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Cleaning The Dishwasher - Whirlpool WDF530PLYW0 User Instructions

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Filter Reinstallation Instructions
1. Noting the previous
illustrations, place the
Lower Filter under the
Locating Tabs in the
bottom of the dishwasher
so the round opening for
the Upper Filter Assembly
lines up with the round
opening in the bottom of
the tub.
Insert the Upper Filter
Assembly into the circular
opening in the Lower Filter.
Slowly rotate the filter clockwise until it drops into place.
Continue to rotate until the filter is locked into place. If the
filter is not fully seated (still turns freely), continue to turn
the filter clockwise until it drops and locks into place.
NOTE: The Upper Filter Assembly arrow does not have to
align with the arrow in the Lower Filter as long as the filter is
IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to dishwasher, do not operate your
dishwasher without the filters properly installed. Be sure the Lower
Filter is securely in place and the Upper Filter Assembly is locked
into place. If the Upper Filter Assembly turns freely, it is not locked
into place.
To replace Upper Filter Assembly
the exterior
Clean the exterior of the dishwasher with a soft, damp cloth and
mild detergent. If your dishwasher has a stainless steel exterior, a
stainless steel cleaner is recommended
- Stainless Steel Cleaner
and Polish Part Number 31464.
the interior
Clean the interior of the dishwasher, with a paste of powdered
dishwasher detergent and water or use liquid dishwasher detergent
on a damp sponge to clean the cooled-down
A white vinegar rinse may remove white spots and film. Vinegar is
an acid, and using it too often could damage your dishwasher.
Put 2 cups (500 mL) white vinegar in a glass or dishwasher-safe
measuring cup on the bottom rack. Run the dishwasher through a
complete washing cycle using an air-dry or an energy-saving
option. Do not use detergent. Vinegar will mix with the wash water.
To help avoid odor or odor-causing residue in your dishwasher, use
affresh ® dishwasher and disposer cleaner (recommended)
once a
month as part of routine maintenance. Affresh ®dishwasher and
disposer cleaner is effective in all dishwasher brands.
Read these instructions as well as the instructions found on the
affresh ® product package completely before beginning the
cleaning process.
Avoid handling the tablet without foil wrapper or gloves.
1. Remove all dishware from the dishwasher. Open the
dishwasher and place 1 affresh ®dishwasher and disposer
tablet in the main detergent tray and close the tray. Place
another tablet in the prewash tray or simply place 1 tablet in
the bottom of the dishwasher. Close the dishwasher. Run the
dishwasher on the most aggressive cycle - heavy duty scrub,
heated water, etc.
2. Place 1 affresh ® dishwasher and disposal tablet into the
garbage disposal. Turn on hot water to slow flow. Run the
disposal and water for 15 seconds. Turn off disposal and
water. Do not flush disposal completely with water. Water from
the dishwasher will clean out the disposal. If you have no
garbage disposal, skip this step.
Drain air gap
If you have a drain air gap,
check and clean it if the
dishwasher isn't draining
the Dishwasher
If you will not be using the dishwasher during the summer months,
turn off the water and power supply to the dishwasher. In the
winter, if the dishwasher could be exposed to near freezing
temperatures or is left in a seasonal dwelling such as a second
home or vacation home, avoid water damage by having your
dishwasher winterized by authorized service personnel.