Don't let any
To remove end baskets, grasp the
basket at opposite corners and slide
apart. The basket sections should be
placed in the lower rack by hanging
them on the top hoop.
When loading the lower rack, do not load large platters or
trays in the front right corner. They may prevent detergent
from circulating during the wash cycle.
The lower rack is best used for plates, saucers, and
cookware. Large items such as broiler pans and
racks should go along the right-hand side. Load
platters, pots and bowls along the sides, in corners,
or in the back. The soiled side of items should face
the center of the rack. If necessary, oversized
glasses and mugs can be placed in the lower rack
to maximize loading flexibility.
Also, be careful not to let a portion of an item such
as a pot or dish handle extend through the bottom
rack. This could block the wash arm and cause
poor washing results.
Fold-down fingers (on some models) provide
flexibility for extra-large and hard-to-fit items.
The fingers may be left in the up position or
folded down to customize the lower rack.
A variety of options is available regarding the
three-piece silverware basket in your dishwasher.
The complete basket is designed to fit on the
right side or back of the lower rack. Additionally,
each end of the basket is removable to better
accommodate flatware and lower rack capacity
To load flatware, simply push the adjustable handle
to either side. Put flatware in the basket with knife
handles up to protect your hands. Place spoons in
the basket with handles down. Mix knives, forks
and spoons so they don't nest together. Distribute
evenly. Small plastic items, such as measuring
spoons and lids for small containers, should go in
the bottom of the silverware basket with silverware
The lids of both end baskets can be closed to
contain small items. Long items can be placed
on the cupshelf in the upper rack.