Frigidaire 100 Dishwasher User Manual

Dishwasher
Use & Care Manual
100 and 400 Series
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Safety
Instructions ............................ 2
Features ................................. 3
Normal Operating
Sounds ................................
4,6
Operating
Instructions ........................
4-7
Preparing and
Loading Dishes ...................
8-9
Dishwasher Dispenser
and Detergents................ 10-11
Factors Affecting
Performance........................ 11
Record All Information
For Future Reference
Brand:
Purchase Date:
Changing
Color Panels ........................ 13
Model #:
Serial #:
Care and
Cleaning .............................. 12
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Solutions to Common
Dishwashing Problems .... 14-16
Consumer Services
Warranty & Service ........................... 17-18
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Important Safety Instructions
• 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 and create a potential fire
hazard.
• If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer,
make sure disposer is completely empty
before running dishwasher.
• Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher
before servicing.
• Repairs should be done by a qualified
technician.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Do not touch the heating element during or
immediately after use.
• When loading items to be washed:
- Locate sharp items and knives so that they
are not likely to damage the door seal or
tub.
- Load sharp items and knives with the
handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type
injuries.
• 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.
This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and
electrical shock.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or
injury when using your dishwasher, follow
basic precautions including the following:
• 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.
• DISHWASHER MUST BE ELECTRICALLY
GROUNDED. Read the Installation
Instructions for details.
• This dishwasher is designed to operate on
regular house current (120 V, 60 Hz). Use a
circuit equipped with a 15 ampere fuse or
circuit breaker. Use a 20 ampere fuse if
dishwasher is connected with a food waste
disposer.
• Do not operate dishwasher unless all
enclosure panels are in their proper place.
• Dispose of discarded appliance and
shipping or packing material properly.
• To avoid entrapment and/or suffocation,
remove door or door latch mechanism from
any dishwasher that is discarded or not in
use.
• Keep young children and infants away from
dishwasher when it is operating.
• Do not let children abuse, sit, stand or play
on door or racks of a dishwasher.
• Use only detergents and rinse agents
recommended for use in a dishwasher.
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INSTRUCTIONS
©1999 White Consolidated Industries, Inc.
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Dishwasher Features
Your dishwasher cleans by spraying a mixture of hot water and detergent through the spray arms
against soiled surfaces. Each cycle begins with a pre-drain. Next, the dishwasher fills with water
covering the filter area. Water is then pumped through the filter and spray arms. Soil particles go
down the drain as the water is pumped out and replaced with clean water. The number of water
fills will vary with the cycle being used.
Tub Gasket
page 12
Nozzle
Funnel
pages
8,14
Top Rack
page 8
Middle Spray Arm
pages 8,9,14
Serial Label
(located on right
side of tub)
Lower Spray Arm
pages 9,14
Bottom Rack
page 9
Overfill Protector
page 12
Glass Trap
page 12
Self-Cleaning Filter
page 12
Prewash
Detergent Cup
page 10
Heating Element
page 12
Detergent Dispenser
page 10
Rinse Aid
Dispenser
page 11
Vent
pages
4-7,15
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Operating Instructions
Vent
Latch
Getting Started
Very Important Information—
1. Load dishwasher (See Preparing and
Loading Dishes).
Read Before Operating Your
Dishwasher!
2. Add detergent (See Dishwasher Dispenser
& Detergents).
Normal Operating
Sounds
3. Add rinse aid, if needed (See Rinse Aid).
4. Turn dial clockwise to select cycle (See
Cycle Chart).
This dishwasher does not sound like most
dishwashers—IT’S QUIETER!
5. Select desired energy OPTIONS (See
Energy Options).
The new wash system uses energy efficient
motors for the wash and drain portions of
the cycle you select. Each cycle has a series of
water fills and drains for washing and
rinsing dishes. As each cycle begins, you
may–or may not–hear the drain motor.
6. Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher
until water is hot. Turn water off.
7. To start, close door to latch.
The next sound you will hear is the
splashing water as it enters the tub. Then the
lower arm rotates and circulates water. This
is followed by a pause and a slightly different
sound as the upper arm sprays water. If you
listen closely, you will hear the change in
sound as the wash action switches from one
arm to the other.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you compare this
dishwasher to previous models, you may
be surprised at what you DON’T hear!
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100 Series
Operating Instructions (continued)
Wash Cycle Selections
Note: Cycle times are approximate and not all cycles available on all models.
Cycle Chart
Cycle
Description
To Select Cycle
Water
Time
(approx.)
(approx.)
7.2 gal.
89 min.*
6.0 imp. gal.
27.3 liters
Washes/
Rinses
2 washes
4 rinses
Pots &
Pans
For pots, pans,
casseroles, and
dinnerware with driedon or baked on soils.
For heavily soiled
dishes and silverware.
• Turn dial to POTS & PANS.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
• Turn dial to HEAVY WASH.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
7.2 gal.
89 min.*
6.0 imp. gal.
27.3 liters
2 washes
4 rinses
Normal For regularly soiled
Wash
dishes and silverware.
• Turn dial to NORMAL WASH.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
6.0 gal.
81 min.*
5.0 imp. gal.
22.7 liters
2 washes
3 rinses
Light
Wash
For lightly soiled or
pre-rinsed dishes and
silverware.
• Turn dial to LIGHT WASH.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
4.8 gal.
74 min.*
4.0 imp. gal.
18.2 liters
1 wash
3 rinses
Rinse/
Hold
For rinsing dishes that
will be washed later.
• DO NOT USE detergent.
• Turn dial to RINSE/HOLD.
Heavy
Wash
For warming dishes
Plate
Warmer and serving plates
before serving hot
foods.
• Load clean plates and dishes to
be warmed.
• Turn dial to PLATE WARMER.
• Select HOT DRY option.
1.2 gal.
1.0 imp. gal.
4.5 liters
6 min.
1 rinse
14 min.
* Includes dry time.
Energy Options
Hot Dry Option
HOT DRY option provides faster drying since
the heating element is on during the drying
portion of the cycle.
With either option, you may see water vapor
coming from vent during drying portion of
cycle. The vent is closed during washing to
hold moisture and sound inside and then
opens for drying.
Cool Dry Option
COOL DRY option saves electricity since the
heating element is off during the drying
portion of the cycle. To speed drying process,
open the door slightly after the cycle is
complete. Some water droplets may remain
on door and tub and in areas where dishes
touch silverware basket and rack.
The drying option may be changed at any time
during the cycle and affects only the drying
period.
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Operating Instructions
Vent
Latch
Getting Started
Very Important Information—
1. Load dishwasher (See Preparing and
Loading Dishes).
Read Before Operating Your
Dishwasher!
2. Add detergent (See Dishwasher Dispenser
& Detergents).
Normal Operating
Sounds
3. Add rinse aid, if needed (See Rinse Aid).
This dishwasher does not sound like most
dishwashers—IT’S QUIETER!
4. Select desired cycle (See Cycle Chart).
5. Turn dial clockwise to select cycle.
The new wash system uses energy efficient
motors for the wash and drain portions of the
cycle you select. Each cycle has a series of
water fills and drains for washing and rinsing
dishes. As each cycle begins, you may–or may
not–hear the drain motor.
6. Select desired energy OPTIONS (See Energy
Options).
7. Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher
until water is hot. Turn water off.
The next sound you will hear is the splashing
water as it enters the tub. Then the lower arm
rotates and circulates water. This is followed
by a pause and a slightly different sound as
the upper arm sprays water. If you listen
closely, you will hear the change in sound as
the wash action switches from one arm to the
other.
8. To start, close door to latch.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you compare this
dishwasher to previous models, you may
be surprised at what you DON’T hear!
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(continued)
400 Series
Operating Instructions
Wash Cycle Selections
Note: Cycle times are approximate and not all cycles available on all models.
Cycle Chart
Cycle
Description
To Select Cycle
Pots &
Pans*
For pots, pans,
casseroles, and
dinnerware with
dried-on or baked
on soils.
• Press POTS & PANS button.
• Turn dial to POTS & PANS/
HEAVY WASH.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
* The timer may be delayed for
automatic water heating in the
main wash if the water is not
hot enough.
Heavy
Wash
For heavily soiled
dishes and
silverware.
• Press NORMAL & OTHER
button.
• Turn dial to POTS & PANS/
HEAVY WASH.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
Normal For regularly soiled •
dishes and
Wash
silverware.
•
•
For lightly soiled or •
Light
pre-rinsed dishes
Wash
and silverware.
•
•
For rinsing dishes
Rinse/
•
that will be washed •
Hold
later.
Press NORMAL & OTHER
button.
Turn dial to NORMAL WASH.
Select desired OPTIONS.
Press NORMAL & OTHER
button.
Turn dial to LIGHT WASH.
Select desired OPTIONS.
DO NOT USE detergent.
Turn dial to RINSE/HOLD.
Water
Time
Washes/
(approx.)
(approx.)
Rinses
7.2 gal.
89 min.** 2 washes
6.0 imp. gal.
4 rinses
27.3 liters
7.2 gal.
89 min.** 2 washes
6.0 imp. gal.
4 rinses
27.3 liters
6.0 gal.
81 min.** 2 washes
5.0 imp. gal.
3 rinses
22.7 liters
4.8 gal.
74 min.** 1 wash
4.0 imp. gal.
3 rinses
18.2 liters
1.2 gal.
1.0 imp. gal.
4.5 liters
8 min.
1 rinse
** Includes dry time.
Energy Options
Hot Dry Option
With either option, you may see water vapor
coming from vent during drying portion of
cycle. The vent is closed during washing to
hold moisture and sound inside and then
opens for drying.
HOT DRY option provides faster drying since
the heating element is on during the drying
portion of the cycle.
Cool Dry Option
COOL DRY option saves electricity since the
heating element is off during the drying
portion of the cycle. To speed drying process,
open the door slightly after the cycle is
complete. Some water droplets may remain on
door and tub and in areas where dishes touch
silverware basket and rack.
The drying option may be changed at any time
during the cycle and affects only the drying
period.
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Preparing and Loading Dishes
Dish Preparation
Scrape away large pieces of food, bones, pits,
toothpicks, etc. The continuous filtered wash
system will remove remaining food particles.
Burned-on foods should be loosened before
loading. Empty liquids from glasses and cups.
Foods 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 racks so that large items do not
prevent the detergent dispenser from
opening.
• Check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing items in question.
• If the dishwasher drains into a food
disposer, be sure disposer is completely
empty before starting dishwasher.
Loading the Top Rack
Important: Do not cover the funnel when
loading.
The top rack is designed for cups, glasses
small plates, saucers and bowls.
Load glasses in top rack. Damage may occur if
placed in bottom rack.
Load plastic items in top rack only. Melting
may occur if placed in bottom rack.
Load items with open ends facing down for
better cleaning and draining.
Damage may occur if delicate items touch
each other during dishwasher operation.
Do not cover funnel
Long-handled knives and utensils can be
placed in top rack.
Be sure nothing protrudes through the
bottom of the rack to block rotation of middle
spray arm.
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Preparing and Loading Dishes (continued)
Loading the Bottom Rack
Make sure tall items do not block spray arm
rotation.
Place plates and platters so that they do not
touch.
Place bowls, casseroles and sauce pans with
the soiled surface facing down or toward the
center. Tilt slightly for better drainage.
Be sure pan handles do not protrude through
the bottom of the rack and block the spray
arm rotation.
Loading the Silverware Basket
Mix spoons, forks and knives to prevent
nesting. Mixing items gives better cleaning and
drying.
For safety, load sharp knives and forks with
handles up.
Be sure nothing protrudes through bottom of
basket or rack to block the spray arm.
Do not mix silver and stainless to avoid
damaging the silver finish.
Adding a Dish
To add or remove items after wash cycle starts:
• Unlatch door and wait a few seconds until
wash action stops before opening.
• Add the item and wait a few seconds to
allow cold air to slowly expand inside
dishwasher.
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Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents
Filling the Detergent Dispenser
• Use only fresh automatic dishwashing
detergent. Other types will cause
oversudsing.
• Add detergent just before starting cycle.
• Store detergent in a cool, dry location.
Moist or caked detergent will not dissolve
properly.
The detergent dispenser has one covered and
one uncovered cup. Detergent in the
uncovered cup falls into the dishwasher when
the door is closed. The covered cup opens
automatically in the main wash.
Fill to second line
when using standard
dishwashing
detergent.
Fill both cups for Pots
& Pans, Heavy and
Normal.
Fill to first line
when using ultra
or concentrated
detergent.
Fill covered cup
only for Light
Wash.
Cover
How much Detergent to use
Detergent Chart
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 soft water can cause
permanent etching on glassware. Your local
water company, water softener company or
county extension agent can tell you the water
hardness in your area.
Water Hardness
Amount per Cup
Soft (0-3 grains)
2 Teaspoons
Medium (4-8 grains)
5 Teaspoons
Hard (9+ grains*)
10 Teaspoons
(fill level with top)
* 12 grains and higher is extremely hard
water. Detergent alone may not be enough.
A water softener is recommended to
improve water quality and dishwashing
performance.
More detergent may be needed if the
phosphorus content is 8.7% or less. The
phosphorus content is shown on the detergent
label.
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Dishwasher Dispenser
& Detergents (continued)
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.
The hot water line to dishwasher must provide
water pressure between 20 and 120 psi.
Low water pressure may occur when laundry or
showers are in operation. Wait until water use
is reduced before starting dishwasher.
A 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.
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.
To add liquid rinse aid, turn dispenser cap 1/4
turn counterclockwise and 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.
Dispenser Opening
Important: Before starting a cycle, run hot
water to clear cool water from pipe.
Indicator
Adjustable setting
Dispenser Cap
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Care and Cleaning
Care of Drain Air Gap
If a drain air gap was installed for your built-in
dishwasher, check to make sure it is clean so
the dishwasher will drain properly. A drain air
gap is usually mounted on countertop and
can be inspected by removing the cover. This is
not part of your dishwasher and is not covered
by warranty.
Burn Hazard
Allow heating element to cool
before cleaning the interior.
Failure to do so can result in
burns.
Outside—Occasionally wipe with a mild
nonabrasive detergent and water. Rinse and
dry.
Property Damage Hazard
Inside—The inside of the dishwasher is self-
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 with normal use. If needed, clean
around the tub gasket area with a damp cloth.
The filter is self-cleaning. A glass trap located
in the center of the filter is designed to collect
pieces of broken glass, straws, bones and pits.
To remove items in glass trap, grasp handle,
lift out, empty and replace.
Winterizing
A dishwasher left in an unheated place should
be protected from freezing. Have a qualified
person do the following:
To Disconnect Service:
1. Turn off electrical power to the dishwasher
at the supply source by removing fuses or
tripping circuit breaker.
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: Hard water may cause lime deposit
buildup on the interior of the dishwasher. For
cleaning instructions see “Removing Spots and
Film” section.
Overfill Protector—keeps dishwasher from
overfilling and is located in the left front
corner of the tub.
• Clean occasionally with household cleaner
containing vinegar or
bleach to dissolve any
buildup.
• Overfill Protector
should move up and
down freely about one
inch. If it does not
move, lift and clean
underneath.
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 cycle.
4. Check connections to make sure they do
not leak.
Note: See Installation Instructions for more
details.
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Changing Color Panels
STEP 1
Cut Hazard
Metal door panels are sharp
and should be handled with
care. Wear gloves to protect
hands.
Failure to do so can result in
injury.
Color
Panel(s)
Bottom
Trim
STEP 2
Some models come with reversible door panel
inserts.
To change the color panel:
Spacer
1. Remove snap-on bottom trim by pulling
forward. Support color panel(s) at bottom
while removing trim. Slide color panel(s)
downward 1/2”.
Color Panel(s)
Side
Trim
STEP 3
2. Grasp top and bottom of panel(s) and bow
slightly until they are clear of trim. DO
NOT REMOVE SPACER.
3. Arrange panel(s) so desired color is facing
out. Place one side of panel under side
trim and bow slightly until other side fits
under opposite trim. Slide panel(s) up to
fit under control panel.
Control Panel
4. Replace bottom trim by fitting slot over
bottom edge of door and press to secure.
Color Panel(s)
Customized Wood Panels
Your dishwasher can be customized with 1/4”
wood panels. Refer to your installation
instructions for more information.
STEP 4
Bottom
Trim
Bottom Edge of Door
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Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems
Before calling for service, review this list.
It may save you both time and expense.
This list includes common experiences
that are not the result of defective
workmanship or material in your
dishwasher.
Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy
• Check water hardness. For extremely hard
water, it may be necessary to install a water
softener. (See Detergent Chart.)
• Water temperature may be low. Avoid
extremely low or high temperatures. (See
Factors Affecting Performance.)
• Avoid overloading and improper loading.
(See Preparing and Loading Dishes.)
• Use fresh detergent. Old detergent is
ineffective.
• Make sure rinse aid dispenser is filled.
• Check to see that proper amount of
detergent is being used for cycle selected.
Also, check phosphate level. (See Detergent
Dispenser.)
• Home water pressure may be too low—it
should be 20 to 120 pounds per square
inch (psi).
Food Soils Left on Dishes
• Choose another cycle for longer washing
time.
• Check rack loading section for proper
loading—avoid nesting items.
• Home water pressure may be too low—
should be 20 to 120 pounds per square
inch (psi).
• Check incoming water temperature. It
should be at least 120°F (49°C). (See Factors
Affecting Performance.)
• Check water hardness. For extremely hard
water, it may be necessary to install a water
softener. (See Detergent Chart.)
• Use fresh detergent.
• Check to make sure funnel in top rack is not
blocked.
• Make sure items are not blocking the spray
arms, preventing them from rotating.
• Check to see if the rinse aid dispenser needs
refilling.
Dishware Chipped
• Load with care and do not overload. (See
Preparing and Loading dishes.)
• Place delicate items in top rack.
• Place glasses securely against pins and not
over pins.
• Load items so they are secure and don’t jar
loose when moving racks in and out. Move
racks in and out slowly.
• Make sure tall glasses and stemware will
clear top of tub when rack is pushed in.
• Fine antique china and crystal should be
hand-washed.
Dishes not Dry
• Select Hot Dry option.
• Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is filled.
• Increase the amount of rinse aid. (See Rinse
Aid.)
• Check the incoming water temperature. Be
sure it is at least 120°F (49°C).
• Check for proper loading—avoid nesting
items.
• Plastic items may need to be towel dried.
• Cups with a concave bottom will collect
water.
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Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems (continued)
Dishware Stained or Discolored
Dishwasher Leaks
• Tea and coffee can stain cups. Remove the
stains by hand washing in a solution of 1/2
cup (120 ml) bleach and one quart (1 L) of
warm water. Rinse thoroughly.
• Iron deposits in water can cause a yellow or
brown film. A special filter installed in the
water supply line will correct this problem.
(See Removing Spots and Film.)
• Aluminum utensils can leave gray/black
marks when they rub against other items.
Load properly.
• Certain high acid foods can cause
discoloration of stainless steel and plastics if
allowed to sit for a long period. Use the
Rinse/Hold cycle or rinse by hand if not
operating dishwasher at once.
• Mixing stainless steel and silver utensils in
silverware basket can cause pitting of the
stainless steel blades. Avoid mixing stainless
steel and silver.
• Use only fresh detergent designed for
automatic dishwashers. Measure detergent
carefully. Try a different brand.
• Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead to
overflowing. Wipe up any spills with a damp
cloth.
• Check to see that dishwasher is level. (See
Installation Instructions.)
Normal Sounds You Will Hear
• Normal sounds include water fill, water
circulation and motor sounds.
• There is a noticeable change in sound when
the wash action switches between the lower
and middle spray arm. This is normal since
each spray arm has its own sound.
• It is normal for dishwasher to pause (no
sound) when the wash action is switching
between the lower and middle spray arms.
Water in Bottom of Tub
Etching
• Water left in bottom of tub after cycle is
complete is not normal. If water remains in
the bottom of the tub, dishwasher may not
be draining properly. (See Dishwasher Does
Not Drain Properly.)
• Using too much detergent in soft or
softened water causes this film that cannot
be removed.
• Adjust the amount of detergent based on the
water hardness. (Check Detergent Chart.)
• Lower the water temperature.
• Use the Cool Dry option.
Vapor at Vent
• Water vapor escapes from the vent when
the dishwasher goes into the drying part of
cycle. This is normal.
Detergent Left in Cups
• Detergent may be old. Discard and use fresh
detergent.
• Be sure water action can reach the
dispenser.
• Check to see if cycle has been completed.
• Make sure items do not prevent the
detergent dispenser from opening.
Dishwasher Won’t Run
• Check to see if circuit breaker is tripped or if
a fuse is blown.
• Make sure water supply is turned on.
• Check to see if cycle is set correctly. (See
Operating Instructions.)
• Make sure door is closed and latched.
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Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems (continued)
Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly
Removing Spots and Film
• If unit is hooked up to a food waste
disposer, make sure the disposer is empty.
• Check to see if the knockout plug has been
removed from inside the food waste
disposer inlet.
• Check to see if drain hose is kinked.
• Make sure cycle is complete, not in a pause.
Hard water can cause lime deposit buildup on
the interior of the dishwasher. Dishes and
glasses may also get spots and film for a
number of reasons. (See Glassware/Flatware
Spotted or Cloudy section.) To remove
buildup, spots and film, clean using the
following instructions:
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in normal
manner. Do not load any metal utensils or
silverware.
2. Do not add detergent.
3. Select the POTS & PANS or HEAVY WASH
cycle. Close and latch door to start.
4. Allow dishwasher to run for 25 minutes to
reach the main wash portion of cycle.
5. Unlatch and open door and pour 2 cups of
white vinegar into the bottom of dishwasher.
6. Close and latch door and allow the cycle to
finish.
Note: If these conditions persist, a home
water softener should be considered.
Cycle Takes a Long Time
• Is cycle in a water heating delay?
Dishwasher Won’t Fill
• Is water supply turned on?
• Does overfill protector move up and down
freely? (See Overfill Protector section.)
Dishwasher Has an Odor
• Soiled dishes left in dishwasher too long can
create an odor. Use Rinse/Hold cycle or rinse
by hand.
• There will be a “new” smell when first
installed. This is normal.
• Check to see if unit is draining properly. (See
Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly.)
Stains on Tub Interior
• Washing large amounts of dishware with
tomato based soil can cause a pink/orange
appearance. This will not affect
performance and will gradually fade over
time. Pre-rinsing or using the Rinse/Hold
cycle will reduce the chance of staining.
Using Cool Dry option will lessen staining.
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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.
Warranty (continued)
Dishwasher Warranty
Warrantor: Frigidaire Company, a division of White
Consolidated Industries, Inc.
Covered
Conditions
1.
Full One Year Parts and Labor Warranty
For one year from date of purchase, Frigidaire
Company will repair or replace any part of the
appliance that proves to be defective in materials or
workmanship.
2.
Limited One Year Parts and Labor Warranty
(State of Alaska only)
All terms stated above apply except all of the technician's travel
costs to the home for service and any costs for pickup and
delivery of the appliance (required because of service), are
excluded.
3.
4.
5.
Extended Limited 2nd Year Warranty
For two years from date of purchase, Frigidaire Company will
provide a replacement (or functional equivalent), for any part in
the water distribution system that proves to be defective in
materials or workmanship. Associated inlet and drain plumbing
parts are not included. The consumer must pay for all labor and
service charges, and the cost to ship the part(s) to the nearest
authorized servicer.
Extended Limited 2nd-10th Year Warranty
For ten years from date of purchase, Frigidaire Company will
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 are not included. The consumer must pay for
all labor and service charges, and the cost to ship the
replacement part(s) to the nearest authorized servicer.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights; you
may have other rights, which vary from state-tostate. We authorize no one to change or make
additions to this warranty.
Service and installation must be provided by Frigidaire
Company Consumer Services, or by an authorized Frigidaire
Company Servicer. Use only genuine Frigidaire Company
Consumer Parts.
Product features/specifications are subject to change
without notice.
In the event a product cannot be repaired, a usage charge
will be incurred.
The consumer must:
• properly use and maintain appliance.
• read and follow all warning/safety instructions in the
instruction manuals and on the product.
• read and follow all instructions in the Use & Care
Manual, the Installation Instructions and on the
product.
• have product properly installed in line with all local,
plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes. Appliance must be
properly connected and grounded to a power supply of
sufficient voltage.
• have the product moved out of place and back into place
(if moving the appliance is essential for service). If
product cannot be moved by the consumer, the servicer
will not be liable for damages to the floor.
Not Covered
1. Service calls where the problem is not the fault of
the appliance. Examples—applicable to various
appliance types but not limited to the following
things:
a. Service calls to remove shipping devices; to level your
appliance; to correct leaks at water inlet hose connections;
to correct improper placement of drain hose in drain; to turn
gas supply line on; to correct an improper exhaust system or
to connect your appliance to your exhaust duct; to advise
you on proper setting of controls or on proper use of your
appliance; to correct installation of appliance; to replace
owner-accessible light bulbs or fluorescent tubes.
b. Service calls where the problem is due to house wiring or
improper voltage supply; a blown fuse or tripped circuit
breaker; a slow or backed-up drain; a weak or spongy floor;
insects, rodents or pests; frozen water lines in your
appliance or house; improper power cord connections to
appliance; blockage or restrictions in house exhaust duct or
hood; appliance installed outside, exposed to elements.
2. Repairs when product is used in dwellings with multiusers
(such as in community-type complexes).
3. Damage to your appliance caused by misuse, fire, flood, acts
of God, or by using parts and/or service not approved by
Frigidaire Company Consumer Services or an authorized
Frigidaire Servicer.
4. Consequential or incidental damages such as property
damage and incidental expenses resulting from any
breach of this written 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.
5. Expenses to make appliance accessible for servicing (for
instance, removal of cabinets, cabinet doors or molding).
6. Service calls to products with serial plates that have been
removed, altered, and that cannot be read well.
To Obtain Parts and Service
Contact Frigidaire Home Products at:
800•444•4944
Frigidaire Home Products
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Versión en español
Si desea obtener una copia en español de este Manual del
Usuario, sírvase escribir a la dirección que se incluye a
continuación. Solicite la P/N 154285402.
Spanish Use & Care Manual
Frigidaire Home Products
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Visit Frigidaire Company’s Web Site at http://
www.frigidaire.com
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Dishwasher Warranty — Canada
WARRANTOR:
Frigidaire Home Products
7075 Ordan Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L5T 1K6
For service under this warranty, contact your local
dealer/retailer, authorized FRIGIDAIRE PARTS AND
SERVICE depot, or:
FRIGIDAIRE PARTS AND SERVICE
7075 Ordan Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L5T 1K6
Tel.: (905) 565-9200
Fax: (905) 565-0937
This dishwasher is a branded product of Frigidaire
Home Products.
WARRANTOR WILL THROUGH ITS AUTHORIZED
SERVICE DEPOT:
WARRANTY PERIOD:
For the first year after purchase by the original
consumer/owner:
Pay all costs to repair or replace any defective parts.
For the second and third year after purchase by the
original consumer/owner:
Pay all costs (excluding labour) to repair or replace
defective heating element and water distribution system
including the circulation pump/motor, drain pump/
motor, lower spray arm system, middle spray arm
system, delivery tube system and filtration system.
For the second through tenth year after purchase by
the original consumer/owner.
Pay all costs (excluding labour) to repair or replace a
defective inner door liner arising out of the
manufacturing process.
For the useful life of the dishwasher by the original
consumer/owner.
Pay all costs (excluding labour) to repair or replace a
defective polypropylene tub arising out of the
manufacturing process.
WARRANTY APPLIES TO:
a) Products purchased and installed in Canada for personal single family household use.
b) Defects resulting or arising out of the manufacturing process.
c) Products bearing legible manufacturer’s model and serial numbers.
d) Replacement parts only for the remainder of the original warranty.
WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO:
a) Transportation damage.
b) Supply and replacement of porcelain, fuses, glass and light bulbs.
c) Parts and service supplied or obtained from other than FRIGIDAIRE PARTS AND SERVICE or FRIGIDAIRE PARTS
AND SERVICE authorized depots.
d) Damage or failure as the result of abuse, improper or commercial use.
CONSUMER/OWNER RESPONSIBILITY:
a) To provide proof of the original date of purchase by means of a bill of sale or payment record verifying purchase
date.
b) To pay all costs to make the appliance readily accessible for service.
c) To ensure proper power supply and connection of the appliance to same.
d) Proper installation, control setting and care of finish.
This warranty is in addition to any statutory warranties contained in any applicable legislation. The terms and conditions
of this warranty are not intended to exclude or limit your rights under those statutes. The warrantor however reserves
the right to charge transportation and travelling costs for distances in excess of 48 kilometres (30 miles) from the nearest
FRIGIDAIRE PARTS AND SERVICE authorized service depot.
This warranty plus the statutory warranties mentioned are the only warranties given to the consumer/owner for this
product.
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