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What Your Dishwasher Needs - Kenmore 3631401191 Guide Operating Instructions Manual

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What Your Dishwasher
Needs To Do Its Job
Hot l ater
To get dishes
clean
and
dry you
need
hot water.
To help
you
get water
of
the proper
temperature,
your
dishwasher
automatically
heats
the water
in
the wash
cycle_-Higher
water
temperature
is needed
to dissolve
grease
and
activate
powder
detergents.
For
good
washing
and
drying,
the entering
water
must
be at least
120°F. To prevent
dish
damage,
inlet water
should
not exceed
150°E
Check
your
water
temperature
with
a candy
or meat thermometen
Turn on the hot water
faucet
nearest
the dishwasher_
Put the thermometer
in a glass
and
let the water
run
continuously
into
the glass
until
the
temperature
stops.
If the water
temperature
is below
120 ° E, adjust
your
water
heater.
*,Do not operate
the dishwasher
during
or right
after other
heavy
use of hot
water,
such as for laundry
or bathing_
Water Pressure
Water
supply
pressure
must be between
15 and 120 pounds
per square
inch
To deterrh_ne
if you have
enough
pressure,
put
a 1 quart
container
under
a
fully opened
hot water
faucet
nearest
the dishwasher.
If the container
fills in
less than
9 seconds,
water' pressure
is within
an acceptable
range
Be sure all
other
faucets
are turned
offduring
this tesL
Water Conditions
In areas
where
water
is very hard
(12 grains
or more),
it may be necessaFy
to install
a water'
softener
to assure
proper
performance
fro m your
dish-
washer.
If you do not know
the hardness
of your
water
supply,
contact
your
local water
department
or bring
a sample
into your
Sears store
for testing.
Detergents
Only
use detergents
labeled
for use in automatic
dishwashers_
NEVER
use
laundry
detergents,
liquid
soaps
or other
household
cleaners
in your
dishwasher..
Some
detergents
will
be more
effective
with
your
Water
conditions
than others_
Store detergent
in a cool, dr,/place.
Rinse Agents
Rinse
agents
make
water
flow
off dishes
quicker
than
usual
This lessens
water
spotting
and makes
drying
faster,
too_
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