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Before you call for service...
Problem
Possible Causes
What ToDo
Dishes and flatware
Inlet water temperature
* Raise the water heater
temperature
to 120°K
not clean
is below
120°F
* Use HI TEMP WASH.
Water pressure
is
* Turn on a fhucet. Is water coming
()tat more
slowly than
usual? If so,
temporarily
low
wait until pressure
is normal
befk)re using your dishwasher
Air gap is dogged
* Clean the mr gap.
Improper
rack loading
* Make sure large dishware
does not block the demrgent
dispenser
or the
_'V_ kqh
_t/'IIIS.
Spotsand filming
on glassesand
flatware
Cloudiness o n
glassware
Yellowor brownfilm
on tub
White film on inside
surfaces
Extremely
hard water
Low inlet water
temperature
Overloading
the
dishwasher
Improper
loading
Old or damp powder
detergent
Rinse agent dispenser
empty
Too little detergent
* Use Jet-Drg _ rinse agent to remove
spots and prevent
new film
build-up.
* To remove
stubborn
spots and pre-existing
film fiom gl_ssware:
I Remove all metal tatensils fiom the dishwasher
2 Do not add demrgent.
3 Select the longest
cycle.
4 Start the dishwasher
and allow to run fbr 18 to 22 minums.
Dishwasher
will now be in file main w_ksh.
Open
file door and pour 2 cups (500 ml) of white vinegar into the
bottom
of the dishwasher
Close file door and allow to complete
file cycle. If vinegar
aJnse
doesn't
work: Repeat
as above, except use 1/4 cup (60 ml) of ciuic
acid crystals insmad
of vinegar
Combination
of soft
water and too much
detergent
* This is called etching and is permanent.
To prevent fllis flom
happening,
use less demrgent if you have sof_ wamr Wash
glassware
ial
the shortest cycle that will get them clean.
Water temperature
* Lower file water heater
temperature.
entering
the dishwasher
exceeds
150°F
Tea or coffee
stains
An overall yellow or
brown
f'flm can be
caused
by iron deposits
in water
* Remove
die stain by hand,
using a solution
of 1/2 cup bleach and
3 cups warn1 wamr
WARNING
Befbre cleaning inteaioa; wait at least 20 minutes after a cycle fkn the
heating element to cool down. Failure to do so can result in burns.
*A special filter in file water supply line is file only way to correct fills
problem. Contact a wamr softener compan>
* To clean die interiox; apply dishwasher
demrgent
to a damp sponge.
Wear rubber
gloves. DO not use any type of cleanser
other
than
dishwasher
demrgent
because
it may cause fknmling
or sudsing.
Cascade _':,C_scade _': C omplem
and ElectrasoY': Dishwashing
Detergents
have been approved
fk_r use in all (;E dishwashers.
Detergent cup
lid
* Unlatch
the do(n: Press the START/RESETpad three
times within
two
latched accidentally
seconds.
The detergent
cup will taJp.
by user
Detergent
left in
Dishes are blocldng
the
* Reposifion
the dishes.
dispenser cups
detergent
cups
Steam
This is normal
* Steam comes
through
the vent by the door latch during
dating
and
when water is being pumped
out.
Black orgray
Muminum
utensils have
* Remove
marks with a mild, al)rasive
cleaner
marks on dishes
rubbed
against dishes
Hard water minerals
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