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Description Of The Appliance; Rinse Conditioner Dispenser; Spray Arm; Coarse Filter - Electrolux ESF 245 Instruction Book

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Description of the appliance

Rinse conditioner dispenser (1)

Use of a rinse conditioner will result in cleaner and faster
drying of the load, since it helps water and soil to run off.
Too much conditioner may result in streakiness, too little
may cause white spots. The dispenser holds about 140 ml.
This is enough for 40-70 wash cycles, depending on the
dosage setting. When the rinse conditioner level is appro-
aching the bottom of the scale it is time to refill the dispenser.
Swivel out the filler trough and carefully fill up with rinse
conditioner until the level reaches up to the red mark on
the level indicator tube. Do not overfill and carefully wipe
off any spillage to prevent sudsing problems. Don't forget
the close the filler trough afterwards. Adjust the dosage
setting according to the hardness if the water. Begin with
the lowest dosage setting and increase as necessary by
turning the arrow clockwise.
Note! Do not fill the rinse conditioner dispenser with liquid

Spray arm (2)

It is important to keep all the holes in the spray arm clear.
A clogged hole can seriously affect washing efficiency. If
the spray arm needs cleaning, unscrew the nut clockwise
(left-hand thread) and lift off the spray arm. Clear the holes
and shake out any food remnants.

Coarse filter (3)

The purpose of the coarse strainer is to catch large objects
such as toothpicks and pieces of eggshell. Make sure that
the filter is always clean. Lift it out and rinse it under run-
ning water whenever necessary.

Fine filter (4)

It is just as important to keep this filter clean. A dirty or
clogged filter will always impair washing efficiency. The
fine filter can easily be lifted out for cleaning when you
have removed the coarse filter.

Detergent dispenser (5)

Only use detergents specially designed for dishwashers.
Pour the detergent into the compartment, for a normal load
about 1-2 tablespoons.

Water softener 6

This dishwasher is equipped with a water softener for hard
(chalky) water, therefore the rinse aid dispenser should
be set for a low dosage.
The lime (chalk) in hard water causes white deposits to
occur on dishes and the interior of the dishwasher.
To prevent this, the water has to pass through a special
container where its hardness is removed. Since the water
softener consumes coarse dishwasher salt, you will have
to replenish the salt container after a certain number of
dishwashing cycles. When the indicator lamp on the con-
trol panel lights up, it is time to fill up with salt.
Proceed as follows:
1. Unscrew the salt container filler cap.
2. Fill up salt container with water (only the first time).
3. Fill the container with coarse salt. Use the funnel
supplied with the machine. Ordinary domestic salt will
affect the efficiency of the water softener and damage it.
4. Remove the funnel and wipe off any spillage.
5. Screw the filler cap back in place.
The salt container holds about 1 litre, which is enough for
about 20 - 30 dishwashing cycles. Always ensure that there
is water in the salt container before filling salt.

Water softener plug

As supplied from the factory, the water softener is set for
a water hardness of up to 20° dH. If your water is harder
than this, you can increase the capacity of the water sof-
tener by pulling out the rubber plug at the rear of the dish-
washer on the left hand side viewed from the back.
See illustration.
Contact your local Water
Authority to find the exact
water hardness level for
your area.
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