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All about the
Use & Care
of your
Dishwasher
Important Safety Instructions ......................2
Dishwasher Dispenser and Detergents .......10
Product Registration ...................................3
Factors Affecting Performance ...................11
Features at a Glance...................................4
Care and Cleaning ............................... 12-13
Operating Instructions .............................5-6
Before you Call.................................... 13-15
Preparing and Loading Dishes ..................7-9
Major Appliance Warranty .........................16
www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044
www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352
P/N:A05497901RevA Artwork:A05497901Rev001 (July 2016)
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
• Repairs should be done by a qualified
technician.
• Do not tamper with controls.
Please read all instructions before using this
dishwasher.
• Do not touch the heating element during or
immediately after wash has completed.
• Use your dishwasher only as instructed in
this Use and Care Manual.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• NSF certified residential dishwashers
are not intended for licensed food
establishments.
• When loading items to be washed:
For your Safety
• 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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•
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 not
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
important product information.
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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.
_________________________________
Purchase Date
_________________________________
Model Number
_________________________________
Serial Number
Registering your product with Frigidaire
enhances our ability to serve you. You can
register online at www.frigidaire.com or by
dropping your Product Registration Card in the
mail.
Your Precision Direct 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. Then the lower arm
rotates and circulates water. This is followed
by a pause and a slightly different sound as the
upper arms spray water. If you listen closely, you
will hear the change in sound as the wash action
switches from one arm to the other.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you
compare this dishwasher to
previous models, you may be
surprised at what you DON’T hear.
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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 through and 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.
Features may vary according to model
Nozzle or Spray Arm
Cup Shelves
Top Rack
Serial Label
Middle Spray Arm
(Located on Right)
Lower Rack
Silverware Basket
Lower Spray Arm
Overfill Protector
Glass Trap
Rinse Aid
Heating Element
Detergent Dispenser
Vent
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. Close door to latch.
5. Select desired CYCLE (See Cycle
Chart). The indicator light above the
pad
will glow when selected.
6. Select desired OPTION (See Energy
Options). The indicator light above the pad
will glow when selected.
7. Run hot water faucet nearest
dishwasher until water is hot. Turn water off.
8. To start, press START/CANCEL pad.
ë
NOTE
Not all cycles and options available on all
models.
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ë
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.
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 be
selected. When HI-TEMP WASH is selected,
an even higher temperature will be reached to
handle heavier soil loads.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Option Selections (*available on
select Models)
*Sanitize Option
To sanitize your dishes and glassware, select
SANITIZE option. When selected, the light
above the pad will come on and remain on until
end of cycle. The water temperature in the
final rinse will be raised to 155oF (68oC) and will
maintain that temperature for 9 minutes. This
option is available in Heavy and Normal Cycles.
Only these sanitization cycles have been
designed to meet NSF requirements.
The cycle time will be extended until the proper
water temperature is reached. Washing
action will continue during the water heating
delay. For best results, the incoming water
temperature should be at least 120oF (49oC).
The sanitize criteria may not be satisfied if there
is an interruption of the cycle, power failure or if
the incoming water temperature is below 120oF
(49oC).
To turn off the SANITIZE option, press the pad
a second time. The light above the pad will
turn off.
*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
improved drying performance. HI-TEMP WASH
option can be used with all cycles except RINSE
ONLY. HI-TEMP WASH is automatically provided
when the HEAVY WASH cycle is selected.
When HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, the
light above the pad will come on and remain
on until end of cycle. To turn off the HI-TEMP
WASH option, press the pad a second time.
The light above the pad will turn off.
Heat Dry
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; however you
will have items in your dish load that will not
be completely dry at the end of the cycle.
*Delay Start
The DELAY START option allows you to
automatically delay starting your dishwasher
for either 2-4-6 hours.
To activate delay start option for 2-4-6 hour
delay, press the pad once for a 2 hour delay,
twice for 4 hours and three times for 6 hours.
A light will come on indicating the delay start
hours and will remain on until 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 be pressed
again to return to delay option.
To cancel the DELAY START option and begin
the cycle before the delay period is over,
press and hold the START/CANCEL pad for 3
seconds.
Child Lock Controls
To prevent children from accidently changing
the dishwasher cycle or starting the
dishwasher, lock the dishwasher controls by
pressing and releasing the DRY OPTION pad
for 3 seconds while the door is latched. 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 the
same pad, DRY OPTION, again for 3 seconds
until the indicator light goes out.
*Status Indicator Lights
The WASHING light comes on at the beginning
of the cycle and remains on until the end of
the main wash.
Whether heated or unheated dry is selected
the DRYING light will come on during the
drying portion of the cycle.
When the SANITIZE option is selected, the
SANITIZED light will glow when the SANITIZE
cycle is finished. If the dishwasher did not
properly sanitize the dishes, the light will not
come on. This can happen if the cycle is
interrupted. The light will remain on until the
door is opened.
The CLEAN light will come on at the end of
cycle and remain on until the door is opened.
To Cancel a Cycle
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You can cancel a cycle anytime during the cycle.
Press and hold the START/CANCEL pad for 3
seconds. The light above the cycle and option
selected will go out, the START/CANCEL light
will remain illuminated, the dishwasher will start
a 90 second drain. At the end of the drain,
select the next desired cycle.
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.
NOTE
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Model FFBD2412
Cycle and Option Chart
Cycle and intended use
Available Options
Temperature;
Drying
Heavy Wash
Recommended for pots, pans,
casseroles and dinnerware
having light to heavily soiled
loads.
Sanitize, Hi-Temp
Heat Dry, Air Dry
9 gal.
34 L.
2 1/4 - 2 1/2 Hours
Normal Wash
Recommended for lightly to
heavily soiled loads.
Sanitize, Hi-Temp,
Normal;
Heat Dry, Air Dry
2.9 - 7.6 gal.
11 - 29 L.
1 1/2 - 2 1/4 Hours
Light Wash
Recommended for lightly
soiled loads only.
Hi-Temp, Normal
Heat Dry, Air Dry
5 gal.
19 L.
1 1/2 Hours
Energy Saver
A cycle used to reduce
dishwasher energy
consumption.
Normal
Heat Dry, Air Dry
5 gal.
19 L.
1 1/2 Hours
Rinse Only
For rinsing dishware that will be
washed later.
N/A
*Does not include drying time.
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Water per
Cycle
(approx.)
2 gal.
8 L.
Duration*
(approx.)
16 Mins.
(Air Dry Only)
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.
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.
Loading the Top Rack
Features and appearance of racks and
silverware basket 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.
10 place settings standard loading pattern
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.
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.
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.
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PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES
Top Rack
The TOP RACK option can be used to wash
a wide assortment of items when you don’t
have a full load. Also, when the upper rack
fills up with glasses and the lower rack is still
empty, you don’t have to wait anymore for
clean glasses.
STEMWARE HOLDER/CUPSHELF not
available on all models.
Loading the Bottom Rack
Features and appearance of racks and
silverware basket may vary from your
model.
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 or toward the center. Tilt
slightly for better drainage.
Make sure tall items do not block spray arm
rotation.
Be sure pan handles do not protrude through
the bottom of the rack and block the 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.
Adding a Dish
To add or remove items after wash cycle
starts:
•
Unlatch door and wait a few seconds
until wash action stops before opening.
•
Add the item and wait a few seconds to
allow cold air to slowly expand inside
dishwasher.
•
Close door firmly to latch and press the
START/CANCEL pad to resume.
Failure to do so may result in injury.
Features and appearance of racks and
silverware basket may vary from your
model.
Load the silverware basket while it is in the
bottom rack or take the basket out for loading
on a counter or table.
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.
Do not mix silver and stainless to avoid
damaging the silver finish.
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
CAUTION
Cover
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.
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.
•
Use only fresh automatic dishwashing
detergent. Other detergents may cause
oversudsing.
•
When using automatic dishwashing
detergent tabs, place one tab in main
wash cup and close.
•
Add detergent just before starting cycle.
•
Store detergent in a cool, dry location.
Moist or caked detergent may not dissolve
properly.
Main Wash
Cup
Cover
Latch
Pre-Wash
Cup
If the cover is closed on the Main Wash
Cup open by pressing the Cover Latch.
How much Detergent to use
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.
Detergent Usage Chart
Soft Water
Medium Hard Water
Hard Water
Very Hard Water
(0-3 grains)
(4-8 grains)
(9-12 grains)
(Over 12 grains)
Heavy Wash
or
Normal Wash
2 teaspoons
(each cup1/4 full)
5 teaspoons
(each cup- fill
to line above
“Regular”)
8 teaspoons
(each cupcompletely full)
Each CupCompletely
Full (water
softener
recommended)
Top Rack
2 teaspoons
(Main Wash
cup1/4 full)
5 teaspoons
(each cup- fill
to line above
“Regular”)
8 teaspoons
(Main Wash
cup- completely
full)
No Detergent
No Detergent
Cycle
Rinse Only
No Detergent
Main
Wash CupCompletely Full
(water softener
recommended)
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.
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FACTORS AFFECTING PERFORMANCE
Rinse Aid
Water Pressure
Rinse aid greatly improves drying,
reduces water spots, filming, and
lubricates wash arm bearing for proper
rotation. 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.
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.
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 setting.
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.
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NOTE
To achieve the best results from your
dishwasher, visit www.dishwashingexpert.com
for general tips regarding the performance
and operation of your dishwasher.
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
WARNING
(2)
Burn Hazard
(3)
Allow heating element to cool before
cleaning the interior.
Glass Trap
Failure to do so can result in burns.
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 form 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.
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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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.
Care of Drain Air Gap
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.
CARE AND CLEANING
Winterizing
A dishwasher left in an unheated place should
be protected from freezing. Have a qualified
person do the following:
To Disconnect Service:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off electrical power to the
dishwasher at the supply source by
removing fuses or tripping circuit breaker.
Shut off water supply
Place a pan under the inlet valve.
Disconnect water line from inlet valve
and drain into pan.
Disconnect drain line from pump and
drain water into pan.
To Restore Service:
5.
6.
7.
8.
Reconnect the water, drain, and electrical
power supply.
Turn on water and electrical power
supply
Fill both detergent cups and run
dishwasher through a HEAVY WASH/
cycle.
Check connections to make sure they do
not leak.
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NOTE
See Installation Instructions for more details
on disconnecting and restoring service to
your dishwasher.
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.
Food Soils Left on Dishes
•
•
•
•
Choose another cycle for longer washing
time.
Check rack loading section for proper
loading-avoid nesting items.
Do not overload the dishwasher (See
Preparing and Loading Dishes).
Check to verify that the glass trap is
maintained and installed properly (See
Care and Cleaning).
•
Home water pressure may be too lowshould be 20 to 120 pounds per square
inch (psi).
•
Check incoming water temperature. It
should be about 120oF (49oC). (See
Factors Affection Performance).
•
Check water hardness. For extremely
hard water, it may be necessary to install
a water softener. (See Detergent Chart).
•
Use Fresh Detergent.
•
Make sure items are not blocking the
spray arms, preventing them from
rotating.
Dishes not Dry
•
By selecting Heat Dry, Hi-Temp Wash or
Sanitize options this will improve drying.
•
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.
•
Plastic items may need to be towel dried.
•
Cups with a concave bottom will collect
water. Load them at the far left of the
upper rack so they will be held in a tilted
position.
•
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.
Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Check water hardness. For extremely
hard water, it may be necessary to install
a water softener. (See Detergent Chart).
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.
Make sure rinse aid dispenser is filled.
Check to see that proper amount
of detergent is being used for cycle
selected. (See Detergent Dispenser).
Home water pressure may be too low-it
should be 20 to 120 pounds per square
inch (psi).
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BEFORE YOU CALL
Dishware Chipped
Detergent Left in Cups
•
•
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.
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.
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
the Normal Cycle.
•
•
Detergent may be old. Discard and use
fresh detergent.
•
Be sure the dish load doesn’t 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.
Vapor at Vent
•
Water vapor escapes from the vent during
the drying part of cycle. This is normal.
•
Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead
to overflowing. Wipe up any spills with a
damp cloth.
•
Check to see that dishwasher is level.
(See Installation Instructions).
Normal Sounds You Will Hear
•
Normal sounds include water fill, water
circulation and motor sounds.
•
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 it’s 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.
Water in Bottom of Tub
•
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.
•
Check to see that dishwasher is level.
(See Installation Instructions).
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).
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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).
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.
•
Make sure START/CANCEL pad is pressed
after the cycle has been selected.
Opening the door during cycle
•
Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly
•
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.
•
Assure the drain hose isn’t kinked.
•
Make sure cycle is complete, not in a
pause.
•
Assure the glass trap is maintained and
installed properly assuring no clogs (See
Care and Cleaning).
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.
•
Delay Start option may have been
selected.
•
Choose lower temperature options to
shorten the cycle.
•
Cycles that are soil-sensing adjust
automatically to assure a good wash
- heavier soils will elicit a longer cycle
response.
•
•
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.
Check to see if unit is draining properly.
(See Dishwasher Does Not Drain
Properly).
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
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:
1.
Load clean dishes and glasses in normal
manner. Do not load any metal utensils
or silverware.
2.
Do not add detergent.
3.
Select the NORMAL WASH cycle. Close
and latch door. Press START/CANCEL
pad.
4.
Allow dishwasher to run until it starts
the second water fill (approximately 10
minutes).
5.
Unlatch and open door and pour 2 cups
of white vinegar into the bottom of
dishwasher.
6.
Close and latch door and allow cycle to
finish.
Dishwasher has an Odor
•
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.
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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
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Canada
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4

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