Kenmore 665.15972 Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Manual de uso y cuidado
Guide d'utilisation
et d'entretien
Models/Modelos/Mod_les 665.15972, 15974, 15979, 15973
Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8



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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide Lavavajillas Manual de uso y cuidado Lave-vaisselle Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien Models/Modelos/Mod_les 665.15972, 15974, 15979, 15973 !" Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. 9744232A Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8
  • Page 2: We Service What We Sell

    "We Service What We Sell" is our assurance that you can W, S BBANTY .... :::..: ....3 depend on Sears for service. Your dishwasher has added value when you consider that Sears has service units DISHWASHER S=A_ _._ .._ ..
  • Page 3: Warranty

    Installation Instructions and workmanship. Customer assumes any labor costs Use & Care Guide, Sears will repair this dishwasher, free of associated with replacement of these parts.. charge, if defective in material or workmanship.
  • Page 4: Dishwasher Safety

    DISHWASHER SAFETY safety safety important. Your and the of others is very We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others, All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word "DANGER"...
  • Page 5: Before Using Your Dishwasher

    Before UsingYourDishwasher GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS For a grounded, cord-connected dishwasher: The dishwasher must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current, The dishwasher is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug.
  • Page 6: Parts And Features

    PARTS AND FEATURES • 16 1. Upper level wash 15. Silverware basket 8. Utensil caddy 2. Fold-down tines 9. Bottom rack 16. ULTRA WASH* module 10. Active vent 3. Top rack 17. Overfill protection float 4. Model and serial number label 11.
  • Page 7 8. Food soil is disposed down the drain with the wash water. ULTRA WASH*Soil RemovalSystem The ULTRA WASH soil removal system gives you sparkling clean dishes, while using less energy and time. The ULTRA WASH soil removal system includes: • A heavy-duty grinder that acts as a food disposer to grind and dispose of large food particles.
  • Page 8: Start-Up Guide

    START-UP GUIDE LOADING YOUR DISHWASHER Before using your dishwasher, remove all hang tags, temporary labels, and packaging materials. Read this entire Use and Care Guide. You will find important safety information and useful operating tips. Loading Suggestions Remove leftover food, bones, toothpicks and other UsingYourNew Dishwasher hard items from the dishes, it is not necessary to rinse the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher.
  • Page 9: Loading The Top Rack

    Combo Cup shelves Loading the Top Rack Fold down the extra shelves on the right side of the top rack. Use the Combo Cup shelves to hold a variety of The top rack is designed for cups, glasses, and smaller items.
  • Page 10: Loading The Bottom Rack

    Fold-down tines Load plates, soup bowls, etc., between prongs and facing inward to the spray. Foldthe tines in the top rack allthe way downto accommodatelarger items. Ovedap the edges of plates for large loads. Load soup, cereal, and serving bowls in the rack in a variety of ways depending upon their size and shape.
  • Page 11: Loading The Silverware Basket

    • This silverware basket can be separated and placed into the bottom rack in several locations. Load UtensilCaddy silverware in all sections or just one, depending upon your load. Use the Utensil Caddy to hold wooden spoons, spatulas, and similar items. •...
  • Page 12: Using Your Dishwasher

    2. Fill the Main Wash section with detergent. See "Flow USING YOUR Much Detergent to Use." 3. Close the Main Wash dispenser cover. Fill the Pre- DISHWASHER Wash section. DetergentDispenser The detergent dispenser has 2 sections, The smaller Pre- Wash section empties detergent into the dishwasher when you close the door.
  • Page 13: Rinse Aid Dispenser

    Water Hardness Amount of Detergent RinseAidDispenser Soft to Medium For normally soiled loads: Rinse aids prevent water from forming droplets that can Hard Water • Partially fill the Main Wash dry as spots or streaks. They also improve drying by O to 6 grains per section (2 tbs or 30 g) allowing water to drain off of the dishes during the final...
  • Page 14: Dishwasher Efficiency Tips

    If the water temperature at the faucet is below 120°F (49°C), have a qualified person raise the water heater's Dishwasher Efficiency Tips thermostat setting. Hot water dissolves and activates the dishwashing To save water and energy, do not rinse dishes before detergent.
  • Page 15: Control Panel

    ControlPanel FAVONTE CYCLE SET SENSING WASI_NG WATER HEATING RINSING ORYING SANI COMpUtE CLEAN CYCLES OPTIONS LOCK ON RINSE AJD EMPTy CycleSelectionChart with normal amounts of detergent food soil. (The energy- dispenser Select the wash cycle and options desired. Or press Use this cycle for loads Use both usage label is based on...
  • Page 16: Changing A Cycle Or Setting

    Use this cycle for china Changing a Cycleor Setting and crystal. This cycle covered uses a light wash and detergent gentle dry. During the dispenser During the first minute of a cycle heated dry, the heating section. Press a new cycle and/or options. element cycles on and off.
  • Page 17: Option Selections

    No Heat Dry Option Selections Select this energy-saving option to dry without heat. No Heat drying is useful when loads contain plastic You can customize your cycles by pressing an option. If dinnerware that may be sensitive to high temperatures. you change your mind, press the option again to turn the option off.
  • Page 18: Cycle Status Indicators

    Delay Houm Sensing Select this option to run your dishwasher at a later time or Your dishwasher senses the soil level on the dishes. Soil level determines the length of some cycles, the amount of during off-peak hours. heat added to the wash or rinse, and the cycle needed for To delay the start the load.
  • Page 19: Washing Special Items

    WASHING SPECIAL ActiveVent ITEMS The Active Vent reduces the sounds from your dishwasher. The cover closes after the cycle starts. Filling and washing sounds are reduced. The Active Vent opens when wash action ends and vapor is vented into room. If you have doubts about washing a particular item, check NOTE: There is a slight noise when the cover closes or with the manufacturer to see if it is dishwasher safe.
  • Page 20: Caring For Your Dishwasher

    MATERIAL DISHWASHER SAFE?/COMMENTS CARING FOR YOUR Pewter, Brass, DISHWASHER Bronze High water temperatures and detergent can discolor or pit the finish. Disposable Cleaning YourDishwasher Plastics Cannot withstand high water temperatures and detergents. Cleaning the exterior Plastics In most cases, regular use of a soft, clamp cloth or sponge and a mild detergent is all that is necessary to keep the Always check manufacturer's outside of your dishwasher looking nice and clean.
  • Page 21: Drain Air Gap

    4. Place a shallow pan under the water supply valve. Then, use a wrench to disconnect the water inlet from DrainAirGap the water supply valve. Separate the water inlet from the water supply valve and drain water into the pan. Check the drain air gap anytime your dishwasher isn't draining well Some state or local plumbing codes require the addition of...
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    Dishes are not completely clean TROUBLESHOOTING Food soil left on the dishes Is the dishwasher loaded correctly? Refer to the First try the solutions suggested, here and "Loading Your Dishwasher" section. possibly avoid the cost of a service call... Is the water temperature too low? If needed, turn home water heater up to ensure water entering dishwasher is Dishwasher is not operating properly...
  • Page 23 Is the home water pressure high enough for proper Dishes do not dry completely dishwasher filling? Home water pressure should be 20 to 120 psi (138 to 828 kPa) for proper dishwasher fill. A booster pump on the water supply can be added if •...
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