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In an effort to conserve natural resources, this dishwasher includes a condensed User Guide. A complete User Guide can
be downloaded at The model number is located on a label in the tub along the left outer
In the U.S.A., register your dishwasher at
In Canada, register your dishwasher at
Para una version de estas instrucciones en español, visite
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" or "WARNING."
These words mean:
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the
instructions are not followed.
When using the dishwasher, follow basic precautions, including the following:
Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
Use the dishwasher only for its intended function.
Use only detergents or rinse agents recommended for use in a
dishwasher, and keep them out of the reach of children.
When loading items to be washed:
1) Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage the
door seal; and
2) Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce the risk of
cut-type injuries.
Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked
"dishwasher safe" or the equivalent. For plastic items not so
marked, check the manufacturer's recommendations.
Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after
Do not operate the dishwasher unless all enclosure panels are
properly in place.
State of California Proposition 65 Warnings:
WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.
WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.


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Do not tamper with controls.
Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door, lid, or dish racks of
the dishwasher.
To reduce the risk of injury, do not allow children to play in or
on the dishwasher.
Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a
hot water system that has not been used for two weeks or
more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system
has not been used for such a period, before using the
dishwasher turn on all hot water faucets and let the water flow
from each for several minutes. This will release any
accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable, do not
smoke or use an open flame during this time.
Remove the door or lid to the washing compartment
when removing an old dishwasher from service or
discarding it.



  Summary of Contents for KitchenAid KDTE554CSS

  • Page 1: Important Safety Instructions

    LEARN MORE In an effort to conserve natural resources, this dishwasher includes a condensed User Guide. A complete User Guide can be downloaded at The model number is located on a label in the tub along the left outer edge.
  • Page 2: Key Usage Tips

    WARNING Tip Over Hazard Do not use dishwasher until completely installed. Do not push down on open door. Doing so can result in serious injury or cuts. GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS For a grounded, cord-connected dishwasher: Check with a qualified electrician or service representative if you are in doubt whether the dishwasher is properly The dishwasher must be grounded.
  • Page 3: Operating Your Dishwasher

    OPERATING YOUR DISHWASHER Prepare and Load the Dishwasher Add Detergent NOTE: If you do not plan to run a wash cycle soon, run a rinse cycle. Do not use detergent. Use automatic dishwasher detergent only. Add detergent just before starting a cycle. Fresh automatic dishwasher detergent results in better cleaning.
  • Page 4: Cycle Guide

    Select Options (options vary by model) Start or Resume a Cycle You can customize your cycles by pressing the options desired. If you NOTE: Run hot water at sink nearest your dishwasher until water is hot. change your mind, press the option again to turn off the option. Not all Turn off water.
  • Page 5 OPTIONS CAN BE WHAT IT DOES ADDED TIME TO CYCLE ADDED SELECTED WATER WITH GALLONS TYPICAL (LITERS) Dries dishes with heat. This option with the Available Activates the heating with any use of rinse aid will provide the best drying element at the end of cycle performance.
  • Page 6: Dishwasher Care

    DISHWASHER CARE Cleaning the Dishwasher Water Reservoir Cleaning Clean the exterior of dishwasher with a soft, damp cloth and mild The reservoir is self-maintained by emptying any unused water after detergent. If your dishwasher has a stainless steel exterior, a stainless 3 days at the beginning of the next cycle.
  • Page 7: Problem Solver

    PROBLEM SOLVER Scan the code at left with your mobile device, or visit for recommendations that may help you avoid a service call. If you experience Recommended Solutions The Clean light is Check the following: flashing Is the overfill protection float able to move up and down freely? Press down to release.
  • Page 8: Dishwasher Warranty

    In the second through the fifth year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, KitchenAid will pay for factory specified parts for the following components to correct defects in materials or workmanship that existed when this major appliance was purchased: nylon dish racks and electronic controls.
  • Page 9: Importantes Instructions De Sécurité

    EN SAVOIR PLUS Afin de conserver les ressources naturelles, ce lave-vaisselle comprend un guide d’utilisation rapide. L'utilisateur peut télécharger un guide complet sur Le numéro de modèle se trouve sur l'étiquette de la cuve, sur la paroi externe gauche.
  • Page 10: Conseils Élémentaires D'utilisation

    AVERTISSEMENT Risque de basculement Ne pas utiliser le lave-vaisselle jusqu’à ce qu’il soit complètement installé. Ne pas appuyer sur la porte ouverte. Le non-respect de ces instructions peut causer des blessures graves ou des coupures. INSTRUCTIONS DE MISE À LA TERRE AVERTISSEMENT : Pour un lave-vaisselle relié...
  • Page 11: Utilisation Du Lave-Vaisselle

    Détergent recommandé Les États-Unis et le Canada ont voté une restriction limitant la quantité de phosphore (phosphates) présents dans les détergents domestiques pour lave-vaisselle à un maximum de 0,5 %. Avant cette mesure, les détergents en contenaient 8,7 %. Suite à ce changement concernant les détergents, les plus gros fabricants ont reformulé leurs détergents pour lave-vaisselle, avançant ainsi encore plus loin dans la conscience environnementale.
  • Page 12: Guide De Programme

    Verser l'agent de rinçage Sélectionner un programme (les programmes varient selon le modèle) Votre lave-vaisselle est conçu pour utiliser un agent de rinçage afin d'obtenir un séchage satisfaisant. Sans agent de rinçage, la vaisselle Les lave-vaisselle éconergiques fonctionnent plus longtemps pour et l'intérieur du lave-vaisselle seront trop humides.
  • Page 13 OPTIONS PEUT ÊTRE DESCRIPTION DURÉE GALLONS SÉLEC- SUPPLÉMENTAIRE D'EAU TIONNÉ DU PROGRAMME SUPPLÉ- AVEC MENTAIRES TYPIQUE (LITRES) Nettoie les plats, poêles, etc., présentant un degré Heavy Duty Active les jets ProScrub ® 0 - 3,0 de saleté élevé pour supprimer le trempage et le (service pour un pouvoir nettoyant (0 - 11,2)
  • Page 14: Entretien Du Lave-Vaisselle

    (si l'on en possède un). RÉSOLUTION DE PROBLÈMES Scannez le code à gauche avec votre téléphone ou consultez pour des conseils qui vous permettront peut-être d'éviter une intervention de dépannage. Si vous Solutions recommandées rencontrez ces problèmes...
  • Page 15 étaient déjà présents lors de l’achat de ce gros appareil ménager. Le service doit être fourni par une compagnie de service désignée par KitchenAid. LE SEUL ET EXCLUSIF RECOURS DU CLIENT DANS LE CADRE DE LA PRÉSENTE GARANTIE LIMITÉE CONSISTE EN LA RÉPARATION PRÉVUE CI-DESSUS.
  • Page 16 5. Les défauts apparents, notamment les éraflures, les bosses, les fissures ou tout autre dommage au fini du gros appareil ménager, à moins que ces dommages soient dus à des vices de matériaux ou de fabrication et soient signalés à KitchenAid dans les 30 jours suivant la date d’achat.