Estate TUD3OOOW Useand Specifications

Useand
Care Guide
Undercounter
Dishwashers
TUD3OOOW
TUD2OOOW
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This Use and Care Guide will helo vou
operate and maintain your new, quality-built
undercounter dishwasher. Keep this Use
and Care Guide in a safe place for future
reference.
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product. Then complete the form below.
Have this information ready if you need
service or call with a question.
- Copy model and serial numbers from
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Keep this book and sales slip together in
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Serial Number
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Date
Company
Phone Number
for
h is your responsibility to be sure your
dishwasher:
Is installed by a qualified installer.
. Has been installed where it is protected
from the elements.
. Has been installed on a floor strong
enough to support its weight.
. Has been properly connected to
electricity, water and drain.*
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Has been properly electrically grounded.*
Has had all hang tags and temporary
labels removed.
. Is not used by children or anyone unable
to operate it properly.
. Is properly maintained.
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information.
Model Number
Purchase
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Instructions for complete
Contents
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Important Safety lnstructlons
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Energy Ssvlng Tips
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Using Your Dishwasher
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Before starting dishwasher
Starting dishwasher
Cycle and options
(Model TUD2000W)
Cycles and options
(Model TUD3000W)
To add a dish after starting
(Model TUD3000W)
Changing a setting
(Model TUD3000W)
Proper Loading
Bottom rack loading
Top rack loading
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srtverware casket ioaarng
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Adding Detergent
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Using Rinse Agent
Dishwasher
Care And Cleaning
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For Best Results
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Common Dishwashing
Problems
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Before You Call For Service
If You Need Assistance.
Service
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Or Replacement
Parts .
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Warranty
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Important Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your dishwasher,
basic precautions
Including the following:
Read all lnstructlons
before using
the dishwasher.
. Properly connect to electricity and
water.
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 or suffocation.
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.
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Use ONLY detergents and rinse agents
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
bottom 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.
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follow
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. Thls 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.
. DO NOT store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
The fumes can create a fire hazard or
explosion.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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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. Air dry dishes when you don’t need a
rapid drying cycle. Allow longer drying
times (overnight). Use a rinse agent to
improve drying.
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3. Load correctly for best washing results.
Incorrect loading may cause poor
washing and the need to rewash all or
par-l of the load.
4. Do not pre-rinse normally soiled dishes.
Use the recommended amount of
detergent for good washing results
without hand rinsing.
5. Use your dishwasher during off-peak
hours. Local utilities recommend this to
avoid heavy usage of energy at certain
times of day.
6. 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.
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Using Your Dishwasher
Models TUD3000W
TUD2ooOW
The drawings in this book may vary slightly
from your dishwasher model. They are
designed to show the different features of
all the models covered by this book.
NOTE: Your model may not include all the
features shown.
(shown)
Before starting
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Spray tower
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Rack bumper
Silverware
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Water inlet opening
protector
basket
Filter system screen
(not shown)
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Lower spray arm
Overfill protector
Detergent dispenser
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Access panel
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Door color panel
Heating element ’
‘Rinse agent dispenser
Model and serial number
label (on right side)
Cycle and options (Model TUD2OOOW)
Wash cycle
A double wash for moderate to heavily
soiled loads. (The Energy Guide Label data
is based on this cycle.)
Select the mark next to WASH with the
Cycle Control Knob. The cycle sequence
will be:
Wash+Rinse+Rinse+Wash+Rinse+Rinse+
Rinse+Dry+Off
Dry Select options
If the HEATED DRYING Option Selector
Button is pushed, air in the dishwasher is
heated during the “dry” part of the cycle.
For best drying results, use a liquid rinse
agent.
If the ENERGY SAVER Option Selector
Button is pushed, air 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) may
need towel drying.
For best drying results, use a liquid rinse
agent.
dishwasher
1. Read “Important Safety Instructions” on
page 2 before starting your dishwasher.
2. Properly load the top and bottom racks,
and silverware basket. See pages 4
and 5.
3. Spin the lower spray arm to make sure
nothing will stop it from turning freely.
4. Add detergent. See page 5.
5. Check rinse agent dispenser. See
page 5.
6. Push door firmly when closing and it will
automatically latch.
7. Run hot water at sink nearest dishwasher
until it is hot. Turn it off.
Starting dishwasher
NOTE: If the door is latched, you will hear
cycles start and stop as the knob passes
each cycle mark. This is normal and will not
hurt the dishwasher. If you prefer, you can
set cycles with the door unlatched.
Model TUD2000W
1. Select a drying option.
2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob clockwise to
point to WASH. The dishwasher will
automatically start the cycle.
Model TUD3000W
1. When using any cycle except Pots 8
Pans, select a drying option. (Select AIR
DRY for the Rinse & Hold Cycle.) Drying
options may be changed by pushing an
Option Selector Button again.
2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob clockwise to
point to a desired cycle. When using the
Pots 8 Pans Cycle, you must also push
the POTS & PANS Selector Button.
The dishwasher will automatically start
that cycle.
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Cycles and options
(Model TUD3OOOVV)
Pots b Pans Cycle
A double wash for maximum cleaning of
cookedan or baked-on foods. The Heat
Dry Option is automatically selected during
this cycle.
Push the POTS 8 PANS Cycle Selector
Button and select the mark next to POTS 8
PANS with the Cycle Control Knob. The
cycle sequence will be:
Wash+Rinse+Rinse+Wash-+Rinse+Rinse+
Rinse+Dry+Off
Normal Wash Cycle
A double wash for moderate to heavily
soiled loads. (The Energy Guide Label is
based on this cycle.)
Push the HEAT DRY Option or AIR DRY
Option Selector Button and select the mark
next to NORMAL WASH with the Cycle
Control Knob. The cycle sequence will be:
Wash+Rinse+Wash+Rinse-+Rinse+
Rinse-+Dry+Off
LIGHT WASH Cycle
A single wash for light to moderately soiled
loads.
Push the HEAT DRY Option or AIR DRY
Option Selector Button and select the mark
next to LIGHT WASH with the Cycle
Control Knob. The cycle sequence will be:
Rins@Wash-+Rinse,Rinse+Rinse+Dry-+Off
2. Lii up on the door latch to unlatch door
and stop the cycle. Don’t open the door
until the spray arm stops 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. Press the door to latch it. The
dishwasher will start from where it
stopped.
Rinse & Hold Cycle
For rinsing a few items to be washed one or
more days later. Cycle time is about 10
minutes. Do not use detergent. Use Air Dry
Option only. Heat Dry Option may cause
food to bake on dishes.
Select the mark next to RINSE & HOLD
with the Cycle Control Knob. Push the AIR
DRY Option Selector Button. The cycle
sequence will be:
Rinse+Rinse+Off
Drying
options
Changing a setting
(Model TUD3OOOW)
if the HEAT DRY Option Selector Button is
pushed, air in the dishwasher is heated
during the “dry” part of the cycle.
For best drying results, use a liquid rinse
agent.
tf the AIR DRY Option Selector Button is
pushed, air in the dishwasher is not heated.
Using this option helps save energy, but
dishes take longer to dry (overnight) and
some water spotting may resutt. Some items
(such as plastics) may need towel drying.
For best drying results, use a liquid rinse
agent.
You can change a setting anytime during
any cycle.
1. Lii up on the door latch to unlatch the
door and stop the cycle.
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. When
changing the dial from LIGHT WASH to
NORMAL WASH or POTS 8 PANS,
detergent is released. Reload covered
section of dispenser before starting
Normal Wash or Pots 8 Pans Cycles
(see page 5).
4. Press door firmly to latch it. The
dishwasher will automatically start the
new cycle.
To add a dish after starting
(Model TUD3OOOW)
1. To be sure the added item is washed and
rinsed, make sure the Cycle Control Knob
has not passed LIGHT WASH.
Proper Loading
Preparation for loading
tt is not necessary to rinse dishes before
putting them into the dishwasher. Just
remove large pieces and quantities of food
and bones. The filtering system helps keep
food particles out of the wash water. Small
particles are flushed away as water is
pumped out. Larger particles are trapped
on the filter screen system. Refer to
“Dishwasher care and cleaning” on page 6
for filter scI!en cleaning instructions.
Alwtiys’ Iliad d&e5 sb;’ ‘sdiltid Siiif~c~s are
reached by spray from rotating spray arm.
Water must be able to drain off completely
for best drying results. Be careful to
separate items so spray can reach all
surfaces.
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Bottom rack loading
Items with cooked-on or driedan food
should be loaded in the bottom rack with
soiled surfaces facing inward to the spray.
Mixed load
Make sure pot handles
do not stop rotation of
arm must move freely.
Load items so. they do
he .sprqy tpwer..
Securely place heavily
face down in rack.
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Dish load
Place plates, soup bowls, etc., between
prongs and facing the spray.
Do not place items directly over spray
tower.
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not block or aver
Utensil load
Load cookie sheets, cake pans and other
items at sides or back. Loading items in
front may keep water spray from reaching
detergent. dispenser.
soiled cookware
NOTE:
and other items
spray arm. Spray
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Do not load glasses, cups or plastic items
in the bottcm rack.
. When lower rack is removed, replace
with bumpers in front.
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Mixed load
Load plastic items only in the top rack.
Only plastic items marked “Dishwasher
Safe” are recommended. Plastic items
can meft in the bottom rack.
Load plastic items so the force of the
spray does not move them during the
cycle.
Top rack loading
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The top rack is designed for cups, glasses
and smaller items.
Cup and glass load
Place so open ends face down for cleaning
and draining.
Load glasses in top rack only. Bottom
rack is not designed for glasses. Damage
may occur.
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Utensil load
Small bowls, pans and other utensils can
be placed in the top rack.
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Silverware
basket loading
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.
Load the silverware basket while in or out of
the bottom rack. The loaded basket should
be in the center front of the bottom rack.
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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.
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Load forks and spoons so they don’t nest
together. Spray can not reach nested items.
Adding Detergent
What type of detergent to use
Use automatic dishwasher detergent
only. Other detergents are too mild and
much too sudsy to work in the dishwasher.
Different brands of dishwasher detergent
have different amounts of phosphorus for
softening water. 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
(6.7% or higher).
Do not add detergent until you are ready
to wash. Fresh automatic dishwasher
detergent is necessary for best washing
results. Store detergent tightly closed in a
cool, dry place.
The detergent
dispenser
Cover
Cover latch
Using Rinse Agent
Put detergent in both sections for cycles
with two washes (see pages 3 and 4).
Put detergent only in the covered section
for cycles with one wash (see page 4).
9 Push the cover down until it is latched.
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Detergent in the open section falls into the
dishwasher when the dcor is closed. The
covered section opens automatically when
the main wash starts.
NOTE: It is normal for cover to open partially when dispensing detergent. The cover
will open fully when the door is opened.
How much detergent to use
The amount of detergent to use depends on
the hardness of your water. H 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.
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 to 119 pans per million.
SCFT+.ill, 1,or both sactions to bottom
fine if water hardness’is 0 to.49rains pei
gallon, or 0 to 68 parts per million.
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bec(ion
aiiie’ loi cycl&s .tith
one wash
Use both sections
‘7bi Cyd& W;ih ‘twij’
washes
The detergent dispenser has one section
with a cover and one without.
Make sure sharp items (knives, forks,
skewers, etc.) are put in point down.
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Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a
liquid rinse agent. A rinse agent greatly
Improves the drying of dlshes by helping
water flow off of them durlng the fast
rinse. A rinse agent also keeps water from
forming droplets and drying as spots. A
small amount of rinse agent is automatically
released into the rinse water during the final
rinse of each cycle.
For best drylng results, check the
dispenser perlodically
to see If ft needs
refilling. The center of the Fill Indicator Cap
will be clear when dispenser needs refilling.
An “E” will also be visible inside the
dispenser when the cap is removed and the
dispenser is empty.
The dispenser will hold 6 ounces of rinse
agent. Under normal conditions, this will last
about 3 months. You do not have to wait
until the dispenser is empty to refill it. but do
not 0vedil.f it.
Make sure the dishwasher door is fully
open when filling the dispenser. Do not fill
past the smallest opening in the lower part
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of the dispenser. ff you overfill, excess rinse
agent can come out. This will not harm the
dishwasher, but could cause over-sudsing.
Clean up any spilled rinse agent with a
damp cloth. Replace the Fill Indicator Cap
and keep it tightly closed.
NOTE: Because your dishwasher is
designed to use a liquid rinse agent, you do
not need to use a solid or bar-type rinse
agent.
Dishwasher Care
And 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 Imking and clean.
For Best Results
Hot water Is a must
For best cleaning and drying results, water
should be at least 140°F (60°C). TO have a
reliable hot water supply:
Maintain I 40°F (60°C) 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 at the faucet is below 135°F
(57°C) have a qualified person raise the
water heater thermostat setting.
Quiet operating tlps
To avoid thumping and clattering noises
during operation:
Make sure lightweight load items are
secured in the rack.
Make sure pot lids and handles, pizza
pans, cookie sheets, etc. do not touch
interior walls or interfere with the spray
arm’s rotation or cover the spray lower.
. Load dishes so they don’t touch one
another.
NOTE: Keep sink drain plugs inserted
during dishwasher operation to prevent
noise transfer through drains.
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Interior
Hard water minerals may cause a white film
to build up on the inside surfaces,
especially just beneath the door area. To
clean interior:
1. Apply powdered dishwasher detergent to
a damp sponge to make a paste.
or
2. Use liquid automatic dishwasher
detergent and clean with damp sponge.
Wear rubber gloves. Do not use any type
of cleanser other than dishwasher
detergent because it may cause foaming or
sudsing.
Filter screen
The filter system requires periodic cleaning
as needed. To clean screen:
Personal Injury Hazard
Walt at least 20 minutes after a cycle
for the heating element to cool
down. Fallure to do so can result in
burn injuries.
1. Unload and slide the bottom rack
forward:-(Removebottom
rack&
necessary to reach filter screen..)
2. Remove collected particles from the
screen with your fingers or paper towel.
3. Return the bottom rack to original
position.
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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:
Aluminum:
Aluminum loses its bright,
shiny appearance and darkens in color due
to minerals in the water and the alkalinity of
the dishwasher detergent. Colored
aluminum may fade.
TfPS: 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
manufacturer’s cleaning instructions.
China: Check with manufacturer for
cleaning instructions. Hand-painted, metaltrimmed, 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.
Crystal and decorative glasses: Crystal
can break from sudden exposure to high
water temperature. Metal trim and cobrful
decoration on glass will fade in time when
washed in the dishwasher.
NOTE: Delicate, antique items should not
be washed in the dishwasher.
TIPS: Load crystal carefully in top rack
only. Be sure to bad a few larger items in
the bottom rack to reduce amount of force
of water spray reaching glassware from
bwer spray arm. Use the shortest cycle.
Flatware: Salty and acidic foods may
tarnish silver and stainless flatware if
allowed to remain on the utensib. 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 chbrine
in the detergent. Gold flatware is not
dlshwasher
safe. The adhesive used in
some flatware with holbw handles is not
heat resistant, causing the handles to come
off in the dishwasher. Wash by hand.
TlPS: Rinse flatware as soon as possible,
especially if it is not to 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 finish
will be removed in the dishwasher. Rusting
will result.
TIPS: Wash by hand. To re-season, coat
with unsalted fat and heat in a slow oven for
an hour or two.
Plastics: Many plastics will have
“Dishwasher Safe” written on them. Some
plastics are heat sensitive and may meft or
warp.
TfPS: If in doubt, try one piece. Place in
upper rack only. Drying without heat
provides additional protection.
Non-stick finish utensils: Most can be
washed in the dishwasher.
TIPS: Follow manufadurets
instructions.
Wood: Many wooden items will crack and
warp or lose their finish.
TlPS: Do not wash cutting boards,
wooden salad bowls or knives with wooden
handles in the dishwasher.
Pewter or pewter-like
materlals: May
streak, discolor, and pit.
TIPS: To keep pewter at its very best,
hand wash with mild detergent.
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Common Dishwashing
Problems
PROBLEM
Spotting
CAUSED BY
and filming
Hard water
Fill detergent dispensers to capacity.
Use dishwasher detergent with highest
available phosphorus content. May be
necessary to install water softener.
To remove spots and film, try a vinegar
rinse .. .
1. Wash and rinse bad as usual. Dry
without heat.
2. Remove all metal items.
3. Put 2 cups (500 mL) white vinegar in
a container on the bottom rack.
4. Run dishwasher through a complete
washing cycle.
Water is not hot enough
Water temperature should be at least
140°F (60%). Set water heater
thermostat to a higher setting. Run
water at sink until hot before starting.
Not enough detergent,
detergent
Small particles
deposited
on items
SOLUTION
or improper
Use more dishwasher detergent. Use
detergent with highest available
phosphorus content ._. especially with
hard water.
“Old” detergent
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.
Improper loading
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.
No rinse agent
Does the rinse agent dispenser need
filling? See instructions on page 5.
Drying without heat
Drying without heat may result in some
spotting of glasses and silver. Dry wfth
heat.
Spray arm not rotating freely
Check spray arm to make sure it turns
freely after loading. Be sure a utensil
has not prevented it from turning.
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CAUSED BY
PROBiEM
Small particles
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deposited
on items
“Old” detergent
Use only fresh dishwasher detergent.
Store tightly closed container in OXI, dry
place. Discard old detergent. Do not fill
dispensers until ready to start
dishwasher.
Not enough detergent, or improper
detergent
Use more dishwasher detergent. Use *
detergent with highest available
phosphorus content .. . especially with
hard water.
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.
Water pressure may be low, dishwasher
not filling properly
Dishes not dry
Black marks on dishes
Chlpping
or breaklng
Dishes not washing
glassware
clean
SOLUTION
is
ff water pressure is bw, do not use water
for other purposes while dishwasher is
running (to assure correct fills).
No rinse agent
Does the rinse agent dispenser need
filling? See instructions on page 5.
Water is not hot enough
Water temperature should be at least
140°F (60%). Set water heater
thermostat to a higher setting. Run water
at sink until hot before starting.
Improper loading
Make sure dishes and glassware are
baded so spray reaches all surfaces and
items drain properly. Do not overload. Do
not nest items.
Drying without heat
Allow more time when drying without
heat, or dry with heat. Plastic items may
need towel drying.
Aluminum utensils rubbing against items
during washing
Use care
especially
Place so
Remove
scouring
cleanser.
Improper loading
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.
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.
Improper loading
Make sure dishes and glassware are
loaded so spray reaches all surfaces and
items drain properly. Do not overload. Do
not nest items.
in foading aluminum utensils,
any lightweight foil container.
they do not touch dishes.
black marks with plastic
pad and a mild abrasive
Make sure large items do not block spray
from reaching detergent dispensers.
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CAUSED BY
PROBLEM
Dishes not washing
(continued)
clean
SOLUTION
Spray arm not rotating freely
Check spray arm to make sure it turns
freely after bading. Be sure a utensil has
not prevented it from turning.
Not enough detergent or improper
detergent
Use more dishwasher detergent.
detergent with highest available
phosphorus content .. . especially
hard water.
Water pressure may be low, dishwasher
not filling properly
etching-
Too much detergent
Inadequate
Dishes 8 Interior
yellow or brown
of dishwasher
Rust spots on stainless steel
-ORDark spots on flatware-stainless
steel, sliver plate, or sterling
in soft water
rinsing
Iron or manganese
with’
Use only fresh dishwasher detergent.
Store tightly closed amtainer in cool, dry
place. Discard old detergent. Do not fill
dispensers until ready to start
dishwasher.
“Old” detergent
Cloudy film on glassware,
permanent corrosion
Use
is
H water pressure is bw, do not use water
for other pun.xxes while dishwasher is
running (to assure correct fills).
Check for rainbow hue on glasses. A
rainbow hue is the first sign of etching
(corrosion of glass). Reduce the amount
of dishwasher detergent. Use a detergent
with a lower phosphorus content.
lf 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 are
loaded properly to assure adequate
rinsing and draining. Do not overload.
in water
Temporary remedy:
1. 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 l/4 to l/2 cup (120 to 240 mL) of
citric acid crystals (usually available in
drugstores).
4. Close and latch door to complete
cycle.
Permanent solution: Install an iron or
manganese filter to home water supply.
Allowing salty or acidic foods such as
mayonnaise, vinegar, fruit juices, salad
dressings or milk products to remain on
flatware.
Rinse flatware that is to stand for several
hours before washing. Clean stained
items with silver polish and re-wash. Do
not put stainless steel and silver flatware
in the same silverware basket
compartment. Direct contact between
these metals can cause permanent
damage to the silver.
Undissolved detergent coming in contact
with flatware
Remove spots wrth silver polish. Avoid
spilling concentrated detergent on wet
flatware.
Continued
on next page
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CAUSED BY
PROBLEM
Bronze tarnish
on silverplate
Water left In bottom of dishwasher
Silverplate is worn off. Exposed base
metal takes on a bronzed hue
Remove tarnish with silver polish. Have
silver replated.
Dishwasher
Allow dishwasher to complete cycle.
Some remaining water is normal and
keeps seals from drying.
cycle not completed
Clogged drain air gap
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SOLUTION
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.
Before You Call For Service
ff you are having an operating problem,
check the list to see what the cause might
be before you call for assistance.
OPERATING
WHAT TO DO
CHECK IF
PROBLEM
Dishwasher will not run, or stops
during a cycle
l
l
l
l
Dishwasher is properly connected to a
live circuit with the proper voltage.
l
Fuse has blown or circuit breaker has
tripped.
l
Dishwasher
won’t fill
Water remains
l
In the dishwasher
l
Motor has stopped because of an
overload.
l
remains
cup
in the covered
l
l
White residue
access panel
appears
on front of
* Press firmly against door.
Overfill protector is stuck in “up”
position.
. Overfill protector should move up and
down freely. Press down to release.
The cycle has completed.
. Wait for the cycle to finish. A small
amount of remaining water is normal.
. Clean drain air gap. (See Installation
Instructions.)
The bottom rack is in properly.
. Place the rack with the rack bumpers at
the front.
The dishwasher detergent is fresh and
dry without lumps.
. Replace old detergent
l
The cycle has completed.
l
Too much detergent
l
Reset cycle following steps on pages 3
and/or 4.
l
is being used.
. Your liquid detergent is developing
excess foam and building up on exterior
of access panel.
Dishes aren’t as dry as you
expected
Motor will automatically reset itself
within a few minutes. If the motor does
not start, call for service.
Cycle has been correctly set.
. Drain air gap is clogged.
Detergent
detergent
Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
. Open water valve to dishwasher.
Water is turned on.
. Door is tightly closed and securely
latched.
l
Contact qualified service technician to
reconnect dishwasher to electrical
supply. (See Installation Instructions.)
Rinse agent dispenser
is emptv.
l
with fresh.
Wait for the cycle to finish.
. See page 5 for recommended
of detergent.
amounts
. Try a different brand to reduce foaming
and eliminate build-up.
. Fill rinse agent dispenser. Using a rinse
agent greatly improves drying. (See
we 5.)
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If You Need Assistance, Service Or Replacement Parts
tf you need service, first see the “Before
You Call For Service” section of this book.
After checking “Before You Call For
Service,” additional help can be found by
calling our Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number.
1. If you need assistance*...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number. Dial free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
l-600-253-1
301
and talk with one of our trained consultants.
The consultant can instruct you in how to
obtain satisfactory operation from your
appliance or, if service is necessary,
recommend a qualified service company in
your area
lf you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you need service*...
Whirlpool has a
I nationwide network of
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authorized WhirlpoolY”
SERYICEservice companies.
9
Whirlpool service
technicians are trained to fulfill the product
warranty and provide after-warranty service,
anywhere in the United States. To locate
the authorized Whirlpool service company
in your area, call our Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number (see Step 1) or
look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
APPIJANCES
-HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR -SERVICE
a REPAIR
OR
ELECTRICAL
APPUANCES
MAIOR - REPAIRING
6 PARTS
OR
WASMNG
MACHINES.
DRYERS
6 IRONERS - SERVICING
WHIRLPOOL
APPLIANCES
AUTHORIZED
WHIRLPOOL
SERVICE
SEHVICE COh4PANlES
XYZ SERVICE CO
123 Maple . .._.......... 99949953
right, because they are made to the same
exacting specifications USIA to build every
new Estate appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 2 above or call the ,
Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center
number in Step 1.
4. If you are not satlsfled wlth how the
problem was solved*...
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a
group of independent consumer experts
that voices consumer views at the
highest levels of the major appliance
industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer or Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
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3. If you need FSP’ replacement
parts’...
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your Estate appliance.
FSP replacement parts will fit right and work
When requesting assistance, 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.
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LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by an authorized WhirlpoolSM service company.
LIMITED NINE-YEAR WARRANTY
Second Through Tenth Year From
Date of Purchase
FSP replacement of the DURAPERMW tub and/or inner door should they fail to contain
water due to defective materials or workmanship.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the dishwasher.
2. Instruct you how to use the dishwasher.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
B.Repairs when dishwasher is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C.Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
~ D.Damage to dishwasher caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products not approved
E. Any labor costs during limited warranties.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
by Whirlpool.
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 authorized Whirlpool distributor or military
exchange.
8 Registered Trademark’ TM Trademark/ SM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Part No. 3369694 Rev. A
0 1991 Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.