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Instructions .........................
Features .............................. 3
Normal Operating
Sounds ................................ 4
Instructions ....................... 4-6
Preparing and
Loading Dishes................. 6-8
Dishwasher Dispenser
and Detergents ................ 9-10
Factors Affecting
Performance ...................... 10
Care and
Cleaning ............................. 11
Record All Information For
Future Reference
Connecting Portable
Dishwasher ........................ 12
Solutions to Common
Dishwashing Problems ...13-15
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Warranty & Service .............................. 16
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Important Safety Instructions
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
• 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.
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
• 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
• 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 marked. Items that are not dishwasher
safe may melt and create a potential fire
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
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
Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas
may be produced in a hot water system that
has not been used for 2 weeks or more.
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.
smoke or use an open flame during this
Do not store or use combustible materials,
gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
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Dishwasher Features
Your dishwasher cleans by spraying a mixture of hot water and detergent through the spray arms
against soiled surfaces. Each cycle begins with a pre-drain. Next, the dishwasher fills with water
covering the filter area. Water is then pumped through the filter and spray arms. Soil particles go
down the drain as the water is pumped out and replaced with clean water. The number of water fills
will vary with the cycle being used.
Tub Gasket
page 11
Nozzle and Upper Spray
(some models)
Top Rack
page 7
Middle Spray Arm
pages 7,13
Serial Label
(located on right
side of tub)
Lower Spray Arm
pages 8,13
Bottom Rack
page 8
Overfill Protector
page 11
Glass Trap
page 11
Prewash Detergent Cup
page 9
Self-Cleaning Filter
page 11
Detergent Dispenser
page 9
Heating Element
page 11
Rinse Aid
page 10
Operating Instructions
Appearance may vary from your model.
2. Add detergent (See Dishwasher Dispenser
& Detergents).
3. Add rinse aid, if needed (See Rinse Aid).
4. Turn dial clockwise to select cycle (See
Cycle Chart) or number of hours for delay
5. Select desired energy OPTIONS (See
Energy Options). The indicator will show red
when selected.
6. If using DELAY START, go to step number
7. For instructions on connecting the portable
dishwasher, see “Connecting and
Disconnecting the Portable/Convertible
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
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 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.
Delay Start
Allows you to delay starting the POTS & PANS
• Turn dial to select number of hours.
• Select HI-TEMP WASH ON option and
other desired options.
• Close door to latch. The DELAY START light
(available select models) will come on.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you compare
this dishwasher to previous models, you
may be surprised at what you DON’T
Plate Warmer (available select
For warming dishes and serving plates before
serving hot foods:
• Load clean plates and dishes to be warmed.
• Turn dial to PLATE WARMER.
• Select HEAT DRY ON option.
Getting Started
1. Load dishwasher (See Preparing and
Loading Dishes).
Operating Instructions (continued)
Wash Cycle Selections
Note: Cycle times are approximate and will vary with options selected. Not all cycles available on all models.
Cycle Chart
To Select Cycle
• Turn dial to POTS & PANS/HEAVY
Pots & For pots, pans,
casseroles, and
dinnerware with dried- • Select HI-TEMP WASH ON option.
• Select other desired OPTIONS.
on or baked-on soils.
For heavily soiled
• Turn dial to POTS & PANS/HEAVY
dishes and silverware.
• Select desired OPTIONS.
• Turn dial to NORMAL WASH.
Normal For regularly soiled
Wash dishes and silverware. • Select desired OPTIONS.
For lightly soiled or
• Turn dial to LIGHT WASH.
pre-rinsed dishes and • Select desired OPTIONS.
For rinsing dishes that
will be washed later.
• DO NOT USE detergent.
• Turn dial to RINSE/HOLD.
(Models with SANITIZE option, select
Time* Washes/
(approx.) (approx.) Rinses
7.2 gal.
82 min. 2 washes
6.0 imp. gal.
4 rinses
27.3 liters
7.2 gal.
82 min.
6.0 imp. gal.
27.3 liters
imp. gal.
imp. gal.
2 washes
4 rinses
76 min. 2 washes
3 rinses
69 min. 1 wash
3 rinses
1.2 gal.
4-12 min. 1 rinse
1.0 imp. gal.
4.5 liters
* Includes dry time.
Energy Options
Hi-Temp Wash Option
Washing action will continue during the water
heating delay. For best results, the incoming
water temperature should be at least
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).
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
To turn off option, select HI-TEMP WASH OFF.
Hi-Temp Rinse Option (available
select models)
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.
Sanitize Option (available select
To sanitize your dishes and glassware, select
the SANITIZE ON option. The water
temperature in the final rinse will be raised to
155°F (68°C) and will maintain that
temperature for 9 minutes. This option is
available in Pots & Pans, Heavy, Normal and
Light cycles. The cycle time will be extended
until the proper water temperature is reached.
Instructions (continued)
Preparing and
Loading Dishes
Heat Dry Option
Dish Preparation
HEAT DRY ON option provides faster drying
since the heating element is on during the
drying portion of cycle.
Scrape away large pieces of food, bones, pits,
toothpicks, etc. The continuous filtered wash
system will remove remaining food particles.
Burned-on foods should be loosened before
loading. Empty liquids from glasses and cups.
HEAT DRY OFF option saves electricity since
the heating element is off during the drying
portion of cycle. To speed 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.
Foods such as mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar,
lemon juice and tomato based products may
cause discoloration of stainless steel and
plastics if allowed to sit for a long period of
time. Unless the dishwasher is to be operated
at once, it is best to rinse off these food soils.
With either option, you may see water vapor
coming from vent during the washing and/or
drying portion of cycle. On some models, the
vent is closed during washing to hold moisture
and sound inside and then opens for drying.
• Load racks so that large items do not
prevent the detergent dispenser from
The drying option may be changed at any time
during the cycle and affects only the drying
• Check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing items in question.
• If the dishwasher drains into a food
disposer, be sure disposer is completely
empty before starting dishwasher.
Status Indicator Lights
(available select models)
When DELAY START option is selected, the
Delay Start light will glow as timer counts
down to begin cycle.
The 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.
Preparing and Loading Dishes (continued)
Some models have a fold-down cup shelf or a
cup shelf/stemware holder. They can be used
to load two levels of cups, juice glasses, and
other short items. Stagger items on upper
level so that water can reach all inside
surfaces. Fold up to load tall glasses.
Loading the Top Rack
Features and appearance of racks and
silverware basket may vary from your model.
Important: Do not cover the funnel when
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
Utility Basket (available select
The utility basket has two dividers that can be
opened to hold longer items or closed for
small items like measuring spoons, bottle
stoppers, etc. The covers on each end can be
folded down out of the way or closed to keep
small items inside.
Do not cover funnel
Preparing and Loading Dishes (continued)
Loading the Bottom Rack
Loading the Silverware
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
Make sure tall items do not block spray arm
Place plates and platters so that they do not
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
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.
Fold-down Tines
(available select models)
The fold-down
tines in the
lower rack
make easy
loading of
those extra
large and
tiems. The
tines may be
left up for
normal use or
folded down for
more flexible loading.
Some models have a covered section to hold
small items llike measuring spoons, small
plastic items, etc. Close cover to keep items in
Adding a Dish
To add or remove items after wash cycle
• 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
• Close door firmly to latch and resume cycle.
Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents
Filling the Detergent Dispenser
The detergent dispenser has one covered and
one uncovered cup. Detergent in the uncovered
cup falls into the dishwasher when the door is
closed. The covered cup opens automatically to
release detergent.
Use only fresh automatic dishwashing
detergent. Other detergents will cause
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
Cover Latch
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
Note: If the cover is closed on the Main Wash
Cup, open by pressing the cover latch.
Detergent Usage Guide
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
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
No Detergent
No Detergent
No Detergent
No Detergent
(water softener
Pots & Pans
Heavy Wash
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.
Dispenser &
Detergents (continued)
Factors Affecting
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
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
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.
Adjustable setting
Dispenser Cap
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
Burn Hazard
Allow heating element to cool
before cleaning the interior.
Failure to do so can result in
Outside—Occasionally wipe with a mild
nonabrasive detergent and water. Rinse and
Models with Stainless Steel Door—
Clean stainless steel door with Stainless Steel
Magic, trademark of Magic American Corp., or
similar product using a clean, soft cloth. Avoid
harsh or gritty cleaners or scouring pads
which may scratch the finish.
Property Damage Hazard
Freezing temperatures may cause water
lines to rupture. Be sure all supply lines to
and circulating lines within dishwasher are
Failure to do so could result in property
Inside—The inside of the dishwasher is selfcleaning 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.
Note: Hard water may cause lime deposit
buildup on the interior of the dishwasher. For
cleaning instructions see “Removing Spots
and Film” section.
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
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
• Overfill Protector
should move up and
down freely about one
inch. If it does not
move, lift and clean
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
Connecting and Disconnecting the Portable/
Convertible Dishwasher
The portable/convertible dishwasher must be connected to a faucet and electrical outlet each time it is used.
Follow directions on this page to properly connect dishwasher.
Faucet Adapter Assembly
IMPORTANT: Make sure door is latched before moving dishwasher.
The power cord, faucet coupler and hoses are located in a compartment in
back of dishwasher. A special adapter must be installed on faucet before you
For Inside can connect dishwasher.
For Outside
Threaded 1. Remove faucet adapter assembly from literature package.
2. Unscrew existing sink faucet aerator.
3. Check faucet spout to see if threads are inside or outside.
Use Thin
• If threads are on inside of faucet spout, use both thick and thin rubber
• If threads are on outside of faucet spout, use thin rubber washer only.
Two Brass
• If faucet has no threads, an adapter kit with instructions for attachment
to a non-threaded spout is available at most hardware stores.
should be
below the 4. Assemble faucet spout as shown. Make sure the two brass screens are
located below the rubber washers.
Connecting the Portable/Convertible Dishwasher
Connecting the Portable
Faucet Adapter Assembly
Getting Water While Dishwasher is Running
Run water at faucet until it is hot. Turn off faucet.
Pull hoses out of compartment.
Push collar down and slip faucet connector onto faucet adapter.
When connector snaps into place, release collar.
Slowly turn on hot water all the way.
Plug power cord into grounded outlet.
You can get water from the faucet while the dishwasher is connected.
However, avoid getting water when the dishwasher is filling or draining.
1. Press red button on coupler to get the water you want. The faucet is set on
hot, adjust faucet if you want cold.
2. Be sure hot water is turned back on all the way to complete cycle.
Disconnecting the Portable/Convertible Dishwasher
Avoid fire hazard or
electrical shock. Do not
use an adapter plug,
extension cord or remove
grounding prong from
electrical power cord.
Failure to follow this
warning can cause serious
injury, fire or death.
1. When cycle has finished, turn off hot water.
2. Press red button on coupler to release water pressure being careful not to
release coupler.
3. Press down on collar to release coupler.
4. Empty remaining water from coupler and return it to compartment.
5. Unplug power cord and return it to compartment.
IMPORTANT: A sink spray attachment hose can burst due to constant water
pressure while in use. If your spray hose is installed on same water line as the
dishwasher, we suggest you disconnect the sink spray attachment and plug
the hole.
Electrical Connection for a Portable/Convertible Dishwasher
An electrical supply of 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only, 15 amps is required. For
your safety, the dishwasher must be grounded. If there is a malfunction or
breakdown, grounding will reduce risk of electrical shock. This dishwasher has
a power cord with a 3-prong grounding plug. It must be plugged into a mating
3-prong grounding type receptacle, installed and grounded in accordance with
the National Electrical Code and any local codes and ordinances.
Grounding type wall receptacle
Do not under any circumstances cut, remove or bypass the grounding prong
from this plug.
Converting to Built-In
Your portable dishwasher can be converted to a built-in (undercounter) model.
Power supply cord with 3-prong A conversion kit No. 154241302 is required and is available from your local
dealer or distributor. Instructions are included with the kit.
grounding plug
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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
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
• Plastic items may need to be towel dried.
• Cups with a concave bottom will collect
Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems
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
• 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
• 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
• 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.
Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems
Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly
Stains on Tub Interior
• If unit is hooked up to a food waste
disposer, make sure the disposer is empty.
• Check to see if the knockout plug has been
removed from inside the food waste
disposer inlet.
• Check to see if drain hose is kinked.
• Make sure cycle is complete, not in a
• Washing large amounts of dishware with
tomato based soil can cause a pink/orange
appearance. This will not affect
performance and will gradually fade over
time. Pre-rinsing will reduce the chance of
staining. Using HEAT DRY OFF option will
lessen staining.
Removing Spots and Film
Hard water can cause lime deposit buildup on
the interior of the dishwasher. Dishes and
glasses may also get spots and film for a
number of reasons. (See Glassware/Flatware
Spotted or Cloudy section.) To remove buildup,
spots and film, clean using the following
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in normal
manner. Do not load any metal utensils or
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
6. Close and latch door and allow cycle to
Note: If these conditions persist, a home water
softener should be considered.
Cycle Takes a Long Time
• Is cycle in a water heating delay?
• Has the delay start option been selected?
• Has the sanitize option been selected?
Dishwasher Won’t Fill
• Is water supply turned on?
• Check your home circuit breaker or fuse
• Check inlet hose for a kink.
• Does overfill protector move up and down
freely? (See Overfill Protector section.)
Dishwasher Has an Odor
• Soiled dishes left in dishwasher too long
can create an odor. Rinse dishes if not
running dishwasher at once.
• There will be a “new” smell when first
installed. This is normal.
• Check to see if unit is draining properly.
(See Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly.)
To customize your dishwasher to match your cabinets:
• You will need a trim kit.
• See Step 10 of Installation Instructions that came with your dishwasher for more
Warranty Information
Your dishwasher is protected by this 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
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
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
Costs for pickup and delivery of the product required
because of service; and all costs for labor and
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.
(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.
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).
This warranty does not cover the following:
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.
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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