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Whirlpool 8900 Instructions Manual

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8900 SERIES DISHWASHERS

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    Instructions Parts And Features Using Your Dishwasher Loadina Yc wr Dishw&her Ca$AFgeour 8900 SERIES DISHWASHERS...

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    A Note To You Thank you for buying a WhirlpooP You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering have gone into its manufacturing. operation, we have developed this Use and Care Guide. lt is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely.

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    Important @Read all instructions before using the dishwasher. *Use your dishwasher only for the uses described in this manual. *DISHWASHER MUST BE ELECTRI- CALLY GROUNDED. Read the Installa- tion Instructions for details. .When discarding an old dishwasher, always remove the door to prevent accidental entrapment or suffocation.

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    Parts And Features This section contains captioned illustrations with the location and appearance of all parts and features. The drawings in this book may vary from your dishwasher NOTE: to show the different features of all models covered by this book. Your model may not include all features.

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    Buttons Cycle Selector buttons Option se&or buttons Cycle control knob Signel light Cycle cotitrol knob...

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    mIm:l~mg Using Your Dishwasher In This Section Before starting your dishwasher Starting your dishwasher Starting your dishwasher using delay wash ... 7 Adding a dish during a cycle.. Changing a cycle setting ..8 Changing an option Canceling a cycle Cycle selection chart ...

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    3. Turn the Cycle Control knob clockwise to point to the desired cycle. Heavy Wash and Pots 8 Pans cycles share the same spot on the dial. China Crystal and Light Wash cycles also share a spot on the dial. The Cycle Selector buttons deter- mine which cycle operates.

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    Changing a cycle You can change setting anytime during any cycle. Lii up on the door latch to unlatch the door and stop the cycle. 2. Turn the Cycle Control knob clockwise to the cycle you want. 3. Push the desired Cycle Selection button. 4.

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    Cycle Heavy Wash A double wash for cleaning heavily soiled loads. NOTE: The Cycle Control knob does not move while the dishwasher heats water to 135°F (57°C) in the final rinse (marked t) if the Lo-Energy If the Hi- Rinse option is not selected. Temp Wash option is selected water will also be heated in the main waSh(matked~).seepages10and11.

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    Cycle China Crystal A light wash with a gentle dry designed for china and crystal. NOTE: The Cycle Control knob does not move while the dishwasher heats water to 135°F (57%) in the final rinse (marked t) if the Lo-Energy If the Hi- Rinse option is not selected.

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    Hi-Temp Wash option If the Hi-Temp Wash option is selected, water is heated in the dishwasher main wash of the Heavy Wash, Normal Wash, Light Wash and China Crystal cycles to improve washability. The Hi-Temp Wash option is automatically selected for the Pots &...

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    Using the detergent What type of detergent Use automatic dishwasher detergent only. Other detergents are too mild and much too sudsy to work in the dishwasher. Follow manufacturer’s directions when using liquid automatic dishwasher gent or concentrated powder detergent. Do not add detergent until you are ready to wash.

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    much detergent to use The amount of detergent to use depends on the hardness of your water. If too little is used, dishes won’t be clean. However, if too much is used in soft water, glassware will begin to etch. HARD-Fill one or both sections to the top of the third step (3 tablespoons)

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    On some models: The center of the Fill Indicator Cap will be clear when dispenser needs refilling. On some models: Press the flexible clear top of the Fill Indicator Cap to draw rinse agent into cap. NOTE: You may need to press cap or three times to remove all of the air bubbles from the cap.

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    Water temperature Hot water dissolves and activates the dishwashing detergent. Hot water also dissolves grease on dishes and helps dry glasses spot-free. Use the Hi-Temp Wash option if you keep your water heater at a low setting. For best dishwashing results, water must be at least 120°F (49°C) as it enters the dishwasher.

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    Special tips on dishwasher If you have any doubts about washing a particular piece of dishware, check with the manufac- turer to see if it is dishwasher safe. NOTE: It is the user’s responsiblility dishwasher. to determine if dishware should be washed in a naise and sea...

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    Loading Your Dishwasher In This Section Preparing to load the dishwasher . . . 17 Loading the top rack ......17 Loading the bottom rack .

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    Mixed load Load plastic items in the top rack only. Only plastic items marked “dishwasher recommended. Load plastic items so the force of the spray does not move them during the cycle. Plastic items can be mefted in the bottom rack.

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    Utensil load Load cookie sheets, cake pans and other large items at sides and back. Loading such items in front may keep water spray from reaching detergent dispenser and silverware basket. NOTE: Do not load glasses, cups or plastic items in the bottom rack.

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    Load forks and spoons so they don’t nest together. Spray cannot reach nested items. Mix items in each section of the basket with some pointing up and some down. Small items (baby bottle caps, jar lids, etc.) can be put in any section. To remove the basket 1.

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    Caring For Your Dishwasher Your new dishwasher is designed to give you many years of dependable few things you can do to maintain your dishwasher clean and care for your dishwasher. cleaning problems. Personal Injury Hazard wail Before cleaning interior, at least 20 minutes after a cycle for the heating element to cool down.

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    Common Dishwashing Problems In This Section Solutlon chart ........22 Solution chart A convenient...

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    Cause Water temperature Use of incorrect deter- gents Incorrect amount of detergent Use of ineffective detergents Insufficient fill caused by low water pressure Cycle Takes Water temperature mremely Long Time Dishes Do Not Dry Dishes do not drain Completely Plastics Silica Film or A water chemical Etching (Silica Film...

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    Problem Cause Brown Stains on High iron content in Dishes and Dish- water supply washer Interior Orange Stains on Large amounts of Dishwasher Interior tomato based foods on dishes placed in the dishwasher. White Spots on Seasoning removed by Cookware with dishwasher Non-Stick Finish Odor in the Dish-...

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    If You Need Assistance Or Service This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. When calling our Con- sumer Assistance Center for help or calling for service, please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us respond properly to your request.

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    United States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool service company in your area, call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your teie- phone directory Yellow Pages under: .APPLlANCE-tlOUSEHOLD.

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    POWER CLEANTM washing covered by your warranty system parts Third level wash tower Lotier spray arm POWER CLEAN”” module and motor...

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    FSP replacement parts and repair labor for the DURAPERMTM tub and/or inner door should they fail to contain water due to defective materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool service company. is used in other than normal, single-family...

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