LG | DFB425FP | LG DFB325HS Owner’s Manual

OWNER'S MANUAL
DISHWASHER
Before beginning installation, read these instructions carefully.
This will simplify installation and ensure that the product is
installed correctly and safely. Leave these instructions near the
product after installation for future reference.
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ENGLISH
DFB227**
DFB425**
DFB325**
MFL70282422
Rev.00_061118
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .......................................................3
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .................................................... 3
INSTALLATION ......................................................................10
Specifications ........................................................................................... 10
Accessories (On Some Models) ............................................................... 11
Preparing Cabinet Opening ...................................................................... 11
Installing Moisture Barrier Tape (On Some Models) ................................. 14
Levelling the Appliance ............................................................................. 14
Installing the Drain Hose .......................................................................... 15
Connecting the Water Supply Hose.......................................................... 16
Preparing Electrical Wiring ....................................................................... 17
Final Check............................................................................................... 17
OPERATION ...........................................................................18
Before Using the Appliance ...................................................................... 18
Using the Appliance .................................................................................. 22
Control Panel ............................................................................................ 23
Cycles ....................................................................................................... 25
Cycle Options ........................................................................................... 26
Auto Open Dry (AOD) (On Some Models) ............................................... 27
SignaLight™ (On Some Models) .............................................................. 27
Programme Guide (model dependent) ..................................................... 28
Available Options ...................................................................................... 29
Information for Energy Test (EN50242) .................................................... 30
Loading the Dishwasher ........................................................................... 31
Adding Cleaning Agents ........................................................................... 36
Refilling ..................................................................................................... 38
Drying ....................................................................................................... 38
SMART FUNCTIONS .............................................................39
Using LG SmartThinQ Application ............................................................ 39
Using Smart Diagnosis™ ......................................................................... 41
MAINTENANCE ......................................................................43
Cleaning the Exterior ................................................................................ 43
Cleaning the Interior ................................................................................. 43
Cleaning the Filters................................................................................... 44
Cleaning the Spray Arms .......................................................................... 45
Cleaning the Water Supply Hose Filter..................................................... 47
TROUBLESHOOTING ...........................................................48
Diagnosing Problems ............................................................................... 48
Error Codes .............................................................................................. 53
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
EN
The following safety guidelines are intended to prevent
unforeseen risks or damage from unsafe or incorrect
operation of the appliance.
The guidelines are separated into ‘WARNING’ and ‘CAUTION’
as described below.
This symbol is displayed to indicate matters and
operations that can cause risk. Read the part with this
symbol carefully and follow the instructions in order to
avoid risk.
WARNING
This indicates that the failure to follow the instructions can
cause serious injury or death.
CAUTION
This indicates that the failure to follow the instructions can
cause the minor injury or damage to the product.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
To reduce the risk of explosion, fire, death, electric shock,
injury or scalding to persons when using this product,
follow basic precautions, including the following:
Children in the Household
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or
lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a
person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised
to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
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Installation
•Never attempt to operate the appliance if it is damaged,
malfunctioning, partially disassembled, or has missing or broken
parts, including a damaged cord or plug.
•If the power cord is damaged or the hole of the socket outlet is
loose, do not use the power cord and contact an authorized
service centre.
•Do not modify the power cord provided with the appliance. Please
contact the LG Customer information centre to advise of its
incompatibility.
•This appliance should only be transported by two or more people
holding the appliance securely.
•Do not install the appliance in a damp and dusty place. Do not
install or store the appliance in any outdoor area, or any area that
is subject to weathering conditions such as direct sunlight, wind,
or rain or temperatures below freezing.
•Do not plug multiple socket outlets, an extension power cable or
adapter with this appliance.
•Disconnect the power cord, house fuse or circuit breaker before
installing or servicing the appliance.
•When moving or installing the product in a different location, call
qualified service personnel for installation and service.
•Fix the drain hose securely in place.
•This appliance is not designed for maritime use or for mobile
installations such as in RVs, trailers, or aircraft.
•This appliance must be positioned near to an electrical power
supply.
•When installing or moving the appliance, be careful not to pinch,
crush, or damage the power cord.
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•Use new hose or hose-set supplied with the appliance. Reusing
old hoses can cause a water leak and subsequent property
damage.
•Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can
result in risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or
service personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance
is properly grounded.
•This appliance must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or
breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by
providing a path of least resistance for electric current.
•This appliance is equipped with a power cord having an
equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding power plug. The
power plug must be plugged into an appropriate socket outlet that
is installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and
ordinances.
•After installing, check the hose connection for leaks before moving
the appliance into the cabinet opening.
•Do not damage or place heavy items on the power cord of the
appliance.
•This appliance is intended to be used in household and domestic
applications only and must not be used for commercial purposes.
•For a permanently connected dishwasher: This appliance must be
connected to a grounded metal, permanent wiring system, or an
equipment-grounding conductor must be run with the circuit
conductors and connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or
lead to the appliance.
•Connect the ground wire to the green ground connector in the
terminal box.
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Operation
•Immediately unplug the power plug and contact an LG Electronics
customer information centre if you detect a strange sound, odour,
or smoke coming from the appliance.
•Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance. All repairs and
servicing must be performed by qualified service personnel unless
specifically recommended in this Owner’s Manual. Use only
authorized factory parts.
•Do not leave the appliance door open. Children may hang on the
door or crawl inside the appliance, causing damage or injury.
•Do not use flammable gas and combustible substances (benzene,
gasoline, thinner, petroleum, alcohol, etc.) near the appliance.
•Do not attempt to separate any panels or disassemble the
appliance. Do not apply any sharp objects to the control panel in
order to operate the appliance.
•Do not bend the power cable excessively or place a heavy object
on it.
•Do not put animals, such as pets into the appliance.
•Do not touch the power plug or the appliance controls with wet
hands.
•If there is a gas leakage (isobutane, propane, natural gas, etc.),
do not touch the appliance or power plug and ventilate the area
immediately.
•In case of flood, disconnect the power plug and contact the LG
Electronics Customer Information Centre.
•Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a
hot-water system that has not been used for two weeks or more.
HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot-water system has
not been used for such a period, before using the appliance turn
on all hot water tap and let the water flow from each for several
minutes. This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the
gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame during this
time.
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•Keep the area underneath and around your appliances free of
combustible materials such as lint, paper, rags, chemicals, etc.
•Some dishwasher detergents are strongly alkaline. They can be
extremely dangerous if swallowed. Avoid contact with the skin and
eyes and keep children away from the dishwasher when the door
is open. Check that the detergent receptacle is empty after
completion of the wash cycle.
•Do not operate the appliance unless all enclosure panels are
properly in place.
•Use only detergents or wetting agents recommended for use in a
appliance and keep them out of the reach of children.
•Do not wash and dry articles that have been soaked in explosive
substances such as gasoline, solvents, solvent-based detergent.
•When loading items to be washed:
− Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage the
door seal.
− Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce the risk of
cut-type injuries.
•Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked "dishwasher
safe" or the equivalent. For plastic items not so marked, check the
manufacturer’s recommendations.
•Do not touch any heating element (where it is exposed) during or
immediately after use.
•Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door or dish rack of the
dishwasher.
•After cleaning the dishes, turn off the tap. Turn on the tap again
and check the connection status of water supply hose before
cleaning.
•Do not open the door while the appliance is in operation. Water
will splash out and could cause a slipping hazard.
•Be careful not to catch your hand when closing the door of the
appliance.
•Do not wash and dry articles that have been soaked in explosive
substances such as gasoline, solvents, solvent-based detergent.
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•Do not come into contact with any fitted steam outlet.
•Small parts, such as rack clips and filter retaining posts can be a
choke hazard to small children if removed from the dishwasher.
Keep out of reach of small children.
•Knives and other utensils with sharp points must be loaded in the
basket with their points down or placed in a horizontal position.
•The door should not be left in the open position since this could
present a tripping hazard.
Maintenance
•Never unplug the appliance by pulling on the power cable. Always
grip the power plug firmly and pull straight out from the socket
outlet.
•Securely plug the power plug in the socket outlet after completely
removing any moisture and dust.
•Do not spray water inside or outside the appliance to clean it.
•Disconnect the appliance from the power supply before cleaning
the appliance. Setting the controls to the OFF or stand by position
does not disconnect this appliance from the power supply.
Disposal
•Before discarding an old appliance, unplug it. Cut off the cable
directly behind the appliance to prevent misuse.
•Dispose of all packaging materials (such as plastic bags and
styrofoam) away from children. The packaging materials can
cause suffocation.
•Remove the door before disposing of or discarding this appliance
to avoid the danger of children or small animals getting trapped
inside.
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CAUTION
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons
when using your product, basic safety precautions should
be followed, including the following:
Installation
•Install the product on a firm and level floor.
•Do not put the drain hose under the dishwasher during installation.
Operation
•Turn off the water tap and unplug the appliance if the appliance is
to be left for an extended period of time, such as during vacations.
•Do not place objects on the top of the appliance.
•Do not wipe or coat the surface of the product with liquid
detergent or bleach (chlorine bleach, oxygen bleach, etc). Failure
to follow these instructions may result in corrosion or discoloration
of the coating.
•Do not touch water draining from the machine as it may be hot.
•If the drain hose and the water supply hose are frozen in winter,
defrost before using.
•Do not put hands, feet, or metal objects below or behind the
appliance.
•Do not wash dishes stained with chemical products such as oil,
cream or lotions used in a massage parlor, skin care shop, beauty
shop or barber shop.
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INSTALLATION
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Specifications
1
5
6
2
1 Control Panel & Door Handle
Front Cover
Lower Cover
Leveling Feet
Drain Hose
Water Supply Hose
Power Cord
7
3
4
1 Top Wash Impeller
Upper Spray Arm
1
2
8
9
3
4
5
6
10
11
Lower Spray Arm
Salt Container Cap
Filtration System
Cutlery Basket
(On Some Models)
Detergent and Rinse Aid
Dispenser
Cutlery Rack
(On Some Models)
Upper Rack
1 Lower Rack
11 Steam Nozzle (Steam Models)
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• Power supply: 220-240 V~ 50 Hz
• Size: 600 mm (W) X 600 mm (D) X 850 mm (H)
• Product weight: DFB425** - 49 kg, DFB227** / DFB325** - 52 kg
• Max. capacity: DFB227** / DFB325** / DFB425** - 14 place settings
• Water feed pressure: 0.05 – 0.6 Mpa
• Power consumption: 1600 – 1800 W
• Appearance and specification is may vary without notice to improve the quality of the
appliance.
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Accessories (On Some Models)
Funnel
(All models)
White Noise Strip (Front)
Cover Felt
Moisture Barrier Tape
(Aluminum Tape)
Preparing Cabinet Opening
Black Noise Strip
(Lower)
White Noise Strips (Side)
CAUTION
• Any bare wood surrounding the appliance
should be sealed with a waterproof paint or
sealant to prevent it from swelling.
• Slide the dishwasher into the cabinet, opening
carefully. Make sure that the drain hose
behind the machine and inside the cabinet is
not kinked or stretched.
NOTE
Min. 600 mm
100 mm
75 mm
820 - 870 mm
600 - 605 mm
• Cut out for hoses and electrical cables on
either side. (Approximately 100 mm X 75 mm)
• Select a location as close to the sink as
possible for ease of connection to the water
and drain pipes.
• To ensure drainage, the appliance should not
be installed more than 1 meter away from the
sink.
• If the appliance is installed in a corner, allow
minimum clearance of at least 50 mm
between the appliance and an adjacent
cabinet or wall.
• Before sliding the appliance into the
installation opening, all necessary height
adjustments should be made using a spanner.
• This installation must be conducted by
qualified service personnel to ensure it has
been installed correctly.
• Do not pull or lift the appliance using the
handle; dosing so can damage the door and
hinges. Open the door and grab the body
frame and the top front opening of the tub to
move or lift the appliance.
• Do not push the door of the dishwasher with
knees.
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Attaching the Strip to the
Appliance Base
4
Remove the double-sided tape from the
lower and front strips.
5
Attach the black coloured lower strip to the
bottom of the lower cover.
To reduce noise attach the strip to the appliance
base.
1
Lay down the appliance and pull on both
the hooks at the bottom of the lower cover.
Black lower strip
2
Pull on the lower cover to remove it.
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3
Remove the double-sided tape on the back
of the felt and attach it to the front side of
the appliance's bottom.
White front strip
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12
Attach the white coloured front strip to the
top of the lower cover.
• The length of the front strip is longer than
the lower cover. Attach the front strip so
that the overhang is equal on both sides
of the lower cover.
Attach the lower cover with the strip onto
the appliance.
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Attaching the Strip to the
Appliance side cabinet
To reduce noise attach the strip to the appliance
sides, if the opening space allows.
1
Remove the double-side tape from the side
strips.
2
Attach the side strip to the front of the side
cabinet and then push down the side strip
so that the side strip adheres well to the
cabinet.
Removing the Top Cover
If the height of the opening is below 850 mm,
follow these instructions.
1
Remove the 2 screws on the back.
2
Pull the top cover backwards after removing
the two screws and then lift it up to remove
it.
3
Remove the locating pins on the top by
using a Phillips screw driver.
View A-A'
3
Repeat the above steps for attaching the
opposite side strip to the opposite side
cabinet.
NOTE
• When the appliance is correctly leveled, there
should be no slant, stickiness or rubbing
sound when the door is opened.
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Installing Moisture Barrier
Tape (On Some Models)
When the appliance is installed without the top
cover, the counter top underside may be
damaged by steam or condensation when the
door is opened.
Install the moisture barrier tape to the underside
of counter top to protect the counter top from
condensation when the appliance opened.
1
Clean and dry the underside of the counter
top on which the tape will be attached.
Levelling the Appliance
Levelling the appliance prevents unnecessary
leakage and poor washing. Place the appliance
on a solid, level floor. Do not install the
appliance on an elevated surface.
If the appliance is not properly level, adjust all
levelling feet as necessary.
Turn them clockwise to raise and counterclockwise to lower until the appliance no longer
wobbles, both front-to-back and side-to-side and
corner-to-corner.
Levelling feet
Levelling feet
NOTE
2
Remove the protective film from the tape.
3
Install the tape to the underside of the
counter top.
NOTE
• Moisture barrier tape is included in the manual
assembly bag.
• If the counter top is made of grinite or
waterproof materials, the moisture barrier tape
is not required.
• Condensation may occur on the underside or
along the front edge of the counter top when
the room temperature is low.
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• The appliance is not level if there is a rubbing
sound or stickiness when the door is opened.
EN
Case 1. The Door is Slanted to
the Right
1
Unscrew (counter-clockwise) the rear left
leg and correct the level.
2
Check the opening of door and repeat if
necessary until the door opens and closes
properly.
Slant to the right
Case 2. The Door is Slanted to
the Left
1
Unscrew (counter-clockwise) the rear right
leg and correct the level.
2
Check the opening of door and repeat if
necessary until the door opens and closes
properly.
Installing the Drain Hose
If the end of the drain hose does not fit to the
drain line, use a drain extension kit (optional)
that is resistant to heat and detergent.
This should be available from a plumbing shop
or a hardware store.
Connection to the Waste Spigot
Check the waste spigot when initially installing.
An OE error can occur when the waste spigot
below the sink is not drilled out properly. To
connect the drain hose, drill out at least a 15
mm diameter hole in the waste spigot before
connecting and securing.
Waste spigot
CAUTION
• Make sure that plastic debris is not remaining
inside of spigot after it has been drilled out.
• Do not attempt to open the waste hole with a
screwdriver and hammer. this will induce
debris to become stuck and cause a
malfunction.
• Caution should be taken when passing hoses
through Cabinetry holes as they may have
sharp edges and could damage the hoses.
Smooth or sand edges to avoid damaging the
drain or inlet hose.
Slant to the left
• Make sure that the line is not kinked or
sharply bent.
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To prevent siphoning, one of the following
methods must be used.
Connecting the Water Supply
Hose
Method 1
Connect the water supply hose to the water tap.
When the drain hose is connected to a waste
spigot, the hose must be looped up to the
underside of the bench top and secured.
Water tap
770 mm – 1000 mm
300 mm Min.
Bench top
Method 2
When the drain hose is connected to a separate
standpipe, it is essential that an airtight
connection be made. If not, it can induce odors.
WARNING
• Do not shorten or damage the water supply
hose as it contains electrical wires and
components. It can not be detached or
removed from the appliance for installation
purposes.
• It is important that the water supply hose not
be tampered with, cut, disassembled, pulled,
or kinked. It contains electrical wiring inside
and if damaged, can cause an electrical
hazard.
CAUTION
300 mm Min.
700 mm Min.
1000 mm Max.
Air Tight
Connection
Water supply hose
Standpipe 40 mm diametre Min.
• This appliance may be fed with either hot or
cold water. If the water connection can not be
maintained below 65ºC, the appliance must be
connected to cold water.
• Use sealant tape or sealing compound on the
tap's thread to avoid water leaks.
• Make sure that the line is not kinked or
sharply bent.
NOTE
• Before connecting the water supply hose to
the tap, turn on the tap to flush out foreign
substances (dirt, sand or sawdust) in the
water lines. Let water drain into a bucket.
• It takes about 3 – 4 minitues for the first
supply water.
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Preparing Electrical Wiring
Final Check
Connect the appliance to an earthed socket in
accordance with the current wiring regulations,
protected by a minimum 15 amp circuit breaker
or time delay fuse.
Wiring must be two wires with earth.
The power cord should not be positioned
behind the appliance but within 1.2 meters of
the side so that the plug is easily accessible.
1
Turn on electrical power.
2
Turn on house water supply.
3
The door should open and close smoothly
and without harsh noises, if the unit has
been leveled correctly.
4
Run the appliance on a Rinse cycle to verify
proper operation and check for leaks.
WARNING
• For personal safety, remove house fuse or
open circuit breaker or switch off power plug
before installation.
• Do not use an extension cord or double
adapter.
• The plug must be plugged into an appropriate
outlet that is properly installed and grounded
in accordance with all local codes and
ordinances.
• Repairs to the appliance must only be carried
out by qualified service personnel. Repairs
carried out by inexperienced persons may
cause injury or serious malfunctioning.
Contact our local service centre.
• Connect to a properly rated, protected, and
sized power circuit to avoid electrical overload.
Error Code
OE Error
IE Error
Possible Cause and Solution
Drain hose kinked or pinched.
Feed the drainage and supply
hoses through the hole under the
sink. Then gradually slide the
dishwasher into the cabinet while
pulling on the hoses under the
sink to take up any slack. This
helps avoid kinking the hoses or
trapping them beneath the
dishwasher.
Waste spigot under sink is
clogged.
Drill out the waste spigot under
the sink.
Water supply line kinked under
dishwasher.
Feed the drainage and supply
hoses through the hole under the
sink. Then gradually slide the
dishwasher into the cabinet while
pulling on the hoses under the
sink to take up any slack. This
helps avoid kinking the hoses or
trapping them beneath the
dishwasher.
House water supply not turned
on.
Turn water on. Water pressure
may be too high or too low.
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OPERATION
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Before Using the Appliance
Checking Water Hardness Level
This model has a water softener to soften hard
water.
Method 1
NOTE
• The appliance can be used without
dishwasher salt if not required, however, the
hardness level needs to be set to H0 so that
the icon does not remain lit.
• In order to provide satisfactory rinsing results,
the appliance requires soft water, i.e.,
containing little or no lime, otherwise water
stains will be left behind on the dishes and
inside the appliance.
• If the tap water exceeds a certain level of
hardness, it must be softened, i.e., decalcified.
This is achieved by adding dishwasher salt to
the water softener inside the appliance. The
required amount of the salt is set up according
to how hard tap water is.
1
Check the water hardness in your area. The
water utility company can help you with this.
2
Set the softening system level of the
appliance according to the water hardness
level.
Method 2
You can check water hardness by using the test
strip included in the product.
1
Immerse all reaction zones of the test strip
for about a second. Do not in running water.
2
Shake off excess liquid from the strip and
wait for 1 minute.
3
Check the water hardness color from the
strip. Refer to the wrapper.
Water Hardness Table
Hardness range
The value
of
hardness
°d
°e
°f
0
75
125
250
375
<4
4-7
7 - 14
14 - 21
>21
<5
5-9
9 - 17.5
17.5 - 26
>26
<7
7 - 13
13 - 25
25 - 38
>38
18
mmol/l
(Ca+Mg)
<0.7
0.7 - 1.3
1.3 - 2.5
2.5 - 3.8
>3.8
mg/l
Ca
<29
29 - 50
50 - 100
100 - 150
>150
Water
quality
Soft
Hard
Softening
system
level
H0
H1
H2
H3
H4
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Setting the Water Softening
System
For effective washing performance, adjust the
setting corresponding to the hardness level of
water used in water supply. The water softener
has 5 adjustment levels, and the appliance is
programmed at the factory for a water hardness
level of H2. You can check the default setting
value and adjust it in the following steps:
1
2
3
Press Power and Half Load button
simultaneously.
• Current setting value indicated.
Press the Delay Start button, and then set
up the intended value.
• Scope of setting value is H0 to H4.
Filling with Dishwasher Salt
The Dishwasher Salt tank must be filled before
starting the washing programme. In case of
insufficient salt, the Salt refill
icon indicates
on the display, unless the hardness level has
been set to H0.
CAUTION
• Once you have filled with dishwasher salt you
must run the Rinse cycle immediately to
remove the salt and the salt water around the
inner tub in order to prevent corrosion.
1
Remove the lower rack and remove the cap
of the salt container located on the left side
of the filters.
2
Before using the appliance for the first time,
it is necessary to pour 1.0 kg of dishwasher
salt and 1 litre of water at the same time if
intending to use the water softener system.
When refilling the salt, use a funnel. Refer
to Before Using the Appliance section.
Press the Start button to save the setting.
• The power turns off after saving.
NOTE
W
at
er
• The Salt refill
icon turns on in the display
if dishwasher salt is not in the softening
system.
• If the hardness setting is set to H0, no icon
indicates in spite of no salt.
Salt
3
Refit the cap tightly.
4
Run the Rinse cycle without dishes.
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Salt Refill Cycle (1 kg for each load)
Cycles
H1
H2
H3
H4
130
50
20
10
• The table describes information of Auto
programme.
• Cycle may vary on the salt refill amount.
Adding Rinse Aid
The Rinse Aid indicator appears in the display
when more rinse aid is needed.
The use of rinse aid is recommended to prevent
water spots on dishes and to enhance drying
performance.
1
Open the rinse aid lid by lifting up the flap.
2
Add a liquid rinse aid to the maximum fill
level. The rinse aid should be settled in the
dispenser while filling, or air bubbles may
result in poor drying performance. Avoid
overfilling the dispenser.
3
Close the lid to lock the dispenser. Rinse
aid is dispensed automatically during the
final rinse cycle.
CAUTION
• Do not pour any detergent in the water
softener. It will cause a malfunction.
• Wipe off any spilled salt around the water
softener cap.
• Seal the cap properly by aligning it
horizontally and turning it clockwise. A loosely
fitted cap may cause the salt solution to leak
from the compartment back into the tub and
cause corrosion.
• After refilling the dishwasher salt, a wash
programme should be operated without
dishes, as any spilled salt inside the appliance
may cause rust or damage to the appliance if
the left unwashed.
NOTE
• The salt can be purchased from salt
distributors.
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CAUTION
• Wipe off any spilled rinse aid to prevent suds.
NOTE
• Only use liquid rinse aid in the appliance.
• Do not overfill the rinse aid dispenser.
• Too much or too little rinse aid can inhibit the
drying performance.
Setting the Rinse Aid Level
The dispenser has five adjustment levels. The
appliance is programmed at the factory for a
rinse aid dispenser level of 2. This can be
checked and altered by using the buttons on
the control panel.
1
Ensure the appliance is off.
2
Press Power and Dual Zone
simultaneously to check the current setting.
3
Press Delay Start to change the rinse aid
dispenser setting. Each press of the button
changes the setting one step from L0(off) to
L4.
4
Once the desired rinse aid dispenser setting
is selected, press Start to save.
• The power turns off after saving.
CAUTION
• If the rinse aid lid is not closed properly, a
large amount of rinse aid will release into the
tub and cause washability problems.
NOTE
• The Rinse aid refill
icon will illuminate
when more rinse aid is needed.
• If you notice cloudy spots, streaks or water
marks on the glassware after washing,
increase the setting level.
• Setting the control too high can cause
foaming, which will cause poor wash
performance.
• If the glass is smeared or foam is present on
the bottom, decrease the level setting.
• Setting the rinse aid control too low can cause
spotting and streaking on dishes and poor
drying performance.
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Using the Appliance
1
Press the Power button.
The unit will turn on. Check the indicators.
2
Check that there is rinse aid and
dishwasher salt present.
Refill the rinse aid and the salt, if the
corresponding icons illuminate. For more
information, refer to Refilling section.
•
: Salt refill icon
•
: Rinse aid refill icon
3
5
Load the dishes in the rack.
Make certain that no dishes or utensils are
in the path of the spray arms.
Do not place one dish on top of another.
6
Add the proper amount of detergent
powder to the dispenser.
If using Tablets, they can simply be placed
directly on the base of the tub, or on the
lower part of the inner door.
Open the door and check the filters.
Always clean the filter either after a wash or
before a wash so that it does not impair the
washing performance.
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4
Ensure the spray arms can
unobstructedly rotate.
Ensure that the upper spray arms and the
lower spray arms rotate well. Remove the
spray arm and clean it if it does not rotate.
7
Set and start the programme.
The programme will start automatically in 4
seconds after any setting is selected.
WARNING
• Do not load any items in upper rack when the
lower rack is pulled out and loaded. Failure to
do so may result in injury as the appliance
could become unbalanced and topple over.
• Push the upper rack in all the way.
• Empty the lower rack first and then the upper
one. It will avoid water dripping from the upper
rack onto the dishes below.
• Do not open the door during operation or right
after it has completed the wash cycle as the
steam may cause scalding as the door is
opened.
NOTE
• Never use liquid dishwashing detergent in the
appliance.
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Control Panel
2
1
4
3
• Depending on the model, the logo
or the top of the door.
and
may be located either on the front of the appliance
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1 Power
• Press Power button to turn power on and off.
• After the cycle is complete, the power
automatically turns off for purposes of safety
and economy.
• If there is a power surge, power outage, or
disruption of any kind, power is automatically
turned off for safety.
• When power is connected again, it will turn on
automatically and resume the cycle.
Display
•
: Digial Display
− The digital display on the control panel
shows the ESTIMATED cycle time. When
the cycle and options are selected, the
display shows the total estimated time to
complete those selections. During operation,
the display shows the remaining estimated
operating time.
− The estimated time shown on the display
does not include delay times for heating
water, etc.
− If Delay Start is selected, the display shows
the delay time in hours.
− The Auto cycle time may vary depending on
the soil level of your load.
• : Rinse Aid Icon
− This icon flashes when the rinse aid level is
low. The LED automatically shuts off when
the rinse aid is refilled or the level is set to
0.
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: Machine Clean Icon
− This icon flashes after every 30 cycles.
− To activate or deactivate the icon, press the
Delicate button for 3 seconds.
• : Wi-Fi
− When the appliance is connected to the
internet through a home Wi-Fi network, this
icon illuminates.
•
: Salt refill Icon
− This icon flashes when the salt level is low.
The LED automatically shuts off when the
salt is refilled.
•
Cancel
• The drain pump activates and the cycle
cancels. Once the appliance finishes draining,
the power turns off.
• Press and hold Start button for 3 seconds to
activate the cancel function.
Start
• To operate the appliance, close the door and
press Start button.
• If Start button is not pressed to start the cycle
within 4 minutes, the power will automatically
turn off.
Chime On/Off
• To activate or deactivate the button sounds,
press and hold Dual Zone and Energy Saver
simultaneously for 3 seconds. The error alert
sound cannot be turned off.
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Cycles
Auto
This cycle senses the soil amount and water
clarity and optimizes the wash to achieve the
best cleaning. The wash time may vary
depending on the soil level.
Intensive
This cycle is for heavily soiled dishes and
dishes with hardened on soil. The Heavy cycle
defaults to the strongest spray intensity and
uses it to wash heavily soiled dishes.
Delicate
Use this cycle to clean delicate items such as
fine china and stemware.
Refresh
This cycle freshens up and warms dishes that
have been unused for a long time.
• Do not use detergent when using this cycle.
Eco
• It provides the most efficient energy and water
consumption for a good washing performance
and drying result on a normally soiled load
and as it uses very little energy.
Turbo
This cycle will clean moderately soiled dishes
using slightly more energy and water.
• Extra Dry is set to on as default. If you do not
want to dry dishes after washing, turn off the
Extra Dry option. Not drying the dishes will
result in a shorter cycle time.
Download Cycle
Use a dedicated cycle downloadable via Wi-Fi
or NFC. (depending on model).
NOTE
• Only the cycle code for the currently
downloaded cycle appears on the appliance.
See the smartphone app for cycle codes,
names, and more information about the
available cycles.
− Default Cycle: P1. Pots & Pans
Machine Clean
This cycle is for cleaning the inside of the
appliance. Use the cycle without dishes in the
appliance. It eliminates residual soils, odor,
white spots, and other dirt. Add citric acid or
another cleaning agent for more effective
results.
• Press and hold Intensive for 3 seconds to
activate.
Rinse
This cycle is a quick rinse only for dishes that
will not be washed immediately. The cycle
rinses dishes that have excess soil to soften
dried on residue. Rinsing the dishes helps
prevent odors in the appliance. Do not use
detergent with the Rinse function.
• This cycle does not have drying.
• Press and hold Eco for 3 seconds to activate.
Express
This cycle will quickly clean lightly soiled dishes.
• This cycle does not have drying. Select the
Extra Dry option or another cycle for better
drying. Extra Dry will add to the overall cycle
time.
• Press and hold Turbo for 3 seconds to
activate.
• Detergent tablets are not recommended for
use of Express cycle. If the detergent tablets
are used, it may cause detergent residue on
dishes due to the relatively low rinse
temperatures.
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Cycle Options
Extra Dry
Select the desired cycle button and then select
the options for that cycle. For more information
about Cycle Options, see the Available Options
section.
Select the Extra Dry option for better drying
performance. This option adds Extra Drying
time to the cycle and raises the heating rinse
temperature.
• When the rinse aid is empty, the Extra Dry
option is selected automatically.
Dual Zone
This option automatically sets the spray
intensity to soft for the upper spray arm and
strong for the lower spray arm. Place heavily
soiled dishes like plates and bowls in the lower
rack and lightly soiled dishes like cups and
small plates in the upper rack to get the best
results.
Half Load
This option washes intensively by selecting the
upper or lower racks. For small loads, use just
the upper or lower rack to save energy and
time. By pressing the Half Load button, the
settings (Upper)
,
(Lower) and the
cancellation of the Half Load option are
available.
Energy Saver
This option saves energy by reducing the wash
and rinse temperatures. Wash time is increased
to maintain wash performance. Do not use this
cycle with heavily soiled dishes.
Steam
This option adds steam during the cycle to
improve wash performance.
High Temp
Raises the main wash or heating rinse
temperature to improve cleaning.
• A chime will sound to alert you of any residual
temperatures inside the appliance. Wait for
the appliance to completely cool down before
opening the door.
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Delay Start
The Delay Start feature delays the start of a
selected cycle. Each time the Delay Start
button is pressed, the delay time increases by
an hour. The delay time can be set from 1 to 12
hours, in one-hour increments.
• To cancel the Delay Start, turn the power off.
• To change the cycle and cycle option, open
the door and then select another cycle and
cycle option. The countdown will continue.
Control Lock
The Control Lock feature helps prevent settings
from being changed during a cycle. Selecting
this feature locks all of the buttons, except for
the Power button, on the control panel. This
feature does not lock the door.
• On models with the external display, while a
cycle is running, press and hold Half Load
and Energy Saver simultaneously for 3
seconds to activate or deactivate Control
Lock. On models with a concealed display,
open the door during operation and follow the
same instruction.
• When the Control Lock feature is activated,
the display code
will show on the display.
• To start a new cycle, deactivate Control Lock.
• Control Lock button can be set at any time by
turning on the appliance.
Wi-Fi
Press and hold Delay Start for 3 seconds to
connect to the network. Refer to SMART
FUNCTIONS sections for detailed information
about this feature.
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Auto Open Dry (AOD) (On
Some Models)
SignaLight™ (On Some
Models)
The door will open automatically at the end of a
programme that includes drying in order to
enhance drying performance.
• The AOD feature is not available in all models.
• To activate or deactivate AOD feature, press
and hold the Energy Saver button and the
High Temp button simultaneously for 3
seconds.
• The AOD feature is not available when the
Machine Clean and Rinse cycle is selected.
• When you select the Download Cycle, the
AOD feature may operate even if the feature
is deactivated. Because the Download Cycle
is designed to achieve the best performance
in a specific purpose regardless of appliance
settings.
• The display shows whether the AOD feature is
on or off.
SignaLight™ shows the status of the appliance,
whether it has encountered any problems,
whether it is operating normally, or whether it is
ready to wash dishes.
• Depending on the model, the lamp may be
located either on the front of the appliance or
the top of the door.
Red (left)
• The red lamp flashes when the appliance
encounters an error. For more information
about the error, see the Error Code part of the
TROUBLESHOOTING section.
White (middle)
• The white lamp flashes when you select an
option cycle or when a cycle has been
paused.
• The white lamp lights up when a cycle is
running.
Green (right)
WARNING
• Keep children away from the appliance while
the appliance is operating. Exposure to high
temperature steam may cause scalding or
burns.
• The green lamp lights up when a cycle is
finished. When the door is opened, the lamp
turns off.
• If the appliance does not detect that the door
has been opened, the lamp will turn off after
90 seconds.
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Programme Guide (model dependent)
Programme
Soil Level
Auto
All levels
Intensive
Heavy
Delicate
Light
Wash
Pre wash
Rinse
Main wash
(70 °C)
(75 °C)
(70 °C)
(55 °C)
(70 °C)
Dry
(75 °C)
Moderate
Turbo
Moderate
Express
Light
Rinse
Light
Machine Clean
Heating rinse
(50-55 °C)
Refresh
Eco
Rinse
(AOD On: 49 °C)
(AOD On: 54 °C)
(AOD Off: 42 °C)
(AOD Off: 65 °C)
(65 °C)
(65 °C)
(45 °C)
(60 °C)
(50 °C)
(70 °C)
• Running time may vary according to the water temperature, ambient temperature, water pressure
and voltage.
• When the Auto Open Dry(AOD) feature is activated, the heating rinse temperature will be changed
as 62°C.
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Available Options
Programme
Options
Dual
Zone
Half
Load
Energy
Saver
Steam
High
Temp
Extra Dry
Delay
Start
Auto
Intensive
Delicate
Refresh
Eco
Turbo
Express
Rinse
Machine
Clean
Download
Cycle
• The Energy Saver option is not available with the High Temp or Extra Dry option.
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Information for Energy Test
(EN50242)
Upper Rack
Appliance loaded in accordance with standard
specifications.
For Models with Auto Open Dry
(AOD) Function
• Capacity: 14 place settings
• Comparability course: Eco
• Rinse Aid setting: L2
• Reference cleaner: 35 g of detergent onto the
inside surface of the door.
• Height-adjustable Rack-U position: Middle
• Auto Open Dry(AOD) setting: On
For Models without AOD (Auto
Open Dry) Function
• Capacity: 14 place settings
• Comparability course: Eco
• Rinse Aid setting: L4
• Reference cleaner: 35 g of detergent onto the
inside surface of the door.
• Height-adjustable Rack-U position: Middle
a
Glasses
Cups
c Saucers
d Large bowl
e Medium bowl
b
Lower Rack
Cutlery Basket
f
g
Small bowl
Dinner plates (Meat)
h Dinner plates (Egg)
i Soup plates
j Oval platter
k
Dessert dishes (Spinach)
l
Dessert dishes (Egg)
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Loading the Dishwasher
For effective washing performance, always
follow the instructions.
• Remove large particles of food debris from
plates including bones etc. before loading.
Always rinse off plates when loading if they
are not to be washed immediately.
• Items with burnt on food should be soaked
prior to loading in the appliance.
• Deep based items should be placed upside
down.
• Plastic items will not dry well, compared to
other items.
• Make sure that all items do not touch each
other.
Non appliance safe items
The combination of high water temperature and
appliance detergents may damage certain
items. Do not wash the following items.
• Copper or anodised aluminium
• Hand painted silver or gold leaf crockery
• Wood or bone handled utensils
• Iron or non rust proof utensils
• Plastic items which are not appliance safe
• Expensive ware such as silver and dishes with
golden rings
• Fragile item such as crystal glasses
Loading the Lower Rack
Daily Use Load
The lower rack is suitable for dinner plates,
soup bowls, dishes, pots, pans, lids and even a
grill tray.
Plates should be positioned upright and facing
the centre of the rack and pots, pans and large
dishes must be turned upside down.
To make it easier to load larger dishes, the front
row of tines can be folded down.
CAUTION
• Do not obstruct the rotation of the spray arms.
CAUTION
• Do not place pots or pans with plastic handles
in the appliance as the handles may
deteriorate due to the heat and detergent.
• Water proof or long lasting lipstick smudges
on glasses may not be removed during the
wash.
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Folding Down the Rack Tines
Fold tines down to fit larger dishes; pull tines
back up to fit smaller dishes.
The cup racks provide support for long steam
glasses.
The left side row of tines can be folded down or
the cup racks can be folded up out of the way
for tall crockery items.
Loading the Upper Rack
Daily Use Load
The upper rack is suitable for delicate items
such as, small plates, long cutlery, cups,
glasses and appliance safe plastic items.
Cups, glasses and bowls must be positioned
upside down.
Plates should be positioned upwards with the
plate.
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CAUTION
• Do not obstruct the rotation of the spray arms.
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Removing and Replacing Cup
Racks
The left and right cup racks are interchangeable
and can be removed.
1
Slide cup rack down into its closed position.
Height Adjustable Upper Rack
The height of the upper rack can be adjusted
when you load glasses with long stems or tall
crockery items.
There are three available positions for adjusting
the height of the upper rack to create more
space.
3
2
1
3
2
1
2
Locate assembly slot on cup rack and firmly
pop rack off support bar on that side.
• The rack on the left pops free at the back.
The rack on the right pops free at the
front.
Lowering the Rack
Hold the rack at the centre of each side to
support its weight. Then, push the button on
each side to release the rack and lower it to the
lower position.
Raising the Rack
3
Slide cup rack off support bar on opposite
side.
4
Reverse instructions to replace cup rack.
Lift the rack at the centre of each side until the
rack locks into place in the upper position. It is
not necessary to lift the lock levers to raise the
rack.
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Possible plate size according to the upper
rack position
Plate Size (mm)
Upper
Rack
Position
Upper Rack
with
Cutlery
Rack
without
Cutlery
Rack
Lower
Rack
165
193
221
215
243
271
300
272
244
Upper
Middle
Lower
NOTE
• Before pushing the upper rack into the
appliance, ensure the rack height is the same
on both sides. If the height is not the same on
both sides, the appliance door will not shut
and the upper spray arm will not connect to
the water inlet.
• Raise the upper rack without pushing the
buttons on each side. Pushing the buttons
when raising the rack will prevent the rack
from locking into position.
• To set the rack to the middle position, it may
be easier to lower the rack all the way down
and then raise each side of the rack
individually until it clicks into place.
WARNING
• Before adjusting, ensure the rack is empty of
all dishes. Otherwise dishes may get
damaged or you may get injured.
• There is a 56 mm gain in height when the
upper rack is moved to the lower position.
• After adjusting the rack levels, check that the
spray arms are free to rotate.
• With the lower position of the upper rack,
check if the bottom part of upper rack
including spray arm is not disturbing items on
the lower rack.
• When the upper rack is in the lower position,
push in the upper rack first, and the lower
rack later.
• Pull out the lower rack first, and the upper
rack later.
• Raise the upper rack without pushing the
buttons on each side. Pushing the buttons
when raising the rack will prevent the rack
from locking into position.
• When the upper rack is in the lower position,
the possible height of dishes differs with
models where the cutlery rack is fitted.
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Loading the Cutlery Basket (On
Some Models)
Daily Use Load
For Large utensils, such as whisks, the cover
can be opened by being unhinged.
Place forks and spoons in the cutlery basket
with their handles downwards.
Loading the Cutlery Rack (On
Some Models)
The cutlery rack is best suited for flatware and
most cooking or serving utensils. It can also fit
small prep bowls and lids. The separators on
the cutlery rack help keep utensils separated to
avoid damage and improve cleaning.
WARNING
• To prevent injuries, place knives and other
utensils with sharp points on the cutlery
basket.
• If you want to load them in the cutlery basket,
place them with the pointed edges facing
downwards.
CAUTION
• Do not obstruct the rotation of the spray arms.
• The cutlery shouldn’t be longer than 18 cm.
If the handles of your cutlery are too thick, then
reverse the pieces so that the handles face the
other direction.
Max. 18cm
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Height Adjustable Tray (On Some
Models)
The tray on the left side can be adjusted to a
high or low position to accommodate utensils or
cutlery of different sizes. Remove dishes before
adjusting the tray. Adjust the tray by sliding the
lever.
Removing the Cutlery Rack (On
Some Models)
The entire cutlery rack can be removed if more
space is needed on the upper rack for larger
items.
Always remove the cutlery from the rack before
removing the rack.
Pull the rack out to the end of the rails. Then,
lift the front of the rack so that the rollers clear
the stop on the end of the rail. The rack can
now be slid forward and removed from the rails.
Adding Cleaning Agents
Adding Detergent to the
Dispenser
• Remove the label on the dispenser prior to
running the appliance for the first time.
• The amount of detergent needed depends on
the cycle, load size, and soil level of dishes.
• Put detergent into the detergent compartment
before starting any cycle, except the Rinse
cycle.
1
Push the button on the dispenser lid to
open the cover.
2
Add dishwashing detergent to the main
wash compartment until the level is
between the lines marked 15 and 25.
• Fill to over the 25 line for hard water or
heavily solied loads.
• Fill to the 15 line for soft water or lightly
solied loads.
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3
WARNING
• Be careful when loading and unloading items
with sharp edges. Load sharp knives with the
blade down to reduce the risk of injury.
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Push the detergent lid to slide the lid closed
until it clicks.
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4
If a prewash is desired, fill the recessed
prewash compartment area on the lid with
detergent.
Programme
Auto
Intensive
Delicate
Refresh
Eco
Turbo
Download
cycle
Machine
clean
Rinse
Express
Amount of detergent
Pre wash
Main wash
(onto the lid) (dispenser)
5g
20 g
5g
30 g
5g
20 g
25 g
5g
20 g
5g
20 g
5g
20 g
-
20 g
WARNING
• Dishwasher detergent and rinse aid contain
chemical components, like all other household
detergent. So, they must be kept out of the
reach of children.
CAUTION
• Use only detergent intended for dishwashers.
Incorrect detergent may cause the appliance
to fill with suds during operation. Excess suds
may reduce wash performance and may
cause the appliance to leak.
• To avoid damaging the appliance, do not pull
up on the dispenser to close the appliance
door.
• Use of an unsuitable detergent and rinse aid
may result in a risk of damage, corrosion,
poor washing performance, poor drying or
leakage.
• Only use the detergent and rinse aid that has
been qualified with standard. Use of an
unqualified detergent and rinse aid may
present a risk of damage, corrosion, poor
washing performance, poor drying, and
leakage.
NOTE
• Too much detergent can leave a film on
dishes and in the appliance, resulting in poor
wash performance.
• After washing, check whether the detergent
was completely washed out.
• Some appliance detergent tablets may
become stuck in the dispenser due to their
excessive size. Tablets can be placed onto the
base of the wash tub next to the filter before
starting the cycle.
• Never use liquid dishwashing detergent in the
appliance.
• Detergent tablets are not recommended for
use of Express cycle. If the detergent tablets
are used, it may cause detergent residue on
dishes due to the relatively low rinse
temperatures.
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Refilling
Drying
To maintain the effective wash performance of
the appliance, check and refill dishwasher salt
regularly.
To maintain the effective dry performance of the
appliance, check and refill rinse aid regularly.
• Plastic items may cause poor drying
performance compared to other items.
• To assist drying, the door can be opened for a
short period of time after the cycle has
completed instead of allowing the Cd mode to
finish.
Checking the Rinse Aid
When the Rinse aid refill
icon illuminates lit,
it means the rinse aid is almost empty. If
necessary, refill the rinse aid chamber.
Checking the Dishwasher Salt
After refilling the dishwasher salt, a wash
programme should be operated without dishes,
as any spilled salt inside the appliance may
cause rust or damage to the appliance if the left
unwashed.
When the Salt refill
icon illuminates, it
means the salt is almost empty. If necessary,
refill the salt chamber.
CAUTION
• Do not add detergent or any other solution
into the water softener housing other than
dishwasher salt. Doing so will cause the water
softening system to malfunction.
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NOTE
• Make sure that all items do not touch each
other.
• If dry performance is not good or water stains
remain, add the Extra Dry option or set the
rinse level.
• When using tablet type (2 in 1, 3 in 1)
detergent, an additional rinse may be
required, depending on the volume of dishes,
in this case use the Extra Dry option or set
the rinse level.
SMART FUNCTIONS
Using LG SmartThinQ
Application
Things to check before using LG
SmartThinQ
• For appliances with the
or
logo
1
Check the distance between the appliance
and the wireless router (Wi-Fi network).
• If the distance between the appliance and
the wireless router is too far, the signal
strength becomes weak. It may take a
long time to register or installation may
fail.
2
Turn off the Mobile data or Cellular Data
on your smartphone.
• For iPhones, turn data off by going to
Settings → Cellular → Cellular Data.
3
Connect your smartphone to the wireless
router.
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NOTE
• To verify the Wi-Fi connection, check that
Wi-Fi
icon on the control panel is lit.
• The appliance supports 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi
networks only. To check your network
frequency, contact your Internet service
provider or refer to your wireless router
manual.
• LG SmartThinQ is not responsible for any
network connection problems or any faults,
malfunctions, or errors caused by network
connection.
• If the appliance is having trouble connecting to
the Wi-Fi network, it may be too far from the
router. Purchase a Wi-Fi repeater (range
extender) to improve the Wi-Fi signal strength.
• The Wi-Fi connection may not connect or may
be interrupted because of the home network
environment.
• The network connection may not work
properly depending on the Internet service
provider.
• The surrounding wireless environment can
make the wireless network service run slowly.
• The appliance cannot be registered due to
problems with the wireless signal
transmission. Unplug the appliance and wait
about a minute before trying again.
• If the firewall on your wireless router is
enabled, disable the firewall or add an
exception to it.
• The wireless network name (SSID) should be
a combination of English letters and numbers.
(Do not use special characters.)
• Smartphone user interface (UI) may vary
depending on the mobile operating system
(OS) and the manufacturer.
• If the security protocol of the router is set to
WEP, you may fail to set up the network.
Please change it to other security protocols
(WPA2 is recommended) and register the
product again.
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Installing LG SmartThinQ
Machine Clean Reminder
Search for the LG SmartThinQ application from
the Google Play Store or Apple App Store on a
smart phone. Follow instructions to download
and install the application.
Smart Diagnosis™
NOTE
• If you choose the simple login to access the
LG SmartThinQ application, you must go
through the appliance registration process
each time you change your smartphone or
reinstall the application.
Wi-Fi Function
• For appliances with the
or
logo
Communicate with the appliance from a smart
phone using the convenient smart features.
Monitoring
Check the current status, cycle, options running
time and cycle end time for the application on a
single screen.
Download Cycle
Download new and special cycles that are not
included in the basic cycles on the applicance.
Appliance that have been successfully
registered can download a variety of specialty
cycles specific to the appliance.
Only one cycle can be stored on the appliaice
at the same time.
Once cycle download is completed in the
appliance, the appliance keep the downloaded
cycle untill a new cycle is downloaded.
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This function shows how many cycles remain
before it is time to run the Machine Clean cycle.
This function provides useful information for
diagnosing and solving issues with the
appliance based on the pattern of use.
Settings
Various functions are available.
Push Alert
Turn on the Push Alerts to receive appliance
status notifications.
The notifications are triggered even if the LG
SmartThinQ application is off.
NOTE
• If you change your wireless router, your
Internet service provider or your password
after registering the appliance, please delete it
from the LG SmartThinQ Settings → Edit
Product and register again.
• The application is subject to change for
appliance improvement purposes without
notice to users.
• Functions may vary and are limited by model.
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Open Source Software Notice
Information
Using Smart Diagnosis™
To obtain the source code under GPL, LGPL,
MPL, and other open source licenses, that is
contained in this product, please visit http://
opensource.lge.com.
In addition to the source code, all referred
license terms, warranty disclaimers and
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Smart Diagnosis™ Through the
Customer Information Centre
Use this function if you need an accurate
diagnosis by an LG Electronics customer
information centre when the appliance
malfunctions or fails. Use this function only to
contact the service representative, not during
normal operation.
1
Press the Power button to turn the
appliance on. Do not press any other
buttons.
2
When instructed to do so by the call centre,
place the mouthpiece of your phone close
to the Smart Diagnosis™ icon.
x.
Ma
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0
1
3
Press and hold Download Cycle until a
countdown displays on the appliance.
4
Keep the phone in place until the tone
transmission has finished.
• For best results, do not move the phone
while the tones are being transmitted.
• If the call centre agent is not able to get
an accurate recording of the data, you
may be asked to try again.
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Once the countdown is over and the tones
have stopped, resume your conversation
with the call centre agent, who will then be
able to assist you using the information
transmitted for analysis.
NOTE
• The Smart Diagnosis™ function depends on
the local call quality.
• The communication performance will improve
and you can receive better service if you use
the home phone.
• If the Smart Diagnosis™ data transfer is poor
due to poor call quality, you may not receive
the best Smart Diagnosis™ service.
Smart Diagnosis™ Using a Smart
Phone
• For appliances with the
or
logo
Use this function if you need an accurate
diagnosis by an LG Electronics customer
information centre when the appliance
malfunctions or fails.
Smart Diagnosis™ can not be activated unless
the appliance is connected to power. If the
appliance is unable to turn on, then
troubleshooting must be done without using
Smart Diagnosis™.
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MAINTENANCE
To maintain performance and prevent problems,
check the outside and inside of the appliance,
including filters and spray arms regularly.
WARNING
• When cleaning the outside and inside of the
appliance, do not use any solvent based
solutions such as thinners or accetone. It may
cause fire or explosion.
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Cleaning the Interior
Clean the interior of the appliance periodically
with a soft, damp cloth or sponge to remove
food and dirt particles.
Food residue may be stuck in the narrow gaps
inside the appliance after completion of
washing. Wipe off all food residue.
NOTE
• If you have not used the appliance for a long
time, refresh the inside by running Turbo or
Machine Clean programme with detergent.
When the cycle is finished, clean the inside
and outside of the appliance according to the
Maintenance instructions.
• Prevent animals from nibbling on the power
cable or water hose.
Cleaning the Exterior
In most cases, the exterior of the appliance can
be cleaned with a soft damp cloth or sponge,
then dried with a soft cloth. If the appliance has
a stainless steel exterior, use a stainless steel
cleaner.
Using Citric Acid
Remove all dishes, cutlery basket and cutlery
basket holder from appliance. Only racks should
remain in tub. For best results, use citric acid
powder (can be found in canning sections of
most supermarkets or online). Measure 3
tablespoons (45 g) of citric acid powder. Fill
main wash compartment with measured
powder.
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Using White Vinegar
Cleaning the Filters
If you cannot find citric acid powder, pour
approximately 3/4 - 1 1/4 cups (200-300 mL) of
white vinegar into shallow bowl and place in
upper rack. Run Auto cycle. Do not use
detergent. When the cycle is finished, restart.
1
Remove the lower rack and position the
bottom spray arm so a wider vee is open to
the front.
2
Turn the inner filter counter-clockwise and
take out the assembled inner filter and
stainless steel filter.
3
Clean the filters with a soft brush under
running water. Reassemble the filters before
reinstalling them.
4
To replace the assembled filters, position
the spray arm so the wider vee is toward
the front. Fit the filters back into the filter
holder and secure them by turning the inner
filter clockwise until it clicks into place.
CAUTION
• Do not pour Vinegar directly into the base.
• Excessive use of vinegar may cause damage
to the appliance.
Seasonal Maintenance and
Storage
• If you will be absent for an extended period of
time during warmer months, close the water
valve and unplug the power cord, or turn off
the circuit breaker. Clean the filter, tub and
dispenser to prevent odor.
• If you will be absent for an extended period of
time during colder months and there is a
possibility of freezing temperatures, winterize
the water supply lines and the appliance itself.
Winterization must be performed by qualified
service personnel.
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WARNING
• Be cautious of sharp edges when handling the
stainless steel filter.
CAUTION
• After using the appliance, particles of food are
filtered by the filters. Any unremoved food
residue may cause bad smell. In addition,
drainage may have a problem due to food
residue stuck in the filters.
Cleaning the Spray Arms
If the spray arm holes are blocked by any food
residue, dishes may not be cleaned well due to
improper water spray.
It is recommended that the spray arms be
cleaned once every two weeks.
Cleaning the Lower Spray Arm
1
Make sure that the water jet holes are not
blocked by food particles.
2
If any food residue blocks the spray arm
holes, remove it with a pin or any sharp
tool.
NOTE
• When assembling, rotate it firmly until it clicks.
CAUTION
• To avoid breaking the variable angle spray
arm end sections, do not pull or manually
rotate them.
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Cleaning the Upper Spray Arm
1
Pull the upper rack forward. Make sure that
the water jet holes are not blocked by food
particles.
2
When cleaning is necessary, remove the
upper spray arm by turning the nut on the
bottom of the spray arm 1/8 turn
counterclockwise and pulling down.
3
Remove food particles by rinsing or shaking
the spray arm.
4
If any food residue blocks the spray arm
holes, remove it with a pin or any sharp
tool.
5
After removing the food residue, clean the
spray arms holes under running water.
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After cleaning the upper spray arm, press it
up into place. Turn the nut 1/8 turn
clockwise to make sure that the nut locks
back into place.
7
After assembly, check whether the spray
arms rotate freely.
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Cleaning the Water Supply
Hose Filter
1
Unplug the appliance.
2
Turn off the water tap.
3
Unscrew the water supply hose.
4
Remove the seal and the plastic filter with a
pair of small pliers or scissor grips.
5
Refit the filter and gasket and make sure
that it is sitting correctly.
6
Refit and secure the water supply hose in
reverse order. Do not use any mechanical
device to tighten the hose. A soft cloth can
be used to assist hand tightening.
NOTE
• A filter is fitted into the inlet of the water
supply hose connection.
• If insufficient water flows into the appliance,
check that the filter is not blocked.
• If there is a leak, the water supply hose will
need to be checked for proper connection.
• Never over tighten the water supply valve or
use mechanical devices to tighten.
• When reassembling the seal and the filter,
ensure that they free from dirt or grit that may
have come from the water supply.
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The appliance is equipped with an automatic error-monitoring system to detect and diagnose
problems at an early stage. If the appliance does not function properly or does not function at all,
check the following before you call for service:
Diagnosing Problems
Problem
Possible Cause
Door is not completely
closed.
Power supply or power
cord is not connected.
Solutions
• Level the appliance again.
• Connect the power supply or cord
properly.
• Deactivate the Control Lock button.
Appliance will not operate. When the Control Lock
• Press and hold Half Load and
feature is activated, the
Energy Saver simultaneously for 3
will show
display code
seconds to activate or deactivate
on the display.
Control Lock.
Fuse is blown or circuit
• Replace the fuse or reset the circuit
breaker tripped.
breaker.
The contents of the
• Close the door until the appliance
Appliance continuously
appliance are hot and care and dishes have cooled down. The
beeps when the door is
should be used when
beeping will stop if the door is closed
opened, during or right
after a cycle has
placing your hands inside
or the interior temperature has
completed.
the appliance.
cooled.
Drain hose is kinked or
• Adjust hose or clear blockage.
clogged.
Water may remain if the
Water remains in sump
after completion of cycle. power supply was lost
before normal end of the
• Re-start the course.
course or was manually
disconnected.
Sprays arms do not rotate Holes of spray arms are
smoothly.
blocked by food particles. • Clean the holes of spray arms.
• See the Height Adjustable Upper
Upper rack is crooked.
Rack is poorly adjusted.
Rack section.
Lamps do not illuminate.
Power is not connected.
• Connect power supply.
Failure to use the
• Use the detergent exclusive for
detergent exclusive for
appliance.
There is excessive foam
appliance.
inside the appliance.
An excessive amount of
• Reduce the rinse aid dispensing
rinse may cause foam.
level.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Unbalanced upper rack.
Detergent is left in the
detergent dispenser.
Water leaks outside the
appliance.
Cloudiness on glassware.
Black or gray marks on
dishes.
Yellow or brown film on
inside surfaces of
appliance.
Yellow water remains
inside the dishwater
Detergent may not be
dispensed because poor
stacking of the dishes
prevent automatic opening
of the detergent dispenser.
The door may not be
closed due to tilted
appliance. In this case a
water leak may occur.
Wrong installation of
drainage hose may cause
water leak.
If the power is off, a water
leak may be caused by a
poor connection to the
tap.
Solutions
• Adjust the left/right height of the
upper rack.
• Correctly arrange the dishes and
always dry out the dispenser before
adding new detergent so that it does
not clump together.
• Check the leveling by adjust the leg.
• Check the connecting part of
drainage hose.
• Check the connection water supply
hose.
Combination of excessive
detergent and hard water.
• Use less detergent and use a rinse
aid to minimize the problem.
• Check the setting of softening
system.
Aluminum items rubbing
dishes during cycle.
• Reposition the dishes.
Coffee or tea stains.
• Eliminate the stain by using a stain
removal product.
When initially using the
appliance, Yellow water
may generate in the water
softener tank.
• This is a normal condition, and it is
harmless to humans. It disappears
after 1~3 cycles.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Wrong amount of
detergent used.
Overloading.
Improper loading.
Insufficient water
pressure.
Insufficient detergent.
Spots and filming on
dishes.
Rinse aid dispenser is
empty.
The water softener has no
salt or insufficient the salt.
Water hardness level may
be set too low.
The rinse aid may be
insufficient.
Hard water buildup in the
tub
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Solutions
• Use the recommended amount of
detergent.
• Do not overload the appliance.
• See the Operation section.
• Water pressure should be between
20 and 80 psi.
• Add the recommended amount of
detergent. See the Operation
section.
• Refill rinse aid dispenser.
• Check whether there is the salt in
the water softener.
• Increase the hardness level setting
value.
• Refill the rinse aid or increase the
dispensing level.
• Remove all dishes, cutlery basket
and cutlery basket holder from
appliance. Only racks should remain
in tub. For best results, use citric
acid powder (can be found in
canning sections of most grocery
stores or online). Measure 3
tablespoons (45 g) of citric acid
powder. Fill main wash compartment
with measured powder. If you cannot
find citric acid powder, pour
approximately ¾ - 1 ¼ cups
(200-300mL) of white vinegar into
shallow bowl and place in upper
rack. Run Auto cycle. Do not use
detergent. When the cycle finish, run
it again.
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Problem
Odor
Food soil remains on
dishes.
Possible Cause
Solutions
• Turn on the power, run the Cancel
The previous cycle was
option to remove the residual
stopped before completion cycle
water, then run the Quick cycle using
and residual water
detergent but with the appliance
remains in the appliance.
empty.
There is food in the
• Clean the filter and the interior
bottom of the unit or in
according to the Maintenance
the filter.
section of the owner’s manual.
• Cycle with one cup of white vinegar
in a appliance safe glass or bowl
Unwashed dishes are left
placed on the upper rack. (Vinegar is
in the unit for a long time.
an acid, and with constant use it
could damage your appliance.)
• Select correct cycle based on soil
Improper cycle selection.
level and type of dishware being
washed.
Water temperature is too
• Check water supply connection or
low.
water heater setting.
Dishwashing detergent
• Use recommended detergent.
was not used.
pressure should be between
Low inlet water pressure. • Water
20 and 80 psi.
Water jet holes on spray
• Clean the spray arms.
arms blocked.
• Make sure dishes do not block spray
Improper loading of
arm rotation or interfere with
dishes.
detergent dispenser.
Filters are clogged.
Too much Unremoved
food debris on dishes.
• Clean filters.
• Large particles of food residues
should be removed from the dishes
before staring wash.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Solutions
• Detergent cover opening.
• Drain pump at the beginning of drain
cycle.
The appliance is not level. • Adjust leveling feet.
Nozzle arm knocking
• Reposition the dishes.
against dishes.
Water pressure is too
• Adjust water pressure.
high.
• Check and refill the rinse agent
Rinse agent dispenser
dispenser if empty. For better drying
empty.
result, slightly open the door after
operation.
• Change to a tablet that includes a
Tablets used may not
rinse agent (contact the tablet
have a built in rinse aid.
manufacturer if unsure). Alternatively,
This will reduce the drying you can use a liquid rinse agent in
performance.
the dispenser if the tablets don’t
have a rinse agent built in.
A cycle without the Extra
• Select a cycle that defaults to the
Dry option was selected.
Extra Dry option.
•
Find the Wi-Fi network connected to
The password for the
your smartphone and remove it, then
Wi-Fi that you are trying
register your appliance on LG
to connect to is incorrect.
SmartThinQ.
•
Turn off the Mobile data of your
Mobile data for your
smartphone and register the
smartphone is turned on.
appliance using the Wi-Fi network.
Some level of noise is
normal during operation.
Noise
Dishes don’t dry.
Your home appliance and
smartphone is not
connected to the Wi-Fi
network.
The wireless network
name (SSID) is set
incorrectly.
The router frequency is
not 2.4 GHz.
The distance between the
appliance and the router
is too far.
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• The wireless network name (SSID)
should be a combination of English
letters and numbers. (Do not use
special characters.)
• Only a 2.4 GHz router frequency is
supported. Set the wireless router to
2.4 GHz and connect the appliance
to the wireless router. To check the
router frequency, check with your
Internet service provider or the router
manufacturer.
• If the distance between the
appliance and the router is too far,
the signal may be weak and the
connection may not be configured
correctly. Move the location of the
router so that it is closer to the
appliance.
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Error Codes
Problem
Possible Cause
Water inlet problem.
Drainage Problem.
Waste spigot is clogged.
Filters are clogged.
Oversudsing caused by
improper detergent, such
as liquid dish soap.
Failure to level appliance.
Solutions
• Check for a clogged, kinked or frozen
water supply hose.
• Check water supply.
• Check for a clogged, kinked or frozen
drain hose.
• Remove knockout on waste spigot.
• Clean Filters.
• Do not use hand dishwashing liquids.
Only use detergents which are designed
for use in automatic dishwashers.
• To remove detergent residue in the tub,
pour approximately 100~200 mℓ of milk
into a shallow bowl, place it to the upper
rack and then run the appliance on the
Auto cycle.
• Make sure that the appliance is properly
leveled.
Excessive Water supplied.
Water leakage problem.
Heater circuit failure.
Thermistor failure
• Call for service if the same problem
occurs again.
Motor trouble
Vario motor trouble
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