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Counter Top, 6 Place Setting, Dishwasher
USER MANUAL
Dishwasher
Model: CD 400-3203 W
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important safety instructions
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE.
WARNING - To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or
injury to persons when using your appliance, follow the
basic precautions, including the following:
1. Read all of the instructions before using this appliance.
2. Use the dishwasher only for its intended function.
3 The manufacturer cannot be responsible for problems caused by ignoring these safety
and caution instructions.
4. Use only detergents or wetting agents recommended for use in a dishwasher and keep
them out of the reach of children.
5. This appliance must be properly installed in accordance with the installation instructions
before it is used.
6. Never unplug your appliance by pulling on the power cord. Always grasp the plug
firmly and pull straight out from the outlet.
7. Replace immediately worn power cords, loose plugs/power outlets.
8. Disconnect electrical power and water intake hose to dishwasher before cleaning or
servicing.
9. If your old appliance is not being used, we recommend that you remove the door. This
will reduce the possibility of danger to children.
10. Do not operate your appliance in the presence of explosive fumes.
11. Do not add or mix any flammable or explosive substances to the wash.
12. Dishwasher door must be closed during the operation of the machine.
13. Do not operate your appliance when parts are missing or parts are broken.
14. Do not abuse, sit on or stand on the door or dish rack of the dishwasher.
15. Do not use this appliance for commercial dishwashing purposes.
16. D
o not wash plastic items unless they are marked “dishwasher safe “ or the equivalent.
For plastic items not so marked, check the manufacturer’s recommendations.
17. Do not operate this appliance unless all enclosure panels are properly in place.
18. Do not tamper with controls.
19. When loading items to be washed:
A) locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage the door seal, and
B) load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type injuries.
20. Do not touch the HEATING ELEMENT during or immediately after use.
21. To reduce risk of injury do not allow children to play in or on the appliance. Close
supervision and observation needed when children are around the dishwasher
22. This appliance must be connected to proper electrical outlet with the correct electrical
supply.
23. Proper grounding must be ensured to reduce the risk of shock and fire. DO NOT CUT
OR REMOVE THE GROUNDING PLUG. If you do not have a three-prong electric
receptacle outlet in the wall, have a certified electrician install the proper receptacle.
The wall receptacle MUST be properly grounded.
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24. H
ydrogen gas may be produced if the water heater has not been used in more then 2
weeks. This could be explosive and can explode under certain circumstances. If this is
the case, before using this appliance turn on all the hot faucets and let the hot water run
for a few minutes. This will let the trapped hydrogen escape. During this process do not
turn on an electric appliance, smoke, light a match/lighter or use a flame to avoid an
accident, as hydrogen gas is flammable and can explode.
25. Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or attempt any servicing unless
specifically recommended in the user-repair instructions that you understand and have
skills to carry out.
26. To reduce the risk or electric shock or fire, do not use extension cords or adapters to
connect the unit to electrical power source.
27. Do not use this dishwasher outdoors.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
unpacking your appliance
Unpacking
1. Inspect and remove all packing materials. This includes the foam and
any adhesive tape both inside and outsiide of the unit.
2. Inspect and remove any remains of packing, tape, or printed
materials before powering on your Arctic King appliance.
DANGER
Risk of child entrapment. Before you throw away your old
appliance, take off the door so that children may
not easily get trapped inside. Also cut off power cord and
detach all hoses
Product Registration
Thank you for purchasing our
product. This easy-to-use manual
will guide you in getting the best
use of your appliance.
Remember to record the model and
serial number. They are on a label
in back of the appliances.
Model number
Serial number
Date of purchase
Staple your receipt to your manual. You will need it to obtain
warranty service.
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Safety requirements
Electrical Requirements
Grounding Instructions
This appliance must be plugged into at least a 15 AMP 120 Volt 60 Hz
Grounded Outlet. This appliance must be grounded. It is equipped with a 3-Wire
cord having a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is
properly installed and grounded.
Warning! Improper use of the grounded wire can result in the risk of electric
shock. Consult a qualified electrician if necessary. Do not attempt to
defeat this safety feature by modifying the plug.
Avoid the use of an extension cord because it may overheat and cause a risk of
fire. However, if it is necessary to use an extension cord:
A. Use only 3-wire extension cord with 3-blade grounding plug.
B. T he marked rating of the extension cord must be equal to or greater than the
rating of this appliance.
C. It should be positioned such that it does not drape over the counter or tabletop where it can be pulled by children or tripped over.
WARNING: Avoid fire hazard or electric
shock. Do not use an extension cord or an
adapter plug. Do not remove any prong
from the power cord.
Grounding type
wall receptacle
Do not, under any
circumstances,
cut, remove,
or bypass the
grounding prong.
Power supply cord with
3-prong grounding plug
Attempting any maintenance or cleaning:
To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this appliance from the power
supply or disconnect at the household electrical panel by removing the fuse or
switching off the circuit breaker before attempting any maintenance or cleaning.
NOTE: Pressing the Power ON/OFF button to an off position does NOT disconnect the appliance from the power supply.
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table of contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS............................................. 1
SAFETY REQUIREMENTS / ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS............... 3
Specifications..................................................................................... 4
PARTS AND FEATURES.................................................................5-6
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS...................................................... 7
Proper Location................................................................................... 7
REMOVE ALL PACKING MATERIALS............................................... 7
QUICK FAUCET ADAPTOR CONNECTION...................................... 8
PERMANENT INSTALLATION.......................................................... 9
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE.................................................... 11
Water, Pressure and Temperature........................................................ 11
Preparing to wash dishes................................................................... 11
Loading your Dishwasher................................................................... 12
Cutlery Basket.................................................................................. 13
PROPER USE OF DETERGENT....................................................... 14
Using the 3-in-1 Agent....................................................................... 15
CYCLE SEQUENCE.......................................................................... 16
OPERATIONAL INSTRUCTIONS.................................................... 15
Pausing The Wash Cycle / Program................................................... 17
At the End of the Wash Cycle............................................................ 18
CHILD LOCK FUNCTION............................................................... 18
CARE AND CLEANING GUIDE...................................................... 19
TROUBLESHOOTING..................................................................... 21
WARRANTY................................................................................... 23
Specification Table
Model
4
MDC3203DWW3A/SS3A/BB3A
Power input
680W
Outer dimension(LxWxH)
21.7" x 19.7" x 17.2"
Weight
48.4 LBS
Max. water Consumption
2.83 Gallons (10.7L)
Water pressure
0.04~1MPa
Operation
Electronic
Detergent Capacity
.42 Oz (12g)
Plate Capacity
6 Standard Place Settings
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PARTS AND FEATURES
Front View
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1
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Control Panel
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B
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A. 3 In 1
Function
F. Child Lock
Function
B. Heavy
G. Rinse
C. Normal
H. Rapid
D. Eco
I. Pre-Wash
E. Rinse Aid
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8
6
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1. Door Handle
7. Power Button (ON / OFF)
2. Outer Door
8. Start/Pause Button
3. Control Panel
9. Delay Button (0-24 Hours)
4. Power Indicator Light
10. 3 in 1 Button
5. Program Indicator LED Display
11. Child Lock Function
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6. Wash Program Selector Button
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PARTS AND FEATURES
Inside View
Back View
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10
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Quick Faucet Adapter
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
CupShelf
Detergent Dispenser
Cutlery Basket
Filter System
Rinse Aid Dispenser
Spray Arm
Rack
Drain Pipe Connector
Inlet Pipe Connector
10. Power Cord
11. Quick Faucet Adapter
12. Quick connect fitting; Fits standard
7/8" diameter faucets
13. Red Pressure release button
BEFORE USING yOUR DISHWASHER
• Remove the exterior and interior packing.
• Check to be sure you have all of the following parts:
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2
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Quick Faucet Adapter
Drain Hose for Permanent Installation
Outlet Hose Clamps
Rack
Cutlery/Silverware Basket
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1
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Instruction Manual
Measuring Cup for Powedered Detergent
Measuring Spoon for Liquid Rinse Aid
Clip on Basket for 3-in1 Tablets
• Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Proper location
1. First determine the best location for your new Countertop Dishwasher.
It must be close to a 120 Volt (15 Amp) outlet and a sink with a water
supply and drain.
2. The minimum height clearance required to install your dishwasher on
a countertop surface with overhead cupboards/ Kitchen cabinets is
17.8” (45cm). This Space Saving Countertop Dishwasher is 17.2" in
height.
Height between tabletop to Cabinet 17.8"
Dishwasher
Height 17.2"
Note:
• It is suggested that you place the dishwasher right next to the sink.
• Make sure there is an electrical power supply within easy reach of the
machine. The power cord is 6 foot long.
• The dishwasher must be installed on a solid, level surface.
• To level the dishwasher, adjust the four legs under the dishwasher.
REmOVE ALL PACkING mATERIALS
Carefully; position the dishwasher on the counter
top that you determined as your final location.
There are 2 types of Hook-ups; using the Quick
Faucet Adapter Connection or Permanent
installation.
The suggested way is to operate this
Compact Dishwasher with the quick
Connect Faucet Adapter.
Dishwasher Quick Connect Faucet Adapter with
Drain, Pressure Release and Intake Water Hose.
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Quick Faucet adapter connection
The Quick Faucet Adapter easily connects to the sink faucet
A. F irst remove aerator from your faucet nozzle and
attach the quick connect threaded adapter to the
faucet. The quick connect faucet adapter allows
easy snap-on/snap-off connection to standard
(7/8” diameter) faucets.
Faucet Water
Connection
B. C
onnect the dishwasher Quick Connect
Faucet Adapter to the faucet first to ensure the hose length fits
the dishwasher’s selected location. Both hose end fittings must be
connected to the back of the dishwasher. The water intake and drain
plastic fittings are each a unique design and made to easily fit the
dishwasher to insure there is no mistake.
WARNING: A hose that attaches to a sink spray can burst if it is
installed on the same water line as the dishwasher. If your sink has one, it
is recommended that the hose be disconnected and the hole plugged.
C. W
ater Intake Hose: Connect to the rear of the
dishwasher using the large, 4-corner shaped
wing nut.
D. D
rain Hose: Connect to the rear of the
dishwasher. It is suggested you use pliers to
tighten but DO NOT over tighten.
E. W
ith both hoses connected, make sure you
can plug the power cord into a 120 volt,
grounded AC outlet, then turn the dishwasher
so it is facing forward.
Water Intake
Hose
Drain
F. R
ed Pressure Release Button: This red button, located on the Quick
Release Faucet Adapter, is used to release the water line pressure.
When you first connect to the water faucet, you can press the red
button to check the water is at the desired temperature or to use the
faucet normally without removing the whole Quick Release Faucet
Adapter.
Water Hose
Red Pressure
Release Button
Drain Hose
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G. W
ith all the fittings connected, open the tap to test to make sure there
are no leaks. Connect the A/C power cord and use the dishwasher as
outlined in the manual.
H. W
hen finished using the dishwasher, you need to close the water
supply to the tap and disconnect the power supply cord..
WARNING: The water intake hose is now pressurized.
Press the red pressure release button on the Quick Release Faucet
Adapter, which will depressurize the water intake hose to easily remove
without squirting water which can be very hot and cause scalding.
The Quick Release Faucet Adapter should then be disconnected from the
faucet and stored for next use.
CAUTION: D
o not let children disconnect the dishwasher. Close
supervision of children is always important around
appliances.
PERMANENT INSTALLATION
The permanent installation will require connecting the dishwasher to a
permanent “HOT” water intake, usually tapped off from the sink’s hot
water line. Also, the dishwasher’s grey drain hose (included) needs to
be connected to a special sink drain pipe (not included) under the sink /
counter.
We recommend that you Contact a qualified person to carry out
the permanent installation. The dishwasher must be installed to meet
all local codes and ordinances for electrical and plumbing connections.
Parts Needed for Permanent Installation
Intake Hose: You will need to purchase a standard 3/4" intake
dishwasher hose and fittings to make a permanent installation.
Direct connect dishwasher tail pipe:
You will need to purchase a dishwasher tail pipe designed to connect to
a kitchen sink drain, and a matching hose clamp.
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Drain hose: This unit has a special grey drain hose included. If you
choose a permanent installation you must connect this hose to the
dishwasher drain threaded connector. Use one hose clamp supplied.
Hose connections for permanent installation
Back of Dishwasher
Sink Drain
Change intake valve to standard
3/4 inch dishwasher inlet hose
To the Sink HOT water pipe
Sink Drain
Back of Dishwasher
Wate
rH
ose
Special Grey Drain Hose
the Sink HOT water pipe
Dishwasher TailToPipe
(Not Included)
Purchased hose clamp
Grey "L" Hose to dishwasher
drain connector
Place clamp here; insure no leakage
Instruction: This should be done by a professional and qualified
installer
1. Decide the best location to run the hoses under the sink. Make sure
both hoses will reach before cutting into counter top.
2. The quick connect faucet adapter and hoses must be removed from the
unit for both the intake and drain connections.
3. Change the intake hose to a 3/4 inch and secure tightly.
4. Using the special grey hose supplied, tighten hose to the drain
connector.
5. Run both hoses below the sink and attach as a permanent installation
for water intake and drainage. The special drain hose should be
attached at one end to the dishwasher, at the other end to the sink
tail pipe (not included), and secured at both ends with a clamp (one
clamp provided).
Note: The intake hose should be connected to the HOT water pipe.
The drain hose should be below the height of the base of the
dishwasher.
6. Test the water connections to insure that there are no leaks
7. Connect dishwasher to a 120v household, grounded outlet.
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Recommendations for use
Water, Pressure and Temperature
For best operating results, incoming water should be HOT and the
pressure should be between 0.03~1Mpa. Incoming water supply for
the dishwasher is controlled by a ‘low water switch’ application, so
if household water ceases, dishwasher will stop. We recommend for
maximum efficiency and optimum results use HOT WATER ONLY.
How it works:
Your dishwasher cleans by spraying a mixture of hot clean water and
detergent (under pressure) against the soiled surface of dishes. The
water is pumped through a rotating spray arm, drained through a filter
removing food and soiled particles and pumped back through the spray
arm.
Soiled water is pumped out and replaced with clean water at the end
of each cycle . For best cleaning results, the water temperature must be
at least 120ªF. To prevent dishwasher damage, the temperature of the
incoming water supply should not exceed 150ªF.
Note: Hard Water conditions will adversely affect the wash ability
performance of your dishwasher. Hard water conditions will also
contribute to “Lime” (white film substance) deposits and/or “Scaling” on
the stainless steel surface of the dishwasher tub and “Heater Element”
located in the sump underneath the removable filter screen. To assist in
minimizing these conditions, it is recommended to periodically operate/
rinse the inside of the dishwasher (empty) using 1 cup of white vinegar
(at least once a week) or special cleaning products that clean calcium
and lime deposits.
Preparing to wash dishes:
For best results, rinse the dishware and perform the following steps before
loading:
• Discard big chunks of food from the plate.
• Remove oils and grease.
• Remove sticky and loosen burned-on, foods.
•E
mpty liquids such as juice, soup, soda, coffee or tea from glasses and
cups.
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Tips to avoid stains and films:
The following suggestions are recommended to prevent stains and films
from dishware and utensils items:
• You must rinse all dishware, silverware, glassware and food containers
right a way after use. Some citric based food products, coffee, tea
and iron deposits in water can cause yellow or brown film on inside
surfaces when left on for a long time and not rinsed immediately.
• Rinse off acid based liquid, such as vinegar or lemon juice right away.
This may cause discoloration over time to your plates, food containers
or internal cabinet.
• Always check manufacturer’s recommendations before you start
washing items.
• You must check your water hardness to see whether you need to use
more or less detergent to wash. If water is extremely hard then it may
be causing stains on items. You may need to use water softener.
• Do not overload the dishwasher.
• Avoid improper loading by overcrowding or nesting plates together.
• Make sure water temperature is at
recommended temperature to wash dishware.
• Do not use too little detergent.
• Do not use old or damp powder detergent.
• Do not load aluminum utensils improperly.
Aluminum utensils can cause gray or black
marks to porcelain utensils if they touch during
the wash cycle.
Loading your Dishwasher
The dishwasher is designed for a standard “6 place setting”.
Optimum Capacity
6
5
IN
4
1
8
1
2
Cups
Serving bowl
3
4
Glasses
Saucers
5
1
7
2
6
Oval platter
Fruit bowl
8
7
Bread and
butter plates
Dinner plates
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Cutlery basket
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Note: T he standard plate is 10" inches. For ease of lading/unloading
large size dinner plates from the dish rack, it maybe necessary to
(temporarily) remove the cutlery basket. When loading/unloading
is complete, return the cutlery basket to its original position.
How to load items:
• L ocate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage the door seal.
• Do not load plastic items unless they are marked “dishwasher
safe” or the equivalent. For plastic items not so marked, check the
manufacturer’s recommendations.
• Cups, glasses and bowls must have their openings facing downwards.
• Do not load glasses over the dish rack pins. Glasses loaded over dish
rack pins are not properly supported and are likely to get damaged.
• Arrange all items with recessed or curved sections on a slant to drain
water away.
• Ensure cutlery is not nesting or stuck together. They need to be evenly
spread out. Make sure the cutlery has not fallen through the basket and
stopped the spray arm from rotating.
• Items with wooden or bone handles and items joined together with glue
are unsuitable as they cannot withstand hot water.
Cutlery Basket
Silverware should be placed in the basket with handles at the bottom. If
the rack has side baskets, the spoon should be loaded individually into
the appropriate slots, especially long utensils should be placed in the
horizontal position on the cup shelf.
WARNING: Do not let any item extend through the bottom
of the rack or cutlery basket.
WARNING: A
lways load sharp utensils with the sharp
point down!
For personal safety and top quality cleaning, placing the silverware in the
basket using the following guidelines:
• Do not nest utensils together.
• Place silverware with handles down with the exception of knives and
other potentially dangerous utensils which should have handles up.
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Proper Use of Detergent
NOTE: U
se ONLY detergent specifically made for automatic dishwashers.
Check product packaging to be certain. Keep your detergent fresh
and dry. Do not put powder detergent into the dispenser until
you’re ready to wash dishes.
The amount of detergent to use depends on whether your water is hard
or soft. With hard water, you need extra detergent. With soft water, you
need less detergent. Your water company should be able to tell you how
hard your water is.
For heavily soiled loads, use the HEAVY, NORMAL WASH cycle, fill one
or both of the interior cups, depending on the hardness of your water, and
also fill the open cup on the dispenser lid.Use the information in the table
below as a guideline to determine the amount of automatic dishwasher
detergent to place in the dispenser:
Number of Place Settings Loaded
Detergent Recommendation
Less than 4
Fill compartment marked “15” (A)
4 to 6
Fill compartment marked “25” (B)
To open the detergent storage cover, press the button
and the cover will flip back. After you finish, close the
cover securley. See diagram at right.
Using a Rinsing Agent
Using a rinse aid will help prevent unsightly spots,
films on dishes and glassware, and reduce drying
time. A rinse agent is specially formulated to rinse
away food and detergent residues that can be left
behind on your dishes. Used regularly, a rinse agent
will automatically provide you with cleaner dishes
every time you wash.
Filling the Dispenser
A
B
The Rinse Aid dispenser holds 3.5 oz. of rinse agent.
Under normal conditions, this will last approximately one month. Try to
keep it full, but do not overfill.
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2)
3)
4)
5)
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Make sure the dishwasher door is fully open.
Turn the dispenser knob to the left and lift it out.
Add rinse agent until the indicator window looks full.
Clean up any spilled rinse agent with a damp cloth.
Replace the dispenser knob.
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Rinse Aid Setting
The amount of rinse agent released into the final wash can be adjusted.
The factory setting is at the midpoint. If there are rings of calcium (hard
water) spots on dishes, try a higher setting.
To Adjust the Rinse Aid Setting
Remove the dispenser knob; then turn the adjuster counterclockwise to
increase the amount of rinse agent.
Low Rinse Aid Level Indicator
When the rinse aid level becomes low in the dispenser, the "Rinse Aid"
icon in the display will light. Once the dispenser is refilled, the icon will
shut off.
Using the 3-in-1 program
Your dishwasher has ability to utilize 3-in-1
tablets.
1. Hang the 3-in-1 tablet container on to rack
(see diagram below)
2. Put the 3-in-1 tablet into the container and
press the 3-in-1 button on the control panel.
A “3-in-1” icon in the display will illuminate.
Note: P
erformance will not be as effective if you attempt to us tablets
when dishwasher is set to program other than 3-in-1.
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Cycle Sequence
NOTE: C
ycle times listed are for reference only as they can change based
on conditions such as inlet water temperature, whether dishwasher
is partially or fully loaded, and the heating element power rating.
Cycle
Water (Approx)
Time (Approx)
Sequence
Pre-wash
Pre-wash (122ºF/50ºC)
Heavy
3.83 Gallons
100 Minutes
Wash
(131ºF/55ºC)
Wash
(122ºF/50ºC)
Rinse
Rinse
(149ºF/65ºC)
Dry
Pre-wash
Pre-wash
Normal
3.17 Gallons
85 Minutes
Wash
(131ºF/55ºC)
Rinse
Rinse
(149ºF/65ºC)
Dry
Pre-wash
Light
Pre-wash (122ºF/50ºC)
3.17 Gallons
75 Minutes
Wash
(122ºF/50ºC)
Rinse
Rinse
(140ºF/60ºC)
Dry
Glass
Pre-Wash
Wash
2.56 Gallons
70 Minutes
(122ºF/50ºC)
Rinse
Rinse
(140ºF/60ºC)
Dry
Speed
Pre-wash
Pre-wash (122ºF/50ºC)
3.17 Gallons
45 Minutes
Wash
(122ºF/50ºC)
Rinse
Rinse
(131ºF/55ºC)
Soak
0.66 Gallons
16
10 Minutes
Pre-wash
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Operating Instructions
Operating Your Dishwasher
1. E
nsure that all electrical, water, and drain connections have been
installed correctly before proceeding.
2. Load the dishwasher (See the “Loading your Dishwasher” section).
3. Make sure that the water supply is turned on to full pressure.
4. A
dd the appropriate amount of dishwasher detergent to the dispenser
(see Proper Use of Detergent Section).
5. Close the door and ensure that the door latch has engaged.
6. Turn the dishwasher ON by pressing the ON / OFF button.
7. S
elect appropriate wash cycle / program (See Cycle Sequence
Section).
8. P
ress the Start/Reset button. The LED display will flash intermittently to
indicate the dishwasher is in “RUN” mode.
NOTE: W
hen you press the Start/Reset button to pause the unit during
washing, the LED display will stop blinking and the dishwasher
will stop working until the Start/Reset button is pressed again.
Pausing the Wash Cycle / Program:
In order to make any changes to the selected wash program / cycle, load
additional items, or remove previously loaded items the dishwasher must
be put in “PAUSE” status. The dishwasher can be put into PAUSE mode at
any time during the wash cycle.
To temporarily pause the washing process:
1. Press and hold the START / RESET button for approximately 3 seconds
to cancel the existing program mode.
2. Make the necessary changes to the wash program / cycle selection or
add/remove items from the dishwasher.
3. Ensure that the door is closed and the latch is fully engaged.
4. Press the START / RESET button once
5. The dishwasher will immediately resume operation using the most
recently selected wash program / cycle.
NOTE: If the door is opened at any time during the washing process,
the dishwasher will automatically go to PAUSE mode. Once the
door is closed and the latch is fully engaged the dishwasher will
immediately resume operation. Although the dishwasher will be
put in the PAUSE mode by opening the door, it is recommended
that you instead follow the steps above to PAUSE the washing
process.
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Changing the Wash Program / Cycle:
If at any time during the washing process you would like to change the
selected wash program /cycle;
1. Press and hold the START / RESET button for approximately 3 seconds.
(The START / RESET indicator light will be ON indicating that the unit is
in PAUSE mode.)
2. Select the desired wash program / cycle by pressing the program
button.
3. Press the START / RESET button again, the dishwasher will resume
operation using the newly selected wash program / cycle.
NOTE: If you change the wash program / cycle after the detergent
has been dispensed or the dishwasher has already drained the
water, you will need to refill the detergent dispenser for the newly
selected program / cycle accordingly.
At the End of the Wash Cycle
Once the dishwasher has completed the selected wash cycle / program,
there will be a buzzer sound for 8 seconds indicating the end of the cycle.
1. Shut off the water supply.
2. Turn the dishwasher OFF by pressing the ON/OFF button.
3. Open the door slightly with caution to allow any residual steam to
escape.
4. Wait a few minutes (approximately 15 minutes) before unloading the
dishwasher as the dishes and cutlery will be hot. This also aids in the
drying process.
5. The interior of the dishwasher will be wet, this is normal and will dry
naturally.
WARNING: It is dangerous to open the door when dishwasher in
operation as hot water may scald you.
Checking the Water Temperature
For the most effective cleaning and to prevent damage to the dishes being
cleaned, the water supplied to the dishwasher should be at a temperature
of at least 120ºF (49ºC) and no more than 150ºF (66ºC).
Child Lock Function
The child lock function will prevent the unit from functioning and the door
from being able to open if it is in the fully closed position.
To engage the function, press the “3-in-1” button and the “Delay” button at
the same time. The “lock” icon will illuminate in the display when the child
lock function is activated.
To disengage, press the “3-in-1” button and the “Delay” button at the same
time. The “lock” icon will go off in the display when the child lock function
is deactivated.
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Using The Delay Feature
The start of the HDC2406 can be delayed between 1 and 24 hours in
one hour increments. To utilize this feature:
1. Press “ON/OFF” button to “on” position
2. Press “PROGRAM” button
3. Press “DELAY” button once for each hour of delay (i.e. press 3 times to
delay start 3 hours)
To cancel the delay feature:
1. Press “ON/OFF” button to “off” position.
Care and Maintenance
Filter system
The filter system consists of a coarse filter, a flat (main filter) and a micro
filter (fine filter).
1. M
ain filter: Food and soil particles
trapped by this filter are pulverized
by a special jet on the spray arm and
washed down the drain.
2. Fine filter: This filter holds soil and
food residue in the sump area and
prevents it from being deposited on the
dishes during wash cycle.
3. C
oarse filter: Larger items, such as those that could block the drain,
are trapped in the coarse filter. To remove the items caught by the filter,
gently squeeze the tap on the top of this filter and lift out.
The filter efficiently removes food particles from the wash water,
allowing it to be recycled.
For best performance and results, the filter assembly must be cleaned
regularly. For this reason, it is a good idea to remove
the larger food particles trapping in the filter after each
wash cycle by rinsing the filter assembly under running
water. To clean the coarse filter and the fine filter, use
a soft cleaning brush. Reassemble the filter parts as
shown in the diagram and reinsert the entire assembly
in the dishwasher, positioning in its seat and pressing
downward.
To remove the filter assembly, grab the handle of the
fine filter, rotate it counter clockwise then pull in an upward direction.
Step 1: rotate the fine filter counter clockwise;
Step 2: lift fine filter up;
Step 3: lift main filter up
NOTE: Reverse this procedure to reinstall the filter.
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Remarks:
- Inspect the filters for blocking every time the dishwasher has been used.
- By unscrewing the coarse filter you can remove the filter system. Remove
any food remnants and clean the filters under running water.
WARNING: ·Never run the dishwasher without the filters in place.The
dishwasher must never be used without the filters.Improper replacement of
the filter may reduce the performance level of the appliance and damage
dishes and utensils.The entire filter system should be cleaned once a week
·When cleaning the filters do so carefully as otherwise filters may lose
their shape and the performance of the dishwasher could be effected.
Cleaning The Spray Arm
It is necessary to clean the spray arm regularly for
hard water chemicals that can clog the spray arm
jets and bearings. Wash the arm in soapy and
warm water and use a soft brush to clean the jets.
Cleaning The Control Panel
• To clean the control panel use a lightly dampened cloth then dry
thoroughly. To clean the exterior use a good appliance polish wax.
• Never use sharp objects, scouring pads or harsh cleaners on any part of
the dishwasher.
Cleaning The Door
To clean the edge around the door, you should use only a soft warm,
damp rag
WARNING: Never use a spray cleaner to clean the
door panel for it could damage the door
lock and electrical components. It is not
recommended to use abrasive cleansers
or rough surface paper towels because of
the risk of scratching or leaving spots on
the stainless steel surface.
How To Maintain Your Dishwasher
After every wash
After every wash, leave the door slightly ajar so that moisture and odors
are not trapped inside.
Do Not Use Solvents or abrasive cleaning products
To clean the exterior and rubber parts of the dishwasher, do not use
solvents or abrasive cleaning products. Rather, use only a cloth and warm
soapy water. To remove spots or stains from the surface of the interior,
use a cloth dampened with water and a little white vinegar, or a cleaning
product made specifically for dishwashers.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Causes
Possible Solution:
Dishwasher does
not start
Fuse is blown or the
circuit breaker has
tripped.
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. Remove
any other appliances sharing the same circuit with the
dishwasher.
Power supply is not
turned on.
•M
ake sure the dishwasher is turned on and the door
is closed securely.
• Make sure the power cord is properly plugged into
the wall socket.
Dishwasher door is not
closed properly.
Close the door making sure the door latch is engaged.
Drain hose is kinked
Check the drain hose and ensure there are no kinks.
Filter is clogged
Check the filter assembly and remove any debris, if
any, that may be blocking the filter.
Kitchen sink is clogged
Check the kitchen sink for adequate drainage. If the
kitchen sink is not draining you may need to contact a
plumber to inspect your drainage pipe.
Improper detergent
Use only detergent specifically designed and marked
for use with dishwashers.
Spilled rinse aid
Always wipe up rinse aid spills immediately.
Stained tub
interior
Detergent with colorant
was used.
If suds occur, open the dishwasher and let them
evaporate.
White film on the
inside surface
Hard water minerals
Add approximately 1 gallon of cold water to the tub,
close and secure the door.
There are
rust stains on
silverware /
cutlery
The affected items are not
corrosion resistant
Select the “PRE-WASH” program. Press the Start / Rest
button to drain out the water. Repeat if necessary.
Knocking noise
in the washing
cabinet
The spray arm is knocking
against an item loaded in
the rack.
Pause the wash cycle and rearrange the items
accordingly.
Rattling noise
in the washing
cabinet
Items are not loaded
securely and are vibrating
against each other
Pause the wash cycle and rearrange the items
accordingly.
Knocking noise in
the water pipes
Vibration or loose
connections at cross
sections of the piping.
Will not affect dishwasher operation. If in doubt,
contact a qualified plumber.
Water is not
pumped from the
dishwasher
Suds in tub
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Problem
Possible Causes
Possible Solution:
The dishes are
not clean.
The dishes were not loaded correctly
See “Loading the Dishwasher Rack” section
of this manual.
The program selected was not the
appropriate cycle for the condition of
the dishes.
Select a more intense program.
Not enough detergent was dispensed.
Use more detergent, or change the type of
detergent being used.
Items were blocking the rotation path
of the water spray arm.
Rearrange the items accordingly so that the
spray arm can rotate freely.
The filter assembly in the base of the
unit is not clean, is clogged, or is not
installed correctly.
(This may cause the spray arm jets to
become clogged).
Clean and/or fit the filter assembly
correctly.
Clean the spray arm jets. See the
“Cleaning the Spray Arm “section of this
manual.
Cloudiness on
the glassware.
This is a combination of soft water and
too much detergent.
Use less detergent if you have soft water
and select a shorter cycle to wash the
glassware to get them clean.
Black or gray
marks on dishes.
Aluminum utensils have rubbed against
the dishes.
Use a mild abrasive cleaner to remove the
marks
Detergent left
in the dispenser
cups.
Dishes blocked the detergent cups
not allowing them to open completely
during the wash cycle.
Rearrange the dishes accordingly and rerun the wash cycle.
The dishes are
not dry
Improper loading
See “Loading the Dishwasher Rack” section
of this manual.
Too little rinse aid
Increase the amount of rinse aid dispensed
or refill the rinse aid dispenser if empty.
Dishes were removed from the washer
too soon.
Do not empty your dishwasher immediately
after the cycle ends. Open the door slightly
so that the steam can escape. Begin
unloading the dishwasher once the dishes
are barely warm to the touch.
Wrong program / cycle selected.
Shorter cycles/programs use lower
temperatures which also lowers cleaning
performance. Choose a cycle / program
with a longer wash time.
Using cutlery with a low quality
coating.
Water drainage is more difficult with these
items. Cutlery or dishes of this type are not
suitable for dishwasher use.
Error codes
Your dishwasher has an error code indicator function. For certain appliance malfunctions, the corresponding error code will
be shown in the LED display:
Code
Meaning
Possible cause
E1
Water Intake Problem
Faucet is not opened, water intake is restricted, or
water pressure is too low.
E4
Overflow
Some element of dishwasher is leaking. Turn main
water supply off immediately! Remove water from
around base before restarting dishwasher.
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