Whirlpool DU850 Use & care guide

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DISHWASHER
Use & Care Guide
For questions about features, operation/performance,
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call: 1-800-807-6777 or visit our website at
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LAVE-VAISSELLE
Guide d’utilisation
et d’entretien
Au Canada, pour assistance, installation ou service,
composez le 1-800-807-6777
ou visitez notre site web à
www.whirlpool.ca
Table of Contents/Table des matières................ 2
Models/Modèles
DU810, DU811, DU850
W10039800B
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE DES MATIÈRES
DISHWASHER SAFETY .................................................................3
Before Using Your Dishwasher....................................................4
PARTS AND FEATURES................................................................5
Control Panels..............................................................................6
START-UP GUIDE ..........................................................................6
Using Your New Dishwasher .......................................................6
Stopping Your Dishwasher ..........................................................7
DISHWASHER LOADING..............................................................7
Loading Suggestions ...................................................................7
Loading Top Rack........................................................................7
Loading Bottom Rack ..................................................................8
Loading Silverware Basket ..........................................................8
DISHWASHER USE ........................................................................9
Detergent Dispenser ....................................................................9
Rinse Aid Dispenser ...................................................................10
Dishwasher Efficiency Tips ........................................................10
Cycle Selection Charts...............................................................11
Canceling a Cycle ......................................................................11
Changing a Cycle or Setting ......................................................11
Adding Items During a Cycle .....................................................11
Option Selections.......................................................................12
Drying System ............................................................................12
Overfill Protection Float..............................................................12
WASHING SPECIAL ITEMS.........................................................13
DISHWASHER CARE ...................................................................14
Cleaning......................................................................................14
Cleaning the Filter Screen..........................................................14
Drain Air Gap ..............................................................................14
Storing ........................................................................................14
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................15
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE.........................................................17
In the U.S.A. ...............................................................................17
In Canada ...................................................................................17
WARRANTY ..................................................................................18
SÉCURITÉ DU LAVE-VAISSELLE ...............................................20
Avant d’utiliser le lave-vaisselle .................................................21
PIÈCES ET CARACTÉRISTIQUES ..............................................22
Tableaux de commande ............................................................23
GUIDE DE MISE EN MARCHE ....................................................23
Utilisation de votre nouveau lave-vaisselle................................23
Arrêt du lave-vaisselle ................................................................24
CHARGEMENT DU LAVE-VAISSELLE .......................................24
Suggestions de chargement ......................................................24
Chargement du panier supérieur ...............................................24
Chargement du panier inférieur .................................................25
Chargement du panier à couverts .............................................25
UTILISATION DU LAVE-VAISSELLE...........................................26
Distributeur de détergent ...........................................................26
Distributeur d’agent de rinçage..................................................27
Conseils d’efficacité pour le lave-vaisselle ................................27
Tableaux de sélection de programmes .....................................28
Annulation d’un programme ......................................................28
Changement d’un programme ou réglage ................................28
Addition de vaisselle durant un programme..............................29
Sélection d’options.....................................................................29
Système de séchage..................................................................29
Dispositif de protection contre le débordement........................29
LAVAGE D’ARTICLES SPÉCIAUX ..............................................30
ENTRETIEN DU LAVE-VAISSELLE.............................................31
Nettoyage ...................................................................................31
Nettoyage de l’écran du filtre.....................................................31
Dispositif anti-refoulement .........................................................31
Remisage....................................................................................31
DÉPANNAGE.................................................................................32
ASSISTANCE OU SERVICE.........................................................34
Aux États-Unis............................................................................34
Au Canada..................................................................................34
GARANTIE.....................................................................................35
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DISHWASHER SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are 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 potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: When using the dishwasher, follow basic precautions, including the following:
■
Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
■
Do not tamper with controls.
■
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.
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.
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.
Do not touch the heating element during or immediately
after use.
Do not operate the dishwasher unless all enclosure panels
are properly in place.
Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door, lid, 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 or lid to the washing compartment
when removing an old dishwasher from service or
discarding it.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Before Using Your Dishwasher
WARNING
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
■
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.
WARNING: Improper connection of the
equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of
electric 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.
WARNING
■
Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrically ground dishwasher.
Connect ground wire to green ground connector in
terminal box.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
■
Install where dishwasher is protected from the elements.
Protect against freezing to avoid possible rupture of fill valve.
Such ruptures are not covered by the warranty. See “Storing”
section for winter storage information.
■
Install and level dishwasher on a floor that will hold the
weight, and in an area suitable for its size and use.
■
Remove all shipping plugs from hoses and connectors (such
as the cap on the drain outlet) before installing. See
Installation Instructions for complete information.
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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.
For a permanently connected dishwasher:
The dishwasher must be connected to a grounded
metal, permanent wiring system, or an equipmentgrounding conductor must be run with the circuit
conductors and connected to the equipmentgrounding terminal or lead on the dishwasher.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
PARTS AND FEATURES
This manual covers several different models. The dishwasher you have purchased may have some or all of the parts and features listed
below.
A
G
H
B
I
C
J
D
K
L
E
M
F
N
A. Top rack
B. Water inlet opening
C. Bottom rack
D. Rack bumper
E. Heating element
F. Vent
G. Third level wash (on some models)
H. Spray tower and protector
I. Model and serial number label
J. Silverware basket
K. Spray arm
L. Overfill protection float
M. Detergent dispenser
N. Rinse aid dispenser
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Control Panels
DU810, DU811
DU850
START-UP GUIDE
Before using your dishwasher, remove all packaging materials. Read this entire Use and Care Guide. You will find important safety
information and useful operating tips.
Using Your New Dishwasher
1. Scrape large food soil and hard items (toothpicks or bones)
from dishes.
2. Properly load the dishwasher. (See “Dishwasher Loading.”)
Make sure nothing keeps the spray arm(s) from spinning
freely.
3. Add detergent and check the rinse aid dispenser. Add rinse
aid if needed. (See “Dishwasher Use.”)
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4. Push door firmly closed. The door latches automatically. Run
hot water at the sink nearest your dishwasher until the water
is hot. (See “Dishwasher Efficiency Tips.”) Turn off water.
5. Select a drying option.
NOTE: Use No Heat Dry for the Rinse Only cycle.
6. For DU850: Press the desired cycle and option selections.
(See “Dishwasher Use.”) Turn the cycle control knob to the
desired cycle to start.
Stopping Your Dishwasher
You can stop your dishwasher anytime during a cycle.
1. Open the door slightly.
2. Wait for the spraying action to stop. Then open the door all
the way, if needed.
3. Close the door to continue the cycle.
OR
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.
DISHWASHER LOADING
Loading Suggestions
■
Remove leftover food, bones, toothpicks and other hard
items from the dishes.
NOTE: If hard items such as fruit seeds, nuts, and eggshells
enter the wash module, you might hear chopping, grinding,
crunching, or buzzing sounds. These sounds are normal
when hard items enter the module. To avoid damage to the
dishwasher, do not let metallic items (such as pot handle
screws) get into the wash module.
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It is important for the water spray to reach all soiled surfaces.
■
Load dishes so they are not stacked or overlapping, if
possible. For best drying, water must be able to drain from all
surfaces.
■
Make sure pot lids and handles, pizza pans, cookie sheets,
etc., do not interfere with the spray arm rotation.
■
Run a rinse cycle to keep dishes moist if you do not plan to
wash them soon. Foods such as eggs, rice, pasta, spinach,
and cooked cereals may be hard to remove if they are left to
dry over a period of time.
Loading Top Rack
The top rack is designed for cups, glasses, and smaller items.
(See recommended loading patterns shown.)
NOTE: The features on your dishwasher rack may vary from the
drawings shown.
Do not cover third level wash (on some models). See arrow.
Cup and glass load
Quiet operating tips
To avoid thumping/clattering noises during operation:
■ Make sure lightweight load items are secured in the racks.
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Make sure pot lids and handles, pizza pans, cookie sheets,
etc., do not touch interior walls or interfere with the rotation of
the spray arm.
Load dishes so they do not touch one another.
NOTE: For built-in models, keep sink drain plugs closed during
dishwasher operation to avoid noise transfer through drains.
Mixed load
■
Place items so open ends face down for cleaning and
draining.
■
Load glasses and cups in top rack only. The bottom rack is
not designed for glasses and cups. Damage can occur.
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Place cups and glasses in the rows between tines. Placing
them over the tines can lead to breakage.
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To avoid chipping, do not let stemware touch other items.
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China, crystal, and other delicate items must not touch each
other during dishwasher operation. Damage can occur.
■
Wedge lightweight items against one another or overlap them
with heavier dishes.
■
Load plastic items securely in the top rack only. Wash only
plastic items marked “dishwasher safe.”
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Small bowls, pans, and other utensils can be placed in the
top rack. Load bowls in the center section for best stability.
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Loading Bottom Rack
The bottom rack is designed for plates, pans, casseroles, and
utensils. Items with cooked-on or dried-on food should be loaded
with soiled surfaces facing inward to the spray. (See
recommended loading patterns shown.)
NOTE: The features on your dishwasher rack may vary from the
drawings shown.
Do not cover spray tower. See arrow.
Mixed load
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Do not load glasses, cups, or plastic items in the bottom
rack. Load small items in the bottom rack only if they are
secured in place.
■
Load plates, soup bowls, etc., between tines and facing
inward to the spray.
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Overlap the edges of plates for large loads.
■
Load soup, cereal, and serving bowls in the rack in a variety
of ways depending upon their size and shape. Load bowls
securely between the rows of tines. Do not nest bowls
because the spray will not reach all surfaces.
Utensil load
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Load cookie sheets, cake pans, and other large items at the
sides and back. Loading such items in front can keep the
water spray from reaching the detergent dispenser and
silverware basket.
■
Secure heavily soiled cookware face down in the rack.
■
Make sure pot handles and other items do not stop rotation
of the spray arm(s). The spray arm(s) must move freely.
■
Do not load items between the bottom rack and the side of
the dishwasher tub because they might block the water inlet
opening.
NOTE: If you have removed the bottom rack for unloading or
cleaning, replace it with the bumpers in front.
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Loading Silverware Basket
Load the silverware basket while it is in the bottom rack or take
the basket out for loading on a counter or table.
NOTE: Unload or remove the basket before unloading the racks
to avoid spilling water droplets on the silverware.
Style 1
(on some models)
Place small items such as baby bottle caps, jar lids, corncob
holders, etc., in the covered section. Close the cover to hold
small items in place.
Style 2
(on some models)
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 items (knives, skewers, etc.) pointing
down.
NOTES:
■ Do not load silver or silver-plated silverware with stainless
steel. These metals can be damaged by contact with each
other during washing.
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Some foods (such as salt, vinegar, milk products, fruit juices,
etc.) can pit or corrode silverware. Run a rinse cycle if you do
not have a full load to wash immediately.
DISHWASHER USE
Detergent Dispenser
The detergent dispenser has 2 sections. The Pre-Wash section
empties detergent into the dishwasher when you close the door.
A
B
C D
A. Cover
B. Main Wash section
C. Cover latch
D. Pre-Wash section
How 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.
■
Water hardness can change over a period of time. Find out
your water’s hardness by asking your local water department,
water softener company, or county extension agent.
Where to fill
Top of 3rd step (9 tsp or 45 mL)
The larger Main Wash section automatically empties detergent
into the dishwasher during the main wash. (See the “Cycle
Selection Charts.”)
■ Use automatic dishwashing detergent only. Other detergents
can produce excessive suds that can overflow out of the
dishwasher and reduce washing performance.
■
Add detergent just before starting a cycle.
■
Store tightly closed detergent in a cool, dry place. Fresh
automatic dishwasher detergent results in better cleaning.
Top of 2nd step (6 tsp or 30 mL)
Top of 1st step (3 tsp or 15 mL)
NOTE: Do not use detergent if you have selected a rinse cycle.
Filling the dispenser
1. If the dispenser cover is closed, open the cover by pushing
the cover latch.
2. Fill the Main Wash section with detergent. See “How much
detergent to use.”
3. Fill the Pre-Wash section if needed. (See “Cycle Selection
Charts.”)
4. Close the dispenser cover.
The cover will open during the cycle to dispense the detergent.
Soft to Medium Water (0-6 grains per U.S. gallon)
[typical water softener water and some city water]
Soil Level
Main Wash
Pre-Wash
Lightly soiled/Prerinsed dish loads
3 tsp (15 mL)
[top of 1st step]
3 tsp (15 mL)
[top of 1st step]
Normally soiled
dish loads
6 tsp (30 mL)
[top of 2nd step]
6 tsp (30 mL)
[top of 2nd step]
Heavily soiled
dish loads
9 tsp (45 mL)
[top of 3rd step]
6 tsp (30 mL)
[top of 2nd step]
Medium to Hard Water (7-12 grains per U.S. gallon)
[well water and some city water]
Soil Level
All soil types
Main Wash
Pre-Wash
9 tsp (45 mL)
[top of 3rd step]
6 tsp (30 mL)
[top of 2nd step]
NOTE: Fill amounts shown are for standard powdered detergent.
Amounts may vary if you use liquid or concentrated powdered
detergent. Tablet detergents should be placed in the main wash
section of the detergent dispenser with the cover closed. Follow
instructions on the package when using liquid dishwasher
detergent, concentrated powdered detergent or tablet detergent.
IMPORTANT: See “Cycle Selection Charts” for which detergent
dispenser sections to use with each cycle.
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Rinse Aid Dispenser
Rinse aids keep water from forming droplets that can dry as
spots or streaks. They also improve drying by allowing water to
drain off of the dishes during the final rinse by releasing a small
amount of the rinse aid into the rinse water. Your dishwasher is
designed to use a liquid rinse aid. Do not use a solid or bar-type
rinse aid.
Checking the dispenser
Check the center of the fill indicator cap. Clear means it needs
filling.
Filling the dispenser
The rinse aid dispenser holds 6 oz (175 mL) of rinse aid. Under
normal conditions, this will last for about 3 months. You do not
have to wait until the dispenser is empty to refill it. Try to keep it
full, but be sure not to overfill it.
1. Make sure the dishwasher door is completely open.
2. Remove the fill indicator cap.
3. Add rinse aid. Fill to the smallest opening in the lower part of
the dispenser. Overfilling can cause the rinse aid to leak out,
and could cause oversudsing.
Or you can remove the fill indicator cap. If an “E” is visible, the
dispenser is empty.
4. Clean up any spilled rinse aid with a damp cloth.
5. Replace the fill indicator cap. Close tightly.
Dishwasher Efficiency Tips
Hot water dissolves and activates the dishwashing detergent.
Hot water also dissolves grease on dishes and helps glasses dry
spot-free. For best dishwashing results, water should be 120°F
(49°C) as it enters the dishwasher. Loads may not wash as well if
the water temperature is too low. Water that is too hot can make
some soils harder to remove and cause certain detergent
ingredients not to function. If your water heater is located far from
the dishwasher, it may be necessary to run the hot water at the
faucet closest to the dishwasher to minimize the amount of cold
water in the water line.
Additional efficiency tips
■
Use a delay feature (on some models) to run your dishwasher
during off-peak hours. Local utilities recommend avoiding
heavy usage of energy at certain times of day.
■
During the summer, run your dishwasher at night. This
reduces daytime heat buildup in the kitchen.
■
Use the energy-saving dry option whenever possible. Allow
longer drying times (overnight) when using these options. Use
a rinse aid to improve drying.
■
Use cycles or options that add extra heat to the wash or rinse
portion of the cycle only when needed.
■
Run your dishwasher with full loads. Run a rinse cycle after
meals until the dishwasher is full.
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If your home is equipped with a water softener, you may want
to avoid starting the dishwasher during the regeneration of
the softener, since this may contribute to poor wash
performance.
To check water temperature
1. Run hot water at the faucet closest to your dishwasher for at
least 1 minute.
2. Place a candy or meat thermometer in a glass measuring
cup.
3. Check the temperature on the thermometer as the water is
running into the cup.
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Rinse Only
Cycle Selection Charts
Use this cycle for rinsing dishes, glasses, and silverware that will
not be washed right away.
For DU810, DU811:
Turn the cycle control knob to the desired cycle. If the door is
latched, you will hear the cycles start and stop as the cycle
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.
Wash
For DU850:
Press the desired cycle. Turn the cycle control knob to the
desired cycle. If the door is latched, you will hear the cycles start
and stop as the cycle 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.
To use Rinse Only, press HEAVY WASH or NORMAL WASH and
turn the cycle control knob to Rinse Only.
A “●” shows what steps are in each cycle.
Water usage is shown in U.S. gallons/liters.
These models meet the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy
efficiency.
Cycle time includes dry time.
Pots & Pans
Use this cycle for hard-to-clean, heavily soiled pots, pans,
casseroles, and regular tableware.
Use both detergent dispenser sections.
Wash
●
Rinse
Do not use detergent with this cycle.
Rinse
●
●
Main
Wash
Rinse
●
●
Final
Rinse
Dry
●
●
Time
(min)
Water
Usage
(gal/L)
98
8.6/32.7
Rinse
Rinse
Main
Wash
Rinse
Final
Rinse
●
●
Dry
Time
(min)
Water
Usage
(gal/L)
20
2.9/10.9
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.
Changing a Cycle or Setting
You can change a cycle anytime during a cycle.
1. Lift the door latch to stop the cycle.
2. Turn the cycle control knob clockwise.
3. Check the detergent dispensers. They must be filled properly
for the new cycle.
NOTE: Turning the cycle control knob can cause the covered
detergent dispenser section to open and release the
detergent. Check the covered section if the cycle uses
detergent in both sections.
4. Close the door firmly until it latches. The dishwasher starts a
new cycle.
Adding Items During a Cycle
Heavy Wash
Use this cycle for loads with with heavy food soil.
Use both detergent dispenser sections.
Wash
Rinse
Rinse
Main
Wash
Rinse
Final
Rinse
Dry
Time
(min)
Water
Usage
(gal/L)
●
●
●
●
●
90
7.2/27.2
●
You can add an item anytime before the main wash starts, or the
cycle control knob reaches Normal Wash.
1. Lift up the door latch to stop the cycle. Wait for the 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. This reduces the amount of
moisture escaping from the vent when restarting a cycle.
4. Close the door firmly until it latches. The dishwasher resumes
the cycle.
Normal Wash
Use this cycle for loads with normal amounts of food soil. (The
energy-usage label is based on this cycle.)
Use covered detergent dispenser section.
Wash
Rinse
Rinse
Main
Wash
Rinse
Final
Rinse
Dry
Time
(min)
Water
Usage
(gal/L)
●
●
●
●
81
4.3/16.3
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Option Selections
You can change an option anytime before the selected option
begins. For example, you can press an unheated drying option
anytime before drying begins.
No Heat Dry
Select this energy-saving option to dry without heat. No heat
drying is useful when loads contain plastic dinnerware that may
be sensitive to high temperatures.
The dishes take longer to dry, and some spotting can occur. For
best drying, use a liquid rinse aid. Some items (such as plastics)
may need towel drying.
NOTE: The dishwasher automatically heats the air in the
dishwasher during the “dry” portion of the cycle unless you
select No Heat Dry.
Plate Warmer (on some models)
Use the Plate Warmer cycle to warm serving dishes or dinner
plates.
NOTE: Use the heated drying option with the Plate Warmer.
1. Close and latch the door.
2. Press HEATED DRY or RESET OPTIONS (depending on your
model).
3. Turn the cycle control knob to PLATE WARMER.
4. The cycle control knob will turn itself to OFF when the dishes
are ready.
Drying System
During drying, you can see steam escaping through the vent at
the upper left corner of the door. This is normal as the heat dries
your dishes.
Heated Dry
Select this option to dry dishes with heated air. For best drying
results, use a liquid rinse aid and heated drying.
NOTE: Heated Dry is an option with all cycles except Rinse Only.
Hi-Temp Boost (on some models)
Select this option to add extra heat to the water in the Heavy
wash or Normal wash cycles. This helps remove food soil.
Reset Options
Select this option to change an option setting. You can change
option settings anytime during a cycle as long as the cycle has
not passed the point where the option is used. For example, you
can press No Heat Dry anytime before the cycle control knob
reaches Dry.
1. Press RESET OPTIONS.
2. Press 1 or more options.
Delay Hours (on some models)
Use Delay Hours to run your dishwasher at a later time or during
off-peak hours. You can add items to the load anytime during the
delay countdown. After adding items, close the door firmly until it
latches. The delay countdown will not continue if the door is not
latched.
To delay the start
1. Close the door.
2. Select a wash cycle and option(s).
3. Turn the cycle control knob clockwise to the number of hours
you want the dishwasher to delay the start.
NOTES:
■ To cancel the delay, turn the cycle control knob to the desired
cycle.
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Rinse Only and Normal wash cycles cannot be delayed.
IMPORTANT: The vapor is hot. Do not touch the vent
during drying.
Overfill Protection Float
The overfill protection float (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.
WASHING SPECIAL ITEMS
If you have doubts about washing a particular item, check with the manufacturer to see if it is dishwasher safe.
Material
Dishwasher Safe?/Comments
Material
Dishwasher Safe?/Comments
Aluminum
Yes
High water temperature and detergents
can affect finish of anodized aluminum.
Pewter, Brass,
Bronze
No
High water temperatures and detergent
can discolor or pit the finish.
Disposable
Aluminum
No
Do not wash throwaway aluminum pans
in the dishwasher. These might shift
during washing and transfer black marks
to dishes and other items.
Disposable
Plastics
No
Cannot withstand high water
temperatures and detergents.
Plastics
Yes
Always check manufacturer’s
recommendations before washing.
Plastics vary in their capacity to
withstand high temperatures and
detergents. Load plastics in top rack
only.
Stainless Steel
Yes
Run a rinse 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 a rinse 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
Wash by hand. Always check
manufacturer’s instructions before
washing. Untreated wood can warp,
crack, or lose its finish.
Bottles and Cans
No
Wash bottles and cans by hand. Labels
attached with glue can loosen and clog
the spray arms or pump and 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 over-the-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 washing.
Gold
No
Gold-colored flatware will discolor.
Glass
Yes
Milk glass yellows with repeated
dishwasher washing.
Hollow-Handle
Knives
No
Handles of some knives are attached to
the blade with adhesives which can
loosen if washed in the dishwasher.
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DISHWASHER CARE
Cleaning
Cleaning the exterior
In most cases, regular use of a soft, damp cloth or sponge and a
mild detergent is all that is necessary to keep the outside of your
dishwasher looking nice and clean. If your dishwasher has a
stainless steel exterior, a stainless steel cleaner is recommended.
Cleaning the interior
Hard water minerals can cause a white film to build up on the
inside surfaces, especially just beneath the door area.
Do not clean the dishwasher interior until it has cooled. You may
want to wear rubber gloves. Do not use any type of cleanser
other than dishwasher detergent because it may cause foaming
or sudsing.
To clean interior
Make a paste with powdered dishwasher detergent on a damp
sponge and clean.
OR
Use liquid automatic dishwasher detergent and clean with a
damp sponge.
OR
See the vinegar rinse procedure in “Spotting and filming on
dishes” in “Troubleshooting.”
NOTE: Run a normal cycle with detergent after cleaning the
interior.
Cleaning the Filter Screen
Drain Air Gap
Check the drain air gap anytime your dishwasher isn’t draining
well.
Some state or local plumbing codes require the addition of a
drain air gap between a built-in dishwasher and the home drain
system. If a drain is clogged, the drain air gap protects your
dishwasher from water backing up into it.
The drain air gap is usually located on top of the sink or
countertop near the dishwasher. To order a drain air gap, contact
your local dealer; or call us or your nearest designated service
center and ask for Part Number 300096. For more information,
see “Assistance or Service.”
NOTE: The drain air gap is an external plumbing device that is
not part of your dishwasher. The warranty provided with your
dishwasher does not cover service costs directly associated with
the cleaning or repair of the external drain air gap.
To clean the drain air gap
Clean the drain air gap periodically to ensure proper drainage of
your dishwasher. Follow the cleaning instructions provided by the
manufacturer. With most types, you lift off the chrome cover.
Unscrew the plastic cap. Then check for any soil buildup. Clean if
necessary.
Storing
Storing for the summer
Protect your dishwasher during the summer months by turning
off the water supply and power supply to the dishwasher.
The filter system requires periodic cleaning as needed.
Winterizing your dishwasher
To clean screen
1. Wait at least 20 minutes after a cycle for the heating element
to cool down
2. Unload and slide the bottom rack forward. (Remove bottom
rack if necessary to reach filter screen.)
3. Remove collected particles from the screen with your fingers
or a paper towel.
4. Replace the bottom rack with the rack bumpers facing the
door.
NOTE: Do not clean the dishwasher interior until it has cooled.
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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
your dishwasher winterized by authorized service personnel.
TROUBLESHOOTING
First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call...
Dishwasher is not operating properly
■
Dishwasher does not run or stops during a cycle
Dishes are not completely clean
■
Is the door closed tightly and latched?
Is the dishwasher loaded correctly? Refer to the “Dishwasher
Loading” section.
Is the right cycle selected? Refer to the “Cycle Selection
Charts.”
Is the water temperature too low? For best dishwashing
results, water should be 120°F (49°C) as it enters the
dishwasher. Refer to the “Dishwasher Efficiency
Tips” section.
Is there power to the dishwasher? Has a household fuse
blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? Replace the fuse or
reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an
electrician.
Did you use the correct amount of fresh detergent? Use
recommended dishwasher detergents only. Refer to the
“Detergent Dispenser” section. Do not use less than 1 tb
(15 g) per load. Detergent must be fresh to be effective. Store
detergent in a cool, dry area. Heavy soil and/or hard water
generally require extra detergent.
Has the motor stopped due to an overload? The motor
automatically resets itself within a few minutes. If it does not
restart, call for service.
Is the water shutoff valve (if installed) turned on?
■
Dishwasher will not fill
Is detergent caked in dispenser? Use fresh detergent only. Do
not allow detergent to sit for several hours in a wet dispenser.
Clean dispenser when caked detergent is present.
Is the overfill protection float able to move up and down
freely? Press down to release.
■
Is the pump or spray arm clogged by labels from bottles and
cans?
Water remains in the dishwasher
Is the cycle complete?
■
Is the home water pressure high enough for proper
dishwasher filling? Home water pressure should be 20 to
120 psi (138 to 828 kPa) for proper dishwasher fill. If you have
questions about your water pressure, call a licensed, qualified
plumber.
Detergent remains in the covered section of the
dispenser
Is the cycle complete?
Is the detergent lump-free? Replace detergent if necessary.
Is the bottom rack installed properly with the bumpers in the
front? Refer to the “Parts and Features” section. Reinstall the
rack if necessary.
■
Are high suds slowing the wash arm? Do not use soap or
laundry detergents. Use recommended dishwasher
detergents only.
■
White residue on the front of the access panel
Spots and stains on dishes
Is the brand of detergent making excess foam? Try a different
brand to reduce foaming and eliminate buildup.
Odor in the dishwasher
Are dishes washed only every 2 or 3 days? Run a rinse cycle
once or twice a day until you have a full load.
Does the dishwasher have a new plastic smell? Run a vinegar
rinse as described in “Spotting and filming on dishes” later in
this Troubleshooting guide.
■
Condensation on the kitchen counter (built-in models)
Is the dishwasher aligned with the countertop? Moisture from
the vent in the dishwasher console can form on the counter.
Refer to the Installation Instructions for more information.
Dishwasher door will not close
Is the bottom rack in backward? The rack bumpers must face
the dishwasher door.
Was too much detergent used? Refer to the “Detergent
Dispenser” section.
■
Food soil left on the dishes
■
Spotting and filming on dishes
Is your water hard or is there a high mineral content in your
water? Conditioning the final rinse water with a liquid rinse
aid helps eliminate spotting and filming. Keep the rinse aid
dispenser filled.
Is the water temperature too low? For best dishwashing
results, water should be 120°F (49°C) as it enters the
dishwasher. Refer to the “Dishwasher Efficiency
Tips” section.
Did you use the correct amount of effective detergent? Use
recommended dishwasher detergents only. Refer to the
“Detergent Dispenser” section. Do not use less than 1 tb
(15 g) per load. Detergent must be fresh to be effective. Store
detergent in a cool, dry area. Heavy soil and/or hard water
generally require extra detergent.
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Is the home water pressure high enough for proper
dishwasher filling? Home water pressure should be 20 to
120 psi (138 to 828 kPa) for proper dishwasher fill. If you have
questions about your water pressure, call a licensed, qualified
plumber.
NOTE: To remove spots and film from dishes, try a white
vinegar rinse. This procedure is intended for occasional use
only. Vinegar is an acid, and using it too often could damage
your dishwasher.
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1. Wash and rinse dishes. Use an air-dry or an energysaving dry option. Remove all silverware or metal items.
2. Put 2 cups (500 mL) white vinegar in a glass or
dishwasher-safe measuring cup on the bottom rack.
3. Run the dishwasher through a complete washing cycle
using an air-dry or an energy-saving dry option. Do not
use detergent. Vinegar will mix with the wash water.
Silica film or etching (silica film is a milky, rainbowcolored deposit; etching is a cloudy film)
■
Are aluminum items rubbing dishes during washing?
Disposable aluminum items can break down in the
dishwasher and cause marking. Hand wash these items.
Remove aluminum markings by using a mild abrasive cleaner.
■
Dishes do not dry completely
■
Are the plastics wet? Plastics often need towel drying.
Is the rinse aid dispenser empty? Refer to the “Rinse Aid
Dispenser” section.
Did you use an air-dry or energy-saving dry option? Use a
heated drying option for dryer dishes.
Dishes are damaged during a cycle
■
Chipping of dishes
Did you load the dishwasher properly? Load the dishes and
glasses so they are stable and do not strike together from
washing action. Minimize chipping by moving the rack in and
out slowly.
Has the dishwasher detergent removed cookware
seasoning? Reseason cookware after washing in the
dishwasher.
■
Dishes are not dry
Did you load your dishwasher to allow proper water
drainage? Do not overload. Refer to the “Dishwasher
Loading” section. Use a liquid rinse aid to speed drying.
To slow this process use a minimum amount of detergent but
not less than 1 tb (15 g) per load. Use a liquid rinse aid and
underload the dishwasher to allow thorough rinsing. Silica
film and etching are permanent and cannot be removed. Do
not use heated drying.
White spots on cookware with nonstick finish
Orange stains on plastic dishes or dishwasher interior
Are large amounts of tomato-based foods on dishes placed
in the dishwasher? Stains can gradually fade over time.
Regular use of heated drying will slow fading. Stains will not
affect dishwasher performance. Regular use of a rinse cycle
and an air-dry or energy-saving dry option will reduce the
likelihood of staining.
Sometimes there is a water/chemical reaction with certain
types of glassware. This is usually caused by some
combination of soft or softened water, alkaline washing
solutions, insufficient rinsing, overloading the dishwasher,
and the heat of drying. It might not be possible to avoid the
problem, except by hand washing.
■
Black or gray marks on dishes
Brown stains on dishes and dishwasher interior
NOTE: Antiques, feather-edged crystal, and similar types of
china and glassware might be too delicate for automatic
dishwashing. Wash by hand.
Does your water have high iron content? Rewash dishes
using 1-3 tsp (5-15 mL) of citric acid crystals added to the
covered section of the detergent dispenser. Do not use
detergent. Follow with a normal wash cycle with detergent. If
treatment is needed more often than every other month, the
installation of an iron removal unit is recommended.
Noises
■
Grinding, grating, crunching or buzzing sounds
A hard object has entered the wash module (on some
models). When the object is ground up, the sound should
stop. If the noise persists after a complete cycle, call for
service.
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ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
Before calling for assistance or service, please check
“Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If
you still need help, follow the instructions below.
When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance. This information will
help us to better respond to your request.
If you need replacement parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you
use only FSP® replacement parts. These parts will fit right and
work right because they are made with the same precision used
to build every new WHIRLPOOL® appliance.
To locate FSP® replacement parts in your area, call us or your
nearest designated service center.
In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777, or your nearest designated
service center.
In the U.S.A.
Call the Whirlpool Customer eXperience Center
toll free: 1-800-253-1301.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
■
Installation information.
■
Use and maintenance procedures.
■
Accessory and repair parts sales.
■
Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing
impaired, limited vision, etc.).
■
Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and
service companies. Whirlpool designated service technicians
are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your
area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages.
For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to us with any
questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Customer eXperience Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
In Canada
Call our Whirlpool Canada LP Customer Interaction Centre toll
free: 1-800-807-6777.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
■
Warranty information.
■
Use and maintenance procedures.
■
Accessory and repair parts sales.
■
Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and
service companies. Whirlpool Canada LP designated service
technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and
provide after-warranty service, anywhere in Canada.
For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to us with any
questions or concerns at:
Customer Interaction Centre
Whirlpool Canada LP
1901 Minnesota Court
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3A7
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Whirlpool”) will pay for Factory Specified Parts
and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company.
This limited warranty applies only when the major appliance is used in the country in which it was purchased.
ITEMS WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you how to use your major appliance, to replace or repair
house fuses or to correct house wiring or plumbing.
2. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Those consumable parts are excluded from warranty
coverage.
3. Repairs when your major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in
accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
5. Any food loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures.
6. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States or Canada.
7. Pickup and delivery. This major appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
9. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service in remote locations.
10. The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with
published installation instructions.
11. Replacement parts or repair labor costs when the major appliance is used in a country other than the country in which it was
purchased.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED
HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. WHIRLPOOL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION
OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS, SO THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS 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 OR PROVINCE
TO PROVINCE.
Outside the 50 United States and Canada, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if
another warranty applies.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help
can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling Whirlpool. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-253-1301. In Canada,
call 1-800-807-6777.
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Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your major appliance
to better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it.
You will need to know your complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial
number label located on the product.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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