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BEFORE YOU USE YOUR DISHWASHER
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
PARTS AND FEATURES..
POWER CLEAN* WASHING SYSTEM..
Quiet Operating
Tips
PROPER LOADING
Top Rack Loading
Bottom Rack Loading
Silverware Basket Loading
ADDING DETERGENT..
RINSE AID DISPENSER..
BEFORE STARTING YOUR DISHWASHER
STARTING YOUR DISHWASHER.
Selecting a Cycle..
HI-TEMP WASH Option
The AIR DRY Option
The RESETOPTIONS Button
Using DELAY START
Changing
a Setting
To Add a Dish After Starting
The CLEAN Signal Light
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
SPECIAL TIPS ON DISHWASHER USE.
COMMON DISHWASHING PROBLEMS..
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE.
WHIRLPOOL DISHWASHER WARRANTY
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Before you use your dishwasher
It is your responsibility
to be sure your dishwasher:
Is installed by a qualified
installer.
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installed where it is protected
from the elements.
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installed on a floor strong enough to support its weight.
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properly connected
to electricity, water and drain.*
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properly electrically
grounded.’
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all hang tags and temporary
labels removed.
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by children or anyone unable to operate it properly.
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maintained.
*See Installation Instructions for complete
information.
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Important safety instructions
To reduce the risk of tire, electrical
shock, or injury when using your
including
the following:
dishwasher,
follow basic precautions
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Read all instructions
before
using the
dishwasher.
DISHWASHER
MUST BE ELECTRICALLY
GROUNDED. Read the Installation
Instructions for details.
Be sure your dishwasher
is installed on a
level floor that will hold the weight, and in
an area suitable for its size and use.
When discarding
an old dishwasher,
always remove the door to prevent accidental entrapment.
REMEMBER, use your dishwasher
only for
the job it was designed
to do.
Store dishwasher
detergent
in a cool, dry
place WHERE CHILDREN CAN’T REACH IT.
Use ONLY detergents and rinse aids recommended for use in a dishwasher.
Locate sharp items and knives so that they
are not likely to damage
door seal or cut
the user.
DO NOT let children
play in or on the
dishwasher.
DO NOT reach Into the area below the bot-
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tom rack until the heating
element
has
cooled for at least 20 minutes.
DO NOT wash plastic items unless marked
“Dishwasher
Safe” or the equivalent.
If not
marked,check
manufacturer’s
recommendations.
DO NOT use your dishwasher unless all enclosure panels are properly
in place.
DO NOT sit on, stand on or abuse the dishwasher door or dish racks.
DO NOT tamper with controls.
If hot water has not been used recently
(usually two weeks or longer), hydrogen
gases may build up in the water heater
and the hot water pipes. HYDROGEN GAS
IS EXPLOSIVE.
To prevent
injury
or
damage,
before using your dishwasher,
turn on all hot water faucets
and allow
water to run for several minutes. This will
allow gases to escape.
Do not smoke or
use any open flame near the faucet while
it is open.
Disconnect
electrical
power to the dishwasher before attempting
to service.
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Parts and features
Model
DU89OOXT Series
ADJUSTABLE
BOTTOM RACK
RACK BUMPER
DETERGENT DISPE
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SILVERWARE BASKET
MODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
(Not Shown)
SPRAY TOWER
RINSE AID
DISPENSER\
LOWER SPRAY ARM
THE OVERFLOW
PROTECTOR is
designed to prevent too much
water from entering the dishwasher. It is
not removable.
USER GUIDE /
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HEATING ELEMENT
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TLERY BASKET
THE POWER CLEAN’ MODULE is designed
to keep the wash and rinse water Clean.
It also grinds up and removes food
particles. During grinding, some sounds
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will be heard.
Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance.
Please complete
and mail the Owner Registration Card provided
with this product. Then complete
the form below. Have this information
ready if you need service or call with a question.
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Copy Model and Serial Numbers from plate (see
diagram
above) and purchase date from sales
slip.
Keep this book and sales slip together in a handy
place.
Model
Number
Serial
Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone Number
POWER CLEAN”’ Washing System
Your dishwasher cleans by spraying a mixture of hot, clean water and detergent
against
soiled surfaces of dishes, When a cycle is started, the dishwasher fills with water to about the
level of the heating element. This water is pumped through the rotating spray arms, through
the POWER CLEAN* Module which removes food particles, and back through the rotating
spray arms. Soiled water is pumped out and replaced
with clean water during a cycle-the
number of times depends on the cycle being used.
The POWER CLEAN* Module
removes
particles
from the water, stores them,
washes them down the drain.
Load dishes so soiled surfaces face
erful spray from rotating
arms.
Step-saving preparation
food
then
pow-
for washing
It Is not necessary
to rinse dishes before
putting them Into the dishwasher.
Just remove
large pieces, bones, and other hard items. The
POWER CLEAN’ Module will remove food particles from the water. It contains a chopping
device which will reduce the size of food items.
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 (I.E. POT HANDLE SCREWS)
GET INTO THE POWER CLEAN* MODULE. THIS
COULD RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE POWER
CLEAN* MODULE.
Hot water is a must
Hot water dissolves and activates
the dishwashing detergent.
Hot water dissolves grease
on dishes and helps dry glasses spot-free. Make
certain loads are washed in hot water [at least
140°F - 60°C). Two ways to have a reliable hot
water supply...
1. Maintain 140°F water supply at central water
heater. To check water temperature,
turn on
hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher.
Let
water run until it is as hot as possible, then
check with a candy or meat thermometer.
If
the temperature
is too low, have
person raise the water heater
setting.
a qualified
thermostat
2. Use HI-TEMP WASH Option. If water heating is
needed, a thermostat will delay the cycle until temperature
reaches 145” (63°C). If water is
hot enough, the cycle will proceed
with no
delay. This lets you turn down your wafer
heater, if you choose, without cutting back on
hot water needed for good dishwashing.
Quiet operating tips
To avoid thumping and clattering
noises during
operation:
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sure lightweight
load items are secured
in the rack.
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sure pot lids and handles, pizza pans,
cookie sheets, etc. do not touch interior walls
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or interfere
with either of the spray arms
rotation.
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dishes so they don’t touch one another.
NOTE: Keep sink drain plugs inserted
during
dishwasher
operation
to prevent noise transter through dmlns.
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Proper loading
Always load dishes so soiled surfaces are reached
by spray from rotating
Water must be able to drain off completely
for best drying results. Be careful
items so spray can reach all surfaces.
Top rack
spray arms.
to separate
loading
CUP AND GLASS LOAD
Place items in the rows between
prongs.
Placing them over the prongs can lead
to breakage.
Be sure lightweight
items are held firmly
in place.
China, crystal and other delicate
items
must not touch each other during dishwasher operation.
Damage
may occur.
The top rack is designed
for cups, glasses
and smaller items.
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Place so open ends face down for cleaning and draining.
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load
glasses
in top rack only. Bottom
rack is not designed
for glasses. Damage
may occur.
ADJUSTABLE TOP RACK
MIXED LOAD
The top rack does not have to be level
LOWER
Load plastic items only in the top rack.
Only plastic
items marked
“dishwasher
safe” are recommended.
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Plastic items can be melted rn the bottom
rack.
. Small bowls, pans and other utensils can
be placed
in the top rack.
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with cooked-on
or dried-on
foods
should be loaded in the bottom rack with
soiled surfaces facing the spray.
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Raise or lower one or both sides to help
fit tall items in the top or bottom rack.
Turn knob clockwise
to raise a side.
Turn knob counterclockwise
to lower a side.
Bottom
rack loading
Loading silverware
and cutlery baskets
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Load
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forks
and
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NO
gefher. Spray can’t
reach nested items.
Make sure pot handles and other items do
not stop rotation of either the upper or lower
spray arm. Spray arms must move freely.
Load items so they do not block or cover
the spray tower.
Securely place heavily soiled cookware
face down in rack.
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Mix items in each section of the basket
with some pointing
up and some down.
Small items - baby bottle caps, jar lids, etc.
- can be put in any section.
Make sure sharp items (knives,
skewers, etc.) are put in point down.
forks,
The silverware
basket can be loaded
while it’s in place on the door, or it can
be taken out for loading on the counter
or table.
It can also be removed
for easy unloading.
Always unload or remove the
basket before unloading
the racks to
avoid
spilling
water droplets
on the
silverware.
Place plates, soup bowls, etc., between
prongs and facing the spray.
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Load cookie sheets, cake pans and other
large items at sides or back. Loading
such items in front may keep water spray
from reaching
detergent
dispenser
and
silverware
basket.
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Do not load glasses, cups or plastic items
in the bottom rack.
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When lower rack is removed,
replace
with bumpers in front.
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To remove
the
basket, slide it toward the top of
the doorby the
handle.
Lift it off
the holding
buttons. Replace
it in
reverse order.
To open the basket, unhook the latch as
shown Be sure the cover is
completely
latched
before pulling out the bottom
rack and before
closing
the dishwasher
door.
Remove and replace
cutlery
basket in the
silverware
basket. Use
for long items. Remove
contents
onto a
cutting
board
to unload.
This can
help avoid
accidents
with sharp
points
edges.
and
the
same way as the
the cutlery basket
the basket and tip
Adding detergent
The kind and amount of dishwasher
detergent
you use is an important
getting your dishes clean. Read this section carefully.
Use automatic
washer detergent
dishonly.
part of
The detergent dispenser
The detergent dispenser has one section with
a cover and one without.
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in both sections for cycles with
two washes.
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in the covered section only for
cycles with one wash.
9 Push the cover down
until it is latched.
Detergent
in the open
section falls into the dishwasher when the door is
closed. The covered section opens automatically
when the main
wash
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starts.
NOTE: It is normal for cover to open partially
when dispensing
detergent. The coverwill open
fully when the door is opened.
Other detergents
are
too mild and much too
sudsy to work in the
dishwasher.
Different
brands
of
dishwasher
detergent
have different
amounts
of phosphorus.
Phosphorus softens water and
helps
prevent
water
spots on dishes.
If water is hard and
phosphorus
content
is
low (6.0% or less], you
may need to use more
detergent or use a brand
with a higher phosphorus
content (8.7% or higher).
Do not add detergent until you are ready to wash.
When using Delay Wash,
make sure the detergent
dispensers
are clean
and dry before adding
the detergent.
Fresh automatic
dishwasher
detergent
is necessary
for best washing
results.
Store detergent tightly in a cool dry place.
Use covered
section for...
NORMAL WASH Cycle
LOW ENERGY
WASH Cycle
CHINA CRYSTAL Cycle
Use both
sections for..
POTS & PANS Cycle
HEAVY WASH Cycle
How much detergent to use
The amount of detergent
to use
depends
on the hardness of your
Water. If too little is used, dishes won’t
be clean. However, if too much is
used in soft water, glassware will begin to etch.
Find out your water’s hardness by
asking your local water department,
water softener company
or county
extension agent.
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HARD - Fill 1 or both sections to top line
if water hardness is 8 or more grains
per gallon, or 136 or more parts per
million.
MEDIUM - Fill 1 or both sections to middle line if water hardness is 5 to 7 grains
per gallon, or 85 toll9 park per million.
SOFT - Fill 1 or both sections to bottom
line if water hardness is 0 to4 grains per
gallon, or 0 to 68 parts per million.
Rinse aid dispenser \\
A rinse aid helps keep water from forming droplets and drying
as spots. Keep the dispenser filled with a rinse aid such as JetDry.R A small amount is released automatically
during the final
rinse of each cycle.
Check the dispenser periodically
to see if it needs refilling. An
“E” will be visible inside dispenser when it is empty Make sure
dishwasher
door is fully open when refilling. Do not fill past the
smallest opening in the lower part of the dispenser. If you overfill,
excess rinse aid can come out. This will not harm the dishwasher.
Keep the dispenser fill cap tightly closed.
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4. Run hot water at sink nearest dishwasher
it is hot. Turn it off.
Starting
YOUr
until
dishwasher
1. Push a Cycle
Selector Button for the desired
cycle.
2. Push Option Selector Button for desired option
or options. (Use AIR DRY for RINSE & HOLD Cycle.) The indicator
above the buttons will
show which cycle and option(s) have been
selected.
Selecting
a cycle
POTS L PANS Cycle
Maximum
cleaning
for cookedor
baked-on
foods. Timer delays while
the dishwasher
automatically
heats
the water to 145 F (63 C] in both
washes and the last rinse (marked ‘1.
Cycle time will be about 1% to 2
hours, depending
on time needed
to heat water.
HEAVY WASH Cycle
A double
wash for heavily
soiled
loads.
Cycle
time is about
75
minutes.
NORMAL WASH Cycle
For normal, everyday
soiled loads.
(The Energy Guide Label data is
based on this cycle.) Cycle time is
about 65 minutes.
LOW ENERGY WASH Cycle
For pre-rinsed
loads.
Cycle
minutes.
or lightly
soiled
time is about
60
CHINA CRYSTAL Cycle
A light wash and gentle dry for
china and crystal. Unless AIR DRY is
selected, the heating element
cycles on and off during the “dry”
part of the cycle.
Cycle
time is
about
60 minutes.
3. Turn Cycle Control Knob clockwise to point to
a desired cycle. You will feel a definite stop at
each
cycle
mark.
-POTS & PANS and HEAVY WASH Cycles share
the same spot on the dial, LOW ENERGY WASH
and CHINA CRYSTAL Cycles also share a spot
on the dial. The Cycle Selector Button determines which cycle operates.
The dishwasher
will automatically
start that
cycle.
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LIGHT
W\ATER HEATING HoLD’DELAY
WASH
SIGNAL LIGHT
SIGNAL LIGHT
DOOR LATCH
RINSE 81 HOLD Cycle
For rinsing
a few items
to be
washed
one or more days later.
Cycle time is about 15 minutes.
Use AIR DRY only. Do not use HI-TEMP WASH Option
HI-TEMP
WASH Option
When this option is selected,
water
main wash and the final rinse is heated
(63°C).
for the
to145’F
If water is already
hot enough,
the cycle
continues
without delay. The WATER HEATING
HOLD Signal Light will be on while the cycle
delays for water heating.
The AIR DRY Option
Air in the dishwasher
is automatrcolly
heated
during the”dry”
part of all cycles except RINSE
& HOLD and CHINA CRYSTAL
If the AIR DRY Option is selected, arr In the
dishwasher is not heated. Using this option helps
save energy, but dishes take longer to dry [overnight) and some water spotting
may result.
Some items (such as plastics]
drying.
For best results, use a liquid
Jet-Dry. p
may need towel
rinse aid such as
The RESET OPTIONS Button
If you want to change
a selected
option,
push the RESET OPTIONS Button. Re-select
an
option, if desired.
Using DELAY START
1. Push desired Cycle Selector Button.
2. Push desired Option Selector Button(s).
3. Turn Control Knob clockwise to the number of
hours [from 1 to 6 hours] you want the dishwasher to delay before the selected
cycle
starts.
4. Close and latch the door. The DELAY WASH
Signal Light will come on until the selected
cycle starts.
NOTE:
* You can add items while time is counting
down. Close and latch the door. The timer will
not advance
if the door is unlatched.
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LOW ENERGY WASH Cycles
can’t be delayed.
Changing a setting
You can change
a setting anytime
during
any cycle.
1. Lift up on the door latch to unlatch the door
and stop the cycle. Don’t open the door until
the spray arms stop spinning.
2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob clockwise to the
cycle you want.
3. Be sure the detergent
dispensers
are filled
properly for the new cycle.
4. Press door firmly to latch it. The dishwasher
will automatically
start the new cycle.
To add a dish after starting
1. To be sure the added
item is washed and
rinsed, make sure the Cycle Control Knob
has not passed LOW ENERGY WASH.
2. Lift up on the door latch to unlatch the door
and to stop the cycle. Don’t open the door
until the spray arms stop spinning.
3. Open the door and add the dish.
4. Close the door, Do not latch it. Wait 30 seconds for air in the dishwasher
to warm up.
This helps reduce the amount of moisture
that can come from the vent when restarting the cycle.
5. Latch the door. The dishwasher
will Start
from where it stopped.
The CLEAN Signal Light
The CLEAN Signal Light will come
washing cycle is complete.
on when a
To turn light off, turn the Control Knob clockwise slightly until the light goes off.
Energy saving tips
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.
2 Use the LOW ENERGY WASH Cycle whenever
possible.
It uses less hot water and energy
than otherwash
cycles.
3. Air dry dishes
drying
cycle.
[overnight).
4. load correctly
for best washing
results. Incorrect loading
may cause poor washing
and the need to rewash all or part of the
load.
when You don’t need a rapid
Allow longer
drying
times
normally
soiled dishes. Se5. Don’t pre-rinse
lect the correct cycle for the load and use
the recommended
amount of detergent
for
good washing results without hand rinsing.
6. Use your dlshwasher
dunng off-peak hours
Local utilities
recommend
this to avoid
heavy usage of energy at certain times of
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7. Kitchen cleanup
can be done quickly and
efficiently through the use of Your dishwasher.
Most appliance
parts that can fit in the dishwasher can be cleaned
by it. Burned-on soil,
however, should be cleaned
by hand.
Special tips on dishwasher use
Remember,
use your dishwasher
only for the job it was designed
to do.
Some items are not dishwasher
safe or may require special
care.
Read these special tips for the following
items:
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Aluminum loses its bright, shiny appearance
and darkens in color due to minerals
the water and the alkalinity of the dishwasher detergent. Colored aluminum may fade.
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TIPS: If washed in the dishwasher
avoid placing directly in front of detergent
dispenser where
it could be sprinkled with undissolved
detergent,
causing spotting, pitting, and discoloration.
Follow utensil manufacturers’
cleaning
instructions.
China:
Hand-painted,
metal-trimmed,
and antique china fade due to high water temperatures
and alkaline detergent
solution in the dishwasher. NOTE: Delicate,
antique
items should not be
washed in the dishwasher.
TIPS: Load china carefully. Do not allow pieces to touch each other. Test one piece by washing it
daily in the dishwasher for several weeks. Then compare
it with the rest of the set to see if colors
have changed.
CI’yStd
temperature.
dishwasher.
and decorative
glasses:
Crystal can break from sudden exposure to high water
Metal trim and colorful decoration
on glass will fade in trme when washed in the
NOTE: Delicate,
antique items should not be washed in the dishwasher.
TIPS: Load crystal carefully in top rack only. Be sure to load a few larger items in the bottom rack
to reduce amount of force of water spray reaching
glassware
from lower spray arm. Use the
shortest cycle.
Flatware: SaltY and acidic foods may tarnish silver and stainless flatware if allowed to remain on
the utensils. A film may form on sterling silver and silver plate items washed in a dishwasher. This film is
caused by a reaction of silver with chlorine in the detergent. Gold flatware
is not dishwasher
safe.
The adhesive used in some flatware with hollow handles is not heat resistant, causing the handles to
come off in the dishwasher. Wash by hand.
TIPS: Rinse flatware as soon as possible, especially
if it is notto be washed right away. Dishwasher
detergent may remove antique finishes. Wash by hand. Tarnish and film build-up can be removed
with silver polish.
Cast
iron
UtenSilS:
The seasoned
TIPS: Wash by hand. To re-season.
Plastics:
sensitive
Many plastics will have
and may melt or warp.
TIPS: If in doubt,
protection.
Non-stick
try one piece,
finish
utensils:
TIPS: Follow manufacturers’
Wood:
Many wooden
“Dishwasher
Place
Pewter or pewter-like
in the dishwasher.
Safe” written
in upper
Rusting will result.
fat and heat in a slow oven for an hourortwo.
on them. Some plastics
rack only. AIR DRY option
Most can be washed
provides
are heat
additional
in the dishwasher.
suggestions.
items will crack
TIPS: Do not wash cuffing
dishwasher.
TIPS: To keep pewter
finish will be removed
coat with unsalted
boards,
and warp
wooden
materials:
or lose their finish.
salad
bowls
or knives
May streak, discolor,
with wooden
handles
in the
and pit.
at its very best, hand wash with mild detergent.
Dishwasher care & cleaning:
Exterior - Regular use of a soft damp cloth or sponge
and a mild detergent
is all that is necessary, in most cases,
to keep the outside of Your dishwasher nice looking and
clean. Interior - Hard water minerals may cause a
white film to build-up on the inside surfaces,
especially
just beneath the door area.
Wear rubber gloves when cleaning
the dishwasher
interior. Do not use
any type of cleanser
other than
dishwasher
detergent
because
it may cause foaming or sudsing.
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Common dishwashing
PROBLEM
Spottlng
tllmlng
CAUSED
and
problems
SOLUTION
BY
Fill detergent
tergent with
be necessary
Hard water
To remove
dispensers
to capacity
Use dishwasher
highest avarlable
phosphorus
content.
to install water softener
spots and film, try a vinegar
deMay
rinse
1. Wash and rinse load as usual. Use AIR DRY.
2. Remove all metal items.
3, Put 2 cups (500 mL) white vinegar
in a container
on the
bottom rack.
4. Run dishwosherthrough
a complete
washing
cycle.
Water is not
hot enough
Not enough
detergent,
or
improper
detergent
“Old” detergent
Improper
loading
No rinse aid
AIR DRY Setting
Small partlcler
deposlted
on
items
used
Spray arm or arms not
rotating freely
“Old”
detergent
not dry
Chlpplng
breaklng
glassware
12
or
on
closed
Do not
Make sure dishes and glassware
are loaded
so spray
reaches
all surfaces and items drain properly.
Do not overload
Do not nest items.
Make sure large items do not block spray from reaching
detergent
dispensers.
Does the rinse aid dispenser
need filling? See instructions
on page 7.
Drying without heat may result in some spotting of glasses
and silver.
Check spray arms to make sure they turn freely after loading Be sure a utensil has not prevented
therrturning.
Use only fresh dishwasher
detergent.
Store tightly closed
container
in cool, dry place. Discard old detergent.
Do not
fill dispensers
until ready to start dishwasher.
Use more dishwasher
detergent.
Use detergent
est available
phosphorus
content
..especially
water
Water is not hot
enough
Water temperature
should
be at least 140-F (6O’C). Set
water heater thermostat
to a higher setting
Run water at
sink until hot before
startrng
and/or
use HI-TEMP WASH
Option.
If water pressure IS low, do not use water for other purposes
while dishwasher
is running (to assure correct fills).
with highwith hard
Water is not hot
enough
Water temperature
should be at least 14O‘F (6O’C). Set
water heater thermostat
to o higher setting, Run water at
sink until hot before
starting
and/or
use HI-TEMP WASH
Option.
Improper
Make sure dishes and glassware
are loaded
reaches all surfaces
and items drain properly.
erload. Do not nest items
loading
No rinse aid
AIR DRY Setting
Black marks
dishes
Use only fresh dishwasher
detergent.
Store tightly
container
in cool, dry place. Discard old detergent.
fill dispensers
until ready to start dishwasher.
Not enough
detergent,
or
improper
detergent
Water pressure may
be low, dishwasher
is
not filling properly
Dishes
Water temperature
should be at least 140-F (60 C]. Set
water heater thermostat
to a higher setting. Run water at
sink until hot before
starting
and/or
use HI-TEMP WASH
Option.
Use more dishwasher
detergent.
Use detergent
with highest available
phosphorus
content...especially
with hard
water.
so spray
Do not ov-
Fill rinse aid dispenser
used
Allow more time when using AIR DRY Option,
DRY. Plastic items may need towel drying.
or use HEAT
Aluminum
utensils
rubbing against items
during washing
Use care In loadlng
alumlnum
utensils,
especially
any
llghtwelght
foil container.
Place so they do not touch
dlshes.
Remove
black
marks with plastic
scouring
pad
and a mild abrasive
cleanser.
Improper
Do not overload.
Load glasses in the top rack only Load
between
prongs,
not over them. Glasses
loaded
over
prongs will not be supported
and may chip or break.
loading
PROBLEM
CAUSED BY
SOLUTION
Dishes not
washing
clean
Water is not
hot enough
Water temperature
should
be at least 140°F (60°C). Set
water heater thermostat
to a higher setting. Run water at
sink until hot before
starting
and/or
use HI-TEMP WASH
Option.
Improper
Make sure dishes and glassware
ore loaded
so spray
reaches all surfaces and items drain properly.
Do not overload. Do not nest items.
Make sure large items do not block spray from reaching
detergent
dispensers.
loading
Spray arm or arms not
rotating freely
Not enough
or improper
detergent
detergent
“0ld”detergent
Water pressure may
be low, dishwasher
IS
not filling properly
Check spray arms to make sure they turn freely after looding. Be sure a utensil has not prevented
theirturning.
Use more dishwasher
detergent.
Use detergent
with highest available
phosphorus
content...especially
with hard
water.
Use only fresh dishwasher
detergent.
Store tightly closed
container
in cool, dry place. Discard old detergent.
Do not
fill dispensers
until ready to start dishwasher.
If water pressure is low, do not use water for other purposes
while dishwasher
is running [to assure correct fills].
Cloudy film on
glassware,
etching permanent
corrosion
Too much detergent
in soft water
Check for rarnbow
hue on glasses. A rarnbow
hue IS the
first sign of etching [corrosion
of glass]. Reduce the amount
of dishwasher
detergent.
Use a detergent
with 0 lower
phosphorus
content
Inadequate
If water pressure is low do not use water for other purposes
while dishwasher
is running [to assure correct
water fills).
Make sure dishes and glassware
ore loaded
properly
to
assure adequate
rinsing and draining.
Do not overload.
Dlshes &
lnterlor of
dlshwasher
yellow or
brown
Iron or manganese
water
Rust spots on
stalnless
steel
-ORDark spots on
flatware
stalnless
steel,
sliver plate, or
sterllng
Allowing
salty or
acidic
foods such as
mayonnaise,
vinegar,
fruit juices, salad
dressings, milk
products to remain on
flatware.
Undissolved
detergent
coming in
contact
with flatware
Rinse flatware
that is lo stand for several
hours before
washing
[use Rinse & Hold). Clean stained items with silver
polish and re-wash. Do not put stalnless
steel and sliver
tlatware
In the same sllverware
basket
compartment.
Direct contact
between
these metals can cause permanent damage
to the sliver.
Remove spots with silver polish. Avoid spilling
detergent
on wet flatware.
concentrated
Bronze tarnish
on sllverplate
Silverplate
IS worn off.
Exposed base metal
takes on a bronzed
hue.
Remove
replated
Water lett in
bottom of
dishwasher
Dishwasher
cycle not
completed
Clogged
drain air
gap
Allow
rinsing
in
Temporary
remedy:
I. Set empty dishwasher
for a “one wash” cycle.
2. Start dishwasher
and unlatch door to stop it when it has
filled for the wash part of the cycle.
3. Add ‘/4 to I,$ cup (120 to 240 ml) of citric acid crystals
[usually available
in drugstores).
4. Close and latch door to complete
cycle.
Permanent
solution:
Instoll on iron or manganese
filter to
home water supply
tarnish
dishwasher
with silver
polish.
to complete
Have silver
cycle.
Some plumbing
codes require use of a drain air gap between an undercounter
dishwasher
and the drain system of
the house. The air gap is usually located
above the sink or
on the top of the counter near the dishwasher
to prevent the
possibility
of water backing
up from the drain into the dishwasher due to a plugged
drain. The drain air gap is NOT a
part of the dishwasher
and is NOT covered
by the dishwasher warranty. The drain air gap should be kept clean to
ensure proper draining
of the dishwasher.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for assistance... 3. If you need service*...
Performance
problems often result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools
of any kind.
IF YOUR DISHWASHER WILL NOT RUN, OR
STOPS DURING A CYCLE:
l Is the
door tightly
closed
and securely
latched?
l Has the cycle
been correctly set?
l Is the water
turned on?
l Have you checked
your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Is the dishwasher
wired into a live circuit with
the proper voltage?
l If the motor
has stopped because of an overload, it will automatically
reset itself within a
few minutes. If the motor does not start, call for
service.
IF YOUR DISHWASHER
SEEMS TO RUN TOO
LONG:
l Are you
using POTS & PANS Cycle or HI-TEMP
WASH Option? The dishwasher
may be waiting for the water to heat.
l Is your
household
water temperature
set too
low? Low water temperature
settings will
cause longer dishwasher operating
times.
IF WATER
l Has the
l A small
l Is drain
REMAINS IN THE DISHWASHER:
cycle completed?
amount of remaining water is normal.
air gap clogged?
IF DETERGENT REMAINS
IN THE COVERED
DETERGENT CUP:
l Is the
bottom rack in backwards?
(The rack
bumpers should be at the front.)
l Is the dishwasher
detergent fresh and dry without lumps?
l Is the cycle
completed?
IF YOU HEAR GRINDING, GRATING, CRUNCHING, BUZZING SOUNDS:
l A hard
object
has probably
entered
the
POWER CLEAN Module. The sound should stop
when the object is ground up.
2. If you need assistance?..
Call
Whirlpool
COOL-LINE”
service
assistance telephone
number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.:
1-800-253-1301
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,
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Whirlpool
has a
nationwide
network of franchised
TECH-CARE”
Service Companies.
TECH-CARE service
technicians
are
trained to fulfill the
product
warranty
FRANCHISED
SERVICE
’ and provide
afterwarranty
service,
anywhere
in the United States. To locate TECHCARE service in your area, call our COOL-LINE
service assistance telephone
number (see Step
2) or look in your telephone
directory
Yellow
Pages under:
APPLIANCES
HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR.
SERVICE 8 REPAIR
OR
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES
MAJOR
REPAIRING
& PARTS
WASHING
MACHINES,
DRYERS
L IRONERS
- SERVICING
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISED TECH-CARE SERVICE
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4. If you have a problem?..
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) and talk with one of
our consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Customer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include
a daytime
phone number in
your correspondence.
5.
If you need FSP”
replacement part&..
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 replacements
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 3 above
or call the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE service assistance number in Step 2.
‘If you must call orwrite, please provide: model
number, serial number, date of purchase, and
a complete
description
of the problem. This information is needed in order to better respond
to your request for assistance.
POWER CLEAN* WASHING SYSTEM
PARTS COVERED BY YOUR
WARRANTY
CAP
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WASHER
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SPRAY ARM
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POWER CLEAN
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WHIRLPOOL”
DISHWASHER
WARRANTY
r
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
DWO03
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP” replacement
parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by a
franchised
TECH-CARE” service company.
LIMITED ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
Second Year From
Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
parts for any part of the POWER CLEAN’ Washing
System if defective
in materials
or workmanship.
These parts are
shown on page 15 of this book.
LIMITED NINE-YEAR WARRANTY
Second Through Tenth Year From
Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
of the porcelain
should they fail to contain water
workmanship.
WHIRLPOOL
tub and/or DURAPERM’ inner door
due to defective
materials
or
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. Pick up 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
approved
by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during limited warranties,
not
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 limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty
gives You specific
legal rights, and You may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty
may apply. For details, please contact your franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
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