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Filling the dispenser
The rinse aid dispenser holds 6 oz (175 mL) of rinse aid. Under
normal conditions, this will last for about three months. You do
not have to wait until the dispenser is empty to refill it. Try to keep
it full, but be careful not to overfill it.
Make sure the dishwasher door is completely open.
Remove the Fill Indicator cap.
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.
Clean up any spilled rinse aid with a damp cloth.
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
Run hot water at the faucet closest to your dishwasher for at
least 1 minute.
Place a candy or meat thermometer in a glass measuring
Check the temperature on the thermometer as the water is
running into the cup.
To save water, 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, as this may contribute to poor wash
Cycle Selection Charts
Select the wash cycle. If the door is latched, you will hear the
cycles start and stop as the cycle control knob passes each cycle
mark. This is normal and does not hurt the dishwasher. If you
prefer, you can set the cycle control knob with the door
Use the No Heat Dry option with the Rinse Only cycle.
Models with a rocker switch:
Turn the cycle control knob to the desired cycle.
Models with 7 buttons:
Press the desired cycle. Turn the cycle control knob to the
To use Rinse Only, press any cycle and turn the
cycle control knob to Rinse Only.
A “●” shows what steps are in each cycle. Your model may have
some or all of the cycles shown.
Water usage is shown in
Cycle time includes dry time.
Rinse Rinse Main
● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Rinse Rinse Main
● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Use this cycle for hard-to-
clean, heavily-soiled pots,
pans, casseroles, and
Use this cycle for loads
with heavy food soils and
baked-on or dried-on