Whirlpool GMX 61102 User manual

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1. Removal of packaging and inspection:

After removing the packaging, check that the machine has not been damaged din transit and that the door closes correctly.

If in doubt, contact a qualified technician or your retailer.

• Keep the packaging materials (plastic bags, polystyrene parts, etc.) out of reach of children, as they are potentially hazardous.

• This dishwasher has been factory tested to ensure it functions correctly.

Such testing may leave slight water marks that will disappear with the first wash.

2. Electrical connections and hose connections:

All connections to the water supply and the electrical power supply must be made by qualified personnel in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and applicable local safety regulations (see also the enclosed installation instructions).

This dishwasher is designed for domestic use.

Do not use the dishwasher if it has any signs of damage sustained in transit. Contact After-Sales

Service or your local dealer.

(Refer to the separate installation instructions booklet)

3. Water inlet and drain:

• Observe any special regulations issued by your local Water Board.

Water supply pressure: 0.05 - 0.9 MPa.

• Make sure the inlet and drain hoses are kinkfree and are not crushed.

• If the hose length is not sufficient, please contact your local dealer or our After-Sales


• The inlet hose must be securely connected to the water tap to prevent leaks.

• The inlet water temperature varies according to the model installed. Inlet hose marked

”25°C Max”: maximum temperature 25°C.

All other models:maximum temperature


• When installing the appliance, make sure the drain water discharges correctly (if necessary, remove the wire gauze from the sink siphon).

• Attach the drain hose to the siphon securely using a hose clip.

Only for appliances equipped with water stop system: if the connection instructions are followed correctly, the water stop system is able to prevent water leaking from the appliance and damaging your home.

4. Electrical connection:

• All local electricity board regulations must be complied with.

• Supply voltage information is shown on the rating plate mounted inside the door on the right hand side.

• The appliance must be earthed as prescribed by law.

• Do not use extension leads or multiple socket adapters.

• Always unplug the appliance from the mains socket before carrying out any maintenance.

• If necessary, the power cable may be replaced with an identical one obtained from our

After-Sales Service. The power cable must only be replaced by a qualified technician.

Warning for models with LCD:

The mains plug must always be easily accessible after installation of the appliance.

Per l’Austria: if the appliance is connected in series to a fault current circuit breaker, this must be sensitive to the pulsating current.

EC Declaration of conformity

This appliance has been designed, constructed and distributed in compliance with the safety requirements of EC Directives:

• 73/23/EEC

• 89/336/EEC

• 93/68/EEC

Load capacity:

12-13-14 place settings (depending on the model).




1. Packaging:

The packaging materials are 100% recyclable, as indicated by the recycling symbol .

2. Energy and water saving tips:

• Do not rinse dishes under running water.

• Always fully load the dishwasher before switching on or set the wash programme to half load/Multizone (if available) if one rack only is loaded.

• If ecological energy sources such as solar panel heating, heat pumps or central heating systems are available, the dishwasher may be connected to a hot water supply pipe, providing that the temperature of the water does not exceed 60°C.

Check that the water inlet hose is suitable.

Refer to the “Connections” chapter in these user instructions.

3. Disposal: the appliance is manufactured from recyclable materials. When scrapping the appliance, proceed in compliance with the local regulations on waste disposal.

Make the appliance unusable by cutting off the power cable.

• To prevent situations of potential danger to children (e.g. danger of suffocation), break the lock of the door so that it can no longer be closed.

4. Children’s safety:

• Children must not be allowed to play with the dishwasher.

• Store the detergent, rinse aid and salt in a dry place out of the reach of children.

5. Safety warnings:

• The dishwasher must only be used by adults.

The appliance must not be used by persons with impaired mental and/or physical capacity unless supervised by an adult responsible for their safety. (note requested by IMQ)

• The open dishwasher door can only support the weight of the loaded rack when pulled out.

Do not rest objects on the open door or sit or stand on it: the appliance may topple over!

• Do not use solvents inside the dishwasher: risk of explosion!

• Sharp and pointed utensils must be positioned in the cutlery basket with the blades or tines pointing downwards to prevent accidental injury.

Long utensils must be placed horizontally in the upper rack, with the sharp ends pointing inwards.

• Before cleaning or carrying out maintenance, switch off the appliance and turn off the water tap.

• In the event of a fault, switch off the appliance and turn off the water tap.

• On completion of the programme, switch off the dishwasher and turn off the water tap.

• Repairs and technical modifications must be carried out exclusively by a qualified technician.

• The water in the dishwasher is not suitable for drinking.

• Do not store inflammable liquids near the dishwasher.

• Do not operate the appliance outdoors.

• Warning: do not operate with the door open.

6. Protection against freezing

If the appliance is placed in an area where there is a risk of freezing, it must be drained completely.

Turn off the water tap, disconnect the flexible inlet and outlet hoses, and let all the water run out.

7. Only for appliances equipped with the water stop system:

The water inlet hose and the plastic box contain electrical components.

Do not cut the hose or immerse the box in water. If the hose is damaged switch off the appliance immediately.

8. The appliance must only be used at temperatures between 5°C and 45°C.

This appliance is marked according to the European

Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and

Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

You can help prevent potentially harmful consequences for the environment and health by ensuring that this appliance is disposed of appropriately.

The symbol on the appliance, or on documentation enclosed with the appliance, indicates that this product must not be treated as household waste, but must be delivered to the nearest collection centre for the recycling of electrical and electronic appliances.

Disposal must be carried out in accordance with local environmental regulations for waste disposal.

For further information on the treatment, recovery and recycling of this appliance, contact your competent local authority, the collection service for household waste or the shop where you purchased the appliance.



If the water hardness level is 1-2 (medium) or higher, before using the dishwasher, fill the salt container with regeneration salt (to find out the hardness level of water in your area, contact your local water supplier or check the last bill you received).

The dishwasher is equipped with an electronic control system that allows the user to set the water softener in accordance with the hardness level of the water supply.

To set the water softener, proceed as follows:

If the water hardness level does not correspond to position h3 on the selector (factory setting) or if the water hardness level changes:

Setting the water softener

The dishwasher is equipped with a device that allows the user to set the water softener in accordance with the hardness level of the water supply. The water hardness level is selected using the PROGRAMME


To set the water hardness, hold the button pressed for more than 15 seconds. The WATER HARDNESS

INDICATOR will flash while the water hardness setting is indicated on the SELECTED PROGRAMME

INIDICATOR LIGHTS. Single presses of the button will alter the hardness setting in accordance with the following table:


Water hardness

1 soft

1 - 2 medium

2 medium

3 medium-hard

4 hard

5 extremely hard

German degrees


0 - 4

5 - 15

16 - 23

24 - 31

32 - 47

48 - 58

French degrees


0 - 7

8 - 25

26 - 40

41 - 60

61 - 80

81 - 100 mmol/l

0 - 0.7

0.9 - 2.7

3.8 - 4.2

4.3 - 6.3

6.5 - 7.4

8.7 - 10.6

Clarke scale or English degrees °eH

0 - 5.0

6.3 - 22.9

23.8 - 32.3

33 - 43.8

45 - 51.3

52 - 64


All indicator lights off

(no salt)

One indicator light on

Two indicator lights on

Three indicator lights on

Four indicator lights on

Five indicator lights on







How to fill the salt container

Warning: only use regeneration salt for use in domestic dishwashers!

Do not fill the salt container with unsuitable substances, such as detergent, as this will cause irreparable damage to the water softener system.

1. Remove the lower rack.

2. Unscrew the cap by turning it counter-clockwise.

3. Before using the dishwasher for the first time only: fill the container with water up to the brim.

4. Fill the salt container with regeneration salt to the brim (using the funnel provided) (when filling for the first time min. 1.5 kg and max.

1.7 kg) and stir with a spoon handle.

5. Screw the cap back on by turning it clockwise.

6. Fit the lower rack.

7. If regeneration salt is to be added, immediately start a wash programme (rinsing alone is not sufficient) in order to eliminate any residual saline solution straight away and avoid corrosion.


Salt level indicator

The dishwasher is equipped with an electric or visual salt level indicator (depending on the model installed).

Electric indicator

The salt level indicator lamp on the control panel lights up when the salt container is empty.

Visual indicator

The float is clearly visible in the cap window when the salt container is full (see photo).

The float lowers and is no longer visible when the salt container is empty.


The rinse aid facilitates drying and prevents the formation of unsightly spots and streaks on crockery. Before using the dishwasher for the first time, fill the rinse aid dispenser. Only use rinse aids recommended for use in domestic dishwashers.

1. Unscrew the cap (A) by turning it counter-clockwise (see drawing).

2. Pour rinse aid into the container up to the “max” line (approx.

140 cc).

If you accidentally spill any rinse aid, clean it up immediately! This prevents the formation of excess suds which may spoil washing results.

3. Close the cover.

Thereafter, regularly check the rinse aid level.


How to adjust the rinse aid dosage regulator

Factory setting: medium position.

If you are not satisfied with washing or drying results, change the rinse aid dosage setting.

1. Unscrew the cap (A) by turning it to the right (see drawing).

2. If dishes show whitish streaks after washing, reduce the dosage by turning the dial (B) to a lower setting. If the dishes are not perfectly dry, increase the dosage by turning the dial to a higher setting.

3. Close the cover.


Rinse aid level indicator:

Visual indicator: light add rinse aid dark sufficient rinse aid.

Electric indicator (if provided):

The indicator light on the control panel illuminates when more rinse aid needs to be added.



Only use detergents recommended for use in domestic dishwashers.

Only fill the detergent dispenser prior to starting a wash

programme (see the Quick Reference Guide).

1. Press the button (C) to open the cover.

2. How to fill the detergent dispenser.

• Programmes with pre-wash:

- Powder or liquid detergents: pour 2/3 of the quantity of detergent recommended by the manufacturer into compartment (A); pour 1/3 into compartment (B).

- Tablets: place a tablet in compartment (A) and/or follow the directions on the detergent pack.

• Programmes without pre-wash:



- Powder or liquid detergents, tablets: pour all the quantity of detergent recommended by the manufacturer into compartment (A).

• For programmes with additional “Half load/Multizone” function selected (if available):

- When using powder or liquid detergent the dosage can be reduced by 1/3.

3. Close the cover.


Use good quality liquid or powder dishwasher detergents and/or tablets (do not use hand dishwashing


In order to safeguard the environment, follow the manufacturer’s directions for use. Do not use more than the amount of detergent that is recommended. Observe the manufacturer’s safety warnings. Keep these products out of reach of children.

If you use detergents in tablet form, follow the manufacturer’s directions for use.

If you use multi-action dishwasher detergents that incorporate rinse aid and regeneration salt, follow the directions below:

• products that incorporate rinse aid enhance the detergent action only with some programmes.

• products that do not require the use of additional regeneration salt may only be used with certain water hardness levels.

Read the product user instructions carefully. If in doubt, contact the detergent manufacturer.

The guarantee is not applicable if faults are caused by the use of these products.



Before cleaning or carrying out maintenance, switch off the appliance and turn off the water tap.

Cleaning the outside of the appliance:

To clean the outside of the appliance, use a neutral detergent and a damp cloth.

Clean the control panel using a damp cloth alone.

Do not use abrasive detergents.

Cleaning the inside of the dishwasher:

Regularly wipe the door seal and inside of the door with a damp cloth to remove any food residue.

Upper spray arm:

1. Unscrew the nut by turning it counter-clockwise (A) and detach the spray arm by pulling it downwards (B).

2. Rinse the nozzles.

3. To refit the spray arm, align it and then tighten the nut by turning it clockwise, taking care not to bend the arm.

The nut should be tightened until you hear it click!

Make sure the spray arm rotates freely.

Lower spray arm:

1. Remove the spray arm by pulling it upwards (C).

2. Rinse the nozzles.

3. To remount the spray arm, align it with the mounting and insert it by pushing it down.

Make sure the spray arm rotates freely.

Cleaning the filters:

1. Rotate the microfilter counter-clockwise (E) and extract it (F).

2. Push the middle filter from underneath to remove it from the microfilter (G).

3. Separate the filters (I) and (H), lightly squeezing the filter (I) at the reference arrows on the part and remove the filter (H).

4. Extract the central steel filter (J).

5. Clean all filters under running water.

Check that no impurities are left inside the dishwasher!

5. Reassemble the microfilter (H + I + G), replace the central steel filter (J) and refit the microfilter assembly.

The filters must be installed correctly to ensure good wash results!












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