Operating Instructions. Electrolux EI24ID50QS

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Operating Instructions 5

N o r m a l O p e r a t i n g S o u n d s

Your dishwasher uses energy efficient motors for the wash and drain portions of the cycle you select. Each cycle has a series of water fills and drains for washing and rinsing dishes. As each cycle begins, you may or may not hear the drain motor. You may also hear the splashing water as it enters the tub and the spray arms as they rotate and circulate water. The wash motor often pulsates throughout the cycle, which varies water pressure and optimizes performance.

If the user prefers to save energy and dry the dishes by hand they select air dry instead of heated dry. Air dry is still an option. If you prefer to spend slightly more energy to get the dishes drier than turn the air dry option off. In response the wash and rinse temperatures in the cycle will be increased.

E n e r g y U s e

The yellow energy guide label that came on your unit tells how much energy it would use in one year and how it compares to others that are available.

The energy is based on the Normal cycles response to tests that apply soils and dishware that simulate the average use. Eight place settings of dishware and some serving pieces are used during the test. The total energy is based on running the average number of cycles per year, applying typical soil levels to the dishware and half the time, selecting the option of using extra energy to more fully dry the dishware. Actual energy and water use will depend upon the cycle and options you select.

This unit uses an in-line water heating element that is located under the tub. There is no exposed heater that plasticware might come in contact with or that is accessible to touch. The heat is taken to the dishware through the heated water.

For this reason, plastic dishware may be placed where it best fits in either the top or bottom rack. Temperatures are uniform throughout the dishwasher.

This will help the cleaning and it will also get the dishwasher hotter. When the final drain removes all standing water, the extra heat stored in the dishware will act to evaporate the remaining water.

Your unit provides a selection of cycles. In general, the more water used by a cycle and the hotter the temperatures it reaches the more energy that it uses. Several cycles, such as the Normal cycle will change their response based on soil level, options selected, and ambient conditions. The Normal cycle is good for all around use. Other cycles are focused toward special use like the Heavy cycle that is designed for heavily solid cookware.

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Wa s h C y c l e S e l e c t i o n s

Cycle times are approximate and vary by options selected. Hot water is necessary to activate dishwasher detergent and melt fatty food soils.

An automatic sensor checks the water temperature for the main wash of each cycle. When HI-TEMP

WASH is selected, the sensor checks for an even higher temperature. Run hot water in a faucet nearest the dishwasher until water is hot before starting.

C y c l e S e l e c t i o n s

The Smart Sensor checks the soil level on your dishes in the Auto, Normal and Eco cycles. Cycle time and water usage will vary based on the amount of soil on the dishes.


For pots, pans, casserole dishes and dinnerware with dried-on or baked-on soils. Water usage ranges from approximately 7.1 to 8.1 gallons.

Wash time ranges from approximately 129 to 189 mins.


For regularly soiled dishes and silverware. Water usage ranges from approximately 3.0 to 7.4 gallons. Wash time ranges from approximately 118 to 200 mins.


For lightly soiled and pre-rinsed dishes and silverware. Water usage ranges from approximately 4.3 to 7.7 gallons. Wash time ranges from approximately 86 to 93 mins.


For rinsing dishes that will be washed later. Water usage is approximately 2.2 gallons. Cycle time is approximately 15 mins.


This cycle allows you to program your preferred cycle and options into one button. To program this cycle: select the cycle and options your desire then press and hold the Favorite pad until the LED come on. The selected cycle and options are saved as the FAVORITE. All the settings that were chosen are illuminated. Once programmed, simply press the Favorite pad followed by Start to have your programmed cycle begin.


The dishwasher’s Smart Sensor technology will determine the type of cycle required to clean the dishes and will clean more efficiently every time.

When a partial load of lightly soiled dishes are placed in the unit, a wash cycle similar to a short wash will automatically be performed. When a full load of heavily solid dishes is placed in the unit, a heavy wash cycle will automatically be performed.

Water usage ranges from approximately 3.0 to 7.4 gallons. Wash time ranges from approximately 118 to 200 mins.


For regularly soiled and pre-rinsed dishes and silverware. Water usage is approximately 4.5 gallons. Wash time is approximately 30 mins.


For lightly soiled and pre-rinsed dishes and silverware when you do not have a full load. Water usage is approximately 3.5 to 4.3 gallons. Wash time ranges from approximately 52 to 128 mins.


For regularly soiled China and Crystal. Water usage is approximately 18.5 gallons. Wash time ranges from approximately 96 to 116 mins.

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E n e r g y O p t i o n S e l e c t i o n s


When HI-TEMP option is selected, the dishwasher heats water in the main wash to approximately

140 0 F (60 0 C).

This increase in water temperature helps dishwasher detergent remove food, grease and soil from dishes more effectively and aids in drying. HI-

TEMP option can only be used with AUTO, HEAVY,

NORMAL and UPPER cycles.

Max Dry

MAX DRY is available on Auto, Heavy, Normal,

Upper and Stemware cycles The cycle time will increase when MAX DRY option is selected.

O p e r a t i o n S e l e c t i o n



To sanitize your dishes and glassware, select the

SANITIZE option. This option heats the water temperature in the final rinse to 157 0 F (69.4

0 C) and maintains that temperature for 7 minutes.

SANITIZE is available in Auto, Heavy, and Normal cycles. Only these sanitization cycles have been designed to meet NSF requirements.

The cycle time will be extended until the proper water temperature is reached. Washing action will continue during the water heating delay. For best results, the incoming water temperature should be at least 120 0 F (49 0 C).

If the SANITIZE option is selected, the led above the pad comes on. The sanitization criteria may not be satisfied if there is an interruption of the cycle, a power failure occurs, or if incoming water temperature is below 120 0 F (49 0 C).

The Delay Start option allows you to automatically delay starting your dishwasher from 1 to 24 hours.

Press DELAY pad until the desired delay time shows in the Status window then press START to activate. Display will indicate the delay start time and will countdown until cycle starts.

To cancel the DELAY option and begin the cycle before the delay period is over, press the CANCEL pad and then the START pad.


To start a cycle, press the START pad once and close the door.

Sanitize led flashes at the end of the cycle if the

NSF requirements for sanitization are not reached.

Child Lock Controls/Air Dry

To prevent children from accidently changing the dishwasher cycle or starting the dishwasher, lock the dishwasher controls by pressing the AIR DRY pad until “Loc” shows in the status window. The controls are locked and no new selections can be made until the lock is released. To unlock the controls, press the AIR DRY pad until “Loc” disappears. If child lock is activated the dishwasher will not work.


To cancel a cycle at anytime, open the door and press the START/CANCEL pad until the 1 min drain feature is initiated. Close the door and the drain cycle will begin. You will hear a tone for the start and completion of the drain cycle. When the door is opened, the last cycle selected will be displayed.

If desired, a new cycle can now be selected by pressing START/CANCEL pad and upon closing the door the cycle will begin.


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S t a t u s w i n d o w

That STATUS window displays codes typically seen during normal operation or programming of the dishwasher. The STATUS window indicates the following activity:

1h - 24h Indicates number of delay start hours for

B l u e l i g h t i n d i c a t o r

When the BLUE LIGHT illuminates on the floor this indicates that the wash cycle is complete.


Opening the door during normal operation will only pause the selected cycle.




Flashes once the program has been entered and the

START pad is pressed.

It also flashes if the door is opened during a wash cycle. Close the door to begin or continue the wash cycle.

Child Lock is activated.

The cycle duration or

L1 - L4 Level of Rinse Aid



Your unit has DishSense TM Technology that is used to understand how heavily soiled the dish load is so the cycle can be automatically adjusted to the appropriate response. This helps to prevent energy waste. The sensor is calibrated at the end of the cycle. For the first cycle after power is applied (when first installed or after a power failure) the sensor will not be calibrated and so cannot determine the soil load. Therefore, your unit will provide a response suitable for heavy soils on the first run after power is restored.

This will assure that whatever is loaded will get cleaned. Energy use during this first run may be higher than would be typical.

E r r o r i n d i c a t i o n s

In the unlikely event the dishwasher malfunctions, the STATUS window may display one of the following codes: “i10” - refer to dishwasher won’t run or fill and try to solve the problem “i20” - refer to dishwasher does not drain properly and try to solve the problem. If, after the check, the problem remains, or if the status window shows other error codes, contact the Electrolux Customer Care

Center at 1-877-435-3287. They will be able to provide assistance in troubleshooting the problem and/or locating an authorized service technician, if needed.


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