The bottom rack is designed for plates, pans, casseroles, and
utensils. Items with cooked-on
or dried-on food should be loaded
with soiled surfaces facing inward to the spray. (See
loading patterns shown.)
NOTE: The features on your dishwasher
rack may vary from the
Do not cover spray tower. See arrow.
Load the silverware basket while it is in the bottom rack or take
the basket out for loading on a counter or table.
NOTE: Unload or remove the basket before unloading the racks
to avoid spilling water droplets on the silverware.
Place small items such as baby bottle caps, jar lids, corncob
holders, etc., in a covered section. Close the cover to hold
small items in place.
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Do not load glasses, cups, or plastic items in the bottom
rack. Load small items in the bottom rack only if they are
secured in place.
Load plates, soup bowls, etc., between tines and facing
inward to the spray.
Overlap the edges of plates for large loads.
Load soup, cereal, and serving bowls in the rack in a variety
of ways depending upon their size and shape. Load bowls
securely between the rows of tines. Do not nest bowls
because the spray will not reach all surfaces.
Use suggested loading patterns, as shown, to increase
of your silverware.
This silverware basket can be separated and placed into the
bottom rack in several locations. Load silverware in all
sections or just one, depending upon your load.
When covers are up, mix items in each section of the basket
with some pointing up and some down to avoid nesting.
Spray cannot reach nested items.
IMPORTANT: Always load sharp items (knives, skewers, etc.)
a small basket
Hold the center basket and one small basket. Slide the small
basket forward to release the tabs from the corresponding
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Load cookie sheets, cake pans, and other large items at the
sides and back. Loading such items in front can keep the
water spray from reaching the detergent dispenser and
Secure heavily soiled cookware face down in the rack.
Make sure pot handles and other items do not stop rotation
of the spray arm(s). The spray arm(s) must move freely.
Do not load items between the bottom rack and the side of
the dishwasher tub because they might block the water inlet
NOTE: If you have removed the bottom rack for unloading or
cleaning, replace it with the bumpers in front.
Pull the baskets apart.
DO not load silver or silver-plated silverware with stainless
steel. These metals can be damaged by contact with each
other during washing.
Some foods (such as salt, vinegar, milk products, fruit juices,
etc.) can pit or corrode silverware. Run a rinse cycle if you do
not have a full load to wash immediately.