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Dishwasher
Use & Care Manual
3000 SpeedClean Series with AquaSurge
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Safety
Instructions ........................
2
Features .............................
3
Normal Operating
Sounds ...............................
4
Operating
Instructions ...................... 4-8
Preparing and
Loading Dishes .............. 9-13
Dishwasher Dispenser
and Detergents .............. 14-15
Factors Affecting
Performance ..................... 15
Care and
Cleaning ............................ 16
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Dishwashing Problems...17-19
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Warranty & Service ............................. 20
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Important Safety Instructions
marked. Items that are not dishwasher safe
may melt and create a potential fire hazard.
• If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer,
make sure disposer is completely empty before
running dishwasher.
This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire, and
electrical shock.
• Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher
before servicing.
• Repairs should be done by a qualified
technician.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or
injury when using your dishwasher, follow
basic precautions including the following:
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Do not touch the heating element during or
immediately after use.
• Read all instructions before using your
dishwasher.
• Use your dishwasher only as instructed in this
Use and Care Manual.
• This Manual does not cover every possible
condition and situation that may occur. Use
common sense and caution when installing,
operating and maintaining any appliance.
• NSF certified residential dishwashers are not
intended for licensed food establishments.
•
Use care unloading the dishware when the
SANITIZE option has been selected. Contents
may be hot to the touch immediately after the
end of cycle.
•
Water vapor from the vent may be hot to the
touch when the SANITIZE option has been
selected. Use care and do not let small children
play around or touch the vent area of the
dishwasher.
• When loading items to be washed:
• DISHWASHER MUST BE ELECTRICALLY
GROUNDED. Read the Installation Instructions
for details.
• This dishwasher is designed to operate on
regular house current (120 V, 60 Hz). Use a
circuit equipped with a 15 ampere fuse or circuit
breaker. Use a 20 ampere fuse if dishwasher is
connected with a food waste disposer.
• Do not operate dishwasher unless all enclosure
panels are in their proper place.
• To avoid entrapment and/or suffocation, remove
door or door latch mechanism from any
dishwasher that is discarded or not in use.
• Keep young children and infants away from
dishwasher when it is operating.
• Do not let children abuse, sit, stand or play on
door or racks of a dishwasher.
• Use only detergents and rinse agents
recommended for use in a dishwasher.
• Store dishwasher detergent and rinse agents
out of the reach of children.
• Do not wash plastic items unless marked
“dishwasher safe” or the equivalent. Check with
manufacturer for recommendations, if not
- Locate sharp items and knives so that they
are not likely to damage the door seal or
tub.
- Load sharp items and knives with the
handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type
injuries.
• Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water system that has not
been used for 2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN
GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If hot water system has
not been used for such a period, before using
dishwasher, turn on all hot water faucets and let
water flow from each for several minutes. This
will release any accumulated hydrogen gas.
HYDROGEN GAS IS FLAMMABLE. Do not
smoke or use an open flame during this time.
• Do not store or use combustible materials,
gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids
in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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All rights reserved.
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2
Dishwasher Features
Your dishwasher cleans by spraying a mixture of hot water and detergent through the spray arms against
soiled surfaces. 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.
Upper Spray Arm
Tub Gasket
Top Rack
pages 9-11
Middle Spray Arm
page 9
Removable
Versa-tray
pages 10,11
Bowl Tines
page 10
Adjustable Upper Rack
page 10
Serial Label
(located on right side
of tub)
Removable High Side
Shelf
page 12
Bottom Rack
page 11,12
Silverware Basket
page 13
Lower Spray Arm
Glass Trap
page 16
Overfill Protector
page 16
Self-Cleaning Filter
page 16
Detergent Dispenser
page 14
Heating Element
page 16
Rinse Aid
Dispenser
page 15
Vent
pages
4,18
3
Operating Instructions
Appearance may vary from your model.
Getting Started
Very Important
Information—Read Before
1. Load dishwasher (See Preparing and Loading
Dishes).
2. Add detergent (See Dishwasher Dispenser &
Detergents).
3. Add rinse aid, if needed (See Rinse Aid).
4. Close door to latch.
5. Select desired CYCLE (See Cycle Chart). The
indicator light above the pad will glow when
selected.
6. Select desired OPTIONS (See Energy
Options). The indicator light above the pad will
glow when selected.
7. Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher until
water is hot. Turn water off.
8. To start, press START/CANCEL pad.
Note: The dishwasher is programmed to
remember your last cycle so you do not have to
reset each time. To start the dishwasher using
the same cycle and options selected on the
previous wash, just press the START/CANCEL
pad.
Operating Your Dishwasher!
Normal Operating
Sounds
This dishwasher does not sound like most
dishwashers—IT'S QUIETER.
Your Precision Direct Wash System®
dishwasher uses energy efficient motors for the
wash and drain portions of the cycle you select.
Each cycle has a series of water fills and drains
for washing and rinsing dishes. As each cycle
begins, you may–or may not–hear the drain
motor.
Wash Cycle Selections
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.
Note: Cycle times are approximate and will vary
with options selected. Hot water is necessary to
activate dishwasher detergent and melt fatty food
soils. An automatic sensor will check the incoming
water temperature and, if it is not hot enough, the
timer will be delayed for automatic water heating in
the main wash of all cycles. This happens even
when HI-TEMP WASH option has not been
selected. When HI-TEMP WASH is selected, an
even higher temperature will be guaranteed to
handle heavier soil loads.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you compare this
dishwasher to previous models, you may be
surprised at what you DON'T hear!
4
Operating Instructions
(continued)
On some models, the Smart Sensor checks the soil level on your dishes in the Ultimate Scrub, Normal and
Econo Wash cycles. Depending on soil level, the sensor will determine if additional water fills are needed to
clean the dishes or if water fills can be deleted. Cycle time and water usage will vary based on the amount of
soil on the dishes. Cycle time will also vary based on the options selected and the incoming water
temperature. Note: Not all cycles available on all models.
Cycle Chart
Cycle
To Select Cycle
Soil Level
Ultimate Scrub
For pots, pans, casseroles
and dinnerware with
dried-on or baked-on soils.
Select ULTIMATE
SCRUB and desired
OPTIONS.
HI-TEMP WASH and
SANITIZE will
automatically be provided.
Heavy and
Medium
Water
(approx.)
Washes/
Time*
(minutes) Rinses
127
2 washes
6 rinses
105
2 washes
4 rinses
105
2 washes
4 rinses
95
2 washes
3 rinses
83
2 washes
2 rinses
94
3 wash
2 rinses
83
2 wash
2 rinses
50
2 wash
2 rinses
6.1 gal.
5.1 imp. gal.
23.1 liters
94
2 wash
3 rinses
Upper Rack
For lightly soiled or pre-rinsed Select UPPER RACK
dishes and silverware when and desired OPTIONS.
you do not have a full load.
3.7 gal.
3.1 imp. gal.
14.0 liters
61
2 wash
1 rinses
Lower Rack
For lightly soiled or
pre-rinsed dishes, pots,
pans and silverware when
you do not have a full load.
3.7 gal.
3.1 imp. gal.
14.0 liters
64
2 wash
1 rinses
2.4 gal.
2.0 imp. gal.
9.1 liters
18
2 rinses
Normal Wash
For regularly soiled dishes
and silverware.
Light
Heavy
Select NORMAL WASH
and desired OPTIONS.
Medium
Light
Econo Wash
For lightly soiled and
pre-rinsed dishes and
silverware.
Speed Clean
A fast wash for regularly
soiled dishes and silverware.
China Crystal
For lightly soiled china and
crystal.
Rinse Only
For rinsing dishes that will
be washed later.
Heavy
Select ECONO WASH
and desired OPTIONS.
Medium and
Light
Select SPEED CLEAN
and desired OPTIONS.
Select CHINA CRYSTAL
and desired OPTIONS.
Select LOWER RACK
and desired OPTIONS.
Select RINSE ONLY.
DO NOT USE detergent.
9.9
8.2
37.5
7.5
6.3
28.5
7.3
6.1
27.6
6.1
5.1
23.1
4.9
4.1
18.5
6.1
5.1
23.1
4.9
4.1
18.6
5.3
4.4
20.1
gal.
imp. gal.
liters
gal.
imp. gal.
liters
gal.
imp. gal.
liters
gal.
imp. gal.
liters
gal.
imp. gal.
liters
gal.
imp. gal.
liters
gal.
imp. gal.
liters
gal.
imp. gal.
liters
* Includes dry time.
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Operating Instructions
Options Selections
(continued)
Sanitize Option
Favorite Cycle
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) assuring bacteria is
destroyed. This option is available in Ultimate
Scrub, Normal and Econo cycles. Only these
sanitization cycles have been designed to meet
NSF requirements.
The FAVORITE CYCLE option allows you to
program your preferred cycle and options into one
button. Once programmed, simply press the
FAVORITE CYCLE button followed by the
START/CANCEL pad.
To program the FAVORITE CYCLE button:
1) Select your preferred cycle and options
2) Hold the FAVORITE CYCLE button for 3
seconds
The cycle time will be extended until the proper
water temperature is reached. Washing action will
continue during the water heating delay. For best
results, the incoming water temperature should be
at least 120°F (49°C).
The display will flash for 2 seconds indicating the
FAVORITE CYCLE option has been programmed.
To change the FAVORITE CYCLE option simple
repeat steps one and two above.
The sanitize criteria may not be satisfied if there is
an interruption of the cycle, power failure or if the
incoming water temperature is below 120°F
(49°C).
Turbo Boost
The TURBO BOOST option overrides the normal
cycle speed and adjusts to the maximum wash
speed. This option is recommended when there is
a heavy soiled load. TURBO BOOST can be
used with ULTIMATE SCRUB, NORMAL WASH,
and ECONO WASH cycles. TURBO BOOST
may be selected before the wash cycle is started
or anytime during the wash cycle.
To turn off the SANITIZE option, press the pad a
second time. The light above the pad will turn off.
No Heat Dry
NO HEAT DRY option saves electricity since the
heating element is off during drying portion of
cycle. When selected, the light above the pad will
come on and remain on until end of cycle. To
speed the drying process, open the door slightly
after the cycle is complete. Some water droplets
may remain on door and tub and in areas where
dishes touch silverware basket and rack.
Wash Silencer
The WASH SILENCER option overides normal
cycle speed and adjusts to the quietest cycle
speed. This option can be used with NORMAL
WASH, ECONO WASH, UPPER RACK, and
LOWER RACK cycles. WASH SILENCER can
be selected before the wash cycle is started, or
anytime during the wash cycle.
To select heated dry, press the pad a second time.
The light above the pad will turn off. Heated dry
provides faster drying since the heating element is
on during the drying portion of the cycle.
You may see water vapor coming from the vent
during the drying portion of cycle. The vent is
closed during washing to hold moisture and sound
inside. The vent opens during the last few minutes
of the final rinse and remains open for drying. The
drying option may be changed at any time during
the cycle and affects only the drying period.
Hi-Temp Wash
When HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, the
dishwasher heats water in the main wash to
approximately 140°F (60°C).
This increase in water temperature helps
dishwasher detergent remove food grease and soil
from dishes more effectively and aids in drying. HITEMP WASH option can be used with all cycles
except CHINA CRYSTAL (some models) and
RINSE ONLY. HI-TEMP WASH is automatically
provided when ULTIMATE SCRUB cycle is
selected.
Opening the door longer than one minute during
the dry cycle cancels the selected dry program.
When an option is selected, the light above the
pad will come on and remain on until end of cycle.
To turn off the option, press the pad a second time.
The light above the pad will turn off.
6
Operating Instructions
(continued)
Child Lock Controls
To prevent children from accidently changing the
dishwasher cycle or starting the dishwasher, lock
the dishwasher controls by pressing and releasing
the RINSE ONLY pad (some models) or the NO
HEAT DRY pad (some models) for 3 seconds. An
indicator light on the lock graphic pad will illuminate
when the controls
are locked and no new selections can be made
until the lock is released. To unlock the controls,
press the RINSE ONLY pad or NO HEAT DRY
pad until the indicator light goes out.
Delay Start
The DELAY START option allows you to
automatically delay starting your dishwasher from
1-10 or 1-24 hours depending on your model.
On models with 1-10 or 1-24 hour delay, press the
DELAY START pad until the desired delay time
shows in the STATUS window. A light will come
on indicating the delay start hours and will remain
on until cycle starts.
To cancel the DELAY START option and begin the
cycle before the delay period is over, press the
START/CANCEL pad.
To Cancel a Cycle
You can cancel a cycle anytime during the cycle.
Press START/CANCEL pad and the dishwasher
will start a 90 second drain. At the end of the drain,
select the desired cycle.
7
Operating Instructions
(continued)
Status Indicator Lights
The WASHING light comes on at the beginning of
cycle and remains on until the end of the main
wash.
PF……………… Appears in window when
dishwasher is first installed, or
when power has been
interrupted. HI-TEMP WASH
and NO HEAT DRY indicator
lights will also flash. To clear,
touch START/CANCEL pad.
The SENSING light comes on at the beginning of
the cycles that incorporate the smart sensor and
will remain on until the end of the sensing
sequence.
When the SANITIZE option is selected, the
SANITIZED light will glow when the SANITIZE
cycle is finished. If the dishwasher did not properly
sanitize the dishes, the light will not come on. This
can happen if the cycle is interrupted. The light will
remain on until the door is opened.
The DRYING light indicates the drying portion of
the cycle. The light will come on when either drying
option is selected.
The RINSING AGENT LOW light comes
on at the end of a cleaning cycle when the rinse
agent reservoir is low. The light will remain on
through 5 successive cycles or until the reservoir
is filled.
The CLEAN light will come on at end of cycle and
remain on until door is opened.
1H-24H……….. Number of delay start hours.
The last hour will count down in
minutes.
CL……………… Close dishwasher door. The
status indicator lights will also
flash to indicate current cycle
status.
HO…………..… Flashes to indicate a water heat
delay.
MINUTES…...… Number of minutes left in cycle
(1-99). If cycle is longer than 99
minutes, a small light will appear
in the lower right corner and
remain on until time counts below
99.
Note: The time remaining could suddenly increase
or drop several minutes. This means the Smart
Sensor has checked the soil level and determined
if additional water fills are needed or if water fills
can be deleted.
8
Preparing and Loading Dishes
Dish Preparation
Scrape away large pieces of food, bones, pits,
toothpicks, etc. The continuous filtered wash
system will remove remaining food particles.
Burned-on foods should be loosened before
loading. Empty liquids from glasses and cups.
Foods such as mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar,
lemon juice and tomato based products may
cause discoloration of stainless steel and plastics
if allowed to sit for a long period of time. Unless
the dishwasher is to be operated at once, it is best
to rinse off these food soils.
• Load racks so that large items do not
prevent the detergent dispenser from opening.
• Check manufacturer's recommendations before
washing items in question.
10 place settings standard loading pattern.
• If the dishwasher
drains into a food
disposer, be sure
disposer is
completely empty
before starting
dishwasher.
(For best washing performance, the upper rack
should be in the raised position.)
Loading the
Top Rack
Features and appearance of racks and silverware
basket may vary from your model.
The upper rack is designed for flexibility in loading
a wide variety of items including cups, glasses,
stemware, small plates, bowls, etc.
Load glasses in top rack. Damage may occur if
placed in bottom rack.
Load plastic items in top rack only. Melting may
occur if placed in bottom rack.
12 place settings standard loading pattern.
Load items with open ends facing down for better
cleaning and draining.
(For best washing performance, the upper rack
should be in the raised position.)
Damage may occur if delicate items touch each
other during dishwasher operation.
Some models have a fold-down cup shelf or a cup
shelf/stemware holder. They can be used to load
two levels of cups, juice glasses, and other short
items. Stagger items on upper level so that water
can reach all inside surfaces. Fold up to load tall
glasses.
Use the Versa-Tray for long-handled knives and
utensils.
Be sure nothing protrudes through the bottom of
the rack to block rotation of middle spray arm.
9
Preparing and Loading Dishes
(continued)
Bowl Tines
Upper Rack Option
The bowl tines offer the ultimate in flexibility. When
closed, load with saucers or small dishes. Open
halfway and it is perfect for small casseroles.
Open completely for those hard to fit items such
as coffee pots, food processors, etc. As you load
your dishwasher, you will find many other ways to
use this unique feature.
UPPER RACK option can be used to wash a wide
assortment of items when you don't have a full
load. Also, when the upper rack fills up with
glasses and the lower rack is still empty, you don't
have to wait anymore for clean glasses.
Adjustable Upper Rack (available on
select models)
To raise the upper rack, refer to the figure below.
A) Lift the rack straight upward.
B) Pull rack slightly forward as the adjustable
mechanism locks into place.
To lower the upper rack, lift the rack straight
upward and push rack slightly towards the rear of
the dishwasher as it is lowered.
10
Preparing and Loading Dishes
Versa-Tray
(continued)
Loading the Bottom Rack
The Versa-Tray can be used in the upper rack or
lower rack to hold large utensils, juice cups, baby
bottles, long knives, etc.
Features and appearance of racks and silverware
basket may vary from your model.
The lower rack is best for plates, saucers, bowls,
and cookware. Large items should be placed along
the edge so they do not block the spray arm
rotation. For best results, place bowls, casseroles,
and sauce pans with soiled surface facing down or
toward the center. Tilt slightly for better drainage.
Make sure tall items do not block spray arm
rotation.
Be sure pan handles do not protrude through the
bottom of the rack and block the spray arm
rotation.
To install the Versa-Tray, hold the tray at a 45
degree angle and align clips with top rack wire.
10 place settings standard loading pattern.
Next, firmly press down on the tray to lock the tray
into palce.
To uninstall repeat the following steps in reverse
order.
12 place settings standard loading pattern.
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Preparing and Loading Dishes
Lower Rack Option (available on
select models)
(continued)
To install the removable high-side shelf:
1A) Guide the support arms through the lower rack
as shown below.
LOWER RACK option can be used for lightly
soiled pots and pans, large bowls, casseroles, and
odd shaped items when you do not have a full
load. This option is perfect for those leftover items
you usually have to wash by hand.
1B) Align clamps with upper rack wire and press
down firmly to lock into place.
Next,
2A,B) Guide the support arms from the outside to
the inside of the rack.
2C) Slide the shelf to the rear of the rack.
Fold-down Tines (available on
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.
Removable High-Side Shelf
(available on select models)
To uninstall repeat the following steps in reverse
order.
The removable high-side shelf can be used to hold
serving spoons, spatulas, or other small items.
The shelf can also fold up or be removed for more
space to load large pots or pans.
When using the high-side shelf, ensure that
objects in the lower rack do not block the rotation
of the middle spray arm.
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Preparing and Loading Dishes
(continued)
Loading the Silverware Basket
When covers are up, mix items in each section of
the basket with some pointing up and some down
to avoid nesting. Water spray cannot reach nested
items.
Cut Injury
Load sharp items (knives, skewers, etc.)
pointing down.
Failure to do so may result in injury.
Features and appearance of racks and silverware
basket may vary from your model.
Load the silverware basket while it is in the bottom
rack or take the basket out for loading on a
counter or table.
Place small items like baby bottle caps, jar lids,
corn cob holders, etc., in a covered section. Close
the cover to hold small items in place.
To remove small basket:
1. Hold the center basket and one small basket.
Slide the small basket back to release the tabs
from the corresponding slots.
2. Pull the baskets apart.
Use suggested loading patterns, as shown, to
increase washability of your silverware.
Adding a Dish
Be sure nothing protrudes through bottom of
basket or rack to block the spray arm.
To add or remove items after wash cycle starts:
Do not mix silver and stainless to avoid damaging
the silver finish.
• Unlatch door and wait a few seconds until wash
action stops before opening.
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.
• 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.
13
Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents
Filling the Detergent Dispenser
How much Detergent to use
The detergent dispenser has one main wash and one
pre wash cup. The covered cups open automatically
to release detergent.
The amount of detergent to use depends on the
water hardness. Water hardness is measured in
grains per gallon. Using too little detergent can result
in poor cleaning and hard water filming or spotting.
Using too much detergent in soft water can cause a
permanent film called etching. Your local water
company, water softener company or county
extension agent can tell you the water hardness in
your area.
•
Use only fresh automatic dishwashing
detergent. Other detergents will cause
oversudsing.
•
When using automatic dishwashing detergent
tabs, place one tab in main wash cup and
close.
•
Add detergent just before starting cycle.
•
Store detergent in a cool, dry location. Moist
or caked detergent will not dissolve properly.
Cover
Main Wash Cup
Cover Latch
Pre Wash Cup
Note: If the cover is closed on the Main Wash
Cup, open by pressing the cover latch.
Detergent Usage Guide
Cycle
Soft Water
Medium Hard Water
Hard Water
Very Hard Water*
(0-3 grains)
(4-8 grains)
(9-12 grains)
(over 12 grains)
2 teaspoons
(each cup–
1/4 full)
5 teaspoons
(each cup–fill to line
above "Regular")
8 teaspoons
(each cup–
completely full)
Each Cup–
Completely Full
(water softener
recommended)
Econo Wash
or
China Crystal
2 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–
1/4 full)
5 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–fill to
line above "Regular")
8 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–
completely full)
Main Wash Cup–
Completely Full
(water softener
recommended)
Rinse Only
No Detergent
No Detergent
No Detergent
No Detergent
(water softener
recommended)
Ultimate Scrub
or
Normal Wash
*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. On models with
a STATUS window, will appear at the end of the
cycle indicating that 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.
Do not overfill since this can cause oversudsing.
Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth.
To check water temperature entering dishwasher:
• Turn on hot water faucet nearest dishwasher
for several minutes to clear cool water from
pipes.
• Hold a candy or meat thermometer in stream of
water to check the temperature.
• If temperature is below 120°F (49°C), have a
qualified person raise the hot water heater
thermostat setting.
The dispenser holds enough for 35 to 140 washes,
depending on setting.
Important: Before starting a cycle, run hot
water to clear cool water from pipe.
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.
Dispenser Opening
Dispenser Cap
Indicator
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. 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 Easy Care Real
Stainless Finish —Clean outer door with
Property Damage Hazard
Freezing temperatures may cause water lines
to rupture. Be sure all supply lines to and
circulating lines within dishwasher are
protected.
warm soapy water and a dishcloth or sponge.
Rinse with clean water and a dry cloth. Do not use
harsh cleaners.
Inside—The inside of the dishwasher is self-
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 selfcleaning. A glass
trap located in the
center of the filter
is designed to
collect pieces of
broken glass,
straws, bones and
pits. To remove
items in glass trap,
grasp handle, lift
out, empty and
replace.
Winterizing
A dishwasher left in an unheated place should be
protected from freezing. Have a qualified person
do the following:
To Disconnect Service:
1. Turn off electrical power to the dishwasher at
the supply source by removing fuses or
tripping circuit breaker.
2. Shut off water supply.
3. Place a pan under the inlet valve. Disconnect
water line from inlet valve and drain into pan.
4. Disconnect drain line from pump and drain
water into pan.
Note: Hard water may cause lime deposit buildup
on the interior of the dishwasher. For cleaning
instructions see “Removing Spots and Film”
section.
Note: See Installation Instructions for more
details.
Overfill Protector—keeps dishwasher from
overfilling and is located in the left front corner of
the tub.
• Clean occasionally with
household cleaner
containing vinegar or
bleach to dissolve any
buildup.
• Overfill Protector
should move up and
down freely about one
inch. If it does not
move, lift and clean underneath.
To Restore Service:
1. Reconnect the water, drain, and electrical
power supply.
2. Turn on water and electrical power supply.
3. Fill both detergent cups and run dishwasher
through a ULTIMATE SCRUB cycle.
4. Check connections to make sure they do not
leak.
Note: See Installation Instructions for more
details.
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Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems
Before calling for service, review this list. It
may save you both time and expense. This
list includes common experiences that are
not the result of defective workmanship or
material in your dishwasher.
Glassware/Flatware Spotted or
Cloudy
• Check water hardness. For extremely hard
water, it may be necessary to install a water
softener. (See Detergent Chart.)
• Water temperature may be low. Avoid
extremely low or high temperatures. (See
Factors Affecting Performance.)
• Avoid overloading and improper loading.
(See Preparing and Loading Dishes.)
• Use fresh detergent. Old detergent is
ineffective.
• Make sure rinse aid dispenser is filled.
• Check to see that proper amount of
detergent is being used for cycle selected.
Also, check phosphate level. (See Detergent
Dispenser.)
• Home water pressure may be too low—it
should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch
(psi).
Food Soils Left on Dishes
• Choose another cycle for longer washing
time.
• Check rack loading section for proper
loading—avoid nesting items.
• Home water pressure may be too low—
should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch
(psi).
• Check incoming water temperature. It
should be at least 120°F (49°C). (See
Factors Affecting Performance.)
• Check water hardness. For extremely hard
water, it may be necessary to install a water
softener. (See Detergent Chart.)
• Use fresh detergent.
• Check to make sure funnel in top rack is not
blocked.
• Make sure items are not blocking the spray
arms, preventing them from rotating.
Dishware Chipped
• Load with care and do not overload. (See
Preparing and Loading Dishes.)
• Place delicate items in top rack.
• Place glasses securely against pins and not
over pins.
• Load items so they are secure and don’t jar
loose when moving racks in and out. Move
racks in and out slowly.
• Make sure tall glasses and stemware will
clear top of tub when rack is pushed in.
• Fine antique china and crystal should be
hand-washed.
Dishes not Dry
• Select heat dry option.
• Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is filled.
• Increase the amount of rinse aid. (See Rinse
Aid.)
• Check the incoming water temperature. Be
sure it is at least 120°F (49°C).
• Check for proper loading—avoid nesting
items.
• Plastic items may need to be towel dried.
• Cups with a concave bottom will collect
water.
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Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems
(continued)
Dishware Stained or Discolored
Dishwasher Leaks
• Tea and coffee can stain cups. Remove the
stains by hand washing in a solution of 1/2
cup (120 ml) bleach and one quart (1 L) of
warm water. Rinse thoroughly.
• Iron deposits in water can cause a yellow or
brown film. A special filter installed in the
water supply line will correct this problem.
(See Removing Spots and Film.)
• Aluminum utensils can leave gray/black
marks when they rub against other items.
Load properly.
• Certain high acid foods can cause
discoloration of stainless steel and plastics
if allowed to sit for a long period. Use the
Rinse & Hold cycle or rinse by hand if not
operating dishwasher at once.
• Mixing stainless steel and silver utensils in
silverware basket can cause pitting of the
stainless steel blades. Avoid mixing
stainless steel and silver.
• Use only fresh detergent designed for
automatic dishwashers. Measure detergent
carefully. Try a different brand.
• Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead
to overflowing. Wipe up any spills with a
damp cloth.
• Check to see that dishwasher is level.
(See Installation Instructions.)
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 no heat dry option.
Vapor at Vent
• Water vapor escapes from the vent during
the drying part of cycle. This is normal.
Detergent Left in Cups
Dishwasher Won’t Run
• Detergent may be old. Discard and use
fresh detergent.
• Be sure water action can reach the
dispenser.
• Check to see if cycle has been completed.
• Make sure items do not prevent the
detergent dispenser from opening.
• Check to see if circuit breaker is tripped or if
a fuse is blown.
• Make sure water supply is turned on.
• Check to see if cycle is set correctly.
(See Operating Instructions.)
• Is dishwasher set for delay start option?
• Make sure door is closed and latched.
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Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems
(continued)
Dishwasher Does Not Drain
Properly
Removing Spots and Film
Hard water can cause lime deposit buildup on
the interior of the dishwasher. Dishes and
glasses may also get spots and film for a
number of reasons. (See Glassware/Flatware
Spotted or Cloudy section.) To remove buildup,
spots and film, clean using the following
instructions:
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in normal
manner. Do not load any metal utensils or
silverware.
2. Do not add detergent.
3. Select the NORMAL WASH cycle. Close
and latch door. Press START/CANCEL
pad.
4. Allow dishwasher to run until it starts the
second water fill (approximately 10
minutes). The SENSING light will be off.
5. Unlatch and open door and pour 2 cups of
white vinegar into the bottom of
dishwasher.
6. Close and latch door and allow cycle to
finish.
Note: If these conditions persist, a home water
softener should be considered.
• If unit is hooked up to a food waste disposer,
make sure the disposer is empty.
• Check to see if the knockout plug has been
removed from inside the food waste
disposer inlet.
• Check to see if drain hose is kinked.
• Make sure cycle is complete, not in a pause.
Cycle Takes a Long Time
• Is cycle in a water heating delay?
• Has the delay start option been selected?
• Has the sanitize option been selected?
Dishwasher Won’t Fill
• Is water supply turned on?
• Does overfill protector move up and down
freely? (See Overfill Protector section.)
Dishwasher Has an Odor
• Soiled dishes left in dishwasher too long
can create an odor. Use Rinse Only cycle.
• There will be a “new” smell when first
installed. This is normal.
• Check to see if unit is draining properly.
(See Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly.)
Stains on Tub Interior
• Washing large amounts of dishware with
tomato based soil can cause a pink/orange
appearance. This will not affect performance
and will gradually fade over time. Prerinsing or using the Rinse Only cycle will
reduce the chance of staining. Using no
heat dry option will lessen staining.
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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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.
IFYOUNEED
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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