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Care and cleaning.
Main filter
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Cleaning the Filters
Inspect and clean the filters periodically. This should
be done every month. If there is a decrease in
wash performance
or dishes feel gritty, this is
also an indication the filters need to be cleaned.
To clean the filters, remove the bottom rack.
Lift out the main filter and cup assembly. Lift
out the fine filter.
Rinse the main filter, fine filter and cup with
warm soapy water. Scouring pads or brushes
can scratch the filter surface but a soft brush
or sponge may be needed to remove stubborn
soils or calcium deposits caused by hard water.
Once cleaned replace the fine filter followed
by the cup and main filter assembly. Be sure to
press them in place as improper replacement
of the filter may reduce the performance level
of the appliance.
Cleaning the Spray Arms
Because hard water chemicals will clog the spray
arm jets and bearings, it is necessary to clean the
spray arms regularly. To remove the spray arm,
twist the retaining nut 90 degrees and pull the
spray arm off the shaft.
Wash the arms in soapy,warm water and use a
soft brush to clean the jets. Replacethem after
rinsing thoroughly.
If your dishwasher
is left in an unheated
during the winter, ask a service technician to:
E] Turn off electrical power to the dishwasher.
Remove fuses or trip circuit breaker.
E] Turn off the water supply and disconnect the
water inlet line from the water valve.
r_ Drain water from the water inlet line and
water valve. (Usea pan to catch the water.)
r4-1 Reconnect the water inlet line to the water
Check theairgap any
isn't draining well.
Does Your Dishwasher
Have an Air Gap?
An air gap protects your dishwasher against water
bucking up into it ifa drain clogs. The air gap is not
a part of the dishwasher. It is not covered by your
warranty. Not all plumbing codes require air gaps,
so you may not have one.
The air gap is easy to clean.
r_ Turn off the dishwasher and lift off the air gap
E] Remove the plastic cap under the cover and
clean with a toothpick.
r_ Replacethe cap and cover when the air gap is



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