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Solutions To Common; Detergent Left In Cups; Dishwasher Has An Odor; Dishwasher Leaks - Frigidaire Frididaire Use & Care Manual

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Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems

Detergent Left in Cups

• Detergent may be old. Discard and use fresh
• Be sure water action can reach the dispenser.
• Check to see if cycle has been completed.
• Make sure items do not prevent the detergent
dispenser from opening.

Dishwasher Leaks

• Use only fresh detergent designed for
automatic dishwashers. Measure detergent
carefully. Try a different brand.
• Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead to
overflowing. Wipe up any spills with damp cloth.
• Check to see that dishwasher is level. (See
Installation Instructions.)

Normal Sounds You Will Hear

• Normal sounds include water fill, water
circulation and motor sounds.

Water in Bottom of Tub

• Water left in bottom of tub after cycle is
complete is not normal. If water remains in the
bottom of the tub, dishwasher may not be
draining properly. (See Dishwasher Does Not
Drain Properly.)

Vapor at Vent

• Water vapor escapes from the vent when the
dishwasher is operating. This is normal.
Dishwasher Won't Run
• Check to see if circuit breaker is tripped or if a
fuse is blown.
• Make sure water supply is turned on.
• Check to see if cycle is set correctly. (See
Operating Instructions.)
• Make sure door is closed and latched.

Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly

• If unit is hooked up to a food waste disposer,
make sure the disposer is empty.
• Check to see if the knockout plug has been
removed from inside the food waste disposer
• Check to see if drain hose is kinked.
• Make sure cycle is complete, not in a pause.
Dishwasher Won't Fill
• Is water supply turned on?
• Does overfill protector move up and down
freely? (See Overfill Protector section.) Normal
water fill covers filter area.

Dishwasher Has an Odor

• Soiled dishes left in dishwasher too long can
create an odor. Use Rinse/Hold cycle or rinse
by hand.
• There will be a "new" smell when first installed.
This is normal.
• Check to see if unit is draining properly. (See
Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly.)

Stains on Tub Interior

• Washing large amounts of dishware with
tomato based soil can cause a pink/orange
appearance. This will not affect performance
and will gradually fade over time. Pre-rinsing or
using the Rinse/Hold cycle will reduce the
chance of staining. Using Cool Dry option will
lessen staining.

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:
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in normal
manner. Do not load any metal utensils or
2. Do not add detergent.
3. Turn dial to NORMAL WASH. Close and latch
door to start.
4. Allow dishwasher to run for 40 minutes to
reach the main wash portion of cycle.
5. Unlatch and open door and pour 2 cups of
white vinegar into the bottom of dishwasher.
6. Close and latch door and allow the cycle to
Note: If these conditions persist, a home water
softener should be considered.

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