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Scrape away large pieces of food, bones, pits,
toothpicks, etc. The continuous filtered wash system 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 rinse off these food
• Load racks so that large items do not prevent the
detergent dispenser from opening.
• Check manufacturer's
before washing items
• If the dishwasher
drains into a food
disposer, be sure
Loading the Top Rack
Features and appearance of racks and silverware 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 in top rack. Damage may occur if placed in
Load plastic items in top rack only. Melting may occur if
placed in bottom rack.
Load items with open ends 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 top
Be sure nothing protrudes through the bottom of the rack
to block rotation of middle spray arm.
Some models have a fold-down cup shelf or a cup shelf/
stemware holder. They can be used to load two levels of
cups, juice glasses, and other short items. Stagger items on
upper level so that water can reach all inside surfaces. Fold
up to load tall glasses.
10 place settings standard loading pattern.
12 place settings standard loading pattern.
PREPARING AND LOADING DISHES