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Whirlpool SERIES 940 Use And Care Manual

Whirlpool dishwasher use and care guide series 940
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A Note to You ............................... 2
Dishwasher Safety ....................... .3
Parts and Features.. ..................... .4
........... .7
................. 11
Settlng the Controls.. ................. 13
Selecting a wash cycle ............ .13
Using Cancel/Drain .................. .14
Selecting cycle options ............ .15
option setting ........................... .15
status indicators ....................... .17
Washlng Special Items .............. .18
Savlng Energy ............................ .22
Dlshwashlng Problems ............. .23
....................... .26
or Servlce ................................... .28
Index.. .......................................... .29
Warranty ...................................... 32
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Makit$b UseAndCare DISHWASHER MODEL SERIES 940 PART 3376819 Rev. World ALitdelZaskm A Note to You ... 2 Dishwasher Safety ..3 Parts and Features..4 Starting Your Dlshwasher..5 Loadlng Your Dlshwasher Using the Dispensers Settlng the Controls..13 Selecting a wash cycle ...
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    WHIRLPOOL@ Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, WHIRLPOOL dishwashers are easy 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 and the safety 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 hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER”...
  • 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 (Pm 10) Adiustable top rack (Pm 10) Water inlet opening Silverware Cutlery...
  • Page 5: Starting Your Dlshwasher

    Starting Your Dishwasher This section tells you how to start or stop your dishwasher. Refer to it for quick reference. Tlp Over Hazard Do not use dlshwasher until completely Installed. Do not push down on open door. Doing so can result In serlous Injury or cuts.
  • Page 6 Starting a wash cycle 1. Load the dishwasher. See the “Loading Your Dishwasher” section. - 2. Spin the spray arms. They should turn freely. 3. Add detergent. See the “Using the Dispensers” section. 4. Add rinse agent, if needed. See the “Using the Dispensers”...
  • Page 7: Loadlng Your Dlshwasher

    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 8 Loading the silverware Load the silverware basket while it is in the door or take the basket out for loading on a counter or table. Mix items in each section of the basket with some pointing up and some down to avoid nesting.
  • Page 9 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 10 Loading the top rack Load the top rack with cups, glasses, and smaller items. Do not cover the third level wash when loading 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 glasses.
  • Page 11: 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 . Use automatic dishwashlng 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 12 Using the rinse agent Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a liquid rinse agent. A rlnse agent greatly Improves dish drylng by helplng water flow off them during the last rlnse. A rinse agent also keeps water from forming drop- lets and drying as spots or streaks.
  • Page 13: Settlng 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 14: Using Cancel/Drain

    CYCLE HEAW Double wash for cleaning heavily soiled loads. l Select High Temp Wash to heat water in the main wash (markedr). IiiiiI The water heats to 140°F (60%) in the final rinse (marked n). POTS-N-PANS Double wash for maximum cleaning of cooked-on or baked-on foods.
  • Page 15: Selecting Cycle Options

    Selecting cycle options You can press an Option pad after the dish- washer starts as long as the cycle has not passed the point that the option is used. For example, you can press Air Dry any time before the Drying indicator glows. After a wash cycle, the dishwasher remembers the options used and uses the same options in the next wash cycle unless...
  • Page 16: Adding An Item During A Cycle

    Adding an item during You can add an additional item to the dishwasher anytime before the main wash portion of a cycle. See the “Selecting a wash cycle” chart. 1. Lift up the door latch to stop the cycle. Wait for spraying action to stop before opening the door.
  • Page 17: Understanding The Status Indicators

    Understanding the status Lock The Lock Out feature lets lock out the function of the control pads. When uslng Lock Out, you cannot start the dlshwasher. To use Lock Out: (about 5 Press and hold Air Dry seconds) To turn off Lock Out: (about 5 Press and hold Air Dry seconds)
  • Page 18: Washlng Special Items

    Washing Special Items If you have any doubts about washing a particular piece of dishware, check with the manufacturer to see if it is dishwasher safe. MATERIAL DISHWASHER SAFE? Alumlnum Bottles and Cans Cast Iron ChIna/ Stoneware Crystal Gold Glass Hollow- Handle Knives...
  • Page 19: Caring For Your Dlshwasher

    Caring for Your Dishwasher Your new dishwasher is designed to give you many years of dependable service. There are a few things you can do to maintain your dishwasher properly. This section tells you how to clean and care for your dishwasher. Refer to the ‘Solution chart” for special cleaning problems.
  • Page 20 Storing your dishwasher Moving or winterizing your dishwasher Protect your dishwasher and home against water damage due to freezing water lines. If your dishwasher is left in a seasonal dwell- ing or could be exposed to near freezing temperatures, have a qualified person do the following: NOTE: Pump motor styles vary by model.
  • Page 21 NOTE: If your dishwasher is connected to a garbage disposal, do not run water into the sink after winterizing. This could cause water to refill the drain hose on your dishwasher. Reconnecting your dishwasher Remove the 4 screws on the lower access panel and remove lower access panel.
  • Page 22: Savlng 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 23: Solvlng Common Dlshwashlng Problems

    Solving Common Dishwashing Following is 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 problem, turn to the “Troubleshooting” section for service information. Solution chart PROBLEM CAUSE Food soil left...
  • Page 24 PROBLEM CAUSE Spotting Incorrect amount and filming of detergent [continued} Use of ineffective detergents Insufficient fill due to low water pressure Cycle takes Water temperature extremely is too low long tlme Dishwasher is not installed properly Dishes do not Dishes do not drain dry completely propefiy Plastics...
  • Page 25 PROBLEM CAUSE Brown stains High iron content on dlshes and in water supply dlshwasher lnterlor Orange stains Large amounts of on dlshwasher tomato-based foods lnterlor on dishes placed in the dishwasher Odor In the Dishes only washed dishwasher every 2 to 3 days Chlpping of Improper loading dlshes...
  • Page 26: Troubleshootlng

    Troubleshooting Before calling for assistance please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a service call. Dishwasher problems PROBLEM CHECK THE FOLLOWING Dlshwasher does Is the door tightly closed and securely latched? lot run or stops Has the cycle been set correctly? Auring a cycle...
  • Page 27 PROBLEM CHECK THE FOLLOWING Control panel does Is the control panel Lock Out feature on? not respond when Is the door tightly closed and securely latched? pads are pressed Dishwasher drains Did you accidentally press the Cancel/Drain pad twice? Press after turning off Cancel/Drain pad again to stop draining.
  • Page 28: Requestlng Assistance Or Servlce

    WHIRLPOOL appliance. To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, refer to Step 2 or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 1. 4. If you are not satisfied...
  • Page 29: 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 ... 9 CLEANING Exterior..19 Interior..19 COMMON WASHING PROBLEMS Solving ... 23-25 CUTLERY BASKET ... 7 CYCLE Canceling ...
  • Page 30 POWER CLEANTM washing covered system parts by your warranty Third level wash tower Spray tower Nozzle cap SOUND-LOCK’” tuned absorber...
  • Page 31: Warranty

    F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSE- QUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.