Filling the Detergent Dispenser
The detergent dispenser has one covered and one
uncovered cup. Detergent in the uncovered cup falls into
the dishwasher when the door is closed. The covered
cup opens automatically to release detergent.
Useonly fresh automaticdishwashing
Other detergents may cause oversudsing.
When using automaticdishwashing
place one tab in main wash cup and close.
Add detergent just before starting cycle.
Store detergent in a cool, dry location. Moist
or caked detergent may not dissolve properly.
How much Detergent to use
The amount of detergent to use depends on the water
hardness. Water hardness is measured in grains per gallon.
Using too little detergent can result in poor cleaning and
hard water filming or spotting. Using too much detergent in
soft water can cause etching to some glassware which is
surface damage that appears like a film but cannot be
wiped off. Your local water company, water softener
company or county extension agent can tell you the water
hardness in your area.
Main Wash Cup
The use of industrial grade detergent can damage the
heating coil and other parts of the dishwasher leading
to damage to the unit and surrounding property. Use
only household grade automatic dishwasher detergents.
Pre Wash Cup
If the cover is closed on the Main Wash Cup,
open by pressing the cover latch.
Very Hard Water*
(over 12 grains)
(Main Wash cup-
Medium Hard Water
(each cup-fill to line
(Main Wash cup-fill to
line above "Regular")
leach cup- completel_
(Main Wash cup-
Main Wash Cup-
As a rule, use i teaspoon for each grain above 12. For very hard water, detergent alone may
not be enough and then a water softener is recommended to improve water quality and dishwashing performance.