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Whirlpool 980 Series Use And Care Manual

Whirlpool 980 series dishwasher use & care guide
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PART NO. 3373755 Rev. A
A Note to You ........................ 2
Dishwasher Safety ................ 3
Parts and Features ............... .4
... .6
Using the Dispensers .......... 10
Setting the Controls ............ 12
a wash cycle ... .12
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Saving Energy ...................... 19
Problems ...... .20
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or Service ............................. 24
Index ..................................... 26
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    UseAndCare DISHWASHER MODEL SERIES 980 PART NO. 3373755 Rev. A A Note to You ... 2 Dishwasher Safety ... 3 Parts and Features ..4 Starting Your Dishwasher..5 Loading Your Dishwasher ..6 Using the Dispensers ... 10 Setting the Controls ...
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    A Note to You Thank you for buying a Whirlpool@ Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, to use, save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely.
  • Page 3: Dishwasher Safety

    Dishwasher Your safety is important to us. This guide contains safety statements under warning symbols. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explana- tion of the use of the warning symbol. IMPORTANT SAFETY Read all instructions...
  • Page 4: Parts And Features

    Parts and Features Your dishwasher is illustrated below with the parts and features called out. To help you find information on specific parts or features quickly, page references are included. Third level wash @a 9) Adjustable top rack @. 9) ~=ap=ity folddown shelf...
  • Page 5: Starting Your Dishwasher

    Starting Your Dishwasher This section tells you how to start or stop your dishwasher. Starting a wash cycle 1. Load the dishwasher. See pages 6-9. 2. Spin the spray arms. They should turn freely. 3. Add detergent. See page 10. 4.
  • Page 6: Loading Your Dishwasher

    Loading Your Dishwasher This section tells how to properly load your dishwasher for best washing and rinsing results. Preparing to load the dishwasher To save water and energy, do not rinse dishes before putting them into the dishwasher. Remove large pieces of food, bones, and other hard items.
  • Page 7 Loading the silverware Personal Injury Hazard Load sharp items (knives, forks, skewers, etc.) with the point down. Failure to do so coukf cause personal injury. Load the silvemrare basket while it is in the door or take the basket out for loading on a counter or table.
  • Page 8 Loading the bottom Load items with cooked-on or dried-on food in the bottom rack, with soiled surfaces facing inward to the spray. Mixed load Load plates, soup bowls, etc., between prongs and facing inward to the spray. Make sure pot handles and other items do not stop rotation of the spray arms.
  • Page 9 Loading the top rack Load the top rack with cups, glasses, and smaller items. Do not cover the third level wash when bading the top rack. Cup and glass load Load so open ends face down for cleaning and draining. Load glasses in top rack only - bottom rack is not designed for gbsses.
  • Page 10: Using The Dispensers

    Using the Dispensers For best washing results, review the information below. It is important to use detergents and rinse agents properly. Using the detergent Usa automatic dlshwashlng detergent only. Other detergents are too mild and much too sudsy. Add detergent just before starting cycle. Store tightly-closed detergent in a cool, dry place.
  • Page 11 Using the rinse agent Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a rinse agent. A rinse agent liquid greatly Improves dish drying by helping water flow off them during the last rinse. agent also keeps water from forming droplets and drying as spots or streaks. amount A small of rinse agent automati-...
  • Page 12: Setting The Controls

    Setting the Controls Operating your dishwasher’s controls properly helps you obtain the best possible washing results. This section tells you how to select wash cycles and options. Selecting a wash cycle Press a Cycle pad. The dishwasher starts filling once you press a Cycle pad unless you select the delay wash cycle.
  • Page 13: Using Cancel/Drain

    CYCLE Normal Double wash for normal, everyday soiled loads. (The Energy Guide label is based on this cycle.) . Select HIGH TEMP WASH to heat water in the main wash (martcedt). The water heats to 140°F (60°C) in the final rinse (marked n) unless you select LOW ENERGY RINSE.
  • Page 14: Selecting Cycle Options

    You can press CANCEL/DRAIN again to stop the drain immediately. Remember to drain the dishwasher again before starting a new cycle. NOTE: A small amount of water remaining in the dishwasher is normal. Selecting cycle options You can press an Option pad after the dishwasher starts as long as the cycle is not past the point that the option is used.
  • Page 15: Adding A Dish During A Cycle

    Adding a dish during You can add items to the dishwasher anytime the ADD-A-DISH indicator is on. 1. Lii up the door latch to stop the cycle. Wait for spraying action to stop before opening the door. 2. Open the door and add the item. 3.
  • Page 16: Understanding The Status

    Understanding the status LOCK The LOCK OUT feature lets YOU bck out the function of the control E!¶ pads. When using LOCK OUT, you cannot start the dishwasher. To use LOCK OUT: Press and hold AIR DRY (about 5 seconds) until the LOCK OUT indicator glows.
  • Page 17: Washing Special Ftems

    Washing Special If you have any doubts about washing a particular piece of dishware, check with the manufacturer to see if it is dishwasher MATERIAL DISHWASHER SAFE? Aluminum Bottles and Cans Cast iron China/ Stoneware Crystal Gold Glass Hollow- Handle Knives Pewter Disposable...
  • Page 18: Carlng For Your Dishwasher

    Caring for Your Dishwasher Your new dishwasher is designed to give you many years of dependable service. a few There are things you can do to maintain your dishwasher properly. This section tells you how to clean care for your dishwasher. Refer to ‘Solution chart”...
  • Page 19: Saving Energy

    Saving Energy Saving energy is important and helps you save money. This section gives you tips on the best ways to save energy with your dishwasher. Loading tips Wash full loads. Running a half-filled dishwasher uses the same amount of electricity and hot water as a fully loaded machine.
  • Page 20: Solving Common

    Solving Common Dishwashing A convenient checklist for handling minor performance problems. Go over this list before calling for service. If you are unable to solve your dishwasher’s service information. Solution chart PROBLEM CAUSE Improper loading Food soil left on dishes Water temperature too low Use of incorrect, too...
  • Page 21 PROBLEM CAUSE Incorrect amount Spotth and fiimlng of detergent (continued) Use of ineffective detergents Insufficient fill due to bw water pressure Cycle takes Water temperature extremely is too bw long time Dishwasher is not installed properly Dishes do not Dishes do not drain dry completely properly Plastics...
  • Page 22 PROBLEM CAUSE Brown stains High iron content on dishes and in water supply dishwasher interior Orange stains Large amounts of on dishwasher tomato based foods Interior on dishes placed in the dishwasher Odor in the Dishes only washed dlshwasher every two to three &YS Chlpping of Improper loading...
  • Page 23: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before calling for assistance please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could a service sew you the cost of call. Dishwasher Droblems PROBLEM CHECK THE FOLLOWING Dishwasher does is the door tightly closed and securely latched? not run or stops Has the cycle been set correctly? See pages 12-13.
  • Page 24: Requesting Assistance Or Service

    Whirlpool appliance. To locate FSP replacement area, refer to Step 2 or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 1. 4. If you are not satisfied...
  • Page 25: Index

    Index This index is alphabetical. Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the page number. TOPIC BOTTOM RACK ... CLEANING Exterior..interior..COMMON WASHING PROBLEMS Solving ... CUTLERY BASKET ... CYCLE Canceling ... Selecting ...
  • Page 26 POWER CLEAN” washing system covered by your warranty Third level wash tower Spray tower Nozzle cap Lower spray arm parts SOUNPLOCKTY tuned absorber...
  • Page 27: Warranty

    FSP replacement parts and repair labor for the WARRANTY DURAPERMTM tub and/or inner door should they fail to From Date of Purchase contain water due to defective materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool service company. ’ FOR WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT Pi A.