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Whirlpool series 980 Use And Care Manual

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A Note to You .......................... 2
Safety .................. 3
Parts and Features .................. 4
Starting Your Dishwasher
...... 5
Loading Your Dishwasher
...... 7
Using the Dispensers ............ 11
Setting the Controls .............. 13
Selecting a wash cycle ...... 13
Using Cancel/Drain ............ 15
Selecting cycle options ...... 15
Changing a cycle or
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during a cycle .................... 16
Using Delay Hours ............ 17
Understanding the
status indicators .................. 18
Special items .......... 19
Caring for Your
............................ 20
Saving Energy ........................ 22
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or Service
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Appliances A Note to You ......2 Dishwasher Safety ....3 Parts and Features ....4 Starting Your Dishwasher ..5 Loading Your Dishwasher ..7 Using the Dispensers .... 11 Setting the Controls ....13 Selecting a wash cycle ..13 Using Cancel/Drain ....
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    _ W_©©_ '_ __ The Whirlpool Brand is committed to designing quality products that consistently perform for you to make your life easier. To ensure you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we devel- oped this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely.
  • Page 3 ishwasher Safety Your safety and the safety of others is very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word "DANGER"...
  • Page 4 Features Fold-down tines ..........(p. 10) ... Upper spray arm (p. 31 ) ..(p. 10) Extra=capacity fold-down (p. 10) Fold-down divider Water inlet opening ....(p. 9) (p. 9) ..Model and serial Bottom rack .... number label (p.
  • Page 5 Your shwasher Tip Over Hazard Electrical Shock Hazard Do not use dishwasher until Electrically ground dishwasher. completely installed. Connect ground wire to green ground Do not push down on open door. connector in terminal box. Doing so can result in serious injury Do not use an extension cord.
  • Page 6 6. Run hot water at the sink nearest the 1. Load the dishwasher. See the "Loading Your Dishwasher" section. dishwasher until water is hot. Turn off water. 2. Spin the spray arms. They should turn 7. Press a Cycle. If desired, press one freely.
  • Page 7 Loadin ishwasher Your !iii iii;i i iilii ''¸¸¸¸' iii i i iii'iii, iiiii! ii;::!ili t iiiili ¸ • To save water and energy, do not rinse • Load dishes so soiled surfaces face the dishes before putting them into the rotating spray arm.
  • Page 8 iili , ,,o ;ii!i_i:!i;i,_:i_iii_ili i_i_ili _ii,li !i_ !iilj 111: iiii'iii,_iii!i!i!ii_ _iii!!i_ iiiiiii !iiiiii _,_,_i_,y,_i_!!!_ii_, _iiiii"_,_ii_,i_,_,i_J _iii!!ili_i_ _ii,ii_i '''_ii!i:_:!_!i!i_, iiiii!i::ii_ _i!!_i!!i_ _!i_!!_ii_ iiiili,,_i_i:i _il!!!!!!!ildli: • Load the silverware basket while it is in the door or take the basket out for loading on a counter or table.
  • Page 9 i Xii t iiiii,il Load items with cooked=on or dried=on food 12 place setting load in the bottom rack, with soiled surfaces facing inward to the spray. Mixed load • Load plates, soup bowls, etc., between prongs and facing inward to the spray. •...
  • Page 10: Dishwasher Safety

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  • Page 11 sets i{,,,,,,,,J}iiiS{{iiiiiiiiiii'iii, iiill ..• Use automatic dishwashing detergent Filling detergent dispenser only. Other detergents are too mild and The detergent dispenser has one section much too sudsy. with a cover and one without. Push the • Add detergent just before starting cycle. cover down firmly until it latches.
  • Page 12 ii,,,,,,i iiiii !ii i iiii ii i iii,!!!iiiiiii!i iiiiii:ii!ii,i, ii!;!!! ,, iii,li" iiiii i iiiiii S, l!!!i!ii! ' ..Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a liquid rinse agent. A rinse agent greatly improves dish drying by helping water flow off during the last rinse.
  • Page 13 Contro the length of some cycles, the amount of Press a Cycle. The dishwasher starts filling heat added to a wash or rinse, and the once you press a Cycle, unless you select number of washes and rinses in a cycle. the delay wash.
  • Page 14 A "." shows what each cycle includes WATER CYCLE TIME SOIL PRE- MAIN FINAL CYCLE LEVEL WASH RINSE WASH RINSE PURGE_ RINSE DRY (gal) (min) NORMAL 10.8 • • • 140°F 140°F ! Double wash HEAVY (60°C) (60°C) for normal, everyday •...
  • Page 15 iiit_iiiiiiil;i Press Cancel/Drain to cancel a cycle or • You can press Cancel/Drain again to stop clear option selections. the drain immediately. Remember to drain the dishwasher again before starting a new cycle. NOTE: A small amount of water remaining To cancel a cycle: in the dishwasher is normal.
  • Page 16 During first minute a cycle 1. Press new Cycle and/or Options. 2. Check the detergent dispensers. They must be filled properly for the new cycle. After first minute of a cycle 1. Press Cancel/Drain. A 2-minute drain cycle starts. Wait for drain cycle to finish. 2.
  • Page 17: Adding Items

    LjiL i!:!i;ii iiii!i i ii ¸,¸¸ il ilo ii! iiiii i!! ; Use a delayed start to run the dishwasher If desired, press one or more Option during off-peak hours to reduce energy pads. usage or to reduce daytime heat buildup in The Delay Hours indicator your home.
  • Page 18: During A Cycle

    Washing Drying The Washing indicator glows at the start of The Drying indicator glows during the the first fill of any cycle drying portion of each (except Rinse Only) and cycle - even if you select remains on until the end Air Dry.
  • Page 19: Dishwasher

    |terns Material DISHWASHER Safe? Exceptions/Special Information Aluminum High water temperature and detergents can pit finish of anodized aluminum. Bottles Wash bottles and cans by hand. Labels attached and Cans with glue can loosen in your dishwasher. Loose labels and glue can clog spray arm or the pump and will reduce washing performance.
  • Page 20 for Your ishwasher In most cases, regular use of a soft, damp cloth or sponge and a mild detergent is all that is necessary to keep the outside of your dishwasher nice looking and clean. Hard water minerals may cause a white film to build up on the inside surfaces, especially just beneath the door area.
  • Page 21 _iiiii!!!!i!_iiiiii_o, _iiii_i '_' ilii _iii_iiii"i_i_ !!!ii_iiii_ '_!_' o _i_iiii _i ,'_ ,_iiiii _ii!!;i; !iiiilili_ w' _iii!!!!ili_i_ _ii'i!!_i;_ !iiiilili_ _,i_!_i,l,ii_;_ _iiiii '_'_ Storing summer 6. Reconnect both water inlet and water outlet to the water supply valve. Protect your dishwasher during the summer months by turning off the water supply and Spring Water pump...
  • Page 22 Savin • Wash full loads. Running a half-filled • Do not prerinse normally soiled dishes. dishwasher uses the same amount of Select the correct cycle for the load and use the recommended amount of electricity and hot water as a fully loaded machine.
  • Page 23: Common Problems

    So|vi Common ishwas Problems Following is a convenient checklist for handling minor performance problems. Go over this list before calling for service. If you are unable to solve your dishwasher's problem, turn to the "Troubleshooting" section for service information. Problem Cause Solution Food soil left...
  • Page 24 Problem Cause Solution Spotting Incorrect amount Follow recommendations for amount. Heavy filming of detergent soil and/or hard water generally require (continued) extra detergent. Use of ineffective Use fresh detergent. Store detergent detergents tightly closed in a cool, dry place. Discard lumpy detergent.
  • Page 25 !llili!ill!!il !iI!il!ii!iiililil!liiii!l!l !i!i I!!I!i!Iiii!I lii !il i ii!!!ilill ill Problem Cause Solution Brown stains High iron content Remove by washing dishes (after food soil on dishes and in water supply has been removed) with 1 teaspoon to 1 table- dishwasher spoon of citric acid crystals added to covered interior section of detergent dispenser.
  • Page 26 Trou " Before calling for assistance please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a service call. PROBLEM CHECK THE FOLLOWING Dishwasher does Is the door tightly closed and securely latched? not run or stops Has the cycle been set correctly? See the "Setting the Controls"...
  • Page 27 To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, refer to Step 2 or call the Whirlpool If you prefer, write to: Consumer Assistance Center number in Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances Step 1.
  • Page 28 ii!liili i ll!ii!!ii ¸I!!lli _ i_iillIi!!i ! ill !i_l!! i il_ll!i i_i f ill!lil !i_iiiii _:_ ! !i_'O_iiiiiiii _iiiiiii_iii!:i!i;i!_ib_i;iiil _i!!!!i_iiii_!!_:_!!!!_iii_!!!_:_ii_ii_i_i!!!iiiii_ii_i!1iii_C_i_i_!!!i_!_ _O!i_iiii"' S_ii!i_i!i!i!!ii_ii_iil"%_i_'iiC_iii!ii_!;!_ iiiiiii_iliiii_ C_il;i!iiii!ii_iii_ili_i!!!!i_!_ii 1. If the problem is not due If you need service* to one of the items listed Contact your nearest Inglis Limited in "Troubleshooting"*...
  • Page 29 POWER CLEAN'" filter module washing system parts covered by your warranty Top spray Water tube Upper spray arm ..Bearing Lower spray arm Seal POWER CLEAN filter module and motor SOUND-LOCK tuned absorber...
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting

    FROM DATE OF defective materials or workmanship. Service must be provided PURCHASE by a Whirlpool designated service company. WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR A. Service calls to: 1. Correct the installation of the dishwasher.