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Model
KUDH24SE
97431 O0
Thank
you for buying a KITCHENAID*
appliance!
KITCHENAID designs the best tools for the most important room in your house. To ensure
that you enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide.
It contains valuable information concerning how to operate and maintain your new appliance
properly and safely. Please read it carefully.
Also, please complete and mail the enclosed Product Registration Card.
In the U.S.A.
For assistance or service
Call the Consumer Assistance Center toil free .....................................
Throughout
Canada
for assistance
Call the Consumer Assistance Centre toll free .....................................
Throughout
Canada
1-800-422-1230
1-800-461-5681
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (EST)
for service
Call toll free ............................................................................................
1-800-807-6777
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (EST)
If you need assistance or service, first see the 'q'roubleshooting" section of this book. After
checking "Troubleshooting," additional help can be found by checking the "Requesting Assistance or Service" section, or by calling one of the telephone numbers above.
When calling, you will need to know your appliance's complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial number label (see diagram
on page 4).
Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference. You must
provide proof of purchase or installation date for in-warranty service.
Model Number
Builder/Dealer
Serial Number
Address
Date Installed
Phone
Name
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Your safety is important
to us.
This guide contains safety symbols and
statements. Please pay special attention to
these symbols and follow any instructions
given. Here is a brief explanation of the use
of the symbol.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING - When using the dishwasher,
follow basic precautions, including the
following:
• 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 the 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.
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.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door
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 us'El 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.
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This symbol alerts you to
hazards such as fire, electrical
shock, or other injuries.
• Remove the door to the washing compartment when removing an old dishwasher
from service or discarding it.
• For a grounded, cord connected dishwasher:.
GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS
The dishwasher must be grounded. In the
event of a malfunction or breakdown,
grounding will reduce the risk of electrical
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
equipment-grounding
conductor can result
in a risk of electrical shock. 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:
GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS
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.
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Belowis an illustration of your appliance with the parts and features called out.
To help you find information on specific parts or features quickly, page references
are included.
Water inlet
opening
Upper
arm
Model and
serial
Upper rack
(p. 7)
number label
Silverware
Lower rack
(p. 8)
(p. 9)
Heating
element
4-way
HYDROSWEEP*
spray arm
(p. 18)
Detergent
dispenser
(p. 11)
Overflow
protection
float
(p. 18)
Vent
Rinse
agent
-- dispenser
(p. 13)
Control
Panels
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Cycle pads
Option pads
Before using your dishwasher
Fire Hazard
Do not use an extension cord.
Doing so can result in death, fire, or
electrical shock.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrically
ground dishwasher.
Connect ground wire to green ground
nut in terminal box.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
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.
• 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 winter storage information on page 19.
,, Install and level dishwasher on a floor 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.
Using your new KITCHENAID*
dishwasher is simple. Follow the steps below to get
started. For more information on specific steps and additional safety information,
see the page(s) next to the step you would like to know more about.
NOTE: Before using your dishwasher, remove all hang tags, temporary labels, and
packaging materials. Please also read the entire Use and Care Guide as it contains important operating and safety information.
How to use your dishwasher
1. Load the dishwasher. See pages 7-9.
5. Push door firmly when closing.
2. Spin the upper spray arm. It should turn
freely. Check the
lower spray arm
also to make sure
it turns freely.
6. Press the desired Wash Selection pad.
See the "Cycle
selection chart" on
page 14. Then press
the desired Option(s)
pad(s). See page 15
for "Option selections."
3. Add detergent. See pages 11-12.
7. Run hot water at sink nearest dishwasher
until water is hot.
Turn off water.
See page 17.
4. Add rinse agent if needed. See page 13.
8. Press the Start pad. The cycle will begin.
NOTE: The dishwasher
rememberst_helast
cycle_'nd (_ption(s)you
selected.You onlyhave
to pressthe Startpad
you wantto usethe
same cycle and option(s).
This section tells you how to properly
and rinsing results.
load your dishwasher
for the best washing
Preparing to load the dishwasher
• Scrape leftover food, bones, toothpicks,
and other hard items from dishes. It is not
necessary to rinse dishes before putting
them into the dishwasher.
• Load dishes so soiled surfaces face the
spray (down or inward). It is important for
the water spray to reach all soiled surfaces.
• Take care when loading heavy pots or pans
into the dishwasher. They can dent the
stainless steel interior of the door if they are
dropped or bumped.
• Make sure pot lids and handles, pizza pans,
cookie sheets, etc., do not touch interior
walls or interfere with the spray arm rotation.
• Run a Rinse Only cycle to keep dishes moist
if you do not plan to wash them soon. Foods
like eggs, rice, pasta, spinach, and cooked
cereals may be hard to remove if they are
left to dry.
Loading the upper rack
The upper rack is designed for cups,
glasses, and other small items.
• Load cups and glasses in the upper rack
only, in the rows between the prongs.
Placing them over the prongs can cause
them to chip or break.
• China, crystal, and other delicate items
must not touch each other during dishwasher operation. Damage may occur.
• Place items so open ends face down for
best cleaning and draining.
• Load plastic items securely in the upper
rack only. Wash only plastic items marked
"dishwasher safe."
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Cup and glass load
• Secure lightweight items so they don't
overturn during washing. Wedge lightweight items against one another or
overlap them with heavier dishes.
• Load bowls in the ce'_er section for
best stability.
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Loading the lower rack
The lower rack is designed for plates, pans,
casseroles, and utensils.
• Load items with cooked-on or dried-on food
in the lower rack with soiled surfaces facing
in toward the spray.
• For maximum capacity and stability of an
all-plate load, stagger or overlap small
plates with large ones.
= Load plates side to side along with pots,
pans, and large cookware, as shown.
• Do not put small items in the lower rack if
they are not secured in place.
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Utensil load
• 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 prongs. Do
not nest bowls because the spray won't
reach their surfaces.
• Do not load items between the bottom rack
and the side of the dishwasher tub. This
can block the water inlet opening.
Mixed load
Loading the silverware
• Load the silverware basket while it is in
the lower rack or take the basket out for
loading on a counter or table.
• Mix items in each section of the basket some pointing up and some down.
IMPORTANT: Always load sharp items
(knives, skewers, forks, etc.) pointing down.
• Load forks and spoons so they don't
nest together. Water spray cannot reach
nested items.
• The silverware basket can also be removed
for easy unloading. Unload or remove the
basket before unloading the upper rack
to avoid spilling water droplets on the
silverware.
NOTES:
• Don't load silver or silver-plated silverware
with stainless steel. These metals can be
damaged by contact with one another
during washing.
• Some foods (such as salt, vinegar, milk
products, fruit juices, etc.) can pit or corrode
silverware if left on for long periods of time.
Use the Rinse Only cycle when silverware
is not washed immediately after use.
basket
:
If you have any doubts about washing
manufacturer
to see if it is dishwasher
MATERIAL
Aluminum
DISHWASHER
Yes
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a particular
safe.
item, check with the
EXCEPTIONSISPEClAL
INFORMATION
High water temperature and detergents may affect
finish of anodized aluminum. All aluminum will
darken when washed in the dishwasher. This
does not affect pan performance.
Disposable
Aluminum
No
Do not wash throw-away aluminum pans in the
dishwasher. These might shift during washing and
transfer black marks to dishes and other items.
Bottles and
Cans
No
Wash bottles and cans by hand. Labels attached
with glue can loosen in your dishwasher, clog
spray arms or the pump, and will reduce washing
performance.
Cast Iron
No
Seasoning will be removed and iron will rust.
China/
Stoneware
Yes
Always check manufacturer's recommendations
before washing. Antique, hand-painted, or overthe-glaze patterns may fade. Gold leaf can
discolor or fade.
Crystal
Yes
Always check manufacturer's recommendations
before washing. Some types of leaded crystal can
etch with repeated washings.
Gold
No
Gold-colored flatware will discolor.
Glass
Yes
Milk glass will yellow with repeated washings.
HollowHandle
Knives
No
Handles of some knives are attached to the blade
with adhesives which may loosen if washed in the
dishwasher.
Pewter, Brass,
and Bronze
No
High water temperatures and detergent can
discolor or pit finish.
Plastics
Yes
Always check manufacturer's recommendations
before washing. Plastics vary in their capacity to
withstand high water temperatures and detergents.
Load plastics in top rack only.
Disposable
Plastics
No
Cannot withstand high water temperatures and
detergents.
Stainless
Steel
Yes
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Run a Rinse Only cycle if not washing immediately.
Prolonged contact with food containingsalt, vinegar,
milk products, or fruitjuice could damage finish.
Sterling Silver
or Silver Plate
Yes
Run a Rinse Only 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
recommendations before washing. Untreated
wood can warp, crack, or lose its finish.
For best washing results, it is important to use the correct amount of detergent
a rinse agent. Read this section for information on using both properly.
The detergent
and
dispenser
The detergent dispenser has 2 sections. The
smaller Prewash section empties detergent
into the dishwasher when you close the
door. The larger Main Wash section empties
detergent into the dishwasher during the
wash cycle.
1. If the dispenser cover is closed, open the
cover by rotating the blue button down.
2. Fill the Main Wash section with detergent.
The amount of detergent needed depends
on the amount of food soil on the dishes
and water hardness. See the detergent
usage chart on page 12.
3. Close the dispenser cover and fill the
Prewash section.
NOTE: Do not use detergent with the Rinse
Only cycle.
Rotate blue
button to open.
Main Wash section
Prewash section
PRE-WASH
Using the detergent
What
type of detergent
dispenser
to use
• Use automatic dishwasher detergent only.
NOTE: Never use soap, hand-dishwashing
detergent, or laundry detergent. These
products will produce excessive suds which
could cause flooding and reduce washing
performance.
• Follow manufacturer's instructions when
using powdered, liquid, or gel dishwasher
detergents. Concentrated (Ultra) powdered
detergents usually call for lower usage than
do standard powdered detergents.
How much detergent
WATER HARDNESS
Soft to Medium Hard
Water
0-6 grains per gallon
• Add detergent to the dispenser just before
starting the dishwasher.
• Keep detergent container tightly closed in a
cool, dry place, out of the reach of children.
After opening, a box of detergent should
stay fresh for about 1 month. Detergent
exposed to moisture over a period of time
might become caked and ineffective.
to use
AMOUNT OF DETERGENT
For normal
loads:
• Partially fill the Main Wash section (2 tablespoons or
30 grams)
• Fill the Prewash section (2 tablespoons or 30 grams)
NOTE: Add only 1 tablespoon or 15 grams of detergent to the Prewash section if dishes are prerinsed
or water is very soft.
For heavily soiled loads:
• Fill the Main Wash section (3 tablespoons or 45 grams)
• Fill the Prewash section (2 tablespoons or 30 grams)
Medium to Hard Water
7-12 grains per gallon
• Fill the Main Wash section (3 tablespoons or 45 grams)
• Fill the Prewash section (2 tablespoons or 30 grams)
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 may need to use
more detergent, or use a de.tergent with a
phosphorouscontent higher than 8.7%.
• Excessive amounts of detergent combined
with soft water may cause etching of
glassware.
NOTE: Water hardness may change over a
period of time. Contact your local water utility
or area water softening company to determine
your water hardness, or order water hardness
test strip part number 4171690' thr-(_ughthe
Consumer Assistance Center.
Using the rinse agent dispenser
A rinse agent prevents water from forming
droplets that can dry as spots or streaks. It
also improves drying by allowing water to
drain off of the dishes during the final rinse
by releasing a small amount of the rinse
agent into the rinse water. Your dishwasher
is designed to use a liquid rinse agent.
Do not use a solid or bar-type rinse agent.
Filling the dispenser
The rinse agent dispenser holds 5.2 fluid
ounces of rinse agent. 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.
Indicator
window
Dispenserknob
1. Make sure the dishwasher door is
fully open.
2. Turn the dispenser knob to Open and lift
it out.
3. Add rinse agent until the indicator window
looks full. If you overfill, the excess rinse
agent may overflow the dispenser and
cause oversudsing during the wash cycle.
4. Clean up any spilled rinse agent with a
damp cloth.
5. Replace the dispenser knob and turn it
to Closed.
Rinse
agent
setting
The amount of rinse agent released into the
final wash can be adjusted. The factory
setting is at 2. For most water conditions set
the adjuster to 1 or 2. If there are rings or
calcium (hard water) spots on dishes, try a
higher setting (4, 5, or 6).
To adjust setting
Remove the dispenser knob, then turn
the adjuster inside the dispenser to the
desired setting. _
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Adjuster
This section tells you how to operate the dishwasher. Operating
properly enables you to obtain the best possible results.
your dishwasher
Cycle selection chart
The dishwasher will wash and dry dishes according to the selections you make on the control
3anel. The dishwasher remembers the last cycle and option(s) you selected. You only have to
3ress the Start pad if you want to use the same cycle and options.
A ",/" shows what steps are in each cycle.
CYCLE
Pre-Wash
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Rinse
Main
Wash
Rinse
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Use this cycle for hard-to-clean,
regular tableware.
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Dry
Time
(minutes)
Water
Usage
(gallons/liters)
4'
90 t
8.8/33
heavily soiled pots, pans, casseroles, and
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81.5t
6.6/25
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Use this cycle for loads with moderate amounts of food soil. (The energy usage
label is based on this cycle.)
RINSE
ONLY
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7.5
2.2/8
Use this cycle for rinsing dishes, glasses, and silverware that will not be
washed right away.
• Do not use detergent with the Rinse Only cycle.
Expect longer cycle times if water entering the dishwasher is not hot enough.
Canceling a cycle
You can cancel a cycle anytime during
the cycle.
1. Press the Cancel pad once, then wait.
2. Let the dishwasher drain completely.
is a 5-second pause between the
time
Cancel is
pressed
and There
The Cancel
light
will glow.
draining begins.
Option
selections
Press a pad to select an option. If you
change your mind, press the pad again to
turn the option off. To select a different
option, press another pad.
High Temp.
Wash
Select this option, and water will heat during
Energy Saver Dry
Use this option to air dry dishes without heat.
agent dispenser filled. Under certain
conditions
(hard water,
empty
For best results,
keep the
rinserinse
agent dispenser, plastic items in the
load, etc.) you might find some water left on
plastics, dishes, and silverware.
of heavily soiled dishes. Water
heating
automatic
in the
wash
the
main iswash
for better
cleaning
portions and final rinse of the Pots
& Pans cycle, and in the final rinse of the
Normal and Light China cycles.
Control
Clean
panel lights
Light
The Clean light glows when a cycle has
finished. All other
CLEAN
lights will turn off.
The Clean light will
turn off when you
open the door.
Water
Heating
Light
The Water Heating light glows while water in
the dishwasher is
WATERHEATING heating. Wash or
rinse action continues while the water
heats.
Changing a setting
During the first 2 minutes
a cycle
of
Press new Wash Selection and Option pads.
After
the first 2 minutes
of
a cycle
2. Open the door and check the detergent
dispenser to be sure it is properly filled for
the new cycle.
3. Close the door.
4. Press new Wash Selection and Option
pads, then press the Start pad.
1. Press the Cancel pad to drain any water
and to reset the control.
Adding dishes during a cycle
You can add an item to the dishwasher
during the first 10 minutes of the cycle.
2. Open the door and add the dishes.
3. Close the door.
1. Unlatch the door to stop the cycle. Wait a
moment for the spray action to stop before
opening the door.
4. The dishwasher will start automatically
after a 5-second pause when you close
the door.
Drying system
During drying, vapor escapes through the
vent at the upper left corner of the door.
This is normal. The vapor is the result of
moisture in the dishwasher being removed
during drying.
IMPORTANT: The vapor is hot. Do not touch
the vent during drying.
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Quiet operating
tips
To avoid thumping and clattering noises
during operation:
* Where possible, load items so they do not
touch one another.
• Make sure lightweight load items are
secured in the rack.
NOTE: Keep sink drain plugs inserted during
dishwasher operation to prevent noise transfer through drains.
• Make sure pot lids and handles, pizza
pans, cookie sheets, etc., do not touch
the dishwasher sides or interfere with the
spray arm rotation.
Normal
operating
sounds
Some normal sounds you might hear while
the dishwasher is running:
• Water being pumped out during drain portion
of a cycle.
• The fill valve opening or closing and the
sound of water entering the dishwasher.
• Detergent cup opening.
• Pump motor starting.
• Items being ground up in the food disposer.
• Wash/rinse action of water spray. To
minimize noise of water circulating on
dishes, see "Loading your dishwasher,"
on pages 7-9.
Energy saving tips
• Set your home water heater to provide a
minimum of 120°F (49°C) incoming water
to the dishwasher.
To check water temperature:
1. Run hot water at the faucet closest to
your dishwasher. Set a cup under the
faucet, and place a candy or meat
thermometer in it.
2. Run hot water for at least 1 minute into the
overflow. Check the temperature. If the water temperature is
cup, allowing
the water
to a
below
1.20°F (49°C),
have
qualified'person raise the
thermostat setting on your water heater.
• Run the dishwasher only with a full load.
• Use only the cycle and optionsthat you need.
• Run the dishwasher during off-peak hours if
your utility company offers reduced rates on
electricity during specific times of day.
• Run the dishwasher at night during the
summer to reduce daytime heat buildup
in your home.
• Do not rinse dishes before loading.
• Use the Energy Saver Dry option.
Your new dishwasher is designed to give you many years of dependable service.
However, there are a few things you are expected to do in order to maintain your
dishwasher properly. This section tells you how to clean and care for your dishwasher.
HYDROSWEEP*
wash system
4-way HYDROSWEEP
spray arm
The HYDROSWEEP Wash System in your
dishwasher provides excellent cleaning
results. The wash water is continuously
filtered by a triple filtration and soil collector
system to prevent food particles from
redepositing on clean dishes.
The filter
The filter continuously filters the wash water
and traps the food particles that have been
removed from the dishes. A small amount of
water will always remain under the filter to
keep the pump seal moist.
The water
Coarse strainer
(not removable)
jets
The food particles are removed from
the Ultra-Fine filter by 2 water jets that
are located underneath the 4-way
HYDROSWEEP arm.
The coarse strainer
A coarse strainer will prevent bones, pits,
and other large objects from entering the
pump system. You should periodically
check the strainer for such items that may
have mistakenly entered the dishwasher.
Overflow
protection
float
The overflow protection float in the front right
comer of the dishwasher tank prevents the
dishwasher from overflowihg. The float must
be in place for the dishwasher to operate.
-- Check under the float for objects that may
prevent the float from moving up or down.
Check under
overflow
protection float
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Cleaning your dishwasher
Cleaning
the interior
If mineral deposits from hard water accumulate on the interior of your dishwasher, clean
with a damp cloth or follow the instructions
indicated in "Removing spots and film" on
page 23.
• Do not clean the dishwasher interior until it
has cooled.
• Do not use any type of cleanser that may
cause foaming or sudsing. Use cleansers
made for stainless steel products.
• Run the dishwasher through a Normal cycle
with detergent after you are finished cleaning
the interior.
Cleaning
the exterior
Wipe the control panel, front, and sides with
a damp cloth, then dry. Never use detergents
or abrasive cleansers which may damage
the finish.
Storing your dishwasher
Storing
for the winter
Protect your dishwasher and water lines
against freezing if they are exposed to
freezing temperatures in a seasonal dwelling. Refer to the Installation Instructions and
have a qualified person do the following:
1. Close the door.
2. Turn off electrical power supply to the
dishwasher.
3. Remove the 4 screws attaching access
panel and lower panel to dishwasher using
a 1/4"hex socket, nut driver, or Phillips
screwdriver. Remove panels and set
panels aside on a protective surface.
4. Shut off the water supply. Place a pan
under the fill valve and disconnect at both
inlet and outlet sides. Drain water into pan.
5. Place a pan under the check valve outlet
and disconnect the flexible tubing at the
check valve. Drain the machine water
into pan. Leave the fill and check valves
disconnected.
To restore service, reconnect the fill valve
and the flexible tubing at the check valve.
Turn on the electrical power supply and the
water supply. Close and latch the door. Select
the Normal cycle and let the machine complete the cycle. Check connections to make
sure they are watertight and do not leak.
Water outlet
Water inlet
Storing your dishwasher
Storing
(cont.)
for the summer
Protect your dishwasher during the summer
months by turning off the water supply and
electrical power connected to the dishwasher.
The drain air gap
Check the drain air gap
anytime
your dishwasher
isn't draining
well.
Some state or local plumbing codes require
the addition of a drain air gap between a builtin dishwasher and the home drain system.
This device protects your dishwasher against
water backing up into it when a drain clogs.
The drain air gap is usually located on top of
the sink or countertop near the dishwasher.
To order drain air gap (part number 300096),
contact your local KitchenAid dealer. You
can also call 1-800-422-1230 in the U.S.A.,
or 1-800-807-6777 in Canada.
NOTE: The drain air gap is an external
plumbing device that is not part of your
dishwasher. The warranty provided with
your dishwasher does not cover service
costs directly associated with the cleaning
or repair of the external drain air gap.
To clean the drain air gap:
Clean the drain air gap periodically to ensure
proper drainage of your dishwasher. Follow
the drain air gap cleaning instructions
provided by the manufacturer. With most
types, you lift off the chrome cover, unscrew
the plastic cap, and then check for any
buildup of soil. Clean, if necessary.
Drain air gap
This section explains how you can handle minor performance problems. Check this
list before calling for service. If you can't solve your dishwasher's problem, review
the 'q'roubleshooting"
chart on pages 24-25 before calling for service information.
Dishes are not cleaned completely
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Food soil
left on
dishes
Slowdown of spray arm
due to high suds
Use only recommended dishwasher detergents, not soap or laundry detergents. Do not
overfill the rinse agent dispenser. Wipe up any
spills before running a cycle. _
Improper loading
Follow the loading instructions on pages 7-9.
Insufficient fill due to
low water pressure
Your home water pressure should be 20 to
120 psi (138-828 kPa) for a proper dishwasher
fill. You may need a booster pump on the
water supply if the pressure is too low.
Use of incorrect, too
little, or ineffective
detergent
Use recommended dishwasher detergents
and specified amounts only (see page 12 for
amounts), but never use less than 1 tablespoon. For effective cleaning, use only fresh
detergent and store it tightly closed in a cool,
dry place.
Detergent cakes
in dispenser
Add detergent just before starting the dishwasher. Use fresh detergent and remove any
caked detergent before filling the dispenser.
Water temperature
too low
Set your water heater to ensure that the water
entering the dishwasher is at least 120°F
(49°C). See page 17 for recommended
procedure under "Energy saving tips."
Hard water or high
mineral content
in water
Use rinse agent to help eliminate spotting
and filming. To remove hard water film, see
"Removing spots and film" on page 23.
Water temperature is
too low
Set your water heater to ensure that the water
entering the dishwasher is at least 120°F (49°C).
See page 17 for recommended procedure under
"Energy saving tips."
Spotting and
filming
=7.
Use of incorrect
detergents
Incorrect amount of
detergent
Use only recommended
detergents.
dishwasher
Heavy soil or hard water usually require the
use of extra detergent. See page 12 for
recommended detergent amounts,
continued on next page
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Spottingand
filming (cont.)
Use of ineffective
detergents
For effective cleaning, use fresh dishwasher
detergent and store it tightly closed in a cool,
dry place. Throw away any lumpy detergent.
Insufficient fill due to low
water pressure
Your home water pressure should be 20 to 120
psi (138-828 kPa) for a proper dishwasher fill.
You may need a booster pump on the water
supply if the pressure is too low.
Rinse agent not used
Fill the rinse agent dispenser. See the instructions on page 13.
A water chemical reaction with certain types of
glassware - usually
caused by some combination of soft or softened
water, alkaline washing
solutions, insufficient
rinsing, excessive
detergent, and overloading the dishwasher.
You may have to hand wash these items to
eliminate this problem completely. Silica film
and etching are permanent marks and cannot
be removed. To slow down the reaction, you
can try using as little detergent as possible and
a liquid rinse agent. Also, underload the dishwasher to allow thorough rinsing, and use the
Energy Saver Dry option.
Seasoning removed by
dishwasher detergents
Reseason your cookware after a dishwasher
washing. See cookware manufacturer's instructions, or coat pan with cooking oil and wipe
clean with a paper towel.
Silicafilm
or etching
(silicafilmis
a whitemilky
looking
deposit;
etching is a
cloudy film)
White spots
on cookware
with nonstick finish
Dishes do not dry completely
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Dishes are
not dry
Water temperature is
too low
Set your water heater to ensure that the water
entering the dishwasher is at least 120°F
(49°C). See page 17 for recommended
procedure under "Energy saving tips".
Water does not drain
off of dishes.
Do not overload the dishwasher so that the
water can drain off the dishes adequately, and
use a liquid rinse agent to help speed drying.
See pages 7-9 for proper loading instructions.
Do not use the Energy Saver Daj option.
Rinse agent not used
Fill the rinse agent dispenser. See page 13
for instructions.
Plastics
Some plastics might need to be towel dried.
Energy Saver Dry
option used
Do not use the Energy Saver Dry option on the
next load of dishes.
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Dishes are damaged during cycle
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Chipping
of dishes
Improper loading
Load dishes and glasses so they are stable
and do not strike together while washing.
Moving the racks in and out smoothly will also
minimize chipping.
NOTE: Hand wash some types of china and
glassware, such as antiques and featheredged crystal.
Black or
gray marks
on dishes
Aluminum items
touching dishes
Removing
Load aluminum pieces so that they will not rub
against dishes during washing. Do not wash
throw-away aluminum items in the dishwasher.
You can remove aluminum markings by using
a mild abrasive cleanser.
spots and film
Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a
liquid rinse agent. A rinse agent prevents
water from forming droplets and drying as
spots or streaks.
To remove spots and film on dishes and
glasses, or hard water film/lime buildup on
the interior of the dishwasher, you may use
white vinegar with the following procedure:
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in the
dishwasher in regular manner. Do not load
silverware or other metals in the dishwasher.
2. Put 2 cups of household vinegar in a glass
or dishwasher-safe measuring cup, and
stand it upright in the bottom rack.
3. Close the door.
4. Select the Normal cycle and Energy Saver
Dry option, then press Start. Do not use
detergent. Allow the dishwasher to complete
the entire cycle.
NOTE: This procedure is intended for occasional use only. Vinegar is an acid and
excessive use may damage your dishwasher,
Before
calling
for service...
If your appliance fails to operate, review the following list and the "Solving Common Dishwashing Problems" section on pages 21-23 before calling your dealer.
This could save you the cost of a service call.
Dishwasher
is not operating
PROBLEM
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Dishwasher does
not run or stops
during a cycle
Is the door tightly closed?
properly
Has the cycle been set correctly? See page 6.
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown or tripped?
Is the water supply turned on?
If the motor has stopped because of an overload, it will automatically
reset itself within a few minutes. If the motor does not start, call for service.
Dishwasher will
not fill
Dishwasher
seems to run
. .too long
-T.
Is the overflow protection float stuck in "up" position? It should move up
and down freely. Press down to release. See page 18.
Is the incoming water temperature low? The dishwasher will run longer
while water automatically heats or if the High Temp. Wash option has
been selected. Set your water heater to ensure that the water entering
the dishwasher is at least 120°F (49°C).
Water remains
in dishwasher
Wait for the cycle to finish. A small amount of water remaining is normal.
Detergent
remains in
covered
detergent cup
Use fresh detergent and store it tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
Throw away any lumpy detergent.
White residue
appears on front
of access panel
Some detergents foam a lot and can build up on the access panel.
Try using less detergent or a different brand to reduce foaming
and eliminate buildup.
Odor in the
dishwasher
Run a Rinse Only cycle at least once or twice a day until a full load
is accumulated.
Check the drain air gap (if installed). If it is clogged, follow the manufacturer's cleaning instructions. See page 20.
Wait for the cycle to complete itself.
Overflow protection float should move up and down freely. See page 18.
Noises
PROBLEM
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Grinding, grating, crunching,
or buzzing
sounds
Has a hard object entered the pump? The sound should stop when the
object is ground up. If it does not stop after the next cycle, call for service. See page 17 for "Normal operating sounds."
Vapor appears
PROBLEM
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Vapor from door
This is normal when dishwasher is in the drying portion of a cycle. See
"Drying system" on page 16.
Before calling for assistance or service, please check 'q'roubleshooting"
on
pages 24-25. It may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help,
follow these instructions.
If you need assistance or service
in the U.S.A....
Call the KitchenAid Consumer Assistance
1-800-422-1230.
When calling:
_
enter know
toll free:
Please
the purchase
date, and the complete model
and serial number of your appliance (see
page 2). This information will help us to
better respond to your request.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
• Features and specifications on our full line
of appliances.
• Installation information.
• Accessory and repair parts sales.
• Do-it-yourself repair help.
• Specialized customer assistance (Spanish
speaking, hearingimpaired, limitedvision,etc.).
• Referrals to local dealers, service
companies, and repair parts distributors.
KitchenAid service technicians are
trained to fulfill the product warranty and
provide after-warranty service, anywhere in
the United States.
To locate the authorized KitchenAid
service company in your area, you can also
look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages.
• Use and maintenance procedures.
If you need replacement
If you need to order replacement parts, we
recommend that you only use factory
authorized parts. These parts will fit right
and work right, because they are made with
the same precision used to build every new
For further
parts ...
KITCHENAID* appliance. To locate factory
authorized replacement parts in your area,
call our Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number or your nearest authorized
service center.
assistance ...
If you need further assistance, you can write to
KitchenAid with any questions or concems at:
KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances
Consumer Assistance Center
c/o Correspondence Dept.
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
If the dealer, authorized servicer, and KitchenAid
have failed to resolveyour problem, you
can contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Program (MACAP). MACAP is a group
of independent consumer expe_'s that voices
consumer views at the highest levels of the
major appliance industry. MACAP will in tum
inform us of your action.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
If you need assistance or service in Canada...
For assistance throughout
Canada,
Consumer Assistance
Centre toll free,
call the
Canada
8:30
a.m.KitchenAid
- 6. p.m. (EST):
_1-800-461-5681.
When calling:
Please know the purchase date, and the
complete model and serial number of your
appliance (see page 2). This information will
help us to better respond to your request.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
• Features and specifications on our full line
of appliances.
• Referrals to local dealers.
For service throughout Canada,
call KitchenAid Canada toll free,
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (EST):
1-800-807-6777.
• Service, and accessory and repair
parts sales.
KitchenAid service technicians
are
trained to fulfill the product warranty and
provide after-warranty service, anywhere
in Canada.
To locate the authorized KitchenAid
service company in your area, you can also
look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages.
• Use and maintenance procedures.
If you need replacement
If you need to order replacement pads,
we recommend that you only use factory
authorized pads. These parts will fit right
and work right, because they are made with
For further
parts ...
the same precision used to build every new
KITCHENAID* appliance. To locate factory
authorized replacement parts in your area,
call your nearest authorized service centre.
assistance ...
If you need further assistance, you can write to
KitchenAid Canada with any questions or
concems at:
Consumer Relations Department
KitchenAid Canada
1901 Minnesota Court
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3A7
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
This index is alphabetical.
look for the page number.
Look for the word or phrase you are interested
TOPIC
PAGE
ASSISTANCE
In Canada ...................................................
In U.S.A .......................................................
27
26
CLEANING
Exte riot ........................................................
Interior .........................................................
19
19
COMMON WASHING PROBLEMS
Solving ..................................................
21-23
CONTROL PANEL LIGHTS ..........................
15
CYCLE
Canceling ....................................................
Selection chart ............................................
15
14
DETERGENT
How much ...................................................
What type ....................................................
12
12
DISHWASHER OPERATION
Adding dishes during cycle ........................
Canceling cycle ...........................................
Changing setting .........................................
Starting ..........................................................
16
15
16
6
DISPENSER
Detergent ....................................................
Rinse agent .................................................
11
13
DRAIN AIR GAP .............................................
20
DRYING SYSTEM ..........................................
16
ENERGY
Saving .........................................................
17
FEATURES/PARTS
.........................................
FILM/SPOTS
Removing ....................................................
4
23
°..
LOADING
...Lower rack ....................................................
_repadng to load ...........................................
Silverware basket ..........................................
Upper rack ....................................................
8
7
9
7
LOWER RACK .................................................
8
in, then
TOPIC
PAGE
MAINTENANCE
Cleaning ......................................................
Drain air gap ................................................
Overflow protection float ............................
Storing .........................................................
HYDROSWEEP* wash system ..................
19
20
18
19
18
NOISES
Normal operating sounds ...........................
Quiet operating tips .....................................
17
17
OPERATING ............................................
14-17
OPTIONS
Selecting .....................................................
15
OVERFLOW PROTECTION .........................
18
PARTS/FEATURES
.........................................
4
RESPONSIBILITIES
Owner ...........................................................
2
RINSE AGENT
Using ...........................................................
13
SAFETY ...........................................................
3
SILVERWARE BASKET ...................................
9
SPECIAL ITEMS
Washing tips ...............................................
10
SPOTS/FILM
Removing ....................................................
23
START UP GUIDE ...........................................
5
STORING .......................................................
19
TROUBLESHOOTING
...................................
24
UPPER RACK
Loading .........................................................
7
VAPOR ................................... ;;...................... 16
WARRANTY ...................................................
29
WATER
Checking temperature .................................
17
LENGTH OF
WARRANTY:
KITCHENAID
WILL PAY FOR:
KITCHENAID
WILL NOT PAY FOR:
ONE YEAR FULL
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF
INSTALLATION.
Replacement parts and repair
labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by
an authorized KitchenAid -.
servicing outlet.
A. Service calls to:
SECOND THROUGH FIFTH YEAR LIMITED
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF
INSTALLATION.
Replacement parts for the
one-third horsepower motor if
defective in materials or
workmanship.
Replacement parts for the
electronic controls if defective
in materials or workmanship.
Replacement parts for the
heating element if defective in
materials or workmanship.
LIFETIME
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF
INSTALLATION.
Replacement parts and repair
labor for the stainless steel tub
or inner door if the tub or inner
door develops water leak
caused by rust through as a
result of defective materials or
workmanship.
1. Correct the installation of the
dishwasher.
2. Instruct you how to use the
dishwasher.
3. Replace house fuses or correct
house wiring.
4. Correct house plumbing.
B. Repairs when dishwasher is used in
other than normal home use.
C. Damage resulting from accident,
alteration, misuse, abuse, improper
installation, or installation not in
accordance with local electrical
and plumbing codes.
D. Any labor costs during the limited
warranty.
E. Replacement parts or repair labor
costs for units operated outside the
United States.
F. Pickup and delivery. This product is
designed to be repaired in the home.
G. Repairs to parts or systems caused
by unauthorized modifications
made to the appliance.
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KITCHENAID DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FQRINCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so this exclusiop,_rJimitatier_maynotapply to you. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights and you may.also haveotherr_hts whic h may Vary from state to state or
province to province.
_ ....
Outside the United States or Canada, a-difeTe_t-_i_fa_nt_ may appl_i. For details, please
contact your authorized KitchenAid dealer. ..... _.,_._,
-.........
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If you need assistance or service first see the "Trpuble..sh0oIing" section of this book. After
checking "Troubleshooting", additional help can be found by checking the =Requesting Assistance
or Service" section. In the U.S,A., call-our Consumer Assistance Center at 1-800-422-1230. In
Canada, call KitchenAid Canada at one ofth e telephone numbers listed on page 2.
KitchenA_d
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