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Setting wash modifiers (DW60FC6 models only)

Along with setting the wash programme, 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. This is especially useful for plastic items.
  • Quick: Uses additional water and energy for a faster wash time, while maintaining wash performance.
  • Sanitize: Raises the water temperature during the rinse phase to sanitize dishes. Ideal for washing items such as baby bottles and preserving jars.

To set a wash modifier

  1. Make sure the dishwasher is on and detergent (and rinse aid if necessary) has been added.
  2. Press  to select a wash programme.
  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 programme. If a wash modifier is not available for the chosen wash program, then that modifier cannot be selected.

Wash Programme

Modifier Available




Extra Dry

Quick Sanititze


Extra Dry

Quick Sanititze

Normal Eco



Extra Dry

- Sanititze


Extra Dry

Quick -



Using sanitize

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

  • For sanitization to occur, the temperature of the water needs to reach 700°C. Check that all items in the dishwasher 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.
  • Only cycles utilising the sanitize wash modifier are designed 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

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

If sanitization has been successful:
  • The dishwasher will beep
  • 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.
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