Quick Start Guide
Model D1996
SUPER CLEANING SYSTEM
We know you’re excited about owning an ASKO dishwasher and you’re anxious to get started, so here’s a brief summary of the operation
procedures. The page references in this Guide refer to the Use and Care Guide. To get the most out of your dishwasher’s features, we
recommend that you read the Use and Care Guide.
THE CONTROL PANEL
The D1996 models have touchpad control panels, as illustrated below. To turn the power on, press the button on the far left of the control
panel. To select a wash program or option, simply press the appropriate touchpad. When you press a touchpad, a red indicator light at
the upper left of the touchpad glows to show that you selected that program or option. After you’ve selected the desired wash programs
and options, press Start. At this point, the indicator lights will flash rapidly, alternating from left to right, to show that the dishwasher is
ready. Simply close the door securely to start the machine.
On/Off Control
Press this button to turn power
to the machine on and off.
Indicator Lights
These lights glow red to indicate which
program and options you have selected.
Touchpad Controls
Press these touchpads to select
programs and options.
Rinse Aid Indicator
Glows red when the rinse aid
dispenser needs to be refilled.
Start
After you’ve selected the desired wash program and options,
press this touchpad and close the door to start the dishwasher.
Note: When you press Start, the red indicator lights flash rapidly,
alternating from left to right, to show that the machine is ready to
start. The dishwasher will start when the door is shut completely.
PROGRAMS AND OPTIONS
Your ASKO dishwasher has four wash programs as well as several other options specifically designed to reduce your energy costs and
make your life easier. Press the On/Off button to turn the machine on, then select the desired program and option(s).
Programs
Pots & Pans / Sani-wash
Cleans and sanitizes the heaviest soiled loads, such
as pots, pans, casseroles, etc.
Normal
For normally soiled loads, such as plates, glasses,
bowls, and lightly soiled pans.
Quick
For lightly soiled loads that are washed immediately
after use. Items such as fine china and crystal can be
washed in this program, but you should use the low
temperature setting and turn off the Heat Dry.
(Recommend 130°F)
Rinse & hold
To rinse dishes that you plan to wash later that day.
Options
Economy
When used with the low temperature settings, this option
further reduces energy consumption without diminishing
cleaning performance by lowering the water temperature in
the prewash and main wash and extending the wash time.
Temperature
Lets you select a high or low water temperature for the wash
programs (except Rinse). (See “Temperature Options” on
the next page.) The indicator light glows when it’s on the
high setting and remains off when set on low.
Heat Dry
Activates the heating element during the drying cycle to dry
the dishes faster.
Delayed Start
Lets you delay running the dishwasher for five hours. After making
your selections, press the Delayed Start touchpad then press
Start and close the door. The machine will start five hours later.
After you’ve selected the wash program and options, press Start. The indicator lights will flash rapidly, alternating from left
to right. This merely means the machine is ready. Close the door securely to start the dishwasher. (See also “Understanding
the Indicator Lights” on the next page.)
PROGRAM MEMORY
If you select the Pans/Sani or Normal wash program, the dishwasher retains the setting until you change them. So when you turn the
machine on the next time, the indicator lights for the program and options you last used will be lit. Simply press Start and close the door. If
you want to change the settings, press the touchpad(s) for the other program or options you want to use, then press Start and close the door.
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you load the dishware.)
2. After you’ve pushed the baskets back inside the unit, manually rotate the upper and lower spray arms
to be sure they turn freely. Rearrange any item that blocks the spray arms.
3. Make sure there is rinse aid in the dispenser. Add rinse aid, if needed.
4. Add automatic dishwashing detergent and close the dispenser cover. (See “Amount of Detergent to
Use” below.)
5. Press the On/Off button on the left side of the control panel.
6. Select the desired wash program and option(s). A red light appears above the selected touchpad(s).
7. Press Start. The panel lights will flash rapidly left to right to indicate the unit is ready.
8. Close the door securely. (You should hear it click shut.) The dishwasher will start.
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CHANGING A PROGRAM AFTER YOU’VE STARTED THE UNIT
The dishwasher is programmed to stop operating if the door is opened during a cycle. If you want to change a program or option after
you start the machine, open the door slightly to let the spray arms stop rotating and avoid getting sprayed with water. Press and hold Start
for five seconds to cancel the current selection then press the touchpad(s) for your desired selection. Press Start again and close the
door. The drain pump will run to remove any dirty water from the dishwasher before starting the newly selected cycle.
UNDERSTANDING THE INDICATOR LIGHTS
When you press Start, the indicator lights will flash rapidly, alternating between the four lights on the left and the four on the right. This
merely means the unit is ready. Simply close the door securely to start the machine.
If you open the door and the lights flash, the program has not finished. Close the door and let the machine complete the program.
When the dishwasher is done, the indicator lights will come on for the last wash program and options that you used. (NOTE: The
machine will not retain the Rinse or Quick program; it will revert to the Normal wash program.)
AMOUNT OF DETERGENT TO USE
We recommend that you use only unscented, granular automatic dishwashing detergent. Generally, one tablespoon of detergent is
needed for a normal wash load. More heavily soiled items, however, may need more detergent. Also, the amount of detergent needed
can vary due to differences in water hardness. The harder the water, the more detergent you may need. (See page 5.) In any case, you
should never use more than three tablespoons of detergent.
OPTIONS
You can select high or low water temperatures for the wash programs (except
Rinse). The table to the right shows the temperature options for each program.
We recommend that you use the lower temperature settings whenever possible
to conserve energy.
The indicator light glows if the temperature is set on high and it remains black if set on
low. Once you select a temperature option, it will remain selected until you change it
(except the Quick wash, which reverts to 130° F).
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Temperature Options
Program
High
Low
Pans/Sani
160°
130°
Normal
150°
130°
Quick
130°
120°
ANSWERS
1)
Where do I put the prewash detergent?
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Where do I put the rinse aid?
How do I know when the dishwasher is done?
Why do the lights flash back and forth?
Why do the lights flash when I open the door?
Why does my dishwasher run so long?
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7)
Why am I getting a white film on my dishes?
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8)
Why is there always water left in the bottom of
my machine?
8)
It goes into the small compartment between the main detergent
compartment and the rinse aid dispenser. (See page 4.)
The rinse aid goes into the rinse aid dispenser. (See page 5.)
See “Understanding the Indicator Lights” above.
See “Understanding the Indicator Lights” above.
See “Understanding the Indicator Lights” above.
If the temperature of the water entering your dishwasher is below
120°, the dishwasher runs longer because it heats the water to the
proper temperature for the program selected. Raising your water
heater setting may help shorten the cycle times. If this doesn’t resolve
the problem, call the ASKO Advisory Center.
You may be using too much detergent or washing your dishes in
water that is too hot. Try using less detergent and a lower temperature
setting. (See pages 5 and 8.)
It’s normal to have some water left in the sump area near the drain.
If the water fills more than the drain area, see page 9 for possible
solutions.
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