Electrolux 2001/05 Dishwasher User Manual

Use & Care Guide
18”Built-In Dishwasher
(675000610595 & 2011/05)
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Finding Information
Table of Contents
Finding Information ...................................... 2
Make a Record for Future use .................... 2
Internet ....................................................... 2
Table of Contents ....................................... 2
Safety ............................................................. 3
Important Safety Instructions .................... 3
Questions? .....................................................3
Feature Overview .......................................... 4
How your Dishwasher Cleans .................... 4
Operating Instructions .................................. 5
Getting Started ........................................... 5
Wash Cycle Selections ............................... 5
Dish Preparation ......................................... 6
Energy Option Selections .......................... 6
Preparing & Loading Dishes ......................... 7
Loading the Top Rack ................................ 7
Loading the Bottom Rack .......................... 7
Loading the Silverware Basket ................... 7
Adding a dish ............................................. 7
Tarnish on Silver Plates ............................ 14
Discoloration on Stainless Steel .............. 14
Pitting of Stainless Steel .......................... 14
Discoloration of Aluminum ...................... 14
Knife Handles Become Loose ....................14
Troubleshooting............................................14
Noise Problems ............................................14
Operating Problems .....................................14
Leaking ..........................................................14
Dishes Not Dry .............................................14
Water in Tub ..................................................14
Detergent Left in Cup ..................................14
Warranty Information ................................. 15
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Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents .......... 8
Filling the Detergent Dispenser .................. 8
How much Detergent to use ...................... 8
Detergent Usage Guide .............................. 8
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Factors Affecting Performance ................... 9
Rinse Aid .................................................... 9
Water Pressure ........................................... 9
Water Temperature ..................................... 9
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Care & Cleaning .......................................... 10
Outside ..................................................... 10
Inside ........................................................ 10
Winterizing ............................................... 10
Cleaning the Filter .................................... 11
Cleaning the Spray Arm ........................... 11
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Connecting & Disconnecting Portable Dishwasher
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Solutions to Common Problems ................ 13
Dishes Not Clean ...................................... 13
Dishes Not Drying .................................... 13
Spotting ................................................... 13
Cloudy films and Streaking ...................... 13
Etched Film on Glassware ........................ 13
Chipped Dishes and Glasses ................... 13
Crazing of Older China and Pottery ........ 13
Coffee and Tea Stains .............................. 13
Gray-Black Stains on Dishes .................... 13
Reddish-Brown Stains on Dishes, Glasses
and Interior ............................................... 13
Plastic Items ............................................. 13
Discoloration of Plasticware .................... 13
Fading of Patterns and Metallic Trim.........13
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Safety
Important Safety Instructions
Please read all safety instructions before using your
new Electrolux dishwasher.
This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as
personal injury, burns, fire, and electrical shock.
• Read all instructions before using your
dishwasher.
• Use your dishwasher only as instructed in
this Use and Care Manual.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 or
circuit breaker 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.
• 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.
• If the dishwasher drains into a food disposal,
make sure disposal is completely empty
before running dishwasher.
NOTE
Save these important safety instructions for future
reference.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury
when using your dishwasher, follow basic
precautions including the following:
• Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher
before servicing.
• Repairs should be done by a qualified
Electrolux professional.
• 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 and unloading items:
• Locate sharp items and knives so that
they are not likely to damage the tub or
door seal.
• 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.
Questions?
For toll-free telephone support in the U.S. and
Canada:
1-877-4ELECTROLUX (1-877-435-3287)
For online support and Internet production
information visit http://
www.electroluxappliances.com
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Feature Overview
HOW YOUR DISHWASHER CLEANS
Your dishwasher illustrated below, cleans by
spraying a mixture of hot, clean water, and
detergent against the soiled surfaces of your dishes
and tableware.
Each cycle starts with a pre-drain. Next, the
dishwasher fills with water to a level even with the
heating element. This water is constantly pumped
through the rotating spray arm and sprayed on the
dishes. Soiled water is pumped out and replaced
with clean water during a cycle. The number of
water fills depends upon the cycle being used.
Control Panel
Upper Rack
Upper Spray Arm
Door Spring
Lower Rack
Panel
Lower Spray Arm
Motor
Toe & Kick Plate
Leveling Legs
Appearance may vary from your model.
Operating Instructions
Appearance may vary from your model.
GETTING STARTED
1. Check Filter (See Cleaning Filter)
6. Select desired OPTIONS.
2. Load dishwasher (See Preparing and Loading
Dishes).
7. See Page 11 for instructions on connecting the
portable dishwasher.
3. Add detergent (See Dishwasher Dispenser &
Detergents).
8. Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher until
water is hot. Turn water off.
4. Add rinse aid, if needed (See Rinse Aid).
9. To Start, close door to latch.
5. Select wash cycle (See Cycle Chart).
Cycle Chart
Cycle
To Select Cycle
Water
(approx.)
Heavy Wash
For heavily soiled dishes and
silverware.
Select HEAVY WASH and
select desired OPTIONS.
4.41 gal.
3.7 imp. gal.
16.7 liters
Normal Wash
For regularly soilded
dishes and silverware.
Select NORMAL WASH and
select desired OPTIONS.
3.5 gal.
2.9 imp. gal.
13.4 liters
95 min. *
2 washes
4 rinses
Quick Wash
For Lightly soiled and prerinsed dishes and silverware.
Select QUICK WASH and
select desired OPTIONS.
2.7 gal.
2.24 imp. gal.
10.2 liters
65 min. *
2 washes
2 rinses
3.5 gal.
2.9 imp. gal.
12.0 liters
85 min. *
2 washes
3 rinses
1.8 gal.
1.5 imp. gal.
6.8 liters
25 min. *
1 rinses
Eco
For Lightly soiled and prerinsed dishes and
silverware.
Rinse
For rinsing dishes that will
be washed later.
Press ECO and select
desired OPTIONS.
DO NOT USE detergent.
Select RINSE.
Time*
(approx.)
Washes/
Rinses
125 min. * 2 washes
5 rinses
* Includes Dry Time
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Operating Instructions
DISH PREPARATION
It is not necessary to rinse dishes before putting
them into the dishwasher. Just remove large
pieces and quantities of food, bones, pits, etc.
Empty glasses and cups. It may be necessary to
presoak or lightly scour firmly cooked-on or bakedon foods.
Food such as mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon
juice and 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 dishes facing the center of the rack so
that the water spray from the rotating spray
arm can reach soiled surfaces.
• Be sure large items do not block the
detergent dispenser, preventing it from
opening during the wash cycle.
• To be sure an item is dishwasher safe, read
the manufacturer’s care instructions.
• If the dishwasher drains into a food
disposer, be sure disposer is completely
empty before dishwasher is started.
Energy Options
Hi-Temp Wash Option
When HI-TEMP WASH ON option is selected, the
dishwasher heats the 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 CHINA CRYSTAL and RINSE ONLY. HITEMP WASH is automatically provided when
HEAVY WASH cycle is selected.
To turn off the HI-TEMP WASH option, press the
pad a second time.
Air Dry Option
The unit defaults to heated dry when it is started
with any cycle selected. This drying uses a
combination of the heated dry with rinse aid that
achieves enhanced drying performance. If you
prefer to only have AIR DRY for dishes, you will
select AIR DRY and the uit will not energize the
heating element. This will reduce energy
consumption, but reduce drying performance.
• To save energy, wash full loads.
• For best washing results, load correctly and
avoid overloading.
Delay Start
The DELAY START option allows you to
automatically delay starting your dishwasher from 2
- 4 hours.
Make cycle selections, press the DELAY START
key until the desired delay LED is it, then close the
door and the delay time will start.
To cancel the delay and start the cycle before the
delay period is over, open the door and press the
START/CANCEL key. Close the door and the cycle
will start.
Preparing & Loading Dishes
LOADING THE TOP RACK
Glasses and cups—Place glasses and cups
against outside pins at an angle. Cups with a
concave bottom will collect water.
Small plates and saucers—Place dishes
between middle two rows of pins.
Plasticware—Load plasticware in the top rack
to avoid melting.
Bowls—Place bowls between the middle 2 rows
of pins facing down.
Miscellaneous items—Place long handled
knives and utensils in top rack.
Cup Shelf—The cup shelf can be folded down
over short items (juice glasses, cups, etc.) for more
loading space. When using cup shelf, alternate
items with layer below so that water can reach all
inside surfaces.
LOADING THE SILVERWARE
BASKET
Load sharp items with handles up. Be
sure items do not protrude through the holes in the
basket and stop the rotation of the spray arm.
Load silverware so items are mixed in each section
to prevent nesting. Water spray cannot effectively
reach nested items.
LOADING THE BOTTOM RACK
Large plates and platters—Place between
the support pins with soiled sides facing inward.
Bowls, casseroles and sauce pans—
Load upside down or at an angle facing inward.
Slightly tilting items will provide better drainage.
Pots and pans—Place upside down and at an
ADDING A DISH
angle. Do not allow handles to protrude through
bottom of rack, blocking wash arm rotation. Load
large items at the sides and not across the front so
they do not block the detergent dispenser
preventing it from opening.
1. Make sure there is a full wash cycle yet to be
completed so that any added items are
thoroughly washed and rinsed.
2. Unlatch door and wait for water action to stop.
3. Open door and add dish.
4. Firmly close door to latch and resume cycle.
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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. Using too little detergent can
result in poor cleaning and hard water filming or
spotting. Using too much detergent in sof water
can cause a permanent film called etching. Your
local water company, water softener company or
county extension agent can tell you the water
hardness in your area.
• Use only automatic dishwashing
detergent. Other detergents will cause
oversudsing.
• When using automatic dishwashing
detergent tabs, place one tab in main
wash cups and close.
• Add detergent just before starting cycle.
• Store detergent in a cool, dry location.
Moist or caked detergent will not dissolve
properly.
• Do not fill both washcups, unless you have
very hard water, see chart below*.
Cover
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.
Main Wash Cup
NOTE
Cover Latch
Pre Wash Cup
Note: If the cover is closed on the Main Wash
Cup, open by pressing the cover latch.
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.
Detergent Usage Guide
Cycle
Soft Water
(0-3 grains)
Medium Hard Water
(4-8 grains)
Hard Water
(9-12 grains)
Very Hard Water*
(over 12 grains)
Heavy Wash
or
1.5 teaspoons
(each cup–
1/4 full)
6 teaspoons
(each cup–
completely full)
Each Cup–
Completely Full
Normal Wash
4 teaspoons
(each cup–fill to line
above "Regular")
Light Wash
or
Energy Saver
1.5 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–
Rinse Only
No Detergent
1/4 full)
4 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–fill to
line above "Regular")
No Detergent
6 teaspoons
Main Wash Cup–
(Main Wash cup– Completely Full
completely full)
No Detergent
No Detergent
Factors Affecting Performance
RINSE AID
Water Pressure
Rinse aid greatly improves drying and reduces
water spots and filming. Water “sheets” off
dishes rather than forming water droplets that cling
and leave spots.
Water pressure should be between 20 and 120
pounds per square inch. Low water pressure
occurs most often during periods of high water
consumption, such as when laundry or showers are
being done. To determine if you have enough water
pressure, put a 2 quart container under fully
opened hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher. It
should fill in less than 14 seconds. Be sure all
other faucets are turned off during test.
The 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. The
indicator will be dark when full and will show clear
when it is time to refill.
To add liquid rinse aid, turn dispenser cap 1/4 turn
counterclockwise adn lift out. Pour in rinse aid until
liquid touches the indicated fill level. Replace cap.
Do not overfill since this can cause oversudsing.
Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth.
The dispenser holds enough for 35 to 140 washes,
depending on setting.
Indicator
Dispenser Opening
Rinse Aid
Less
More
Adjustable setting
Dispenser Cap
Water Temperature
Hot water is needed for best dishwashing and
drying results. Water entering dishwasher should
be at least 120°F (49°C) to give satisfactory results.
To check water temperature entering dishwasher:
• Turn on hot water faucet nearest dishwasher for
several minutes to clear cool water from pipes.
• Hold a candy or meat thermometer in stream of
water to check the temperature.
• If temperature is below 120°F (49°C), have a
qualified person raise the hot water heater
thermostat setting.
Important: Before starting a cycle, run hot water to
clear cool water from pipe.
Not selecting the AIR DRY option in combination
with rinse aid will enhance drying performance. The
energy required to use the AIR DRY option costs
pennies per cycle. You may choose to select the
AIR DRY option; however you will have items in your
dish load that will not be completely dry at the end
of the cycle.
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Care and Cleaning
Cleaning the Filter
Property Damage Hazard
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.
Cleaning the Spray Arm
The spray arm may need to be cleaned to insure
that there are no clogs to the spray arm jets and
bearings due to hard water chemicals.
To remove spray arm simply hold the spray arm in
place and turn the retaining nut clockwise and
pull up on the spray arm lifting off the shaft.
To clean the spray arm use warm soapy water
using a soft brush to clean the jets and bearings.
To replace the spray arm simply set the spray arm
on the shaft, take the retaining nut and turn it
counter clockwise till it has locked into place.
For optimum performance, your dishwasher is
equipped with a filter assembly featuring a main
filter, cup and fine filter as shown in the drawing
above. All food fragments are removed from the
dishwasher as water passes through the filter
assembly.
Each part of the assembly should be cleaned often
to ensure that all food fragments are removed from
the dishes. To remove food fragments from the
filter assembly, the filters must be removed from
the dishwasher. To remove the filters, pull up on
the edge of the main filter. Next, rinse the main
filter and fine filter under running water. Cleaning
with a brush may also be necessary to remove any
fragments trapped in the filters. Once cleaning has
been completed, simply reassemble the filter as
shown in the drawing above. To ensure that the
filter is fully seated, please press down on the top
of the main filter. Using the dishwasher without
a properly installed filter is not recommended as
it will reduce the cleaning efficiency and may
damage dishware.
Care & Cleaning
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WINTERIZING
Burn Hazard
Allow heating element to
cool before cleaning the
interior.
Failure to do so can result
in burns.
Outside—Occasionally wash with a mild
nonabrasive detergent and water. Rinse and dry.
Inside—The inside of the dishwasher is selfcleaning with normal use.
To clean stainless steel wipe with the grains.
Use a Dishwasher Safe Detergent to help with the
stains or discolorations.
NEVER use products that contain Chlorine
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.
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.
NOTE
See Installation Instructions for more details on
disconnecting and restoring service to your
dishwasher.
Bleach or Citric Acid.
Important: The dishwasher motor is
permanently lubricated at the factory and does
not need to be oiled.
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. Drain air gaps are
usually mounted on countertop and can be
inspected by removing the cover. A drain air gap is
not part of your dishwasher and is not covered by
this warranty.
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 NORMAL WASH Cycle.
4. Check connections to make sure they do not
leak.
NOTE
See Installation Instructions for more details on
disconnecting and restoring service to your
dishwasher.
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The portable dishwasher must be connected to a faucet and electrical outlet each time it is used. Follow
directions on this page to properly connect dishwasher.
IMPORTANT: Make sure door is latched before moving
Faucet Adapter Assembly dishwasher.
(Figure A)
The power cord and faucet coupler with hoses are located in a compartment
in back of dishwasher. A special adapter must be installed on faucet before
you can connect dishwasher (Figure A).
1. Remove faucet adapter assembly from literature package.
2. Unscrew existing sink faucet aerator.
3. Check faucet spout to see if threads are inside or outside.
• If threads are on inside of faucet spout, use both rubber
washers.
• If threads are on outside of faucet spout, use one rubber washer only.
• If faucet has no threads, an adapter kit with instructions for attachment
to a non-threaded spout is available at most hardware stores.
4. Assemble faucet spout as shown in Figure A.
Connecting the Portable Dishwasher
1.Run water at faucet until it is hot. Turn off faucet.
Connecting the Portable 2.Pull hoses out of compartment.
Faucet Adapter Assembly 3.Push collar down and slip faucet connector onto faucet adapter (Figure B).
4.When connector snaps into place, release collar.
(Figure B)
5.Slowly turn on hot water all the way.
6.Plug power cord into grounded outlet.
Disconnecting the Portable Dishwasher
1.When cycle has finished, unplug power cord and return it to compartment.
2.Turn off hot water.
3.Press red button on coupler to release water pressure.
4.Press down on collar to release coupler.
5.Empty remaining water from coupler and return it to compartment.
IMPORTANT: A sink spray hose can burst due to constant
water pressure while in use. If your spray hose is installed on
same water line as the dishwasher, it is your responsibility to
disconnect sink's spray hose and to plug hole.
CAUTION
Electric Shock
Hazard
Avoid fire hazard
or electrical
shock. Do not
use an adapter
plug, extension
cord or remove
grounding prong
from electrical
power cord.
Failure to follow
this warning can
cause serious
injury, fire or
death.
Electrical Connection for a Portable Dishwasher
An electrical supply of 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only, 15 amps is required. For
your safety, the dishwasher must be grounded. If there is a malfunction or
breakdown, grounding will reduce risk of electrical shock. This dishwasher
has a power cord with a 3-prong grounding plug. It must be plugged into a
mating 3-prong grounding type receptacle, installed and grounded in
accordance with the National Electrical Code and any local codes and
ordinances.
Solutions to Common Problems
Dishes not clean—Check pages 4 to 8 for
information on correct wash cycle, proper loading,
water temperature, water pressure, hard water,
amount of detergent, old and ineffective detergent,
and dish placement. To maximize wash
performance clean the filter of all large food
particles after each wash. To ensure that you
clean the filter correctly refer to page 12.
Dishes not drying can be greatly improved by
using a rinse aid and hot water. Hot water raises
temperature of dishes to speed up drying. When
loading, invert cups and bowls so that water can
run off. Avoid nesting of articles. If dishes are not
completely dry at end of cycle (which may occur
when COOL DRY setting is used), open door, roll
out racks, and allow dishes to air dry.
Spotting—Spots form when hard water droplets
evaporate leaving a deposit. Low phosphate
detergents increase the problem in hard water. To
prevent, use hot water and a detergent with a
higher level of phosphates (preferably 8.7% or
higher), or use more of a low phosphate detergent.
Be sure to use a rinse aid. If water is very hard, it
may be necessary to install a water softener. Load
glasses and plates so they have minimum contact
with racks and pins. Avoid overloading. Spotting
will occur where dishes and glasses touch.
Crazing of older china and pottery
happens when items are subjected to very hot
water. Once crazing (fine cracks in the glaze)
appears, it cannot be removed. Do not machine
wash again or condition may worsen.
Coffee and tea stains can occur when water
contains traces of iron. To avoid stains, rinse cups
out immediately after use. Increase amount of
detergent and use a rinse aid. Water temperature
should be approximately 140°F (60°C). If problem
persists, install a water softener with an iron
removal unit. To remove stains, hand wash cups in
solution of 1/2 cup (120 ml) bleach and a quart (1 L)
of warm water. Rinse thoroughly.
Gray-black stains on dishes are caused by
manganese in water supply. To correct, install a
manganese filtering system into house water
supply.
Reddish-brown stains on dishes,
glasses and interior are caused by iron in
water. To avoid iron stain, increase detergent, use
water heated to approximately 140°F (60°C) and a
rinse aid. It may be necessary to install a water
softener with an iron removal unit. To improve
appearance, use a commercial rust and lime scale
remover.
Cloudy films and streaking are usually
caused by a combination of hard water and an
insufficient amount of detergent. Low phosphate
detergents are also a factor. To correct, increase
amount of detergent, check water temperature and
always use a rinse aid. If water is very hard, it may
be necessary to install a water softener.
Plastic items can lose their shape due to high
temperatures of automatic dishwashing. Read
labels before washing. Place washable items in top
rack away from heating element.
Discoloration of plasticware by some
Etched film on glassware is caused by
using too much detergent in soft or softened water.
This film cannot be removed. It is more likely to
occur on soft leaded glass or expensive crystal. An
early warning of this condition is a cloudy
iridescent appearance on glasses. To prevent, be
sure dishwasher is getting a full fill of water. Water
should reach base of heating element. If water
level is low, have water pressure checked by a
plumber. Use less detergent and make sure water
temperature is not higher than 150°F (66°C).
Underload to assure thorough rinsing. Use the
COOL DRY Option.
Chipped dishes and glasses can result
from rough handling and improper loading. Do not
put glasses in direct contact with other items.
Place glasses securely against pins.
foods, such as tomato sauce, can stain
plasticware. If stained, soak item in solution of 1
tablespoon dishwasher detergent and a quart of
hot water or in a solution of 1/2 cup (120 ml) bleach
and a quart (1 L) of hot water.
Fading of patterns and metallic trim is
due to many washings, detergent and hot water.
Most of today’s china is dishwasher safe. Antique,
handpainted china, and handpainted pottery
should be washed by hand.
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Do not place silver next to or touching
Troubleshooting
stainless steel utensils in dishwasher silverware
basket. This can cause pitting of stainless steel
blades. (Most silver knives have stainless steel
blades. Do not let blades touch other stainless
steel utensils during wash cycle.)
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.
Noise problems?
Tarnish on silver plate occurs when worn
down to the base metal and turns a bronze color
when exposed to hot water and detergent. Remove
bronzing by soaking item in vinegar for 10 minutes
or use a silver polish. For permanent protection,
have silver replated.
Silver tarnish can be caused by prolonged
contact with air or with foods containing sulphur
like eggs, mayonnaise, or seafood. Contact with
undissolved detergent can also cause tarnish. To
prevent this, rinse silver soon after use. Use care
not to pour detergent directly onto silver. Remove
tarnish with a silver polish.
It is normal to hear swishing and pulsating sounds.
These sounds mean that water is circulating
through the dishwasher.
It is normal to hear motor sounds before water
enters tub.
Loud ticking usually means something is hitting
wash arm. See Preparing and Loading Dishes.
Vibrating or rattling sounds can mean dishes are
touching each other. See Preparing and Loading
Dishes.
Operating problems?
Discoloration of stainless steel—Food soil
Be sure door is firmly closed. It is normal for
dishwasher to pause between cycles.
can create a film or discoloration. To avoid, rinse
stainless items promptly. Food soil films can be
removed with a stainless steel cleanser or mild
cleanser. Rinse thoroughly.
Leaking?
Pitting of stainless steel is caused by
prolonged contact with detergent granules and
foods like salt, mayonnaise, fruits, butter or milk.
To prevent, rinse soon after use. Do not allow
detergent to fall directly onto stainless steel items.
Discoloration of aluminum—Anodized
(colored) aluminum cannot withstand machine
washing. Resulting loss of color is permanent.
Other aluminum may darken when machine
washed. To decrease chance of discoloration, do
not place aluminum directly beneath detergent
dispenser. To brighten darkened items, scour with
soap filled steel wool pads. For severely darkened
pans, simmer an acidic food or a solution of
2 teaspoons (10 ml) cream of tartar per quart
(1 L) of water for 1/2 hour. Scour with soap filled
steel wool pad, rinse and dry.
Knife handles become loose when the
cement is exposed to very hot water. Test wash a
single knife for several weeks. Damaged knives
should be professionally re-cemented.
Check for items sticking out of dishwasher that
could prevent door from closing and sealing
properly. Use only fresh dishwashing detergent to
avoid oversudsing.
Water coming through door vents? When a dish is
added after starting dishwasher, wait a few
seconds before latching door. This permits entering
cold air to expand slowly inside dishwasher.
Dishes not dry?
Check to see if rinse aid dispenser needs refilling.
Hot water temperature may be too low (min. 120°F
49°C). If COOL DRY option is being used,
additional drying time may be required with door
open.
Water in tub?
A small amount of water in bottom of tub is normal.
It keeps water seal lubricated.
Detergent left in cup?
Detergent may be too old. Discard old
detergent.Use fresh detergent. Dishes may not be
loaded properly. Be sure items do not protrude
from front of bottom rack preventing detergent cup
from opening.
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.
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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.
10200 David Taylor Drive
5855 Terry Fox Way
Charlotte, NC 28262
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5V 3E4
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