Asko Dishwasher Model 1885 and 1895

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
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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.