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number,
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Date
Read all instructions before using the
dishwasher.
Use your dishwasher only for the uses
described in this manual.
*DISHWASHER MUST BE ELECTRICALLY GROUNDED. Read the Installation Instructions for details.
When discarding an old dishwasher,
always remove the door to prevent
accidental entrapment or suffocation.
*Use ONLY detergents and rinse agents
recommended for use in a dishwasher.
*Store dishwasher detergent in a cool,
dry place WHERE CHILDREN CAN’T
REACH IT.
=When loading items to be washed:
- Load sharp items and knives with the
handles up to reduce risk of cut-type
injuries.
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DO NOT wash plastic items unless
marked “Dishwasher Safe” or the equivalent. If not marked, check manufacturer’s
recommendations.
9 DO NOT use your dishwasher unless all
enclosure panels are properly in place.
DO NOT sit on, stand on or abuse the
dishwasher door or dish racks.
DO NOT tamper with controls.
If hot water has not been used recently
(usually two weeks or longer), hydrogen
gases may build up in the water heater
and the hot water pipes. HYDROGEN
GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. To prevent injury
or damage, before using your dishwasher, turn on all hot water faucets and
allow water to run for several minutes.
This will allow gases to escape. Do not
smoke or use any open flame near the
faucet while it is open.
DO NOT store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
The fumes can create a fire hazard or
explosion.
Disconnect electrical power to the
dishwasher before attempting to service.
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- Locate sharp items and knives so that
they are not likely to damage the door
or tub.
DO NOT let children play in or on the
dishwasher.
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bottom rack until the heating element has
cooled for at least 20 minutes.
-SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Help
us help
you
Please:
Have your dishwasher installed by a
qualified installer.
Install where dishwasher is protected from
the elements.
Install and level dishwasher on a floor that
will hold the weight, and in an area suitable
for its size and use.
Properly connect dishwasher to electricity,
water and drain.*
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Remove all shipping plugs from hoses and
connectors (such as drain connector on a
disposer) before installing.*
Remove all hang tags and temporary labels.
Make sure dishwasher is not used by
anyone unable to operate it properly.
Properly maintain dishwasher. See page 22.
for complete information.
Parts And Features
This section contains
with the location and
NOTE: The drawings
to show the different
all features.
captioned illustrations of your appliance. Use them to become familiar
appearance of all parts and features.
in this book may vary from your dishwasher model. They are designed
features of all models covered by this book. Your model may not include
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Third level wash
Top rack
Water inlet opening
Rack bumper
Bottom rack
Heating element
Silverware basket
Rinse agent dispenser
Top rack adjuster
(on some models)
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Upper spray arm
Spray tower
Model and serial number label
(on right side)
POWER CLEAN” module
Lower spray arm
Overfill protector
Detergent dispenser
Access panel
Door color panel
Control
panel
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Signal lights
Buttons
Cycle selector
Cycle
control
buttons
knob
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Cycle control
knob
Option
selector
buttons
Using Your Dishwasher
In This Section
Page
Before starting your dishwasher
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Starting your dishwasher
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Starting your dishwasher
using
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delay wash ..........................................
The clean signal light ........................ .7
Adding a dish during a cycle.. .......... .8
Changing a cycle setting .................. .8
Changing an option ............................ 8
Canceling a cycle ............................... 8
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Cycle selection chart.. ....................... .9
What happens in each option.. ....... .I0
Using the detergent dispenser.. ..... .I1
Using the rinse agent dispenser.. . ..I 2
Quiet operating tips .......................... 13
Water temperature tips ................... .I4
Energy saving tips ............................ 14
Special tips on dishwasher
use ...... . 5
Operating your dishwasher properly enables you to obtain the best possible results. This
section explains proper dishwasher operation.
Before
starting
your
dishwasher
I. Properly load the top rack, bottom rack, and the silverware basket. See pages 16-l 9.
4. Check the rinse agent dispenser.
See pages 12 and 13.
2. Spin both spray arms with both
racks in place to make sure nothing prevents arms from turning
freely.
3. Add detergent. See pages
11 and 12.
5. Push door firmly when closing
and it will automatically latch.
Starting
The dishwasher
control panel.
your
dishwasher
will wash and dry dishware according to the selections you make on the
1. Push a Cycle Selector button for the desired
cycle. The indicator above the button will
show red for the selected cycle.
NOTE: Normal Wash and Light Wash
cycles share the same button. The Cycle
Control knob determines which cycle
operates.
2. Push an Option Selector button for each
desired option. The indicator above the
button will show red for the selected option.
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6. Run hot water at sink nearest
dishwasher until water is hot.
Turn off water.
3. Turn the Cycle Control knob clockwise to
point to the desired cycle. Heavy Wash
and Pots & Pans cycles share the same
spot on the dial. The Cycle Selector
button determines which cycle operates.
You will feel a definite stop at each cycle
mark. The dishwasher will automatically
start the cycle you selected.
NOTE: If the door is latched, you will hear
cycles start and stop as the knob passes
each cycle mark. This is normal and will
not hurt the dishwasher. If you prefer, you
can set cycles with the door unlatched.
Starting
your
dishwasher
using
delay
wash
You can set the dishwasher to start a cycle from 1 to 4 hours later.
1. Push desired Cycle Selector button.
2. Push desired Option Selector button(s).
3. Turn Cycle Control knob clockwise to the
number of hours (from 1 to 4 hours) you
want the dishwasher to delay before the
selected cycle starts.
4. Close and latch the door. The DELAY/
WATER HEATING signal light will come
on until the selected cycle starts.
NOTE:
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down. Close and latch the door. The Cycle
Control knob will not advance if the door is
unlatched.
. Rinse & Hold and Light Wash cycles
cannot be delayed.
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HEATING signal light
will also come on while the water is heating
during all cycles.
The clean
signal
light
The CLEAN signal light will come on when a
washing cycle is complete. To turn it off, turn
the Cycle Control knob clockwise slightly
until the light goes off.
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Adding
a dish
during
a cycle
You can add an additional item to the dishwasher anytime before the Cycle Control knob
reaches LIGHT WASH. See page 10.
3. Close the door. Do not latch it. Wait 30
1. Lift up on the door latch to unlatch the
seconds for air in the dishwasher to warm
door and stop the cycle. Wait a moment
up. This helps reduce the amount of
for the spray action to stop before openmoisture that can come from the vent
ing the door.
when
restarting the cycle.
2. Open the door and add the dish.
Press
door in to latch it. The dishwasher
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will start where it stopped.
Changing
a cycle
setting
You can change a setting any-time during any cycle.
NOTE: Turning the Cycle Control knob
1. Lift up on the door latch to unlatch the
may cause the covered section of the
door and stop the cycle.
detergent dispenser to open. Be sure to
2. Turn the Cycle Control knob clockwise to
fill the covered section if the cycle uses
the cycle you want.
detergent in both sections.
3. Push the desired Cycle Selection button.
Close and latch the door. The dishwasher
4. Check the detergent dispense‘r to be sure
will
automatically start the new cycle.
it is properly filled for the new cycle. See
page 11.
Changing
an option
You can change an option anytime during a
cycle. To change the selected option(s):
1. Push the RESET OPTIONS button.
2. Push an Option Selector button for each
desired option.
Canceling
a cycle
You can cancel a cycle any-lime during the cycle.
2. Let the dishwasher drain completely.
1. Turn the Cycle Control knob slowly
clockwise to the drain portion of the wash
3. Lift up on the door latch to unlatch the
or rinse. You will hear water draining
door.
when you have advanced to the proper
4. Turn the Cycle Control knob clockwise to
location.
point to OFF.
Cycle
selection
chart
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Cycle
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5 are
each
Nash
Unse
Gnse
Cycle
Time
[Minutes)
Pots & Pans
bakedon
A double wash for
maximum cleaning
of cooked-on or
foods.
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NOTE: The Cycle Control knob
stops while the dishwasher heats
water to 135°F (57°C) in both
washes and the final rinse
(marked+). See page 10.
Heavy Wash
A double wash for
cleaning heavily
soiled loads.
NOTE: The Cycle Control knob
does not move while the dishwasher heats water to 135°F
(57°C) in the final rinse (marked +).
If the Hi-Temp Wash option is
selected water will also be heated
in the main wash (marked ++). See
page 10.
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Normal Wash
A single wash for
normal, everyday
soiled loads. (The
Energy Guide Label is based on
this cycle.)
NOTE: The Cycle Control knob
does not move while the dishwasher heats water to 135°F
(57°C) in the final rinse (marked +).
If the Hi-Temp Wash option is
selected water will also be heated
in the main wash (marked ++). See
page 10.
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‘Cycle time includes heated dry time. Cycle time may vary depending on the temperature
the water entering the dishwasher.
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A “en shows what steps are in each cycle
Cycle
Wash Rinse
Main
Wash
Rinse Rinse
Dry
Cycle
Time
(Minutes)
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60’
Light Wash
A single wash for
pre-rinsed or lightly
soiled loads.
NOTE: The Cycle Control knob
does not move while the dishwasher
heats water to 135°F (57°C) in the
final rinse (marked +). If the Hi-Temp
Wash option is selected water will
also be heated in the main wash
(marked n). See page 10.
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Rinse & Hold
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For rinsing a few items
to be washed one or
sib
more days later. Do not
use detergent. Drying with heat may
cause food to bake on dishes.
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*Cycle time includes heated dry time. Cycle time may vary depending on the temperature
the water entering the dishwasher.
What
happens
Hi-Temp
Wash
in each
of
option
SELECT
option
If the Hi-Temp Wash option is selected,
water is heated in the dishwasher during the
main wash of the Heavy Wash, Normal
Wash and Light Wash cycles to improve
washability. The Hi-Temp Wash option is
automatically selected for the Pots 8 Pans
cycle. See “Cycle selection chart” on pages
9 and 10.
NOTE:
The DELAY/WATER HEATING signal light
will glow while the water is heating.
The Cycle Control knob does not move
while the water is heating.
. The Cycle Control knob will begin moving
again when the water temperature reaches
135°F (57°C).
The heating time is based on the temperature of the water supply as it enters the
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dishwasher. The cooler the water, the
longer the heating time.
If water temperature at the faucet is below
120°F (49”C), have a qualified person raise
the water heater’s thermostat setting. See
page 14.
The dishwasher does not pause to heat the
water if the water entering the dishwasher
is already 135°F (57°C).
Air Dry option
If the Air Dry option is selected, air in the
dishwasher is not heated during the “dry”
part of the cycle. Using this option helps
save energy, but dishes take longer to dry
(overnight) and some water spotting may
result. Some items (such as plastics) may
need towel drying. For best drying results,
use a liquid rinse agent.
Using
What
type
the detergent
of detergent
dispenser
to use
Use automatic dishwasher
detergent
only. Other detergents are too mild and
much too sudsy to work in the dishwasher.
Follow manufacturer’s directions when
using liquid automatic dishwasher detergent or concentrated powder detergent.
Do not add detergent until you are ready
to wash.
Store detergent tightly closed in a cool, dry
place. Fresh automatic dishwasher
detergent is necessary for best washing
results.
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NOTE: Different brands of dishwasher
detergent have different amounts of phosphorus for softening water. If water is hard
and phosphorus content is low (6.0% or
less), you may need to:
Use more detergent.
OR
Use a brand with a higher phosphorus
content (8.7%).
Liquid
dishwasher
detergent
/
dishwasher
detergent
See phosphorus
content on package
labels
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The detergent
dispenser
The detergent dispenser has one section
with a cover and one without.
Put detergent in both sections for cycles
with two washes. See “Cycle selection
chart” on pages 9-l 0.
Put detergent only in the covered section
for cycles with one wash. See “Cycle
selection chart” on pages 9-l 0.
Push the cover down until it is latched.
Detergent in the open section falls into the
dishwasher when the door is closed. The
covered section opens automatically when
the main wash starts.
Cover
Cover latch
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alone for cycles
Use bbth sections
for cycles with
with one wash
two washes
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NOTE: It is normal for cover to open partially
when dispensing detergent. The cover will
open fully when the door is opened.
How
much
detergent
to use
The amount of detergent to use depends on
the hardness of your water. If too little is
used, dishes won’t be clean. However, if too
much is used in soft water, glassware will
begin to etch.
HARD-Fill one or both sections to the top
of the third step (3 tablespoons) if water
hardness is 8 or more grains per gallon, or
136 or more parts per million.
. MEDIUM-Fill one or both sections to the
top of the second step (2 tablespoons) if
water hardness is 5 to 7 grains per gallon,
or 85 to 119 parts per million.
SOFT-Fill one or both sections to the top
of the first step (1 tablespoon) if water
hardness is 0 to 4 grains per gallon, or 0 to
68 parts per million.
Find out your water’s hardness by asking
your local water department, water softener
company or county extension agent.
Hard-third step
Medium-second
Soft-first step
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Rinse
the
agent
rinse
agent
dispenser
dispenser
Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a
liquid rinse agent. A rinse agent greatly
improves the drying of dishes by helping
water flow off them during the last rinse. A
rinse agent also keeps water from forming
droplets and drying as spots.
Release of a small amount of rinse agent
into the rinse water is automatic in the final
rinse of each cycle. For best drying results,
check the dispenser periodically to see if it
needs refilling.
To check
dispenser
Remove dispenser cap. If dispenser is
empty, an “E” will be clearly visible inside the
dispenser.
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“E” shows
when empty
On some models:
The center of the Fill Indicator Cap will be
clear when dispenser needs refilling.
On some models:
1. Press the flexible clear top of the Fill
Indicator Cap to draw rinse agent
into cap.
NOTE: You may need to press cap two
or three times to remove all of the air
bubbles from the cap.
2. When rinse agent does not show in cap,
even after pressing flexible cap several
times, dispenser needs refilling.
To fill
Center will be
clear when
empty, on
some models
Press flexible
clear top, on
some models
dispenser
You do not have to wait until the dispenser
is empty to refill it, but do not overfill it. The
dispenser will hold 6 ounces (175 mL) of
rinse agent. Under normal conditions, this
will last about 3 months.
1. Make sure the dishwasher door is fully
open.
2. Remove the Fill Indicator Cap.
3. Add rinse agent to the dispenser. Do not
fill past the smallest opening in the lower
part of the dispenser.
If you overfill, excess rinse agent can
come out. This will not harm the dishwasher, but could cause over-sudsing.
4. Clean up any spilled rinse agent with a
damp cloth.
5. Replace the Fill Indicator Cap and keep it
tightly closed.
Keep rinse agent
dispenser filled for
best drying results
Do not fill past
smallest opening
NOTE: Your dishwasher is designed to use
a liquid rinse agent. You do not need to use
a solid or bar-type rinse agent.
Quiet
operating
tips
To avoid thumping and clattering noises
during operation:
Make sure lightweight load items are
secured in the racks.
Make sure pot lids and handles, pizza
pans, cookie sheets, etc. do not touch
interior walls or interfere with the spray
arm’s rotation or cover the spray tower.
Load dishes so they do not touch one
another.
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NOTE: Keep sink drain plugs inserted during
dishwasher operation to prevent noise
transfer through drains.
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Water
temperature
tips
Hot water dissolves and activates the
dishwashing detergent. Hot water also
dissolves grease on dishes and helps dry
glasses spot-free. Use the Hi-Temp Wash
option if you keep your water heater at a low
setting.
For best dishwashing results, water must
be at least 120°F (49°C) as it enters the
dishwasher.
To check
water
temperature
1. Run hot water at the faucet closest to
your diswasher. Let the water run for at
least one minute.
2. Measure the water temperature with a
candy or meat thermometer. Put the
thermometer in the running stream
of water.
3. If the water temperature at the faucet is
below 120°F (49°C) have a qualified
person raise the water heater’s thermostat setting.
Energy
saving
tips
You can help save energy if you: . Wash full loads. Running a half-filled
dishwasher uses the same amount of
electricity and hot water as a fully loaded
machine.
. Use the Light Wash Cycle whenever
possible. The cycle uses less hot water
and energy than the Normal Wash Cycle.
. Use the Air Dry option when you don’t
need a rapid drying cycle. Allow longer
drying times (overnight). Use a rinse agent
to improve drying.
Do not use the Hi-Temp Wash option.
When this option is off, the dishwasher will
not pause to heat water to 135°F (57°C)
during the main wash.
NOTE: Loads may not wash as well if the
water temperature is too low.
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Load correctly for best washing results.
Incorrect loading may cause poor washing
and the need to rewash all or part of
the load.
Do not pre-rinse normally soiled dishes.
Select the correct cycle for the load and
use the recommended amount of detergent
for good washing results without hand
rinsing.
Use your dishwasher during off-peak
hours. Local utilities recommend this to
avoid heavy usage of energy at certain
times of day.
Special
tips
on dishwasher
use
If you have any doubts about washing a particular piece of dishware, check with the manufacturer to see if it is dishwasher safe.
NOTE: It is the user’s responsibility to determine if dishware should be washed in a dishwasher.
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Run a Rinse & Hold cycle if not washing immediately.
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mayonnaise and seafood) could
3ottles and
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No
Labels
Loose
reduce
putting
attached with glue can loosen during a wash.
labels can clog spray arms or the pump and will
washing performance. Remove labels before
items in dishwasher or wash by hand.
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This section tells you how to properly load your dishwasher
results.
Preparing
to load
the dishwasher
To save water and energy, do not rinse
dishes before putting them into the
dishwasher.
Remove large pieces of food, bones and
other hard items. The POWER CLEANTM
module will remove food particles from the
water. The module contains a chopping
device which will reduce the size of food
items.
NOTE: If hard items such as fruit seeds, nuts
and egg shells enter the POWER CLEAN
module, you might hear chopping, grinding,
crunching or buzzing sounds. Those sounds
are normal when hard items enter the module. Do not let metallic items (such as pot
handle screws) get into the POWER CLEAN
module. This could damage the POWER
CLEAN module.
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Foods like eggs, rice, pasta, and cooked
cereals may be hard to remove if they are
left to dry over a period of time.
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Run a Rinse & Hold cycle to keep dishes
moist if you do not plan to wash them
soon.
Load dishes so soiled surfaces face the
rotating spray arms.
Load dishes so they are not stacked or
overlapping. It is important for the water
spray to reach all soiled surfaces for best
washing. For best drying, water must be
able to drain from all surfaces.
rack
The top rack is designed for cups, glasses
and smaller items. Do not cover the third
level wash when loading the top rack.
Cup and glass
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Place so open ends face down for cleaning
and draining.
Load glasses in top rack only-bottom rack
is not designed for glasses. Damage may
occur.
Place items in the rows between prongs.
Placing them over the prongs can lead to
breakage.
Be sure lightweight items are held firmly
in place.
China, crystal and other delicate items
must not touch each other during dishwasher operation. Damage may occur.
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Do not cover third level wash
Cup and glass load
Mixed
load
Load plastic items only in the top rack. Only
plastic items marked “dishwasher safe” are
recommended.
Load plastic items so the force of the spray
does not move them during the cycle.
Plastic items can be melted in the bottom
rack.
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load
Small bowls, pans and other utensils can be
placed in the top rack.
Mixed load
Adjustable
3-position
top
rack
(on some models)
You can raise or lower the rack to fit tall items
in either the top or bottom rack. The high and
low positions are marked on the adjuster on the
side facing the center of the dishwasher.
1. Hold the top rack with one hand near the
adjuster.
2. Pull the top of the adjuster lever out with the
other hand.
3. Lift or lower the rack to one of the preset
positions.
4. Release the adjuster lever.
5. Repeat Steps l-4 for the three remaining
adjusters as needed. The four adjusters can
be raised or lowered separately or together,
as desired. The top rack does not have to be
level.
Infinite
adjustable
top
rack
Raise
(on some models)
You can raise or lower the rack to fit
in either the top or bottom rack. The
does not have to be level.
Turn the knob clockwise to raise a
rack.
Turn the knob counterclockwise to
side of the rack.
tall items
top rack
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Lower
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the
bottom
rack
Items with cooked-on or dried-on food should
be loaded in the bottom rack, with soiled
surfaces facing inward to the spray.
Mixed
load
Make sure pot handles
not stop rotation of the
Spray an-n must move
Load items so they do
spray tower.
Securely place heavily
down in rack.
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lower spray arm.
freely.
not block or cover the
soiled cookware face
Mixed load
Dish
load
Place plates, soup bowls, etc., between
prongs and facing inward to the spray.
Do not place items directly over spray
tower.
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load
Load cookie sheets, cake pans and other
large items at sides and back. Loading
such items in front may keep water spray
from reaching detergent dispenser and
silverware basket.
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Do not load glasses, cups or plastic items
in the bottom rack.
When lower rack is removed, replace with
bumpers in front.
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Loading
the silverware
Personal
basket
Injury Hazard
Load sharp items (knives, forks,
skewers, etc.), with the point down.
Failure to do so could cause personal
injury.
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door or take the basket out for loading on a
counter or table.
NOTE: The basket can also be removed
for easy unloading. Always unload or
remove the basket before unloading the
racks to avoid spilling water droplets on
the silverware.
Load forks and spoons so they,don’t nest
together. Spray can not reach nested
items.
Mix items in each section of the basket
with some pointing up and some down.
Small items (baby bottle caps, jar lids, etc.)
can be put in any section.
To remove
the basket
1. Grab the basket by the handle and slide it
towards the top of the door.
2. Lift the basket off the holding buttons.
To replace
the basket
1. Set the basket on the holding buttons.
2. Slide the basket towards the bottom of
the door until it locks in place.
To open
the basket
Unhook the latch as shown.
NOTE: Be sure the cover is completely
latched before pulling out the bottom rack
and before closing the dishwasher door.
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Connecting
Dishwasher
A Portable
NOTE: A special adapter must be installed on the
faucet before the dishwasher can be connected.
Complete instructions and the adapter are
packed with your dishwasher.
When moving your dishwasher make sure the
door is latched. Hold the dishwasher at the top
front comers.
Before
starting
1. Run water at faucet until il is hot. Turn water
Off.
2. Pull hoses out of their storage compartment
the back of the dishwasher.
NOTE: Make sure the hoses are not
kinked or twisted. Kinked hoses reduce
washing performance.
on
3. Pull down on the locking collar while lifting the
hose connector onto the faucet adapter.
4. When the connector snaps into place, release
the locking collar.
5. Turn the hot water on slowly until it is all the
way on.
6. Plug in power supply cord.
7. See page 6 for instructions on how to
start the dishwasher.
Locking
collar
’ Hose connection
While
dishwasher
is running
You can draw water from the faucet while the
dishwasher is connected. Do not draw water
while the dishwasher is filling or while water is
being pumped out. (This helps prevent a low fill
when dishwasher is filling or mixing drain water
with fresh water.)
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Press the red button on the hose connectar to draw water from faucet. (The
faucet is set on hot. Adjust faucet for the
water temperature you want.)
NOTE: Turn hot water back on after you
draw water from faucet. Turn off cold
water.
When
cycle
is finished
1. Turn hot water off. (This can be done after the
last rinse.)
2. Press the red button on the connector to
release the water pressure.
3. Lift slightly on the hose connector while pulling
down the locking collar. Pull down on the
connector.
4. Empty any remaining water from the
connector by turning the connector
upside-down.
5. Unplug power supply cord and return to
storage compartment.
6. Return hoses to storage compartment.
Electrical
Hose connection
connection
A power supply of 120 votts, 60Hz AC, 15 or 20
amps, is required. For your personal safety, this
appliance must be grounded. This appliance is
equipped with a power supply cord having a
3-prong grounding plug. To minimize possible
shock hazard it must be plugged into a mating
3-prong grounding type wall receptacle,
grounded in accordance with the National
Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances.
If a mating wall receptacle is not available, it is
the responsibility and obligation of the customer
to have a properly grounded 3-prong wall
receptacle installed by a qualified electrician.
3.prong
grounding
Power supply
cord
I
3.prong
grounding
type wall
receptacle
Do not, under any circumstances,
remove the power supply cord ground
prong.
Converting
to built-in
Your Whirlpool Portable Dishwasher can be
converted to a built-in (undercounter) model by
using conversion kit No. 4317856. The kit is
available at your Whirlpool dealer or authorized
WhirlpoolSM service company. Instructions are
included with the kit.
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Caring For Your Dishwasher
Your new dishwasher is designed to give you many years of dependable service. There are a
few things you can do to maintain your dishwasher properly. This section tells you how to
clean and care for your dishwasher. Refer to “Solution chart” on pages 23-25 for special
cleaning problems.
Personal Injury Hazard
Before cleaning interior wait at least
20 minutes after a cycle for the heating
element to cool down.
Failure to do so could result in burn
injuries.
Caring
(on portable
for simulated
wood
models)
The simulated wood top can be used as a utility
work surface for most kitchen jobs. It is stronger
and more easily cleaned than genuine wood.
The top can be used as a cutting board. Knife
marks will be visible, but will not seriously
damage top. Hot items from the oven can be
placed on the top.
Clean with warm, soapy water. For dried-on
foods, use a scouring pad.
Cleaning
the exterior
In most cases, regular use of a soft, damp
cloth or sponge and a mild detergent is all
that is necessary to keep the outside of your
dishwasher nice looking and clean.
Cleaning
the
interior
Hard water minerals may cause a white film to
build up on the inside surfaces, especially just
beneath the door area. To clean interior:
Apply powdered dishwasher detergent to a
damp sponge to make a paste.
OR
Use liquid automatic dishwasher detergent and
clean with damp sponge.
Wear rubber gloves. Do not use any type of
cleanser other than dishwasher detergent
because it may cause foaming or sudsing.
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Common
Problems
In This
Solution
Dishwashing
Section
Page
chart . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . 23
Solution
Removing
Page
and
film
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.. .. 25
spots
chart
A convenient checklist for handling minor performance problems. Go over this list before
calling for service. If you are unable to solve your dishwasher’s problem, turn to page 26 for
service information.
Problem
Cause
Solution
Food Soil Left on
Dishes
Improper loading
Follow loading instructions
pages 16-19.
Water temperature
too low
Spotting and
Filming
is
on
Use the Hi-Temp Wash option. If needed,
turn home water heater up to ensure water
entering dishwasher is 120°F (49°C).
minimum. See recommended procedure
on page 14.
Use of incorrect, too
little or ineffective
detergent
Use recommended dishwasher detergents
only. Follow recommendations on page 11
for amounts; never use less than one
tablespoon per load. Detergent must be
fresh to be effective. Always store detergent in a cool, dry area, preferably in an
airtight container.
Detergent cakes in
dispenser
Use fresh
detergent
dispenser.
detergent.
detergent
Pump or spray arm
clogged by labels from
bottles and cans
Remove labels before washing or wash by
hand. See page 15.
Low water pressure
due to insufficient fill
Home water pressure should be 20 to 120
psi for proper dishwasher fill. A booster
pump on the water supply may be necessary if pressure is too low.
Slowdown of wash arm
due to high suds
Never use soap or laundry detergents. Use
recommended dishwasher detergents only.
Hard water or high
mineral content in
water
Conditioning the final rinse water with a
liquid rinse agent helps eliminate spotting
and filming. Keep the dispenser filled with
a rinse agent at all times.
detergent only. Do not allow
to sit for several hours in a wet
Check dispenser for caked
Clean dispenser when caked
is present.
continued on next page
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Solution
Problem
Cause
Spotting and
Filming
(continued)
Water temperature
too low
is
Use the Hi-Temp Wash option. If needed,
turn home water heater up to ensure
water entering dishwasher is 120°F
(49°C) minimum. See recommended
procedure on page 14.
Use of incorrect
detergents
Use recommended
gents only.
Incorrect amount of
detergent
Follow recommendations on page 11 for
amount. Heavy soil and/or hard water
generally require extra detergent.
Use of ineffective
detergents
Detergent should be fresh. Store in a
cool, dry place, preferably in an airtight
container. Discard lumpy detergent.
Insufficient fill caused
by low water pressure
Home water pressure should be 20 to 12C
psi for proper dishwasher fill. A booster
pump on the water supply may be necessary if pressure is too low.
Cycle Takes
Extremely Long
Time
Water temperature
too low
If needed, turn home water heater up to
ensure water entering dishwasher is
120°F (49°C) minimum. See recommended procedure on page 14.
Dishes Do Not Dry
Completely
Dishes do not drain
properly
Dishes
Do not
loading
a liquid
Plastics
Some plastics, due to material, may
need to be towel dried.
Silica Film or
Etching (Silica Film
is a White Iridescent Deposit;
Etching is a Cloudy
Film)
A water chemical
reaction with certain
types of glassware.
Usually caused by
some combination of
soft or softened water,
alkaline washing
solutions, insufficient
rinsing, over-loading
the dishwasher, and
heat of drying.
It may not be possible to prevent problem,
except by hand-washing. To retard this
process, use a minimum amount of
detergent but not less than one tablespoon per load. Use a liquid rinse agent
and underload the dishwasher to allow
thorough rinsing. Silica film and etching
are permanent and can not be removed.
Use the Air Dry option.
Black or Gray
Marks on Dishes
Aluminum
Aluminum items should be loaded so that
they will not rub against dishes during
washing. Throw-away aluminum items
should not be washed in the dishwasher
because they may break down and cause
marking. Aluminum markings can be
removed by using a mild abrasive
cleanser.
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items
is
dishwasher
deter-
must have proper water drainage.
overload. Follow instructions for
dishwasher on pages 16-l 9. Use
rinse agent to speed draining.
Problem
Cause
Solution
Brown Stains on
Dishes and Dishwasher Interior
High iron content in
water supply
Remove by washing dishes (after food
soil has been removed) with 1 teaspoon
to 1 tablespoon of citric acid crystals
added to covered section of detergent
dispenser. Do not use detergent. Follow
with a Light Wash cycle with detergent.
If treatment is needed more often than
every other month, the installation of an
iron removal unit is recommended.
Orange Stains on
Dishwasher Interior
Large amounts of
tomato based foods on
dishes placed in the
dishwasher
Stains may gradually fade over time.
Regular use of Heat Dry option may
cause stains to fade slower. Stains will
not affect dishwasher performance.
Regular use of Rinse & Hold cycle with
Air Dry option for partial loads will
reduce the likelihood of staining.
White Spots on
Cookware with
Non-Stick Finish
Seasoning removed by
dishwasher detergents
Re-season cookware after dishwasher
washing.
Odor in the Dishwasher
Dishes only washed
every two to three days
Run a Rinse & Hold cycle at least once
or twice a day until a full load is accumulated.
Chipping of Dishes
Improper loading
Load dishes and glasses so that they
are stable and do not strike together
from washing action. Moving racks in
and out smoothly will also minimize
chipping.
NOTE: Some types of china and
glassware are too delicate for automatic
dishwashing and should be handwashed; for example: antiques,
feather-edged crystal and similar types.
Removing
spots
and film
Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a
liquid rinse agent. A rinse agent prevents
water from forming droplets and drying as
spots or streaks.
To remove spots and film on dishes and
glasses, or hard water film on the interior of
the dishwasher, you may use white vinegar
with the following procedure:
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in dishwasher in regular manner. Do not load
silverware or other metals in the dishwasher.
2. Close and latch door.
3. Select the Heavy Wash cycle and Air Dry
option. Do not use detergent.
4. Allow dishwasher to run through the first
wash. When washer has filled for main
wash portion of cycle, unlatch and open
door.
5. Pour 2 cups of household vinegar into the
dishwasher.
6. Close and latch door. Allow dishwasher to
finish the cycle.
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If You Need Assistance
Or Service
This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. When calling our Consumer Assistance Center for help or calling for service, please provide a detailed description
of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers and the purchase date.
(See page 2.) This information will help us respond properly to your request.
1. Before
calling
for assistance
...
Please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a service
call.
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
PROBLEM
Dishwasher does not
run or stops during a
cycle
Is the door tightly closed and securely latched?
Has the cycle been set correctly? See page 6.
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown or tripped?
If the motor has stopped because of an overload, it will automatically reset itself within a few minutes. If the motor does not
start, call for service.
Is the water supply turned on?
Is the dishwasher
voltage?
wired into a live circuit with the proper
Dishwasher seems to
run too long
The dishwasher will run longer while heating the water. This is
normal for lower incoming water temperatures. See page 10.
Dishwasher
Is overfill protector stuck in “up” position? Overfill protector
should move up and down freely. Press down to release.
will not fill
Water remains
dishwasher
in
Wait for the cycle to finish. A small amount of water remaining
is normal.
Check the drain air gap (if installed). If it is clogged follow the
manufacturer’s cleaning instruction.
Detergent remains in
covered section of
dispenser
Has the cycle completed?
Is the detergent fresh and dry without lumps?
Is the bottom rack in backwards?
face the door.
Dishes are not as dry
as you expected
The rack bumpers should
Is the rinse agent dispenser empty? Using a rinse agent greatly
improves drying. See page 12.
Do not use Air Dry option on the next load. See page 10.
Grinding,
crunching
sounds
grating,
or buzzing
Has a hard object entered the POWER CLEANTM module?
The sound should stop when the object is ground up.
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
I
Is too much detergent being used? See page 11 for recommended amounts of detergent.
panel
2. If you need
Some liquid detergents develop excess foam and build up on
access panel. Try a different brand to reduce foaming and
eliminate build-up.
assistance*...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number. Dial toll-free
from anywhere in the U.S.A.:
1-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants.
The consultant can instruct you in how
to obtain satisfactory operation from your
appliance or, if service is necessary,
recommend a qualified service company
in your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
3. If you need
service*...
Whirlpool has a nationyzd
“,“;rg$y-?e
companies. Whirlpool
service technicians are
trained to fulfill the product warranty and
provide after-warranty service anywhere in
the United States. To locate the authorized
Whirlpool service company in your area, call
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone
number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
*APPLlAMCE-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR, SEFMCE
6 REPAIR
See: Whirlpool Appliances
01
Authorized Whirlpool Service
(Example: XX! Service Co.)
. WASHING
DRYERS,
MACHINES
6
SERVICE 6 REPAIR
See: Whirlpml
Appliances
or
Authorized
Whirlpool Service
(Example-XYZ
Service Co.)
4. If you need FSP@ replacement parts . . .
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your Whirlpool@
appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit
right and work right, because they are made
to the same exacting specifications used to
build every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 3 above or call the
Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center
number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
with
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group
of independent consumer experts that
voices consumer views at the highest
levels of the major appliance industry.
l Contact
MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
9 MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
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*When calling or writing for help or
service:
Please provide a detailed description of
the problem, your appliance’s complete
model and serial numbers and the
purchase date. (See page 2.) This
information will help us respond properly
to your request.
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POWER
covered
CLEANTM washing
by your warranty
system
parts
Third level wash tower
-
Spray tower
Nozzle cap
-Washer
e
Lower spray arm
POWER CLEANTM
module and motor
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WHIRLPOOL”
Dishwasher Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANlY
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by
an authorized WhirlpoolSM service company.
LIMlTED ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
Second Year From Date of
Purchase
FSP replacement parts for any part of the POWER
CLEANm Washing System if defective in materials or
workmanship. These parts are shown on page 31 of this
book.
LIMITED FOUR-YEAR
WARRANTY
Second Through Fiih Year
From Date of Purchase
For models with platinum nylon coated dishracks, FSP
replacement parts for the upper and/or lower dishracks if
they rust due to defective materials or workmanship.
FULL TWENTY-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts and repair labor for the
DURAPERMrM tub and/or inner door should they fail to
contain water due to defective materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool
service company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the dishwasher.
2. Instruct you how to use the dishwasher.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
8. Repairs when dishwasher is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to dishwasher caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during limited warranties.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the
appliance.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking
“Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number, l-800-253-1 301, from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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