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UseAndCare
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A Note To You
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Parts And Features
4
Using Your
Dishwasher
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Loading Your
Dishwasher
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If You Need
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UNDERCOUNTER
Assistance
Or Service
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Warranty
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DISHWASHERS
MODEL SERIES DU4000
DU8000
DU8100
DU8400
A Note To You
Thank
you for buying
a Whirlpool@
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, wor/&/ass 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 Consumer
Assistance
Center
is toll-free,
24 hours a day.
number,
l-800-253-1301,
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
our Consumer Assistance Center. 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
2
Date
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using
your dishwasher, follow basic precautions including the following:
aRead 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.
aWhen 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.
6tore dishwasher detergent in a cool, dry
place WHERE CHILDREN CAN’T
REACH IT.
aWhen 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.
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DO NOT wash plastic items unless
marked “Dishwasher Safe” or the equivalent. If not marked, check manufacturers
recommendations.
DO NOT use your dishwasher unless all
enclosure panels are properly in place.
DO NOT sit on, stand on or abuse the
dishwasher door or dish racks.
DO NOT tamper with controls.
If hot water has not been used recently
(usually two weeks or longer), hydrogen
gases may build up in the water heater
and the hot water pipes. HYDROGEN
GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. To prevent injury
or damage, before using your dishwasher, turn on all hot water faucets and
allow water to run for several minutes.
This will allow gases to escape. Do not
smoke or use any open flame near the
faucet while it is open.
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 Properly connect dishwasher
to electricity,
water and drain.*
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See Installation
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 17.
for complete information.
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. 14)
(on some models)
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Top rack (p. 14)
Rack bumper
Water inlet opening
Bottom rack (p. 15)
Heating element
Detergent dispenser (p. 9)
Rinse agent dispenser (p. 10)
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Spray tower and protector
Model and serial number label
(on right side)
Silverware basket (p. 16)
Filter ryrtem screen (p. 17)
(not shown)
Spray arm
Overfill protector
Access panel
Door color panel
8100
Series
Models
Option se&or
switch
Cycle co;trol
knob
Using Your Dishwasher
In This
Section
Page
Before starting your dishwasher.. .... .
Starting your dishwasher .................. .
Adding a dish during a cycle.. ........... .
Changing a cycle setting .................. .7
Canceling a cycle ............................... 7
Cycle selection chart .......................... 6
What happens in each option.. .......... .
Page
Using the detergent dlspenser.. ........ .
Uslng the rlnse agent dispenser.. ...10
Quiet operating tlps .......................... 11
Water temperature tlps ................... .12
Energy saving tips ............................ 12
Speclal tlps on dlshwasher use .... ..13
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 thesilverware basket. See pages 14-16.
4. Check the rinse agent dispenser.
See pages 10 and 11.
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
9 and 10.
5. Push door firmly when closing
and it will automatically latch.
Starting
your
6. Run hot water at sink nearest
dishwasher until water is hot.
Turn off water.
dishwasher
The dishwasher will wash and dry dishware according to the selections you make on the
control panel.
Hold cycle.
2. For the 6400 series models:
Push a Cycle Selector button for the
desired cycle. Normal Wash, Light Wash
and Rinse & Hold cycles share the same
button.The Cycle Control knob determines which cycle operates.
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On some models
On some models
3. Turn the Cycle Control knob clockwise to
point to the desired cycle. See page 6 for
cycle descriptions.
You will feel a definite stop at each cycle
mark. The dishwasher will automatically
start the cycle you selected.
NOTE: If the door is latched, you will hear
cycles start and stop as the knob passes
each cycle mark. This is normal and will not
hurt the dishwasher. lf you prefer, you can
set cycles with the door unlatched.
Adding
a dish during
a cycle
(8000,8100 and 8400 series models)
You can add an additional item to the dishwasher anytime before the Cycle Control knob
reaches LIGHT WASH. See page 6.
3. Close the door. Do not latch it. Wait 30
1. Lii up on the door latch to unlatch the
seconds for air in the dishwasher to warm
door and stop the cycle. Wait a moment
up. This helps reduce the amount of
for the spray action to stop before openmoisture that can come from the vent
ing the door.
when restarting the cycle.
2. Open the door and add the dish.
4. Press door in to latch it. The dishwasher
will start where it stopped.
Changing
a cycle
setting
(8000,8100 and 8400 serles models)
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 cause 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 close the
the cycle you want.
cover, if the cycle uses detergent in both
3. Check the detergent dispenser to be sure
sections.
it is properly filled for the new cycle. See
4.
Close and latch the door. The dishwasher
page 9.
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 slowly
clockwise 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 clockwise to
location.
point to OFF.
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Cycle
selection
chart
‘our model may not have all cycles.
T A “0” shows
Cycle
what steps an e in E :h cy
Main
Wash Iinsc
Iinsc
3-
-rCycle
Time
lines
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Minutes:
Pots & Pans
A double wash for
maximum cleaning of
cooked-on or baked-
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96’
on foods.
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Wash or Normal Wash or Normal Heavy
A double wash for
moderate to heavily
soiled loads. (The
Energy Guide Label is bask on this
cycle.)
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90”
0
65’
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Light Wash
A single wash for lightly
to moderately soiled
loads.
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Rinse & Hold
For rinsing a few items
to be washed one or
more davs later. Do not
use detergent. Use Air Dry option
only. Heat Dry option may cause food
to bake on dishes.
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.
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*Cycle time includes heated dry time.
What happens
Heat
in each option
Dry option
SELECT
If the Heat Dry option is selected, air in the
dishwasher is heated during the “dry” part
of the cycle. For best results, use a liquid rinse
agent.
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Modelr wlth
rocker switch
8
Modelr with
4 buttons
Air Dry option
If the Air 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
SELECT
or
result. Some items (such as plastics) may
need towel drying. For best drying results,
Selections
use a liquid rinse agent.
Using
What
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type
the detergent
of detergent
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vary with models
dispenser
to use
Use automatic dishwasher 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 not add detergent until you are ready
to wash.
Store detergent tightly closed in a cool, dry
place. Fresh automatic dishwasher
Liquid
dishwasher
detergent
/
detergent is necessary for best washing
reSUltS.
NOTE: Different brands of dishwasher
detergent have different amounts of phosphorus for softening water. lf 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%).
The detergent
dishwasher
detergent
See phosphorus
content
on package
labels
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 page 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.
Cover
Use covered &ion
alone for cycles
with one wash
Cover latch
Use bkh sections
for cycles with
two washes
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NOTE: It is normal for cover to open partially
when dispensing detergent. The cover will
open fully when the door is opened.
How
much
detergent
to use
The amount of detergent to use depends on
the hardness of your water. 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-RII
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 136 or more parts per
million. Leave enough space in the covered section to allow cover to close.
. 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 86 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.
Hard-top
Medium-second
Soft-first step
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.
To check
dispenser
Remove dispenser cap. If dispenser is
empty, an “E” will be clearly visible inside the
dispenser.
nE= shows
when empty
10
step
The center of the Fill Indicator Cap will be
clear when dispenser needs refilling.
To fill
dispenser
You do not have to wait until the dispenser
is empty to refill it, but do not overfill it. The
dispenser will hold 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.
If you overfill, excess rinse agent can
come out. This will not harm the dishwasher, but could 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 rlnse agent
dispenser fllled for
best drying results
Donotfillparrt
y
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
load 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.
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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 If 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 Air Dry option when you don’t
need a rapid drying cycle. Allow longer
drying times (overnight). Use a rinse agent
to improve drying.
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Load correctly for best washing results.
Incorrect loading may cause poor washing
and the need to rewash all or part of
the load.
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.
Special
tips on dishwasher
use
If you have any doubts about a particular piece of dishware, check with the manufacturer to
see if it is dishwasher safe.
NOTE: It is the user’s responsibility to determine if dishware should be washed in a dishwasher.
Material
Exceptions/Special
Information
Aluminum
Yes
High water temperature and detergents
finish of anodized aluminum.
Bottles and
Cans
No
Wash bottles and cans by hand. Labels attached with
glue can loosen in your dishwasher. Loose labels and
glue can clog spray arm(s) or the pump and will reduce
washing performance.
Cast Iron
No
Yes
Seasoning will be removed and iron will rust.
China/
Stoneware
may affect
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations before
washing. Antique, hand-painted or over-the-glaze
patterns may fade. Gold leaf may discolor or fade.
Crystal
Yes
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations befon
washing. Some types of leaded crystal may etch with
repeated washings.
Gold
No
Yes
Gold-colored
Glass
flatware will discolor.
Milk glass will yellow with repeated dishwasher
washing.
HollowHandle
Knives
No
Handles of some knives are attached to the blade
with adhesives which may loosen if washed in the
dishwasher.
Pewter
No
High water temperatures
or pit finish.
Disposable
Plast its
No
Cannot withstand high water temperatures
detergents.
Plastics
Yes
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing. Plastics vary in their capacity to
withstand high water temperatures and detergents.
Stainless
Steel
Yes
Run a Rinse & Hold cycle (if available) if not washing
immediately. Prolonged contact with foods containing
salt, 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
No
May rust.
Wooden
Ware
and detergent may discolor
and
Always check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing. Untreated wood may warp, crack or
lose its finish.
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Loading Your Dishwasher
In This
Section
Page
Preparing to load the dishwasher ...14
Loading the top rack ..... ... .............. .. 14
Page
Loading the bottom rack .................. 15
Loading the silverware basket ........ 16
This section tells you how to properly load your dishwasher
results.
Preparing
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 & Hokl cycle (if available) to
keep dishes moist if you do not plan to
wash them soon.
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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
not 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 the 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.
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Do not cover third level wash
(on some models)
Cup and glass load
Mixed
load
Load plastic items in the top rack only.
Only plastic items marked “dishwasher
safe” are recommended.
Load plastic items so the force of the spray
does not move them during the cycle.
Plastic items may rneft in the bottom rack.
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Utensil
Do not cover third level wash
(on some models)
load
Small bowls, pans and other utensils can
be placed in the top rack.
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Mixed load
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
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.
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Dish
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soiled cookware
load
Place plates, soup bowls, etc., between
prongs and facing inward to the spray.
Do not place items directly over spray
tower.
Utensil
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and other items do
lower spray arm.
freely.
not block or cover
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:
l Do not load glasses, cups or plastic items
in the bottom rack.
l When lower rack is removed, replace with
bumpers in front.
Utensil load
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Loading
the silverware
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 (over the spray tower) of
the bottom rack for proper washing.
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.
Mix items in each section of the basket
with some pointing up and some down.
Small items (baby bottle caps, jar lids, etc.)
can be put in any section.
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basket
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 18-20 for special
cleaning problems.
Personal Injury Hazard
Before cleaning interior or filter screen,
wait at least 20 minutes after a cycle
for the heating element to cool down.
Failure to do so could result in bum
injuries.
Cleaning
the exterior
In most cases, regular use of a soft, damp
cloth or sponge and a mild detergent is all
that is necessary to keep the outside of your
dishwasher nice looking and clean.
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 filter system requires periodic 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.
Common Dishwashing
Problems
In This
Section
Page
Solution chart ..... ... .. ....... .................. 18
Solution
Page
Removing spots and film ................. 21
chart
A convenient checklist for handling minor perfomrance 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
14-16.
Water temperature
too low
Spotting and
Filming
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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 12.
Use of incorrect, too
little or ineffective
detergent
Use recommended dishwasher detergents
only. Follow recommendations on pages 9
and 10 for amounts; never use less than
one tablespoon per load. Detergent must bc
fresh to be effective. Always store deterged
in a cool, dry area, preferably in an airtight
container.
Detergent cakes in
dispenser
Use fresh
detergent
dispenser.
detergent.
detergent
Pump or spray arm
clogged by labels
from bottles and cans
Remove labels before washing or wash by
hand. See page 13. Clean filter screen. See
page 17.
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.
detergent only. Do not allow
to sit for several hours in a wet
Check dispenser for caked
Clean dispenser when caked
is present.
Solution
Problem
Cause
Spotting and
Filming
(continued)
Water temperature
too low
is
If needed, turn home water heater up to
ensure water entering dishwasher is
120°F (49°C) minimum. See recommended procedure on page 12.
Use of incorrect
detergents
Use recommended
gents only.
Incorrect amount of
detergent
Follow recommendations on pages 9 and
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 14-l 6.
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 Iriiescent Deposit;
Etching is a Cloudy
Film)
A water chemical
reaction with certain
types of glassware.
Usually caused by
some combination of
soft 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 Air Dry option.
Black or Gray
Marks on Dishes
Aluminum
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
items
dishwasher
deter-
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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 twice.)
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 8 Hold cycle with
Air Dry option for partial loads will
reduce the likelihood of staining.
White Spots on
Cookware with
Non-Stick 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 & Hold 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
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
silvennrare or other metals in the dishwasher.
2. Close and latch door.
3. Select the Wash, Normal Wash or Normal
Heavy cycle and Air 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.
8. Close and latch door. Allow dishwasher to
finish the cycle.
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tf 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
Consumer Assistance Center 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 fix. It could save you the cost of a
service call.
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
PROBLEM
Dishwasher does not
run or stops during a
cycle
Is the door tightly closed and securely latched?
Has the cycle been set correctly? See page 6.
For 8406 series models: If you are using the Pots & Pans
cycle, is the indicator above the POTS & PANS button red?
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
voltage?
Water remains in
dishwasher
wired into a live circuit with the proper
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
manufacturer’s 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 page 10.
Use Heat Dry option on the next load. See page 8.
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PROBLEM
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
I
White residue appears
on front of eccess
Is too much detergent being used? See pages 9 and 10 for
recommended amounts of detergent.
pati
Some liquid detergents develop excess foam and build up on
access panel. Try a different brand to reduce foaming and
eliminate buiti-up.
2. If you need
assistance*...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number. Dial toll-free
from anywhere In the U.S.A.:
1-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants.
The consultant can instrud you in how
to obtain satisfactory operation from your
appliance or, iI service is necessary,
recommend a quaiifii
service company
in your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2060 N State Route 63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
3. If you need
4. If you need FSP
ment 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 WhirlpooP
appiiince. FSP replacement parts will fit
right and work tight, because they are made
to the same exacting specifiitions
used to
build every new Whirlpool appliance.
To iocate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 3 above or call the
Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center
number in Step 2.
5. lf you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
l
service*...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of authoALYE rized WhirlpooP service
w
companies. Whiripool
sewice technicians are trained to fulfill the
product warranty and provide after-warranty
service anywhere in the United States. To
locate the authorized Whirlpool service
company in your area, call our Consumer
Assistance Center telephone number (see
Step 2) or look in your telephone directory
Yellow Pages under:
replace
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 Whirlpool have
failed to restive your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 66606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
*When calling or writing for help or
service:
Please provide a detailed description of
the problem, your appliance’s complete
model and seriil numbers and the
purchase date. (See page 2.) This
information will help us respond properly
to your request.
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WHIRLPOOL”
Dishwasher Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FULL TWENTY-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to con& defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by
an authorized WhirlpooP service company.
FSP replacement parts and repair labor for the
DURAPERM” tub and/or inner door should they fail to
1contain water due to defective materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool
service
corngerry.
I
WILL NOT PAY FOR
.
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A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the dishwasher.
2. Instruct you how to use the dishwasher.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
B. Repairs when dishwasher is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to dishwasher caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whirtpcof.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the
appiience.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LlABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTlAL 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 specifii legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state.
Outside the United States, a diierent warranty may apply. For details, piease contact your
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “if You Need Assistance or Service” section of this book. After
checking “lf You Need Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our
Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, MOO-25S1301, from anywhere in the
U.S.A.
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