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Whirlpool 925 SERIES Use And Care Manual

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Use And Care
A Note to You..........................2
Dishwasher Safety..................3
Parts and Features..................4
Using the Dispensers ............12
Setting the Controls..............14
Using Cancel/Drain ............16
option setting ......................17
during a cycle ....................17
Using Delay Hours ............18
status indicators..................19
Dishwasher ............................21
Saving Energy........................23
Troubleshooting ....................27
or Service ..............................28
Warranty ................................31



  Summary of Contents for Whirlpool 925 SERIES

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Using Delay Hours ....18 Understanding the status indicators....19 Washing Special Items..20 Caring for Your Dishwasher ......21 Saving Energy......23 Solving Common Dishwashing Problems ..24 Troubleshooting ....27 Requesting Assistance or Service ......28 Warranty ........31 DISHWASHER MODEL SERIES 925, 940, 980 8051222
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    In Canada, for assistance or service, see the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section. To find detailed product information, the location of the nearest Whirlpool dealer or authorized servicer, to purchase an accessory item, or register your appliance on-line, please visit our Web site at
  • Page 3: Dishwasher Safety

    Dishwasher Safety Your safety and the safety of others is very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER”...
  • Page 4: Parts And Features

    Parts and Features This manual covers several different models. The dishwasher you have purchased may have some or all of the parts and features listed below. Fold-down tines (on some models) (p. 11) Top spray Upper spray arm (p. 30) (p.
  • Page 6: Starting Your Dishwasher

    Starting Your Dishwasher wWARNING wWARNING Tip Over Hazard Electrical Shock Hazard Do not use dishwasher until Electrically ground dishwasher. completely installed. Connect ground wire to green ground Do not push down on open door. connector in terminal box. Doing so can result in serious injury Do not use an extension cord.
  • Page 7: Starting A Wash Cycle

    STARTING YOUR DISHWASHER Starting a wash cycle 1. Load the dishwasher. See the “Loading 6. Run hot water at the sink nearest the Your Dishwasher” section. dishwasher until water is hot. Turn off water. 2. Spin the spray arms. They should turn 7.
  • Page 8: Loading Your Dishwasher

    Loading Your Dishwasher Preparing to load the dishwasher • Load dishes so soiled surfaces face the • To save water and energy, do not rinse rotating spray arm. dishes before putting them into the dishwasher. • Load dishes so they are not stacked or overlapping.
  • Page 9: Loading The Silverware Basket

    LOADING YOUR DISHWASHER Loading the silverware basket • Load the silverware basket while it is in the door or take the basket out for loading on a counter or table. • Mix items in each section of the basket with some pointing up and some down to avoid nesting.
  • Page 10: Loading The Bottom Rack

    LOADING YOUR DISHWASHER Loading the bottom rack Load items with cooked-on or dried-on food 12 place setting load in the bottom rack, with soiled surfaces facing inward to the spray. Mixed load • Load plates, soup bowls, etc., between prongs and facing inward to the spray. •...
  • Page 11: Loading The Top Rack

    LOADING YOUR DISHWASHER Loading the top rack The top rack is designed for cups, glasses, 12 place setting and smaller items. Cup and glass load • Load so open ends face down for clean- Cup and glass load ing and draining. •...
  • Page 12: Using The Dispensers

    Using the Dispensers Using the detergent dispenser • Use automatic dishwashing detergent Filling the detergent dispenser only. Other detergents are too mild and The detergent dispenser has one section much too sudsy. with a cover and one without. Push the •...
  • Page 13: Using The Rinse Agent Dispenser

    USING THE DISPENSERS Using the rinse agent dispenser Keep the rinse agent dispenser filled with a liquid rinse agent. A rinse agent greatly improves dish drying by helping water flow off during the last rinse. A rinse agent also keeps water from forming droplets and drying as spots or streaks.
  • Page 14: Setting The Controls

    Setting the Controls Selecting a wash cycle Press a Cycle pad. The dishwasher starts For Series 980 models: filling once you press a Cycle pad, unless Your electronic dishwasher senses the soil you select the delay wash. You can press level on your dishes.
  • Page 15 SETTING THE CONTROLS A “•” shows what each cycle includes WATER CYCLE MAIN FINAL TIME WASH (gallons) (Minutes) RINSE WASH RINSE RINSE CYCLE LOW ENERGY Single wash for prerinsed or ENERGY lightly soiled • • • • • † loads. •...
  • Page 16: Using Cancel/Drain

    SETTING THE CONTROLS Using Cancel/Drain Press Cancel/Drain to cancel a cycle or • You can press Cancel/Drain again to stop clear option selections. the drain immediately. Remember to drain the dishwasher again before starting a CANCEL new cycle. DRAIN NOTE: A small amount of water remaining To cancel a cycle: in the dishwasher is normal.
  • Page 17: Changing A Cycle Or An Option Setting

    SETTING THE CONTROLS Changing a cycle or an option setting During the first minute of a cycle 1. Press new Cycle and/or Option pads. 2. Check the detergent dispensers. They must be filled properly for the new cycle. After the first minute of a cycle 1.
  • Page 18: Using Delay Hours

    SETTING THE CONTROLS Using Delay Hours Use a delayed start to run the dishwasher 4. If desired, press one or more Option during off-peak hours to reduce energy pads. usage or to reduce daytime heat buildup in The Delay Hours indicator your home.
  • Page 19: Understanding The Status Indicators

    SETTING THE CONTROLS Understanding the status indicators Washing Drying The Washing indicator glows at the start of The Drying indicator glows during the the first fill of any cycle drying portion of each DRYING WASHING (except Rinse Only) and cycle – even if you select remains on until the end Air Dry.
  • Page 20: Washing Special Items

    Washing Special Items MATERIAL DISHWASHER SAFE? EXCEPTIONS/SPECIAL INFORMATION Aluminum High water temperature and detergents can pit finish of anodized aluminum. Bottles Wash bottles and cans by hand. Labels attached and Cans with glue can loosen in your dishwasher. Loose labels and glue can clog spray arm or the pump and will reduce washing performance.
  • Page 21: Caring For Your Dishwasher

    Caring for Your Dishwasher Cleaning the exterior In most cases, regular use of a soft, damp cloth or sponge and a mild detergent is all that is necessary to keep the outside of your dishwasher nice looking and clean. Cleaning the interior Hard water minerals may cause a white film to build up on the inside surfaces, especially just beneath the door area.
  • Page 22: Storing Your Dishwasher

    CARING FOR YOUR DISHWASHER Storing your dishwasher Storing for the summer Protect your dishwasher during the summer months by turning off the water supply and power supply to the dishwasher. Moving or winterizing your dishwasher Protect your dishwasher and home against water damage due to freezing water lines.
  • Page 23: Saving Energy

    Saving Energy • Wash full loads. Running a half-filled • Do not prerinse normally soiled dishes. dishwasher uses the same amount of Select the correct cycle for the load electricity and hot water as a fully loaded and use the recommended amount of machine.
  • Page 24: Solving Common Dishwashing Problems

    Solving Common Dishwashing Problems Following is a convenient checklist for handling minor performance problems. Go over this list before calling for service. If you are unable to solve your dishwasher’s problem, turn to the “Troubleshooting” section for service information. Solution chart PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION...
  • Page 25 SOLVING COMMON DISHWASHING PROBLEMS PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION Spotting and Incorrect amount Follow recommendations for amount. Heavy filming of detergent soil and/or hard water generally require (continued) extra detergent. Use of ineffective Use fresh detergent. Store detergent detergents tightly closed in a cool, dry place. Discard lumpy detergent.
  • Page 26: Removing Spots And Film

    SOLVING COMMON DISHWASHING PROBLEMS PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION Brown stains High iron content Remove by washing dishes (after food soil on dishes and in water supply has been removed) with 1 teaspoon to 1 table- dishwasher inte- spoon of citric acid crystals added to covered rior section of detergent dispenser.
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before calling for assistance please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a service call. Dishwasher problems PROBLEM CHECK THE FOLLOWING Dishwasher does Is the door tightly closed and securely latched? not run or stops Has the cycle been set correctly? See the “Setting the Controls”...
  • Page 28: Requesting Assistance Or Service

    2. If you need service † … 1. If the problem is not due to one of the items listed Whirlpool has a nationwide network of in “Troubleshooting” † authorized Whirlpool service companies. Whirlpool service Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance technicians are trained to fulfill Center telephone number.
  • Page 29: If You Need Service

    REQUESTING ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE If you need assistance or service in Canada: 1. If the problem is not due † 2. If you need service to one of the items listed Contact your nearest Inglis Limited † in “Troubleshooting” Appliance Service branch or authorized servicing outlet to service your appliance.
  • Page 30 POWER CLEAN* filter module washing system parts covered by your warranty Top spray Water tube Upper spray arm Bearing Lower spray arm Seal POWER CLEAN filter module and motor SOUND-LOCK* tuned absorber...
  • Page 31: Warranty

    G. In Canada, travel or transportation expenses for customers who reside in remote areas. 5/98 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION AND INGLIS LIMITED SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER THIS WARRANTY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states and provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or conse- quential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you.

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