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Your Part In Cleaning Dishes Using The Detergent Dispenser; How Much Detergent To Use - Kenmore 17761 Use & Care Manual

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Your Part in Cleaning
Dishes
• Use automatic dishwashing detergent only. Other
detergents are too mild and much too sudsy.
• Add detergent just before starting cycle.
• Store tightly closed detergent in a cool, dry place.
Fresh automatic
dishwasher
detergent
results in
better cleaning.
Filling the detergent
dispenser
The detergent dispenser []
has one section with a cover
and one without. Push the cover down firmly until it
latches. Detergent in the open section falls into the dish-
washer when closing the door. The covered section
opens automatically
for the main wash. It is normal for
the cover to open partially when dispensing detergent.
NOTE: Use both sections for cycles with two washes.
Use only the covered section for cycles with one wash.
See the cycles chart for more details.
Cover
Cover latch
Main wash section
%
Pre-wash
section
Mew
• The amount of detergent to use depends on the hardness of your water and the type of detergent. If you use too little,
dishes won't be clean. If you use too much in soft water, glassware will etch.
• Find out your water's hardness by asking the water softener department
in your local Sears store or your local water
department.
Water Hardness
Soft to Medium Hard Water
0 to 6 grains per gallon
Amount of Detergent
For normal loads:
• Partially fill the Main Wash section (2 tablespoons or 30 grams)
• Fill the Pre-Wash section (2 tablespoons or 30 grams)
NOTE: Add only 1 tablespoon or 15 grams of detergent to the Pre-Wash section if
dishes are prerinsed or water is very soft.
For heavily soiled loads:
• Fill the Main Wash section (3 tablespoons or 45 grams)
• Fill the Pre-Wash section (2 tablespoons or 30 grams)
Medium to Hard Water
For normal and heavily soiled loads:
7 to 12 grains per gallon
• Fill the Main Wash section (3 tablespoons or 45 grams)
• Fill the Pre-Wash section (2 tablespoons or 30 grams)
NOTE: Fill amounts shown are for standard powdered detergent. Amounts may vary if you use liquid or concentrated
powdered detergent. Follow instructions on the package when using liquid dishwasher detergent or concentrated
pow-
dered detergent.
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