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Safety
Instructions ........................ 2
18" Built-In and Portable
Features .............................. 3
Operating
Instructions ........................ 4
Preparing and
Loading Dishes ............... 5-6
Dishwasher Dispenser
and Detergents ................ 7-8
Factors Affecting
Performance .......................
8
Care and
Cleaning .......................... 9-10
Connecting Portable
Dishwasher ....................... 11
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Solutions to Common
Dishwashing Problems...12-13
Troubleshooting ............... 13
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Warranty & Service ............................... 14
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Important Safety Instructions
• Do not wash plastic items unless marked
“dishwasher safe” or the equivalent. Check
with manufacturer for recommendations, if
not marked. Items that are not dishwasher
safe may melt and create a potential fire
hazard.
• If the dishwasher drains into a food
disposer, make sure disposer is completely
empty before running dishwasher.
• Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher
before servicing.
• Repairs should be done by a qualified
technician.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Do not touch the heating element during or
immediately after use.
• When loading items to be washed:
- Locate sharp items and knives so that they
are not likely to damage the door seal or
tub.
- Load sharp items and knives with the
handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type
injuries.
• Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may
be produced in a hot water system that has
not been used for 2 weeks or more.
HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If hot
water system has not been used for such a
period, before using dishwasher, turn on all
hot water faucets and let water flow from
each for several minutes. This will release
any accumulated hydrogen gas.
HYDROGEN GAS IS FLAMMABLE. Do not
smoke or use an open flame during this
time.
• Do not store or use combustible materials,
gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and
electrical shock.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or
injury when using your dishwasher, follow
basic precautions including the following:
• Read all instructions before using your
dishwasher.
• Use your dishwasher only as instructed in
this Use and Care Manual.
• This Manual does not cover every possible
condition and situation that may occur. Use
common sense and caution when installing,
operating and maintaining any appliance.
• DISHWASHER MUST BE ELECTRICALLY
GROUNDED. Read the Installation
Instructions for details.
• This dishwasher is designed to operate on
regular house current (120 V, 60 Hz). Use a
circuit equipped with a 15 ampere fuse or
circuit breaker. Use a 20 ampere fuse if
dishwasher is connected with a food waste
disposer.
• Do not operate dishwasher unless all
enclosure panels are in their proper place.
• 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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INSTRUCTIONS
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Dishwasher Features
Your dishwasher, illustrated below, cleans by spraying a mixture of hot, clean water, and detergent against
the soiled surfaces of your dishes and tableware. Each cycle starts with a pre-drain. Next, the dishwasher
fills with water to a level even with the heating element. This water is constantly pumped through the rotating
spray arm and center wash tower and sprayed onto the dishes. Soiled water is pumped out and replaced
with clean water during a cycle. The number of water fills depends upon the cycle being used.
Console
page 4
Top Rack
page 5
Serial label
(located on right
side of tub)
Tower Assembly
pages 6,9
Bottom Rack
page 6
Float
page 9
Normal Water
Fill Level
Lower Spray Arm
page 9
Heating Element
page 9
Motor
Door Spring
Leveling Legs
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Operating Instructions
Appearance may vary from your model.
Getting Started
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. Select wash cycle (See Cycle Chart).
5. Select desired energy OPTIONS (See Energy
Options).
6. See page 11 for instructions on connecting the
portable dishwasher.
7. Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher until
water is hot. Turn water off.
8. To start, close door to latch. The ON indicator
light will glow throughout the wash, rinse and
dry portions of cycle.
Cycle Chart
Water
(approx.)
Cycles
Description
To Select Cycle
Pots &
Pans
For pots, pans, casseroles
and dinnerware with dried-on
or baked-on soils.
Heavy
Wash
For heavily soiled dishes and
silverware.
For regularly soiled dishes
and silverware.
Press POTS & PANS button.
Select desired OPTIONS.
Turn dial to POTS & PANS.
Press HEAVY WASH button.
Select desired OPTIONS.
Turn dial to HEAVY WASH.
Press NORMAL WASH button.
Select desired OPTIONS.
Turn dial to NORMAL WASH.
9.3 gal.
7.7 imp.gal.
35.2 liters
8.0 gal.
6.7 imp.gal.
30.3 liters
Normal
Wash
•
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•
•
•
•
•
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•
Light
Wash
For lightly soiled or pre-rinsed
dishes and silverware.
Rinse/
Hold
For rinsing dishes that will be
washed later.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Press LIGHT WASH button.
Select desired OPTIONS.
Turn dial to LIGHT WASH.
DO NOT USE detergent.
Press NORMAL WASH button.
Select COOL DRY option.
Turn dial to RINSE/HOLD.
Time
(approx.)
Washes/
Rinses
90 min.*
2 washes
5 rinses
84 min.*
2 washes
4 rinses
6.7 gal.
5.6 imp.gal.
25.4 liters
78 min.*
2 washes
3 rinses
5.3 gal.
4.4 imp.gal.
20.1 liters
72 min.*
1 wash
3 rinses
1.3 gal.
1.1 imp.gal.
4.9 liters
9 min.
1 rinse
* Includes dry time.
Energy Options
Cool Dry Option
Water Heat Option
COOL DRY option saves electricity. The heating
element stays off during drying portion of cycle.
Additional drying time may be required, with door
open, to completely air dry dishes. Some water
droplets may remain on door and in areas where
dishes touch dishwasher basket or rack.
To turn COOL DRY option off and select a heated
drying cycle, push the RESET OPTIONS button. If
COOL DRY option is not selected, a heated drying
cycle is automatically provided. COOL DRY option
must be selected with the RINSE/HOLD cycle.
The drying option may be changed at any time
during the cycle and affects only the drying period.
When WATER HEATER option is selected, the
heating element in bottom of tub will raise the main
wash water temperature to approximately 140°F.
Wash action will continue but timer will not advance
until this water temperature has been reached. The
hotter water provided by this option helps activate
dishwasher detergent to clean food grease and soil
from dishes. WATER HEAT option can be used with
any cycle except RINSE/HOLD.
The WATER HEATING light will glow until the water
temperature reaches 140°F. To turn off option
press RESET OPTIONS.
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Operating Instructions
continued
Dish Preparation
Loading the Top Rack
It is not necessary to rinse dishes before putting
them into the dishwasher. Just remove large
pieces and quantities of food, bones, pits, etc.
Empty glasses and cups. It may be necessary to
presoak or lightly scour firmly cooked-on or
baked-on foods.
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.
Glasses and cups—Place
glasses and
cups against outside pins at an angle. Cups with a
concave bottom will collect water.
Small plates and saucers—Place
dishes between middle two rows of pins.
Plasticware—Load plasticware in the top rack
to avoid melting.
Bowls—Place bowls between the middle 2 rows
of pins facing down.
Miscellaneous items—Place long handled
knives and utensils in top rack.
• Load dishes facing the center of the rack so that
the water spray from the rotating spray arm and
center wash tower can reach soiled surfaces.
Cup Shelf—The cup shelf can be folded down
over short items (juice glasses, cups, etc.) for
more loading space. When using cup shelf,
alternate items with layer below so that water can
reach all inside surfaces.
• Be sure large items do not block the detergent
dispenser, preventing it from opening during the
wash cycle.
• To be sure an item is dishwasher safe, read the
manufacturer’s care instructions.
• If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer, be
sure disposer is completely empty before
dishwasher is started.
• To save energy, wash full loads.
• For best washing results, load correctly and
avoid overloading.
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Preparing and Loading Dishes
Loading the Bottom Rack
Loading the Silverware
Basket
Large plates and platters—Place
between the support pins with soiled sides facing
inward.
Load sharp items with handles up. Be sure
items do not protrude through the holes in the
basket and stop the rotation of the spray arm.
Bowls, casseroles and sauce
pans— Load upside down or at an angle facing
Load silverware so items are mixed in each
section to prevent nesting. Water spray cannot
effectively reach nested items.
inward. Slightly tilting items will provide better
drainage.
Pots and pans—Place upside down and at
an angle. Do not allow handles to protrude through
bottom of rack, blocking wash arm rotation. Load
large items at the sides and not across the front so
they do not block the detergent dispenser
preventing it from opening.
DO NOT block the center area of the lower
rack when loading. Because the center wash
tower extends through this area, blockage
may result in poor cleaning.
Adding a Dish
1. Make sure there is a full wash cycle yet to be
completed so that any added items are
thoroughly washed and rinsed.
2. Unlatch door and wait for water action to stop.
3. Open door and add dish.
4. Firmly close door to latch and resume cycle.
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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.
•
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
Pre Wash Cup
Cover Latch
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.
Main Wash Cup
Cover
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
Heavy Wash
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)
Light Wash
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/Hold
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.
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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.
Water pressure should be between 20 and 120
pounds per square inch. Low water pressure
occurs most often during periods of high water
consumption, such as when laundry or showers
are being done. To determine if you have enough
water pressure, put a 2 quart container under fully
opened hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher. It
should fill in less than 14 seconds. Be sure all
other faucets are turned off during test.
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 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.
To check water temperature entering dishwasher:
Do not overfill since this can cause oversudsing.
Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth.
• Turn on hot water faucet nearest dishwasher for
several minutes to clear cool water from pipes.
The dispenser holds enough for 35 to 140 washes,
depending on setting.
Dispenser Opening
• 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.
Indicator
Important: Before starting a cycle, run hot
water to clear cool water from pipe.
Dispenser Cap
Adjustable
setting
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Care and Cleaning
Care of Drain Air Gap
If a drain air gap was installed for your built-in
dishwasher, check to make sure it is clean so the
dishwasher will drain properly. Drain air gaps are
usually mounted on countertop and can be
inspected by removing the cover. A drain air gap is
not part of your dishwasher and is not covered by
this warranty.
Burn Hazard
Allow heating element to cool
before cleaning the interior.
Failure to do so can result in
burns.
Outside—Occasionally wash with a mild
Float—is used to measure water level in
nonabrasive detergent and water. Rinse and dry.
dishwasher. Refer to Dishwasher Features on
page 3 for exact location.
• Clean float with household cleanser containing
vinegar or bleach to dissolve any buildup.
Cleaning will prevent float from sticking and
stopping a water fill or allowing dishwasher to
overflow.
• Pull up firmly to lift
float out. Clean
around areas shown
in illustration.
• To replace float,
push down until
float locks into
place.
• Float should move
up and down freely
about one inch
when replaced on
tube.
Inside—The inside of the dishwasher is selfcleaning with normal use.
If hard water causes lime deposit buildup, clean
using the following instructions:
1. After dishwasher begins to fill, open door and
pour 2 cups of white vinegar into dishwasher.
Do not add dishes or detergent.
2. Run through any full wash cycle.
If it is felt that further interior cleaning is needed,
general household spray cleansers are
recommended. Follow manufacturer's directions.
Important: The dishwasher motor is
permanently lubricated at the factory and does
not need to be oiled.
Cleaning the Pump and Spray Arm
Your dishwasher will
flush away all normal
food soils. However,
objects (bones, fruit
pits, etc.) may collect
in openings and
should be removed
periodically
to avoid clogging
drain system.
Heating Element
(caution)
Tower
Spray
Arm
Pump Opening
1. Remove tower base by turning counterclockwise.
2. Remove locknut and spray arm.
3. Clean out spray arm holes.
4. Clean in and around pump openings.
5. Replace spray arm and securely tighten locknut. Spray arm should rotate freely.
6. Replace tower base.
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Care and Cleaning
continued
Winterizing the Portable/Convertible
Dishwasher
1. Connect coupler and hose assembly to faucet.
Do not turn on water.
2. Plug the electrical cord into a properly
grounded electrical outlet.
3. Pour one gallon of nontoxic RV or Marine water
system antifreeze (available from a hardware
or recreational vehicle store) into bottom of tub.
4. Set for any wash cycle. Close door. Allow
dishwasher to run for 3 minutes. This will
distribute antifreeze into dishwasher’s water
system.
5. Unplug the electrical cord.
6. Disconnect hoses from water supply and drain
water from hoses. Return hoses to storage
compartment.
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 that will not be used for an extended
length of time or is located where temperatures
may fall below freezing must be winterized.
Winterizing the Built-in Dishwasher
Before unit is put back into use, antifreeze must be
removed. To remove, fill both detergent cups with
dishwasher detergent and operate through a
complete normal cycle without dishes.
1. Turn off water supply.
2. Pour one gallon of nontoxic RV or Marine water
system antifreeze (available from a hardware
or recreational vehicle store) into bottom of tub.
3. Set for any wash cycle. Close door. Allow
dishwasher to run for 3 minutes to distribute
antifreeze into dishwasher’s water system.
Before unit is put back into use, antifreeze must be
removed. To remove, fill both detergent cups with
dishwasher detergent and operate through a
complete normal cycle without dishes.
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Connecting and Disconnecting the Portable/
Convertible Dishwasher
The portable/convertible dishwasher must be connected to a faucet and electrical outlet each time it is used.
Follow directions on this page to properly connect dishwasher.
IMPORTANT: Make sure door is latched before moving dishwasher.
Faucet Adapter
The power cord, faucet coupler and hoses are located in a compartment in
back of dishwasher. A special adapter must be installed on faucet before you
Assembly (Figure A)
can connect dishwasher (Figure A).
1. Remove faucet adapter assembly from literature package.
2. Unscrew existing sink faucet aerator.
3. Check faucet spout to see if threads are inside or outside.
• If threads are on inside of faucet spout, use both thick and thin rubber
washers.
• If threads are on outside of faucet spout, use thin rubber washer only.
• If faucet has no threads, an adapter kit with instructions for attachment to
a non-threaded spout is available at most hardware stores.
4. Assemble faucet spout as shown in Figure A. Make sure the two brass
screens are located below the rubber washers.
Connecting the Portable/Convertible Dishwasher
Connecting the Portable
Faucet Adapter
Assembly (Figure B)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Run water at faucet until it is hot. Turn off faucet.
Pull hoses out of compartment.
Push collar down and slip faucet connector onto faucet adapter (Figure B).
When connector snaps into place, release collar.
Slowly turn on hot water all the way.
Plug power cord into grounded outlet.
Disconnecting the Portable/Convertible Dishwasher
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Electric Shock Hazard
Avoid fire hazard or
electrical shock. Do
not use an adapter
plug, extension cord
or remove grounding
prong from electrical
power cord. Failure to
follow this warning
can cause serious
injury, fire or death.
When cycle has finished, unplug power cord and return it to compartment.
Turn off hot water.
Press red button on coupler to release water pressure.
Press down on collar to release coupler.
Empty remaining water from coupler and return it to compartment.
IMPORTANT: A sink spray hose can burst due to constant water
pressure while in use. If your spray hose is installed on same water line
as the dishwasher, it is your responsibility to disconnect sink's spray
hose and to plug hole.
Electrical Connection for a Portable/Convertible
Dishwasher
An electrical supply of 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only, 15 amps is required. For
your safety, the dishwasher must be grounded. If there is a malfunction or
breakdown, grounding will reduce risk of electrical shock. This dishwasher
has a power cord with a 3-prong grounding plug. It must be plugged into a
mating 3-prong grounding type receptacle, installed and grounded in
accordance with the National Electrical Code and any local codes and
ordinances.
To Convert a Portable Model to a Built-in
Your portable dishwasher can be installed under the counter. A conversion kit
is required and is available from your dealer or parts supplier - Part No.
154400101.
IMPORTANT: Do not use the portable water supply hose for permanent
installation. It may burst. Complete instructions are in the conversion
kit.
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Common Dishwashing Problems and Solutions
Dishes not clean—Check pages 4 to 8 for
information on correct wash cycle, proper loading,
water temperature, water pressure, hard water,
amount of detergent, old and ineffective detergent,
and dish placement.
Chipped dishes and glasses can result
from rough handling and improper loading. Do not
put glasses in direct contact with other items.
Place glasses securely against pins.
Crazing of older china and pottery
happens when items are subjected to very hot
water. Once crazing (fine cracks in the glaze)
appears, it cannot be removed. Do not machine
wash again or condition may worsen.
Dishes not drying
can be greatly improved
by using a rinse aid and hot water. Hot water
raises temperature of dishes to speed up drying.
When loading, invert cups and bowls so that water
can run off. Avoid nesting of articles. If dishes are
not completely dry at end of cycle (which may
occur when COOL DRY setting is used), open
door, roll out racks, and allow dishes to air dry.
Coffee and tea stains
can occur when
water contains traces of iron. To avoid stains, rinse
cups out immediately after use. Increase amount of
detergent and use a rinse aid. Water temperature
should be approximately 140°F (60°C). If problem
persists, install a water softener with an iron
removal unit. To remove stains, hand wash cups in
solution of 1/2 cup (120 ml) bleach and a quart
(1 L) of warm water. Rinse thoroughly.
Spotting—Spots form when hard water
droplets evaporate leaving a deposit. Low
phosphate detergents increase the problem in hard
water. To prevent, use hot water and a detergent
with a higher level of phosphates (preferably 8.7%
or higher), or use more of a low phosphate
detergent. Be sure to use a rinse aid. If water is
very hard, it may be necessary to install a water
softener. Load glasses and plates so they have
minimum contact with racks and pins. Avoid
overloading. Spotting will occur where dishes and
glasses touch.
Gray-black stains on dishes
are caused
by manganese in water supply. To correct, install a
manganese filtering system into house water
supply.
Reddish-brown stains on dishes,
glasses and interior are caused by iron in
water. To avoid iron stain, increase detergent, use
water heated to approximately 140°F (60°C) and a
rinse aid. It may be necessary to install a water
softener with an iron removal unit. To improve
appearance, use a commercial rust and lime scale
remover.
Cloudy films and streaking are usually
caused by a combination of hard water and an
insufficient amount of detergent. Low phosphate
detergents are also a factor. To correct, increase
amount of detergent, check water temperature and
always use a rinse aid. If water is very hard, it may
be necessary to install a water softener.
Plastic items can lose their shape due to high
temperatures of automatic dishwashing. Read
labels before washing. Place washable items in top
rack away from heating element.
Etched film on glassware is
caused by
using too much detergent in soft or softened water.
This film cannot be removed. It is more likely to
occur on soft leaded glass or expensive crystal.
An early warning of this condition is a cloudy
iridescent appearance on glasses. To prevent, be
sure dishwasher is getting a full fill of water. Water
should reach base of heating element. If water
level is low, have water pressure checked by a
plumber. Use less detergent and make sure water
temperature is not higher than 150°F (66°C).
Underload to assure thorough rinsing. Use the
COOL DRY Option.
Discoloration of plasticware by some
foods, such as tomato sauce, can stain
plasticware. If stained, soak item in solution of 1
tablespoon dishwasher detergent and a quart of hot
water or in a solution of 1/2 cup (120 ml) bleach
and a quart (1 L) of hot water.
Fading of patterns and metallic trim
is due to many washings, detergent and hot water.
Most of today’s china is dishwasher safe. Antique,
handpainted china, and handpainted pottery should
be washed by hand.
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Common Dishwashing
Problems and
Solutions continued
Troubleshooting
Do not place silver
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.
next to or touching
stainless steel utensils in dishwasher silverware
basket. This can cause pitting of stainless steel
blades. (Most silver knives have stainless steel
blades. Do not let blades touch other stainless
steel utensils during wash cycle.)
Noise
problems?
It is normal to hear swishing and pulsating sounds.
These sounds mean that water is circulating
through the dishwasher.
It is normal to hear motor sounds before water
enters tub.
Loud ticking usually means something is hitting
wash arm. See Preparing and Loading Dishes.
Vibrating or rattling sounds can mean dishes are
touching each other. See Preparing and Loading
Dishes.
Tarnish on silver plate occurs when worn
down to the base metal and turns a bronze color
when exposed to hot water and detergent.
Remove bronzing by soaking item in vinegar for 10
minutes or use a silver polish. For permanent
protection, have silver replated.
Silver tarnish can be caused by prolonged
contact with air or with foods containing sulphur
like eggs, mayonnaise, or seafood. Contact with
undissolved detergent can also cause tarnish. To
prevent this, rinse silver soon after use. Use care
not to pour detergent directly onto silver. Remove
tarnish with a silver polish.
Operating
problems?
Be sure door is firmly closed. It is normal for
dishwasher to pause between cycles.
Discoloration of stainless steel—Food
soil can create a film or discoloration. To avoid,
rinse stainless items promptly. Food soil films can
be removed with a stainless steel cleanser or mild
cleanser. Rinse thoroughly.
Leaking?
Check for items sticking out of dishwasher that
could prevent door from closing and sealing
properly. Use only fresh dishwashing detergent to
avoid oversudsing.
Water coming through door vents? When a dish is
added after starting dishwasher, wait a few
seconds before latching door. This permits
entering cold air to expand slowly inside
dishwasher.
Pitting of stainless steel is caused by
prolonged contact with detergent granules and
foods like salt, mayonnaise, fruits, butter or milk.
To prevent, rinse soon after use. Do not allow
detergent to fall directly onto stainless steel items.
Discoloration of aluminum—Anodized
(colored) aluminum cannot withstand machine
washing. Resulting loss of color is permanent.
Other aluminum may darken when machine
washed. To decrease chance of discoloration, do
not place aluminum directly beneath detergent
dispenser. To brighten darkened items, scour with
soap filled steel wool pads. For severely darkened
pans, simmer an acidic food or a solution of
2 teaspoons (10 ml) cream of tartar per quart
(1 L) of water for 1/2 hour. Scour with soap filled
steel wool pad, rinse and dry.
Dishes not dry?
Knife handles become loose when the
cement is exposed to very hot water. Test wash a
single knife for several weeks. Damaged knives
should be professionally re-cemented.
Detergent left in cup?
Check to see if rinse aid dispenser needs refilling.
Hot water temperature may be too low (min. 120°F
49°C). If COOL DRY option is being used,
additional drying time may be required with door
open.
Water in tub?
A small amount of water in bottom of tub is normal.
It keeps water seal lubricated.
Detergent may be too old. Discard old
detergent.Use fresh detergent.
Dishes may not be loaded properly. Be sure items
do not protrude from front of bottom rack
preventing detergent cup from opening.
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Warranty Information
DISHWASHER WARRANTY
Your dishwasher is protected by this warranty
THE CONSUMER WILL BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
WARRANTY
PERIOD
THROUGH OUR AUTHORIZED SERVICERS,
WE WILL:
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
One year from original
purchase date.
Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance
which prove to be defective in materials or workmanship.
Costs of service calls that are listed under
NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE
CONSUMER.*
EXTENDED LIMITED
2ND YEAR
WARRANTY
Two years from
original purchase date.
Replace any parts in the Water Distribution System which fail
because of a manufacturing defect. This includes the motor,
pump, lower wash arm and soft or hard food disposer on all models,
plus the wash tower, upper spray arms with associated supply
tube, and filter assembly on models including these features.
Associated inlet and drain plumbing parts are not covered by this
warranty.
Associated inlet and drain plumbing parts. Costs
for pickup and delivery of the product required
because of service; and all costs for labor and
transportation.
EXTENDED LIMITED
2ND - 5TH YEAR
WARRANTY
Second through fifth years (Electronic Controls, Nylon Racks and TufRacks) For models
from original purchase date. with electronic controls, replace any electronic control that fails
due to a manufacturing defect. For models with nylon-coated
racks or TufRacks, replace any original upper or lower nyloncoated rack or TufRack that peels or rusts due to a manufacturing
defect.
Costs for pickup and delivery of the product required
because of service; and all costs for labor and
transportation.
EXTENDED LIMITED
2ND - 10TH YEAR
Second through tenth years Provide a replacement tub or door liner if the original tub or door
from original purchase date. liner fails to contain water because of a manufacturing defect.
Door seals; any costs for pickup and delivery of the
product required because of service; and all costs
for labor and transportation.
LIMITED WARRANTY
(Applicable to the
State of Alaska)
Time periods listed above.
Costs of the technician's travel to the home and any
costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance
required because of service.
All of the provisions of the full warranties above and the
exclusions listed below apply.
In the U.S.A., your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Home Products, Inc. We authorize no person to change or add to any of our obligations under
this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by us or an authorized Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
servicer. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp.
*NORMAL
RESPONSIBILITIES
OF THE
CONSUMER
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the items
listed below:
1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.
2. Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in
accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.
3. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose
connections or defects in house wiring.
4. 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 was shipped from the factory.
5. Damages to finish after installation.
6. Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).
EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. 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.
2. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in ordinary
household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.
3. Damages caused by services performed by persons other than Electrolux Home Products, Inc., Electrolux Canada
Corp. or their authorized servicers; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux parts; obtained from persons other than
such servicers; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.
4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.
IF YOU NEED
SERVICE
Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the warranty
period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. This
written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. Service under
this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux Home Products, Inc. or Electrolux Canada Corp.
This warranty only applies in the 50 states of the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico, and Canada. Product features or specifications as described or
illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is
warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp.
05-U-DW-01(Rev. 01/2002)
USA 800•944•9044
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Canada 866•213•9397
Electrolux Canada Corp.
6150 McLaughlin Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4C2
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