Frigidaire 1200 Dishwasher User Manual

Dishwasher
Use & Care Manual
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Safety
Instructions ........................
2
Features .............................
3
Normal Operating
Sounds ...............................
4
Operating
Instructions ...................... 4-6
Preparing and
Loading Dishes ............... 7-9
Dishwasher Dispenser
and Detergents .............. 10-11
Factors Affecting
Performance ...................... 11
Care and
Cleaning ............................ 12
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Solutions to Common
Dishwashing Problems...13-15
Consumer Services
Warranty & Service ............................... 16
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Important Safety Instructions
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.
This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire, and
electrical shock.
• Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher
before servicing.
• Repairs should be done by a qualified
technician.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or
injury when using your dishwasher, follow
basic precautions including the following:
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Do not touch the heating element during or
immediately after use.
• 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.
• NSF certified residential dishwashers are not
intended for licensed food establishments.
•
Use care unloading the dishware when the
SANITIZE option has been selected. Contents
may be hot to the touch immediately after the
end of cycle.
•
Water vapor from the vent may be hot to the
touch when the SANITIZE option has been
selected. Use care and do not let small children
play around or touch the vent area of the
dishwasher.
• When loading items to be washed:
• 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.
• 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.
• 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
- 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.
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INSTRUCTIONS
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2
Dishwasher Features
Your dishwasher cleans by spraying a mixture of hot water and detergent through the spray arms against
soiled surfaces. First, 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.
Top Rack
pages 7,8
Nozzle
Tub Gasket
page 14
Cup Shelves
pages 8
Serial Label
(located on right
side of tub)
Middle Spray Arm
pages 14
Bottom Rack
page 8
Lower Spray Arm
pages 14
Glass Trap
page 12
Overfill Protector
page 12
Self-Cleaning
Filter
page 12
Silverware
Basket
page 9
Heating Element
page 12
Detergent Dispenser
page 10
Rinse Aid
Dispenser
page 11
Vent
pages
4,14
Appearance may vary from your model.
3
Operating Instructions
Appearance may vary from your model.
Getting Started
Very Important
Information—Read Before
1. Load dishwasher (See Preparing and Loading
Dishes).
2. Add detergent (See Dishwasher Dispenser &
Detergents).
3. Add rinse aid, if needed (See Rinse Aid).
4. Close door to latch.
5. Select desired CYCLE (See Cycle Chart).
6. Select desired OPTIONS (See Energy
Options). The indicator light above the pad will
glow when selected.
7. Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher until
water is hot. Turn water off.
8. To start, press START/CANCEL pad.
Operating Your Dishwasher!
Normal Operating
Sounds
This dishwasher does not sound like most
dishwashers—IT'S QUIETER.
Your Precision Direct Wash System®
dishwasher 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.
Wash Cycle Selections
Note: Cycle times are approximate and will vary
with options selected. Hot water is necessary to
activate dishwasher detergent and melt fatty food
soils. An automatic sensor will check the incoming
water temperature and, if it is not hot enough, the
timer will be delayed for automatic water heating in
the main wash of all cycles. This happens even
when HI-TEMP WASH option has not been
selected. When HI-TEMP WASH is selected, an
even higher temperature will be guaranteed to
handle heavier soil loads.
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
middle 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!
4
Operating Instructions
(continued)
Cycle Chart
Cycle
Pots & Pans
For pots, pans, casseroles
and dinnerware with
dried-on or baked-on soils.
To Select Cycle
Time*
(minutes)
Washes/
Rinses
8.5 gal.
7.1 imp. gal.
32.2 liters
104
2 washes
5 rinses
89
2 washes
3 rinses
Water
(approx.)
Select POTS & PANS and
desired OPTIONS. HI-TEMP
WASH and SANITIZE will
automatically be provided.
Normal Wash
For regularly soiled dishes
and silverware.
Select NORMAL WASH
and desired OPTIONS.
6.1 gal.
5.1 imp. gal.
23.1 liters
Glasses
For lightly soiled china,
crystal, and glassware.
Select GLASSES and
desired OPTIONS.
6.1 gal.
5.1 imp. gal.
23.1 liters
84
2 wash
3 rinses
Select ECONO WASH
and desired OPTIONS.
4.9 gal.
4.1 imp. gal.
18.6 liters
74
1 wash
3 rinses
Upper Rack
For lightly soiled or pre-rinsed Select UPPER RACK
dishes and silverware when and desired OPTIONS.
you do not have a full load.
3.7 gal.
3.1 imp. gal.
14.0 liters
65
1 wash
2 rinses
2.4 gal.
2.0 imp. gal.
9.1 liters
18
2 rinses
Econo Wash
For lightly soiled and
pre-rinsed dishes and
silverware.
Rinse Only
For rinsing dishes that will
be washed later.
Select RINSE ONLY.
DO NOT USE detergent.
* Includes dry time.
5
Operating Instructions
Options Selections
(continued)
You may see water vapor coming from the vent
during the drying portion of cycle. The vent is
closed during washing to hold moisture and sound
inside. The vent opens during the last few minutes
of the final rinse and remains open for drying. The
drying option may be changed at any time during
the cycle and affects only the drying period.
Hi-Temp Wash
When HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, the
dishwasher heats water in the main wash to
approximately 140°F (60°C).
This increase in water temperature helps
dishwasher detergent remove food grease and soil
from dishes more effectively and aids in drying. HITEMP WASH option can be used with all cycles
except GLASSES, UPPER RACK, and RINSE
ONLY. HI-TEMP WASH is automatically provided
when POTS & PANS cycle is selected.
Opening the door longer than one minute during
the dry cycle cancels the selected dry program.
Delay Start
The DELAY START option allows you to
automatically delay starting your dishwasher from
1-3 or 2-4-6 hours depending on your model.
On models with 2-4-6 hour delay, press the pad
once for a 2 hour delay, twice for 4 hours and three
times for 6 hours. A light will come on
indicating the delay start hours and will remain on
until cycle starts.
To cancel the DELAY START option and begin the
cycle before the delay period is over, press the
START/CANCEL pad.
When HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, the
light above the pad will come on and remain on
until end of cycle. To turn off the HI-TEMP WASH
option, press the pad a second time. The light
above the pad will turn off.
Sanitize Option
To sanitize your dishes and glassware, select the
SANITIZE option. When selected, the light above
the pad will come on and remain on until end of
cycle. The water temperature in the final rinse will
be raised to 155°F (68°C) and will maintain that
temperature for 9 minutes. This option is available
in POTS & PANS, NORMAL and ECONO WASH
cycles. Only these sanitization cycles have been
designed to meet NSF requirements.
To Cancel a Cycle
You can cancel a cycle anytime during the cycle.
Press START/CANCEL pad and the dishwasher
will start a 90 second drain. At the end of the drain,
select the desired cycle.
The cycle time will be extended until the proper
water temperature is reached. Washing action will
continue during the water heating delay. For best
results, the incoming water temperature should be
at least 120°F (49°C).
Status Indicator Lights
The sanitize criteria may not be satisfied if there is
an interruption of the cycle, power failure or if the
incoming water temperature is below 120°F
(49°C).
The DRYING light (some models) indicates the
drying portion of the cycle. The light will come on
when either drying option is selected.
The WASHING light (some models) comes on at
the beginning of cycle and remains on until the end
of the main wash.
When the SANITIZE option is selected, the
SANITIZED light will glow when the SANITIZE
cycle is finished. If the dishwasher did not properly
sanitize the dishes, the light will not come on. This
can happen if the cycle is interrupted. The light will
remain on until the door is opened.
To turn off the SANITIZE option, press the pad a
second time. The light above the pad will turn off.
Heat Dry
The HEAT DRY option in combination with rinse
aid will enhance drying performance. The energy
required to use the HEAT DRY option costs
pennies per cycle. You may choose not to select
the HEAT DRY option; however you will have
items in your dish load that will not be completely
dry at the end of the cycle.
The CLEAN light (some models) will come on at
end of cycle and remain on until door is opened.
6
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.
10 place settings standard loading pattern.
Loading the Top
Rack
Features and appearance of racks and silverware
basket may vary from your model.
The upper rack is designed for flexibility in loading
a wide variety of items including cups, glasses,
stemware, small plates, bowls, etc.
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.
12 place settings standard loading pattern.
Load items with open ends facing down for better
cleaning and draining.
Damage may occur if delicate items touch each
other during dishwasher operation.
Some models have a fold-down cup shelf or a cup
shelf/stemware holder. They can be used to load
two levels of cups, juice glasses, and other short
items. Stagger items on upper level so that water
can reach all inside surfaces. Fold up to load tall
glasses.
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.
7
Preparing and Loading Dishes
(continued)
Loading the Bottom Rack
Upper Rack Option
Features and appearance of racks and silverware
basket may vary from your model.
The UPPER RACK option can be used to wash a
wide assortment of items when you don't have a
full load. Also, when the upper rack fills up with
glasses and the lower rack is still empty, you don't
have to wait anymore for clean glasses.
The lower rack is best for plates, saucers, bowls,
and cookware. Large items should be placed along
the edge so they do not block the spray arm
rotation. For best results, place bowls, casseroles,
and sauce pans with soiled surface facing down or
toward the center. Tilt slightly for better drainage.
Make sure tall items do not block spray arm
rotation.
Be sure pan handles do not protrude through the
bottom of the rack and block the spray arm
rotation.
10 place settings standard loading pattern.
12 place settings standard loading pattern.
8
Preparing and Loading Dishes
(continued)
Loading the Silverware Basket
When covers are up, mix items in each section of
the basket with some pointing up and some down
to avoid nesting. Water spray cannot reach nested
items.
Cut Injury
Load sharp items (knives, skewers, etc.)
pointing down.
Failure to do so may result in injury.
Features and appearance of racks and silverware
basket may vary from your model.
Load the silverware basket while it is in the bottom
rack or take the basket out for loading on a
counter or table.
Adding a Dish
Place small items like baby bottle caps, jar lids,
corn cob holders, etc., in a covered section. Close
the cover to hold small items in place.
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.
• Close door firmly to latch and resume cycle.
Use suggested loading patterns, as shown, to
increase washability of your silverware.
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.
9
Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents
Filling the Detergent Dispenser
How much Detergent to use
The detergent dispenser has one main wash and one
prewash cup. Detergent in the uncovered cup falls
into the dishwasher when the door is closed. The
covered cup opens automatically to release
detergent.
The amount of detergent to use depends on the
water hardness. Water hardness is measured in
grains per gallon. Using too little detergent can result
in poor cleaning and hard water filming or spotting.
Using too much detergent in soft water can cause a
permanent film called etching. Your local water
company, water softener company or county
extension agent can tell you the water hardness in
your area.
•
Use only fresh automatic dishwashing
detergent. Other detergents will cause
oversudsing.
•
When using automatic dishwashing detergent
tabs, place one tab in main wash cup and
close.
•
Add detergent just before starting cycle.
•
Store detergent in a cool, dry location. Moist
or caked detergent will not dissolve properly.
Cover
Main Wash Cup
Cover Latch
Pre Wash Cup
Note: If the cover is closed on the Main Wash
Cup, open by pressing the cover latch.
Detergent Usage Guide
Cycle
Soft Water
Medium Hard Water
Hard Water
Very Hard Water*
(0-3 grains)
(4-8 grains)
(9-12 grains)
(over 12 grains)
Pots & Pans
or
Normal Wash
2 teaspoons
(each cup–
1/4 full)
5 teaspoons
(each cup–fill to line
above "Regular")
8 teaspoons
(each cup–
completely full)
Each Cup–
Completely Full
(water softener
recommended)
Econo Wash
or
Glasses
2 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–
1/4 full)
5 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–fill to
line above "Regular")
8 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–
completely full)
Main Wash Cup–
Completely Full
(water softener
recommended)
Rinse Only
No Detergent
No Detergent
No Detergent
No Detergent
(water softener
recommended)
*Note: For very hard water, detergent alone may not be enough. A water softener is recommended to improve
water quality and dishwashing performance. Try adding more detergent at the beginning of the main wash portion
of the cycle. As a rule, use 1 teaspoon for each grain above 12. Unlatch the door, open slowly and add detergent
to the bottom of the tub. Close the door to latch and the dishwasher will continue through the cycle.
10
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
Less
Dispenser Cap
Important: Before starting a cycle, run hot
water to clear cool water from pipe.
Indicator
The HEAT DRY option in combination with
rinse aid will enhance drying performance.
The energy required to use the HEAT DRY
option costs pennies per cycle. You may
choose not to select the HEAT DRY option;
however you will have items in your dish load
that will not be completely dry at the end of the
cycle.
More
Adjustable setting
11
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.
Models with Stainless Steel Door—
Property Damage Hazard
Clean outer door with warm soapy water and a
dishcloth or sponge. Rinse with clean water and a
dry cloth. Do not use harsh cleaners.
Freezing temperatures may cause water lines
to rupture. Be sure all supply lines to and
circulating lines within dishwasher are
protected.
Inside—The inside of the dishwasher is self-
cleaning with normal use. If needed, clean around
the tub gasket area with a damp cloth.
Failure to do so could result in property
damage.
The filter is selfcleaning. 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.
Note: See Installation Instructions for more
details.
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 POTS & PANS cycle.
4. Check connections to make sure they do not
leak.
Note: See Installation Instructions for more
details.
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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.
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 heat 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.)
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.)
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
• 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 no heat dry option.
Vapor at Vent
• Water vapor escapes from the vent during
the drying part of cycle. This is normal.
Detergent Left in Cups
Dishwasher Won’t Run
• 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.
• 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.
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Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems
(continued)
Dishwasher Does Not Drain
Properly
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
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 NORMAL WASH cycle. Close
and latch door. Press START/CANCEL
pad.
4. Allow dishwasher to run until it starts the
second water fill (approximately 10
minutes).
5. Unlatch and open door and pour 2 cups of
white vinegar into the bottom of
dishwasher.
6. Close and latch door and allow cycle to
finish.
Note: If these conditions persist, a home water
softener should be considered.
• 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.
Cycle Takes a Long Time
• Is cycle in a water heating delay?
• Has the delay start option been selected?
• Has the sanitize option been selected?
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 Only 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.)
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. Prerinsing or using the Rinse Only cycle will
reduce the chance of staining. Using no
heat dry option will lessen staining.
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Major Appliance Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of
purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to
be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in
accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1.
Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or
Canada.
3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4. Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6.
Products used in a commercial setting.
7.
Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances
not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9.
Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves,
etc.,which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or
knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip
charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors,
cabinets, walls, etc.
13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than
genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or
external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR.
ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS
PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN
LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE
DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need
Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone
numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances
North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada
Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and
parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or
specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Electrolux Major Appliances
North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
Canada
1.800.668.4606
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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