using your dishwasher

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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For Future
Reference
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Consumer Publications
Safety Instructions
Using Your Dishwasher
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• Hot Water is Essential ........................................................................
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• Preparing Dishes .................................................................................
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• Loading Your Dishwasher ..................................................................
3-5
• Using Detergent and Rinse Aid .........................................................
6-7
Selecting Cycles and Optlons/Starting
Dishwasher
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Special Tips ...................................................................................................
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10-13
• For Best Results ..................................................................................
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• Water Conditions ................................................................................
10-11
• Energy Saving Tips .............................................................................
11
• What Can and Cannot Be Washed .....................................................
12
• Maintaining the Dishwasher ..............................................................
13
• Changing Panels ..................................................................................
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Before You Call For Serviee .....................................................................
Warranty .......................................................................................................
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FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Congratulations on your choice of a Maytag
Jetcleaff _ dishwasher. As you use your new
dishwasher we know you will appreciate the
many features that provide unsurpassed
cleaning and capacity along with energy"
efficiency and dependability,
For future reference we suggest you retain this
manual after recording the model number and
serial number of this dishwasher in the spaces
provided. This information can be found on the
data plate located on the upper left corner of the
tub opening.
On the following pages you will find a wealth of
information regarding all aspects of your
beautiful new dishwasher. By following these
instructions carefully, you will be able to achieve
excellent results with your dishwasher. Should
you have any questions about using your Maytag
dishwasher, contact us. Be sure to provide the
model number of your dishwasher,
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to avoid possible electrical
shock. Be sure you read the
IMPORTANT PERSONAL SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS on page 2 before you
start to use this dishwasher.
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IMPORTANT
PERSONAL
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Products with a (_ label have been listed with
the Underwriters'
Laboratories, Inc. - those with
a CSA tag have been listed with Canadian
Standards Association. Nevertheless, as with any
other equipment using electricity and moving
parts, there is a potential hazard. When using
your dishwasher, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
1. Read all instructions before using the
dishwasher.
8. Be careful not to touch the heating element
on the bottom of the tub during or at the
completion of a cycle. It may be hot.
9. Use only detergents and rinse additives
designed for an automatie dishwasher. Never
use soap, laundry detergent, or band
washing detergent in your dishwasher. Keep
these products out of the reach of children.
10, Do not sit, stand on or abuse the door or
2. Use the dishwasher only for its intended
function.
dish racks of the dishwasher.
11. Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may
3. Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher
before attempting to service,
be produced in a hot water system that has
not been used for two weeks or more.
4. To avoid electrical shock hazard, the sides
Hydrogen
and back must be enclosed, and the front
panels must be attached before electrical
power is applied to the dishwasher. Refer to
the installation instructions for proper
grounding procedures.
5. Connect to a properly rated, protected and
sized power supply circuit to avoid electrical
overload.
If the hot water
system has not been used for such a period,
turn on all hot water faucets and let the
water flow fi'om 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 process.
12. Do not wash plastic items unless marked
6. Children should never be permitted to
operate, or play"in, with, or around this
dishwasher,
7. To reduce the risk of injury when loading
items to be washed, sharp or pointed items
should be located with the handles up. Also,
load sharp items so they are not likely to
damage the door seal.
SAVE
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gas is explosive.
THESE
"dishwasher safe" or the equivalent. For
plastic items not so marked, check the
manufacturer's recommendations.
13, Donot tamper with controls.
14, Always remove the door to the washing
compartment when removing an old
dishwasher from service or discarding it.
INSTRUCTIONS
USING YOUR DISHWASHER
Hot Water
is Essential
Loading
Your Dishwasher
For good cleaning and drying results, hot water
is necessary. The water should be 120°-140°E If,
for any reason, the temperature of the water
being delivered by the water heater is below
120°F, select the Temp Boost Sensor option to
have your dishwasher heat the water,
Seldom will households have identical dishes;
the number and type of articles used will vary
daily. Your dishwasher is designed to be flexible
and accommodate a wide variety" of dishes and
utensils. The following instructions and pictures
will help you become familiar with your
To check water temperature, turn on the hot
water faucet nearest the dishwasher. Let water
dishwasher. With experience, you will learn the
best arrangement for ),our particular needs.
run into a glass in the sink until it is as hot as
possible, then check with a candy or meat
thermometer. If the temperature at the faucet is
below 120°F (49°C), have a qualified person
raise the water heater thermostat setting,
General
Before starting the dishwasher, turn on the hot
water faucet and let it run un_ the water is hot.
Preparing
Dishes
• It is not necessary to rinse dishes before
placing them in your Maytag dishwasher,
Simply scrape off bones and large pieces of
food. The food disposer in your dishwasher
can handle a variety of items such as pits, fruit
seeds, popcorn and toothpicks. These items
will be chopped into small pieces during drain
and removed with the drain water. If hard
items get into the dishwasher module, you
may hear chopping noises during drain. These
sounds are normal.
Recommendations
• Place all items on racks so they are separated
and face the center to insure the water spray
will reach the soiled surfaces. Do not allow
items to extend out of the racks.
• Make sure the movement of the upper and
lower spray arms is not blocked by items
hanging below the lower rack or tall articles in
the upper rack.
* Insure the free flow of water to the detergent
cup by not blocking it with large items.
• Larger, flat, lightweight items (such as plastic
covers) may be wedged next to the silverware
basket or along the sides and back of the racks.
• The wash tower rises through the center of the
lower rack during the cycle. For the best
cleaning results, avoid blocking it or loading
tail articles next to it.
• Foods that have been burned onto cooking
utensils will need to be scraped or soaked.
• Certain foods, such as mustard, mayonnaise,
lemon juice, vinegar, salt or dressings may
cause stainless steel flatware to rust and pit if
allowed to remain in contact with the surface
for a period of time. Therefore, it is best to
rinse these food soils off stainless steel flatware
unless the dishwasher is to be operated soon
after loading.
• If your dishwasher drains into a food waste
disposer, make certain the disposer is
completely empty before starting the
dishwasher to provide for proper draining.
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Upper
Rack
The upper rack of your dishwasher is designed
The hinged shelf can be used to stack two levels
of cups, juice glasses, and other short items.
Load small diameter items under shelf so water
with flexibili_ in mind. Glasses, cups, small
plates, bowls, pans, etc. can be loaded in naany
different positions to suit your needs,
will reach upper tier. When the shelf is folded
up, this area can be used for taller glasses,
stemware, etc.
The rack is designed so dishes can be centered
behind a single fine and held in place by the
raek's suppolt wires. Dishes can also be loaded at
an angle to maximize space.
/_
The upper rack may- be removed if desired.
Push inward on the front of the rack rail ends to
When loading glassware, leave a small space
between each piece so they do not touch each
other during the wash cycle. Do not place
g/asses over the tines,
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unsnap, Remove rail ends and pull nut rack.
To replace rack: reinsert rack, place rail ends in
position and snap fronts into place by-pushing
outward.
Lower
Rack
Large dinner plates and other dishes may be
placed in any convenient location in the lower
rack but soiled surfaces should face the
center.
Tall items such as bakeware and large platters
should be loaded on the left side of this rack.
Thin items (cookie sheets, pizza pans, etc.) may
be placed behind the folding shelf. With the
shelf down, _vo levels of glasses and cups can he
loaded. For best washabilit.x¢do not place any
items in the short tines when the shelf is being
used.
The convertible bowl tines in the right rear
comer can be folded to provide either narrow or
wide spacing. This allows flexible loading of a
variety of alticles such as serving bowls, plates,
pans or casserole dishes.
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v/
Small items such as plates, saucers or shallow
bowls may be loaded in the elevated area behind
the wash tower.
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Flatware
Recommended
Put flatware in the removable silverware basket,
The amount of detergent to use depends on the
mixing knives, forks and spoons. To prevent
them from nesting together, place some handles
up and some down, However, sharp or pointed
items should be loaded with the handles up.
water hardness (measured in grains per gallon
gpg) and the anlount of soil on the dishes.
Generally detergent amounts should be
increased for harder water and heavier soil.
The silverware basket may be removed for ease
of loading or unloading,
Too little detergent can result in poor cleaning,
hard water filming and spotting, and poor drying.
Overuse of detergent (especially in chemically
softened water) can cause permanent etching
(cloudiness) of glassware. For detergents with
low phosphate content (8.7% or less) the usage
level may have to be increased. The phosphate
content is shown on the side of the box.
Use the covered section for small, lightweight
articles such as measuring cups and spoons,
small plastic items, baby spoons, etc. Lower the
cover to keep these items in place,
Amount
to Use
A basic guideline is one teaspoon of detergent
for each grain of water hardness (gpg). Use a
minimum of three teaspoons (one tablespoon) in
soft water. Refer to the chart below.
NOTE: When using an ultra or concentrated
dishwashing detergent follow
manufacturer's suggested amounts.
WATER HARDNESS*
DETERGENT USE
Soft (0-13grains)
8 teaspoons
Medium (4-9 grains)
4-9 teaspoons
Hard (10-12 grains)
10-12 teaspoons
*Yourlocalwaterutilitycan tell youthe exactdegree of
hardness ofyourwatersupply.In rural areas,your state
universityextensionservicecan tell youhowto test your
waterhardness.
Using Detergent
Aid
and Rinse
For water hardness of 13-14 grains, add
additional detergent (1 teaspoon for each grain
over 12) at the beginning of the main wash
portion of the cycle. (Open door, add detergent
to bottom of tub, close door and dishwasher will
Detergent
continue through cycle.)
Use only a powder or liquid detergent designed
for an automatic dishwasher: Use fresh detergent
and store it in a cool, dry place (not under
kitchen sink). Never use laundry detergent
or hand dishwashing detergent in your
dishwasher as it will cause severe
If water is 15 grains or harder, it will be virtually
impossible to get good results with any
dishwasher. The only solution is a mechanical
water softener to improye water quality.
oversudslng.
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Adding
Detergent
Add Detergent to Dispenser Cup Just Before
You Select the Cycle and Options.
Normal Cycle or Pots & Pans
Place proper amount of detergent in both the
Prewash and Main Wash cups. Close the lid.
Detergent will be released automatically into the
prewash and main wash.
Light/Chlna
P/ace the proper amount of detergent in the
Main Wash cup only. Close the lid. The
detergent will be released automatically into the
main wash.
Rinse
Aid
Your Maytag dishwasher features an automatic
rinse aid dispenser, located near the detergent
dispenser on the door interior. Using a rinse aid
improves drying results and reduces spotting and
filming.
To ['fll_turn dispenser cap counterclockwise to
open. Remove cap and pour liquid rinse aid into
the opening. Replace cap and turn clockwise to
LESS setting. If you have hard water or desire
improved drying or spotting results, turn the cap
toward the MORE setting to dispense more
rinse aid.
Place the proper amount of detergent in the
Prewash cup only. Close the lid. The detergent
will be dispensed immediately.
Rinse & Hold
Quick Wash/Rinse
Do NOT use detergent in this cycle.
The clear indicator in the center of the cap
changes from dark to light when the reservoir is
nearly empty. This indicates that it is time to
refdl the dispenser.
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SELECTING
CYCLES AND OPTIONS/STARTING
DISHWASHER
APPROX.
CYCLE SETTING
SEQUENCE
CYCLE TIME
WATER USE
7 Min.
2 Gal.
RINSE & HOLD:
Use to rinse a relatively few soiled dishes
which are to be held until the dishwasher is
full. Turn knob to Rinse & Hold.
QUICK WASHRINSE:
Use to quickly wash dusty or very lightly soiled
dishes you wish to store or reuse immediately.
Turn knob to Quick Wash/Rinse.
Rinse
Wash
|
2 Rinses
_-
5 Gal.
--
17 Min.
LIGHTCHINA:
Use for china and crystal and for loads
containing medium to light amounts of soil.
Turn knob to Light/China.
Rinse
_
Main Wash [_
2 Rinses
|
7 Gal.
--4I
Min.
--35
Min.
76 Min. + Heating Delay _
NORMAL
CYCLE:
Use for washing loads containing normally
soiled dishes. This would include dishloads
PreWash
Rinse
with problem soils. Tuna knob to Normal
Cycle.
Main Wash
2 Rinses
l)ry
]
9 Gal.
--
49 Min.
-35 Min.
84 Min. + Heating Delay*
POTS & PANS:
Use for loads with heavy or dried soils. Turn
knob to Pots & Pans.
PreWash
]
2 Rinses
Mai. Wash
2 Rinses
DU
11 Gal.
--64
Min.
--35
Min.
99 Min. + Heating Delay*
*The TEMP BOOST SENSOR may extend the main wash to heat the water to proper temperature. The HEATING
DELAY indicator will light when the cycle is being extended due to low water temperatures.
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Options
Temp Boost Sensor
If for any reason the incoming water
temperature is below 120°F, press the On
button to assure the water is heated to proper
temperature for best cleaning and drying
results. The dial will pause at the _ to extend
the main wash and the Heating Delay- light will
Delay Start
You can delay the start of the Pots & Pans cycle
up to six hours. To set up a delay; turn the dial to
the number of hours you would like the Pots &
Pans cycle dela'yed.
TO Start Dishwasher
After loading set tile dial to the desired cycle.
Press button for desired options.
turn on.
Press the Off button to cancel the Temp Boost
Sensor.
NOTE: Run the water from the hot water tap to
clear the line of cold water before
starting.
Heated
Press the door until it latches. The cycle will
begin with a drain prior to fill and the On
indicator will light.
Rinse
and
Dry Options
RINSE TEMP
Press the Sani button to turn the heating
element on during all rinses. The Sani option
helps maintain water temperature and improve
drying results,
Press the Normal button if Sani is not desired,
The heating element will be off'in all rinses,
FAN DRY
Press the Heat button to turn the heating
element on during the fan dry period. This
option improves drying results.
Indicator
Lights
When Delay Start is selected the Delay Start
light glows until the cycle begins. The On light
indicates that the dishwasher is operating. At
the end of the dry pbase Clean will remain lit
until tlle dial has been ad_mced to the _). The
tteating Delay" light indicates that the main
wash is being extended to heat the water to
proper temperature.
Adding
a Forgotten
Item
Press the Air button to turn the heating element
off during the fan &T period. Towel drying may
be necessary,
For best cleaning, the forgotten item shonld be
added early in the cycle.
NOTE: Temp Boost Sensor, Rinse Temp and
Fan Dry options can be used separately
or together.
1. Unlatch the door and wait until the sound of
circulating water stops.
2. Open the door and add the item.
3. Pause before latcbing the door. The cycle will
eontinne at the point it was interrupted.
PAG E 9
SPECIAL TIPS
Water Conditions
• Hard Water Deposit
For Best Results
If an unusual amount of calcium is in the
• Hot Water is a Must
water, a lime film or deposit may eventually
build up on the dishes and interior surface of
dishwasher. You may first notice this as
"cloudy" glasses.
Hot water dissolves and activates the
dishwashing detergent, dissolves grease on
dishes and helps dry"glasses spot-free. Make
certain all loads are washed in hot water. Refer
to page 3 for more information,
• Use Enough Detergent
For proper soil removal, good drying results,
and to prevent filming, etching and spotting,
an adequate amount of detergent must be
used. We recommend 1 teaspoon of detergent
per grain of water hardness with a minimum of
3 teaspoons. Refer to pages 6-7 on adding
detergent.
• Use a Rinse Aid
To determine
ff the film on the glasses is
due to hard water, soak a glass
approximately 5 minutes in undiluted
white vinegar. Rinse and dry, If f'dm is
removed, it is due to hard water (ff not
removed, see Soft Water Etching).
To correct:
1. Increase the amount of detergent used
according to the degree of water hardness
(see page 6).
2. Check the water temperature
(see page 3).
Using a rinse aid improves drying results and
reduces spotting and fdming. See page 7 for
3. Use a rinse aid to improve the sheeting
action of the water (see page 7).
instructions on using a rinse aid.
To remove film from dishwasher interior, try
• Load the Dishwasher Properly
one of the following:
To insure that all soiled surfaces get adequate
wash action, carefully follow the instructions
1. Remove with a damp cloth and a mild
scouring powder.
for loading the dishwasher (pages 3-6). Make
sure nothing extends above or below the racks
to interfere with the movement of the upper
or lower spray arms.
2. Start empty dishwasher on Rinse & Hold
cycle. During fill, open door and add 1/2
cup white vinegar to water. Allow
dishwasher to complete cycle. Do not
• Select the Proper Cycle
The cycle needed depends on the amount of
food soil. See page 8 for cycle descriptions.
• Select Heat Dry
For improved drying select Heat Dry.
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use detergent. FoUow with a regular
detergent wash.
• Soft Water Etching
If the cloudy film is not removed after soaking
in vinegar (previous procedure), then the
condition is etching. This permanent film
occurs in unusual conditions under which the
2. Start empty dishwasher on Rinse & Hold or
rinse portion of the cycle. During fill, open
the door and add 1/2 cup RoVer Rust
Remover to the water. Allow the
dishwasher to complete the cycle.
surface of the glass is pitted or eroded. It is
3. Follow with a detergent wash.
permanent.
The only permanent solution is to install
In the beginning stages, etching may be
identified by a "rainbow" look--shades of blue,
purple, brown or pink may be seen when the
glass is held at an angle to the light. In
advanced stages the surface of the glassware
appears frosted, spotted or cloudy.
special filters which can remove iron and
manganese from the water.
Energy Saving "lips
Certain types of glassware will etch in any
dishwasher with the combination of soft water
(especially mechanically softened), an
excessive amount of detergent, heat and
prerinsing. There is no relationship to the cost
You can help save energy if you:
1. Wash full loads. Running a half-filled
dishwasher uses the same amount of
electricity and hot water as a fully loaded
machine.
or quality of the glass.
To prevent:
2. Do not pre-rinse normally soiled dishes.
Select the correct cycle for the load and use
1. Adjust the amount of detergent to the
degree of water hardness (see page 6).
2. Lower the water temperature
(see page 3).
3. Do not manually prerinse dishes before
loading in dishwasher. Prerinsing prior to
loading to remove all food soil aggravates
etching,
• Rust
Sometimes the dishes or the interior of the
dishwasher may turn a brown, red or black
color if iron or manganese is in the water. To
remove discoloration from dishwasher interior,
dishes and glassware (no metal items):
i. Select a rust removing compound, such as
RoVer Rust Remover. It is available from
the recommended amount of detergent for
good washing results without hand rinsing.
3. Load correctly for best washing results.
Incorrect loading may cause poor washing and
the need to prewash all or part of the load.
4. Use the Light/China cycle when dishes are
lightly soiled. It uses less hot water and energy
than other cycles.
5. Fan dry dishes (without heat) when you don't
need a rapid drying cycle. Allow longer drying
times (overnight).
6. Use your dishwasher during off-peak hours.
Local utilities recommend this to avoid heavy
usage of energy at certain times of day. Check
with your utility company to see if off-peak
rates exist.
Maytag Parts Distributors by using Part
No. 57961.
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What Can and Cannot Be
Washed in Your Dishwasher
manufacturer,
Most tableware,
safely washed in
have an), doubts
dishware, check
cookware and silverware can be
your Maytag dishwasher. If you
about a particular piece of
with the manufacturer
to see if
REMEMBER:
It is the UrSer_responsibility
to
determine ifdishware
.should be washed in a
dishwashe_
it is dishwasher
safe. If you cannot
several weeks before
entire set.
Aluminum
iafe?
Special Information
Cast Iron
No
Seasoning will be removed,
and iron will rnst.
China/
Stoneware
Yes, except
antique or
hand-painted
!hina.
Always check manufacturer's
recommendation before
washing. Antique handpainted or over the-glaze
patterns may fade. Gold leaf
may discolor. If in doubt,
test-wash a small item fbr
Material
Safe?
Special Information
Pewter
No
tiigh water temperatures
and detergent may
discolor or pit finish.
Disposable
Plastics
No
Cannot withstand high
water temperatures and
detergents.
Plastics
several weeks before
washing an entire set.
Yes, except
antique or
lighbveight
delicate
cD,stal,
Always check manufacturer's
recommendation before
washing. Some types of
leaded crystal may etch
with repeated washings.
If in doubt, test wash a
small item for several
weeks befnre washing an
entire set.
Glass
Yes, except
milkglass,
Milkglass will yelkw_ with
repeated dishwasher
washing,
GoldPlated
Flatware
No
Will discolor,
HollowHandle
No
Knives
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to wash an
cook-
ware.
Crystal
attempting
Dishwasher
Yes, except
High water ternperatnre and
anodized alu- detergents may affect finish,
minum and
Check cleaning instructions,
solne
a small item for
reach the
Dishwasher
Material
simply test-wash
Handles mav he attached
to the blade with adhesives
which may loosen if
dishwasher washed,
Stainless
Steel
Yes
Always check
(If labeled
"dishwasher
safe")
manu}hctnrer's
recommendation before
washing. Plastics vaw in
their capacity to withstand
high water temperatures
and detergents.
Yes
Run a Rinse & Hold Cycle
(seleet models) if not
washing immediately. Pro
longed contact with foods
containing salt, vinegar,
milk products or fruit juice
could damage finish.
Sterling
Silver or
Yes, except
those with
Run a Rinse & Hold Cycle
(select models) if not
Silverplate
commercial
"darkening".
washing inclmediately. Prolonged contact with food
containing salt, acid or
sulflde (eggs, mayonnaise
and seah)od) could damage finish. Commercial
"darkening" may be
removed by detergent.
Tin
No
May rnst.
Wooden
Items
No
Always check manufac
turer's recommendation
before washing. Wood
may warp, crack or
discolor.
Maintaining
the Dishwasher
To Change
Panels:
Tile interior is normally self-cleaning.
Occasionally check the bottom of the dishwasher
tub and clean out pieces of food which may
A. Remove three screws holding the metal trim
strip on one side of the door. Take note of
how the trim comes off.
colleet there.
Periodically clean the bottom edge of the
dishwasher door liner. Food and liquids drip
onto this area when the dishwasher is loaded,
B. Grasping the lower part of the door panels,
bow panels out carefully at the bottom while
sliding panels tar enough to clear the flange
on the trim strip which was not removed and
remove panels.
If you notice an odor in your dishwasher, it may
be due to a strong "chemical" or chlorine odor
from the dishwasher detergent. Using a different
detergent, especially a lemon scented one, will
probably eliminate the odor. In some instances
the smell of the rinse additive may"be strong,
Purchase a fresh package and see if it is better,
Lastly, if the dishwasher is run only every couple
of days, an odor ,nay develop. Use the Rinse &
Hold feature daily to remove any food soil that
may cause an odor.
To remove an odor, try one of the following:
1. Place baking soda in both sides of the
detergent dispenser. Select Light/China and
let the water circulate for about 10 minutes,
Stop the dishwasher by unlatching the door
and let stand overnight. Then, restart the
dishwasher by latching the door and let it
complete the cycle.
2. Select the Light/China Gvele and let the
dishwasher fill with water. Then open the
door and pour one cup of chlorine bleach into
the bottom of the dishwasher. Latch the door
and let the dishwasher complete the cycle,
Clean the control panel and front panel w/th a
soft damp cloth and liquid spray cleaner. Do not
use any abrasive powders or cleaning pads.
C. Arrange panels so the desired color is
facing out.
D. Place door panels (notched side up) behind
the meta/trim at the bottom of the door. Bow
the panels so they fit behind the control
panel at the top.
E. Slide the panels under the side metal trim
which was not removed. To do this, it will be
necessary to compress the backing behind
the colored panels.
F. Reinstall the metal trim which was removed
earlier. To do this, start by inserting the tip
end of the trim strip behind the control
panel. Align the holes and replace the three
screws.
G. The lower access panel is held by four screws
(two above the panel and two below). With
these removed, the panel may be removed to
make it easy to change panel colors.
H. With the lower access panel removed,
remove the /o£_e_
four screws along the bottom of
panel and_he
trim whieh holds the
panels. Once the desired panel is t_aeingout,
repIaee the trim, and reinstall the panel to
the dishwasher.
Use care when changing panels to be certain yon
Changing
Panels
Your Maytag dishwasher comes with reversible
panel inserts which are pre-assembled at the
faetory. This enables you to select the color you
want before your dishwasher is installed or
ehoose another color at a later date.
are not injured on sharp edges and that the
panels are not damaged. If yon have any
questions concerning changing panels, contact
your local Maytag Dealer.
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BEFORE YOU CALL FOR SERVICE
Cheek these points if your dishwasher...
Does not dry properly
Leaves food soil on dishes
• Be sure the Heat Dry option is selected.
• Check the water temperature. Refer to
page 3.
• Turn on hot water at kitchen sink before
* Use a rinse aid such as Jet-Dry or Cascade
Crystal Clear.
• Check the water temperature. Refer to
running the dishwasher to be certain that
hot water is entering the first wash cycle.
• Select Temp Boost option if available,
• Check water hardness. For extreme hard
page 3.
. Select Temp Boost and Sani Rinse options if
available.
• Increase detergent use according to water
hardness.
water conditions it may be necessary to
install a mechanical water softener.
• Use the amount of detergent recommended
for your water hardness, and be sure it is put
in the dispenser as directed previously,
• Use fresh high phosphate detergent that is
not caked. Store detergent in cool, dry place.
• Check for improper loading and do not
overload. Dishes should not nest together.
• Plastic items have a porous surface and tend
to hold water. Towel drying may be
required.
• Glasses, cups, etc., with concave bottoms
• Select proper cycle for soil level of dish load.
• Be sure dishes are loaded properly with
nothing blocking the path of the wash arms,
center spray nozzle or detergent dispenser.
will hold water.
• When using Quick Wash/Rinse (select
models), towel drying is required.
Stains or discolors dishes
• Check for nesting of dishes that prevents
water from reaching all surfaces,
• Aluminum utensils can leave marks when
they rub against other things. Load properly.
• Cheek to make sure glasses are not loaded
over prongs,
• On emwertible models make certain the hot
water faucet is turned on.
• Iron deposits in the water can leave a yellow"
or brown Nm on dishes. You may desire to
have a special filter installed in the water
supply line, or periodically use RoVer Rust
Remover (see Water Conditions).
Leaves glassware
cloudy or spotted
• Adjust the detergent amount to your water
hardness as described on page 6. Avoid
overuse or underuse of detergent.
Cycle takes too long - (Heating Delay light
stays on)
• Temp Boost option has been selected
• Check the water temperature. Avoid
extremely high or low temperatures. Refer
to page 3.
• Use a rinse aid such as Jet-Dry or Cascade
Crystal Clear.
• Do not pre-rinse dishes before loading them
into the dishwasher,
• Refer to Water Conditions for more
information,
which will extend the cycle to heat water
thermostatically. Refer to page 9.
* Check to see that the water temperature is
at least 120°F,
"Clean" light remains on (select models)
• On timer models turn dial slightly"clockwise
to the _.
* On touch control models Clean stays lit until
the door has been open longer than 30
seconds.
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DISHWASHER
WARRANTY
Full One Year Warranty
Any part which fails i_ normal home use during the {irst year after the date of original retail purchase, will be repaired or
replaced free of charge.
Limited Two Year Warranty
Any part which fails in normal home use during tile second year from the date of original retail purchase, will be repaired or
replaced free of charge for the part itself, with the owner paving all other costs, including labor.
Limited
Five Year Warranty on Jetelean
System and Solid State Controls
Any parts of the Jetelean system including the complete power module assembly, center spray- nozzle, spray arms, top w0.sh
arm hose, motor, AND--on Computer Touch Control Models only--any microprocessor and touch pad assemblies which fail
in normal home use during the second through the fifth year from the date of original retail purchase, will be repaired or
replaced free of charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor.
Limited
Five Year Warranty
Against Rust
Should any of the parts listed below rest during the five year period starting from the date of original retail purchase, repair or
replacement will be made free of charge during the first year. After the first and through the fifth year, repair or replacement
will be made free of charge for the part itself, with the exeter paying all other costs, including labor. Parts covered by this
warranty are the exterior cabinet and front panels of convertible models; the exterior front panels of built-in models, and
Nylon coated racks (available on select models).
FULL TWENTY Year Warranty Against Leaks on Dishwasher
Tub and Door Liner
Should a water leak develop in the t'ab or door liner in normal home use during the TWENTY YEAR period staWmg from the
date of original retail purchase, repair or replacement of the tub and/or door liner will be made FREE OF CHARGE.
These full warranties and the limited warranties apply when the appliance is located in the United States or Cmaada.
Appliances located elsewhere are eovered by the limited warranties onlb which include parts which fail during the first year.
Canadian Residents
This warrant3," covers only those appliances installed in Canada that have been listed with Canadian Standards Association
unless the appliances are brought into Canada due to transthr of residence from the United States to Canada.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
TO RECEIVE
WARRANTY SERVICE
To locate an authorized service company in your area contact the Maytag dealer from whom your appliance was purchased;
call Maytag Customer Service. Should you _ot receive satisfactory warrant?, service, call or write:
or
Maytag Customer Service
240 Edwards St. S.E.
Cleveland, TN 37311
US
1-800-688-9900
CANADA
1-800-688-2002
When contacting Ma_ntagCustomer Service be sure to provide the model and serial number of your appliance, the name and
address of the dealer from whom you purchased the appliance and the date of purchase.
_0_
ra ¢/",.
Should you still have a problem, white to: Major Appliance Consmner Action PapA, 20 North VCaeker Drive, Chicago,
Illinois 60606. MACAP is an industry" sponsored but independent group of consumer experts who receive and act on
complaints from appliance owners.
NOTE: When writing about an unsolved seJwice problem, please include the following information:
(a) Your name, address and telephone number;
(by Model number and serial number (found on the upper left corner of the tub opening) of your appliance;
(c) Name and address of your dealer and date the appliance was bought;
(d) A clear description of the problem you are having;
(e) Water hardness, detergent brand and amount, water temperature, 9Jad cycle used.
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DISHWASHER
WARRANTY
Full One Year Warranty
Any part which fails in normal home use during the first year after the date of original retail purehase, will be repaired or
replaced free of charge.
Limited Two Year Warranty
Any part which flails in normal home use during the second year from the date oforiginal retail purchase, will be repaired or
replaced free of charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor.
Limited Five Year Warranty on Jetelean
System and Solid State Controls
Any parts of the Jetelean system including the complete power module assembly, center spray nozzle, spray arms, top wash
arm hose, motor, AND----on Computer Touch Control Models only any microprocessor and touch pad assemb es which fail
in normal home use during the second through the fifth year from the date of original retail purchase, will be repaired or
replaced free of charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor.
Limited Five Year Warranty
Against Rust
Should any of the parts listed below rest during the five year period sta_ing from the date of original retail purchase, repair or
replacement will be made free of charge during the first year. After the first and through the fifi.h year, repair Mrreplacement
will be made free of charge for the part itself, with the owner p_ing all other costs, including labor. Parts covered by this
warranty are the exterior cabinet and front panels of convel*ible models; the exterior front panels of built in models, and
Nylon c,aated racks (available on select models).
FULL TWENTY Year Warranty
Against
Leaks on Dishwasher
Tub and Door Liner
Should a water leak develop in the tub or door finer in normal home use during the TWENTY YEAR period starting from the
date of original retail purchase, repair or replacement of the tub and/or door liner will be made FREE OF CHARGE.
These full warranties and the limited wanmaties apply when the appliance is located in the United States or Canada.
Appliances located elsewhere are covered by the limited warranties only, which include parts which fail during the first year.
Canadian Residents
This warranty covers only those appliances installed in Canada that have been listed with Canadian Standards Association
unless the appliances are brought into Canada due to transfer of residence from the United States to Canada.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you nlay also have other rights which vary from state to state.
TO RECEIVE
WARRANTY
SERVICE
To locate an authorized service company m your area contact the Maytag dealer from whom your appliance was purchased; or
call Maytag Customer Service. Should you not recei_ e satisfactory warranty service, call or write:
Maytag Customer SeJwice
240 Edwards St. S.E.
Cleveland, TN 37311
US
1-800-688-9900
CANADA
1-800-688-2002
When contacting M_ag Customer SeJwiee be sure to provide the model and serial number of your appfiance, the name and
address of the dealer from whom you purchased the appliance and the date of purchase.
_roo ra _xShould you *till have a problem, write to: Major Appliance Consumer Action _,
20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago,
Illinois 60606. MACAP is an industry sponsored hnt independent group of consumer experts who receive and act on
complaints fiom al)plianee owners.
NOTE: When writing about an unsolved service problem, please include the following information:
(a) Your name, address and telephone nmnber;
(b) Model number and serial number (found on the upper left comer of the tub opening) of your appliance;
(c) Name and address of your dealer mad date the appliance was bought;
(d) A dear description of the problem you are having;
(e) Water hardness, detergent brand and amount, water temperature, and cycle used.
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