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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

(Some Models Only)

Open Drawer Auto Power-On (suitable as a Sabbath Option) Turn Tones OFF 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  automatically power on for 30 seconds whenever you open the drawer.  You can turn this setting off. This turns all tones off except for fault alerts. When this setting is on, the drawer will automatically lock 30 seconds after it’s
closed.  It can then be unlocked by pressing Start Button.JPG (unless Keylock or Childlock is also activated). Useful in boats or motor homes.


How to Change the Setting of an Option

1.  Check

  • Check that there is no wash underway, press Start Button.JPG

2.  Enter Menu & Scroll to Option

To enter the menu: Press and hold the Forward Button.JPG and Start_Pause Button.JPG together for four seconds.

  • 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 Forward Button.JPG. To know which option you’re in, watch the letters in the display (see table below).
When you have scrolled to the end of the sequence, the menu will start again with Rinse aid.


Option Rinse Aid

Water Softener

(Some Models Only)

Open Drawer Auto Power-On (suitable as a Sabbath Option) Tones at End of Wash Closed Drawer Autolock
Which Option am I in? Rinse Aid Ra.JPG Hd.JPG Ap.JPG bp.JPG Ld.JPG
Possible Settings Off to Max (rA5) Off to Max (Hd5) On or Off On or Off On or Off

setting is 1  rA1.JPG

setting is 4


setting is 1


setting is 4




On  bPo.JPG

Off  bP-.JPG


On  Ldo.JPG

Off  Ld-.JPG

3.  Change Setting

  • Press Start_Pause Button.JPG 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 Start_Pause Button.JPG 3 times.

4.  Save Setting & Quit Menu

  • Press Start Button.JPG. This will save the new setting and quit the preference options menu.
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