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BRIVA™ IN-SINK DISHWASHER
(For Residential Use Only)
Use & Care Guide
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Table of Contents............................................................................................................ 2
Model KIDS01EK
8529407
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DISHWASHER SAFETY.............................................................. 3
Before Using Your Dishwasher....................................................4
PARTS AND FEATURES ............................................................ 5
START-UP GUIDE ..........................................................................6
Using Your New Dishwasher .......................................................6
Using Your New Dishwasher As a Sink .......................................7
DISHWASHER LOADING...............................................................7
Loading Suggestions ...................................................................7
Loading Rack ...............................................................................7
Loading Silverware Basket ..........................................................9
DISHWASHER USE ........................................................................9
Detergent Use ..............................................................................9
Rinse Aid Dispenser ...................................................................10
Dishwasher Performance Tips...................................................10
Cycle Selection Charts...............................................................11
Canceling a Cycle ......................................................................11
Changing a Cycle or Setting ......................................................12
Adding Items During a Cycle .....................................................12
Option Selections.......................................................................12
Status Indicators ........................................................................13
BRIVA™ In-Sink Wash System..................................................13
Drying System ............................................................................14
WASHING SPECIAL ITEMS.........................................................14
DISHWASHER CARE ...................................................................15
Cleaning......................................................................................15
Drain Air Gap ..............................................................................16
Storing ........................................................................................16
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................16
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE.........................................................18
WARRANTY .............................................................................. 20
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DISHWASHER SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all
safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or
“WARNING.” These words mean:
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't
immediately follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't
follow instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you
what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
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Before Using Your Dishwasher
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death, fire, or electrical shock.
■
Install where dishwasher is protected from the elements.
Protect against freezing to avoid possible rupture of fill valve.
Such ruptures are not covered by the warranty. See “Storing”
in the “Dishwasher Care” section for winter storage
information.
■
Install and level dishwasher in a cabinet countertop that will
hold the weight, and in an area suitable for its size and use.
■
Remove all shipping plugs from hoses and connectors (such
as the cap on the drain outlet) before installing. See
Installation Instructions for complete information.
■
This product is provided with a Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI) located on the front base of the dishwasher
inside the cabinet. A GFCI is designed to protect you against
the dangers of line to ground electrical faults. If the
applicance develops a fault of this type, the GFCI is designed
to disconnect the power to the appliance. This is a built-in
safety feature. The GFCI should be tested once a month.
RESET
TEST
Once a month test procedure:
1. Press TEST button. Indicator should be Off (no indicator
visible in window).
2. Press RESET. Indicator should be On (indicator visible in
window).
NOTE: If the GFCI fails this test, do not use the dishwasher.
Call the Customer Interaction Center for service. (See
“Assistance or Service” section of this manual.)
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PARTS AND FEATURES
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Large rack insert
Fold-down cup shelf
Spray arm
Drain air gap
Fill air gap
Water inlet opening
7. Control panel
8. Model and serial number label [on the
front of the sink under the counter]
9. Drain screen basket
10. Drain stopper
11. Drain fine screen
12. Medium rack insert
13. Silverware basket
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
Small rack insert
Lid knob latch
Detergent cup
Rinse aid dispenser
Rinse aid fill
Wood cutting board
Control Panel
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START-UP GUIDE
7. If you do not have the hot water tank accessory, run hot water
at the sink until the water is hot. (See “Dishwasher
Performance Tips.”) Turn off water.
Before using your dishwasher, remove all packaging materials.
Read this entire Use and Care Guide. You will find important
safety information and useful operating tips.
Using Your New Dishwasher
1. Rinse aid is essential for good drying. Be sure to fill the
dispenser before you use your new dishwasher. Each filling
will last about 1 to 3 months depending on your usage. (See
“Rinse Aid Dispenser.”)
2. Scrape large food soil and hard items (toothpicks or bones)
from dishes.
3. Check and clean drain assembly screens. (See “Cleaning.”)
8. Press the desired cycle and option selections on the top of
the dishwasher opening. Or press Start pad to repeat the
same cycle and options as the previous cycle. (See
“Dishwasher Use.”)
9. Press the Start pad on the top of the dishwasher opening.
start
The lights on the control panel will flash once.
10. Push lid firmly closed. Turn lid knob to latch.
4. Insert the drain stopper and turn clockwise one-quarter turn
to close.
5. Properly load the dishwasher. (See “Dishwasher Loading.”)
Load dishes with space in between so water will reach the
soiled surfaces. Make sure nothing prevents the spray arm(s)
from spinning freely.
If the lid is opened during the cycle, the cycle will stop. Close
the lid firmly and the cycle will continue.
NOTE: If the dishwasher senses the drain stopper is not
closed properly, selected cycle is cancelled. Lid pops open
and Check Drain indicator is lit. Insert drain stopper again and
seal. Start cycle again.
11. The lid opens automatically at the end of the cycle.
NOTE: Do not place anything on the dishwasher lid when
running a cycle.
6. Add detergent and check the rinse aid dispenser. Add rinse
aid if needed. (See “Dishwasher Use.”)
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Using Your New Dishwasher As a Sink
When you need more sink area, remove the rack and spray arm
completely.
Loading Rack
The rack is designed for cups, glasses, plates, pans, casseroles.
and utensils. Many items, up to 11 in. (27.94 cm), fit in the rack.
(See recommended loading patterns shown.)
To open drain
5 place setting
1. Turn the drain stopper one-quarter turn counterclockwise and
lift to allow water to drain.
To close drain
1. Insert drain stopper so it aligns and drops down to seal
against the drain.
2. Turn clockwise one-quarter turn to lock it into place.
NOTE: Do not completely fill the dishwasher when using it as a
sink. Make sure the sink is completely drained before using it
again as a dishwasher.
DISHWASHER
LOADING
Loading Suggestions
■
Remove leftover food, bones, toothpicks and other hard
items from the dishes. To conserve water, energy and save
time it is not necessary to rinse dishes before putting them
into the dishwasher.
■
It is important for the water spray to reach all soiled surfaces.
■
Load dishes so they are not stacked or overlapping if
possible. For best drying, water must be able to drain from all
surfaces.
Mixed Load
■
Place items so open ends face down for cleaning and
draining.
■
China, crystal, and other delicate items must not touch each
other during dishwasher operation. Damage may occur.
■
Load small items in the rack only if they are secured in place.
■
Load plastic items so the force of the spray does not move
them during the cycle. Only plastic items marked
“dishwasher safe” are recommended.
■
To avoid chipping, do not let stemware touch other items.
■
Small bowls, pans, and other utensils can be placed in the
rack. Load bowls in the center section for best stability.
■
Load plates, soup bowls, etc., between tines.
■
Load heavy pots and pans carefully. Heavy items can dent
the stainless steel interior if they are dropped or bumped.
■
Overlap the edges of plates for large loads.
■
Make sure pot lids and handles, etc., do not interfere with the
spray arm rotation.
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■
Conserve water, energy and save time over hand rinsing by
running a rinse cycle to keep dishes moist if you do not plan
to wash them soon. Foods such as eggs, rice, pasta,
spinach, and cooked cereals may be hard to remove if they
are left to dry over a period of time.
Load soup, cereal, and serving bowls in the rack in a variety
of ways depending upon their size and shape. Load bowls
securely between the rows of tines. Do not nest bowls
because the spray will not reach all surfaces.
■
Load cake pans and other large items at the sides and front.
Loading such items in back can keep the water spray from
reaching the Rinse Aid dispenser.
Quiet operating tips
■
Secure heavily soiled cookware face down in the rack.
To avoid thumping/clattering noises during operation:
■ Make sure lightweight load items are secured in the rack.
■
Make sure pot handles and other items do not stop rotation
of the spray arm. The spray arm must move freely.
■
Do not load items between the rack and the left side of the
dishwasher tub because they might block the water inlet
opening.
■
Make sure pot lids and handles, etc., do not touch interior
walls or interfere with the rotation of the spray arm.
■
Load dishes so they do not touch one another.
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Fold-Down Cup Shelf
To remove insert
Fold down the cup shelf on the rack front to hold additional cups,
stemware or long items such as utensils and spatulas. Fold up
when you need room for larger items in the main rack.
Lift up on insert handle and lift insert out of rack.
To install insert
Place the insert end legs under the rack cross wire.
Gently push down until handle fits against outer rack edge.
Removable Rack Inserts
The large, medium and small removable rack inserts (see
illustration below) allow you to adjust the rack for the type of load
you are washing. You can remove or move one or more of the
inserts to customize the rack for a particular load. This is useful
when washing a variety of dishes, pots and pans, or roasters.
Extra-large wood cutting board
The movable cutting board allows you to decide the best location
for food preparation. Use the cutting board on the dishwasher
closed lid or any other location you choose.
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1
NOTE: Remove the cutting board before running a cycle. Leaving
the cutting board on the lid can keep the lid from opening at the
end of the cycle, reducing drying performance. See “Cleaning”
for care instructions.
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1. Large rack insert
2. Medium rack insert
3. Small rack insert
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How much detergent to use
Loading Silverware Basket
■
The amount of detergent to use depends on the hardness of
your water and the type of detergent. If you use too little,
dishes won’t be clean. If you use too much in soft water,
glassware will etch.
■
Water hardness can change over a period of time. Find out
your water’s hardness by asking your local water department,
water softener company, or county extension agent.
■
You can order a water hardness test strip. In the U.S.A., call
the Customer Interaction Center and ask for Part Number
4171690.
■
Different brands of dishwasher detergent have different
amounts of phosphorus for softening water. If you have hard
water and use a detergent with a phosphorous content of
less than 8.7%, you might need to use more detergent, or use
a detergent with a phosphorous content higher than 8.7%.
Load the silverware basket while it is in the rack or take the
basket out for loading on a counter or table.
Mix items in each section of the basket with some pointing up
and some down to avoid nesting. Spray cannot reach nested
items.
Water Hardness
Amount of Detergent
Soft to Medium
Hard Water
0 to 6 grains per
gallon
For normally-soiled loads
IMPORTANT: Always load sharp items (knives, skewers, etc.)
pointing down.
NOTES:
■ Do not load silver or silver-plated silverware with stainless
steel. These metals can be damaged by contact with each
other during washing.
■
Some foods (such as salt, vinegar, milk products, fruit juices,
etc.) can pit or corrode silverware. Run a rinse cycle if you do
not have a full load to wash immediately.
DISHWASHER USE
Detergent Use
The detergent cup, located on the inside of the dishwasher lid,
empties detergent into the dishwasher when you close the lid.
■
Add 2 tsp or 10 g
For heavily-soiled loads
■
Medium to Hard
Water
7 to 12 grains per
gallon
For normally and
heavily-soiled loads
■
Very Hard Water
13 grains per gallon
and above
Add 1 Tbsp or 15 g
Add 1 Tbsp or 15 g
For normally and
heavily-soiled loads
■
Add 1 Tbsp or 15 g
NOTE: Fill amounts shown are for standard powdered detergent.
Amounts may vary if you use liquid or concentrated powdered
detergent. Follow instructions on the package when using liquid
dishwasher detergent or concentrated powdered detergent.
■
Use automatic dishwashing detergent only. Other detergents
can produce excessive suds that can overflow out of the
dishwasher and reduce washing performance.
■
Add detergent just before starting a cycle.
■
Store tightly closed detergent in a cool, dry place. Using
fresh, automatic dishwasher detergent results in better
cleaning.
NOTE: Do not use detergent with a rinse cycle.
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Rinse Aid Dispenser
Dishwasher Performance Tips
Rinse aids prevent water from forming droplets that can dry as
spots or streaks. They also improve drying by allowing water to
drain off of the dishes during the final rinse by releasing a small
amount of the rinse aid into the rinse water. Your dishwasher is
designed to use a liquid rinse aid. Do not use a solid or bar-type.
Hot water dissolves and activates the dishwashing detergent.
Hot water also dissolves grease on dishes and helps glasses dry
spot-free. For best dishwashing results, water should be 120°F
(49°C) as it enters the dishwasher. Loads may not wash as well if
the water temperature is too low. Water that is too hot can make
some soils harder to remove and cause certain detergent
ingredients not to function.
■ If you have the hot water tank accessory installed, you can
significantly reduce the cycle times by using the high setting.
Filling the dispenser
The rinse aid dispenser holds 3.4 oz (100 mL) of rinse aid. Under
normal conditions, this will last for about 3 months. You do not
have to wait until the dispenser is empty to refill it. Try to keep it
full, but be careful not to overfill it.
1. Make sure the dishwasher lid is fully open. Locate the rinse
aid fill on the right-hand side of the dishwasher back wall.
Rinse aid
dispenser
■
If you do not have a hot water tank accessory installed, and if
your water heater is located far from the dishwasher, it may
be necessary to follow these steps:
1. Run hot water at the faucet closest to your dishwasher for
at least 1 minute.
2. Place a candy or meat thermometer in a glass measuring
cup.
Rinse aid
fill
2. Open the rinse aid fill by unscrewing the cap.
3. Add rinse aid until container is full.
4. Clean up any spilled rinse aid with a damp cloth.
5. Replace the cap and tighten.
Rinse Aid Empty indicator
When the Rinse Aid Empty indicator is lit on the control panel,
you need to refill the rinse aid.
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3. Check the temperature on the thermometer as the water
is running into the cup.
■ To save water, energy and time, do not rinse dishes
before putting them into the dishwasher.
■
Choose the cycle that describes the most difficult soil on
your dishload.
■
Do not worry about mixed loads. Any item that is
dishwasher safe can be washed using any cycle.
■
During the summer, run your dishwasher at night. This
reduces daytime heat buildup in the kitchen.
■
Use a rinse aid to improve drying.
■
Use cycles or options that add extra heat to the wash or
rinse portion of the cycle for better performance.
■
Run your dishwasher with full loads. Run a rinse cycle
after meals until the dishwasher is full.
■
If your home is equipped with a water softener, you may
want to avoid starting the dishwasher during the
regeneration of the softener, as this may contribute to
poor wash performance.
Use this cycle for light loads, light soil
or glassware.
Cycle Selection Charts
Select the wash cycle and option desired or press the Start pad
to repeat the same cycle and option as the previous cycle.
NOTE: If the last cycle you completed was a rinse cycle, the
dishwasher will run the last full wash cycle and option that you
selected when you press the Start pad.
A “●” shows what steps are in each cycle.
Temperatures indicate where extra heat is added.
Water usage is shown in U.S. gallons/liters.
Cycle time includes dry time. An asterisk ( * ) by the cycle time
indicates the cycle time will be longer depending on the
temperature of the water entering the dishwasher. The cooler the
water, the longer the cycle time.
Main
Wash
Rinse
●
●
145°F
(61°C)
Purg
e†
Rins
e
Final
Heated
Rinse
Dry
Time
(min)
Water
Usage
(gal/L)
●
●
●
●
●
●
49*
4.1/
15.7
145°F
(61°C)
145°F
(61°C)
Time
(min)
Water
Usage
(gal/L)
●
●
21*
2.5/9.5
Use this rinse
cycle for rinsing
dishes, glasses,
and silverware
that will not be
washed right
away.
Main
Wash
Rinse
Dry
145°F
(61°C)
Use this cycle for heavily-soiled pots, pans,
casseroles, and regular tableware.
Main
Wash
Final
Heated
Rinse
Rinse
Final
Heated
Rinse
Dry
Do not use
detergent with
this cycle.
Time
(min)
Water
Usage
(gal/L)
3
0.9/3.5
●
†
A small amount of water is run through the pump to remove soil
particles.
Canceling a Cycle
Use this cycle for loads with normal amounts
of food soil. (The energy-usage label is based
on this cycle.)
Main
Wash
Rinse
Purg
e†
Rins
e
●
●
●
●
145°F
(61°C)
Final
Heated
Rinse
Dry
Time
(min)
Water
Usage
(gal/L)
●
●
37*
4.1/
15.7
145°F
(61°C)
Anytime during a cycle, open the lid. Then press Cancel and
close the lid.
Cancel glows. The dishwasher starts a drain. Let the dishwasher
drain completely. If the dishwasher does not need draining, the
light will turn off. Select a new cycle.
To stop the drain
You can press Cancel again to stop the drain immediately.
Remember to drain the dishwasher before starting a new cycle.
To clear the indicators
Press Cancel before starting the dishwasher to clear all options
and cycles.
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Changing a Cycle or Setting
During the first fill of a cycle
1. Open the lid.
2. Press a new cycle and/or options.
3. Check the detergent. Dishwasher must contain the proper
amount for the new cycle.
4. Close and latch the lid. The dishwasher resumes the new
cycle and/or option after a 5-second pause.
After the first fill of a cycle
1. Open the lid.
2. Press the Cancel pad.
Option Selections
You can customize your cycles by pressing the SANI RINSE™
option. If you change your mind, press the option again to turn
the option off.
You can change an option anytime before the selected option
begins.
Press the Start pad to repeat the same cycle and option as the
previous wash cycle.
NOTE: If the last cycle you completed was a rinse cycle, when
you press the Start pad, the dishwasher runs the last full wash
cycle and option.
SANI RINSE™ Option
Select this option to raise the water temperature in the final rinse
to approximately 160°F (71°C). The SANI RINSE™ option adds
heat and time to the cycle.
3. Close the lid. Your dishwasher starts a drain. Let the
dishwasher drain completely.
4. Open the lid.
5. Select a new cycle and/or options.
6. Check the detergent. Dishwasher must contain the proper
amount for the new cycle.
7. Press the Start pad.
8. Close and latch the lid.
NOTE: SANI RINSE™ is an option with the Pots/Pans, Normal,
and Quick Wash cycles.
Control Lock
Use Control Lock to prevent unintended use of the dishwasher.
You can also use the control lock feature to prevent unintended
cycle or option changes during a cycle.
Adding Items During a Cycle
You can add an item anytime before the main wash starts. Open
the lid and check the detergent amount. If the detergent is still
visible, you can add items.
To add items
1. Turn the knob latch to stop the cycle. Wait for the spraying
action to stop before opening the lid completely.
2. Open the lid. If the detergent is still visible in the wash water,
you may add the item.
3. Close the lid firmly and turn knob to latch. The dishwasher
resumes the cycle after about a 5-second pause.
When Control Lock is lit, all buttons are disabled.
NOTES:
■ The dishwasher lid can be opened while the controls are
locked.
■
You can turn on the lock while the dishwasher is running.
To turn on the lock
Press and hold
for 4 seconds. Control Lock glows.
If you press any pad while your dishwasher control is locked, the
light flashes 3 times.
To turn off the Lock
Press and hold SANI RINSE™ option control for 4 seconds. The
light turns off.
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Status Indicators
BRIVA™ In-Sink Wash System
The three-level wash system provides excellent cleaning results.
Three levels of filtration filter the wash water and prevent food
particles from redepositing on the clean dishes.
■ A coarse strainer as part of the drain stopper assembly,
prevents bones, pits, and other large objects from entering
the pump system.
Control Lock
■
Items small enough to pass through the coarse stainer are
caught in the drain screen basket.
■
The wash water continuously flows through the drain fine
screen filter, trapping food particles.
When Control Lock is lit, all buttons are disabled.
Sanitized
If you select the SANI RINSE™ option, the sanitized indicator
glows when the SANI RINSE™ cycle is finished. If your
dishwasher did not properly sanitize your dishes, the light flashes
at the end of the cycle. This can happen if the cycle is interrupted
or the incoming water temperature is too low. The light goes off
when you open and close the lid.
1
Check Drain
If the dishwasher senses the drain stopper is not closed properly,
the cycle immediately ends, the lid pops open, and the Check
Drain indicator is lit.
2
Rinse Aid Empty
Fill the rinse aid dispenser when Rinse Aid Empty is lit. A rinse aid
prevents water from forming droplets that can dry as spots or
streaks. Rinse aid is essential for good drying.
If the rinse aid dispenser is empty, the light glows when you
select a cycle or while a cycle is running.
3
4
1. Drain stopper assembly with
coarse strainer
2. Drain screen basket
3. Fine filter screen
4. Fine screen filter holder
■
Two water jets, located under the spray arm, remove the food
particles from the Drain fine screen filter.
NOTE: Before each wash load, check the coarse strainer, the
drain screen basket and the fine screen filter and remove any
objects and soil particles. See “Cleaning” for further instructions.
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Drying System
The BRIVA™ in-sink wash system features FLASHDRY™ instant
drying. At the end of the cycle, the lid automatically pops open,
and vapor escapes. This results in fast, efficient drying of your
dishes.
IMPORTANT: The vapor is hot. Do not touch the lid opening
during drying. Do not place anything on top of the lid when
running a cycle.
WASHING SPECIAL
ITEMS
If you have doubts about washing a particular item, check with
the manufacturer to see if it is dishwasher safe.
Material
Dishwasher Safe?/Comments
Aluminum
Yes
High water temperature and detergents
can affect finish of anodized aluminum.
Disposable
Aluminum
Bottles and Cans
Cast Iron
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No
Do not wash throwaway aluminum pans
in the dishwasher. These might shift
during washing and transfer black marks
to dishes and other items.
No
Wash bottles and cans by hand. Labels
attached with glue can loosen and clog
the spray arms or pump and reduce
washing performance.
Material
Dishwasher Safe?/Comments
China/
Stoneware
Yes
Always check manufacturer’s
recommendations before washing.
Antique, hand-painted, or over-the-glaze
patterns may fade. Gold leaf can discolor
or fade.
Crystal
Yes
Check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing. Some types of leaded
crystal can etch with repeated washing.
Gold
No
Gold-colored flatware will discolor.
Glass
Yes
Milk glass yellows with repeated
dishwasher washing.
Hollow-Handle
Knives
No
Handles of some knives are attached to
the blade with adhesives which can
loosen if washed in the dishwasher.
Pewter, Brass,
Bronze
No
High water temperatures and detergent
can discolor or pit the finish.
Disposable
Plastics
No
Cannot withstand high water
temperatures and detergents.
Plastics
Yes
Always check manufacturer’s
recommendations before washing.
Plastics vary in their capacity to withstand
high temperatures and detergents. Load
plastics in top rack only.
Stainless Steel
Yes
Run a rinse cycle if not washing
immediately. Prolonged contact with food
containing salt, vinegar, milk products, or
fruit juice can damage finish.
Sterling Silver or
Silver Plate
Yes
Run a rinse cycle if not washing
immediately. Prolonged contact with food
containing salt, acid, or sulfide (eggs,
mayonnaise, and seafood) can damage
finish.
Tin
No
Can rust.
Wooden Ware
No
Wash by hand. Always check
manufacturer’s instructions before
washing. Untreated wood can warp,
crack, or lose its finish.
No
Seasoning will be removed and iron will
rust.
Cleaning the exterior
DISHWASHER CARE
In most cases, regular use of a soft, damp cloth or sponge and a
mild detergent is all that is necessary to keep the outside of your
dishwasher looking nice and clean.
Cleaning
Cleaning the drain screen assembly
Before each wash load, check the coarse strainer, the drain
screen basket and the drain fine screen filter and remove any
objects and soil particles.
To remove the drain screen assembly for cleaning
1. Turn the handle one-quarter turn to the left to release and lift
up. Clean basket.
2. Turn the drain screen basket to the left until you feel release
and lift up. Clean the screen.
3. Lift the fine filter screen up and slide right edges out of the
holder. Clean screen.
1
To clean the wooden cutting board
Wash in warm, soapy water and dry completely. Oil frequently
with mineral or linseed oil, following the instructions on the
container.
NOTES:
■ Never put wood in the dishwasher or microwave.
■
Never soak.
■
Avoid extremes in temperatures--do not plunge into very hot
water or store in the refrigerator.
Cleaning the interior
2
3
4
1. Drain stopper assembly with
coarse strainer
2. Drain screen basket
3. Fine filter screen
4. Fine screen filter holder
Hard water minerals can cause a white film to build up on the
inside surfaces, especially just beneath the lid area.
Do not clean the dishwasher interior until it has cooled. Wear
rubber gloves. Do not use any type of cleanser other than
dishwasher detergent because it may cause foaming or sudsing.
To clean interior
Make a paste with powdered dishwasher detergent on a damp
sponge and clean.
OR
Use liquid automatic dishwasher detergent and clean with a
damp sponge.
OR
See the vinegar rinse procedure in “Spotting and filming on
dishes” in “Troubleshooting.”
NOTE: Run a Normal cycle with detergent after cleaning the
interior.
To install the drain screen assembly after cleaning
1. Slide the right edge of the fine filter screen under the holders
in the floor of the dishwasher and move into postion.
2. Insert the drain screen basket into the opening and turn to the
right slightly until it locks into position.
3. Install the drain stoper assembly until it drops into position
and turn one-quarter turn clockwise to lock into place.
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Drain Air Gap
Check the drain air gap anytime your dishwasher isn’t draining
well.
If a drain is clogged, the drain air gap protects your dishwasher
from water backing up into it.
TROUBLESHOOTING
First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid
the cost of a service call...
Dishwasher is not operating properly
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Dishwasher does not run or stops during a cycle
Is the lid closed tightly and latched?
Is the right cycle selected? Refer to the “Cycle Selection
Charts.”
Is there power to the dishwasher? Has a household fuse
blown or circuit breaker tripped?
Has the Ground Fault Circuit Interruptor (GFCI) tripped?
Press the Reset button. Indicator should be visible inside the
indicator window. Refer to the “Before Using Your
Dishwasher” section. If the GFCI does not reset, call for
service.
To clean the drain air gap
Clean the drain air gap periodically to ensure proper drainage of
your dishwasher. Lift off the outer cover. Unscrew the plastic cap.
Then check for any soil buildup. Clean if necessary.
NOTE: The fill air gap is located to the right of the drain air gap
and does not require maintenance.
Has the motor stopped due to an overload? The motor
automatically resets itself within a few minutes. If it does not
restart, call for service.
Is the Drain stopper closed? If it is not closed properly,
selected cycle immediately ends, lid pops open, and Check
Drain indicator is lit.
Storing
Storing for the summer
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Protect your dishwasher during the summer months by turning
off the water supply and power supply to the dishwasher.
Winterizing your dishwasher
Dishwasher will not fill
Is the water shut-off valve (if installed) turned on?
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Protect your dishwasher and home against water damage due to
freezing water lines. If your dishwasher is left in a seasonal
dwelling or could be exposed to near freezing temperatures, have
your dishwasher winterized by authorized service personnel.
Dishwasher seems to run too long
Is the water supplied to the dishwasher hot enough? The
dishwasher runs longer while heating water. Refer to the
“Dishwasher Performance Tips” section.
A delay automatically occurs in some wash and rinse cycles
until the water reaches the proper temperature.
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Water remains in the dishwasher
Is the cycle complete?
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Odor in the dishwasher
Are dishes washed only every 2 or 3 days? Run a rinse cycle
once or twice a day until you have a full load.
Does the dishwasher have a new plastic smell? Run a vinegar
rinse as described in “Spotting and filming on dishes” later in
this Troubleshooting guide.
Dishes are not completely clean
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Food soil left on the dishes
Is the dishwasher loaded correctly? Refer to the “Dishwasher
Loading” section.
Is the water temperature too low? For best dishwashing
results, water should be 120°F (49°C) as it enters the
dishwasher. Refer to the “Dishwasher Performance
Tips” section.
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Did you use the correct amount of fresh detergent? Use
recommended dishwasher detergents only. Refer to the
“Detergent Dispenser” section. Never use less than 1 tsp (5 g)
per load. Detergent must be fresh to be effective. Store
detergent in a cool, dry area. Heavy soil and/or hard water
generally require extra detergent.
To slow this process use a minimum amount of detergent but
not less than 1 tsp (5 g) per load. Use a liquid rinse aid and
underload the dishwasher to allow thorough rinsing. Silica
film and etching are permanent and cannot be removed.
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Has the dishwasher detergent removed cookware
seasoning? Reseason cookware after washing in the
dishwasher.
Is the pump or spray arm clogged by labels from bottles and
cans? If you wash bottles and cans in your dishwasher, check
for labels clogging the pump or spray arm.
Is the home water pressure high enough for proper
dishwasher filling? Home water pressure should be 20 to 120
psi (138 to 828 kPa) for proper dishwasher fill. A booster
pump on the water supply can be added if pressure is
too low.
Are high suds slowing the wash arm? Never use soap or
laundry detergents. Use recommended dishwasher
detergents only.
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Dishes do not dry completely
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1. Wash and rinse dishes. Remove all silverware or metal
items.
2. Put 1 cup (250 mL) white vinegar in a glass or
dishwasher-safe measuring cup on the rack.
3. Run the dishwasher through a complete washing cycle.
Do not use detergent. Vinegar will mix with the wash
water.
Silica film or etching (silica film is a milky, rainbowcolored deposit; etching is a cloudy film)
Sometimes there is a water/chemical reaction with certain
types of glassware. This is usually caused by some
combination of soft or softened water, alkaline washing
solutions, insufficient rinsing, overloading the dishwasher,
and the heat of drying. It might not be possible to prevent the
problem, except by hand washing.
Dishes are not dry
Did you load your dishwasher to allow proper water
drainage? Do not overload. Refer to the “Dishwasher
Loading” section. Use a liquid rinse aid to speed drying.
Are the plastics wet? Plastics often need towel drying.
Is the rinse aid dispenser empty? Refer to the “Rinse Aid
Dispenser” section.
Is the home water pressure high enough for proper
dishwasher filling? Home water pressure should be 20 to 120
psi (138 to 828 kPa) for proper dishwasher fill. A booster
pump on the water supply can be added if pressure is too
low.
NOTE: To remove spots and film from dishes, try a white
vinegar rinse. This procedure is intended for occasional use
only. Vinegar is an acid and using it too often could damage
your dishwasher.
Orange stains on plastic dishes or dishwasher interior
Are large amounts of tomato-based foods on dishes placed
in the dishwasher? Stains gradually fade over time. Stains will
not affect dishwasher performance. Regular use of a rinse
cycle will reduce the likelihood of staining.
Is the water temperature too low? For best dishwashing
results, water should be 120°F (49°C) as it enters the
dishwasher. Refer to the “Dishwasher Performance
Tips” section.
Did you use the correct amount of effective detergent? Use
recommended dishwasher detergents only. Refer to the
“Detergent Dispenser” section. Never use less than 1 tsp (5 g)
per load. Detergent must be fresh to be effective. Store
detergent in a cool, dry area. Heavy soil and/or hard water
generally require extra detergent.
Black or gray marks on dishes
Are aluminum items rubbing dishes during washing?
Disposable aluminum items can break down in the
dishwasher and cause marking. Hand wash these items.
Remove aluminum markings by using a mild abrasive cleaner.
Spotting and filming on dishes
Is your water hard or is there a high mineral content in your
water? Conditioning the final rinse water with a liquid rinse
aid helps eliminate spotting and filming. Keep the rinse aid
dispenser filled.
Brown stains on dishes and dishwasher interior
Does your water have high iron content? Rewash dishes
using 1-3 tsp (5-15 g) of citric acid crystals added to the
covered section of the detergent dispenser. Do not use
detergent. Follow with a Normal wash cycle with detergent. If
treatment is needed more often than every other month, the
installation of an iron removal unit is recommended.
Spots and stains on dishes
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White spots on cookware with non-stick finish
Dishes are damaged during a cycle
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Chipping of dishes
Did you load the dishwasher properly? Load the dishes and
glasses so they are stable and do not strike together from
washing action.
NOTE: Antiques, feather-edged crystal, and similar types of
china and glassware might be too delicate for automatic
dishwashing. Wash by hand.
Scratches
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Minor scratches on the surface of the sink or dishwasher
Scouring with a mild abraisive kitchen cleaner in the direction
of the grain lines will blend scratches into the finish of the
sink.
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ASSISTANCE
OR SERVICE
Before calling for assistance or service, please check
“Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If
you still need help, follow the instructions below.
When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance. This information will
help us to better respond to your request.
If you need replacement parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you
only use factory specified parts. These parts will fit right and work
right, because they are made with the same precision used to
build every new KITCHENAID® appliance. To locate factory
specified replacement parts in your area, call our Customer
Interaction Center telephone number or your nearest designated
service center.
Call the KitchenAid Customer Interaction Center
toll free: 1-800-422-1230.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
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Installation information.
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Use and maintenance procedures.
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Accessory and repair parts sales.
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Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing
impaired, limited vision, etc.).
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Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and
service companies. KitchenAid designated service
technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and
provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the KitchenAid designated service company in your
area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages.
For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to KitchenAid with
any questions or concerns at:
KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances
Customer Interaction Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
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Notes
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KITCHENAID® DISHWASHER WARRANTY
ONE-YEAR FULL WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this dishwasher is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, KitchenAid will pay for replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by a KitchenAid designated service company.
SECOND THROUGH FIFTH YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON NYLON COATED DISHRACKS, WASH AND DRAIN MOTOR, AND
ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEM
In the second through fifth years from the date of purchase, when this dishwasher is operated and maintained according to instructions
attached to or furnished with the product, KitchenAid will pay for replacement parts for the following components if defective in
materials or workmanship: the upper and lower nylon racks, the wash and drain motor, the electronic controls.
LIFETIME FULL WARRANTY ON STAINLESS STEEL TUB AND INNER DOOR
For the lifetime of the product from the date of purchase, when this dishwasher is operated and maintained according to instructions
attached to or furnished with the product, KitchenAid will pay for replacement parts and repair labor for the stainless steel tub and/or
inner door if the tub and/or inner door develops a water leak caused by rust-through resulting from defective materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by a KitchenAid designated service company.
KitchenAid will not pay for:
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your dishwasher, to instruct you how to use your dishwasher, to replace house fuses or
correct house wiring or plumbing.
2. Repairs when your dishwasher is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
3. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, floods, acts of God, improper installation, or installation not in
accordance with local electrical and plumbing codes, or the use of products not approved by KitchenAid.
4. Any labor costs during the limited warranty period.
5. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States.
6. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
7. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
KITCHENAID SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
Outside the 50 United States, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized KitchenAid dealer to determine if another
warranty applies.
If you need service, first see “Troubleshooting.” Additional help can be found by checking “Assistance or Service,” or by calling our
Customer Interaction Center at 1-800-422-1230, from anywhere in the U.S.A. or write: KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances, Customer
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Interaction Center, 553 Benson Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692.
Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your dishwasher to
better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it.
You will need to know your complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial
number label/plate, located on your appliance as shown in “Parts
and Features.”
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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