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The child safety lock is located to the left of the door
handle. To activate the lock, use a screwdriver to turn
the screw slot to a horizontal position. Reset it by turning
the slot to its vertical position.
ENGAENGAGING GING THE CHILD SAFETY LOCKTHE CHILD SAFETY LOCK
(NO(NOT ON MODELS D1976FI T ON MODELS D1976FI AND D1996)AND D1996)
♦ Dishwasher detergents and rinse aids are corrosive,
so always keep them out of reach of children.
♦ Should a child swallow dishwasher detergent or
rinse aid, give plenty to drink immediately, i.e., one
or two glasses of milk or water. Do not try to induce
vomiting. Seek medical advice immediately: 1-800-
♦ Always close the door and start the dishwasher as
soon as you put in the detergent.
♦ Always keep small children away from the machine
when it is open. There may be some detergent
residue left inside the machine.
CHILD SAFETY TIPSCHILD SAFETY TIPS
♦ If dishwasher detergent gets in someone’s eyes,
rinse them with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
♦ Do not allow children to use or play in or on the
♦ Load all long and sharp items in the knife/utensil
basket. If this is not possible, load sharp objects
with the pointed end facing the back of the
dishwasher. Sharp items loaded in the silverware
basket should be loaded with pointed ends down.
♦ Engage the child safety lock. (See below.)
BEFORE USING BEFORE USING YYOUR NEW DISHWOUR NEW DISHWASHERASHER
♦ Read through this guide before attempting to use
your new dishwasher.
♦ Read the “Washing Special Items” section before
washing any porcelain or china that has “on-glaze”
decoration, crystal glassware, or items of wood or
♦ Make sure the door is properly balanced. To do this,
open it a little and release it. It should stay where you
released it. If it doesn’t, consult the Installation
Instructions or contact your installer.
♦ Call your local water company to learn the water
hardness in your area. You’ll need to know this to
determine how much detergent and rinse aid to use.
To open the door when the
safety lock is engaged, you
must slide the lever to the left
of the door latch toward the
left and hold it as you lift the
latch. (See illustration.)
This manual does not cover all possible conditions and
situations that may occur. Some situations may arise
where use of common sense and caution should always
be used when installing, operating, and maintaining
♦ Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
♦ Dishwashers must be electrically grounded. Read
the Installation Instructions for details.
♦ Use the dishwasher only for its intended purpose.
♦ Do not run the dishwasher while you are out of the
♦ Use only automatic dishwasher detergents and
♦ To reduce the risk of injury, keep detergents and
rinse aids out of the reach of children.
♦ Do not load sharp items near the door; you could
damage the door seal.
♦ Place sharp knives in the silverware basket with the
sharp ends down to avoid the risk of cut-type injuries.
♦ Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked
“dishwasher safe” or the equivalent. For items not
marked, check the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Items not dishwasher safe could become deformed
or melt and create a potential fire hazard.
♦ Do not touch the heating element during or
immediately after use.
IMPORIMPORTTANT SAFETY INSTRANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONSUCTIONS
♦ Do not operate the dishwasher unless all enclosure
panels are properly in place (i.e., guard plate, access
panel, toe kick, etc.)
♦ Do not tamper with controls by removing or changing.
♦ Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the dishwasher
door or baskets .
♦ To reduce the risk of injury, do not allow children to
play in or on a dishwasher.
♦ Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water system that has not been
used for two weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS
EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not been
used for two weeks, before using the dishwasher
turn on all hot water faucets and let the water flow
from each for several minutes. This will release any
accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is
flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame
during this time.
♦ When removing an old dishwasher from service or
discarding it, remove the door to the washing
♦ Do not store or use combustible materials, gasoline,
or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity
of this or any other appliance.
♦ Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before
♦ Repairs should be done by a qualified technician.