Quick Start Guide
Model D3112
SELF 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 this guide and the Use and Care Guide before using the dishwasher.
THE CONTR
OL P
ANEL
CONTROL
PANEL
Your ASKO dishwasher has a button-operated control panel, as illustrated below. To select a wash program or option, simply press the
appropriate button. After you have selected the desired wash program and options, press Start/Stop.
Power button (on the top side of the control panel)
Program button
Start/Stop button
Program indicator
lights
Temperature
button
Program progression
indicator lights
PROGRAMS
To select a program, simply press the program button until the indicator light behind the desired program glows. The programs are
described below:
Heavy Wash (160° F or 130° F)
For the heaviest soiled loads, such as pots, pans, casseroles, etc.
Normal Wash (130° F or 140° F)
For normally soiled loads, such as plates, glasses, bowls, and lightly soiled pans.
Quick (85° F or 120° F)
For lightly soiled loads that are washed immediately after use. This program is good
for delicate items, such as fine china and crystal, but you should set the temperature to
low and dry the dishes without heat.
“The Normal Wash
program is used for
energy testing and should
be used for normal or
lightly soiled loads. When
washing dishes that are
more heavily soiled, use a
longer program with
higher temperatures such
as Heavy Wash.”
Rinse and hold
To rinse dishes that you plan to wash later that day.
OPTIONS
To select an option, simply press the appropriate option button. The options are described below.
Temperature
The dishwasher has two temperature options for each wash program, as shown above. When this button is set on the high
temperature, the main wash is heated to the higher temperature for the selected program. If it is set to low, the main wash
is heated to the lower temperature. The indicator light will glow only when the high temperature is selected.
POWER
BUTTON
PO
WER BUTT
ON
Press this button to turn the main power to the unit on and off. Refer to the illustration above to see the location of the
power button.
STAR
ART/ST
T/STOP
BUTTON
ST
AR
T/ST
OP BUTT
ON
Once you have selected the wash program and temperature option, press this button to start the dishwasher. (Make sure the door is
securely closed.) The indicator light around the button will glow progressively as the program goes through each cycle. When the
program is complete, the lights will glow all the way around the button.
QUICK ST
AR
T PR
OCEDURES
STAR
ART
PROCEDURES
Refer to this page in
the Use & Care Guide.
1. Load the dishwasher. (There’s no need to pre-rinse. Simply scrape off large food particles before 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 wash arms.
3. Add 1 to 3 tablespoons of automatic dishwashing detergent and close the dispenser cover.
(See “Dishwashing Detergent” below.)
4. Make sure there is rinse aid in the dispenser. Add rinse aid, if needed. (See “Rinse Aid” below.)
5. Press the main power button on the top left side of the inner door panel to turn on power to the machine.
6. Close the door securely. (You should hear it click shut.)
7. Press a program button.
8. Set the Temperature option as desired.
9. Press the Start/Stop button. The dishwasher will start.
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3
5
6
INTERRUPTING
PROGRAM
INTERR
UPTING A PR
OGRAM TO ADD AN ITEM
If you want to interrupt a program to add an item, open the door slightly until the spray arms stop turning. You can then open the door fully
and place the item into the dishwasher. Close the door securely. The program will continue from where it was interrupted.
WARNING! Be extremely careful when opening the door during a program. The water is hot and you could get scalded.
CHANGING OR STOPPING A PROGRAM
If you decide to change the program after you have started the machine, press the Start/Stop button for three seconds. You will have to
select the program and options again when you are ready to restart the program. (Note: If the program has already gone through the
wash cycle, you will have to add detergent.)
DISHWASHING DETERGENT
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.
RINSE AID
Using liquid rinse aid prevents water spots from forming on dishes and improves drying by allowing water to “sheet” off the dishes. The
rinse aid is released during the final rinse. For information on how to fill the rinse aid dispenser and control the amount released, refer
to your Use and Care Guide.
NOTE: If you use a dishwashing detergent with a rinse aid additive, you should not fill the rinse aid dispenser.
COMMONLY
QUESTIONS
COMMONL
Y ASKED Q
UESTIONS
ANSWERS
1)
Where do I put the prewash detergent?
1)
The prewash detergent goes in the small compartment between
the main wash detergent compartment and the rinse aid dispenser.
(See page 5.)
2)
Where do I put the rinse aid?
2)
The rinse aid goes into the rinse aid dispenser. (See page 6.)
3)
Why does my dishwasher run so long?
3)
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.
4)
Why am I getting a white film on my dishes?
4)
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.
5)
Why is there always water left in the bottom of my
machine?
5)
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 13 for possible
solutions.
Refer to your Use and Care Guide for additional information.
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