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ULTRA WASH HE Dishwasher

HE Lavavajillas ULTRA WASH 

Lave-vaisselle ULTRA WASH HE

Models 665.1312#.

Sears Roebuck and Co. Hoffman Estates.

BACK COVER

PROTECTION AGREEMENTS

Master Protection Agreements Congratulations on making a smart purchase.

Your new Kenmore _*product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation.

But like all products. it may require preventive maintenance or repair from time to time.

That's when having a Master Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation.

The Master Protection Agreement also helps extend the life of your new product.

Here's what the Agreement* includes:

Once you purchase the Agreement. a simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service. You can call anytime day or night. or schedule a service appointment online.

The Master Protection Agreement is a risk free purchase.

If you cancel for any reason during the product warranty period. we will provide a full refund. Or. a prorated refund anytime after the product warranty period expires.

Purchase your Master Protection Agreement today!

Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information in the U.S.A. call 1-800-827-6655.

+Coverage in Canada varies on some items. For full details call Sears Canada at 1-800-361-6665.

Sears Installation Service

For Sears professional installation of home appliances. garage door openers. water heaters. and other major home items. in the U.S.A. or Canada call 1-800-4-MY-HOME

KENMORE ELITE APPLIANCE WARRANTY

ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

A service technician to clean or maintain this product.

When installed. operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product. if this appliance fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME to arrange for free repair.

TWO-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON ELECTRONIC CONTROL AND POWER SUPPLY BOARD

For two years from the date of purchase. when this dishwasher is installed. operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product.

Sears will replace any part of the electronic module and power supply board that fails due to defective materials or workmanship.

After the first year. customer assumes any labor costs associated with replacement of these parts.

TWO-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON THE ULTRA WASH WASH SYSTEM

For two years from the date of purchase. when this dishwasher is installed. operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product.

Sears will replace any part of the Ultra Wash wash system (motor. pump. spray arms. spray tower. motor seals and pump gasket) that fails due to defective materials or workmanship.

After the first year. customer assumes any labor costs associated with replacement of these parts.

FIVE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON UPPER AND LOWER RACKS

For five years from the date of purchase. when this dishwasher is installed. operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product.

Sears will replace parts for the upper or lower dish rack if the rack rusts due to defective materials or workmanship.

After the first year. customer assumes any labor costs associated with dish rack replacement.

LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE LIFE OF THE DISHWASHER.

ON KENMORE ELITE STAINLESS STEEL TUB MODELS. AGAINST LEAKS IN THE TUB AND INNER DOOR PANEL

For the life of the dishwasher. if a leak should occur as a result of rust-through of the stainless steel tub or inner door panel. Sears will replace the tub or inner door panel free of charge.

If this appliance is used for other than private family purposes. this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.

THIS WARRANTY COVERS ONLY DEFECTS IN MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP.

SEARS WILL NOT PAY FOR:

Expendable items that can wear out from normal use. including but not limited to filters. belts. light bulbs. and bags.

A service technician to instruct the user in correct product installation. operation or maintenance.

Damage to or failure of this product if it is not installed. operated or maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product.

Damage to or failure of this product resulting from accident. abuse. misuse or use for other than its intended purpose.

Damage to or failure of this product caused by the use of detergents. cleaners. chemicals or utensils other than those recommended in all instructions supplied with the product.

Damage to or failure of parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to this product.

DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES LIMITATION OF REMEDIES

Customer's sole and exclusive remedy under this limited warranty shall be product repair as provided herein.

Implied warranties. including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law. Sears shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages.

Some states and provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. or limitations on the duration of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness. so these exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.

This warranty applies only while this appliance is used in the United States and Canada.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Sears. Roebuck and Co.

Dept. 817WA. Hoffman Estates.

IL 60179 Sears Canada Inc.

Toronto. Ontario. Canada M5B 2B8

PRODUCT RECORD

In the space below. record your complete model number. serial number. and purchase date. You can find this information on the model and serial number label located on the product.

Have this information available to help you obtain assistance or service more quickly whenever you contact Sears concerning your appliance.

Model number .....

Serial number

Purchase date

Save these instructions and your sales receipt for future reference.

DISHWASHER SAFETY

Your safety and the safety of others are very important.

We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.

This is the safety alert symbol.

This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.

All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word "DANGER" or "WARNING." These words mean:

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately follow instructions.

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.

All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is. tell you how to reduce the chance of injury. and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.

WARN|NG: When using the dishwasher. follow basic precautions. including the following:

Read all instructions before using the dishwasher. Use the dishwasher only for its intended function. Use only detergents or rinse agents recommended for use in a dishwasher. and keep them out of the reach of children.

When loading items to be washed: 1) Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage the door seal; and 2) Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type injuries. Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked "dishwasher safe" or the equivalent.

For plastic items not so marked. check the manufacturer's recommendations.

Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after use.

Do not operate the dishwasher unless all enclosure panels are properly in place. Do not tamper with controls. Do not abuse. sit on. or stand on the door or dish racks of the dishwasher.

To reduce the risk of injury. do not allow children to play in or on the dishwasher.

Under certain conditions. hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been used for two weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS iS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not been used for such a period. before using the dishwasher turn on all hot water faucets and let the water flow from each for several minutes. This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable. do not smoke or use an open flame during this time.

Remove the door to the washing compartment when removing an old dishwasher from service or discarding it.

SAVE THESE iNSTRUCTiONS

Tip Over Hazard

Do not use dishwasher until completely installed.

Do not push down on open door.

Doing so can result in serious injury or cuts.

GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

For a grounded. cord-connected dishwasher:

The dishwasher must be grounded.

In the event of a malfunction or breakdown. grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing path of least resistance for electric current.

The dishwasher is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.

WARNING: Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.

Check with a qualified electrician or service representative if you are in doubt whether the dishwasher is properly grounded.

Do not modify the plug provided with the dishwasher; if it will not fit the outlet. have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. For a permanently connected dishwasher: The dishwasher must be connected to a grounded metal. permanent wiring system. or an equipment-grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on the dishwasher.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

PARTS AND FEATURES

Upper level wash ..................... f!

ULTRA FLOW M water feed tube

Model and serial number label

Water inlet opening

Pressurized spray nozzles and variable speed motor provide effective cleaning.

Heating element

Rinse aid dispenser reduces spotting and improves drying.

Detergent dispenser

Active vent

Top rack adjusters (one on each side)

Control panel

No-flip clip (on some models)

Cup shelves

Middle spray arm TOP RACK

Fold-down tines

Silverware basket

START-UP / QUICK REFERENCE

CYCLES

OPTIONS

Washing Drying Clean Sanitized

ULTRA WASH ® removable filters Provide

Lock On Hold 3 Sc.

1 Hour Wash.

When you need fast results.

The triple filter system has a Coarse Filter to keep oversized items and foreign objects out of the pump. a Fine Filter to keep food from being recirculated onto your dishware. and a Micro Filter to capture very fine food particles.

See "ULTRA WASH ®"EFILTRATION SYSTEM" for information on removing and maintaining the filters.

Tall items placed in the lower rack may block the dispenser door. Cookie sheets and cutting boards loaded on the left-hand side of the dishwasher can easily block the dispenser.

If detergent is inside of the dispenser or on the bottom of the tub after the cycle is complete. the dispenser was blocked.

Drying.

Rinse Aid is essential.

You must use rinse aid for good drying performance (sample included).

Rinse aid along with the Heated Dry option will provide best drying and avoid excessive moisture in the dishwasher interior.

USE RINSEAID FOR

BETTERDR%NkG

To save water and energy. High Efficiency dishwashers use advanced filtration which may result in longer cycle times (in some cases over 2 hours). When you need fast results. the 1 Hour Wash will clean your dishes using slightly more water and energy. For improved drying. select the Heated Dry option. adding 1/2hour.

Optical soil sensors are used twice in the cycle to provide optimal energy and water consumption based on load size. soil amount and toughness of soil. The sensors also automatically calibrate throughout the life of your dishwasher to maintain cleaning performance based on your water conditions.

When the TurboZone TM option is selected. it provides a concentrated wash on the back of the lower dish rack for hard-to-clean dishes.

Press START/RESUME every time you add a dish.

To start and resume a cycle. press START/RESUME.

You can also press START/RESU M E to repeat the same cycle and options as the previous cycle.

IMPORTANT: If anyone opens the door (such as. to add a dish. even during the Delay Hours option). the START/ RESUME button must be pressed each time to resume the cycle.

ULTRA WASH FILTRATION SYSTEM

Your dishwasher has the latest technology in dishwasher filtration. This triple filtration system minimizes sound and optimizes water and energy consumption while providing superior cleaning performance.

Throughout the life of your dishwasher. the filter will require maintenance to sustain peak cleaning performance.

The triple filter system consists of 2 parts. an upper filter assembly and a lower filter.

The upper filter assembly keeps oversized items and foreign objects. along with very fine food particles out of the pump.

The lower filter keeps food from being recirculated onto your dishware.

Locating Tabs

Upper Assembly

Lower Filter

The filters may need to be cleaned when:

Visible objects or soils are on the Upper Filter Assembly.

There is degradation in cleaning performance (that is. soils still present on dishes).

Dishes feel gritty to the touch.

Removing and maintaining the filters is very easy. The chart below shows the recommended cleaning frequency.

Recommended time interval to clean your filter.

If you wash before loading

Number of Loads Per Week

8-12

13-14

Once peryear

Once peryear

Once peryear

Once peryear

If you scrape and rinse before loading

Once peryear

Once peryear

Twice peryear

Twice peryear

If you only scrape before loading*

Twice peryear

Twice peryear

Every three months

Every three months

If you do not scrape or rinse before loading

Every two months

Once per month

Every two weeks

Once per week

+Manufacturer's recommendation: This practice will eliminate the water and energy that you use preparing your dishes.

This will also save you time and effort.

Very Hard Water If you have hard water (above 15 grains). clean your filter at least once per month.

Building up of white residue on your dishwasher indicates hard water. You may bring your water samples to Sears to check hardness level. For tips on removing spots and stains. see "Troubleshooting" section.

Filter Removal Instructions

1. Turn the Upper Filter Assembly Aturn counterclockwise and lift out.

Grasp the Lower Filter in the circular opening. lift slightly. and pull forward to remove.

Clean the filters as shown below.

Cleaning Instructions

IMPORTANT:

Do not use wire brush. scouring pad. etc. as they may damage the filters.

To remove Upper Filter Assembly

Rinse filter under running water until most soils are removed.

If you have hard-to-remove soils or calcium deposits from hard water. a soft brush may be required.

Filter Reinstallation Instructions

Noting the previous illustrations. place the Lower Filter under the Locating Tabs in the bottom of the dishwasher so the round opening for the Upper Filter Assembly lines up with the round opening in the bottom of the tub.

Insert the Upper Filter Assembly into the circular opening in the Lower Filter.

Slowly rotate the filter clockwise until it drops into place. Continue to rotate until the filter is locked into place. If the filter is not fully seated (still turns freely). continue to turn the filter clockwise until it drops and locks into place.

NOTE: The Upper Filter Assembly arrow does not have to align with the arrow in the Lower Filter as long as the filter is locked.

To replace Upper Filter Assembly

IMPORTANT:

To avoid damage to dishwasher. do not operate your dishwasher without the ULTRA WASH ®HEfilters properly installed.

Be sure the Lower Filter is securely in place and the Upper Filter Assembly is locked into place. If the Upper Filter Assembly turns freely. it is not locked into place.

Hot water dissolves and activates the dishwasher detergent.

Hot water also dissolves grease on dishes and helps glasses dry spot-free.

For best dishwashing results. water should be 120°F (49°C) as it enters the dishwasher.

Loads may not wash as well if the water temperature is too low.

Additional efficiency tips To save water. energy and time. only scrape dishes. Do not rinse dishes before putting them into the dishwasher.

Use a delay feature to run your dishwasher during off-peak hours. Local utility providers recommend avoiding heavy usage of energy at certain times of day.

During the summer. run your dishwasher at night. This reduces daytime heat buildup in the kitchen.

Use a rinse aid to improve drying.

DETERGENT AND RINSE AID

IM PORTANT:

Use only automatic dishwashing detergent.

Hand dishwashing detergent will produce excessive suds and overflow out of the dishwasher.

Recommended Detergent Amount Add recommended amount of detergent to each cup as shown and close the detergent lid.

Powders and Gels

Water Soil Pre-Wash Main Wash Hardness Level Cup

Soft Light None

(0-4 grains Normal None per U.S. gallon) Heavy Full

Medium Light None

(5-9 grains Normal per U.S. gallon) Heavy Full*

Hard Light Full*

(10-14 grains Normal Full* per U.S. gallon) Heavy Full*

+Full pre-wash cup contains 7 tsp (35 mL). and full main wash cup contains 9 tsp (45 mL).

Premeasured Detergents Many detergents now come in premeasured forms (gel packs. tablets. or powder packs). These forms are suitable for all hardness and soil levels. Always place premeasured detergents in the main cup and close the lid.

IM PORTANT:

Extremely hard water mineral deposits (15 grains per U.S. gallon or more) can cause damage to your dishwasher and make it difficult to achieve good results. A water softener is recommended to avoid damage and achieve good results.

You may bring your water samples to Sears to check hardness level.

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IMPORTANT:

Your dishwasher is designed to use a liquid rinse aid. The use of rinse aids greatly improves drying by allowing water to drain from the dishes after the final rinse. They also keep water from forming droplets that can dry as spots or streaks.

Filling the dispenser The dispenser holds 5 oz (150 mL) of rinse aid. Under most conditions this will last 1 to 3 months.

Turn the knob to the REFILL position and remove.

Pour rinse aid into the opening until the indicator points to FULL. Do not overfill.

Clean up any spilled rinse aid. Spilled rinse aid can create excessive suds.

Replace the knob and turn to the LOCK position.

NOTE: Indicator reads correct fill level when door is completely opened.

Rinse Aid Setting Your rinse aid dispenser is adjustable.

For most water conditions. the factory setting of 2 will give good results. If you have hard water and notice calcium buildup on your dishware. you may want to try a higher setting.

Lock

Refill

To adjust the setting

Turn the knob to the REFILL position and remove.

Turn the arrow inside the dispenser to the desired setting.

Replace the knob and turn to the LOCK position.

LOADING

1. Angle dirtiest dish surfaces downward and allow space for water to flow up through eac h rack and between dishware.

3' Use TURBOZONET i option with your dirtiest items facing toward the lower back.

Separating allows water flow.

2. For best silverware cleaning use the slots in the covers to keep items separated.

Soil facing TURBOZONE TM spray jets

4. Angle concave surfaces such as the bottom of coffee cups to allow water to drain and improve drying performance.

Angled surfaces

Separated

Spray arms spin freely.

LoadingRecommendations

Place cups and glasses in the rows between tines. Placing them over the tines can lead to breakage and water spots.

To avoid damage to your delicate items. be sure china. crystal. stemware and other similar items do not touch during dishwasher operation.

Load lightweight and dishwasher-safe plastic items only in the top rack.

10place load 12place load

Deluxe Adjustable 2.position Rack

You can raise or lower the top rack to fit tall items in either the top or bottom rack. Adjusters are located on each side of the top rack. Raise the top rack to accommodate items up to 9" (22 cm) in the top rack and 13" (33 cm) in the bottom rack. or lower the top rack to accommodate items up to 11" (28 cm) in both the top and bottom racks.

To raise. lift rack until both sides are at the same height and lock.

To lower. depress both tabs on rack adjusters. as shown. and lower.

Fold. own Tines

The row of tines on the left-hand and right-hand sides of the top rack can be adjusted to make room for a variety of dishes.

To adjust. grasp the tip of the tine that is in the holder in the front of the rack.

Gently push the tine out of the holder.

Lay the tines down. toward the center of the rack.

The no-flip clips hold in place lightweight items such as cups. lids. or bowls during washing.

The clip can be moved to another tine by pulling up and off.

Fold down the extra shelf on either side of the top rack to hold additional cups. stemware or long items such as utensils and spatulas.

Removable Top Rack

The removable top rack allows you to wash larger items such as pots. roasters. and cookie sheets in the bottom rack.

IMPORTANT: Remove dishes prior to removing the top rack from dishwasher.

To remove the top rack

Pull the rack forward slightly to access clips.

While pressing the ridges in. push back on the clip until the outer side releases. Slide the clip to the inside of the track edge to remove the clip.

After removing both clips. pull rack out.

To replace the top rack

Place the rollers on each side of the rack into the rack tracks and push the rack back.

Align the open side of the clip with the inside edge of the rack track.

Push the ridges and slide the clip toward the outside rack edge until it locks into place.

Repeat on the other side.

Pull the rack out all of the way to ensure clips are fully seated.

Loading Recommendations

The bottom rack is best suited for plates. pans. casseroles. and utensils. (See recommended loading patterns shown.) Load small items in the bottom rack only if they are secured in place.

Load plates. soup bowls. etc. between tines.

Load bowls securely between the rows of tines. Ensure that there is space between dishes so that the spray will reach all surfaces.

Load heavily soiled items facing the spray.

NOTE: Ensure that detergent dispenser is not blocked by tall items such as cookie sheets and cutting boards placed at the left-hand front of rack. See "Start Up/Quick Reference" section.

10 place load 12 place load

IMPORTANT: For proper performance. only one row of items may face the TURBOZONE TM spray jets.

You must select the TURBOZONETMwash option to utilize this wash feature.

Load pans. casserole dishes. etc. with the soiled surfaces facing the TURBOZONE TM spray jets. TURBOZONE TM wash area is located at the back of the lower dish rack.

Below are the recommended loading when using the

TURBOZONE TM option.

TM Recommended TURBOZONE10place top rack load TM Recommended TURBOZONE10place bottom rack load

Youcanwashlargeritemssuchaspots. oasters. nd cookiesheetsinthebottomrackbyremovingthetop rack.See"TopRackLoading"section.

IMPORTANT:Donotblockdetergentdispenser.

Fold.Down Tines

You can fold down one row of tines at the back of the bottom rack in order to accommodate larger dishware.

Keep this tine row in the upper position when using the TURBOZONE TM option.

IMPORTANT: When moving tine row to the flat position. fold only the tine row toward the front of the dishwasher.

Split-table Silveare Basket

Your new silverware basket can be split into three segments.

Removing one section will increase your capacity in the TURBOZONE TMloading area.

You can remove the covered side baskets to place in the top rack to use for small delicate items such as baby bottle caps. nipples. small baking utensils.

Use suggested loading patterns. as shown. to better clean your silverware.

Use the slots in the covers to keep your silverware separated for optimum wash. (See illustration. right.)

NOTE: If your silverware does not fit into the designated slots. flip the covers up and mix silverware types to keep them separated.

Load knives down. forks up. and alternate spoons as illustrated. for best cleaning results.

Options

TURBOZONE TM option

Blasts into every corner to eliminate the need for soaking and scrubbing of dirty. baked-on dishes.

For your toughest items. use the TURBOZONE TM option with the Pots Pans cycle. See loading information.

Hi Temp

Raises the main wash temperature to improve cleaning. When used with the Normal Wash cycle this will provide a little extra tough cleaning capability. but not as much as the Pots Pans cycle.

Sani Rinse

This high temperature option sanitizes your dishes and glassware in accordance with National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)/ANSI Standard 184 for Residential Dishwashers.

Certified residential dishwashers are not intended for licensed food establishments.

The green sanitized light indicates that the Sani Rinse option was successfully completed.

Heated Dry Turns the heat element on after the wash cycle is completed.

Use rinse aid with or without the Heated Dry option for best drying results.

Plastic items are less likely to deform when loaded in the top dish rack.

Can be selected with

SmartWasW HE Pots Pans Normal Wash

SmartWasW _"E Pots Pans Normal Wash

SmartWasW HE Pots Pans Normal Wash

Available with any cycle except Quick Rinse

What it does

Directs all of the cleaning power of the dishwasher to the TURBOZONE TM area during certain times in the wash cycle.

Raises the main wash temperature from 105°F (41°C) to 120°F (49°C).

Increases the main wash temperature from 105°F (41°C) to 120°F (49°C) and the final rinse from 140°F (60°C) to 155°F (68°C).

Turns the heat element on at the end of the wash cycle.

Added time to cycle

Typical Max

Added Water Gallons (Liters)

0 -2.1

(0 - 7.9)

0 -2.1

(0 - 7.9)

0 -2.1 (0 - 7.9)

Delay Hours

Use this option to run your dishwasher during off-peak hours. Local utility providers recommend using energy during off-peak hours when possible.

Be sure to close the door and press START/RESUME after adding items.

To delay the start

Select a wash cycle and options.

Press the delay button to choose the number of hours to be delayed.

Press START/RESUME. The dishwasher starts in the selected number of hours.

NOTE: Anytime the door is opened (such as. to add a dish). the START/RESUME button must be pressed again to resume the delay countdown.

Control Lock Option

Use the Control Lock option to avoid unintended use of the dishwasher between cycles. When LOCK ON is lit. all buttons are disabled.

The dishwasher door can still be opened/closed while the controls are locked.

To turn on the Lock

Press and hold HEATED DRY for 3 seconds.

LOCK ON will light up. If you press any pad while your dishwasher is locked. the light flashes 3 times.

NOTE: The dishwasher cannot run if the control is locked.

To turn off the Lock

Press and hold HEATED DRY for 3 seconds. The light turns off.

Press CANCEL/DRAIN.

The Cancel/Drain light will light up.

2. The dishwasher starts a 2-minute drain (if needed). Let the dishwasher drain completely.

The light turns off after 2 minutes. The door must be closed for the dishwasher to drain.

You can interrupt a cycle and restart your dishwasher from the beginning using the following procedure.

Open the door slightly to stop the cycle. Wait for the spraying action to stop. then open the door completely.

Check that detergent dispenser cover is still closed.

If cover is open. you will need to refill the detergent dispenser before restarting your new cycle.

Press CANCEL!DRAIN twice to reset the control.

Select new cycles and options.

Firmly close the door and press START/RESUME.

Open the door slightly to stop the cycle. Wait for the spraying action to stop. then open the door completely.

Check whether the detergent dispenser cover is still closed.

If it is open. the wash cycle has already started and adding a dish is not recommended.

If detergent has not yet been used (detergent dispenser cover is closed). you may add a dish.

Firmly close the door and press START/RESUME.

WASHING SPECIAL ITEMS

If you have doubts about washing a particular item. check with the manufacturer to see if it is dishwasher safe.

Dishwasher Safe?

Comments

Aluminum Yes High water temperature and detergents can affect finish of anodized aluminum.

Disposable Aluminum No Do not wash disposable aluminum pans in the dishwasher.

These might shift during washing and transfer black marks to dishes and other items.

Bottles and Cans No Wash bottles and cans by hand. Labels attached with glue can loosen and clog the wash system and reduce washing performance.

Cast Iron No Seasoning will be removed and then will rust.

China/Stoneware Yes Always check manufacturer's recommendations before washing.

Antique. hand-painted. or over-the-glaze patterns may fade. Gold leaf can discolor or fade.

Crystal Yes Always check manufacturer's recommendations before washing.

Some types of leaded crystal can etch with repeated washing.

Gold No Gold-colored flatware will discolor.

Glass Yes Milk glass material yellows with repeated dishwasher washing.

Hollow-Handle Knives No Handles of some knives are attached to the blade with adhesives which can loosen if washed in the dishwasher.

Pewter. Brass. Bronze.

No High water temperatures and detergent can discolor or pit the and Copper finish.

Disposable Plastics No Cannot withstand high water temperatures and detergents.

Plastics Yes Always check manufacturer's recommendations before washing.

Plastic items may vary in their ability to withstand high temperatures and detergents.

It is recommended that lightweight items such as lids and butter dishes be placed in the upper rack only. Sturdy items such as coolers and high-chair trays may be placed in the lower rack. When washing plastic items in the lower rack. it is recommended not to use the Heated Dry option.

Stainless Steel Yes Run a rinse cycle if not washing immediately.

Prolonged contact with food containing salt. vinegar. milk products. or fruit juice can damage finish.

Sterling Silver or Silver Yes Run a rinse cycle if not washing immediately.

Prolonged contact Plate with food containing salt. acid. or sulfide (eggs. mayonnaise. and seafood) can damage finish.

Tin No Not recommended.

Wooden Ware No Wash by hand. Always check manufacturer's instructions before washing.

Untreated wood can warp. crack. or lose its finish.

DISHWASHER CARE

Cleaning the exterior

In most cases. regular use of a soft. damp cloth or sponge and a mild detergent is all that is necessary to keep the outside of your dishwasher looking nice and clean. If your dishwasher has a stainless steel exterior. a stainless steel cleaner is recommended.

Cleaning the interior Hard water minerals can cause a white film to build up on the inside surfaces. especially just beneath the door area.

Do not clean the dishwasher interior until it has cooled. You may want to wear rubber gloves. Do not use any type of cleanser other than dishwasher detergent because it may cause foaming or sudsing.

To clean interior

Make a paste with powdered dishwasher detergent on a damp sponge and clean.

Use liquid automatic dishwasher detergent and clean with a damp sponge.

OR

See the vinegar rinse procedure in "Spotting and filming on dishes" in "Troubleshooting" section.

NOTE: Run a normal cycle with dishwasher detergent after cleaning the interior.

To clean the drain air gap

Some state or local plumbing codes require the addition of a drain air gap between a built-in dishwasher and the home drain system. Check the drain air gap when your dishwasher is not draining well.

The drain air gap is usually located on top of the sink or countertop near the dishwasher. To order a drain air gap. please call 1-800-4-MY-HOMEeL Ask for Part Number 300096.

NOTE: The drain air gap is an external plumbing device that is not part of your dishwasher. The warranty provided with your dishwasher does not cover service costs directly associated with the cleaning or repair of the external drain air gap.

Clean the drain air gap periodically to ensure proper drainage of your dishwasher. With most types. you lift off the chrome cover. Unscrew the plastic cap. Then check for any soil buildup. Clean if necessary.

Storing for the summer If your dishwasher is not in use during the summer months. turn off the water supply and power supply to the dishwasher.

Storing for the winter Avoid possible water damage to your home and dishwasher due to freezing water lines. If your dishwasher is left in a seasonal dwelling or could be exposed to near freezing temperatures. have your dishwasher winterized by authorized service personnel.

TROUBLESHOOTING

First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call...

Dishwasher does not run or stops during a cycle

Is the door closed tightly and latched?

Is the right cycle selected?

Refer to the "Cycles and Options Information" section.

Is there power to the dishwasher?

Has a household fuse blown. or has a circuit breaker tripped?

Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues. call an electrician.

Has the motor stopped due to an overload?

The motor automatically resets itself within a few minutes. If it does not restart. call for service.

Is the water shutoff valve (if installed) turned on?

It is normal for certain cycles to repeatedly pause for several seconds during the wash cycle.

START/RESUME light is flashing

Was the door opened during the cycle. or was the power interrupted?

The Start/Resume light will flash when the door is opened during a cycle. or may flash if the power is interrupted.

Press START/RESUME to resume the cycle. Make sure the door is fully closed and latched.

NOTE: On top control models. if the door is not closed within 3 seconds of pressing Start/Resume. press START/R ESU ME again.

Clean light is flashing

Check the following:

Is the overfill protection float able to move up and down freely? Press down to release.

Be sure the water supply is turned on to the dishwasher. (This is very important following the new installation of your dishwasher.) Check for suds in the dishwasher.

If foam or suds are detected by the dishwasher sensing system. the dishwasher may not operate properly or may not fill with water.

Suds can come from:

Using the incorrect type of detergent. such as dish detergent for hand washing dishes. laundry detergent. or hand soap.

Forgetting to replace the rinse aid dispenser cap after filling (or refilling) the rinse aid.

Using an excessive amount of dishwasher detergent.

Dishwasher will not fill

Be sure the water supply is turned on the to the dishwasher. (This is very important following the new installation of your dishwasher.) Check for suds in the dishwasher.

If foam or suds are detected. the dishwasher may not operate properly or may not fill with water. (See "Clean light is flashing" section for more information.)

Is the overfill protection float able to move up and down freely? Press down to release.

Dishwasher seems to run too long

Try 1 Hour Wash cycle (on some models).

When selecting cycles that are more energy efficient and use less water. the duration of the cycle typically will be as long as 3 hours.

Some options will add time to the cycle. See "Cycles and Options Information" section. The Heated Dry option adds 1/2hour.

Run the hot water at a faucet close to the dishwasher before starting the cycle.

Is the water supplied to the dishwasher hot enough?

The dishwasher runs longer while heating water. To avoid longer delays while the dishwasher heats water that is too cool. make sure that the water is 120°F (49°C) as it enters the dishwasher.

Refer to the "Dishwasher Efficiency Tips" section.

A delay automatically occurs in some wash and rinse cycles until the water reaches the proper temperature. Water remains in the dishwasher

Is the cycle complete?

Was the disposer knockout plug removed during installation? (See "Install the drain hose" section in the Installation Instructions.)

Detergent remains in the covered section of the dispenser

Check for items such as cookie sheets. cutting boards. or large containers that may be blocking the detergent dispenser from opening properly.

Be sure the cycle has finished (green light is on). If it has not finished. you will need to resume the cycle by pressing START/RESUME and closing the door within 3 seconds.

Is the detergent lump-free?

Replace detergent if necessary.

Is the bottom rack installed properly with the bumpers (on some models) in the front? Refer to the "Parts and Features" section. Reinstall the rack if necessary.

White residue on the front of the access panel

Was too much detergent used? Refer to the "Detergent" dispenser section.

Is the brand of detergent making excess foam? Try a different brand to reduce foaming and eliminate buildup. Odor in the dishwasher

Are dishes washed only every 2 or 3 days? Run a rinse cycle once or twice a day until you have a full load.

Does the dishwasher have a new plastic smell? Run a vinegar rinse as described in the section "Spotting and filming on dishes."

Condensation on the kitchen counter (built-in models)

Is the dishwasher aligned with the countertop?

Moisture from the vent in the dishwasher console can form on the counter. Refer to the Installation Instructions for more information.

Bottom rack does not fully slide into the dishwasher Check to see if items loaded for TURBOZONE TM wash option have shifted. Reload to keep items from interfering with spray jets or spray arm. (See "Bottom Rack Loading" section.)

Food soil left on the dishes

Is the dishwasher loaded correctly?

Refer to the "Loading" section.

Is the water temperature too low? For best dishwashing results. water should be 120°F (49°C) as it enters the dishwasher.

Refer to the "Dishwasher Efficiency Tips" section.

Did you use the correct amount of fresh detergent?

Use recommended dishwasher detergents only. Refer to the "Detergent" dispenser section. Detergent must be fresh to be effective. Store detergent in a cool. dry area.

Heavy soil and/or hard water generally require extra detergent.

Do you have hard water? You may need to increase the amount of detergent you are using. Refer to the "Detergent" dispenser section. Also. you may need to switch to a detergent with a phosphorus content of 8.7%.

Is detergent caked in dispenser?

Use fresh detergent only. Do not allow detergent to sit for several hours in a wet dispenser. Clean dispenser when caked detergent is present.

Is the wash system clogged by labels from bottles and cans? Be sure to remove all labels from bottles and cans before washing.

Is the home water pressure high enough for proper dishwasher filling?

Home water pressure should be 20 to 120 psi (138 to 828 kPa) for proper dishwasher fill. If you have questions about your water pressure. call a licensed. qualified plumber.

Are high suds slowing the wash arm? Do not use soap or laundry detergents.

Use recommended dishwasher detergents only.

Dishes in the TURBOZONETM wash area are not clean

Are the dishes loaded to face the TURBOZONE TM spray jets? Load soiled dish surfaces to face the back of the dishwasher toward the TURBOZONE TM spray jets. Tilt the dishes toward the back so water can drain from surfaces. and the lower spray arm can wash the item from below.

NOTE: Loaded items may shift when dish racks are pushed into the dishwasher.

Make sure dishes do not interfere with the spray arms. water feed tube. or TURBOZONE TM spray jets.

Are items loaded so they do not overlap?

Load items only one row deep without any overlap so that the TURBOZONE TM spray jets can reach all surfaces.

Are the TURBOZONE TM spray jets free to rotate? Make sure that no loaded items are interfering with the spray jets' rotation.

Spots and stains on dishes

Spotting and filming on dishes

Is your water hard or is there a high mineral content in your water? Conditioning the final rinse water with a liquid rinse aid helps eliminate spotting and filming.

Keep the rinse aid dispenser filled.

Is the water temperature too low? For best dishwashing results. water should be 120°F (49°C) as it enters the dishwasher.

Refer to the "Dishwasher Efficiency Tips" section.

Did you use the correct amount of effective detergent?

Use recommended dishwasher detergents only. Refer to the "Detergent" dispenser section.

Detergent must be fresh to be effective.

Store detergent in a cool. dry area. Heavy soil and/or hard water generally require extra detergent.

Is the home water pressure high enough for proper dishwasher filling?

Home water pressure should be 20 to 120 psi (138 to 828 kPa) for proper dishwasher fill. If you have questions about your water pressure. call a licensed. qualified plumber.

NOTE: To remove spots and film from dishes. try a white vinegar rinse. This procedure is intended for occasional use only. Vinegar is an acid. and using it too often could damage your dishwasher.

Wash and rinse dishes. Use an air-dry or an energy saving dry option. Remove all silverware or metal items.

Put 2 cups (500 mL) white vinegar in a glass or dishwasher-safe measuring cup on the bottom rack.

Run the dishwasher through a complete washing cycle using an air-dry option. Do not use detergent.

Vinegar will mix with the wash water.

Silica film or etching (silica film is a milky. rainbow colored deposit; etching is a cloudy film) Sometimes there is a water/chemical reaction with certain types of glassware. This is usually caused by some combination of soft or softened water. alkaline washing solutions. insufficient rinsing. overloading the dishwasher. and the heat of drying. It might not be possible to avoid the problem. except by hand washing.

To slow this process use a minimum amount of detergent per load. Refer to the "Detergent" dispenser section. Use a liquid rinse aid and underload the dishwasher to allow thorough rinsing. Silica film and etching are permanent and cannot be removed.

Do not use heated drying.

White spots on cookware with nonstick finish

Has the dishwasher detergent removed cookware seasoning?

Reseason cookware after washing in the dishwasher.

Brown stains on dishes and dishwasher interior

Does your water have high iron content?

Rewash dishes using 1-3 tsp (5-15 mL) of citric acid crystals added to the covered section of the detergent dispenser.

Do not use detergent.

Follow with a Normal wash cycle with detergent.

If treatment is needed more often than every other month. the installation of an iron removal unit is recommended.

Black or gray marks on dishes

Are aluminum items rubbing dishes during washing?

Disposable aluminum items can break down in the dishwasher and cause marking.

Hand wash these items. Remove aluminum markings by using a mild abrasive cleaner.

Orange stains on plastic dishes or dishwasher interior

Are large amounts of tomato-based foods on dishes placed in the dishwasher?

Stains gradually fade over time. Regular use of heated drying will slow fading.

Stains will not affect dishwasher performance.

Regular use of a rinse cycle and an air-dry or energy-saving dry option will reduce the likelihood of staining.

Dishes are not dry

Use of a rinse aid along with the Heated Dry option is needed for proper drying.

Did you load your dishwasher to allow proper water drainage?

Do not overload.

Refer to the "Loading" section.

Use a liquid rinse aid to speed drying.

Are the plastics wet? Plastics often need towel drying.

Is the rinse aid dispenser empty?

Refer to the "Rinse Aid" section.

Did you use an air-dry option?

Use a heated drying option for dryer dishes.

Dishes are damaged during a cycle

Chipping of dishes

Did you load the dishwasher properly?

Load the dishes and glasses so they are stable and do not strike together from washing action. Minimize chipping by moving the rack in and out slowly.

NOTE: Antiques. feather-edged crystal. and similar types of china and glassware might be too delicate for automatic dishwashing.

Wash by hand.

Noises

Grinding. grating. crunching or buzzing sounds

A hard object has entered the wash module (on some models). When the object is ground up. the sound should stop. If the noise persists after a complete cycle. call for service.

Marks. smudges or residue on dishwasher exterior

Did you clean the dishwasher with a mild detergent and cloth or use a stainless steel cleaner on models with a stainless steel exterior?

In most cases. regular use of a soft. damp cloth or sponge and a mild detergent is all that is necessary to keep the outside of your dishwasher looking fresh and clean. If your dishwasher has a stainless steel exterior. a stainless steel cleaner is recommended.

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