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KitchenAid KDFE104DSS User Instructions

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For your convenience, we have provided an easy to follow User Instruction Book. These instructions include a "Troubleshooting"
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you need further assistance using your KitchenAid dishwasher, please contact us at 1-800-422-1230. In Canada: visit
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Have your complete model and serial number ready. You can find your model and serial number on the label located near the door
on the right-hand or left-hand side of the dishwasher interior.
W10579121B
DISHWASHER USER INSTRUCTIONS
®
Appliances.
DISHWASHER SAFETY ............................................................. 2
PARTS AND FEATURES............................................................ 4
START-UP / QUICK REFERENCE............................................ 5
QUICK STEPS............................................................................. 6
DISHWASHER USE .................................................................... 6
CYCLE AND OPTION DESCRIPTIONS .................................... 8
DISHWASHER FEEDBACK SECTION.................................... 11
DISHWASHER FEATURES ...................................................... 12
FILTRATION SYSTEM.............................................................. 14
DISHWASHER CARE ............................................................... 15
TROUBLESHOOTING .............................................................. 17
WARRANTY .............................................................................. 20

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    For additional information, you can visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of our website at www.kitchenaid.com. If you need further assistance using your KitchenAid dishwasher, please contact us at 1-800-422-1230. In Canada: visit www.kitchenaid.ca or call 1-800-807-6777.
  • Page 2: Dishwasher Safety

    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”...
  • Page 3: Grounding Instructions

    GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS For a grounded, cord-connected dishwasher: Check with a qualified electrician or service representative if you are in doubt whether the dishwasher is properly The dishwasher must be grounded. In the event of a grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of dishwasher;...
  • Page 4: Parts And Features

    Parts and Features ® ProScrub Trio (on some models) powerful jets target water toward pots, pans, or casserole dishes loaded in the Upper level wash back of the dishwasher to clean stubborn messes. Water feed tube Model and serial number label Pressurized spray nozzles and variable Water inlet opening speed motor provide effective cleaning.
  • Page 5: Start-Up / Quick Reference

    Start-Up / Quick Reference (varies by model) Clean EQ Wash System removable filters to maintain ProWash™ cycle for optimal cleaning peak performance. The most advanced and versatile cycle. ProWash™ cycle senses the load size, soil Cleaning the filters amount, and toughness of soil, to adjust the periodically helps keep the cycle for optimal cleaning using only the dishwasher working at peak...
  • Page 6: Quick Steps

    Quick Steps Prepare and load Select a cycle and option. dishwasher. Add detergent Start dishwasher. for cleaning and NOTE: If the Start/Resume button rinse aid for is located on the top of door, push drying. door firmly closed within 3 seconds of pressing START/ RESUME.
  • Page 7 The amount of detergent to use depends on: How much soil remains on the items - Heavily soiled loads Make sure nothing keeps spray require more detergent. arm(s) from spinning freely. It is important for the water spray to The hardness of the water - If you use too little in hard water, reach all soiled surfaces.
  • Page 8: Cycle And Option Descriptions

    STEP 4 STEP 3 Start or Resume a Cycle Select a Cycle (cycles vary by model) Run hot water at the sink nearest your dishwasher until the See “Cycle and Option Descriptions” charts in the following water is hot. Turn off water. section.
  • Page 9 CYCLE SELECTIONS CYCLES SOIL LEVEL WASH TIME* (MINS.) WATER W/O OPTIONS USAGE GALLONS Typical** (Liters) When you need fast results, the Express Wash will All soil levels 6.2 (23.5) clean dishes using slightly more water and energy. Select the Heat Dry or ProDry™ option to speed drying times.
  • Page 10 OPTION SELECTIONS OPTIONS CAN BE WHAT IT DOES ADDED TIME TO CYCLE ADDED SELECTED WITH WATER TYPICAL GALLONS (LITERS) Dries dishes with heat and Available with any Uses the heating a fan. This option with the element to heat air, cycle except Rinse use of rinse aid will provide plus a system of...
  • Page 11: Dishwasher Feedback Section

    CONTROLS AND CYCLE STATUS CONTROL PURPOSE COMMENTS To reset any cycle or Press and hold CANCEL/DRAIN to reset any control selections made. options during selection. See “Canceling A Cycle” and “Changing A Cycle After Dishwasher Is Started” sections. To cancel a wash cycle after it's started.
  • Page 12: Dishwasher Features

    Dishwasher Features Your KitchenAid dishwasher may have some or all of these features. ProScrub Option Wash Area CULINARY CADDY ® Utensil Basket ® ® The ProScrub option wash area is located at the back of the lower Use the utensil basket to hold specialty level rack and the front corners of the upper level rack.
  • Page 13 Premium Adjustable 2-Position Top Rack Removable Top Rack (for SatinGlide Max rails) ® After removing the culinary tool rack, you can raise or lower the top The removable top rack rack to fit tall items in either the top or bottom rack. Adjusters are allows you to wash located on each side of the top rack.
  • Page 14: Filtration System

    IMPORTANT: When you are using the culinary tool baskets in the Culinary Tool Rack (3rd level rack) down position, the top rack must also be in the lowest position. The culinary tool rack is designed with 2 movable baskets to hold extra silverware, knives and cooking utensils.
  • Page 15: Dishwasher Care

    It is very easy to remove and maintain the filters. The chart below shows the recommended cleaning frequency. RECOMMENDED TIME INTERVALS TO CLEAN YOUR FILTER Number of Loads If you wash If you scrape and rinse If you only scrape If you do not scrape or rinse Per Week before loading...
  • Page 16 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.
  • Page 17: Troubleshooting

    First try the solutions suggested here. If you need further assistance or more recommendations that may help you avoid a service call, refer to the warranty page in this manual and scan the code with your mobile device, or visit http://kitchenaid.custhelp.com. In Canada, visit www.kitchenaid.ca (website may not be compatible with some mobile devices).
  • Page 18 PROBLEM SOLUTION HARD WATER NOTE: Extremely hard water mineral deposits can cause damage to your dishwasher and make it (WHITE RESIDUE ON difficult to achieve good cleaning. A water softener is strongly recommended if your hardness is DISHWASHER INTERIOR OR 15 grains or more.
  • Page 19 PROBLEM SOLUTION CLOUDY OR SPOTTED NOTES: DISHWARE (AND HARD Liquid rinse aid is necessary for drying and to reduce spotting. WATER SOLUTION) Use the correct amount of detergent. Confirm that the cloudiness is removable by soaking the item in white vinegar for 5 minutes. If the cloudiness disappears, it is due to hard water.
  • Page 20: Warranty

    DISCLAIMER OF REPRESENTATIONS OUTSIDE OF WARRANTY KitchenAid makes no representations about the quality, durability, or need for service or repair of this major appliance other than the representations contained in this warranty. If you want a longer or more comprehensive warranty than the limited warranty that comes with this major appliance, you should ask KitchenAid or your retailer about buying an extended warranty.