UNDERCOUNTER
DISHWASHER
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Contents
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BEFORE YOU USE YOUR DISHWASHER
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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PARTS AND FEATURES
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POWER CLEAN‘ WASHING SYSTEM
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PROPERLOADING
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lop Rack Loading
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Bottom Rack Loading
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Silverware Basket Loading
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ADDING DOERGENT
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RINSE AID DISPENSER
BEK)RE STARTING YOUR .DlSHViASHER
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STARTINGYOUR DISHWASHER
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Changing
a Setting
To Add a Dish After Starting
HI-TEMP WASHING Option
Selecting a Cycle
The AIR DRY Option
The RESETOPTIONS Button
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
SPECIAL TIPS
COMMON DlSHWASHlNiiROilEMS
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE
7 Before Calling for Assistance
2 If You Need Assistance
3 If You Need Service
4. If You Have CI Problem
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81984 Whirlpool
Corporation
u use your dishwasher
It Is your personal
responslblllty
and obllgatlon
to be sure Your dlshwasher:
Is installed by a qualified
installer.
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Has been installed where it is protected
from the elements.
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Has been installed on a floor strong enough to support its weight.
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properly
connected
to electricity,
water and drain..
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Has been properly
electrically
grounded.’
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by children or anyone unable to operate it properly.
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Is properly
maintained.
‘See installation
instructions for complete
information.
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Parts and features
Model
DU5503XL
UPPER SPRAY ARM
WATER COLUMN
DETERGENT DISPENSERS
LOWER SPRAY ARM
SILVERWARE BASK
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much water
from entering the
dishwasher. it Is not
removable.
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HEATING ECEMENT
DOOR PANEL
- 6 COLOR OPTIONS
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THE POWER CLEAN* MODULE is designed
to
keep the wash and rinse water clean. It QISO
grinds up and removes food particles.
During
grinding,
some sounds will be heard.
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here.. .
When you need service or call with a questlon.
have this information
ready:
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers (from the
plate located as shown].
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information
in thesespaces.
Keepthls
book, your warranty
and sales slip together
in a
handy place.There
is no warranty
registration
to
return. Proof-of-purchase
is all that is required
for
in-warranty
service.
Model
Serial
Number
Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
and
Teiephone
Number
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POWER CLEAN”’ Washing System
Your dishwasher
cleans by sprayrng
a mixture of hot, clean water and detergent
against soiled surfaces of dishes. When a cycle is started, the dishwasher
fills with water
to about the level of the heating
element.
This water is pumped
through the rotating
spray arms, through the POWER CLEAN Module which removes food particlesand
back
through the rotating spray arms. Soiled water is pumped
out and replaced
with clean
water during a cycle - the number of times depends
on the cycle being used.
The POWER CLEAN- Module
removes
food
particles
from the water, stores them, then
washes them down the drain.
Load dishes so soiled surfaces face
erful spray from rotating
arms.
Step-saving
preparation
pow-
for washing
It is not necessary
to rinse dishes before
putting them into the
dishwasher.
Just remove large pieces,
bones, and other hard
items.
The POWER
CLEAN Module
will
remove
food parti-
Hot water
cles from the water. It contains a chopping
device which will reduce the size of food items.
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 GET INTO THE POWER
CLEAN MODULE.
is a must
Hot water dissolves
and
activates
the
dishwashing
detergent. Hot water dissolves
grease
on
dishes and helps dry
glasses
spot-free
Make certain
loads
are washed
in hot
water (at least140 F 60 C] Two ways to
Check Water
have a reliable
hot
Temperature
water supply...
1. Maintain
140 F water supply
at central
water heater. To check water temperature,
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turn on hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher. Let water run until It IS as hot as possible, then check
wrth a candy
or meat
thermometer
If the temperature
is too low,
have a qualrfied
person raise the water
heater thermostat
setting
2 Use HI-TEMP WASHING Option. If water heating is needed,
a thermostat
will delay the
cycle
until temperature
reaches
145 F
(63 C] If water is hot enough, the cycle WIII
proceed
with no delay
Thus lets you turn
down your water heater, if you choose,
without cutting back on hot water needed
for good drshwashlng.
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Proper loading
Always load dashes so soiled surfaces are reached by spray from rotating
Water must be able to drain oft completely
for best drying results. Be careful
items so spray can reach all surfaces
spray arms.
to separate
Top rack loading
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CUP AND GLASS LOAD
The top rack IS designed
for cups, glasses
and smaller Items.
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Place so open ends face down for Cleanrng and draining.
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load glasses
in top rack only. Bottom
rack IS not desrgned
for glasses. Damage
may occur.
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Place items in the rows between
prongs.
Placing them over the prongs can lead
to breakage.
Be sure lightweight
items are held firmly
rn place.
China, crystal and other delicate
items
must not touch another Item during dishwasher operatron.
Damage
may occur
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MIXED LOAD
Load plastic items only in the top rack.
Only plastic
items marked
“dishwasher
safe” are recommended.
Plastic items can be melted In the bottom
rack.
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Items wrth cooked-on
soiled surfaces facing
or dried-on
the spray.
foods
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UTENSIL LOAD
Small bowls, pans and other utensils can
be placed
in the top rack.
should
be loaded
in the bottom
rack with
Bottom
rack loading
Sil\,ermare
basket loading
Load forks and spoons so they don’t
nest together. Spray can’t reach nested
Items
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Make sure pot handles &d other items
do not stop rotation of either the upper or
lower spray arm. Spray arms must move
freely.
Securely place heavily soiled cookware
face down in rack.
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Place plates, soup bowls, etc., between
prongs and facing the spray
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MIX
items In each sectton of the basket Small items -baby
bottle caps, jar
lids, etc -can
be put In any section.
Make sure sharp Items (knives, forks,’
skewers, etc ] are put in point down
The slIverware
basket can be loaded
while It’s in place on the door, or it can
be taken out for loading on the Counter
or table
It can also be removed
for easy unloading
Always unload or remove the
basket before unloading
the racks to
avoid
spilling
water droplets
on the
To remove the basket, slide it toward
the top of the door - by the handle
Lift
It off the holding buttons. Replace
it in
reverse order
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Load cookie sheets, cake pans and other
large items at sides or back. Loading
such items in front may keep water spray
from reaching
detergent
dispenser
and
silverware
basket.
NOTE:
Do not load glasses, cups or plastic items
in the bottom rack.
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When lower rack is removed,
replace
with bumpers in front
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To open the basket,
as shown Be sure the
cover IS completely
latched
before
pulling out the
bottom rack and
before closing
the dishwasher
door
unhook
the latch
Adding detergent
The kind and amount of dishwasher
detergent
you use is an important
getting your dishes clean. Read this section carefully.
Use automatic
dlshwasher detergent
only.
Other detergents
are
too mild and much too
sudsy
to work
in the
dishwasher.
Different
brands
of
dishwasher
detergent
have different
amounts
of phosphorus.
Phosphorus softens water
and
helps
prevent
water
spots on dishes.
If water is hard and
phosphorus
content
is
low (8.7% or less], you
may need to use more
detergent
or use a
brand
with a higher
phosphorus
content
(12% or higher].
The detergent
detergent
dispenser
The detergent
dispenser has one section with
a cover and one without.
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Put detergent
in both sections for cycles with
two washes.
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Put detergent
in the covered
section only for
cycles with one wash.
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Push the cover down
until it is latched.
The cover opens automatically
when the main
wash starts. Detergent
in
the open section
falls
into the dishwasher
when the door is closed.
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Do not add detergent
until you are ready
to
wash. Fresh, dry detergent is necessary
for
best washing
results.
Store detergent
tightly in
a cool, dry place.
How much
part of
COVER
Use covered
section for...
NORMAL WASH Cycle
LOW ENERGY
WASH Cycle
COVE;
LATCH
V Use both
sections for..
POTS & PANS Cycle
HEAVY WASH Cycle
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.
Find out your water’s hardness by
asking
your local water department, water softener company
or
county extension agent
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HARD-Fill
< or both sections to top
line if water is 8 or more grains of
hardness.
MEDIUM - Fill 1 or both sections to
middle line if water is 5 to 7 grains of
hardness.
SOFT - Fill one or both sections to
bottom line if water is 0 to 4 grains
hardness.
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Rinse aid dispenser
A rinse aid helps keep water from forming droplets and drying as spots. Keep the dispenser
filled with a rinse aid such as
Jet-Dry’ A small amount is released
automatically
during the
final rinse of each cycle. Check the dispenser
periodically
to
see if it needs refilling.
The Fill Indicator
Cap shows when it’s time to fill the rinse aid
dispenser. When the fill level is low, the center of the cap will
appear
to be clear.
Keep the dispenser
fill cap tightly closed.
Before starting
your dishwasher
1. Spin the Upper Spray Arm to make
sure nothing
will stop it from turning
freely
2. Close and latch the door.
3. Run hot water at sink nearest
dishwasher until it is hot. Turn it off.
Clean
Starting
selector
Buttons
your dishwasher
POTS & PANS Cycle...
LOW ENERGY WASH Cycle...
1. Make sure Cycle Control Knob points
to dot marked POTS & PANS.
2. Push POTS & PANS Clean
Selector
Button.
3. Push button for option desired.
4. Without turning it, pull out the Cycle
Control Knob to start the cycle.
4. Push LOW ENERGY WASH Button.
2. Turn Cycle Control Knob clockwise
to
dot marked LOW ENERGY WASH.
3. Select option desired.
4. Without turning it, pull out the Cycle
Control Knob to start the cycle.
HEAVY WASH Cycle...
RINSE & HOLD Cycle...
1. Make sure Cycle Control Knob points
to dot marked HEAVY WASH.
2. Push HEAVY WASH button.
3. Push button for option desired.
4. Without turning it, pull out the Cycle
Control Knob to start the cycle.
1. Select AIR DRY Option only.
2. Turn Control
Knob clockwise
to dot
marked RINSE & HOLD.
3. Pull Control Knob out to start cycle.
NORMAL WASH Cycle...
1. Turn Cycle
Control
Knob clockwise
until it stops at dot marked NORMAL
WASH.
2. Push NORMAL WASH button,
3. Push button for option desired.
4. Without turning it, pull out the Cycle
Control Knob to start the cycle.
Changing
a setting
You can change
a setting anytime
during
any cycle
1. Push in the Cycle Control Knob to stop the
cycle.
To add a dish after
starting
1. To be sure the added
Item IS washed and
rinsed, make sure the Cycle Control Knob
has not passed LOW ENERGY WASH
2. Unlatch the doorto stop the cycle, but don’t
open it until the spray arms stop spinning
3. Open the door and add the dish
HI-TEMP
WASHING
Option
When this option is selected,
water for the
main wash and the frnal rrnse is heated (except
a
2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob clockwise
to
the cycle you want
3. Be sure detergent
dispensers
are filled
properly
for the new cycle.
4. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob to start the
cycle.
4. Close the door. Do not latch it. Wait 30 seconds for air in the dishwasher
to warm up.
This helps reduce the amount of moisture
that can come from the vent when restariing the cycle.
5. Latch the door The dishwasher
WIII start
from where it stopped
in RINSE & HOLD] to 145 F (63 C). Washing and
rinsing action in those parts of the cycle will
be longer If the water is heated. HI-TEMP washing IS automatic
in POTS & PANS.
Option
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elector
Cycle
Buttons
Control
Knob
Selecting a cycle
POTS 8 PANS Cycle
Maximum
cleaning
for cookedor
baked-on
foods. Timer delays while
the dishwasher automatically
heats
the water to 145 F (63 C) in both
washes and the last rinse [marked ‘1.
Cycle time will be about 1% to 2
hours, depending
on time needed
to heat water.
HEAVY WASH Cycle
A double
wash for heavily
soiled
loads.
Cycle
time is about
70
minutes.
NORMAL WASH Cycle
For nOrnXIl,
everyday
[The Energy Guide
based on this cycle
about 60 minutes.
soiled loads.
Label data is
] Cycle time is
LOW ENERGY WASH Cycle
For pre-rinsed
loads.
Cycle
minutes.
or lightly
soiled
time is about
55
RINSE & HOLD Cycle
For rinsing
a few items
to be
washed
one or more days later.
Use AIR DRY only. Do not use HI-TEMP
WASHING Option.
Cycle time is
about 10 minutes
The AIR DRY Option
Air in the dishwasher is automatlcally
heated
during the “dry” part of all cycles.
If the AIR DRY Option is selected, air in the
dishwasher is not heated. Using this option helps
save energy, but dishes take longerto dry (overnight) and some water spotting
may result
The RESET OPTIONS Button
If you want
to change
a selected
option,
Some items (such as plastics) may need towel
drying
Open the door long enough
for steam to
escape.
Close the door to allow the Cycle
Control Knob to complete
its cycle.
push the RESET OPTIONS Button. Re-select
option, if desired
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Energy saving tips
You can help save energy
if you:
LOW
NORMAL
ENERGY
WASH
WASH
HEAVY WASH
POTS 8 PANS
1. Wash full loads. Running a half-filled
drshwasher uses the same amount of electrrcity
and hot water as a fully loaded machine
3. Air dry dishes
dryrng
cycle
(overntght)
when you don’t need a raprd
Allow longer
drying
times
5. Don’t pre-rinse
normally
soiled dishes. Select the correct cycle for the load and use
the recommended
amount of detergent
for
good washrng results wrthout hand rinsing
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2. Use the LOW ENERGY WASH Cycle whenever
possible. It uses less hot water and energy
than other wash cycles.
4. load correctly
for best washing results. Incorrect loading
may cause poor washrng
ana the need to rewash all or part of the
load
6. Use your dishwasher
during off-peak hours
Local utllltles
recommend
thus to avoid
heavy usage of energy at certain times of
dav
Special tips on dishwasher use
Remember,
use your dishwasher
only for the job it was designed
SOme items are not dishwasher
sate or may require special care.
Read these special tips.
to do.
Aluminum:
Aluminum
loses its bright, shiny appearance
and darkens In color due to the minerals In the water and the alkalinity of the dishwasher
detergent
If washed In the dlshwasher
avold
placlng
directly
In front of detergent
dispenser
where It could be
sprinkled
with undissolved
detergent,
causing spotting, pitting, and
discoloration
Colored
aluminum:
Follow utensil manufacturers’
cleaning
China:
Load carefully
other Use theshortest
washing
Hand-painted,
metal-trimmed,
hot water and detergent.
Test
dishwasher
for several weeks
to see if colors have changed
hand washed
Crystal
Colored
aluminum
instructions
may
fade.
Do not allow pieces to touch each
cycle (see page9 )
and antique chlna may fade due to
one piece by washing It dally in the
Then compare
tt with the rest of the set
Delicate.
antique
items should be
and glasses:
Load carefully
In top rack only.
Load between
pron<s - not over them -to help prevent bumping
and chipping.
Load a few larger items in the bottom rack to reduce
amount and force of water spray reaching
glassware
from the bottom spray arm
Use the shortestwashingcycle(see
page9). Delicate, antique items
should be hand washed
Flat ware:
Salty and acidic
foods may tarnish silver and
stainless flatware If allowed
to remain on the utensils Rinse flatware
as soon as possible especially
If It IS not to be washed right away
Clean tarnished
Items with silver polish Antique
flnlshes may be
removed
by the dishwasher
detergent
Wash by hand A film may
form on sterling sliver and silver plate Items washed In a dishwasher.
This film IS caused by a reaction of silver with chlorine In the detergent It can be removed
with silver polish Gold flatware IS not dishwasher safe
Cast
iron utensils:
The seasoned
finish WIII be removed
In the dishwasher.
Rusting will result Wash by hand. To
re-season
coat with unsalted fat and heat In a slow oven for an hour
ortwo
Plastics:
Place In upper rack only. Many plastics will have
Safe” written on them If in doubt, try one piece
“Dishwasher
Non-stick
finish
the dishwasher
Follow manufacturers
utensils:
Most can be washed
suggesttons.
in
Wood:
Many wooden
Items will warp or lose their ftnlsh Do
not wash cutting boards, wooden salad bowls or knives with wooden
handles rn the dishwasher
Pewter
or peu.ter-like
discolor. and pit To keep
detergent
pewter
materials:
May streak,
at Its very best. hand wash with mtld
Regular use of a
Dishwasher
care & cleaning:
soft damp cloth or sponge and a mild detergent
IS all that IS necessary In most cases, to keep the outside of your dlshwasher
nice
looking and clean Prolonged
use of hard water may cause a white
film to build up on the InsIde surfaces
If needed
clean InsIde with
dishwasher
detergent
and water
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Common dishwashing
PROBLEM
Spotilng
filming
and
problems
CAUSED BY
SOLUTION
Hard
FIII detergent
tergent
with
be riecessory
water
drsbensers
to capacity
Use drsnwasher
hrghest
avarlabre
phosphorus
content
to Install water
softener
Water IS not
hot enough
Water
temperature
should
be at least
140 F (60 C) Set
water
heater
thermostat
to c higher
settrng
Run water
at
srnk unth hot before
starting
and
or use HI-TEMP
WASH
Optron
Not enough
detergent
or
Improper
detergent
Use more drshwasher
detergent
Use detergent
es? avarIable
phosphorus
content
especially
water
‘Oid
detergent
Use
only
closed
gent
Improper
fresh
dry dlshwasher
box
rn cool
dry place
Do not fill drspensers
until
Make
sure dishes
reaches
all surfaces
erload
Do not nest
loadrng
No rrnse
ard
Does the
on page
rinse
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To remove
1
2
3
4
AIR DRY Settrng
used
Spray
arm or arms
rotating
freely
‘Old’
not
gent
not dry
12
filling’
try a vrnegar
from
See
reachrng
rnstructrons
rinse
heat
may
result
in some
only
fresh,
dry drshwasher
box in cool
dry place
Do not fill drspensers
untrl
spotting
of glasses
turn freely
after
therr turning
detergent
Discard
old.
ready
to start
load-
Store tightly
lumpy
deterdrshwasher
Water IS not hot
enough
Water
temperature
should
be at least
140 F (60 C]. Set
water
heater
thermostat
to a hrgher
setting
Run water
at
sink until hot before
starting
and
or use HI-TEMP
WASH
Option
Water pressure
may
be low, drshwasher
IS
not fillrng properly
If water
pressure
whrle drshwasher
Water IS not hot
enough
Water
temperature
should
be at least
140 F (60 C) Set
water
heater
thermostat
to a higher
setting
Run water
at
srnk unttl hot before
starting
and
or use HI-TEMP
WASH
Option
Improper
Make
sure dashes
reaches
all surfaces
erload
Do not nest
loadrng
Frlt rinse
old
used
Alumrnum
utensrls
rubbrng
against
Items
during
washing
Improper
loading
aid
Allow
more
DRY Plastic
wrth
with
highhard
IS low. do not use water
for other purposes
IS running
[to assure
correct
fltts]
and
glassware
are loaded
and Items drain
properly
Items
so spray
Do not ov-
dispenser
time
Items
when
using AIR
may need towel
DRY Option
drying
or use
HEAT
Use care In loadlng
alumlnum
utenslls,
especially
any
llghtwelght
foil container.
Place so they do not touch
dlshes. Remove
black
marks
with plasttc
scouring
pad
and
or
need
spray
Use more drshwosher
detergent
Use detergent
est avariable
phosphorus
content
especially
water
No rinse
Chlpping
breaking
glassware
film.
block
so spray
Do not ov-
Not enough
detergent
or
Improper
detergent
AIR DRY Setting
Black marks on
china or white
utensils
not
dispenser
and
lightly
Store
lumpy
deterdrshwosher
detergent
Drscard
old
ready
tostart
Check
spray
arms to make
sure they
rng Be sure a utenstl has not orevented
closed
Dishes
spots
do
hrghhard
Wash and rinse load as usual
Use AIR DRY
Remove
all metal
Items
Put 2 cups (500 ml) whrte vinegar
rn a contarner
on the
bottom
rack
Run dishwasherthrc,gh
a complete
washing
cycle
Drying
wrthout
and srtver
Use
detergent
aid
with
wrth
and
glassware
are loaded
and Items drain
properly
Items
Make
sure large
Items
detergent
drspensers
Small particles
deposlted
on
items
deMay
a mrld
abrasive
cleanser
Do not overload
Load
glasses
In the top rack only
between
prongs,
not over
them
Glasses
loaded
prongs
WIII not be supported
and may chip or break.
Load
over
PROBLEM
CAUSED BY
SOLUTION
Dishes not
washing clean
Water rs not
hot enough
Water
temperature
should
be at least
140 F (60 C) Set
water
heater
thermostat
to a hrgher
settrng
Run water
at
stnk until hot before
startrng
and
or use HI-TEMP
WASH
Optton
Improper
Make
sure dashes
and
glassware
are loaded
reaches
all surfaces
and Items drawn properly
erload
Do not nest Items
loadtng
Make
sure large
Items
detergent
drspensers
Spray
arm or arms
rotating
freely
Not enough
or Improper
detergent
Old
not
do
not
block
Check
spray
arms to make
sure they
rng Be sure a utenstl has not prevented
spray
from
detergent
Use
only
closed
gent
fresh
dry dishwasher
box rn cool,
dry place
Do not fill drspensers
until
reaching
turn freely
after
thetr turntng
Use more
drshwasher
detergent
Use detergent
est available
phosphorus
content
especrally
water
detergent
so spray
Do not ov-
load-
wtth htghwrth hard
Store
tightly
lumpy
deterdtshwasher
detergent
Dtscard
old.
ready
to start
Water pressure
may
be low dtshwasher
IS
not fillrng properly
If water
pressure
while dishwasher
Etching permanent
fllmlng which
cannot be
removed
Too much detergent
in soft water
Check
for ralnbow
hue on glasses
A rainbofl
hue IS the
first srgn of etchrng
(corrosron
of glass]
Reduce
the amount
of dtshwasher
detergent
Use a detergent
wrth a lower
phosphorus
content
Inadequate
If water
pressure
IS low do not use water
for other purposes
while
dishwasher
IS running
(to assure
correct
water
fills)
Make
sure dishes
and glassware
are loaded
properly
to
assure
adequate
rtnstng and drarnrng
Do not overload
Dishes 8
interlor of
dlshwasher
yellow or
brown
Iron or manganese
water
Small dark
spots on
flatware
stainless steel,
silver plate, or
sterling or rust
spots on
stainless
steel
Allowing
salty or
acidic
foods such as
mayonnaise
vinegar
fruit Juices
salad
dressrngs
milk
products
to remain
on
flatware
rrnstng
in
Temporary
1s low, do not use water
for other purposes
is running
(to assure
correct
fills)
remedy:
1
2
Set empty
dishwasher
for a ‘one wash
cycle
Start dtshwasher
and unlatch
door to stop it when
rt has
ftlled for the wash part of the cycle
3 Add’,to’
2 cup (120 lo 240 mL] of crtrrc acid
crystals
(usually
avorlable
in drugstores]
4 Close
and latch door to complete
cycle
Permanent
solution:
Install an Iron or manganese
filter to
home
water
supply
Rinse
flatware
that
IS to stand
for several
hours
before
washtng
[use Rrnse & Hold]
Clean
starned
Items wrth srlver
polrsh
and re-wash
Do not put stalnless
steel and sliver
flatware
In the same sllverware
basket
compartment.
Direct contact
between
these metals can cause permanent damage
to the sliver.
Undrssolved
detergent
coming
In
contact
with flatware
Remove
spots with
gent on wet fiatware
Bronze tarnish
on silverplate
Srlverplate
IS worn off
Exposed
base metal
lakes on a bronzea
hue
Remove
Water left in
bottom of
dishwasher
Drshwosher
completed
Allow
Clogged
gap
cycle
araIn
not
arr
tarnish
dls’lcdasher
silver
with
sliver
polish
Avoid
polish
Have
to complete
spelling
sliver
dry
deter-
replated
cycle
Some plumbing
codes
require
use of a drain
air gap beg
tween
an undercounter
dIshwasher
and the drain
sysrem
SI the house
The air gap IS usually
locatea
above
rhe stnk
or on the top of the counter
near Ihe dishwasher
to prevent
‘he posslbrlrty
of water
bacrrng
up from the dram
Into the
dishwasher
due lo a plugged
drain
The drain
air gap
IS
NOT a part of the dishwasher
and is NOT covered
by the
3lshwasher
warranty
The drain
air gap
should
be kept
clefln
to Insure propci
dratnrng
of the dishwasher
13
If you need service or assistance, we suggest
YOUfollow these four stem:
1. Before calling
for assistance..
. 3. If you need service:i’...
Performance
problems
often result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools
of any kind.
1. If dishwasher
won’t run, or stops during cycle:
l
Is door tightly closed and securely latched?.
l
Has cycle been correctly
set [and Control
Knob pulled out)?
l
Is water turned on?
l
Has house fuse blown or circuit
breaker
tripped?
l
Is the power
cord
plugged
in [if so
equipped)?
l
Has electrical
power been Interrupted?
l
If motor has stopped
because
of overload,
it will automatically
reset itself within a few
minutes.
If motor does not start, call for
service.
l Are
you using the POTS & PANS Cycle or
HI-TEMP WASHING Option? Is the dishwasher
waiting for water to heat?
2. If water remains in the dishwasher:
l
Has the cycle completed?
l
Is drain air gap clogged?
3. If detergent
remains
in the covered
detergent cup:
l
Is the bottom rack In backwards?
(The rack
bumpers should be at the front.]
l
Is the dishwasher
detergent
fresh and dry
without lumps?
l
Is the cycle completed?
4. If you hear grinding,
grating,
crunching,
buzzing sounds:
l A hard
object
has probably
entered
the
POWER CLEAN Module.The
sound should
stop when the object is ground
up.
2. If you need assistance’:‘...
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE ’ service
assistance telephone
number. Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1301
Michigan..
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii
. . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1121
and talk with one of our trained Consultants. The
Consultant
can instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory operation
from your appliance
or, if seryice is necessary, recommend
a qualified service
company
in your area.
14
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network
of
franchised
TECHCARE b Service ComTECH-CARE
7 panies.
service
technicians
are trained
to fulfill
1 the product warranty
) 7iE&-cAA?E
and provide
after~ FRANCHISED
SERVICE
J warranty
service,
anywhere
in the
United States. To !ocate TECH-CARE service in your
area, call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number [see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory
Yellow Pages under:
APPLIANCES
-liOUSEHOLDMAJOR-SERVICE
& REPAIR
ELECTRICALAPPLIANCESMAJOR-REPAIRING
6 PARTS
FSP IS o registered
trademark
of Whirlpool
Corporohon
for
quollty
parts
Look for fhls
FSP
symbol
of qualfty
whenever
you need
o replacement
part
’
for your
WhIrlpool
oppllonce
FSP replacement
parts
WIII 111 rlghl
and work
right.
because
they
are
made
to the same
exacting
speClllcatlOnS
used to build
every
new WhIrlpool
oppllance
0
4. If you have a problem”.
..
Call our COOL-LINE service
assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) and talk with one of
our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Guy Turner, Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
If you must call or write, please provide: model
number, serial number, date of purchase,
and a
complete
description
of the problem.
This information is needed
In order to better respond to
your request for assistance.
Notes
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