Disconnect the dishwasher from the power supply (unplug or switch off at the circuit breaker) and allow all its parts to cool before any cleaning or maintenance.
- If the dishwasher is not going to be used for some time, we recommend you leave it clean and empty. Leave the drawers ajar to allow air to circulate. Turn off both the power and water supply to the dishwasher. When using your dishwasher for the first time after a long period away, we recommend pouring 3 cups of water into the drawer before loading and starting a wash. This is to lubricate components that may have dried out during non-use.
- If the dishwasher is installed in a cold climate where temperatures fall below zero, we also recommend winterizing.
Winterizing (Cold Climates Only)
- Disconnect the dishwasher from the power supply.
- Turn off the water supply and disconnect the water inlet pipe from the water valve.
- Drain water from the inlet pipe and water valve, using a bucket or pan to collect the water.
- Reconnnect the water inlet pipe to the water valve.
- Remove the drain filter and the filter plate from the bottom of the drawer and use a sponge to remove any remaining water underneath.
- Replace the drain filter and the filter plate, and completely dry all water from inside the dishwasher.
- Disconnect the drain hose(s) from the sink drain pipe and completely drain all remaining water from the hose(s). Reconnect the drain hose(s) to the sink drain pipe.
Cleaning the Surfaces
- Wipe with a clean damp cloth. Take care not to wet the LCD display (DD*A & DD*C models only)
- Dry with a clean lint-free cloth.
We do not recommend the use of the following cleaning aids on your dishwasher as they may damage the surfaces:
- Plastic or stainless steel scouring pads.
- Abrasive, solvent, household cleaners.
- Acid or alkaline cleaners.
- Hand washing liquids or soap.
- Stainless steel cleaners or polishes.
- Laundry detergents or disinfectants.
Cleaning the Drain Filter, Spray Arm and Filter Plate
- We recommend that the drain filter and filter plate in each drawer are removed and cleaned about once a month in normal use or whenever there is evidence of food particles.
- The spray arm in normal use should require cleaning less frequently.
Cleaning the Drain Filter and Filter Plate
- If a dishwasher cleaner / descaler is used, you must run a wash programme with detergent immediately afterward to prevent any damage to your dishwasher.
- The dishwasher must be used with the filter plate, drain filter and spray arm correctly in place.
- We recommend that you always use the dishwasher with the right hand fixed tine rack or fold down tine rack (depending on model) in place.
Remove the fixed tine rack and/or the base rack first
1. Unplug the dishwasher or turn it off at the power supply.
For ease of access to the drain filter and filter plate you may find it easier to remove the whole base rack (including tine racks) first.
To remove the whole base rack: lift the rack up from the back first to prevent it knocking against the detergent and rinse aid dispenser and lift out.
2. If the base rack is left in - to then access the drain filter:
- Remove the cutlery basket
- Lift the trap door up
- Lift the front of the fixed tine rack to unclip it from the base rack
- Slide the fixed tine rack forward clear of the rear anchoring loop and lift out.
Fixed Tine Rack-Rear Fixed Tine Tack-Front
Removing the Drain Filter and Filter Plate to Clean
Pinch one Side and pull off mesh.
Replacing the Filter Plate and Drain Filter
After cleaning the mesh, push back on. Rotate the mesh anit-clockwise until the arrows lineup as shown.
Line up the arrows on the filter Rotate the drain filter clockwise
Cleaning the Spray Arm