Loading the dishwasher racks.
For best dishwashing results, follow these loading guidelines. Features and appearance of racks and silverware
baskets may vary from your model.
About optional accessories.
You can change the appearance of your dishwasher to match your kitchen cabinets by ordering one of the following
Wood Panel Trim Kit
This accessory contains trim and instructions for you to supply and install a 1/4" thick decorative wood door.
These accessories are available at extra cost (Visa, MasterCard or Discover cards accepted) by calling 800.626.2002.
Specify accessory number when ordering.
The upper rack is for glasses, cups and saucers. This is also a secure
place for dishwasher-safe plastics. A cup shelf may be placed in the up
or down position to add flexibility. The upper rack is good for all
kinds of odd-shaped utensils. Saucepans, mixing bowls and other
items should be placed face down.
Secure larger dishwasher-safe plastics over two fingers when possible.
Make sure small plastic items are secure so they can't fall onto the heating element.
Be sure that items do not protrude through the bottom of the rack and block rotation
of the middle spray arm. This could result in poor wash performance for items in the
When loading the lower rack, do not load large platters or trays in the front left
corner. They may prevent detergent from circulating during the wash cycle.
The lower rack is best used for plates, saucers and cookware. Large
items should go along the sides. Load platters, pots and bowls along
the sides, in corners or in the back. The soiled side of items should
face the center of the rack.
Be careful not to let a portion of any item such as a pot or dish handle extend
through the bottom rack. This could block the wash arm and cause poor
The silverware basket may be used without the topper for quick
loading; with the topper, it may be beneficial for holding small items
Without the topper
Put the flatware in the removable basket with fork and knife handles
up to protect your hands. Place spoons in the basket with handles
down. Mix knives, forks and spoons so they don't nest together.
Distribute evenly. Small plastic items, such as measuring spoons and
lids from small containers, should go in the bottom of the silverware
basket with silverware on top.
With the topper
Place small plastic items, such as measuring spoons and lids from
small containers, in the bottom of the basket and snap the topper in
place. Insert spoons and forks, handles first, through the holes in the
topper. Place knives, blades first, through the holes in the topper.