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Operating Instructions
Dishwasher
Save these instructions for future reference
Dear ASKO customer!
Thank you for choosing this quality product from Scandinavia, which was made in Sweden.
We want you to feel assured that the inside of your new machine is just as good as the outside and that the
ethics and standards that went into the production of this machine are just as high as the quality and perfor-
mance that you will receive from it. We hope that this product will give you many years of pleasure.
To ensure that you get the most out of your new machine, we recommend that you read the operating instruc-
tions before using the machine. The operating instructions also contain information on how to avoid damaging
the environment.
ASKO D5233
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Summary of Contents

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    Dishwasher Save these instructions for future reference Dear ASKO customer! Thank you for choosing this quality product from Scandinavia, which was made in Sweden. We want you to feel assured that the inside of your new machine is just as good as the outside and that the ethics and standards that went into the production of this machine are just as high as the quality and perfor- mance that you will receive from it.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before doing your first wash Own comments Important safety instructions Quick Guide Child safety Parts of the dishwasher Technical data Baskets Control panel Detergent Dispenser Basic Course Programs Program Description Options Eco-dishwashing Fragile dishes Cleaning Rinse aid Settings Fault indications Troubleshooting Performance information Service and guarantee...

  • Page 3: Before Doing Your First Wash

    Before doing your first wash: Read through the directions for use Read through the directions for use before starting to use your machine, especially the Safety, Child Safety, and Basic Course sec- tions. Take care with certain materials Read the Fragile Dishes section before washing china with unglazed decoration or other household goods made of plastic, wood, or crystal requiring careful treatment.

  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    Important safety instructions Important safety instructions Save these instructions ! WARNING that has not been used for two weeks or This manual does not cover all possible more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. conditions and situations that may occur. If the hot water system has not been used Common sense and caution should always for two weeks, before using the dishwash- be used when installing, operating, and...

  • Page 5: Child Safety

    Child safety! Child safety tips Dishwasher detergents and rinse aids are corrosive, so always keep them out of reach of children. • Should a child swallow dishwasher deter- gent or rinse aid, give plenty to drink im- mediately, i.e., one or two glasses of milk or water.

  • Page 6: Parts Of The Dishwasher, Technical Data

    Parts of the dishwasher* 1. Upper basket 2. Spray arms 3. Lamp 4. Cutlery basket 5. Lower basket 6. Dishwasher detergent compartment 7. Main power switch 8. Rinse Aid Compartment 9. Filter 10. Type plate *Details may differ depending on the model and market! Technical data Height 34-3/8”...

  • Page 7: Baskets

    The baskets* 1. Wine glass shelf Upper basket 2. Knife stop 3. Upper spray arm 4. Runner for adjusting basket height 5. Catch Raising/lowering the upper basket • Pull out the upper basket. • Pull out the catches (5) on either side of the upper basket and lift or raise the upper basket at the same time. • Release the catches once the basket is in the desired position. Cutlery basket Lower basket *Details may differ depending on the...

  • Page 8: Control Panel, Detergent Dispenser

    Control panel S TA R T P R O G S T O P 1. Program selector 8. Temperature 2. Auto wash 9. Delayed start 3. Heavy wash 10. Drying 4. Normal wash 11. Start/stop 5. Delicate wash 6. Quick wash 7. Rinse & Hold Detergent Dispenser 1.

  • Page 9: Basic Course

    Basic Course Below are step-by-step instructions to help you Do not put cutlery made of different materi- achieve the best possible dishwashing results. als - such as silver and stainless steel - in the same compartment (risk of stains). Load the baskets correctly! The cutlery basket has a folding flap in the Thanks to Self Cleaning System, you middle for small items or narrow shafts, do not need to rinse the dishes under run- such as electric whisks.

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    replacing the prewash detergent with two Switch on the main switch tablespoons of citric acid. If the water is very hard, use a rinse aid that contains citric acid. Different brands of dishwasher detergent have different amounts of phosphorous for Select program softening water. If you have hard water and For select program see part use a detergent with less than 8.7% phos- Programs.

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    Press start Standby mode The dishwasher will now start. It man- Once the machine has finished, it only ages the entire wash automatically. draws standby current. Should you wish Ensure that the door is properly closed or to disconnect the power completely, just the machine will not start. switch off at the main power switch. Turn off the water faucet if the machine is not to be Changing program used for an extended period, such as during If you want to change program after having...

  • Page 12: Programs

    Programs Select a program by pressing the program selector one or more times until the required program symbol lights up. See the Program guide below. Auto wash The dishwasher detects how soiled the dishes are and adjusts water consumption and temperature accordingly. Heavy wash The Heavy Wash program should be used for heavily soiled dishes, e.g. saucepans, pots and gratin dishes.

  • Page 13: Program Description

    Program Description Program Description Programview Programs Auto Heavy Normal Delicate Quick Rinse & Hold Program The dish- For heavily For nor- For glass For lightly To rinse info washer soiled loads, mally soiled and china soiled loads dishes that detects how such as pots, loads such which has...

  • Page 14: Options

    Options Select options To select an option, press one of the option buttons. Temperature With the temperature option button you can select the wash temperature yourself. You can vary the temperatures as follows: Normal High Auto Heavy: 130°F (55°C) 160°F (70°C) Normal: 130°F (55°C) 150°F (65°C) Delicate : 90°F (40°C) 120°F (50 °C) Quick:...

  • Page 15: Eco-dishwashing

    Eco-dishwashing Only wash full loads Waiting to run the wash until the machine is full saves energy. Wash at a lower temperature If the dishes are only lightly soiled you can run a Quick wash program and reduce the temperature to 86°F (30°C). Select a program with Normal dry To save energy, select Normal dry.

  • Page 16: Fragile Dishes

    Fragile dishes A number of household goods are not suit- Plastic able for machine washing. This can be due Certain types of plastic cannot withstand to a variety of reasons. Certain materials the high temperature generated in machine cannot withstand intense heat; others can dishwashing. be damaged by the dishwasher detergent.

  • Page 17: Cleaning

    Cleaning The dishwasher tub is made of stainless steel and is kept clean through normal use. However, if you have hard water, limescale deposits may form in the machine. If this happens, run an empty machine with a normal wash program with two tablespoons of citric acid in the dishwasher detergent compartment.

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    Drain pump If the machine still does not start and a buzzing sound is heard, the overflow guard The pump can be accessed from inside the has been activated. machine. • Shut off the water. 1. Cut the power to the machine by pulling • Pull the plug out from the wall socket. out the plug! • Call the service division. 2. Remove the coarse filter and pipe section.

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    To release the upper spray arm, the upper basket must be removed. 1. Pull out the basket. 2. Remove the upper spray arm by un- screwing it counter-clockwise from the basket and clean it. 3. Screw the spray arm back into place. Spray arm Door When cleaning the edge around the door, use only a slightly damp cloth, possibly with...

  • Page 20: Rinse Aid

    Rinse aid Adding rinse aid Select dosage The dispenser is usually set at 1= soft water. In some cases, drying can be made more ef- However, depending on the water hardness, ficient by using rinse aid. you may need to change the dosage. Machines with indicator on the panel Open the rinse aid cover. Here you will find When the rinse aid has run out and more is the dispenser’s adjustment dial. Settings 1-6:...

  • Page 21: Settings

    Settings Reprogramming Some of the machine’s functions can be reprogrammed. You get into the machine’s change program using the machine’s ordinary buttons as per the instructions below. The selection will be retained until the next time you reset this function. Even if the machine is turned off at the main switch or loses power for any other reason, all selections registered before the interruption of power will be retained.

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    Setting a signal If you want the machine to signal when the wash is complete, you can program it to do this. The machine is set without a signal by default. 1. Switch off the dishwasher at the main switch. Hold in the Delayed start button at the same time as you press the main switch. The button flashes. Release the button.

  • Page 23: Fault Indications

    Fault indications Display Type of fault Action flashes Too much water Phone service in the dishwasher flashes Fault with water inlet Check that the water tap is open flashes Valve leakage Shut off the water tap and contact service flashes Blocked drain See ‘Possible causes’ in chapter Trouble shooting To remove the fault indications from the display, turn off the main switch and then turn it back on again.

  • Page 24: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Problems Action Possible causes The dishes are not clean • The spray arms are not • Lift off the arms and clean rotating • Old dishwasher detergent. • Avoid large packs Note! Detergent is perishable • Incorrect dosage of detergent • Dispense according to the level of water hardness • Wrong wash program se- • Heavier programs are longer, lected and use higher temperatures for dirtier loads. Use a heavi- er program better suited for the load • Incorrect loading of the dish-...

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    Possible causes Action Problems Stains on stainless steel or • Certain food remnants such • Rinse off food residue of this silver as mustard, mayonnaise, type if you do not intend to lemon, vinegar, salt, and start the dishwasher immedi- dressings can cause stains ately on stainless steel if allowed to remain for any length of • Seperate your cutlery into time.

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    Problems Action Possible causes Water remains in the • Obstruction in the drain hose • Disconnect the drain hose machine where it is connected to the sink’s water trap. Check that no debris has become stuck. Is the cone-shaped part of the pipe cut so that the diameter is at least 16 mm? • Kinks in the drain hose .• Check that the hose is free from kinks or sharp bends...

  • Page 27: Performance Information

    Performance information Energy standard USA: Energy for label FTC, 10 CFR Part 430 Wash performance ANSI/AHAM DW-1-2005 CAN: Energy for label CSA C 373-04 Program for test: Normal program, Normal temperature (130°F main wash), Normal drying (120°F last rinse) Loading of wash performance test Upper basket with 10 place settings AHAM DW-1 Lower basket with 10 place settings AHAM DW-1 Technical data Height: 34-3/8”...

  • Page 28: Service And Guarantee

    Service and guarantee Asko Appliances Inc. will not pay plumbing codes. 4. Any shipping costs for parts during the for: limited warranty period. 1. Service calls to: 5. Replacement parts or repair labor costs • Correct the installation of the appliance. for units operated outside the continental • Repair damage due to shipment, deliv-...

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    ASKO service agent. For warranty service, contact our Customer Care Center at the number listed below. Before calling for service or contacting Asko Appliances Inc. regarding a warranty issue, make a note of the model, type name, and serial number.

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    Installation checklist ASKO - DISHWASHER Appliance Installation Checklist • Remove packaging and check for cosmetic damages. • Remove the information packets from inside the dishwasher. • Attach any accessories as required by the installation. Fill strips, wooden door panels, accessory door panels... • Attach the drain line using the largest section of the disposer boot allowable. Leave the high loop in place. • Attach the PEX fill hose. Don’t forget to use the O-ring. • Plug the dishwasher into the wall. • Turn on the water and check the fill line connections for leaks. • Slide the unit into the cabinet and level the machine front to rear, and left to right. • Mount the unit to the cabinet. • Turn the power to the unit on and start a cycle. Make sure there are no drain leaks. • Show the customer their warranty card, and help them locate the model and serial number on the unit.

  • Page 31: Own Comments

    Own comments Customer Care Center 1-800-898-1879 www.askousa.com...

  • Page 32: Quick Guide

    Quick Guide 1. Load the baskets correctly! Thanks to the Self Cleaning System you don’t need to rinse the dishes, simply scrape large food particles and debris. 2. Dispensing dishwasher detergent The detergent compartment has a small compartment for pre-wash and one for main wash. 3.

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