of your Dishwasher
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 .. 13-14
Product Registration ...................................3
Factors Affecting Performance ...................15
Features at a Glance...................................4
Care and Cleaning ............................... 16-17
Operating Instructions .............................4-8
Before you Call.................................... 17-19
Preparing and Loading Dishes ................9-12
Major Appliance Warranty .........................20
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Important Safety Instructions ......................2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• When loading items to be washed:
WARNING
-Locate sharp items and knives so that
they are not likely to damage the door
seal or tub.
When using your dishwasher, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
-Load sharp items and knives with
the handles up to reduce the risk of cuttype injuries.
For your Safety
• 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. This appliance must be
connected to a ground metal, permanent
wiring system, or an equipment-grounding
conductor must be run with the circuit
conductors and connected to the equipmentgrounding terminal or lead on this appliance.
Read the Installation Instructions for details.
• This dishwasher is designed to operate on
regular house current (120V, 60Hz). Use
a circuit equipped with a 15 ampere fuse
or circuit breaker. Use a 20 ampere fuse if
dishwasher is connected with a food disposer.
• Do not operate dishwasher unless all enclosure
panels are in their proper place.
• 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.
• To reduce the risk of injury, do not allow
children to play in or on the dishwasher.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• 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.
• 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.
• Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher
before servicing.
• Repairs should be done by a qualified
technician.
• To avoid entrapment and/or suffocation,
remove door or door latch mechanism from
any dishwasher that is discarded or not in
use.
WARNING
• Use only detergents and rinse agents
recommended for use in a dishwasher.
• Store dishwasher detergent and rinse agents
out of the reach of children.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or
injury when using your dishwasher, follow the
above basic precautions .
• If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer,
make sure disposer is completely empty before
running dishwasher.
• Do not wash plastic items unless marked:
“Dishwasher Safe” or equivalent. Check
with manufacturer for recommendations,
if not marked. Items that are not marked
dishwasher safe may melt and create a
potential fire hazard.
WARNING
This symbols will help alert you to such dangers
as personal injury, burns, fire and electrical
shock.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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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 ensure our ability to continue
serving you, please use this page to record
important product information.
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Purchase Date
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Model Number
_________________________________
Serial Number
Registering your product with Frigidaire enhances
our ability to serve you. You can register online
at www.frigidaire.com or by dropping your
Product Registration Card in the mail.
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Very Important Information - Read
Before Operating Your Dishwasher!
Normal Operating Sounds
This dishwasher does not sound like most
dishwashers - IT’S QUIETER.
Your Direct Feed 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.
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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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.
NOTE
NOTE
Why Energy Efficient Units run long cycles:
Several factors are important to washing dishware.
The energy use of the dishwasher was reduced
by applying more of the factors that don’t use so
much energy and less of the ones that use more.
As a result, you will see that the wash cycles take
longer.
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NOTE
Not all cycles and options available on all
models.
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FEATURES AT A GLANCE
Your dishwasher cleans by spraying a mixture of hot water and detergent through the spray arms
against soiled surfaces. First, the dishwasher drains for a few seconds to remove soils dropped while
loading, then fills with water covering the filter area. Water is then pumped through the spray arms. Soil
particles go through and across the filter and down the drain as the water is pumped out. This series of
steps are repeated as needed. The number of water fills varies with the cycle being used.
Features may vary according to model
Upper Spray Arm
Cutlery Tray
Tub Gasket
Upper Rack
Cup Shelves
Soft Grip
Rack
Middle Spray
Arm
Silverware
Basket
Lower Rack
Lower Spray
Arm
Filter
Detergent
Dispenser
Serial Label
(located on right
side of door)
Rinse Aid
Dispenser
Operating Instructions
Getting Started
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NOTE
The filters will need to be cleaned to maximize
1. Load Dishwasher (See Preparing and Loading
wash performance during the life of your
Dishes).
dishwasher. See “Recommended Frequency to
2. Add detergent (See Dishwasher Dispenser &
Clean Your Filters” for a cleaning schedule.
Detergents).
3. Add Rinse Aid, if needed (See Rinse Aid).
4. Select desired CYCLE (See Cycle Chart).
5. Select desired OPTION (See Option Selections).
6. Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher until
water is hot. Turn water off.
7. To start, press START/CANCEL pad and close
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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NOTE
Your dishwasher uses a DishSenseTM Technology to understand how much food is on the dishes and then
adjusts the cycle accordingly.
Option Selections
CAUTION
Wash Pressure
Property Damage Hazard
Before starting dishwasher be sure that the water
is connected and turned on. Failure to do so
may cause damage to the pump seal and result
in water leakage.
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. An automatic sensor will check the incoming
water temperature and, if it is not hot enough,
the cycle will be lengthened for automatic water
heating in the main wash and final rinse of all
cycles. This happens even when HI-TEMP WASH
option has not be selected. When HI-TEMP WASH
is selected, an even higher temperature will be
reached to handle heavier soil loads.
Recommended Cycle for typical
use:
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.
Wash Temp
The programmed cycles default to the “normal”
temperature option, to choose HI-TEMP or
SANITIZE press WASH TEMP pad.
Hi-Temp Wash Option
HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, by pressing
the WASH TEMP pad, the dishwasher heats water
in the main wash to approximately 140oF (60oC).
This increase in water temperature helps
dishwasher detergent remove food grease and
soil from dishes more effectively and aids in
drying.
The Normal cycle with its factory default options
of normal temperature and heated dry together
provide the best all around performance. This
cycle selection is recommended for everyday use
and is suitable for a large range of both dish load
sizes and food quantities remaining on those
dishes.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Sanitize Option
Delay Start
To sanitize your dishes and glassware, select
SANITIZE option, by pressing WASH TEMP pad.
When selected, the light will come on and remain
on until end of cycle. The water temperature in
the final rinse will be raised to 155oF (68oC) and
will maintain that temperature for 9 minutes. This
option is available in Heavy Wash/Power Plus and
Normal Wash Cycles. 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 120oF (49oC).
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 120oF (49oC).
To turn off the SANITIZE option, press the Wash
Temp pad. The SANITIZE light will turn off.
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
and press START.
To cancel the DELAY START option and begin the
cycle before the delay period is over, press the
START/CANCEL pad until the status window show
cycle duration. Press START/CANCEL again and
close the door.
Heat Dry
The HEATED DRY option in combination with rinse
aid will enhance drying performance. HEATED DRY
option is available on all cycles.
Air Dry
The AIR DRY option will reduce temperature in the
hot rinse of the selected wash cycle. This option
will slightly decrease energy usage but will increase
the likelihood that dishware will not be dry.
Child Lock Controls
To prevent children from accidentally changing the
dishwasher cycle or starting the dishwasher, lock
the dishwasher controls by pressing the DELAY
START pad until the status window displays “loc”.
To unlock the controls, press the DELAY START
pad until “loc” is no longer displayed in the status
window.
To Cancel a Cycle
To cancel a cycle at anytime, open the door and
press the START/CANCEL pad until you hear a
tone. When the door is opened, the last cycle
selected will be displayed. If desired, a new cycle
can now be selected by pressing START/CANCEL
pad and upon closing the door the cycle will begin.
Status Indicator Lights
The CLEAN light will remain on until the door is
opened.
My Favorite Cycle
The MY 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 will select the programmed cycle and
options.
To Program the FAVORITE CYCLE button:
1. Select your preferred cycle and options
2. Hold the FAVORITE CYCLE button for 3
seconds.
The LED over the FAVORITE CYCLE pad turns on
indicating the MY FAVORITE CYCLE option has
been programmed. To change the MY FAVORITE
CYCLE option simply repeat steps one and two
above.
When the SANITIZE option is selected and the
criteria is met, the Sanitized indicator will display
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 significantly below 1200F.
Green Light
When the GREEN LIGHT illuminates on the floor
this indicates that the wash cycle is complete.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Status Window
The STATUS window, available on some models, indicates the following activity:
1-24.............
CL....................
Number of delay start
hours. The last hour
will count down in
minutes.
MINUTES..........
Number of minutes
left in cycle (1-199).
L0----L6............
Level of Rinse Aid
dosage.
Close dishwasher
door. The status
indicator lights will
also flash to indicate
current cycle status.
User Instruction Code
Instruction
Code Displayed
CL
Problem
Solution
This indicates the door
has been left open or not
properly latched.
Ensuring the door is properly latched will clear
the display. This does not indicate a problem
with your dishwasher and service will not need
to be contacted.
Error Codes
Displayed
Error Code*
i10
Problem
Solution
A low fill has been
detected.
Look for a pinched water supply line, or water shutoff is
not completely opened.
i20;
i40;
iF0
Clogged filters or a
restricted drain line
has been detected.
Check and clean both filters and sump area and check
for a pinched or blocked drain hose. If the drain line is
attached to a disposer, check that the knockout plug has
been removed.
i30
A leak or overflow
of water has been
detected in the
bottom pan.
A problem has been
detected with the
drain or wash motor.
Look for loose connections at the water inlet valve and
ensure the unit is properly leveled.
i50
i60
A problem has been
detected with the
water heating system.
iC0
A problem has been
detected with the
electronic control
system.
Pressing the cancel button or turning power off at the
breaker for 5 min. should clear this error code and the
unit can be restarted.
If this does not resolve the problem, service
will need to be called.
*In all Error Code instances, if Pressing the cancel button or turning power off at the breaker for 5
min. does not resolve the problem, contact
the Frigidaire Customer Care Center at 1-800-944-9044.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Cycle Chart
Cycle
Settings
Heavy Wash/Power
Plus
Default
Surge, Hi-Temp and Heat
For pots, pans
Options
casseroles and
dinnerware with dried- Scour, Sanitize and Air
on or baked-on soils,
and silverware
Normal Wash
For regularly
soiled dishes and
silverware.
Quick Wash
A fast wash for lightly
soiled dishes and
silverware
China Crystal
For lightly soiled
China and Crystal
Energy Saver
For lightly soiled
pre-rinsed dishes and
silverware
Rinse Only
For rinsing dishes
that will be washed
later.
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Default
Surge, Normal and Heat
Options
Scour-spray, Hi-Temp
Sanitize and Air
Water
(approx.)
Time *
(Hours)
7.0 - 7.9 gal.
26.6 - 29.9 liters
2 1/4 - 3 1/4
4 Washes
3 Rinses
2.9 - 7.3 gal.
11.0 - 27.7 liters
2 - 3 1/4
5 Washes
2 Rinses
Washes/
Rinses
Default
Scour, Normal and Heat
Options
Air
4.5 gal.
17.1 liters
1
/2
3 Washes
1 Rinses
Default
Spray, Normal and Heat
Options
None Available
5.7 gal.
21.5 liters
1 1/4
3 Washes
2 Rinse
1 1/4 - 1 3/4
5 Washes
3 Rinse
Default
Surge, Normal and Air
Options
Scour-Spray
Default
Surge
Options
None Available
4.4 - 7.9 gal.
16.5 - 29.7 liters
2.0 gal.
7.6 liters
1
/4
2 Rinses
NOTE*
The time remaining may suddenly increase or drop several minutes. This means that the dishwasher
received input from the Smart Sensor concerning the soil load and has automatically adjusted the cycle
length.
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PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES
Dish Preparation
Loading the Upper Rack
Scrape away large pieces of food, bones, pits,
toothpicks, etc. The continuously filtered wash
fluid 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.
The upper rack is designed for flexibility in loading
a wide variety of items including cups, glasses,
stemware, small plates, bowls, etc.
Load glasses and plastic items in upper rack only.
Load items with open end 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
upper rack.
Be sure nothing protrudes through the bottom of
the rack to block rotation of middle spray arm.
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 pre-rinse or use the rinse only cycle to
rinse off these food soils.
•
Load racks so that large items do not
prevent the detergent dispenser from
opening.
•
Check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing items in question.
•
If the dishwasher drains into a Food
Disposer, be sure disposer is
completely empty before starting
dishwasher.
8 place settings standard loading pattern
Loading the Cutlery Tray
The Cutlery Tray is designed for flatware and
most cooking or serving utensils. Heavily soiled
utensils or items with baked on foods should be
placed in the upper rack or silverware basket for
best washing performance. The separators on
the cutlery tray help keep flatware separated to
avoid damage and improve cleaning.
10 place settings standard loading pattern
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Upper Rack
12 place settings standard loading pattern
Adjustable Upper Rack
The top rack height can be easily adjusted to
accommodate loading taller dishes in either rack.
To raise the rack to the upper position, lift rack
until both sides are at the same height and the
rack will secure in place. Ensure that the rack
remains level from front to back with both sides
at the same height. To lower rack lift the rack
slightly then push down and release.
Upper Rack
Loading the Bottom Rack
Features and appearance of racks and silverware
basket may vary from your model.
The bottom rack is best for plates, saucers, bowls,
and cookware. Large items should be placed
along the edge so they do not block the spray arm
rotation. For best results, place bowls, casseroles,
and sauce pans with soiled surface facing down or
toward the center. Tilt slightly for better drainage.
Make sure tall items do not block spray arm
rotation.
Fold-down Tines Upper Rack
The fold-down tines in the upper rack makes it
easy to load those extra large and hard-to-fit
items. The tines may be left up for normal use or
folded down for more flexible loading.
Be sure pan handles do not protrude through
the bottom of the rack and block the spray arm
rotation.
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Bottom Rack
8 place settings standard loading pattern.
Bottom Rack
10 place settings standard loading pattern.
Cup Shelf/Stemware Holders
The Cupshelf holder can be folded down to be
used to load two levels of cups, juice glasses, and
other short items or fold down both and use for
long items such as utensils and spatulas. Fold up
to load tall glasses.
12 place settings standard loading pattern
Fold-down Tines Bottom Rack
The fold-down tines in the lower and upper rack
make it easy to load those extra large and hardto-fit items. The tines may be left up for normal
use or folded down for more flexible loading.
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PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES
The Stemware holder is used to securely hold
your wine glasses in place for the best wash. To
properly secure you glass simply press the stem
of the glass into the center of the Cupshelf the
rubber pieces will secure around the stem to hold
the glass in place.
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.
In some models small items like baby bottle caps,
jar lids, corn cob holders, etc., can be placed in
a covered section. Close the cover to hold small
items in place.
Use suggested loading patterns, as shown, to
increase washability of the silverware.
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.
Soft Grip Rack
The Soft Grip Rack is used to secure in place
glassware and those plastic items that may move
around with the water from 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.
Loading the Silverware Basket
To add or remove items after wash cycle starts:
•
Unlatch door and wait a few seconds until
wash action stops before opening.
Load sharp items (knives, skewers, etc.)
pointing down.
•
Add the item and wait a few seconds to allow
cold air to slowly expand inside dishwasher.
Failure to do so may result in injury.
•
Close door firmly to latch and resume
cycle.
CAUTION
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DISHWASHER DISPENSER & DETERGENTS
Filling the Detergent Dispenser
How much Detergent to use
The detergent dispenser has a main wash cup
where you will add your detergent or detergent
tab.
•
Use only fresh automatic dishwashing
detergent. Other detergents may cause
oversudsing.
•
When using automatic dishwashing detergent
tablet, place one tablet in main wash cup and
close.
•
Add detergent just before starting cycle.
•
Store detergent in a cool, dry location. Moist
or caked detergent may not dissolve properly.
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 etching to some glassware which
is surface damage that appears like a film but
cannot be wiped off. Your local water company,
water softener company or county extension
agent can tell you the water hardness in your
area.
Main Wash Cup
CAUTION
The use of industrial grade detergent can
damage parts of the dishwasher leading to
damage to the unit and surrounding property.
Use only household grade automatic dishwasher
detergents.
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Cover
Latch
NOTE
Main Wash Cover
Hard water may cause lime deposit buildup on
the interior of the dishwasher. For cleaning
instructions see “Removing Spots and film”
section.
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NOTE
Detergent tablets and All-In-One packs may not
dissolve completely if used with the QUICK WASH
cycles. If one of these products are used, place the
tab or pack directly on the bottom of the tub in a
corner before starting the dishwasher, rather than
placing these products in the dispenser.
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NOTE
To achieve the best results from your dishwasher,
visit www.dishwashingexpert.com for general tips
regarding the performance and operation of your
dishwasher.
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DISHWASHER DISPENSER & DETERGENTS
Dosage of detergent
Place a single detergent tablet or packet into the detergent dispenser compartment.
Detergent Usage Chart
Water Hardness
Soft Water
Medium Hard Water
Hard Water
(0-3 grains)
(4-8 grains)
(9-12 grains)
8 teaspoons
Amount
(teaspoons)
4 teaspoons
6 teaspoons
Dispenser cup
level:
First Line
Second Line
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Full
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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FACTORS AFFECTING PERFORMANCE
Rinse Aid
How to adjust the rinse aid dosage
Rinse aid greatly improves drying, reduces
water spots, filming. With it 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. The indicator will be dark
when full and will show clear when it is time to
refill.
Press and hold the RINSE ONLY and DELAY START
pad for 5 seconds until the display shows rinse aid
level. Pressing the DELAY START pad increases
the increment level (L0-L6).
Once the rinse-aid level reaches L6, the display
will start back at level L0.
Pressing the START button or just pausing for a
few seconds confirms the rinse aid level setting:
the display shows the duration of the cycle.
To add liquid rinse aid, open the cover. Pour in
rinse aid until liquid touches the indicated fill
level. Close the cover.
Do not overfill since this can cause oversudsing.
Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth.
The dispenser holds enough for 11 to 66 washes,
depending on 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. If you experience
poor wash performance you may need to wait
until water use is reduced before starting the
dishwasher.
Water Temperature
Hot water is needed for best dishwashing and
drying results. Water entering dishwasher should
be at least 120oF (49oC) to give satisfactory
results.
Indicator
Rinse Aid
Compartment
Rinse Aid
Cover
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 the
water stream to check the temperature.
•
If temperature is below 120oF (49oC), 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.
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.
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CARE AND CLEANING
Recommended Frequency to Clean Your Filters
Loads per week
If you scrape your
dishes before loading:
If you scrape and rinse your
dishes before loading:
If you wash your dishes
before loading:
8 - 12
Monthly
Every two months
Once a Year
4-7
Every two months
Once a Year
Once a Year
Once a Year
Once a Year
1-3
Once a Year
Fine Filter
The Fine Filter is designed to collect big items
such as broken glass, bones and pits. The Filters
need to be cleaned to maximize wash performance
throughout the life of your dishwasher.
To remove the Fine Filter as shown, rotate it
counterclockwise, lift it out, empty and clean it
by rinsing under running water and replace. To
replace simply reverse the above instructions
making sure that the arrows line up and you feel
and hear a slight click. It may be necessary to
use a sponge or soft brush to remove excess food
residue.
Align
Arrows
Coarse Filter
To clean the Coarse Filter remove the Fine
Filter, simply remove the Coarse Filter from the
dishwasher tub bottom by lifting up and pull the
filter out. Flush the Coarse Filter by holding it
under running water and replace the Coarse and
Fine Filter.
Fine Filter
Coarse Filter
Outside - Occasionally wipe with a mild
nonabrasive detergent and water. Rinse and dry.
Care of Drain Air Gap
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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 the counter top and can
be inspected by removing the cover. This is not
part of your dishwasher and is not covered by
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BEFORE YOU CALL
Winterizing
A dishwasher left in an unheated place should be
protected from freezing. Have a qualified person
do the following:
To Disconnect Service:
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NOTE
To achieve the best results from your dishwasher,
visit www.dishwashingexpert.com for general tips
regarding the performance and operation of your
dishwasher.
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 the inlet valve and drain into
Food Soils Left on Dishes
pan.
•
Choose another cycle for longer washing
Disconnect drain line from pump and drain
time.
water into pan.
•
Choose the Hi-Temp Wash option.
4.
To Restore Service:
Before calling for service, review this list.
It may save you both time and expense.
This list includes common experiences that
are not the result of defective workmanship
or material in your dishwasher.
•
Check 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).
1.
Reconnect the water, drain, and electrical
power supply.
2.
Turn on water and electrical power supply
3.
Fill detergent cup and run the dishwasher
through a POWER PLUS/HEAVY WASH cycle.
•
Check incoming water temperature. It
should be at least 120oF (49oC). (See Factors
Affecting Performance.)
4.
Check connections to make sure they do not
leak.
•
Check water hardness. For extremely hard
water, it may be necessary to install a water
softener. (See Detergent Chart).
•
Use Fresh Detergent.
•
Make sure items are not blocking the spray
arms, preventing them from rotating.
CAUTION
Property Damage Hazard
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.
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NOTE
See Installation Instructions for more details
on disconnecting and restoring service to your
dishwasher.
Dishes not Dry
•
Select heat dry option.
•
Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is filled.
•
Increase the discharge setting of rinse aid.
(See Rinse Aid).
•
Check the incoming water temperature. Be
sure it is at least 120oF (49oC).
•
Check for proper loading-avoid nesting
items.
•
Plastic items may need to be towel dried.
•
Cups with a concave bottom will collect
water. Load them at the far left of the
upper rack so they will be held in a tilted
position.
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Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy
•
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.
•
Avoid overloading and improper loading. (See •
Preparing and Loading Dishes).
•
Use fresh detergent. Old detergent is
ineffective.
Certain high acid foods can cause
discoloration of stainless steel and plastics
if allowed to sit for a long period. Use the
Rinse Only cycle or rinse by hand if not
operating dishwasher at once.
•
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).
•
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.
•
Dishware Chipped
Mixing stainless steel and silver utensils in
silverware basket can cause pitting of the
stainless steel blades. Avoid mixing stainless
steel and silver.
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?
•
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.
Etching
•
Fine antique china and crystal should be
hand-washed.
Normal Sounds You Will Hear
•
Water in Bottom of Tub
•
Water left in the tub bottom after the cycle is
complete is not normal. If water remains in
the bottom of the tub, the dishwasher may
not be draining properly. (See Dishwasher
Does not Drain Properly).
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 (1L) of
warm water. Rinse thoroughly.
Use only fresh detergent designed for
automatic dishwashers. Measure detergent
carefully. Try a different brand.
•
Using too much detergent especially in soft
or softened water causes damage that looks
like a film but cannot be removed.
•
Adjust the amount of detergent based
on the water hardness. (Check Detergent
Chart).
•
Lower the water temperature.
Detergent Left in Dispenser Cup
•
Detergent may be old. Discard and use
fresh detergent.
•
Be sure the dish load doesn’t block spray
from entering the detergent cup.
•
Check to see if cycle has been completed.
•
Make sure items do not prevent the
detergent dispenser from opening.
Dishware Stained or Discolored
•
Normal sounds include water fill, water
circulation and motor sounds.
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Vapor at Vent
Stains on Tub Interior
•
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).
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 Won’t Fill
•
•
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, 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. Press
START/CANCEL pad. Close and latch the
door.
4.
Allow dishwasher to run until it starts the
second water fill (approximately 10 minutes).
5.
Unlatch an 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.
Is water supply turned on?
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.
Dishwasher has an Odor
•
Soiled dishes left in dishwasher too long can
create an odor. Use Rinse Only cycle.
•
There will be a “new” smell when first
installed. This is normal.
•
Check to see if unit is draining properly. (See
Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly).
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 Only cycle will reduce the
chance of staining. Using air dry option will
lessen staining.
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MAJOR APPLIANCE 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
Frigidaire
10200 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
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Canada
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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