Frigidaire FGHD2465NF Dishwasher User Manual

All about the
Use & Care
of your Dishwasher
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Dishwasher Dispenser and Detergents ............... 13
Product Registration ........................................... 3
Factors Affecting Performance .......................... 14
Dishwasher Features ......................................... 4
Care and Cleaning ........................................... 15
Operating Instructions ..................................... 5-8
Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems .. 16-18
Preparing and Loading Dishes ........................ 9-12
Warranty ........................................................ 19
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Important Safety Instructions .............................. 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Save these instructions for future reference.
WARNING
This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as
personal injury, burns, fire, and electrical shock.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury
when using your dishwasher, follow basic
precautions including the following:
• 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.
•
Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before
servicing.
• If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer, make sure
disposer is completely empty before running dishwasher.
• Repairs should be done by a qualified technician.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Use your dishwasher only as instructed in this Use and
Care Manual.
• This Manual does not cover every possible condition and
situation that may occur. Use common sense and
caution when installing, operating and maintaining any
appliance.
• NSF certified residential dishwashers are not intended
for licensed food establishments.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Use only detergents and rinse agents recommended for
use in a dishwasher.
• Store dishwasher detergent and rinse agents out of the
reach of children.
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PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Thank you for choosing Frigidaire
This Use & Care Guide is part of our commitment to customer
satisfaction and product quality throughout the service life of
your new appliance.
We view your purchase as the beginning of a relationship. To
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NOTE
Very Important Information—
Read Before Operating Your
Dishwasher!
Normal Operating Sounds
This dishwasher does not sound like most
Purchase date
Model number
Serial number
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to serve you. You can register online at
www.frigidaire.com or by dropping your Product
Registration Card in the mail.
dishwashers—IT'S QUIETER.
Your Precision Direct Wash System® dishwasher uses
energy efficient motors for the wash and drain
portions of the cycle you select. Each cycle has a
series of water fills and drains for washing and rinsing
dishes. As each cycle begins, you may–or may not–
hear the drain motor.
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 arms spray 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!
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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.
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.
Blower Vent
Assembly
Upper Spray Arm
Top Rack
Bowl Tines
Middle Spray Arm
*Removable
Versa-tray
(available only on
FPHD2485 Model)
Cup Shelf
Adjustable Upper Rack
Serial Label
(located on right
side of tub)
Tub Gasket
Bottom Rack
Silverware Basket
Glass Trap
Orbit CleanTM
Spray Arm
Overfill Protector
Self-Cleaning Filter
Detergent Dispenser
Heating Element
Vent
Rinse Aid
Dispenser
Getting Started
1. Load dishwasher (See Preparing and Loading
Dishes).
2. Add detergent (See Dishwasher Dispenser &
Detergents).
3. Add rinse aid (See Rinse Aid).
4. Select desired CYCLE (See Cycle Chart). The
indicator light above the pad will glow when selected.
5. Select desired OPTIONS (See Energy Options). The
indicator light above the pad will glow when selected.
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6. Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher until water is
hot. Turn water off.
7. To start, press START/CANCEL pad.
8. Close door to latch.
NOTE
The dishwasher is programmed to remember your last cycle
so you do not have to reset each time. To start the
dishwasher using the same cycle and options selected on the
previous wash, just press the START/CANCEL pad.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
scour
my
favorite
power
plus
normal
wash
quick
clean
top
rack
energy
saver
wash
pressure
rinse
only
surge
spray
sanitize
wash
temp
sahara
hi temp
normal
heat
dry
air
scour
power
plus
normal
wash
quick
clean
top
rack
energy
saver
wash
pressure
rinse
only
surge
spray
wash
temp
sanitize
sahara
hi temp
heat
normal
dry
air
start
cancel
delay
washing
drying
NOTE
Your dishwasher uses a DishSenseTM Techology to understand
how heavily soiled the dish load is and to adjust the cycle
accordingly. This sensor is calibrated at the end of the cycle.
The sensor will not be calibrated for the first cycle run after
power has been removed from the dishwasher. To assure
you get clean dishes the unit defaults to the cycle option that is
suited for heavy soils on this first run after power is restored.
Wash Cycle Selections
Cycle times are approximate and will vary with options
selected. Hot water is necessary to activate dishwasher
detergent and melt fatty food soils. In the main wash and
final rinse portions of the cycle, additional heating time may
be added as needed to assure that tempertures critical to
wash and rinse are achieved. Selection of higher
temperature options for heavier soils or to sanitize
dishware will result in longer cycle responses. This happens
even when HI-TEMP WASH option has not been selected.
When HI-TEMP WASH is selected, an even higher
temperature will be guaranteed to handle heavier soil
loads.
Options Selections
You can cancel a cycle anytime during the cycle. Press
START/CANCEL pad and the dishwasher will start a 90
second drain. At the end of the drain, select the desired
cycle.
When an option is selected, the light above the pad will
come on and remain on until end of cycle. To turn off
the option, press the pad a second time. The light
above the pad turn off.
1-24 hrs
delay
start
start
cancel
hold to lock
hold 3s
To Cancel a Cycle
delay
start
hold to lock
hold 3s
my
favorite
1-24 hrs
clean
s
Wash Pressure
The programmed cycles default to the “surge” pressure
option which varies the pressure optimally for the cycle’s
intended normal use. If, for some special circumstance,
either a very low “spray” or very high “scour” pressure is
desired that may be selected. Due to wash cycle
optimization , some pressure options are not selectable in
all wash cycles.
Hi-Temp Wash
When HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, the dishwasher
heats water in the main wash to approximately 140°F
(60°C).
This increase in water temperature helps
dishwasher detergent remove food grease and soil from
dishes more effectively and aids in drying. This option is
available in NORMAL WASH and TOP RACK. HI-TEMP WASH
is automatically provided when POWER PLUS cycle is
selected.
Child Lock Controls
To prevent children from accidently changing the
dishwasher cycle or starting the dishwasher, lock the
dishwasher controls by pressing and releasing the DELAY
START pad for 3 seconds. An indicator light on the lock
graphic pad will illuminate when the controls are locked and
no new selections can be made until the lock is released.
To unlock the controls, press the DELAY START pad until
the indicator light goes out.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Favorite Cycle
The FAVORITE CYCLE option allows you to program your
preferred cycle and options into one button. Once
Programmed, simply press the FAVORITE CYCLE button
followed by the START/CANCEL pad.
To Program the FAVORITE CYCLE button:
1) Select your preferred cycle and options
2) Hold the FAVORITE CYCLE button for 3 seconds.
The display will flash for 2 seconds indicating the
FAVORITE CYCLE option has been programmed. To
change the FAVORITE CYCLE option simple repeat steps
one and two above.
Sanitize Option
To sanitize your dishes and glassware, select the
SANITIZE option. When selected, the light above the pad
will come on and remain on until end of cycle. The water
temperature in the final rinse will be raised to 155°F
(68°C) assuring bacteria is destroyed. This option is
available in NORMAL WASH and TOP RACK. SANITIZE is
automatically provided when POWER PLUS is selected.
Only these sanitization cycles have been designed to
meet NSF requirements.
The cycle time will be extended until the proper water
temperature is reached. Washing action will continue
during the water heating delay. For best results, the
incoming water temperature should be at least 120°F
(49°C).
The 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).
To turn off the SANITIZE option, press the pad a second
time. The light above the pad will turn off.
Sahara DryTM
When the SAHARA DRYTM option is selected, the
dishwasher increases the temperature of the final rinse
and extends drying time by approximately twenty
minutes. The SAHARA DRYTM option can be used with all
cycles except ENERGY SAVER AND RINSE ONLY. For
best drying performance, select Hi-Temp Wash and/or
sanitize. This will increase the temperture during the
wash cycle to improve drying.
The energy required to use the SAHARA DRYTM option
costs pennies per cycle. You may choose not to select
the SAHARA DRYTM option; however you may have items
in your dish load that will not be completely dry at the
end of the cycle.
Heat Dry
The HEATED DRY option in combination with rinse aid will
enhance drying performance. HEATED DRY option is
available on all cycles except ENERGY SAVER & RINSE
ONLY.
The drying option may be changed at any time during the
cycle and affects only the drying period.
Air Dry
The AIR DRY option is used to de-activate the heating
element during the drying phase of the selected wash cycle.
This option will slightly decrease energy usage but will
increase the likelihood that dishware will not be dry.
Delay Start
The DELAY START option allows you to automatically delay
starting your dishwasher from 1-24 hours.
To activate press the DELAY START pad until the desired
delay time shows in the STATUS window. The word “delay”
will show in the status window next to the remaining delay
time until the cycle starts.
To cancel the DELAY START option and begin the cycle
before the delay period is over, press the START/CANCEL
pad.
NOTE
Why Energy Efficient Units run long cycles: Several factors are important to washing dishware. The energy use of your
dishwasher was reduced by applying more of the factors that don’t use so much energy adn less of the ones that use more.
As a result, you will see that the wash cycles take longer.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The DishSenseTM Technology checks the soil level on your dishes in the Power Plus, Quick Clean, Normal and Top Rack
cycles. Depending on soil level, the sensor will determine if additional water fills are needed to clean the dishes or if water
fills can be deleted. Cycle time and water usage will vary based on the amount of soil on the dishes. Cycle time will also
vary based on the options selected and the incoming water temperature. Not all cycles available on all models.
Cycle Chart
Cycle
To Select Cycle
Soil Level
Power Plus
Water
(approx.)
Select POWER PLUS and
desired OPTIONS.
HI-TEMP WASH and
SANITIZE will automatically
be provided.
Heavy and
Medium
9.6 gal.
8.0 imp. gal.
36.4 liters
7.3 gal.
6.1 imp. gal.
27.6 liters
5.8 gal.
4.8 imp. gal.
21.8 liters
5.7 gal.
4.8 imp. gal.
21.7 liters
6.9 gal.
5.8 imp. gal.
26.2 liters
4.7 gal.
4.0 imp. gal.
18.0 liters
3.6 gal.
3.0 imp. gal.
13.6 liters
5.8 gal.
4.8 imp. gal.
21.8 liters
4.9 gal.
4.1 imp. gal.
18.5 liters
5.8 gal.
4.8 imp. gal.
21.8 liters
4.8 gal.
4.0 imp. gal.
18.1 liters
2.2 gal.
1.8 imp. gal.
8.4 liters
For pots, pans, casseroles and
dinnerware with
dried-on or baked-on soils.
Quick Clean
A fast wash for lightly soiled
dishes and silverware.
Light
Heavy
Select QUICK CLEAN and
desired OPTIONS.
Medium
Normal Wash
For regularly soiled dishes
and silverware.
Heavy
Select NORMAL WASH and
desired OPTIONS.
Light
Extra Light
Top Rack
For lightly soiled or pre-rinsed
dishes and silverware when you
do not have a full load.
Energy Saver
For lightly soiled and
pre-rinsed dishes and
silverware.
Rinse Only
For rinsing dishes that will
be washed later.
Heavy
Select TOP RACK and
desired OPTIONS.
Select ENERGY SAVER and
desired OPTIONS.
Medium
and Light
Heavy
Medium
and Light
Select RINSE ONLY.
DO NOT USE detergent.
Time*
(mins)
Washes/
Rinses
140
4 washes
4 rinses
120
3 washes
3 rinses
105
3 washes
2 rinses
55
3 wash
2 rinses
118
4 washes
2 rinses
94
2 washes
2 rinses
84
2 wash
1 rinses
105
3 wash
2 rinses
40
2 wash
2 rinses
100
3 wash
2 rinses
90
2 wash
2 rinses
17
2 rinses
* Includes dry time.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Status Indicator Lights
Sanitze Indicator
PF………………
Appears in window when
dishwasher is first installed, or
when power has been
interrupted. HI-TEMP WASH
and NO HEAT DRY indicator
lights will also flash. To clear,
touch START/CANCEL pad.
1H-24H………..
Number of delay start hours.
The last hour will count down
in minutes.
CL………………
Close dishwasher door. The
status indicator lights will also
flash to indicate current cycle
status.
HO or Hd…..…
Indicate a water heat delay.
MINUTES…...…
Number of minutes left in cycle
(1-99). If cycle is longer than
99 minutes, a small plus sign
will appear beside the number
of minutes and remain on until
time counts below 99.
The WASHING light comes on at the beginning of cycle
and remains on throughout the wash and rinse phases
of the cycle.
The DRYING light indicates the drying portion of the
cycle. When either drying option is selected.
When the Sanitize option is selected and the criteria is
met, the Sanitized indicator will display upon cycle
completion and remain on until the door is opened. If
the sanitization criteria is not achieved, the indicator will
not display. This can happen if the cycle is interrupted or
if the sanitization temperature could not be reached due
to incoming water temperature signigicantly below 120oF.
The CLEAN light will come on at end of cycle and remain
on until door is opened.
In the unlikely event the dishwasher malfunctions, the
indicator may display one of the following codes "Er",
"uF", "uo", or "CE". If one of these codes are displayed
contact the Frigidaire Customer Care Center at 1800-944-9044 They will be able to provide
assistance in troubleshooting the problem and/or
locating an authorized service technician, if needed.
NOTE
The time remaining suddenly increase or drop several
minutes. This means that the dishwasher received input
form the Smart Sensor concerning the soil load and has
automatically adjusted the cycle length.
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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 before loading them in the dishwasher.
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 using the Rinse Only cycle.
• 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.
10 place settings standard loading pattern
(For best washing performance, the upper rack should
be in the raised position.)
Loading the Top Rack
Features and appearance of racks and silverware basket
may vary from your model.
The upper rack is designed for flexibility in loading a
wide variety of items including cups, glasses, stemware,
small plates, bowls, etc.
Load glasses in top rack. Damage may occur if placed in
bottom rack.
Load plastic items in top rack only. Melting may occur if
placed in bottom rack.
Load items with open ends facing down for better
cleaning and draining.
12 place settings standard loading pattern
(For best washing performance, the upper rack should
be in the raised position.)
Damage may occur if delicate items touch each other
during dishwasher operation.
Use the Versa-Tray for long-handled knives and utensils.
Be sure nothing protrudes through the bottom of the rack
to block rotation of middle spray arm.
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PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES
Bowl Tines
The bowl tines offer the ultimate in flexibility. When
closed, load with saucers or small dishes. Open halfway
and it is perfect for small casseroles. Open completely
for those hard to fit items. such as coffee pots, food
processors, etc. As you load your dishwasher, you will
find many other ways to use this unique feature.
Upper Rack Option
LIGHT WASH—UPPER RACK option can be used to wash
a wide assortment of items when you don't have a full
load. Also, when the upper rack fills up with glasses and
the lower rack is still empty, you don't have to wait
anymore for clean glasses.
Adjustable Upper Rack
To raise the upper rack, refer to the figure below.
Press the Lever toward the center of the rack and pull
straight up on the rack.
Lever
To lower the upper rack, press the lever and push down on
the rack.
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PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES
Loading the Bottom Rack
Features and appearance of racks and silverware basket
may vary from your model.
The lower rack is best for plates, saucers, bowls, and
cookware. Large items should be placed along the edge
so they do not block the spray arm rotation. For best
results, place bowls, casseroles, and sauce pans with
soiled surface facing down or toward the center. Tilt
slightly for better drainage.
Versa-Tray (Available only on
FPHD2485)
The removeable Versa-Tray can be used in the upper
rack or lower rack to hold large utensils, juice cups, baby
bottles, long knives, etc.
Make sure tall items do not block spray arm rotation.
Be sure pan handles do not protrude through the bottom
of the rack and block the spray arm rotation.
Fold-down Tines
The fold-down tines in the lower rack make easy loading
for those extra large and hard-to-fit items. The tines
may be left up for normal use or folded down for more
flexible loading. Fold down for more space to load large
pots or pans.
10 place settings standard loading pattern
12 place settings standard loading pattern
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PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES
CAUTION
Load sharp items (knives, skewers, etc.)
pointing down.
Failure to do so may result in injury.
Loading the Silverware Basket
Features and appearance of racks and silverware basket
may vary from your model.
Load the silverware basket while it is in the bottom rack or
take the basket out for loading on a counter or table.
Place small items like baby bottle caps, jar lids, corn cob
holders, etc., in a covered section. Close the cover to
hold small items in place.
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.
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 oversudsing.
•
If detergent packs or tabs do not fully dissolve at the
end of the cycle, place pack or tab directly on the
bottom of the dishwasher and close the dispenser
cover.
Do not mix silver and stainless to avoid damaging the
silver finish.
•
When using automatic dishwashing detergent tabs,
place one tab in main wash cup and close.
The silverware basket can be separated and placed in
several locations in the bottom rack. Load silverware in
all sections or just one, depending on your load.
•
Add detergent just before starting cycle.
•
Store detergent in a cool, dry location. Moist
or caked detergent will not dissolve properly.
Use suggested loading patterns, as shown, to increase
washability of your silverware.
Be sure nothing protrudes through bottom of
basket or rack to block the spray arm.
When covers are up, mix items in each section of the
basket with some pointing up and some down to avoid
nesting. Water spray cannot reach nested items.
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DISHWASHER DISPENSER & DETERGENTS
Cover
How much Detergent to use
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 Latch
Pre Wash Cup
Rinse Aid Indicator
If the cover is closed on the Main Wash Cup, open
by pressing the cover latch.
CAUTION
Cover
The use of industrial grade detergent can damage the
heating coil and other parts of the dishwasher leading to
damage to the unit and surrounding property. Use only
household grade automatic dishwasher detergents.
The HEAT DRY option in combination with rinse aid will
enhance drying performance. The energy required
to use the HEAT DRY option costs pennies per cycle.
You may choose not to select the HEAT DRY option;
however you will have items in your dish load that
will not be completely dry at the end of the cycle.
Main Wash Cup
Cover Latch
Pre Wash Cup
Rinse Aid Indicator
If the cover is closed on the Main Wash Cup, open
by pressing the cover latch.
* Apperance may vary from your model.
Detergent Usage Guide
Cycle
Soft Water
(0-3 grains)
Medium Hard Water
(4-8 grains)
Hard Water
(9-12 grains)
Very Hard Water*
(over 12 grains)
Power Plus
or
Normal Wash
2 teaspoons
(each cup–
8 teaspoons
(each cup–
1/4 full)
5 teaspoons
(each cup–fill to line
above "Regular")
Each Cup–
Completely Full
(water softener
Top Rack
2 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–
5 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–fill to
8 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup–
1/4 full)
line above "Regular")
completely full)
No Detergent
No Detergent
No Detergent
Rinse Only
completely full)
recommended)
Main Wash Cup–
Completely Full
(water softener
recommended)
No Detergent
(water softener
recommended)
NOTE
As a rule, use 1 teaspoon for each grain above 12. For very hard water, detergent alone
may not be enough and then a water softener is recommended to imporve water quality and dishwashing performance.
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FACTORS AFFECTING PERFORMANCE
Rinse Aid
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.
A dispenser, located next to the detergent cup,
automatically releases a measured amount of rinse aid
during the last rinse. If spotting and poor drying are
problems, increase the amount of rinse aid dispensed by
rotating the dial to a higher number. The dial is located
under the dispenser cap. The indicator will be dark when
full and will show clear when it is time to refill. On
models with a STATUS window, LO will appear at the
end of the cycle indicating that it is time to refill.
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.
Do not overfill since this can cause oversudsing. Wipe up
any spills with a damp cloth.
The dispenser holds enough for 35 to 140 washes,
depending on setting.
Dispenser Opening
Less
Dispenser Cap
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Indicator
More
Adjustable setting
Water Pressure
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.
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:
• 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.
IMPORTANT
Before starting a cycle, run hot water to clear
cool water from pipe.
CARE AND CLEANING
Care of Drain Air Gap
WARNING
Burn Hazard
Allow heating element to cool before
cleaning the interior.
Failure to do so can result in burns.
Outside—Clean outer door with warm soapy water
and a dishcloth or sponge. Rinse with clean water and a
dry cloth. Do not use harsh cleaners or abrasive pads.
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.
CAUTION
Property Damage Hazard
Inside—The inside of the dishwasher is self-cleaning
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.
with normal use. If needed, clean around the tub gasket
area with a damp cloth.
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.
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.
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 POWER PLUS cycle.
4. Check connections to make sure they do not leak.
NOTE
See Installation Instructions for more details on
disconnecting and restoring service to your dishwasher.
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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.
Food Soils Left on Dishes
• Choose another cycle for longer washing time and
higher pressure.
• Check rack loading section for proper loading—avoid
nesting items.
• Home water pressure may be too low—should be 20
to 120 pounds per square inch (psi).
• Check incoming water temperature. It should be at
least 120°F (49°C). (See Factors Affecting
Performance.)
• Check water hardness. For extremely hard water, it
may be necessary to install a water softener. (See
Detergent Chart.)
• Use fresh detergent.
• Check to make sure funnel in top rack is not blocked.
• Make sure items are not blocking the spray arms,
preventing them from rotating.
Dishes not Dry
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Do not select Air Dry.
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.
Detergent Left in Dispenser
• 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.
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Dishware Stained or Discolored
• 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.
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).
Dishwasher Leaks
• 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 front to back and
side to side. (See Installation Instructions.)
Vapor at Vent
• Water vapor escapes from the vent during the drying
part of cycle. This is normal.
SOLUTIONS TO COMMON DISHWASHING PROBLEMS
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.
Etching
• 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 Usage Guide).
• Lower the water temperature.
• Use Air Dry option.
Dishwasher Won’t Run
• 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.
Dishwasher Does Not Drain
Properly
• 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.
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.)
Dishwasher Won’t Fill
• Is water supply turned on?
• Does overfill protector move up and down freely?
(See Overfill Protector section.)
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.
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.)
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? Selecting this
option will lengthen the cycle.
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SOLUTIONS TO COMMON DISHWASHING PROBLEMS
Stains on Tub Interior
• Washing large amounts of dishware with tomato
based soil can cause a pink/orange apperance. 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
no heat dry option will lessen staining.
Removing Spots and Film
Hard water can cause lime deposit buildup on the
interior of the dishwasher. Dishes and glasses may also
get spots and film for a number of reasons. (See
Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy section.) To
remove buildup, spots and film, clean using the
following instructions:
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in normal manner.
Do not load any metal utensils or silverware.
2. Do not add detergent.
3. Select the NORMAL WASH cycle. Close and latch
door. Press START/CANCEL pad.
4. Allow dishwasher to run until it starts the second
water fill (approximately 10 minutes).
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.
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Notes
WARRANTY
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs
for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is
installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1.
Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or
Canada.
3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4.
Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
5.
Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6.
Products used in a commercial setting.
7. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in
ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8.
Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc.,
which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs,
handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip
charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors,
cabinets, walls, etc.
13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine
Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes such
as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST
PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING
FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND
PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need
Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone
numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances North
America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux
authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under this warranty
must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are
subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Electrolux Major Appliances
North America
10200 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Canada
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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