Whirlpool DU9500XR Specifications

UNDERCOUNTER
DISHWASHER
Model DU9500XR Series
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Contents
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BEFORE YOU USE YOUR DISHWASHER ..
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ....
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PARTS AND FEATURES .................
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POWER CLEAN* WASHING SYSTEM, ....
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Quiet Operating
Tips. ................
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PROPER LOADING .....................
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Top Rack Loading ...................
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Bottom Rack Loading ................
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Loading Silverware Basket ...........
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ADDING DETERGENT ..................
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RINSE AID DISPENSER .................
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STARTING YOUR DISHWASHER .........
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Selecting a Program
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Selecting an Option .................
Changing
or Cancelling
a Program.
Electronic Display and
Status Indicators ...................
Adding a Dish After Starting ..........
ENERGY SAVING TIPS ..................
SPECIALTIPS, .........................
COMMON DISHWASHING PROBLEMS
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE
1. Before Calling for Assistance
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2. If You Need Assistance
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3. If You Need Service ...............
4. If You Have a Problem .............
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Before- you use your dishwasher
It Is your personal
responslblllty
and obligation
to be sure your dishwasher
l Is installed
by a qualified
installer.
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Has been installed where it is protected
from the elements.
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Has been installed on a floor strong enough to support its weight.
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Has been properly
connected
to electricity,
water and drain.
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Has been properly
electrically
grounded.
l Is not used
by children or anyone unable to operate it properly.
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Is properly
maintained.
-See installation
instructions for complete
information.
Parts and features
Model
DU9500XR
Series
ADJUSTABLE TOP RACK
UPPERSPRAY ARM
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MODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
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LOWER SPRAY ARM
DETERGENTDISPENSERS &@
RINSE AID
DISPENSER
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from entering the
dishwasher. It is
not removable.
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DOOR PANEL COLOR PACK
CONTROL PANEL AND
ELECTRONIC DISPLAY
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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 sound will be heard.
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Copy your
Model and Serial
Numbers
When you need service or call with a question,
have this information
ready:
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers [from the
plate located as shown).
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information
in these spaces. Keep this
book, your warranty
and sales slip together
in a
handy place.
here.. .
Mode’ Number
Serrol
Number
Purchase oale
Service
Company
and
Telephone
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 program 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 program -the number of times depends on the program being used.
The POWER CLEAN* Module
removes
particles
from the water, stores them,
washes them down the drain.
Load dishes so soiled surfaces
erful spray from rotating arms.
face
Step-saving preparation
food
then
pow-
for washing
It is not necessary
to rinse dishes before
puttlng 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 a qualified
person raise the water heater thermostat
setting.
2. Use HI-TEMP WASHING Option. If water heating
is needed, a thermostat will delay the cycle
until temperature
reaches
145°F (63’C). If
water is hot enough, the cycle will proceed
with no delay. This lets you turn down your
water 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:
l Makesure
lightweightload
itemsaresecured
in the rack.
l Make
sure pot lids and handles, pizza pans,
4 cookie sheets, etc. do not touch interior walls
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
dlshwasher
operation
to prevent noise transfer through drains.
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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
spray arms.
to Separate
Top rack loading
CUP AND GLASS LOAD
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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 another item 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
. Small bowls, pans and other UtenSilSCan
be placed
in the top rack.
ADJUSTABLE TOP RACK
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
Plastic items can be melted In the bottom
rack.
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Items with cooked-on
soiled surfaces facing
or drted-on
the spray
foods
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
should
be loaded
In the bottom
rock with
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Bottom rack loading
MIX
Place plates, soup bowls, etc., between
prongs and facing the spray
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Securely place heavily soiled cookware
face down in rack.
NOTE:
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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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Load cookie sheets, cake pans and other
items at sides or back. Loading
items In
front may keep water spray from reaching detergent
dispenser
and silverware
basket.
Make sure pot handles and other Items
do not stop rotation of either the upper or
lower spray arm. Spray arms must move
freely
Loading silverware
Load forks and
spoons
so they
don’t
nest
together. Spray can’t
reach nested items.
No
YES
Mix items in each section of the basket.
Small items- baby bottle caps, jar lids,
etc. -can
be put in any section.
Make sure sharp items (knives,
forks,
skewers, etc.) are put in point down.
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.
basket
To remove
the
basket, slide it toward the top of
the door-by
the
handle.
Lift it off
the holding
buttons. Replace
it in
reverse order.
To open the basket, unhook
shown. Be sure the cover is
completely
latched
before pulling out the bottom
rack and before
closing
the dishwasher
door.
the latch
as
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Adding detergent
The kind and amount of dishwasher
detergent
you use is an Important
getting your dishes clean. Read this section carefully.
Use automatic
dlshwasher 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.
Phosphorus softens
water
and
helps
prevent
water
spots on dishes
1 The detergent
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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.
How much detergent
dispenser
The detergent
dispenser has one section with
a cover and one without.
l Put detergent
in both sections for programs
with two washes.
l Put detergent
in the covered section only for
programs with one wash.
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Push the cover down
until it is latched.
The cover opens automatlcally
when the main
wash starts. Detergent
in
the open section
falls
into the dishwasher
when the door IS closed.
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If water
is hard and
phosphorus
content
is
low (8.7% or less), you
may need to use more
detergent
or use a
brand
with a higher
phosphorus
content
(12% or higher].
part of
Us cover4
section for...
NORMALIZE
LOW ENERGY
Programs
” usebott
sections for.. .
POTS & PANS and
HEAVY Programs
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 is 8 or more grains of
middle
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Fill 1 or both sections to
line if water is 5 to 7 grains of
SOFT - Fill 1 or both sections to
bottom
line if water is 0 to 4 grains
hardness.
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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.? A small amount is released automatically
during the final
rinseofeachprogram.Checkthedispenserperiodicallytoseeif
it needs refilling.
Keep the dispenser fill cap tightly closed.
Starting your dishwasher
The
the
the
and
controls are built into the control panel on
dishwasher
door. Five program
pads and
electronic
display allow you to program
monitor the dishwasher’s
operation.
When first installed, “PF” will show on the display.
Press CANCEL Pad twice to clear the display. To
startthe dishwasher, press the SELECT PROGRAM
Pad.The dishwasher is pre-programmed
for the
NORMAL Program with the AIR DRY Option. If you
want this program, touch START.Toselect a different program and/or option, just touch the SELECT
PROGRAM Pad and/or SELECT OPTION Pad until
the program and/or option you desire appears
in the display.The display will showthe next program or option each time the pad is touched.
After each use, the dishwasher
remembers
the
program and options used.
When dishes are loaded
and ready to be
washed...
1. Spin the Upper Spray Arm to make sure nothing will stop it from turning.
2. Close and latch the door.
3. Run hot water at the sink nearest the dishwasher until it is hot.
4. Select a desired Program by touching
the
SELECT PROGRAM Pad.
5. Select an Option by touching
the SELECT
OPTION Pad.
6. Touch START Pad.
Selecting a program
POTS & PANS
Maximum
cleaning
for cooked-on
or baked-on
foods. The program
time delays while the dishwasher
automatically
heats the water to
145°F (63°C) in both washes and the
last rinse (marked l ). Program time is
63 minutes plus the time needed to
heat the water.
HEAVY
WASH AND HEAT
WATER INDICATORS
RINSE AND HEAT
WATER INDICATORS
CLEAN
INDlCATOR
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The CLEAN Indicator
deoendino
always comes on during or after dry,
on the ontion used. See PaaelO for exDlanation.
WASH INDICATOR
CLEAN
INDICATOR
RINSE INDICATOR
CLEAN
INDICATOR
RINSE INDICATOR
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CLEAN
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INDICATOR
RINSE INDICATOR
A double
wash for heavily
soiled
loads. Program time is 67 minutes.
NORMAL
WASH INDICATOR
For normal, everyday
soiled loads.
(The Energy Guide Label data is
based on this program.) Program
time is 73 minutes. Water is heated
during the first rinse.
LOW ENERGY
WASH
INDICATOR
For pre-rinsed or lightly soiled loads.
Program time is 56 minutes.
RINSE
For rinsing a few items to be washed
one or more days later, Program
time is 12 minutes.
RINSEINDICATOR
Electronic
Display
Program Control Pads
Selecting an option
Options can be selected by touching the SELECT OPTION Pad. Each touch of the Pad advances
the
display to the nex-toption.There
are three options available:
AIR DRY, HEAT DRY, HI TEMPAII options can
be changed
any time when the display is on, including
during a program. If the RINSE Program is
selected, Options are not available.
If the POTS & PANS Program is selected, only HEAT DRY and AIR DRY
Options are available.
AIR DRY
The AIR DRY Option helps save energy, but the
dishes take longer to dry (overnight] and some
water spotting may result. Some items (such as
plastics) may need towel drying. For best results,
use a liquid rinse aid such as Jet-Drp
When HI-TEMP is selected. the water for the main
wash and final rinse is heated to 145°F (63°C).
The POTS & PANS Program has the HI-TEMP Op-
HEAT DRY
When HEAT DRY is selected, the air in the dishwasher is heated during the”dry” portion of any
program - except RINSE.
A Dry Option will show In tne display with HI TEMP
Be sure to select the desired Dry Option (HEAT
DRY or AIR DRY) in combination
with HI TEMP
l Touch SELECT OPTION Pad until HI TEMP Indicators are shown in the display.
l Option
Indicators will not show in the display if
they can not be selected
with a program;
RlNSE or POTS & PANS.
l You can change
an option while the program
is running by touching the SELECT OPTlON Pad.
DELAY Pad
CANCEL Pad
The DELAY Pad allows you to delay the start of a
program from 1 up to 9 hours. Each touch of this
pad adds another hour of delay to the digital
display. After 9 hours, touching the DELAY Pad
wil I change the display back to1 hour. The DELAY
HRS Indicator will show on the display during a
programmed
delay. Touch START at any time
during the delay if you want the dishwasher to
start immediately.
The CANCEL Pad allows you to cancel a program or to clear the display. If the dishwasher is
washing, it will go into a 2 minute drain automatically before shutting off. If the dishwasher
had
not been started, it will clear the display.
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Changing or cancelling a program
After a program
has started, touch CANCEL
Pad once. The dishwasherwill
automatically
go
into a 2 minute drain period, then shut off. Check
detergent
dispensers
to make sure they are
filled properly
for the new program. To restart
the dishwasher, touch SELECT PROGRAM and SELECT OPTlON Pads, then touch START.
To cancel a program:
l Touch CANCEL
Pad once. The dishwasher Will
automatically
drain for 2 minutes, then shut off.
OR
l Touch
CANCEL Pad twice. The display
will
clear and the dishwasher
will immediately
shut off.
Electronic display and status indicators
The electronic
display
shows...
“E4 or E2” shows whenever there has been a
control panel malfunction.
Touch CANCEL Pad to clear display. The dishwasher may drain before shutting off. If the
display
will not clear, call your TECH-CARE”
service technician.
(See page 15.)
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The number of minutes remaining
in a program (60, 59, 58 minutes, etc.). This displayed
time only represents the wash, rinse and HEAT
DRY time. The program time delays while the
water is heating.
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The number of delay hours selected (I, 2, .... 9).
The display also points out operating
problems:
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“PF” shows on the display
heen
n newer
intnrrlmtinn
whenever
Status Indicators
let you know what your dishwasher is doing during a program.
WASH shows on the display during the wash
portion of the program. The indicator
goes off
when the last wash is completed.
RINSE shows on the display during the two final
rinses before drying.
CLEAN shows on the display immediately
after
the last rinse when AIR DRY is selected, or at the
end of HEAT DRY Touch CANCEL Pad to clearthe
display.
HEAT WATER shows on the display wheneverthe
water is being heated in the POTS & PANS Program or when the HI TEMP Option has been
selected.
there has
nr fnillrrn
To add a dish after starting
1. To be
sure the added item is washed, make
sure the WASH Indicator
is still on. The
display flashes when the door is left ajar.
2. To stop the program,
unlatch the door by
pushing in the latch handle under the control panel. Do not open the door until the
spray arms stop spinning. The display will
flash.
3. Open the door and add the dish.
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4. Close the door, Do not latch it. Wait 30 secondsforairinthedishwashertowarmup.This
helps reduce the amount of moisture that
can come from the vent when restarting the
program.
5. Push in on door until it latches. The dishwasher
will restart
and
continue
the
program.
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.
3.
Air dry dishes when you don’t need a rapid
drying program. Allow longer drying times
(overnight).
2. Use LOW ENERGY Program whenever
possible. It uses less hot water and energy than
other programs.
4.
results. Inload correctly
for best-washing
correct loading
may cause poor washing
and the need to rewash all or part of the
load.
5. Don’t pre-rinse normally
soiled dishes. Select the correct program
for the load and
use the recommended
amount of detergent
for good
washing
results without
hand
rinsing.
6.
Use your dishwasher
during off-peak hours.
Local utilities
recommend
this to avoid
heavy usage of energy at certain times of
day.
7.
Kitchen cleanup
can be done quickly and
efficiently through the use of your dishwasher.
Mast 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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Special tips OII dishwasher use
Remember,
use your dishwasher
only for the job it was designed
to do.
Some Hems are not dishwasher
safe or may require special care.
Read these special tlps for the following
items:
AhUiUUIU:
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.
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 may fade due to high water
temperatures
and alkaline detergent
solution in the dishwasher.
TIPS: Delicate,
antique items should not be washed in the dishwasher.
Load 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.
and decorative glasses:
C~Std
Crystal can break from sudden exposure to high
water temperature.
Metal trim and colorful decoration
on glass will fade in time when
washed in the dishwasher.
TIPS: Delicate,
antique items should not be washed in the dishwasher.
Load carefully
in top rack only. Be sure IO 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 reaction of silver with chlorine
in the detergent.
Gold
flatware
is not dishwasher
safe.
TIPS: 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.
~f;~sjlOU UtCUSilS:The
seasoned
TIPS: Wash by hand, To re-season,
hour or two.
finish will be removed
coat with unsalted
PhStiCS: Many
heat sensitive
plastics will have “Dishwasher
and may melt or warp.
TIPS: If in doubt, try one piece.
additional
protection.
Place
in upper
in the dishwasher.
fat and heat in a slow oven for an
Safe” written
on them. Some plastics
rack only. AIR DRY option
Non-stick finish
UteINilS:
Most can be washed
TIPS: Follow manufacturers’
suggestions.
Rusting
are
provides
in the dishwasher.
Wood:
Many wooden items will crack and warp or lose their finish.
TIPS: Do not wash cutting boards, wooden salad bowls or knives
dles in the dishwasher.
Pewter or pewter-like materials:
TIPS: To keep
pewter
with wooden
May streak, discolor, 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
CleCIn. lnterlor - 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 problems
PROBLEM
CAUSED BY
SOLUTION
Spotilng
and
fllmlng
[hard water film)
Hard water
Fill detergent
tergent with
be necessary
dispensers
to capacity.
Use dishwasher
highest available
phosphorus
content.
to install water softener.
deMay
To
1.
2.
3.
remove spots and film, try a vinegar rinse...
Wash and rinse load as usual. Use AIR DRY.
Remove all metal items.
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
Not enough
detergent,
or
improper
detergent
“Old” detergent
Improper
loading
No rinse aid
AIR DRY Setting
Small particles
deposlted
on
Items
used
not dry
Checkspray
arms to make sure they turn freely after
ing. Be sure a utensil has not prevented
their turning.
‘-Id”
Use only fresh dishwasher
detergent.
Store tightly
container,
in cool, dry place. Discard old detergent.
fill dispensers
until ready to start dishwasher.
detergent
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
starting
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).
Water is not hot
enough
loadrng
No rinse aid
Chlpplng
breaklng
glassware
or
closed
Do not
Use more dishwosher
detergent.
Use detergent
est available
phosphorus
content...especiolly
water.
AIR DRY Setting
on
lood-
Not enough
detergent,
or
improper
detergent
Improper
Black marks
dlshes
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 lorge items do not block spray from reaching
detergent
dispensers.
Does the rinse aid dispenser
need filling? See instructions
on page 7.
Drying wrthout heat may result in some spotting of glasses
and silver.
Spray arm or arms not
rotating freely
Water pressure may
be low, dishwasher
is
not filling properly
Dishes
Water temperature
should be at least 140°F (6O”CJ. 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.
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.
with highwith hard
Water temperature
should be at least 140°F (6O”CJ. Set
water heater thermostat
to a higher settrng. Run water at
sink until hot before
starting
and/or
use HI-TEMP WASH
Option.
Make sure dishes and glassware
are loaded
so spray
reaches all surfaces and items drain properly.
Do not overload. Do not nest Items
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
utenslls,
especially
a
llghtwelght
loll 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
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 detergent
or improper
detergent
“0ld”detergent.
Water pressure may
be low, dishwasher
is
not filling properly
Cloudy tiim on
glassware,
etching permanent
corrosion
Dishes &
interior of
dishwasher
yellow or
brown
14
Too much detergent
in soft water
Inadequate
rinsing
mm-!Iron or manganese
in
water
Check spray arms to make sure they turn freely after locding. Be sure a utensil has not prevented
their turning.
Use more dishwasher
detergent.
Use detergent
with highest available
phosphorus
contenttespeciclly
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
while dishwasher
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Check for rainbow
hue on glosses. A rainbow
hue is the
first sign of etching (corrosion
of gloss]. Reduce the amount
of dishwasher
detergent.
Use a detergent
with 0 lower
phosphorus
content.
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 -pe~-U..,-I-.,..
and draining.
Do not overload.
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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 port of the cycle.
3. Add % to % cup (120 to 240 ml] of citric acid crystals
(usuclly available
in drugstores).
4. Close and latch door to complete
cycle.
Permanent
solution:
Install on iron or manganese
filter to
home water SUDDIV.
Rust spots on
stainless
steel
-ORDark spots on
flatware
stainless
steel,
silver plate, or
sterling
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
Bronze tarnish
on silverplate
Silverplate
IS worn off.
Exposed base metal
to kes on a bronzed
hue.
Remove
Water iett in
bottom ot
dishwasher
Dishwasher
completed
Allow
Clogged
gap
cycle
drain
air
not
is low, do not use water for other purposes
is running [to assure correct fills).
Rinse flatware
that is to stand for several
washing
[use Rinse & Hold]. Clean stained
polish and re-wash. Do not put stainless
tiatware
in the same silverware
basket
Direct contact
between
these metals can
nent damage
to the silver.
hours before
items with silver
steel and silver
compartment.
cause perma-
Remove spots with silver polish. Avoid spilling
detergent
on wet flatware.
concentrated
tarnish
c- ---v_Iv
with silver polish. Hove silver
-ez-muI-eI_
dishwasher
to complete
,.~-----^
cycle.
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replated.
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Some plumbing
codes require use of a drain air gap between on 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 port of the dishwasher
and is NOT covered
by the
dishwasher
warranty.
The drain air gap should be kept
clean to insure proper draining
of the dishwasher.
.
If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
1. Before calling
for assistance...
Performance
problems often result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools
of any kind.
If your dishwasher
won’t run, or stops during a
program:
l Is the
door tightly
closed
and securely
latched?
l Has the program
been correctly set (and the
START Pad pressed]?
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 (undercounter
models]?
l If the motor
has stopped because of an overload, it will automatically
reset itself within a
few minutes. If motor does not start, call for
service.
l Are you using the POTS & PANS Program
or a
HI TEMP Washing Option? Is the dishwasher
waiting for water to heat? (See pages 8 & 91.
3.
If you need service*...
Whirlpool
has a
nationwide
network of franchised
TECH-CARE R Service Companies.
TECH-CARE service
technicians
are
trained to fulfill the
product
warranty
and provide afterwarranty
servrce,
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-HOUSEHOLO~
MAJOR-SERVICE
6 REPAIR
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISED TECH-CAAE SERVICE
SERVICE
COMPA.\‘lt:S
XYZ SERVICE CO
12lMap1e
..-.....
999.9999
l
Has the program
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
IRANCHISEOTECH-CARE
SERVICE
SERVICE
XYZ SERVICE CO
123 Maple ..-.....-.
999.9999
COMPANIES
OR
WASHING
MACHINES.ORYERS
L IRONERS-SERVICING
If water remains in the dishwasher:
l Has the program
completed?
If detergent
remains in the covered
cup:
l Is the
bottom rack in backwards?
bumpers should be at the front.)
l Is the dishwasher
detergent fresh?
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCESMAJORREPAIRING
& PARTS
OR
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESERVICE
detergent
SERVICE
XYLSERVICE CO
123 MaDIe
(The rack
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:
Contlnental
U.S. . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1301
Michigan
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii
. . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1121
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.
COMPANIES
999.9999
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. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 US-33, North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
‘If you must call or write, 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.
FSP is a registered
trademark
of Whirlpool
Corporation
for
quality parts. took for this
symbol of quality whenever
FSP
you need a replacement
parl
@ for your Whirlpool
appliance.
FSP replacement
parts
will fit right and work right, because
they are
made to the same exacting
specifications
used to build every new Whirlpool
appliance.
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