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DISHWASHER
USE AND CARE MANUAL
Please read this manual completely before operating your dishwasher. Keep it for future reference.
Part No. 65537 Rev. E
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions..............................4
Symbols in this Manual ...........................................4
General Safety Precautions .....................................4
Getting to Know Your Dishwasher .......................6
Parts of Your Dishwasher ....................................6
Parts of the Control Panel ................................8
Other features on your dishwasher.......................9
Specifications .....................................................9
Loading Your Dishwasher ...................................10
What Can Be Washed ........................................... 10
What Should Not Be Washed................................. 10
Loading the Silverware Basket............................... 11
Loading the Racks ................................................ 11
Loading the Racks ................................................ 12
Operating Your Dishwasher................................14
Filling the Detergent Dispenser.............................. 14
Filling the Rinse Aid Dispenser............................... 15
Adjusting the Rinse Aid Dispenser ...................... 15
Starting Your Dishwasher...................................... 16
Adding a Dish After You Start ............................ 16
Stopping Your Dishwasher During Operation ....... 16
CANCEL........................................................ 16
Pausing Dishwasher Operation........................... 17
STOP ........................................................... 17
Sanitizing the Dishes......................................... 17
SANI-RINSE.................................................. 17
The DELAY Feature........................................... 18
Changing the Cycle After You Start..................... 18
The Cycle Memory Feature ................................ 19
Draining Standing Water ................................... 19
The SECURE Feature ........................................ 19
The Control Panel Lights ....................................... 20
WASHING Light ............................................ 20
RINSING Light .............................................. 20
DRYING Light ............................................... 20
CLEAN Light ................................................. 20
SANITIZED Light........................................... 20
RINSE AID Light ........................................... 20
FLOOR GUARD Light ..................................... 20
DIAGNOSTIC Light ........................................ 20
External Status Lights ....................................... 20
External Sanitized Light (Blue)........................ 20
External Alarm Light (Red) ............................. 20
External In-Process Light (Green) ................... 20
Cleaning and Maintenance ................................. 22
Cleaning the Interior Surfaces ............................... 22
Filters and Strainer Baskets ............................... 22
Cleaning the Exterior Surfaces............................... 22
Problem Solving ................................................. 24
Problem Solution Guide ........................................ 24
Getting Help ........................................................ 29
Warranty Information ........................................ 30
Notes .................................................................. 31
Please enter the information requested in the spaces provided below. This information will be required in the unlikely
event that a service call becomes necessary:
Model No.
Serial No.
Date Purchased
Date Installed
Purchased From
Address
Phone
The model and serial number label is located inside the dishwasher’s left door jam. Open the door to expose it.
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Important Safety Instructions
Important Safety Instructions
Safety is everyone’s responsibility. All Dacor appliances are designed and constructed to
give you many years of safe operation. Operation is further enhanced if proper care and
judgment are exercised in the use and maintenance of this appliance.
Symbols in this Manual
WARNING
Alerts you to a hazardous situation, that if not avoided, may cause death or injury to you
or others. Property damage, including damage to the dishwasher, may also result.
CAUTION
Alerts you to a situation, that if not avoided, may cause property damage, including
damage to the dishwasher.
IMPORTANT
Tips that help you to get the most out of the dishwasher.
General Safety Precautions
WARNING:
WARNING:
•
Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
Use and care for the dishwasher only as instructed
in this manual.
•
Keep this manual for future reference.
•
If you receive a damaged product, immediately
contact your dealer or builder. Do not install or use a
damaged appliance.
•
To avoid electrical shock, make sure that the
dishwasher has been properly installed and
grounded by a qualified installer according to the
accompanying installation instructions. The
dishwasher must be mounted in a completely
enclosed cabinet. Have the installer show you where
the fuse or junction box is located so that you know
where and how to turn off the power.
•
Do not repair or replace any part of the dishwasher
unless specifically recommended in the literature
accompanying it. A qualified service technician
should perform all other service.
•
Make sure individuals who use the dishwasher are
able to operate it properly.
•
Do not leave children alone or unattended in the
area around the dishwasher. Do not allow children
to play with the controls or other parts of the
dishwasher.
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•
Never allow anyone, including children, to sit or
stand on any part of the dishwasher. Stepping or
sitting on any part of it may result in tipping,
damage, and serious injury.
•
Many surfaces within the dishwasher achieve high
temperatures. Do not touch interior surfaces or
items inside the dishwasher during or immediately
after use. Exercise caution when opening the door.
Let hot air and steam escape before looking or
reaching inside.
•
Do not operate the dishwasher without the door
completely closed and the toe kick panel in place.
•
Do not store or use combustible materials, liquids, or
gases near this or any other appliance.
•
Clean only those parts of the dishwasher listed in
this manual. Clean them only in the manner
specified.
•
Use only the cleaning solutions specified in this
manual to clean the dishwasher. Other cleaning
solutions could produce dangerous fumes, cause
corrosion of the metal parts, and could permanently
damage the finishes.
•
Use only detergents and rinse aids designed for use
with a residential dishwasher.
•
Store all detergents and rinse aids out of the reach
of children.
Dacor Dishwasher
Important Safety Instructions
CAUTION:
WARNING:
•
During loading, insert all sharp or pointed objects
with the handles up. Locate these items where they
will not damage the door seal or cause personal
injury.
•
Use the dishwasher to wash flatware and cookware
ONLY. Washing other items may damage or discolor
the dishwasher. Wash only the types of dishes and
cooking utensils indicated in this manual.
•
Do not tamper with the controls.
•
•
Under certain conditions hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water system that has not been
used for two weeks or more. Hydrogen gas is
explosive. If the hot water system has not been
used for a period of time, turn on all hot water
faucets and let the water flow for several minutes to
release any accumulated hydrogen gas. Do not
smoke or use an open flame during this process.
Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked
“dishwasher safe”. Always check the manufacturer's
recommendation before washing plastic items that
are not marked.
•
To prevent household mold and mildew damage,
periodically check the inlet and drain hoses for leaks.
•
If the dishwasher outlet is connected to a garbage
disposal, make sure the disposal is completely empty
before running the dishwasher.
•
Always place large or heavy items in the bottom
rack.
•
To avoid damage to the racks, do not let sharp
edges come into contact with them.
•
To avoid breakage, secure all glassware by adjusting
the tines.
•
To prevent child entrapment, always remove the
door from an old dishwasher when removing it from
service.
•
This dishwasher is not intended for commercial use.
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Getting to Know Your Dishwasher
Getting to Know Your Dishwasher
Before You Start, Become Familiar with Your Dishwasher
IMPORTANT: See page 14 for complete instructions on how to use your dishwasher.
Parts of Your Dishwasher
™
Control Panel:
Located on top of the door. The buttons control your dishwasher. The
lights show the status of the dishwashing cycle.
™
Detergent Dispenser:
Automatically releases the soap during the wash part of the cycle (see
page 14).
™
Dishwashing Compartment:
The compartment where tableware and cookware are loaded for
washing.
™
Door Switch:
Located in the door. Automatically pauses dishwashing when the door is
opened.
™
External Indicator Lights:
Standard on ED models. An optional feature on ID models. The lights
show the status of the dishwashing cycle and things that may require
your attention (see page 20).
™
Filter System:
Traps food and debris that could damage or plug up the mechanical
parts of your dishwasher. See page 22 for cleaning instructions.
™
Racks:
The racks are coated with a durable coating that protects the finish of
tableware and cookware. They each have 2 rows of adjustable tines that
allow you to make room for large items in the center of the rack (see
page 13).
™
Rinse Aid Dispenser:
Automatically releases rinse aid during the rinse part of the cycle. Rinse
aid is a fluid that helps the dishes dry properly and helps prevent water
spots. The amount of rinse aid dispensed is adjustable (see page 15).
™
Silverware Basket:
Use the silverware basket to hold silverware and kitchen utensils. It has
2 compartments that snap closed to hold small items (see page 11).
™
Spray Arms:
The spray arms spray water on the dishes at high pressure to remove
soil.
™
Toe Kick Panel:
Covers the internal mechanics of the dishwasher located below the door.
It must always be in place during operation.
External Indicator
Lights
Toe Kick Panel
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Getting to Know Your Dishwasher
Dishwashing
Compartment
Tine Adjustments
Top Rack
Upper Spray Arm
Silverware Basket
Tine Adjustments
Bottom Rack
Filter System
(under spray arm)
Lower Spray Arm
Rinse Aid Dispenser
Detergent
Dispenser
Door Switch
Control Panel
Door Handle
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Getting to Know Your Dishwasher
Parts of the Control Panel
™
Control Panel Indicator Lights:
The lights that show the status of the dishwashing cycle and things that
may require your attention (see page 20).
™
Numeric Display:
Displays the approximate number of minutes until the end of the cycle.
If you are using the delay feature, it shows the number of hours before
the dishwasher will start.
BUTTONS
Use this button to start the dishwasher after selecting a wash cycle or
the rinse cycle (see page 16). It can also be used to pause the
dishwasher in the middle of a wash or rinse cycle (see page 17).
START
STOP
This wash setting is best for normal soil.
NORMAL
This wash setting is best for very dirty tableware and cookware.
HEAVY
This wash setting is best for china, crystal, or glass. It is also good for
lightly soiled items that have been pre-rinsed.
CRYSTAL
Press this button if you want to run the rinse portion of the cycle only.
The dry cycle will not run. Also, use this setting to rinse tableware that
you do not want to wash right away.
RINSE
This feature allows you to set the dishwasher to start at a later time (see
page 18).
DELAY
This feature can be used with the normal wash cycle only. It rinses the
dishware with rinse water that is 5 degrees hotter than the regular cycle
rinse water for maximum sanitization and drying (see page 17).
SANI
RINSE
CANCEL
Use this button to stop the dishwasher in the middle of a cycle (see page
16).
SECURE
A safety feature. This button locks the control panel to prevent children
from tampering with it (see page 19).
Numeric Display
START
STOP
NORMAL
HEAVY
CRYSTAL
RINSE
DELAY
SANI
RINSE
CANCEL
SECURE
SANITIZED
WASHING
RINSE AID
RINSING
FLOOR GUARD
DIAGNOSTIC
DRYING
CLEAN
Control Panel
Indicator Lights
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Other features on your dishwasher
™
Turbidity Sensor:
Automatically decreases or increases the wash and rinse time, as well as
water usage, for more consistent cleaning, and energy savings.
™
Floor Guard:
A safety feature that prevents the dishwasher from starting if water is
detected in the mechanical system below the dishwashing compartment.
The FLOOR GUARD light on the control panel also comes on.
™
Pressure Sensor System:
Senses the water level for consistent and complete draining of the
dishwashing compartment.
™
Digital Temperature Sensor:
Continuously monitors and controls water temperature.
™
In-line Water Heater:
The dual thermal safety in-line water heater is located safely out of the
touch of hands or plastic dishware in the water circulation system. It is
monitored by an automatically resetting thermostat and element, which
protect the heating element against burnout due to operation without
water in the appliance.
Specifications
Operating temperature range:
50° to 158°F
Storage temperature range:
-4° to 185°F
Line voltage and tolerance:
120VAC (60Hz), +10% -15%
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Loading Your Dishwasher
Loading Your Dishwasher
WARNING: Load all sharp or pointed objects with the handles up.
IMPORTANT: If the load will sit for a while before washing, run the
rinse cycle to reduce the chance of food hardening. Doing so will also
reduce the risk of acidic foods damaging metal surfaces.
What Can Be Washed
Items that you can safely wash in your dishwasher:
•
Aluminum (except for disposables)
•
Plastic (dishwasher safe only)
•
China (except delicate china)
•
Silver and silver plate
•
Cookware with non-stick coatings
•
Stainless Steel
•
Crystal (except antique crystal)
•
Stoneware
•
Glass
What Should Not Be Washed
For safety reasons, and to prevent damage, do not wash the following items in your
dishwasher:
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•
Antique crystal
•
Flatware with bonded handles
•
Brass
•
Gold
•
Bronze
•
Pewter
•
Cast iron
•
Sharp kitchen carving knives
•
Delicate china
•
Tin
•
Disposable aluminum
•
Wood
•
Disposable plastic items
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Loading the Silverware Basket
IMPORTANT:
•
For the best results do not nest utensils in the silverware basket.
•
Do not load silver next to stainless steel. Damage to the silver may
result.
X
To prevent small, light items from falling out of the rack when
sprayed with water:
1. Put small items into a compartment with a hinged cover.
2. Snap the cover shut.
Silverware basket placement:
¾
Put the silverware basket in the bottom
rack near the front, between the tines.
¾
The silverware basket may be split into two
parts for a better fit. To reattach, insert
tabs into holes and snap into place.
Place silverware basket as shown
Bottom Rack
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Loading Your Dishwasher
Loading the Racks
IMPORTANT:
•
It is best to place sharp objects in the silverware basket
to prevent damage to the rack coating.
•
The spray arms must spin freely. Do not allow items
sticking out of the racks to block them. Raise the top
rack to prevent objects on the bottom rack from blocking
the upper spray arm (see below).
•
Do not load cookie sheets and large platters in the front
of the bottom rack. Doing so will prevent water from
dissolving the detergent in the detergent dispenser.
•
After loading, push in firmly on the top rack.
Do not block spray arms
X
Adjust the top rack
Handle
If there are large items in the bottom rack that
could interfere with the upper spray arm, move the
top rack to the high position. Otherwise, put the
top rack in the low position.
To change the top rack position:
1. Pull up on both of the handles on the sides
of the rack.
2. Move the rack to the new position.
3. Release the handles.
Handle
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Loading the Racks
¾
Always use the top rack for delicate items.
¾
Before loading the racks scrape off leftover
food items, and non-food items like
toothpicks and napkins.
¾
Always load large or heavy items (such as
pots, pans, and large dishware) in the
bottom rack.
¾
Do not stack dishes, glasses, or pots and
pans. Stacking will prevent water from
getting to soiled surfaces.
¾
Load all items so that the open ends face
down as much as possible. Good drainage
provides the best drying. It is not necessary
to rinse objects before loading them.
¾
To minimize breakage and chipping, secure
all glassware and china by adjusting the
tines. Do not allow fragile items to touch
each other.
¾
To adjust the tines, push the tine
adjustment lever away from the adjustment
teeth and swivel the tines to the desired
position.
¾
To minimize noise, do not allow pots and
pans to touch and keep large items from
touching the sides of your dishwasher.
¾
Load glasses and cups on the top rack.
Front of Rack
Tine Adjustment
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Operating Your Dishwasher
Operating Your Dishwasher
Filling the Detergent Dispenser
IMPORTANT:
•
Do not use hand dishwashing detergents. They will create
excessive foaming that interferes with proper operation.
•
To make sure the detergent dissolves properly, fill the
detergent dispenser just prior to starting your dishwasher.
Detergent will harden if it sits too long.
•
Store dry detergent in a cool dry place to prevent caking.
•
Use a liquid rinse aid for best results (See page 15).
¾
If the detergent dispenser lid is closed, press the release
button to open it.
¾
The detergent dispenser has 2 compartments: The
smaller pre-wash compartment, and the main wash
compartment.
¾
The pre-wash compartment empties into the dishwasher
when the door is closed. The main wash compartment
releases detergent automatically during the main wash
cycle.
¾
Fill the pre-wash cup to the top.
¾
See the table below for the amount of detergent to use in
the main wash cup. The amount of detergent required
depends on the hardness of the water in your area.
Harder water requires more detergent. Water hardness is
measured in grains per gallon (gpg). Do not use too little
detergent for your water hardness. Doing so can cause
poorly cleaned dishes, filming, or spotting. If you use too
much detergent, you can cause a permanent film called
etching. To find out the water hardness in your area,
contact your water company.
¾
After loading both compartments, close the dispenser lid.
¾
Detergent alone may not be enough for water hardness
above 12. For maximum cleanness you may need to use
a water softener. Or you may add additional detergent
about 20 minutes after starting your dishwasher. As a
rule, add 1 teaspoon for each grain above 12:
1. Open the door. The dishwasher will stop operating.
Release Button
Main Wash Compartment
Pre-wash Compartment
Dispenser Lid
Water Hardness (gpg)
Amount of Detergent
Soft (0-3)
Medium (4-9)
Hard (10-12)
3 tsp.
4 - 9 tsp.
10 -12 tsp.
2. Wait a moment for the steam to clear.
3. Without touching any of the hot surfaces or racks, pour additional
dishwashing detergent into the bottom of the dishwashing compartment.
4. Close the door. Push on the door handle to make sure that the door is
completely shut. After a short pause, operation will resume.
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Filling the Rinse Aid Dispenser
¾
Rinse aid is important to the drying process of the dishware. It also reduces
spotting. Dacor recommends that you keep the rinse aid dispenser full at all
times.
¾
The rinse aid dispenser must be properly adjusted. Too little rinse aid will
allow spotting and drying problems. Too much rinse aid will cause foaming
and streaking.
¾
A rinse aid containing citric acid may be used to remove the white or gray
film caused by very hard water.
¾
The RINSE AID light on the control panel turns on when it is time for you
to refill the rinse aid dispenser.
To refill the rinse aid dispenser:
1.
Turn the rinse aid cap counterclockwise to
the open position and lift it out.
2.
Carefully pour the rinse aid into the filler
hole until the rinse aid level is even with the
bottom of the hole. Do not overfill.
3.
Wipe up any spillage.
4.
Replace the rinse aid cap and turn it
clockwise to the closed position.
Closed
Open
Adjusting the Rinse Aid Dispenser
The rinse aid setting is located under the rinse aid cap. It is set at
the factory to 4.
3
4
6
To change the setting:
2
1
5
1.
Remove the rinse aid cap.
2.
If you have spotty or improperly dried dishes, move the
rinse aid setting to the next higher number. If you have
streaks on your dishes, move the rinse aid setting to the
next lower number. The harder the water, the more rinse
aid required for acceptable results.
3.
Replace the cap.
4.
Check the dishes after the next wash load. Continue adjusting the rinse
aid dispenser up or down according to the guidelines above until you
have spot free, streak free, dry dishes.
MAX
Filler Hole
If you have very soft water and still experience streaking when the dispenser is
set to 1, you can dilute the rinse aid with water before pouring it into the
dispenser to get acceptable results.
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Operating Your Dishwasher
Starting Your Dishwasher
IMPORTANT: See the Getting to Know Your Dishwasher section for a
description of the various wash settings.
START
STOP
NORMAL
HEAVY
CRYSTAL
RINSE
DELAY
SANI
RINSE
CANCEL
SECURE
SANITIZED
WASHING
RINSE AID
RINSING
FLOOR GUARD
DIAGNOSTIC
DRYING
CLEAN
To wash or rinse the dishes:
1. Press one of the wash cycle buttons or the rinse button
on the control panel:
2. Press START/STOP. The numeric display will show the
length of the cycle in minutes.
NORMAL
HEAVY
START
STOP
3. Close the door.
4. Push on the door handle to make sure that the door is completely shut.
After a brief pause, the dishwasher will start.
When the wash or rinse cycle is completed, the dishwasher will make 3 short
beeps.
Adding a Dish After You Start
You can add a dish, if needed, after starting your dishwasher. Dacor
recommends that you only add items during the first 5 minutes of operation to
make sure they get clean.
To add a dish:
1. Open the door. The dishwasher will stop operating.
2. Wait a moment for the steam to clear.
3. Without touching any of the hot surfaces or racks, insert the item into
one of the racks, following normal loading instructions.
4. Close the door.
5. Push on the door handle to make sure that the door is completely shut.
After a short pause, operation will resume.
Stopping Your Dishwasher During Operation
CANCEL
To stop the current cycle and drain your dishwasher:
1. Open the door. The dishwasher will stop operating.
2. Press CANCEL.
CANCEL
3. Close the door. After a short pause, you will hear the water in the
dishwasher begin to drain. Once the water is drained, the dishwasher
will stop.
IMPORTANT: If you press the CANCEL button twice, the dishwasher will
stop completely. The water inside the dishwasher will not drain.
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CRYSTAL
RINSE
Operating Your Dishwasher
Pausing Dishwasher Operation
STOP
To temporarily pause dishwasher operation:
1. Open the door. The dishwasher will stop operating.
2. Press the START/STOP button.
3. The door may be closed and the dishwasher will not
start.
START
STOP
To resume the dishwasher cycle:
1. Open the door.
2. Press the START/STOP button.
3. After a brief pause, the dishwasher will resume the
previous cycle.
START
STOP
Sanitizing the Dishes
SANI-RINSE
If you want a high temperature rinse after the wash cycle for
maximum sanitization:
1. Press the NORMAL button to select the normal wash
cycle.
2. Press SANI-RINSE. (Pressing SANI-RINSE a second
time will turn sani-rinse off again).
3. Press START/STOP.
4. Close the door. After a short pause, the dishwasher will
start.
NORMAL
SANI
RINSE
START
STOP
IMPORTANT: SANI-RINSE can only be selected when the NORMAL
wash cycle is selected.
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Operating Your Dishwasher
START
STOP
NORMAL
HEAVY
CRYSTAL
RINSE
SANI
RINSE
DELAY
CANCEL
SECURE
SANITIZED
WASHING
RINSE AID
RINSING
FLOOR GUARD
DIAGNOSTIC
DRYING
CLEAN
The DELAY Feature
To set your dishwasher to start automatically at a later time:
1. Press one of the wash cycle buttons or the rinse
button:
NORMAL
HEAVY
CRYSTAL
RINSE
CRYSTAL
RINSE
2. If you have selected NORMAL, you may press the
SANI-RINSE button for maximum sanitization.
3. Repeatedly press the DELAY button until the number
of hours you want to delay operation appears on the
numeric display. You can delay the start of your
dishwasher up to 12 hours.
4. After you select the delay time, press START/STOP.
5. Close the door. The dishwasher will start after the
selected number of hours.
DELAY
START
STOP
To cancel the delay function, open the door and press CANCEL.
Changing the Cycle After You Start
You can change the cycle and option selections after you start your dishwasher.
To change the cycle:
1. Open the door. The dishwasher stops operating.
2. Press the CANCEL button twice.
CANCEL
3. Press the button for the desired wash or rinse cycle
(NORMAL, HEAVY, CRYSTAL, or RINSE).
NORMAL
X2
HEAVY
4. If you have selected NORMAL, you may press the
SANI-RINSE button for maximum sanitization.
5. Press the START/STOP button.
6. Close the door.
START
STOP
7. After a short pause, operation will resume.
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The Cycle Memory Feature
Your dishwasher remembers the settings for the last cycle it ran.
If you want your dishwasher to run the same cycle as it ran the
previous time:
1. Press the START/STOP button once.
The START/STOP button light will flash and the lights on the
buttons for last cycle and options run will be lit.
2. Press the START/STOP button again to run the
previous cycle (or you may select a different cycle, then
press START/STOP if you don’t want to run the
previous cycle).
START
STOP
START
STOP
3. Close the door. After a short pause, the dishwasher will begin to operate.
If the delay feature was used during the previous cycle, your dishwasher will
start after the number of hours originally selected.
Draining Standing Water
To drain standing water from the bottom of your dishwasher:
1. Press NORMAL.
NORMAL
2. Press START/STOP.
START
STOP
3. Press CANCEL.
CANCEL
4. Close the door. After a short pause, you will hear the
water in the dishwasher begin to drain. Once the water is drained, the
dishwasher will stop.
IMPORTANT: Your dishwasher also drains the water at the bottom at the
start of each wash and rinse cycle.
The SECURE Feature
To secure the control panel:
1. Press and hold the SECURE button down for 3
seconds. All control panel lights are deactivated and
none of the buttons operate.
SECURE
2. To turn off the secure feature, press and hold the SECURE button down
for 3 seconds.
The control panel beeps when you turn this feature on and off.
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Operating Your Dishwasher
The Control Panel Lights
When you open the door of your dishwasher when it is running, it stops
operating, but the lights on the control panel will be lit. The lights indicate the
part of the cycle that is running and the cycle that is selected. The lights may
also alert you to certain problems.
WASHING Light
¾
Flashes on and off when the dishwasher is washing the dishes.
RINSING Light
¾
Flashes on and off when the dishwasher is rinsing the dishes.
DRYING Light
¾
Turns on when the dishwasher is drying the dishes.
CLEAN Light
¾
Turns on when a NORMAL, HEAVY, or CRYSTAL wash cycle is completed.
The dishes are ready to be unloaded. The light will turn off when the door is
opened then closed or a button is pressed.
SANITIZED Light
¾
Turns on when dishes are sanitized.
RINSE AID Light
¾
Turns on when the rinse aid level in the rinse aid dispenser is low.
FLOOR GUARD Light
¾
Turns on when water is detected in the mechanical system below the
dishwashing compartment. The dishwasher will not operate until it is
repaired. Call for service.
DIAGNOSTIC Light
¾
Turns on when a service technician is running tests on your dishwasher.
External Status Lights
Standard on ED models. Optional on ID models. They inform you of the
operating status of your dishwasher or things that may require your attention.
External Sanitized Light (Blue)
¾
Turns on when the dishes are sanitized. Turns off when the door is opened
and closed after a complete cycle.
External Alarm Light (Red)
¾
Turns on when a computer error is detected. See the Problem Solution
Guide.
External In-Process Light (Green)
Flashes when the dishwasher is operating. Turns on solid when a wash or rinse
cycle is completed. Turns off when the door is opened and closed after a
complete cycle.
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Dacor Dishwasher
Operating Your Dishwasher
START
STOP
NORMAL
HEAVY
CRYSTAL
RINSE
SANI
RINSE
DELAY
SANITIZED
WASHING
RINSE AID
RINSING
FLOOR GUARD
DIAGNOSTIC
CANCEL
SECURE
SANITIZED
WASHING
RINSE AID
RINSING
FLOOR GUARD
DIAGNOSTIC
DRYING
CLEAN
DRYING
CLEAN
Control Panel Lights
In-process (Green)
Alarm (Red)
Sanitized (Blue)
External Status Lights (Optional)
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Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning and Maintenance
CAUTION: Exercise caution when cleaning around the control panel area
and the exterior indicator lights on the front of the door. Do not use spray
cleaners of any kind on these surfaces.
Cleaning the Interior Surfaces
¾
The dishwashing compartment of your Dacor dishwasher is constructed of
high quality stainless steel. It remains clean during normal use.
¾
The control panel and the racks may be wiped clean, if necessary, with a soft
damp rag.
¾
Food particles on the silverware basket can be rinsed clean under a faucet
with warm water.
Filters and Strainer Baskets
CAUTION: Do not operate the dishwasher without the strainer and the 2
filters in place. The strainer and filter system is designed to keep large
food particles out of the mechanical parts.
When you observe food in the strainer basket or filters, clean them as
follows:
1. Remove the strainer by turning it counterclockwise and lifting it straight up
(see page 23).
2. Remove the small particle filter by turning it counterclockwise and lifting it
straight up.
3. Lift out the medium particle filter.
4. Clean the filters in the kitchen sink with a soft sponge and mild kitchen
detergent under warm water.
5. Replace the filters. Tighten the small particle filter and the strainer snugly.
Cleaning the Exterior Surfaces
IMPORTANT: Always wipe stainless steel surfaces with the
grain.
¾
Clean exterior surfaces with a solution of mild detergent and warm
water. Rinse and dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
¾
You may also use Dacor Stainless Steel Cleaner (Part No. A-302) on
stainless steel surfaces. Use it according to the directions on the
package.
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Dacor Dishwasher
Cleaning and Maintenance
Strainer
Small Particle Filter
Medium Particle Filter
Removing the Strainer and Filters
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Problem Solving
Problem Solving
Unnecessary service calls may be expensive, frustrating, and time-consuming.
Before you call for service, please review the Problem Solution Guide below.
Problem Solution Guide
Problem:
May be caused by:
What to do:
Spotting and filming
Hard water
Use maximum recommended amount of dishwasher
detergent.
You may need a home water softener.
To remove hard water spots, try a vinegar rinse:
• Wash and rinse load as usual.
• Remove all metal items from dishwasher. Do not
add detergent.
• Pour 2 cups of vinegar into a bowl and set it on
bottom rack.
• Run dishes through an entire wash program. If
the vinegar rinse does not work, repeat process
substituting ¼ cup of citric acid crystals (available
at most drug stores) for the vinegar.
Garbage disposal or sink trap full
No rinse aid
Water not hot enough
Too little water
Incorrect use of dishwasher detergent
Items not loaded properly
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Wiping metal items with a damp cloth should
remove spots. For sterling and silver plated
flatware, rub with a towel, or use a good cream
silver polish.
Run garbage disposal to eliminate food and
obstructions in sink. Make sure sink drains properly.
Make sure rinse aid dispenser is full.
Check hot water supply temperature. Minimum
recommended incoming temperature to the
dishwasher is 120ºF.
Make sure water valve is fully open. Make sure that
water pressure is between 20 and 120psi and flow
rate is a minimum of 1.0 gpm.
Use only correct amount of dishwasher detergent
according to water hardness (see page 14) and the
wash program selected. Fill dispenser only when
ready to start the dishwasher. Do not use old or
caked detergent. Store dishwasher detergent in dry
place and in a closed container. Change the
dishwasher detergent if results are still poor.
Make sure dishwasher is loaded according to
instructions (see page 11). Do not overload. Make
sure spray can reach all soiled surfaces.
Dacor Dishwasher
Problem Solving
Problem:
May be caused by:
What to do:
Spotting and filming
(cont.)
Spray arms do not rotate properly
Make sure that both spray arms rotate freely. Make
sure that items do not obstruct movement of spray
arms. If necessary, clear any obstructions.
Make sure holes in spray arms are not blocked. If
necessary, clear holes with a pointed object and
rinse under water.
Check strainer. Clean if necessary.
Use only “dishwasher” detergent.
Too much rinse aid in final rinse cycle. Adjust rinse
aid dispenser (see page 15).
Make sure items are not nested (see page 11).
Make sure that both spray arms rotate freely. Make
sure that items do not obstruct movement of spray
arms. If necessary, clear any obstructions.
Make sure holes in spray arms are not blocked. If
necessary, clear holes with a pointed object and
rinse under water.
Use only correct amount of dishwasher detergent
according to water hardness (see page 14) and the
wash program selected. Fill dispenser only when
ready to start the dishwasher. Do not use old or
caked detergent. Store dishwasher detergent in dry
place and in a closed container. Change the
dishwasher detergent if results are still poor.
Make sure filter system is clean and properly
installed.
Check that water valve is fully open. Make sure
water pressure is between 20 and 120psi and flow
rate is 1.0 gpm minimum.
The lid may not be opening. Check for items
blocking it.
Do not use detergent that is hard or caked in the
box. Use only fresh detergent. Add detergent to
dishwasher just before starting it.
Make sure that both spray arms rotate freely. Make
sure that items do not obstruct movement of spray
arms. If necessary, clear any obstructions.
Make sure holes in spray arms are not blocked. If
necessary, clear holes with a pointed object and
rinse under water.
Strainer blocked
Excessive foam in the machine
Clean-ability
(Small particles
deposited on items)
Flatware incorrectly loaded
Spray arms do not rotate properly
Incorrect detergent use
Filter system
Low water pressure
Detergent left in
detergent
compartment
(Detergent
compartment will
not open)
Dispenser lid blocked
Old detergent
Spray arms do not rotate properly
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Problem Solving
Problem Solution Guide (continued)
Problem:
May be caused by:
What to do:
Chipping or breaking
of glassware
Improper loading
Unusual noise
Improper loading
Water left in bottom
of dishwasher near
filters
Dishwashing cycle not complete
CANCEL button pressed twice in middle
of cycle.
Some water is normal
Air gap plugged
Do not overload. Load between rack prongs, not
over them. Glasses loaded over prongs will not be
supported and may chip or break. Make sure
glassware is secure and can't come loose. Always
use the top rack for delicate items. Use the crystal
cycle for china.
Utensils may not be secure or something small may
have dropped from the rack. Water may cause
utensils to rattle. Make sure dishware is secure.
Allow dishwasher to complete cycle.
Restart (page 16) or drain (page 19) dishwasher.
Dishwasher will not
drain
Dishwasher will not
start
Drain hose
Filter system
Blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker
Door not completely closed
Not plugged in incorrectly
Dishwasher will not
fill
Water backs up in
sink when
dishwasher drains
Marks and
discoloration
Yellow or brown
marks
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Door not completely closed
Controls not set
Water feed line blocked
No water supply
Garbage disposal or sink trap full
Aluminum utensils rubbing against items
during wash cycle
Iron or manganese in water
Water left in strainer is normal.
Be sure the air gap is not blocked or plugged. The
air gap is a vent located on top of the sink. It is
connected to the dishwasher. It is required by some
local codes.
Check for kink in drain hose.
Be sure there is no blockage in filter system.
Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Remove other
appliances from the circuit.
Push in on door handle until you hear a click.
Make sure plug is inserted in the wall socket or
dishwasher is wired correctly.
Push in on door handle until you hear a click.
Make sure dishwasher is on (see Page 16).
Make sure water feed line to dishwasher is not
kinked.
Make sure water valve is turned on.
Run garbage disposal to eliminate food and
obstructions in sink. Make sure sink drains properly.
Be sure aluminum utensils, especially light weight,
foil-type pans, do not touch dishes.
To remove spots, use a non-abrasive cleaner.
Temporary solution:
Pour teaspoon to tablespoon of citric acid crystals in
place of the pre-wash detergent in the detergent
dispenser. Follow this pre-wash with a full detergent
wash. Use the heavy wash program.
Permanent solution: Install an iron removal system
in the water supply.
Dacor Dishwasher
Problem Solving
Problem:
May be caused by:
What to do:
Yellow or brown
marks (cont.)
Washing copper with sterling silver
Yellow film on sterling silver results when you wash
copper utensils in same load. Silver polish will
usually remove this type of stain.
Remove tea or coffee stains by hand using a
solution of ½ cup bleach and 3 cups warm water.
(Do not use on sterling silver or silver plate.)
Rinse flatware that is to stand several hours before
washing.
Do not put stainless steel and silver flatware in the
same silverware basket compartment. Direct contact
to stainless steel can cause permanent damage to
silver.
Clean stained items with silver polish.
Do not use abrasives on stainless steel or silver.
Do not wash plastic items in dishwasher that are not
“dishwasher safe”.
Use a special cleaner for plastic.
Tea or coffee (tannic acid) stains
Discoloration of
stainless steel, silver
plate
Allowing salty or acidic foods to remain
on flatware
Stainless steel contacting silver
Distortion of plastics
Plastic item not dishwasher safe
Marks on melamine
and plastics
Cloudy film on
glassware - etching
of glass
Porous material
Too much detergent, especially in soft
water
Do not use bleach or scouring powder on these
materials.
To remove cloudy film, try a vinegar rinse:
• Wash and rinse load as usual.
• Remove all metal items from dishwasher. Do not
add detergent.
• Pour 2 cups of vinegar into a bowl and set it on
bottom rack.
• Run dishes through an entire wash program. If
the vinegar rinse does not work, repeat process
substituting ¼ cup of citric acid crystals (available
at most drug stores) for the vinegar.
Rinse aid used with soft water
If vinegar or citric acid rinse does not remove film,
the cloudiness is "etching". This is permanent. To
prevent etching, if you have soft water, try using
only 1 teaspoon of recommended dishwasher
detergent.
Use a good quality dishwasher detergent and rinseaid. Do not overload dishwasher. Water should
circulate freely to assure adequate rinsing and
draining.
Set rinse aid levels to minimum.
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Problem Solving
Problem Solution Guide (continued)
Problem:
May be caused by:
What to do:
External alarm
status light on
The dishwasher's computer has detected
a problem.
Dishes not dry
No rinse aid
Press the CANCEL twice. If light remains on,
disconnect the power for 5 seconds, then turn it
back on. If the alarm status light comes back on,
call for service.
Fill rinse aid dispenser. Rinse aid help dishes to dry
faster.
Certain plastic materials are difficult to dry. Plastics
may need to be towel dried.
Do not overload or nest items. Load according to
instructions. See page 12.
Dishes washed with the sani-rinse setting will dry
the fastest.
Door opened too soon. Make sure dry portion of
cycle is complete before opening door.
Push firmly on door until it clicks into place.
Plastic items
Improper loading or unloading
Water not hot enough
Dry cycle interrupted
Delay will not work
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Door not closed completely
Dacor Dishwasher
Problem Solving
Getting Help
Before obtaining service, please review the Problem Solution Guide starting on page 24. If you have performed the
checks in the Problem Solution Guide and the problem has not yet been remedied, please visit our website or contact our
Customer Service Team for a listing of Dacor authorized service agents. Prior to requesting service, it is helpful to be
familiar with the warranty terms and conditions listed in the warranty section of this manual.
Contact us through our web site at:
www.dacor.com
Dacor Customer Service:
Tel: (800) 793-0093
Fax: (626) 403-3130
Business Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
You may also write us at:
Dacor Customer Service
1440 Bridge Gate Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
At Dacor, we believe that our quality of service equals that of our product. Should your experience with our service
network or product be different, please contact our Customer Service Team and share your encounter with us. We will do
our utmost to resolve the situation for you and deliver on our Dacor promise.
If you need anything clarified, just let us know.
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Warranty Information
Warranty Information
What is Covered:
CERTIFICATE OF WARRANTIES: DACOR DISHWASHERS
DACOR DISHWASHERS WITHIN THE FIFTY STATES OF THE U.S.A., THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND CANADA*:
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
If your DACOR product fails to function within one year of the original date of purchase, due to a defect in material or workman-ship, DACOR will
remedy the defect without charge to you or subsequent users. The owner must provide proof of purchase upon request and have the appliance
accessible for service.
TWENTY-FIVE YEAR WARRANTY
On rust-through of stainless steel tank and door.
* Warranty is null and void if non-CUL approved product is transported from the U.S.
OUTSIDE THE FIFTY STATES OF THE U.S.A., THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA AND CANADA:
LIMITED FIRST-YEAR WARRANTY
If your DACOR product fails to function within one year of the original date of purchase, due to a defect in material or workmanship, DACOR will furnish
a new part, F.O.B. factory, to replace the defective part. All delivery, installation, and labor costs are the responsibility of the purchaser. The owner must
provide proof of purchase upon request and have the appliance accessible for service.
What is Not Covered:
ƒ
Failure of the product caused by faulty installation, improper usage, or neglect of required maintenance.
ƒ
Service calls to educate the customer in the proper use and care of the product.
ƒ
Failure of the product when used for commercial, business, rental or any application other than for residential consumer use.
ƒ
Replacement of house fuses or fuse boxes, or resetting of circuit breakers.
ƒ
Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, flood or other acts of God.
ƒ
Breakage, discoloration or damage to glass, metal surfaces, plastic components, trim, paint, porcelain or other cosmetic finish, caused by
improper usage or care, abuse, or neglect.
THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR THE ABOVE EXPRESS WARRANTIES ARE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES. THEREFORE, NO OTHER EXPRESS
WARRANTIES ARE MADE, AND OUTSIDE THE FIFTY STATES OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE ARE LIMITED
IN DURATION TO ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO EVENT SHALL DACOR BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL EXPENSE OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, ARE MADE TO ANY BUYER FOR RESALE.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
that vary from state to state.
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Dacor Dishwasher
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NECESSARY
IF MAILED
IN THE
UNITED STATES
BUSINESS REPLY MAIL
FIRST-CLASS MAIL
PERMIT NO. 4507
DIAMOND BAR CA
POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY ADDRESSEE
ATTN: WARRANTY PROCESSING DEPT
DACOR
1440 BRIDGEGATE DR STE 200
PO BOX 6532
DIAMOND BAR CA 91765-9861
Please visit dacor.com to activate your warranty online.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT:
Please rest assured that under no conditions will Dacor sell your name or any of the information on this form for mailing list purposes. We
are very grateful that you have chosen Dacor products for your home and do not consider the sale of such information to be a proper way
of expressing our gratitude!
(Please Print or Type)
Owner’s Name:
Street:
Last
First
City:
Middle
State:
Purchase Date:
Email:
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Your warranty for this product CANNOT BE ACTIVATED until this form has been returned to Dacor. If you
hpurchased more than one Dacor product, please return all forms in one envelope.
Zip:
Telephone:
Dealer:
City:
State:
Zip:
Your willingness to take a few seconds to fill in the section below will be sincerely appreciated. Thank you.
1. How were you first exposed to Dacor products? (Please check one only.)
‰ A. T.V. Cooking Show
‰ F Builder
‰ B. Magazine
‰ G. Architect/Designer
‰ C. Appliance Dealer Showroom
‰ H. Another Dacor Owner
‰ I. Model Home
‰ D. Kitchen Dealer Showroom
‰ E. Home Show
‰ J. Other
2. Where did you buy your Dacor appliances?
‰ A. Appliance Dealer
‰ B. Kitchen Dealer
‰ C. Builder Supplier
‰ D. Builder
‰ E. Other
3. For what purpose was the product purchased?
‰ A. Replacement
‰ B. Part of a Remodeled
‰ C. New Home
‰ D. Other
4. What is your household income?
‰ A. Under $75,000
‰ B. $75,000 – $100,000
‰ C. $100,000 – $150,000
‰ D. $150,000 – $200,000
‰ E. $200,000 – $250,000
‰ F. Over $250,000
6. Would you buy or recommend another Dacor product?
‰ Yes
Comments:
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5. What other brands of appliances do you have in your kitchen?
C. Dishwasher
A. Cooktop
D. Refrigerator
B. Oven
‰ No
Thank you very much for your assistance. The information you have
provided will be extremely valuable in helping us plan for the future
and giving you the support you deserve.
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Web Site:
For a Dealer/Service:
Corporate Phone:
www.dacor.com
(800) 772-7778
(800) 793-0093
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