent.
For Series 830 models, the Heat Dry
option is automatically selected with the
Pots & Pans cycle.
Air
Series 400,800,
806, and 810
models
Dry option
When Air Dry is selected, the air in the
dishwasher is not heated during the “dry”
portion of a cycle. Using Air Dry helps save
energy, but dishes take longer to dry and
some spotting can occur. Some items (such
as plastics) may need towel drying. For best
drying, use a liquid rinse agent.
NOTE: You must choose either Air Dry or
Heat Dry for each wash cycle. Select Air Dry
when using the Rinse & Hold cycle (Series
800, 806, 810, 830, and 840 models).
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800,806, and
810 models
Series 830 and
840 models
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Series 830 and
840 models
Changing
(on some
a cycle
setting
models)
You can change a cycle setting anytime
during any cycle.
1. Lift up the door latch to stop the cycle.
2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob clockwise to
the desired cycle.
3. Check the detergent dispensers. They
must be filled properly for the new cycle.
NOTE: Turning the Cycle Control Knob
can cause the covered section of the
detergent dispenser to open and release
the detergent. Check the covered
section if setting Normal Wash or Pots &
Pans cycle.
4. Close the door firmly until it latches. The
dishwasher starts the new cycle.
Adding
(on some
an item
during
a cycle
models)
You can add an item to the dishwasher
anytime before the Cycle Control Knob
reaches Light Wash. Items added after the
Cycle Control Knob reaches Light Wash will
only be rinsed.
1. Lift up the door latch to stop the cycle.
Wait for spraying action to stop before
opening the door.
2. Open the door and add the item.
3. Close the door, but do not latch it. Wait
30 seconds for the air in the dishwasher
to warm up. Doing so reduces the amount
of moisture in the vent when restarting
a cycle.
4. Close the door firmly until it latches. The
dishwasher resumes the cycle.
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Washing
Special
Items
If you have any doubts about washing a particular piece of dishware, check with the manufacturer to see if it is dishwasher safe.
MATERIAL
DISHWASHER
SAFE?
EXCEPTIONS/SPECIAL
INFORMATION
Aluminum
Yes
High water temperature and detergents can pit
finish of anodized aluminum.
Bottles
and Cans
No
Wash bottles and cans by hand. Labels attached
with glue can loosen in your dishwasher. Loose
labels and glue can clog spray arm or the pump
and will reduce washing performance.
Cast Iron
No
Seasoning will be removed and iron will rust.
China/
Stoneware
Yes
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing. Antique, hand-painted, or overthe-glaze patterns may fade. Gold leaf can
discolor or fade.
Crystal
Yes
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing. Some types of leaded crystal can
etch with repeated washings.
Gold
No
Gold-colored
Glass
Yes
Milk glass will yellow with repeated dishwasher
washing.
HollowHandle
Knives
No
Handles of some knives are attached to the blade
with adhesives which may loosen if washed in the
dishwasher.
Pewter
No
High water temperatures
discolor or pit finish.
Disposable
Plastics
No
Cannot withstand
and detergents.
Plastics
Yes
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing. Plastics vary in their capacity to
withstand high water temperatures and detergents. Load plastics in top rack only.
Stainless
Steel
Yes
Run the Rinse & Hold cycle if not washing
immediately. Prolonged contact with food containing salt, vinegar, milk products, or fruit juice can
damage finish.
Sterling
Silver or
Silver Plate
Yes
Run the Rinse & Hold cycle if not washing
immediately. Prolonged contact with food containing salt, acid, or sulfide (eggs, mayonnaise, and
seafood) can damage finish.
Tin
No
Can rust.
Wooden
Ware
No
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing. Untreated wood can warp, crack,
or lose its finish.
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flatware will discolor.
and detergent can
high water temperatures
Connecting
Dishwasher
Electrical
a Portable
connection
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death, fire, or
electrical shock.
A power supply of 120 volts, 60Hz AC, 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 possible shock hazard it must 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 responsibility and
obligation of the customer to have a properly
grounded 3-prong wall receptacle installed by
a qualified electrician.
3-prong
grounding
Power supply
cord
3-pron$ grounding
type wall receptacle
NOTE: 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 door is latched. Hold the dishwasher at
the top front corners.
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Connecting
the dishwasher
1. Run water at faucet until it is hot. Turn
water off.
2. Pull hoses out of their storage compartment on the back of the dishwasher.
NOTE: Make sure the hoses are not
kinked or twisted. Kinked hoses reduce
washing performance.
3. Pull down on the locking collar while
lifting the hose connector onto the faucet
adapter.
4. When the connector snaps into place,
release 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 the “Starting Your Dishwasher”
section for instructions on how to start
the dishwasher.
Hose connection
Drawing
water
connected
when
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.)
l Press the red button on the hose connector to draw water from faucet (The faucet
is set on hot. Adjust faucet for the water
temperature you want.)
NOTE: Turn hot water back on after you
draw water from faucet. Turn off cold water.
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dishwasher
is
Disconnecting
the dishwasher
1. Turn hot water off. (This can be done
after the last rinse.)
2. Press the red button on the connector to
release the water pressure.
3. Lift slightly on the hose connector while
pulling down the locking collar. Pull down
on the connector.
4. Empty any remaining water from the
connector by turning the connector
upside down.
5. Unplug power supply cord and return to
storage compartment.
6. Return hoses to storage compartment.
Converting
to a built-in
a portable
Hose connection
dishwasher
Your WHIRLPOOL@ Portable Dishwasher
can be converted to a built-in (undercounter)
model by using conversion kit No. 4317856.
The kit is available at your Whirlpool dealer
or authorized Whirlpool service company.
Instructions are included with the kit.
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Caring for Your Dishwasher
Your new dishwasher is designed to give you many years of dependable service. There
are a few things you can do to maintain your dishwasher properly. This section tells you how
to clean and care for your dishwasher. Refer to the “Solving Common Dishwasher Problems”
section for special cleaning problems. See Installation Instructions for information on storing
your dishwasher and for cleaning the drain air gap.
Caring
(on portable
for simulated
wood
models)
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 top
with warm, soapy water. For dried-on foods,
use a scouring pad.
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top
Cleaning
the interior
Hard water minerals may cause a white film
to build up on the inside surfaces, especially
just beneath the door area. To clean interior:
l Apply
powdered dishwasher detergent to a
damp sponge to make a paste.
OR
l Use liquid automatic
dishwasher detergent
and clean with damp sponge.
Do not clean the dishwasher interior until it
has cooled.
Wear rubber gloves. Do not use any type of
cleanser other than dishwasher detergent
because it can cause foaming or sudsing.
NOTE: See “Removing spots and film” in the
Solving Common Dishwashing Problems
section to clean your dishwasher with white
vinegar. Remember, this procedure is
intended for occasional use only. Vinegar is
an acid. Excessive use can damage your
dishwasher.
Overfill
protector
The overfill protector (in the front right corner
of the dishwasher tub) keeps the dishwasher
from overfilling. It must be in place for the
dishwasher to operate.
Check under the float for objects that may
keep the protector from moving up or down.
Cleaning
the filter
screen
The filter system requires periodic cleaning
as needed. To clean screen:
1. Unload and slide the bottom rack forward.
(Remove bottom rack if necessary to
reach filter screen.)
2. Remove collected particles from the
screen with your fingers or paper towel.
3. Return the bottom rack to original position.
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Storing
your
Moving
or winterizing
dishwasher
dishwasher
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Protect your dishwasher and home against
water damage due to freezing water lines. If
your dishwasher is left in a seasonal dwelling or could be exposed to near freezing
temperatures, have a qualified person do
the following:
NOTE: Pump motor styles vary by model.
Refer to Figure 1 or Figure 2, depending on
the style of your dishwasher.
1. Disconnect power supply to the
dishwasher.
2. Turn off water supply to the dishwasher.
3. Remove the 4 screws on the lower
access panel and remove the lower
access panel.
4. Place a shallow pan under the water
supply valve. Then, use a wrench to
disconnect the water inlet from the water
supply valve. Separate the water inlet
from the water supply valve and drain
water into the pan.
5. Remove the spring clamp from the water
outlet and separate from the water
supply valve; drain water into pan.
6. Reconnect both water inlet and water
outlet to the water supply valve.
7, . Empty the pan and reposition it under
the water pump.
8. Remove the clamp and disconnect the
drain hose from the water pump; drain
water into pan.
9. Reconnect drain hose to the water
pump, being sure to position the clamp
over the connection.
10. Replace the lower access panel.
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Drain
hose
NOTE: If your dishwasher is connected to
a garbage disposal, do not run water into
the sink after winterizing. This could cause
water to refill the drain hose on your
dishwasher.
Reconnecting
your
dishwasher
1. Remove the 4 screws on the lower
access panel and remove lower
access panel.
2. Turn on the water supply to dishwasher.
3. Turn on power supply to dishwasher.
4. Run dishwasher through a complete cycle
and check for leaks.
5. Replace lower access panel.
Storing
for the summer
Protect your dishwasher during the summer
months by turning off the water supply and
power to the dishwasher.
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Saving
Energy
Saving energy is important and helps you save money. This section gives you tips on the
best ways to save energy with your dishwasher.
Loading
tips
Wash full loads. Running a half-filled
dishwasher uses the same amou’nt of
electricity and hot water as a fully loaded
machine.
Load correctly for best washing results.
Incorrect loading may cause poor washing
and the need to rewash all or part of load.
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Cycle
l
l
l
l
and option
Do not prerinse normally soiled dishes.
Select the correct cycle for the load and
use the recommended amount of
detergent.
tips
If your model has the Light Wash cycle,
use it whenever possible. The cycle uses
less hot water and energy than the
Normal Wash cycle.
Run your dishwasher during off-peak hours.
Local utilities recommend avoiding heavy
usage of energy at certain times of day.
Use the Air Dry option whenever possible.
Allow longer drying times (overnight). Use
a rinse agent to improve drying.
Loads may not wash or dry as well if the
water temperature is too low. For best
dishwashing results, water must be at least
120°F (49°C) as it enters the dishwasher.
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l
To check water temperature:
1. Run the hot water at the faucet closest to
your dishwasher. Let the water _
run for at least 1 minute.
2. Hold a candy or meat thermometer in the
running stream of water. If the
water temperature at the
faucet is below 120°F (49”C),
have a qualified person raise
the water heater’s thermostat
setting.
Solving Common
Dishwashing
Problems
A convenient checklist for handling minor performance problems. Go over this list before
calling for service. If you are unable to solve your dishwasher’s problem, turn to the
“Troubleshooting”
section for service information.
Solution
chart
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Food soil left
3n dishes
Improper loading
Follow loading instructions.
Water temperature
too low
If needed, turn home water heater up to ensure
water entering dishwasher is 120°F (49°C)
minimum. See the “Saving Energy” section.
Use of incorrect, too
little, or ineffective
detergent
Use recommended dishwasher detergents
only. See the “Using the Dispensers” section.
Never use less than 1 tablespoon per load.
Detergent must be fresh to be effective.
Always store detergent tightly closed in a
cool, dry place.
Detergent cakes in
dispenser
Use fresh detergent only. Do not allow detergent to sit for several hours in a wet dispenser.
Check dispenser for caked detergent. Clean
dispenser when caked detergent is present.
Insufficient fill due to
low water pressure
Home water pressure should be 20 to 120
pounds per square inch (psi) for proper
dishwasher fill. A booster pump on the water
supply may be necessary if pressure is
too low.
Slowdown of wash
arm due to high suds
Never use soap or laundry detergents. Use
recommended dishwasher detergents only.
Hard water or high
mineral content in
water
Use rinse agent to help prevent spotting
and filming. See the “Using the Dispensers”
section. To remove hard water film, see
“Removing spots and film” at the end of this
section.
Water temperature
too low
If needed, turn home water heater up to ensure
water entering dishwasher is 120°F (49°C)
minimum.
Use of incorrect
detergents
Use recommended
detergents only.
Spotting
and filming
dishwasher
continued
on next page
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‘ROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Spotting and
‘ilming
continued)
Incorrect amount
of detergent
Follow recommendations for amount. Heavy
soil and/or hard water generally require
extra detergent.
Use of ineffective
detergents
Use fresh detergent. Store detergent
tightly closed in a cool, dry place. Discard
lumpy detergent.
Insufficient fill due to
low water pressure
Home water pressure should be 20 to 120
psi for proper dishwasher fill. A booster
pump on the water supply may be necessary if pressure is too low.
Dishes do not drain
properly
Dishes must have proper water drainage.
Do not overload. See the “Loading Your
Dishwasher” section. Use a liquid rinse
agent to speed draining.
Plastics
Some plastics, due to material, may need to
be towel dried.
Silica film or
etching
(silica film is a
Nhite iridescent
deposit; etching
is a cloudy film)
Water chemical
reaction with certain
types of glassware usually caused by
some combination of
soft or softened water,
alkaline washing
solutions, insufficient
rinsing, overloading the
dishwasher, and heat
of drying.
It may not be possible to prevent problem,
except by hand washing. To slow this
process, use a minimum amount of detergent but not less than 1 tablespoon per
load. Use a liquid rinse agent and underload
the dishwasher to allow thorough rinsing.
Silica film and etching are permanent and
cannot be removed. Use the Air Dry option,
Black or gray
marks on dishes
Aluminum items
touching dishes
Load aluminum items so that they will not
rub against dishes during washing. Do not
wash throwaway aluminum items in the
dishwasher because they may break down
and cause marking. Remove aluminum
markings by using a mild abrasive cleanser.
White spots on
cookware with
non-stick finish
Seasoning removed by
dishwasher detergents
Reseason cookware after dishwasher
washing.
Dishes do not
dry completely
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PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Brown stains
on dishes and
dishwasher
interior
High iron content
in water supply
Remove by washing dishes (after food soil has
been removed) with 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of citric acid crystals added to covered
section of detergent dispenser. Do not use
detergent. Follow with a Light Wash cycle and
detergent. If treatment is needed more often
than every other month, we recommend
installation of an iron removal unit.
Orange stains
on dishwasher
interior
Large amounts of
tomato-based foods
on dishes placed in
the dishwasher
Stains will not affect dishwasher performance
and can gradually fade over time. Regular use
of Rinse & Hold reduces the chance of staining. If air in the dishwasher is heated during
the “dry” portion of the cycle, stains may fade
slower than if the Air Dry option is selected.
Odor in the
dishwasher
Dishes only washed
every 2-3 days
Run a Rinse & Hold cycle at least once or
twice a day until a full load is accumulated.
Chipping
dishes
Improper loading
Load dishes and glasses so they are stable
and do not strike together from washing
action. Moving racks in and out slowly will also
minimize chipping.
of
NOTE: Some types of china and glassware
are too delicate for automatic dishwashing
and should be hand washed; for example:
antiques, feather-edged crystal, and
similar items.
Removing
spots
and film
Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a
liquid rinse agent. A rinse
agent prevents water from
.
forming droplets and drying as
- .
spots or streaks.
To remove spots and film on
ml .
dishes and glasses, or hard water film/lime
buildup on the interior of the dishwasher, you
may use white vinegar with the following
procedure:
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in dishwasher. Do not load silverware or other
metals in the dishwasher.
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z
2. Put 2 cups of household vinegar (in a
glass or dishwasher safe measuring cup)
standing upright in the bottom rack.
3. Close and latch the door.
4. Select the Normal Wash cycle and Air
Dry option. Do not use detergent. Allow
the dishwasher to complete the entire
cycle.
NOTE: This cleaning procedure is intended
for occasional use only. Vinegar is an acid.
Excessive use may damage your
dishwasher.
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Troubleshooting
Before calling for assistance please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It
could save you the cost of a service call.
Dishwasher
problems
PROBLEM
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Dishwasher does
not run or stops
during a cycle
Is the door tightly closed and securely latched?
Has the cycle been set correctly? See the “Setting the Controls”
section.
Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped?
If the motor stopped because of an overload, it will automatically
reset itself within a few minutes. If it does not start, call for service.
Is the water SUDDIVturned on?
Dishwasher
will not fill
Is the overfill protector stuck in ‘up” position? Overfill protector
should move up and down freely. Press down to release. See the
“Carina for Your Dishwasher” section.
Water remains
in dishwasher
Allow cycle to finish. A small amount of water remainina
Detergent remains
in covered section
of dispenser
Has the cycle completed?
is normal.
Check the drain air gap (if installed). If it is clogged, follow the
manufacturer’s cleaning instructions.
Is the detergent fresh and dry without lumps? See the “Using the
Dispensers” section.
Is the bottom rack in backwards? The rack bumpers must face the
dishwasher door.
Dishes not as dry
as you expected
Is the rinse agent dispenser empty? Using a rinse agent greatly
improves drying. See the “Using the Dispensers” section.
Do not use Air Dry option on the next load. See the “Setting the
Controls” section.
White residue
appears on front
of access panel
Dishwasher
not close
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will
Is too much detergent being used? See the “Using the Dispensers”
section.
Some liquid detergents develop excess foam and residue on panel.
Try a different brand to reduce foaming and eliminate buildup:
Is the bottom rack in backwards? The rack bumpers must face the
dishwasher door.
Service
Before calling for assistance or service, please check the “Troubleshooting”
section. It may
save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
1. If you need
assistance*
...
Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number.
Dial toll-free from anywhere
in the U.S.A.:
l-800-253-1 301
and talk with one of our trained
consultants. The consultant can instruct you
in how to obtain satisfactory operation from
your appliance or, if service is necessary,
recommend a qualified service company in
your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Consumer Assistance Center
c/o Correspondence Dept.
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you need
service*
-See: Whirlpool Appliances 01
Authorized Whirlpool Service
(Examp/e:WZ
Service Co.)
l
WASHING
DRYERS,
FSP@
parts
...
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your WHIRLPOOL@
appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit
right and work right, because they are made
to the same exacting specifications used to
build every new WHIRLPOOL appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 2 or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number
in Step 1.
4. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved . . .
l
...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
authorized service companies.
Whirlpool service technicians
SERVICE are trained to fulfill the product
warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in
Ed
the United States. To locate the authorized
Whirlpool service company in your area, call
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone
number (see Step 1) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
*APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR, SERVICE & REPAIR
3. If you need
replacement
l
l
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Program (MACAP). MACAP is a
group of independent consumer experts
that voices consumer views at the highest
levels of the major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer, and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action
Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
MACHINES
h
SERVICE h REPAIR
-See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized
WhIrlpool Service
(Examp/erXYZ
Service CO.)
*When asking for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model
and serial numbers, and the purchase date. This information will help us respond
properly to your request.
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Index
This index is alphabetical.
page number.
Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the
TOPIC
PAGE
BOTTOM RACK.. .......................................
CLEANING
Exterior.. ................................................
Interior.. .................................................
COMMON WASHING PROBLEMS
Solving .............................................
CONNECTING A PORTABLE
DISHWASHER ................................
9
20
21
25-27
17-19
CYCLE
Canceling ..............................................
Selecting ...............................................
14
14
DETERGENT
Tips .......................................................
Use chart ..............................................
11
11
DISHWASHER OPERATION
Adding an item during a cycle.. ............. 15
Changing a cycle setting ....................... 15
Starting.. ..............................................
6, 7
Stopping ..................................................
7
TOPIC
PAGE
LOADING
Bottom rack.. ...........................................
Preparing to load ....................................
Silverware basket.. ..................................
Top rack ................................................
9
8
8
10
OPTIONS .................................................
14
OVERFILL
21
PROTECTOR
PARTS/FEATURES
........................
................................
4-5
RESPONSIBILITIES
Owner .....................................................
2
RINSE AGENT
Using .....................................................
12
SAFETY .....................................................
3
SERVICE
Parts .....................................................
Requesting ............................................
29
29
SILVERWARE
BASKET ............................
8
SPECIAL ITEMS
Washing ................................................
16
27
DISPENSER
Detergent ..............................................
Rinse Agent ..........................................
11
12
SPOTS/FILM
Removing ..............................................
ENERGY
Saving ...................................................
TOP RACK.. .............................................
10
24
TROUBLESHOOTING
28
FEATURES/PARTS
................................
4-5
FILM/SPOTS
Removing ..............................................
27
30
WARRANTY..
.............................
...........................................
WATER
Checking temperature
..........................
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WHIRLPOOL”
Dishwasher
Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
1 WHIRLPOOL
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 an
authorized Whirlpool service company.
FULL TWENTY-YEAR
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF
PURCHASE
FSP replacement parts and repair labor for the
DURAPERMTM tub and/or inner door should they fail to
contain water due to defective materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool service
company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the dishwasher.
2. Instruct you how to use the dishwasher.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
B. Repairs when dishwasher is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to dishwasher caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the
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appliance.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact
your authorized Whirlpool dealer.
If you need service, first see the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section of this book.
After checking “Requesting Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-800-253-1301,
from anywhere in
the U.S.A.
PART NO. 3376815 Rev. A
@ 1996 Whirlpool
Corporalon
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trademark
ol Whirlpool,
U.S.A.
Prlnted
12/96
in U.S.A.