Use & care guide | Electrolux 6919941 Dishwasher User Manual

Use & Care Guide
Dishwasher
EDW5505ESS
EDW5505EPS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Finding Information .............................................. 2
Please Read And Save This Guide ................... 2
Make A Record For Quick Reference ................ 2
Product Registeration Card ............................... 3
Questions?......................................................... 3
Table Of Contents .............................................. 4
Safety ..................................................................... 5
Important Safety Instructions ............................. 5
General Precautions .......................................... 6
What Can and Cannot Be Washed ...................... 7
Operation............................................................... 8
Before You Start................................................. 8
Operating the Dishwasher ................................. 8
Adding a Forgotten Item .................................... 9
Loading................................................................ 10
General Recommendations ............................. 10
10 Place Setting Load...................................... 10
12 Place Setting Load...................................... 10
Upper Rack .......................................................11
Lower Rack ...................................................... 12
Loading the Silver Basket ................................ 13
Adjustable Upper Rack .................................... 14
Removing the Upper Rack............................... 14
Dishwasher Use .................................................. 15
Hot Water ......................................................... 15
Detergent ......................................................... 15
Rinse Aid.......................................................... 16
Cycles, Options and Lights ............................... 17
Cycles .............................................................. 17
Options ............................................................ 18
Delay................................................................ 19
Child Lock Option ............................................ 20
Lights/Display .................................................. 20
Care and Cleaning .............................................. 21
General Recommendations ............................. 21
Outside ............................................................ 21
Storage/Moving................................................ 22
Troubleshooting ................................................ 23
Warranty Information ......................................... 27
Safety
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Safety Precautions
Do not attempt to install or operate your unit until you have read the safety
precautions in this guide. Safety items throughout this guide are labeled with a
Warning or Caution based on the risk type.
Definitions
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury
hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury
or death.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in
death or serious injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in
minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
IMPORTANT
Indicates installation, operation or maintenance information which is important but not
hazard related.
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6 Safety
General Precautions
WARNING
When using your dishwasher, follow basic precautions, including the following:
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Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
Use the dishwasher only for its intended function.
Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before attempting to service.
To avoid electrical shock hazard, the sides and back must be enclosed and the front
panels must be attached before electrical power is applied to the dishwasher. Refer to the
installation instructions for proper grounding procedures.
Connect to a properly rated, protected and sized power supply circuit to avoid electrical
overload.
Children should never be permitted to operate, or play in, with, or around this dishwasher.
To reduce the risk of injury when loading items to be washed, sharp or pointed items should
be located with the handles up. Also, load sharp items so they are not likely to damage the
door seal.
Do not touch the heating element on the bottom of the tub during or at the completion of a
cycle. It will be hot.
Use only detergents and rinse additives designed for a residential automatic dishwasher.
Never use soap, laundry detergent, or hand washing detergent in your dishwasher. Keep
these products out of reach of children.
Do not sit, stand on or abuse the door or dish racks of the 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 such a period, 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 process.
Do not wash plastic items unless marked “dishwasher safe” or the equivalent. For plastic
items not so marked, check the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Do not tamper with controls.
To prevent accidental child entrapment and suffocation risks, always remove the door to the
washing compartment when removing an old dishwasher from service or discarding it.
Use caution when unloading the dishwasher. Dishes will be hot if unloaded shortly after a
cycle has completed.
Certified residential dishwashers are not intended for licensed food establishments.
To avoid water, mold or mildew damage to your home, inlet and drain hose connections
should be checked periodically for leaks.
Save These Instructions for Future Reference
What Can & Cannot Be Washed
Most tableware, cookware and flatware can safely be washed in your dishwasher. Check
with the manufacturer.
Material
Dishwasher Safe
Special Information
Aluminum
Yes, except anodized.
High water temperature and detergents
may affect finish.
Cast Iron
No
Seasoning will be removed, and iron will rust.
China/Stoneware
Yes, except antique
or hand-painted.
Always check manufacturer’s recommendation
before washing. Antique, hand-painted or
over-the-glaze patterns may fade. Gold leaf
may discolor.
Crystal
Yes, except antique or
delicate crystal.
Always check manufacturer’s
recommendation before washing. Some types
of leaded crystal may etch with repeated
washings.
Filters
Not recommended.
May leave a dingy deposit or stain on
dishwasher interior.
Glass
Yes
A specialty glass called “milk glass” can yellow
with repeated dishwasher washing.
Gold-Plated Flatware
No
Will discolor.
Pewter, Tin
No
Plastics
Yes, top rack, except
disposable plastic items.
Always check manufacturer’s recommendation
before washing. Plastics vary in their capacity
to withstand high water temperatures and
detergents. Disposable plastic items
are not dishwasher safe for this reason.
Stainless Steel
Yes
Run a Rinse cycle if not washing immediately.
Prolonged contact with foods containing salt, vinegar,
milk products or juice could damage finish.
Sterling Silver or
Silverplate
No, if has commercial
“darkening”.
Always check manufacturer’s recommendation
before washing. Run a Rinse cycle if not washing
immediately. Prolonged contact with food containing
salt, acid or sulfide (eggs, mayonnaise and seafood)
could damage finish. Commercial “darkening”
may be removed by detergent.
Wooden Items
No
Wood may warp, crack or discolor.
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BEFORE YOU START
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Prerinse is not required. Simply scrape off any bones or large food
particles.
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If connected to a food waste disposer, make certain the disposer is
empty before starting the dishwasher.
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Scrape off tomato-based food soils (see page 21).
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Remove certain foods such as mustard, mayonnaise, lemon juice,
vinegar, salt or dressings from stainless steel flatware as soon as
possible. These foods may cause rusting and pitting if allowed to remain in
contact with the surface for an extended period of time.
OPERATING THE DISHWASHER
1. After loading the dishwasher and adding detergent, select the desired
cycle and options by pressing the pads. The indicator lights for the selected
cycle and options will illuminate. To cancel an option press the pad again.
2. To start a cycle, press the START/Cancel pad once then close the door
until it latches. After a pause, the fill will begin.
IMPORTANT
• If START/Cancel is not pressed within 30 seconds of choosing your cycle, the dishwasher
will turn off.
The dishwasher remembers your last cycle so you do not have to reset the cycle
each time. To start the dishwasher using the same cycle and options selected on
the previous wash, just press the START/Cancel pad.
3. To cancel a running cycle, press the START/Cancel pad once. The
dishwasher will drain, then shut off. To turn the dishwasher off without
draining, press the START/Cancel pad twice. To prevent unplanned cycle or
option changes, these selections are “locked in” after 1 minute.
IMPORTANT
• If a cycle pad is pressed after the controls have been “locked in,” the light above the
current cycle will flash three times.
Operation
ADDING A FORGOTTEN ITEM
For best cleaning, the forgotten item should be added early in the cycle.
1. Grasp door handle and unlatch door without opening completely.
2. Wait for the water circulation to stop.
3. Open the door and add the item.
4. Close and latch the door. After a slight delay, the cycle resumes
automatically at the point of interruption.
IMPORTANT
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If the door is opened during a running cycle, there may be up to a 30-second delay
before the dishwasher restarts after closing the door.
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Extended interruption of the wash cycle is not recommended.
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GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
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Items can be centered behind a single tine or loaded at an angle to
maximize space.
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Avoid blocking or preventing the spray arms from spinning freely. Do not
allow items to extend beyond the racks.
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Face soiled surfaces toward the center of the dishwasher.
For best dishwashing results follow guidelines on following pages to determine the
best arrangement for your items.
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Upper Rack
Lower Rack
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Upper Rack
Lower Rack
Loading
UPPER RACK
Glasses, cups, stemware, light-weight plastics, plates, bowls, pans, longhandled utensils etc. can be loaded in this rack. Do not load glasses
over the tines.
The Cup Shelf on the right side of the upper rack folds up or down for
loading flexibility. Fold it down to hold long-handled knives, spatulas and
spoons or short items like cups or juice glasses. Fold it up for taller items
like glasses, bowls, plates, etc.
The edge of the Cup Shelf is designed to hold stemware in place. Taller
stemware will fit better on the right side as the upper rack is deeper on
this side.
The Folding Tines located in the front right corner provide convenient
loading space for large, bulky items like pots and pans or mixing bowls.
To lower tines, carefully push the tines out of each holder toward the
center of the rack and lay the tines down.
The Cup Clips located in the center of the upper rack can be used to hold
light-weight plastic items, cooking utensils, knives, etc. in place. Clip the
item between the tine and the clip.
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LOWER RACK
A variety of items such as dinner plates, mixing bowls, pots and pans and
baking dishes can be loaded in this rack.
Tall items such as bakeware and large platters can be placed on the left side.
With the Cup Shelves raised, thin items like cookie sheets or pizza
pans may be placed along the left side. With the shelves down,
two levels of glasses and cups can be loaded.
Back
Positioning the Folding Tines flat provides convenient loading space for large,
bulky items like pots and pans or mixing bowls.
Loading
LOADING THE SILVERWARE BASKET
CAUTION
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.
Use suggested loading patterns, as shown, to increase
washability of your silverware.
Be sure nothing protrudes through the bottom of basket or rack
to block the spray arm.
Do not mix silver and stainless to avoid damaging the silver finish.
The silverware basket can be separated and placed in several locations in
the bottom rack. Load silverware in all sections or just one, depending on
your load.
When covers are up, mix items in each section of the basket with some
pointing up and some down to avoid nesting. Water spray cannot reach
nested items.
To remove small basket:
1. Hold the center basket and one small basket. Slide the small basket back
to release the tabs from the corresponding slots.
2. Pull the baskets apart.
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ADJUSTABLE UPPER RACK
Adjusters
The Adjustable Upper Rack can be raised or lowered to accommodate taller
plates, platters, pans, etc. optimizing usable space in both upper and lower racks.
Full-size dinner plates can be loaded in the upper rack if it is in the lower position.
Always adjust the upper rack before loading.
To lower the rack:
1. Pull the rack fully out.
2. Place thumbs on each lever on the adjuster while holding rack with hands.
3. Press down on the levers with thumbs and push rack down. The rack will
come to a stop when it is in position.
To raise the rack:
1. Pull the rack fully out.
2. Place hands on both sides and lift up until rack comes to a stop and latches
in place.
IMPORTANT
• The dishwasher will not operate correctly if the wash arm is not aligned with one of the
water inlet holes on back wall of the dishwasher.
• The left and right side adjusters on the racks must both be fully in the upward or
downward position for proper connection.
REMOVING THE UPPER RACK
The rack can be removed when tall or oversized items need to be loaded into the
lower rack. Unload the rack before removing it from the dishwasher.
Tab Lock
To remove rack with tab-lock rack stops:
1.
Roll the rack 1 ⁄ 3 to 1 ⁄ 2 of the way out.
2.
Locate the rack stops at the end of each track. Squeeze the tab in the
middle of the rack stop and pull the rack stop straight out. Take care to
support the rack while removing the rack stops.
3.
Roll the rack all the way out of the track and remove from the
dishwasher.
To replace:
1. Replace the dishwasher rack by guiding the wheels into the tracks.
2. Push each rack stop squarely into the end of the track until the catch pops
into the small hole on the side of the track.
Dishwasher Use
HOT WATER
For optimal cleaning and drying results, hot water is necessary. The
incoming water temperature should be at least 120° F (49° C) to properly
activate the detergent and melt greasy food soils.
To check the incoming water temperature, turn on the hot water faucet nearest
the dishwasher and let it run into a glass in the sink. Place a candy or meat
thermometer in the glass and check the temperature once it has stopped rising.
If temperature is below 120° F (49° C), have a qualified person raise the water
heater thermostat setting.
DETERGENT
Use a detergent designed specifically for use in an automatic dishwasher. Be sure
it is fresh. Store granular detergent in a cool, dry place (not under the sink) out of
reach of children.
Recommended Amount
Too little detergent results in poor cleaning, hard water filming/spotting and poor
drying. Too much detergent can cause permanent etching/cloudiness.
Suds can cause the dishwasher to overflow. Measure the detergent carefully and
use only detergents designed for use in a dishwasher. Less detergent is needed in
soft water. Try another brand of detergent if sudsing continues.
Water
Hardness*
Soil
Level
Pre-Wash
Detergent
Main Detergent
Soft (0-4 gpg)
Light Soil
Normal Soil
Heavy Soil
2 tsp
4 tsp
4 tsp
6 tsp
6 tsp
7 tsp
Medium (5-9 gpg)
Light Soil
Normal Soil
Heavy Soil
4 tsp
4 tsp
5 tsp
6 tsp
6 tsp
7 tsp
Hard (10-12 gpg)
All Levels
5 tsp
8 tsp
The amount of detergent to use is determined by the hardness of the water
and soil level of the load. Refer to the following chart for detergent usage
recommendations.
*Your local water utility or state university extension service can tell you the degree of
water hardness in your area.
In extremely hard water conditions (13 grains per gallon or more*), it is
difficult to achieve good results with any dishwasher. A mechanical water
softener may be necessary to improve water quality, detergent effectiveness,
and protect the dishwasher parts from the damage that hard water can cause.
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Add recommended amount of detergent to each cup as shown and close
the detergent lid.
Do not use detergent with the Rinse cycle. Leave the detergent lid open
when running Rinse.
RINSE AID
Regular use of a rinse aid improves drying, reduces spotting and filming,
and reduces moisture left on the dishwasher interior.
An automatic rinse aid dispenser is located next to the detergent cup.
The window next to the dispenser cap indicates when the rinse aid reservoir
needs to be refilled. When the level of rinse aid is below the indicator marks and
the window is nearly clear, it is time to refill the dispenser. Check the dispenser
monthly.
M AX
To add rinse aid to the dispenser, turn the cap counterclockwise to open.
Remove the cap and pour liquid rinse aid into the opening. The amount of
rinse aid dispensed during the cycle is adjustable by moving the lever inside the
reservoir area. For most water conditions use the manufacturer recommended
setting of “3”. Adjust it up to the “MAX” setting for hard water. Set the lever
anywhere between these amounts as needed to get the best results. Replace
the cap and turn it clockwise to close.
Cycles, Options & Lights
CYCLES
Choose the cycle that best describes your dishload by pressing the corresponding
touchpad. (See page 8, Operation, for how to begin the cycle).
Cycle
Description
Time
(Approx.
Minutes)
Number of
Washes/Rinses
Heavy
Long cycle for heavy
food soils.
132
2 washes/3 rinses
Normal
Medium cycle for average
food soils. Precision
Clean™ Turbidity Sensor
is active with this cycle.
97-117
1-2 washes*/1-2 rinses*
China
Short cycle for light
food soils.
82
1 wash/2 rinses
Auto
Designed to select the
number of water fills best
suited for the soil level
of each load. Precision
Clean™ Turbidity Sensor is
active with this cycle.
94-128
1-2 washes*/2-3 rinses*
Rinse
Rinses dishes being held
until there is a full load.
9
1 rinse
Short
Quick cycle for light food
soils. Does not include
drying time.
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1 wash/2 rinses
* Number of fills will vary depending on the soil level of each load.
IMPORTANT
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Depending on water temperature, there may be time added to the cycle to bring water
up to temperature.
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Only the following certified cycles have been designed to meet NSF requirements
(NSF/ANSI 184 Residential Dishwasher) for sanitization: Auto, Heavy, Normal and
China.
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OPTIONS
In addition to choosing a cycle from page 17, choose as many available options as
are needed for your dishload.
Option
Description
Available
With Cycles
Hi Temp
Hi Temp provides additional heat during the wash portion of
the cycle, which ensures proper water temperature for better
cleaning and drying results. It also adds an additional rinse to
the cycle which improves results in hard water situations.
All cycles
(except Rinse)
Sanitize
Sanitizes dishware. When cycle monitor recognizes that the
proper conditions have been met, Sanitized light will activate at
the end of the cycle. Sanitization may not be achieved if there
is an interruption of the cycle, power failure or if the incoming
water temperature is below 120° F (49° C).
Heavy*
Normal*
China*
Auto*
Air Dry
When Air Dry is selected, towel drying of some items such as
plastic and items with non-stick surfaces may be necessary
and more moisture may be noticed adhering to the dishwasher
interior. Vapor will escape even if Air Dry is selected.
All cycles
(except Rinse)
Start/Cancel
Starts and stops dishwasher. See page 8 under Operation:
Operating the Dishwasher, for explanation.
All Cycles
Delay
Used to automatically start the cycle at a later time. See page
19 for instructions.
All Cycles
Child Lock Option
Locks control touchpad to prevent unwanted use. See page 20
for instructions.
All Cycles
* Only these cycles have been designated to meet NSF requirements (NSF/ANSI 184
Residential Dishwasher) for sanitization.
Cycles, Options & Lights
DELAY
The Delay option can be used to automatically start the cycle at a later time to
reduce daytime heat buildup in the home or to take advantage of reduced energy
costs if available in your area. This option is also useful for conserving hot water
at times of high household usage (showers, laundry).
To set up a Delay:
1. Select the appropriate cycle and options for the load. Close the door.
2. Press the Delay pad until the desired amount of delay time is selected.
3. The Delay indicator will flash until the START/Cancel pad is pressed.
4. As soon as the START/Cancel pad is pressed, the flashing will stop and the
delay time will begin counting down. The Delay indicator will remain lit until
the delay time has counted down.
5. The cycle will automatically start as soon as the delay time expires.
IMPORTANT
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If 30 seconds elapse between setting the cycle and options and pressing the START/
Cancel pad, the dishwasher will turn off.
To cancel a Delay:
When the delay is counting down, press the Delay pad again. The indicator light
will go out and the cycle will start or resume immediately.
To cancel a Delay and the cycle:
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Press START/Cancel once to drain and turn off the dishwasher.
Or
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Press START/Cancel twice to turn dishwasher off without draining.
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CHILD LOCK OPTION
The control touchpads can be locked to prevent unwanted use. If this feature is
activated between cycles, the dishwasher cannot be operated until the controls are
unlocked. If desired, the controls can be locked after a cycle or delay has started.
Setting the Child Lock:
1. Press the Air Dry pad for three seconds.
2. An indicator light next to the lock graphic will illuminate when the controls are
locked.
To Cancel:
1. Press the Air Dry pad for three seconds.
2. The indicator light will go off.
IMPORTANT
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If a cycle or option pad is pressed after the controls have been locked, the indicator
light next to the lock graphic will flash five times.
This option does not lock the door, only the dishwasher controls.
LIGHTS/DISPLAY
Indicator
Description
Clean Light
Illuminates at the end of the cycle and remains lit until the door has been open
for 30 seconds continuously.
Sanitized Light
Illuminates at the end of the cycle when conditions have been met to achieve
sanitization. The light will remain lit until the door has been open for 30
seconds continuously.
IMPORTANT
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When Sanitize is selected, cycles are monitored to assure sanitization. The Sanitized
light will not activate if sanitization requirements are not met. This could happen if
the cycle is interrupted, power failure occurs or incoming water temperature is below
120° F (49° F).
The Clean and Sanitized indicator lights will not relight after a power failure until after
the next cycle is run.
Care & Cleaning
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
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The dishwasher interior is normally self-cleaning. Periodically check the
bottom of the dishwasher tub to see if any large particles remain.
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Wipe the edge of the inner door liner to remove any food soil splashes which
occurred during loading.
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When cleaning stainless steel, always wipe with the grain. Never use
products containing chlorine bleach or citric acid.
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The color from some tomato-based food soils may occasionally adhere
to various components of the dishwasher interior, causing temporary
discoloration.
To minimize this:
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Remove excess tomato-based food soils from dishes, before loading.
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Run the Heavy cycle when washing loads containing tomato-based food
soils.
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Use a dishwasher detergent that contains chlorine to better fight staining.
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.
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STORAGE/MOVING
Fill detergent cup with a fresh-scented dishwasher detergent or baking soda and
select the Normal cycle. Allow the dishwasher to complete the cycle. Then turn the
water supply off and drain the dishwasher. To drain, press the START/Cancel pad
once to activate the dishwasher. Press START/Cancel again to activate the drain.
Operate the drain twice to ensure most of the water is removed. Last, disconnect
the electrical supply and prop open the door.
When turning the water supply to the home off, the water shut-off at the
dishwasher must be turned off also.
Troubleshooting
Check these points to help save you time and money.
Problem
Solution
Dishwasher will not fill
• Press the START/Cancel pad to start the dishwasher.
• Be sure door is latched securely.
• Be sure the water is turned on.
• Check that the pad is properly selected for a cycle.
• Check your home’s circuit breaker or fuse box.
• Check inlet hose for a kink.
• Check water valve inlet for sediment and clean if necessary.
Dishwasher will not drain/water
in tub bottom
• If hooked up to a food waste disposer, be sure the knock-out is
removed from the disposer inlet.
• Check for food obstruction in the drain or disposer.
• Check drain hose for a kink.
• Check your home’s circuit breaker or fuse box.
• Check that the cycle is completed.
Dishwasher adds water at
end of cycle
• This is normal. The sensor in the pump must stay submerged so a
short fill of water is added after the cycle’s last drain.
Detergent cup is not empty
• Check that the cycle is completed.
• Be sure dispenser is not blocked.
• Use fresh detergent stored in a cool, dry place.
Dishwasher seems noisy
• A water valve hiss during fill is normal.
• Water circulation sounds are normal.
• A thumping sound may be a wash arm bumping an item that is
extending beyond the racks. Readjust load to avoid obstructing wash
arm.
• Chopping or grinding sounds may be heard as the internal food
disposer chops hard items like fruit seeds, nuts, etc.
• Humming during the drain is normal.
• A snap noise is the detergent cup lid hitting the door liner when the
dishwasher door is opened at the end of the cycle. This is normal.
• Proper installation affects the noise level.
Cycle takes too long
• Sanitize has been selected and the cycle is extended to heat water.
• Check to see that the incoming water temperature is 120° F (49° C)
Dishwasher has an odor
• Run dishes being held in the dishwasher through a Rinse cycle.
• Many dishwashers have a “new” smell when first installed. This will
dissipate with use.
• Dishwasher may not be draining properly. (See Dishwasher Will Not
Drain section.)
• For a strong odor, place baking soda in both sides of the detergent
cup. Select China cycle and allow the water to circulate for about 10
minutes. Interrupt the cycle by unlatching the door and let it stand
overnight. Restart the dishwasher by latching the door and allow it to
complete the cycle. Another alternative is to use a dishwasher cleaning
product such as Jet-Dry Dishwasher Cleaner*.
*Brand names are trademarks of the respective manufacturer.
Cont.
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24 Troubleshooting
Check these points to help save you time and money.
Problem
Solution
Dishwasher leaks
• Check that the dishwasher is level. (Refer to the Installation
Instructions.)
• Suds can cause the dishwasher to overflow. Measure the detergent
carefully and use only detergents designed for use in a dishwasher.
Less detergent is needed in soft water. Try another brand of detergent
if sudsing continues. (pg. 15)
• Follow directions closely on how to add a forgotten item (pg. 9).
• To avoid rinse aid leaking from the dispenser, be sure the lid is
securely attached.
Indicator lights flashing
• All active display indicators flash if the door is opened during a running
cycle or delay.
• The currently selected cycle flashes if an attempt is made to change
the cycle after cycle “lock-in”.
• The locked indicator flashes if a pad is pressed while the child lock is
enabled. (pg. 20)
Glasses are cloudy/spotted
• Select Hi Temp option.
• Check water temperature. Incoming water should be 120° F (49° C).
• Always use a rinse aid.
• Confirm that the cloudiness is removable by soaking the item in white
vinegar for approximately 5 minutes. If removed, the problem is due
to hard water. Adjust detergent amount being used to match water
hardness (pg. 15). Be sure detergent is fresh, stored properly and is a
high quality brand.
• If cloudiness is not removable, it is etching. This is an erosion of the
surface of the glassware and can be caused by water that is too
hot, from using too much detergent or by prewashing. Detergent
needs food soil to act upon. If etching has occurred, the glassware
is permanently damaged. To prevent further etching, adjust the
detergent amount to match the water hardness, stop prewashing, and
use water heating options only when incoming water temperature is
below 120° F (49° C).
Dishware is chipped
• Load dishes according to instructions so they do not strike each other
(pgs. 11-12).
• Washing fine antique china/crystal in the dishwasher is not
recommended. (pg. 7)
• Do not load glasses over the tines.
• Do not overload
*Brand names are trademarks of the respective manufacturer.
Cont.
Troubleshooting
Check these points to help save you time and money.
Problem
Solution
Food soil remains on dishes
• Check water temperature. Incoming water should be 120° F (49° C).
• Run hot water at the sink before starting the dishwasher.
• Check water hardness and adjust detergent amount accordingly
(pg. 15).
• Use fresh detergent stored in a cool dry place.
• Select proper cycle for the soil level (pg. 17).
• Select proper option, Hi Temp .
• Make sure the upper rack wash arm connector is correctly aligned in
one of the water inlet holes (pg. 14).
• Load items so they do not block the wash arms (pgs. 11-12).
• Load the utensil basket with knife handles up and spoon and fork
handles down.
• Do not place glasses over tines.
• Before loading, scrape off burnt-on foods and wipe the starchy film
from utensils used with pasta, rice and oatmeal. These soils require
more energy than the rest of the load to clean.
Items washed in the dishwasher • Aluminum utensils or pans can leave marks when they rub against
other items. Leave a slight space between items.
or the dishwasher tub itself is
•
Iron deposits in the water can leave a yellow, brown or orange film on
stained/discolored
dishes or the dishwasher tub. A rust filter may be needed. Check with
a water treatment company.
• Separate silver or silver-plated silverware from stainless steel. These
metals can be damaged by contact with each other during washing.
• Color from tomato sauces may adhere to the interior parts of the
dishwasher (pg. 21). If light staining has occurred, leave the door open
to oxidize the stain away. Use a dishwasher detergent that contains
chlorine to better fight staining.
• Certain dishwasher detergents may stain silver. Try another brand of
detergent.
Items not properly dried/
moisture is present on the
dishwasher interior after the
dry cycle
• Be sure Air Dry is not selected.
• Water droplets may form on the inner door as part of the drying
process.
• Use a rinse aid separate from the detergent like Jet Dry* or Cascade
Rinse Aid* regularly to improve drying. Turn the rinse aid selector
toward the MAX setting.
• Check water temperature. Incoming water should be 120° F (49° C).
• Select Sanitize option.
• Increase detergent amount to match water hardness (pg. 15).
• Load properly. (pgs. 11-12)
• Plastic and items with non-stick surfaces are difficult to dry because
they have a porous surface which tends to collect water droplets.
Towel drying may be necessary.
• Glasses and cups with concave bottoms hold water and require towel
drying. Locate these items on the more slanted side of the rack for
improved results.
*Brand names are trademarks of the respective manufacturer.
Cont.
25
26 Troubleshooting
Check these points to help save you time and money.
Problem
Solution
Sanitized light does not
illuminate at the end of the
cycle
• Sanitize was not selected.
• Sanitization can only be achieved with the Auto, Heavy, Normal or
China cycles.
• Sanitization may not be achieved if there is an interruption of the cycle,
power failure or if incoming water temperature is below 120° F (49° C).
Dishwasher door will not close
• Be sure adjustable racks are properly adjusted to upper or lower
position (pg. 14).
*Brand names are trademarks of the respective manufacturer.
Warranty Information
27
DISHWASHER WARRANTY
(YOUR DISHWASHER IS PROTECTED BY THIS WARRANTY)
WARRANTY
PERIOD
THROUGH OUR AUTHORIZED SERVICERS, WE WILL:
THE CONSUMERS WILL BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
1-YEAR FULL
WARRANTY
One year from original
purchase date.
Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this
appliance which prove to be defective in materials or
workmanship.
Costs of service calls that
are listed under NORMAL
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE
CONSUMER*
5-YEAR LIMITED
WARRANTY
Second through 5th years
from original purchase
date.
Replace any electronic control that fails due to
manufacturing defect. Replace any original upper or
lower nylon coated rack that peels or rusts due to a
manufacturing defect. Replace major components
in the water distribution system which fails due to a
manufacturing defect. This includes the motor, pump
and lower wash arm, upper spray arm with associated
supply tube and filter assembly. Associated inlet and chain
plumbing parts are not covered by this warranty.
Costs for pickup and delivery of
the appliance required because of
service; and all costs for labor and
transportation. Associated inlet and
drain plumbing parts.
LIFETIME LIMITED
WARRANTY
Lifetime of the product.
Provide a replacement tub or door liner if the original tub or
door liner fails to contain water because of a manufacturing
defect.
Door seals, any cost for pickup and
delivery of the appliance required
because of service; and all costs for
labor and transportation.
LIMITED
WARRANTY
(Applicable to the
State of Alaska)
Time periods listed below.
All of the provisions of the full warranties above and the
exclusions listed below apply.
Cost of the technician’s travel to the
home and any costs for pickup or
delivery of the appliance required
because of service.
In the U.S.A., your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances North America. We authorize no person to change or add to any of our
obligations under this warranty. Our obligation for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by us or an authorized Electrolux Major
Appliances North America servicer.
*NORMAL
RESPONSIBILITIES
OF THE CUSTOMER
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the items
listed below:
1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.
2. Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in
accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.
3. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose
connections or defects in house wiring.
4. 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 was shipped from the factory.
5. Damage to finish after installation.
EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE OR INCIDENTAL EXPENSES
RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY.
Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or
exclusion may not apply to you.
2. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in ordinary
household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.
3. Damages caused by services performed by persons other than from Electrolux Major Appliances North America or
their authorized servicers; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux parts; parts obtained from persons other than
such servicers; or external causes such abuses, misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.
4. Products whose serial numbers have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.
IF YOU NEED
SERVICE
Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the
warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all
receipts. This written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to
state. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux Major Appliances North America.
This warranty only ap�
are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by Electrolux Major Appliances North America.
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