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Use & Care Guide
Manual de uso y cuidado
Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.


   Summary of Contents for KENMORE 587.14302

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    ® Dishwasher Use & Care Guide Lavavajillas Manual de uso y cuidado Model/Modelo 587.14302, 587.14309 154443801 Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.

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    Protection Agreements Warranty ..............Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Kenmore ®appliance is designed and manufactured for Safety Instructions ............. years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require preventive maintenance or repair from Before Using Your Dishwasher ........

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    Warranty FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY ON KENMORE WARRANTY SERVICE DISHWASHERS WARRANTY SERVICE IN THE U.S.A. IS AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME ®. For one year from the date of purchase, when this This warranty applies only while the product is in use in dishwasher is installed and operated according to the United States.

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    Dishwasher Safety safety safety important. Your and the of others are very We have provided many important safety messages in the manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word "DANGER"...

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    Before Using Your Dishwasher 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...

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    Dishwasher Features Nozzle and Upper Spray Funnel pages 12,17 Tub Gasket Rack page 16 pages 11,12 Serial Label Middle Spray Arm (located on right pages 11,12,17 side of tub) pages 12,13,17 Lower Spray Arm_ page 12 Silverware Basket page 13 Glass Trap Overfillpage 16 Protector_...

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    Wash System Your Kenmore dishwasher filters 100% of the water for optimum cleaning. The wash system uses alternating arms to save water and energy and includes: • A soil sensor that checks the soil level in the first wash and first rinse. When the soil level is determined, additional water fills may be added or deleted.

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    Operating Instructions Vent Latch Getting Started Load dishwasher (See Preparing Select desired OPTIONS (See and Loading Dishes). Option Selections). The indicator light above the pad will glow when selected. Run hot water faucet nearest Add detergent (See Dishwasher IIIIIIIIIIIIIIll dishwasher until water is hot. Dispenser &...

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    Operating Instructions (continued) Cycle Chart Water Soil Level Time* Cycle To Select Cycle Washes/ Rinses (approx.) (minutes) ® Select POTS PANS and desired 2 washes For pots, pans, Heavy and 9.7 gaL OPTIONS. 36.7 liters 6 rinses casseroles and Medium dinnerware with dried- HI-TEMP WASH and SANITIZE 2 washes...

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    Operating Instructions (continued) Air Dry Delay Hours The AIR DRY option saves electricity since H_ur_ The DELAY HOURS option allows you to the heating element is off during drying o ,D ,D delay starting your dishwasher up to 6 hours. portion of cycle.

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    Preparing and Loading Dishes Load items with open ends facing down for better Dish Preparation cleaning and draining. Scrape away large pieces of food, bones, pits, toothpicks, etc. The continuous filtered wash system Damage may occur if delicate items touch each other will remove remaining food particles.

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    Preparing and Loading Dishes (continued) Some models have a fold-down cup shelf or a cup Loading the Bottom Rack shelf/stemware holder. They can be used to load two Features and appearance of racks and silverware levels of cups, juice glasses, and other short items. basket may vary from your model Stagger items on upper level so that water can reach all inside surfaces.

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    Preparing and Loading Dishes (continued) Loading the Silverware Basket When covers are up, mix items in each section of the basket with some pointing up and some down to avoid nesting. Water spray cannot reach nested items. Cut Injury Load sharp items (knives, skewers, etc.) pointing down.

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    Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents Filling the Detergent Dispenser How much Detergent to use The amount of detergent to use depends on the water The detergent dispenser has one covered and one hardness. Water hardness is measured in grains per uncovered cup. Detergent in the uncovered cup falls into gallon.

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    Dishwasher Dispenser Factors Affecting Performance & Detergents (continued) Water Pressure Rinse Aid Rinse aid greatly improves drying and reduces The hot water line to dishwasher must provide water water spots and filming. Water "sheets" off dishes pressure between 20 and 120 psi. rather than forming water droplets that cling and leave Low water pressure may occur when laundry or spots.

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    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 Burn Hazard dishwasher will drain properly. A drain air gap is usually Allow heating element to cool before mounted on countertop and can be inspected by cleaning the interior.

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    Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems Dishware Chipped Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you both time and expense. This list includes • Load with care and do not overload. (See Preparing common experiences that are not the result of and Loading Dishes.) defective workmanship or material in your...

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    Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems (continued) Detergent Left in Cups Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly • If unit is hooked up to a food waste disposer, make • Detergent may be old. Discard and use fresh sure the disposer is empty. detergent.

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    Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems (continued) Removing Spots and Film Hard water can cause lime deposit buildup on the interior of the dishwasher. Dishes and glasses may also get spots and film for a number of reasons. (See Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy section.) To remove buildup, spots and film, clean using the following instructions: Load clean dishes and glasses in normal manner.

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