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Whirlpool DU920QWDB5 Use And Care Manual


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A Note to You ........................ 2
Safety ................ 3
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Starting Your Dishwasher
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Loading Your Dishwasher
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Using the Dispensers
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Setting the Controls ............. 13
Using Cancel/Drain ........... 14
option setting ................... 15
cycle .................................
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Washing Special items ........ 17
Caring for Your
Saving Energy ...................... 24
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or Service .............................
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    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

    WHIRLPOOL* appliance. Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, WHIRLPOOL dishwashers are easy to use, save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure you enjoy years of trouble=free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely.
  • Page 3: Dishwasher Safety

    Dishwasher 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: Parts And Features

    Parts and Features Your dishwasher is illustrated below with the parts and features called out. To help you find information on specific parts or features quickly, page references are included. Third level wash (p. 9) rack adjuster (p. 10) Adjustable top Upper spray arm (p.
  • Page 5 shwasher Your This section tells you how to start or stop your dishwasher. Refer to it for quick reference. Electrical Shock Hazard Tip Over Hazard Do not use dishwasher until Electrically ground dishwasher. completely installed. Connect ground wire to green ground connector in terminal box.
  • Page 6: Setting The Controls

    Starting a wash cycle 1. Load the dishwasher. See the "Loading 5. Close door firmly until it latches. Your Dishwasher" section. 6. Run hot water at the sink nearest the 2. Spin the spray arms. They should dishwasher until water is hot. turn freely.
  • Page 7 Load" Your ishwasher This section tells how to properly load your dishwasher for best washing and rinsing results. dishwasher Preparing to load the Loading quiet operation = To save water and energy, do not rinse dishes before putting them into the = Secure lightweight load items in the racks.
  • Page 8 Loading the silverware basket • Load the silverware basket while it is in the door or take the basket out for loading on a counter or table. • Mix items in each section of the basket with some pointing up and some down to avoid nesting.
  • Page 9 Loading the bottom rack Load items with cooked-on or dried-on food in the bottom rack, with soiled surfaces facing inward to the spray. Mixed load Mixed load • Load plates, soup bowls, etc., between prongs and facing inward to the spray. Make sure pot handles and other items do not stop rotation of the spray arms.
  • Page 10 • Placeitemsintherowsbetweenprongs. Placing themovertheprongs maylead tobreakage. • Secure lightweight items. China, c rystal, a ndotherdelicate items mustnottoucheachotherduring dish- washer operation. Damage mayoccur. Mixed load Mixed load = Small bowls, pans, and other utensils can Do not cover third level wash be placed in the top rack.
  • Page 11 spensers For best washing results, review the information below. It is important to use detergents and rinse agents properly. Using detergent dispenser much detergent to use = Use automatic dishwashing detergent only. Other detergents are too mild and = The amount of detergent to use depends much too sudsy.
  • Page 12 Using the rinse agent dispenser Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a liquid rinse agent. A rinse agent greatly improves dish drying by helping water flow off them during the last rinse, A rinse agent also keeps water from forming droplets and drying as spots or streaks, A small amount of rinse agent automati- cally releases into the rinse water during the...
  • Page 13: Selecting A Wash Cycle

    Contro|s Operating your dishwasher's controls properly helps you obtain the best possible washing results. This section tells you how to select wash cycles and options. Selecting a wash cycle Press a Cycle pad. The dishwasher starts filling once you press a Cycle pad unless you select the delay wash cycle.
  • Page 14: Using Cancel/Drain

    Using Cancel/Drain To clear indicators: Press Cancel/Drain to cancel a cycle or to Press Cancel/Drain before starting the dishwasher to clear all cycle and option selections. clear the indicators. To cancel a cycle: = Press Cancel/Drain while the dishwasher is running to start a 2-minute drain. It will take a few seconds for the drain to start.
  • Page 15: Changing A Cycle Or Option Setting

    Changing a cycle or option setting During the first minute of a cycle 1. Press new Cycle and/or Option pads. 2. Check the detergent dispensers. They must be filled properly for the new cycle, After the first minute of a cycle 1.
  • Page 16: Understanding The Status Indicators

    Understanding the status indicators Lock Rinsing The Lock Out feature lets you lock out the The Rinsing indicator glows during the last function of the control two rinses of all cycles, pads. When using Lock Out, you cannot start the dishwasher. To use Lock Out: Drying •...
  • Page 17 Washi Specia! If you have any doubts about washing a particular piece of dishware, check with the manufacturer to see if it is dishwasher safe. 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.
  • Page 18: Connecting A Portable

    a Portable Connecting ishwasher Electrical connection Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Do not remove ground prong. Do not use an adapter. Do not use an extension cord. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
  • Page 19 NOTE: A special a dapter m ustbeinstalled onthefaucetbefore thedishwasher canbe connected. Complete i nstructions a ndthe adapter a repacked withyourdishwasher. Whenmoving yourdishwasher make sure thedooris latched. H old thedishwasher at thetopfrontcorners, Connecting the dishwasher 2. Pull hoses out of their storage compart- ment on the back of the dishwasher.
  • Page 20: Dishwasher

    Your WHIRLPOOL* Portable Dishwasher The kit is available at your Whirlpool dealer can be converted to a built=in (undercounter) or authorized Whirlpool service company. Instructions are included with the kit. model by using conversion kit No. 4317856,...
  • Page 21 for Your Dishwasher Your new dishwasher is designed to give you many years of dependable service. There are a few things you can do to maintain your dishwasher properly. This section tells you how to clean and care for your dishwasher. Refer to the "Solution chart" for special cleaning prob- lems.
  • Page 22 Cleaning the interior Hard water minerals may cause a white film to build up on the inside surfaces, especially just beneath the door area. To clean interior: • Apply powdered dishwasher detergent to a damp sponge to make a paste. Use liquid automatic dishwasher detergent and clean with damp sponge.
  • Page 23 1.Disconnect power s upply tothe Figure 1 dishwasher. Water outlet Spring clamp Water pump and motor 2. Turnoffwatersupply tothedishwasher. 3. Remove the4 screws onthelower access panel a ndremove the lower access panel. 4. Placea shallow panunder thewater supply valve. T hen,usea wrench to disconnect thewaterinletfromthewater supply valve.
  • Page 24: Saving Energy

    Saving Energy Saving energy is important and helps you save money. This section gives you tips on the best ways to save energy with your dishwasher. Loading tips * 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...
  • Page 25: Solving Common

    Solving Common Dishwashing 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 for information. Solution chart PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION Food soil left Improper loading Follow loading instructions.
  • Page 26: Troubleshooting

    PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION Spotting Incorrect amount See the "Using the Dispensers" section for filming of detergent amount. Heavy soil and/or hard water (continued) generally require extra detergent. Use of ineffective Use fresh detergent. Store detergent tightly closed in a cool, dry place. Discard lumpy detergents detergent.
  • Page 27 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 dishwasher 1 tablespoon of citric acid crystals added to interior covered section of detergent dispenser. Do not use detergent.
  • Page 28 rou leshooting Before calling for assistance please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a service call. Dishwasher problems PROBLEM CHECK THE FOLLOWING Dishwasher does Is the door tightly closed and securely latched? not run or stops Has the cycle been set correctly? during a cycle...
  • Page 29 PROBLEM CHECK THEFOLLOWING Controlpaneldoes Isthecontrol panelLockOutfeature on?Seethe"Setting the not respondwhen Controls" s ection, padsarepressed Isthedoortightlyclosed andsecurely latched? Dishwasher d rains Didyouaccidentally presstheCancel/Drain padtwice? Press afterturning off Cancel/Drain padagainto stopdraining. indicators Dishwasher w ill Isthebottom rackin backwards? Therackbumpers mustfacethe not close dishwasher door,...
  • Page 30: Requesting Assistance

    This information will help us 2. if you need service t ... respond properly to your request. Whirlpool has a nationwide network of companies. Whirlpool service technicians are trained to fulfill uthorized Whirlpool service the product warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States.
  • Page 31: Or Service

    if you need assistance or service in Canada: if the problem is not service t if you need to one of the items listed Contact your nearest Inglis Limited in "Troubleshooting"t Appliance Service branch or authorized servicing outlet to service your appliance. Contact the dealer from whom you (See list below.) or call the Inglis Limited...
  • Page 32: Index

    index This index is alphabetical. Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the page number. TOPIC PAGE TOPIC PAGE BOTTOM RACK ......... OPTIONS ..........CLEANING OVERFILL PROTECTOR ......Exterior ..........PARTS/FEATURES ........Interior ........... RESPONSIBILITIES COMMON WASHING PROBLEMS Owner .............
  • Page 33 POWER CLEAN* washing system parts covered by your warranty level wash tower Spray tower POWER CLEAN module and motor...
  • Page 36: Warranty

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

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