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Product Registration Card Please fill in completely , sign and return promptly ! Dishwasher Use & Care Manual Safety TM 2 Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4000 Series AquaSurge Technology TM with Speed Clean Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Normal Operating Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 8 Preparing and 9 - 13 Loading Dishes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dishwasher Dispenser and Detergents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - 15 Factors Affecting 15 Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Solutions to Common Record All Information For Dishwashing Problems . . . 17 - 19 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 154580103 , Spanish Use & Care Visit our Web Site at Manual , Electrolux Home Products North America , www . frigidaire . com P . O . Box 212378 , Augusta , GA READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS P / N 154580101 ( 0803 )
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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 . 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 . Blower Vent Top Rack Upper Spray Arm Removable Assembly pages 9 - 11 Tub Gasket Versa - tray pages 10,11 Middle Spray Arm Bowl Tines page 9 page 10 Serial Label Adjustable Upper Rack page 10 ( located on right side of tub ) Bottom Rack Removable High Side page 11,12 Shelf page 12 Silverware Basket page 13 Lower Spray Arm Glass Trap page 16 Overfill Protector Self - Cleaning Filter page 16 page 16 Detergent Dispenser Heating Element page 14 page 16 Rinse Aid Dispenser page 15 3
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Operating Instructions 4300 Series 4500 Series Appearance may vary from your model . Getting Started Very Important 1 . Loaddishwasher ( SeePreparingandLoading Dishes ) . Information — Read Before 2 . Add detergent ( See Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents ) . Operating Your Dishwasher ! 3 . Addrinseaid ( SeeRinseAid ) . 4 . Select desired CYCLE ( See Cycle Chart ) . The indicator light above the pad will glow when Normal Operating selected . 5 . SelectdesiredOPTIONS ( SeeEnergy Sounds Options ) . The indicator light above the pad will glow when selected . This dishwasher does not sound like most 6 . Runhotwaterfaucetnearestdishwasheruntil dishwashers — IT'S QUIETER . water is hot . Turn water off . 7 . Tostart , pressSTART / CANCELpad . Your Precision Direct Wash System ® 8 . Close door to latch . 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 for washing and rinsing dishes . As each cycle the same cycle and options selected on the begins , you may – or may not – hear the drain previous wash , just press the START / CANCEL motor . pad . The next sound you will hear is the splashing Wash Cycle Selections water as it enters the tub . Then the lower arm rotates and circulates water . This is followed by Note : Cycle times are approximate and will vary with options selected . Hot water is necessary to a pause and a slightly different sound as the activate dishwasher detergent and melt fatty food upper arms spray water . If you listen closely , you soils . An automatic sensor will check the incoming will hear the change in sound as the wash action water temperature and , if it is not hot enough , the switches from one arm to the other . timer will be delayed for automatic water heating in the main wash of all cycles . This happens even PLEASE BE ADVISED : If you compare this when HI - TEMP WASH option has not been dishwasher to previous models , you may be selected . When HI - TEMP WASH is selected , an surprised at what you DON'T hear ! even higher temperature will be guaranteed to handle heavier soil loads . 4
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Operating Instructions ( continued ) The Smart Soil Sensor checks the soil level on your dishes in the Ultimate Scrub , SpeedClean , Normal and Glasses 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 Washes / Cycle Time * Soil Level ( approx . ) Rinses ( hours ) Ultimate Scrub Heavy and 2 1 / 4 gal . 9.9 2 washes Select ULTIMATE For pots , pans , casseroles imp . gal . 8.2 Medium 6 rinses SCRUB and desired and dinnerware with liters 37.5 OPTIONS . dried - on or baked - on soils . HI - TEMP WASH and 2 7.3 gal . Light 2 washes SANITIZE will 6.1 imp . gal . 4 rinses automatically be provided . 27.6 liters SpeedClean 3 / 4 6.1 gal . 2 wash Select SPEEDCLEAN 5.1 imp . gal . A fast wash for lightly soiled 3 rinses and desired OPTIONS . 23.1 liters dishes and silverware . Heavy 2 washes gal . 2 7.3 Normal Wash imp . gal . 4 rinses 6.1 For regularly soiled dishes Select NORMAL WASH liters 27.6 and silverware . and desired OPTIONS . 1 3 / 4 gal . Medium 2 washes 6.1 imp . gal . 5.1 3 rinses liters 23.1 Light gal . 4.9 1 1 / 2 2 washes imp . gal . 4.1 2 rinses liters 18.5 1 1 / 4 1 wash 3.7 gal . Extra Light 3.1 imp . gal . 2 rinses 14.0 liters China Crystal 1 1 / 2 6.1 gal . 2 wash For lightly soiled china and Select CHINA CRYSTAL 5.1 imp . gal . 3 rinses crystal . and desired OPTIONS . 23.1 liters Glasses or Top Rack 3.7 gal . 3 / 4 2 wash For lightly soiled or pre - rinsed Select GLASSES and 3.1 imp . gal . 2 rinses dishes and silverware when desired OPTIONS . 14.0 liters you do not have a full load . 6.1 gal . 3 wash 1 1 / 2 Heavy Eco Wash 5.1 imp . gal . 2 rinses For lightly soiled and Select ECO WASH and 23.1 liters pre - rinsed dishes and desired OPTIONS . 4.9 gal . silverware . 2 wash 1 1 / 2 Medium and 4.1 imp . gal . 2 rinses Light 18.6 liters Rinse Only 1 / 4 2 rinses 2.4 gal . Select RINSE ONLY . For rinsing dishes that will 2.0 imp . gal . DO NOT USE detergent . be washed later . 9.1 liters * Includes dry time . 5
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Operating Instructions ( continued ) Options Selections Wash Pressure Sanitize Option ( available on select models ) To sanitize your dishes and glassware , select the SANITIZE option . When selected , the light above The WASH PRESSURE option allows you to the pad will come on and remain on until end of select the desired wash pressure depending on cycle . The water temperature in the final rinse will your dishload . When HIGH WASH PRESSURE is be raised to 155 ° F ( 68 ° C ) assuring bacteria is selected , the wash pressure is increased by 30 % destroyed . This option is available in NORMAL to provide faster and more effective cleaning . WASH and GLASSES . SANITIZE is automatically When LOW WASH PRESSURE is selected , the provided when ULTIMATE SCRUB is selected . wash pressure is decreased by 30 % to clean Only these sanitization cycles have been designed delicate dishes without damage . HIGH WASH to meet NSF requirements . PRESSURE can be used with all cycles except CHINA CRYSTAL and RINSE ONLY . HIGH WASH The cycle time will be extended until the proper PRESSURE is automatically provided when water temperature is reached . Washing action will ULTIMATE SCRUB or SPEEDCLEAN cycles are continue during the water heating delay . For best selected . LOW WASH PRESSURE can be used results , the incoming water temperature should be with all cycles except SPEEDCLEAN and RINSE at least 120 ° F ( 49 ° C ) . ONLY . LOW WASH PRESSURE is automatically The sanitize criteria may not be satisfied if there is provided when CHINA CRYSTAL is selected . an interruption of the cycle , power failure or if the WASH PRESSURE may be selected before the incoming water temperature is below 120 ° F wash cycle is started , or anytime during the wash ( 49 ° C ) . cycle . To turn off the SANITIZE option , press the pad a second time . The light above the pad will turn off . Hi - Temp Wash When HI - TEMP WASH option is selected , the Heated Dry dishwasher heats water in the main wash to The HEATED DRY option in combination with approximately 140 ° F ( 60 ° C ) . rinse aid will enhance drying performance . This increase in water temperature helps HEATED DRY option is available on all cycles dishwasher detergent remove food grease and soil except ECO WASH & RINSE ONLY . from dishes more effectively and aids in drying . You may see water vapor coming from the vent This option is available in NORMAL WASH and during the drying portion of cycle . The vent is GLASSES . HI - TEMP WASH is automatically closed during washing to hold moisture and sound provided when ULTIMATE SCRUB cycle is se - inside . The vent opens during the last few minutes lected . of the final rinse and remains open for drying . The drying option may be changed at any time during the cycle and affects only the drying period . Opening the door longer than one minute during the dry cycle cancels the selected dry program . 6
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Operating Instructions ( continued ) Sahara Dry Delay Start ( available on select models ) The DELAY START option allows you to automatically delay starting your dishwasher from When the SAHARA DRY option is selected , the 1 - 24 hours . dishwasher increases the temperature of the final rinse and extends drying time by approximately On models with 1 - 24 hour delay , press the DELAY twenty minutes . The SAHARA DRY option can be START pad until the desired delay time shows in used with all cycles except CHINA CRYSTAL , the STATUS window . A light will come on ECO WASH AND RINSE ONLY . For best drying indicating the delay start hours and will remain on performance , select Hi - Temp Wash and / or until cycle starts . sanitize . This will increase the temperture during To cancel the DELAY START option and begin the the wash cycle to improve drying . cycle before the delay period is over , press the START / CANCEL pad . The energy required to use the SAHARA DRY option costs pennies per cycle . You may choose To Cancel a Cycle not to select the SAHARA DRY option ; however You can cancel a cycle anytime during the cycle . you may have items in your dish load that will not Press START / CANCEL pad and the dishwasher be completely dry at the end of the cycle . will start a 90 second drain . At the end of the drain , select the desired cycle . When an option is selected , the light above the Child Lock Controls pad will come on and remain on until end of cycle . To prevent children from accidently changing the To turn off the option , press the pad a second dishwasher cycle or starting the dishwasher , lock time . The light above the pad will turn off . the dishwasher controls by pressing and releasing the DELAY START pad ( some models ) or the AIR DRY pad ( some models ) for 3 seconds . An indicator light on the lock graphic pad will illuminate when the controls are locked and no new selections can be made until the lock is released . To unlock the controls , press the DELAY START pad or AIR DRY pad until the indicator light goes out . 7
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Operating Instructions ( continued ) Status Indicator Lights The WASHING light comes on at the beginning of PF … … … … … … Appears in window when cycle and remains on until the end of the main dishwasher is first installed , or wash . when power has been interrupted . HI - TEMP WASH The DRYING light indicates the drying portion of and NO HEAT DRY indicator the cycle . The light will come on when either drying lights will also flash . To clear , option is selected . touch START / CANCEL pad . When the SANITIZE option is selected , the 1H - 24H … … … . . Number of delay start hours . SANITIZED light will glow when the SANITIZE cycle The last hour will count down in is finished and remain on until the door is opened . minutes . If the dishwasher did not properly sanitize the CL … … … … … … Close dishwasher door . The dishes , the light will not come on . This can happen status indicator lights will also if the cycle is interrupted or if incoming water flash to indicate current cycle o temperture is below 120 F . status . The CLEAN light will come on at end of cycle and HO … … … … . . … Flashes to indicate a water heat remain on until door is opened . delay . MINUTES … . . . … Number of minutes left in cycle The RINSING AGENT LOW light , Located ( 1 - 99 ) . If cycle is longer than 99 near the Rinse Only Pad , comes on at the end of a minutes , a small plus sign will cleaning cycle when the rinse agent reservoir is appear beside the number of low . The light will remain on through 5 successive minutes and remain on until cycles or until the reservoir is filled . time counts below 99 . Note : The time remaining could suddenly increase In the unlikely event the dishwasher malfunctions , or drop several minutes . This means the iSense the indicator may display one of the following Soil Sensor has checked the soil level and codes " Er " , " uF " , " uo " , or " CE " . If one of these determined if additional water fills are needed or if codes are displayed contact the Frigidaire water fills can be deleted . Customer Care Center at 1 - 800 - 944 - 9044 They will be able to provide assistance in troubleshooting the problem and / or locating an authorized service technician , if needed . 8
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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 . 10 place settings standard loading pattern . • If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer , be sure ( For best washing performance , the upper rack 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 occur if placed in bottom rack . 12 place settings standard loading pattern . Load items with open ends facing down for better ( For best washing performance , the upper rack cleaning and draining . should be in the raised position . ) 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 Use the Versa - Tray for long - handled knives and two levels of cups , juice glasses , and other short utensils . 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 . 9
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Preparing and Loading Dishes ( continued ) Bowl Tines Top Rack or Glasses Cycle The bowl tines offer the ultimate in flexibility . Top Rack or Glasses Cycle can be used to wash When closed , load with saucers or small a wide assortment of items when you don't have a dishes . Open halfway and it is perfect for small full load . Also , when the upper rack fills up with casseroles . Open completely for those hard to glasses and the lower rack is still empty , you don't fit items such as coffee pots , food processors , have to wait anymore for clean glasses . etc . As you load your dishwasher , you will find many other ways to use this unique feature . 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 . 10
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Preparing and Loading Dishes ( continued ) Versa - Tray The Versa - Tray can be used in the upper rack or lower rack to hold large utensils , juice cups , baby bottles , long knives , etc . Loading the Bottom Rack Features and appearance of racks and silverware 12 place settings standard loading pattern . basket may vary from your model . The lower rack is best for plates , saucers , bowls , Fold - down Tines and cookware . Large items should be placed along The fold - down tines in the lower rack make easy the edge so they do not block the spray arm loading for those extra large and hard - to - fit items . rotation . For best results , place bowls , casseroles , The tines may be left up for normal use or folded and sauce pans with soiled surface facing down or down for more flexible loading . Fold down for more toward the center . Tilt slightly for better drainage . space to load large pots or pans . 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 . 10 place settings standard loading pattern . 11
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Preparing and Loading Dishes ( continued ) Removable High - Side Shelf ( available on select models ) The removable high - side shelf can be used to hold Next , serving spoons , spatulas , or other small items . 2A , B ) Guide the support arms from the outside to The shelf can also fold up or be removed for more the inside of the rack . space to load large pots or pans . 2C ) Slide the shelf to the rear of the rack . When using the high - side shelf , ensure that objects in the lower rack do not block the rotation of the middle spray arm . To install the removable high - side shelf : 1A ) Guide the support arms through the lower rack as shown below . 1B ) Align clamps with upper rack wire and press down firmly to lock into place . To uninstall repeat the following steps in reverse order . 12
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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 1 . Holdthecenterbasketandonesmallbasket . the cover to hold small items in place . 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 basket or rack to block the spray arm . Adding a Dish Do not mix silver and stainless to avoid damaging To add or remove items after wash cycle starts : the silver finish . • Unlatch door and wait a few seconds until wash The silverware basket can be separated and action stops before opening . placed in several locations in the bottom rack . • Addtheitemandwaitafewsecondstoallow Load silverware in all sections or just one , cold air to slowly expand inside dishwasher . depending on your load . • Close door firmly to latch and resume cycle . 13
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Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents Filling the Detergent Dispenser How much Detergent to use The detergent dispenser has one main wash and one The amount of detergent to use depends on the pre wash cup . The covered cups open automatically water hardness . Water hardness is measured in to release detergent . grains per gallon . Using too little detergent can result in poor cleaning and hard water filming or • Use only fresh automatic dishwashing spotting . Using too much detergent in soft water detergent . Other detergents will cause can cause a permanent film called etching . Your oversudsing . local water company , water softener company or • Whenusingautomaticdishwashingdetergent county extension agent can tell you the water tabs , place one tab in main wash cup and hardness in your area . close . • Add detergent just before starting cycle . Cover • Store detergent in a cool , dry location . Moist or caked detergent will not dissolve properly . Main Wash Cup Cover Latch The use of industrial grade detergent can damage the heating coil and other parts of the Pre Wash Cup dishwasher leading to damage to the unit and surrounding property . Use only household grade automatic dishwasher detergents . Note : If the cover is closed on the Main Wash 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 – Ultimate Scrub 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 – Eco 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 . 14
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Dishwasher Dispenser Factors Affecting ( continued ) & Detergents Performance Water Pressure Rinse Aid The hot water line to dishwasher must provide Rinse aid greatly improves drying and reduces water pressure between 20 and 120 psi . water spots and filming . Water " sheets " off 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 . will appear at the end of the cycle indicating that it is time to refill . To check water temperature entering dishwasher : • Turn on hot water faucet nearest dishwasher To add liquid rinse aid , turn dispenser cap 1 / 4 turn for several minutes to clear cool water from counterclockwise and lift out . Pour in rinse aid until pipes . liquid touches the indicated fill level . Replace cap . • Holdacandyormeatthermometerinstreamof water to check the temperature . Do not overfill since this can cause oversudsing . • Iftemperatureisbelow120 ° F ( 49 ° C ) , havea Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth . qualified person raise the hot water heater thermostat setting . The dispenser holds enough for 35 to 140 washes , depending on setting . Important : Before starting a cycle , run hot water at the tap to clear cool water from pipe . Dispenser Opening Indicator The HEATED DRY and / or SAHARA DRY options in combination with rinse aid will enhance drying performance . The energy required to use these options costs pennies per cycle . You may choose not to select the HEATED DRY or SAHARA DRY option ; however you will have items in your dish load Less More that will not be completely dry at the end of the cycle . Adjustable setting Dispenser Cap 15
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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 Easy Care Real Property Damage Hazard — Clean outer door with Stainless Finish Freezing temperatures may cause water lines warm soapy water and a dishcloth or sponge . to rupture . Be sure all supply lines to and Rinse with clean water and a dry cloth . Do not use circulating lines within dishwasher are harsh cleaners . protected . Inside — The inside of the dishwasher is self - Failure to do so could result in property cleaning with normal use . If needed , clean around damage . the tub gasket area with a damp cloth . The filter is self - cleaning . A glass Winterizing trap located in the A dishwasher left in an unheated place should be center of the filter protected from freezing . Have a qualified person is designed to do the following : collect pieces of broken glass , To Disconnect Service : straws , bones and pits . To remove 1 . Turnoffelectricalpowertothedishwasherat items in glass trap , the supply source by removing fuses or tripping circuit breaker . grasp handle , lift out , empty and 2 . Shut off water supply . replace . 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 ULTIMATE SCRUB 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 . 16
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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 • Chooseanothercycleforlongerwashing 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 . • Makesureitemsarenotblockingthespray Dishware Chipped arms , preventing them from rotating . • Loadwithcareanddonotoverload . ( See Preparing and Loading Dishes . ) Dishes not Dry • Placedelicateitemsintoprack . • Selectheatdryoption . • Place glasses securely against pins and not • Makesuretherinseaiddispenserisfilled . over pins . • Increasetheamountofrinseaid . ( SeeRinse • Loaditemssotheyaresecureanddon’tjar Aid . ) loose when moving racks in and out . Move • Checktheincomingwatertemperature . Be racks in and out slowly . sure it is at least 120 ° F ( 49 ° C ) . • Make sure tall glasses and stemware will • Checkforproperloading — avoidnesting clear top of tub when rack is pushed in . items . • Fine antique china and crystal should be • Cups with a concave bottom will collect water . hand - washed . 17
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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 . 18
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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 ) . • 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 Only 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 Only cycle will reduce the chance of staining . Using no heat dry option will lessen staining . 19
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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 theUSA 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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