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MODEL: WQP8-9239L-US
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1112 7th Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566
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Instruction Manual
Item No.: 721553
120V~, 60Hz, 1100W
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Thank you for purchasing your Portable Dishwasher by
Montgomery Ward®. We guarantee that it will perform to the highest
standard, time after time, with all the convenience, easy cleanup and
durability you rely on from Wards.
Your new Portable Dishwasher eliminates the need for permanent
installation and plumbing—just quickly connect it to your faucet. You will
love the convenience of this appliance!
Table of Contents
Important Safeguards.........................3-4
3-Prong Plug......................................... 4
Parts & Features................................... 5
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
Basic safety precautions should always be followed when using this appliance.
WARNING: Before discarding this appliance, remove the door and leave racks
in place to avoid child entrapment.
WARNING: TO AVOID THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK, ALWAYS MAKE
SURE THE PRODUCT IS UNPLUGGED FROM THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET
BEFORE ASSEMBLING, DISASSEMBLING OR RELOCATING. DO NOT TRY TO
SERVICE THIS PRODUCT YOURSELF.
Caution: Do not touch the heating element during or immediately following
use or else personal injury can occur.
1. After unpacking, dispose of all packing materials in accordance with local
ordinances.
2. To protect against electrical shock, do not place cord, plug or appliance in water
or other liquid.
3. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before moving. Always unplug using the
plug and not by pulling on the cord.
4. Never connect or disconnect plug with wet hands.
How to Use.......................................9-11
5. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, or after the
appliance malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Call our toll-free
customer service number for information regarding returning or replacing
the product.
Cleaning and Care.........................12-13
6. Do not allow unit to rest on power cord when in use or stored away.
Troubleshooting..............................14-15
7. Do not excessively bend or flatten power cord when in use or stored away.
Warranty & Return Information.......16-17
8. Never carry, push or pull the appliance by the door or power cord.
About Your Dishwasher......................6-7
Loading Your Dishwasher..................8-9
9. C
lose supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
Do not allow children to climb inside of appliance.
3102543
Conforms to UL Std. 471
Certified to CSA Std. C22.2 No. 120-13
PLEASE SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
THIS APPLIANCE IS FOR INDOOR USE ONLY
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10. Do not sit or stand on the door or dish racks—the unit could tip forward, causing
personal injury and property damage.
11. Do not leave the door open when unattended in order to avoid a tripping hazard.
12. Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked “dishwasher safe” or the
equivalent. If not marked as such, follow the manufacturer’s recommendation.
13. Load dishwasher so that plastic items do NOT come in contact with the heating
element.
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Parts & Features
Important Safeguards (cont’d)
14. Use only detergent and rinse additives approved for use in a dishwasher.
NEVER use soap, laundry detergent, or body wash.
15. Dishwashing detergents are strongly alkaline and pose a dangerous threat if
swallowed. Avoid contact with skin and eyes and keep out of reach of children.
16. Do not move or tilt while in operation.
17. To avoid personal injury or potential flooding, keep the door closed during
operation.
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18. When loading items to be washed:
• Position sharp items so that they will not come in contact with the door seal.
• Load knives handle up in order to avoid injury.
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19. Do not use appliance for anything other than its intended use.
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3-Prong Plug
This appliance has a 3-prong (grounding) plug for use in a 3-prong (grounding)
outlet to minimize the possibility of electric shock. This appliance should only be
used with a 120V, 60Hz grounded outlet. Failure to follow these instructions could
result in fire, electrical shock, serious injury or death.
If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, contact a qualified electrician to install a
3-prong (grounding) outlet. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way. Do not
use an adapter or an extension cord. Failure to follow these instructions could result
in fire, electrical shock, serious injury or death.
1 - Upper Basket
2 - Spray Arms
3 - Lower Basket
4 - Main Filter
5 - Detergent Dispenser
6 - Flatware Basket
7 - Coarse Filter
8 - Rinse-Aid Dispenser
9 - Portable Faucet Adapter Assembly
10 - Power Cord
11 - Casters
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B
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A - Wash Cycle Indicator
D - Wash Cycle Selection Button
B - Rinse-Aid Warning Light
E - Start / Pause Button
C - Power Indicator Light
F - ON / OFF Button
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About Your Dishwasher
About Your Dishwasher (cont’d)
Rinse-Aid
Your dishwasher is designed to use liquid rinse-aids. If you have soft water, however, the use of a rinse-aid may not be needed. If a white film develops on your
dishes, discontinue using a rinse-aid.
A measured amount of rinse-aid is dispensed during
washing. The rinse-aid dispenser has 4 settings. Always
start with the dispenser set on ‘2’.
The rinse-aid is released during the final rinse to prevent water from forming
droplets on your dishes which can leave spots and streaks. It also improves drying by allowing water to “sheet” off the dishes.
If spots and poor drying occur, increase the amount of
rinse-aid dispensed by removing the dispenser lid and
rotating the dial to ‘3’. If the dishes are still not drying
properly or are spotted, adjust the dial to ‘4.’
Only use rinse-aids branded for use with a dishwasher. NEVER fill the
rinse-aid dispenser with any other substances (e.g. dishwasher cleaning
agents or liquid detergents). This will damage the appliance.
Level Indicator
Adjustable Setting
Detergent
WARNING: Dishwasher detergent is corrosive. Avoid contact with skin and
eyes and keep out of reach of children. Failure to follow this warning can
result in personal injury or death.
Your dishwasher has a specially designed water softener to help you use less
detergent and rinse-aid. Generally, only a little more than half an ounce of detergent
is needed. If dishes are heavily soiled you can add more detergent.
Dispenser Cap
Adjustable Setting
The rinse-aid dispenser is located inside the door next to the detergent dispenser. To fill the dispenser:
1. Open the cap by turning to the “open” (left) arrow and lift out.
2. Pour rinse-aid into the dispenser until the level indicator turns completely
black.
The volume of the rinse-aid dispenser is 3 fl. oz. Be careful not to overfill the
dispenser because this can cause over sudsing.
3. Replace the cap by inserting it aligned with the “open” (left) arrow and turning to the “closed” (right) arrow.
NOTE: The rinse-aid warning light on the control panel will illuminate when the
dispenser needs to be refilled.
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Button
Filling the Detergent Dispenser:
Press the button to release the cover on
the detergent dispener. Fill detergent
dispenser with powder only when you are
ready to run the machine.
15 - Fill with main wash cycle detergent.
25 - Fill with pre-wash cycle detergent.
Observe the manufacturer’s usage and
storage recommendations, as stated on
the detergent packaging.
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Loading Your Dishwasher
Loading Your Dishwasher (cont’d)
Dishes that you should not put in your dishwasher:
Upper Rack
The upper rack is designed to hold lighter or more delicate dishware, such as:
• Glasses
• Coffee and Tea Cups
• Saucers
• Shallow, lightly soiled pans
• Small Plates
• Bowls
• Dishware marked “Top Rack Only”
Not Suitable
Placement of the upper rack can be adjusted
higher or lower depending on which set of
wheels are placed in the track.
Limited Suitability
Flatware with wood, horn china, or
mother-of-pearl handles.
Some types of glasses can become
dull after a large number of washes.
Plastics not rated dishwasher safe.
Silver and aluminum parts have a
tendency to discolor during washing.
Older cutlery with glued parts that
are not heat-resistant.
Decals and hand-painted patterns
may fade if washed in the
dishwasher frequently.
Bonded cutlery items or dishes.
Pewter or copper items.
NOTE: Cups and glasses should be positioned
top down so that water does not collect in them.
Crystal glass.
Steel items subject to rusting.
Example of top rack loading
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Wooden platters.
Items made from synthetic fibers.
Lower Rack
The lower rack is for heavily soiled and larger dishware, such as:
• Plates up to 10½” in diameter
• Pots
• Pans
• Serving Bowls
• Flatware Basket
NOTE: Pots, pans and serving bowls should be positioned top down.
Guidelines:
• Scrape off large amounts of leftover food. It is not necessary to rinse dishes
before putting in dishwasher.
• Dishes should NOT lie inside or cover one another.
• Always load sharp utensils with the sharp point down.
• Do not allow flatware to nest inside of each other.
• Position sharp items so that they will not come in contact with the door seal.
• For best energy efficiency, do not overload the dishwasher.
WARNING: Do not allow any item to extend through the bottom rack.
Failure to follow this warning can result in damage to the appliance.
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How to Use
There are two available adapters for connecting the dishwasher’ waterline to the
sink faucet. If the quick-disconnect adapter (A) does not fit the faucet, use the
shorter adapter (B) following these instructions:
1. Remove the aerator from your faucet, using a wrench if necessary.
2. Remove any old washers from inside the spout and clean the threads of the
faucet for ease of adapter installation.
3. Attach adapter (B) to your faucet.
NOTE: For faucets with outside threads, remove the thicker washer; for faucets with
inside threads, leave the thicker washer in place.
4. Attach adapter (A) to adapter (B) and connect the water inlet hose to adapter (A).
5. Turn on faucet. If there is leaking, tighten the adapters.
Adapter
(A)
Adapter
(B)
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Adapters (B) & (A)
Connected
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How to Use (cont’d)
How to Use (cont’d)
Wash Cycles
Wash
Cycle
Cycle Selection
Information
Cycle
Description
Detergent
Amount
Pre/Main
Run Time
(minutes)
Water
Usage
(gal)
Pre-wash
Pre-wash (122° F)
Wash (127° F)
Rinse
Rinse (143° F)
Dry
0.6 oz
125
4.41
Heavy
For the heaviest
soiled loads, such
as pots and pans,
casserole dishes
and dishes with
dried on food.
For normally
soiled loads,
such as pots,
plates, glasses,
and lightly soiled
pans. Normal daily
operation.
Pre-wash
Wash (123° F)
Rinse
Rinse (152° F)
Dry
0.6 oz.
For lightly soiled
loads, such as
plates, glasses,
bowls and lightly
soiled pans.
Pre-wash
Wash (122° F)
Rinse
Rinse (131° F)
Dry
0.6 oz.
A shorter wash for
lightly soiled items
that don’t need
drying.
Pre-wash
Wash (122° F)
Rinse (131° F)
Dry
0.5 oz.
Normal
Light
Speed
95
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85
You can modify the wash cycle if the dishwasher has only run for a short time.
Otherwise, the detergent may have already been released and the appliance may
have already drained the wash water. If this is the case, the detergent dispenser
must be refilled.
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Pausing a Wash Cycle
A forgotten dish can be added any time before the detergent cup opens.
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Load the dishwasher per the recommendations on page 8.
Add detergent and rinse-aid as described on pages 6 and 7.
Plug in the dishwasher.
Connect the waterline to the adapter on the sink faucet.
Turn the hot water to full pressure.
Make sure the door is closed tightly.
Press the ON / OFF button.
Press the Wash Cycle button until your desired wash cycle is selected.
Press the Start / Pause button.
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WARNING: Opening the door during a wash cycle could allow scalding
water and steam to escape from the machine, causing personal injury or
property damage.
1. Press the Start / Pause button.
2. Press and hold the Wash Cycle button for three seconds to cancel the current
wash cycle.
3. Press the Wash Cycle button until your desired wash cycle is selected.
4. Press the Start / Pause button.
Starting a Wash Cycle
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Changing a Wash Cycle
Operation will stop if the door is opened during a wash cycle. Operation will continue ten seconds after the door is closed.
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WARNING: Opening the door during a wash cycle could allow scalding
water and steam to escape from the machine, causing personal injury or
property damage.
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Press the Start / Pause button.
When the spray arms come to a rest, open the door.
Add forgotten dishes to dishwasher.
Close the door and press the Start / Pause button. Normal operation will resume after three seconds.
At the End of the Wash Cycle
When the wash cycle has finished, the dishwasher’s buzzer will sound for
eight seconds, then stop.
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Turn off the appliance using the ON / OFF button.
Shut off the water supply.
Open the door a little ways and leave ajar for 15 minutes.
Allow dishes to cool before unloading to avoid handling hot dishes and utensils,
which are more susceptible to breakage.
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Cleaning and Care
Cleaning and Care (cont’d)
Filtration System
Cleaning the Dishwasher
The filters prevent larger remnants of food or other objects from getting inside the
pump. The filtration system consists of a coarse filter, a main filter and a fine filter.
Spray Arm
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(1) Coarse filter: Larger items (pieces
of glass or bone) that could block
the drain are trapped in this filter.
(2) Main filter: Food and soil particles
trapped by this filter are pulverized
by a special jet on the spray arm and
washed down the drain.
(3) Fine filter: This filter holds soil and
food residue in the sump area and
prevents it from being redeposited on
the dishes during the wash cycle.
It is necessary to clean the Spray Arm on a regular basis to prevent obstructions in
the spray jets, which would decrease the efficiency.
To remove the spray arm, lift straight up. Wash in warm, soapy water and clean
spray jets with a soft bristle brush.
Removing and Cleaning the Filters
For best performance and results, the filter assembly must be cleaned regularly.
Control Panel and Exterior
The control panel can be cleaned by using a lightly dampened cloth and drying
thoroughly. To clean the exterior, use appliance polishing wax.
NEVER use sharp objects, scouring pads or harsh cleaners on any part of the
dishwasher. Abrasive agents should be avoided so as not to scratch or damage the
surface of the appliance.
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1. Turn the Coarse filter counter-clockwise and lift out.
• To remove the trapped items, gently squeeze the tabs on the top of this filter
and lift out.
2. Lift up the Main filter.
3. Lift up the Fine filter.
4. Remove any food remnants and clean the filters under running water.
Reassemble filters by reversing the order of the steps above.
Door Seal
One factor that causes odors to form in the dishwasher is food that remains trapped
in the seal. Periodic cleaning will prevent this from occurring.
To clean the edge around the door, you should only use a soft, warm damp cloth. To
avoid penetration of water into the door lock and electrical components, do NOT use
a spray cleaner of any kind.
WARNING: NEVER use a spray cleaner to clean the door panel or seal as it
may damage the door lock and electrical components.
WARNING: Never run the dishwasher without the filters in place. Failure to
follow this warning will result in damage to the appliance.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting (cont’d)
Before calling for service, try these troubleshooting tips.
Problem
The Light and Speed
Wash Cycle lights
blink.
Possible Cause
Malfunction of the
temperature sensor or
heating element.
Remedy
Confirm that the electrical plug
is installed securely. If problem continues, call Customer
Service.
The Light, Normal
and Speed Wash
Cycle lights blink.
Malfunction of the temperature sensor or short
circuit.
Confirm that a circuit breaker
has not been tripped or that a
fuse has not blown. If problem continues, call Customer
Service.
Dishwasher doesn’t
start.
Blown fuse or the circuit Replace fuse or reset circuit
breaker has been tripped. breaker. Remove any other
appliances sharing the same
circuit as the dishwasher.
Power supply isn’t turned Make sure the power cord is
on.
properly plugged into the wall
socket and that the unit has
been powered ON.
Black or gray marks
on dishes.
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Door isn’t properly closed.
Close the dishwasher, making
sure the door latches.
Kink in drain hose.
Check the drain hose.
Filter clogged.
Check the Coarse filter for
obstructions.
Kitchen sink clogged.
Check the kitchen sink to
make sure it is draining well. If
the problem is the kitchen sink,
call a plumber.
Aluminum utensils have
rubbed against dishes.
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Suds in the tub.
Possible Cause
Use a mild abrasive cleaner
to eliminate those marks.
Remedy
Improper detergent.
Only use detergent specifically
made for dishwashers to avoid
suds. If suds occur, open the
door and let the suds evaporate. Add 1 gal. of cold water
to the tub. Close and latch
the door, then start the “Soak”
cycle to drain out the water.
Repeat if necessary.
Spilled rinse-aid.
Always wipe up rinse-aid
spills immediately.
Stained tub interior.
Detergent with colorant
was used.
Use detergent without added
colorant.
White film on the
inside surface.
Hard water minerals.
To clean the interior, use a
damp sponge with
dishwasher detergent and
wear rubber gloves. Never
use any other cleaner than
dishwasher detergent for the
risk of foaming or suds.
There are rust
stains on cutlery.
The affected items are
not corrosion-resistant.
Place only corrosionresistant cutlery in the
dishwasher.
Knocking noise during the wash cycle.
The spray arm is knocking Pause the cycle and
against something.
rearrange the items to
remove the obstruction.
Glassware is cloudy.
Combination of soft
water and too much
detergent.
Use less detergent if you
have soft water and select
a shorter cycle to wash the
glassware.
Dishes aren’t dry.
Rinse-aid dispenser is
low or empty.
Check rinse-aid level.
Low inlet water temperature.
Check that inlet water temperature is 120° F or above.
Dishes removed too
soon.
Allow dishes to stand for 15
minutes after wash cycle.
Call Customer Service.
The Light and Normal Malfunction of the
Wash Cycle lights
temperature sensor or
blink.
open circuit.
Water not pumped
from dishwasher.
Problem
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Returns
If any item, for any reason, does not meet your expectations, just return it to us.
We’ll gladly either:
• Refund your merchandise amount
• Credit your account
• Send a replacement
You can return any unused item in its original packaging within 60 days of its receipt
for a full refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping and handling charges).
1 Year Limited Warranty
Montgomery Ward, Inc. warrants this product
to be free from defects in material and workmanship
for one year from provable date of purchase.
Please send returns to:
Montgomery Ward, Inc.
Attn: Customer Returns
2000 Harrison Suite 100
Clinton, IA 52732-6676
When returning an item:
• Use the original packaging and pack it securely.
• Please adequately insure your item in case you need to make a claim with
the carrier you choose for returning your item.
• Include your order number and reason for return.
• We recommend keeping the receipt for 4 weeks.
Within this warranty period, Montgomery Ward will repair or
replace, at its option, defective parts of this
product at no charge, provided the product is returned,
freight prepaid with proof of purchase to Montgomery Ward.
Allow 2-4 weeks for return shipping.
This warranty does not cover improper installation, misuse,
abuse or neglect on part of the owner. Warranty is also
invalid in any case that the product is taken apart or
serviced by an unauthorized service station.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and they may
vary from state to state.
THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES ARE IN LIEU OF ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE OF MERCHANTIBILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Montgomery Ward Customer Service
8:00 am to Midnight CST, Monday through Friday
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