Whirlpool DU920QWDB4 Specifications

UseAndCare
A Note to You ........................ 2
Dishwasher Safety ................ 3
Parts and Features ............... 4
Start Up Guide ........................ 5
Loading Your Dishwasher.. ... 7
Using the Dispensers .......... 11
Setting the Controls.. ........... 13
Selecting a wash cycle.. ...
Using Cancel/Drain.. .........
Selecting cycle options ....
Changing a cycle or
option setting ...................
Adding an item during
a cycle ..............................
Understanding the status
indicators .........................
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Washing Special Items ........ 17
Connecting a Portable
Dishwasher ........................... 18
Caring for Your
Dishwasher ........................... 21
Saving Energy ...................... 24
Solving Common
Dishwashlng Problems ....... 25
Troubleshooting.. ................. 28
Requesting Assistance
or Service ............................. 30
Index ...................................... 31
Warranty ............................... 36
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DISHWASHER MODEL SERIES 920
PART NO. 3376817 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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appliance. This card helps us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Please
record
your
model’s
information.
Whenever you call to request service for
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complete model number and serial number.
You can find this information on the model
and serial number label (see the “Parts and
Features” section for location of label).
Please also record the Durchase date of
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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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Dishwasher
Your
safety
Safety
and the safety
of others
is very
important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your
appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the
word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean:
You !&I be killed or seriously injured
if you don’t follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured
if you don’t follow instructions.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury,
and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT
WARNING
SAFETY
-When using the
dishwasher, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
l Read all instructions
before using the
dishwasher.
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Use the dishwasher only for its
intended function.
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Use only detergents or rinse agents
recommended for use in a dishwasher
and keep them out of the reach of
children.
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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.
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Do not wash plastic items unless they
are marked “dishwasher safe” or the
equivalent. For plastic items not so
marked, check the manufacturer’s
recommendations.
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Do not touch the heating element
during or immediately after use.
INSTRUCTIONS
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Do not operate the dishwasher unless
all enclosure panels are properly in
place.
Do not tamper with controls.
Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the
door or dish racks of the dishwasher.
To reduce the risk of injury, do not
allow children to play in or on the
dishwasher.
Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas
may be produced in a hot water system
that has not been used for two weeks
or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not
been used for such a period, before
using the dishwasher turn on all hot
water faucets and let the water flow
from each for several minutes. This will
release any accumulated hydrogen gas.
As the gas is flammable, do not smoke
or use an open flame during this time.
Remove the door to the washing
compartment when removing an old
dishwasher from service or discarding it.
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Parts and Features
Your dishwasher is illustrated below with the parts and features called out. To help you find
information on specific parts or features quickly, page references are included.
Third level wash,
(P. 9)
Top rack adjuster
Adjustable
(P. 10)
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top rack
Upper spray arm
(P. 10)
;;$r
(P. 9)
inlet openlng
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Spray tower
(P. 9)
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Model and
serial number label
(on right side)
POWER CLEANT”
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Heating element
Lower spray arm
(P. 9)
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Overfill
protector
(P. 22)
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Detergent
dispensers
(P. 11)
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(P- 12)
Door latch /
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Door color panel’
Control
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Access
panel*
See Installation
Instructions
for more information.
panel
Your dishwasher has a row of push pads to select cycles and options. You must select a
cycle to start your dishwasher. You may select one or more options.
Start Up Guide
Before
using
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.
GROUNDING
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Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrically ground dishwasher.
Connect ground wire to green ground
connector in terminal box.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to do so can result In death,
fire, or electrical shock.
INSTRUCTIONS
For a grounded, cord connected
dishwasher:
The dishwasher must be grounded. In
the event of a malfunction or breakdown,
grounding will reduce the risk of electric
shock by providing a path of least
resistance for electric current. The
dishwasher is equipped with a cord
having an equipment-grounding
conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must
be plugged into an appropriate outlet that
is installed and grounded in accordance
with all local codes and ordinances.
WARNING - Improper connection of
the equipment-grounding
conductor can
result in a risk of electric shock.
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Check with a qualified electrician or
service representative if you are in
doubt whether the dishwasher is
properly grounded. Do not modify the
plug provided with the dishwasher; if it
will not fit the outlet, have a proper
outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
For a permanently connected
dishwasher:
The dishwasher must be connected to a
grounded metal, permanent wiring
system, or an equipment-grounding
conductor must be run with the circuit
conductors and connected to the
equipment-grounding
terminal or lead
on the dishwasher.
THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Starting
a wash
cycle
1. Load the dishwasher. See the “Loading
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5. Close door firmly until it latches.
2. Spin the spray arms. They should
turn freely.
6. Run hot water at the sink nearest the
dishwasher until water is hot.
Turn water off.
3. Add detergent. See the “Using the
-Dispensers” section.
7. Press a Cycle pad. If desired, press one
or more Option pads. See the
o-me,
- “Setting the Controls” section.
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The dishwasher starts filling
once you press a cycle pad
unless you select the delay
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wash cycle. You may press Option pads
as the machine is filling.
4. Add rinse agent, if needed.
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Stopping
the dishwasher
You can stop your dishwasher anytime
during a cycle. All you have to do is:
l Open the door slightly.
Wait for any filling
or spraying action to stop before opening
the door all the way. Close door to
continue cycle.
OR
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Once pressed, a
2-minute drain starts. See the “Setting the
Controls” section.
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The pad indicator glows red when a cycle
or an ootion is selected.
Loading
Your Dishwasher
This section tells how to properly load your dishwasher
Preparing
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to load the dishwasher
To save water and energy, do not rinse
dishes before putting them into the
dishwasher.
Remove large pieces of food, bones, and
other hard items. The POWER CLEANTM
module removes food particles from the
water. The module contains a chopping
device which reduces the size of food items.
NOTE: If hard items such as fruit seeds,
nuts, and egg shells enter the POWER
CLEAN module, you might hear chopping,
grinding, crunching, or buzzing sounds.
Those sounds are normal when hard items
enter the module. Do not let metallic items
(such as pot handle screws) get into the
POWER CLEAN module. Damage can
occur.
Foods like eggs, rice, pasta, and cooked
cereals may be hard to remove if left to dry
over a period of time. Run a Rinse/Wash
Later cycle to keep dishes moist if you do
not plan to wash them soon.
Load dishes so soiled surfaces face the
rotating spray arm.
Load dishes so they are not stacked or
overlapping. It is important for the water
spray to reach all soiled surfaces for best
washing. For best drying, water must be
able to drain from all surfaces.
Loading
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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.
Loading
the silverware
Load the silverware basket while it is in the
door or take the basket out for loading on a
counter or table.
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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.
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To remove
the basket:
1. Grab the basket by the handle and slide
it toward the top of the door.
2. Lift the basket off the holding buttons.
To replace
the basket:
1. Set the basket on the holding buttons.
2. Slide the basket towards the bottom of
the door until it locks in place.
To open
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the basket:
Unhook the latch as shown.
NOTE: Be sure the cover is completely
latched before pulling out the bottom rack
and before closing the dishwasher door.
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.
l Make sure pot handles
and other items do
not stop rotation of the spray arms. Spray
arms must move freely.
l Load items so they do not block or cover
the spray tower.
l Load heavily
soiled cookware face down
in the rack.
. Do not stack or overlap dishes. Water
spray must reach all soiled surfaces for
best results.
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Utensil
Do not cover spray tower
Utensil
load
load
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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.
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NOTES:
Do not load glasses, cups, or plastic items
in the bottom rack.
Do not load items between the bottom rack
and the side of the dishwasher tub. This
can block the water inlet opening.
If you have removed the bottom rack for
unloading or cleaning, replace it with
bumpers in front.
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Loading
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Bumpers must
face dishwasher
door
the top rack
Load the top rack with cups, glasses, and
smaller items. Do not cover the third level
wash when loading the top rack.
Cup and glass
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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.
Do not cover thlrd level wash
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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
load
Mlxed load
Small bowls, pans, and other utensils can
be placed in the top rack.
l Load plastic items in the top rack only.
Plastic items may melt in the bottom rack.
. Wash only plastic items marked “dishwasher safe.”
l Load plastic items so the force of the spray
does not move them during the cycle.
Do not\ cover thlrd level wash
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(on some
adjustable
top
rack
Raise
models)
Raise or lower the rack to fit tall items in
either the top or bottom rack. The top rack
does not have to be level.
l Turn the knob clockwise
to raise a side of
the rack.
. Turn the knob counterclockwise to lower a
side of the rack.
Adjustable
(on some
3-position
top
Lower
rack
models)
You can raise or lower the rack to fit tall
items in either the top or bottom rack. The
high and low positions are marked on the
adjuster on the side facing the center of the
dishwasher.
1. Hold top rack with one hand near adjuster.
2. Pull top of adjuster lever out with other
hand.
3. Lift or lower rack to one of the preset
positions.
4. Release adjuster lever.
5. Repeat Steps l-4 for the three remaining
adjusters as needed. The four adjusters
can be raised or lowered separately or
together, as desired. The top rack does
not have to be level.
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Then adjust
Using the Dispensers
For best washing results, review the information
rinse agents properly.
Using
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the detergent
below. It is important to use detergents
dispenser
How
Use automatic
dishwashing
detergent
only. Other detergents are too mild and
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much too sudsy.
Add detergent just before starting cycle.
Store tightly closed detergent in a cool, dry
place. Fresh automatic dlshwasher
results in better cleaning.
detergent
Filling
the detergent
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dispenser
The detergent dispenser has one section
with a cover and one without. Push cover
down firmly until it latches. Detergent in the
open section falls into the dishwasher when
closing the door. The covered section opens
automatically for the main wash.
NOTE: It is normal for the cover to open
partially when dispensing detergent.
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much
detergent
to use
The amount of detergent to use depends
on the hardness of your water and the type
of detergent. If you use too little, dishes
won’t be clean. If you use too much in soft
water, glassware will etch.
Different brands of dishwasher detergent
have different amounts of phosphorus for
softening water. If you have hard water and
use low phosphorous content detergent
(6.0% or less), you may need to use more
detergent or use a detergent with a higher
phosphorous content (8.7%).
Find out your water’s hardness by asking
your local water department, water softener company, or county extension agent.
I WATER
TYPE
WHERE TO FILL
Hard
Cover, Latch
8+ grains per gallon
136+ parts per million
Medlum
5-7 grains per gallon
85-I 19 parts per million
Use only covered
section for:
- Low Energy/
China
Use both sectlons
- Normal
- Pots-N-Pans
for:
soft
O-4 grains per gallon
O-68 parts per million
Top of
1st step
(1 tbs)
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 drylng by helping water
flow off them during the last rinse. A rinse
agent also keeps water from forming
droplets and drying as spots or streaks.
A small amount of rinse agent automatically releases into the rinse water during the
final rinse of each cycle. For best drylng
results, check dispenser periodically
see if It needs filling.
To check
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dispenser:
Check center of fill indicator cap. Clear
means it needs filling.
OR
Remove fill indicator cap. An “E” is visible
when dispenser is empty.
Cap center clear
when empty
“E” vlslble
when empty
To fill dispenser:
The rinse agent dispenser holds 6 ounces
(175 ml). Under normal conditions, this
lasts about 3 months.
1. Open dishwasher door completely.
2. Remove fill indicator cap.
3. Add rinse agent. Fill to smallest opening
in lower part of dispenser only. Overfilling
may cause rinse agent to leak out. This
will not harm the dishwasher, but could
cause oversudsing.
4. Clean up any spilled rinse agent with a
damp cloth.
5. Replace fill indicator cap. Keep it closed
tightly.
NOTE: You do not have to wait until the
dispenser is empty before refilling, but do
not overfill it. Your dishwasher is designed
to use a liquid rinse agent. You do not need
to use a solid or bar-type rinse agent.
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Keep dispenser
fllled for best drylng
results
Setting
the Controls
Operating your dishwasher’s controls properly helps you obtain the best possible washing
results. This section tells you how to select wash cycles and options.
Selecting
a wash
cycle
Press a Cycle pad. The dishwasher starts filling once you press a Cycle pad unless you
select the delav wash cvcle. You mav Dress Ootion Dads as the machine is fillina.
A “41”
CYCLE
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:INAL
TIME
VASH IINSE VASH IINSE IINSE IR’Y Minutes
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RINSEMIASH LATER
For rinsing a few items to
be washed one or more
days later.
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0 Water is not heated
during Rinse/Wash Later.
. Air Dry is automatically selected.
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LOW ENERGY/CHINA
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Single wash for prerinsed
or lightly soiled loads.
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to heat water in the main
wash (marked +).
The water heats to 140°F (60°C) in
the final rinse (marked ++).
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NORMAL
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to heat water in the main wash
(marked +).
The water heats to 140°F (60°C) in
the final rinse (marked ++).
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POTS-N-PANS
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(marked +).
The water heats to 140°F (60°C) in
the final rinse (marked ++).
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* Cycle time includes dry time and may be longer depending on the temperature of water entering the dishwasher.
The cooler the water, the longer the cycle time. If the water is already hot enough, the cycle times will be as shown. 13
Using
Cancel/Drain
Press Cancel/Drain to cancel a cycle or to
clear the indicators.
To cancel
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To clear
the indicators:
Press Cancel/Drain before starting the
dishwasher to clear all cycle and option
selections.
a cycle:
Press Cancel/Drain while the dishwasher
is running to start a 2-minute drain. It will
take a few seconds for the drain to start. If
desired, select a new cycle. (See the
“Changing a cycle or option setting”
section.)
You can press Cancel/Drain again to stop
the drain immediately. Remember to drain
the dishwasher again before starting a
new cycle.
NOTE: A small amount of water remaining
in the dishwasher is normal.
Selecting
cycle
options
You can press an Option pad after the
dishwasher starts as long as the cycle is not
past the point that the option is used. For
example, you can press Air Dry any time
before the Drying indicator glows.
After a wash cycle, the dishwasher
remembers the options used and uses the
same options in the next wash cycle unless
new options are selected or the Cancel/
Drain pad is pressed.
Air Dry
High
NOTE: The dishwasher automatically
heats the air in the dishwasher during the
‘dry” portion of the cycle unless you
select Air Dry.
Temp
Wash
When High Temp Wash is selected, the
dishwasher heats the water during
the main wash of the Low Energy/
China and Normal cycles. Heating
the water helps improve washing
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results. The Pots-N-Pans cycle
automatically uses High Temp Wash.
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When Air Dry is selected, the air in the
dishwasher is not heated during
the “dry” portion of a cycle. Using
Air Dry helps save energy, but
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dishes take ,longer to dry and
some spotting can occur. Some
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items (such as plastics) may need towel
drying. For best drying, use a liquid
rinse agent.
Changing
a cycle
During the first
of a cycle
or option
setting
minute
1. Press Cancel/Drain. A 2-minute drain
cycle starts. Wait for drain cycle to finish.
2. Press a new Cycle pad.
3. If desired, press one or more Option
W(s).
4. Check the detergent dispensers. They
must be filled properly for the new cycle.
Adding
an item during
a cycle
You can add an item to the dishwasher
anytime before the main wash portion of a
cycle. See the “Selecting a wash cycle”
section.
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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Understanding
Lock
the status
indicators
Rinsing
Out
The Lock Out feature lets you lock out the
function of the control
pads. When using Lock
The Rinsing indicator glows during the last
two-rinses of aii cycles.
Out, you cannot start
the dishwasher.
To use Lock Out:
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Press and hold Air Dry (about 5 seconds)
until the Lock Out indicator glows.
To turn off Lock Out:
Press and hold Air Dry (about
5 seconds) until the Lock Out
indicator turns off.
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Washing
The Washing indicator glows at the start
wash.
Water
Heating
The Water Heating indicator glows whenever
- water is heated during a
cycle.
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dishes are not as dry as you expected when
using Air Dry, either allow longer drying
times (overnight) or do not use Air Dry.
Clean
The Clean indicator glows at the end of a
cycle to show that the
load is clean All other
indicators turn off. The
Clean indicator alows
until you press Cancel/Drain or anyother
control pad.
Washing
Special
Items
If you have any doubts about washing a particular piece of dishware, check with the
manufacturer to see if it is dishwasher safe.
MATERIAL
DISHWASHER SAFE?
EXCEPTIONS/SPECIAL INFORMATION
Mumlnum
Yes
High water temperature and detergents
finish of anodized aluminum.
Bottles
and Cans
No
Wash bottles and cans by hand. Labels attached
with glue can loosen in your dishwasher. Loose
labels and glue can clog spray arms or the pump
and will reduce washing performance.
Cast Iron
No
Seasoning
Chlna/
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
Knlves
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
detergents.
Plastics
Yes
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing. Plastics vary in their capacity to
withstand high water temperatures and detergents. Load plastics in top rack only.
Stainless
Steel
Yes
Run the Rinse/Wash Later cycle if not washing
immediately. Prolonged contact with food
containing salt, vinegar, milk products, or fruit
juice can damage finish.
Sterllng
Silver or
Silver Plate
Yes
Run the Rinse/Wash Later cycle if not washing
immediately. Prolonged contact with food
containing salt, acid, or sulfide (eggs, mayonnaise, and seafood) can damage finish.
Tin
No
Can rust.
Wooden
Ware
No
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing. Untreated wood can warp,
crack, or lose its finish.
can pit
will be removed and iron will rust.
flatware will discolor.
and detergent can
high water temperatures
and
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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 lnstructlons
can result in death, flre, 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.
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3-prong grounding plug
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Power supply
cord
3-prong
groundlng
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.
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 “Start Up Guide” section for
instructions on how to start the dishwasher.
Locking
collar
/
’ Hose connector
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 lowfjll when dishwasher is‘filling
or mixing drain water with fresh water.)
dishwasher
l
is
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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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
Your WHIRLPOOL@ Portable Dishwasher
can be converted to a built-in (undercounter)
model by using conversion kit No. 4317856.
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Hose connector
dishwasher
The kit is available at your Whirlpool dealer
or authorized Whirlpool service company.
Instructions are included with the kit.
Your new dishwasher is designed to give you many years of dependable service. There are
a few things you can do to maintain your dishwasher properly. This section tells you how to
clean and care for your dishwasher. Refer to the “Solution chart” for special cleaning problems. See Installation Instructions for information on storing your dishwasher and for cleaning
the drain air gap.
Caring
(on portable
for simulated
wood
top
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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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.
Storing
your
Moving
or winterizing
dishwasher
dishwasher
your
Protect your dishwasher and home against
water damage due to freezing water lines. If
your dishwasher is left in a seasonal dwelling or could be exposed to near freezing
temperatures, have a qualified person do
the following:
NOTE: Pump motor styles vary by model.
Refer to Figure 1 or Figure 2, depending on
the style of your dishwasher.
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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.
Figure
1
Flgure 2
NOTE: If your dishwasher is connected to
a garbage disposal, do not run water into
the sink after winterizing. This could cause
water to refill the drain hose on your
dishwasher.
Reconnecting
your
dishwasher
1. Remove the 4 screws on the lower
2.
3.
4.
5.
access panel and remove lower
access panel.
Turn on the water supply to dishwasher.
Turn on power supply to dishwasher.
Run dishwasher through a complete cycle
and check for leaks.
Replace lower access panel.
Storing
for the summer
Protect your dishwasher during the summer
months by turning off the water supply and
power supply to the dishwasher.
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Saving
Energy
Saving energy is important and helps you save money. This section gives you tips on the
best ways to save energy with your dishwasher.
Loading
tips
Wash full loads. Running a half-filled
dishwasher uses the same amount of
electricity and hot water as a fully-loaded
machine.
Load correctly for best washing results.
Incorrect loading may cause poor washing
and the need to rewash all or part of a load.
l
l
Cycle
l
l
l
l
and option
Do not prerinse normally soiled dishes.
Select the correct cycle for the load and
use the recommended amount of
detergent.
tips
Use the Low Energy/China cycle whenever
possible. The cycle uses less hot water
and energy than the Normal cycle.
Run your dishwasher during off-peak
hours. Local utilities recommend avoiding
heavy usage of energy at certain times
of day.
Do not use the High Temp Wash option if
it is not needed. When this option is off, if
water entering the dishwasher is lower
than 140°F (6073, the cycle does not take
additional time to heat water during the
main wash. In some cases, loads may not
dry as well when using the High Temp
Wash option.
NOTE: Loads may not wash or dry as well
if the water temperature is too low. For
best dishwashing results, water must be
at least 120°F (49°C) as it enters the
dishwasher.
Use the Air Dry option whenever possible.
Allow longer drying times (overnight). Use
a rinse agent to improve drying.
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l
To check water temperature:
1. Run the hot water at the faucet closest to
your dishwasher. Let the water
run for at least 1 minute.
2. Hold a candy or meat thermometer in
the running stream of water.
If water temperature at the
faucet is below 120°F (49”(Z),
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 for
information.
Solution
chart
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Food soil left
on dishes
Improper loading
Water temperature
too low
Follow loading instructions.
Use the High Temp Wash option. If needed,
turn home water heater up to ensure water
entering dishwasher is 120°F (49°C)
minimum. See the “To check water
temperature” section.
NOTE: In some cases, loads may not dry as
well when using the High Temp Wash option.
Use recommended dishwasher detergents
only. 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.
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.
Home water pressure should be 20 to 120
pounds per square inch (psi) for proper
dish-washer fill. A booster pump on the
water supply may be necessary if pressure
is too low.
Never use soap or laundry detergents. Use
recommended dishwasher detergents only.
Use of incorrect, too
little, or ineffective
detergent
Detergent cakes in
dispenser
Insufficient fill due to
low water pressure
Slowdown of wash
arm due to high suds
Spotting
and filming
Hard water or high
mineral content in
water
Water temperature
too low
Use rinse agent to help prevent spotting
and filming. To remove hard water film, see
the “Removing spots and film” section at
the end of this section.
Use the High Temp Wash option. If needed,
turn home water heater up to ensure water
entering dishwasher is 120°F (49°C) minimum.
See the “To check water temperature” section
NOTE: In some cases, loads may not dry as
well when using the High Temp Wash option.
continued on next page 25
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Spotting and
filming
Use of incorrect
detergents
Use recommended
only.
Incorrect amount
of detergent
See the “Using the Dispensers” section for
amount. Heavy soil and/or hard water
generally require extra detergent.
Use fresh detergent. Store detergent tightly
closed in a cool, dry place. Discard lumpy
detergent.
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.
(continued)
Use of ineffective
detergents
Insufficient fill due to
low water pressure
Cycle takes
extremely
long time
Water temperature
is too low
Dishwasher is not
installed properly
Dishes do not
dry completely
Dishes do not drain
properly
Plastics
Silica film or
etching
(silica film is a
white iridescent
deposit; etching
is a cloudy film)
Black or gray
marks on dishes
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dishwasher
detergents
If needed, turn home water heater up
to ensure water entering dishwasher is
120°F (49°C) minimum. See the “To check
water temperature” section.
Undercounter dishwashers require
adequate enclosure for proper operation.
See the Installation Instructions for complete information.
Dishes must have proper water drainage.
Do not overload. Follow instructions for the
“Troubleshooting”
section. Use a liquid rinse
agent to speed draining.
Some plastics, due to material, may need to
be towel dried.
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.
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.
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Whlte spots on
cookware with
non-stick finish
Seasoning removed
by dishwasher
detergents
Reseason cookware after dishwasher
washing.
Brown stabs
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 Low
Energy/China 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
Interlor
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/Wash Later reduces
the chance of staining. If air in the dishwasher is heated during the “dry” portion of
the cycle, stains may fade slower than if the
Air Dry option is selected.
Odor in the
dishwasher
Dishes only washed
every 2-3 days
Run a Rinse/Wash Later cycle at least once
or twice a day until a full load is accumulated.
Chipplng of
dlshes
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.
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.
on dishes and
dishwasher
Interior
Removing
spots
and film
Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with
a liquid rinse agent. A rinse
agent prevents water from
forming droplets and drying
as spots or streaks.
To remove spots and film
on dishes and glasses, or hard water film/
lime buildup on the interior of the dishwasher, you may use white vinegar with
the following procedure:
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in dishwasher. Do not load silverware or other
metals in the dishwasher.
2. Put 2 cups of household vinegar (in a
glass or dishwasher safe measuring cup)
standing upright in the bottom rack.
3. Close and latch the door.
4. Select the Normal cycle and Air Dry
option. Do not use detergent. Allow the
dishwasher to complete the entire cycle.
NOTE: This cleaning procedure is intended
for occasional use only. Vinegar is an
acid. Excessive use may damage your
dishwasher.
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Troubleshooting
Before calling for assistance please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could
save you the cost of a service call.
Dishwasher
problems
PROBLEM
IDishwasher does
Inot run or stops
4during a cycle
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Dishwasher
runs too long
Cycle times depend on the temperature of the water entering the
dishwasher. Cooler water results in longer cycle times.
Undercounter dishwashers require adequate enclosure for proper
operation. See the Installation Instructions for complete information.
Dishwasher
Is overfill protector stuck in “up” position? Overfill protector should
move up and down freely. Press down to release.
will not fill
Water remalns
In dlshwasher
Is the door tightly closed and securely latched?
Has the cycle been set correctly?
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown or tripped?
If the motor stopped because of an overload, it will automatically
reset itself within a few minutes. If it does not start, call for service.
Is the water supply turned on?
Is the dishwasher wired into a live circuit with the proper voltage?
Allow cycle to finish. A small amount of water remaining is normal.
Check the drain air gap (if installed). If it is clogged, follow the
manufacturer’s cleaning instructions.
Detergent remalns
In covered section
of dispenser
Has the cycle completed?
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.
Dlshes not as dry
as you expected
Is the rinse agent dispenser empty? Using a rinse agent greatly
improves drying.
Do not use Air Dry option on the next load.
Grinding, grating,
crunching, or
buulng sounds
Has a hard object entered the POWER CLEANTM module?
The sound should stop when the object is ground up.
Whlte residue
appears on front
of access panel
Is too much detergent being used? See the “Using the Dispensers”
section for recommended amounts of detergent.
Some liquid detergents develop excess foam and residue on panel.
Try a different brand to reduce foaming and eliminate buildup.
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PROBLEM
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Control panel does
not respond when
pads are pressed
Is the control panel Lock Out feature on? See the “Setting the
Controls” section.
Is the door tightly closed and securely latched?
Dishwasher drains
alter turning off
indicators
Did you accidentally press the Cancel/ Drain pad twice? Press
Cancel/ Drain pad again to stop draining.
Dishwasher will
not close
Is the bottom rack in backwards? The rack bumpers must face the
dishwasher door.
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Requesting
Service
Assistance
or
Before calling for assistance or service, please check the “Troubleshooting” section . It may
save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
1. If you need
assistance*
...
Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
III
Center telephone number.
Dial toll-free from anywhere
in the U.S.A.:
1-800-253-l 301
and talk with one of our trained
consultants. The consultant can instruct you
in how to obtain satisfactory operation from
your appliance or, if service is necessary,
recommend a qualified service company in
your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Consumer Assistance Center
c/o Correspondence Dept.
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you need
service*
3. If you need
replacement
4. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved . . .
l
l
D-l
‘APPUANCE-HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR, SERVICE & REPAIR
- See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized
Whirlpool Service
(EAm7p/e:xYZ
sw4ice Co.)
l
l
WASHING
DRYERS,
...
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.
...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
II
authorized service companies.
Whirlpool service technicians
SERVICE are trained to fulfill the product
warranty and provide afteru
warranty service, anywhere in
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:
FSP@
parts
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
&
SERVICE L REPAIR
-See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized Whirlpool Service
(Example: XYZ selvim 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 .............................................
9
21
22
25-27
CONNECTING
DISHWASHER
A PORTABLE
.........................................
CONVERTING
TO BUILT-IN ................... 20
18
CYCLE
Canceling ..............................................
Selecting ...............................................
14
13
DETERGENT
Tips .......................................................
Use chart ..............................................
11
11
DISHWASHER OPERATION
Adding items during cycle .....................
Changing cycle .....................................
Starting.. ..................................................
Stopping ..................................................
15
15
6
6
DISPENSER
Detergent ..............................................
Rinse Agent ..........................................
11
12
ENERGY
Saving ...................................................
FEATURES/PARTS
PAGE
OPTIONS .................................................
14
OVERFILL
........................
22
...................................
4
PROTECTOR
PARTS/FEATURES
RESPONSIBILITIES
Owner .....................................................
2
RINSE AGENT
Using .....................................................
12
SAFETY .....................................................
3
SERVICE
Parts .....................................................
Requesting ............................................
30
30
SILVERWARE
24
4
BASKET ............................
8
SPECIAL ITEMS
Washing ................................................
17
SPOTS/FILM
Removing ..............................................
27
STATUS INDICATORS
16
............................
TOP RACK
Adjusting ...............................................
Loading ..............................................
TROUBLESHOOTING
WARRANTY..
...................................
FILM/SPOTS
Removing ..............................................
TOPIC
.......................
10
9-l 0
28, 29
...........................................
WATER
Checking temperature.. .........................
Heating indicator ...................................
36
24
16
27
LOADING
Bottom rack.. ...........................................
Preparing to load ....................................
Silverware basket.. ..................................
9-l
Top rack .............................................
9
7
8
0
31
POWER
CLEANTM washing
system
covered
by your warranty
PI-
parts
Third level wash tower
Spray tower
Nozzle cap
Lower spray arm
POWER CLEAN
module and motor
SOUND-LOCKTM
tuned absorber
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WHIRLPOOL@’
Dishwasher Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FSP@’replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by
an authorized Whirlpool service company.
FROM DATE OF
PURCHASE
LIMITED ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
SECOND YEAR FROM
DATE OF PURCHASE
LIMITED FOUR-YEAR
WARRANTY
SECOND THROUGH
FIFTH YEAR FROM DATE
OF PURCHASE
FULL TWENTY-YEAR
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF
PURCHASE
FSP replacement parts for any part of the POWER CLEANTM
washing system if defective in materials or workmanship.
These parts are shown on page 32 of this book.
FSP replacement parts for Electronic Control System if
defective in materials or workmanship.
For models with dishracks that are oyster-colored, FSP
replacement parts for the top and/or bottom dishracks if
they rust due to defective materials or workmanship.
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.
6. Repairs when dishwasher is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to dishwasher caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during limited warranties.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the
appliance.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
Outslde the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact
your authorized Whirlpool dealer.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of this book. After checking
“Troubleshooting,”
additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance or
Service” section, or by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number,
l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A.
PART NO. 3376817 Rev. A
0 1997 Whirlpool
Corporation
l/97
Q Registered
trademarlrrrM
Trademark
of Whirlpool,
U.S.A.
Printed
in U.S.A.