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Frigidaire F71C12 Use And Care Manual

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MDB100, MDB110
MDB125, F71C12
Record All Information
For Future Reference
Purchase Date:
Model #:
Serial #:
(located on right side of tub)
(United States)
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Instructions .............
Instructions .............
Dispenser and
Performance ............
Cleaning ...............
Panels ...................
Problems ..............
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Dishwasher Use & Care Manual MDB100, MDB110 Models: MDB125, F71C12 Record All Information For Future Reference Brand: Purchase Date: Model #: Serial #: (located on right side of tub) Questions? 1-800-444-4944 (United States) 1-800-661-9913 (Canada) Visit Frigidaire Company’s Web Site at
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and electrical shock. To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your dishwasher, follow basic precautions including the following: • Read all instructions before using your dishwasher.
  • Page 3: Instructions

    Items that are not dishwasher safe may melt and create a potential fire hazard. • If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer, make sure disposer is completely empty before running dishwasher. • Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before servicing.
  • Page 4: Operating Instructions

    4. Turn dial clockwise to select cycle (See Wash Cycle Selections). 5. Select desired energy OPTIONS (See Energy Options). 6. Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher until water is hot. Turn water off. 7. To start, close door to latch.
  • Page 5: Wash Cycle Selections

    Operating Instructions Wash Cycle Selections Note: Not all cycles available on all models. Pots & Pans For pots, pans, casseroles and dinnerware with dried-on or baked-on soils: • Turn dial to POTS & PANS. • Select desired OPTIONS. Normal Wash For regularly soiled dishes and silverware: •...
  • Page 6 Operating Instructions Cycle Chart - MDB125, F71C12 Cycles Water (approx.) Pots & gal. Pans imp. gal. 31.8 liters Normal gal. Wash imp. gal. 27.3 liters Light gal. Wash imp. gal. 22.7 liters Rinse/ gal. Hold imp. gal. liters Plate Warmer * Includes dry time.
  • Page 7: Preparing And Loading Dishes

    • Load racks so that large items do not prevent the detergent dispenser from opening. • Check manufacturer’s recommendations before washing items in question. • If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer, be sure disposer is completely empty before starting dishwasher.
  • Page 8: Loading The Bottom Rack

    Preparing and Loading Dishes (continued) Loading the Bottom Rack Place plates and platters so that they do not touch. Place bowls, casseroles and sauce pans with the soiled surface facing down or toward the center. Tilt slightly for better drainage. Be sure pan handles do not protrude through the bottom of the rack and block the spray arm...
  • Page 9: Detergents

    Some models have a detergent dispenser with one covered and one uncovered cup. Detergent in the uncovered cup falls into the dishwasher when the door is closed. The covered cup opens automatically to release detergent. See illustration below. The uncovered cup on models with only one cup will be labeled “Detergent”...
  • Page 10: How Much Detergent To Use

    Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents (continued) How much Detergent to The amount of detergent to use depends on the water hardness. Water hardness is measured in grains per gallon. Using too little detergent can result in poor cleaning and hard water filming or spotting.
  • Page 11: Rinse Aid

    “sheets” off dishes rather than forming water droplets that cling and leave spots. Rinse aids come in solid or liquid form. If your dishwasher does not have a rinse aid dispenser, the solid rinse aid should be fastened to the front corner of the upper rack.
  • Page 12: Factors Affecting Performance

    Important: Before starting a cycle, run hot water to clear cool water from pipe. Water Pressure The hot water line to dishwasher must provide water pressure between 20 and 120 psi. Low water pressure may occur when laundry or showers are in operation.
  • Page 13: Care And Cleaning

    A drain air gap is usually mounted on countertop and can be inspected by removing the cover. This is not part of your dishwasher and is not covered by warranty.
  • Page 14 Failure to do so could result in property damage. Winterizing A dishwasher left in an unheated place should be protected from freezing. Have a qualified person do the following: To Disconnect Service: 1. Turn off electrical power to...
  • Page 15: Changing Color Panels

    Changing Color Panels Metal door panels are sharp and should be handled with care. Wear gloves to protect hands. Failure to do so can result in injury. Some models come with reversible door panel inserts. To change the color panel: 1.
  • Page 16: Customized Wood Panels

    Changing Color Panels 3. Arrange panel(s) so desired color is facing out. Place one side of panel under side trim and bow slightly until other side fits under opposite trim. Slide panel(s) up to fit under control panel. 4. Replace bottom trim by fitting slot over bottom edge of door and secure by pressing from one side to the other.
  • Page 17: Solutions To Common Dishwashing Problems

    Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you both time and expense. This list includes common experiences that are not the result of defective workmanship or material in your dishwasher. Food Soils Left on Dishes • Choose another cycle for longer washing time.
  • Page 18: Dishware Chipped

    Rinse by hand if not operating dishwasher at once. • Mixing stainless steel and silver utensils in silverware basket can cause pitting of the stainless steel blades.
  • Page 19: Dishwasher Leaks

    • Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead to overflowing. Wipe up any spills with damp cloth. • Check to see that dishwasher is level. (See Installation Instructions.) Normal Sounds You Will Hear • Normal sounds include water fill, water circulation and motor sounds.
  • Page 20: Removing Spots And Film

    2. Do not add detergent. 3. Turn dial to NORMAL WASH. Close and latch door to start. 4. Allow dishwasher to run for 40 minutes to reach the main wash portion of cycle. 5. Unlatch and open door and...
  • Page 21: Consumer Services

    Covered Full One Year Parts and Labor Warranty For one year from date of purchase, Frigidaire Company will repair or replace any part of the appliance that proves to be defective in materials or workmanship. Limited One Year Parts and Labor...
  • Page 22: Versión En Español

    Manual del Usuario, sírvase escribir a la dirección que se incluye a continuación. Solicite la P/N 154340602. Spanish Use & Care Manual Frigidaire Home Products P.O. Box 212378 Augusta, GA 30917 Visit Frigidaire Company's Web Site at
  • Page 23 WARRANTOR: Frigidaire Home Products 7075 Ordan Drive Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1K6 This dishwasher is a branded product of Frigidaire Home Products. WARRANTY PERIOD: For the first year after purchase by the original consumer/owner: For the second and third year after...
  • Page 24 The warrantor however reserves the right to charge transportation and travelling costs for distances in excess of 48 kilometres (30 miles) from the nearest FRIGIDAIRE PARTS AND SERVICE authorized service depot.

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