Operating instructions | Frigidaire 154768601 Dishwasher User Manual

All about the
Use & Care
of your Dishwasher
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Important Safety Instructions .............................. 2
Dishwasher Dispenser and Detergents ............... 13
Product Registration ........................................... 3
Factors Affecting Performance .......................... 14
Dishwasher Features ......................................... 4
Care and Cleaning ........................................... 15
Operating Instructions ................................... 5 - 8
Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems . 16 -18
Preparing and Loading Dishes ....................... 9 -12
Warranty ........................................................ 19
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Save these instructions for future reference.
WARNING
This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as
personal injury, burns, fire, and electrical shock.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury
when using your dishwasher, follow basic
precautions including the following:
• 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.
•
Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before
servicing.
• If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer, make sure
disposer is completely empty before running dishwasher.
• Repairs should be done by a qualified technician.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• 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.
• 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.
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• Do not touch the heating element during or immediately
after use.
•
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:
- 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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PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Thank you for choosing Frigidare.
This Use & Care Guide is part of our commitment to customer
satisfaction and product quality throughout the service life of
your new appliance.
We view your purchase as the beginning of a relationship. To
ensure our ability to continue serving you, please use this page
to record important product information.
NOTE
Very Important Information—
Read Before Operating Your
Dishwasher!
Normal Operating Sounds
This dishwasher does not sound like most
Purchase date
Model number
Serial number
Registering your product with Frigidaire enhances our ability
to serve you. You can register online at
www.frigidaire.com or by dropping your Product
Registration Card in the mail.
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.
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 arms spray 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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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. Features may vary by series.
Nozzle and Upper Spray Arm
Top Rack
Tub Gasket
Cup Shelves
Bowl Tines
Serial Label
(located on right
side of tub)
Middle Spray Arm
Bottom Rack
Silverware
Basket
Lower Spray Arm
Overfill Protector
Glass Trap
Self-Cleaning
Filter
Heating Element
Detergent Dispenser
Rinse Aid
Dispenser
Vent
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
washing
heavy
wash
normal
wash
top
rack
rinse
only
sanitize
air
dry
hi temp
wash
delay
start
2
drying
4
clean
6
sanitized
START
cancel
hold to lock
FGBD2431
heavy
wash
normal
wash
top
rack
rinse
only
sanitize
add rinse aid
air
dry
hi temp
wash
hold to lock
washing
delay
start
drying
clean
START
cancel
sanitized
1-24 hrs
FGBD2432
washing
heavy
wash
normal
wash
light
wash
top
rack
rinse
only
sanitize
hi temp
wash
air
dry
delay
start
drying
clean
START
cancel
sanitized
add rinse aid
hold to lock
1-24 hrs
FGBD2451
Press the CIRCLE to activate
Getting Started
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Load dishwasher
Add detergent
Add rinse aid
Select desired CYCLE. The indicator light above the
pad will glow when selected.
Select desired OPTIONS. The indicator light above
the pad will glow when selected.
Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher until water
is hot. Turn water off.
To start, press START/CANCEL pad.
Close door to latch.
Wash Cycle Selections
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.
NOTE
The dishwasher is programmed to remember your last
cycle so you do not have to reset each time. To start the
dishwasher using the same cycle and options selected on
the previous wash, just press the START/CANCEL pad.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
On some models, the Smart Sensor checks the soil level on your dishes in the Heavy Wash, Normal Wash, and Top Rack
Cycles. Depending on soil level, the sensor will determine if additional water fills are needed to clean the dishes or if water
fills can be deleted. Cycle time and water usage will vary based on the amount of soil on the dishes. Cycle time will also
vary based on the options selected and the incoming water temperature.
Cycle Chart
Cycle
Heavy Wash
For pots, pans, casseroles and
dinnerware with
dried-on or baked-on soils.
Normal Wash
For regularly soiled dishes
and silverware.
Light Wash
For Lightly soiled and pre-rinsed
dishes and silverware.
To Select Cycle
Select HEAVY WASH and
desired OPTIONS.
HI-TEMP WASH will
automatically be provided,
SANITIZE optional.
Select NORMAL WASH and
desired OPTIONS. Selecting
HI-TEMP ON or SANITIZE will
result in a Longer cycle.
Select LIGHT WASH and
desired OPTIONS.
Top Rack
For lightly soiled or pre-rinsed
dishes and silverware when you
do not have a full load.
Select TOP RACK and desired
OPTIONS.
Rinse Only
For rinsing dishes that will be
washed later.
Select RINSE ONLY.
DO NOT USE detergent.
Soil Level
Heavy and
Medium
Water
(approx.)
9 gal.
7 imp. gal.
33 liters
Time*
(Hours)
Washes/
Rinses
2 1/4
4 washes
4 rinses
Light
7 gal.
5 imp. gal.
25 liters
2
2 washes
4 rinses
Heavy
7 gal.
6 imp. gal.
25 liters
2
4 washes
2 rinses
Medium
6 gal.
5 imp. gal.
21 liters
2
3 washes
2 rinses
Light
5 gal.
4 imp. gal.
17 liters
1 3/4
2 washes
2 rinses
Heavy
8 gal.
6 imp. gal.
29 liters
2
4 washes
3 rinses
Medium
6 gal.
5 imp. gal.
21 liters
1 3/4
4 washes
1 rinses
Light
5 gal.
4 imp. gal.
17 liters
1 1/2
2 washes
2 rinses
3 gal.
3 imp. gal.
13 liters
1 1/4
2 wash
1 rinses
1/4
2 rinses
2 gal.
2 imp. gal.
8 liters
* Includes dry time
NOTE
Not all cycles available on all models.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Options Selections
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. HI-TEMP
WASH option can be used with all cycles except RINSE
ONLY. HI-TEMP WASH is automatically provided when
HEAVY WASH cycle is selected.
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 Heavy and Normal Wash
cycles. Only these sanitization cycles have been designed
to meet NSF requirements.
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).
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).
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.
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 1-10, 1-24 or 2-4-6
hours depending on your model.
On models with 1-10 or 1-24 hour delay, press the
DELAY START pad until the desired delay time shows in
the STATUS window. A light will come on indicating the
delay start hours and will remain on until cycle starts.
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.
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.
To turn off the SANITIZE option, press the pad a second
time. The light above the pad will turn off.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Status Indicator Lights
Status Window
The SENSING light (some models) comes on at the
beginning of the selected cycle and will remain on until
the end of the sensing sequence.
The STATUS window, available on some models,
indicates the following activity:
The WASHING light (some models) comes on at the
beginning of cycle and remains on until the end of the
main wash.
The DRYING light (some models) indicates the drying
portion of the cycle. The light will come on when either
drying option is selected.
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.
The RINSING AGENT LOW light (some models) comes on
at the end of a cleaning cycle when the rinse agent
reservoir is low. The light will remain on through 5
successive cycles or until the reservoir is filled.
The CLEAN light (some models) will come on at end of
cycle and remain on until door is opened.
Child Lock Controls
To prevent children from accidently changing the
dishwasher cycle or starting the dishwasher, lock the
dishwasher controls by pressing and releasing the RINSE
ONLY pad (some models) or the NO HEAT DRY pad (some
models) for 3 seconds while the door is latched. An
indicator light on the lock graphic pad will illuminate when
the controls are locked and no new selections can be
made until the lock is released. To unlock the controls,
press the RINSE ONLY pad or NO HEAT DRY pad until the
indicator light goes out.
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NOTE
The time remaining could suddenly increase or drop
several minutes. This means the Smart Sensor has
checked the soil level and determined if additional water
fills are needed or if water fills can be deleted.
1H-24H………..
Number of delay start hours. The
last hour will count down in
minutes.
CL………………
Close dishwasher door. The status
indicator lights will also flash to
indicate current cycle status.
Hd or HO…..…
Indicates a water heat delay.
MINUTES…...…
Number of minutes left in cycle (199). If cycle is longer than 99
minutes, a small light will appear in
the lower right corner and remain
on until time counts below 99.
PF………………
Appears in window when
dishwasher is first installed, or
when power has been interrupted.
HI-TEMP WASH and NO HEAT DRY
indicator lights will also flash. To
clear, touch START/CANCEL pad.
LO................
Appears in window when the rinse
aid dispenser is low and needs to
be refilled.
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.
Load items with open ends facing down for better
cleaning and draining.
12 place settings standard loading pattern
Damage may occur if delicate items touch each other
during dishwasher operation.
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
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.
Bowl Tines
The bowl tines offer the ultimate in flexibility. When
closed, load with saucers or small dishes. Open halfway
and it is perfect for small casseroles. Open completely
for those hard to fit items such as coffee pots, food
processors, etc. As you load your dishwasher, you will
find many other ways to use this unique feature.
Upper Rack Option
TOP 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.
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PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES
Adjustable Upper Rack (available
on select models)
To raise the upper rack, refer to the figure below.
A) Lift the rack straight upward.
B) Pull rack slightly forward as the adjustable mechanism
locks into place.
10 place settings standard loading pattern
To lower the upper rack, lift the rack straight upward
and push rack slightly towards the rear of the dishwasher
as it is lowered.
Loading the Bottom Rack
Features and appearance of racks and silverware basket
may vary from your model.
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.
12 place settings standard loading pattern
on select models (Fold Down Tines)
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.
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PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES
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.
12 place settings standard loading pattern on
select models (Fixed Tines)
Do not mix silver and stainless to avoid damaging the
silver finish.
The silverware basket can be separated and placed in
several locations in the bottom rack. Load silverware in
all sections or just one, depending on your load.
When covers are up, mix items in each section of the
basket with some pointing up and some down to avoid
nesting. Water spray cannot reach nested items.
Fold-down Tines (available select models)
Adding a Dish
The fold-down tines in the lower rack make easy loading
for those extra large and hard-to-fit items. The tines
may be left up for normal use or folded down for more
flexible loading. Fold down for more space to load large
pots or pans.
• Unlatch door and wait a few seconds until wash
action stops before opening.
Loading the Silverware Basket
To add or remove items after wash cycle starts:
• 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.
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.
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.
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CAUTION
Load sharp items (knives, skewers, etc.)
pointing down.
Failure to do so may result in injury.
DISHWASHER DISPENSER & DETERGENTS
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 to release detergent.
•
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.
How much Detergent to use
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.
Cover
Main Wash Cup
Cover Latch
CAUTION
The use of industrial grade detergent can damage the
heating coil and other parts of the dishwasher leading
to damage to the unit and surrounding property. Use
only household grade automatic dishwasher detergents.
Pre Wash Cup
If the cover is closed on the Main Wash Cup,
open by pressing the cover latch.
Detergent Usage Guide
Cycle
Soft Water
(0-3 grains)
Medium Hard Water
(4-8 grains)
Hard Water
(9-12 grains)
Very Hard Water*
(over 12 grains)
Heavy Wash
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)
Top Rack
2 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–
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)
No Detergent
No Detergent
No Detergent
(water softener
recommended)
1/4 full)
Rinse Only
No Detergent
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.
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FACTORS AFFECTING PERFORMANCE
Rinse Aid
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.
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. On
models with a STATUS window, LO will appear at the
end of the cycle indicating that it is time to refill.
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.
Water Pressure
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.
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.
IMPORTANT
Before starting a cycle, run hot water to clear
cool water from pipe.
Dispenser Opening
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.
Less
More
Adjustable setting
Dispenser Cap
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CARE AND CLEANING
Care of Drain Air Gap
WARNING
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—
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.
Inside—The inside of the dishwasher is self-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.
NOTE
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.
CAUTION
Property Damage Hazard
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.
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.
Hard water may cause lime deposit buildup on the
interior of the dishwasher. For cleaning instructions see
“Removing Spots and Film” section.
To Restore Service:
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.
2. Turn on water and electrical power supply.
1. Reconnect the water, drain, and electrical power
supply.
3. Fill both detergent cups and run dishwasher through
a HEAVY WASH cycle.
4. Check connections to make sure they do not leak.
NOTE
See Installation Instructions for more details on
disconnecting and restoring service to your dishwasher.
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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.
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.
Dishes not Dry
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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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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).
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 handwashed.
SOLUTIONS TO COMMON DISHWASHING PROBLEMS
Dishware Stained or Discolored
Vapor at Vent
• 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 Only 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.
• Water vapor escapes from the vent during the drying
part of cycle. This is normal.
Etching
• 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.
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.
• 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
• 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.)
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.
Dishwasher Leaks
• Use only fresh detergent designed for automatic
dishwashers. Measure detergent carefully. Try a
different brand.
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SOLUTIONS TO COMMON DISHWASHING PROBLEMS
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 inlet.
• Check to see if drain hose is kinked.
• Make sure cycle is complete, not in a pause.
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 Only cycle
will reduce the chance of staining. Using no heat dry
option will lessen staining.
Removing Spots and Film
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.)
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). The SENSING
light will be off.
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.
To customize your dishwasher to match your cabinets:
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You will need a trim kit.
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See Step 10 of Installation Instructions that came with your dishwasher for more information.
WARRANTY
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
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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