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Product Registration Card Dishwasher Please fill in completely , sign and return promptly ! Use & Care Manual Safety 2 Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Precision Direct Wash System ® Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Normal Operating Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 7 Preparing and 8 - 11 Loading Dishes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dishwasher Dispenser and Detergents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 - 13 Factors Affecting 13 Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Solutions to Common Record All Information For Dishwashing Problems . . . 15 - 17 Future Reference Consumer Services Brand : Purchase Date : Warranty & Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Model # : Serial # : ( see Features page for location ) Questions ? 1 - 800 - 944 - 9044 ( United States ) 1 - 866 - 213 - 9397 Versión en español ( Canada ) Si desea obtener una copia en español de este Manual del Usuario , sírvase escribir a la dirección que se incluye a continuación . Solicite la P / N 154575703 , Spanish Use & Visit our Web Site at Care Manual , Electrolux Home Products North America , www . frigidaire . com P . O . Box 212378 , Augusta , GA 30917 . READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS P / N 154575701 ( 1205 )
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Important Safety Instructions marked . Items that are not dishwasher safe may melt and create a potential fire hazard . • Ifthedishwasherdrainsintoafooddisposer , This symbol will help alert you to such make sure disposer is completely empty before dangers as personal injury , burns , fire , and running dishwasher . electrical shock . • Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before servicing . • Repairsshouldbedonebyaqualified To reduce the risk of fire , electrical shock , or technician . injury when using your dishwasher , follow • Donottamperwithcontrols . basic precautions including the following : • Donottouchtheheatingelementduringor immediately after use . • Read all instructions before using your • Usecareunloadingthedishwarewhenthe dishwasher . SANITIZE option has been selected . Contents may be hot to the touch immediately after the • Use your dishwasher only as instructed in this Use and Care Manual . end of cycle . • This Manual does not cover every possible • Watervaporfromtheventmaybehottothe condition and situation that may occur . Use touch when the SANITIZE option has been common sense and caution when installing , selected . Use care and do not let small children operating and maintaining any appliance . play around or touch the vent area of the • NSF certified residential dishwashers are not dishwasher . intended for licensed food establishments . • Whenloadingitemstobewashed : • DISHWASHER MUST BE ELECTRICALLY - Locate sharp items and knives so that they GROUNDED . Read the Installation Instructions are not likely to damage the door seal or for details . tub . • Thisdishwasherisdesignedtooperateon - Load sharp items and knives with the regular house current ( 120 V , 60 Hz ) . Use a handles up to reduce the risk of cut - type circuit equipped with a 15 ampere fuse or circuit breaker . Use a 20 ampere fuse if dishwasher is injuries . connected with a food waste disposer . • Under certain conditions , hydrogen gas may be • Do not operate dishwasher unless all enclosure produced in a hot water system that has not panels are in their proper place . been used for 2 weeks or more . HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE . If hot water system has • Toavoidentrapmentand / orsuffocation , remove door or door latch mechanism from any not been used for such a period , before using dishwasher that is discarded or not in use . dishwasher , turn on all hot water faucets and let water flow from each for several minutes . This • Keepyoungchildrenandinfantsawayfrom will release any accumulated hydrogen gas . dishwasher when it is operating . HYDROGEN GAS IS FLAMMABLE . Do not • Donotletchildrenabuse , sit , standorplayon smoke or use an open flame during this time . door or racks of a dishwasher . • Do not store or use combustible materials , • Use only detergents and rinse agents gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids recommended for use in a dishwasher . in the vicinity of this or any other appliance . • Storedishwasherdetergentandrinseagents out of the reach of children . • Do not wash plastic items unless marked SAVE THESE “ dishwasher safe ” or the equivalent . Check with manufacturer for recommendations , if not INSTRUCTIONS © 2003 Electrolux Home Products , Inc . All rights reserved . Printed in U . S . A . 2
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Dishwasher Features Your dishwasher cleans by spraying a mixture of hot water and detergent through the spray arms against soiled surfaces . Each cycle begins with a pre - drain . Next , the dishwasher fills with water covering the filter area . Water is then pumped through the filter and spray arms . Soil particles go down the drain as the water is pumped out and replaced with clean water . The number of water fills will vary with the cycle being used . Top Rack Nozzle and Upper Spray Arm pages 8,9 Tub Gasket Cup Shelves page 14 pages 8,9 Bowl Tines page 9 Serial Label ( located on right side of tub ) Bottom Rack Middle Spray Arm page 10 pages 8,10,16 Silverware Basket Utility page 11 Tray Page 10 Glass Trap Lower Spray Arm page 14 pages 10,11,16 Self - Cleaning Filter Overfill Protector page 14 page 14 Heating Element page 14 Detergent Dispenser page 12 Rinse Aid Dispenser page 13 Vent pages 4,16 3
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Operating Instructions Appearance may vary from your model . Getting Started 1 . Loaddishwasher ( SeePreparingandLoading Very Important Dishes ) . Read Before Information — 2 . Add detergent ( See Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents ) . Operating Your Dishwasher ! 3 . Addrinseaid , ifneeded ( SeeRinseAid ) . 4 . Close door to latch . 5 . Select desired CYCLE ( See Cycle Chart ) . The Normal Operating indicator light above the pad will glow when selected . Sounds 6 . Select desired OPTIONS ( See Energy Options ) . The indicator light above the pad will This dishwasher does not sound like most glow when selected . dishwashers — IT'S QUIETER . 7 . Runhotwaterfaucetnearestdishwasheruntil water is hot . Turn water off . 8 . To start , press START / CANCEL pad . Your Precision Direct Wash System ® dishwasher uses energy efficient motors for the Note : The dishwasher is programmed to wash and drain portions of the cycle you select . remember your last cycle so you do not have to Each cycle has a series of water fills and drains reset each time . To start the dishwasher using the same cycle and options selected on the for washing and rinsing dishes . As each cycle previous wash , just press the START / CANCEL begins , you may – or may not – hear the drain pad . motor . Wash Cycle Selections The next sound you will hear is the splashing water as it enters the tub . Then the lower arm Note : Cycle times are approximate and will vary rotates and circulates water . This is followed by with options selected . Hot water is necessary to a pause and a slightly different sound as the activate dishwasher detergent and melt fatty food middle arm sprays water . If you listen closely , soils . An automatic sensor will check the incoming water temperature and , if it is not hot enough , the you will hear the change in sound as the wash timer will be delayed for automatic water heating in action switches from one arm to the other . the main wash of all cycles . This happens even when HI - TEMP WASH option has not been PLEASE BE ADVISED : If you compare this selected . When HI - TEMP WASH is selected , an dishwasher to previous models , you may be even higher temperature will be guaranteed to surprised at what you DON'T hear ! handle heavier soil loads . 4
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Operating Instructions ( continued ) On some models , the Smart Sensor checks the soil level on your dishes in the Pots Pan , Normal and Light Wash ( Both Racks ) cycles . Depending on soil level , the sensor will determine if additional water fills are needed to clean the dishes or if water fills can be deleted . Cycle time and water usage will vary based on the amount of soil on the dishes . Cycle time will also vary based on the options selected and the incoming water temperature . Note : Not all cycles available on all models . Cycle Chart To Select Cycle Water Cycle Time * Washes / Soil Level ( approx . ) ( minutes ) Rinses Pots & Pans Heavy and 115 gal . 9.7 2 washes For pots , pans , casseroles Select POTS & PANS imp . gal . 8.1 Medium 6 rinses and dinnerware with and desired OPTIONS . liters 36.7 dried - on or baked - on soils . HI - TEMP WASH and 95 gal . 7.3 Light 2 washes SANITIZE will imp . gal . 6.1 4 rinses automatically be provided . liters 27.6 Heavy 2 washes 8.5 gal . 105 Normal Wash 7.1 imp . gal . 5 rinses For regularly soiled dishes Select NORMAL WASH 32.2 liters and silverware . and desired OPTIONS . 95 7.3 gal . Medium 2 washes 6.1 imp . gal . 4 rinses 27.6 liters Light 4.9 gal . 75 2 washes 4.1 imp . gal . 2 rinses 18.5 liters 8.5 gal . 1 wash Heavy 105 Light Wash - Both Racks 7.1 imp . gal . 6 rinses For lightly soiled and Select LIGHT WASH 32.2 liters pre - rinsed dishes and ( BOTH RACKS ) and 6.1 gal . silverware . 1 wash 85 desired OPTIONS . Medium 5.1 imp . gal . 4 rinses 23.1 liters 4.9 gal . 75 1 wash Light 4.1 imp . gal . 3 rinses 18.5 liters China Crystal 85 6.1 gal . 1 wash For lightly soiled china and Select CHINA CRYSTAL 5.1 imp . gal . 4 rinses crystal . and desired OPTIONS . 23.1 liters Light Wash - Upper Rack 3.7 gal . 65 1 wash For lightly soiled or pre - rinsed Select LIGHT WASH 3.1 imp . gal . 2 rinses dishes and silverware when ( UPPER RACK ) and 14.0 liters you do not have a full load . desired OPTIONS . Light Wash - Lower Rack 65 1 wash 3.7 gal . For lightly soiled or Select LIGHT WASH 3.1 imp . gal . 2 rinses pre - rinsed dishes , pots , ( LOWER RACK ) and 14.0 liters pans and silverware when desired OPTIONS . you do not have a full load . Rinse Only 18 2 rinses 2.5 gal . For rinsing dishes that will Select RINSE ONLY . 2.1 imp . gal . be washed later . 9.5 liters DO NOT USE detergent . * Includes dry time . 5
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Operating Instructions ( continued ) You may see water vapor coming from the vent Options Selections during the drying portion of cycle . The vent is Hi - Temp Wash closed during washing to hold moisture and sound inside . The vent opens during the last few minutes When HI - TEMP WASH option is selected , the of the final rinse and remains open for drying . The dishwasher heats water in the main wash to drying option may be changed at any time during approximately 140 ° F ( 60 ° C ) . the cycle and affects only the drying period . This increase in water temperature helps Opening the door longer than one minute during dishwasher detergent remove food grease and soil the dry cycle cancels the selected dry program . from dishes more effectively and aids in drying . HI - TEMP WASH option can be used with all cycles except CHINA CRYSTAL ( some models ) and Delay Start RINSE ONLY . HI - TEMP WASH is automatically The DELAY START option allows you to provided when POTS & PANS cycle is selected . automatically delay starting your dishwasher from When HI - TEMP WASH option is selected , the light 1 - 10 , 1 - 24 or 2 - 4 - 6 hours depending on your above the pad will come on and remain on until end model . of cycle . To turn off the HI - TEMP WASH option , On models with 1 - 10 or 1 - 24 hour delay , press the press the pad a second time . The light above the DELAY START pad until the desired delay time pad will turn off . shows in the STATUS window . A light will come on indicating the delay start hours and will remain on until cycle starts . Sanitize Option On models with 2 - 4 - 6 hour delay , press the pad To sanitize your dishes and glassware , select the once for a 2 hour delay , twice for 4 hours and three SANITIZE option . When selected , the light above times for 6 hours . A light will come on the pad will come on and remain on until end of indicating the delay start hours and will remain on cycle . The water temperature in the final rinse will until cycle starts . be raised to 155 ° F ( 68 ° C ) and will maintain that To cancel the DELAY START option and begin the temperature for 9 minutes . This option is available cycle before the delay period is over , press the in Pots & Pans , Normal and Light ( Both Racks ) START / CANCEL pad . cycles . Only these sanitization cycles have been designed to meet NSF requirements . To Cancel a Cycle The cycle time will be extended until the proper You can cancel a cycle anytime during the cycle . water temperature is reached . Washing action will Press START / CANCEL pad and the dishwasher continue during the water heating delay . For best will start a 90 second drain . At the end of the drain , results , the incoming water temperature should be select the desired cycle . at least 120 ° F ( 49 ° C ) . The sanitize criteria may not be satisfied if there is an interruption of the cycle , power failure or if the incoming water temperature is below 120 ° F ( 49 ° C ) . To turn off the SANITIZE option , press the pad a second time . The light above the pad will turn off . Heat Dry The HEAT DRY option in combination with rinse aid will enhance drying performance . The energy required to use the HEAT DRY option costs pennies per cycle . You may choose not to select the HEAT DRY option ; however you will have items in your dish load that will not be completely dry at the end of the cycle . 6
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Operating Instructions ( continued ) Status Indicator Lights Status Window The SENSING light ( some models ) comes on at The STATUS window , available on some models , the beginning of the selected cycle and will remain indicates the following activity : on until the end of the sensing sequence . The WASHING light ( some models ) comes on at the beginning of cycle and remains on until the end of the main wash . The DRYING light ( some models ) indicates the drying portion of the cycle . The light will come on Note : The time remaining could suddenly increase when either drying option is selected . or drop several minutes . This means the Smart Sensor has checked the soil level and determined When the SANITIZE option is selected , the if additional water fills are needed or if water fills SANITIZED light will glow when the SANITIZE can be deleted . cycle is finished . If the dishwasher did not properly sanitize the dishes , the light will not come on . This can happen if the cycle is interrupted . The light will 1H - 24H … … … . . Number of delay start hours . remain on until the door is opened . The last hour will count down in minutes . The RINSING AGENT LOW light ( some models ) comes on at the end of a cleaning cycle when the CL … … … … … … Close dishwasher door . The rinse agent reservoir is low . The light will remain on status indicator lights will also through 5 successive cycles or until the reservoir flash to indicate current cycle is filled . status . The CLEAN light ( some models ) will come on at HO … … … … . . … Flashes to indicate a water heat end of cycle and remain on until door is opened . delay . MINUTES … . . . … Number of minutes left in cycle ( 1 - 99 ) . If cycle is longer than 99 Child Lock Controls minutes , a small light will appear To prevent children from accidently changing the in the lower right corner and dishwasher cycle or starting the dishwasher , lock remain on until time counts the dishwasher controls by pressing and releasing below 99 . the RINSE ONLY pad ( some models ) or the NO HEAT DRY pad ( some models ) for 3 seconds PF … … … … … … Appears in window when while the door is latched . An indicator light on the dishwasher is first installed , or lock graphic pad will illuminate when the controls when power has been are locked and no new selections can be made interrupted . HI - TEMP WASH until the lock is released . To unlock the controls , and NO HEAT DRY indicator press the RINSE ONLY pad or NO HEAT DRY lights will also flash . To clear , pad until the indicator light goes out . touch START / CANCEL pad . LO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Appears in window when the rinse aid dispenser is low and needs to be refilled . 7
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Preparing and Loading Dishes Dish Preparation Scrape away large pieces of food , bones , pits , toothpicks , etc . The continuous filtered wash system will remove remaining food particles . Burned - on foods should be loosened before loading . Empty liquids from glasses and cups . Foods such as mustard , mayonnaise , vinegar , lemon juice and tomato based products may cause discoloration of stainless steel and plastics if allowed to sit for a long period of time . Unless the dishwasher is to be operated at once , it is best to rinse off these food soils . • Load racks so that large items do not prevent the detergent dispenser from opening . • Check manufacturer's recommendations before washing items in question . • If the dishwasher 10 place settings standard loading pattern . drains into a food ( For best washing performance , the upper rack disposer , be sure disposer is should be in the raised position . ) completely empty before starting dishwasher . Loading the Top Rack Features and appearance of racks and silverware basket may vary from your model . The upper rack is designed for flexibility in loading a wide variety of items including cups , glasses , stemware , small plates , bowls , etc . Load glasses in top rack . Damage may occur if placed in bottom rack . Load plastic items in top rack only . Melting may 12 place settings standard loading pattern . occur if placed in bottom rack . ( For best washing performance , the upper rack Load items with open ends facing down for better should be in the raised position . ) cleaning and draining . Damage may occur if delicate items touch each other during dishwasher operation . Some models have a fold - down cup shelf or a cup shelf / stemware holder . They can be used to load Long - handled knives and utensils can be placed in two levels of cups , juice glasses , and other short top rack . items . Stagger items on upper level so that water can reach all inside surfaces . Fold up to load tall Be sure nothing protrudes through the bottom of glasses . the rack to block rotation of middle spray arm . 8
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Preparing and Loading Dishes ( continued ) Bowl Tines The bowl tines offer the ultimate in flexibility . When Upper Rack Option closed , load with saucers or small dishes . Open LIGHT WASH — UPPER RACK option can be halfway and it is perfect for small casseroles . used to wash a wide assortment of items when Open completely for those hard to fit items such you don't have a full load . Also , when the upper as coffee pots , food processors , etc . As you load rack fills up with glasses and the lower rack is still your dishwasher , you will find many other ways to empty , you don't have to wait anymore for clean use this unique feature . glasses . Adjustable Upper Rack ( available on select models ) To raise the upper rack , refer to the figure below . A ) Lift the rack straight upward . B ) Pull rack slightly forward as the adjustable mechanism locks into place . To lower the upper rack , lift the rack straight upward and push rack slightly towards the rear of the dishwasher as it is lowered . 9
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Preparing and Loading Dishes ( continued ) Utility Tray The utility tray can be used in the upper rack or lower rack to hold large utensils , juice cups , baby bottles , etc . ( See page 3 for recommended placement ) . 12 place settings standard loading pattern . Loading the Bottom Rack Lower Rack Option ( available select Features and appearance of racks and silverware models ) basket may vary from your model . LIGHT WASH — LOWER RACK option can be The lower rack is best for plates , saucers , bowls , used for lightly soiled pots and pans , large bowls , and cookware . Large items should be placed along casseroles , and odd shaped items when you do the edge so they do not block the spray arm not have a full load . This option is perfect for those rotation . For best results , place bowls , casseroles , leftover items you usually have to wash by hand . and sauce pans with soiled surface facing down or toward the center . Tilt slightly for better drainage . Make sure tall items do not block spray arm rotation . Be sure pan handles do not protrude through the bottom of the rack and block the spray arm rotation . Fold - down Tines ( available select models ) The fold - down tines in the lower rack make easy loading for those extra large and hard - to - fit items . The tines may be left up for normal use or folded 10 place settings standard loading pattern . down for more flexible loading . Fold down for more space to load large pots or pans . 10
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Preparing and Loading Dishes ( continued ) Loading the Silverware Basket When covers are up , mix items in each section of the basket with some pointing up and some down to avoid nesting . Water spray cannot reach nested Cut Injury items . Load sharp items ( knives , skewers , etc . ) pointing down . Failure to do so may result in injury . Features and appearance of racks and silverware basket may vary from your model . Load the silverware basket while it is in the bottom rack or take the basket out for loading on a counter or table . Place small items like baby bottle caps , jar lids , To remove small basket : corn cob holders , etc . , in a covered section . Close the cover to hold small items in place . 1 . Hold the center basket and one small basket . Slide the small basket back to release the tabs from the corresponding slots . 2 . Pull the baskets apart . Use suggested loading patterns , as shown , to increase washability of your silverware . Be sure nothing protrudes through bottom of Adding a Dish basket or rack to block the spray arm . To add or remove items after wash cycle starts : Do not mix silver and stainless to avoid damaging • Unlatch door and wait a few seconds until wash the silver finish . action stops before opening . The silverware basket can be separated and • Addtheitemandwaitafewsecondstoallow placed in several locations in the bottom rack . cold air to slowly expand inside dishwasher . Load silverware in all sections or just one , depending on your load . • Close door firmly to latch and resume cycle . 11
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Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents Filling the Detergent Dispenser How much Detergent to use The detergent dispenser has one covered and one The amount of detergent to use depends on the uncovered cup . Detergent in the uncovered cup falls water hardness . Water hardness is measured in into the dishwasher when the door is closed . The grains per gallon . Using too little detergent can result covered cup opens automatically to release in poor cleaning and hard water filming or spotting . detergent . Using too much detergent in soft water can cause a permanent film called etching . Your local water • Use only fresh automatic dishwashing company , water softener company or county detergent . Other detergents will cause extension agent can tell you the water hardness in oversudsing . your area . • Whenusingautomaticdishwashingdetergent tabs , place one tab in main wash cup and Cover close . • Add detergent just before starting cycle . Main Wash Cup • Store detergent in a cool , dry location . Moist or caked detergent will not dissolve properly . Cover Latch The use of industrial grade detergent can Pre Wash Cup damage the heating coil and other parts of the dishwasher leading to damage to the unit and surrounding property . Use only household grade Note : If the cover is closed on the Main Wash automatic dishwasher detergents . Cup , open by pressing the cover latch . Detergent Usage Guide Cycle Medium Hard Water Hard Water Very Hard Water * Soft Water ( 4 - 8 grains ) ( 9 - 12 grains ) ( over 12 grains ) ( 0 - 3 grains ) Each Cup – Pots & Pans 5 teaspoons 8 teaspoons 2 teaspoons Completely Full ( each cup – ( each cup – fill to line ( each cup – or ( water softener 1 / 4 full ) above " Regular " ) completely full ) Normal Wash recommended ) Main Wash Cup – Light Wash 2 teaspoons 5 teaspoons 8 teaspoons Completely Full or ( Main Wash cup – ( Main Wash cup – fill to ( Main Wash cup – China Crystal ( water softener 1 / 4 full ) line above " Regular " ) completely full ) recommended ) Rinse Only No Detergent No Detergent No Detergent No Detergent ( water softener recommended ) * Note : For very hard water , detergent alone may not be enough . A water softener is recommended to improve water quality and dishwashing performance . Try adding more detergent at the beginning of the main wash portion of the cycle . As a rule , use 1 teaspoon for each grain above 12 . Unlatch the door , open slowly and add detergent to the bottom of the tub . Close the door to latch and the dishwasher will continue through the cycle . 12
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Dishwasher Dispenser Factors Affecting & Detergents ( continued ) Performance Water Pressure Rinse Aid Rinse aid greatly improves drying and reduces The hot water line to dishwasher must provide water spots and filming . Water " sheets " off water pressure between 20 and 120 psi . dishes rather than forming water droplets that cling Low water pressure may occur when laundry or and leave spots . showers are in operation . Wait until water use is reduced before starting dishwasher . A dispenser , located next to the detergent cup , automatically releases a measured amount of Water Temperature rinse aid during the last rinse . If spotting and poor drying are problems , increase the amount of rinse Hot water is needed for best dishwashing and aid dispensed by rotating the dial to a higher drying results . Water entering dishwasher should number . The dial is located under the dispenser be at least 120 ° F ( 49 ° C ) to give satisfactory cap . The indicator will be dark when full and will results . show clear when it is time to refill . On models with a STATUS window , LO will appear at the end of To check water temperature entering dishwasher : the cycle indicating that it is time to refill . • Turn on hot water faucet nearest dishwasher for several minutes to clear cool water from To add liquid rinse aid , turn dispenser cap 1 / 4 turn pipes . counterclockwise and lift out . Pour in rinse aid until • Holdacandyormeatthermometerinstreamof liquid touches the indicated fill level . Replace cap . water to check the temperature . • Iftemperatureisbelow120 ° F ( 49 ° C ) , havea Do not overfill since this can cause oversudsing . qualified person raise the hot water heater Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth . thermostat setting . The dispenser holds enough for 35 to 140 washes , Important : Before starting a cycle , run hot depending on setting . water to clear cool water from pipe . Dispenser Opening Indicator The HEAT DRY option in combination with rinse aid will enhance drying performance . The energy required to use the HEAT DRY option costs pennies per cycle . You may choose not to select the HEAT DRY option ; however you will have items in your dish load that will not be Less More completely dry at the end of the cycle . Adjustable setting Dispenser Cap 13
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Care and Cleaning Care of Drain Air Gap If a drain air gap was installed for your built - in dishwasher , check to make sure it is clean so the Burn Hazard dishwasher will drain properly . A drain air gap is Allow heating element to cool usually mounted on countertop and can be before cleaning the interior . inspected by removing the cover . This is not part Failure to do so can result in of your dishwasher and is not covered by burns . warranty . Outside — Occasionally wipe with a mild nonabrasive detergent and water . Rinse and dry . Models with Stainless Steel Door — Property Damage Hazard Clean outer door with warm soapy water and a Freezing temperatures may cause water lines dishcloth or sponge . Rinse with clean water and a to rupture . Be sure all supply lines to and dry cloth . Do not use harsh cleaners . circulating lines within dishwasher are Inside — The inside of the dishwasher is self - protected . cleaning with normal use . If needed , clean around Failure to do so could result in property the tub gasket area with a damp cloth . damage . The filter is self - cleaning . A glass trap located in the Winterizing center of the filter is designed to A dishwasher left in an unheated place should be collect pieces of protected from freezing . Have a qualified person broken glass , do the following : straws , bones and To Disconnect Service : pits . To remove items in glass trap , 1 . Turnoffelectricalpowertothedishwasherat grasp handle , lift the supply source by removing fuses or out , empty and tripping circuit breaker . replace . 2 . Shut off water supply . 3 . Placeapanundertheinletvalve . Disconnect Note : Hard water may cause lime deposit buildup water line from inlet valve and drain into pan . on the interior of the dishwasher . For cleaning 4 . Disconnectdrainlinefrompumpanddrain instructions see “ Removing Spots and Film ” water into pan . section . Note : See Installation Instructions for more details . Overfill Protector — keeps dishwasher from overfilling and is located in the left front corner of To Restore Service : the tub . • Clean occasionally with 1 . Reconnectthewater , drain , andelectrical household cleaner power supply . containing vinegar or 2 . Turn on water and electrical power supply . bleach to dissolve any 3 . Fillbothdetergentcupsandrundishwasher buildup . through a POTS & PANS cycle . • Overfill Protector 4 . Check connections to make sure they do not should move up and leak . down freely about one inch . If it does not Note : See Installation Instructions for more move , lift and clean underneath . details . 14
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Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems Before calling for service , review this list . It Glassware / Flatware Spotted or may save you both time and expense . This Cloudy list includes common experiences that are • Checkwaterhardness . Forextremelyhard not the result of defective workmanship or water , it may be necessary to install a water material in your dishwasher . softener . ( See Detergent Chart . ) • Water temperature may be low . Avoid Food Soils Left on Dishes extremely low or high temperatures . ( See • Choose another cycle for longer washing Factors Affecting Performance . ) time . • Avoid overloading and improper loading . • Checkrackloadingsectionforproper ( See Preparing and Loading Dishes . ) loading — avoid nesting items . • Usefreshdetergent . Olddetergentis • Homewaterpressuremaybetoolow — ineffective . should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch • Make sure rinse aid dispenser is filled . ( psi ) . • Checktoseethatproperamountof • Checkincomingwatertemperature . It detergent is being used for cycle selected . should be at least 120 ° F ( 49 ° C ) . ( See Also , check phosphate level . ( See Detergent Factors Affecting Performance . ) Dispenser . ) • Checkwaterhardness . Forextremelyhard • Homewaterpressuremaybetoolow — it water , it may be necessary to install a water should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch softener . ( See Detergent Chart . ) ( psi ) . • Usefreshdetergent . • Checktomakesurefunnelintoprackisnot Dishware Chipped blocked . • Loadwithcareanddonotoverload . ( See • Makesureitemsarenotblockingthespray Preparing and Loading Dishes . ) arms , preventing them from rotating . • Placedelicateitemsintoprack . • Place glasses securely against pins and not Dishes not Dry over pins . • Selectheatdryoption . • Loaditemssotheyaresecureanddon’tjar • Makesuretherinseaiddispenserisfilled . loose when moving racks in and out . Move • Increasetheamountofrinseaid . ( SeeRinse racks in and out slowly . Aid . ) • Make sure tall glasses and stemware will • Checktheincomingwatertemperature . Be clear top of tub when rack is pushed in . sure it is at least 120 ° F ( 49 ° C ) . • Fine antique china and crystal should be • Check for proper loading — avoid nesting hand - washed . items . • Plasticitemsmayneedtobetoweldried . • Cups with a concave bottom will collect water . 15
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Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems ( continued ) Dishware Stained or Discolored Dishwasher Leaks • Tea and coffee can stain cups . Remove the • Useonlyfreshdetergentdesignedfor stains by hand washing in a solution of 1 / 2 automatic dishwashers . Measure detergent cup ( 120 ml ) bleach and one quart ( 1 L ) of carefully . Try a different brand . warm water . Rinse thoroughly . • Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead • Irondepositsinwatercancauseayellowor to overflowing . Wipe up any spills with a brown film . A special filter installed in the damp cloth . water supply line will correct this problem . • Checktoseethatdishwasherislevel . ( See Removing Spots and Film . ) ( See Installation Instructions . ) • Aluminum utensils can leave gray / black Normal Sounds You Will Hear marks when they rub against other items . Load properly . • Normal sounds include water fill , water circulation and motor sounds . • Certain high acid foods can cause discoloration of stainless steel and plastics • There is a noticeable change in sound if allowed to sit for a long period . Use the when the wash action switches between the Rinse & Hold cycle or rinse by hand if not lower and middle spray arm . This is normal operating dishwasher at once . since each spray arm has its own sound . • Mixing stainless steel and silver utensils in • Itisnormalfordishwashertopause ( no silverware basket can cause pitting of the sound ) when the wash action is switching stainless steel blades . Avoid mixing between the lower and middle spray arms . stainless steel and silver . Water in Bottom of Tub Etching • Water left in bottom of tub after cycle is • Usingtoomuchdetergentinsoftorsoftened complete is not normal . If water remains in water causes this film that cannot be the bottom of the tub , dishwasher may not removed . be draining properly . ( See Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly . ) • Adjusttheamountofdetergentbasedonthe water hardness . ( Check Detergent Chart . ) Vapor at Vent • Lowerthewatertemperature . • Water vapor escapes from the vent during • Usenoheatdryoption . the drying part of cycle . This is normal . Detergent Left in Cups Dishwasher Won’t Run • Detergentmaybeold . Discardanduse • Checktoseeifcircuitbreakeristrippedorif fresh detergent . a fuse is blown . • Besurewateractioncanreachthe • Makesurewatersupplyisturnedon . dispenser . • Checktoseeifcycleissetcorrectly . • Checktoseeifcyclehasbeencompleted . ( See Operating Instructions . ) • Makesureitemsdonotpreventthe • Isdishwashersetfordelaystart option ? detergent dispenser from opening . • Makesuredoorisclosedandlatched . 16
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Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems ( continued ) Dishwasher Does Not Drain Removing Spots and Film Properly Hard water can cause lime deposit buildup on the interior of the dishwasher . Dishes and • Ifunitishookeduptoafoodwastedisposer , glasses may also get spots and film for a make sure the disposer is empty . number of reasons . ( See Glassware / Flatware • Checktoseeiftheknockoutplughasbeen Spotted or Cloudy section . ) To remove buildup , removed from inside the food waste spots and film , clean using the following disposer inlet . instructions : • Checktoseeifdrainhoseiskinked . 1 . Load clean dishes and glasses in normal • Makesurecycleiscomplete , notinapause . manner . Do not load any metal utensils or silverware . Cycle Takes a Long Time 2 . Donotadddetergent . • Iscycleinawaterheatingdelay ? 3 . SelecttheNORMAL WASH cycle . Close • Has the delay start option been selected ? and latch door . Press START / CANCEL • Has the sanitize option been selected ? pad . 4 . Allow dishwasher to run until it starts the Dishwasher Won’t Fill second water fill ( approximately 10 • Iswatersupplyturnedon ? minutes ) . The SENSING light will be off . • Doesoverfillprotectormoveupanddown 5 . Unlatchandopendoorandpour2cupsof freely ? ( See Overfill Protector section . ) white vinegar into the bottom of dishwasher . Dishwasher Has an Odor 6 . Close and latch door and allow cycle to • Soiled dishes left in dishwasher too long finish . can create an odor . Use Rinse & Hold cycle . Note : If these conditions persist , a home water • Therewillbea “ new ” smellwhenfirst softener should be considered . installed . This is normal . • Checktoseeifunitisdrainingproperly . ( See Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly . ) Stains on Tub Interior • Washing large amounts of dishware with tomato based soil can cause a pink / orange appearance . This will not affect performance and will gradually fade over time . Pre - rinsing or using the Rinse & Hold cycle will reduce the chance of staining . Using no heat dry option will lessen staining . To customize your dishwasher to match your cabinets : • You will need a trim kit . • SeeStep10ofInstallationInstructionsthatcamewithyourdishwasherformore information . 17
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Major Appliance Warranty Information Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty . For one year from your original date of purchase , Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed , used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions . Exclusions This warranty does not cover the following : 1 . Products with original serial numbers that have been removed , altered or cannot be readily determined . 2 . Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada . 3 . Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit . 4 . Products purchased “ as - is ” are not covered by this warranty . 5 . Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures . 6 . Products used in a commercial setting . 7 . Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship , or for appliances not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions . 8 . Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance . 9 . Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing , such as removal of trim , cupboards , shelves , etc . , which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory . 10 . Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs , air filters , water filters , other consumables , or knobs , handles , or other cosmetic parts . 11 . Surcharges including , but not limited to , any after hour , weekend , or holiday service calls , tolls , ferry trip charges , or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas , including the state of Alaska . 12 . Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation , including but not limited to floors , cabinets , walls , etc . 13 . Damages caused by : services performed by unauthorized service companies ; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies ; or external causes such as abuse , misuse , inadequate power supply , accidents , fires , or acts of God . DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES ; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN . CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES , INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE , ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW , BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR . ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY . SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES , OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES , SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU . THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS . YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE . Keep your receipt , delivery slip , or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period If You Need should service be required . If service is performed , it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts . Service Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below . This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada . In the USA , your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances North America , a division of Electrolux Home Products , Inc . In Canada , your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp . Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty . Obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company . Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice . USA Canada 1.800.944.9044 1.800.668.4606 Electrolux Major Appliances Electrolux Canada Corp . North America 5855 Terry Fox Way P . O . Box 212378 Mississauga , Ontario , Canada Augusta , GA 30907 L5V 3E4 20
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