Frigidaire 18 inch built in and portable Use & Care Manual

18" built-in and portable dishwasher


Use & Care Manual
18" Built-In and Portable
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Instructions ........................
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Loading Dishes ...............
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Performance .......................
Cleaning ..........................
Dishwasher .......................
Troubleshooting ...............
Consumer Services
Warranty & Service ............................... 14
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Summary of Contents for Frigidaire 18 inch built in and portable

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Serial #: (see Features page for location) 1-800-944-9044 Questions? (United States) 1-866-213-9397 (Canada) Visit our Web Site at READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS Product Registration Card Please fill in completely, sign and return promptly! Safety Instructions ... Features ... Operating Instructions ...
  • Page 2: Instructions

    • Read all instructions before using your dishwasher. • Use your dishwasher only as instructed in this Use and Care Manual. • This Manual does not cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Use common sense and caution when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.
  • Page 3: Features

    Your dishwasher, illustrated below, cleans by spraying a mixture of hot, clean water, and detergent against the soiled surfaces of your dishes and tableware. Each cycle starts with a pre-drain. Next, the dishwasher fills with water to a level even with the heating element. This water is constantly pumped through the rotating spray arm and center wash tower and sprayed onto the dishes.
  • Page 4: Operating Instructions

    Wash action will continue but timer will not advance until this water temperature has been reached. The hotter water provided by this option helps activate dishwasher detergent to clean food grease and soil from dishes. WATER HEAT option can be used with any cycle except RINSE/HOLD.
  • Page 5: Dish Preparation

    Unless the dishwasher is to be operated at once, it is best to rinse off these food soils. • Load dishes facing the center of the rack so that the water spray from the rotating spray arm and center wash tower can reach soiled surfaces.
  • Page 6: Preparing And Loading Dishes

    Preparing and Loading Dishes Loading the Bottom Rack Large plates and platters between the support pins with soiled sides facing inward. Bowls, casseroles and sauce pans — Load upside down or at an angle facing inward. Slightly tilting items will provide better drainage.
  • Page 7: Dishwasher Dispenser And Detergents

    As a rule, use 1 teaspoon for each grain above 12. Unlatch the door, open slowly and add detergent to the bottom of the tub. Close the door to latch and the dishwasher will continue through the cycle.
  • Page 8: Factors Affecting Performance

    120°F (49°C) to give satisfactory results. To check water temperature entering dishwasher: • Turn on hot water faucet nearest dishwasher for several minutes to clear cool water from pipes. • Hold a candy or meat thermometer in stream of water to check the temperature.
  • Page 9: Care And Cleaning

    Care of Drain Air Gap If a drain air gap was installed for your built-in dishwasher, check to make sure it is clean so the dishwasher will drain properly. Drain air gaps are usually mounted on countertop and can be inspected by removing the cover.
  • Page 10: Cleaning

    Failure to do so could result in property damage. Winterizing A dishwasher that will not be used for an extended length of time or is located where temperatures may fall below freezing must be winterized. Winterizing the Built-in Dishwasher 1.
  • Page 11: Connecting Portable

    Connecting and Disconnecting the Portable/ Convertible Dishwasher The portable/convertible dishwasher must be connected to a faucet and electrical outlet each time it is used. Follow directions on this page to properly connect dishwasher. Faucet Adapter Assembly (Figure A) Connecting the Portable...
  • Page 12: Solutions To Common Dishwashing Problems

    An early warning of this condition is a cloudy iridescent appearance on glasses. To prevent, be sure dishwasher is getting a full fill of water. Water should reach base of heating element. If water level is low, have water pressure checked by a plumber.
  • Page 13: Troubleshooting

    Be sure door is firmly closed. It is normal for dishwasher to pause between cycles. —Food eaking? Check for items sticking out of dishwasher that could prevent door from closing and sealing properly. Use only fresh dishwashing detergent to avoid oversudsing.
  • Page 14: Warranty Information

    USA 800•944•9044 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. P.O. Box 212378 Augusta, GA 30917 Your dishwasher is protected by this warranty THROUGH OUR AUTHORIZED SERVICERS, WE WILL: Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance which prove to be defective in materials or workmanship.

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