Quick Start Guide Models 1885 and 1895 We know you’re excited about owning an ASKO dishwasher and you’re anxious to get started, so here’s a brief summary of the operation procedures. The page references in this guide refer to the Use and Care Guide. To get the most out of the features of your new dishwasher, we recommend that you read the Use and Care Guide. THE CONTR OL P ANEL CONTROL PANEL Models 1885 and 1895 have touchpad control panels, as illustrated below. To select a wash program or option, simply press the appropriate touchpad. When you press a touchpad, a red indicator light at the upper left of the touchpad glows to show that you selected that program or option. After you’ve selected the desired wash program and options, press Start. Indicator Lights These lights glow red to indicate which program and options you have selected. Touchpad Controls Press these touchpads to select programs and options. Pans Super Normal Light Economy Heat dry Fan cool Temp Quick Rinse Plate warm Delay Cancel Start After you’ve selected the desired wash program and options, press this touchpad to start the dishwasher. Start Rinse aid Stop LED Window The LED window displays temperature settings, program run time, delay time, and fault codes. Rinse Aid Indicator Glows red when the rinse aid dispenser needs to be refilled. WASH PROGRAMS AND OPTIONS Your ASKO dishwasher has several wash programs and options specifically designed to reduce your energy costs and make your life easier. Press the touchpad(s) to select the desired program and option(s). Programs Options Delay Each press of this touchpad delays the start by one hour, up to 12 hours. The number of hours selected is displayed in the LED window. After you select the hours, press Start. To cancel Delay, press the touchpad until the LED displays zero then press Start. Pans For the heaviest soiled loads, such as pots, pans, casseroles, etc. Super For dishes that have been sitting with dried food on them for a while. Economy When used with low temperature settings, saves energy by extending the wash time. Normal For normal wash loads. Heat dry Activates the heating element during the drying cycle to speed up the drying process. Light For lightly soiled loads. Items such as fine china and crystal can be washed in this program, but you should use the low temperature setting and turn the Heat dry off. (Recommend 130° F) Fan cool Activates the fan for an additional 30 minutes after the drying cycle to cool the dishes. Temp Lets you select the water temperature for the wash programs (except Rinse). The LED displays the temperatures in Celsius. Refer to “Temperature Options” on the next page for a conversion table. Quick Also for lightly soiled loads or delicate dishware. (Recommend 130° F) Rinse To rinse dishes that you plan to wash later that day. Plate warm Warms plates by activating the heating element. Start Stop Start After you’ve selected your wash program and options, press this touchpad to start the dishwasher. If you’ve started the dishwasher then decide to change a program or an option, press and hold Start for five seconds to cancel the program and stop the machine. Make your new selections and press Start again. PR OGRAM MEMOR Y PROGRAM MEMORY When you select the Pans, Super, or Normal wash program, the dishwasher retains the settings until you change them. Simply press Start to use the previous settings. If you want to use a different wash program or option, press the touchpad(s) for the desired selections, then press Start. QUICK ST AR T PR OCEDURES STAR ART PROCEDURES Refer to this page in the Use & Care Guide. 1. Load the dishwasher. (There’s no need to pre-rinse. Simply scrape off large food particles before you load the dishware.) 2. After you’ve pushed the baskets back inside the unit, manually rotate the upper and lower spray arms to be sure they turn freely. 3. Make sure there is rinse aid in the dispenser. Add rinse aid, if needed. 4. Add automatic dishwashing detergent and close the dispenser cover. (See “Amount...” below.) 5. Close the door securely. 6. Select the desired wash program and option(s). A red light appears above the selected touchpad(s). 7. Press Start. The dishwasher will start. 3, 4 3 5, 6 4, 5 AMOUNT OF DISHWASHING DETERGENT TO USE We recommend that you use only unscented, granular automatic dishwashing detergent. Generally, one tablespoon of detergent is needed for a normal wash load. More heavily soiled items, however, may need more detergent. Also, the amount of detergent needed can vary due to differences in water hardness. The harder the water, the more detergent you may need. (See page 5.) In any case, you should never use more than three tablespoons of detergent. LED WINDO W DISPLA YS WINDOW DISPLAY Temper a tur e Settings empera ture The wash programs (except Rinse) have water temperature options, as shown in the table below. The LED displays the temperature selections in degrees Celsius. The table below gives both the Celsius and Fahrenheit temperatures. Once you select a temperature, it will remain selected until you change it (except the Light and Quick wash programs, which revert to 130° F). We recommend that you use the lower temperature settings whenever possible to conserve energy. Wash Program Pans, Super & Normal Light & Quick Temperature Options 55° C (130° F) 45° C (110° F) 65° C (150° F) 55° C (130° F) 70° C (160° F) 65° C (150° F) 75° C (170° F) Program Time When a program starts, the LED displays the time it took that program to run last time. As the program runs, the LED displays the remaining time. If the time exceeds an hour, the display alternates between the hour and minutes remaining. The hour is designated by an h (e.g., 1h). The program times may not always be the same because of variations in the household hot water temperature. The dishwasher heats the water to the proper temperature for the program selected, so if the temperature of the water entering your dishwasher is too low, the dishwasher will run longer because it takes longer to heat the water. Raising your water heater setting could help to shorten the cycle times. If this doesn’t help, call the ASKO Advisory Center. Delay Time Each time you press Delay, you add one hour to the delay time, up to 12 hours. The number in the LED window increases by one each time you press Delay. Continue to press Delay until the number of hours you wish to delay running the machine is displayed. To cancel delay, press the Delay touchpad until the LED displays zero. Fault Codes The LED window displays three fault codes, as illustrated below. Indicates a fault in the heater. Call your local service technician. Indicates high water level in the machine. Call the ASKO Advisory Center. Indicates a thermistor fault (heater control). Call your local service technician. This simply means the door isn’t closed completely. UNDERST ANDING THE INDICA T OR LIGHTS UNDERSTANDING INDICAT When the dishwasher has finished, all of the indicator lights will come on. The lights will remain on until you open the door. When you open the door, the indicator light for the wash program you last used will come on. If you used the high temperature options and the heat dry option, those lights will come on, too. If all of the lights on the control panel flash in sequence, this means the machine has detected an overfill. (See page 7.) Should this happen, call the ASKO Advisory Center. COMMONL Y ASKED Q UESTIONS COMMONLY QUESTIONS WHERE TO FIND THE ANSWERS 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Why does my dishwasher run so long? How do I know when the dishwasher is done? Why do all of the lights stay on? Why are all of the lights flashing? Why am I getting a white film on my dishes? Why is there always water left in the bottom of my machine? See See See See See See page 9 in the Use and Care Guide. “Understanding the Indicator Lights” above. “Understanding the Indicator Lights” above. “Understanding the Indicator Lights” above. pages 5 and 8 in the Use and Care Guide. page 9 in the Use and Care Guide.