Frigidaire 600 Series Dishwasher User Manual

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Dishwasher
Use & Care Manual
Safety
Instructions ............................ 2
600 Series
Features ................................. 3
Normal Operating
Sounds ................................... 4
Operating
Instructions ......................... 4-5
Preparing and
Loading Dishes ................... 6-7
Dishwasher Dispenser
and Detergents .................. 8-9
Factors Affecting
Performance .......................... 9
Care and
Cleaning ............................... 10
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Connecting Portable
Dishwasher ......................
11-12
Changing
Color Panels ........................ 13
Solutions to Common
Dishwashing Problems ....
14-16
Consumer Services
Warranty & Service........................... 17-18
Versión en español ................................. 17
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Important Safety Instructions
• 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 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.
• Dispose of discarded appliance and
shipping or packing material properly.
• 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.
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INSTRUCTIONS
©1998 White Consolidated Industries, 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.
Funnel
pages 6,14
Nozzle and
Upper Spray
Tub Gasket
page 10
Top Rack
page 6
Middle Spray Arm
pages 6,7,15
Serial Label
(located on right
side of tub)
Lower Spray Arm
pages 7,15
Bottom Rack
page 7
Overfill Protector
page 10
Glass Trap
page 10
Prewash Detergent
Cup
page 8
Self-Cleaning Filter
page 10
Detergent Dispenser
page 8
Heating Element
page 10
Rinse Aid
Dispenser
page 9
Vent
pages
4,5,15
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Operating Instructions
Vent
Latch
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. For instructions on connecting the portable
dishwasher, see “Connecting and
Disconnecting the Portable/Convertible
Dishwasher.”
7. If using DELAY START, go to step number 9.
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.
The new Precision Wash System™ uses
energy efficient motors for the wash and
drain portions of the cycle you select. Each
cycle has a series of water fills and drains for
washing and rinsing dishes. As each cycle
begins, you may–or may not–hear the drain
motor.
The next sound you will hear is the
splashing water as it enters the tub. Then
the lower arm rotates and circulates water.
This is followed by a pause and a slightly
different sound as the 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.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you compare this
dishwasher to previous models, you may
be surprised at what you DON’T hear!
Delay Start
Allows you to delay starting the POTS & PANS
cycle up to 6 hours.
• 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
will come on.
Wash Cycle Selections
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
though HI-TEMP WASH ON option has not
been selected. When HI-TEMP WASH ON is
selected, an even higher temperature will be
guaranteed to handle heavier soil loads.
Getting Started
1. Load dishwasher (See Preparing and
Loading Dishes).
2. Add detergent (See Dishwasher Dispenser
& Detergents).
3. Add rinse aid, if needed (See Rinse Aid).
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Operating Instructions (continued)
Cycle Chart
Cycle
Description
To Select Cycle
Pots &
Pans
For pots, pans,
casseroles, and
dinnerware with driedon or baked-on soils.
For heavily soiled
dishes and silverware.
• Turn dial to POTS & PANS/HEAVY
WASH.
• Select HI-TEMP WASH ON option.
• Select other desired OPTIONS.
• Turn dial to POTS & PANS/HEAVY
WASH.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
• Turn dial to NORMAL WASH.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
Heavy
Wash
Normal For regularly soiled
dishes and silverware.
Wash
Short
Wash
Rinse/
Hold
For lightly soiled or
pre-rinsed dishes and
silverware.
For rinsing dishes that
will be washed later.
• Turn dial to SHORT WASH.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
• DO NOT USE detergent.
• Turn dial to RINSE/HOLD.
Water
Time Washes/
(approx.)
(approx.) Rinses
7.2 gal.
81 min.* 2 washes
6.0 imp. gal.
4 rinses
27.3 liters
7.2
6.0
27.3
6.0
5.0
22.7
4.8
4.0
18.2
1.2
1.0
4.5
gal.
81 min.* 2 washes
imp. gal.
4 rinses
liters
gal.
75 min.* 2 washes
imp. gal.
3 rinses
liters
gal.
67 min.* 1 wash
imp. gal.
3 rinses
liters
gal.
4 min. 1 rinse
imp. gal.
liters
* Includes dry time.
Energy Options
Hi-Temp Wash Option
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. HI-TEMP WASH
ON option can be used with any cycle except
RINSE/HOLD.
To turn off option, select HI-TEMP WASH OFF.
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.
With either option, you may see water vapor
coming from vent during drying portion of
cycle. The vent is closed during washing to
hold moisture and sound inside and then
opens for drying.
The drying option may be changed at any time
during the cycle and affects only the drying
period.
Hi-Temp Rinse Option
Status Indicator Lights
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.
When DELAY START option is selected, the
Delay Start light will glow as timer counts
down to begin cycle.
The HEATING DELAY light means the cycle is
being extended to heat water to proper
temperature in the main wash or final rinse,
based on options selected.
CLEAN light comes on when a cycle is
complete. To turn it off, turn dial slightly until
light goes off.
Heat Dry Option
HEAT DRY ON option provides faster drying
since the heating element is on during the
drying portion of cycle.
HEAT DRY OFF option saves electricity since
the heating element is off during the drying
portion of cycle. To speed drying process, open
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Preparing and Loading Dishes
Dish Preparation
Scrape away large pieces of food, bones, pits,
toothpicks, etc. The continuous filtered wash
system will remove remaining food particles.
Burned-on foods should be loosened before
loading. Empty liquids from glasses and cups.
Foods such as mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar,
lemon juice and tomato based products may
cause discoloration of stainless steel and
plastics if allowed to sit for a long period of
time. Unless the dishwasher is to be operated
at once, it is best to rinse off these food soils.
• Load racks so that large items do not
prevent the detergent dispenser from
opening.
• Check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing items in question.
• If the dishwasher drains into a food
disposer, be sure disposer is completely
empty before starting dishwasher.
Loading the Top Rack
Important: Do not cover the funnel when
loading.
The top rack is designed for cups, glasses
small plates, saucers and bowls.
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.
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.
Do not cover funnel
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Preparing and Loading Dishes (continued)
Loading the Bottom Rack
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.
Note: Bottom rack may vary by model.
Loading the Silverware Basket
Mix spoons, forks and knives to prevent
nesting. Mixing items gives better cleaning
and drying.
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.
Handle available on select models
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
• Use only fresh automatic dishwashing
detergent. Other types will cause
oversudsing.
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 in the main wash.
• Add detergent just before starting cycle.
• Store detergent in a cool, dry location.
Moist or caked detergent will not dissolve
properly.
Fill to second line
when using standard
dishwashing
detergent.
Fill both cups
for Pots & Pans
and Normal.
Fill to first line
when using ultra
or concentrated
detergent.
Fill covered cup
only for Short
Wash.
Cover
How much Detergent to use
Detergent Chart
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
permanent etching on glassware. Your local
water company, water softener company or
county extension agent can tell you the water
hardness in your area.
Water Hardness
Amount per Cup
Soft (0-3 grains)
2 Teaspoons
Medium (4-8 grains) 5 Teaspoons
Hard (9+ grains*)
10 Teaspoons
(fill level with top)
* 12 grains and higher is extremely hard
water. Detergent alone may not be enough.
A water softener is recommended to
improve water quality and dishwashing
performance.
More detergent may be needed if the
phosphorus content is 8.7% or less.
The phosphorus content is shown on the
detergent label.
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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
Important: Before starting a cycle, run
hot water to clear cool water from pipe.
Indicator
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.
Property Damage Hazard
Inside—The inside of the dishwasher is self-
cleaning with normal use. If needed, clean
around the tub gasket area with a damp cloth.
Freezing temperatures may cause water
lines to rupture. Be sure all supply lines to
and circulating lines within dishwasher are
protected.
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.
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.
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.
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 can connect
dishwasher.
Faucet Adapter Assembly
For Outside
Threaded
Faucet
Use Thin
Washer Only
Adapter
(Dual Thread)
1. Remove faucet adapter assembly from
literature package.
For Inside
Threaded
Faucet
Use Thick and
Thin Washers
2. Unscrew existing sink faucet aerator.
3. Check faucet spout to see if threads are
inside or outside.
• If threads are on inside of faucet spout,
use both thick and thin rubber washers.
• If threads are on outside of faucet spout,
use thin rubber washer only.
• If faucet has no threads, an adapter kit
with instructions for attachment to a
non-threaded spout is available at most
hardware stores.
Two Brass Screens
should be below
the rubber washers
4. Assemble faucet spout as shown. Make
sure the two brass screens are located
below the rubber washers.
Connecting the Portable Faucet
Adapter Assembly
Connecting the Portable/Convertible
Dishwasher
1. Run water at faucet until it is hot. Turn off
faucet.
2. Pull hoses out of compartment.
3. Push collar down and slip faucet connector
onto faucet adapter.
Collar
4. When connector snaps into place, release
collar.
5. Slowly turn on hot water all the way.
Coupler
6. Plug power cord into grounded outlet.
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Connecting and Disconnecting the
Portable/Convertible Dishwasher (continued)
Getting Water While Dishwasher is
Running
You can get water from the faucet while the
dishwasher is connected. However, avoid
getting water when the dishwasher is filling or
draining.
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. 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.
Electrical Connection for a Portable/
Convertible Dishwasher
Disconnecting the 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.
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.
Grounding type wall receptacle
5. Unplug power cord and return it to
compartment.
Do not under any circumstances cut, remove
or bypass the grounding prong from this plug.
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.
Power supply cord with 3-prong grounding plug
Converting to Built-In
Your portable dishwasher can be converted to
a built-in (undercounter) model. A conversion
kit No. 154241302 is required and is available
from your local dealer or distributor.
Instructions are included with the kit.
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Changing Color Panels
STEP 1
Cut Hazard
Metal door panels are sharp
and should be handled with
care. Wear gloves to protect
hands.
Color
Panel(s)
Failure to do so can result in
injury.
Bottom
Trim
STEP 2
Some models come with reversible door panel
inserts.
Spacer
To change the color panel:
1. Remove snap-on bottom trim by pulling
forward. Support color panel(s) at bottom
while removing trim. Slide color panel(s)
downward 1/2 ”.
2. Grasp top and bottom of panel(s) and
bow slightly until they are clear of trim.
DO NOT REMOVE SPACER.
3. Arrange panel(s) so desired color is facing
out. Place one side of panel under side
trim and bow slightly until other side fits
under opposite trim. Slide panel(s) up to
fit under control panel.
4. Replace bottom trim by fitting slot over
bottom edge of door and press to secure.
Color Panel(s)
Side
Trim
STEP 3
Control Panel
Color Panel(s)
Customized Wood Panels
Some models can be customized with
1/4” wood panels. Refer to your installation
instructions for more information.
STEP 4
Bottom
Trim
Bottom Edge of Door
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Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems
Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy
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.
• 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.
• Check to see if the rinse aid dispenser
needs refilling.
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 when
the dishwasher goes into 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
• 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.
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 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?
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.)
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 will reduce the chance of
staining. Using Heat Dry Off option will
lessen staining.
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Consumer Services
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.
Warranty
Dishwasher Warranty
Warrantor: Frigidaire Company, a division of White
Consolidated Industries, Inc.
Covered
(continued)
Conditions
1.
Full One Year Parts and Labor Warranty
For one year from date of purchase, Frigidaire Company
will repair or replace any part of the appliance that
proves to be defective in materials or workmanship.
2.
Limited One Year Parts and Labor Warranty
(State of Alaska only)
All terms stated above apply except all of the technician's travel
costs to the home for service and any costs for pickup and delivery
of the appliance (required because of service), are excluded.
3.
4.
Extended Limited 2nd Year Warranty
For two years from date of purchase, Frigidaire Company will
provide a replacement (or functional equivalent), for any part in
the water distribution system that proves to be defective in
materials or workmanship. Associated inlet and drain plumbing
parts are not included. The consumer must pay for all labor and
service charges, and the cost to ship the part(s) to the nearest
authorized servicer.
5.
Extended Limited 2nd-10th Year Warranty
For ten years from date of purchase, Frigidaire Company will
provide a replacement tub or door liner if the original tub or door
liner fails to contain water because of a manufacturing defect. Door
seals are not included. The consumer must pay for all labor and
service charges, and the cost to ship the replacement part(s) to the
nearest authorized servicer.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights; you
may have other rights, which vary from state-tostate. We authorize no one to change or make
additions to this warranty.
Service and installation must be provided by Frigidaire
Company Consumer Services, or by an authorized Frigidaire
Company Servicer. Use only genuine Frigidaire Company
Consumer Parts.
Product features/specifications are subject to change without
notice.
In the event a product cannot be repaired, a usage charge will
be incurred.
The consumer must:
• properly use and maintain appliance.
• read and follow all warning/safety instructions in the
instruction manuals and on the product.
• read and follow all instructions in the Use & Care Manual,
the Installation Instructions and on the product.
• have product properly installed in line with all local,
plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes. Appliance must be
properly connected and grounded to a power supply of
sufficient voltage.
• have the product moved out of place and back into place
(if moving the appliance is essential for service). If product
cannot be moved by the consumer, the servicer will not be
liable for damages to the floor.
Not Covered
1. Service calls where the problem is not the fault of
the appliance. Examples—applicable to various
appliance types but not limited to the following
things:
a. Service calls to remove shipping devices; to level your
appliance; to correct leaks at water inlet hose connections; to
correct improper placement of drain hose in drain; to turn gas
supply line on; to correct an improper exhaust system or to
connect your appliance to your exhaust duct; to advise you on
proper setting of controls or on proper use of your appliance;
to correct installation of appliance; to replace owner-accessible
light bulbs or fluorescent tubes.
b. Service calls where the problem is due to house wiring or
improper voltage supply; a blown fuse or tripped circuit
breaker; a slow or backed-up drain; a weak or spongy floor;
insects, rodents or pests; frozen water lines in your appliance
or house; improper power cord connections to appliance;
blockage or restrictions in house exhaust duct or hood;
appliance installed outside, exposed to elements.
2. Repairs when product is used in dwellings with multiusers
(such as in community-type complexes).
3. Damage to your appliance caused by misuse, fire, flood, acts of
God, or by using parts and/or service not approved by
Frigidaire Company Consumer Services or an authorized
Frigidaire Servicer.
4. 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.
5. Expenses to make appliance accessible for servicing (for
instance, removal of cabinets, cabinet doors or molding).
6. Service calls to products with serial plates that have been
removed, altered, and that cannot be read well.
To Obtain Parts and Service
Contact Frigidaire Home Products at:
800•444•4944
Frigidaire Home Products
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Versión en español
Si desea obtener una copia en español de este Manual del Usuario,
sírvase escribir a la dirección que se incluye a continuación. Solicite
la P/N 154284902.
Spanish Use & Care Manual
Frigidaire Home Products
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Visit Frigidaire Company’s Web Site at http://
www.frigidaire.com
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Consumer Services
Dishwasher Warranty — Canada
For service under this warranty, contact your local dealer/
retailer, authorized FRIGIDAIRE PARTS AND SERVICE
depot, or:
WARRANTOR:
Frigidaire Home Products
7075 Ordan Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L5T 1K6
FRIGIDAIRE PARTS AND SERVICE
7075 Ordan Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L5T 1K6
Tel.:
(905) 565-9200
Fax:
(905) 565-0937
This dishwasher is a branded product of Frigidaire Home
Products.
WARRANTOR WILL THROUGH ITS AUTHORIZED
SERVICE DEPOT:
WARRANTY PERIOD:
For the first year after purchase by the original consumer/
owner:
Pay all costs to repair or replace any defective parts.
For the second and third year after purchase by the
original consumer/owner:
Pay all costs (excluding labour) to repair or replace
defective heating element and water distribution system
including the circulation pump/motor, drain pump/
motor, lower spray arm system, middle spray arm system,
delivery tube system and filtration system.
For the second through tenth year after purchase by the
original consumer/owner.
Pay all costs (excluding labour) to repair or replace a
defective inner door liner arising out of the manufacturing
process.
For the useful life of the dishwasher by the original
consumer/owner.
Pay all costs (excluding labour) to repair or replace a
defective polypropylene tub arising out of the
manufacturing process.
WARRANTY APPLIES TO:
a) Products purchased and installed in Canada for personal single family household use.
b) Defects resulting or arising out of the manufacturing process.
c) Products bearing legible manufacturer’s model and serial numbers.
d) Replacement parts only for the remainder of the original warranty.
WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO:
a) Transportation damage.
b) Supply and replacement of porcelain, fuses, glass and light bulbs.
c) Parts and service supplied or obtained from other than FRIGIDAIRE PARTS AND SERVICE or FRIGIDAIRE PARTS
AND SERVICE authorized depots.
d) Damage or failure as the result of abuse, improper or commercial use.
CONSUMER/OWNER RESPONSIBILITY:
a) To provide proof of the original date of purchase by means of a bill of sale or payment record verifying purchase
date.
b) To pay all costs to make the appliance readily accessible for service.
c) To ensure proper power supply and connection of the appliance to same.
d) Proper installation, control setting and care of finish.
This warranty is in addition to any statutory warranties contained in any applicable legislation. The terms and conditions
of this warranty are not intended to exclude or limit your rights under those statutes. The warrantor however reserves the
right to charge transportation and travelling costs for distances in excess of 48 kilometres (30 miles) from the nearest
FRIGIDAIRE PARTS AND SERVICE authorized service depot.
This warranty plus the statutory warranties mentioned are the only warranties given to the consumer/owner for this
product.
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