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Use & Care Manual
100 Series
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Instructions .........................
Features .............................. 3
Normal Operating
Sounds ................................ 4
Instructions ....................... 4-5
Preparing and
Loading Dishes................. 6-7
Dishwasher Dispenser
and Detergents ................. 8-9
Factors Affecting
Performance ....................... 9
Record All Information
For Future Reference
Purchase Date:
Care and
Cleaning ......................... 10-11
Color Panels .................. 12-13
Model #:
Serial #:
(see Features page for location)
Solutions to Common
Dishwashing Problems . 14-16
(United States)
Consumer Services
Warranty & Service ......................... 17-18
Versión en español .............................. 17
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Important Safety Instructions
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.
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
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
GROUNDED. Read the Installation
Instructions for details.
Do not tamper with controls.
Do not touch the heating element during or
immediately after use.
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
Load sharp 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.
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.
smoke or use an open flame during this
Do not store or use combustible materials,
gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
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
Read all instructions before using your
Use your dishwasher only as instructed
in this Use and Care Manual.
This Manual does not cover every possible
condition or situation that may occur. Use
common sense and caution when installing,
operating and maintaining any appliance.
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
Keep young children and infants away from
dishwasher when it is operating.
©1997 White Consolidated Industries, Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.
All rights reserved.
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 10
Top Rack
page 6
Middle Spray Arm
pages 6,7,14
Serial Label
(located on right
side of tub)
Lower Spray Arm
pages 7,14
Bottom Rack
page 7
Overfill Protector
page 10
Glass Trap
page 10
Self-Cleaning Filter
page 10
Detergent Cup
page 8
Heating Element
page 10
Detergent Dispenser
page 8
Rinse Aid
page 9
4, 5,15
Operating Instructions
Model MDB121
Very Important
Information— Read Before
Operating Your Dishwasher!
Normal Operating
Getting Started
1. Load dishwasher (See Preparing and
Loading Dishes).
This dishwasher does not sound like most
dishwashers—IT'S QUIETER!
2. Add detergent (See Dishwasher Dispenser
& Detergents).
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.
3. Add rinse aid, if needed (See Rinse Aid).
4. Turn dial clockwise to select cycle (See
Wash Cycle Selections).
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.
5. Select desired energy OPTIONS (See
Energy Options).
6. Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher
until water is hot. Turn water off.
7. 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
Operating Instructions (continued)
Wash Cycle Selections
Plate Warmer
Note: Cycle times are approximate and not all
cycles available on all models.
(14 minutes) (dry) (0 gallons)
For warming dishes and serving plates before
serving hot foods.
• Load clean plates and dishes to be
• Turn dial to PLATE WARMER.
• Select HOT DRY option.
Pots & Pans
(89 minutes) (2 washes, 4 rinses, dry)
(7.2 gallons) (6.0 imp. gallons) (27.3 liters)
For pots, pans, casseroles and dinnerware
with dried-on or baked-on soils:
• Turn dial to POTS & PANS.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
Energy Options
Hot Dry Option
Heavy Wash
HOT DRY option provides faster drying since
the heating element is on during the drying
portion of the cycle.
(89 minutes) (2 washes, 4 rinses, dry)
(7.2 gallons) (6.0 imp. gallons) (27.3 liters)
For heavily soiled dishes and silverware:
• Turn dial to HEAVY WASH.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
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.
Normal Wash
(81 minutes) (2 washes, 3 rinses, dry)
(6.0 gallons) (5.0 imp. gallons) (22.7 liters)
For regularly soiled dishes and silverware:
• Turn dial to NORMAL WASH.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
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.
Light Wash
(74 minutes) (1 wash, 3 rinses, dry)
(4.8 gallons) (4.0 imp. gallons) (18.2 liters)
For lightly soiled or pre-rinsed dishes and
• Turn dial to LIGHT WASH.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
The drying option may be changed at any time
during the cycle and affects only the drying
(8 minutes) (1 rinse)
(1.2 gallons) (1.0 imp. gallons) (4.5 liters)
For rinsing dishes that will be washed later:
• DO NOT USE detergent.
• Turn dial to RINSE/HOLD.
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
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
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
Preparing and Loading Dishes (continued)
Loading the Bottom Rack
Make sure tall items do not block spray arm
Place plates and platters so that they do not
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
Loading the Silverware
Mix spoons, forks and knives to prevent
nesting. Mixing items gives better cleaning and
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.
Note: Silverware basket may vary by model.
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
• Close door firmly to latch and resume cycle.
Dishwasher Dispenser
& Detergents
Use only fresh automatic dishwashing
detergent. Other types will cause
Add detergent just before starting cycle.
Store detergent in a cool, dry location.
Moist or caked detergent will not dissolve
Filling the Detergent Dispenser
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
Fill both cups for
Pots & Pans, Heavy
and Normal.
Fill to first line
when using ultra
or concentrated
Fill covered cup
only for Light
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.
Dispenser &
Detergents (continued)
Factors Affecting
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
• 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 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
Important: Before starting a cycle, run hot
water to clear cool water from pipe.
The dispenser holds enough for 35 to 140
washes, depending on setting.
Dispenser Opening
Adjustable setting
Dispenser Cap
Care and Cleaning
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.
Burn Hazard
Allow heating element to cool
before cleaning the interior.
Failure to do so can result in
Overfill Protector should move up and
down freely about one inch. If it does not
move, lift and clean underneath.
Outside—Occasionally wipe with a mild
nonabrasive detergent and water. Rinse and
Inside—The inside of the dishwasher is selfcleaning 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.
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
Note: Hard water may cause lime deposit
buildup on the interior of the dishwasher. For
cleaning instructions see "Removing Spots
and Film" section.
Care and Cleaning (continued)
Property Damage Hazard
Freezing temperatures may cause water
lines to rupture. Be sure all supply lines to
and circulating lines within dishwasher are
Failure to do so could result in property
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.
To Restore Service:
1. Reconnect the water, drain, and electrical
power supply.
2. Turn on water and electrical power
3. Fill both detergent dispensers and run
dishwasher through a NORMAL cycle.
4. Check connections to make sure they do
not leak.
Note: See Installation Instructions for more
Changing Color Panels
Some models come with reversible door panel
inserts which offer three decorative colors. The
panels are separated by a divider trim strip.
Depending on the model, either or both panels
may be changed.
Cut Hazard
Metal door panels are sharp
and should be handled with
care. Wear gloves to protect
To change the color panel:
Note: If your unit does not have a divider trim
strip, exceptions to these directions are noted
after the individual steps.
Failure to do so can result in
3. Grasp top of upper panel(s) and pull up
until clear of divider trim strip. Then bow
panel(s) until clear of side trim. Remove
panel(s) but do not remove spacer. Note:
To complete color panel change on units
without a divider trim strip, proceed with
steps 5, 6 and 8.
1. Remove snap-on bottom trim by pulling
forward. Support door panels by pressing in
gently while removing trim. Note: After trim
is removed, check bottom edge of door for
reference when replacing later.
edge of
Divider trim strip
2. With one hand on the upper panel and one
hand on the lower panel, gently slide the
panel assembly down until the entire
assembly rests on the floor. Note: Slide
color panel(s) down about 1/2" on units
without a divider trim strip.
4. Check to see if spacer has remained in
the channel of the divider trim strip. If it
has not, replace securely in channel. It
may be helpful to gently push in on divider
trim strip while reinserting the spacer.
Changing Color Panels (continued)
5. Arrange panel(s) so the desired color is
facing out. Place one side of panel(s)
under side trim and bow slightly until other
side fits under opposite trim. Push down to
make sure panel(s) and spacer are in
channel of divider trim strip.
7. To change lower panel, use one hand to
hold upper panel assembly and divider trim
strip in place and use the other hand to
slide lower panel down until it clears
divider. Remove panel(s), arrange desired
color and replace per above directions for
upper panel. Do not remove foam spacer.
6. Move complete panel assembly up by
pushing from sides and bottom of lower
panel. Check to make sure the color
panel(s) fit securely under control panel by
pressing in at top of color panel(s).
8. Replace bottom trim by fitting slot over
bottom edge of door and secure by
pressing from one side to the other. Note:
If trim does not go on easily, check to make
sure assembly is pushed all the way up
under the control panel and spacers and
panels are in channel of divider trim strip.
Customized Wood Panels
Your dishwasher can be customized with 1/4"
wood panels. Refer to your Installation
Instructions for more information.
Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems
Factors Affecting Performance.)
• Avoid overloading and improper loading.
(See Preparing and Loading Dishes.)
• Use fresh detergent. Old detergent is
• 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
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.
Food Soils Left on Dishes
• Choose another cycle for longer washing
• 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
• 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
• 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
Dishware Stained or Discolored
Dishes not Dry
• 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.
• 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
• Plastic items may need to be towel dried.
• Cups with a concave bottom will collect
Glassware/Flatware Spotted or
• 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
Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems
Vapor at Vent
•Water vapor escapes from the vent when the
dishwasher goes into the drying part of
cycle. This is normal.
• 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
• Lower the water temperature.
• Use the Cool Dry option.
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.)
•Is dishwasher set for delay start option?
•Make sure door is closed and latched.
Detergent Left in Cups
•Detergent may be old. Discard and use fresh
•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 Does Not Drain Properly
• 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
• Check to see if drain hose is kinked.
• Make sure cycle is complete, not in a pause.
Dishwasher Leaks
•Use only fresh detergent designed for
automatic dishwashers. Measure detergent
carefully. Try a different brand.
•Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead to
overflowing. Wipe up any spills with a damp
•Check to see that dishwasher is level. (See
Installation Instructions.)
Cycle Takes a Long Time
• Is cycle in a water heating delay?
• Has the delay start option been selected?
Dishwasher Won't Fill
• Is water supply turned on?
• Does overfill protector move up and down
freely? (See Overfill Protector section.)
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.
Dishwasher Has an Odor
• Soiled dishes left in dishwasher too long can
create an odor. Use Rinse/Hold cycle.
• There will be a "new" smell when first
installed. This is normal.
• Check to see if unit is draining properly. (See
Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly.)
Water in Bottom of Tub
Stains on Tub Interior
•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.)
• 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.
Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems
Removing Spots and Film
Hard water can cause lime deposit buildup on
the interior of the dishwasher. Dishes and
glasses may also get spots and film for a
number of reasons. (See Glassware/Flatware
Spotted or Cloudy section.) To remove buildup,
spots and film, clean using the following
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in normal
manner. Do not load any metal utensils or
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
6. Close and latch door and allow the cycle to
Note: If these conditions persist, a home
water softener should be considered.
Consumer Services
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
Warranty (continued)
Dishwasher Warranty
Warrantor: Frigidaire Company, a division of
White Consolidated Industries, Inc.
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.
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
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
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.
To Obtain Parts and Service
Not Covered
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
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.
Service calls where the problem is not the fault of
the appliance. Examples—applicable to various
appliance types but not limited to the following
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
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.
Repairs when product is used in dwellings with multiusers
(such as in community-type complexes).
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.
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.
Expenses to make appliance accessible for servicing (for
instance, removal of cabinets, cabinet doors or molding).
Service calls to products with serial plates that have been
removed, altered, and that cannot be read well.
Contact Frigidaire Company Consumer Services or an
authorized Frigidaire Servicer.
If there is a question on where to obtain service, call or write
our Consumer Assistance Center at:
P.O. Box 7181
Dublin, OH 43017
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 154285401.
Spanish Use & Care Manual
Frigidaire Company
P.O. Box 9061
Dublin, OH 43017-0961
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Consumer Services
Dishwasher Warranty — Canada
For service under this warranty, contact your local dealer/
depot, or:
Frigidaire Canada
866 Langs Drive
Cambridge, Ontario
N3H 2N7
This dishwasher is a branded product of Frigidaire Canada.
866 Langs Drive
Cambridge, Ontario
N3H 2N7
(519) 653-0095
(519) 653-5761
For the first year after purchase by the original consumer/
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
For the useful life of the dishwasher by the original
Pay all costs (excluding labour) to repair or replace a
defective polypropylene tub arising out of the manufacturing
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.
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.
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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