Frigidaire FGCD2444SF2A Dishwasher Owner's Manual

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All about the

Use & Care

of your



Important Safety Instructions ......................2

Dishwasher Dispenser and Detergents .......11

Product Registration ...................................3

Factors Affecting Performance ...................12

Features at a Glance ...................................4

Operating Instructions .............................4-6

Preparing and Loading Dishes ................7-10

Care and Cleaning ............................... 13-14

Before you Call .................................... 15-17

Notes ......................................................18

Major Appliance Warranty .........................19 USA 1-800-944-9044 Canada 1-800-265-8352




lease read all instructions before using this dishwasher.

For your Safety

• Use your dishwasher only as instructed in this Use and Care Manual.

• This Manual does not cover every possible condition and situation that may occur.

Use common sense and caution when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.

• NSF certifi ed residential dishwashers are not intended for licensed food establishments.


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 no 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 fo 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 fi re 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.


• Repairs should be done by a qualifi ed technician.

• Do no tamper with controls.

• Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after

• Use care unloading the dishwasher when the SANITIZE option has been selected.

Contents may be hot to the touch immediately after the end of cycle.

• Water vapor from the vent may be hot to the touch when the SANITIZE option has been selected. Use care and do not let small children play around or touch the vent area of the dishwasher.

• When loading items to be washed:

• Locate sharp items and knives so that

they are not likely to damage the door

seal or tub.

• Load sharp items and knives with the

handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type


• Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water, system that has not been used for 2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If hot water system has not been used for such a period, before using dishwasher, turn on for several minutes This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas.

HYDROGEN GAS IS FLAMMABLE. Do no smoke or use an open fl ame during this time.

• Do not store or use combustible materials, gasoline or other fl ammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.


To reduce the risk of fi re, electrical shock or injury when using your dishwasher, follow the above basic precautions.


This symbols will help alert you to such dangers as personal injury, burns, fi re and electrical shock.


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Why Energy Effi cient Units run long cycles:

Several factors are important to washing dishware. The energy use of the dishwasher was reduced by applying more of the factors that don’t use so much energy and less of the ones that use more. As a result, you will see that the wash cycles take longer.



Very Important Information - Read

Before Operating Your Dishwasher!

Normal Operating Sounds

This dishwasher does not sound like most dishwashers -



Your dishwasher with it’s Precision Direct

Wash System has many enhancements to reduce it’s sound level. Still, it is normal to hear some of what is going on inside. The wash cycles include several instances of water entering the unit (splashing), the wash pump running to spray water on the dishware

(motor & splashing) and the drain pump running to discharge the dirty water and soils.

Variations in the pumping/spraying sounds are normal. During a cycle the pump switches on and off many times, and operation switches back and forth between wash arms to provide the best cleaning performance.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you compare this dishwasher to previous models, you may be surprised at what you DON’T hear.



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/PAUSE pad.



Not all cycles and options available on all models.



Your dishwasher cleans by spraying a mixture of hot water and detergent through the spray arms against soiled surfaces. First, the dishwasher fi lls with water covering the fi lter area. Water is then pumped through the spray arms. Soil particles go through and across the fi lter and down the drain as the water is pumped out. This series of steps are repeated as needed. The number of water fi lls vary with the cycle being used.

Nozzle or Spray Arm

Cup Shelves

Bowl Tines

Top Rack

Serial Label

(Located on Right)

Middle Spray Arm

Lower Spray Arm

Overfi ll Protector

Detergent Dispenser

Rinse Aid

Lower Rack

Silverware Basket

Glass Trap

Heating Element

Features may vary according to model

Operating Instructions

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


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/PAUSE pad.



If the dishwasher door is opened while the unit is running, the START/PAUSE 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.

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 lengthend for automatic water heating in the main wash and fi nal 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.



Option Selections

Hi-Temp Wash Option

When HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, the dishwasher heats water in the main wash to approximately 140 o F (60 o C).

This increase in water temperature helps the dishwasher detergent remove food grease and soil from dishes more effectively and aids in drying. HI-TEMP WASH option can be used with HEAVY and NORMAL CLEAN only. HI-TEMP

WASH is automatically provided when the

HEAVY CLEAN 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.

Sanitize Option

Heat Dry/Air Dry

Use the HEAT DRY option, especially in combination with use of rinse agent, will enhance drying. If AIR DRY is selected the heater will be de-activated during the drying phase of the selected wash cycle. This will slightly lower the energy use but will increase the likelihood that the dishware will not dry completely.

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 AIR DRY 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, AIR DRY, until the indicator light goes out.

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 fi nal rinse will be raised to 155 o F (68 o C) and will maintain that temperature for 9 minutes. This option is available in Heavy and Normal Clean

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 120 o F (49 o C).

The sanitize criteria may not be satisfi ed if there is an interruption of the cycle, power failure or if the incoming water temperature is below 120

(49 o C).

o F

To turn off the SANITIZE option, press the pad a second time. The light above the pad will turn off.

Delay Start

To Cancel a Cycle

You can cancel a cycle anytime during the cycle.

Press the CANCEL pad and dishwasher will start a 90 second drain. At the end of the drain, select the next desired cycle.

Status Indicator Lights

The WASHING light comes on at the beginning of the cycle and remains on until the end of the main wash.

When the SANITIZE option is selected, the

SANITIZED light will glow when the SANITIZE cycle is fi nished. 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 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/PAUSE pad to start the delay option. If the delay option is interrupted, the

START/PAUSE 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 the CANCEL pad.

The CLEAN light will come on at the end of cycle and remain on until the door is opened.



heavy clean normal clean quick clean top rack rinse only cancel washing clean sanitized start pause

2 4 6 delay time sanitize option air dry hold to lock high temp


The DishSense TM Technology checks the soil level on your dishes in the HEAVY CLEAN, NORMAL

CLEAN and TOP RACK cycles. Depending on soil level, the sensor will determine if additional water fi lls are needed to clean the dishes or if water fi lls can be deleted. Cycle time and water usage will vary based on the amount of soil on the dishes. Cycle time will also vary based on the options selected and the incoming water temperature.

Cycle and Option Chart

Cycle and intended use

Heavy Clean

Recommended for pots, pans, casseroles and dinnerware having light to heavily soiled loads.

Normal Clean

Recommended for lightly to heavily soiled loads.

Available Options



Water per




Heat Dry, Air Dry

5.5 - 8.9 gal.

21 - 34 L.

Sanitize, Hi-Temp,


Heat Dry, Air Dry

3.0 - 7.2 gal.

11 - 27 L.



1 3 /


- 2 1 /



1 1 /


- 2 Hours

5.1 - 5.9 gal.

19 - 22 L.

33 Mins.

Quick Clean

Recommended for lightly soiled loads only.


Heat Dry, Air Dry

Top Rack

Recommended for small loads in the upper rack only that are light to heavily soiled.


Heat Dry, Air Dry

Rinse Only

For rinsing dishware that will be washed later.


3.3 - 3.9 gal.

12 - 15 L.

2.2 - 2.5 gal.

8 - 9 L.

1 - 1 1 /



17 Mins.

* Does not include drying time.



Dish Preparation

Scrape away large pieces of food, bones, pits, toothpicks, etc. The continuously fi ltered wash fl uid 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


be sure disposer is completely empty before starting dishwasher.

10 place settings standard loading pattern

Loading the Top Rack

Features and appearance of racks and silverware basket may vary from your model.

The upper rack is designed for fl exibility in loading a wide variety of items including cups, glasses, stemware, small plates, bowls, etc.

Load glasses in top rack only. Damage may occur if placed in bottom rack.

Load plastic items in top rack only. Melting may occur if placed in bottom rack.

Load items with open ends facing down for better cleaning and draining.

Damage may occur if delicate items touch each other during dishwasher operation.

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.

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.



Upper Rack

The UPPER 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 fi lls 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.

Bowl Tines (available on select models.

The bowl times offer the ultimate in fl exibility.

When closed, load with saucers or small dishes. Open halfway and it is perfect for small casserole dishes. Open completely for those hard to fi t items. As you load your dishwasher, you will fi nd many other ways to use this unique feature.

Adjustable Upper Rack

(available on select models.

To raise the upper rack, refer to the fi gure below.

Press the lever toward the center of the rack and pull straight up on the rack.


To lower the upper rack, press the lever and push down on the rack.



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.

12 place settings standard loading pattern on select models (Fold down tines)

Fold-down Tines (available on select models)

The fold-down tines in the lower rack make easy loading for those extra large and hard-tofi t items. The tines ma be left up for normal use or folded down for more fl exible loading.

Fold down for more space to load large pots or pans.

10 place settings standard loading pattern.

12 place settings standard loading pattern on select models (Fixed Tines).



Loading the Silverware Basket


Load sharp items (knives, skewers, etc.) pointing down.

Failure to do so may result in injury.

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 fi nish.

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.

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.

In some models small items like baby bottle caps, jar lids, corn cob holders, etc., can be placed in a covered section. Close the cover to hold small items in place.

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 fi rmly to latch and resume cycle.





Main Wash


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

If the cover is closed on the Main Wash Cup open by pressing the Cover Latch.

The detergent dispenser has one covered and one uncovered cup. Detergent in the uncovered cup falls into the dishwasher when the door is closed. The covered cup opens automatically to release detergent.

• 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.

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 fi lming or spotting. Using too much detergent in soft water can cause etching to some glassware which is surface damage that appears like a fi lm 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

(0-3 grains)

Medium Hard Water

Hard Water

Very Hard Water

(4-8 grains) (9-12 grains)

(Over 12 grains)

Heavy Clean


Normal Clean

2 teaspoons

(each cup-

1/4 full)

Top Rack

2 teaspoons

(Main Wash cup-

1/4 full)

5 teaspoons

(each cup- fi ll to line above


5 teaspoons

(each cup- fi ll to line above


8 teaspoons

(each cup- completely full)

8 teaspoons

(Main Wash cup- completely full)

Each Cup-



(water softener recommended)


Wash Cup-

Completely Full

(water softener recommended)

Rinse Only No Detergent No Detergent No Detergent No Detergent

(water softener recommended)

As a rule, use 1 teaspoon for each grain above 12. For very hard water, detergent alone may not be enough and then a water softener is recommended to improve water quality and dishwashing performance.



Rinse Aid

Rinse aid greatly improves drying, reduces water spots, fi lming, 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 refi ll.

To add liquid rinse aid, turn dispense cap 1/4 turn counterclockwise and lift out. Pour in rinse aid until liquid touches the indicated fi ll level Replace cap.

Do not overfi ll 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 Pressure

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.

Water Temperature

Hot water is needed for best dishwashing and drying results. Water entering dishwasher should be at least 120 o F (49 o C) 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 120 o

F (49 o

C), have a qualifi ed person raise the hot water heater thermostat setting.


Before starting a cycle, run hot water to clear cool water from pipe.

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.

Dispenser Cap

Adjustable Setting



Spray Arm varies by model



Glass Trap


Burn Hazard

Allow heating element to cool before cleaning the interior.

Failure to do so can result in burns.


Outer Door -

Clean outer door with warm soapy water and a dishcloth or sponge. Rinse with clean water and a dry cloth. Do not use harsh cleaners.

Glass Trap Removal

To empty the glass trap:

Inside -

The inside of the dishwasher and fi lter are self-cleaning with normal use. If needed, clean around the tub gasket area with a damp cloth. The fi lter is self-cleaning. A glass trap located in the center of the fi lter is designed to collect pieces of broken glass, straws, bones and pits.

1. Grasp the glass trap’s handle and rotate it



clockwise while pressing down on the center of the wash arm.

2. Grab the spray arm in the center and lift the spray arm and glass trap assembly up and out from the dishwasher.

Overfi ll Protector-

keeps dishwasher from overfi lling and is located in the left front corner of the tub.

• Clean occasionally with household cleaner containing vinegar or bleach to dissolve any buildup.

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.

• Overfi ll Protector should move up and down freely about one inch. If it does not move, lift and clean underneath.

4. Place the assembly back into position, press down on the arm at the center and rotate the glass trap handle 90 0 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.



Hard water may cause lime deposit buildup on the interior of the dishwasher. For cleaning instructions see “Removing Spots and fi lm” section.



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.


A dishwasher left in an unheated place should be protected from freezing. Have a qualifi ed person do the following:

To Disconnect Service:


Property Damage Hazard

Freezing temperatures may cause water lines to rupture. Be sure all supply lines to and circulating lines within dishwasher are protected.

Failure to do so could result in property damage.

1. Turn off electrical power to the dishwasher at the supply source by removing fuses or tripping circuit breaker.

2. Shut off water supply

3. Place a pan under the inlet valve.

Disconnect water line from inlet valve and drain into pan.

4. Disconnect drain line from pump and drain water into pan.

To Restore Service:

1. Direct water line discharge into a pan and open the valve to fl ush the line.



See Installation Instructions for more details on disconnecting and restoring service to your dishwasher.

2. Reconnect the water, drain, and electrical power supply.

3. Turn on water and electrical power supply.

4. Fill both detergent cups and run dishwasher through a HEAVY CLEAN cycle.

5. Check connections to make sure they do not leak.



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.

• Home water pressure may be too low-should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch (psi).

• Check incoming water temperature.

It should be about 120 o F (49 o C). (See

Factors Affecting Performance.)

• Check water hardness. For extremely hard water, it may be necessary to install a water softener. (See Detergent


• Use Fresh Detergent.

• Make sure items are not blocking the spray arms, preventing them from rotating.

• 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).

• Containers, bowls, pots/pans, and any dishware with concave surfaces that can collect water should be placed in the rack facing or angled down so that water is able to drain even from the lowest point.

• Plastic items may need to be towel dried.

Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy

• Check water hardness. For extremely hard water, it may be necessary to

• install a water softener. (See Detergent


• Water temperature may be low. Avoid extremely low or high temperatures.

(See Factors Affecting Performance.

• Avoid overloading and improper loading. (See Preparing and Loading


• Use fresh detergent. Old detergent is ineffective.

• Make sure rinse aid dispenser is fi lled.

• 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).

Dishes not Dry

• Select heat dry option.

• Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is fi lled.

• Increase the discharge setting of rinse aid. (See Rinse Aid).

• Check the incoming water temperature.

Be sure it is at least 120 o F (49 o C).

• Check for proper loading-avoid nesting items.

• Cups with a concave bottom will collect water. Load them at the far left and right of the upper rack so they will be held in a tilted position.

Dishware Chipped

• Load with care and do not overload.

(See Preparing and Loading Dishes).

• Place delicate items in top rack.

• Place glasses securely against pins and not over pins.

• Load items so they are secure and don’t jar loose when moving racks in and out. Move racks in and out slowly.

• Make sure tall glasses and stemware will clear top of tub when rack is pushed in.

• Fine antique china and crystal should be hand-washed.



Vapor at Vent

• Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead to overfl owing. Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth.

Dishware Stained or Discolored

• Tea and coffee can stain cups.

Remove the stains by hand washing in a solution of 1/2 cup (120 ml) bleach and one quart (1L) of warm water.

Rinse thoroughly.

• Iron deposits in water can cause a yellow or brown fi lm. A special fi lter installed in the water supply line will correct this problem. (See Removing

Spots and Film).

• Aluminum utensils can leave gray/ black marks when they rub against other items. Load Properly.

• Certain high acid foods can cause discoloration of stainless steel and plastics if allowed to sit for a long period. Use the Rinse Only cycle or rinse by hand if not operating dishwasher at once.

• Mixing stainless steel and silver utensils in silverware basket can cause pitting of the stainless steel blades.

Avoid mixing stainless steel and silver.

Water in Bottom of Tub

• Water left in the tub bottom after the cycle is complete is not normal.

If water remains in the bottom of the tub, the dishwasher may not be draining properly. (See Dishwasher

Does not Drain Properly).

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.


• Using too much detergent especially in soft or softened water causes damage that looks like a fi lm but cannot be removed.

• Adjust the amount of detergent based on the water hardness. (Check

Detergent Chart).

• Lower the water temperature by selecting one of the lower temperature options.

Detergent Left in Cups

• Detergent may be old. Discard and use fresh detergent.

• Be sure the dish load doesn’t block spray from entering the detergent cup.

• Check to see if cycle has been completed.

• Make sure items do not prevent the detergent dispenser from opening.

Dishwasher Leaks

• Check that the door gasket is pressed into its mounting channel, reaches to the bottom of the tub and does not extend beyond the end rib so as to interfere with door closure.

• Spilled rinse aide can cause foam and lead to overfl owing. 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).

Normal Sounds You Will Hear

• Normal sounds include water fi ll, water spray, draining 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 its own sound.

• It is normal for the dishwasher to pause (no sound) when the wash action is switching between the lower and middle spray arms.



Dishwasher Won’t Run

• 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


• Make sure door is closed and latched.

• Make sure START/PAUSE pad is pressed after cycle selection.

Dishwasher Won’t Fill

• Assure the water supply is turned on.

• Check that the overfi ll protector moves up and down freely. (See Overfi ll

Protector section).

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).

Dishwasher has an Odor

• Soiled dishes left in dishwasher too long can create an odor. Use Rinse

Only cycle.

• There will be a “new” smell when fi rst installed. This is normal.

• Check to see if unit is draining properly. (See Dishwasher Does Not

Drain Properly).

Stains on Tub Interior

• 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. Prerinsing or using the Rinse Only cycle will reduce the chance of staining.

Using no heat dry option will lessen staining.

Opening the door during cycle

• If the dishwasher door is opened while the unit is running, the START/PAUSE 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 fi lm for a number of reasons. (See Glassware/

Flatware Spotted or Cloudy section). To remove buildup, and fi lm, 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 CLEAN cycle.

Close the door. Press START/PAUSE pad.

4. Allow dishwasher to run until it starts the second water fi ll (approximately 8 minutes).

5. Open the door, pour 2 cups of white vinegar into the bottom of dishwasher.

6. Close the door and allow cycle to fi nish.





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.


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 fi lters, water fi lters, 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 fi nish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to fl oors, 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, fi res, or acts of God.













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 specifi cations as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.




10200 David Taylor Drive

Charlotte, NC 28262



Electrolux Canada Corp.

5855 Terry Fox Way

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

L5V 3E4




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