® DISHWASHER Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301 or visit our website at www.whirlpool.com In Canada, for assistance, installation or service, call: 1-800-807-6777 or visit our website at www.whirlpool.ca LAVE-VAISSELLE Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien...
TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE DES MATIÈRES DISHWASHER SAFETY ..............3 SÉCURITÉ DU LAVE-VAISSELLE ..........20 Before Using Your Dishwasher............4 Avant d’utiliser le lave-vaisselle ..........21 PARTS AND FEATURES..............5 PIÈCES ET CARACTÉRISTIQUES ..........22 Control Panels................6 Tableaux de commande ............23 START-UP GUIDE ................6 GUIDE DE MISE EN MARCHE ............23 Using Your New Dishwasher ............6 Utilisation de votre nouveau lave-vaisselle........23 Stopping Your Dishwasher ............7...
DISHWASHER SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are 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 potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER”...
Before Using Your Dishwasher WARNING GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS For a grounded, cord-connected dishwasher: The dishwasher must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. The dishwasher is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding Tip Over Hazard conductor and a grounding plug.
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. A. Top rack F. Vent J. Silverware basket B. Water inlet opening G. Third level wash (on some models) K.
Control Panels DU810, DU811 DU850 START-UP GUIDE Before using your dishwasher, remove all packaging materials. Read this entire Use and Care Guide. You will find important safety information and useful operating tips. Using Your New Dishwasher 1. Scrape large food soil and hard items (toothpicks or bones) 4.
Stopping Your Dishwasher You can stop your dishwasher anytime during a cycle. 1. Open the door slightly. 1. Turn the cycle control knob slowly clockwise until you hear water draining. Let the dishwasher drain completely. 2. Wait for the spraying action to stop. Then open the door all the way, if needed.
Loading Bottom Rack Loading Silverware Basket The bottom rack is designed for plates, pans, casseroles, and Load the silverware basket while it is in the bottom rack or take utensils. Items with cooked-on or dried-on food should be loaded the basket out for loading on a counter or table. with soiled surfaces facing inward to the spray.
DISHWASHER USE Detergent Dispenser The detergent dispenser has 2 sections. The Pre-Wash section How much detergent to use empties detergent into the dishwasher when you close the door. The amount of detergent to use depends on the hardness of your water and the type of detergent. If you use too little, dishes won’t be clean.
Rinse Aid Dispenser Rinse aids keep water from forming droplets that can dry as Filling the dispenser spots or streaks. They also improve drying by allowing water to drain off of the dishes during the final rinse by releasing a small amount of the rinse aid into the rinse water.
Rinse Only Cycle Selection Charts Use this cycle for rinsing dishes, glasses, and silverware that will For DU810, DU811: not be washed right away. Turn the cycle control knob to the desired cycle. If the door is latched, you will hear the cycles start and stop as the cycle Do not use detergent with this cycle.
Plate Warmer (on some models) Option Selections You can change an option anytime before the selected option Use the Plate Warmer cycle to warm serving dishes or dinner begins. For example, you can press an unheated drying option plates. anytime before drying begins. NOTE: Use the heated drying option with the Plate Warmer.
WASHING SPECIAL ITEMS If you have doubts about washing a particular item, check with the manufacturer to see if it is dishwasher safe. Material Dishwasher Safe?/Comments Material Dishwasher Safe?/Comments Aluminum Pewter, Brass, Bronze High water temperature and detergents High water temperatures and detergent can affect finish of anodized aluminum.
DISHWASHER CARE Cleaning Drain Air Gap Check the drain air gap anytime your dishwasher isn’t draining Cleaning the exterior well. Some state or local plumbing codes require the addition of a In most cases, regular use of a soft, damp cloth or sponge and a drain air gap between a built-in dishwasher and the home drain mild detergent is all that is necessary to keep the outside of your system.
TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call... Dishwasher is not operating properly Dishes are not completely clean Dishwasher does not run or stops during a cycle Food soil left on the dishes Is the door closed tightly and latched? Is the dishwasher loaded correctly? Refer to the “Dishwasher Loading”...
Is the home water pressure high enough for proper Black or gray marks on dishes dishwasher filling? Home water pressure should be 20 to Are aluminum items rubbing dishes during washing? 120 psi (138 to 828 kPa) for proper dishwasher fill. If you have Disposable aluminum items can break down in the questions about your water pressure, call a licensed, qualified dishwasher and cause marking.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling Whirlpool. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-253-1301. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777.