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Dishwasher
Use & Care Manual
640 Series
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Safety
Instructions .........................
2
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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Solutions to Common
Dishwashing Problems ...13-15
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Important Safety Instructions
This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and
electrical shock.
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To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or
injury when using your dishwasher, follow
basic precautions including the following:
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• 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.
• Do not wash plastic items unless marked
“dishwasher safe” or the equivalent. Check
with manufacturer for recommendations, if
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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.
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:
- 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.
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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.
Nozzle
Funnel
pages
6,13
Top Rack
page 6
Tub Gasket
page 10
Middle Spray Arm
pages 6,13
Serial Label
(located on right
side of tub)
Lower Spray Arm
pages 7,13
Bottom Rack
page 7
Overfill Protector
page 10
Glass Trap
page 10
Self-Cleaning Filter
page 10
Prewash
Detergent Cup
page 8
Heating Element
page 10
Detergent Dispenser
page 8
Rinse Aid
Dispenser
page 9
Vent
pages
4,14
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Operating Instructions
Vent
Latch
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. Select desired cycle (See Cycle Chart).
The indicator will show red when selected.
5. Turn dial clockwise to select cycle.
6. Select desired energy OPTIONS (See
Energy Options). The indicator will show
red when selected.
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.
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.
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 upper 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.
Status Indicator Light
(available on select models)
The HEATING DELAY light means the cycle is
being extended to heat water to proper
temperature in the main wash.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you compare
this dishwasher to previous models, you
may be surprised at what you DON’T
hear!
Plate Warmer
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.
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Operating Instructions (continued)
Wash Cycle Selections
Note: Cycle times are approximate and will vary with options selected.
Cycle Chart
Cycle
Description
Pots &
Pans
For pots, pans,
casseroles, and
dinnerware with
dried-on or bakedon soils.
To Select
Cycle
Water
(approx.)
• Press POTS & PANS pad.
• Turn dial to POTS & PANS.
• Select HI-TEMP WASH ON option.
• Select other desired OPTIONS.
Normal For regularly soiled • Press NORMAL/LIGHT pad.
dishes and
• Turn dial to NORMAL WASH.
Wash
silverware.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
Light
Wash
For lightly soiled or • Press NORMAL/LIGHT pad.
pre-rinsed dishes
• Turn dial to LIGHT WASH.
and silverware.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
Rinse
Hold
For rinsing dishes • DO NOT USE detergent.
that will be washed • Turn dial to RINSE HOLD.
later.
Time*
Washes/
(approx.) Rinses
7.2 gal.
6.0 imp. gal.
27.3 liters
85 min.
2 washes
4 rinses
6.0 gal.
5.0 imp. gal.
22.7 liters
78 min.
2 washes
3 rinses
4.8 gal.
4.0 imp. gal.
18.2 liters
71 min.
1 wash
3 rinses
1.2 gal.
1.0 imp. gal.
4.5 liters
6 min.
1 rinse
* 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.
complete. Some water droplets may remain on
door and tub and in areas where dishes touch
silverware basket or rack.
With either option, you may see water vapor
coming from the vent during the washing and/
or drying portion of the cycle. On some
models, 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.
To turn off option, select HI-TEMP WASH OFF.
Heat Dry Option
The HEAT DRY ON option will provide 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 the drying process,
open the door slightly after the cycle is
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Preparing and Loading Dishes
Dish Preparation
Loading the Top Rack
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.
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 and bowls.
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 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 racks so that large items do not
prevent the detergent dispenser from
opening.
Load items with open ends facing down for
better cleaning and draining.
Damage may occur if delicate items touch
each other during dishwasher operation.
• Check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing items in question.
Long-handled knives and utensils can be
placed in top rack.
• If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer,
be sure disposer is completely empty
before starting dishwasher.
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
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.
For safety, load sharp knives and forks with
handles up.
Be sure pan handles do not protrude through
the bottom of the rack and block the spray
arm rotation.
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
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.
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Use only fresh automatic dishwashing detergent.
Other detergents will cause oversudsing.
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Add detergent just before starting cycle.
•
Store detergent in a cool, dry location. Moist or
caked detergent will not dissolve properly.
How much Detergent to use
Pre Wash Cup
The amount of detergent to use depends on the
water hardness. Water hardness is measured in
grains per gallon. Using too little detergent can result
in poor cleaning and hard water filming or spotting.
Using too much detergent in soft water can cause a
permanent film called etching. Your local water
company, water softener company or county
extension agent can tell you the water hardness in
your area.
Main Wash Cup
Cover
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)
Light Wash
2 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–
1/4 full)
5 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–fill to
line above "Regular")
8 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–
completely full)
Main Wash Cup–
Completely Full
(water softener
recommended)
Rinse Hold
No Detergent
No Detergent
No Detergent
No Detergent
(water softener
recommended)
Pots & Pans
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.
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-
Freezing temperatures may cause water
lines to rupture. Be sure all supply lines to
and circulating lines within dishwasher are
protected.
Failure to do so could result in property
damage.
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.
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 nonthreaded 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.
1. Press red button on coupler to get the
water you want. The faucet is set on hot,
adjust faucet if you want cold.
Failure to follow this warning can cause
serious injury, fire or death.
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
4. Empty remaining water from coupler and
return it to compartment.
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.
5. Unplug power cord and return it to
compartment.
Grounding type wall receptacle
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.
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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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.)
• 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 POTS & PANS cycle. Close and
latch door to start.
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 the cycle to
finish.
Cycle Takes a Long Time
• Is cycle in a water heating delay?
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 Hold 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.)
Note: If these conditions persist, a home water
softener should be considered.
Stains on Tub Interior
• Washing large amounts of dishware with
tomato based soil can cause a pink/orange
appearance. This will not affect performance
and will gradually fade over time. Pre-rinsing
or using the Rinse Hold cycle will reduce
the chance of staining. Using Heat Dry Off
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 North America, a division of White Consolidated Industries, 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 North America servicer. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by WCI Canada Inc.
*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 North America or its authorized
servicers; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux Home Products parts; obtained from persons other than such
servicers; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.
4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.
IF YOU NEED
SERVICE
Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the warranty
period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. This written
warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. Service under this
warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux Home Products North America:
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 North America, a division of White Consolidated
Industries, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by WCI Canada Inc.
05-U-DW-01(Rev. 01/2001)
USA 800•944•9044
Electrolux Home Products North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Canada 866•213•9397
Electrolux Home Products North America
6150 McLaughlin Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4C2
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