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200, 500, 700, 800 Series
Safety
Instructions ......................... 2
Features .............................. 3
Normal Operating
Sounds ................................ 4
Operating
Instructions ....................... 4-6
Preparing and
Loading Dishes................. 6-8
Dishwasher Dispenser
and Detergents ................ 9-10
Factors Affecting
Performance ...................... 10
Care and
Cleaning ............................. 11
Record All Information For
Future Reference
Connecting Portable
Dishwasher ........................ 12
Brand:
Solutions to Common
Dishwashing Problems ...13-15
Purchase Date:
Model #:
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Warranty & Service .............................. 16
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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.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
©2003 Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Printed in U.S.A.
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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.
Tub Gasket
page 11
Funnel
pages
7,13
Nozzle and Upper Spray
(some models)
Top Rack
page 7
Middle Spray Arm
pages 7,13
Serial Label
(located on right
side of tub)
Lower Spray Arm
pages 8,13
Bottom Rack
page 8
Overfill Protector
page 11
Glass Trap
page 11
Prewash Detergent Cup
page 9
Self-Cleaning Filter
page 11
Detergent Dispenser
page 9
Heating Element
page 11
Rinse Aid
Dispenser
page 10
Vent
pages
4,6,14
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Operating Instructions
Vent
Latch
Appearance may vary from your model.
2. Add detergent (See Dishwasher Dispenser
& Detergents).
3. Add rinse aid, if needed (See Rinse Aid).
4. Turn dial clockwise to select cycle (See
Cycle Chart) or number of hours for delay
start.
5. Select desired energy OPTIONS (See
Energy Options). The indicator will show red
when selected.
6. If using DELAY START, see "Delay Start."
7. For instructions on connecting the portable
dishwasher, see “Connecting and
Disconnecting the Portable/Convertible
Dishwasher.”
8. Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher
until water is hot. Turn water off.
9. To start, close door to latch.
Very Important
Information—Read Before
Operating Your Dishwasher!
Normal Operating
Sounds
This dishwasher does not sound like most
dishwashers—IT’S QUIETER.
Your Precision 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.
Delay Start (available select
The next sound you will hear is the
splashing water as it enters the tub. Then the
lower arm rotates and circulates water. This
is followed by a pause and a slightly different
sound as the middle arm sprays water. If you
listen closely, you will hear the change in
sound as the wash action switches from one
arm to the other.
models)
Allows you to delay starting the POTS & PANS
cycle.
• Turn dial to select number of hours.
• Select HI-TEMP WASH ON option and
other desired options.
• Close door to latch. The DELAY START light
(available select models) will come on.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you compare
this dishwasher to previous models, you
may be surprised at what you DON’T
hear!
Plate Warmer (available select
models)
For warming dishes and serving plates before
serving hot foods:
• Load clean plates and dishes to be warmed.
• Turn dial to PLATE WARMER.
• Select HEAT DRY ON option.
Getting Started
1. Load dishwasher (See Preparing and
Loading Dishes).
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Operating Instructions (continued)
Wash Cycle Selections
Note: Cycle times are approximate and will vary with options selected. Not all cycles available on all models.
Cycle Chart
Cycle
Description
To Select Cycle
Pots &
Pans
For pots, pans,
casseroles, and
dinnerware with dried-on
or baked-on soils.
• Press MAIN CYCLES pad.
• Select HI-TEMP WASH ON option.
• Select other desired options.
• Turn dial to POTS & PANS.
7.2 gal.
6.0 imp. gal.
27.3 liters
84 min.
2 washes
4 rinses
Heavy
Wash
For heavily soiled dishes • Turn dial to POTS & PANS/HEAVY
and silverware.
WASH.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
7.2 gal.
6.0 imp. gal.
27.3 liters
82 min.
2 washes
4 rinses
Normal
Wash
For regularly soiled dishes • Press MAIN CYCLES pad.
• Select desired options.
and silverware.
• Turn dial to NORMAL WASH.
6.0 gal.
5.0 imp. gal.
22.7 liters
78 min.
2 washes
3 rinses
Light
For lightly soiled or prerinsed dishes and
silverware.
• Press MAIN CYCLES pad.
• Select desired options.
• Turn dial to LIGHT/CHINA.
4.8 gal.
4.0 imp. gal.
18.2 liters
71 min.
1 wash
3 rinses
China
For lightly soiled china
and crystal.
• Press CHINA ONLY pad.
• Select drying option.
• Turn dial to LIGHT/CHINA.
Note: HI-TEMP WASH option is not
recommended for use with this cycle.
4.8 gal.
4.0 imp. gal.
18.2 liters
71 min.
1 wash
3 rinses
• Press MAIN CYCLES pad.
• Select desired options.
• Turn dial to GLASSES.
3.6
3.0
13.6
1.2
1.0
4.5
63 min.
1 wash
2 rinses
12 min.
1 rinse
Glasses For glasses and other
lightly soiled items.
Rinse
Hold
Water
(approx.)
For rinsing dishes that will • DO NOT USE detergent.
be washed later.
• Turn dial to RINSE HOLD.
• Select HEAT DRY OFF.
gal.
imp. gal.
liters
gal.
imp. gal.
liters
Time*
Washes/
(approx.) Rinses
* Includes dry time.
Energy Options
Hi-Temp Wash Option (available
select models)
Hi-Temp Rinse Option (available
select models)
When HI-TEMP WASH ON option is selected, the
dishwasher heats the water in the main wash to
approximately 140°F (60°C). Wash action will
continue but timer will not advance until proper
temperature is reached. The hotter water provided
by this option helps activate dishwasher detergent
to clean food grease and soil from dishes. HITEMP WASH ON option can be used with any
cycle except RINSE HOLD and is not
recommended for use with CHINA.
To turn off option, select HI-TEMP WASH OFF.
When HI-TEMP RINSE ON option is selected, the
dishwasher heats the water in the final rinse to
approximately 140°F (60°C). This will speed
drying and reduce spotting. HI-TEMP RINSE ON
option can be used with any cycle except RINSE
HOLD.
To turn off option, select HI-TEMP RINSE OFF.
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Operating
Instructions (continued)
Preparing and
Loading Dishes
Heat Dry Option
Dish Preparation
HEAT DRY ON option provides faster drying since
the heating element is on during the drying portion
of cycle.
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.
The HEAT DRY option in combination with rinse
aid will give you excellent drying results. The
energy to use HEAT DRY costs pennies per cycle.
You may turn off the HEAT DRY option, however
you will have items in your dish load that will not be
dry at the end of the cycle.
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.
With either option, you may see water vapor
coming from vent during the washing and/or drying
portion of cycle. On some models, the vent is
closed during washing to hold moisture and sound
inside and then opens for drying.
• Load racks so that large items do not
prevent the detergent dispenser from
opening.
The drying option may be changed at any time
during the cycle and affects only the drying period.
• 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.
Status Indicator Lights
(available select models)
When DELAY START option is selected, the
Delay Start light will glow as timer counts
down to begin cycle.
The WASHING LIGHT comes on at the
beginning of the cycle and remains on until the
end of the main wash.
CLEAN light comes on when a cycle is
complete. To turn it off, turn dial slightly until
light goes off.
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Preparing and Loading Dishes (continued)
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.
Loading the Top Rack
Features and appearance of racks and
silverware basket may vary from your model.
Important: Do not cover the funnel when
loading.
The top rack is designed for cups, glasses,
small plates, saucers, bowls and plastic items.
Damage may occur to glasses and plastic
items if placed in bottom rack.
Load items with open ends facing down for
better cleaning and draining.
Long-handled knives and utensils can be
placed in top rack.
Damage may occur if delicate items touch
each other during dishwasher operation.
Be sure nothing protrudes through the bottom
of the rack to block rotation of middle spray
arm.
Do not cover funnel
Do not cover funnel
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Preparing and Loading Dishes (continued)
Loading the Bottom Rack
Loading the Silverware
Basket
Features and appearance of racks and
silverware basket may vary from your model.
Mix spoons, forks and knives to prevent
nesting. Mixing items gives better cleaning and
drying.
Make sure tall items do not block spray arm
rotation.
Place plates and platters so that they do not
touch.
Place bowls, casseroles and sauce pans with
the soiled surface facing down or toward the
center. Tilt slightly for better drainage.
Be sure pan handles do not protrude through
the bottom of the rack and block the spray arm
rotation.
For safety, load sharp knives and forks with
handles up.
Be sure nothing protrudes through bottom of
basket or rack to block the spray arm.
Do not mix silver and stainless to avoid
damaging the silver finish.
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.
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Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents
Filling the Detergent Dispenser
How much Detergent to use
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.
The amount of detergent to use depends on the
water hardness. Water hardness is measured in
grains per gallon. Using too little detergent can
result in poor cleaning and hard water filming or
spotting. Using too much detergent in soft water
can cause a permanent film called etching. Your
local water company, water softener company or
county extension agent can tell you the water
hardness in your area.
•
Use only fresh automatic dishwashing
detergent. Other detergents will cause
oversudsing.
•
When using automatic dishwashing detergent
tabs, place one tab in main wash cup and
close.
•
Add detergent just before starting cycle.
•
Store detergent in a cool, dry location. Moist
or caked detergent will not dissolve properly.
Pre Wash Cup
Cover Latch
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)
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)
Glasses
2 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–
1/4 full)
5 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–fill to
line above "Regular")
8 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–
completely full)
Main Wash Cup–
Completely Full
(water softener
recommended)
Rinse Hold
No Detergent
No Detergent
No Detergent
No Detergent
(water softener
recommended)
Pots & Pans
Heavy Wash
Normal Wash
Light
China
*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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Dishwasher
Dispenser &
Detergents (continued)
Factors Affecting
Performance
Rinse Aid
Water Pressure
Rinse aid greatly improves drying and
reduces water spots and filming. Water
“sheets” off dishes rather than forming water
droplets that cling and leave spots.
The hot water line to dishwasher must provide
water pressure between 20 and 120 psi.
Low water pressure may occur when laundry
or showers are in operation. Wait until water
use is reduced before starting dishwasher.
A dispenser, located next to the detergent cup,
automatically releases a measured amount of
rinse aid during the last rinse. If spotting and
poor drying are problems, increase the
amount of rinse aid dispensed by rotating the
dial to a higher number. The dial is located
under the dispenser cap. The indicator will be
dark when full and will show clear when it is
time to refill.
Water Temperature
Hot water is needed for best dishwashing and
drying results. Water entering dishwasher
should be at least 120°F (49°C) to give
satisfactory results.
To check water temperature entering
dishwasher:
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.
• 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.
Do not overfill since this can cause
oversudsing. Wipe up any spills with a damp
cloth.
The dispenser holds enough for 35 to 140
washes, depending on setting.
Dispenser Opening
Less
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 give you excellent drying results.
The energy to use HEAT DRY costs pennies
per cycle. You may turn off the HEAT DRY
option, however you will have items in your
dish load that will not be dry at the end of the
cycle.
More
Adjustable setting
Dispenser Cap
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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. A drain air
gap is usually mounted on countertop and can
be inspected by removing the cover. This is not
part of your dishwasher and is not covered by
warranty.
Burn Hazard
Allow heating element to cool
before cleaning the interior.
Failure to do so can result in
burns.
Outside—Occasionally wipe with a mild
nonabrasive detergent and water. Rinse and
dry.
Models with Stainless Steel Door—
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.
Property Damage Hazard
Freezing temperatures may cause water
lines to rupture. Be sure all supply lines to
and circulating lines within dishwasher are
protected.
Inside—The inside of the dishwasher is self-
Failure to do so could result in property
damage.
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.
Winterizing
A dishwasher left in an unheated place should
be protected from freezing. Have a qualified
person do the following:
To Disconnect Service:
1. Turn off electrical power to the dishwasher
at the supply source by removing fuses or
tripping circuit breaker.
2. Shut off water supply.
3. Place a pan under the inlet valve.
Disconnect water line from inlet valve and
drain into pan.
4. Disconnect drain line from pump and drain
water into pan.
Note: See Installation Instructions for more
details.
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.
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 NORMAL cycle.
4. Check connections to make sure they do
not leak.
Note: See Installation Instructions for more
details.
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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.
Faucet Adapter Assembly
IMPORTANT: Make sure door is latched before moving dishwasher.
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
For Inside can connect dishwasher.
For Outside
Threaded 1. Remove faucet adapter assembly from literature package.
Threaded
Faucet
2. Unscrew existing sink faucet aerator.
Faucet
Use
3. Check faucet spout to see if threads are inside or outside.
Thick
Use Thin
• If threads are on inside of faucet spout, use both thick and thin rubber
and
Washer
Thin
washers.
Only
Washers
• If threads are on outside of faucet spout, use thin rubber washer only.
Two Brass
• If faucet has no threads, an adapter kit with instructions for attachment
Adapter
Screens
(Dual
to a non-threaded spout is available at most hardware stores.
should be
Thread)
below the 4. Assemble faucet spout as shown. Make sure the two brass screens are
located below the rubber washers.
rubber
washers
Connecting the Portable/Convertible Dishwasher
Connecting the Portable
Faucet Adapter Assembly
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Collar
Getting Water While Dishwasher is Running
Coupler
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.
When connector snaps into place, release collar.
Slowly turn on hot water all the way.
Plug power cord into grounded outlet.
You can get water from the faucet while the dishwasher is connected.
However, avoid getting water when the dishwasher is filling or draining.
1. Press red button on coupler to get the water you want. The faucet is set on
hot, adjust faucet if you want cold.
2. Be sure hot water is turned back on all the way to complete cycle.
Disconnecting the Portable/Convertible Dishwasher
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.
1. When cycle has finished, turn off hot water.
2. Press red button on coupler to release water pressure being careful not to
release coupler.
3. Press down on collar to release coupler.
4. Empty remaining water from coupler and return it to compartment.
5. Unplug power cord and return it to compartment.
IMPORTANT: A sink spray attachment hose can burst due to constant water
pressure while in use. If your spray hose is installed on same water line as the
dishwasher, we suggest you disconnect the sink spray attachment and plug
the 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.
Grounding type wall receptacle
Do not under any circumstances cut, remove or bypass the grounding prong
from this plug.
Converting to Built-In
Your portable dishwasher can be converted to a built-in (undercounter) model.
Power supply cord with 3-prong A conversion kit No. 154241302 is required and is available from your local
dealer or distributor. Instructions are included with the kit.
grounding plug
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Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems
Before calling for service, review this list. It
may save you both time and expense. This
list includes common experiences that are
not the result of defective workmanship or
material in your dishwasher.
Glassware/Flatware Spotted or
Cloudy
• Check water hardness. For extremely hard
water, it may be necessary to install a water
softener. (See Detergent Chart.)
• Water temperature may be low. Avoid
extremely low or high temperatures. (See
Factors Affecting Performance.)
• Avoid overloading and improper loading.
(See Preparing and Loading Dishes.)
• Use fresh detergent. Old detergent is
ineffective.
• Make sure rinse aid dispenser is filled.
• Check to see that proper amount of
detergent is being used for cycle selected.
Also, check phosphate level. (See
Detergent Dispenser.)
• Home water pressure may be too low—it
should be 20 to 120 pounds per square
inch (psi).
Food Soils Left on Dishes
• Choose another cycle for longer washing
time.
• Check rack loading section for proper
loading—avoid nesting items.
• Home water pressure may be too low—
should be 20 to 120 pounds per square
inch (psi).
• Check incoming water temperature. It
should be at least 120°F (49°C). (See
Factors Affecting Performance.)
• Select HI-TEMP WASH option.
• Check water hardness. For extremely hard
water, it may be necessary to install a water
softener. (See Detergent Chart.)
• Use fresh detergent.
• Check to make sure funnel in top rack is not
blocked.
• Make sure items are not blocking the spray
arms, preventing them from rotating.
Dishware Chipped
• Load with care and do not overload. (See
Preparing and Loading Dishes.)
• Place delicate items in top rack.
• Place glasses securely against pins and
not over pins.
• Load items so they are secure and don’t jar
loose when moving racks in and out. Move
racks in and out slowly.
• Make sure tall glasses and stemware will
clear top of tub when rack is pushed in.
• Fine antique china and crystal should be
hand-washed.
Dishes not Dry
• Select heat dry option.
• Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is filled.
• Increase the amount of rinse aid. (See
Rinse Aid.)
• Check the incoming water temperature. Be
sure it is at least 120°F (49°C).
• Check for proper loading—avoid nesting
items.
• Plastic items may need to be towel dried.
• Cups with a concave bottom will collect
water.
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Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems
(continued)
Dishware Stained or Discolored
Dishwasher Leaks
• Tea and coffee can stain cups. Remove the
stains by hand washing in a solution of 1/2
cup (120 ml) bleach and one quart (1 L) of
warm water. Rinse thoroughly.
• Iron deposits in water can cause a yellow or
brown film. A special filter installed in the
water supply line will correct this problem.
(See Removing Spots and Film.)
• Aluminum utensils can leave gray/black
marks when they rub against other items.
Load properly.
• Certain high acid foods can cause
discoloration of stainless steel and plastics
if allowed to sit for a long period. Use the
Rinse/Hold cycle or rinse by hand if not
operating dishwasher at once.
• Mixing stainless steel and silver utensils in
silverware basket can cause pitting of the
stainless steel blades. Avoid mixing
stainless steel and silver.
• Use only fresh detergent designed for
automatic dishwashers. Measure detergent
carefully. Try a different brand.
• Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead
to overflowing. Wipe up any spills with a
damp cloth.
• Check to see that dishwasher is level. (See
Installation Instructions.)
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
Etching
• Water left in bottom of tub after cycle is
complete is not normal. If water remains in
the bottom of the tub, dishwasher may not
be draining properly. (See Dishwasher
Does Not Drain Properly.)
• 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 the Heat Dry Off option.
Vapor at Vent
• Water vapor escapes from the vent during
the washing and/or drying part of cycle.
This is normal.
Detergent Left in Cups
Dishwasher Won’t Run
• Detergent may be old. Discard and use
fresh detergent.
• Be sure water action can reach the
dispenser.
• Check to see if cycle has been completed.
• Make sure items do not prevent the
detergent dispenser from opening.
• Check to see if circuit breaker is tripped or if
a fuse is blown.
• Make sure water supply is turned on.
• Check to see if cycle is set correctly. (See
Operating Instructions.)
• Is dishwasher set for delay start option?
• Make sure door is closed and latched.
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Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems
(continued)
Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly
Stains on Tub Interior
• 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.
• 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 will reduce the chance of
staining. Using HEAT DRY OFF 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 POTS & PANS/HEAVY WASH
cycle. Close and latch door.
4. Allow dishwasher to run for 25 minutes to
reach the main wash portion of cycle.
5. Unlatch and open door and pour 2 cups of
white vinegar into the bottom of
dishwasher.
6. Close and latch door and allow cycle to
finish.
Note: If these conditions persist, a home water
softener should be considered.
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?
• Check your home circuit breaker or fuse
box.
• Check inlet hose for a kink.
• 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. Rinse dishes if not
running dishwasher at once.
• 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.)
To customize your dishwasher to match your cabinets:
• You will need a trim kit.
• See Step 10 of Installation Instructions that came with your dishwasher for more
information.
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Major Appliance Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of
purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to
be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in
accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1.
Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or
Canada.
3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4. Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6.
Products used in a commercial setting.
7.
Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances
not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9.
Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves,
etc.,which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or
knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip
charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors,
cabinets, walls, etc.
13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than
genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or
external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR.
ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS
PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN
LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE
DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need
Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone
numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances
North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada
Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and
parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or
specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Electrolux Major Appliances
North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
Canada
1.800.668.4606
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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