Operating instructions | Frigidaire 154889301 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 ............... 11
Product Registration ........................................... 3
Factors Affecting Performance .......................... 12
Dishwasher Features ......................................... 4
Care and Cleaning ........................................... 13
Operating Instructions ..................................... 5-6
Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems .. 14-15
Preparing and Loading Dishes ........................ 7-10
Warranty ........................................................ 16
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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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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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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.
NOTE
Why Energy Efficicent Units run long cycles: Several
factors are important to washing disware. The energy
use of your dishwasher was reduced by applying more of
the factors that don’t use so much energy and less of the
ones that use more. As a result, you will see that the
wash cycles take longer.
dishwashers—IT'S QUIETER.
Your dishwasher with it’s Precision Direct Wash
System® has many enhancements to reduce it’s
sound level. Still, it is normal to hear some of what is
going on inside. The was cycles include several
instances of water entering the unit (splashing), the
wash pump running to spray water on the dishware
(motor & splashing) and the drain pump running to
dishcharge the dirty water and soils. Variations in the
pumping/spraying sounds are normal. During a cycle
the pump switches on and off many times, and
operation switches back and forth between wash arms
to provide the best cleaning performance.
If you select the Normal Cycle, twice during the cycle
you will hear the wash motor going on and off at a
much different cadence. The pump will pulse several
times, repeatedly turning on for less than a second
and off for 10 seconds. This allows it to drive soils off
the filter and into the drain while using very little
water. If, after selecting the Normal Cycle, you select
either the Sanitize or Hi-Temp Wash options your
dishwasher will understand that a stronger wash is
needed and it will not use this pulsing routine.
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 spray arms onto the dishware. 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 Model.
Nozzle and Upper Spray Arm
Top Rack
Tub Gasket
Cup Shelves
Serial Label
(located on right
side of tub)
Bowl Tines
Middle Spray Arm
Silverware
Basket
Bottom Rack
Lower Spray Arm
Glass Trap
Overfill Protector
Heating Element
Detergent Dispenser
Rinse Aid
Dispenser
Vent
Getting Started
1.
2.
3.
4.
Load dishwasher
Add detergent
Add rinse aid
Select desired CYCLE. The indicator light above the
pad will glow when selected.
5. Select desired OPTIONS. The indicator light above the
pad will glow when selected.
6. Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher until water is
hot. Turn water off.
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* Appearance may vary from your model.
7. To start, press START/CANCEL pad.
8. Close door to latch.
NOTE
To customize your dishwasher to match your cabinets:
• You will need a Trim Kit.
• See Step 10 of the Installation Instructions that came
with your dishwasher for more information.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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. During the main wash
and final rinse, recirculating fluid returning from being
sprayed on the dishware is continually heated. As needed,
the cycle is lengthened to assure that the fluid temperatures
critical to wash and rinse are achieved. Selection of higher
temperature options to handle heavier soils or to sanitize
dishware will result in longer cycle responses.
Options Selections
Hi-Temp Wash
When the 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. The HI-TEMP WASH option
can be used with all cycles except RINSE ONLY and TOP
RACK. The HI-TEMP WASH is automatically provided when
the 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.
Heated Dry/Air Dry
Use of the Heated Dry option, especially in combination with
use of a rinse agent, will enhance drying. If Air Dry is
selected the heater will be de-activated during the drying
phase of the selected wash cycle. This will slightly lower the
energy use but will increase the likelihood that the dishware
wil not dry completely
NOTE
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 be
maintained at that temperature as needed. 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 about 120°F (49°C).
An indicator light will be lit at the end of the cycle only when
the Sanitize criteria has definitely been met. If the cycle is
interrupted by the opening of the dishwasher door during a
crucial part of the cycle, if there is a power failure or if the
incoming water was too cold to allow the sanitization
temperatures to be reached in the allowed time the
indicator will not be lit.
To turn off the SANITIZE option, press the pad a second
time. The light above the pad will turn off.
Delay Start
The DELAY START option allows you to automatically
delay starting your dishwasher 2-4-6 hours.
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. Pressing it a second time will cancel the cyle and
initiate a 90 second drain.
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, the next desired
cycle may be selected.
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
washing
power
plus
normal
wash
top
rack
rinse
only
air
dry
sanitize
hi temp
wash
delay
start
2
drying
4
clean
6
sanitized
START
cancel
hold to lock
Not all cycles available on all models.
Cycle Chart
Water
(approx.)
Time*
(Hours)
Washes/
Rinses
Cycle
To Select Cycle
Soil Level
Heavy Wash
For pots, pans, casseroles and
dinnerware with
dried-on or baked-on soils.
Select HEAVY WASH and
desired OPTIONS.
HI-TEMP WASH will
automatically be provided,
SANITIZE.
Heavy to
Medium
Normal Wash
For heavier, greasy soils and for
sanitization.
Select NORMAL WASH and
desired OPTIONS including
SANITIZE or HI-TEMP WASH.
Heavy to Light
8 gal.
7 imp. gal.
31 liters
2 1/4
Normal Wash
For regularly soiled dishes and
silverware.
Select NORMAL WASH and
desired OPTIONS.
Medium to
Light
4 gal.
3 imp. gal.
16 liters
2
3 washes
2 rinses
Select TOP RACK and desired
OPTIONS.
Light or prerinsed
4 gal.
3 imp. gal.
14 liters
1 1/4
2 washes
1 rinse
Top Rack
For lightly soiled or pre-rinsed
dishes and silverware when you
do not have a full load.
Rinse Only
For rinsing dishes that will be
washed later.
Select RINSE ONLY.
DO NOT USE detergent.
9 gal.
8 imp. gal.
34 liters
2 1/4
2 gal.
2 imp. gal.
8 liters
1/4
4 washes
4 rinses
5 washes
2 rinses
2 rinses
* Includes dry time
Status Indicator Lights
The WASHING light (some models) comes on at the
beginning of cycle and remains on until the end of the main
wash.
Whether heated or unheated dry is selected the DRYING
light will come on during the drying portion of the cycle.
With exception of the Rinse Only cycle, the CLEAN light will
come on at end of cycle and remain on until door is opened.
When the SANITIZE option is selected, the SANITIZED light
will glow when the SANITIZE cycle is finished. The light will
remain on until the door is opened. If the dishwasher did
not properly sanitize the dishes, the light will not come on.
This can happen if the cycle is interrupted.
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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 AIR DRY
pad for 8 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
same pad AIR DRY, until the indicator light goes out.
PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES
Dish Preparation
Scrape away large pieces of food, bones, pits, toothpicks,
etc. The continuously filtered wash fluid 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 pre-rinse or use the Rinse Only cycle 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.
10 place settings standard loading pattern
• If the dishwasher
drains into a food
disposer, be sure
disposer is
completely empty
before starting
the dishwasher.
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 cupshelves up and out of the way unless
needed.
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 casserole dishes. Open
completely for those hard-to-fit items. As you load your
dishwasher, you will find many other ways to use this
unique feature.
Top Rack Cycle
The TOP RACK cycle can be used to wash a wide
assortment of lightly soiled 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.
Press the Lever toward the center of the rack and pull
straight up on the rack
Lever
10 place settings standard loading pattern
To lower the upper rack, press the lever and push down on
the rack.
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 outer
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 of
the middle spray arm.
Be sure pan handles or other dishware items do not
protrude through the bottom of the rack and block the
lower spray arm rotation.
12 place settings standard loading pattern
on select models (Fold Down Tines)
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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)
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.
Loading the Silverware Basket
Adding a Dish
To add or remove items after wash cycle starts:
• Unlatch door and wait a few seconds until wash
action stops before opening.
• Add the item and wait a few seconds to allow cold air
to slowly expand inside dishwasher.
• 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 may cause oversudsing.
•
If detergent packs or tabs do not fully dissolve at the
end of the cycle, place pack/tab directly on the bottom
of the dishwasher and close the dispenser cover.
•
When using automatic dishwashing detergent tabs, or
pacs 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 may not dissolve properly.
surface damage that appears like a film but cannot be
wiped off. 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
Pre Wash Cup
Rinse Aid Indicator
If the cover is closed on the Main Wash Cup, open
by pressing the cover latch.
Cover
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.
Main Wash Cup
Cover Latch
How much Detergent to use
Pre Wash Cup
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. Usin too much detergent in
soft water can cause etching to some glassware which is
Rinse Aid Indicator
If the cover is closed on the Main Wash Cup, open
by pressing the cover latch.
* Apperance may vary from your model.
Detergent Usage Guide
Cycle
Soft Water
(0-3 grains)
Medium Hard Water
(4-8 grains)
Hard Water
(9-12 grains)
Heavy Wash
or
Normal Wash
Top Rack
2 teaspoons
(each cup–
1/4 full)
5 teaspoons
(each cup–fill to line
above "Regular")
8 teaspoons
(each cup– completely
full)
2 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–
5 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–fill to
line above "Regular")
8 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–
completely full)
No Detergent
No Detergent
1/4 full)
Rinse Only
No Detergent
Very Hard Water*
(over 12 grains)
Each Cup–
Completely Full
(water softener
recommended)
Main Wash Cup–
Completely Full
(water softener
recommended)
No Detergent
(water softener
recommended)
As a rule, use 1 teaspoon for each grain above 12. For very hard water, detergent alone may not be
NOTE
enough and then a water softener is recommended to improve water quality and dishwashing performance.
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FACTORS AFFECTING PERFORMANCE
Rinse Aid
Rinse aid greatly improves drying, reduces water
spots and filming, and lubricates wash arm
bearings for proper rotations. With it, 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 the setting.
Dispenser Opening
Water Pressure
The hot water line to the dishwasher must provide water
pressure between 20 and 120 psi.
Low water pressure may occur when laundry or showers
are in operation. If you experience poor wash
perfomance you may need to wait until water use is
reduced before starting your dishwasher.
Water Temperature
Hot water is needed for best dishwashing and drying
results. Water entering the dishwasher should be about
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 the water
stream 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.
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
CAUTION
WARNING
Burn Hazard
Allow heating element to cool before
cleaning the interior.
Failure to do so can result in burns.
Outside —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 selfcleaning with normal use. If needed, clean around the
tub gasket area with a
damp cloth.
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,
rotate, lift out, empty and replace.
NOTE
Hard water may cause lime deposit buildup on the
interior of the dishwasher. For cleaning instructions see
“Removing Spots and Film” section.
Overfill Protector—keeps dishwasher from
overfilling and is located in the left front corner of the tub.
• Clean occasionally with
household cleaner containing
vinegar or bleach to dissolve
any buildup.
• Overfill Protector should move
up and down freely about one
inch. If it does not move, lift
and clean underneath.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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.
• Make sure rinse aid dispenser is filled.
• Check to see that proper amount of detergent is being
used for cycle selected. (See Detergent Usage Guide.)
• Home water pressure may be too low—it should be
20 to 120 pounds per square inch (psi).
Food Soils Left on Dishes
Dishware Chipped
• 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 close
to 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.
• Make sure items are not blocking the spray arms,
preventing them from rotating.
Dishes not Dry
• Deselect air dry option.
• Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is filled.
• Increase the discharge setting of rinse aid. (See Rinse
Aid.)
• Check the incoming water temperature. Be sure it is
close to 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. Load
them at the far left and right of the upper rack so they
will be held in a tipped position.
Glassware/Flatware Spotted or
Cloudy
• Check water hardness and adjust amount of detergent.
For extremely hard water, it may be necessary to
install a water softener. (See Detergent Usage Guide.)
• 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.
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• 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.
Dishware Stained or Discolored
• 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.
Etching
• Using too much detergent especially in soft or softened
water causes permanent surface damage that appears
like a film.
• Adjust the amount of detergent based on the water
hardness. (Check Detergent Chart.)
• Use the Normal cycle for glassware.
• Use no heat dry option.
Water in Bottom of Tub
• Water left in the tub bottom after the cycle is complete is
not normal. If water remains in the bottom of the tub,
the dishwasher may not be draining properly. (See
Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly.)
SOLUTIONS TO COMMON DISHWASHING PROBLEMS
Detergent Left in Cups
Cycle Takes a Long Time
• Detergent may be old. Discard and use fresh detergent.
• Is cycle in a water heating delay?
• Has the delay start option been selected?
• Has the sanitize option been selected? Selecting this
option will lengthen the cycle.
• Consult Cycle Chart for Normal cycle times.
• Be sure the dish load doesn’t block spray from entering
the detergent cup.
• Check to see if cycle has been completed.
• Make sure items do not prevent the detergent dispenser
from opening.
Dishwasher Leaks
• Use only fresh detergent designed for automatic
dishwashers. Measure detergent carefully. Try a
different brand.
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 the dishwasher to pause (no sound)
when the wash action is switching between the lower
and middle spray arms.
• See Normal Operating Sounds on page 3.
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 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.
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.)
• Soils remaining on the heating element will create an
odor during the drying cycle.
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 air dry option will lessen
staining.
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.
15
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
10200 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
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Canada
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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