Frigidaire FFBD2412SQ FFBD2412SW FFBD2412SM Manual

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

All about the Use & Care of your Dishwasher P/N:A05497901RevB Artwork:A05497901Rev002 (January 2017) TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S Important Safety Instructions ......................2 Dishwasher Dispenser and Detergents .......10 Product Registration ...................................3 Factors Affecting Performance ...................11 Features at a Glance...................................4 Care and Cleaning ............................... 12-13 Operating Instructions .............................5-6 Before you Call.................................... 13-15 Preparing and Loading Dishes ..................7-9 Major Appliance Warranty .........................16 USA 1-800-944-9044 Canada 1-800-265-8352

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Repairs should be done by a qualified WARNING technician. • Do not tamper with controls. Please read all instructions before using this • Do not touch the heating element during or dishwasher. immediately after wash has completed. For your Safety • Use care unloading the dishwasher when the SANITIZE option has been selected. • Use your dishwasher only as instructed in Contents may be hot to the touch this Use and Care Manual. immediately after the end of cycle. • This Manual does not cover every possible • Water vapor from the vent may be hot to condition and situation that may occur. the touch when the SANITIZE option has Use common sense and caution when been selected. Use care and do not let installing, operating and maintaining any small children play around or touch the appliance. vent area of the dishwasher. • NSF certified residential dishwashers • When loading items to be washed: are not intended for licensed food establishments. • Locate sharp items and knives so that they are not likely to damage the door • DISHWASHER MUST BE ELECTRICALLY seal or tub. GROUNDED. Read the Installation Instructions for details. • Load sharp items and knives with the handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type • This dishwasher is designed to operate on injuries. regular house current (120V, 60Hz). Use • Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas a circuit equipped with a 15 ampere fuse may be produced in a hot water, system or circuit breaker. Use a 20 ampere fuse that has not been used for 2 weeks or if dishwasher is connected with a food more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If disposer. hot water system has not been used for • Do not operate dishwasher unless all such a period, before using dishwasher, enclosure panels are in their proper place. turn on for several minutes This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. • To avoid entrapment and/or suffocation, HYDROGEN GAS IS FLAMMABLE. Do not remove door or door latch mechanism from smoke or use an open flame during this any dishwasher that is discarded or not in time. use. • Do not store or use combustible materials, • Keep young children and infants away from gasoline or other flammable vapors and dishwasher when it is operating. liquids in the vicinity of this or any other • Do not let children abuse, sit, stand or play appliance. on door or racks of a dishwasher. • Use only detergents and rinse agents recommended for use in a dishwasher. WARNING • Store dishwasher detergent and rinse To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or agents out of the reach of children. injury when using your dishwasher, follow • Do not wash plastic items unless marked: the above basic precautions .. “Dishwasher Safe” or equivalent. Check with manufacturer for recommendations, if not marked. Items that are not marked dishwasher safe may melt and create a WARNING potential fire hazard. • Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher This symbols will help alert you to such before servicing. dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and electrical shock.. • If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer, make sure disposer is completely empty before running dishwasher. 2

PRODUCT REGISTRATION Thank you for choosing Frigidaire This Use & Care Guide is part of our ë NOTE commitment to customer satisfaction and product quality throughout the service life of Very Important Information your new appliance. - Read Before Operating Your Dishwasher! We view your purchase as the beginning of a relationship. To ensure our ability to continue Normal Operating Sounds serving you, please use this page to record important product information. This dishwasher does not sound like most dishwashers - IT’S QUIETER. _________________________________ Purchase Date Your Precision Direct Wash System dishwasher _________________________________ uses energy efficient motors for the wash and drain portions of the cycle you select. Each cycle Model Number has a series of water fills and drains for washing _________________________________ and rinsing dishes. As each cycle begins, you Serial Number may - or may not - hear the drain motor. The next sound you will hear is the splashing Registering your product with Frigidaire water as it enters the tub. Then the lower arm enhances our ability to serve you. You can rotates and circulates water. This is followed register online at or by by a pause and a slightly different sound as the dropping your Product Registration Card in the upper arms spray water. If you listen closely, you mail. 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. 3

FEATURES AT A GLANCE Your dishwasher cleans by spraying a mixture of hot water and detergent through the spray arms against soiled surfaces. First, the dishwasher fills with water covering the filter area. Water is then pumped through the spray arms. Soil particles go through and across the filter and down the drain as the water is pumped out. This series of steps are repeated as needed. The number of water fills vary with the cycle being used. Features may vary according to model Nozzle or Spray Arm Cup Shelves Top Rack Serial Label Middle Spray Arm (Located on Right) Lower Rack Silverware Basket Lower Spray Arm Overfill Protector Glass Trap Rinse Aid Heating Element Detergent Dispenser Vent Getting Started 1. Load Dishwasher (See Preparing and Loading Dishes). ë NOTE The dishwasher is programmed to remember 2. Add detergent (See Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents). your last cycle so you do not have to reset each time. To start the dishwasher using 3. Add Rinse Aid, if needed (See Rinse the same cycle and options selected on the Aid). previous wash, just press the START/CANCEL pad. 4. Close door to latch. 5. Select desired CYCLE (See Cycle Chart). The indicator light above the pad Wash Cycle Selections will glow when selected. Cycle times are approximate and will vary with 6. Select desired OPTION (See Energy options selected. Hot water is necessary to Options). The indicator light above the pad activate dishwasher detergent and melt fatty will glow when selected. food soils. An automatic sensor will check the incoming water temperature and, if it is 7. Run hot water faucet nearest not hot enough, the cycle will be lengthened dishwasher until water is hot. Turn water off. for automatic water heating in the main wash 8. To start, press START/CANCEL pad. and final rinse of all cycles. This happens even when HI-TEMP WASH option has not be selected. When HI-TEMP WASH is selected, ë NOTE an even higher temperature will be reached to handle heavier soil loads. Not all cycles and options available on all models. 4

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Option Selections (*available on *Delay Start select Models) The DELAY START option allows you to automatically delay starting your dishwasher *Sanitize Option for either 2-4-6 hours. To sanitize your dishes and glassware, select To activate delay start option for 2-4-6 hour SANITIZE option. When selected, the light delay, press the pad once for a 2 hour delay, above the pad will come on and remain on until twice for 4 hours and three times for 6 hours. end of cycle. The water temperature in the A light will come on indicating the delay start final rinse will be raised to 155oF (68oC) and will hours and will remain on until cycle starts. maintain that temperature for 9 minutes. This Press the START/CANCEL pad to start the delay option is available in Heavy and Normal Cycles. option. If the delay option is interrupted, the Only these sanitization cycles have been START/CANCEL pad will have to be pressed designed to meet NSF requirements. again to return to delay option. The cycle time will be extended until the proper To cancel the DELAY START option and begin water temperature is reached. Washing the cycle before the delay period is over, action will continue during the water heating press and hold the START/CANCEL pad for 3 delay. For best results, the incoming water seconds. temperature should be at least 120oF (49oC). The sanitize criteria may not be satisfied if there Child Lock Controls is an interruption of the cycle, power failure or if the incoming water temperature is below 120oF To prevent children from accidently changing (49oC). the dishwasher cycle or starting the dishwasher, lock the dishwasher controls by To turn off the SANITIZE option, press the pad pressing and releasing the DRY OPTION pad a second time. The light above the pad will for 3 seconds while the door is latched. An turn off. indicator light on the lock graphic pad will illuminate when the controls are locked and no new selections can be made until the lock *Hi-Temp Wash Option is released. To unlock the controls, press the When HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, the same pad, DRY OPTION, again for 3 seconds dishwasher heats water in the main wash to until the indicator light goes out. approximately 140oF (60oC). This increase in water temperature helps the dishwasher detergent remove food grease and *Status Indicator Lights soil from dishes more effectively and aids in The WASHING light comes on at the beginning improved drying performance. HI-TEMP WASH of the cycle and remains on until the end of option can be used with all cycles except RINSE ONLY. HI-TEMP WASH is automatically provided the main wash. when the HEAVY WASH cycle is selected. Whether heated or unheated dry is selected When HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, the the DRYING light will come on during the light above the pad will come on and remain drying portion of the cycle. on until end of cycle. To turn off the HI-TEMP WASH option, press the pad a second time. When the SANITIZE option is selected, the The light above the pad will turn off. SANITIZED light will glow when the SANITIZE cycle is finished. If the dishwasher did not properly sanitize the dishes, the light will not Heat Dry come on. This can happen if the cycle is The HEAT DRY option in combination with interrupted. The light will remain on until the rinse aid will enhance drying performance. door is opened. The energy required to use the HEAT DRY The CLEAN light will come on at the end of option costs pennies per cycle; however you cycle and remain on until the door is opened. will have items in your dish load that will not be completely dry at the end of the cycle. To Cancel a Cycle You can cancel a cycle anytime during the cycle. ë NOTE If the dishwasher door is opened while the Press and hold the START/CANCEL pad for 3 unit is running, the START/CANCEL pad must seconds. The light above the cycle and option be pressed and the door shut immediately selected will go out, the START/CANCEL light to return the unit to the selected cycle and will remain illuminated, the dishwasher will start option, this must happen within 10 minutes a 90 second drain. At the end of the drain, for the unit to continue the cycle. select the next desired cycle. 5

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Model FFBD2412 Cycle and Option Chart Cycle and intended use Available Options Water per Duration* Temperature; Cycle (approx.) Drying (approx.) Heavy Wash Sanitize, Hi-Temp 9 gal. 2 1/4 - 2 1/2 Hours Recommended for pots, pans, Heat Dry, Air Dry 34 L. casseroles and dinnerware having light to heavily soiled loads. Normal Wash Sanitize, Hi-Temp, 2.9 - 7.6 gal. 1 1/2 - 2 1/4 Hours Normal; 11 - 29 L. Recommended for lightly to Heat Dry, Air Dry heavily soiled loads. Light Wash Hi-Temp, Normal 5 gal. 1 1/2 Hours Recommended for lightly Heat Dry, Air Dry 19 L. soiled loads only. Energy Saver Normal 5 gal. 1 1/2 Hours A cycle used to reduce Heat Dry, Air Dry 19 L. dishwasher energy consumption. Rinse Only N/A 2 gal. 16 Mins. For rinsing dishware that will be 8 L. (Air Dry Only) washed later. *Does not include drying time. 6

PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES Dish Preparation Scrape away large pieces of food, bones, pits, toothpicks, etc. The continuously filtered wash fluid will remove remaining food particles. Burned-on foods 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 pre-rinse or use the rinse only cycle to rinse off these food soils. • Load racks so that large items do not prevent the detergent dispenser from opening. 10 place settings standard loading pattern • 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. 12 place settings standard loading pattern Loading the Top Rack Features and appearance of racks and Some models have a fold-down cup shelf silverware basket may vary from your or a cup shelf/stemware holder. They can model. be used to load two levels of cups, juice The upper rack is designed for flexibility in glasses, and other short items. Stagger loading a wide variety of items including cups, items on upper level so that water can glasses, stemware, small plates, bowls, etc. reach all inside surfaces. Fold up to load tall glasses. Load glasses in top rack only. 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-handled knives and utensils can be placed in top rack. Be sure nothing protrudes through the bottom of the rack to block rotation of middle spray arm. 7

PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES Top Rack Loading the Bottom Rack Features and appearance of racks and The TOP RACK option can be used to wash silverware basket may vary from your a wide assortment of items when you don’t model. have a full load. Also, when the upper rack fills up with glasses and the lower rack is still The lower rack is best for plates, saucers, empty, you don’t have to wait anymore for bowls, and cookware. Large items should be clean glasses. placed along the edge so they do not block the spray arm rotation. For best results, place STEMWARE HOLDER/CUPSHELF not bowls, casseroles, and sauce pans with soiled available on all models. surface facing down or toward the center. Tilt slightly for better drainage. Make sure tall items do not block spray arm rotation. Be sure pan handles do not protrude through the bottom of the rack and block the spray arm rotation. 10 place settings standard loading pattern. 12 place settings standard loading pattern. 8

PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES Loading the Silverware Basket Adding a Dish To add or remove items after wash cycle CAUTION starts: • Unlatch door and wait a few seconds Load sharp items (knives, skewers, etc.) until wash action stops before opening. pointing down. • Add the item and wait a few seconds to Failure to do so may result in injury. allow cold air to slowly expand inside dishwasher. Features and appearance of racks and • Close door firmly to latch and press the silverware basket may vary from your START/CANCEL pad to resume. model. Load the silverware basket while it is in the bottom rack or take the basket out for loading on a counter or table. Use suggested loading patterns, as shown, to increase washability of the silverware. Be sure nothing protrudes through bottom of basket or rack to block the spray arm. Do not mix silver and stainless to avoid damaging the silver finish. When covers are up, mix items in each section of the basket with some pointing up and some down to avoid nesting. Water spray cannot reach nested items. 9

DISHWASHER DISPENSER & DETERGENTS CAUTION Cover Main Wash Cup 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 Cover household grade automatic dishwasher Latch detergents. Pre-Wash Cup Filing the Detergent Dispenser If the cover is closed on the Main Wash The detergent dispenser has two detergent Cup open by pressing the Cover Latch. cups. The smaller one is for addition to the pre-wash and the larger is for release to the How much Detergent to use main wash. The amount of detergent to use depends • Use only fresh automatic dishwashing on the water hardness. Water hardness is detergent. Other detergents may cause measured in grains per gallon. Using too little oversudsing. detergent can result in poor cleaning and hard • When using automatic dishwashing water filming or spotting. Using too much detergent tabs, place one tab in main detergent in soft water can cause etching wash cup and close. to some glassware which is surface damage • Add detergent just before starting cycle. that appears like a film but cannot be wiped off. Your local water company, water softener • Store detergent in a cool, dry location. company or county extension agent can tell Moist or caked detergent may not dissolve you the water hardness in your area. properly. Detergent Usage Chart Cycle Soft Water Medium Hard Water Hard Water Very Hard Water (0-3 grains) (4-8 grains) (9-12 grains) (Over 12 grains) Heavy Wash 2 teaspoons 5 teaspoons 8 teaspoons Each Cup- or (each cup- (each cup- fill (each cup- Completely Normal Wash to line above completely full) Full (water 1/4 full) softener “Regular”) recommended) Top Rack 2 teaspoons 5 teaspoons 8 teaspoons Main (Main Wash (each cup- fill (Main Wash Wash Cup- cup- to line above cup- completely Completely Full “Regular”) full) (water softener 1/4 full) recommended) Rinse Only No Detergent No Detergent No Detergent No Detergent (water softener recommended) As a rule, use 1 teaspoon for each grain above 12. For very hard water, detergent alone may not be enough and then a water softener is recommended to improve water quality and dishwashing performance. 10

FACTORS AFFECTING PERFORMANCE Rinse Aid Water Pressure Rinse aid greatly improves drying, The hot water line to dishwasher must provide reduces water spots, filming, and water pressure between 20 and 120 psi. lubricates wash arm bearing for proper Low Water pressure may occur when laundry rotation. With it water “sheets” off dishes or showers are in operation. If you experience rather than forming water droplets that cling poor wash performance you may need to and leave spots. wait until water use is reduced before starting A dispenser, located next to the detergent cup, dishwasher. automatically releases a measured amount of rinse aid during the last rinse. If spotting and Water Temperature poor drying are problems, increase the amount of rinse aid dispensed by rotating the dial to a Hot water is needed for best dishwashing and higher number. The dial is located under the drying results. Water entering dishwasher dispenser cap. The indicator will be dark when should be at least 120oF (49oC) to give full and will show clear when it is time to refill. satisfactory results. To add liquid rinse aid, turn dispense cap 1/4 turn counterclockwise and lift out. Pour in To check water temperature entering rinse aid until liquid touches the indicated fill dishwasher: level Replace cap. • Turn on hot water faucet nearest dishwasher for several minutes to clear Do not overfill since this can cause cool water from pipes. oversudsing. Wipe up any spills with a damp • Hold a candy or meat thermometer in the cloth. water stream to check the temperature. • If temperature is below 120oF (49oC), The dispenser holds enough for 35 to 140 have a qualified person raise the hot washes, depending on setting. water heater thermostat setting. Dispenser Opening Indicator IMPORTANT Before starting a cycle, run hot water to clear cool water from pipe. Adjustable Setting Dispenser Cap The HEAT DRY option in combination with rinse aid will enhance drying performance. The energy required to use the HEAT DRY option costs pennies per cycle. You may choose not to select the HEAT DRY option; however you will have items in your dish load that will not be completely dry at the end of the cycle. 11

CARE AND CLEANING Spray Arm varies by model (2) WARNING Burn Hazard (3) Allow heating element to cool before cleaning the interior. Glass Trap Failure to do so can result in burns. Outer Door - Clean outer door with warm soapy water and a dishcloth or sponge. Rinse (1) with clean water and a dry cloth. Do not use harsh cleaners. Inside - The inside of the dishwasher and Glass Trap Removal filter are self-cleaning with normal use. If To empty the glass trap: needed, clean around the tub gasket area with a damp cloth. The filter is self-cleaning. A 1. Grasp the glass trap’s handle and rotate it glass trap located in the center of the filter 900 clockwise while pressing down on the is designed to collect pieces of broken glass, center of the wash arm. straws, bones and pits. 2. Grab the spray arm in the center and lift the spray arm and glass trap assembly up Overfill Protector- keeps dishwasher and out form the dishwasher. from overfilling and is located in the left front corner of the tub. 3. Tip the assembly over an appropriate container and tap it to empty the glass • Clean occasionally with household cleaner trap. containing vinegar or bleach to dissolve OR, separate the glass trap - pull any buildup. the glass trap handle toward you, then • Overfill Protector should move up and up, then further toward you to slide it down freely about one inch. If it does not away from the rest of the assembly; move, lift and clean underneath. empty it into an appropriate container; then slide the glass trap back into the assembly. 4. Place the assembly back into position, press down on the arm at the center and rotate the glass trap handle 900 counterclockwise being sure the glass trap ends in the orientation shown in the image above. To avoid damage to your unit make sure the spray arm and glass trap are fully snapped in Care of Drain Air Gap place. If a drain air gap was installed for your built-in dishwasher, check to make sure it is clean so the dishwasher will drain properly. A drain air gap is usually mounted on countertop and can ë NOTE be inspected by removing the cover. This is not part of your dishwasher and is not covered by warranty. Hard water may cause lime deposit buildup on the interior of the dishwasher. For cleaning instructions see “Removing Spots and film” section. 12

CARE AND CLEANING Winterizing • Home water pressure may be too low- A dishwasher left in an unheated place should should be 20 to 120 pounds per square be protected from freezing. Have a qualified inch (psi). person do the following: • Check incoming water temperature. It should be about 120oF (49oC). (See To Disconnect Service: Factors Affection Performance). 1. Turn off electrical power to the • Check water hardness. For extremely dishwasher at the supply source by hard water, it may be necessary to install removing fuses or tripping circuit breaker. a water softener. (See Detergent Chart). 2. Shut off water supply • Use Fresh Detergent. 3. Place a pan under the inlet valve. • Make sure items are not blocking the Disconnect water line from inlet valve spray arms, preventing them from and drain into pan. rotating. Dishes not Dry 4. Disconnect drain line from pump and drain water into pan. • By selecting Heat Dry, Hi-Temp Wash or Sanitize options this will improve drying. To Restore Service: • Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is 5. Reconnect the water, drain, and electrical filled. power supply. • Increase the discharge setting of rinse 6. Turn on water and electrical power aid. (See Rinse Aid). supply • Check the incoming water temperature. 7. Fill both detergent cups and run Be sure it is at least 120oF (49oC). dishwasher through a HEAVY WASH/ • Check for proper loading-avoid nesting cycle. items. 8. Check connections to make sure they do • Plastic items may need to be towel dried. not leak. • Cups with a concave bottom will collect water. Load them at the far left of the upper rack so they will be held in a tilted ë NOTE See Installation Instructions for more details • position. Containers, bowls, pots/pans, and any dishware with concave surfaces that can on disconnecting and restoring service to collect water should be placed in the your dishwasher. rack facing or angled down so that water is able to drain even from the lowest Before You Call point. Before calling for service, review this Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy list. It may save you both time and • Check water hardness. For extremely expense. This list includes common hard water, it may be necessary to install experiences that are not the result of a water softener. (See Detergent Chart). defective workmanship or material in your dishwasher. • Water temperature may be low. Avoid extremely low or high temperatures. (See Factors Affecting Performance). Food Soils Left on Dishes • Avoid overloading and improper loading. (See Preparing and Loading Dishes). • Choose another cycle for longer washing time. • Use fresh detergent. Old detergent is ineffective. • Check rack loading section for proper loading-avoid nesting items. • Make sure rinse aid dispenser is filled. • Do not overload the dishwasher (See • Check to see that proper amount Preparing and Loading Dishes). of detergent is being used for cycle selected. (See Detergent Dispenser). • Check to verify that the glass trap is maintained and installed properly (See • Home water pressure may be too low-it Care and Cleaning). should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch (psi). 13

BEFORE YOU CALL Dishware Chipped Detergent Left in Cups • Load with care and do not overload. (See • Detergent may be old. Discard and use Preparing and Loading Dishes). fresh detergent. • Place delicate items in top rack. • Be sure the dish load doesn’t spray from • Place glasses securely against pins and entering the detergent cup. not over pins. • Check to see if cycle has been completed. • Load items so they are secure and don’t • Make sure items do not prevent the jar loose when moving racks in and out. detergent dispenser from opening. Move racks in and out slowly. Vapor at Vent • Make sure tall glasses and stemware will clear top of tub when rack is pushed in. • Water vapor escapes from the vent during the drying part of cycle. This is normal. • Fine antique china and crystal should be hand-washed. • Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead to overflowing. Wipe up any spills with a Dishware Stained or Discolored damp cloth. • Tea and coffee can stain cups. Remove • Check to see that dishwasher is level. the stains by hand washing in a solution (See Installation Instructions). of 1/2 cup (120 ml) bleach and one quart Normal Sounds You Will Hear (1L) of warm water. Rinse thoroughly. • Iron deposits in water can cause a yellow • Normal sounds include water fill, water or brown film. A special filter installed circulation and motor sounds. in the water supply line will correct this • There is a noticeable change in sound problem. (See Removing Spots and Film). when the wash action switches between • Aluminum utensils can leave gray/black the lower and middle spray arm. This is marks when they rub against other items. normal since each spray arm has it’s own Load Properly. sound. • Certain high acid foods can cause • It is normal for the dishwasher to pause discoloration of stainless steel and plastics (no sound) when the wash action is if allowed to sit for a long period. Use the switching between the lower and middle Rinse Only cycle or rinse by hand if not spray arms. operating dishwasher at once. Water in Bottom of Tub • Mixing stainless steel and silver utensils • Water left in the tub bottom after the in silverware basket can cause pitting of cycle is complete is not normal. If the stainless steel blades. Avoid mixing water remains in the bottom of the tub, stainless steel and silver. the dishwasher may not be draining Etching properly. (See Dishwasher Does not Drain Properly). • Using too much detergent especially in soft or softened water causes damage Dishwasher Leaks that looks like a film but cannot be removed. • Check that the door gasket is pressed into its mounting channel, reaches to the • Adjust the amount of detergent based bottom of the tub and does not extend on the water hardness. (Check Detergent beyond the end rib so as to interfere with Chart). door closure. • Lower the water temperature by selecting the Normal Cycle. • Spilled rinse aide can cause foam and lead to overflowing. Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth. Dishwasher Won’t Fill • Check to see that the dishwasher is level. • Assure the water supply is turned on. (See Installation Instructions). • Check that the overfill protector moves up • Avoid oversudsing by using the correct and down freely. (See Overfill Protector amount of detergent designed for section). automatic dishwashers. • Check to see that dishwasher is level. (See Installation Instructions). 14

BEFORE YOU CALL Dishwasher Won’t Run Stains on Tub Interior • Check to see if circuit breaker is tripped • Washing large amounts of dishware with or if a fuse is blown. tomato based soil can cause a pink/ orange appearance. This will not affect • Make sure water supply is turned on. performance and will gradually fade over • Check to see if cycle is set correctly. (See time. Pre-rinsing or using the Rinse Only Operating Instructions). cycle will reduce the chance of staining. • Is dishwasher set for Delay Start Option? Using no heat dry option will lessen staining. • Make sure door is closed and latched. • Make sure START/CANCEL pad is pressed Opening the door during cycle after the cycle has been selected. • If the dishwasher door is opened while the unit is running, the START/CANCEL Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly pad must be pressed and the door shut immediately to return the unit to the • If unit is hooked up to a food waste selected cycle and option, this must disposer, make sure the disposer is empty. happen within 10 minutes for the unit to • Assure the knockout plug has been continue the cycle. removed from inside the food waste disposer inlet. Removing Spots and Film • Assure the drain hose isn’t kinked. Hard water can cause lime deposit buildup • Make sure cycle is complete, not in a on the interior of the dishwasher. Dishes pause. and glasses may also get spots and film for a • Assure the glass trap is maintained and number of reasons. (See Glassware/Flatware installed properly assuring no clogs (See Spotted or Cloudy section). To remove Care and Cleaning). buildup, and film, clean using the following instructions: Cycle Takes a Long Time 1. Load clean dishes and glasses in normal • The cycle may have been automatically lengthened to reach key temperatures manner. Do not load any metal utensils due to some factor such as a cool water or silverware. supply or a large load of dishes. 2. Do not add detergent. • Delay Start option may have been selected. 3. Select the NORMAL WASH cycle. Close and latch door. Press START/CANCEL • Choose lower temperature options to pad. shorten the cycle. 4. Allow dishwasher to run until it starts • Cycles that are soil-sensing adjust automatically to assure a good wash the second water fill (approximately 10 - heavier soils will elicit a longer cycle minutes). response. 5. Unlatch and open door and pour 2 cups Dishwasher has an Odor of white vinegar into the bottom of dishwasher. • Soiled dishes left in dishwasher too long can create an odor. Use Rinse Only cycle. 6. Close and latch door and allow cycle to • There will be a “new” smell when first finish. installed. This is normal. • Check to see if unit is draining properly. (See Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly). 15

MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions. Exclusions This warranty does not cover the following: 1. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined. 2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada. 3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit. 4. Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty. 5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures. 6. Products used in a commercial setting. 7. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions. 8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance. 9. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory. 10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts. 11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska. 12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors, cabinets, walls, etc. 13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God. DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. If You Need Service Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below. This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. USA Canada 1.800.944.9044 1.800.265.8352 Frigidaire Electrolux Canada Corp. 10200 David Taylor Drive 5855 Terry Fox Way Charlotte, NC 28262 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5V 3E4 16