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Whirlpool WU5750 Specifications
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UNDERCOUNTER
DISHWASHERS
WUIOOO, MODEL SERIES WU3000 AND WU4000, WU5750
A Note To You
Thank
you for buying
a Roper@ appliance.
You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience
have gone into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free
operation, we have developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on
how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also,
please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This
will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety statements under warning symbols. Please pay special attention to
these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is an example of the use of the symbol.
This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire
and electrical shock.
Our toll-free
number,
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available
24 hours a day.
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is
If you ever have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first
see “If You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 22. If you need further help, feel free to call
us. When calling, you will need to know your appliance’s complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial number label (see diagram on
page 4). For your convenience, we have included a handy place below for you to record these
numbers, the purchase date from the sales slip and your dealer’s name and telephone
number. Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference.
Model Number
Dealer Name
Serial Number
Dealer Phone
Purchase
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Date
Important
Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electriil
shock, or injury when using
your dishwasher, follow basic precautions including the following:
*Read all instructions before using the
dishwasher.
*Use your dishwasher only for the uses
described in this manual.
*DISHWASHER MUST BE ELECTRICALLY GROUNDED. Read the Installation Instructions for details.
*When discarding an old dishwasher,
always remove the door to prevent
accidental entrapment or suffocation.
*Use ONLY detergents and rinse agents
recommended for use in a dishwasher.
*Store dishwasher detergent in a cool, dry
place WHERE CHILDREN CAN’T
REACH IT.
*When loading items to be washed:
- Load sharp items and knives with the
handles up to reduce risk of cut-type
injuries.
- Locate sharp items and knives so that
they are not likely to damage the door
or tub.
@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.
l DO NOT use your dishwasher
unless all
enclosure panels are properly in place.
l DO NOT sit on, stand on or abuse the
dishwasher door or dish racks.
l DO NOT tamper with controls.
l 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.
l 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.
.Disconnect electrical power to the
dishwasher before attempting to service.
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Help
us help
you
Please:
l Have your dishwasher
installed by a
qualified installer.
l Install where dishwasher
is protected from
the elements.
l Install and level dishwasher
on a floor that
will hold the weight, and in an area suitable
for its size and use.
l Property connect dishwasher
to electricity,
water and drain.*
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See Installation
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Instructions
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Remove all shipping plugs from hoses and
connectors (such as drain connector on a
disposer) before installing.*
Remove all hang tags and temporary labels.
Make sure dishwasher is not used by
anyone unable to operate it properly.
Properly maintain dishwasher. See page 18.
for complete information.
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Parts And Features
This section contains captioned illustrations of your appliance. Use them to become familiar
with the location and appearance
of all parts and features.
NOTE: The drawings in this book may vary from your dishwasher model. They are designed
to show the different features of all models covered by this book. Your model may not include
all features. Page numbers are included next to some features. Refer to those pages for more
information about the features.
A Third level Wash (p. 15)
(on 8OllE modela)
B Top rack (p. 15)
C Water Inlet opening
D Rack bumper
E
Bottom rack (p. 16)
F
G
Heating element
Detergent diapenoer (p. 10)
Rinse agent dirpenaer
(p. 11)
Extra-capacity
fold down ahefves
(On 8OlllO lTlOdd8) (p. 16)
Spray tower and protector
Model and aerial number label
(on right aide)
H
f
J
K
4
L
Silvenuare basket (p. 17)
(on 8Olll8 models)
M Filter ryatem screen (p. 16)
(not shown)
N Lower spray arm
0 Overfill protector
P ACCe88 panel
Q Door color panel
R Slfverware basket (p. 17)
(on rome models)
S Silverware basket (p. 17)
(on 8Ome models)
y
Models
with
rocker
switch
(one wash
Option
Models
with
Option
Models
rocker
(three
awitch
Amctor
with
switch
three
with
Cycle reiector
Models
five
butt&s
with
V
wash
rwitch
Cycle &ntral
knob
cycles)
Cycle co&d
knob
Cycle co&O1
knob
Cycle co&o1
knob
buttons
Optd8eiector
seven
Cycle aeleCtOr bUttOn8
l elecior
buttons
SeiectorLttonr
Models
cycle)
button8
buttons
.
Option
selector
buttons
Cycle co;troi
knob
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Using Your Dishwasher
In This
Section
Page
Before starting your dlshwasher ...... .
Starting your dishwasher ................. .6
Adding a dish during a cycle.. .......... .7
Changlng a cycle settlng .................. .7
Canceling a cycle ............................... 7
Changlng an option ............................ 6
Cycle selection chart .......................... 8
What happens In each option.. ......... .8
Page
Uslng delay wash ............................. 10
Using the detergent dispenser.. ..... .I0
Using the rinse agent dispenser.. ...ll
Quiet operating tips .......................... 12
Water temperature tips ................... .13
Energy saving tips ............................ 13
Special tips on dishwasher use ..... .14
Operating your dishwasher properly enables you to obtain the best possible results. This
section explains proper dishwasher operation.
Before
starting
your
dishwasher
1. Properly load the top rack, bottom rack, and the silverware basket. See pages 15-l 7.
4. Check the rinse agent dispenser. See pages 11 and 12.
2. Spin the lower spray arm with
lower rack in place to make sure
nothing prevents arm from turning freely.
3. Add detergent. See pages 10
and 11.
5. Push door firmly when closing
and it will automatically latch.
Starting
The dishwasher
control panel.
your dishwasher
will wash and dry dishware according to the selections you make on the
For models with three buttons, the Heat
Dry option is automatically
Pots a Pans cycle.
selected with the
2. For models with three buttons:
If the Pots & Pans cycle will be used, push
POTS CLPANS button.
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6. Run hot water at sink nearest
dishwasher until water is hot.
Turn off water.
On 8Om8 models
on 8Olll8 models
For models with more than three buttons:
Push a Cycle Selector button for the desired
cycle. Use any Cycle Selector button with the
Rinse 8 Hold cycle. The Cycle Control knob
determines which cycle operates.
Cyclem may vary with models
3. Turn the Cycle Control knob clockwise to point
to the desired cycle. See page 8 for cycle
descriptions.
You will feel a definite stop at each cycle mark.
The dishwasher will automatically start the cycle
you selected.
NOTE: lf the door is latched, you will hear
cycles start and stop as the knob passes each
cycle mark. Thii is normal and will not hurt the
dishwasher. lf you prefer, you can set cycles
with the door unlatched.
Adding
a dish during
a cycle
(model series WU3000 and WU4000, WUS750)
You can add an additional item to the dishwasher anytime before the Cycle Control knob
reaches LIGHT WASH. See page 8.
Wait 30 seconds for air in the dishwasher
1. Lift up on the door latch to unlatch the
to warm up. This helps reduce the
door and stop the cyde. Wait a moment
amount of moisture that can come from
for the spray action to stop before openthe vent when restarting the cycle.
ing the door.
4. Press door in to latch it. The dishwasher
2. Cpen the door and add the dish.
will start where it stopped.
3. Close the door. Do not latch It.
Changing
a cycle
setting
(model series WU3000 and WU4000, WU5750)
You can change a setting anytime during any cycle.
1. Lii up on the door latch to unlatch the
NOTE: Turning the Cycle Control knob
door and stop the cycle.
may cauw the covered section of the
detergent dispenser to open. Be sure to
2. Turn the Cycle Control knob clockwise to
fill the covered section, and dose the
the cycle you want.
cover, if the cycle uses detergent in
3. Check the detergent dispenser to be sure
both sections.
it is properly filled for the new cycle. See
4. Close and latch the door. The dishwasher
page 10.
will automatically start the new cycle.
Canceling
a cycle
You can cancel a cycle anytime during the cycle.
2. Let the dishwasher drain completely.
1. Turn the Cycle Control knob &My
clockwiie to the drain portion of the wash
3. Lii up on the door latch to unlatch the
or rinse. You will hear water draining
door.
when you have advanced to the proper
4. Turn the Cycle Control knob dockwise to
location.
7
point to OFF.
Changing
an option
You can change an option anytime during a cycle. To change the selected option(s):
Selection varie8 with model.
For models with seven buttons:
1. Push the RESlX OPTIONS button.
2. Push an Option Selector button for each
desired option.
Cycle
selection
chart
Your model may not have all cycles.
T
cycle
T
A ‘0” shows what steps are in each
cycle
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Pain
llnss Unse Yash linss
Descrlptlon
Pots 8 Pans
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A double wash for
maximum cleaning of
mkfd
cooked-on or baked-on
foods.
For models with three buttons, the
Heat Dry option is automaticalty
selected during this cycle.
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Minutes
98’
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98’
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90’
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85’
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Wash or Normal Wash
A double wash for
normal, everyday loads.
(The Energy Guide
Label is based on this cycle.)
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iCycle
time includes heated dry time.
steps are in each cycle
Cycle
lime
Rinse Wash Rinse Rinse Dry (Minutes
Main
Cycle
Description
Rinse & Hold
.
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not use detergent. Use Air Dry option
only. Heat Dry option may cause focd
to bake on dishes.
What happens
in each option
Heat Dry option
If the Heat Dry option is selected, air in the
dishwasher is heated during the udv part
of the cycle. For best results, use a liquid
rinse agent.
Energy
Saver
Dry option
If the Energy Saver Dry option is selected,
air in the dishwasher is not heated during
the “dry” part of the cycle. 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.
Low-Energy
Washing
SELECT
models with
rocker rwitch
models with
3 or 5 buttons
SELECT
or
models with
rocker switch
models with
7 buttons
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models with
buttons
option
(on some models)
When the Low-Energy Washing option is
selected, water heating is reduced during
the main wash and final rinse. This will
reduce the amount of electricity needed to
run the dishwasher. However, dishes may
not wash as well. See page 13.
SELECT
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Using
delay
wash
(on some models)
You can set the dishwasher to start a cycle
1 or 2 hours later.
1. Push desired Cycle Selector button.
2. Push desired Option Selector button(s).
3. Turn Cycle Control knob clockwise to the
number of hours you want the dishwasher to
delay before the selected cycle starts.
4. Close and latch the door.
NOTE:
You can add items while time is counting
down. Close and latch the door. The Cycle
Control knob will not advance if the door is
unlatched.
. Rinse & Hold and Light Wash cycles cannot be
delayed.
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Using the detergent
What type
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of detergent
Use automatic dishwasher
dispenser
to use
detergent only.
Other detergents are too mild and much too
sudsy to work in the dishwasher.
Follow manufacturer’s directions when using
liquid automatic dishwasher detergent or
concentrated powder detergent.
Do :lot add detergent until you are ready
to wash.
Store detergent tightly closed in a cool, dry
place. Fresh automatic dishwasher deter-
gent is necessary for best washing results.
NOTE: 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:
l Use more detergent.
OR
l Use a brand with a higher
phosphorus content
(8.7%).
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dishwasher
detergent
See phosphorus
content
on package
labels
The detergent
dispenser
The detergent dispenser has one section with a
cover and one without.
l Put detergent
in both sections for cycles with
two washes. See “Cycle selection chart” on
paw 8.
l Put detergent
only in the covered section for
cycles with one wash. See “Cycle selection
chart” on page 8.
l 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 starts.
How
much
detergent
Cover latch
Use covered
section
alone for cycles
with one wash
Use both sections
for cycles with
two washes
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.
l HARD-Fill
one or both sections to slightly
below the top of the section (3 tablespoons) if water hardness is 8 or more
grains per gallon, or 135 or more parts per
million. Leave enough space in the covered section to allow cover to close.
l MEDIUM-Fill
one or both sections to the
top of the second step (2 tablespoons) if
water hardness is 5 to 7 grains per gallon,
or 85 to 119 parts per million.
l SOFT-Fill
one or both sections to the top
of the first step (1 tablespoon) if water
hardness is 0 to 4 grains per gallon, or
0 to 68 parts per million.
Find out your water’s hardness by asking
your local water department, water softener
company or county extension agent.
Using
Rinse
the rinse agent
agent
dispenser
dispenser
Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a
liquid rinse agent. A rinse agent greatly
improves the drying of dishes by helping
water flow off them during the last rinse. A
rinse agent also keeps water from forming
droplets and drying as spots.
Release of a small amount of rinse agent
into the rinse water is automatic in the final
rinse of each cycle. For best drying results,
check the dispenser periodically to see if it
needs refilling.
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To check
dispenser
Remove dispenser cap. If dispenser is
empty, an “E” will be clearly visible inside
the dispenser.
The center of the Fill Indicator cap will be
clear when dispenser needs refilling.
To fill
“E” shows
when empty
Center will ba
clear when
mPty
dispenser
You do not have to wait until the dispenser
is empty to refill it, but do not overfill it. The
dispenser will hoM 6 ounces (175 mL) of
rinse agent. Under normal conditions, this
will last about 3 months.
1. Make sure the dishwasher door is fully
open.
2. Remove the Fill Indicator cap.
3. Add rinse agent to the dispenser. Do not
fill past the smallest opening in the lower
part of the dispenser.
lf you overfill, excess rinse agent can
come out. This will not harm the dishwasher, but coukf cause over-sudsing.
4. Clean up any spilled rinse agent with a
damp cloth.
5. Replace the Fill Indicator cap and keep it
tightly closed.
Keep rinse agent
dispenser tilted for
best drying resuks
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Do not fill past
smallest opening
NOTE: Your dishwasher is designed to use
a liquid rinse agent. You do not need to use
a solid or bar-type rinse agent.
Quiet
operating
tips
To avoid thumping and clattering noises
during operation:
l Make sure lightweight
bad items are
secured in the racks.
l 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 tower.
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Load dishes so they do not touch one
another.
NOTE: Keep sink drain plugs inserted during
dishwasher operation to prevent noise
transfer through drains.
Water
temperature
tips
Hot water dissolves and activates the
dishwashing detergent. Hot water also
dissolves grease on dishes and helps dry
glasses spot-free.
For best dishwashing results, water must
be at least 120°F (49°C) as it enters the
dishwasher. The dishwasher will automatically heat the water to help washing
performance.
To check
water
temperature
1. Run hot water at the faucet closest to
your dishwasher. Let the water run for at
least one minute.
2. Measure the water temperature with a
candy or meat thermometer. Put the
thermometer in the running stream
of water.
3. If the water temperature at the faucet is
below 120°F (49”C), have a qualified
person raise the water heater’s thermostat setting.
Energy
saving
tips
You can help save energy if you:
l Wash full loads. Running a half-filled
dishwasher uses the same amount of
electricity and hot water as a fully loaded
machine.
l lf your model has the Light Wash cycle,
use it whenever possible. The cycle uses
less hot water and energy than the Normal
Wash cycle.
l Use the Energy Saver Dry option when
you don’t need a rapid drying cycle. Allow
longer drying times (overnight). Use a rinse
agent to improve drying.
l Load correctly for best washing
results.
Incorrect loading may cause poor washing
and the need to rewash all or part of
the load.
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Do not pre-rinse normally soiled dishes.
Select the correct cycle for the load and
use the recommended amount of detergent for good washing results without
hand-rinsing.
Use your dishwasher during off-peak
hours. Local utilities recommend this to
avoid heavy usage of energy at certain
times of day.
Use the Low-Energy Washing option, if
available. The water heating in the main
wash and final rinse will be reduced.
NOTE: Loads may not wash as well if the
water temperature is too low.
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Special
tips on dishwasher
use
lf you have any doubts about a particular piece of dishware, check with the manufacturer to
see if it is dishwasher-safe.
NOTE: lt is the user’s responsibility to determine if dishware should he washed in a dishwasher.
discolor or fade.
es of leaded crystal may etch with
immediatefy. Prolonged contact with food containing
saft, vinegar, milk products or fruit juice could damage
finish.
Sterling
Silver or
Silver Plate
YES
Run a Rinse & Hold cycle (if available) if not washing
immediately. Prolonged contact with food containing
salt, acid or sulfide (eggs, mayonnaise and seafood)
could damage finish.
Tin
No
May rust.
Woodenware
No
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations before
washing. Untreated wood may warp, crack or bse its
finish.
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Loading Your Dishwasher
In This
Section
Page
Preparing to load the dishwasher ... 15
Loading the top rack . ..... ... .. ............. 15
Page
Loading the bottom rack .. .. .............. 16
Loading the silvetware basket ........ 17
This section tells you how to properly load your dishwasher
results.
Preparing
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to load the dishwasher
Scrape leftover food, bones, toothpicks
and other hard items from dishes.
To save water and energy, do not rinse
dishes before putting them into the
dishwasher.
Foods like eggs, rice, pasta, and cooked
cereals may be hard to remove if they are
left to dry over a period of time.
Run a Rinse & Hold cycle (if available) to
keep dishes moist if you do not plan to
wash them soon.
Loading
for the best washing and rinsing
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Load dishes so soiled surfaces face the
rotating spray arms.
Load dishes so they are not stacked or
overlapping. It is important for the water
spray to reach all soiled surfaces for best
washing. For best drying, water must be
able to drain from all surfaces.
the top rack
The top rack is designed for cups, glasses
and smaller items. Some models have a
third level wash to improve washability. Do
nol cover the third level wash when loading
the top rack.
Cup and glass
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load
Place so open ends face down for cleaning
and draining.
Load glasses in top rack only. The bottom
rack is not designed for glasses. Damage
may occur to glasses in bottom rack.
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.
Do not cover third level wash
(on SOIIW models)
Cup and
glass load
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Mixed
load
Load plastic items in the top rack only.
Only plastic items marked “dishwashersafe” are recommended.
Load plastic items so the force of the spray
does not move them during the cycle.
Plastic items may melt in the bottom rack.
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Utensil
load
Small bowls, pans and other utensils can
be placed in the top rack.
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Extra-capacity
fold-down
shelves
(on some models)
Extra shelves on the right and left side of the
top rack can be folded down over short items
(cups, juice glasses, cereal bowls, etc.) to
hold extra items.
Loading
the bottom
rack
Items with cooked-on or dried-on food
should be loaded in the bottom rack, with
soiled surfaces facing inward to the spray.
Mixed
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Dish
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load
Make sure pot handles
not stop rotation of the
Spray arm must move
Load items so they do
the spray tower.
Securely place heavily
face down in rack.
and other items do
lower spray arm.
freely.
not block or cover
soiled cookware
load
Place plates, soup bowls, etc., between
prongs and facing inward to the spray.
Do not place items directly over spray
tower.
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Do not cover third level wash
(on some models)
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Utensil
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Load
large
such
from
load
cookie sheets, cake pans and other
items at sides and back. Loading
items in front may keep water spray
reaching detergent dispenser.
NOTE:
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Do not load glasses, cups or plastic items
in the bottom rack.
When lower rack is removed, replace with
bumpers in front.
Loading
the silverware
Utensil
load
basket
Personal Injury Hazard
Load sharp items (knives, forks,
skewers, etc.), with the point down.
Failure to do so could cause personal
injury.
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Load the silverware basket while in the
bottom rack or take the basket out for
loading on a counter or table.
NOTE: The loaded basket must be placed
in the center front of the bottom rack for
proper washing. (Style 1 basket fiis over
the spray tower.)
Some of the load may not be completely
washed if the loaded silverware basket is
placed in a different location.
The basket 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.
Load forks and spoons so they don’t nest
together. Spray cannot reach nested items.
M’uc 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.
Style 3
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Caring For Your Dishwasher
Your new dishwasher is designed to give you many years of dependable service. There are a
few things you can do to maintain your dishwasher properly. This section tells you how to
clean and care for your dishwasher. Refer to “Solution chart” on pages 19-21 for special
cleaning problems.
Personal Injury Hazard
Before cleaning interior or fitter screen,
wait at least 20 minutes after a cycle
for the heating element to cool down.
Failure to do so could result in burn
injuries.
Cleaning
the 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:
l Apply powdered
dishwasher detergent to a
damp sponge to make a paste.
OR
l 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.
Cleaning
the filter
screen
The fitter system requires periiic
cleaning
as needed. To clean screen:
1. Unload and slide the bottom rack forward.
(Remove bottom rack if 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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Common Dishwashing
Problems
In This
Section
Page
Solution chart ... ............................... . 19
Solution
Page
Removing spots and film ......... .. ...... 21
chart
This chart is a convenient checklist for handling minor performance problems. Go over this list
before calling for service. If you are unable to solve your dishwasher’s problem, turn to page
22 for service information.
Problem
Cause
Solution
Food Soil Left on
Dishes
Improper loading
Follow loading instructions
15-17.
Water temperature
too bw
Spotting and
Filming
is
on pages
If needed, turn home water heater up to
ensure water entering dishwasher is
120°F (49°C) minimum. See recommended procedure on page 13.
Use of incorrect, too
little or ineffective
detergent
Use recommended dishwasher detergents only. Follow recommendations on
page 10 for amounts; never use less
than one tablespoon per load. Detergent must be fresh to be effective.
Always store detergent in a cool, dry
area, preferably in an airtight container.
Detergent cakes in
dispenser
Use fresh detergent only. Do not allow
detergent to sit for several hours in a
wet dispenser. Check dispenser for
caked detergent. Clean dispenser when
caked detergent is present.
Pump or spray arm
clogged by labels from
bottles and cans
Remove labels before washing or wash
by hand. See page 14. Clean filter
screen. See page 18.
Low water pressure
due to insufficient fill
Home water pressure should be 20 to
120 psi for proper dishwasher fill. A
booster pump on the water supply may
be necessary if pressure is too low.
Slowdown of wash arm
due to high suds
Never use soap or laundry detergents.
Use recommended dishwasher detergents only.
Hard water or high
mineral content in
water
Conditioning the final rinse water with a
liquid rinse agent helps eliminate
spotting and filming. Keep the dispenser
filled with a rinse agent at all times.
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Problem
Cause
Spotting and
Filming
(continued)
Water temperature
too bw
Solution
is
If needed, turn home water heater up to
ensure water entering dishwasher is
120°F (49°C) minimum. See recommended procedure on page 13.
Use of incorrect
detergents
Use recommended
gents only.
Incorrect amount of
detergent
Follow recommendations on page 10 for
amount. Heavy soil and/or hard water
generally require extra detergent.
Use of ineffective
detergents
Detergent should be fresh. Store in a
cool, dry place, preferably in an airtight
container. Discard lumpy detergent.
Insufficient fill caused
by low water pressure
Home water pressure should be 20 to
120 psi for proper dishwasher fill. A
booster pump on the water supply may
be necessary if pressure is too low.
Dishes do not drain
PropeW
Dishes must have proper water drainage. Do not overload. Follow instructions for loading dishwasher on pages
15-l 7. Use a liquid rinse agent to speed
draining.
Plastics
Some plastics, due to material, may
need to be towel dried.
Silica Film or
Etching (Silica Film
is a White Iridescent Deposit;
Etching is a Cloudy
Film)
A water chemical
reaction with certain
types of glassware.
Usually caused by
some combination of
sofl or softened water,
alkaline washing
solutions, insufficient
rinsing, over-loading
the dishwasher, and
heat of drying.
It may not be possible to prevent
problem, except by hand-washing. To
retard this process, use a minimum
amount of detergent but not less than
one tablespoon per load. Use a liquid
rinse agent and underload the dishwasher to allow thorough rinsing. Silica
film and etching are permanent and can
not be removed. Use the Energy Saver
Dry option.
Black or Gray
Marks on Dishes
Aluminum items
Aluminum items should be loaded so
that they will not rub against dishes
during washing. Throw-away aluminum
items should not be washed in the
dishwasher because they may break
down and cause marking. Aluminum
markings can be removed by using a
mild abrasive cleanser.
Dishes Do Not Dry
Completely
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dishwasher
deter-
Problem
Cause
Solution
Brown Stains on
Dishes and Dishwasher Interior
High iron content in
water supply
Remove by washing dishes (after food
soil has been removed) with 1 teaspoon
to 1 tablespoon of citric acid crystals
added to covered section of detergent
dispenser. Do not use detergent, use
Normal Wash cycle (if available). Follow
with a Light Wash cycle with detergent.
(For models with rocker switches and
one wash cycle, use Wash cycle.) If
treatment is needed more than every
other month, the installation of an iron
removal unit is recommended.
Orange Stains on
Dishwasher Interior
Large amounts of
tomato-based foods on
dishes placed in the
dishwasher
Stains may gradually fade over time.
Regular use of Heat Dry option may
cause stains to fade slower. Stains will
not affect dishwasher performance.
Regular use of Rinse & Hold cycle with
Air Dry option for partial loads will
reduce the likelihood of staining.
White Spots on
Cookware with
Nonstick Finish
Seasoning removed by
dishwasher detergents
Re-season cookware after dishwasher
washing.
Odor in the Dishwasher
Dishes only washed
every two to three days
Run a Rinse & Hotd cycle (if available)
at least once or twice a day until a full
load is accumulated.
Chipping of Dishes
Improper loading
Load dishes and glasses so that they
are stable and do not strike together
from washing action. Moving racks in
and out smoothly will also minimize
chipping.
NOTE: Some types of china and
glassware are too delicate for automatic
dishwashing and should be handwashed; for example: antiques,
feather-edged crystal and similar types.
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Removing
spots
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and film
Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a
liquid rinse agent. A rinse agent prevents
water from forming droplets and drying as
spots or streaks.
To remove spots and film on dishes and
glasses, or hard water film on the interior of
the dishwasher, you may use white vinegar
with the following procedure:
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in dishwasher in regular manner. Do not load
silverware or other metals in the dishwasher.
2. Close and latch door.
3. Select the Normal Wash cycle and Energy
Saver Dry option. Do not use detergent.
4. Allow dishwasher to run through the
first wash. When washer has filled for
main wash portion of cycle, unlatch and
open door.
5. Pour 2 cups of household vinegar into
the dishwasher.
6. Close and latch door. Allow dishwasher
to finish the cycle.
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If You Need Assistance
Or Service
This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section
outlines possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem.
Parts 2 and 3 tell you what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling our
toll-free telephone number for help or calling for service, please provide a detailed description
of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers and the purchase date.
(See page 2.) This information will help us respond properly to your request.
1. Before
calling
for assistance
...
Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix without tools of any
kind. Please check the chart below for problems you can fii. It could save you the cost of a
service call.
PROBLEM
Dishwasher does not
run or stops during a
cycle
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Is the door tightly closed and securely latched?
Has the cycle been set correctly? See page 6.
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown or tripped?
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.
Is the water supply turned on?
Is the dishwasher
wired into a live circuit with the proper
voltage?
Dishwasher will not fill
Is overfill protector stuck in “up” position? Overfill protector
should move up and down freely. Press down to release.
Water remains in
dishwasher
Wait for the cycle to finish. A small amount of water remaining
is normal.
Check the drain air gap (if installed). If it is clogged follow the
manufacturers cleaning instruction.
Detergent remains in
covered section of
dispenser
Has the cycle completed?
Is the detergent fresh and dry without lumps?
Is the bottom rack in backwards? The rack bumpers should
face the door.
Dishes are not as dry
as you expected
Is the rinse agent dispenser empty? Using a rinse agent greatly
improves drying. See pages 11 and 12.
Use Heat Dry option on the next bad. See page 9.
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CHECK THE FOLLOWING
PROBLEM
White residue appears
on front of access
panel
2. lf you need
Is too much detergent being used? See pages 10 and 11 for
recommended amounts of detergent.
Some liquid detergents develop excess foam and build up on
access panel. Try a different brand to reduce foaming and
eliminate buildup.
assistance*...
Call our toll-free telephone number. Dial
toll-free from anywhere In the U.S.A.:
l-80044-ROPER
(1-80047~737)
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.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Roper Brand Appliances
2000 N State Route 63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
3. If you need
service*...
Contact the dealer from whom you purchased the appliance or the authorized
servicer in your area. For help finding an
authortied servicer in your area, call our tollfree telephone number in Step 2.
4. If you need FSP
ment parts...
5. lf you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
l
l
l
with
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 and Roper Brand
Appliance warrantor have failed to resofve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
l
When calling or writing for help or
service:
Please provide a detailed description of
the problem, your appliance’s complete
model and serial numbers and the
purchase date. (See page 2.) Thii
information will help us respond properly
to your request.
replace-
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 Ropep appliance.
FSP replacement parts will fit right and work
right, because they are made to the same
exacting specifications used to build every
new Roper appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 3 above or call the
Consumer Assistance Center number in
Step 2.
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ROPER”
Dishwasher Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FULL TEN-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WE WILL PAY FOR
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workman&ii.
Service must be provided by
an authorized Roper service company.
FSP@ replacement parts and repair tabor for the
DURAPERMTM tub and/or inner door should they fail to
contain water due to defective materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by an authorized Roper service
ccm=v.
WHIRLPOOL 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. Thii product is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to dishwasher caused by accident, misuse, fire, ftood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whirlpoot.
E. Any labor costs during the limited warranty.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modiiitions
made to the
appliance.
we4
This Roper appliance is warranted by Whirlpool Corporation. Under no circumstances shall it
be liable under this warranty for incidental or consequential damages and all implied warranties are limited to the same time perii stated in the express warranties for Roper Brand
Appliances. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages or
limitation of implied warranties, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specifii legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may also apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Roper distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “If You Need Assistance or Service” section of this book. After
checking ‘If You Need Assistance or Service”, additional help can be found by calling our tollfree number, l-80044-ROPER (1-800-447~737), from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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