Electrolux 154671201 Dishwasher User Manual

Use & Care Guide
Built-In Dishwasher
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154671201
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Finding Information
Table of Contents
Finding Information .................................... 2
Make a Record for Future use ............................. 2
Questions? .......................................................... 2
Internet ............................................................... 2
Table of Contents ................................................ 2
Dishwasher Won’t Fill ....................................... 21
Dishwasher Has an Odor ................................... 21
Removing Spots and Film ................................. 21
Warranty Information ................................ 22
Safety ..................................................... 3
Important Safety Instructions .............................. 3
Spanish Version ...................................... 23
Feature Overview ....................................... 4
How your Dishwasher Cleans ............................. 4
Please read and save this
guide
Operating Instructions ................................. 5
Getting Started .................................................... 5
Normal Operating Sounds .................................. 5
Wash Cycle Selections ........................................ 6
Cycle Selections .................................................. 6
Energy Option Selections .................................... 7
Operation Selections ........................................... 7
Status Window ................................................... 8
Preparing & Loading Dishes .......................... 9
Dish Preparation ................................................. 9
Loading the Top Rack ......................................... 9
Loading the Bottom Rack .................................. 10
Adjusting Rack Height ...................................... 10
Loading the Silverware Basket .......................... 11
Adding a dish ................................................... 11
Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents .............. 12
Filling the Detergent Dispenser ......................... 12
How much Detergent to use .............................. 12
Detergent Usage Guide ...................................... 13
Rinse Aid .......................................................... 14
Factors Affecting Performance ..................... 15
Water Pressure ................................................. 15
Water Temperature ............................................ 15
Care & Cleaning ...................................... 16
Outside ............................................................. 16
Inside ................................................................ 16
Winterizing ....................................................... 17
Solutions to Common Problems ................... 18
Food Soils Left on Dishes ................................. 18
Dishes Not Dry .................................................. 19
Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy .............. 18
Dishware Chipped ............................................. 18
Dishware Stained or Discolored ....................... 19
Etching ............................................................. 19
Detergent Left in Cups ...................................... 19
Dishwasher Leaks ............................................. 20
Normal Sounds You Will Hear .......................... 20
Water in Bottom of Tub ..................................... 20
Dishwasher Won’t Run ..................................... 20
Dishwasher Does Not Drain
Properly ............................................................ 20
Cycle Takes a Long Time ................................... 21
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Safety
Important Safety Instructions
Please read all safety instructions before using your
new Electrolux dishwasher.
• Read all instructions before using your
dishwasher.
• Use your dishwasher only as instructed in
this Use and Care Manual.
• Do not wash plastic items unless marked
“dishwasher safe” or the equivalent. Check
with manufacturer for recommendations, if not
marked. Items that are not dishwasher safe
may melt and create a potential fire hazard.
• This manual does not cover every possible
condition and situation that may occur. Use
common sense and caution when installing,
operating and maintaining any appliance.
• If the dishwasher drains into a food disposal,
make sure disposal is completely empty
before running dishwasher.
• National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certified
residential dishwashers are not intended for
licensed food establishments. Such
establishments require a higher dishwasher
water temperature to meet commercial
sanitization requirements.
• Repairs should be done by a qualified
Electrolux professional.
• DISHWASHER MUST BE ELECTRICALLY
GROUNDED. Read the Installation
Instructions for details.
• This dishwasher is designed to operate on
regular house current (120 V, 60 Hz). Use a
circuit equipped with a 15 ampere fuse or
circuit breaker. Use a 20 ampere fuse if
dishwasher is connected with a food waste
disposer.
• Do not operate dishwasher unless all
enclosure panels are in their proper place as
explained in the Installation Instructions
provided with your dishwasher.
• To avoid entrapment and/or suffocation,
remove the door to the washing compartment
when removing an old dishwasher from
service or discarding it.
• Keep young children and infants a safe
distance away from the dishwasher when it is
in operation.
• Use only detergents and rinse agents
recommended for use in a dishwasher.
• Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door or
dish rack of the dishwasher.
• Store dishwasher detergent and rinse agents
out of the reach of children.
• Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher
before servicing.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Use care unloading the dishware when the
SANITIZE option has been selected. Contents
may be hot to the touch immediately after the
end of cycle.
• When loading items to be washed:
• Locate sharp items and knives so that
they are not likely to damage the tub or
door seal; and
• Load sharp items and knives with the
handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type
injuries. Alternatively, place sharp items
and knives in the utensil shelf located in
the upper rack.
• Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may
be produced in a hot water system that has
not been used for 2 weeks or more.
HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If hot water
system has not been used for such a period,
before using dishwasher, turn on all hot water
faucets and let water flow from each for
several minutes. This will release any
accumulated hydrogen gas. HYDROGEN GAS
IS FLAMMABLE. Do not smoke or use an
open flame during this time.
• Do not store or use combustible materials,
gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
NOTE
Save these important safety instructions for future
reference.
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Feature Overview
HOW YOUR DISHWASHER
CLEANS
Your dishwasher cleans by spraying a mixture of
hot water and detergent through the spray arms
against soiled surfaces. Each cycle begins with a
pre-drain.
Upper Spray Arm
Cup Shelf
Middle Spray
Arm
Lower Spray
Arm
Utility Tray
(in some models)
Champagne
Glass
Holder
(in some models)
Bottom Rack
Rinse Aid
Dispenser
Detergent
Dispenser
Next, the dishwasher fills with water covering the
filter area. Water is then pumped through the filter
and spray arms. Soil particles go down the drain as
the water is pumped out and replaced with clean
water. The number of water fills will vary with the
cycle being used.
Versa Tray
(in some models)
Top Rack
Adjustable Rack
Assembly
Cabinet Seal
Side Kit
Serial Label
Silverware
Basket (Lids
may vary in
some models)
Operating Instructions
GETTING STARTED
Appearance may vary from your model
To run your dishwasher, follow these
basic steps:
1 Load dishwasher. (See Preparing and Loading
Dishes, pages 9-11.)
2 Add detergent. (See Dishwasher Dispenser &
Detergents, pages 12-14.)
3 Add rinse aid, if needed. (See Rinse Aid,
page 14.)
4 Select desired CYCLE. (See Cycle Selections,
pages 6 -7.)
The Symbols are illuminated when
selected.
5 Select desired OPTIONS. (See Energy
Options Selections, page 7.)
The light surrounding the pad will glow when
selected.
6 To start, press START/CANCEL pad and
close door. (See Start/Cancel)
NORMAL OPERATING
SOUNDS
Your dishwasher uses energy efficient motors for
the wash and drain portions of the cycle you select.
Each cycle has a series of water fills and drains for
washing and rinsing dishes. As each cycle begins,
you may–or may not–hear the drain motor. You may
also hear the splashing water as it enters the tub
and the spray arms as they rotate and circulate
water. The wash motor often pulsates throughout
the cycle, which varies water pressure and
optimizies performance.
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Operating Instructions
WASH CYCLE SELECTIONS
Cycle times are approximate and vary by options
selected. Hot water is necessary to activate
dishwasher detergent and melt fatty food soils.
An automatic sensor checks the incoming water
temperature for the main wash of each cycle. When
HI-TEMP WASH is selected, the sensor checks for
an even higher temperature. Run hot water faucet
nearest dishwasher unitl water is hot before
starting.
CYCLE SELECTIONS
The Smart Sensor checks the soil level on your
dishes in the Auto, Heavy, Normal and Eco cycles.
Depending on soil level, the sensor will determine if
additional water fills are needed to clean the dishes
or if water fills can be deleted. Cycle time and
water usage will vary based on the amount of soil
on the dishes. Cycle time will also vary based on
the options selected and the incoming water
temperature.
Favorite
This cycle allows you to program your preferred
cycle and options into one button. To program the
Favorite Cycle: press and hold the Favorite key for
3 seconds. The Favorite key starts to blink, select
the Favorite cycles and options (Favorite key will
remain blinking). Prest start to save the Favorite
cycles and options that you have chosen. The
Favorite key remains solid which indicates the
settings are saved, all the settings that were
chosen are illuminated. Once, programmed, simply
press the Favorite button followed by Start/Cancel
to have your programmed Favorite Cycle begin.
Heavy
For pots, pans, casserole dishes and dinnerware
with dried-on or baked-on soils. Water usage is 9.8
gallons. Wash time is approximately 134 mins.
Auto
When a partial load of lightly soiled dishes is
placed in the unit, a wash cycle similar to a short
wash will automatically be performed. When a full
load of heavily soiled dishes is placed in the unit, a
heavy wash cycle will automatically be performed.
The dishwasher's Smart Sensor technology will
determine the type of cycle required to clean the
dishes and will clean more efficiently every time.
Water usage ranges from 5.9 to 10.0 gallons. Wash
time ranges between 89 and 136 mins.
Normal
For regularly soiled dishes and silverware. Water
usage ranges from 4.6 to 8.6 gallons. Wash time
ranges between 87 and 113 mins.
Eco
For lightly soiled and pre-rinsed dishes and
silverware. Water usage ranges from 4.5 to 5.6
gallon. Wash time ranges between 59 and 82 mins.
Quick
For lightly soiled and pre-rinsed dishes and
silverware. Water usage is 5.8 gallons. Wash time
is approximately 45 mins.
Operating Instructions
Stemware
Sanitize
For lightly soiled China and Crystal. Water usage is
7.2 gallons. Wash time is approximately 87 mins.
To sanitize your dishes and glassware, select the
SANITIZE option. When selected, the light
surrounding the pad will remain lit until the START/
CANCEL pad is pressed or the door is closed. This
option heats the water temperature in the final rinse
to 155°F (68°C) and maintains that temperature for 9
minutes. SANITIZE is available in Auto, Heavy,
Stemware and Normal cycles. Only these
sanitization cycles have been designed to meet
NSF requirements.
Rinse
For rinsing dishes that will be washed later. Water
usage is 2.8 gallons. Cycle time is approximately
20 minutes.
ENERGY OPTION SELECTIONS
Hi-Temp Wash
When HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, the
dishwasher heats water in the main wash to
approximately 140°F (60°C).
This increase in water temperature helps
dishwasher detergent remove food, grease and soil
from dishes more effectively and aids in drying.
HI-TEMP WASH option can be used with all cycles
except RINSE.
When HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, the Icon
wil ligh up and remain on until end of cycle.
To turn off the HI-TEMP WASH option, press the
pad a second time. The light surrounding the pad
will turn off.
The cycle time will be extended until the proper
water temperature is reached. Washing action will
continue during the water heating delay. For best
results, the incoming water temperature should be
at least 120°F (49°C).
The light surrounding the pad will not illuminate at
the end of the cycle if the NSF requirements for
sanitization are not reached. The sanitization criteria
may not be satisfied if there is an interruption of the
cycle, a power failure occurs, or if the incoming
water temperature is below 120°F (49°C).
To turn off the SANITIZE option, press the pad a
second time. The light surrouding the pad will turn
off.
OPERATION SELECTIONS
Delay Start
The DELAY START option allows you to
automatically delay starting your dishwasher from
1 to 24 hours which varies by model.
Press the DELAY START pad until the desired
delay time shows in the STATUS window. A light
will come on indicating the delay start hours and
will remain on until cycle starts.
To cancel the DELAY START option and begin the
cycle before the delay period is over, press the
START/CANCEL pad.
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Operating Instructions
STATUS WINDOW
NOT AVAILABLE ON ALL MODELS
Start/Cancel
The STATUS window displays codes typically seen
during normal operation or programming of the
dishwasher. The window will not display anything
when the door is closed. The STATUS window
indicates the following activity:
To start a cycle, press the START/CANCEL pad
once and close the door. To cancel when a cycle is
running, open the door and press the START/
CANCEL pad once. Close the door again and the
dishwasher will drain and shut off.
1-24 Indicates number of delay start hours for
selected cycle.
CL Flashes once the program has been
entered and the START/CANCEL pad is
pressed. It also flashes if the door is
opened during a wash cycle. Close the
dishwasher door to begin or continue a
wash cycle.
NOTE
Opening the door during normal operation will
only pause the selected cycle.
hd Flashes to indicate a water heat delay.
PF Appears in window when dishwasher is
first installed, or when power has been
interrupted. HI-TEMP WASH, SANITIZE
and START/CANCEL backlighting will also
flash. To clear, touch START/CANCEL
pad.
Error Indications
In certain situations which are critical to the machine function and safe operation, the control shall
shut down and indicate an error code ‘Er’. On units
without a display, all indicator lights will flash.
If one of these codes are displayed contact the
Electrolux Customer Care Center at 1-800-9449044. They will be able to provide assistance in
troubleshooting the problem and/or locating an
authorized service technician, if needed.
Preparing & Loading Dishes
DISH PREPARATION
LOADING THE TOP RACK
Scrape away large pieces of food, bone, pits,
toothpicks, etc. The wash system will remove
remaining food particles. Gently scrape away
burned-on food with a non-scratch utensil or set
dish soak before washing. Empty liquids from
glasses and cups.
The top rack is designed for flexibility in loading a
wide variety of items including cups, glasses,
stemware, small plates, bowls, etc.
Foods containing vegetable oil and/or chemical
additives such as mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar,
lemon juice or tomato-based products may cause
discoloration of stainless steel and plastics if
allowed to sit for a long period of time. Unless the
dishwasher is to be operated at once, it is best to
rinse off these food soils.
• Load racks so that large items do not
prevent the detergent dispenser from opening.
• Check manufacturer's recommendations
before washing items in question.
• If the dishwasher drains into a food
disposal, be sure disposal is
completely empty before starting
dishwasher.
• Load glasses in top rack. Damage may
occur if placed in bottom rack.
• Load items with open ends facing down for
better cleaning and draining.
• Damage may occur if delicate items touch
each other during dishwasher operation.
• Long-handled knives and utensils can be
placed in the top rack's versa tray.
• Be sure nothing protrudes through the
bottom of the rack to block rotation of middle
spray arm.
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Preparing & Loading Dishes
NOTE
Features in your dishwasher’s model may vary in
appearance from illustrations in this manual.
LOADING THE BOTTOM RACK
The bottom rack is designed for plates, saucers,
bowls, and cookware.
•Large items should be placed along the
edge so they do not block the middle
spray arm rotation.
•For best results, place bowls,
casserole dishes,and sauce pans
with soiled surface facing down or toward
the center. Tilt slightly for better drainage.
•Make sure tall items do not block middle
spray arm rotation.
•Be sure pan handles do not
protrude through the bottom of the rack
and block the lower spray arm rotation.
•Additional utensils or cups maybe placed
on the cupshelves.
ADJUSTING RACK HEIGHT
The top rack height can be easily adjusted to
accommodate loading taller dishes in either rack.
Height should be adjusted without dishes in the
racks.
To accommodate taller dishes in the bottom rack,
raise the rack height as follows:
To raise the rack to the middle or upper
position, simply lift the rack. The lever is
spring loaded to engage the middle or
upper position. To lower the rack to the
middle or lower position, simply push the
lever. Releasing the lever will allow the
middle position to be engaged.
Fold-down Tines
The fold-down tines in the lower rack and upper
rack make easy loading for those extra large and
hard-to-fit items. The tines may be left up for
normal use or folded down for more flexible loading.
Fold tines down for ease in loading large pots or
pans.
Preparing & Loading Dishes
LOADING THE SILVERWARE
BASKET
TO AVOID CUT INJURY: Load sharp items
(knives, skewers, etc.) pointing down. Failure to
do so may result in injury.
Load the silverware basket while it is in the bottom
rack or take the basket out for loading on a counter
or table.
• Place small items like baby bottle caps, jar
lids, corn cob holders, etc., in a covered
section. Close the cover to hold small items
in place.
• Be sure nothing protrudes through bottom
of basket or rack to block the lower spray
arm.
• Do not mix silver and stainless items to
avoid damaging the silver finish.
When covers are up, mix non-sharp items in each
section of the basket with some pointing up and
some down to avoid nesting. Water spray cannot
reach nested items.
ADDING A DISH
To add or remove items after wash cycle
starts:
1 Open door slightly and wait a few seconds
until wash action stops before completely
opening.
2 Add the item.
3 Close door firmly to latch and cycle will
automatically resume.
VersaTray
The versa tray can be used in the upper rack to
hold spatulas, large spoons and other large
utensils.
TO AVOID BURN INJURY: Slightly open door and
wait until spray arms and wash action stop. Hot
water may splash out of dishwasher. Failure to do
so may result in injury.
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Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents
FILLING THE DETERGENT
DISPENSER
HOW MUCH DETERGENT TO
USE
The detergent dispenser has one main wash and
one pre wash cup. The covered cups open
automatically to release detergent.
The amount of detergent to use depends on the
water hardness. Water hardness is measured in
grains per gallon (gpg). “Hard water” contains large
amounts of harsh minerals in granulated form,
above 10-11 grains per gallon (gpg), which can
affect water quality.
• Use only automatic dishwashing detergent.
Other detergents will cause oversudsing.
• When using automatic dishwashing
detergent tabs, place one tab in main wash
cup and close.
• Add detergent just before starting cycle.
• Store detergent in a cool, dry location.
Moist or caked detergent will not dissolve
properly.
Using too little detergent can result in poor cleaning
and hard water filming or spotting. Using too much
detergent in soft water can cause a permanent film
called “etching.” (See Etching, page 19.)
Your local water company, water softener company
or county extension agent can tell you the water
hardness in your area.
The use of industrial grade detergent can
damage parts of the dishwasher leading to
damage to the unit and surrounding property.
Use only household grade automatic
dishwasher detergents.
Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents
DETERGENT USAGE GUIDE
Refer to the following table for recommended detergent usage.
Cycle
Soft Water
(0-3 Grains)
Medium Hard
Water(4-8
Grains)
Heavy, Auto
or
Normal
2 Teaspoons
5 Teaspoons
(Main Wash Cup – (Main Wash Cup – fill
¼ Full)
to line above
“Regular”)
Quick
2 Teaspoons
(Main Wash Cup
– ¼ Full)
Rinse
No Detergent
Hard Water
(9-12 Grains)
Very Hard Water*
(Over 12 Grains)
8 Teaspoons
(Main Wash
Cup
Completely
Full)
Each Cup –
Completely Full
(Water Softener
Recommended)
5 Teaspoons
(Main Wash Cup –
fill to line above
“Regular”)
8 Teaspoons
(Main Wash Cup
completely full)
Main Wash Cup –
Completely Full
(Water Softener
Recommended)
No Detergent
No Detergent
No Detergent
(Water Softener
Recommended)
As shown in the last column of this table, a water softener is recommended to improve water quality and
dishwashing performance when using very hard water.
Other suggestions:
• Try adding more detergent at the beginning of the main wash portion of the cycle.
• As a rule, use 1 teaspoon for each grain above 12. Unlatch the door, open slowly and add detergent
to the bottom of the tub.
• Close the door to latch and the dishwasher will continue through the cycle.
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Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents
RINSE AID
Rinse aid greatly improves drying and reduces
water spots and filming. It causes the water to
“sheet” off of dishes rather than form water
droplets that cling and leave spots.
The rinse aid dispenser, located next to the
detergent cup, automatically releases a measured
amount of rinse aid during the last rinse. If spotting
and poor drying are problems, increase the amount
of rinse aid dispensed by rotating the dial to a
higher number. The dial is located under the
dispenser cap.
On models with a STATUS window, LO displays at
the end of the cycle, indicating that it is time to
refill.
To add liquid rinse aid:
1 Turn dispenser cap 1/4 turn counterclockwise
and lift out.
2 Pour in rinse aid until liquid touches the
indicated fill level. Do not overfill since this
can cause oversudsing.
3 Replace cap.
4 Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth.
The dispenser holds enough for 35 to 140 washes,
depending on setting.
Factors Affecting Performance
WATER TEMPERATURE
WATER PRESSURE
Hot water is needed for best dishwashing and
drying results. Water entering the dishwasher
should be at least 120°F (49°C) to give satisfactory
results.
The hot water line to dishwasher must provide
water pressure between 20 and 120 pounds per
square inch (psi).
To heck water temperature entering the
dishwasher:
1 Turn on hot water faucet nearest dishwasher
for several minutes to clear cool water from
pipes.
2 Hold a candy or meat thermometer in stream
of water to check the temperature.
3 If temperature is below 120°F (49°C), have a
qualified person raise the water heater
thermostat setting.
IMPORTANT
Before starting a cycle, run hot water to clear
cool water from pipe.
Low water pressure may occur when laundry or
showers are in operation. Wait until water use is
reduced before starting dishwasher.
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Care & Cleaning
OUTSIDE
Occasionally wipe the outside surfaces of your
dishwasher with a mild nonabrasive detergent and
water. Rinse and dry.
Stainless Steel Door
Clean the stainless steel door and handle with hot,
soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean
water and a cloth. Do not use harsh scrubbing
cleaners. Use only kitchen cleaners made
especially for cleaning stainless steel.
IMPORTANT
Read before operating your dishwasher!
Care of Glass Trap Filter
Your dishwasher is equipped with a state of the art
wash system. Periodically, the Glass Trap Filter and
Large Food Particle Trap may need to be cleaned to
maximize wash performance.
The Glass Trap Filter is located in the center of the
Large Food Particle Trap. The Glass Trap Filter is
designed to collect pieces of broken glass, straws,
bones and pits. To remove items in the Glass Trap
Filter, grasp the handle, lift out, empty and replace.
INSIDE
Remove spots on the door and tub with a damp,
nonabrasive cloth. If needed, clean around the tub
gasket area with a damp cloth.
Fine Filter
Glass Trap Filter
Large Food
Particle Trap
Care & Cleaning
Care of Drain Air Gap
If a drain air gap was installed for your built-in
dishwasher, check to make sure it is clean so the
dishwasher will drain properly. A drain air gap is
usually mounted on the sink at the countertop and
can be inspected by removing the cover. This is not
part of your dishwasher and is not covered by
warranty.
WINTERIZING
A dishwasher left in an unheated place should be
protected from freezing. Have a qualified person do
the following:
To Disconnect Service:
1 Turn off electrical power to the dishwasher at
the supply source by removing fuses or
tripping circuit breaker.
Freezing temperatures may cause water lines
to rupture. Be sure all supply lines to and
circulating lines within dishwasher are
protected. Failure to do so could result in
property damage.
2 Shut off water supply.
3 Place a pan under the inlet valve. Disconnect
water line from inlet valve and drain into pan.
4 Disconnect drain line from pump and drain
water into pan.
To Restore Service:
1 Reconnect the water, drain, and electrical
power supply.
2 Turn on water and electrical power supply.
3 Fill both detergent cups and run dishwasher
through a HEAVY WASH cycle.
NOTE
See Installation Instructions for more details.
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Solutions to Common Problems
IMPORTANT
Before calling for service, review this list. It may
save you both time and expense. This list
includes common experiences that are not the
result of defective workmanship or material in
your dishwasher.
DISHES NOT DRY
• Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is filled.
• Increase the amount of rinse aid (See Rinse
Aid, page 14).
• Check the incoming water temperature. Be
sure it is at least 120°F (49°C).
FOOD SOILS LEFT ON DISHES
• Check incoming water temperature. (See
Getting Started, page 5.) It should be at least
120°F (49°C). (See Factors Affecting
Performance, page 15.)
• Choose another cycle for longer washing
time.
• Check for proper loading—avoid nesting
items.
• Plastic items may need to be towel dried.
More water collects on plastic items when
cycle is complete because they do not get as
hot as glass or metal items.
• Cups with a concave bottom will collect
water.
• Check rack loading section for proper
loading—avoid nesting items.
• Home water pressure may be too low—
should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch
(psi).
• Check water hardness. For extremely hard
water, it may be necessary to install a water
softener. (See Detergent Usage Guide, page
13.)
• Use fresh detergent.
• Make sure items are not blocking any of the
spray arms, preventing them from rotating.
DISHWARE CHIPPED
• Load with care and do not overload. (See
Preparing and Loading Dishes, pages 9-11.)
• Place delicate items in top rack.
• Place glasses securely against pins and not
over pins.
• Load items so they are secure and don’t jar
loose when moving racks in and out. Move
racks in and out slowly.
• Make sure tall glasses and stemware will
clear top of tub when rack is pushed in.
• It is recommeded to wash fine antique china
and crystal by hand.
Solutions to Common Problems
GLASSWARE / FLATWARE
SPOTTED OR CLOUDY
DISHWARE STAINED OR
DISCOLORED
• Check water hardness. For extremely hard
water, it may be necessary to install a water
softener. (See Detergent Usage Guide, page
13.)
• Tea and coffee can stain cups. Remove the
stains by hand washing in a solution of 1/2
cup (120 ml) bleach and one quart (1 L) of
warm water. Rinse thoroughly.
• Water temperature may be low. Avoid
extremely low or high temperatures. (See
Factors Affecting Performance, page 15.)
• Iron deposits in water can cause a yellow or
brown film. A water filter installed in-line with
your water supply will correct this problem.
• Avoid overloading and improper loading. (See
Preparing and Loading Dishes, pages 9-11.)
• Aluminum utensils can leave gray/black
marks when they rub against other items.
Load properly.
• Use fresh detergent. Old detergent is
ineffective.
• Make sure rinse aid dispenser is filled.
• Check to see that proper amount of detergent
is being used for cycle selected. (See
Detergent Dispenser, pages 12-14.)
• Home water pressure may be too low—it
should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch
(psi).
• Certain high acid foods can cause
discoloration
of
stainless
steel
and plastics if allowed to sit
for a long period. Use the Rinse
cycle or rinse by hand if not
operating dishwasher at once.
• Mixing stainless steel
utensils in silverware
cause pitting on the
steel utensils. Avoid
stainless
steel
and
and silver
basket can
stainless
mixing
silver.
ETCHING
• Using too much detergent in soft or softened
water causes this film that cannot be
removed.
• Adjust the amount of detergent based on the
water hardness. (Check Detergent Usage
Guide, page 13.)
• Lower the water temperature.
DETERGENT LEFT IN
DISPENSER CUP
• Detergent may be old. Discard and use fresh
detergent.
• Be sure water action can reach the dispenser.
• Check to see if cycle has been completed.
• Make sure items do not prevent the detergent
dispenser from opening.
• Make sure the upper rack is firmly engaged
to the nozzle on the back of the tub before
closing the door.
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Solutions to Common Problems
DISHWASHER LEAKS
• Use only fresh detergent designed for
automatic dishwashers. Measure detergent
carefully. Try a different brand.
• Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead to
overflowing. Wipe up any spills with a damp
cloth.
• Check to see that dishwasher is level (See
Installation Instructions).
DISHWASHER WON’T RUN
• Check to see if circuit breaker is tripped or if
a fuse is blown.
• Make sure water supply is turned on.
• Check to see if cycle is set correctly.
(See Operating Instructions, pages 5-8.)
• Check to see if the DELAY START option has
been selected.
•
NORMAL SOUNDS YOU WILL
HEAR
• Normal sounds include water fill, water
circulation and motor sounds.
• Pump pulsing will cause motor speed to
increase and decrease at regular intervals
during cycles.
WATER IN THE BOTTOM OF
THE TUB
Make sure door is closed and
latched.
DISHWASHER DOES NOT
DRAIN PROPERLY
• If unit is hooked up to a garbage disposal,
make sure the disposer is empty.
• If unit is hooked up to a new food waste
disposer, check to see if the “knockout” plug
located inside the disposal inlet has been
removed.
• Check to see if drain hose is kinked.
• It is not normal for water to remain in the
bottom of the tub at the end of a cycle. If
water remains in the bottom of the tub at the
end of a cycle, the dishwasher may not be
draining properly. (See Dishwasher Does Not
Drain Properly, page 21.) The filter may also
need to be cleaned. (See Care of Filter, page
16.) Note: It is normal to see a small amount
of water under the filter at the end of a cycle.
• Make sure cycle is complete, not in a pause.
Solutions to Common Problems
CYCLE TAKES A LONG TIME
• Check to see if cycle is in a water heating
delay.
• Check to see if the delay start option has
been selected.
• Check to see if the sanitize option has been
selected.
DISHWASHER WON’T FILL
• Check to see if the water supply is turned on.
• Add 1/2 cup of water to the bottom of the unit
and start again.
REMOVING SPOTS AND FILM
Hard water can cause lime deposit buildup on the
interior of the dishwasher. Dishes and glasses may
also get spots and film for a number of reasons
(See Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy, page
19).
To remove build-up, spots and film, clean
using the following instructions:
1 Load clean dishes and glasses in normal
manner. Do not load any metal utensils or
silverware.
2 Do not add detergent.
3 Select the NORMAL WASH cycle. Press
START/CANCEL pad and close door.
4 Allow dishwasher to run until it begins the
second fill. Open door and pour 2 cups of
white vinegar into the bottom of dishwasher.
DISHWASHER HAS AN ODOR
5 Close and latch door and allow cycle to
finish.
• Soiled dishes left in dishwasher too long can
create an odor. Use Rinse cycle.
• There will be a “new” smell when first
installed. This is normal.
• Check to see if unit is draining properly (See
Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly, page
21).
NOTE
If these conditions persist, a home water
softener should be considered.
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Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will repair or
replace any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used,
and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions. The stainless tub and door liner of your appliance are covered by a
lifetime limited warranty. During the lifetime of the appliance, Electrolux will provide a replacement stainless tub or door liner that
fails to contain water due to a defect in materials or workmanship if the appliance has been installed, used, and maintained in
accordance with the provided instructions. In addition, the dishwasher racks and the electronic control module of your appliance
are covered by a two through five year limited warranty. During the 2nd through 5th years from your original date of purchase,
Electrolux will provide a replacement dishwasher rack or electronic control module for your appliance which has proven to be
defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used, and maintained in accordance with the provided
instructions.
Exclusions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
This warranty does not cover the following:
Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada.
Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
Products used in a commercial setting.
Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in
ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc.,
which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs,
handles, or other cosmetic parts.
Labor or in-home service costs during the additional limited warranty periods beyond the first year from your
original date of purchase.
Pickup and delivery costs; your appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip
charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during transportation or installation, including but not limited
to floors, cabinets, walls, etc.
Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine
Electroluxparts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes such as
abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY
LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL
DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN
LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU
SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period should service be
required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. Service under this warranty must be
obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada. In the USA and Puerto Rico, your appliance is warranted by
Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted
by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations
for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or
specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
Canada
1-877-435-3287
1-800-265-8352
Electrolux Major Appliances North America
Electrolux Canada Corp.
P.O. Box 212378
5855 Terry Fox Way
Augusta, GA 30907
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5V 3E4