Prepare and Load the Dishwasher
IMPORTANT: Remove leftover food, bones, toothpicks and other
hard items from the dishes. Remove labels from containers before
Make sure nothing keeps spray arm(s) from
spinning freely. It is important for the water
spray to reach all soiled surfaces.
Make sure that when the dishwasher door is closed no items
are blocking the detergent dispenser.
Items should be loaded with soiled surfaces facing down and
inward to the spray as shown in the graphics above. This will
improve cleaning and drying results.
Avoid overlapping items like bowls or plates that may trap food.
Place plastics, small plates and glasses in the upper rack.
Wash only items marked "dishwasher safe."
To avoid thumping/clattering noises during operation: Load
dishes so they do not touch one another. Make sure lightweight
load items are secured in the racks.
When loading silverware, always place sharp
items pointing down and avoid "nesting" as
shown. If your silverware does not fit into the
designated slots, flip the covers up and mix
silverware types to keep them separated.
loading patterns, as
shown, to better
Use the slots in the
covers to keep your
separated for optimum wash. (See illustration, right.)
NOTE: If you do not plan to run a wash cycle soon, run a rinse
cycle. Do not use detergent.
Use automatic dishwasher detergent only. Add powder, liquid
or tablet detergent just before starting a cycle.
in better cleaning.
container in a
cool, dry place.
tablet detergent is
The amount of
detergent to use
How much soil remains on the items - Heavily soiled loads
require more detergent.
The hardness of the water - If you use too little detergent in
hard water, dishes won't be clean. If you use too much in soft
water, glassware will etch.
Soft to Medium Water (0-6 grains per U.S. gallon)
[typical water softener water and some city water]
Medium to Hard Water (7-12 grains per U.S. gallon)
[well water and some city water]
Depending on your water hardness, fill the Main Wash section
of the dispenser as shown. Fill the Pre-Wash section to the
level shown, for heavily soiled items.
NOTE: Fill amounts shown
are for standard powdered
instructions on the package
when using other dishwasher
Add Rinse Aid
Your dishwasher is designed to use rinse aid for good drying
performance. Without rinse aid your dishes and dishwasher
interior will have excessive moisture. The heat dry option will
not perform as well without rinse aid.
Rinse aid keeps water from forming droplets that can dry as
spots or streaks. They also improve drying by allowing water to
drain off of the dishes after the final rinse.
Check the rinse aid indicator. Add rinse aid when
indicator drops to "Add" level.
A. Cover latch
B. Main wash section
C. Pre-wash section