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Whirlpool Series 980 Use And Care Manual

Whirlpool dishwasher use and care guide series 980
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PART NO. 3376821 Rev. A
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A Note to You .........................
Safety ................. 3
Parts and Features.. ............... 4
... 5
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Using Cancel/Drain ........... 14
an option setting ............... 15
a cycle ..............................
wash cycle ........................
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Special Item>. ....... 18
Saving Energy ......................
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    DISHWASHER MODEL SERIES 980 PART NO. 3376821 Rev. A ---- -. ~- A Note to You ... Dishwasher Safety ... 3 Parts and Features..4 ... 5 Starting Your Dishwasher..7 Loading Your Dishwasher Using the Dispensers ... 11 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, 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 infor- mation 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 hurl 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, (P. 10) $j;;table top rack, F& Extra-capacity fold-down shelf k-B (not shown) Water inlet opening...
  • Page 5: Starting Your Dishwasher

    Starting Your Dishwasher This section tells you how to start or stop your dishwasher. Before using your dishwasher Tip Over Hazard Do not use dishwasher untli 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 deteroent. See the “Usino -the Dispensers” section. 4. Add rinse agent, if needed. 5. Close door firmly until it latches. Stopping the dishwasher You can stop your dishwasher...
  • Page 7: Loading Your Dishwasher

    Loading Your Dishwasher This section tells how to properly load your dishwasher 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. The POWER CLEANTM module removes food particles from the water.
  • 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 dishwashing 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 rinse agent greatly improves dish drying by helping water flow off them during the last rinse. A rinse agent also keeps water from forming droplets and drying as spots or streaks.
  • Page 13: 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 Press a Cycle pad. The dishwasher select the delay wash cycle. You may press Option pads as the machine is filling. CYCLE RINSE/WASH LATER...
  • Page 14: Using Cancel/Drain

    CYCLE NORMAL Double wash for normal, everyday soiled loads. (The Energy Guide label is based on this cycle.) biiiil Select High Temp Wash to heat water in the main wash (markedr). The water heats to 140°F (60°C) in the final rinse (markedtr) unless you select Low Energy Rinse.
  • Page 15: 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 16: 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. Lift 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 17: Understanding The Status Indicators

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

    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 19: Caring For Your Dishwasher

    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 how to clean and care for your dishwasher. problems. See Installation Instructions for information on storing your dishwasher cleaning the drain air gap.
  • 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 1. Remove the 4 screws on the lower access panel and remove lower access panel.
  • Page 22: 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 23: Solving Common

    Solving Common Dishwashing A convenient checklist for handling minor performance calling for service. If you are unable to solve your dishwasher’s Assistance or Service” section. Solution chart PROBLEM CAUSE Improper loading Food soil left on dishes Water temperature too low Use of incorrect, too little or ineffective detergent...
  • Page 24 PROBLEM CAUSE Spotting Incorrect amount and fllmlng of detergent continued) Use of ineffective detergents Insufficient fill due to low water pressure Cycle takes Water temperature extremely is too low long time Dishwasher is not installed properly Dlshes do not Dishes do not drain dry completely properly Plastics...
  • Page 25 CAUSE PROBLEM High iron content Brown stains on dishes and in water supply dlshwasher Interior Orange stabs Large amounts of on dishwasher tomato based foods interlor on dishes placed in the dishwasher Odor In the Dishes only washed dlshwasher every 2 to 3 days Chipplng Improper loading dishes...
  • Page 26: Troubleshooting

    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 CHECK THE FOLLOWING PROBLEM Dishwasher does Is the door tightly closed and securely latched? not run or stops Has the cycle been set correctly? during a cycle...
  • Page 27: Requesting Assistance

    WHIRLPOOL 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 28: 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 29 POWER CLEAN” washing system parts covered by your warranty Third level wash tower Spray tower Nozzle cap Lower spray arm POWER CLEAN module and motor SOUND-LOCKrM tuned absorber...
  • Page 30: Requesting Assistance Or Service

    DURAPERMTM tub and/or inner door should they fail to FROM DATE OF contain water due to defective materials or workmanship. PURCHASE Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool service company. WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR A. Service calls to: 1.