Loading the dishwasher racks.
For best dishwashing results, follow these loading guidelines. Features and appearance of racks and silverware
baskets may vary from your model.
Single basket (on some models)
One-piece basket (on some models)
Three-piece basket (on some models)
To remove end baskets, grasp the basket
at opposite corners and slide apart.
Although the upper rack is for glasses, cups and
saucers, pots and pans can be placed in this rack
for effective cleaning. Cups and glasses fit best
along the sides. This is also a secure place for
The utility shelf (on some models) may be placed in
the up or down position to add flexibility. A wine
glass holder (on some models) secures wine
glasses for best washability. Because wine glasses
come in various sizes, after loading, slowly push
in the rack to make sure they will clear the top of
The upper rack is good for all kinds of odd-shaped
utensils. Saucepans, mixing bowls and other items
should be placed face down. Fold-down tines (on
some models) provide flexibility for extra-large and
The lower rack is best used for plates, saucers and
cookware. Large items such as broiler pans and
baking racks should go along the left-hand side.
Load platters, pots and bowls along the sides, in
corners or in the back. The soiled side of items
should face the center of the rack. If necessary,
oversized glasses and mugs can be placed in the
lower rack to maximize loading flexibility.
Also, be careful not to let a portion of an item such
as a pot or dish handle extend through the bottom
rack. This could block the wash arm and cause
poor washing results.
To load flatware, simply push the adjustable
handle to either side (on some models). Put
flatware in the removable basket with fork and
knife handles up to protect your hands. Place
spoons in the basket with handles down. Mix
knives, forks and spoons so they don't nest
together. Distribute evenly. Small plastic items,
such as measuring spoons and lids from small
containers should go in the bottom of the
silverware basket with the silverware on top.
The one-piece silverware basket (on some models)
can be placed in the front, right side or back of the
A variety of options is available regarding the
three-piece silverware basket (on some models)
in your dishwasher. The complete basket is
designed to fit on the right side of the lower rack.
Additionally, each end of the basket is removable
to add loading flexibility to accommodate flatware
and lower rack capacity needs.
Secure larger dishwasher-safe plastics over 2 tines
Make sure small plastic items are secure so they
can't fall onto the heater.
Be sure that items do not protrude through
the bottom of the rack and block rotation of the
middle spray arm. This could result in poor wash
performance for items in the upper rack.
Check to make
sure that no items
will block rotation
of the wash arms.
Fold-down tines (on some models) provide
flexibility for extra-large and hard-to-fit items. The
tines may be left in the up position or folded down
to customize the lower rack.
Do not let any item
extend through the
bottom of the silverware
basket. Items that
extend through the rack
could prevent the spray
arm from turning and
cause poor wash
The lids of both end and middle baskets
(on some models) can be closed to contain small
items. Long items can be placed on the utility shelf
in the upper rack.
basket (on some
models) can hold
small items such
as: baby bottle
nipples, plastic lids,
corn cob holders, etc.