Making your World A Little Easier.- UseAndCare A Note to You ......................... Dishwasher 2 Safety ................. 3 Parts and Features.. ............... 4 Starting Your Dishwasher.. ... 6 Loading Your Dishwasher ..... 8 Using the Dispensers .......... 11 Setting the Controls.. ........... Selecting a wash cycle ..... Canceling a cycle ............. Selecting cycle options.. ... Changing a cycle setting.. . Adding an item during a cycle ................... Washing Special 13 13 14 14 15 15 Items ........ 16 Connecting a Portable Dishwasher.. ......................... 17 Caring for Your Dishwasher.. ......................... 20 Saving 24 Energy ...................... Solving Common Dishwashing Problems Troubleshooting ....... 25 ... . .. . . . ... . .. . . .. 28 Index ...................................... 30 Warranty 32 ............................... l-800-253-1 301 Call our Consumer with questions Assistance Center or comments. DISHWASHER MODEL SERIES 400,800,806,810,830,840 PART NO. 3376815 Rev. A \.-Tj A Note to You Thank you for buying a Whirlpool@ appliance. Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, WHIRLPOOL dishwashers are easy to use, save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This card helps us notify you about any new information on your appliance. Please record your model’s information. Whenever you call to request service for your appliance, you need to know your complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number label (See the “Parts and Features” section). Please also record the ourchase date of your appliance and your dealer’s name, address, and telephone number. Keep this book and the sales slip together I Our Consumer Center number Help us help See Installation information. Serial Number Purchase Date Dealer Name Dealer Address Dealer Phone in a safe place Assistance is toll-free. for future reference. I-800-253-1 30 1 you Please: l Have your dishwasher installed by a qualified installer. l Install where dishwasher is protected from the elements. l Install and level dishwasher on a floor that will hold the weight, and in an area suitable for its size and use. l Properly connect dishwasher to electricity, water, and drain.* l Model Number Instructions for complete l l l l Remove all shipping plugs from hoses and connectors (such as the cap on the drain outlet) 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 the “Caring for Your Dishwasher” section. ( Your safety is important to us. This symbol alerts you to hazards such as fire, electrical shock, or other injuries. This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of the symbol. IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING -When using the dishwasher, follow basic precautions, including the following: l Read all instructions before using the dishwasher. l Use the dishwasher only for its intended function. l Use only detergents or rinse agents recommended for use in a dishwasher and keep them out of the reach of children. l 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. l 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. l Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after use. l Do not operate the dishwasher unless all enclosure panels are properly in place. l Do not tamper with controls. l Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door or dish racks of the dishwasher. .To reduce the risk of injury, do not allow children to play in or on the dishwasher. l 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 INSTRUCTIONS l l 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 to the washing compartment when removing an old dishwasher from service or discarding it. For a grounded, cord connected dishwasher: GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS The dishwasher must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electrical 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. l WARNING - Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electrical shock. 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: GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS 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 - Parts and Features Your dishwasher is illustrated below with the parts and features called Out. To help You find information on specific parts or features quickly, page references are included. 1L Spray tower and protector (P- 9) Water inlet opening / (P. 9) Model and serial number label (on right side) Rack bumper (P. 9) Sllverware -basket Bottom - rack - - (P. 9) Heatha - --&I 8) Cnmv -r--z arm ---~ (P- 9) II element YI-- N _cOverfill protector (P. 21) - Detergent dispensers (P. 11) \ (P. 12) Access panel+ Door latch ’ Door color panel’ /- - l See lnstallatlon Instructions for more Information. Series Series Series 400 models Option selector switch Cycle control knob Option selector switch Cycle control knob 800 and 806 models 810 models I Series 830 models v Selector Series buttons Optlon selector switch I Cycle control I Cycle control knob knob 840 models v v Cycle selector buttons Option selector buttons I Cycle control knob 5 This section tells you how to start or stop your dishwasher. Before You Use Your Dishwasher 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. 6 Refer to it for quick reference. Electrical Shock Hazard Electrically ground dishwasher. Connect ground wire to green ground connector in terminal box. Do not use an extension cord. Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or electrical shock. 1. Load the dishwasher. See the “Loading Your Dishwasher” section. - 2. Spin the spray arm. ltshould turn freely. 3. Add detergent. See the “Using the -Dispensers” section. 4. Add rinse agent, if needed. 5. Close door firmly until it latches. 7. Select a drying option. (See the “Setting the Controls” section.) For i&Z models with buttons, the r; indicator above the button will show red when the option Ed has been selected. For models with rocker switches, the switch indicates which option has been selected. NOTE: Select Air Dry for the Rinse & Hold cycle. For Series 840 =--= models, push a Cycle button K for the desired cycle. Normal Wash, Light Wash, and Rinse F3 & Hold cycles share the same button. The Cycle Control Knob determines which cycle operates. For Series 830 models, the Heat Dry option is automatically selected with the Pots & Pans cycle. 8. Turn the Cycle Control Knob clockwise to the desired cycle. You will feel a definite “stop” at each cycle mark. The dishwasher automatically starts the cycle you select. NOTE: If the door is latched, you will hear the cycles start and stop as the control knob passes each cycle mark. This is normal and does not hurt the dishwasher. If you prefer, you can set the Cycle Control Knob with the door unlatched. 6. Run hot water at the sink nearest the dishwasher until water is hot. Turn off water. Stopping the dishwasher You can stop your dishwasher anytime during a cycle. All you have to do is: l Open the door slightly. Wait for any filling or spraying action to stop before opening the door all the way. Close the door to continue the cycle. OR l Turn the Cycle Control Knob slowly clockwise until you hear water draining. Let the dishwasher drain completely. Then open the door and turn the Cycle Control Knob to Off. Loading Your Dishwasher This section tells how to properly load your dishwasher Preparing to load your 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. Foods like eggs, rice, pasta, and cooked cereals may be hard to remove if left to dry over a period of time. 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 arm. 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. l l l l l Loading the silverware Load the silverware basket while it is in the bottom rack or take the basket out for loading on a counter or table. NOTE: The loaded basket must be placed in the center front (over the spray tower) of the bottom rack for proper washing. l l l l 8 for best washing and rinsing results. Mix items in each section of the basket with some pointing up and some down to avoid nesting. Spray cannot reach nested items. IMPORTANT: Always load sharp items (knives, skewers, forks, etc.) pointing down. Put small items (baby bottle caps, jar lids, etc.) in any section. You can also remove the basket for easy unloading. Always unload or remove the basket before unloading the racks to avoid spilling water on the silverware. Loading l l l for quiet operation Secure lightweight load items in the racks. Pot lids and handles, pizza pans, cookie sheets, etc., should not touch interior walls, interfere with the spray arm’s rotation, or cover the spray tower. Load dishes so they do not touch one another. NOTE: Keep sink drain plugs inserted during dishwasher operation to prevent noise transfer through drains. basket Loading the bottom rack Load items with cooked-on or dried-on food in the bottom rack, with soiled surfaces facing inward to the spray. Mixed load Load plates, soup bowls, etc., between prongs and facing inward to the spray. Make sure pot handles and other items do not stop rotation of the spray arm. Spray arm must move freely. Load items so they do not block or cover the spray tower. Load heavily soiled cookware face down in rack. Do not stack or overlap dishes. Water spray must reach all soiled surfaces for best results. l l l l l Utensil l Do not cover spray tower 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. NOTES: Do not load glasses, cups, or plastic items in the bottom rack. l Do not load items between the bottom rack and the dishwasher tub. This can block the water inlet opening. l If you have removed the bottom rack for unloading or cleaning, replace it with bumpers in front. l face bishwasher door Loading the top rack Load the top rack with cups, glasses, and smaller items. Do not cover the third level wash (on some models) when loading the top rack. Cup and glass l l l l l Load so open ends face down for cleaning and draining. Load glasses in top rack only - bottom rack is not designed for glasses. Damage can occur. Place items in the rows between prongs. Placing them over the prongs may lead to breakage. Secure lightweight items. China, crystal, and other delicate items must not touch each other during dishwasher operation. Damage may occur. Mixed l l l l load load Small bowls, pans, and other utensils can be placed in the top rack. Load plastic items in the top rack only. Plastic items may melt in the bottom rack. Wash only plastic items marked “dishwasher safe.” Load plastic items so the force of the spray does not move them during the cycle. 10 Cup and glass load Do not cover third level wash (on some models) Mixed load / Using the Dispensers For best washing results, review the information rinse agents properly. Using the detergent l l Filling the detergent NOTE: It is normal for the cover to open partially when dispensing detergent. Use only covered section for: - Light Wash* l l l Use both sections - Normal Wash - Pots 81 Pans* l much detergent to use The amount of detergent to use depends on the hardness of your water and the type of detergent. If you use too little, dishes won’t be clean. If you use too much in soft water, glassware will etch. Different brands of dishwasher detergent have different amounts of phosphorus for softening water. If you have hard water and use low phosphorous content detergent (6.0% or less), you may need to use more detergent or use a detergent with a higher phosphorous content (6.7%). Find out your water’s hardness by asking your local water department, water softener company, or county extension agent. I WATER Cover Latch Cycle on some models only. How dispenser The detergent dispenser has one section with a cover and one without. Push cover down firmly until it latches. Detergent in the open section falls into the dishwasher when closing the door. The covered section opens automatically for the main wash. Cover and dispenser Use automatic dishwashing detergent only. Other detergents are too mild and much too sudsy. Add detergent just before starting cycle. Store detergent tightly closed in a cool, dry place. Fresh automatic dishwasher detergent results in better cleaning. l below. It is important to use detergents TYPE WHERE TO FILL Hard 8+ grains per gallon 136+ pans per million for: Medium 5-7 grains per gallon 85119 parts per million soft O-4 grains per gallon O-68 parts per million Fill amounts shown are for standard powdered detergent. Amounts may vary if you use liquid or concentrated powdered detergent. Follow manufacturer’s directions when using liquid dishwasher detergent or concentrated powdered detergent. 11 Using the rinse agent dispenser Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a liquid rinse agent. A rinse agent greatly improves dish drying by helping water flow off during the last rinse. A rinse agent also keeps water from forming droplets and drying as spots or streaks. A small amount of rinse agent automatically releases into the rinse water during the final rinse of each cycle. For best drying results, check dispenser periodically to see if it needs filling. To check l l dispenser: Check center of Fill Indicator Cap. Clear means it needs filling. OR Remove Fill Indicator Cap. An “E” is visible when dispenser is empty. To fill OR Cap center clear when empty “E” visible when empty dispenser: The rinse agent dispenser holds 6 ounces (175 mL). Under normal conditions, this lasts about 3 months. 1. Open dishwasher door completely. 2. Remove Fill Indicator Cap. 3. Add rinse agent. Fill to smallest opening in lower part of dispenser only. Overfilling may cause rinse agent to leak out. This will not harm the dishwasher, but could cause oversudsing. 4. Clean up any spilled rinse agent with a damp cloth. 5. Replace Fill Indicator Cap. Keep it closed tightly. NOTE: You do not have to wait until the dispenser is empty before refilling, but do not overfill it. Your dishwasher is designed to use a liquid rinse agent. You do not need to use a solid or bar-type rinse agent. 12 Keep dispenser filled for best drying results Setting the Controls Operating your dishwasher’s controls properly helps you obtain the best possible washing results. This section tells you how to select wash cycles and options. Selecting a wash cycle For Series 400,800,806, and 810 models: Turn Cycle Control Knob to desired cycle. For Series 840 models: Press a cycle pad, then turn the Cycle Control Knob to desired cycle. Normal Wash, Light Wash, and Rinse & Hold all share the same cycle pad. For Series 830 models: Press Pots & Pans button for that cycle. Or press either Heat Dry or Air Dry for Normal Wash and Light Wash cycles. Press Air Dry for Rinse & Hold cycle. Turn Cycle Control Knob to desired cycle. T CYCLE NOTE: Your model may have all or some of the cycles shown. A “en shows what each cycle includes VASH IINSE IINSE WAIN UASI IINSE :INAL UNSE IRY CYCLE TIME vlinutes: POTS & PANS . . . . . . . 96’ . . . . . go* . . . . . 85* . . cooked-on or baked-on foods. NORMAL WASH . soiled loads. (The Energy Guide label is based on this cycle.) LIGHT WASH RINSE 81 HOLD l l For rinsing a few items to be washed one or more days later. Do not use detergent. Use Air Dry option. * Cycle time includes dry time. 20 13 Canceling a cycle You can cancel a cycle at any time. 1. Turn the Cycle Control Knob slowly clockwise until you hear water draining. Let the dishwasher drain completely. 2. Open the door. 3. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to Off. Selecting cycle options You can select a drying option after the dishwasher starts as long as the Cycle Control Knob has not reached Dry. Heat Dry option If the Heat Dry option is selected, air in the dishwasher is heated during the “dry” part of the cycle. For best results, use a liquid rinse agent. For Series 830 models, the Heat Dry option is automatically selected with the Pots & Pans cycle. Air Series 400,800, 806, and 810 models Dry option When Air Dry is selected, the air in the dishwasher is not heated during the “dry” portion of a cycle. Using Air Dry helps save energy, but dishes take longer to dry and some spotting can occur. Some items (such as plastics) may need towel drying. For best drying, use a liquid rinse agent. NOTE: You must choose either Air Dry or Heat Dry for each wash cycle. Select Air Dry when using the Rinse & Hold cycle (Series 800, 806, 810, 830, and 840 models). 14 _. ‘. “-11111-----~-- ..- Series 400, 800,806, and 810 models Series 830 and 840 models OR,‘.’ IiiI Series 830 and 840 models Changing (on some a cycle setting models) You can change a cycle setting anytime during any cycle. 1. Lift up the door latch to stop the cycle. 2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob clockwise to the desired cycle. 3. Check the detergent dispensers. They must be filled properly for the new cycle. NOTE: Turning the Cycle Control Knob can cause the covered section of the detergent dispenser to open and release the detergent. Check the covered section if setting Normal Wash or Pots & Pans cycle. 4. Close the door firmly until it latches. The dishwasher starts the new cycle. Adding (on some an item during a cycle models) You can add an item to the dishwasher anytime before the Cycle Control Knob reaches Light Wash. Items added after the Cycle Control Knob reaches Light Wash will only be rinsed. 1. Lift up the door latch to stop the cycle. Wait for spraying action to stop before opening the door. 2. Open the door and add the item. 3. Close the door, but do not latch it. Wait 30 seconds for the air in the dishwasher to warm up. Doing so reduces the amount of moisture in the vent when restarting a cycle. 4. Close the door firmly until it latches. The dishwasher resumes the cycle. 15 Washing Special Items If you have any doubts about washing a particular piece of dishware, check with the manufacturer to see if it is dishwasher safe. MATERIAL DISHWASHER SAFE? EXCEPTIONS/SPECIAL INFORMATION Aluminum Yes High water temperature and detergents can pit finish of anodized aluminum. Bottles and Cans No Wash bottles and cans by hand. Labels attached with glue can loosen in your dishwasher. Loose labels and glue can clog spray arm or the pump and will reduce washing performance. Cast Iron No Seasoning will be removed and iron will rust. China/ Stoneware Yes Always check manufacturer’s recommendations before washing. Antique, hand-painted, or overthe-glaze patterns may fade. Gold leaf can discolor or fade. Crystal Yes Always check manufacturer’s recommendations before washing. Some types of leaded crystal can etch with repeated washings. Gold No Gold-colored Glass Yes Milk glass will yellow with repeated dishwasher washing. HollowHandle Knives No Handles of some knives are attached to the blade with adhesives which may loosen if washed in the dishwasher. Pewter No High water temperatures discolor or pit finish. Disposable Plastics No Cannot withstand and detergents. Plastics Yes Always check manufacturer’s recommendations before washing. Plastics vary in their capacity to withstand high water temperatures and detergents. Load plastics in top rack only. Stainless Steel Yes Run the Rinse & Hold cycle if not washing immediately. Prolonged contact with food containing salt, vinegar, milk products, or fruit juice can damage finish. Sterling Silver or Silver Plate Yes Run the Rinse & Hold cycle if not washing immediately. Prolonged contact with food containing salt, acid, or sulfide (eggs, mayonnaise, and seafood) can damage finish. Tin No Can rust. Wooden Ware No Always check manufacturer’s recommendations before washing. Untreated wood can warp, crack, or lose its finish. 16 flatware will discolor. and detergent can high water temperatures Connecting Dishwasher Electrical a Portable connection Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Do not remove ground prong. Do not use an adapter. Do not use an extension cord. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock. A power supply of 120 volts, 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 3-pron$ grounding type wall receptacle 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 corners. 17 Connecting the dishwasher 1. Run water at faucet until it is hot. Turn water off. 2. Pull hoses out of their storage compartment on the back of the dishwasher. NOTE: Make sure the hoses are not kinked or twisted. Kinked hoses reduce washing performance. 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 the “Starting Your Dishwasher” section for instructions on how to start the dishwasher. Hose connection Drawing water connected when 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.) l Press the red button on the hose connector 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. 18 dishwasher is Disconnecting the dishwasher 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. Converting to a built-in a portable Hose connection dishwasher 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 Whirlpool service company. Instructions are included with the kit. 19 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 the “Solving Common Dishwasher Problems” section for special cleaning problems. See Installation Instructions for information on storing your dishwasher and for cleaning the drain air gap. 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 top with warm, soapy water. For dried-on foods, use a scouring pad. 20 top 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: l Apply powdered dishwasher detergent to a damp sponge to make a paste. OR l Use liquid automatic dishwasher detergent and clean with damp sponge. Do not clean the dishwasher interior until it has cooled. Wear rubber gloves. Do not use any type of cleanser other than dishwasher detergent because it can cause foaming or sudsing. NOTE: See “Removing spots and film” in the Solving Common Dishwashing Problems section to clean your dishwasher with white vinegar. Remember, this procedure is intended for occasional use only. Vinegar is an acid. Excessive use can damage your dishwasher. Overfill protector The overfill protector (in the front right corner of the dishwasher tub) keeps the dishwasher from overfilling. It must be in place for the dishwasher to operate. Check under the float for objects that may keep the protector from moving up or down. Cleaning the filter screen The filter system requires periodic cleaning as needed. To clean screen: 1. Unload and slide the bottom rack forward. (Remove bottom rack if necessary to reach filter screen.) 2. Remove collected particles from the screen with your fingers or paper towel. 3. Return the bottom rack to original position. 21 Storing your Moving or winterizing dishwasher dishwasher your ,,,,_/*,**,,h, ,’/’ /,’ ,’ Protect your dishwasher and home against water damage due to freezing water lines. If your dishwasher is left in a seasonal dwelling or could be exposed to near freezing temperatures, have a qualified person do the following: NOTE: Pump motor styles vary by model. Refer to Figure 1 or Figure 2, depending on the style of your dishwasher. 1. Disconnect power supply to the dishwasher. 2. Turn off water supply to the dishwasher. 3. Remove the 4 screws on the lower access panel and remove the lower access panel. 4. Place a shallow pan under the water supply valve. Then, use a wrench to disconnect the water inlet from the water supply valve. Separate the water inlet from the water supply valve and drain water into the pan. 5. Remove the spring clamp from the water outlet and separate from the water supply valve; drain water into pan. 6. Reconnect both water inlet and water outlet to the water supply valve. 7, . Empty the pan and reposition it under the water pump. 8. Remove the clamp and disconnect the drain hose from the water pump; drain water into pan. 9. Reconnect drain hose to the water pump, being sure to position the clamp over the connection. 10. Replace the lower access panel. 22 dd2 ,’ + ,’/,’ ,’ ,’ ,’I’ ,-’ 8’ I’,’ <I’ d’ Figure 1 Spring l!Fy;7zb Water pump andmotot Water inlet Figure 2 Drain hose NOTE: If your dishwasher is connected to a garbage disposal, do not run water into the sink after winterizing. This could cause water to refill the drain hose on your dishwasher. Reconnecting your dishwasher 1. Remove the 4 screws on the lower access panel and remove lower access panel. 2. Turn on the water supply to dishwasher. 3. Turn on power supply to dishwasher. 4. Run dishwasher through a complete cycle and check for leaks. 5. Replace lower access panel. Storing for the summer Protect your dishwasher during the summer months by turning off the water supply and power to the dishwasher. 23 Saving Energy Saving energy is important and helps you save money. This section gives you tips on the best ways to save energy with your dishwasher. Loading tips Wash full loads. Running a half-filled dishwasher uses the same amou’nt of electricity and hot water as a fully loaded machine. Load correctly for best washing results. Incorrect loading may cause poor washing and the need to rewash all or part of load. l l Cycle l l l l and option Do not prerinse normally soiled dishes. Select the correct cycle for the load and use the recommended amount of detergent. tips If your model has the Light Wash cycle, use it whenever possible. The cycle uses less hot water and energy than the Normal Wash cycle. Run your dishwasher during off-peak hours. Local utilities recommend avoiding heavy usage of energy at certain times of day. Use the Air Dry option whenever possible. Allow longer drying times (overnight). Use a rinse agent to improve drying. Loads may not wash or dry as well if the water temperature is too low. For best dishwashing results, water must be at least 120°F (49°C) as it enters the dishwasher. 24 l To check water temperature: 1. Run the hot water at the faucet closest to your dishwasher. Let the water _ run for at least 1 minute. 2. Hold a candy or meat thermometer in the running stream of water. If the water temperature at the faucet is below 120°F (49”C), have a qualified person raise the water heater’s thermostat setting. Solving Common Dishwashing Problems 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 the “Troubleshooting” section for service information. Solution chart PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION Food soil left 3n dishes Improper loading Follow loading instructions. Water temperature too low If needed, turn home water heater up to ensure water entering dishwasher is 120°F (49°C) minimum. See the “Saving Energy” section. Use of incorrect, too little, or ineffective detergent Use recommended dishwasher detergents only. See the “Using the Dispensers” section. Never use less than 1 tablespoon per load. Detergent must be fresh to be effective. Always store detergent tightly closed in a cool, dry place. Detergent cakes in dispenser Use fresh detergent only. Do not allow detergent to sit for several hours in a wet dispenser. Check dispenser for caked detergent. Clean dispenser when caked detergent is present. Insufficient fill due to low water pressure Home water pressure should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch (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 Use rinse agent to help prevent spotting and filming. See the “Using the Dispensers” section. To remove hard water film, see “Removing spots and film” at the end of this section. Water temperature too low If needed, turn home water heater up to ensure water entering dishwasher is 120°F (49°C) minimum. Use of incorrect detergents Use recommended detergents only. Spotting and filming dishwasher continued on next page 25 ‘ROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION Spotting and ‘ilming continued) Incorrect amount of detergent Follow recommendations for amount. Heavy soil and/or hard water generally require extra detergent. Use of ineffective detergents Use fresh detergent. Store detergent tightly closed in a cool, dry place. Discard lumpy detergent. Insufficient fill due to low water pressure 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. Dishes do not drain properly Dishes must have proper water drainage. Do not overload. See the “Loading Your Dishwasher” section. Use a liquid rinse agent to speed draining. Plastics Some plastics, due to material, may need to be towel dried. Silica film or etching (silica film is a Nhite iridescent deposit; etching is a cloudy film) Water chemical reaction with certain types of glassware usually caused by some combination of soft or softened water, alkaline washing solutions, insufficient rinsing, overloading the dishwasher, and heat of drying. It may not be possible to prevent problem, except by hand washing. To slow this process, use a minimum amount of detergent but not less than 1 tablespoon per load. Use a liquid rinse agent and underload the dishwasher to allow thorough rinsing. Silica film and etching are permanent and cannot be removed. Use the Air Dry option, Black or gray marks on dishes Aluminum items touching dishes Load aluminum items so that they will not rub against dishes during washing. Do not wash throwaway aluminum items in the dishwasher because they may break down and cause marking. Remove aluminum markings by using a mild abrasive cleanser. White spots on cookware with non-stick finish Seasoning removed by dishwasher detergents Reseason cookware after dishwasher washing. Dishes do not dry completely 26 -- 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 and detergent. If treatment is needed more often than every other month, we recommend installation of an iron removal unit. Orange stains on dishwasher interior Large amounts of tomato-based foods on dishes placed in the dishwasher Stains will not affect dishwasher performance and can gradually fade over time. Regular use of Rinse & Hold reduces the chance of staining. If air in the dishwasher is heated during the “dry” portion of the cycle, stains may fade slower than if the Air Dry option is selected. Odor in the dishwasher Dishes only washed every 2-3 days Run a Rinse & Hold cycle at least once or twice a day until a full load is accumulated. Chipping dishes Improper loading Load dishes and glasses so they are stable and do not strike together from washing action. Moving racks in and out slowly will also minimize chipping. of NOTE: Some types of china and glassware are too delicate for automatic dishwashing and should be hand washed; for example: antiques, feather-edged crystal, and similar items. 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 ml . dishes and glasses, or hard water film/lime buildup on the interior of the dishwasher, you may use white vinegar with the following procedure: 1. Load clean dishes and glasses in dishwasher. Do not load silverware or other metals in the dishwasher. l z 2. Put 2 cups of household vinegar (in a glass or dishwasher safe measuring cup) standing upright in the bottom rack. 3. Close and latch the door. 4. Select the Normal Wash cycle and Air Dry option. Do not use detergent. Allow the dishwasher to complete the entire cycle. NOTE: This cleaning procedure is intended for occasional use only. Vinegar is an acid. Excessive use may damage your dishwasher. 27 Troubleshooting Before calling for assistance please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a service call. Dishwasher problems PROBLEM CHECK THE FOLLOWING Dishwasher does not run or stops during a cycle Is the door tightly closed and securely latched? Has the cycle been set correctly? See the “Setting the Controls” section. Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? If the motor stopped because of an overload, it will automatically reset itself within a few minutes. If it does not start, call for service. Is the water SUDDIVturned on? Dishwasher will not fill Is the overfill protector stuck in ‘up” position? Overfill protector should move up and down freely. Press down to release. See the “Carina for Your Dishwasher” section. Water remains in dishwasher Allow cycle to finish. A small amount of water remainina Detergent remains in covered section of dispenser Has the cycle completed? is normal. Check the drain air gap (if installed). If it is clogged, follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions. Is the detergent fresh and dry without lumps? See the “Using the Dispensers” section. Is the bottom rack in backwards? The rack bumpers must face the dishwasher door. Dishes not as dry as you expected Is the rinse agent dispenser empty? Using a rinse agent greatly improves drying. See the “Using the Dispensers” section. Do not use Air Dry option on the next load. See the “Setting the Controls” section. White residue appears on front of access panel Dishwasher not close 28 will Is too much detergent being used? See the “Using the Dispensers” section. Some liquid detergents develop excess foam and residue on panel. Try a different brand to reduce foaming and eliminate buildup: Is the bottom rack in backwards? The rack bumpers must face the dishwasher door. Service Before calling for assistance or service, please check the “Troubleshooting” section. It may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below. 1. If you need assistance* ... Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center telephone number. Dial toll-free from anywhere in the U.S.A.: l-800-253-1 301 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: Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances Consumer Assistance Center c/o Correspondence Dept. 2000 North M-63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. 2. If you need service* -See: Whirlpool Appliances 01 Authorized Whirlpool Service (Examp/e:WZ Service Co.) l WASHING DRYERS, FSP@ 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 2 or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 1. 4. If you are not satisfied with how the problem was solved . . . l ... Whirlpool has a nationwide network of authorized service companies. Whirlpool service technicians SERVICE are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in Ed the United States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool service company in your area, call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number (see Step 1) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: *APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLD MAJOR, SERVICE & REPAIR 3. If you need replacement l l Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action Program (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of the major appliance industry. Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer, and Whirlpool have failed to resolve your problem. Major Appliance Consumer Action Program 20 North Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606 MACAP will in turn inform us of your action. MACHINES h SERVICE h REPAIR -See: Whirlpool Appliances or Authorized WhIrlpool Service (Examp/erXYZ Service CO.) *When asking for help or service: Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers, and the purchase date. This information will help us respond properly to your request. 29 Index This index is alphabetical. page number. Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the TOPIC PAGE BOTTOM RACK.. ....................................... CLEANING Exterior.. ................................................ Interior.. ................................................. COMMON WASHING PROBLEMS Solving ............................................. CONNECTING A PORTABLE DISHWASHER ................................ 9 20 21 25-27 17-19 CYCLE Canceling .............................................. Selecting ............................................... 14 14 DETERGENT Tips ....................................................... Use chart .............................................. 11 11 DISHWASHER OPERATION Adding an item during a cycle.. ............. 15 Changing a cycle setting ....................... 15 Starting.. .............................................. 6, 7 Stopping .................................................. 7 TOPIC PAGE LOADING Bottom rack.. ........................................... Preparing to load .................................... Silverware basket.. .................................. Top rack ................................................ 9 8 8 10 OPTIONS ................................................. 14 OVERFILL 21 PROTECTOR PARTS/FEATURES ........................ ................................ 4-5 RESPONSIBILITIES Owner ..................................................... 2 RINSE AGENT Using ..................................................... 12 SAFETY ..................................................... 3 SERVICE Parts ..................................................... Requesting ............................................ 29 29 SILVERWARE BASKET ............................ 8 SPECIAL ITEMS Washing ................................................ 16 27 DISPENSER Detergent .............................................. Rinse Agent .......................................... 11 12 SPOTS/FILM Removing .............................................. ENERGY Saving ................................................... TOP RACK.. ............................................. 10 24 TROUBLESHOOTING 28 FEATURES/PARTS ................................ 4-5 FILM/SPOTS Removing .............................................. 27 30 WARRANTY.. ............................. ........................................... WATER Checking temperature .......................... 32 24 WHIRLPOOL” Dishwasher Warranty LENGTH OF WARRANTY 1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY FROM DATE OF PURCHASE FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool service company. FULL TWENTY-YEAR WARRANTY FROM DATE OF PURCHASE FSP replacement parts and repair labor for the DURAPERMTM 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. B. 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. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the 3196 appliance. 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 exclusion or limitation 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 dealer. If you need service, first see the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking “Requesting Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A. PART NO. 3376815 Rev. A @ 1996 Whirlpool Corporalon @ Fteglslered trademark ol Whirlpool, U.S.A. Prlnted 12/96 in U.S.A.