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Water Hardness calibration
Prior to the first use, the dishwasher needs to
be calibrated for water hardness. Please follow
directions below to calibrate the dishwasher to
the hardness of your tap water.
determine the Hardness of your Tap Water
In the bag containing these instructions, you should
find a water hardness test strip package. Read the
instructions on the package, remove the test strip and
follow the instructions to determine the hardness level
of your tap water. You will use this information to
calibrate your dishwasher to dispense the optimal
amount of detergent.
Water hardness test strip indication
SOFT
0 RED
1 RED
2 RED
3 RED
4 RED
HARD
Set Control to Calibration Mode
From the standby mode (dishwasher not running
a cycle and the panel lights on), enter the water
hardness selection mode.
Control Calibration
Control panel
Press at the same time for 3 seconds.
1. Close and latch the door (lights on, dishwasher
not running).
2. Press the SAnI WASH and dElAy HOurS pads at
the same time for 3 seconds. The display will show
a number 1 to 5. This is the water hardness value
currently set.
detergent dispenser
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WASH pad to lower
3. Press the SAnI WASH pad to raise the value or
4. Once the water hardness is set, press the
Value to Enter
You should recalibrate the dispenser if water
into Dishwasher
conditions change, for example, if a water softener
1
system is added or removed.
2
Calibration of Models Without 3-digit
3
display Front Controls
4
1. Close and latch the door (lights on, dishwasher not
5
2. Press the SAnI WASH and dElAy HOurS pads
3. To change the setting, press the dElAy HOurS pad
4. If the number of beeps is not what you desire, start
5. Once the water hardness is set, press the
Display
Control panel
Press NORMAL
Press SANI
WASH pad to
the value.
raise the value.
the nOrMAl WASH pad to lower the value. Set
the water hardness value (1 to 5) to the number
determined with the test strip and table at left.
STArT/rESET pad to save the setting and return
the dishwasher to normal operation.
running).
together for 3 seconds.
the number of times that corresponds to the water
hardness value. You will hear a confirmation with
beeps for the number of times you pressed the pad.
pressing the dElAy HOurS pad again to reenter
a new water hardness level.
STArT/rESET pad to save the setting and return
the dishwasher to normal operation.
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