Whirlpool WDF760SADM Owner's Manual

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Dishwasher Use
Prepare and Load the Dishwasher
IMPORTANT: Remove leftover food, bones, toothpicks and other 
hard items from the dishes. Remove labels from containers before 
washing. 
Make sure that when the dishwasher door is closed no items 
are blocking the detergent dispenser.
Items should be loaded with soiled surfaces facing down and 
inward to the spray as shown in the graphics above. This will 
improve cleaning and drying results. 
Avoid overlapping items like bowls or plates that may trap food. 
Place plastics, small plates and glasses in the upper rack. 
Wash only items marked “dishwasher safe.” 
To avoid thumping/clattering noises during operation: Load 
dishes so they do not touch one another. Make sure lightweight 
load items are secured in the racks. 
Use suggested loading patterns, as shown, to better clean your 
silverware.
Use the slots in the covers to keep your silverware separated 
for optimum wash.
Add Detergent
NOTE: If you do not plan to run a wash cycle soon, run a rinse 
cycle. Do not use detergent.
Use automatic dishwasher detergent only. Add powder, liquid 
or tablet detergent just before starting a cycle.
Fresh automatic 
dishwasher 
detergent results 
in better cleaning. 
Store tightly 
closed detergent 
container in a 
cool, dry place.
For optimum 
performance, 
tablet detergent is 
recommended
.
The amount of 
detergent to use 
depends on: 
How much soil remains on the items - Heavily soiled loads 
require more detergent.
The hardness of the water - If you use too little in hard water, 
dishes won't be clean. If you use too much in soft water, 
glassware will etch.
Soft to Medium Water (0-6 grains per U.S. gallon) 
[typical water softener water and some city water] 
Medium to Hard Water (7-12 grains per U.S. gallon)
[well water and some city water]
Depending on your water hardness, fill the Main Wash section 
of the dispenser as shown. Fill the Pre-Wash section to the 
level shown, for heavily soiled items. 
NOTE: Fill amounts shown are for standard powdered detergent. 
Follow instructions on the package when using other dishwasher 
detergent. 
Add Rinse Aid
Your dishwasher is designed to use rinse aid for good drying 
performance. Without rinse aid your dishes and dishwasher 
interior will have excessive moisture. The heat dry option will 
not perform as well without rinse aid.
Rinse aid keeps water from forming droplets that can 
dry as spots or streaks. They also improve drying by 
allowing water to drain off of the dishes after the final 
rinse.
Check the rinse aid indicator. Add rinse aid when 
indicator drops to “Add” level.
To add rinse aid, turn the dispenser 
cap ¼ turn counterclockwise and lift 
off. Pour rinse aid into the opening 
until the indicator level is at “Full.” 
Replace the dispenser cap and turn 
to “Lock.” Make sure cap is fully 
locked. 
STEP 1
Upper rack
Lower rack
Make sure nothing keeps spray arm(s) from 
spinning freely. It is important for the water 
spray to reach all soiled surfaces. 
When loading silverware, always place sharp 
items pointing down and avoid “nesting” as 
shown. If your silverware does not fit into the 
designated slots, flip the covers up and mix 
silverware types to keep them separated. 
PUSH
STEP 2
A. Cover latch
B. Main wash section
C. Pre-wash section
MAIN WASH
PRE-
WASH
A
B
C
Soft Water
Hard Water
Main Wash
Pre-Wash
Full
Add
Lock
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4
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