Whirlpool DU8150XX Use & Care Manual

Whirlpool undercounter dishwasher use & care guide: model du8150xx
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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide Bottom rack Heating elemert Detergent dispenser Rlnseagent UNDERCblNTEi3 DISHWASHER I&- Access panel Door color panel DU8l50XX Filter system s&en (not shown) Silverware basket Overflll protector Lower spray arm Model and serial number label1 (on right side)’...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    If You Need Service Or Assistance Whirlpool Dishwasher Warranty ... 01992 Whirlpool Corporation Thank you for buying a Whirlpool Please complete and mail the Owner Regis- tration Card provided with this product. Then complete the form below. Have this informa- tion ready if you need service or call with a question.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when.using your dishwasher, follow basic precautions including the following: Read all instructions before using the dishwasher. Properly connect to electricity and water. . DISHWASHER MUST BE ELECTRICALLY GROUNDED.
  • Page 4: Starting Your Dishwasher

    Operating Instructions Continued Starting your dishwasher Select a drying option. (Use the Air Dry Option for Rinse 8 Hold Cycle.) 2. Turn Cycle Control Knob clockwise to point to a desired cycle. You will feel a definite stop at each cycle mark. The dishwasher will automati- cally start the cycle you selected.
  • Page 5: What Happens In Each Cycle

    What happens in each cvcle Pots 4% Pans Cycle A double wash for maximum cleaning of cooked- on or baked-on foods. Cycle time’ is about 96 minutes. Rinse Rinse Rinse Hash Rinse Rinse Rinse Normal Wash Cycle A double wash for moderate to heavily soiled loads.
  • Page 6: What Happens In Each Option

    Operating Instructions Continued Llght Wash Cycle A single wash for light to moderately soiled loads. Cycle time’ is about 76 minutes. Rinse Wash Rinse ‘Cycle time includes heated dry time. What happens in each option Heat Dry Option If the Heat Dry Option is selected, air in the dish- washer is heated during the “dry”...
  • Page 7: Proper Loading

    Proper Loading ;Cup and glass load Mixed load Preparation for loading It is not necessary to rinse dishes before putting them into the dishwasher. remove large pieces and quantities of food and bones. The filtering system helps keep food parti- cles out of the wash water.
  • Page 8 Proper Loading Continued Bottom rack loading Items with cooked-on or dried-on food should be loaded in the bottom rack, with soiled surfaces facing inward to the spray. ’ Mixed load Make sure pot handles and other items do not stop rotation of the lower spray arm. Spray arm must move freely.
  • Page 9: Adding Detergent

    Adding Detergent Powdered dishwasher See phosphorus content on product Cover Cover Use covered section for... Light Wash Cycle Use both sections Pots 8 Pans Cycle Normal What kind of detergent to use Use automatic dishwasher Other detergents are too mild and much too sudsy to work in the dishwasher.
  • Page 10: Using Rinse Agent Dispenser

    Using Rinse Agent Dispenser Press flexible clear top, on - some models Keep rinse agent dispenser filled for best drying results Rinse agent dispenser Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a liquid rinse agent such as Jet-Dry:” greatly improves the drying of dishes by helping water flow off of them during the last rinse.
  • Page 11: For Best Results

    For Best Results Hot water is a must Hot water dissolves and activates the dishwashing detergent. Hot water dissolves grease on dishes and helps dry glasses spot-free. Make certain loads are washed in hot water. Maintain a 140°F (60%) water supply at central water heater.
  • Page 12 For Best Results Continued Energy saving tips You can help save energy if you: 1. Wash full loads. Running a half-filled dish- washer uses the same amount of electricity and hot water as a fully loaded machine. 2. Use the Light Wash Cycle for moderately soiled loads.
  • Page 13: Common Dishwashing Problems

    Common Dishwashinq Problems Spotting and filming Hard water Fill detergent dispensers to capacity. Use dishwasher detergent with highest available phosphorus content. May be necessary to install water softener. To remove spots and film, try a vinegar rinse... Wash and rinse load as usual. Use Air Dry Option.
  • Page 14 Common Dishwashing Problems Continued Dishes not washing clean Water is not hot enough Water temperature should be at least 140°F (60°C). Set water heater thermostat to a higher setting. Run water at sink until hot before starting. Improper loading Make sure dishes and glassware are loaded so spray reaches all surfaces and items drain properly.
  • Page 15: If You Need Service Or Assistance

    Whirlpool appliance. To locate FSP replacement refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2. 5. If you are not satisfied with how the problem was solved’...
  • Page 16: Whirlpool Dishwasher Warranty

    From Date of Purchase FULL TWENTY-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR Service calls to: 1. Correct the installation of the dishwasher. 2. Instruct you how to use the dishwasher. 3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.