Dishwasher Important Safety Instructions

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Dishwasher Safety Instructions

When using dishwasher always exercise basic safety precautions.

    1. Use dishwasher only for its intended purpose, as you will find described in this Use and Care Book.
    2. Dishwasher must be properly installed and located in accordance with the Installation Instructions before it is used.
    3. Connect to a properly rated, protected and sized power-supply circuit to avoid electrical overload.
    4. Use only detergents or wetting (rinse) agents recommended for use in a dishwasher.
    5. Do not wash plastic items unless marked “dishwasher safe” or the equivalent. For plastic items not marked, check the manufacturer`s recommendations.
    6. Load light plastic items so they will not become dislodged and drop to the bottom of the dishwasher – they might come into contact with the heating unit and be damaged.

To minimize the possibility of injury, when loading items to be washed: Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage the door seal, and load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type injuries.

    1. Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after use.
    2. Do not operate your dishwasher unless all enclosure panels are properly in place.
    3. Do not tamper with controls.
    4. Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door or dish rack of the dishwasher.
    5. Close supervision is necessary if this appliance is used by or near children. Do not allow children to play inside, on or with this appliance or any discarded appliance. Dispose of discarded appliances and shipping or packing material properly. Before discarding a dishwasher, remove the door of the washing compartment.
    6. Keep all washing detergents and wetting (rinse) agents out of the reach of children, preferable in a locked cabinet. Observe all warnings on container labels to avoid personal injury.

HYDROGEN GAS is produced by the chemical action within your water heater. It can accumulate in the water heater and/or water pipes if hot water has not been used for a period of two weeks or longer. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. To prevent the possibility of damage or injury, if you have not used water for two weeks or more, or move into a residence in which the hot water system may not have been used for some time, turn on all hot water faucets and allow them to run for several minutes before using any electrical appliance which is connected to the hot water system. This will allow any hydrogen gas to escape. Also, since the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame or appliance during this process.
Check Your Electrical Power
A proper grounded outlet must be provided nearby for the 3-prong plug on the power cord. Do not under any circumstances, cut off the third (round) prong of the plug. Do not use any extension cord. Do not use any other appliance on this circuit when using the dishwasher. A separate circuit should be provided.
The dishwasher must be protected by a 15-amp time-delay fuse or circuit breaker in the house fuse box. If necessary, consult a qualified electrician to make sure you have adequate electrical supply to meet CSA standards.
Built-In Models
Proper connection must be made by your plumber before setting the dishwasher in place. Consult him to make sure you have adequate hot water supply. Check with him about the temperature and water pressure. Plumbing drain instructions found on the dishwasher installation instructions must be followed to ensure correct operation. If your dishwasher drains into a food waste disposer, run the disposer until it is completely empty before starting the dishwasher.
To Connect Faucet Adapter (Convertible models only)
Remove aerator or trim ring from faucet. If threads on spout are OUTSIDE, insert thin washer in adapter and attach firmly to spout. If threads on spout are INSAIDE, insert both washers and attach. If the adapter supplied does not fit contact your local Technician for assistance.
To get dishes clean and you need hot water. To help you get water of the proper temperature, your dishwasher has a water heating feature that automatically senses the temperature of the water in the wash cycle and heats it, if necessary, to the proper temperature. This water heating feature may allow you to turn down your household water heater and save energy if you`re willing to let the dishwasher run a little longer while it heats water to the proper temperature. For good washing and drying, the entering water must be at least 49 °C (degrees Celsius) (120 °F degrees Fahrenheit). To prevent dish damage, inlet water should not exceed 63 °C (degrees Celsius) - (150 °F degrees Fahrenheit).

How to test water temperature:
Check your water temperature with a candy or meat thermometer. Turn on the hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher. Put the thermometer in a glass and let the water run continuously into the glass until the temperature stops rising. If water temperature is below 49 °C - (120 °F) adjust your water heater.

Helpful hints: If outside temperature are usually low, or if your water travels a long distance from heater to dishwasher, you may need to set your heater`s thermostat up. If you have not used hot water for some time, the water in the pipes will be cold. Turn on the hot water faucet at the sink and allow it to run until the water is hot. Then start the dishwasher. If you`ve recently done laundry or run hot water for showers, give your water heater time to recover before operating the dishwasher.
Protect against freezing.
If your dishwasher is left in a unheated place during the winter, ask a service technician to:
– cut off electric power to dishwasher. Remove fuses or trip circuit breaker
– turn off water supply
– disconnect water inlet line from water valve
– drain water from inlet line and water valve (use a pan to catch the water)
– reconnect water inlet to water valve
– remove the plastic pump cover in tub bottom and use a sponge to soak up water in the rubber boot
Energy-Saving Tips.
Your dishwasher uses very little electric power. The power consumption of your dishwasher can be minimized if you follow these suggestions:
– a dishwasher will usually hold a whole day`s dishes, to save time, detergent, water and electric power, operate the dishwasher only when it is full
– when you have only a partial load, use the Rinse & Hold cycle to rinse off soils
– always select the shortest cycle that will remove the soil from the load; this will be determined by use and experience
– when fast drying of dishes is not necessary, press the Heat Off Pushbutton and allow them to dry by their residual heat; this saves about 40% of the operating power consumed in a normal wash cycle.

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