Rinse aid greatly improves drying and reduces
water spots and filming. Water "sheets" off
dishes rather than forming water droplets that
cling and leave spots.
Rinse aids come in solid or liquid form. If your
dishwasher does not have a rinse aid dispenser, a
solid rinse aid should be fastened to the front
corner of the upper rack. When material dissolves
and the container is empty, it is time to replace it.
A dispenser for liquid rinse aid is located next to
the detergent cup and automatically releases a
measured amount of rinse aid during the last
rinse. If spotting and poor drying are problems,
increase the amount of rinse aid dispensed by
rotating the dial to a higher number. The dial is
located under the dispenser cap. The indicator will
be dark when full and will show clear when it is
time to refill.
To add liquid rinse aid, turn dispenser cap 1/4 turn
counterclockwise and lift out. Pour in rinse aid until
liquid touches the indicated fill level. Replace cap.
Do not overfill since this can cause oversudsing.
Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth.
The dispenser holds enough for 35 to 140 washes,
depending on the setting.
The hot water line to the dishwasher must provide
water pressure between 20 and 120 psi.
Low water pressure may occur when laundry or
showers are in operation. Wait until water use is
reduced before starting dishwasher.
Hot water is needed for best dishwashing and
drying results. Water entering dishwasher should
be at least 120°F (49°C) to give satisfactory
To check water temperature entering dishwasher:
Turn on hot water faucet nearest dishwasher
for several minutes to clear cool water from
Hold a candy or meat thermometer in stream
of water to check the temperature.
If temperature is below 120°F (49°C), have a
qualified person raise the hot water heater
Important: Before starting a cycle, run hot
water to clear cool water from pipe.