Remove end cap
One-piece basket (on some models)
Three-piece basket (on some models)
Don't let any
To remove end baskets, grasp the basket
at opposite corners and slide apart.
The lower rack is best used for plates,
saucers and cookware. Large items such as
broiler pans and baking racks should go
along the left-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
Removing the Upper Rack
You can remove the upper rack to allow
space for large items in the lower rack.
To remove the upper rack:
Unsnap and remove the end caps
on each side of the rails.
Pull the rack straight out and
off the rails.
Replace the end caps.
Push the rails all the way back into
To load flatware, simply push the adjustable
handle to either side (on some models).
Put flatware in the removable basket with
fork and 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 from small
containers should go in the bottom of the
silverware basket with the silverware on top.
The one-piece silverware basket (on some
models) can be placed in the front, right
side or back of the lower rack.
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
Fold-down tines (on some models) provide
flexibility for extra-large and hard-to-fit
items. The tines may be left in the up
position or folded down to customize the
Slide the shower nozzle attachment
over the spout.
Then fill the lower rack and begin
NOTE: Don't forget to remove the shower nozzle
attachment before you replace the upper rack.
A variety of options is available regarding
the three-piece silverware basket (on some
models) in your dishwasher. The complete
basket is designed to fit on the right side of
the lower rack. Additionally, each end of
the basket is removable to add loading
flexibility to accommodate flatware and
lower rack capacity needs.
The lids of both end and middle baskets
(on some models) can be closed to contain
small items. Long items can be placed on
the utility shelf in the upper rack.