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DISHWASHER USER INSTRUCTIONS
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Table of Contents
DISHWASHER SAFETY ............................................................. 1
QUICK STEPS ............................................................................ 3
DISHWASHER USE.................................................................... 3
CYCLE AND OPTION DESCRIPTIONS .................................... 5
DISHWASHER FEATURES........................................................ 7
DISHWASHER CARE ................................................................. 8
TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................................ 9
NOTES....................................................................................... 11
WARRANTY .............................................................................. 12
Dishwasher Safety
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: When using the dishwasher, follow basic precautions, including the following:
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Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
Use the dishwasher only for its intended function.
Use only detergents or rinse agents recommended for use in
a dishwasher, and keep them out of the reach of children.
When loading items to be washed:
1) Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage
the door seal; and
2) Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce the risk
of cut-type injuries.
Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked
“dishwasher safe” or the equivalent. For plastic items not so
marked, check the manufacturer's recommendations.
Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after
use.
Do not operate the dishwasher unless all enclosure panels
are properly in place.
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Do not tamper with controls.
Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door, lid, or dish racks
of the dishwasher.
To reduce the risk of injury, do not allow children to play in
or on the dishwasher.
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 such a period, before using
the dishwasher turn on all hot water faucets and let the
water flow from each for several minutes. This will release
any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable,
do not smoke or use an open flame during this time.
Remove the door or lid to the washing compartment
when removing an old dishwasher from service or
discarding it.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
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For a grounded, cord-connected dishwasher:
The dishwasher must be grounded. In the event of a
malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of
electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for
electric current. The dishwasher is equipped with a cord
having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding
plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet
that is installed and grounded in accordance with all local
codes and ordinances.
WARNING: Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
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Check with a qualified electrician or service representative
if you are in doubt whether the dishwasher is properly
grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the
dishwasher; if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
For a permanently connected dishwasher:
The dishwasher must be connected to a grounded metal,
permanent wiring system, or an equipment-grounding
conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and
connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on
the dishwasher.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
Tip Over Hazard
Do not use dishwasher until completely installed.
Do not push down on open door.
Doing so can result in serious injury or cuts.
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Quick Steps
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Prepare and load
dishwasher.
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Select a cycle and option.
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Add detergent
for cleaning and
rinse aid for
drying.
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Start dishwasher.
Dishwasher Use
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Place plastics, small plates and glasses in the upper rack.
Wash only plastic items marked “dishwasher safe.”
Prepare and Load the Dishwasher
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IMPORTANT: Remove leftover food, bones, toothpicks and other
hard items from the dishes. Remove labels from containers before
washing.
To avoid thumping/clattering noises during operation: Load
dishes so they do not touch one another. Make sure lightweight
load items are secured in the racks.
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When loading silverware, always place sharp
items pointing down and avoid “nesting” as
shown.
STEP 1
STEP 2
Upper rack
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Lower rack
Make sure nothing keeps spray arm(s) from
spinning freely. It is important for the water
spray to reach all soiled surfaces.
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Make sure that when the dishwasher door is closed no items
are blocking the detergent dispenser.
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Items should be loaded with soiled surfaces facing down and
inward to the spray as shown. This will improve cleaning and
drying results.
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Avoid overlapping items like bowls or plates that may trap food.
Add Detergent
NOTE: If you do not plan to run a wash cycle soon, run a rinse
cycle. Do not use detergent.
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Use automatic dishwasher detergent only. Add powder, liquid
or tablet detergent just before starting a cycle.
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Fresh automatic
dishwasher detergent
results in better
cleaning. Store tightly
closed detergent
container in a cool,
dry place.
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Hard Water
Soft Water
Hard Water
Soft Water
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MAIN WASH
PREWASH
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A. Cover latch
B. Main Wash section
C. Pre-Wash section
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The amount of detergent to use depends on:
How much soil remains on the items - Heavily soiled loads
require more detergent.
The hardness of the water - If you use too little in hard water,
dishes won't be clean. If you use too much in soft water,
glassware will etch.
Soft to Medium Water (0-6 grains per U.S. gallon)
[typical water softener water and some city water]
Medium to Hard Water (7-12 grains per U.S. gallon)
[well water and some city water]
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of the dispenser as shown. Fill the Pre-Wash section to the
level shown, if needed.
NOTE: Fill amounts shown
Hard Water
are for standard powdered
Hard Water
Soft Water
Soft Water
detergent. Follow instructions
on the package when using
Main Wash
Pre-Wash
other dishwasher detergent.
STEP 3
Select a Cycle (cycles vary by model)
See “Cycle and Option Descriptions” charts in the following
section.
Heavier cycles and options affect cycle length. Some cycles and
options will take up to 3¹⁄₂ hours to complete.
Select Options (options vary by model)
See “Cycle and Option Descriptions” charts in the following
section.
You can customize your cycles by pressing the options desired.
Add Rinse Aid
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Your dishwasher is designed to use rinse aid for good drying
performance. Without rinse aid your dishes and dishwasher
interior will have excessive moisture. The heat dry option will
not perform as well without rinse aid.
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Rinse aid keeps water from forming droplets that can
dry as spots or streaks. They also improve drying by
allowing water to drain off of the dishes after the final
rinse.
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Start or Resume a Cycle
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Run hot water at the sink nearest your dishwasher until the
water is hot. Turn off water. For best dishwashing results, water
should be 120ºF (49ºC) as it enters the dishwasher.
Check the rinse aid indicator. Add rinse aid when indicator
drops to “Add” level.
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To add rinse aid, turn the dispenser cap
to “Refill” and lift off. Pour rinse aid into
the opening until the indicator level is at
“Full.” Replace the dispenser cap and
turn to “Lock.” Make sure cap is fully
Refill
locked.
Push door firmly closed. The door latches
automatically. Select the wash cycle and options
desired OR press START/RESUME to repeat the same
cycle and options as in the previous wash cycle.
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You can add an item anytime before the main wash
starts. Open the door slowly and add the item. Close
the door firmly within 3 seconds. Press START/RESUME.
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Rinse aid helps to reduce excess moisture on the dish
racks and interior of your dishwasher.
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NOTE: For most water conditions, the
factory setting of 2 will give good
results. If you have hard water or notice
rings or spots, try a higher setting. Turn
the arrow adjuster inside the dispenser
by either using your fingers or inserting
a flat-blade screwdriver into the center
of the arrow and turning.
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Cycle and Option Descriptions
This information covers several different models. Your dishwasher may not have all the cycles and options described.
You can customize your cycle by selecting an option.
See option selections. If you change your mind, press the option again to turn off the option, or select a different option. You can change
an option anytime before the selected option begins.
*Maximum wash times depend on water temperature, heavy soil condition, dish load size and options selected.
CYCLE SELECTIONS
CYCLES
DISH LOAD TYPES
DESCRIPTIONS
WASH TIME (HH:MM)
Cycle
Minimum
Cycle + Options
Minimum
*Maximum
Use for all day-to-day soil
types when washing full to
partial dish loads.
This cycle compensates for the size of
the dish load by adding time and heat.
During the wash, the wash action will
repeatedly pause for several seconds.
1:19
1:27
3:30
Use for hard-to-clean, heavily
soiled pots, pans, casseroles,
and regular tableware.
During the wash, the wash action will
repeatedly pause for several seconds.
1:37
1:39
3:30
Use for loads with normal
amounts of food soil.
The energy-usage label is based on this
cycle. During the wash, the wash action
will repeatedly pause for several seconds.
1:04
1:24
3:30
Use for lightly soiled items or
china and crystal.
During the wash, the wash action will
repeatedly pause for several seconds.
1:08
1:21
2:51
Use to quickly wash
prerinsed glasses or dish
loads.
This cycle does not dry.
0:30
none
none
Use for rinsing dishes,
glasses, and silverware that
will not be washed right away.
This cycle does not dry.
0:03
none
none
Do not use detergent.
IMPORTANT: The sensor in your dishwasher monitors the soil level. Cycle time and/or water usage can vary as the sensor adjusts the
cycle for the best wash performance. If the incoming water is less than the recommended temperature or food soils are heavy, the cycle
will automatically compensate by adding time, heat and water as needed.
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OPTION SELECTIONS
OPTIONS
Control Lock
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DISH LOAD TYPES
DESCRIPTIONS
USE WITH:
Loads containing
tough, baked-on
food needing to be
presoaked.
Use to presoak your dishes for 4 hours in your dishwasher instead
of presoaking them in the sink.
Adaptive Wash, Pots &
Pans or Normal cycle
Pans, casseroles,
etc. with tough food
soil.
Activates the POWERSCOUR™ spray jets and provides intensified
water spray to the back of the lower level rack.
May add heat and time to the cycle.
Adaptive Wash, Pots &
Pans or Normal cycle
Loads containing
tough, baked-on
food.
Increases the target water temperature during the wash portions of
the cycle.
Adds heat, wash time and water to the cycle.
Adaptive Wash, Pots &
Pans or Normal cycle
To sanitize your
dishes and
glassware in
accordance with
NSF/ANSI Standard
184 for Residential
Dishwashers.
Raises the water temperature in the final rinse to approximately
155°F (68°C). This high temperature rinse sanitizes your dishes
and glassware in accordance with NSF/ANSI Standard 184 for
Residential Dishwashers. Certified residential dishwashers are not
intended for licensed food establishments.
The Sanitize or Sani Rinse option adds heat and time to the cycle.
Adaptive Wash, Pots &
Pans or Normal cycle.
Only these sanitization
cycles have been
designed to meet the
NSF/ANSI requirements.
For best drying
results, dry dishes
with heat.
Turn OFF when loads contain plastic dinnerware that may be
sensitive to high temperatures.
This option with the use of rinse aid will provide the best drying
performance.
Available with any cycle
except Rinse Only.
To run your
dishwasher at a
later time or during
off-peak hours.
Delays the start of a cycle up to 6 hours.
All cycles, except Rinse
Only
To run your
dishwasher at a
later time or during
off-peak hours.
Delays the start of a cycle up to 4 hours.
Select a wash cycle and options. Press Delay until reaching the
desired hours for the delay to start. Press START/RESUME. Close
the door firmly.
All cycles, except Rinse
Only and Glass Xpress
To avoid unintended
use of your
dishwasher, or cycle
and option changes
during a cycle.
To turn on Lock, press and hold Heat Dry for at least 4 seconds.
Anytime
Select a wash cycle and options. Press Delay until reaching the
desired hours for the delay to start. Press START/RESUME. Close
the door firmly.
To turn off Lock, press and hold Heat Dry for at least 4 seconds.
When Control Lock is lit, all buttons are disabled. If you press any
pad while your dishwasher is locked, the light flashes 3 times. The
dishwasher door can be opened while the controls are locked.
CONTROLS AND
CYCLE STATUS
CONTROL
PURPOSE
COMMENTS
To start or resume a
wash cycle
If the door is opened during a cycle or the power is interrupted, the START/RESUME indicator
flashes. The cycle will not resume until the door is closed and START/RESUME is pressed.
To cancel wash
cycle
Close the door firmly. The dishwasher starts a 2-minute drain (if needed). Let the dishwasher
drain completely.
To follow the
progress of your
dishwasher cycle
The “Washing” indicator glows at the start of the first fill of any cycle (except Rinse Only) and
remains on until the end of the main wash cycle.
To follow the
progress of your
dishwasher cycle
The “Drying” indicator glows during the drying portion of each cycle (except Glass Xpress and
Rinse Only).
To follow the
progress of your
dishwasher cycle
The “Clean” indicator glows when a cycle is finished.
If you select the Sani Rinse option, when the Sani Rinse cycle is finished, the “Sanitized”
indicator glows. If your dishwasher did not properly sanitize your dishes, the light flashes at the
end of the cycle. This can happen if the cycle is interrupted, or the water could not be heated to
the required temperature. The light goes off when you open and close the door or press
CANCEL.
Dishwasher Features
Your Whirlpool dishwasher may have some or all of these features.
POWERSCOUR™ Wash Area
To open the ANYWARE™ PLUS silverware basket:
Unlock the latch.
The POWERSCOUR™ wash area is located
at the back of the lower level rack.
NOTE: You must select the
POWERSCOUR™ wash option to use this
feature. Make sure items do not interfere
with the water feed tube, spray arms, or
POWERSCOUR™ spray jets.
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back of the lower dish rack with the
soiled surfaces facing the
POWERSCOUR™ spray jets.
NOTE: Be sure the cover is completely latched before pulling out
the bottom rack and before closing the dishwasher door.
To remove the basket from the door:
1. Grasp the silverware basket by the handle. Slide it toward the
top of the door.
2. Lift the basket off the holding buttons.
To replace the basket in the door:
1. Set the silverware basket on the holding buttons.
2. Slide the basket toward the bottom of the door until is locks
into place.
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Only one row of items may face the POWERSCOUR™ spray
jets. Stacking, overlapping or nesting items will keep the
POWERSCOUR™ spray jets from contacting all of the
surfaces.
ANYWARE™ PLUS silverware basket
The ANYWARE™ PLUS silverware basket can be hung on the
door, the bottom rack, or placed inside the bottom rack.
Cup shelves
Fold down the extra shelf on the lefthand or right-hand side of the top rack
to hold additional cups, stemware or
long items such as utensils and
spatulas.
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Fold-down Tines
Utensil clip
The row of tines on the left-hand and
right-hand sides of the mid-level rack
can be adjusted to make room for a
variety of dishes.
The utensil clip holds specialty cooking items (wooden spoons,
spatulas, and similar items).
To move a clip
1. Pull the clip up and
off horizontal rack
wire.
2. Reposition the clip
on another
horizontal rack
wire.
To adjust the fold-down tines:
1. Grasp the tip of the tine that is in
the tine holder.
2. Gently push the tine out of the
holder.
3. Lay the tines down, toward the
center of the rack.
EZ-2-Lift™ Top Rack
Light Item Clips
You can raise or lower the top rack to fit tall items in either the top
or bottom rack. Adjusters are located on each side of the top rack.
Raise the top rack to accommodate items up to 9" (22 cm) in the
top rack and 13" (33 cm) in the bottom rack, or lower the top rack
to accommodate items up to 11" (28 cm) in both the top and
bottom racks.
To raise the rack, press
both rack adjusters
and lift the rack until it
is in the Up position
and is level.
To lower the rack,
press both rack
adjusters and slide the
rack back to its lower
position.
The light item clips hold lightweight plastic items
such as cups, lids, or bowls in place during
washing.
To move a clip:
1. Pull the clip up and off the tine.
2. Reposition the clip on another tine.
Side clip
The side clip holds
lightweight plastic items
such as cups, lids, or
bowls in place during
washing.
To move a clip
1. Pull the clip up and off
horizontal rack wire.
2. Reposition the clip on
another horizontal rack
wire.
NOTE: The top rack
must be level.
Adjustable 2-position Top Rack
You can raise or lower the top rack to fit tall items in either the top
or bottom rack. Adjusters are located on each side of the top rack.
Raise the top rack to accommodate items up to 9" (22 cm) in the
top rack and 13" (33 cm) in the bottom rack, or lower the top rack
to accommodate items up to 11" (28 cm) in both the top and
bottom racks.
To raise or lower the rack, hold the top
rack with one hand near the adjuster and
use the other hand to pull out the top of
the adjuster. Raise or lower the rack to
one of the preset positions.
NOTE: The top rack must be level.
Dishwasher Care
Cleaning the Dishwasher
Clean the exterior of the dishwasher with a soft, damp cloth and
mild detergent. If your dishwasher has a stainless steel exterior, a
stainless steel cleaner is recommended - Stainless Steel Cleaner
and Polish Part Number 31464.
Clean the interior of the dishwasher, with a paste of powdered
dishwasher detergent and water or use liquid dishwasher detergent
on a damp sponge to clean the cooled-down interior.
A white vinegar rinse may remove white spots and film. Vinegar is
an acid, and using it too often could damage your dishwasher.
Put 2 cups (500 mL) white vinegar in a glass or dishwasher-safe
measuring cup on the bottom rack. Run the dishwasher through a
complete washing cycle using an air-dry or an energy-saving dry
option. Do not use detergent. Vinegar will mix with the wash water.
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If you have a drain air gap,
check and clean it if the
dishwasher isn't draining
well.
Storing the Dishwasher
If you will not be using the dishwasher during the summer months,
turn off the water and power supply to the dishwasher. In the
winter, if the dishwasher could be exposed to near freezing
temperatures or is left in a seasonal dwelling such as a second
home or vacation home, avoid water damage by having your
dishwasher winterized by authorized service personnel.
Troubleshooting
First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
to possibly avoid the cost of a service call.
In the U.S.A., www.whirlpool.com In Canada, www.whirlpool.ca
Dishwasher is not operating properly
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Dishwasher does not run or stops during a cycle
Is the door closed tightly and latched?
Is the right cycle selected?
Is there power to the dishwasher? Has a household fuse blown,
or has a circuit breaker tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the
circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Has the motor stopped due to an overload? The motor
automatically resets itself within a few minutes. If it does not
restart, call for service.
Is the water shutoff valve (if installed) turned on?
It is normal for certain cycles to repeatedly pause for several
seconds during the main wash.
Clean light is flashing
Call for service.
Dishwasher will not fill
Is the overfill protection float able to
move up and down freely? Press down
to release.
Dishwasher seems to run too long
The dishwasher can run up to 3¹⁄₂ hours depending on soil
level, water temperature, cycles and options.
Is the water supplied to the dishwasher hot enough? The
dishwasher runs longer while heating water.
Is the dishwasher cycle time within the cycle times? See cycle
sections wash times. A delay automatically occurs in some
wash and rinse cycles until the water reaches the proper
temperature.
This dishwasher is equipped with an optical sensor wash that
detects water temperature, soil and detergent amount. Wash
cycles are adjusted based on what is sensed.
IMPORTANT: The very first wash cycle after installation in your
home will be adjusted to include an additional 2 rinses. This
cycle must not be interrupted for proper sensor adjustment. If
this adjustment cycle is canceled or stopped before the Clean
light comes on at the end of the cycle, the next wash cycle will
repeat this sensor adjustment.
Water remains in the dishwasher
Is the cycle complete?
Detergent remains in the covered section of the dispenser
Is the cycle complete?
Is the detergent lump-free? Replace detergent if necessary.
Is the dispenser door blocked by dishes or cookware when the
dishwasher door is closed?
White residue on the front of the access panel
Was too much detergent used?
Is the brand of detergent making excess foam? Try a different
brand to reduce foaming and eliminate buildup.
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Odor in the dishwasher
Are dishes washed only every 2 or 3 days? Run a rinse cycle
once or twice a day until you have a full load.
Does the dishwasher have a new plastic smell? Run a vinegar
rinse as described in “Dishwasher Care.”
Condensation on the kitchen counter (built-in models)
Is the dishwasher aligned with the countertop? Moisture from
the vent in the dishwasher console can form on the counter.
Refer to the Installation Instructions for more information.
Dishes do not dry completely
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Dishes do not dry completely
Did you use a rinse aid? Your dishwasher is designed to use
rinse aid for good drying performance. Without rinse aid your
dishes and dishwasher interior will have excessive moisture.
The heat dry option will not perform as well without rinse aid.
Dishes are not dry
Did you load your dishwasher to allow proper water drainage?
Do not overload. Use a liquid rinse aid to speed drying.
Are the plastics wet? Plastics often need towel drying.
Is the rinse aid dispenser empty?
Did you use an air-dry or energy-saving dry option? Use a
heated drying option for dryer dishes.
Excess moisture on racks and dishwasher interior
Check the rinse aid indicator to see that there is rinse aid in the
dispenser.
Spots and stains on dishes
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Spotting and filming on dishes
Is your water hard, or is there a high mineral content in your
water? Conditioning the final rinse water with a liquid rinse aid
helps eliminate spotting and filming. Keep the rinse aid
dispenser filled. Always use a high-temp option. If your water
hardness is 13 grains or above, it is strongly recommended that
you install a home water softener. If you do not wish to drink
softened water, have the softener installed onto your hot water
supply.
Is the water temperature too low? For best dishwashing results,
water should be 120°F (49°C) as it enters the dishwasher.
Did you use the correct amount of effective detergent? Use
recommended dishwasher detergents only. Do not use less
than 1 tbs (15 g) per load. Detergent must be fresh to be
effective. Heavy soil and/or hard water generally require extra
detergent.
Is the home water pressure high enough for proper dishwasher
filling? Home water pressure should be 20 to 120 psi (138 to
828 kPa) for proper dishwasher fill. If you have questions about
your water pressure, call a licensed, qualified plumber.
NOTE: To remove spots and film from glassware, remove all
silverware and metal items and run a vinegar rinse as described
in “Dishwasher Care.”
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Silica film or etching (silica film is a milky, rainbow-colored
deposit; etching is a cloudy film)
Sometimes there is a water/chemical reaction with certain
types of glassware. This is usually caused by some
combination of soft or softened water, alkaline washing
solutions, insufficient rinsing, overloading the dishwasher, and
the heat of drying. It might not be possible to avoid the
problem, except by hand washing.
To slow this process use a minimum amount of detergent but
not less than 1 tbs (15 g) per load. Use a liquid rinse aid and
underload the dishwasher to allow thorough rinsing. Silica film
and etching are permanent and cannot be removed. Do not use
heated drying.
White spots on cookware with nonstick finish
Has the dishwasher detergent removed cookware seasoning?
Reseason cookware after washing it in the dishwasher.
Brown stains on dishes and dishwasher interior
Does your water have high iron content? Rewash dishes using
1-3 tsp (5-15 mL) of citric acid crystals added to the covered
section of the detergent dispenser. Do not use detergent.
Follow with a Normal wash cycle with detergent. If treatment is
needed more often than every other month, the installation of
an iron removal unit is suggested.
Black or gray marks on dishes
Are aluminum items rubbing dishes during washing?
Disposable aluminum items can break down in the dishwasher
and cause marking. Hand wash these items. Remove
aluminum markings by using a mild abrasive cleaner.
Orange stains on plastic dishes or dishwasher interior
Are large amounts of tomato-based foods on dishes placed in
the dishwasher? It may be necessary to use a stain removal
product to remove stains from your dishwasher. Stains will not
affect dishwasher performance.
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Grinding, grating, crunching or buzzing sounds
A hard object has entered the wash module (on some models).
When the object is ground up, the sound should stop. If the
noise persists after a complete cycle, call for service.
Dishes are not completely clean
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Food soil left on the dishes
Is the dishwasher loaded correctly?
Did you choose the cycle that describes the most difficult soil in
your dishwasher? If you have some items with heavier soils,
use a heavier cycle.
Is the water temperature too low? For best dishwashing results,
water should be 120°F (49°C) as it enters the dishwasher.
Did you use the correct amount of fresh detergent? Use
recommended dishwasher detergents only. Do not use less
than 1 tbs (15 g) per load. Detergent must be fresh to be
effective. Heavy soil and/or hard water generally require extra
detergent.
Is detergent caked in dispenser? Use fresh detergent only. Do
not allow detergent to sit for several hours in a wet dispenser.
Clean dispenser when caked detergent is present.
Is the pump or spray arm clogged by labels from bottles and
cans?
Is the home water pressure high enough for proper dishwasher
filling? Home water pressure should be 20 to 120 psi (138 to
828 kPa) for proper dishwasher fill. If you have questions about
your water pressure, call a licensed, qualified plumber.
Are high suds slowing the wash arm? Do not use soap or
laundry detergents. Use recommended dishwasher detergents
only.
Dishes are damaged during a cycle
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Chipping of dishes
Did you load the dishwasher properly? Load the dishes and
glasses so they are stable and do not strike together from
washing action. Minimize chipping by moving the rack in and
out slowly.
NOTE: Antiques, feather-edged crystal, and similar types of
china and glassware might be too delicate for automatic
dishwashing. Wash by hand.
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