Operating instructions | Equator SP 818 Dishwasher User Manual

MODEL: SP 818 & WP 818
Automatic adaption
The intelligentized control system could be
adaptive to different conditions of temperature,
voltage and humidity to automatically correct
remaining time display.
7 wash programs
You can choose your desired program according
to the soiled level. Such as, strong wash, normal
wash, economy, rinse, glass, rapid and pre-wash
Memory function
The memory function could automatically set the
frequently used program as current program, it
make operation much more easier.
Delay timer function
This allows the start of the programme to be
delayed between 1 and 9.5 hours, enabling you to
benefit fully from cheaper electricity! Or just to be
nefit from the convenience of the programming
finishing when you want to.
Stainless steel tub
You need not warry about stain of tub.
Remaining time display
The length of time the programme has left to run
will be clearly displayed in the text window, leaving
you in no doubt as to when the programme will end
and you can go out.
Error alarm
Fault codes display would inform the user of
abnormal status of the machine;
Broad applied voltage
The broad scope of the applied voltage ,reduce the
code of electric condition.
LED low rinse aid Indicators
If the rinse aid are running low, there will be clearly
displayed on the panel alerting you to top them up,
to ensure that the machine continues to operate at
optimum performance.
Overflow protection
Your Midea dishwasher has an overfill protection
program which could automatically shut off the
inlet valve and start the drain pump if the water
Equator Corporation undertakes to the consumer-owner
to repair or, at Equator Corporation's option, to replace
any part of this product which proves to be defective in
workmanship or material under normal personal, family
or household use, in the USA and Canada, for a period
of one year from the date of original purchase.
For commercial use, the product is warrantied for a
period of 90 days.
During this period, Equator Corporation will provide all
labor and parts necessary to correct such defect, free of
charge, if the appliance has been installed and operated
in accordance with Equator Corporation's written in
structions with the appliance. Ready access to the
appliance, for service, is the responsibility of the con
In no event shall Equator Corporation be liable for
incidental or consequential damages or for damages
resulting from external causes such as abuse, misuse,
incorrect voltage or acts God.
This warranty does not cover service calls which do not
involve defective workmanship or materials covered by
this warranty. Accordingly, diagnosis and repair costs
for a service call which does not involve defective
workmanship or materials will be the responsibility of the
Specifically, the following work is not covered under
warranty and does not constitute warranty work:
. Installation -e.g. improper hook-up or leveling
. Maintenance - e.g. cleaning of air and/or water filter
. Damage - e.g. Replacing broken door handle
Most work is covered. The defining factor is, has the
machine malfunctioned (Equator is responsible) or has
the customer omitted or done something to cause
machine to malfunction (customer is responsible).
Some States do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty is given by:
Equator Corporation,
Equator Plaza,
2801 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N.,
Houston, TX 77043-1611.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by the
following steps, in order:
Call an Equator Corporation Authorized Service Agent
(obtain number of nearest agent from your dealer or
by calling Equator Service at 1-800-776-3538). Under
normal circumstances, Service will be provided during
regular business hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays).
Since it is responsibility of the consumer-owner to e
stablish the warranty period by verifying the original
purchase date, Equator Corporation recommends that a
receipt, delivery slip or some other appropriate payment
record be kept for that purpose.
Remember to send in your Warranty Registration Card
so that a proof of your purchase exists with Equator.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights which vary from State to
Corporate Office
Equator Plaza
2801 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N.
Houston, TX 77043-1611
Tel: 713-464-3422 - Fax: 713-464-2151
Tel: 800-776-3538
Thank you for buying this product. As a home
appliances producer, we are proud of our quality
products and we are committed to providing dependable
service. We are able to utilize our global resources in
creating innovation that makes housework lighter and
easier, and provide a truly comfortable home for you to
relax and enjoy.
This manual contains sections of Safety
Instructions, Operating Instructions,
Installation Instructions and Troubleshooting
Tips etc. Carefully reading it before using the
dishwasher will help you to use and maintain
the dishwasher properly.
To review the section on Troubleshooting Tips
will help you to solve some common problems
by yourself and not need to ask for the help of
professional technicians.
If you can not solve the problems by yourself
after reading the section of Troubleshooting
Tips, please contact the professional
technicians of the service center. We are happy
to help you with your questions,24 hours a
day,7 days a week.
Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Dishwasher Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Wash Cycle Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Turning On the Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 4
Rinse Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 4,5
Dishwasher Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,6
Filtering System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .6
Caring for the Dishwasher . . . . . . . . .. . . .6,7
About Electricity connection . . . . . . . . . . .8
About the Unicouple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Water Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Dimentions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Before calling for service. . . . . . . . . . 10,11
Overflow conditions. . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . . 12
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, before using the dishwasher turn on all
hot-water faucets and let the water flow from each for several minutes. This will release any
accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame during this
This appliance must be grounded. In the event
of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will
reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a
path of least resistance of electric current. This
appliance is equipped with a cord having an
equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding
plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate
outlet that is installed and grounded in accordance
with all local codes and ordinances.
Improper connection of the equipment-grounding
conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or service
representative if you are in doubt whether the
appliance is properly grounded. Do not modify the
plugprovided with the appliance ;If it is not fit for
the outlet .have a proper outlet installed by a
qualified electrician.
Do not operate your dishwasher unless all enclosure
panels are properly inplace. Open the door very
carefully if the dishwasher is operating, there is a
risk of water squirting out.
Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door or dish
rack of the dishwasher.
Do not touch the heating element during or
immediately after use.
Do not place any heavy objects of stand on the door
when it is open. The appliance could tip forward.
Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked
dishwasher safe or the equivalent. For plastic
items not so marked, check the manufactures
When loading items to be washed:
1) Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to
damage the door seal;
2) Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce
the risk of cut-type injuries.
Use only detergent and rinse additives designed
for an automatic dishwasher. Never use soap ,
laundry detergent, or hand washing detergent
in your dishwasher. Keep these products out of
When using your dishwasher, you should prevent
plastic item from contacting with heating element.
Keep child away from detergent and rinse aid, keep
child away from the open door of the dishwasher,
there could still be some detergent left inside.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced
by the manufacturer or its service agent or a
similarly qualified person in order to avoid a
The door should not be left in the open position
since this could present a tripping hazards.
Please dispose of packing materials properly.
During installation, the power supply must not
be excessively or dangerously bent or flattened.
Use the dishwasher only for its intended function.
Remove the door to the washing compartment when
removing an old dishwasher from service or discarding it.
To reduce the risk os injure, do not allow children to
play in or on a dishwasher.
Do not tamper with controls.
To get the best performance from your dishwasher, read all operating instructions before
using it for the first time.
I nters e
N orm al
Eco n o m y
R in s e
Li gh t
Fa st w as
S o ak
Add Rin se Aid
1 Delayed Start Button: Press this button to set the delayed
6 Power On indicator light: Comes on when the power is
7 Door Lock: Pull it to open the door.
hours for washing.
turned on.
4 Program indicator light
Start/Pause Button: Press this button to start or pause.
Front View
(Door open)
Upper Basket
Spray Arms
Lower Basket
Main Filter
Detergent Dispenser
Cup Shelf
Back View
Silverware Basket
Coarse Filter
Rinse Aid Dispenser
10 Portable Faucet Adapter Assembly
11 Power Cord
12 Caster
For the heaviest soiled loads,
such as pots,pans,casserole
dishes and dishes that have
been sitting with dried food on
them for a while.
Pre-rinse (115°F )
Wash (150°F )
Rinse (158 °F )
4/20 gr.
For normally soiled loads,
such as pots, plates,glasses
and lightly soiled pans.
standard daily cycle.
Wash (130°F )
Rinse (158 °F )
4/20 gr.
For lightly soiled loads,such
as plates,glasses,bowls and
lightly soiled pans.
Wash (115°F )
Rinse (158 °F )
20 gr.
For dishes that need to rinsed
and dried only
Rinse (158 °F )
A shorter wash for lightly
soiled loads that do not need
Wash (115°F )
Rinse (150 °F )
15 gr.
For lightly soiled loads, such
as glasses, crystal and fine
Wash (95 °F )
15 gr.
Pre-wash of dishes pots and
pans while waiting for the
load to be completed after the
subsequent meal.
out the lower and upper basket, load the dishes
1 Draw
and push them back. It is commended that loading the
lower basket first, then the upper one.
turn around) the programme button to
2 Press(or
select the desired programme.
2 With a little force to ensure the door is properly closed.
A click could be heard when the door is
closed perfectly.
3 Press the button to start washing.
3 Insert the plug into the socket.
The power supply is 120VAC 60HZ, the specification of
the socket is 15A 125VAC.
At end of washing, the time display will flash for 8 seconds
while the buzzer sound. But at the end of delayed washing,
no sound of the buzzer, only the flash of the time display.
7 Press the ON/OFF button at the end of washing. Open
NOTE: If you open the door when washing, the machine
will delay start for several seconds, which will make the
dishwasher work much better.
the door of dishwasher after waiting 30 miniutes.
The dispenser must be refilled before the start of each wash cycle following the instructions provided in the" Wash
Cycle Table".Our dishwashers use less detergent and rinse aid than conventional dishwashers. Generally, only one
tablespoon of detergent is needed for a normal wash load. Also, more heavily soiled items need more detergent.
Always add the detergent just before starting dishwasher, otherwise it could get damp and will not dissolve properly.
To remove hard water spots, try the following:
Run dishes through a normal wash program.
Remove all metal dishware, such as cutlery, pans, etc.,
from the dishwasher.
Do not add detergent.
Pour two cups of vinegar into a bowl and set the bowl face
up on the lower rack of the dishwasher.
Run the dishes through a normal wash program.
If this doesn't work, try the same process with 1 / 4 cup of
citric acid crystals instead of vinegar.
Dishwasher detergent is corrosive! Take care to
keep it out of reach of children.
Use only detergent specifically made for use in dishwashers.
Keep your detergent fresh and dry. Don't put powder detergent
into the dispenser until You're ready to wash dishes.
The rinse aid is released during the final rinse to prevent water
from forming droplets on your dishes that can leave spots and
streaks. It also improves drying by allowing water to "sheet" off
the dishes.
To open the dispenser, turn the cap to the "open"
(left) arrow and lift it out.
Pour the rinse aid into the dispenser, being careful
not to overfill.
Replace the cap by inserting it aligned with "open"
arrow and turning it to the closed (right) arrow.
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Our dishwashers are designed to use liquid rinse aids. The
rinse aid dispenser is located inside the door next to the
detergent dispenser. To fill the dispenser, open the cap and
pour the rinse aid into the dispenser until the level indicator
turns completely black. The dispenser holds about 100 ml of
liquid rinse aid.
Be careful not to overfill the dispenser, because this could
cause over sudsing. Wipe away any spills with a damp cloth.
Don't forget to replace the cap before you close the dishwasher
door. If you have soft water, you may not need rinse aid for
it may cause a white film to develop on your dishes.
A measured amount of rinse aid is released during the final rinse. As with
detergent, the amount of rinse aid needed for your dishes depends on the
hardness of the water in your area. Too much rinse aid can result in lather of
foaming and cause cloudiness or steaks on your dishes. If the water in your
area is very soft, you may not need rinse aid. If you do, you can dilute the
rinse aid with an equal amount of water.
The rinse aid dispenser has six settings. Always start with the dispenser set
on " 1 ". If spots and poor drying are problems, increase the amount of rinse
aid dispensed by removing the dispenser lid and rotating the dial to "2". If the
dishes still are not drying properly or are spotted, adjust the dial to the next
higher number until your dishes are spot-free. We suggest you to set on "4" .
As the rinse aid diminishes, the size of the black dot on the
rinse aid level indicator changes, as illustrated below.
3 / 4 full
1 / 2 full
1 / 4 full - Should refill to eliminate spotting
The upper rack is designed to hold more delicate and lighter dishware such as glasses, coffee and tea cup and saucers,
as well as plates, small bowls and shallow pans(as long as they are not too dirty).
Position the dishes and cookware so that they do not get moved by the spray of water.
The upper rack can be adjusted for height by putting wheels of different height into the rails.
Small serving bowl
Large serving bowl
We recommend that you place large items which are most difficult to clean into the lower rack: pots, pans, lids,
serving dishes and bowls, as shown in the figure to the right.
It is preferable to place serving dishes and lids on the side of the racks in order to avoid blocking the rotation of the
top spray arm.
Pots, serving bowls, etc, must always be placed top down.
Deep pots should be slanted to allow water to flow out.
The bottom rack feature fold down tine rows so that larger or more pots and pans can be loaded.
Dessert dishes
Silverware basket
Oval platter
Dinner plates
Soup plates
Silverware should be placed in the silverware basket with handles at the bottom: If the rack has side baskets, the
spoon should be loaded individually into the appropriate slots, Especially long utensils should be placed in the
horizontal position at the front of the upper rack.
1 4 5 2
1 4 5
1 4 5 2
4 5 2
4 5
4 5 2
4 5 2
3 5
3 3 2
1 3 3 2
1 3 3
6 3 6 2
Soup spoons
Serving spoon
Dessert spoons
Gravy ladle
Serving fork
Do not let any item extend through bottom.
For your convenience, we have placed the drain pump and filtering system within easy reach inside the tub.
There are three components of the filtering system: the main filter, the coarse filter, and the fine filter.
1 Main filter
Food and soil particles trapped by this filter are pulverized by a special jet on the
lower spray arm and washed down the drain.
Coarse filter
Larger items, such as pieces of bone or glass, that could clog the drain are trapped
in the coarse filter. To remove an item caught in this filter, gently squeeze the tabs
on top of this filter and lift it out.
Fine filter
This filter holds soil and food residue in the sump area and prevents it from being
redeposited on the dishes during a cycle.
If your dishwasher is left in an unheated place during the winter, ask a service technician to:
Cut off electrical power to the dishwasher. Remove
fuses or trip circuit breaker.
Reconnect the water inlet pipe to the
water valve.
Turn off the water supply and disconnect the water
inlet pipe from the water valve.
Remove the plastic sump cover in the
tub the bottom and use a sponge to
soak up water in rubber boot.
Drain water from the inlet pipe and water valve.
(Use a pan to catch the water.)
It is necessary to clean the spray arms regularly for hard water chemicals will clog the spray arm jets and bearings.
To remove the spray arm, screw off the nut to take out the washer on top of the spray arm and remove the arm. Wash
the arms in soapy and warm water and use a soft brush to clean the jets. Replace them after rinsing them thoroughly.
Filter assembly
For best performance and results, the filter assembly must be cleaned.
The filter efficiently removes food particles from the wash water, allowing it to be recirculated
during the cycle. For this reason, it is a good idea to remove the larger food particles trapped in
the filter after each wash cycle by rinsing the semicircular filter and cup under running water. To
remove the filter assembly, pull on the cup handle in the upward direction. The entire filter
assembly should be cleaned at least once a month.
To clean the coarse filter and the fine filter, use a cleaning brush. Then, reassemble the filter
parts as shown in the figures left and reinsert the entire assembly in the dishwasher, positioning
in its seat and pressing downward.
The dishwasher must never be used without the filters. Improper replacement of the filter may
reduce the performance level of the appliance and damage dishes and utensils.
Never run the dishwasher without the filters in place.
To clean the edge around the door, you should use only a soft warm, damp rag. To prevent
penetration of water into the door lock and electrical components, do not use a spray cleaner
of any kind.
Also, never use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads on the outer surfaces because they will
scratch the finish. Some papers towels can also scratch or leave marks on the surface.
Never use a spray cleaner to clean the door panel for it could damage the door lock and electrical components. It is not
allowed to use the abrasive agent or some paper towel because of the risk of scratching or leaving spots on the stainless steel surface.
After every wash, turn off the water supply to the
appliance and leave the door slightly ajar so that
moisture and odors are not trapped inside.
When you go on holiday, it is recommended that you run
a wash cycle with the dishwasher empty and then remove the plug from the socket, turn off the water supply
and leave the door of the appliance slightly ajar. This
will help the seals last longer and prevent odors from
forming within the appliance.
Before cleaning or performing maintenance, always
remove the plug from the socket. Do not run risks.
If the appliance must be moved, try to keep it in the vertical position.If absolutely necessary, it can be positioned
on its back.
To clean the exterior and rubber parts of the dishwasher, do not use solvents or abrasive cleaning
products. Rather, use only a cloth and warm soapy
water.To remove spots or stains from the surface
of the interior, use a cloth dampened with water
and a little white vinegar, or a cleaning product
made specifically for dishwashers.
One of the factors that cause odors to form in the
dishwasher is food that remains trapped in the seals.
Periodic cleaning with a damp sponge will prevent this
from occurring.
This dishwasher is designed for operation on an adequately wired individual 120VAC, 60HZ, and
connected to an individual, properly grounded branch circuit, protected by a 15 or 20 amp circuit
breaker or time-delay fuse.
If the electric supply provided does not meet the above specifications, it is recommended that a
licensed electrician install an approved outlet.
Your dishwasher circuit should not be used for any other appliance while the dishwasher is in
operation as the dishwasher requires the full capacity of the circuit.
If the wall socket you plug the dishwasher's power cord into is controlled by a switch, turn on the
If faucet has no threads: attach the faucet adapter to faucet, then tighten every screw of
the adapter. To prevent leaking your should tighten the adapter.
Unicouple and its hoses completely out from storage compartment located at rear of dish1 Pull
washer and attach it to the faucet adapter.
the Unicouple connector to the faucet adapter by depressing the collar at the top of the connector.
2 Attach
When Unicouple is all the way up onto the adapter, release the collar. It will then snap Into position to
lock the Unicouple in place. The Unicouple' s small hose carries water from the faucet to the dishwasher.
Its large hose carries drain water to the sink. Be sure Unicouple is pointing toward the sink bowl drain
opening and the sink drain is open for water that will drain from your dishwasher. If your dishwasher
drains into a disposer, operate the disposer until it is completely empty before starting the dishwasher.
3 Turn water fully on before starting the dishwasher.
A hose that attaches to a sink spray can burst if it is installed on the same water line as the dishwasher. If your sink has one,
it is recommended that the hose be disconnected and hole plugged.
1 Turn off the water.
the water pressure by depressing the pressure release button. This relieves water pressure and protects you, and the
2 Release
room, from severe splashing.
3 Release Unicouple from faucet by depressing the collar at the top of the Unicouple connector.
1 Remove the power cord plug from the wall socket.
2 Disconnect Unicouple from faucet adapter.
The water supply to the appliance can also be connected to the house hot water line(centralized system, heating
system),as long as it does not exceed a temperature of 60 C.
In this case, the wash cycle time will be shortened by about 15 minutes and the wash efficiency slightly reduced. The
connection must be made to the hot water line following the same procedures as those for the connection to the cold
water line.
If the sink is 34 inches or higher from the floor, the excess
water in Unicouple hoses cannot be drained directly
into the sink. It will be necessary to drain excess water
from hoses into a bowl or suitable container that is held
outside and lower than the sink.
Fuse blown, or the
circuit breaker acted
Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Remove any other
appliances sharing the same circuit with the dishwasher
Power supply is turned
Make sure the dishwasher is turned on and the door is
closed securely.
Make sure the power cord is properly plugged into the
wall socket.
Start button isn"t pressed
Pressed the Start button.
The system is designed to detect an overflow. When it
does, it shuts off the circulation pump and turns on the
drain pump.
Some audible sounds are
Sound from soft food shredding action and detergent
cup opening.
Utensils are not secure
in the baskets or something
small has dropped into
the basket
To ensure everything is secured in the dishwasher.
Motor hums
Dishwasher has not been used regularly. If you do not
use it often, remember to set it to fill and pump out
every week, which will help keep the seal moist.
Improper detergent
Use only the special dishwasher detergent to avoid suds.
If this occur, open the dishwasher and let suds evaporate.
Add 1 gallon of cold water to the tub. Close and latch the
dishwasher, then drain out the water by slowly turning
the dial until a drain period is reached. Repeat if
Spilled rinse agent
Always wipe up rinse agent
spills immediately.
Detergent with
colorant was used
Make sure that the detergent is the one without colorant.
Rinse agent dispenser
is empty
Make sure that the rinse agent dispense is filled.
Clogged air gap
Clean the air gap.
Improper rack loading
Make sure that the action of the detergent dispenser
and spray arms are not blocked by large dishware.
Extremely hard water
Low inlet
Overloading the
Improper loading
Old or damp powder
Empty rinse agent
Incorrect dosage of
To remove spots from glassware:
Take out all metal utensils out of the dishwasher.
Do not add detergent.
Choose the longest cycle.
Start the dishwasher and allow it to run for about
18 to 22 minutes, then it will be in the main wash.
Open the door to pour 2 cups of white vinegar
into the bottom of the dishwasher.
Close the door and let the dishwasher complete
the cycle. If the vinegar does not work: Repeat
as above, except use 1/4 cup (60 ml)of citric acid
crystals instead of vinegar.
Combination of soft
water and too much
Use less detergent if you have soft water and select a
shortest cycle to wash the glassware and to get them clean.
Tea or coffee stains
using a solution of 1/2 cup of bleach and 3 cups warm water
to remove the stains by hand.
You have to wait for 20 minutes after a cycle to let the heating elements cool down before cleaning interior; otherwise,
burns will happen.
Iron deposits in water
can cause an overall film
To clean the interior, use a damp sponge with dishwasher
detergent and wear rubber gloves. Never use any other
cleaner than dishwasher detergent for the risk of foaming
or suds.
Hard water minerals
You have to call a water softener company for a special
Dishes block detergent
Re-loading the dishes properly.
Normal phenomenon
There is some steam coming through the vent by the door
latch during drying and water draining.
Aluminum utensils have
rubbed against dishes
Use a mild abrasive cleaner to eliminate those marks.
This is normal
A small amount of clean water around the outlet on
the tub bottom at the back of the tub keeps the water
seal lubricated.
Drain is clogged
Make sure the kitchen sink is draining well.
If the dishwasher drains into a disposer, run it clear.
Overfill dispenser or
rinse aid spills
Be careful not to overfill the rinse aid dispenser.
Spilled rinse aid could cause over sudsing and lead
to overflowing. Wipe away any spills with a damp cloth.
Dishwasher isn't level
Make sure the dishwasher is level.
Faucets is not opened.
The installation position of the drain pipe is too high.
Malfunction of temperature sensor or of heating element.
Too much inlet water.
Short circuit or break of temperature sensor
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
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