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Safety

 

Instructions............................

2

Features .................................

3

Normal Operating

 

Sounds ................................

4,6

Operating

 

Instructions........................

4-7

Preparing and

 

Loading Dishes...................

8-9

Dishwasher Dispenser

 

and Detergents................

10-11

Factors Affecting

 

Performance........................

11

Care and

 

Cleaning ..............................

12

Changing

 

Color Panels ........................

13

Solutions to Common

 

Dishwashing Problems ....

14-16

Consumer Services

 

Warranty & Service ...........................

17-18

Versión en español ..................................

17

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Important Safety Instructions

This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and electrical shock.

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your dishwasher, follow basic precautions including the following:

Read all instructions before using your dishwasher.

Use your dishwasher only as instructed in this Use and Care Manual.

This Manual does not cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Use common sense and caution when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.

DISHWASHER MUST BE ELECTRICALLY GROUNDED. Read the Installation Instructions for details.

This dishwasher is designed to operate on regular house current (120 V, 60 Hz). Use a circuit equipped with a 15 ampere fuse or circuit breaker. Use a 20 ampere fuse if dishwasher is connected with a food waste disposer.

Do not operate dishwasher unless all enclosure panels are in their proper place.

Dispose of discarded appliance and shipping or packing material properly.

To avoid entrapment and/or suffocation, remove door or door latch mechanism from any dishwasher that is discarded or not in use.

Keep young children and infants away from dishwasher when it is operating.

Do not let children abuse, sit, stand or play on door or racks of a dishwasher.

Use only detergents and rinse agents recommended for use in a dishwasher.

©1999 White Consolidated Industries, Inc.

 

All rights reserved.

Printed in U.S.A.

Store dishwasher detergent and rinse agents out of the reach of children.

Do not wash plastic items unless marked “dishwasher safe” or the equivalent. Check with manufacturer for recommendations, if not marked. Items that are not dishwasher safe may melt and create a potential fire hazard.

If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer, make sure disposer is completely empty before running dishwasher.

Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before servicing.

Repairs should be done by a qualified technician.

Do not tamper with controls.

Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after use.

When loading items to be washed:

-Locate sharp items and knives so that they are not likely to damage the door seal or tub.

-Load sharp items and knives with the handles up to reduce the risk of cut-typeinjuries.

Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been used for 2 weeks or more.

HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If hot water system has not been used for such a period, before using dishwasher, turn on all hot water faucets and let water flow from each for several minutes. This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. HYDROGEN GAS IS FLAMMABLE. Do not smoke or use an open flame during this time.

Do not store or use combustible materials, gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

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INSTRUCTIONS

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Dishwasher Features

Your dishwasher cleans by spraying a mixture of hot water and detergent through the spray arms against soiled surfaces. Each cycle begins with a pre-drain.Next, the dishwasher fills with water covering the filter area. Water is then pumped through the filter and spray arms. Soil particles go down the drain as the water is pumped out and replaced with clean water. The number of water fills will vary with the cycle being used.

Funnel

Nozzle

pages

 

Tub Gasket 8,14

Top Rack

page 12

page 8

Middle Spray Arm

Serial Label

pages 8,9,14

(located on right

 

side of tub)

Lower Spray Arm

Bottom Rack

pages 9,14

page 9

Overfill Protector

Glass Trap

page 12

page 12

Prewash

Self-CleaningFilter

page 12

Detergent Cup

 

page 10

 

 

Heating Element

Detergent Dispenser

page 12

page 10

 

Rinse Aid

Dispenser page 11

Vent pages 4-7,15

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Operating Instructions

 

Vent

Latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very Important Information—

Read Before Operating Your

Dishwasher!

Normal Operating

Sounds

This dishwasher does not sound like most dishwashers—IT’SQUIETER!

The new wash system uses energy efficient motors for the wash and drain portions of the cycle you select. Each cycle has a series of water fills and drains for washing and rinsing dishes. As each cycle begins, you may–ormaynot–hearthe drain motor.

The next sound you will hear is the splashing water as it enters the tub. Then the lower arm rotates and circulates water. This is followed by a pause and a slightly different sound as the upper arm sprays water. If you listen closely, you will hear the change in sound as the wash action switches from one arm to the other.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you compare this dishwasher to previous models, you may be surprised at what you DON’T hear!

Getting Started

1.Load dishwasher (See Preparing and Loading Dishes).

2.Add detergent (See Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents).

3.Add rinse aid, if needed (See Rinse Aid).

4.Turn dial clockwise to select cycle (See Cycle Chart).

5.Select desired energy OPTIONS (See Energy Options).

6.Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher until water is hot. Turn water off.

7. To start, close door to latch.

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Operating Instructions(continued)

Wash Cycle Selections

Note: Cycle times are approximate and not all cycles available on all models.

Series 100

Cycle Chart

 

Cycle

Description

To Select Cycle

Water

Time

Washes/

 

 

 

 

 

(approx.)

(approx.)

Rinses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pots &

For pots, pans,

• Turn dial to POTS & PANS.

7.2

gal.

89 min.*

2 washes

 

 

Pans

casseroles, and

• Select desired OPTIONS.

6.0

imp. gal.

 

4 rinses

 

 

 

dinnerware with dried-

 

27.3

liters

 

 

 

 

 

on or baked on soils.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heavy

For heavily soiled

• Turn dial to HEAVY WASH.

7.2 gal.

89 min.*

2 washes

 

 

Wash

dishes and silverware.

• Select desired OPTIONS.

6.0

imp. gal.

 

4 rinses

 

 

 

 

 

27.3

liters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Normal

For regularly soiled

• Turn dial to NORMAL WASH.

6.0 gal.

81 min.*

2 washes

 

 

Wash

dishes and silverware.

• Select desired OPTIONS.

5.0

imp. gal.

 

3 rinses

 

 

 

 

 

22.7

liters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light

For lightly soiled or

• Turn dial to LIGHT WASH.

4.8

gal.

74 min.*

1 wash

 

 

Wash

pre-rinseddishes and

• Select desired OPTIONS.

4.0

imp. gal.

 

3 rinses

 

 

 

silverware.

 

18.2

liters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rinse/

For rinsing dishes that

• DO NOT USE detergent.

1.2

gal.

6 min.

1 rinse

 

 

Hold

will be washed later.

• Turn dial to RINSE/HOLD.

1.0

imp. gal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.5

liters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate

For warming dishes

• Load clean plates and dishes to

 

 

14 min.

 

 

 

Warmer

and serving plates

be warmed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

before serving hot

• Turn dial to PLATE WARMER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

foods.

• Select HOT DRY option.

 

 

 

 

 

* Includes dry time.

Energy Options

Hot Dry Option

HOT DRY option provides faster drying since the heating element is on during the drying portion of the cycle.

Cool Dry Option

COOL DRY option saves electricity since the heating element is off during the drying portion of the cycle. To speed drying process, open the door slightly after the cycle is complete. Some water droplets may remain on door and tub and in areas where dishes touch silverware basket and rack.

With either option, you may see water vapor coming from vent during drying portion of cycle. The vent is closed during washing to hold moisture and sound inside and then opens for drying.

The drying option may be changed at any time during the cycle and affects only the drying period.

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Operating Instructions

 

Vent

Latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very Important Information—

Read Before Operating Your

Dishwasher!

Normal Operating

Sounds

This dishwasher does not sound like most dishwashers—IT’SQUIETER!

The new wash system uses energy efficient motors for the wash and drain portions of the cycle you select. Each cycle has a series of water fills and drains for washing and rinsing dishes. As each cycle begins, you may–ormaynot–hearthe drain motor.

The next sound you will hear is the splashing water as it enters the tub. Then the lower arm rotates and circulates water. This is followed by a pause and a slightly different sound as the upper arm sprays water. If you listen closely, you will hear the change in sound as the wash action switches from one arm to the other.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you compare this dishwasher to previous models, you may be surprised at what you DON’T hear!

Getting Started

1.Load dishwasher (See Preparing and Loading Dishes).

2.Add detergent (See Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents).

3.Add rinse aid, if needed (See Rinse Aid).

4.Select desired cycle (See Cycle Chart).

5.Turn dial clockwise to select cycle.

6.Select desired energy OPTIONS (See Energy Options).

7.Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher until water is hot. Turn water off.

8.To start, close door to latch.

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Operating Instructions(continued)

Wash Cycle Selections

Note: Cycle times are approximate and not all cycles available on all models.

Cycle Chart

Cycle

Description

To Select Cycle

Water

Time

Washes/

 

 

 

 

(approx.)

(approx.)

Rinses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pots &

For pots, pans,

• Press POTS & PANS button.

7.2

gal.

89 min.**

2 washes

Pans*

casseroles, and

• Turn dial to POTS & PANS/

6.0

imp. gal.

 

4 rinses

 

dinnerware with

HEAVY WASH.

27.3

liters

 

 

 

 

dried-onor baked

• Select desired OPTIONS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

on soils.

* The timer may be delayed for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

automatic water heating in the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

main wash if the water is not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hot enough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heavy

For heavily soiled

• Press NORMAL & OTHER

7.2

gal.

89 min.**

2 washes

Wash

dishes and

button.

6.0

imp. gal.

 

4 rinses

 

silverware.

• Turn dial to POTS & PANS/

27.3

liters

 

 

 

 

 

HEAVY WASH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Select desired OPTIONS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Normal

For regularly soiled

• Press NORMAL & OTHER

6.0

gal.

81 min.**

2 washes

Wash

dishes and

button.

5.0

imp. gal.

 

3 rinses

 

silverware.

• Turn dial to NORMAL WASH.

22.7

liters

 

 

 

 

 

• Select desired OPTIONS.

 

 

 

 

 

Light

For lightly soiled or

• Press NORMAL & OTHER

4.8

gal.

74 min.**

1 wash

Wash

pre-rinseddishes

button.

4.0

imp. gal.

 

3 rinses

 

and silverware.

• Turn dial to LIGHT WASH.

18.2

liters

 

 

 

 

 

• Select desired OPTIONS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rinse/

For rinsing dishes

• DO NOT USE detergent.

1.2

gal.

8 min.

1 rinse

Hold

that will be washed

• Turn dial to RINSE/HOLD.

1.0

imp. gal.

 

 

 

 

later.

 

4.5

liters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

** Includes dry time.

Energy Options

Hot Dry Option

HOT DRY option provides faster drying since the heating element is on during the drying portion of the cycle.

Cool Dry Option

COOL DRY option saves electricity since the heating element is off during the drying portion of the cycle. To speed drying process, open the door slightly after the cycle is complete. Some water droplets may remain on door and tub and in areas where dishes touch silverware basket and rack.

With either option, you may see water vapor coming from vent during drying portion of cycle. The vent is closed during washing to hold moisture and sound inside and then opens for drying.

The drying option may be changed at any time during the cycle and affects only the drying period.

Series 400

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Preparing and Loading Dishes

Dish Preparation

Scrape away large pieces of food, bones, pits, toothpicks, etc. The continuous filtered wash system will remove remaining food particles. Burned-onfoods should be loosened before loading. Empty liquids from glasses and cups.

Foods such as mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice and tomato based products may cause discoloration of stainless steel and plastics if allowed to sit for a long period of time. Unless the dishwasher is to be operated at once, it is best to rinse off these food soils.

• Load racks so that large items do not prevent the detergent dispenser from opening.

• Check manufacturer’s recommendations before washing items in question.

• If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer, be sure disposer is completely empty before starting dishwasher.

Loading the Top Rack

Important: Do not cover the funnel when loading.

The top rack is designed for cups, glasses small plates, saucers and bowls.

Load glasses in top rack. Damage may occur if placed in bottom rack.

Load plastic items in top rack only. Melting may occur if placed in bottom rack.

Load items with open ends facing down for better cleaning and draining.

Damage may occur if delicate items touch each other during dishwasher operation.

Long-handledknives and utensils can be

Do not cover funnel

placed in top rack.

 

Be sure nothing protrudes through the

 

bottom of the rack to block rotation of middle

 

spray arm.

 

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