Estate TUD4700 Dishwasher User Manual

NOTE: Fill amounts shown are for standard powdered detergent.
Amounts may vary if you use liquid or concentrated powdered
detergent. Tablet detergents should be placed in the main wash
section of the detergent dispenser with the cover closed. Follow
instructions on the package when using liquid dishwasher
detergent, concentrated powdered detergent or tablet detergent.
IMPORTANT: See Cycle Selection Charts for which detergent
dispenser sections to use with each cycle.
Rinse Aid Dispenser
Rinse aids keep water from forming droplets that can dry as
spots or streaks. They also improve drying by allowing water to
drain off of the dishes during the final rinse by releasing a small
amount of the rinse aid into the rinse water. Your dishwasher is
designed to use a liquid rinse aid. Do not use a solid or bar-type
rinse aid.
Checking the dispenser
Check the center of the fill indicator cap. Clear means it needs
Or you can remove the fill indicator cap. If an E is visible, the
dispenser is empty.
Filling the dispenser
The rinse aid dispenser holds 6 oz (175 mL) of rinse aid. Under
normal conditions, this will last for about 3 months. You do not
have to wait until the dispenser is empty to refill it. Try to keep it
full, but be sure not to overfill it.
1. Make sure the dishwasher door is completely open.
2. Remove the fill indicator cap.
3. Add rinse aid. Fill to the smallest opening in the lower part of
the dispenser. Overfilling can cause the rinse aid to leak out,
and could cause oversudsing.
4. Clean up any spilled rinse aid with a damp cloth.
5. Replace the fill indicator cap. Close tightly.
Dishwasher Efficiency Tips
Hot water dissolves and activates the dishwashing detergent.
Hot water also dissolves grease on dishes and helps glasses dry
spot-free. For best dishwashing results, water should be 120°F
(49°C) as it enters the dishwasher. Loads may not wash as well if
the water temperature is too low. Water that is too hot can make
some soils harder to remove and cause certain detergent
ingredients not to function. If your water heater is located far from
the dishwasher, it may be necessary to run the hot water at the
faucet closest to the dishwasher to minimize the amount of cold
water in the water line.
To check water temperature
1. Run hot water at the faucet closest to your dishwasher for at
least 1 minute.
2. Place a candy or meat thermometer in a glass measuring
3. Check the temperature on the thermometer as the water is
running into the cup.
Additional efficiency tips
To save water and energy and time, do not rinse dishes
before putting them into the dishwasher.
Use a low energy, quick, or short cycle whenever possible.
These cycles use less hot water and energy than a normal
Use a delay feature (on some models) to run your dishwasher
during off-peak hours. Local utilities recommend avoiding
heavy usage of energy at certain times of day.
During the summer, run your dishwasher at night. This
reduces daytime heat buildup in the kitchen.
Use the energy-saving dry option whenever possible. Allow
longer drying times (overnight) when using these options. Use
a rinse aid to improve drying.
Use cycles or options that add extra heat to the wash or rinse
portion of the cycle only when needed.
Run your dishwasher with full loads. Run a rinse cycle after
meals until the dishwasher is full.
If your home is equipped with a water softener, you may want
to avoid starting the dishwasher during the regeneration of
the softener, since this may contribute to poor wash
Soft to Medium Water (0-6 grains per U.S. gallon)
[typical water softener water and some city water]
Soil Level Main Wash Pre-Wash
Lightly soiled/Pre-
rinsed dish loads
3 tsp (15 mL)
[top of 1st step]
3 tsp (15 mL)
[top of 1st step]
Normally soiled
dish loads
6 tsp (30 mL)
[top of 2nd step]
6 tsp (30 mL)
[top of 2nd step]
Heavily soiled
dish loads
9 tsp (45 mL)
[top of 3rd step]
6 tsp (30 mL)
[top of 2nd step]
Medium to Hard Water (7-12 grains per U.S. gallon)
[well water and some city water]
Soil Level Main Wash Pre-Wash
All soil types 9 tsp (45 mL)
[top of 3rd step]
6 tsp (30 mL)
[top of 2nd step]