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Whirlpool GU940SCGQ0 Use And Care Manual

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A Note to You .......................... 2
Safety .................. 3
Parts and Features .................. 4
Starting Your Dishwasher
...... 6
Loading Your Dishwasher
...... 8
Using the Dispensers ............ 12
Setting the Controls .............. 14
Selecting a wash cycle ...... 14
Using Cancel/Drain ............ 16
Selecting cycle options ...... 16
option setting ...................... 17
during a cycle .................... 17
Using Delay Hours ............ 18
Understanding the
status indicators .................. 19
Special Items .......... 20
Caring for Your
............................ 21
Saving Energy ........................ 23
........ 24
.................... 27
Requesting Assistance
or Service
.............................. 28
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  Summary of Contents for Whirlpool GU940SCGQ0

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Appliances A Note to You ......2 Dishwasher Safety ....3 Parts and Features ....4 Starting Your Dishwasher ..6 Loading Your Dishwasher ..8 Using the Dispensers .... 12 Setting the Controls ....14 Selecting a wash cycle ..14 Using Cancel/Drain ....
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    _!_!iiiiiiiiU!_qili_iiii:ii_iiiiJiii::_OOL * 81ii::i_!_:;;_ii_;i!_is_i:;i;<_, 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 ishwas er 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.
  • Page 4: Parts And Features

    ures This manual covers several different models. The dishwasher you have purchased have some or all of the parts and features listed below. Fold-down tines ......(on some models) ....(p. 11) ..Upper spray arm (p. 30) (p. 10) Extra-capacity fold=down (on some models,...
  • Page 5 Series mode| Cycle selector pads Option selector pads Series mode| Cycle status indicators Cycle selector pads Option selector pads Series mode| Cycle selector pads Option selector pads Cycle status indicators...
  • Page 6 Startin Your ishwas 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 7 _iiii_ _ !_iiii_ i_ _ '' Ii¸i¸ _iii ii!_ '!!ii_ _i_i_ _'_!_' ,_i_ _i_ i iii"i_i_i_ C_'!i_S _iiiiiiii_ _,_!_ 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.
  • Page 8 Your ishwasher * Load dishes so soiled surfaces face the * To save water and energy, do not rinse rotating spray arm. dishes before putting them into the dishwasher. * Load dishes so they are not stacked or overlapping. It is important for the water * Remove large pieces of food, bones, and other hard items.
  • Page 9 !iil liiill !!!!i!! • 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 10 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. • Make sure pot handles and other items do not stop rotation of the spray arm.
  • Page 11 The top rack is designed for cups, glasses, 12 place sett}ng and smaller items. Cup and glass load • Load so open ends face down for clean- Cup and glass load ing and draining. • Load glasses in top rack only - bottom rack is not designed for glasses.
  • Page 12 risers • Use automatic dishwashing detergent Fi{iing 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 13 Keepthe rinseagentdispenser filledwitha liquidrinseagent. A rinseagentgreatly improvesdishdrying by helpingwater flow off duringthe last rinse.A rinse agentalsokeeps waterfromforming droplets anddrying asspotsor streaks. A small a mount o f rinseagentautomati- callyreleases intotherinsewaterduring the finalrinseof eachcycle. For best drying results, check dispenser periodically see if it needs filling.
  • Page 14 Controls For Series 980 models: Press a Cycle pad. The dishwasher starts filling once you press a Cycle pad, unless Your electronic dishwasher senses the soil you select the delay wash. You can press level on your dishes. Soil level determines Option pads as the machine is filling.
  • Page 15 A "+" shows what each cycle includes WATER CYCLE MAIN FINAL TIME CYCLE WASH RINSE WASH RINSE RINSE DRY (gallons) (Minutes) LOWENERGY prerinsed o r inglewashfor -" lightly soiled 67 + loads. The water heats to 140°F (60°C) in the final rinse. LOW ENERGY/CHINA Single wash for prerinsed, lightly...
  • Page 16: Changing A Cycle Or An

    I,iii;,i iii]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 17 !!!i!!ii!!i!i!!i!i!!i!i!!i!i!!i!i!!i!i!!i!i!!i!i!! !!!!!!l"l!iiil'Wli"='l '' '!" "!!!"Iii!I!!I"" IIi! During first minute 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 first minute of a cycle 1. Press Cancel/Drain. A 2-minute drain cycle starts.
  • Page 18: Adding Items

    Usea delayed startto runthedishwasher 4. If desired, press one or more Option duringoff-peak hoursto reduce energy pads. usage or to reduce daytime heatbuildup in The Delay Hours indicator yourhome. stays on until the wash cycle 1. Closedoorfirmlyuntilit latches. begins. To cancel delay and start the dishwasher:...
  • Page 19: 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 20: Dishwasher

    Washing Special 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 21 Carin for Your 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 22 Protect y ourdishwasher andhomeagainst waterdamage dueto freezing waterlines.If yourdishwasher is leftin a seasonal dwell- ingor couldbeexposed to nearfreezing temperatures, havea qualified person do thefollowing: 1. Disconnect power or unplug dishwasher. 2. Turnoffwatersupply to thedishwasher. Spring Water pump Water outlet clamp and motor 3.
  • Page 23 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 24 |vin 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 25 PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION Spottingand Incorrect amount Follow recommendations for amount. Heavy filming ofdetergent 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. Insufficient fill due to Home water pressure should be 20 to 120 low water pressure...
  • Page 26 ¸ !i ""iiii' " '!!ili"'!!i! iii iiI%' 'iii!! ! 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 inte- spoon of citric acid crystals added to covered rior...
  • Page 27 shootin Troll 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 28 If you need service t ... of the items listed Whirlpool has a nationwide network of in "'Troubleshooting "t ... companies. Whirlpool service Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance technicians are trained to fulfill uthorized Whirlpool service the product warranty and Dial toll-free from anywhere in the U.S.A.:...
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  • Page 30 POWER CLEAN* filter module washing system parts covered by your warranty spray Water tube Upper spray arm ..Lower spray arm Seal filter module and motor SOUND-LOCK* tuned absorber...
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    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.