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3366026-A
UNDERCOUNTER
DISHWASHER
Model DU8550XT
Contents
Important
Safety Instructions.
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Operating
Instructions
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Before starting your dishwasher
Starting your dishwasher
To add a dish after starting .
Changing a cycle setting .
Changing an option
What happens in each cycle .
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What happens in each option
Proper Loading..
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Adding Detergent
and Rinse Aid
For Best Results. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special tips . . . . . . . .
Common Dishwashing
Problems
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If You Need Service Or Assistance
Whirlpool
Dishwasher
Warranty
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01988 Whirlpool Corporation
Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance.
Please complete
and mail the Owner Registration Card provided with this product.
Then complete the form below. Have this information ready if you need service or call with a
question.
l Copy model and serial numbers from plate
(see diagram on front cover) and purchase date
from sales slip.
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Keep this book and sales slip together in a
handy place.
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Service
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Date
Company
Phone Number
It is your personal responsibility
and
obligation
to be sure your dishwasher:
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Is installed by a qualified installer.
l 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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Hasbeen properly connected to electricity, water
and drain.’
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Has been properly electrically grounded.*
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Has had all hang tags and temporary
labels removed.
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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.
ImportantSafetyInstructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your
dishwasher, follow basic precautions including the following:
Read all instructions
before using
the dishwasher.
l Properly connect to electricity
and water.
. DISHWASHER MUST BE ELECTRICALLY
GROUNDED. Read the Installation Instructions for details.
l 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.
l When discarding
an old dishwasher, always
remove the door to prevent accidental
entrapment.
l REMEMBER,
use your dishwasher only for
the job it was designed to do.
l Store dishwasher
detergent in a cool, dry
place WHERE CHILDREN CAN’T REACH IT
l Use ONLY detergents
and rinse aids recommended for use in a dishwasher.
l Locate sharp items and knives so that they
are not likely to damage door seal or cut the
user.
l DO NOT let children play in or on the
dishwasher.
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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.
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 severa1 minutes. This will allow gases to
escape. Do not smoke or use any open
flame near the faucet while it is open.
Disconnect
electrical
power to the
dishwasher
before attempting
to
service.
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Operating
Instructions
Beforestartingyourdishwasher
1. Properly load the top and bottom racks, and
silverware basket. See pages 7 and 8.
2. Spin the Upper and Lower Spray Arms with
racks in place to make sure nothing will stop
them from turning freely.
3. Add detergent.
4. Check rinse aid dispenser.
5. Push door firmly when closing and it will
automatically latch.
6. Run hot water at sink nearest dishwasher
until it is hot. Turn it off.
Operating
Continued
Instructions
Startingyourdishwasher
1. Push a Cycle Selector Button for the desired
cycle. NORMAL WASH, LOW ENERGY WASH
and RINSE & HOLD Cycles share the same
button. The Cycle Control Knob determines
which cycle operates.
2. Push an Option Selector Button for each
desired option. (Use AIR DRY for RINSE 8
HOLD Cycle.)
3. Turn the Cycle Control Knob clockwise to point
to a desired cycle. You will feel a definite stop at
each cycle mark. The dishwasher will automatically start that cycle.
Toadda dishafterstarting
1. To be sure the added item is washed and
rinsed, make sure the Cycle Control Knob has
not passed LOW ENERGY WASH.
2. Lift up on the door latch to unlatch door and
stop the cycle. Don’t open the door until the
spray arms stop spinning.
3. Open the door and add the dish.
4. Close the door. Do not latch it. Wait 30 seconds for air in the dishwasher to warm up. This
helps reduce the amount of moisture that can
come from the vent when restarting the cycle.
5. Press door firmly to latch it. The dishwasher will
automatically start where it stopped.
Changinga cyclesetting
You can change a setting anytime during
any cycle.
1. Lift up on the door latch to unlatch the door and
stop the cycle. Don’t open the door until the
spray arms stop spinning.
2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob clockwise to the
cycle you want.
3. Be sure the detergent dispensers are filled
properly for the new cycle.
4. Push door firmly to latch it. The dishwasher will
automatically start the new cycle.
Changingan option
If you want to change a selected option, push the
RESET OPTIONS Button. Reselect an option,
if desired.
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Whathappensin eachcycle
Pots & Pans Cycle
Maximum cleaning for cooked- or baked-on foods.
Timer delays while the dishwasher automatically
heats the water to 145°F (63°C) in both washes
and the last rinse (marked l ). Cycle time** will be
about 1% to 2 hours, depending on time needed to
heat water.
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Wash’
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Normal Wash Cycle
For moderately soiled loads. (The Energy Guide
Label data is based on this cycle.) Cycle time** is
about 58 minutes plus the time needed to heat the
water if the HI-TEMP WASH option is selected.
Rinse
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Rinse
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Rinse
**Cycle time includes heated dry times.
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Operating
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Instructions
Low Energy Wash Cycle
Rinse 8 Hold Cycle
For pre-rinsed or lightly soiled loads. Cycle time**
is about 53 minutes plus the time needed to heat
the water if the HI-TEMP WASH option is selected.
For rinsing a few items to be washed one or more
days later. Cycle time is about 12 minutes. Use
AIR DRY only. Do not use detergent.
**Cycle time includes heated dry times.
Whathappensin eachoption
Hi-Temp Wash
Air Dry
When this option is selected, water for the main
wash and the final rinse is heated (except in the
RINSE 8 HOLD Cycle) to 145°F (63°C).
If water is already hot enough, the cycle
continues without delay.
Air in the dishwasher is automatically heated
during the “dry” part of all cycles.
If the AIR DRY Option is selected, 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 results, use a liquid rinse aid such
as Jet-Dry.@
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ProperLoading
Preparation
for loading
It is not necessary
to rinse dishes before
putting them into the dishwasher.
Just
remove large pieces, bones and other hard items.
The POWER CLEAN’ Module will remove food
particles from the water. It contains a chopping
device which will reduce the size of food items.
If hard items such as fruit seeds, nuts and egg
shells enter the POWER CLEAN’ Module, you
might hear chopping, grinding, crunching or buzzing sounds. Those sounds are normal when hard
items enter the module. Do not let metallic items
(i.e. pot handle screws) get into the POWER
CLEAN* Module. This could result in damage to
the POWER CLEAN* Module.
Always load dishes so soiled surfaces are
reached by spray from rotating spray arms. 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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Top rack loading
The top rack is designed for cups, glasses and
smaller items.
Cup and glass load
l Place so open ends face down for cleaning
and draining.
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glasses in top rack only. Bottom rack is
not designed for glasses. Damage may occur.
l Place items in the rows between
prongs. Placing them over the prongs can lead to breakage.
l Be sure lightweight
items are held firmly in place.
l China, crystal and other delicate
items must not
touch each other during dishwasher operation.
Damage may occur.
Cup and glass
load
Mixed load
Load plastic items only in the top rack.
Only plastic items marked “dishwasher safe”
are recommended.
l Plastic items can be melted 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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Mixed
load
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Proper Loading
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Bottom rack loading
Items with cooked-on or dried-on food should
be loaded in the bottom rack, with soiled surfaces
facing inward to the spray.
Mixed load
. Make sure pot handles and other items do not
stop rotation of either the upper or lower spray
arm. Spray arms must move freely.
. Securely place heavily soiled cookware face
down in rack.
Dish 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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Mixed
load
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Utensil load
. Load cookie sheets, cake pans and other large
items at sides and back. Loading such items in
front may keep water spray from reaching
detergent dispenser.
NOTE:
Do not load glasses, cups or plastic items in
the bottom rack.
. When lower rack is removed, replace with
bumpers in front.
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Silverware
basket loading
Load forks and spoons so they don’t nest
together. Spray can’t reach nested items.
Mix items in each section of the basket. Small
items - baby bottle caps, jar lids, etc. -can be
put in any section.
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.
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 the latch as
shown. Be sure the cover is completely latched
before pulling out the bottom rack and before
closing the dishwasher door.
To avoid cuts from sharp items (knives,
forks, skewers, etc.), make sure these items
are put in point down.
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AddingDetergent
AndRinseAid
What kind of detergent
Liquid
dishwasher
detergent
Powdered
See phosphorus
dishwasher
content
Cover
detergent
on product
Cover
labels.
latch
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Use covered section for...
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Normal Wash Cycle
Low Energy Wash Cycle
Use both sections
for...
Pots 8 Pans Cycle
to use
dishwasher
detergent
only.
Use automatic
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 (8.7% 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
The detergent dispenser has one section with a
cover and one without.
l Put detergent
in both sections for cycles with
two washes.
l Put detergent
in the covered section only for
cycles with one wash.
l Push the cover down until it is latched.
The cover opens automatically when the main
wash starts. Detergent in the open section falls
into the dishwasher when the door is closed.
How
much
detergent
to use
The amount of detergent to use depends on the
hardness of your water. If too little is used, dishes
won’t be clean. However, if too much is used in
soft water, glassware will begin to etch.
Find out your water’s hardness by asking your
local water department, water softener company
or county extension agent.
l 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.
l MEDIUM
- Fill 1 or both sections to middle line if
water hardness is 5 to 7 grains per gallon, or 85
to 119 parts per million.
l SOFT - Fill 1 or both sections to bottom line if
water hardness is 0 to 4 grains per gallon, or 0 to
68 parts per million.
Rinse
aid dispenser
A rinse aid helps keep water from forming droplets
and drying as spots. Keep the dispenser filled
with a rinse aid such as Jet-Dry.@ A small amount
is released automatically during the final rinse
of each cycle.
Check the dispenser periodically to see if it
needs refilling. An “E” will be visible inside dispenser when it is empty. Make sure dishwasher
door is fully open when refilling. Do not fill past the
smallest opening in the lower pat-t of the dispenser.
Keep the dispenser fill cap tightly closed.
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ForBestResults
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%). 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 Make sure lightweight
load items are secured in
the rack.
l Make sure pot lids and handles, pizza pans,
cookie sheets, etc. do not touch interior walls or
interfere with either of the spray arms rotation.
l Load dishes so they don’t
touch one another.
NOTE: Keep sink drain plugs inserted during
dishwasher operation to prevent noise transfer
through drains.
Specialtips
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.
TIPS: If washed in the dishwasher avoid
placing directly in front of detergent dispenser
where it could be sprinkled with undissolved
detergent, causing spotting, pitting, and
discoloration. Follow utensil manufacturers’
cleaning instructions.
China: Hand-painted, metal-trimmed, and antique
china fade due to high water temperatures and
alkaline detergent solution in the dishwasher.
NOTE: Delicate, antique items should not be
washed in the dishwasher.
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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 colorful 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 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 food 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. The adhesive used in some
flatware with hollow handles is not heat resistant,
causing the handles to come off in the dishwasher.
Wash by hand.
TIPS: Rinse flatware as soon as possible,
especially if it is 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 melt or warp.
TIPS: If in doubt, try one piece. Place in
upper rack only. AIR DRY option provides
additional protection.
Non-stick
finish utensils: Most can be washed
in the dishwasher.
TIPS: Follow manufacturers’ suggestions.
Wood: Many wooden items will crack and warp or
lose their finish.
TIPS: Do not wash cutting boards, wooden
salad bowls or knives with wooden handles in
the dishwasher.
Pewter or pewter-like
materials:
May streak,
discolor, and pit.
TIPS: To keep pewter at its very best, hand
wash with mild detergent.
Energy
saving
tips
You can help save energy if you:
1. Wash full loads. Running a half-filled dishwasher uses the same amount of electricity and
hot water as a fully loaded machine.
2. Use the LOW ENERGY WASH Cycle
whenever possible. It uses less hot water and
energy than other wash cycles.
3. Air dry dishes when you don’t need a
rapid drying cycle. Allow longer drying times
(overnight).
4. Load correctly
for best washing results.
Incorrect loading may cause poor washing and
the need to rewash all or pat-l of the load.
5. Don’t 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.
6. Use your dishwasher
during off-peak hours.
Local utilities recommend this to avoid heavy
usage of energy at certain times of day.
Dishwasher
care & cleaning
Exterior - Regular use of a soft damp cloth or
sponge and a mild detergent is all that is necessary, in most cases, to keep the outside of your
dishwasher nice looking and clean. Interior Hard water minerals may cause a white film to
build-up on the inside surfaces, especially just
beneath the door area. Wear rubber gloves when
cleaning the dishwasher interior. DO not use any
type of cleanser other than dishwasher detergent
because it may cause foaming or sudsing.
CommonDishwashing
Problems
Spotting and filming (hard water film)
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 load as usual. Use AIR DRY
2. Remove all metal items.
3. Put 2 cups (500 mL) white vinegar in a
container on the bottom rack.
4. Run dishwasher through a complete washing
cycle.
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.
Not enough detergent,
or improper
detergent
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 aid
Does the rinse aid dispenser need filling? See
instructions on page9.
AIR DRY Setting used
Drying without heat may result in some spotting
of glasses and silver.
Small particles
deposited
on items
Spray arm or arms not rotating freely
Check spray arms to make sure they turn freely
after loading. Be sure a utensil has not prevented
their turning.
“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.
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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
and/or use HI-TEMP WASH Option.
Water pressure
may be low, dishwasher
is
not filling properly
If water pressure is low, do not use water for other
purposes while dishwasher is running (to assure
correct fills).
Dishes not dry
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
and/or use HI-TEMP WASH Option.
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.
No rinse aid
Does the rinse aid dispenser need filling? See
instructions on page 9.
AIR DRY Setting used
Allow more time when using AIR DRY Option,
or use HEAT DRY Plastic items may need
towel drying.
Black marks on dishes
Aluminum
utensils rubbing against items
during washing
Use care in loading aluminum utensils,
especially any lightweight foil container. Place so
they do not touch dishes. Remove black marks
with plastic scouring pad and a mild abrasive
cleanser.
Chipping or breaking glassware
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.
Dishes not washing clean
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
and/or use HI-TEMP WASH Option.
3. Add ?I4to ‘/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.
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.
Rust spots on stainless
steel-OR
- Dark
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
Spray arm or arms not rotating freely
Check spray arms to make sure they turn freely
after loading. Be sure a utensil has not prevented
their turning.
Not enough detergent
or improper
detergent
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.
Water pressure may be low, dishwasher
is
not filling properly
If water pressure is low, do not use water for other
purposes while dishwasher is running (to assure
correct fills).
Rinse flatware that is to stand for several hours
before washing (use Rinse & Hold). 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 with silver polish. Avoid spilling
concentrated detergent on wet flatware.
Bronze
tarnish
on silverplate
Silverplate
is worn off. Exposed base metal
takes on a bronzed hue
Remove tarnish with silver polish. Have silver
replated.
Water left in bottom
Cloudy film on glassware,
permanent
corrosion
etching
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Too much detergent
in soft water
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.
Inadequate
rinsing
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 are loaded properly to assure adequate
rinsing and draining. Do not overload.
Dishes & interior of dishwasher
yellow or brown
Iron or manganese
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.
of dishwasher
Dishwasher
cycle not completed
Allow dishwasher to complete cycle.
Clogged drain air gap
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 insure proper
draining of the dishwasher.
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If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
Wesuggestyoufollow
thesefive steps:
1. Before calling for assistance...
Performance problems oflen result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools
of any kind.
If your dishwasher
will not run, or stops
during a cycle:
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Is the door tightly closed and securely latched?
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Has the cycle been correctly set?
. Is the water turned on?
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Have you checked your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
. Is the dishwasher wired into a live circuit with the
proper voltage?
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If the motor has stopped because of an overload,
it will automatically reset itself within a few minutes. If the motor does not start, call for service.
If your dishwasher
seems to run too long:
Are you using POTS & PANS Cycle? The dishwasher may be waiting for the water to heat.
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Is your household water temperature set too
low? Low water temperature settings will cause
longer dishwasher operating times.
l
If water remains in the dishwasher:
Has the cycle completed?
l A small amount of remaining
water is normal.
l
Is drain air gap clogged?
l
If detergent
remains in the covered
detergent
cup:
l
Is the bottom rack in backwards?
(The rack bumpers should be at the front.)
l
Is the dishwasher detergent fresh?
l
Is the cycle completed?
If you hear grinding,
grating, crunching,
buzzing sounds:
A hard object has probably entered the POWER
CLEAN Module. The sound should stop when
the object is ground up.
2. If you need assistance:..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE@ service
assistance
telephone
number. Dial free
from anywhere
in the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants.
The consultant can instruct you in how to obtain
satisfactory operation from your appliance or,
if service is necessary, recommend a qualified
service company in your area.
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3. If you need service’...
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network of franchised
TECH-CARE@ Service
Comoanies. TECH-CARE
service technicians are
trained to fulfill the product
warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate TECH-CARE
service in your area, call our COOL-LINE service
assistance telephone number (see Step 2) or look
in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
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4. If you have a problem’...
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone
number (see Step 2) and talk with one of our
consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Customer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor. Ml 49022
5. If you need FSPa 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 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.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your area,
refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool COOLLINE service assistance number in Step 2.
‘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.
POWER CLEAN* washing
covered by your warranty
system
parts
spray
arm
Spray
tower
Lower
spray arm
Nozzle
cap
POWER CLEAN*
module and
motor
LENGTH
OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
DWOO:3
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP” replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a
franchised TECH-CARE@ service company.
LIMITED ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
Second Year From
Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts for any part of the POWER CLEAN*
Washing System if defective in materials or workmanship.
These parts are shown on page 15 of this book.
LIMITED NINE-YEAR
WARRANTY
Second Through Tenth Year
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement of the porcelain tuband/or DURAPERM’
inner door should they fail to contain water due to defective
materials or workmanship.
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. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to dishwasher caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Anv labor costs durina limited warranties.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages so
this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your franchised
Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
‘Tmk.
Part No. 3366026 Rev. A
01968 Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.
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