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Setting Wash Modifiers

Along with setting the wash program, you may select one of the following the additional options:

Extra Dry

Increases the wash temperature and the length of the drying phase for improved drying performance.


Uses additional water and energy for a faster wash time, while maintaining wash performance.


Raises the water temperature during the rinse phase to sanitize dishes. Ideal for washing items such as baby bottles and preserving jars.

Double Models interface shown

To Set a Wash Modifier

  1. Make sure the dishwasher is on and detergent (and rinse aid if necessary) has been added.
    Double models only: Check the correct drawer is selected, or press to change

  2. Press  to select a wash program.

  3. Press  to scroll through the wash modifier options.

    • The selected wash modifier indicator will light up on the display.

    • Press  to start the wash

  • Only one modifier can be set at a time
  • Not all modifiers are available for every wash program. If a wash modifier is not available for the chosen wash program, then that modifier cannot be selected.
Wash Program Modifier Available
Heavy Extra Dry Quick Sanitize
Normal Extra Dry Quick Sanitize
Normal Eco - - -
Fast Extra Dry - -
Delicate Extra Dry Quick -
Rinse - - -

Using Sanitize

The sanitize wash modifier adjusts the wash program to meet the conditions required by Section 6, NSF 184 for sanitization to occur.
While sanitize is running, the wash program is monitored to ensure that these conditions are met.

  • Only cycles utilizing the sanitize wash modifier are certified to meet the conditions required by Section 6, NSF 184. Other wash programs may not reach the temperatures required for sanitization to occur. See table on previous page for wash programs that have sanitize available
  • For sanitization to occur, the temperature of the water needs to reach 700C/1580F. Check that all items are ‘dishwasher safe’ before running the sanitize modifier.
  • If the wash is interrupted or the water supply is turned off during the cycle, then the heating conditions for sanitization may not be met. You may need to run the cycle again to ensure sanitization of your dishes.

At the end of a wash program with sanitize, always check the display to make sure that sanitization has been successful.

If Sanitization has Been Successful

  • The dishwasher will beep.
  • 0 will show in the display.
  • The sanitize indicator will remain lit. After 30 seconds the display will turn off.

If Sanitization has Not Been Successful

  • An alert will sound.
  • An alert code will show in the display.
  • The sanitize indicator will not be lit.
  • Check if the water supply has been turned off or the wash cycle interrupted.
  • Press  to clear the alert code, then run the sanitize cycle again.
  • See also section ‘How to attend to a fault’.

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