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UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Use & Care Guide
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Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien
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Table of Contents/Table des matières............................................................................. 2
Model/Modèle KUDI01FL
8531131
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DISHWASHER SAFETY.............................................................. 3
Before Using Your Dishwasher....................................................4
PARTS AND FEATURES ............................................................ 5
START-UP GUIDE ..........................................................................6
Using Your New Dishwasher .......................................................6
DISHWASHER LOADING...............................................................6
Loading Suggestions ...................................................................6
Loading Top Rack........................................................................7
Loading Bottom Rack ..................................................................7
Loading Silverware Basket ..........................................................8
DISHWASHER USE ........................................................................9
Detergent Dispenser ....................................................................9
Rinse Aid Dispenser ...................................................................10
Dishwasher Efficiency Tips ........................................................10
Cycle Selection Charts...............................................................11
Canceling a Cycle ......................................................................11
Changing a Cycle or Setting ......................................................11
Adding Items During a Cycle .....................................................12
Option Selections.......................................................................12
Status Indicators ........................................................................12
Wash System .............................................................................12
Vent System ...............................................................................13
Overfill Protection Float..............................................................13
WASHING SPECIAL ITEMS.........................................................13
DISHWASHER CARE ...................................................................14
Cleaning......................................................................................14
Drain Air Gap ..............................................................................14
Storing ........................................................................................14
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................15
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE.........................................................17
In the U.S.A. ...............................................................................17
In Canada ...................................................................................17
WARRANTY .............................................................................. 18
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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
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.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrically ground dishwasher.
Connect ground wire to green ground connector
in terminal box.
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 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.
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PARTS AND FEATURES
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Upper spray arm
Top rack
Model and serial number label
Water inlet opening [in tub wall]
FLEXI-FOLD DOWN™ flexible tines
6. 4-way HYDRO SWEEP™
spray arm
7. Bottom rack
8. Detergent dispenser
9. Vent system
10. Middle spray arm
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Silverware basket
Overfill protection float
Heating element
Rinse aid dispenser
Control panel
Control Panel
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7. Push door firmly closed. The door latches automatically.
START-UP GUIDE
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
NOTE: If the dishwasher is not started before closing the
door, the cycle and options will revert to the last cycle and
options completed.
1. Scrape large food soil and hard items (toothpicks or bones)
from dishes.
2. Properly load the dishwasher. (See “Dishwasher Loading.”)
Make sure nothing prevents the spray arm(s) from spinning
freely.
DISHWASHER
LOADING
Loading Suggestions
■
3. Add detergent and check the rinse aid dispenser. Add rinse
aid if needed. (See “Dishwasher Use.”)
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. The wash module removes food particles
from the water. The module contains a chopping device
which will reduce the size of food items.
NOTE: If hard items such as fruit seeds, nuts, and egg shells
enter the wash module, you might hear chopping, grinding,
crunching, or buzzing sounds. These sounds are normal
when hard items enter the module. Do not let metallic items
(such as pot handle screws) get into the wash module.
Damage can occur.
4. Run hot water at the sink nearest your dishwasher until the
water is hot. (See “Dishwasher Efficiency Tips.”) Turn off
water.
5.
■
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.
■
Load heavy pots and pans carefully. Heavy items 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 interfere with the spray arm rotation.
■
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.
Press the desired cycle and option selections. (See
“Dishwasher Use.”)
Quiet operating tips
To avoid thumping/clattering noises during operation:
■ Make sure lightweight load items are secured in the racks.
■
Make sure pot lids and handles, pizza pans, cookie sheets,
etc., do not touch interior walls or interfere with the rotation of
the spray arm.
■
Load dishes so they do not touch one another.
6. Press START. The selected cycle and option will flash once.
NOTE: For built-in models, keep sink drain plugs closed during
dishwasher operation to prevent noise transfer through drains.
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Loading Top Rack
The top rack is designed for cups, glasses, and smaller items.
Many items, up to 9 in. (22 cm), fit in the top rack. (See
recommended loading patterns shown.)
NOTE: The features on your dishwasher rack may vary from the
drawings shown.
Loading Bottom Rack
The bottom rack is designed for plates, pans, casseroles, and
utensils. Many items, up to 13 in. (33 cm) tall, fit in the bottom
rack. (See recommended loading patterns shown.)
NOTE: The features on your dishwasher rack may vary from the
drawings shown.
10 place setting
10 place setting
12 place setting
■
Place items so open ends face down for cleaning and
draining.
■
Load glasses and cups in top rack only. The bottom rack is
not designed for glasses and cups. Damage can occur.
■
Place cups and glasses in the rows between tines. Placing
them over the tines can lead to breakage and water spots.
12 place setting
■
Do not load glasses, cups, or plastic items in the bottom
rack. Load small items in the bottom rack only if they are
secured in place.
■
Load plates, soup bowls, etc., between tines.
■
Overlap the edges of plates for large loads.
■
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.
Cup and glass load
■
China, crystal, and other delicate items must not touch each
other during dishwasher operation. Damage may occur.
■
Load plastic items in the top rack only. Only plastic items
marked “dishwasher safe” are recommended.
■
Load plastic items so the force of the spray does not move
them during the cycle.
■
To avoid chipping, do not let stemware touch other items.
■
Small bowls, pans, and other utensils can be placed in the
top rack. Load bowls in the center section for best stability.
Utensil load
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■
Load cookie sheets, cake pans, and other large items at the
sides and back. Loading such items in front can keep the
water spray from reaching the detergent dispenser.
Loading Silverware Basket
Load the silverware basket while it is in the bottom rack or take
the basket out for loading on a counter or table.
NOTE: Unload or remove the basket before unloading the racks
to avoid spilling water droplets on the silverware.
Mixed load
■
Secure heavily soiled cookware face down in the rack.
■
Make sure pot handles and other items do not stop rotation
of the spray arm(s). The spray arm(s) must move freely.
■
Do not load items between the bottom rack and the side of
the dishwasher tub because they might block the water inlet
opening.
Mix items in each section of the basket with some pointing up
and some down to avoid nesting. Spray cannot reach nested
items.
FLEXI-FOLD DOWN™ flexible tines (on some models)
You can fold down one or both rows of tines at the back of the
bottom rack.
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.
■
1. Grasp the tip of the tine that is in the tine holder.
2. Gently pull the tine out of the tine holder.
3. Lay the row of tines down in the rack to make room for larger
dishes, bowls, pots, pans or roasters.
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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.
How much detergent to use
DISHWASHER USE
■
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.
Detergent Dispenser
■
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%.
The detergent dispenser has 2 sections. The smaller Pre-Wash
section empties detergent into the dishwasher when you close
the door.
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3
2
4
Water Hardness
1. Cover latch
2. Main Wash section
3. Pre-Wash section
4. Cover
Soft to Medium Hard For normally soiled loads
Water
■ Partially fill the Main Wash section
(5 tsp or 25 g)
0 to 6 grains per gallon
■
The larger Main Wash section automatically empties detergent
into the dishwasher during the wash. (See the “Cycle Selection
Charts.”)
■ 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. Fresh
automatic dishwasher detergent results in better cleaning.
Amount of Detergent
NOTE: Add only 2 tsp or 10 g of
detergent to the Pre-Wash section if
dishes are pre-rinsed or the water is
very soft (0 to 2 grains per gallon).
For heavily soiled loads
■ Partially fill the Main Wash section
(7 tsp or 35 g)
■
NOTE: Do not use detergent with a rinse cycle.
Filling the dispenser
1. If the dispenser cover is closed, open the cover by pushing
the cover latch.
Medium to Hard
Water
7 to 12 grains per
gallon
It is normal for the cover to open partially when dispensing
detergent.
NOTE: Use both sections for cycles with 2 washes. Use only the
main wash section for cycles with 1 wash. See the “Cycle
Selection Charts” for more details.
Fill the Pre-Wash section
(4 tsp or 20 g)
For normal and heavily
soiled loads
■ Partially fill the Main Wash section
(7 tsp or 35 g)
■
2. Fill the Main Wash section with detergent. See “How Much
Detergent to Use.”
3. Fill the Pre-Wash section, if needed.
4. Close the dispenser cover.
Fill the Pre-Wash section
(4 tsp or 20 g)
Fill the Pre-Wash section
(4 tsp or 20 g)
Very Hard Water
For normally and
heavily soiled loads
13 grains per gallon
■ Fill the Main Wash section
and above
(8 tsp or 40 g)
NOTE: It might be
necessary to use the
■ Fill the Pre-Wash section
Heavy cycle, or a
(4 tsp or 20 g)
normal cycle with
■ Turn the rinse aid dispenser to a
Hi-Temp Scrub, for
higher setting. See “Rinse Aid
best wash performance
Dispenser” later in this section.
with very hard water.
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.
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Rinse Aid Dispenser
Dishwasher Efficiency 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. Is the water temperature too low? 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 your water heater is located far from the dishwasher, it
may be necessary to run the hot water at the faucet closest to the
dishwasher to minimize the amount of cold water in the water
line.
Filling the dispenser
The rinse aid dispenser holds 4.8 oz (145 mL) of rinse aid. Under
normal conditions, this will last for about three months. Rinse aid
is released through an opening in the dispenser. When latched
properly, the cover remains closed. The cover should be opened
only when refilling the dispenser. 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 door is fully open.
2. Open the dispenser by pushing the cover latch.
1
To check water temperature
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.
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2
1. Cover latch
2. Rinse aid dispenser
3. Indicator window
3. Add rinse aid until the indicator window looks full.
4. Clean up any spilled rinse aid with a damp cloth.
5. Close the cover.
NOTE: The cover latch clicks when the cover is closed and
latched.
Rinse aid setting
The amount of rinse aid 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.
To adjust the setting
Open the dispenser cover. Turn the adjuster inside the dispenser
to the desired setting.
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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.
■
Use the Normal cycle whenever possible. This cycle uses
less hot water and energy than other cycles.
■
Use a delay feature (on some models) to run your dishwasher
during off-peak hours. Local utilities recommend avoiding
heavy usage of energy at certain times of day.
■
During the summer, run your dishwasher at night. This
reduces daytime heat buildup in the kitchen.
■
Use an air dry, or an energy-saving dry option whenever
possible. Allow longer drying times (overnight) when using
these options. Use a rinse aid to improve drying.
■
Use cycles or options that add extra heat to the wash or rinse
portion of the cycle only when needed.
■
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.
Cycle Selection Charts
Use this rinse cycle for
rinsing dishes, glasses,
and silverware that will
not be washed right
Do not use detergent
away.
with this cycle.
Select the wash cycle and options desired. Or press START to
repeat the same cycle and options 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 options that you
selected when you press Start.
■ If the power is off or the door is open for an extended period
of time, the Start button memory will default to the Normal
cycle with heated drying.
■
If you do not run the dishwasher daily, close the door to
maintain memory.
A “●” shows what steps are in each cycle.
Temperatures indicate where extra heat is added.
Water usage is shown in U.S. gallons/liters.
This model meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy
efficiency.
Cycle time includes dry time. An asterisk ( * ) by the cycle time
indicates the cycle time might be longer depending on the
temperature of the water entering the dishwasher. The cooler the
water, the longer the cycle time. If the water is already hot
enough, the cycle time will be as shown.
PreWash
Rinse
Main
Wash
Rinse
Final
Heated
Rinse
Dry
●
†
Time
(min)
Water
Usage
(gal/L)
10
1.8/7
A small amount of water is run through the pump to remove
soil particles between the main wash and final rinse.
Canceling a Cycle
1. Carefully open the door slightly to stop the cycle. Wait for the
spraying action to stop before opening the door to access the
control panel.
2. Press
Cancel glows.
3. Close the door. The dishwasher starts a 2-minute drain (if
needed). Let the dishwasher drain completely.
Use this cycle for
heavily-soiled pots,
pans, casseroles,
regular tableware and
harder than normal
water conditions.
PreWash
Main
Wash
Rinse
●
130°F
(54°C)
●
140°F
(60°C)
●
Rinse
To stop the drain
Use both detergent
dispenser sections.
Final
Heated
Rinse
Dry
Time
(min)
Water
Usage
(gal/L)
●
140°F
(60°C)
●
89*
6.9/26
Main
Wash
Purge†
●
●
120°F
(49°C)
●
Rinse
To clear the indicators
Press CANCEL before starting the dishwasher to clear all options
and cycles.
Changing a Cycle or Setting
During the first minute of a cycle
Use this cycle for loads
with normal amounts of
food soil. (The energyusage label is based on Use both detergent
dispenser sections.
this cycle.)
PreWash
You can press CANCEL again to stop the drain. Remember to
drain the dishwasher before starting a new cycle.
Final
Heated
Rinse
Dry
Time
(min)
Water
Usage
(gal/L)
●
140°F
(60°C)
●
79*
5.9/22.3
1. Open the door.
2. Press a new cycle and/or options.
3. Check the detergent dispensers. They must be filled properly
for the new cycle.
4. Close the door. The dishwasher resumes the new cycle
and/or option after a 5-second pause.
After the first minute of a cycle
1. Carefully open the door slightly to stop the cycle. Wait for the
spraying action to stop before opening the door to access the
control panel.
2. Press
Cancel glows.
3. Close the door. Your dishwasher starts a 2-minute drain (if
needed). Let the dishwasher drain completely.
4. Select a new cycle and/or options.
5. Press START.
6. Check the detergent dispensers. They must be filled properly
for the new cycle.
7. Close the door.
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Control Lock
Adding Items During a Cycle
You can add an item anytime before the main wash starts. Open
the door and check the detergent dispenser. If the cover is still
closed, you can add items.
To add items
1. Carefully open the door slightly to stop the cycle. Wait for the
spraying action to stop before opening the door.
2. Open the door. If the detergent dispenser cover is still closed,
add the item.
3. Close the door firmly until it latches. The dishwasher resumes
the cycle after about a 5-second pause.
Use the 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.
When Control Lock is lit, all buttons are disabled.
NOTE: The dishwasher door can be opened while the controls
are locked.
To turn on the Lock
Press and hold
Option Selections
You can customize your cycles by pressing an option. If you
change your mind, press the option again to turn the option off.
Select a different option if desired.
You can change an option anytime before the selected option
begins. For example, you can press an unheated drying option
any time before drying begins.
Press START to repeat the same cycle and options as the
previous wash cycle.
NOTE: If the last cycle you completed was a rinse cycle, when
you press Start, the dishwasher runs the last full wash cycle and
options.
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 ENERGY SAVER™ Dry control for 4 seconds. The
light turns off.
IMPORTANT:
■ Operate your dishwasher only when you are at home.
■
If your home is equipped with a water softener, do not start
the dishwasher during the regeneration of the softener.
Status Indicators
Hi-Temp Scrub
Select this option to heat the water during parts of the cycle, and
add a rinse. Higher water temperatures and an extra rinse helps
clean tough soils. Hi-Temp Scrub, with the Heavy cycle, raises
the water temperature in the prewash and main wash. Hi-Temp
Scrub, with the Normal cycle, raises the water temperature in the
main wash.
This option adds heat, water and wash time to a cycle.
NOTE: Hi-Temp Scrub is an option with the Heavy and Normal
cycles.
Clean
CLEAN glows when a cycle is finished. The light turns on when
you open the door. The light turns off when you close the door or
press CANCEL.
Wash System
The five-level wash system provides excellent cleaning results.
Four levels of filtration, and a soil collector system, filter the wash
water and prevent food particles from redepositing on the clean
dishes.
■ The wash water continuously flows through the Ultra-Fine
filter, trapping food particles.
ENERGY SAVER™ Dry System
Select this option to dry dishes without heat and save energy.
ENERGY SAVER™ Dry System is useful when loads contain
plastic dinnerware that may be sensitive to high temperatures.
The dishes take longer to dry, and some spotting can occur. For
best drying, use a liquid rinse aid. Some items (such as plastics)
may need towel drying.
NOTE: Rinse Only automatically uses this option. ENERGY
SAVER™ Dry System is an option with all other cycles.
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■
Two water jets, located under the spray arm remove the food
particles from the Ultra-Fine filter.
■
A coarse strainer prevents bones, pits, and other large
objects from entering the pump system.
NOTE: Periodically check the coarse strainer and remove any
objects on the strainer.
Vent System
The vent, located on the top left side of the door, serves several
purposes.
During the cycle, it closes to lock sound in the dishwasher. After
the cycle has finished, the vent remains closed until the dishes
have cooled down. Between cycles, the vent stays open for
airflow, reducing the buildup of odors. It also helps relieve air
pressure, allowing you to close the dishwasher door more easily.
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.
Overfill Protection Float
The overfill protection float (in the front right corner of the
dishwasher tub) keeps the dishwasher from overfilling. It must be
in place for the dishwasher to operate.
Check under the float for objects that may keep the protector
from moving up or down.
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
No
Do not wash throwaway 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 and clog
the spray arms or pump and reduce
washing performance.
Cast Iron
No
Seasoning will be removed and iron will
rust.
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DISHWASHER CARE
Cleaning
Cleaning the exterior
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 built-in dishwasher and the home drain
system. If a drain is clogged, the drain air gap protects your
dishwasher from water backing up into it.
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 the interior
Hard water minerals can cause a white film to build up on the
inside surfaces, especially just beneath the door 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.
The drain air gap is usually located on top of the sink or
countertop near the dishwasher. To order a drain air gap call your
local dealer, or in the U.S.A., call the Customer Interaction Center
and ask for Part Number 300096.
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 cleaning instructions provided by the
manufacturer. With most types, you lift off the chrome cover.
Unscrew the plastic cap. Then check for any soil buildup. Clean if
necessary.
Storing
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.
Storing for the summer
Protect your dishwasher during the summer months by turning
off the water supply and power supply to the dishwasher.
Winterizing your dishwasher
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.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Dishes are not completely clean
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Is the dishwasher loaded correctly? Refer to the “Dishwasher
Loading” section.
First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid
the cost of a service call...
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 Efficiency
Tips” section.
Dishwasher is not operating properly
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Dishwasher does not run or stops during a cycle
Is the door closed tightly and latched?
Is there power to the dishwasher? Has a household fuse
blown or circuit breaker tripped?
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 tb (15 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.
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 detergent caked in dispenser? Use fresh detergent only. Do
not allow detergent to sit for several hours in a wet dispenser.
Clean dispenser when caked detergent is present.
Is the water shut-off valve (if installed) turned on?
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 right cycle selected? Refer to the “Cycle Selection
Charts.”
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Dishwasher will not fill
Is the overfill protection float able to move up and down
freely? Press down to release.
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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.
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 Efficiency Tips” section.
Are high suds slowing the wash arm? Never use soap or
laundry detergents. Use recommended dishwasher
detergents only.
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
Spots and stains on dishes
Is the cycle complete?
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Detergent remains in the covered section of the
dispenser
Is the cycle complete?
Is the detergent lump-free? Replace detergent if necessary.
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White residue on the front of the access panel
Was too much detergent used? Refer to the “Detergent
Dispenser” section.
Is the brand of detergent making excess foam? Try a different
brand to reduce foaming and eliminate buildup.
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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.
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Food soil left on the dishes
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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.
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 Efficiency
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 tb (15 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.
Condensation on the kitchen counter (built-in models)
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.
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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.
Dishes do not dry completely
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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.
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.
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1. Wash and rinse dishes. Use an air-dry or an energy saving
dry option. Remove all silverware or metal items.
2. Put 2 cups (500 mL) white vinegar in a glass or
dishwasher-safe measuring cup on the bottom rack.
3. 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.
Silica film or etching (silica film is a milky, rainbowcolored deposit; etching is a cloudy film)
Are the plastics wet? Plastics often need towel drying.
Is the rinse aid dispenser empty? Refer to the “Rinse Aid
Dispenser” section.
Did you use an air-dry or energy-saving dry option? Use a
heated drying option for dryer dishes.
Dishes are damaged during a cycle
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White spots on cookware with non-stick finish
Has the dishwasher detergent removed cookware
seasoning? Reseason cookware after washing in the
dishwasher.
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Brown stains on dishes and dishwasher interior
Does your water have high iron content? Rewash dishes
using 1-3 tsp (5-15 mL) 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.
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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.
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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. Regular
use of heated drying will slow fading. Stains will not affect
dishwasher performance. Regular use of a rinse cycle and an
air-dry or energy-saving dry option will reduce the likelihood
of staining.
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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. Minimize chipping by moving the rack in and
out slowly.
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.
To slow this process use a minimum amount of detergent but
not less than 1 tb (15 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. Do
not use heated drying.
Dishes are not dry
NOTE: Antiques, feather-edged crystal, and similar types of
china and glassware might be too delicate for automatic
dishwashing. Wash by hand.
Noises
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Grinding, grating, crunching or buzzing sounds
A hard object has entered the wash module (on some
models). When the object is ground up, the sound should
stop.
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.
In the U.S.A.
In Canada
Call the KitchenAid Canada Customer Interaction Center toll free:
1-800-461-5681 Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (EST).
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EST).
Our consultants provide assistance with:
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Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
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Referrals to local dealers.
For service in Canada
Call 1-800-807-6777. KitchenAid designated service technicians
are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in Canada.
For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to KitchenAid
Canada with any questions or concerns at:
KitchenAid Canada
Customer Interaction Center
1901 Minnesota Court
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3A7
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Call the KitchenAid Customer Interaction Center
toll free: 1-800-422-1230.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
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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
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
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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,
ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEM AND HEATING ELEMENT
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, the heating element.
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 or Canada.
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.
8. In Canada, travel or transportation expenses for customers who reside in remote areas.
KITCHENAID AND KITCHENAID CANADA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states or provinces 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 or province to province.
Outside the 50 United States and Canada, 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. In Canada, call KitchenAid Canada at 1-800-807-6777.
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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