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CONTENTS
BEFORE USING YOUR NEW DISHWASHER
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CHILD SAFETY TIPS
DISHWASHER FEATURES
LOADING THE BASKETS
DETERGENT DISPENSER
DISHWASHING DETERGENT
RINSE AID DISPENSER
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
CARE AND CLEANING
OVERFILL PROTECTION
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
SOLUTIONS TO COMMON DISHWASHING PROBLEMS
TROUBLESHOOTING
WASHING SPECIAL ITEMS
INDEX
ASKO PRODUCT WARRANTY
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BEFORE USING YOUR NEW DISHWASHER
♦ Read through this guide before attempting to use
your new dishwasher.
♦ Read the “Washing Special Items” section before
washing any porcelain or china that has “on-glaze”
decoration, crystal glassware, or items of wood or
plastic.
♦ Make sure the door is properly balanced. To do this,
open it a little and release it. It should stay where
you released it. If it doesn’t, consult the Installation
Instructions or contact your installer.
♦ Call your local water company to learn the water
hardness in your area. You’ll need to know this to
determine how much detergent and rinse aid to use.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This manual does not cover all possible conditions and
situations that may occur. Common sense and caution
should always be used when installing, operating, and
maintaining any appliance.
♦ Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
♦ Dishwashers must be electrically grounded. Read
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Use the dishwasher only for its intended purpose.
Do not run the dishwasher while you are out of the
home.
Use only automatic dishwasher detergents and rinse
agents.
To reduce the risk of injury, keep detergents and rinse
aids out of the reach of children.
Do not load sharp items near the door; you could
damage the door seal.
Place sharp knives in the silverware basket with the
sharp ends down to avoid the risk of cut-type injuries.
Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked
“dishwasher safe” or the equivalent. For items not
marked, check the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Items not dishwasher safe could become deformed or
melt and create a potential fire hazard.
Do not touch the heating element during or imediately
after use.
Do not operate the dishwasher unless all enclosure
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panels are properly in place (i.e., guard plate, access
panel, toe kick, etc.)
Do not tamper with controls by removing or changing.
Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the dishwasher
door or baskets .
To reduce the risk of injury, do not allow children to
play in or on a dishwasher.
Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water system that has not been
used for two weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS
EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not been
used for two weeks, before using the dishwasher turn
on all hot water faucets and let the water flow from
each for several minutes. This will release any
accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable,
do not smoke or use an open flame during this time.
When removing an old dishwasher from service or
discarding it, remove the door to the washing
compartment.
Do not store or use combustible materials, gasoline,
or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity
of this or any other appliance.
Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before
servicing.
Repairs should be done by a qualified technician.
CHILD SAFETY TIPS
♦ Dishwasher detergents and rinse aids are corrosive,
so always keep them out of reach of children.
♦ Should a child swallow dishwasher detergent or rinse
aid, give plenty to drink immediately, i.e., one or two
glasses of milk or water. Do not try to induce vomiting.
Seek medical advice immediately: 1-800-POISON1
♦ Always close the door and start the dishwasher as
soon as you put in the detergent.
♦ Always keep small children away from the machine
when it is open. There may be some detergent residue
left inside the machine.
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♦ If dishwasher detergent gets in someone’s eyes, rinse
them with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
♦ Do not allow children to use or play in or on the
dishwasher.
♦ Load all long and sharp items in the knife/utensil
basket. If this is not possible, load sharp objects with
the pointed end facing the back of the dishwasher.
Sharp items loaded in the silverware basket should
be loaded with pointed ends down.
DISHWASHER FEATURES
NOTE: Deviations in features may occur, depending on the model.
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Spray Arms
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Lower Basket
Detergent Dispenser
Rinse Aid Dispenser
Filter
BASKETS
Upper Basket
Stemware rack
Cup shelf
Knife/Utensil Basket
Fold-down tines
Fold-down
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Knife blade
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Knife stop
Plate guard
Lower Basket
Cutlery Basket
Fold-down
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Collapsible handle
Cutlery
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Small items
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Easy
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LOADING THE BASKETS
Your new dishwasher features ASKO’s Super Cleaning
System™. This means that after prewash, mainwash
and intermediate rinse the water is drained out and
cycle continues with clean water.
If you plan to start your dishwasher right away, it’s not
necessary to rinse the dishes. You do, however, need
to scrape off the large particles of food before loading.
LOADING THE UPPER BASKET
After you have scraped off the large food particles, place glasses, cups,
saucers, bowls and small plates in the upper basket, as illustrated.
Load stemware with the stem fitted inside one of the grooved tines on
the stemware rack. The row of tines by the stemware rack is adjustable
to prevent glassware from bumping together (clattering). Load the
glassware then use the lever to adjust the tines until the items are
secure.
The fold-down cup shelf on the right side of the basket gives you an
additional place to stack cups and small bowls. The cup shelf is divided,
which gives you more loading flexibility.
This model has a knife stop on the front of the upper basket and special
slots to hold the blades securely in place. This gives you a safe place
to load long utensils and knives that won’t fit in the silverware or knife/
utensil basket. The knife stop prevents knives or utensils from damaging the door when you open and close it.
NOTE: When loading sharp items, always be careful not to cut the rack coating.
LOADING THE KNIFE/UTENSIL BASKET
Whenever possible, knives and long utensils should be loaded in the knife/
utensil basket attached above the upper basket. To avoid injury, items with
sharp ends should always be loaded with the sharp ends pointed toward the
back of the dishwasher. Again, always be careful not to cut the rack coating
when loading sharp items.
LOADING THE LOWER BASKET
Load larger items in the lower basket, such as, dinner plates,
pots and pans, serving dishes, and casseroles. The rear tines
easily fold down to provide space for large items, such as pots
and pans. Be sure to load dishware facing downward or toward
the center of the dishwasher.
The plate guard on the bottom front of the upper basket
(see page 3) is designed to prevent you from loading
dishes in the lower basket that are too tall and could
interfere with the spray arm rotation. If an item strikes
the plate guard when you slide the lower basket into the
dishwasher, it should be removed or rearranged.
LOADING THE SILVERWARE BASKET
The silverware basket is designed with eight compartments to
help keep the silverware separated. Load silverware with the
handles downwards and spread it out as much as possible to
avoid nesting. For safety, load sharp knives with the handles
up.
Avoid placing silverware made of different materials (e.g., silver
and stainless) in the same compartment because of the risk
of discoloration. (See page 15.)
Small Items Containment Lid
The silverware basket has a lid in the middle that snaps down
over the compartments to its left or right to contain small,
lightweight items that might slip through the rack tines or get
washed out of the basket. The small items lid is slotted, so
you also could use it to keep silverware separated, such as
teaspoons.
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Small items
containment
lid
When loading silverware, try to avoid
nesting the spoons and forks.
DETERGENT DISPENSER
ASKO dishwashers are designed to be energy efficient.
Because the machine uses less water than conventional
dishwashers, you also use less detergent and rinse aid.
Generally, only one tablespoon of detergent is needed
for a normal wash load. The amount of detergent needed
for your dishes, however, could be more, depending on
the hardness of the water in your area. Also, more heavily
soiled items need more detergent. (See below.)
Measure and place detergent for the main wash into the
large detergent compartment. The detergent for prewash
goes into the small compartment to the right of the main
wash compartment. You should use one-half the amount
of detergent for the prewash that you use for the main
wash. The amount of detergent used for the main
wash and prewash combined should never be over
three tablespoons.
Always add the detergent just before starting the
dishwasher, otherwise it could get damp and won’t
dissolve properly.
Prewash Detergent
Compartment
Dispenser Lid
Lever
Rinse Aid
Level Indicator
Main Wash
Detergent
Compartment
Rinse Aid
Compartment
Detergent
Compartment Lid
WARNING!
Dishwasher detergent is corrosive! Take care to
keep it out of reach of children.
NOTE:
We recommend that you do not add
prewash detergent for Quick or Delicate
wash programs.
DISHWASHING DETERGENT
We recommend that you use only unscented, granular
automatic dishwashing detergent. Using the wrong
detergent could cause flooding and/or damage your
dishwasher. Do not use detergent that has been wet and
is clumped. Also, check the expiration date on the
container.
The amount of detergent needed can vary due to
differences in water hardness. To determine the water
hardness in your area, contact your local water utility or
area water softening company. The harder the water,
the more detergent you may need. Refer to the chart
below for the recommended detergent amounts based
on water hardness. Remember, you should adjust the
amount of detergent you use by small amounts until you
find the correct amount.
NOTE:
We recommend that you do not add
prewash detergent for the Quick or Delicate
wash programs.
NOTE:
If you use a dishwashing detergent with a
rinse aid additive, you should not fill the
rinse aid dispenser. This could cause a
film on your dishes.
RECOMMENDED DETERGENT AMOUNTS
BASED ON WATER HARDNESS
WATER HARDNESS
Soft
(0-3 grains per gallon)
Medium
(4-8 grains per gallon)
Hard
(9+ grains*)
DETERGENT AMOUNTS
Prewash
Main wash
Prewash
Main wash
Prewash
Main wash
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2
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teaspoon
to 2 tablespoons
teaspoons
to 3 tablespoons
* 12 grains and higher is extremely hard water. See below for more details.
Twelve grains and higher is extremely hard water and
detergent alone may not be enough. You may need to
use a water softener to maximize the performance of
your dishwasher. Also, in areas with extremely hard water
(9+) you may need to wash at lower temperatures to
prevent hard water deposits from forming in tank and
wash system.
In hard water areas, both the dishes and the machine
can develop a white or gray film after a while. This can
be removed by replacing the prewash detergent with two
tablespoons of citric acid. If the water is very hard, use a
rinse aid that contains citric acid.
Different brands of dishwasher detergent have different
amounts of phosphorous for softening water. If you have
hard water and use a detergent with less than 8.7%
phosphorous content, you may need to use more
detergent or use a detergent with more than 8.7%
phosphorous content.
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RINSE AID DISPENSER
The rinse aid is released during the final rinse to prevent
water from forming droplets on your dishes that can leave
spots and streaks. It also improves drying by allowing
water to “sheet” off the dishes.
ASKO dishwashers are designed to use liquid rinse aids.
The rinse aid dispenser is located inside the door next
to the detergent dispenser. (See illustration on page 3.)
To fill the dispenser, open the cap and pour the rinse aid
into the dispenser until the level indicator turns completely
black. The dispenser holds about four ounces of liquid
rinse aid.
Be careful not to overfill the dispenser, because this could
cause oversudsing. Wipe away any spills with a damp
cloth. Don’t forget to replace the cap before you close
the dishwasher door.
If you have soft water, rinse aid may cause a white film
to develop on your dishes. You may not need rinse aid.
NOTE:
Open
Closed
Dispenser
Cap
1.
To open the dispenser, turn the cap to the “open” (left)
arrow and lift it out.
2.
Pour the rinse aid into the dispenser, being careful not to
overfill.
3.
Replace the cap by inserting it aligned with “open” arrow
and turning it to the closed (right) arrow.
If you use a dishwashing detergent with a
rinse aid additive, you should not fill the
rinse aid dispenser. This could cause a
film on your dishes.
ADJUSTING THE AMOUNT OF RINSE AID DISPENSED
A measured amount of rinse aid is released during the
final rinse. As with detergent, the amount of rinse aid
needed for your dishes depends on the hardness of the
water in your area. (See page 5.) Too much rinse aid
can result in lather or foaming and cause cloudiness or
streaks on your dishes. If the water in your area is very
soft, you may not need rinse aid. If you do, you can
dilute the rinse aid with an equal amount of water.
The rinse aid dispenser has six settings. Always start
with the dispenser set on “1.” If spots and poor drying
are problems, increase the amount of rinse aid dispensed
by removing the dispenser lid and rotating the dial to
”2.” If the dishes still aren’t drying properly or are spotted,
adjust the dial to the next higher number until your dishes
are spot-free.
To increase the amount of rinse aid released in the
final rinse, turn the adjustment dial to the next
higher number.
Rinse aid
adjustment dial
NOTE:
Only adjust the dial one number at a time.
WHEN TO REFILL THE RINSE AID DISPENSER
The black dot on the rinse aid dispenser indicates the
amount of rinse aid in the dispenser. As the rinse aid
diminishes, the size of the black dot decreases. You
should never let the rinse aid get below 1/4 full.
Rinse Aid Level Indicator
As the rinse aid diminishes, the size of the black dot
on the rinse aid level indicator changes, as
illustrated below.
Full
3/4 full
1/2 full
1/4 full - Should refill to eliminate spotting
Empty
RINSE AID INDICATOR
Model D3530 has an indicator on the control panel that
displays when the rinse aid dispenser is nearly empty.
After you refill the dispenser, there may be some delay
before this indicator goes out.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
THE CONTROL PANEL
Your ASKO dishwasher has our state-of-the-art electronic control panel, as illustrated below.
SET
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PROG
STOP
MENU
PC-UPGRADE
Program
button
Display
window
Programming
buttons
Start/Stop
button
DISPLAY WINDOW
The display window shows the programs, options, remaining program time and fault codes. It also allows you to
access the program menus and customize the wash programs. If you select Delayed Start, the window will display the
number of hours selected. When you press Start/Stop, the countdown time displays.
Remaining program time – The remaining program time is calculated by the time it took the program to run last time.
(Note: The first time you run a program, the display will display 1:00.) As the program progresses, the time remaining
displays the hour and minutes (e.g., 1:02, which means one hour and two minutes.)
PROGRAMS
To select a program, simply press the program button until the program you desire displays then press Start/Stop. The
programs are described below. You can also change certain program features. See “Options” below.
Auto Wash
Lower Basket
The dishwasher has sensors that detect the level of soil
Washes only the lower basket
on the dishes and adjust the water consumption and
Delicate Wash (Cold, 140° F)
temperature accordingly. You cannot adjust the
For delicate items, such as fine china and crystal, that
temperature or drying time with this program.
are washed immediately after use. When using this
Heavy Wash (Cold, 85° – 170°/Sani F)
For the heaviest soiled loads, such as casseroles or
sauce pans.
Normal Wash (Cold, 85° – 170° F)
For normally soiled loads, such as plates, glasses,
bowls, and lightly soiled pans.
Mixed Wash
Designed to wash heavily soiled dishes in the lower
basket and lightly soiled dishes in the upper basket.
Upper Basket
Washes only the upper basket
program, you should set the temperature to low and dry
the dishes without heat.
Quick Wash (Cold, 85° – 140° F)
For lightly soiled loads that are washed immediately
after use. This program can also be used for delicate
items, but you should set the temperature to low and
dry the dishes without heat.
Rinse and Dry (120° F)
Rinses the dishes with hot water then activates the fan
and heating element to dry them.
Rinse and Hold
To rinse dishes that you plan to wash later that day.
OPTIONS
Once you have selected a program, you can change some of the program features by using the options (described
below). To select an option, simply press the Menu button until the option you desire displays, then press the Set
button until the desired setting displays. Press Menu to confirm your selection. You can continue to make programming
changes or press Start/Stop to start the program.
Delayed Start
This option allows you to delay starting the dishwasher
from 1/2 hour to 24 hours. Press the Menu button until
Delayed Start displays, then press Set until the number
of hours you wish to delay starting the dishwasher
displays along with a flashing clock symbol. Press Menu
then press Start/Stop.
To cancel Delay after you press Start/Stop, hold down
the Start/Stop button for three seconds. If you change
your mind before you press Start/Stop, continue to press
this button until “0” displays.
All Baskets
This option lets you set which spray arms will
function. You have three choices:
All Baskets – Washes both the upper and lower
baskets
Upper Basket – Washes only the upper basket
Lower Basket – Washes only the lower basket
Temperature
The temperature can be changed in all programs, except
Auto wash, Rinse and Hold, and Rinse and Dry. Your
choices are: cold, 85°, 105°, 120°, 130°, 140°, 160°,
and 170° F. (Note: The Delicate and Quick wash
programs cannot be set over 140° F.) To select a
temperature, press the Menu button until Temperature
displays, then press the Set button until the desired
setting displays. Press Menu to confirm your selection.
When you select 170° F, the word “Sani” displays.
Options continued on next page...
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OPTIONS, CONTINUED
Drying
This lets you select how long the turbo fan runs after
the final rinse. You have three options: Short, Normal,
or Extra drying. (Note: This option is not available with
the Auto wash, Rinse and Hold, and Rinse and Dry
programs.) To set the drying time, press Menu until
“Drying” displays, then press Set until your preference
displays.
Express
This option reduces the wash time and lowers the wash
temperature by 20° F. (Note: This option is not available
with the Quick Wash and Rinse and Hold/Dry
Programs.) Press Menu until Express displays, then
press Set once to select On or twice to select Off. Press
Menu to confirm your selection.
Cool Touch
This option lets you set a cool-down cycle after the drying
program. Press Menu until Cool Touch displays, then
press Set once to select On or twice to select Off. Press
Menu to confirm your selection.
START/STOP BUTTON
Once you have selected the wash program and options,
press this button to start the dishwasher. (Make sure
the door is securely closed.)
PROGRAM TIMES
The program times may not always be the same
because of variations in the household hot water
temperature. The dishwasher heats the water to the
proper temperature for the program selected; so if the
temperature of the water entering the dishwasher is too
low, the dishwasher will run longer because it takes
longer to heat the water. Raising your water heater
setting could help to shorten the cycle times.
INTERRUPTING A PROGRAM
TO ADD AN ITEM
If you want to interrupt a program to add an item, open
the door slightly until the spray arms stop turning. You
can then open the door fully and place the item into the
dishwasher. Close the door securely. The program will
continue from where it was interrupted.
WARNING! Be extremely careful when opening the
door during a program. The water is hot and you
could get scalded.
CHANGING OR STOPPING A
PROGRAM
If you decide to change the program after you have started
the machine, press the Start/Stop button for three
seconds. You will have to select the program and options
again when you are ready to restart the program. (Note:
If the program has already gone through the wash cycle,
you will have to add detergent.)
FAULT CODES
In the event that the machine should fail during a
program, the display window will show a fault code. The
table below defines these codes and gives possible
causes and solutions. See also “Troubleshooting” on
page 13.
If you have corrected the fault, turn the main power off
then back on to remove the fault indication. If it still
displays, try again to correct the problem or call a service
technician.
Display
Type of Fault and Recommended Action
Overfilling
Too much water has entered the dishwasher. Call a service technician.
Water Inlet Fault
Water inlet fault. Make sure the water supply is open.
Inlet Valve Leakage
Valve leakage. Shut off the water supply and contact a service technician.
Drainage
The drain is blocked. See “Troubleshooting” on page 13.
Blocked Filter
The filter is clogged. See “Cleaning the Filters” on page 10.
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SPECIAL SETTINGS MENU
Model D3530 has several special settings available, as
defined below. To access them, press the Menu button
until “Special Settings” displays then press Set.
Activating the Child-Safe Button
Language
To set the child lock feature, follow the steps below:
You can change the language in the display window to
one of the following:
English
Swedish
French
Danish
Spanish
Norwegian
Russian
Netherlands
Italian
Finnish
To change the language, follow the steps below:
1. Press Menu until “Special Settings” displays then
press Set.
2. Press Menu again until “Language” displays.
3. Press Set until your language choice displays.
4. Press Menu to confirm your selection.
End-of-Program Buzzer Volume
At the end of each program, a buzzer sounds. You can
adjust the volume of the buzzer as follows:
1. Press Menu until “Special Settings” displays then
press Set.
2. Press Menu again until “Buzzer” displays.
3. Press Set until your volume preference displays. Your
choices are 1 (softest) to 9 (loudest). A “0” indicates
the buzzer is off.
4. Press Menu to confirm your selection.
Celsius or Fahrenheit
You can change the temperature on the display window
from Celsius to Fahrenheit and vice versa. To do this,
follow the steps below:
1. Press Menu until “Special Settings” displays then
press Set.
2. Press Menu again until “°C” or “°F” displays.
3. Press Set until your preference displays.
4. Press Menu to confirm your selection.
This model can be programmed not to start unless the
Start button is held down for three seconds.
1. Press Menu until “Special Settings” displays then
press Set.
2. Press Menu again until Child Lock displays.
3. Press Set to turn the feature on.
3. Press Menu to confirm you change.
A key symbol appears in the display when the child lock
is active. To deactivate the child lock, press the Set and
Menu buttons simultaneously. You can then select the
program and options and press Start to start the unit.
The child lock comes back on automatically after three
minutes.
To permanently deactivate the lock, repeat the above
steps.
Machine Information
You can view how much water the machine used the
last time it was operated and how many times it has
been used since it was new. To do this, follow the steps
below.
1. Press Menu until “Special Settings” displays then
press Set.
2. Press Menu again until “Machine Information”
displays.
3. Press Set to view the water usage (in litres).
4. Press Set again to view the number of times the
machine has been used.
4. Press Menu to exit.
RESTORING FACTORY-DEFAULT
SETTINGS
You can easily restore the factory default settings (except
language) by following the steps below:
1. Turn off the power. Wait approximately 5 seconds.
2. Hold in the Program button while pressing the main
power button.
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CARE AND CLEANING
The interior of your ASKO dishwasher is made of
surgical quality stainless steel that has been electropolished to make it the smoothest surface available.
The smooth surface prohibits the accumulation of dirt
and bacteria inside the unit. If the water in your area is
especially hard, however, lime deposits could form
inside the machine. If this happens, you can remove
them by putting two tablespoons of citric acid in the
detergent compartment and running a Normal program.
In extremely hard water areas you may need to repeat
this process a few times to remove hard water deposits.
CLEANING THE FILTERS
For your convenience, we have placed the drain pump
and filtering system within easy reach inside the tub.
There are three components of the filtering system: the
main filter, the coarse filter, and the fine filter.
In hard water areas, it may be necessary to clean
chemical buildup from the filters every 12 to 18 months.
To do this, remove the coarse filter by squeezing the
tabs and lifting it out. Next, unscrew the fine filter and lift
it and the main filter out. Wash all three filters gently in
hot, soapy water and rinse them thoroughly.
WARNING!
Never run the dishwasher without the filters in
place.
Main filter
Food and soil particles trapped by this filter are
pulverized by a special jet on the lower spray arm
and washed down the drain.
Fine filter
This filter holds soil and food residue in the sump
area and prevents it from being redeposited on the
dishes during a cycle.
Coarse filter
Larger items, such as pieces of bone or glass, that
could clog the drain are trapped in the coarse filter.
To remove an item caught in this filter, gently
squeeze the tabs on top of this filter and lift it out.
CLEANING THE DOOR
To clean the edge around the door, use only a soft warm,
damp rag. To prevent penetration of water into the door
lock and electrical components, do not use a spray
cleaner of any kind.
Also, never use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads on
the outer surfaces because they will scratch the finish.
Some papers towels can also scratch or leave marks on
the surface.
WARNING!
Never use a spray cleaner of any kind
on the door panel. You could damage
the door lock and electrical
components. And never use abrasive
cleaners or scouring pads on the
outer surfaces because they
will scratch the finish.
Also, some paper towels
can scratch or leave
marks on the stainless
steel surface.
CLEANING THE DRAIN PUMP
On occasion something may get through the filters and into
the drain pump. The drain pumps on ASKO dishwashers
are designed to automatically reverse if anything should get
caught in the propellers, thus ejecting the item back into the
sump area or down the drain. Should you need to remove
an obstacle from the drain, first turn the power off then
remove the filters (as explained on page 7). Next, lift out the
adaptor piece on the left side of the sump area. (You might
want to remove any standing water first.) You can then look
into the sump area for the item causing the obstruction. You
may need to use your finger to move the pump blade and
loosen the object. Should you find something, simply scoop
it out then replace the adaptor piece and the filters.
To reach an item caught in the drain pump, remove the
filters then the small black insert in the sump area.
WARNING!
Never run the dishwasher without the filters in place.
WARNING!
Be sure to replace the adaptor piece before you
put the filters back in.
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OVERFILL PROTECTION
Your ASKO dishwasher has an overfill protection device
that automatically shuts off the inlet valve and circulation
pump and starts the drain pump if the water level in the
unit should rise above the normal level. If this happens,
turn the water off at the main supply and call for service.
If there is water in the base pan due to an overfill or
small leak, the water must be removed before the
dishwasher will start.
When an overfill is detected, the display window will show
a fault message. (See “Fault Codes” on page 8.)
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
♦ If you plan to wash the dishes right away, there’s no
need to pre-rinse. Simply scrape off large particles
and load the dishes.
♦ Wash only full loads.
♦ Use the Auto Wash program whenever possible.
♦ Use the Heavy Wash program only for heavily soiled
dishes.
♦ Don’t use temperatures above 130°F for lightly soiled
dishes.
♦ Select the upper or lower basket program or option
when only one basket is loaded.
♦ Use the Express option when washing only slightly
soiled loads.
♦ Use the “Short” drying option. (You can speed up the
drying process by opening the door slightly to release
the moist air.)
SOLUTIONS TO COMMON DISHWASHING PROBLEMS
As with any new appliance, it sometimes takes using it a
few times to learn to operate it properly. If you are having
minor performance problems with your dishwasher, read
this section before calling for service. It may save you
time and unnecessary expense.
Poor washing performance
♦ The dishes may not be loaded properly. Make sure
that soiled surfaces are facing downward or toward
the center of the dishwasher. Also, make sure that
the bowls, pots, etc., are not stacked so closely that
water can’t reach the soiled surfaces.
♦ Make sure you are using the appropriate program
settings for the dirtiness of your dishes.
♦ An item may be obstructing the spray arm rotation.
With the baskets loaded and in place, manually turn
the spray arms to make sure they move freely.
♦ Your dishwasher detergent should be fresh and stored
tightly closed in a cool, dry place. Old or caked
detergent will not dissolve properly. Wait until you
are ready to start the dishwasher to add the detergent.
If you are using the Delay program, make sure the
dispenser is dry before adding the detergent.
♦ Your dishwasher detergent may be inferior. Try a
different brand.
♦ Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is filled. (See page 6.)
♦ If you have hard water in your area, try adding more
detergent and increasing the amount of rinse aid
dispensed. (See page 5.)
♦ Check that the spray arm jets are not clogged.
♦ Do not overload the dishes and be careful to avoid
nesting.
Poor drying performance
♦ Select the Extra Dry setting.
♦ If you don’t want to use Extra Dry, you can decrease
the drying time by opening the door slightly to let out
the warm, humid air.
♦ Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is filled. (See page
6.)
♦ Make sure you use the proper amount of rinse aid.
(See page 6.)
NOTE: ASKO has no control over what is put in our
appliances once installed in a customer’s home. You are
solely responsible for what you wash in your ASKO
dishwasher.
♦ Load items with concave bottoms tilted so as much
water as possible will run off.
♦ Unload the bottom basket first to avoid spilling water
onto the dishes when unloading the top basket.
♦ Certain plastics may need to be towel dried.
Plastic items
♦ Always check the manufacturer’s suggested care
instructions before washing plastic in your
dishwasher.
♦ Some high-acid foods can discolor plastic. You
should rinse these items if you do not plan to run the
dishwasher right away.
♦ Plastic items dry poorly and may need to be towel
dried.
Chipped or Broken Dishes
♦ When you load the dishes, be sure they’re securely
in place and will not fall over or strike against each
other during the wash.
♦ Load glasses between the tines, not straddling them.
♦ Move the baskets in and out slowly to avoid slamming
the dishes together.
♦ Make sure not to load dishes so high that the spray
arms could strike them.
♦ Make sure tall glasses and stemware will clear the
top of the tub when you push the basket in.
♦ Always load delicate items in the top basket.
♦ Do not overload the dishwasher.
♦ Do not jam the glasses together when loading.
Continued on next page.
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SOLUTIONS TO COMMOND DISHWASHING PROBLEMS, continued
Stains and discolorations
Etching
Stains or discoloration on dishes could be caused by a
number of things. Listed below are some of the most
common causes. See also “Washing Special Items” on
page 15.
If you have a cloudy film on your dishes that can’t be
removed, it could be etching. To prevent etching, try the
following:
♦ Too much iron or manganese in the water can cause
yellow or brown marks on your dishes. As a
temporary solution, in place of the prewash detergent,
use one teaspoon to one tablespoon of citric acid
crystals. You should consider installing a water
filtering system.
♦ Coffee and tea stains usually have to be removed by
handwashing in a solution of 1/2 cup bleach and one
quart of water. (Do not use on sterling silver or silver
plate.) Be sure to rinse these items thoroughly before
putting them in the dishwasher so there is no bleach
residue on the dishware.
♦ Use less detergent. You may be using too much for
the water hardness in your area. (See page 5.)
♦ Use a good quality dishwasher detergent.
♦ Do not overload the machine. Water should circulate
freely to ensure adequate rinsing and draining.
♦ Fill the rinse aid dispenser (unless you have soft water
in your area; in which case you may not need a rinse
aid). (See page 6.)
♦ Use a lower water temperature setting.
♦ Do not use the Extra Dry setting.
♦ Do not pre-rinse the dishes; just scrape off large food
particles and bones.
REMOVING HARD WATER SPOTS FROM DISHES
To remove hard water spots, try the following:
bottom rack of the dishwasher.
1. Run dishes through a normal wash program.
4. Run the dishes through a Normal wash program.
2. Remove all metal dishware, such as cutlery, pans,
etc., from the dishwasher.
If this doesn’t work, try the same process with 1/4 cup of
citric acid crystals (available at most drug stores) instead
of vinegar.
3. Do not add detergent. Instead, pour two cups of
vinegar into a bowl and set the bowl face up on the
TROUBLESHOOTING
If you should experience a problem with your dishwasher,
you should review the list of frequently encountered
situations below. It could save you the cost and
inconvenience of a service call.
Even though the product is under warranty, if the problem
is not caused by defective product workmanship or
materials, you will be charged for a service call. Refer to
page 17 to determine what is and is not covered under
your warranty. If you’re still not sure, contact the ASKO
Advisory Center before you call a service technician.
Type plate
(see below)
BEFORE YOU CALL
Before calling for service or contacting ASKO regarding
a warranty issue, make a note of the model name, type
number and serial number. The model is on the front of
the dishwasher. The type plate with the type name and
serial number is located on the inside edge of the door.
(See illustration at right.)
Type Name
Type: DW20.X
ASKO Advisory Center Phone Number:
972-238-0794 or 800-898-1879
Continued on next page.
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123456789012345678
123456789012345678
123456789012345678
000000000000
12-digit
Serial
Number
TROUBLESHOOTING, continued
Detergent left in compartment
Dishwasher does not drain properly
♦ The dispenser is not supposed to open when you
use the Rinse program.
♦ Your dishwasher detergent should be fresh and stored
tightly closed in a cool, dry place. Old or caked
detergent should be thrown away because it will not
dissolve properly and will leave a gritty residue on
the dishware.
♦ If the unit is connected to a garbage disposer, make
sure the disposer is empty.
♦ Be careful not to load items so close to the dispenser
that the cover will not open to release the detergent.
♦ Wait until you are ready to start the dishwasher to
add the detergent.
♦ If you are using the Delay program, make sure the
dispenser is dry before adding the detergent.
♦ The detergent compartment only opens in the main
wash programs, not the Rinse program.
Dishwasher makes unusual noises
♦ This usually means that something is not loaded
properly. Make sure the dishes are securely in place
and that nothing has fallen between the basket tines.
Also, place small items in the small items
compartment and close the lid. (See page 4.)
Dishwasher leaks
♦ Use only unscented, granular automatic dishwasher
detergent. Using a liquid detergent could cause
oversudsing and leakage.
♦ You should always use fresh detergent.
♦ The amount of detergent needed for your dishes
depends on the hardness of the water in your area.
Contact your local utility company to learn the water
hardness in your area then refer to the chart on page
5 to determine the amount of detergent you should
use.
♦ Be careful not to overfill the rinse aid dispenser.
Spilled rinse aid could cause oversudsing and lead
to overflowing. Wipe away any spills with a damp
cloth.
♦ Make sure that the cycle was complete before you
opened the dishwasher. If not, allow it to complete
and check again.
♦ Some water left in the sump area near the drain is
normal.
♦ If the plumbing code in your area requires an air gap,
make sure that the air gap isn’t blocked or plugged.
♦ If water backs up into the sink, check the garbage
disposer and trap for blockage.
♦ Check the dishwasher filters and drain area for
blockage. (See page 10.)
♦ Check for a kink in the drain hose.
Dishwasher does not fill properly
♦ Make sure the water supply is turned on.
♦ Check inlet-valve.
♦ Make sure the dishwasher is turned on and the door
is closed securely.
♦ Check for crimps in the water feed line.
♦ The system is designed to detect an overflow. When
it does, it shuts off the circulation pump and inlet
valve and turns on the drain pump. (See “Overfill
Protection” on page 11.)
Dishwasher will not start
♦ Make sure the dishwasher is turned on and the door
is closed securely.
♦ Make sure the Delay option is not turned on.
♦ Check that the water supply is connected properly
and the water is turned on.
♦ Make sure the power cord is properly plugged into
the wall socket.
♦ Check your fuse box for a blown fuse or tripped circuit
breaker.
♦ Make sure the dishwasher is level. (See the
installation instructions.)
Dishwasher runs too long
♦ If the temperature of the water entering your dishwasher
is below 120°, the dishwasher runs longer because it
heats the water to the proper temperature for the
program selected. Raising your water heater setting
may help to shorten the cycle times. If this doesn’t
resolve the problem, call the ASKO Advisory Center.
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WASHING SPECIAL ITEMS
Material
Aluminum
Dishwasher
Safe
had any affect on it.
NOTE: ASKO has no control over what is put in our
dishwashers once installed in a customer’s home. You
are solely responsible for what you wash in your
ASKO dishwasher.
Information and Recommendations
Yes, with
caution
Anodized aluminum may fade or darken. Patches and discoloration may appear,
but they can be removed with steel wool. Load aluminum utensils (such as a pie
tin or roasting pan) where they do not touch other dishes because this can cause
gray or black marks. You can remove these spots with a nonabrasive cleaner.
Cast Iron
No
The seasoning is lost and the iron rusts. Hand wash and dry immediately.
China
Yes, with
caution
China without decoration or with decoration protected by glaze is dishwasher
safe. However, you should arrange the objects so they do not touch each other or
they could be damaged.
China with a pattern on top of the glaze or with gold leaf decoration may fade. If
possible, check with the manufacturer. If that isn’t possible, wash one item over
an extended period then compare it with the colors and patterns of the rest of the
set. Wash in the Quick program on a low temperature setting.
Copper
Yes, with
caution
Do not wash copper in the same load as silver or silver plate. It could discolor the
silver items. Do not let copper items come in contact with stainless steel.
Crystal
No
Antiques and very delicate china should not be washed in the dishwasher. Certain
types of lead crystal may etch if machine washed. Check with the manufacturer.
Yes
Wash at a low temperature setting. Be sure to load crystal dishware so that it is
secure and will not fall over or knock against other dishware while being washed.
Dirilyte
No
Gold-colored flatware can become discolored.
Disposable
plastic items
No
Cannot withstand machine washing.
Flatware with
bonded handles
No
Certain types of adhesives may loosen when machine washed.
Glass
Yes
Exception: Milk glass may turn yellow.
Knives
No
Sharp kitchen knives may become dull if washed in very hot water and allowed to
contact other items during the wash. Wood handles may also warp, crack, or
loosen. Plastic handles may discolor. Check manufacturer’s washing instructions.
Lead crystal
No
Certain types of lead crystal may etch if machine washed.
Non-dishware
items
No
Never wash items such as electronic air cleaners, air filters of any kind, paint
brushes, etc. You could damage the dishwasher.
Non-stick
coatings
Yes
If marked “Dishwasher Safe.” After washing, wipe the non-stick coating area with
vegetable oil to maintain its non-stick quality.
Pewter
No
Pewter will tarnish when machine washed.
Plastic
Yes
If the item is labeled dishwasher safe. Do not use Extra dry. Do not wash
disposable plastic items.
Silver and
Silver plate
Yes, with
caution
Rinse these items if you’re not going to wash them immediately; salty or acidic
foods can stain if left on. Dry dishwasher detergent can produce black marks
which are difficult to remove. Do not put silver and silver plate in the same silverware
basket with stainless steel. Contact between these metals can damage silver.
Do not wash copper utensils in the same load. This could cause a brown film on
the silver. Also, adhesives used to attach some hollow-handled knives can loosen.
Stainless
Steel
Yes, with
caution
Rinse these items if you’re not going to wash them immediately; salty or acidic
foods can stain if left on. Dry dishwasher detergent can produce black marks
which are difficult to remove. Do not mix different types of stainless steel in the
same load.
Tin
No
Tin will rust.
Wood
No
Unless marked “Dishwasher Safe” by the manufacturer. Wood can warp, crack or
lose shape with any kind of washing.
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ENGLISH
Most common dishware items can be safely washed in
an automatic dishwasher. If you have any doubts about
a particular item, check with the manufacturer to see if it
is dishwasher safe. If that isn’t possible, you might wash
one item of a set a few times and compare it to the rest
of the set to determine if washing it in the dishwasher
INDEX
A
Adding a program
Auto wash
L
9
7
B
Buzzer
10
9
8
8
10
11
7
D
Default settings, restoring
Deleting a program
Detergent dispenser
Detergent left in compartment
Dishwasher
does not drain properly
does not fill properly
features
makes unusual noises
runs too long
Dishwashing problems
Display window
Door, cleaning
Drain, problems
Drain pump, removing an obstacle
9
9
3
13
13
13
3
13
13
11
7
10
13
10
E
End-of-program buzzer
Energy saving tips
Error codes
Etching
9
11
8
12
F
Factory-default settings, restoring
Fahrenheit or Celsius in display window
Fault codes
Fill problems
Filtering system
Fine filter
Flatware with custom handles
9
9
8
13
10
10
14
5
12
I
Interrupting a program to add an item
Machine information
Main filter
Main wash detergent compartment
9
10
5
O
Operating instructions
Options
7
7
P
Pre-wash detergent compartment
Program options
Program times
Programs
adding a
deleting a
5
7
8
7
9
9
R
Restoring factory-default settings
Rinse aid dispenser
9
6
S
Serial number location
Service
Silverware basket
Small items compartment
Solutions to problems
Special settings menu
Spray Arms
Stains and discolorations
Start/Stop button
Stemware rack
Stopping a program
12
16
4
4
11
9
3
12
8
3
8
T
Troubleshooting
Type plate location on unit
12
12
U
Unusual noises
Upper basket
Utensil/knife basket
13
3
4
V
Warranty information
H
Hard water
removing spots
9
3
M
9
C
Care and cleaning
Celsius or Fahrenheit
Changing or stopping a program
Child-safe button feature
Coarse filter
Common dishwashing problems
Control panel
Language display
Lower basket
16
W
Wash programs
Washing special items
Water hardness
7
14
5
8
K
Knife stop
Knife/Utensil basket
Knives
4
4
14
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ASKO PRODUCT WARRANTY
MODEL D3530
Be sure to complete the Warranty Registration Card you received with your appliance and mail it to AM
Appliance Group to validate your appliance warranty.
Cosmetic damage must be reported to your dealer within five days from the date of purchase. After unpacking
the dishwasher, thoroughly check the unit for cosmetic damage.
FOR RESIDENTIAL INSTALLATIONS ONLY
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
AM APPLIANCE GROUP WILL PAY FOR:
ASKO replacement parts and/or repair labor to correct defect in
Three-Year Full Warranty
From date of purchase.
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized ASKO service agent.
Fourth & Fifth Year Limited
Warranty
ASKO replacement parts (not including labor) for any defective solidstate controls, timers, motors, or pumps as well as defective
dishwasher racks – does not include damage due to misuse or
abuse. Service must be provided by an authorized ASKO service
agent.
Three year full plus fourth and fifth year
limited from date of purchase.
Lifetime Warranty
ASKO replacements parts (not including labor) of the stainless steel
tank or inner door panel if it fails to hold water due to a manufacturing
defect, such as rusting or cracking. Service must be provided by an
authorized ASKO service agent.
FOR NON-RESIDENTIAL INSTALLATIONS
Six-Month Full Warranty
From date of purchase.
ASKO replacement parts and/or repair labor to correct defect in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized ASKO service agent.
AM APPLIANCE GROUP WILL NOT PAY FOR:
A. Service calls to:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Correct the installation of the appliance.
Repair damage due to shipment, delivery, installation, misuse or abuse.
Instruct how to use the appliance.
Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
Correct house plumbing, including drain problems related to improper installation. (High loop, disposer
knockout, disposer not draining, etc.)
6. Clean or service air device in drain line.
B. Repair and/or replacement parts for failure of product if appliance is used for other than home/residential use.
C. Damage resulting from accident, fire, floods, acts of God, alteration, misuse, abuse, improper installation, or
installation not in accordance with local electrical or plumbing codes.
D. Any shipping costs for parts during the limited warranty period.
E. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the Continental United States.
F. Pickup and delivery. ASKO washers are designed to be repaired in the home.
IN NO EVENT SHALL AM APPLIANCE GROUP BE RESPONSIBLE
FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states will not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion or
limitation 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.
For warranty service, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the unit or an authorized ASKO service
agent. Service will be provided during normal business hours. Should you have a service problem that cannot be
resolved locally, contact AM Appliance Group at the numbers listed below. Before calling for service or contacting AM
Appliance Group regarding a warranty issue, make a note of the model, type name, and serial number (see page 13).
AM Appliance Group
P. O. Box 851805
Richardson, Texas 75085-1805
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ASKO Advisory Center
800-898-1879
or 972-238-0794
Art No. 8075594
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