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Operating Instructions - Starting a Wash

Details the best practice around discarding scraps, load dishes carefully, adding detergent, and more.

Discard scraps

Scrape large food particles off (e.g. bones, fruit stones) and remove any foreign objects (e.g. toothpicks, strings, paper).

Load dishes carefully

To help with wash performance, arrange dishes so they are evenly spaced and not nesting.

Check spray arm(s) are mounted correctly and can rotate fully around

Check the spray arm is mounted correctly by physically rotating itaround with your hand.

Before a wash, ensure there are no items blocking the spray arm(s) from rotating.

Add detergent / Check rinse aid

Add detergent

Fill the detergent dispenser (A) with powdered detergent and close the dispenser door.

Do not place liquid detergent or tablets in the detergent dispenser.

If using a tablet or gel pouch, place it in the cutlery basket (B) or at the bottom of the drawer.

Check rinse aid

If the indicator on its plug (C) glows bright red, refill the rinse aid dispenser (D) with liquid rinse aid. Make sure you then refit the rinse aid plug back into its original position, by rotating the plug back into an upright position.

Select wash

Power the dishwasher on then select wash program 

Start wash or set Delay start

To start wash:

Close the drawer and press  .

To set delay start:

Press and hold  to enter delay start, then press and hold  again to increase the delay start time.

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