Danby DDW396W Danby 6-Place Dishwasher User Manual
Unit Part Identification
- FRONT PANEL
- DOOR RELEASE BUTTON
- PILOT LIGHT (POWER ON/OFF)
- PILOT LIGHT (SANI-WASH)
- SANI-WASH/ECONO BUTTON
- POWER (ON/OFF) BUTTON
- PROGRAM/TIMER SELECTOR
- RINSE AGENT DISPENSER
- SPRAY ARM
- DISH RACK (NOT SHOWN)
- SILVERWARE BASKET (NOT SHOWN
- DOOR ASSEMBLY
- DOOR LATCH MECHANISM
- DETERGENT (INDENT) LOCATION
- DRAIN HOSE CONNECTION
- WATER INLET CONNECTION
- POWER CORD
- QUICK CONNECT HOSE
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When loading items to be washed:
- Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage the door seal or cause personal injury.
- Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked “dishwasher safe” or the equivalent.
For plastic items not so marked, check the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Do not touch the heating element (under the tub filter) during or immediately after use.
- Do not operate your dishwasher unless all enclosure panels are properly in place.
- Do not tamper with controls.
- Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door or dish rack of the dishwasher.
- To reduce the risk of injury, do not allow children to play near the 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 such a period, 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. Hydrogen Gas is flammable, do not smoke or use open flame during this time.
- IMPORTANT: When removing/discarding your old dishwasher, always follow basic safety precautions; Remove the door from the cabinet. If it is not possible to remove the door, dismantle and/or disable the door lock mechanism. This will prevent children from being accidentally trapped inside.
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The electrical requirements to operate this appliance are 120 volts AC/60 Hz.
For your safety, this appliance must be grounded. This appliance is equipped with a power cord having a 3-prong grounded plug. To minimize possible shock hazards it must be plugged into a matching 3-prong grounded electrical outlet.
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance to electric current. This appliance is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and grounding plug. The plug must be connected to an appropriate outlet that is installed and grounded following all local codes and ordinances.
A hose that attaches to a separate sink spray faucet can burst if installed on the same water line as the dishwasher. If your sink has one, it is recommended the hose be disconnected.
If your existing faucet adapter is not compatible with the “quick connect” water inlet hose assembly supplied;
- Install the faucet adapter (included with dishwasher) onto your faucet.
- If your faucet is inclusive of a “male” type (threaded) connection, insert the standard (2mm) rubber washer inside the faucet adapter.
- If your faucet is inclusive of a “female” type (threaded) connection, insert both rubber washers (2mm & 5mm) inside the faucet adapter.
- The minimum height clearance required to install this dishwasher on a counter with overhead (suspended) cupboards is 17-1/2″ (44.4cm)
- Make sure the electrical outlet is within the required distance of the power cord. (The length of the power cord is 6 feet /182.8 cm).
- Make sure the water supply (connection) is within a distance of the (water inlet & drain) hose assembly (length of the hose assembly is 5 feet / 152.4cm).
- The dishwasher must be installed on a “solid” level surface.
- To level the dishwasher, adjust the leveling screws (feet) under the dishwasher.
For best operating results, incoming water pressure should be between 15 and 120 pounds per square inch (psi). The incoming water supply for the dishwasher is controlled by a “pressure switch”. If household water pressure is low, the fill time of the dishwasher will be longer.
FOR BEST CLEANING RESULTS:
Your dishwasher cleans by spraying a mixture of hot water and detergent against the soiled surface of the dishes. Water (under pressure) is pumped through a spray arm causing it to rotate, cascading jets of water over the dishes.
The water is then drained through a (mesh) tub filter, (removing solid food particles) and recirculated back through the spray arm. The soiled water is pumped out and replaced with fresh water at the end of each cycle. NOTE: The tub filter must be cleaned after each use. Household hot water systems should be set to operate at a minimum of 120°F (49°C).
Connecting your Dishwasher
Your dishwasher comes equipped with a “quick connect” (fill & drain) hose assembly and faucet adapter.
- Install a faucet adapter on the faucet.
- Slowly open the faucet and check for leaks.
- Close the faucet and repair any leaks using Teflon tape.
- Connect the drain hose (small connection) to the drain port at the back of the dishwasher cabinet.
- Connect the hot water inlet hose (large connection) to the water inlet valve at the back of the dishwasher cabinet. (tighten firmly, but do not overtighten to avoid damage to threads)
- Attach the hose assembly (quick-connect) to the faucet adapter, by gently pulling down the (outer) locking collar of the quick connect, while pushing the attachment upward onto the faucet adapter.
- When the quick-connect snaps onto the faucet adapter, release the locking collar. Check for a positive fit.
- Slowly open the water supply and check for leaks at all hose connections.
- If leaks are located, immediately close the water supply and repair faulty connection(s)
Disconnecting your Dishwasher
- Close the water supply faucet.
- Turn the dishwasher off using the power button.
- Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet.
- Remember to release the water pressure inside the (water inlet) hose. Press and hold the “red” pressure relief button on the quick connect until the flow of water stops.
- Disconnect the quick-connect hose assembly from the faucet by pulling down on the (outer) locking c o l l a r. When the dishwasher is not in use, place/store the hose on the hanger hose bracket located on the exterior rear wall of the dishwasher cabinet.
Loading your Dishwasher
Your dishwasher is designed to hold a standard 4-piece plate setting.
- 4 Dinner Plates (up to 11” diameter)
- 4 Bread & Butter Plates
- 4 Fruit Bowls
- 4 Cups & Saucers
- 4 Dinner Forks
- 4 Dinner Knives
- 4 Salad Forks
- 4 Teaspoons
- 2 Serving Spoons
- 1 Serving Fork
For ease of loading/unloading dinner plates, we recommend removing the silverware basket from the dish rack. When loading/unloading is complete, return the silverware basket to its original position.
Your dishrack also easily converts to a “glass” (only) dishrack, holding approx. 25 standard size glasses. (remove inner rack insert)
Preparing your Dishes for Washing
- Scrape off all solid food particles from the dishes.
- Remove excessive quantities of oil or grease.
- Empty liquids from glasses and cups.
- If dishes are not to be washed immediately they should be rinsed to prevent food sediments from becoming caked to the surface. Use the pre-wash feature for this function. NOTE: Dishes with dried-on foods are more difficult to clean.
Using the Right Detergent
Use only detergent specifically made for use in dishwashers, as other types will cause over- sudsing. If your detergent is old and/or lumpy, throw it away. Old detergent loses its washing power. Lumpy detergent won’t dissolve.
How Much Detergent Should You Use
That depends if your water is “hard'” or “soft”. HARD WATER REQUIRES MORE DETERGENT TO GET DISHES CLEAN. SOFT WATER REQUIRES LESS DETERGENT TO GET DISHES CLEAN.
- The recessed detergent area located on the inside door panel will hold approximately 20 grams /0.7 oz (1/2 spoon) of detergent.
Using a Rinsing Agent
You can help prevent unsightly spots on dishes and glassware and reduce drying time by using a rinse agent. A rinse agent is specially formulated to rinse away food and detergent residues that can be left behind on your dishes. Used regularly, a rinse agent will automatically provide you with cleaner dishes every time you wash.
- To fill the rinse agent dispenser, unscrew the dispenser cap located on the inner door. Add the rinse agent slowly into the container until it just reaches the bottom of the filling cap inside the dispenser opening. Replace the cap. The dispenser automatically releases the rinse agent into the final rinse water at the end of the wash cycle. The dispenser holds approximately 125 ml (4.2 fl.oz.) of rinse agent.
The “Pre-Rinse” is a convenience feature that allows dishes to be rinsed, if you don’t have a full load ready to be washed. (preventing foods from becoming dried/caked on the dish surface) It is not necessary to add detergent to the dishwasher during the Pre-Rinse cycle. However, due to the short duration of the pre-rinse cycle, (6 minutes only) make sure the incoming water supply is hot. Open the hot water faucet and run till hot, before connecting the dishwasher.
Using the “Sani Wash” Feature
The “Sani-Wash” feature gives you the option of washing/drying dishes at very high water temperatures. When activated, the “Sani-Wash” feature energizes a heating element that will raise and maintain the internal water temperature of the dishwasher at 158°F (70°C).
Water temperatures this high can cause severe burns/scalding. Always exercise extreme care when opening and/or entering the dishwasher during the Sani-Wash cycle.
Using the “Econo” Feature
The “Econo” feature gives you the option of washing dishes at “normal” incoming water tank temperature. (usually between 130°~140°F / 54.4°~60°C) When activated, the “Econo” feature “de-energizes” (by-passes) the heating element. To activate the “Econo” feature push the “Sani/Econo” button on the control panel.
- Push the button “out” and the “Econo” feature is activated. (Sani-Wash indicator light remains off)
To operate the dishwasher;
- Attach the quick-connect hose assembly to the faucet.
- Push the door release button to open the door.
- Place the dishes on the dishrack and cutlery inside the cutlery basket.
- Fill the detergent area on the inner door panel. (approx. 20 grams/0.7oz 1/2 spoon)
NOTE: If using the “Pre-Rinse” cycle only, it is not necessary to add detergent.
- Close the door firmly.
- Open the hot water faucet.
- Turn the selector switch to the desired wash program. (Pre-Rinse, Normal, Short)
- Push the power (on/off) button.
- Push Button in = power on.
- Push Button out = power off.
The power light will illuminate indicating that the machine is receiving power.
- The dishwasher stops automatically at the end of the program. Both the power light and sani-wash light will remain illuminated until the power (on/off) button is switched off.
At the beginning of each cycle, the dishwasher always starts in the “drain” mode. This is because the drain pump always retains a small amount of water (in the sump) from the previous (last) cycle. This is necessary to keep the pump primed. Therefore, don’t be alarmed if you see a small amount of water being pumped out from the drain hose prior to the start of the regular wash cycle. (THIS IS NORMAL)