Frigidaire FPID2498SF Manual

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All about the Use & Care of your Dishwasher TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S Important Safety Instructions ......................2 Factors Affecting Performance ...................15 ANC: 117886681 RevA (March 2017) Product Registration ...................................3 Care and Cleaning ....................................16 Features at a Glance...................................4 Winterizing...............................................17 Operating Instructions .............................5-8 Before you Call.................................... 18-19 Preparing and Loading Dishes ................9-12 Major Appliance Warranty .........................20 Dishwasher Dispenser and Detergents .. 13-14 www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044 www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352

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

PRODUCT REGISTRATION Thank you for choosing Frigidaire This Use & Care Guide is part of our commitment to customer satisfaction and product quality ë NOTE throughout the service life of your new appliance. Very Important Information - Read We view your purchase as the beginning of a Before Operating Your Dishwasher! 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. _________________________________ Your Direct Feed Wash System dishwasher uses Purchase Date 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 Model Number rinsing dishes. As each cycle begins, you may-or _________________________________ may not- hear the drain motor. The next sound you will hear is the splashing water as it enters the Serial Number tub. Registering your product with Frigidaire enhances our ability to serve you. You can register online PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you compare this at www.frigidaire.com or by dropping your dishwasher to previous models, you may be Product Registration Card in the mail. surprised at what you DON’T hear. ë NOTE Operating Instructions The dishwasher is programmed to remember Getting Started your last cycle so you do not have to reset each time. To start the dishwasher using the same 1. Load Dishwasher (See Preparing and Loading cycle and options selected on the previous wash, Dishes). just press the START/CANCEL pad. 2. Add detergent (See Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents). 3. Add Rinse Aid, if needed (See Rinse Aid). ë NOTE 4. Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher until water is hot. Turn water off. Not all cycles and options are available on all models. 5. Select desired CYCLE (See Cycle Chart). 6. Select desired OPTION (See Options Selections). ë NOTE Why Energy Efficient Units run long cycles: 7. To start, press START/CANCEL pad and close door immediately. Several factors are important to washing dishware. The energy use of the dishwasher was reduced by applying more of the factors that don’t use so CAUTION much energy and less of the ones that use more. As a result, you will see that the wash cycles take Property Damage Hazard longer. Before starting dishwasher be sure that the water is connected and turned on. Failure to do so may cause damage to the pump seal and result in water leakage. 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 drains for a few seconds to remove soils dropped while loading, then 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 varies with the cycle being used. Features may vary according to model Upper Spray Arm Adjustable Rack Mechanism Tub Gasket Cup Shelves Upper Rack Flex Wash Soft Grip Rack Middle Spray Arm Silverware Basket Lower Rack Lower Spray Filter Arm Detergent Dispenser Serial Label (located on right side of door) Rinse Aid Dispenser Wash Cycle Selections Recommended Cycle for typical use: Cycle times are approximate and will vary with options selected. Hot water is necessary to The NORMAL WASH cycle with its factory default activate dishwasher detergent and melt fatty food options of SPRAY and AIR DRY together provides soils. An automatic sensor will check the incoming the best all around performance. This cycle water temperature and, if it is not hot enough, selection is recommended for everyday use and is the cycle will be lengthened for automatic water suitable for a large range of both dish load sizes heating in the main wash and final rinse of all and food quantities remaining on those dishes. cycles. This happens even when HIGH option has not be selected. When HIGH is selected, an even higher temperature will be reached to handle heavier soil loads. NOTE ë Your dishwasher uses a DishSenseTM Technology to understand how much food is on the dishes and then adjusts the cycle accordingly. 4

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Option Selections To Start a Cycle My Favorite Cycle When the cycle and options have been selected, The MY FAVORITE CYCLE option allows you to the LEDs over the cycle and options selected will program your preferred cycle and options into one illuminate. The status window will display the cycle button. Once Programmed, simply press the MY time and then displays “Press START”. FAVORITE CYCLE button followed by the START/ CANCEL pad will select the programmed cycle and To start the cycle, press START/CANCEL pad and options. close the door immediately. To Program the MY FAVORITE CYCLE button: The status window displays “Close Door” after the START/CANCEL pad is pressed. 1. Select your preferred cycle and options A tone will sound indicating the cycle has 2. Hold the MY FAVORITE CYCLE button for 3 successfully started after the door is closed. seconds. The LED over the MY FAVORITE pad turns on Sanitize indicating the MY FAVORITE CYCLE option has been programmed. To change the MY FAVORITE To sanitize your dishes and glassware, select CYCLE option simply repeat steps one and two SANITIZE option, by pressing SANITIZE pad. above. When selected, the light will come on and remain on after the cycle has completed. The water temperature in the final rinse will be raised to 155oF Delay Start (68oC) and will maintain that temperature for 9 The DELAY START option allows you to minutes. This option is available in Power Plus and automatically delay starting your dishwasher from Normal Wash Cycles. Only these sanitization cycles 1-24 hours. have been designed to meet NSF requirements. Select your desired cycle and options, then press The cycle time will be extended until the proper the DELAY TIME pad until the desired delay time water temperature is reached. Washing action will displays in the status window. The LEDs of the continue during the water heating delay. For best selected cycle and options are illuminated. The results, the incoming water temperature should be status window displays the delay time and then o o at least 120 F (49 C). displays ‘Press Start’. The sanitize criteria may not be satisfied if there is To start the delay countdown, press START/ an interruption of the cycle, power failure or if the CANCEL pad and close door immediately. incoming water temperature is below 120oF (49oC). The status window displays ‘Close door’ after the Sanitize pad flashes at the end of the cycle if the START/CANCEL pad is pressed. NSF requirements for sanitization are not reached. A tone will sound indicating that countdown has To turn off the SANITIZE option, press the started after the door is closed. The selected cycle SANITIZE pad. The SANITIZE light will turn off. starts when the countdown is completed. High Air Dry HIGH option is selected, by pressing the HIGH pad. The dishwasher heats water in the main The AIR DRY option uses reduced temperature in wash to approximately 140oF (60oC) and increases the final rinse. While saving energy and time, you the temperature higher in the final rinse to help may have items in your dish load that will not be with the drying stage. completely dry at the end of the cycle. Deselecting AIR DRY option in combination with rinse aid will This helps dishwasher detergent remove food enhance drying performance. AIR DRY option is grease and soil from dishes more effectively and not available on all cycles. aids in drying performance by adding additional rinse aid and increasing the water temperature. 5

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Spray Status Window Press SPRAY pad to select this option. This varies The STATUS window indicates the following the pressure optimally for the cycle’s intended normal use. activity: Scour MINUTES.......... Number of minutes left in cycle (1-99). Press SCOUR pad to select this option. This provides a very high “scour” pressure. Due L1-L4................. Level of Rinse Aid to wash cycle optimization, this option is not selectable in all wash cycles. dosage. SPRAY and SCOUR can not both be selected to run 1-24................. Number of delay start together. hours. The last hour will count down in minutes. Child Lock Controls CLOSE DOOR.......... Close door will scroll To prevent children from accidentally changing the dishwasher cycle or starting the dishwasher, across the status lock the dishwasher controls by pressing the AIR window indicating the DRY pad until the status window displays “loc”. To door needs to be unlock the controls, press the AIR DRY pad until closed. “loc” is no longer displayed in the status window. PRESS START.......... Press Start will scroll across the status Opening the door while the window indicating the appliance operates START/CANCEL pad If you open the door while a cycle is running or needs to be pressed. delay is counting down, the dishwasher will stop running. Blue Light The LEDs of selected cycle and options are illuminated. The status window displays the When the BLUE LIGHT illuminates on the floor this remaining cycle time or delay time and then indicates that the wash cycle is complete. displays ‘Press Start’. To resume, press START/CANCEL pad and close the dishwasher door immediately. The status window displays ‘Close door’ after the START/CANCEL pad is pressed. A tone will sound indicating that the dishwasher continues from the point of interruption after the door is closed. If the dishwasher door is kept open for too long, or the door is closed without pressing START/CANCEL pad, the running cycle or delay countdown will be cancelled. To Cancel a Cycle and Delay Start Both running cycle and delay countdown can be cancelled at any time. Open the dishwasher door and press the START/ CANCEL pad until you hear a tone. The running cycle or delay countdown is cancelled. If desired, a new cycle can now be selected. By pressing START/CANCEL pad and closing the door immediately, the new cycle will begin. 6

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS User Instruction Code Instruction Problem Solution Code Displayed Close door This indicates the Ensuring the door is properly latched will clear the display. door has been left This does not indicate a problem with your dishwasher open or not properly and service will not need to be contacted. latched. Error Codes Displayed Problem Solution Error Code* i10 A low fill has been Look for a pinched water supply line, or water shutoff is detected. not completely opened. i20; Clogged filters or a Check and clean both filters and sump area and check i40; restricted drain line for a pinched or blocked drain hose. If the drain line is iF0 has been detected. attached to a disposer, check that the knockout plug has been removed. i30 A leak or overflow Look for loose connections at the water inlet valve and of water has been ensure the unit is properly leveled. detected in the bottom pan. i50 A problem has been detected with the Pressing the cancel button or turning power off at the drain or wash motor. breaker for 5 min. should clear this error code and the unit can be restarted. i60 A problem has been detected with the water heating system. If this does not resolve the problem, service will need to be called. iC0 A problem has been detected with the electronic control system. *In all Error Code instances, if Pressing the cancel button or turning power off at the breaker for 5 min. does not resolve the problem, contact the Frigidaire Customer Care Center at 1-800-944-9044. 7

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Cycle Chart Cycle Settings Water Time * Washes/ (approx.) (Hours) Rinses Heavy Default 7.0 - 7.9 gal. 2 1/4 - 3 1/4 4 Washes For pots, pans High casseroles and 26.6 - 29.9 liters 3 Rinses Options dinnerware with dried- on or baked-on soils, Scour, Air Dry and Sanitize and silverware Normal Default 2.9 - 7.3 gal. 2 - 3 1/4 5 Washes For regularly None Available 11.0 - 27.7 liters 2 Rinses soiled dishes and Options silverware. Spray, Scour, Air Dry, High and Sanitize 1 30 Min Wash Default 4.5 gal. /2 3 Washes A fast wash for lightly Scour 17.1 liters 1 Rinses soiled dishes and Options silverware Air Dry China Crystal Default 5.7 gal. 1 1/2 - 2 3 Washes For lightly soiled Spray 21.5 liters 2 Rinse China and Crystal Options None Available Energy Saver Default 4.4 - 7.9 gal. 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 5 Washes For lightly soiled Air Dry 16.5 - 29.7 liters 3 Rinse pre-rinsed dishes and silverware Options Spray and Scour Rinse Only Default 2.0 gal. 1 /4 2 Rinses For rinsing dishes None Available 7.6 liters that will be washed later. Options None Available ë NOTE* The time remaining may suddenly increase or drop several minutes. This means that the dishwasher received input from the Smart Sensor concerning the soil load and has automatically adjusted the cycle length. 8

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. 8 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. Loading the Upper Rack Features and appearance of racks and silverware 10 place settings standard loading pattern basket may vary from your model. The upper rack is designed for flexibility in loading a wide variety of items including cups, glasses, stemware, small plates, bowls, etc. Load glasses and plastic items in upper rack only. Load items with open end 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 upper rack. Be sure nothing protrudes through the bottom of the rack to block rotation of middle spray arm. 12 place settings standard loading pattern 9

PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES Flex Wash Fold-down Tines Upper Rack The Flex Wash system gives you the ability to The fold-down tines in the upper rack makes it wash the inside areas of baby bottles, narrow easy to load those extra large and hard-to-fit glassware and other items. To turn this feature items. The tines may be left up for normal use or on turn these clips to have them pointing upward folded down for more flexible loading. (B). To turn off just slide them back down toward the rack (A). See image below. A B Upper Rack Adjustable Upper Rack The top rack height can be easily adjusted to accommodate loading taller dishes in either rack. To raise the rack to the upper position, lift rack until both sides are at the same height and the Upper Rack rack will secure in place. Ensure that the rack remains level from front to back with both sides at the same height. To lower rack lift the rack slightly then push down and release. Loading the Bottom Rack Features and appearance of racks and silverware basket may vary from your model. The bottom rack is best for plates, saucers, bowls, and cookware. Large items should be placed along the edge so they do not block the spray arm rotation. For best results, place bowls, casseroles, and sauce pans with soiled 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

PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES Bottom Rack 8 place settings standard loading pattern. 10 place settings standard loading pattern. Bottom Rack Cup Shelf/Stemware Holders The Cupshelf holder can be folded down to be used to load two levels of cups, juice glasses, and other short items or fold down both and use for long items such as utensils and spatulas. Fold up to load tall glasses. 12 place settings standard loading pattern Fold-down Tines Bottom Rack The fold-down tines in the lower and upper rack make it easy to load those extra large and hard- to-fit items. The tines may be left up for normal use or folded down for more flexible loading. 11

PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES The Stemware holder is used to securely hold Features and appearance of racks and silverware your wine glasses in place for the best wash. To basket may vary from your model. properly secure you glass simply press the stem Load the silverware basket while it is in the of the glass into the center of the Cupshelf the bottom rack or take the basket out for loading on rubber pieces will secure around the stem to hold a counter or table. the glass in place. In some models small items like baby bottle caps, jar lids, corn cob holders, etc., can be placed in a covered section. Close the cover to hold small items in place. 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. Soft Grip Rack The Soft Grip Rack is used to secure in place glassware and those plastic items that may move around with the water from the spray arm. 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. Loading the Silverware Basket To add or remove items after wash cycle starts: • Unlatch door and wait a few seconds until CAUTION wash action stops before opening. Load sharp items (knives, skewers, etc.) • Add the item and wait a few seconds to allow pointing down. cold air to slowly expand inside dishwasher. Failure to do so may result in injury. • To resume cycle press the START/ CANCEL pad and close the door immediately 12

DISHWASHER DISPENSER & DETERGENTS Filling the Detergent Dispenser How much Detergent to use The detergent dispenser has a main wash cup The amount of detergent to use depends on the where you will add your detergent or detergent water hardness. Water hardness is measured in tab. grains per gallon. Using too little detergent can result in poor cleaning and hard water filming • Use only fresh automatic dishwashing or spotting. Using too much detergent in soft detergent. Other detergents may cause water can cause etching to some glassware which oversudsing. is surface damage that appears like a film but • When using automatic dishwashing detergent cannot be wiped off. Your local water company, tablet, place one tablet in main wash cup and water softener company or county extension close. agent can tell you the water hardness in your • Add detergent just before starting cycle. area. • Store detergent in a cool, dry location. Moist or caked detergent may not dissolve properly. Main Wash Cup CAUTION The use of industrial grade detergent can damage parts of the dishwasher leading to Cover damage to the unit and surrounding property. Latch Use only household grade automatic dishwasher detergents. ë NOTE Main Wash Cover Hard water may cause lime deposit buildup on the interior of the dishwasher. For cleaning instructions see “Removing Spots and film” section. ë NOTE Detergent tablets and All-In-One packs may not dissolve completely if used with the 30 Min Wash cycle. If one of these products are used, place the tab or pack directly on the bottom of the tub in a corner before starting the dishwasher, rather than placing these products in the dispenser. 13

DISHWASHER DISPENSER & DETERGENTS Dosage of detergent Place a single detergent tablet or packet into the detergent dispenser compartment. Detergent Usage Chart Water Hardness Soft Water Medium Hard Water Hard Water (0-3 grains) (4-8 grains) (9-12 grains) Amount 4 teaspoons 6 teaspoons 8 teaspoons (teaspoons) Dispenser cup First Line Second Line Full level: ë NOTE For very hard water, detergent alone may not be enough. A water softener is recommended to improve water quality and dishwashing performance. 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. 14

FACTORS AFFECTING PERFORMANCE Rinse Aid How to adjust the rinse aid dosage Rinse aid greatly improves drying, reduces Press and hold the RINSE ONLY pad for 5 seconds water spots, filming. With it water “sheets” until the status window shows rinse aid level. off dishes rather than forming water droplets that Pressing the DELAY START pad increases the cling and leave spots. increment level (L1 - L4). A dispenser, located next to the detergent cup, Once the rinse-aid level reaches L4, the status automatically releases a measured amount of window will start back at level L1. rinse aid during the last rinse. If spotting and Pressing the START/CANCEL button or just poor drying are problems, increase the amount pausing for a few seconds confirms the rinse of rinse aid dispensed. The indicator will be dark aid level setting: the status window shows the when full and will show clear when it is time to duration of the cycle. refill. To add liquid rinse aid, open the cover. Pour in Water Pressure rinse aid until liquid touches the indicated fill The hot water line to dishwasher must provide level. Close the cover. water pressure between 20 and 120 psi. Do not overfill since this can cause oversudsing. Low water pressure may occur when laundry Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth. or showers are in operation. If you experience poor wash performance you may need to wait The dispenser holds enough for 11 to 66 washes, until water use is reduced before starting the depending on setting. dishwasher. Water Temperature Hot water is needed for best dishwashing and Indicator drying results. Water entering dishwasher should be at least 120oF (49oC) to give satisfactory results. Rinse Aid To check water temperature entering dishwasher: Compartment • Turn on hot water faucet nearest dishwasher for several minutes to clear cool water from pipes. • Hold a candy or meat thermometer in the water stream to check the temperature. Rinse Aid Cover • If temperature is below 120oF (49oC), 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. Deselecting the AIR DRY option in combination with rinse aid will enhance drying performance. The energy required to not 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. 15

CARE AND CLEANING Outside - Occasionally wipe with a mild nonabrasive detergent and water. Rinse and dry. Care of Drain Air Gap 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 the counter top and can be inspected by removing the cover. This is not part of your dishwasher and is not covered by warranty. Clean the Cylinder Fine Filter The Cylinder Fine Filter is designed to collect some big items such as broken glass, bones and pits. The Cylinder Fine Filter needs to be cleaned to maximize wash performance. Remove the Cylinder Fine Filter as shown, rotate it counterclockwise, lift it out, empty and clean it by rinsing under running water and replace. Use of a sponge or bottle brush may be necessary to remove all food residue. Clean the Coarse Filter Take out the Cylinder Fine Filter and remove the Coarse Filter from the dishwasher tub bottom. Flush the Coarse Filter by holding it under running water and replace. 16

WINTERIZING Winterizing CAUTION A dishwasher left in an unheated place should be protected from freezing. Have a qualified person Property Damage Hazard do the following: Freezing temperatures may cause water lines to rupture. Be sure all supply lines to To Disconnect Service: and circulating lines within dishwasher are 1. Turn off electrical power to the dishwasher protected. at the supply source by removing fuses or Failure to do so could result in property tripping circuit breaker. damage. 2. Shut off water supply. 3. Place a pan under the inlet valve. Disconnect water line from the inlet valve and drain into pan. ë NOTE See Installation Instructions for more details 4. Disconnect drain line from pump and drain on disconnecting and restoring service to your water into pan. dishwasher. To Restore Service: 1. Reconnect the water, drain, and electrical power supply. 2. Turn on water and electrical power supply 3. Fill detergent cup and run the dishwasher through a HEAVY cycle. 4. Check connections to make sure they do not leak. 17

BEFORE YOU CALL Before calling for service, review this list. Dishware Chipped It may save you both time and expense. • Load with care and do not overload. (See This list includes common experiences that Preparing and Loading Dishes). are not the result of defective workmanship • Place delicate items in top rack. or material in your dishwasher. • Place glasses securely against pins and not over pins. Food Soils Left on Dishes • Load items so they are secure and don’t jar • Choose another cycle for longer washing loose when moving racks in and out. Move time. racks in and out slowly. • Choose the HIGH option. • Make sure tall glasses and stemware will • Check rack loading section for proper clear top of tub when rack is pushed in. loading-avoid nesting items. • Fine antique china and crystal should be • Home water pressure may be too low - hand-washed. should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch (psi). Detergent Left in Dispenser Cup • Check incoming water temperature. It • Detergent may be old. Discard and use should be at least 120oF (49oC). (See Factors fresh detergent. Affecting Performance.) • Be sure the dish load doesn’t block spray • Check water hardness. For extremely hard from entering the detergent cup. water, it may be necessary to install a water • Check to see if cycle has been completed. softener. (See Detergent Chart). • Make sure items do not prevent the • Use Fresh Detergent. detergent dispenser from opening. • Make sure items are not blocking the spray arms, preventing them from rotating. Dishware Stained or Discolored Dishes not Dry • Tea and coffee can stain cups. Remove the • Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is filled. stains by hand washing in a solution of 1/2 • Increase the discharge setting of rinse aid. cup (120 ml) bleach and one quart (1L) of (See Rinse Aid). warm water. Rinse thoroughly. • Check the incoming water temperature. Be • Iron deposits in water can cause a yellow or sure it is at least 120oF (49oC). brown film. A special filter installed in the • Check for proper loading-avoid nesting water supply line will correct this problem. items. (See Removing Spots and Film). • Plastic items may need to be towel dried. • Aluminum utensils can leave gray/black • Cups with a concave bottom will collect marks when they rub against other items. water. Load them at the far left of the Load Properly. upper rack so they will be held in a tilted • Certain high acid foods can cause position. discoloration of stainless steel and plastics if allowed to sit for a long period. Use the Water in Bottom of Tub Rinse Only cycle or rinse by hand if not • Water left in the tub bottom after the cycle is operating dishwasher at once. complete is not normal. If water remains in • Mixing stainless steel and silver utensils in the bottom of the tub, the dishwasher may silverware basket can cause pitting of the not be draining properly. (See Dishwasher stainless steel blades. Avoid mixing stainless Does not Drain Properly). steel and silver. Normal Sounds You Will Hear Cycle Takes a Long Time • Normal sounds include water fill, water • Is cycle in a water heating delay? circulation and motor sounds. • Has the delay start option been selected? • Has the sanitize option been selected? Dishwasher Leaks • Use only fresh detergent designed for automatic dishwashers. Measure detergent carefully. Try a different brand. 18

BEFORE YOU CALL Etching Stains on Tub Interior • Using too much detergent especially in soft • Washing large amounts of dishware with or softened water causes damage that looks tomato based soil can cause a pink/orange like a film but cannot be removed. appearance. This will not affect performance • Adjust the amount of detergent based and will gradually fade over time. Pre-rinsing on the water hardness. (Check Detergent or using the Rinse Only cycle will reduce the Chart). chance of staining. Using air dry option will • Lower the water temperature. lessen staining. Dishwasher has an Odor Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly • Soiled dishes left in dishwasher too long can • If unit is hooked up to a food waste disposer, create an odor. Use Rinse Only cycle. make sure the disposer is empty. • There will be a “new” smell when first • Check to see if the knockout plug has been installed. This is normal. removed from inside the food waste disposer • Check to see if unit is draining properly. (See inlet. Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly). • Check to see if drain hose is kinked. • Make sure cycle is complete, not in a pause. Vapor at Vent • Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead Opening the door during cycle to overflowing. Wipe up any spills with a • If the dishwasher door is opened while the damp cloth. unit is running, the START/CANCEL pad must • Check to see that dishwasher is level. (See be pressed and the door shut immediately Installation Instructions). to return the unit to the selected cycle and Dishwasher Won’t Run option. • Check to see if circuit breaker is tripped or if a fuse is blown. Removing Spots and Film • Make sure water supply is turned on. Hard water can cause lime deposit buildup on the • Check to see if cycle is set correctly. (See interior of the dishwasher. Dishes and glasses Operating Instructions). may also get spots and film for a number of • Is dishwasher set for Delay Start Option? reasons. (See Glassware/Flatware Spotted or • Make sure door is closed and latched. Cloudy section). To remove buildup, and film, clean using the following instructions: Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy 1. Load clean dishes and glasses in normal • Check water hardness. For extremely hard manner. Do not load any metal utensils or water, it may be necessary to install a water silverware. softener. (See Detergent Chart). 2. Do not add detergent. • Water temperature may be low. Avoid 3. Select the NORMAL cycle. Press START/ extremely low or high temperatures. (See CANCEL pad. Close and latch the door. Factors Affecting Performance. 4. Allow dishwasher to run until it starts the • Avoid overloading and improper loading. (See second water fill (approximately 10 minutes). Preparing and Loading Dishes). • Use fresh detergent. Old detergent is 5. Unlatch an and open door and pour 2 cups of ineffective. white vinegar into the bottom of dishwasher. • Make sure rinse aid dispenser is filled. 6. Close and latch door and allow cycle to finish. • Check to see that proper amount of detergent is being used for cycle selected. Also, check phosphate level. (See Detergent Dispenser.) • Home water pressure may be too low - it should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch (psi). Dishwasher Won’t Fill • Is water supply turned on? 19

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 20