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Energy Saving Tips; Water Conditions Maintaining The Dishwasher - Maytag 7602 User Instructions

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WATER CONDITIONS
Hard
Water
containing
calcium minerals
can
Rust Minerals
can turn the dishes or tub inte-
cause a lime film or deposit on the tub and dishes. You
rior a brown, red or black color if iron or manganese is
may first notice this as ' cloudy" glasses,
in the water.
To confirm
if the film is due to hard water, soak a
To prevent:
glass approximately
5 minutes
in undiluted
white
1. Drain your home's water heater once a year to flush
vinegar.
Rinse and dry. If the film is removed,
it is
due
to hard
water
(if not
removed,
see
Soft
away any mineral deposits.
Water).
2. Check with a water treatment company like Culligan
To correct:
or Kinetico to see if a filter is needed in the home.
1. Adjust the detergent
amount to the degree of water
To re_wve..
hardness. (See pg. 5)
(Do not use this method on metal items.)
'2. Check water temperature.
(See pg. 6)
1. Use a rust removing compound
like RoVer Rust
Remover (available from Maytag Parts Distributors
3. Use a rinse aid to improve the sheeting action of the
by using Part No. 57961).
water. (See pg. 5)
2. Select the Normal cycle. Add 1/'2 cup RoVer Rust
To remove,fihnfrom
the dishwasher.
Remover to the tub bottom
and fill the MAIN
(Try one _fthefi)llowing.)
WASH cup _dth detergent. Let the dishwasher com-
plete the cycle. Refer to the rust remover package
1. A damp cloth and mild scouring powder,
fbr more information.
2. A halGcup white _4negar in a Normal cycle with
detergent in the MAIN WASH cup only.
The only permanent
solution is to install special filters
which can remove irun and manganese from the water.
Soft
Water
can promote etebing if too ranch
detergent is used, items are prerinsed or the water tem-
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
perature is too high. It is a permanent film whicb pits or
erodes the surface of the glass.
1. Don't prerinse[
The beginning stages can be identified by a "rainbow"
2. Wash full loads. The same amount of electricity and
look -- shades of blue, purple, brown or pink when the
water are used.
glass is held at an angle to the light. In advanced stages
3. Load correctly for best washing results.
the surface appears frosted, spotted or cloudy.
4. Operate
the dishwasher
during
off-peak
hours.
Etching can happen in any, dishwasher and there is no
Check your local utilib, for rates.
relationship to the cost or quality of the glass.
To prevent:
1. Adjust the detergent amount to water hardness. (See
pg. 5)
2. Adjust the water temperature.
(See pg. 6)
3. Don't prerinse. This removes food soils and aggra-
vates etching.
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