Frigidaire 675000612098 User Manual

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All about the


of your Dishwasher


Important Safety Instructions ..............................


Care and Cleaning .......................................

9 - 10

Dishwasher Features .........................................


Connecting & Disconnecting the Portable


Operating Instructions ...................................

4 - 5

Dishwasher .....................................................


Preparing and Loading Dishes .............................


Common Dishwashing Problems & Solutions 12 - 13

Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents ....................


Notes .............................................................


Factors Affecting Performance ............................


Warranty ........................................................

15 USA 1-800-944-9044 Canada 1-800-265-8352

2011) (March 675000612098


Read all instructions before using this appliance.

Save these instructions for future reference.


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:

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.

NSF certified residential dishwashers are not intended for licensed food establishments.

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.

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.

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.

Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before servicing.


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

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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Your dishwasher, illustrated below, cleans by spraying a mixture of hot, clean water, and detergent against the soiled surfaces of your dishes and tableware. Each cycle starts with a pre-drain.Next, the dishwasher fills with water to a level even with the heating element. This water is constantly pumped through the rotating spray arm and sprayed onto the dishes. Soiled water is pumped out and replaced iwth clean water during a cylce. The number of water fills depends upon the cycle being used.



Upper Spray Arm




Lower Spray Arm






Getting Started

1.Check Filter (See Cleaning Filter)

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

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

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

5.Select wash cycle (See Cycle Chart).

6.Select desired OPTIONS.

7.See page 11 for instructions on connecting the portable dishwasher.

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

9.To start, close door to latch.

Cycle Chart


To Select Cycle










Select HEAVY WASH and



125 min. *

2 washes

For heavily soiled dishes and


imp. gal.


5 rinses


select desired OPTIONS.
















Select NORMAL WASH and



95 min. *

2 washes

For regularly soilded dishes and


imp. gal.


4 rinses


select desired OPTIONS.











Light Wash

Select LIGHT WASH and select



85 min. *

2 washes

For Lightly soiled and pre-rinsed


imp. gal.


3 rinses

dishes and silverware.
















80 min. *

1 rinses

For lightly soiled China and


imp. gal.















Energy Saver




65 min. *

2 washes

For Lightly soiled and pre-


imp. gal.


2 rinses

rinsed dishes and silverware.

select desired OPTIONS.












DO NOT USE detergent.



25 min. *


For rinsing dishes that will be


imp. gal.



washed later.












* Includes dry time


Dish Preparation

It is not necessary to rinse dishes before putting them into the dishwasher. Just remove large pieces and quantities of food, bones, pits, etc. Empty glasses and cups. It may be necessary to presoak or lightly scour firmly cooked-onorbaked-onfoods.

Foods such as mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice and tomato-basedproducts 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 dishes facing the center of the rack so that the water spray from the rotating spray arm can reach soiled surfaces.

Be sure large items do not block the detergent dispenser, preventing it from opening during the wash cycle.

To be sure an item is dishwasher safe, read the manufacturer’s care instructions.

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

To save energy, wash full loads.

For best washing results, load correctly and avoid overloading.


Energy Options

Hi-TempWash Option

When HI-TEMPWASH ON option is selected, the dishwasher heats the water in the main wash to approximately 140°F (60°C).

This increase in water temperature helps dishwasher detergent remove food grease and soil from dishes more effectively and aids in drying. HI-TEMPWASH option can be used with all cycles except CHINA CRYSTAL and RINSE ONLY.HI-TEMPWASH is automatically provided when HEAVY WASH cycle is selected.

To turn off the HI-TEMPWASH option, press the pad a second time.

Air Dry Option

The unit defaults to heated dry when it is started with any cycle selected. This drying uses a combination of the heated dry with rinse aid that achieves enhanced drying performance. If you prefer to only have AIR DRY for dishes, you will select AIR DRY and the uit will not energize the heating element. This will reduce energy consumption, but reduce drying performance.

Delay Start

The DELAY START option allows you to automatically delay starting your dishwasher from 2 - 4 hours.

Make cycle selections, press the DELAY START key until the desired delay LED is it, then close the door and the delay time will start.

To cancel the delay and start the cycle before the delay period is over, open the door and press the START/CANCEL key. Close the door and the cycle will start.



Loading the Top Rack

Glasses and cupsPlaceglasses and cups against outside pins at an angle. Cups with a concave

bottom will collect water.

Small plates and saucersPlace dishes

between middle two rows of pins.

PlasticwareLoadplasticware in the top rack to avoid melting.

Bowls—Placebowls between the middle 2 rows of pins facing down.

Miscellaneous items—Place long handled

knives and utensils in top rack.

Cup Shelf—Thecup shelf can be folded down over short items (juice glasses, cups, etc.) for more loading

space. When using cup shelf, alternate items with layer below so that water can reach all inside surfaces.

Loading the Bottom Rack

Large plates and plattersPlace between

the support pins with soiled sides facing inward.

Bowls, casseroles and sauce pans

Load upside down or at an angle facing inward. Slightly tilting items will provide better drainage.

Pots and pans—Placeupside down and at an angle. Do not allow handles to protrude through bottom of

rack, blocking wash arm rotation. Load large items at the sides and not across the front so they do not block the detergent dispenser preventing it from opening.

Loading the Silverware Basket

Load sharp items with handles up. Be sure items do not protrude through the holes in the basket and

stop the rotation of the spray arm.

Load silverware so items are mixed in each section to prevent nesting. Water spray cannot effectively reach nested items.

Adding a Dish

1.Make sure there is a full wash cycle yet to be completed so that any added items are thoroughly washed and rinsed.

2.Unlatch door and wait for water action to stop.

3.Open door and add dish.

4.Firmly close door to latch and resume cycle.



Filling the Detergent Dispenser

The detergent dispenser has one covered and one uncovered cup. Detergent in the uncovered cup falls into the dishwasher when the door is closed. The covered cup opens automatically to release detergent.

How much Detergent to use

The amount of detergent to use depends on the water hardness. Water hardness is measured in grains per gallon. Using too little detergent can result in poor cleaning and hard water filming or spotting. Using too much detergent in soft water can cause a permanent film called etching. Your local water company, water softener company or county extension agent can tell you the water hardness in your area.


The use of industrial grade detergent can damage the heating coil and other parts of the dishwasher leading to damage to the unit and surrounding property. Use only household grade automatic dishwasher detergents.


Try adding more detergent at the beginning of the main wash portion of the cycle. As a rule, use 1 teaspoon for each grain above 12. Unlatch the door, open slowly and add detergent to the bottom of the tub. Close the door to latch and the dishwasher will continue through the cycle.

Use only fresh automatic dishwashing detergent. Other detergents will cause oversudsing.

Add detergent just before starting cycle.

Store detergent in a cool, dry location. Moist or caked detergent will not dissolve properly.

Do not fill both washcups, unless you have very hard water, see chart below*.


Main Wash Cup

Cover Latch

Pre Wash Cup

Note: If the cover is closed on the Main Wash Cup, open by pressing the cover latch.

Detergent Usage Guide


Soft Water

Medium Hard Water

Hard Water

Very Hard Water*





(over 12 grains)






Heavy Wash

1.5 teaspoons (each

4 teaspoons

6 teaspoons

Each Cup–



(each cup–fillto line

(each cup–

Completely Full

Normal Wash

1/4 full)

above "Regular")

completely full)










Light Wash

1.5 teaspoons

4 teaspoons

6 teaspoons

Main Wash Cup–


(Main Wash cup–

(Main Wash cup–fillto

(Main Wash cup–

Completely Full

Energy Saver

1/4 full)

line above "Regular")

completely full)










Rinse Only

No Detergent

No Detergent

No Detergent

No Detergent








Rinse Aid

Rinse aid greatly improves drying and reduces water spots and filming. Water “sheets” off dishes rather than forming water droplets that cling and leave spots.

A dispenser, located next to the detergent cup, automatically releases a measured amount of rinse aid during the last rinse. If spotting and poor drying are problems, increase the amount of rinse aid dispensed by rotating the dial to a higher number. The dial is located under the dispenser cap. The indicator will be dark when full and will show clear when it is time to refill.

To add liquid rinse aid, turn dispenser cap 1/4 turn counterclockwise and lift out. Pour in rinse aid until liquid touches the indicated fill level. Replace cap.

Do not overfill since this can cause oversudsing. Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth.

The dispenser holds enough for 35 to 140 washes, depending on setting.



Less More

Adjustable setting

Dispenser Cap

Water Pressure

Water pressure should be between 20 and 120 pounds per square inch. Low water pressure occurs most often during periods of high water consumption, such as when laundry or showers are being done. To determine if you have enough water pressure, put a 2 quart container under fully opened hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher. It should fill in less than 14 seconds. Be sure all other faucets are turned off during test.

Water Temperature

Hot water is needed for best dishwashing and drying results. Water entering dishwasher should be at least 120°F (49°C) to give satisfactory results.

To check water temperature entering dishwasher:

Turn on hot water faucet nearest dishwasher for several minutes to clear cool water from pipes.

Hold a candy or meat thermometer in stream of water to check the temperature.

If temperature is below 120°F (49°C), have a qualified person raise the hot water heater thermostat setting.

Important: Before starting a cycle, run hot water to clear cool water from pipe.

Not selecting the AIR DRY option in combination with rinse aid will enhance drying performance. The energy required to use the AIR DRY option costs pennies per cycle. You may choose to select the AIR DRY option; however you will have items in your dish load that will not be completely dry at

the end of the cycle.



Burn Hazard

Allow heating element to cool before cleaning the interior.

Failure to do so can result in burns.

Outside—Occasionallywash with a mild nonabrasive detergent and water. Rinse and dry.

InsideTheinside of the dishwasher isself-cleaningwith normal use.

To clean stainless steel wipe with the grains.

Use a Dishwasher Safe Detergent to help with the stains or discolorations.

NEVER use products that contain Chlorine Bleach or Citric Acid.

Important: The dishwasher motor is permanently lubricated at the factory and does not need to be oiled.


Hard water may cause lime deposit buildup on the interior of the dishwasher.

Care of Drain Air Gap

If a drain air gap was installed for your built-indishwasher, check to make sure it is clean so the dishwasher will drain properly. Drain air gaps are usually mounted on countertop and can be inspected by removing the cover. A drain air gap is not part of your dishwasher and is not covered by this warranty.



A dishwasher left in an unheated place should be protected from freezing. Have a qualified person do the following:

To Disconnect Service:

1.Turn off electrical power to the dishwasher at the supply source by removing fuses or tripping circuit breaker.

2.Shut off water supply.

3.Place a pan under the inlet valve. Disconnect water line from inlet valve and drain into pan.

4.Disconnect drain line from pump and drain water into pan.


See Installation Instructions for more details on disconnecting and restoring service to your dishwasher.

To Restore Service:

1.Reconnect the water, drain, and electrical power supply.

2.Turn on water and electrical power supply.

3.Fill both detergent cups and run dishwasher through a NORMAL WASH Cycle.

4.Check connections to make sure they do not leak.


See Installation Instructions for more details on disconnecting and restoring service to your dishwasher.




Property Damage Hazard

Freezing temperatures may cause water lines to rupture. Be sure all supply lines to and circulating lines within dishwasher are protected. Failure to do so could result in property damage.

Cleaning the Filter

For optimum performance, your dishwasher is equipped with a filter assembly featuring a main filter, cup and fine filter as shown in the drawing above. All food fragments are removed from the dishwasher as water passes through the filter assembly.

Each part of the assembly should be cleaned often to ensure that all food fragments are removed from the dishes. To remove food fragments from the filter assembly, the filters must be removed from the dishwasher. To remove the filters, pull up on the edge of the main filter. Next, rinse the main filter and fine filter under running water. Cleaning with a brush may also be necessary to remove any fragments trapped in the filters. Once cleaning has been completed, simply reassemble the filter as shown in the drawing above. To ensure that the filter is fully seated, please press down on the top of the main filter. Using the dishwasher without a properly installed filter is not recommended as it will reduce the cleaning efficiency and may damage dishware.

Cleaning the Spray Arm

The spray arm may need to be cleaned to insure that there are no clogs to the spray arm jets and bearings due to hard water chemicals.

To remove spray arm simply hold the spray arm in place and turn the retaining nut clockwise and pull up on the spray arm lifting off the shaft.

To clean the spray arm use warm soapy water using a soft brush to clean the jets and bearings.

To replace the spray arm simply set the spray arm on the shaft, take the retaining nut and turn it counter clockwise till it has locked into place.