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Preference Options


You can change the setting of these options to suit your preferences or circumstances. We recommend selecting the most suitable settings before you start using your dishwasher.

Option Rinse Aid Water Softener* Open Drawer Auto Power-On Beeps at End of Wash Closed Drawer Autolock

What does it do?

Regulates the amount of rinse aid dispensed. Reduce this setting if there is excess foam after a wash. Increase this setting if dishes are wet or streaky after a wash.

Refer to the ‘Water softener’ section of the ‘User guide’ for details.

Your dishwasher is factory-set to automatically power on for 30 seconds whenever you open the drawer.

You can turn this setting off.

Your dishwasher is factory-set to beep six times at the end of a wash. You can turn this setting off.

When this setting is on, the drawer will automatically lock 30 seconds after it’s closed. It can then be unlocked by pressing  (unless Keylock or Childlock is also activated). Useful in boats or motor homes.


How to change the setting of an option

  1. Check & Open

Check that there is no wash underway, press  then open the drawer.

  1. Enter Menu & Scroll to Option

To enter the menu:  press the Preference Options - ECO Leaf.JPG selector on top first with one finger, then the  button on the front with another finger, hold both until one long beep sounds, then release.

  • You are now in the Rinse aid option of the preference options menu.
  • If you want to change the Rinse aid setting, go to step 3 now.
  • If you want to change the setting of another option, you will need to scroll to that option first.

To scroll to the next option:  press  . To know which option you’re in, watch the lights above  and Preference Options - ECO Leaf.JPG (see table below). When you have scrolled to the end of the sequence, it will start again with Rinse aid (after the lower tone).

Option Rinse aid
Water softener*
Open drawer auto power-on
Beeps at end of wash
Closed drawer autolock

Which option am I in?

Preference Options - Rinse Aid.JPG Preference Options - Water Softener.JPG Preference Options - Open Drawer Auto Power On.JPG Preference Options - Beeps at end of wash.JPG Preference Options - Closed Drawer Autolock.JPG

Possible settings

1 to 5

0 to 5

On or Off

On or Off

On or Off


Preference Options - Example #1.JPG

4 indicators lit = setting is 4

On  Preference Options - Example_ON.JPG

Off  Preference Options - Example_OFF.JPG

  1. Change Setting

Press  to change the setting within an option. For example, to change the Rinse aid setting from 4 (factory default) to 2, you need to press  3 times.

  1. Save Setting & Quit Menu

Press and hold  until a beep sounds and the control panel reverts to showing the wash program currently selected.


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