Use & Care Manual
BRIGADE
TM
Viking Range Corporation
111 Front Street
Greenwood, Mississippi 38930 USA
(662) 455-1200
For product information,
call 1-888-845-4641, or visit online at
www.brigade.ca
451 Series Built-In Dishwashers
F21131 EN
(030113)
Congratulations
Table of Contents
Getting Started
Your dishwasher is designed to offer years of reliable service. This Use
& Care Guide will provide you with the information you need to
become familiar with your dishwasher’s operation and care.
Your complete satisfaction is our ultimate goal. If you have any
questions or comments about this product, please contact the dealer
from whom you purchased it, or contact our Consumer Support Center
at 1-888-845-4641.
For more information about the complete and growing selection of
products, contact your dealer, or visit online at www.brigade.ca
Important Safety Instructions ___________________________________4
Warnings & Safety ____________________________________________6
Features _____________________________________________________8
Product Controls
Features: Cycles _____________________________________________10
Cycle Data__________________________________________________12
Preparing Dishes ____________________________________________13
Operation
Changing a Program _________________________________________14
Washing Recommendations __________________________________15
Rack Adjustments ___________________________________________17
Two-Piece Silverware Basket __________________________________18
Loading the Dishwasher ______________________________________19
Loading Two-Piece Silverware Basket __________________________20
Sliding Side Utensil Basket____________________________________21
Loading Racks (10 Place Setting) ______________________________22
Loading Racks (15 International Place Setting) __________________23
Dishwasher Detergent _______________________________________24
Rinse Agent_________________________________________________25
Energy Saving Tips __________________________________________26
Wash Temperature___________________________________________26
Water Hardness _____________________________________________27
Product Care
Maintenance ________________________________________________28
Troubleshooting _____________________________________________30
Troubleshooting/Fault Codes _________________________________36
Service Information __________________________________________38
Warranty ___________________________________________________39
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Getting Started
Important Safety Instructions
Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
• DO NOT operate your dishwasher unless all enclosure panels are
properly in place.
• It is your responsibility to be sure your dishwasher
° Has been installed by a qualified installer.
• DO NOT abuse, sit on or stand on the door or dish rack of the
dishwasher.
° Has been properly grounded.
• DO NOT tamper with controls.
° Has been properly connected to an appropriate electrical supply,
water supply and drain.
• To reduce the risk of injury, do not allow children to play in or on a
dishwasher.
° Has been securely mounted to the cabinet.
• If hot water has not been used recently (usually two weeks or
longer), hydrogen gases may buildup in the water heater and the
hot water pipes. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. To prevent
injury or damage, before using your dishwasher, turn on all hot
water faucets and allow water to run for several minutes before
using your dishwasher. This will allow gases to escape. Do not
smoke or use any open flames near the faucet while it is open.
° Is properly maintained.
° Has had all shipping materials, packaging and
temporary labels removed.
• Install dishwasher so that it is protected from the elements. Protect
dishwasher from freezing to avoid possible fill valve damage.
• DO NOT use an extension cord to connect the dishwasher
to electricity.
• Use the dishwasher only for its intended function.
• To avoid the risk of personal injury due to steam burns, open door
slowly to allow steam to escape before opening completely.
• Use only detergents and rinse agents recommended for use in
household dishwashers, and store them in a safe and dry
environment away from the access of children.
• When loading items to be washed, place sharp items so that they
are not likely to damage the door seal and load sharp knives with
the handles up to avoid the risk of personal injury.
• Depending on cycles/options selected, the dishwasher operates at
very high water temperatures 155°F (68°C) on some models. Use
extreme caution when opening unit or handling dishes.
• DO NOT use door to push racks in. Close the dishwasher door
when not in use.
• DO NOT repair or replace any part of the appliance unless
specifically recommended in the manual. All other servicing should
be referred to a qualified authorized technician.
• When discarding an old dishwasher, always remove the door to
prevent accidental entrapment.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
• DO NOT wash plastic items unless marked “dishwasher safe” or the
equivalent.
• DO NOT operate the dishwasher without the filters in place.
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Getting Started
Important Safety Instructions
Getting Started
Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this manual
are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may
occur. Common sense, caution, and care must be exercised when
installing, maintaining, or operating the appliance.
Warnings & Safety
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrically ground dishwasher.
ALWAYS contact the manufacturer about problems or conditions you do
not understand.
Connect ground wire to green ground connector
in terminal box.
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels
DO NOT use an extension cord.
DANGER
Hazards or unsafe practices which WILL result in
severe personal injury or death
WARNING
Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in
death or severe personal injury
CAUTION
Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in
minor personal injury.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how
to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if
the instructions are not followed.
Read and follow all instructions before using this appliance to prevent
the potential risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury or damage to the
appliance as a result of improper usage of the appliance. Use appliance
only for its intended purpose as described in this manual.
To ensure proper and safe operation: Appliance must be properly
installed and grounded by a qualified technician. Follow installation
instructions enclosed with this appliance. DO NOT attempt to adjust,
repair, service, or replace any part of your appliance unless it is specifically
recommended in this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a
qualified servicer.
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Failure to follow these instructions, can result in death,
fire or electrical shock.
WARNING
Tip Over Hazard
DO NOT use dishwasher until completely installed.
DO NOT push down on open door.
Doing so can result in serious injury or cuts.
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install dishwasher. Failure to do so can
result in back or other injury
WARNING
Never operate the dishwasher without the filters in place.
WARNING
This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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Getting Started
Warnings & Safety
Features
Getting Started
Getting Started
Features
• Vari-Pressure Intelli-Wash™ System
Customizes water volumes and water pressure to selected cycles
and options. The wash system includes multi-level washing with two
high quality stainless steel wash arms and an exclusive blockproof
Flexible-Fluid™ coupling direct water feed. The exclusive
DishGuard™ Protector prevents spray arm blockage from lower
rack load while protecting dishes.
• Central Intelligence™ System
Constant communications optimize performance by measuring
water temperature and water volume.
• Five-Stage Filtration and Waste Removal System
Prevents redepositing of food particles by assuring 100% filtered
water is delivered to dishes in all cycles resulting in clean spot-free
dishes. The system includes a removable coarse strainer, exclusive
Triple-Clean™ filtration with self-cleaning jets, and an exclusive ultra
hard food waste disposer.
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• Sure-Temp™ Water Heating
HydroFlo™ water heater automatically heats water to appropriate/
selected temperature, assuring excellent washing performance.
• AirFlo™ Gentle Drying
Gentle, effective and safe fan-driven system delivers air over, under
and around dishes.
• Quiet Clean™ Performance Packages
Engineered top to bottom for the quietest operation possible. The
combination of a quiet motor, separate motor and pump for
washing and draining, sound absorbing insulation and cushion
mounted key operating components provides a unique Quiet
Clean™ sound package.
• “Load-As-You-Like” Sturdi-Bilt™ Racks
Fully useable and removable nylon coated steel racks accommodate
15 international place settings of china in a single load.
• Diamond-Brite™ Stainless Steel Tank and Inner Door
Brightly polished surgical stainless steel to maintain optimum longterm appearance.
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5. Top-of-door hidden control
panel
6. Automatic detergent dispenser
7. Automatic rinse agent
dispenser
8. Stainless steel wash arms (2)
9. Removable coarse strainer
10.Fine filter
1. Roller Bearing™ upper rack
• Hold-Tight™ dividers (3)
• One-piece stemware
cradle/cup shelf (2)
2. DishGuard™ protector
3. Sliding side utensil basket
4. Lower rack
• One-piece fold down tines
(4 rows)
• Two-piece silverware
basket with lids
• NSF Certified
• Energy Star Qualified
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Features: Cycles
451 Model
Cycles
Wash Cycles
Options
POTS/PANS
licensed food establishments. Available only with POTS/PANS and
NORMAL WASH.
Heavily soiled pots, pans and casserole dishes. Long heated prewash
loosens up encrusted food. High temperature main wash and final rinse.
DELAY START
NORMAL WASH
Normally soiled dishes. Energy-usage label is based on this cycle.
LIGHT/CHINA
Lightly soiled items, china and crystal. Lower temperatures and pressure
levels for cleaning delicate items.
FAST WASH
To remove light films and residue on dishes and glassware. Short wash
times and varying pressures.
RINSE/HOLD
All dishware. Short rinse with no heat.
Options
Lets you delay running the dishwasher for up to 10 hours. To set
“DELAY START”, select the desired wash cycle and option(s). Press the
“DELAY START” button once and the number “2” will light, indicating
a two hour delay. If you desire a longer delay, continue pressing the
“DELAY START” button to a 10 hour delay. The corresponding number
on the button will light. Once you have set the desired delay time,
press the “START” button and close the door. “DELAY START” is not
available with the Rinse/Hold cycle.
AUDIBLE SOUND SIGNAL
A single beep will occur when you select cycles, options and press the
“START” key. If the “START” button is not pressed or if the door is not
closed within 4 seconds of pressing the “START” button, 3 short beeps
will occur. The end of cycle signal consists of 2 long beeps. For all other
error messages and to deselect the audible sound signal, see the
Troubleshooting/Fault Codes section.
ILLUMINATION OF BUTTONS
TOP WASH
Washes dishes on top rack only. Available only with NORMAL WASH.
HI TEMP WASH
Increases the temperature, adding heat, time and water for improved cleaning
performance. Available only with POTS/PANS and NORMAL WASH.
Note: Periods of soaking will occur to aid in removal of baked on soils.
SANITIZED 155°F RINSE
Raises water temperature to 155°F in the final rinse. Adds heat and time
to the cycle. This high temperature rinse sanitizes your dishes and
glassware in accordance with NSF/ANSI STANDARD 184 for Residential
Dishwashers. Certified for residential dishwashers and not intended for
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Option, Cycle and Start buttons will only illuminate after they are
selected. The "SANITIZED" indicator will illuminate when the cycle
has been completed. If your dishwasher did not properly sanitize your
dishes, the indicator light will not illuminate. This can happen if the
cycle is interrupted or the water could not be heated to the required
temperatures. The "SANITIZED" indicator light goes off after you have
opened and closed the door or if you press and hold the START/RESUME
button. The Start/Resume button will blink if cycle is interrupted.
POWER ON LIGHT
A blue light will illuminate from the bottom middle of the dishwasher
kickplate when a cycle is running. The Power On light will blink if cycle
is interrupted.
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Product Controls
Product Controls
Features: Cycles
Cycle Data
Temperatures
Total
water
(gal.)
Total
Wash Time
(minutes)
120F˚ (49C˚)
It is not necessary to rinse normal food soils off the dishes before
putting them in the dishwasher, although larger solid particles, such as
bones, seeds, skins, pits, and toothpicks should be removed.
If you are not going to run the dishwasher immediately after loading, it
is best to rinse salty and highly acidic foods off stainless steel, silver,
and silverplate flatware. Prolonged contact of foods—including lemon
juice, salt, vinegar, mustard, mayonnaise, and salad dressings—with
stainless steel can cause corrosion (pitting).
Pots/
Pans
Heavily soiled
pots, pans and
casserole dishes
Main–145° F (63°C)
Rinse–150° F (66°C)
8.4
138
(min.)
Normal
Wash
Normally soiled
dishes
Main–120° F (49°C)
Rinse–140° F (60°C)
4.25
110
(min.)
Before Operation
Light/
China
Lightly soiled
china and crystal
Fast
Wash
Rinse/
Hold
Main–125°F (51.7°C)
Rinse–130°F (54°C)
5.4
112
(min.)
Lightly soiled
dishware and
glassware
Main–130°F (54°C)
Rinse–135°F (57°C)
5.8
60
(min.)
All dishware
Rinse
1.4
10
(min.)
Note: Will perform properly if connected to “cold” water–50°F (10°C).
Cycle times will be extended.
Note: All cycle times, temperatures and fills are approximate and are
dependent on installation and environmental conditions.
Note: Heating delays to meet set temperatures may extend the
cycle times.
Note: AirFlo™ Gentle Drying will add approximately one hour to the
total cycle time.
1. Load the dishes per recommended loading. See section on Loading
Dishwasher.
2. Make sure there is rinse agent in the dispenser. Add rinse agent if
needed. See section on Rinse Agent.
3. Add proper amount of detergent and pre-wash. See section on
Dishwasher Detergent.
4. Push both top and bottom racks in.
5. Select the desired cycle and option(s).
6. Press “START”. The “START” symbol will illuminate to indicate the
unit is ready.
7. Close the door tightly until you hear a click. Otherwise, the
dishwasher will not start.
Option Restrictions
All options are not available for all cycles. Please note the following:
• The option “HI TEMP WASH” is not available with the
“LIGHT/CHINA” or “FAST WASH” cycles.
• No options are available in the “RINSE/HOLD” cycle.
• The option “TOP WASH” is available only with the “NORMAL
WASH” cycle.
• The option “SANITIZED 155°F RINSE” is not available with the
“LIGHT/CHINA” or “FAST WASH” cycles.
After selecting the wash cycle and options, depress “START” button.
The start symbol will illuminate. This merely means the machine is
ready. Close the door securely within 4 seconds of pressing the
“START” button.
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Product Controls
Product Controls
Cycle
name
Recommended
dish types/
soil level
Preparing Dishes
Changing a Program
Washing Recommendations
Changing a Program After the Unit has Started
Most household dishes such as plates, saucepans, and flatware are
dishwasher safe. If you are unsure, check the manufacturer’s
recommendations before washing. You are responsible for what is
washed in the dishwasher.
The dishwasher is programmed to stop operating if the door is opened
during a cycle. To change a program or option after starting the
machine, open the door slightly to let the spray arms stop rotating and
avoid getting sprayed with water. Press and hold “START” for four
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. Check to make sure there is still detergent in the
detergent dispenser.
Opening the Door after Cycle has Started
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Cast iron
China/
stoneware
Comments
Anodized aluminum may fade or
darken. Disposable aluminum may
contact other dishes and cause
dark spots.
Not recommended Seasoning will be removed and the
cast iron will rust.
Yes
exceptions:
antique, handpainted, or gold
leaf
China without decoration or with
glaze covered patterns is usually
dishwasher safe. Antique, handpainted and gold-leaf China may
discolor or fade.
Crystal
Yes
exceptions:
antique, some lead
crystal
Position crystal so that it will not
fall over or knock against other
dishes. Some types of lead crystal
may etch in dishwasher.
Flatware
with
glued
handles
Not recommended Certain adhesives may loosen and
cause thandles to come off.
Glass
Yes
exceptions:
milk glass
(not recommended)
Milk glass may discolor with
repeated washing.
Goldplated
flatware
Not recommended
Gold-plated flatware may discolor.
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Operation
Operation
If the door is opened after the cycle has started, the ”START” button
will flash to indicate that the dishwasher is in Standby Mode. Press the
“START” button and close the door securely within 4 seconds to
restart the cycle.
Materials Dishwasher safe?
Aluminum
Yes
exceptions:
anodized and
disposable
aluminum
Washing Recommendations
Materials Dishwasher safe?
Knives
Yes
Comments
Position knives in large items tray
so that blades are not touching.
Knives may become dull if the
blades contact other items.
Non-stick
coatings
Not
recommended
Coating may wear off with repeated
washing.
Pewter/
brass/
bronze
Not
recommended
Pewter, brass, and bronze may
tarnish or pit.
Yes
Stainless
steel
Yes
Silver/
silverplate
Yes
Disposable plastic cannot withstand
high water temperature or
dishwasher detergent.
Rinse stainless steel items if they
will not be washed immediately.
Prolonged contact with salty or
acidic foods will stain. Position
stainless steel pieces so they do not
contact dissimilar metals.
Rinse silver/silverplate items if they
will not be washed immediately.
Prolonged contact with salty or
acidic foods and foods containing
sulfur will stain. Position stainless
steel pieces so they do not contact
dissimilar metals.
Tin
Not
recommended
Tin may rust.
Wood
Not
recommended
Wash wood items by hand. Wood
may warp, crack, or lose its shape
or finish in the dishwasher.
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The Lower Rack
The lower rack is best for
dinner plates, smaller
plates, serving plates,
larger bowls, pots, and
pans.
• Securely place heavily
soiled cookware face
down in the rack.
• Use the fold-down
tines to provide space
for large items such as
Fold-Down Tines
pots and pans.
• Make sure pot handles and other items do not stop rotation
of lower wash arm by hanging below the rack.
The Upper Rack
The upper rack is best for
glasses, cups, bowls, small
plates, and saucers and
can accommodate full sized
plates up to 10-1/4”.
• Make sure items
hanging below the rack
do not block the
rotation of the wash
arm.
• Make sure small plastic
Stemware Cradle
items are held firmly in
place with Hold Tight™ dividers.
• Arrange stemware between prongs of stemware cradle so
that the stemware cannot move easily.
• Make sure items hanging below the rack do not block the
rotation of the wash arm.
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Operation
Operation
Plastic
Rack Adjustments
Two-Piece Silverware Basket
Loading the Dishwasher
The silverware basket is designed with flexibility in mind. It can be
positioned on the lower rack and also in the upper rack. The design also
allows the basket to be divided into two separate, smaller baskets for
additional loading options.
General Loading Guidelines
1
• Load all items so that the force of the water and the
detergent reach soiled surfaces.
• Do not let china, crystal, and other delicate items touch
each other during dishwasher operation.
• Do not use door to push racks in.
Note: Do not load dishes in a manner that would block the detergent
dispenser lid from completely opening. The detergent dispenser lid could
be damaged.
Note: Do not put sterling silver or silver-plated flatware in the same
compartment with stainless steel. Contact between the metals can
damage silver.
Grasp the basket as shown and push
the two halves in opposite directions
to release the locking tabs.
DO NOT put stainless steel of different qualities close to each other.
Contact can damage metals.
Rinse stainless steel items if they will not be washed immediately.
Prolonged contact with salty or acidic foods will cause stains.
Extra Quiet Operation Hints
2
Repeat step 1 on opposite end
of basket.
• Keep sink drain plugs inserted during dishwasher operation to
prevent noise transfer through drains.
• Load dishes so they do not touch each other.
• Make sure lightweight items are secured in the rack.
• Make sure pot lids and handles, pizza pans, cookie sheets, etc., do
not touch interior walls.
The Silverware/Cutlery Basket
Pull the two halves apart.
Tips for Best Cleaning Results:
• Distribute items evenly and mix knives, forks, and spoons so that
items will avoid nesting.
• Always place forks and spoons with eating portions up and handles
down.
• Compartments with lids help separate the silverware for the best
cleaning and drying results. The lids also hold small, lightweight items in
place.
• IMPORTANT: Sharp or pointed items, such as knives, should always
be put in with the point down to protect your hands.
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Operation
Operation
Your dishwasher has been designed and engineered to give superior
cleaning results and to operate very quietly. To avoid any extra
clattering or thumping noises during operation:
Loading Two-Piece Silverware Basket
(10 Place Setting)
Sliding Side Utensil Basket
Sliding side
utensil basket
Shipping
plugs
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B
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B
B
A
B
A
A
B
B
B
B
C
C
C
E
E
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C
B
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B
A
B
B
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Note: Dishwasher shown with top rack removed.
Note: Sliding side utensil basket is easy to remove. spatulas, serving
spoons, and knives. The side basket is shipped with two shipping plugs
to keep it from moving during shipment. To remove the side basket from
the dishwasher, the plugs must be removed first.
-Slide basket out of the tank.
-Push on the back of the plugs until they dislodge from the
basket.
To remove the basket after removing plugs, pull basket out of interior of
tub, lift up on basket until clips are in the lowest position, then pull basket
towards the center of the unit.
A
B
C
D
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F
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Operation
Operation
B
Loading Racks
Loading Racks (15 International Place Setting)
(10 Place Setting)
Upper Rack
Upper Rack
• 10 glasses
• 12 coffee
cups
• 10 coffee cups
• 15 glasses
• 10 saucers
• 11 bowls
• 11 saucers
• 3 bread
and butter
plates
Note: To load international place setting the sliding side utensil basket
must be removed
Lower Rack
Lower Rack
Operation
• 4 saucers
• 10 dinner
plates
• 15 dinner
plates
• 1 serving
platter
• 12 bread
and butter
plates
• 2 serving
bowls
• 4 bowls
• 10 bread and
butter plates
• 3 coffee
cups
(AHAM DW-1 10 place setting)
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Operation
• 10 bowls
Dishwasher Detergent
Rinse Agent
Use only a detergent designed for an automatic dishwasher. Never use
oven cleaners or other caustic cleaners not designed for dishwashers.
These will damage the stainless steel interior, filters and pump
components of your dishwasher. Never use soap, laundry detergent or
handwashing detergent in your dishwasher, as they are too mild and
will cause severe over-sudsing. The foam product prevents the
dishwasher from working properly and may cause damage to the
dishwasher.
A rinse agent causes water to flow off the dishes more quickly,
preventing droplets that dry as spots and improving drying
performance. Rinse agent come in solid and liquid forms. Your
dishwasher’s rinse agent dispenser uses the liquid form. Rinse agent
used with soft water can cause a cloudy film on dishes.
Fill level indicator
(refill when empty)
WARNING: Dishwasher detergent is corrosive. Keep out of
reach of children. If swallowed, drink plenty of water or milk.
DO NOT induce vomiting. Seek medical advice without delay.
If dishwasher detergent gets into eyes, rinse immediately with
plenty of water.
Main wash detergent
Prewash detergent
(used for Pots/Pans)
Rinse agent
dispenser
(in cup)
Filling the Rinse Agent Dispenser
Rinse agent
compartment
Operation
Adjusting the Dosage of Rinse Agent
Storing the Detergent
For best results, keep your detergent container tightly closed after each
use, out of reach of children and stored in a cool, dry place. Storage
under the sink is not advisable for powdered detergent, because this
area is generally too warm and moist to keep detergent fresh.
The rinse agent dosage is set by the manufacturer and is dispensed
automatically into the final rinse. If necessary, the rinse agent dosage can
be adjusted by inserting a screwdriver inside the filler hole where the
adjustment device is set on “2.” It is recommended that the dial be
adjusted only one number at a time.
Note: For soft water conditions, it may be necessary to reduce the
rinse agent dosage setting.
Note: Too much rinse agent is not advisable as this might result in the
formation of foam, especially if the dishwasher is connected to a cold
water supply.
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Operation
Drying will usually be better if you use a rinse agent. To fill the dispenser,
open the cap and pour the rinse agent into the dispenser up to the knob
for dosage setting. The dispenser will hold approximately four ounces of
liquid rinse agent.
Wash Temperature
Water Hardness
Hot water dissolves and activates dishwashing detergents, dissolves
grease on dishes, and helps glasses dry spot free. If the incoming
water is extremely cold due to unusually cold temperatures outside, if
you have recently done laundry or run hot water for showers, or if your
water travels a long distance from the hot water heater to the
dishwasher, the running time of the dishwasher may be longer to heat
the water to the required temperature.
Hardness of Water
Checking the Wash Temperature
An incoming water temperature of 120°F (49˚C) is recommended.
However, the Sure Temp Water Heating System will ensure the water
temperatures are correct for the cycle/options selected.
Energy Saving Tips
Only start a wash when the machine is completely full.
Do not prewash dishes. Simply scrape, load, and wash.
Use the POTS/PANS program only for heavily soiled dishes.
Select NORMAL CYCLE.
The harder the water is, the more detergent you need. For the
detergent amounts recommended for use in your location with your
water, follow the guidelines in the chart. With hard water, you need
more detergent to get dishes clean. With soft water, you need less.
Too much detergent with soft water can cause “etching,” a permanent
cloudiness of glassware. If you have hard water, the dishes as well as
the dishwasher itself may accumulate a gray deposit after some time.
This deposit can be remedied by using a mild citric acid solution
instead of detergent in the heavy wash program.
How Much Detergent to Use?
The amount of detergent you use depends on the hardness of the
water and on the cycle you select. Generally, only one tablespoon of
detergent (per cup) is needed for a normal load.
Water hardness
(grains per gallon)
Soft water
0-3 gpg
Amount of detergent
(powder or liquid)
1 tablespoon per cup
(15ml)
Medium hard water
4-8 gpg
2 tablespoons per cup
(30ml)
Hard water
9-above gpg
3 tablespoons per cup
(45ml)
Note: Line level on detergent dispenser represents 2 tablespoons
Note: In areas with hard water above 12 grains, a water
softener is recommended.
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Operation
Operation
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•
Water has a different “hardness,” or mineral content, in different
locations. The hardness is measured in grains per gallon (gpg). Find
out your water’s hardness by asking your local water department,
county extension agent, or water softening company. Ask how many
“grains” of hardness are in your water.
Maintenance
Maintenance
Your new dishwasher is designed to give you years of dependable
service. In order to maintain a high level of performance, you need to
make sure your dishwasher is properly cared for and cleaned. Here are
a few things you can do to make sure your dishwasher performs at its
highest level.
Coarse strainer
(lift to remove)
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2
1
Coarse
strainer
(Squeeze tabs to remove coarse strainer)
Fine
filter
Primary Filter
3
(Do not remove primary filter)
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3
Filters
The filters are important, because they continuously filter wash water.
Under normal operation, the filters are self cleaning and require no
maintenance. If there is a heavy amount of food soil, sediment or hard
water conditions, it may be necessary to clean the filters after each use.
To clean, remove the filters as shown in the above illustration and soak
overnight in a 50/50 solution of water and vinegar. Citric cleaner and
water are also acceptable. Filters should appear bright when clean.
The Coarse Strainer
Large food particles that can’t pass through the drainage pump are
collected in the coarse strainer. Lift out and empty the coarse strainer
when necessary. Don’t forget to put it back again. It is normal for a small
amount of water to remain in the coarse strainer area.
WARNING
Never operate the dishwasher without the filters in place.
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(Rotate to remove fine filter)
To Clean Filters
Remove the coarse strainer and empty. If necessary, remove the fine
filter and clean all surfaces. DO NOT remove primary filter. Replace the
filters and secure in place.
Storing the Dishwasher
If you will not be using the dishwasher during the summer months,
turn off the water and power supply to the dishwasher. In the winter, if
the dishwasher could be exposed to near freezing temperatures or is
left in a seasonal dwelling such as a second or vacation home, avoid
water damage by having your dishwasher winterized by an authorized
service person.
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Product Care
Fine filter
(lift to remove)
Troubleshooting
Poor wash results may not always be caused by the dishwasher. Please
review the following Troubleshooting Charts for possible remedies. You
may find the proper solution without having to call a service provider.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause and/or Remedy
Spotting and
filming
No rinse agent:
Does the rinse agent dispenser need to be filled?
If the cycle buttons are flashing, please refer to the Fault Codes Chart
in the following pages of this manual for possible remedies.
Dishwasher detergent:
Use only the correct amount of dishwasher detergent
according to the hardness of the water and the wash
program you have selected. Do not use old or caked
detergent. Store the dishwasher detergent in a dry
place and in a closed container. Change the
dishwasher detergent if the result is still unsatisfactory.
Poor Dishwashing Results
Problem
Possible Cause and/or Remedy
The dishwasher
does not start
Door is ajar:
Make sure the door is closed securely.
Items not loaded properly:
Check that you loaded the items according to the
instructions on pages in this manual. Do not overload.
Make sure water can reach all soiled surfaces.
“DELAY START” Option is On:
Make sure the “DELAY START” option is not turned on.
Water Supply is Disconnected:
Check that the water supply is connected properly
and the water is turned on.
Power Cord is Disconnected:
Make sure the power cord is properly plugged into
the wall socket.
Fuse is Blown:
Check your fuse box for a blown fuse or tripped
circuit breaker.
Spotting and
filming
Hard water:
Use the maximum recommended amount
(3 tablespoons) of dishwasher detergent. To remove
hard water spots, try a vinegar rinse:
• Wash and rinse load as usual.
• Remove all metal items from dishwasher.
• Do not add detergent.
• Pour two cups of vinegar into a bowl and set it on
the bottom rack of the dishwasher.
• Run the dishes through an entire wash program.
Wiping with a damp cloth should remove spots
from metal items. For sterling silver and silver
plated flatware, rub with a towel, or use a good cream
silver polish.
Dishes are not
clean
Check that both wash arms can rotate freely and
that items do not obstruct the movement of the wash
arms. Lift the arms and make sure that no grains of
dirt retard the rotation of the wash arms. If necessary,
clear the obstruction, refit the arms, and check that
they rotate freely. Be sure a utensil or handle has not
prevented their turning
Strainer blocked
Check the strainer. Clean if necessary. Refer to
maintenance section in this manual.
Excessive foam in
the machine
Use only dishwasher detergent.
Marks and
discoloration
Aluminum utensils rubbing against items during
washing:
Be sure aluminum utensils, especially light weight
foil-type pans, do not touch dishes. To remove spots,
use a non-abrasive cleaner.
Small particles
deposited on
items
Detergent:
Use only fresh detergent. Store in a tightly closed
container in a cool dry place. Fill dispenser only when
ready to start the dishwasher. Use the recommended
amount of detergent, especially with hard water
Filter system:
Check filter system to be sure it is clean and
properly installed.
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Product Care
If the vinegar rinse doesn’t work, repeat the above
process substituting 1/4 cup citric acid crystals
(available at most drug stores) for the vinegar.
For hard water areas:
Adding additional products especially designed to
eliminate hard water deposits (such as Glisten,
Dishwasher Magic™ and Lemi Shine) may be used to
maintain performance.
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause and/or Remedy
Problem
Possible Cause and/or Remedy
Small particles
deposited on
items
Improper loading of dishes:
Load dishes to prevent water and detergent from
being trapped in or between items. Water should
circulate freely.
Detergent left in
detergent
compartment
Compartment cover blocked:
The cover may not be opening because of improperly
loaded items.
Move dishes that may be blocking it.
Old detergent:
If detergent is hard or caked in the box, throw away.
Use only fresh detergent. Add detergent just before
starting the dishwasher.
Flatware incorrectly loaded:
Pay particular attention to spoons so that they do not
nest in each other and prevent water penetration.
Make sure filters are installed properly.
Filter may have clogged due to heavy sediment, food
soil or hard water conditions.
Yellow or brown
marks
Cloudy film on
glassware-etching
of glass
Too much detergent: especially in soft water.
If vinegar or citric acid rinse doesn’t remove film, the
cloudiness is “etching.” This is permanent. If you have
soft water, use the least amount (one teaspoon) of
recommended dishwasher detergent to prevent
etching. Use high quality dishwashing detergent and
rinse aid. Do not overload the machine. Water
should circulate freely to assure adequate rinsing and
draining. Dry without heat.
Dishes not dry
Non-heat drying:
Allow more drying time when using non-heat drying.
Temporary solution: Pour in one teaspoon to one
tablespoon of citric acid crystals instead of the
prewash detergent. Follow this prewash with a full
detergent wash. Use the pots/pans or normal wash cycle.
Permanent solution: Install an iron removal system in
the water supply.
Copper with sterling silver:
Yellow film on sterling silver results when washing
copper items in the same load. Silver polish usually
removes the stain.
No rinse agent:
Fill rinse agent dispenser. Rinse agent helps dishes to
dry faster.
Plastic items:
Certain plastic materials are difficult to dry.
Plastics may need towel drying.
Tea or coffee (tannic acid):
Tea or coffee can stain cups. Remove stains by hand,
using a solution of 1/2 cup bleach and 3 cups warm
water. (Do not use on sterling silver or silverplate.)
Improper loading or unloading:
Do not overload or nest items. Be sure all surfaces
drain well. Load items with concave bases so as much
water as possible can run off. Unload the lower rack
first. Water from dishes in the upper rack may be
spilling onto the lower rack.
Allowing salty foods to remain on flatware
Rinse flatware that is to stand several hours before
washing.
Stainless steel contacting silver:
DO NOT put stainless steel and silver flatware in the
same silverware basket compartment. Direct contact
between these metals can cause permanent damage
to silver. Clean stained items with silver polish.
DO NOT use abrasives on stainless steel or silver.
Discoloration of
plastics
Plastic items have a low heat tolerance:
Plastics vary in their ability to tolerate heat.
Check washing instructions for all plastic items to be
sure they are dishwasher safe.
Marks on melamine
and plastics
Porous material:
Use a special cleaner for plastic. DO NOT use bleach
or scouring powder on these materials.
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Chipping or
breaking of
glassware
Improper loading:
Do not overload. Load between prongs, not over
them. Glasses loaded over prongs are not supported
and may break. Make sure glassware is secure.
Always use upper rack for delicate items. Use the
light/china cycle.
Unusual noise
Improper loading:
Utensils may not be secure or may have dropped from
the rack. Water may cause utensils to rattle. Make sure
everything is securely placed in dishwasher.
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Discoloration of
stainless steel,
silverplate, or
sterling silver
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause and/or Remedy
Problem
Possible Cause and/or Remedy
Control panel
does not
illuminate
Cycle and Option buttons will only illuminate after
selection. To activate unit, press “START”. The
“START” button will illuminate and unit is ready.
Close door and cycle will start.
Odor in your
dishwasher
Dishwasher will
not drain
Door open:
Check that door is firmly closed.
If you are only running your dishwasher every 2 to 3
days, bacteria in the food soil left on your dishes will
create an unpleasant odor. Use the Rinse/Hold option
in between cycles. To help eliminate the odor, use a
detergent with chlorine bleach and an extra heat
option with your cycle.
Controls:
Check that dishwasher is on.
If large chunks of food soil are left on plates and
dishes, it may take several washes for them to pass
through the filtration system of the dishwasher, thus
causing food odor. Make sure the dishwasher is cool;
remove chunks of food soil from filter area. Then run
your dishwasher as normal.
Water feed line:
Check to see that the water feed line is not crimped.
Water supply:
Be sure water is available and turned on.
Water backs up
in sink when
dishwasher drains
Food waste disposer and trap:
Check disposer and trap at sink for blockage or food
particles.
Water left in
bottom near
filters
Dishwashing cycle not complete:
Allow dishwasher to complete cycle.
Some water is normal. Water left in removable coarse
strainer is normal.
Dishwasher will
not drain
The drain hose is clogged/blocked:
Check to make sure there are no obstacles in the hose
where it connects to the water. Foreign particles can
get stuck in the entrance of the connection line. Also,
check to make sure that the cone-shaped connection
line has been cut to an inner diameter of at least 3/4”
(1.9 cm).
There are products that you can use to clean your
dishwasher such as leave your dishwasher free of odor,
spots, deposits and hard water build-up.
Dishwasher has a
plastic smell
Your dishwasher may have parts that have a plastic
odor to them. Place 2 cups white vinegar in a
dishwasher safe measuring cup and place in the lower
rack. Do not use detergent. Run the dishwasher
through the longest cycle with an extra heat option.
Do not use heated dry
Sanitized LED did
not illuminate
Dishwasher cycle was interrupted or the water did
not reach required temperature.
Product Care
Product Care
The drain hose is kinked:
Check to make sure that there are no folds or sharp
bends in the drain hose.
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Troubleshooting/Fault Codes
Flash
Fault
Pots/Pans Normal Wash
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
3
4
5
Pan Flood Sensor Disconnect
Motor Control Status Error
Motor Control Comms Error
Diverter Timeout
Drain Error
Reset Unit and try again. If problem persists, contact service.
Reset Unit and try again. If problem persists, contact service.
Reset Unit and try again. If problem persists, contact service.
2
2
1
2
Huba Disconnect Error
Fill Timeout
Reset Unit and try again. If problem persists, contact service.
2
3
Low Level Sensor Error
1. Verify that no dishes have turned over and are holding a significant amount of water.
2. Verify that drain hose has high loop, per installation guide.
Reset Unit and try again. If problem persists, contact service.
2
4
High Level Error
1. Verify items in rack are properly retained so that they can not turn over.
Reset Unit and try again. If problem persists, contact service.
3
3
3
3
4
4
1
3
4
5
1
2
UI-MC Comm Error
Drain Pump Error
Motor Status
Motor Under Voltage
Temperature Sensor Error
Fill Too Fast Error
Reset Unit and try again. If problem persists, contact service.
5
Internal Error
Pan Flood
Reset Unit and try again. If problem persists, contact service.
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See Note A
Note A–Both lights flash continuously.
Note B–To reset unit, press and hold the START button 4 seconds.
Note C–Numbers listed indicate the times the lights will flash when a specific error is
detected (example: For a drain error, the POTS/PANS light will flash once and the
NORMAL WASH light will flash 5 times).
Note D–Cycle and Option keys will only illuminate after they are selected. To activate
dishwasher, press START, the light will illuminate, close the door within 4 seconds and
cycle will start.
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Reset Unit and try again. If problem persists, contact service.
1. Turn water on at sink and run garbage disposal to verify that sink is not clogged.
2. Verify that dishwasher drain hose is not clogged or kinked.
3. If draining into disposal, verify that plug has been removed from disposal.
4. Verify that drain hose has high loop, per installation guide.
5. Verify that dishwasher is level front to back and side to side.
6. Verify filters are not clogged.
Reset Unit and try again. If problem persists, contact service.
1. Verify water supply to dishwasher is turned on.
2. Verify that fill line is not kinked.
3. Verify that dishwasher is level front to back and side to side.
4. Turn water on at sink and verify there has not been a decrease in water pressure.
Reset Unit and try again. If problem persists, contact service.
Reset Unit and try again. If problem persists, contact service.
Reset Unit and try again. If problem persists, contact service.
Reset Unit and try again. If problem persists, contact service.
Reset Unit and try again. If problem persists, contact service.
Verify dishwasher is level front to back and side to side. Reset unit and try again.
If problem persists, contact service.
Reset Unit and try again. If problem persists, contact service.
Turning Audible Sound On and Off:
To turn off, press Rinse/Hold button for 10 seconds. The beep stops and the Rinse/Hold
LED will flash 2 times. To turn on, repeat above instructions. The audible sound beeps 2
times and the Rinse/Hold LED flashes 2 times to identify that it is on.
Note: The audible sound cannot be disabled for error messages.
Note: The LED will flash in sync with the audible sound.
Note: Start/Resume and Power On LEDs will flash when cycle is interrupted.
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Action
Service Information
Warranty
If service is required, call your dealer or authorized service agency.
The name of the authorized service agency can be obtained from the
dealer or distributor in your area.
BUILT-IN DISHWASHERS WARRANTY
THREE YEAR FULL WARRANTY
Built-in dishwashers and all of their component parts, except as detailed below*†, are warranted to be
free from defective materials or workmanship in normal residential use for a period of three (3) years from
the date of original retail purchase or closing date for new construction, whichever period is longer. Viking
Range Corporation, warrantor, agrees to repair or replace, at its option, any part which fails or is found to
be defective during the warranty period.
Have the following information readily available.
• Model number
• Serial number
• Date purchased
• Name of dealer from whom purchased
Clearly describe the problem that you are having. If you are unable to
obtain the name of an authorized service agency, or if you continue
to have service problems, contact Viking Range Corporation at
1-888-845-4641, or write to:
VIKING RANGE CORPORATION
PREFERRED SERVICE
1803 Hwy 82W
Greenwood, Mississippi 38930 USA
Record the information indicated below. You will need it if service is
ever required. The model and serial numbers are located on an
identification label attached to the left side of the tank. For access,
simply open the door of the dishwasher.
Model no. _____________________ Serial no. ________________________
Date of purchase _______________ Date installed ___________________
Dealer’s name __________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
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If service requires installation of parts, use only authorized parts to
insure protection under the warranty.
Keep this manual for future reference.
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*FULL NINETY (90) DAY COSMETIC WARRANTY: Product is warranted to be free from
cosmetic defects in materials or workmanship (such as scratches on stainless steel,
paint/porcelain blemishes, etc.) for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of original retail
purchase or closing date for new construction, whichever period is longer. Any defects must be
reported to the selling dealer within ninety (90) days from date of original retail purchase.
Viking Range Corporation uses high quality processes and materials available to produce all
color finishes. However, slight color variation may be noticed because of the inherent
differences in painted parts and porcelain parts as well as differences in kitchen lighting,
product locations, and other factors. Therefore, this warranty does not apply to color variation
attributable to such factors.
†FULL NINETY (90) DAY WARRANTY IN "RESIDENTIAL PLUS" APPLICATIONS: This full
warranty applies to applications where use of the product extends beyond normal residential
use, but the warranty period for products used in such applications is ninety (90) days.
Examples of applications covered by this warranty are bed and breakfasts, fire stations, private
clubs, churches, yachts, etc. Under this "Residential Plus" warranty, the product, its components
and accessories are warranted to be free from defective material or workmanship for a period
of ninety (90) days from the date of original retail purchase. This warranty excludes use of the
product in all commercial locations such as restaurants, food service locations and institutional
food service locations.
FIVE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON NYLON RACKS, ELECTRONIC CONTROLS, MOTOR/PUMP
ASSEMBLY, AND WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM COMPONENTS
Any upper and/or lower nylon rack which rusts through due to defective materials or workmanship and any
electronic controls which fail due to defective materials or workmanship in normal household use during
the fourth through fifth year from the date of original retail purchase will be repaired or replaced, free of
charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor. Any motor/pump assembly
or water distribution system component as listed below which fails due to defective materials or
workmanship in normal household use during the fourth through fifth year from the date of original retail
purchase will be repaired or replaced, free of charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other
costs, including labor.
Motor/Pump and Water Distribution System Components:
Circulation motor/pump
Lower wash arm
Drain motor/pump
Tube to upper wash arm
Fill valve
Upper wash arm
Diverter
LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY ON STAINLESS STEEL TANK AND LINER
Any stainless steel tank or inner door liner which develops a water leak due to defective materials or
workmanship in normal household use during the lifetime of the product will be repaired or replaced, free
of charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This warranty extends to the original purchaser of the product warranted hereunder and to each transferee
owner of the product during the term of the warranty and applies to products purchased and located in
the United States and Canada. Products must be purchased in the country where service is requested. If
the product or one of its component parts contains a defect or malfunction during the full warranty period
after a reasonable number of attempts by the warrantor to remedy the defect or malfunction, the owner is
entitled to either a refund or replacement of the product or its component part or parts. Replacement of a
component part includes its free installation, except as specified under the limited warranty. Under the
terms of this warranty, service must be performed by a factory authorized Viking Range Corporation
service agent or representative. Service will be provided during normal business hours, and labor
performed at overtime or premium rates shall not be covered by this warranty.
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Notes
Owner shall be responsible for proper installation, providing reasonable and necessary maintenance,
providing proof of purchase upon request, and making the appliance reasonably accessible for service.
The return of the Owner Registration Card is not a condition of warranty coverage. You should, however,
return the Owner Registration Card so that Viking Range Corporation can contact you should any question
of safety arise which could affect you.
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This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from
jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY: This warranty shall not apply to damage resulting from
abuse, failure to provide reasonable and necessary maintenance, accident, delivery, negligence, natural
disaster, loss of electrical power to the product for any reason, alteration, outdoor use, improper installation,
improper operation, or repair or service of the product by anyone other than an authorized Viking Range
Corporation service agency or representative. This warranty does not apply to commercial usage.
LIMITATION OF REMEDIES AND DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTY
OWNER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIV7E REMEDY FOR A CLAIM OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THIS
PRODUCT SHALL BE THE REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE. VIKING RANGE CORP IS NOT
RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
FOOD OR MEDICINE LOSS, DUE TO PRODUCT FAILURE, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF BREACH OF
WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusions may not apply to
you. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE PERIOD OF COVERAGE OF
THE APPLICABLE EXPRESS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES SET FORTH ABOVE. Some states do not
allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
WARRANTY SERVICE
To obtain warranty service, contact an authorized Viking Range Corporation service agent, or Viking Range
Corporation, 111 Front Street, Greenwood, Mississippi 38930, (888) 845-4641. Provide model and serial
number and date of original purchase or closing date for a new construction. For the name of your nearest
authorized Viking Range Corporation service agency, call Viking Range Corporation.
IMPORTANT: Retain proof of original purchase to establish warranty period.
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