All about the
Use & Care
of your
Dishwasher
Important Safety Instructions ......................2
Dishwasher Dispenser and Detergents .......12
Product Registration ...................................3
Factors Affecting Performance ...................13
Features at a Glance...................................4
Care and Cleaning ............................... 14-15
Operating Instructions .............................5-7
Before you Call.................................... 16-18
Preparing and Loading Dishes ................8-11
Major Appliance Warranty .........................19
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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
Please read all instructions before using this
dishwasher.
For your Safety
• Use your dishwasher only as instructed in
this Use and Care Manual.
• This Manual does not cover every possible
condition and situation that may occur.
Use common sense and caution when
installing, operating and maintaining any
appliance.
• NSF certified residential dishwashers
are not intended for licensed food
establishments.
• DISHWASHER MUST BE ELECTRICALLY
GROUNDED. Read the Installation
Instructions for details.
• This dishwasher is designed to operate on
regular house current (120V, 60Hz). Use
a circuit equipped with a 15 ampere fuse
or circuit breaker. Use a 20 ampere fuse
if dishwasher is connected with a food
disposer.
• Do not operate dishwasher unless all
enclosure panels are in their proper place.
• To avoid entrapment and/or suffocation,
remove door or door latch mechanism from
any dishwasher that is discarded or not in
use.
• Keep young children and infants away from
dishwasher when it is operating.
• Do not let children abuse, sit, stand or play
on door or racks of a dishwasher.
• Use only detergents and rinse agents
recommended for use in a dishwasher.
• Store dishwasher detergent and rinse
agents out of the reach of children.
• Do not wash plastic items unless marked:
“Dishwasher Safe” or equivalent. Check
with manufacturer for recommendations,
if not marked. Items that are not marked
dishwasher safe may melt and create a
potential fire hazard.
• Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher
before servicing.
• If the dishwasher drains into a food
disposer, make sure disposer is completely
empty before running dishwasher.
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• Repairs should be done by a qualified
technician.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Do not touch the heating element during or
immediately after
• Use care unloading the dishwasher when
the SANITIZE option has been selected.
Contents may be hot to the touch
immediately after the end of cycle.
• Water vapor from the vent may be hot to
the touch when the SANITIZE option has
been selected. Use care and do not let
small children play around or touch the
vent area of the dishwasher.
• When loading items to be washed:
Locate sharp items and knives so
that they are not likely to damage
the door seal or tub.
Load sharp items and knives with
the handles up to reduce the risk
of cut-type injuries.
• Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas
may be produced in a hot water, system
that has not been used for 2 weeks or
more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If
hot water system has not been used for
such a period, before using dishwasher,
turn on for several minutes This will
release any accumulated hydrogen gas.
HYDROGEN GAS IS FLAMMABLE. Do no
smoke or use an open flame during this
time.
• Do not store or use combustible materials,
gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or
injury when using your dishwasher, follow
the above basic precautions.
WARNING
This symbols will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and
electrical shock.
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Thank you for choosing Frigidaire
This Use & Care Guide is part of our
commitment to customer satisfaction and
product quality throughout the service life of
your new appliance.
We view your purchase as the beginning of a
relationship. To ensure our ability to continue
serving you, please use this page to record
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Purchase Date
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Model Number
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Serial Number
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register online at www.frigidaire.com or by
dropping your Product Registration Card in the
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NOTE
Why Energy Efficient Units run long cycles:
Several factors are important to washing
dishware. The energy use of the dishwasher
was reduced by applying more of the factors
that don’t use so much energy and less of the
ones that use more. As a result, you will see
that the wash cycles take longer.
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NOTE
The dishwasher is programmed to remember
your last cycle so you do not have to reset
each time. To start the dishwasher using
the same cycle and options selected on the
previous wash, just press the START/CANCEL
pad.
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NOTE
Not all cycles and options available on all
models.
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NOTE
Lights on the console will remain on once
the door is shut and wash cycle begins. If it
is preferred to have the lights turn off while
cycle is running see Console Lights section
for instructions.
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NOTE
Very Important Information - Read
Before Operating Your Dishwasher!
Normal Operating Sounds
This dishwasher does not sound like most
dishwashers - IT’S QUIETER.
Your Direct Feed Wash System dishwasher
uses energy efficient motors for the wash and
drain portions of the cycle you select. Each
cycle has a series of water fills and drains for
washing and rinsing dishes. As each cycle
begins, you may-or may not- hear the drain
motor. The next sound you will hear is the
splashing water as it enters the tub.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you compare
this dishwasher to previous models, you
may be surprised at what you DON’T
hear.
Getting Started
1. Load Dishwasher (See Preparing and
Loading Dishes).
2. Add detergent (See Dishwasher
Dispenser & Detergents).
3. Add Rinse Aid, if needed (See Rinse
Aid).
4. Select desired CYCLE (See Cycle
Chart). The indicator light will glow when
selected.
5. Select desired OPTION (See Energy
Options). The indicator light will glow when
selected.
6. Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher
until water is at or near 1200F for optimal
performance (See Water Temperature). Turn
water off.
7. To start, press START/CANCEL pad.
8. Close door to latch.
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NOTE
If the dishwasher door is opened while the
unit is running, the START/CANCEL pad must
be pressed and the door shut immediately
to return the unit to the selected cycle and
option, this must happen within 10 minutes
for the unit to continue the cycle.
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FEATURES AT A GLANCE
Your dishwasher cleans by spraying a mixture of hot water and detergent through the spray arms
against soiled surfaces. First, the dishwasher fills with water covering the filter area. Water is
then pumped through the spray arms. Soil particles go across the filter and down the drain as the
water is pumped out. This series of steps are repeated as needed. The number of water fills vary
with the cycle being used.
Nozzle or Spray Arm
(located inside the unit)
Bowl Tines
Cup Shelves
Top Rack
Serial Label
(Located on Right)
Middle Spray Arm
Lower Rack
Silverware Basket
Lower Spray Arm
Glass Trap
Overfill Protector
Detergent
Dispenser
Heating Element
Rinse Aid
Features may vary according to model
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Wash Cycle Selections
Cycle times are approximate and will vary with
options selected. Hot water is necessary to
activate dishwasher detergent and melt fatty
food soils. An automatic sensor will check the
incoming water temperature and, if it is not
hot enough, the cycle will be lengthened for
automatic water heating in the main wash and
final rinse of all cycles. This happens even
when HI-TEMP WASH option has not been
selected. When HI-TEMP WASH is selected,
an even higher temperature will be reached to
handle heavier soil loads.
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NOTE
Lights on the console will remain on once
the door is shut and wash cycle begins. If it
is preferred to have the lights turn off while
cycle is running see Console Lights section
for instructions.
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Option Selections (available on
select Models)
Hi-Temp Wash Option
When HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, the
dishwasher heats water in the main wash to
approximately 140oF (60oC).
This increase in water temperature helps the
dishwasher detergent remove food grease
and soil from dishes more effectively and aids
in drying. HI-TEMP WASH option is available
on POWER PLUS, NORMAL WASH and TOP
RACK cycles. HI-TEMP WASH is automatically
provided when the POWER PLUS cycle is
selected.
When HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, the
indicator light will come on and remain on until
end of cycle. To turn off the HI-TEMP WASH
option, press HI-TEMP WASH a second time.
The indicator light will turn off.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Heat Dry/Air Dry
Favorite Cycle
Use of the HEAT DRY option, especially in
combination with use of rinse agent, will
enhance drying. If AIR DRY is selected the
heater will be de-activated during the drying
phase of the selected wash cycle. This will
slightly lower the energy use but will increase
the likelihood that the dishware will not dry
completely.
The FAVORITE CYCLE option allows you to
program your preferred cycle and options into
one button. Once Programmed, simply select
FAVORITE CYCLE and then select START/
CANCEL.
Sahara Dry TM
To Program the FAVORITE CYCLE:
1.
Select your preferred cycle and options
2.
Press FAVORITE CYCLE for 3 seconds.
The display will flash for 2 seconds indicating
the FAVORITE CYCLE option has been
programmed. To change the FAVORITE
CYCLE option simply repeat steps one and
two above.
When SAHARA DRYTM option is selected,
the dishwasher extends drying time by
approximately 20 minutes. The SAHARA DRYTM
option can be used with all cycles except
CHINA CRYSTAL, ENERGY SAVER and RINSE
ONLY. For best drying performance, also apply
an increased wash temperature by selecting
Delay Start
HI-TEMP WASH or even better, the SANITIZE
option.
The DELAY START option allows you to
The energy required to use the SAHARA DRYTM automatically delay starting your dishwasher
1-24 hours.
option costs pennies per cycle. You may
TM
To
start the DELAY START option, press DELAY
choose not to select the SAHARA DRY option;
however you may have items in your dish load START until the desired delay time shows in the
STATUS window. A light will come on indicating
that will not be completely dry at the end of
the delay has been set and will remain on until
the cycle.
cycle starts. Press the START/CANCEL pad to
start the delay option. If the delay option is
interrupted, the START/CANCEL pad will have to
Sanitize Option
be pressed again to return to delay option.
To sanitize your dishes and glassware, select
To
cancel the DELAY START option and to
the SANITIZE option. When selected, the
begin the selected cycle before the delay
indicator light will come on and remain on until
the end of cycle. The water temperature in the period is over, press and hold START/CANCEL
pad for 3 seconds.
final rinse will be raised to 156oF (69oC). This
option is available in POWER PLUS, NORMAL
WASH and TOP RACK Cycles. Only these
sanitization cycles have been designed to meet
To Cancel a Cycle
NSF requirements.
You can cancel a cycle anytime during the
The cycle time will be extended until the proper cycle. Press and hold the START/CANCEL pad
water temperature is reached. Washing
for 3 seconds. The light above the cycle and
action will continue during the water heating
option selected will go out, and the START/
delay. For best results, the incoming water
CANCEL light will remain illuminated, the
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temperature should be at least 120 F (49 C).
dishwasher will start a 90 second drain. At the
The sanitize criteria may not be satisfied if there end of the drain, select the next desired cycle.
is an interruption of the cycle, power failure or if
the incoming water temperature is below 120oF Child Lock Controls
(49oC).
To prevent children from accidently changing
To turn off the SANITIZE option, press
the dishwasher cycle or starting the
SANITIZE a second time. The indicator light will dishwasher, to lock the dishwasher controls
turn off.
press and hold DELAY START for 3 seconds.
An indicator light on the lock graphic pad will
illuminate when the controls are locked and no
new selections can be made until the lock is
released. To unlock the controls, press DELAY
START again for 3 seconds, and the indicator
light will go out.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Status Indicator Lights
The console lights provide information about
the cycle selection and current status. During
operation, while the door is closed, these
lights will remain on. At the completion of
the cycle, the clean light will come on. The
sanitization light will also come on if that
option was selected and sanitization was
achieved during the wash cycle.
In the unlikely event that the dishwasher
malfunctions, displays the error code
“Uo”, or gives poor performance you can
call the Frigidaire Customer Care Center
at 1-800-944-9044. They will be able
to provide assistance in troubleshooting
the problem and/or locating an
authorized service technician, if needed.
Console Lights
Status Window
The STATUS window, available on some
models, indicates the following activity:
1H-24H.............
Number of delay start
hours. The last hour
will count down in
minutes.
MINUTES..........
Number of minutes
left in cycle (1-199).
CLOSE DOOR....
Close door will scroll
one time in the status
window.
Overlay
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If it is desired to have the console lights
remain off while running, perform the following
operation: Prior to starting a cycle, press
and hold POWER PLUS and RINSE ONLY
simultaneously for approximately 8 seconds
until the corresponding lights flash. This
will turn the console lights off during cycle
operation. Simply repeat this operation to
revert back to the previous setting.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The DishSenseTM Technology checks the soil level on your dishes in the POWER PLUS, NORMAL
WASH TOP RACK and ENERGY SAVER cycles. In response, automatic cycle adjustments are
made to assure the dishware gets clean - with less food the cycle gets shorter. Cycle time will
also vary based on the options selected and the incoming water temperature. Not all cycles
available on all models.
Cycle and Option Chart
Cycle and intended use
Available Options
Pressure;
Temperature;
Drying
Water per
Cycle
Duration*
(approx.)
Power Plus*
Recommended for pots, pans,
casseroles and dinnerware
having light to heavily soiled
loads.
Scour, Surge;
Sanitize, Hi-Temp;
Sahara, Heat, Air
7.3 - 9.6 gal.
28 - 36 L.
Normal Wash*
Recommended for lightly to
heavily soiled loads.
Scour, Surge, Spray; 3.4 - 6.9 gal.
Sanitize, Hi-Temp,
13 - 26 L.
Normal;
Sahara, Heat, Air
Quick Wash
Recommended for lightly
soiled loads only.
Surge;
Normal;
Sahara, Heat, Air
5.4 gal.
20 L.
34 Min.
(Air Dry Only)
China Crystal
Recommended for lightly
soiled China, Crystal or other
delicate items.
Surge, Spray;
Normal;
Heat, Air
6.0 gal.
23 L.
1 1/2 - 2 1/2 Hours
Top Rack*
Recommended for small loads
in the upper rack only that are
light to heavily soiled.
Scour, Surge, Spray;
Sanitize, Hi-Temp,
Normal;
Sahara, Heat, Air
4.9 - 6.9 gal.
19 - 26 L.
2 1/2 - 3 1/2 Hours
Energy Saver*
Recommended for lightly
soiled loads.
Scour, Surge, Spray;
Normal;
Air
4.8 - 5.8 gal.
18 - 22 L.
1 1/2 - 2 1/2 Hours
Rinse Only
For rinsing dishware that will be
washed later.
Surge
2.5 gal.
9 L.
16 Min.
(Air Dry Only)
2 - 4 Hours
1 1/4 - 3 1/2 Hours
* Cycle uses Soil Sensing feature to determine best Wash performance.
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PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES
Dish Preparation
Scrape away large pieces of food, bones,
pits, toothpicks, etc. The continuously
filtered wash fluid will remove remaining
food particles. Burned-on foods should be
loosened before loading. Empty liquids from
glasses and cups.
Long-handled knives and utensils can be
placed in top rack.
Be sure nothing protrudes through the bottom
of the rack to block rotation of middle spray
arm.
Foods such as mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar,
lemon juice and tomato based products may
cause discoloration of stainless steel and
plastics if allowed to sit for a long period of
time. Unless the dishwasher is to be operated
at once, it is best to pre-rinse or use the
RINSE ONLY cycle to rinse off these food soils.
•
Load racks so that large items do not
prevent the detergent dispenser from
opening.
•
Check manufacturer’s recommendations
before washing items in question.
•
If the dishwasher drains into a Food
Disposer, be sure disposer is
completely empty before starting
dishwasher.
10 place settings standard loading pattern
Loading the Top Rack
Features and appearance of racks and
silverware basket as shown may vary
from your model.
The upper rack is designed for flexibility in
loading a wide variety of items including cups,
glasses, stemware, small plates, bowls, etc.
Load glasses in top rack only. Damage may
occur if placed in bottom rack.
Load plastic items in top rack only. Melting
may occur if placed in bottom rack.
Load items with open ends facing down for
better cleaning and draining.
Damage may occur if delicate items touch
each other during dishwasher operation.
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12 place settings standard loading pattern
Some models have a fold-down cup shelf or
a cup shelf/stemware holder. They can be
used to load two levels of cups, juice glasses,
and other short items. Stagger items on
upper level so that water can reach all inside
surfaces. Fold up to load tall glasses.
PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES
Upper Rack
Bowl Tines
The UPPER RACK cycle directs cleaning only
to items in the upper rack and can be used to
wash a wide assortment of items. It is useful
for washing partial loads - especially when the
upper rack fills up with glasses and the lower
rack is still empty.
The bowl times offer the ultimate in flexibility.
When closed, load with saucers or small
dishes. Open halfway and it is perfect for
small casserole dishes. Open completely for
those hard to fit items. As you load your
dishwasher, you will find many other ways to
use this unique feature.
STEMWARE HOLDER/CUPSHELF not
available on all models.
Adjustable Upper Rack
To raise the upper rack, refer to the figure
below.
Press the lever toward the center of the rack
and pull straight up on the rack.
Lever
To lower the upper rack, press the lever and
push down on the rack.
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PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES
Loading the Bottom Rack
Fold-down Tines
Features and appearance of racks and
silverware basket as shown may vary
from your model.
The fold-down tines in the lower rack make
easy loading for those extra large and hard-tofit items. The tines may be left up for normal
use or folded down for more flexible loading.
Fold down for more space to load large pots
or pans.
The lower rack is best for plates, saucers,
bowls, and cookware. Large items should be
placed along the edge so they do not block
the spray arm rotation. For best results, place
bowls, casseroles, and sauce pans with soiled
surface facing down and toward the center.
Tilt slightly for better drainage.
Spin the middle spray arm to make sure that
tall items do not block the rotation
Be sure pan handles do not protrude through
the bottom of the rack and block the lower
spray arm rotation.
10 place settings standard loading pattern.
12 place settings standard loading pattern
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PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES
Loading the Silverware Basket
CAUTION
Load sharp items (knives, skewers, etc.)
pointing down.
Failure to do so may result in injury.
Features and appearance of racks and
silverware basket as shown may vary
from your model.
Adding a Dish
Load the silverware basket while it is in the
bottom rack or take the basket out for loading
on a counter or table.
To add or remove items after wash cycle
starts:
For baskets with lids, small items like baby
bottle caps, jar lids, corn cob holders, etc., can
be placed in a covered section to hold them
in place.
•
Unlatch door and wait a few seconds
until wash action stops before opening.
•
Add the item, move the door to a nearclosed position, and wait a few seconds
while the cold air slowly expands inside
the dishwasher.
•
Close door firmly to latch and resume
cycle.
Use suggested loading patterns, as shown, to
increase washability of the silverware.
Be sure nothing protrudes through bottom of
basket or rack to block the spray arm.
To avoid damaging the silver finish do not mix
silver and stainless.
When covers are up, mix items in each section
of the basket with some pointing up and some
down to avoid nesting. Water spray cannot
reach nested items.
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DISHWASHER DISPENSER & DETERGENTS
How much Detergent to use
Filing the Detergent Dispenser
The detergent dispenser has two detergent
cups. The smaller one is for addition to the
pre-wash and the larger is for release to the
main wash.
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•
•
•
Use only fresh automatic dishwashing
detergent. Other detergents may cause
oversudsing.
When using automatic dishwashing
detergent tablets or packets, use only
one tablet or packet, place in the main
wash cup and close.
Add detergent just before starting cycle.
Store detergent in a cool, dry location
and discard any that becomes moist or
caked.
Cover
Main Wash
Cup
The amount of detergent to use depends
on the water hardness. Water hardness is
measured in grains per gallon. Using too little
detergent can result in poor cleaning and hard
water filming or spotting. Using too much
detergent in soft water can cause etching
to some glassware which is surface damage
that appears like a film but cannot be wiped
off. Your local water company, water softener
company or county extension agent can tell
you the water hardness in your area.
CAUTION
The use of industrial grade detergent can
damage the heating coil and other parts of
the dishwasher leading to damage to the
unit and surrounding property. Use only
household grade automatic dishwasher
detergents.
Cover
Latch
Pre-Wash
Cup
If the cover is closed on the Main Wash Cup
open by pressing the Cover Latch.
Detergent Usage Chart
Cycle
Soft Water Medium Hard Water
Hard Water
(0-3 grains)
(9-12 grains)
Heavy Wash,
Power Plus
or Normal
Wash
2 teaspoons
(each cup1/4 full)
Top Rack, Quick
Wash, China
Crystal or Energy
Saver
2 teaspoons
(Main Wash
cup1/4 full)
Rinse Only
No Detergent
(4-8 grains)
5 teaspoons
(each cup- fill to line
above “Regular”)
5 teaspoons
(each cup- fill to line
above “Regular”)
No Detergent
Very Hard Water
(Over 12 grains)
8 teaspoons
(each cupcompletely full)
Each CupCompletely Full
(water softener
recommended)
8 teaspoons
(Main Wash
cup- completely
full)
Main Wash CupCompletely Full
(water softener
recommended)
No Detergent
No Detergent
(water softener
recommended)
As a rule, use 1 teaspoon for each grain above 12. For very hard water, detergent alone
may not be enough and then a water softener is recommended to improve water quality and
dishwashing performance. However, when - using automatic dishwashing detergent tablets or
packets simply place one in the main wash cup.
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FACTORS AFFECTING PERFORMANCE
Rinse Aid
Water Pressure
Rinse aid greatly improves drying and
reduces water spots. With it water “sheets”
off dishes rather than forming water droplets
that cling and leave spots.
A dispenser, located next to the detergent cup,
automatically releases a measured amount of
rinse aid during the last rinse. If spotting and
poor drying are problems, increase the amount
of rinse aid dispensed by rotating the dial to a
higher number. The dial is located under the
dispenser cap. The indicator will be dark when
full and will show clear when it is time to refill.
To add liquid rinse aid, turn dispense cap 1/4
turn counterclockwise and lift out. Pour in
rinse aid until liquid touches the indicated fill
level Replace cap.
Do not overfill since this can cause
oversudsing. Wipe up any spills with a damp
cloth.
The dispenser holds enough for 35 to 140
washes, depending on the dial setting.
The hot water line to dishwasher must provide
water pressure between 20 and 120 psi.
Low Water pressure may occur when laundry
or showers are in operation. If you experience
poor wash performance you may need to
wait until water use is reduced before starting
dishwasher.
Dispenser Opening
Indicator
Water Temperature
Hot water is needed for best dishwashing and
drying results. Water entering dishwasher
should be at least 120oF (49oC) to give
satisfactory results.
To check water temperature entering
dishwasher:
•
Turn on hot water faucet nearest
dishwasher for several minutes to clear
cool water from pipes.
•
Hold a candy or meat thermometer
in the water stream to check the
temperature.
•
If temperature is below 120oF (49oC),
have a qualified person raise the hot
water heater thermostat setting.
IMPORTANT
Before starting a cycle, run hot water
to clear cool water from pipe.
Dispenser Cap
Adjustable Setting
The HEAT DRY option in combination
with rinse aid will enhance drying
performance. The energy required to use
the HEAT DRY option costs pennies per
cycle. You may choose not to select the
HEAT DRY option; however you will have
items in your dish load that will not be
completely dry at the end of the cycle.
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CARE AND CLEANING
Spray Arm varies
by model
(2)
WARNING
Burn Hazard
Allow heating element to cool before
cleaning the interior.
(3)
Failure to do so can result in burns.
Glass Trap
Outer Door - Clean outer door with warm
(1)
Glass Trap Removal
To empty the glass trap:
1.
Grasp the glass trap’s handle and rotate it
900 clockwise while pressing down on the
center of the wash arm.
2.
Grab the spray arm in the center and lift
the spray arm and glass trap assembly up
and out from the dishwasher.
3.
Tip the assembly over an appropriate
container and tap it to empty the glass
trap.
OR, separate the glass trap - pull
the glass trap handle toward you, then
up, then further toward you to slide it
away from the rest of the assembly;
empty it into an appropriate container;
then slide the glass trap back into the
assembly.
4.
soapy water and a dishcloth or sponge. Rinse
with clean water and a dry cloth. Do not use
harsh cleaners.
Inside - The inside of the dishwasher and
filter are self-cleaning with normal use. If
needed, clean around the tub gasket area with
a damp cloth. The filter is self-cleaning. A
glass trap located in the center of the filter
is designed to collect pieces of broken glass,
straws, bones and pits.
Overfill Protector- keeps dishwasher
from overfilling and is located in the left front
corner of the tub.
•
Clean occasionally with household cleaner
containing vinegar or bleach to dissolve
any buildup.
•
Overfill Protector should move up and
down freely about one inch. If it does not
move, lift and clean underneath.
Place the assembly back into position,
press down on the arm at the center
and rotate the glass trap handle 900
counterclockwise being sure the glass
trap ends in the orientation shown in the
image above. To avoid damage to
your unit make sure the spray arm
and glass trap are fully snapped in
place.
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NOTE
Hard water may cause lime deposit buildup
on the interior of the dishwasher. For
cleaning instructions see “Removing Spots
and film” section.
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CARE AND CLEANING
Care of Drain Air Gap
Winterizing
If a drain air gap was installed for your built-in
dishwasher, check to make sure it is clean so
the dishwasher will drain properly. A drain air
gap is usually mounted on countertop and can
be inspected by removing the cover. This is
not part of your dishwasher and is not covered
by warranty.
A dishwasher left in an unheated place should
be protected from freezing. Have a qualified
person do the following:
CAUTION
To Disconnect Service:
1.
Turn off electrical power to the
dishwasher at the supply source by
removing fuses or tripping circuit breaker.
2.
Shut off water supply
3.
Place a pan under the inlet valve.
Disconnect water line from inlet valve
and drain into pan.
4.
Disconnect drain line from pump and
drain water into pan.
Property Damage Hazard
Freezing temperatures may cause water
lines to rupture. Be sure all supply lines to
and circulating lines within dishwasher are
protected.
Failure to do so could result in property
damage.
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To Restore Service:
1.
Direct water line discharge into a pan
and open the valve to flush the line.
2.
Reconnect the water, drain, and
electrical power supply.
3.
Turn on water and electrical power
supply.
4.
Fill both detergent cups and run
dishwasher through a HEAVY WASH/
POWER PLUS cycle.
5.
Check connections to make sure they
do not leak.
NOTE
See Installation Instructions for more details
on disconnecting and restoring service to
your dishwasher.
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BEFORE YOU CALL
Before calling for service, review this
list. It may save you both time and
expense. This list includes common
experiences that are not the result of
defective workmanship or material in
your dishwasher.
•
Containers, bowls, pots/pans, and any
dishware with concave surfaces that
can collect water should be placed in
the rack facing or angled down so that
water is able to drain even from the
lowest point.
•
Plastic items may need to be towel
dried.
Food Soils Left on Dishes
•
Choose another cycle for longer
washing time.
•
Check rack loading section for proper
loading-avoid nesting items.
•
•
Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy
•
Home water pressure may be too
low-should be 20 to 120 pounds per
square inch (psi).
Check water hardness. For extremely
hard water, it may be necessary to
install a water softener. (See Detergent
Chart).
•
Check incoming water temperature.
It should be about 120oF (49oC). (See
Factors Affecting Performance.)
Water temperature may be low. Avoid
extremely low or high temperatures.
(See Factors Affecting Performance.
•
Avoid overloading and improper
loading. (See Preparing and Loading
Dishes).
•
Use fresh detergent. Old detergent is
ineffective.
•
Check water hardness. For extremely
hard water, it may be necessary to
install a water softener. (See Detergent
Chart).
•
Make sure rinse aid dispenser is filled.
•
Use Fresh Detergent.
•
•
Make sure items are not blocking the
spray arms, preventing them from
rotating.
Check to see that proper amount
of detergent is being used for cycle
selected. (See Detergent Dispenser).
•
•
Do not overload the dishwasher (See
Preparing and Loading Dishes).
Home water pressure may be too low-it
should be 20 to 120 pounds per square
inch (psi).
•
Check to verify that the glass trap is
maintained and installed properly (See
Care and Cleaning).
Dishes not Dry
•
Select heat or SaharaTM dry option.
•
Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is
filled.
•
Increase the discharge setting of rinse
aid. (See Rinse Aid).
•
Check the incoming water temperature.
Be sure it is at least 120oF (49oC).
•
Check for proper loading-avoid nesting
items.
•
Cups with a concave bottom will collect
water. Load them at the far left and right
of the upper rack so they will be held in a
tilted position.
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Dishware Chipped
•
Load with care and do not overload.
(See Preparing and Loading Dishes).
•
Place delicate items in top rack.
•
Place glasses securely against pins and
not over pins.
•
Load items so they are secure and
don’t jar loose when moving racks in
and out. Move racks in and out slowly.
•
Make sure tall glasses and stemware
will clear top of tub when rack is
pushed in.
•
Fine antique china and crystal should
be hand-washed.
BEFORE YOU CALL
Vapor at Vent
Etching
•
•
Using too much detergent especially
in soft or softened water causes
damage that looks like a film but
cannot be removed.
•
Adjust the amount of detergent
based on the water hardness. (Check
Detergent Chart).
•
Lower the water temperature
by selecting one of the lower
temperature options.
Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and
lead to overflowing. Wipe up any spills
with a damp cloth.
Dishware Stained or Discolored
•
•
Tea and coffee can stain cups.
Remove the stains by hand washing in
a solution of 1/2 cup (120 ml) bleach
and one quart (1L) of warm water.
Rinse thoroughly.
Iron deposits in water can cause a
yellow or brown film. A special filter
installed in the water supply line will
correct this problem. (See Removing
Spots and Film).
•
Aluminum utensils can leave gray/
black marks when they rub against
other items. Load Properly.
•
Certain high acid foods can cause
discoloration of stainless steel and
plastics if allowed to sit for a long
period. Use the Rinse Only cycle
or rinse by hand if not operating
dishwasher at once.
•
Mixing stainless steel and silver
utensils in silverware basket can cause
pitting of the stainless steel blades.
Avoid mixing stainless steel and silver.
Water in Bottom of Tub
•
Water left in the tub bottom after
the cycle is complete is not normal.
If water remains in the bottom of
the tub, the dishwasher may not be
draining properly. (See Dishwasher
Does not Drain Properly).
Detergent Left in Cups
•
Detergent may be old. Discard and
use fresh detergent.
•
Be sure the dish load doesn’t block
spray from entering the detergent
cup.
•
Check to see if cycle has been
completed.
•
Make sure items do not prevent the
detergent dispenser from opening.
Dishwasher Leaks
•
Check that the door gasket is pressed
into its mounting channel, reaches to
the bottom of the tub and does not
extend beyond the end rib so as to
interfere with door closure.
•
Spilled rinse aide can cause foam and
lead to overflowing. Wipe up any
spills with a damp cloth.
•
Check to see that the dishwasher is
level. (See Installation Instructions).
•
Avoid oversudsing by using the
correct amount of detergent designed
for automatic dishwashers.
Cycle Takes a Long Time
•
The cycle may have been automatically
lengthened to reach key temperatures
due to some factor such as a cool water
supply or a large load of dishes.
Check to see that dishwasher is level.
(See Installation Instructions).
Normal Sounds You Will Hear
•
Delay Start option may have been
selected.
•
•
Choose lower temperature options to
shorten the cycle.
Normal sounds include water fill,
water spray, draining and motor
sounds.
•
•
Cycles that are soil-sensing adjust
automatically to assure a good wash
- heavier soils will elicit a longer cycle
response.
There is a noticeable change in
sound when the wash action switches
between the lower and middle spray
arm. This is normal since each spray
arm has its own sound.
•
It is normal for the dishwasher to
pause (no sound) when the wash
action is switching between the lower
and middle spray arms.
•
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BEFORE YOU CALL
Dishwasher Won’t Run
Stains on Tub Interior
•
Check to see if circuit breaker is
tripped or if a fuse is blown.
•
•
Make sure water supply is turned on.
•
Check to see if cycle is set correctly.
(See Operating Instructions).
•
Is dishwasher set for Delay Start
Option?
•
Make sure door is closed and latched.
Opening the door during cycle
•
Make sure START/CANCEL pad is
pressed after cycle has been selected.
•
Dishwasher Won’t Fill
•
Assure the water supply is turned on.
•
Check that the overfill protector moves
up and down freely. (See Overfill
Protector section).
Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly
Washing large amounts of dishware with
tomato based soil can cause a pink/
orange appearance. This will not affect
performance and will gradually fade over
time. Pre-rinsing or using the Rinse Only
cycle will reduce the chance of staining.
Using no heat dry option will lessen
staining.
If the dishwasher door is opened while
the unit is running, the START/CANCEL
pad must be pressed and the door shut
immediately to return the unit to the
selected cycle and option, this must
happen within 10 minutes for the unit to
continue the cycle.
Removing Spots and Film
•
If unit is hooked up to a food waste
disposer, make sure the disposer is
empty.
•
Assure the knockout plug has been
removed from inside the food waste
disposer inlet.
Hard water can cause lime deposit buildup
on the interior of the dishwasher. Dishes
and glasses may also get spots and film for a
number of reasons. (See Glassware/Flatware
Spotted or Cloudy section). To remove
buildup, and film, clean using the following
instructions:
•
Assure the drain hose isn’t kinked.
1.
•
Make sure cycle is complete, not in a
pause.
Load clean dishes and glasses in normal
manner. Do not load any metal utensils
or silverware.
•
Assure the glass trap is maintained and
installed properly assuring no clogs
(See Care and Cleaning).
2.
Do not add detergent.
3.
Select the NORMAL WASH cycle. Close
the door. Press START/CANCEL pad.
4.
Allow dishwasher to run until it starts
the second water fill (approximately 8
minutes).
Dishwasher has an Odor
•
Soiled dishes left in dishwasher too
long can create an odor. Use Rinse
Only cycle.
•
There will be a “new” smell when first
installed. This is normal.
5.
Open the door, pour 2 cups of white
vinegar into the bottom of dishwasher.
•
Check to see if unit is draining
properly. (See Dishwasher Does Not
Drain Properly).
6.
Close the door and allow cycle to finish.
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MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of
purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove
to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained
in accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside
the USA or Canada.
3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4. Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6. Products used in a commercial setting.
7. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances
not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards,
shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other
consumables, or knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry
trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not
limited to floors, cabinets, walls, etc.
13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than
genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or
external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE
YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH
AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS
WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO
NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR
EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL
RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty
period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and
keep all receipts. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the
addresses or phone numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted
by Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In
Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to
change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under this
warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or
specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Frigidaire
10200 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Canada
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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