Loading Your Dishwasher
This section tells you how to load your dishwasher properly for the best washing and rinsing results.
to load your dishwasher
• Load correctly for best washing results. Incorrect loading
may cause poor washing and the need to rewash all or
part of the load.
• Wash full loads. Running a half-filled dishwasher uses
the same amount of electricity and hot water as a fully
• To save water and energy, do not rinse dishes before
putting them into the dishwasher.
• Remove large pieces of food, fruit pits, bones, and other
hard items. The ULTRA WASH* module will remove food
particles from the water. The module contains a chopping
device which will reduce the size of food items.
NOTE: If hard items such as fruit seeds, nuts, and egg
shells enter the ULTRA WASH module, you might hear
chopping, grinding, crunching, or buzzing sounds. Those
sounds are normal when hard items enter the module.
Do not let metallic items (such as pot handle screws) get
into the ULTRA WASH module. They could damage the
ULTRA WASH module.
• Foods like eggs, rice, pasta, spinach, and cooked
cereals may be hard to remove if they are left to dry over
a period of time. Run a Quick Rinse cycle to keep dishes
moist if you do not plan to wash them soon.
• Load dishes so soiled surfaces face the rotating
• Load dishes so they are not stacked or overlapping, if
possible. It is important for the water spray to reach all
soiled surfaces for best washing. For best drying, water
must be able to drain from all surfaces.
the top rack
The top rack is designed for cups, glasses, and smaller
items. See 
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• Place items so open ends face down for cleaning and
• Load glasses in top rack only - bottom rack is not
designed for glasses. Damage may occur.
• Place cups and glasses in the rows between prongs.
Placing them over the prongs can lead to breakage.
• Secure lightweight items.
• China, crystal, and other delicate items must not touch
each other during dishwasher operation. Damage
• Load plastic items in the top rack only. Only plastic items
marked "dishwasher safe" are recommended.
• Load plastic items so the force of the spray does not
move them during the cycle.
• To avoid chipping, do not let stemware touch other items.
• Small bowls, pans, and other utensils can be placed in
the top rack.