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Kenmore 665.17422 User Manual: Using Your Dishwasher; Detergent Dispenser

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USING YOUR
DISHWASHER
Different brands of dishwasher detergent have different
amounts of phosphorous for softening water. If you
have hard water and use a detergent with a
phosphorous
content of less than 8.7%, you might
need to use more detergent, or use a detergent with a
phosphorous
content higher than 8.7%.
Where to fill
The detergent dispenser has 2 sections. The Pre-Wash
section empties detergent into the dishwasher when you
close the door.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1. Cover
2. Main wash section
3. Cover latch
4. Pre-wash section
The Main Wash section automatically
empties detergent
into the dishwasher during the main wash. (See the "Cycle
Selection CharL")
Use automatic dishwashing detergent only. Other
detergents can produce excessive suds that can
overflow out of the dishwasher and reduce washing
performance.
Add detergent just before starting cycle.
Store tightly closed detergent in a cool, dry place.
Fresh automatic dishwasher detergent results in better
cleaning.
NOTE: Do not use detergent with a rinse cycle.
Filling the dispenser
1. If the dispenser cover is closed, open the cover by
pushing the Cover latch.
2. Fill the Main Wash section with detergent. See "How
Much Detergent to Use."
3. Close the Main Wash dispenser cover. Fill the Pre-
Wash section if needed.
It is normal for the cover to open partially when dispensing
detergent.
NOTE: Use both sections for cycles with 2 washes. Use
only the covered section for cycles with 1 wash. See the
"Cycle Selection Chart" for more details.
How much detergent to use
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. If you use too
much in soft water, glassware will etch.
Water hardness can change over a period of time. Find
out your water's hardness by asking your local water
department, water softener company, or county
extension agent.
Top of 3rd step (3 tbs or 45 g)
Top of 2nd step (2 tbs or 30 g)
_--_
Top of 1st step (1 tb or 15 g)
Water Hardness
Soft to Medium
Hard Water
0 to 6 grains per
gallon
Amount of Detergent
For normally soiled loads
Fill the Main Wash section to
the top of the 2nd step
(2 tbs or 30 g)
Fill the Pre-Wash section to
the top of the 2nd step
(2 tbs or 30 g) if needed
NOTE: Add only 1 tb or 15 g of
detergent to both sections if
dishes are pre-rinsed or the water
is very soft (0 to 2 grains
per gallon).
For heavily soiled loads
Fill the Main Wash section to
the top of the 3rd step
(3 tbs or 45 g)
Fill the Pre-Wash section to
the top of the 2rid step
(2 tbs or 30 g)
Medium to Hard
Water
For normally soiled and
heavily soiled loads
7 to 12 grains per
gallon
Fill the Main Wash section to
the top of the 3rd step
(3 tbs or 45 g)
Fill the Pre-Wash section to
the top of the 2nd step
(2 tbs or 30 g) if needed
NOTE: Fill amounts shown are for standard powdered
detergent. Amounts may vary if you use liquid or
concentrated
powdered detergent. Follow instructions on
the package when using liquid dishwasher detergent or
concentrated
powdered detergent.
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