Prepare and load
for cleaning and
rinse aid for
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. This will improve cleaning and
Avoid overlapping items like bowls or plates that may trap food.
Place plastics, small plates and glasses in the upper rack.
Wash only plastic 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.
Select a cycle and option.
When loading silverware, always place sharp
items pointing down and avoid "nesting" as
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.
results in better
cleaning. Store tightly
container in a cool,
The amount of detergent to use depends on:
How much soil remains on the items - Heavily soiled loads
require more detergent.
The hardness of the water - If you use too little 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]
A. Cover latch
B. Main Wash section
C. Pre-Wash section