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Prepare and Load the Dishwasher
Silverware basket may vary by model.
Remove leftover food, bones, toothpicks and other hard
items from dishes. Remove labels from containers before washing.
Make sure when dishwasher door is closed no items are blocking
detergent dispenser.
Items should be loaded with soiled surfaces facing down and
inward to the spray as shown in the graphics above. This will
improve cleaning and drying results. Angle dirtiest dish surface
downward, allowing space for water to flow up through rack and
between dishes.
Avoid overlapping items like bowls or plates that may trap food.
Place plastics, small plates and glasses in upper rack.
Wash only items marked “dishwasher safe.”
To avoid thumping/clattering noises during operation: Load dishes
so they do not touch one another. Make sure lightweight load items
are secured in racks.
Use slots in the
covers and suggested
loading patterns to
keep your silverware
separated for
optimum wash. (See
illustration, right.)
Silverware basket may vary by model.
Check That All Arms Spin Freely
Add Detergent
If you do not plan to run a wash cycle soon, run a rinse cycle.
Do not use detergent.
Use automatic dishwasher detergent only. Add powder, liquid or
tablet detergent just before starting a cycle.
Fresh automatic
dishwasher detergent
results in better cleaning.
Store tightly closed
detergent container in a
cool, dry place.
Premeasured Detergents
Many detergents now come in
premeasured forms (gel
packs, tablets, or powder
packs). These forms are
suitable for all hardness and soil levels. Always place premeasured
detergents in main compartment and close lid.
Using dishwasher detergent tablets and packs have been proven better
than powder, liquid or gel detergents at reducing filming on dishes.
Using tablets and packs over time will start to reduce or eliminate white
film. Also, by using a rinse aid you can minimize repeat buildup of white
Recommended detergent
The United States has passed a restriction limiting the amount of phosphorus (phosphates) in the
household dishwasher detergents to no more than 0.5%, where previous detergents contained 8.7%. Major
manufacturers have reformulated their dishwasher detergent for this change in detergents as another step
in eco-conscious awareness. With these recent changes it is recommended to use tablets and packs for
convenience and improved performance.
Upper rack
Lower rack
When loading silverware, always place sharp
items pointing down and avoid “nesting” as
shown. If your silverware does not fit into the
designated slots, flip covers up and mix
silverware types to keep them separated.
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