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Loadingthe dishwasher racks.
For best dishwashing
results, follow these loading guidelines.
Features and appearance
of racks and silverware
baskets
may vary from your model
Upper
Rack
Although
the upper
rack is for glasses,
cups and saucers,
pots and pans can
be placed
in this rack fin" eiI'ective
cleaning.
Cups and glasses fit best along
the sides. This is also a secm'e
place
for dishwashe_safe
plastics.
The cup shelf (on some
models)
may be placed
in the up or down position
to add flexibility.
The
ui)per
rack is good fl)r all kinds
of odd-shaped
utensils.
Saucepans,
mixing
bowls and other
items
should
be placed
tace down.
Secure larger dishwasher-safe plastics over two fingers when possible.
Make sure small plastic items are secure so they can't fall onto the heater
Be sure that items do not protrude through the bottom of the rack and block rotation of the
middle spray arm. This could result in poor wash performance for items in the upper rack.
Check to make sure that tall items will not block rotation of the top wash arm.
The Wash Tower
Keep the center area clear in the lower rack.
The wash tower
rises through
the center
of the lower
rack dm'ing
the
wash and rinse
portions
of the cycle. The
wash tower
shoots
water into
the
mid-level
wash am_ located
trader
the ui)per
rack. Blocking
the wash tower
cotfld restflt in poor
wash peril)finance
for items
in tile ui)per
rack.
Don't block or load tall things next to the Wash Tower
Lower Rack
When loading the lower rack, do not load large platters or trays in the front right corner
Theymay prevent detergent from circu/at/bg during the wash cycle.
Tile lower
rack is best used fin" plates,
saucers
and cookware.
I,arge
items
such as broiler
pans and racks should
go along tile right-hand
side. i,oad
platters,
pots and bowls along
tile sides, in corners
or in tile back.
Tile soiled
side of items
shotfld
face the center
of the rack. If necessatT;
oversized
glasses
and mugs
can be placed
in tile lower
rack to maximize
loading
flexibility.
Also,
be
careflfl
not
to let a portion
of an item
such
as a pot
or dish
handle
extend
through
the
bottom
rack.
This
could
block
the
wash
arm
and
res/flt
in poor
W_lsh
l)eI'J[OI'IIl_lIlCe,
Fold-down
fingers
(on
some
models)
provide
flexibili
W for
extra-large
and
hard-to-fit
items.
Tile
fingers
may
be left
in tile
up position
or fl)lded
down
to customize
the
lower
rack,
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