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DISHWASHER USER INSTRUCTIONS
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Table of Contents
DISHWASHER SAFETY ............................................................. 1
QUICK STEPS............................................................................. 3
DISHWASHER USE .................................................................... 3
CYCLE AND OPTION DESCRIPTIONS .................................... 4
DISHWASHER FEATURES ........................................................ 6
DISHWASHER CARE ................................................................. 7
TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................................ 8
WARRANTY .............................................................................. 10
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:
DANGER
WARNING
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.
W10205937A
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: When using the dishwasher, follow basic precautions, including the following:
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Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
Use the dishwasher only for its intended function.
Use only detergents or rinse agents recommended for use in
a dishwasher, and keep them out of the reach of children.
When loading items to be washed:
1) Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage
the door seal; and
2) Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce the risk
of cut-type injuries.
Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked
“dishwasher safe” or the equivalent. For plastic items not so
marked, check the manufacturer's recommendations.
Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after
use.
Do not operate the dishwasher unless all enclosure panels
are properly in place.
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Do not tamper with controls.
Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door, lid, or dish racks
of the dishwasher.
To reduce the risk of injury, do not allow children to play in
or on the dishwasher.
Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in
a hot water system that has not been used for two weeks or
more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water
system has not been used for such a period, before using
the dishwasher turn on all hot water faucets and let the
water flow from each for several minutes. This will release
any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable,
do not smoke or use an open flame during this time.
Remove the door or lid to the washing compartment
when removing an old dishwasher from service or
discarding it.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
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For a grounded, cord-connected dishwasher:
The dishwasher must be grounded. In the event of a
malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of
electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for
electric current. The dishwasher is equipped with a cord
having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding
plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet
that is installed and grounded in accordance with all local
codes and ordinances.
WARNING: Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
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Check with a qualified electrician or service representative
if you are in doubt whether the dishwasher is properly
grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the
dishwasher; if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
For a permanently connected dishwasher:
The dishwasher must be connected to a grounded metal,
permanent wiring system, or an equipment-grounding
conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and
connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on
the dishwasher.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
Tip Over Hazard
Do not use dishwasher until completely installed.
Do not push down on open door.
Doing so can result in serious injury or cuts.
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Quick Steps
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Prepare and load
dishwasher.
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Select a cycle and option.
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Add detergent
for cleaning and
rinse aid for
drying.
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Start dishwasher.
NOTE: If the START/RESUME button is
located on the top of door, push door firmly
closed within 3 seconds of pressing
START/RESUME.
Dishwasher Use
STEP 1
STEP 2
Prepare and Load the Dishwasher
Add Detergent
IMPORTANT: Remove leftover food, bones, toothpicks and other
hard items from the dishes. Remove labels from containers before
washing.
NOTE: If you do not plan to run a wash cycle soon, run a rinse
cycle. Do not use detergent.
Upper rack
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Use automatic dishwasher detergent only. Add powder, liquid
or tablet detergent just before starting a cycle.
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Fresh automatic
A
dishwasher detergent
results in better
cleaning. Store tightly
B
closed detergent
container in a cool, dry
place.
Lower rack
Make sure nothing keeps spray arm(s) from
spinning freely. It is important for the water
spray to reach all soiled surfaces.
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Make sure that when the dishwasher door is closed no items
are blocking the detergent dispenser.
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Items should be loaded with soiled surfaces facing down and
inward to the spray as shown. This will improve cleaning and
drying results.
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Avoid overlapping items like bowls or plates that may trap food.
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Place plastics, small plates and glasses in the upper rack.
Wash only plastic items marked “dishwasher safe.”
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To avoid thumping/clattering noises during operation: Load
dishes so they do not touch one another. Make sure lightweight
load items are secured in the racks.
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When loading silverware, always place sharp
items pointing down and avoid “nesting” as
shown.
Hard Water
Soft Water
Hard Water
Soft Water
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MAIN WASH
PREWASH
A. Cover latch
B. Main Wash section
C. Pre-Wash section
The amount of detergent to use depends on:
How much soil remains on the items - Heavily soiled loads
require more detergent.
The hardness of the water - If you use too little in hard water,
dishes won't be clean. If you use too much in soft water,
glassware will etch.
Soft to Medium Water (0-6 grains per U.S. gallon)
[typical water softener water and some city water]
Medium to Hard Water (7-12 grains per U.S. gallon)
[well water and some city water]
■ Depending on your water hardness, fill the Main Wash section
of the dispenser as shown. Fill the Pre-Wash section to the
level shown, if needed.
NOTE: Fill amounts shown
Hard Water
are for standard powdered
Hard Water
Soft Water
Soft Water
detergent. Follow
instructions on the package
Main Wash
Pre-Wash
when using other dishwasher
detergent.
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Add Rinse Aid
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STEP 3
Your dishwasher is designed to use rinse aid for good drying
performance. Without rinse aid your dishes and dishwasher
interior will have excessive moisture. The heat dry option will
not perform as well without rinse aid.
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Rinse aid keeps water from forming droplets that can
dry as spots or streaks. They also improve drying by
allowing water to drain off of the dishes after the final
rinse.
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Rinse aid helps to reduce excess moisture on the dish
racks and interior of your dishwasher.
Select a Cycle (cycles vary by model)
Full
Add
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Check the rinse aid indicator. Add rinse aid when indicator
drops to “Add” level.
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To add rinse aid, turn the dispenser cap
to “Refill” and lift off. Pour rinse aid into
the opening until the indicator level is at
“Full.” Replace the dispenser cap and
turn to “Lock.” Make sure cap is fully
locked.
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Start or Resume a Cycle
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Run hot water at the sink nearest your dishwasher until the
water is hot. Turn off water.
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Push door firmly closed. The door latches
automatically. Select the wash cycle and options
desired OR press START/RESUME to repeat the same
cycle and options as in the previous wash cycle.
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You can add an item anytime before the main wash starts.
Open the door slowly and add the item. Close the door firmly.
Press START/RESUME.
Note: If the START/RESUME button is located on top of door,
push door firmly closed within 3 seconds of pressing START/
RESUME.
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NOTE: For most water conditions, the
factory setting of 2 will give good
results. If you have hard water or notice
rings or spots, try a higher setting. Turn
the arrow adjuster inside the dispenser
by either using your fingers or inserting
a flat-blade screwdriver into the center
of the arrow and turning.
Select Options (options vary by model)
See “Cycle and Option Descriptions” charts in the following
section.
You can customize your cycles by pressing the options desired.
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See “Cycle and Option Descriptions” charts in the following
section.
Heavier cycles and options affect cycle length. Some cycles and
options will take up to 3¹⁄₂ hours to complete.
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Cycle and Option Descriptions
This information covers several different models. Your dishwasher may not have all the cycles and options described.
CYCLE SELECTIONS
CYCLES
DISH LOAD TYPES
DESCRIPTIONS
WASH TIME (HH:MM)
Cycle
Minimum
Cycle + Options
Minimum
*Maximum
Use for hard-to-clean, heavily
soiled pots, pans, casseroles,
and regular tableware.
During the wash, the wash action will
repeatedly pause for several seconds.
1:39
2:09
3:30
Use for loads with normal
amounts of food soil.
The energy-usage label is based on this
cycle. During the wash, the wash action
will repeatedly pause for several seconds.
1:11
1:41
3:30
Use for lightly soiled items or
china and crystal.
During the wash, the wash action will
repeatedly pause for several seconds.
1:17
1:47
2:51
Use to quickly wash
prerinsed glasses or dish
loads.
This cycle does not dry.
0:30
none
none
Use for rinsing dishes,
glasses, and silverware that
will not be washed right away.
This cycle does not dry.
Do not use detergent.
0:10
none
none
You can customize your cycle by selecting an option.
See option selections. If you change your mind, press the option again to turn off the option, or select a different option. You can change
an option anytime before the selected option begins.
*Maximum wash times depend on water temperature, heavy soil condition, dish load size and options selected.
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OPTION SELECTIONS
OPTIONS
DISH LOAD TYPES
DESCRIPTIONS
USE WITH:
Pans, casseroles, etc. with
tough food soil.
Activates the PROSCRUB® spray jets and provides
intensified water spray to the back of the lower level rack.
May add heat and time to the cycle.
Heavy Duty or Normal
cycle
To sanitize your dishes and
glassware in accordance
with NSF/ANSI Standard
184 for Residential
Dishwashers.
Raises the water temperature in the final rinse to
approximately 155°F (68°C). This high temperature rinse
sanitizes your dishes and glassware in accordance with
NSF/ANSI Standard 184 for Residential Dishwashers.
Certified residential dishwashers are not intended for
licensed food establishments.
The Sanitize or Sani Rinse option adds heat and time to the
cycle.
Normal cycle. Heavy
Duty cycle automatically
uses Sani Rinse. Only
these sanitization cycles
have been designed to
meet the NSF/ANSI
requirements.
Loads containing tough,
baked-on food.
Increases the target water temperature during the wash
portions of the cycle.
Adds heat, wash time and water to the cycle.
Heavy Duty or Normal
cycles
For best drying results, dry
dishes with heat.
Turn OFF when loads contain plastic dinnerware that may be
sensitive to high temperatures.
All cycles, except Rinse
Only. Automatic with all
wash cycles unless you
turn it off.
This option with the use of rinse aid will provide the best
drying performance.
Control Lock
To run your dishwasher at
a later time or during offpeak hours.
Delays the start of a cycle up to 4 hours.
Select a wash cycle and options. Press 4 Hour Delay. Press
START/RESUME. Close the door firmly.
All cycles, except Rinse
Only
To avoid unintended use of
your dishwasher, or cycle
and option changes during
a cycle.
To turn on Lock, press and hold Heat Dry for at least
4 seconds.
To turn off Lock, press and hold Heat Dry for at least
4 seconds.
Anytime
When Control Lock is lit, all buttons are disabled. If you press
any pad while your dishwasher is locked, the light flashes
3 times. The dishwasher door can be opened while the
controls are locked.
IMPORTANT: The sensor in your dishwasher monitors the soil level. Cycle time and/or water usage can vary as the sensor adjusts the
cycle for the best wash performance. If the incoming water is less than the recommended temperature or food soils are heavy, the cycle
will automatically compensate by adding time, heat and water as needed.
CONTROLS AND
CYCLE STATUS
CONTROL
PURPOSE
COMMENTS
To start or resume a
wash cycle
If the door is opened during a cycle or the power is interrupted, the START/RESUME indicator
flashes. The cycle will not resume until the door is closed and START/RESUME is pressed.
Note: If the START/RESUME button is located on top of door, push door firmly closed within
3 seconds of pressing START/RESUME.
To cancel wash
cycle
Close the door firmly. The dishwasher starts a 2-minute drain (if needed). Let the dishwasher
drain completely.
To follow the
progress of your
dishwasher cycle
Clean indicator glows when a cycle is finished.
If you select the Sani Rinse option, when the Sani Rinse cycle is finished, the Sanitized indicator
glows. 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 water could not be heated to the required
temperature. The light goes off when you open and close the door or press CANCEL.
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Dishwasher Features
Your KitchenAid dishwasher may have some or all of these features.
PROSCRUB® Wash Area
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The PROSCRUB wash area is located at
the back of the lower level rack.
NOTE: You must select the PROSCRUB®
wash option to use this feature. Make sure
items do not interfere with the water feed
tube, spray arms, or PROSCRUB® spray
jets.
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Load pans, casserole dishes, etc. in the
back of the lower dish rack with the
soiled surfaces facing the PROSCRUB®
spray jets.
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Only one row of items may face the PROSCRUB® spray jets.
Stacking, overlapping or nesting items will keep the
PROSCRUB® spray jets from contacting all of the surfaces.
CULINARY CADDY® Utensil Basket
Use the utensil basket to hold specialty
cooking utensils (serving spoons,
spatulas, and similar items), or overflow
silverware items.
The basket hangs on the bottom rack in
the right-hand corner. Load the basket
while it is on the bottom rack or remove
the basket for loading on a counter or
table.
NOTE: Spin the spray arms. Be sure
items in the basket do not stop the
rotation of the spray arms.
SURE-HOLD® Cup and Stemware Holder
Fold down the extra shelf on the left-hand or right-hand side of the
mid level rack to hold additional cups, stemware or long items such
as utensils and spatulas.
NOTE: Remove the culinary tool basket(s) when washing tall
stemware or other tall items in the mid level rack.
FLEXI-FOLD DOWN™ Flexible Tines
The row of tines on the left-hand and
right-hand sides of the mid-level rack
can be adjusted to make room for a
variety of dishes.
To adjust the fold-down tines:
1. Grasp the tip of the tine that is in
the tine holder.
2. Gently push the tine out of the
holder.
3. Lay the tines down, toward the
center of the rack.
SURE-HOLD® Small Items Mesh Pouch
This pouch hangs on the front of
the bottom rack. Use it to hold
small items that could otherwise
“fly” around inside the dishwasher
during a cycle.
SURE-HOLD® Light Item Clips
Adjustable 2-Position Mid Level Rack
Removable Culinary Tool Racks
After removing the culinary tool rack, you can raise or lower the mid
level rack to fit tall items in either the mid level or bottom rack.
Adjusters are located on each side of the mid level rack. Each
adjuster has 2 preset positions. The high and low positions are
marked on the adjuster.
IMPORTANT: If using the culinary tool baskets in the Down
position, the mid level rack must also be in the lowest position.
To remove the rack:
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1. To access track stops, pull the
rack forward until it stops and
clicks into place.
2. To open track stops, flip the
track stop to the outside of
the track.
A. Track stop
3. After opening both track
B. Track
stops, slide front wheels up
and out of the slot in track.
Continue to pull rack forward in track and slide the back
wheels up and out of the track.
4. Close track stops.
5. Slide rack tracks back into dishwasher.
To raise the rack, press both rack adjusters and lift the rack until it
is in the Up position and level.
To lower the rack,
press both rack
adjusters and slide the
rack back to its lower
position.
NOTE: The mid level
rack must be level.
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The light item clips hold lightweight plastic items
such as cups, lids, or bowls in place during
washing.
To move a clip:
1. Pull the clip up and off the tine.
2. Reposition the clip on another tine.
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To replace the rack:
1. Gently pull rack tracks forward in dishwasher until they stop
and click into place.
2. To open track stops, flip the track stop to the outside of the
track.
3. Place the back rack rollers on each side of the rack into the
track slot and roll the rack back into the tracks.
4. Insert front rack rollers on each side of the rack into the rack
slots.
5. Close track stops on both sides of rack and slide rack back
into dishwasher.
IMPORTANT: When you are using the culinary tool baskets in the
down position, the mid level rack must also be in the lowest
position.
Culinary Tool Rack
The culinary tool rack is designed with 2 movable baskets to hold
extra silverware, knives and cooking utensils.
Install the baskets in this up position when you have extra
silverware and flatware to wash.
Down position
Remove the front basket in the down position, when you are using
the cup shelves or other tall items in the mid level rack for more
room.
Up position
Install the baskets in this down position when you have extra
silverware, knives, or utensils requiring more room to wash.
Dishwasher Care
Cleaning the Dishwasher
Clean the exterior of the dishwasher with a soft, damp cloth and
mild detergent. If your dishwasher has a stainless steel exterior, a
stainless steel cleaner is recommended.
If you have a drain air gap,
check and clean it if the
dishwasher isn't draining
well.
Clean the interior of the dishwasher, with a paste of powdered
dishwasher detergent and water or use liquid dishwasher detergent
on a damp sponge to clean the cooled-down interior.
A white vinegar rinse may remove white spots and film. Vinegar is
an acid, and using it too often could damage your dishwasher.
Put 2 cups (500 mL) white vinegar in a glass or dishwasher-safe
measuring cup on the bottom rack. Run the dishwasher through a
complete washing cycle using an air-dry or an energy-saving dry
option. Do not use detergent. Vinegar will mix with the wash water.
Storing the Dishwasher
If you will not be using the dishwasher during the summer months,
turn off the water and power supply to the dishwasher. In the
winter, if the dishwasher could be exposed to near freezing
temperatures or is left in a seasonal dwelling such as a second
home or vacation home, avoid water damage by having your
dishwasher winterized by authorized service personnel.
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Troubleshooting
First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
to possibly avoid the cost of a service call.
In the U.S.A., www.kitchenaid.com In Canada, www.kitchenaid.ca
Dishwasher is not operating properly
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Will not fill
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Be sure the water is turned on to the dishwasher.
Check that the float is free from obstructions. (See Dishwasher
Features.”)
Check for suds in the dishwasher. If foam or suds are detected,
the dishwasher may not operate properly or may not fill with
water.
Water remains in the tub/will not drain
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Be sure the cycle has completed (the green light is on). If it has
not, you will need to resume the cycle by pressing START/
RESUME and closing the door within 3 seconds.
If dishwasher is connected to a food waste disposer, be sure
the knockout plug has been removed from the disposer inlet.
Check for kinks in the drain hose.
Check for food obstructions in the drain or disposer.
Check your house fuse or circuit breaker.
Condensation on the kitchen counter (built-in models)
NOTES:
■ It is normal for the dishwasher to repeatedly pause several
times during a cycle. If the START/RESUME light is
blinking, press START/RESUME.
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If the START/RESUME button is located on top of door,
push door firmly closed within 3 seconds of pressing
START/RESUME.
Be sure the door is closed and latched.
Be sure you have selected a cycle. (See “Cycles and Options
Descriptions.”)
Be sure there is power to the dishwasher. A circuit breaker or
fuse may have tripped.
If lights other than START/RESUME blink and the unit will not
run, you will need to call for service.
Detergent remains in the dispenser or tablet is on the
bottom of tub
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Check for dishware such as cookie sheets, cutting boards, or
large containers, etc. that may be blocking the detergent
dispenser from opening properly.
Be sure your detergent is fresh and lump free.
Be sure the cycle has completed (green light is on). If it has not
completed, you will need to resume the cycle by pressing
START/RESUME and closing the door within 3 seconds.
Cycles run too long
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NOTES:
To use less water and reduce energy consumption you will
encounter cycles that typically run for up to 3 hours.
A water heater setting of 120°F (49°C) is best, the dishwasher
will delay longer while heating cooler water.
Some options will add time to the cycle. (See “Cycles and
Options Descriptions” section.) The Heated Dry option adds
¹⁄₂ hour.
Try the Quick Cleanup cycle.
Run the hot water at a faucet close to the dishwasher before
starting the cycle.
Dishwasher not drying
NOTE: Plastic and items with nonstick surfaces are difficult to
dry because they have a porous surface which tend to collect
water droplets. Towel drying may be necessary.
Use of rinse aid along with the Heated Dry option is needed for
proper drying.
Proper loading of items can affect drying. (See specific loading
instructions within this guide.)
Glasses and cups with concave bottoms hold water. This water
may spill onto other items when unloading.
■ Unload the bottom rack first.
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Locate these items on the more slanted side of the rack for
improved results.
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Is the dishwasher aligned with the countertop? Moisture from
the vent in the dishwasher console can form on the counter.
Refer to the Installation Instructions for more information.
Hard Water (white residue on the dishwasher interior or
glassware)
NOTE: Extremely hard water mineral deposits can cause
damage to your dishwasher and make it difficult to achieve
good cleaning. A water softener is strongly recommended if
your hardness is 15 grains or more. If a water softener is not
installed, the following steps may help
Use a commercial cleaner designed for dishwashers once per
month.
Always use a rinse aid
Always use a high-quality, fresh detergent.
Use a detergent booster/water softener or additive designed
for dishwashers.
Odors
NOTE: If the dishwasher is not used daily, you can run a rinse
cycle with the partial load daily until a full load is ready to run.
Run a vinegar rinse through the dishwasher by putting 2 cups
(500 mL) of white vinegar in an upright glass measuring cup in
the lower rack. Run a normal cycle with the Heated Dry option
turned off. Do not use detergent.
The dishwasher may not be draining properly, see “Water
remains in the tub/will not drain” in “Troubleshooting.”
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Noisy
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NOTES:
■ Surging sounds can occur periodically throughout the
cycle while the dishwasher is draining.
Cloudy or spotted dishware (and hard water solution)
NOTES:
■ Liquid rinse aid is necessary for drying and to reduce
spotting.
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Normal water valve hissing may be heard periodically.
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A normal snap sound may be heard when the detergent
dispenser opens during the cycle and when the door is
opened at the end of the cycle.
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Improper installation will affect noise levels.
Confirm that the cloudiness is removable by soaking the item in
white vinegar for 5 minutes. If the cloudiness disappears, it is
due to hard water. Adjust the amount of detergent and rinse
aid. See (“Hard Water [white residue on dishwasher interior and
glassware]”) in “Troubleshooting.” If it does not come clear, it is
due to etching (see below).
Be sure the incoming water temperature is set at 120°F (49°C).
Try using the Hi-Temp Scrub and Sani Rinse options.
To remove spotting, run a vinegar rinse through the dishwasher.
■ Wash and rinse the affected dishware and load into
dishwasher. Remove all silve ware and metal items. Put
2 cups (500 mL) of white vinegar in a glass measuring cup
in the lower rack. Run a normal cycle with the Heated Dry
option turned off. No detergent is needed.
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Be sure the filters are properly installed.
A thumping sound may be heard if items extend beyond the
racks and interfere with the wash arms. Readjust the dishware
and resume the cycle.
Food soils remain on dishes
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Be sure the dishwasher is loaded correctly. Improper loading
can greatly decrease the washing performance (see
“Dishwasher Use.”)
Select the proper cycle and options for the type of soils. The
Heavy Duty cycle with the Hi-Temp Scrub option can be used
for tougher loads.
Be sure the incoming water temperature is at least 120°F
(49°C).
Use the proper amount of fresh detergent. More detergent is
needed for heavier-soiled loads and hard water conditions.
Scrape food from dishes prior to loading (do not prerinse).
Dishes in the PROSCRUB® wash are not clean
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Are the dishes loaded to face the PROSCRUB® spray jets?
Load soiled dish surfaces to face the back of the dishwasher
toward the PROSCRUB® spray jets. Tilt the dishes toward the
back so water can drain from surfaces, and the lower spray
arm can wash the item from below.
NOTE: Loaded items may shift when dish racks are pushed
into the dishwasher. Make sure dishes do not interfere with the
spray arms, water feed tube or PROSCRUB® spray jets.
Are items loaded so they do not overlap? Load items only on
row deep without any overlap so that the PROSCRUB® spray
jets can reach all surfaces.
Did not sanitize
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If the sanitized light is blinking, the load is not sanitized. The
cycle was interrupted in the final rinse, or your water heater is
set too low. Set your water heater to 120°F (49°C).
Damage to dishware
■
Improper loading can cause dishes to become chipped or
damaged. (See specific loading instructions within this guide.)
Blinking lights
Use the correct about of detergent.
■
Etching (permanent cloudiness)
■
This is an erosion of the surface of the glassware and can be
caused by a combination of: water that is too hot, from using
too much detergent with soft water or by prewashing.
Detergent needs food soil to act upon. If etching has occurred,
the glassware is permanently damaged. To avoid further
etching, adjust the detergent amount to match the water
hardness, stop pre-washing, and use water heating options
only when incoming water temperature is below 120°F (49°C).
Leaking water
■
Be sure dishwasher has been installed properly and is level.
Suds can cause the dishwasher to overflow. Measure the
detergent accurately and use only detergents designed for use
in a dishwasher. Less detergent is needed in soft water. Try
another brand of detergent if sudsing continues.
To avoid rinse aid leaking from the dispenser, be sure the lid is
securely attached and avoid overfilling.
Tub is discolored
NOTES:
■ High iron content in the water can discolor the tub.
■
Tomato-based foods can discolor the tub or dishware.
A citrus-based cleaner can be used to clean.
If the START/RESUME light is blinking, press START/RESUME
and close the door within 3 seconds.
If the Clean light or any other lights are blinking and the
dishwasher will not run, call for service.
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KITCHENAID® DISHWASHER WARRANTY
LIMITED WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, KitchenAid brand of Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “KitchenAid”) will pay for factory
specified parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship that existed when this major appliance was purchased.
Service must be provided by a KitchenAid designated service company. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN. This limited warranty is valid only in the United States or Canada and
applies only when the major appliance is used in the country in which it was purchased. Proof of original purchase date is required to obtain
service under this limited warranty.
SECOND THROUGH FIFTH YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON CERTAIN COMPONENT PARTS
In the second through the fifth year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to
instructions attached to or furnished with the product, KitchenAid will pay for factory specified parts for the following components to correct
defects in materials or workmanship that existed when this major appliance was purchased: nylon dish racks and electronic controls.
LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY ON STAINLESS STEEL TUB
For the lifetime of the product from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions
attached to or furnished with the product, KitchenAid will pay for factory specified parts and repair labor for the following component to
correct defects in materials or workmanship that existed when this major appliance was purchased: stainless steel tub.
ITEMS EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY
This limited warranty does not cover:
1. Replacement parts or repair labor if this major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use or when it is used in a
manner that is inconsistent to published user or operator instructions and/or installation instructions.
2. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you on how to use your major appliance, to replace or repair
house fuses, or to correct house wiring or plumbing.
3. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Consumable parts are excluded from warranty coverage.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in accordance
with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by KitchenAid.
5. Cosmetic damage, including scratches, dents, chips or other damage to the finish of your major appliance, unless such damage results
from defects in materials or workmanship and is reported to KitchenAid within 30 days from the date of purchase.
6. Any food or medicine loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures.
7. Pickup and delivery. This major appliance is intended to be repaired in your home.
8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
9. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service if your major appliance is located in a remote area where service by an
authorized KitchenAid servicer is not available.
10. The removal and reinstallation of your major appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with
KitchenAid's published installation instructions.
11. Replacement parts or repair labor on major appliances with original model/serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be
easily determined.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. Some states and provinces do not
allow limitations on the duration of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness, so this limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.
LIMITATION OF REMEDIES; EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN.
KITCHENAID SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states and provinces do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so these limitations and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.
If outside the 50 United States and Canada, contact your authorized KitchenAid dealer to determine if another warranty applies.
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For additional product information or to view FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), in U.S.A. visit: www.kitchenaid.com
In Canada visit: www.kitchenaid.ca
If you do not have access to the Internet and you need assistance using your product or you would like to schedule service, you may contact
KitchenAid at the number below.
Have your complete model number ready. You can find your model and serial number on the label located near the door on the right-hand or
left-hand side of the dishwasher interior.
For assistance or service in the U.S.A., call 1-800-422-1230. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777.
If you need further assistance, you can write to KitchenAid with any questions or concerns at the address below:
In the U.S.A.:
In Canada:
KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances
KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances
Customer eXperience Center
Customer eXperience Centre
553 Benson Road
1901 Minnesota Court
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3A7
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Please keep this User Instructions and model number information for future reference.
W10205937A
SP PN W10205938
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® Registered Trademark/TM Trademark of KitchenAid, U.S.A., KitchenAid Canada licensee in Canada
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