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Frigidaire Dishwasher FFID2426TW Manual

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FRIGIDAIRE Dishwasher FFID2426TW User Guide

FRIGIDAIRE Dishwasher User Guide



Please read all instructions before using this dishwasher.
For your Safety

  • Use your dishwasher only as instructed in this Use and Care Manual.
  • This Manual does not cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Use common sense and caution when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.
  • NSF-certified residential dishwashers are not intended for licensed food establishments.
  • THE DISHWASHER MUST BE ELECTRICALLY GROUNDED. Read the Installation Instructions for details.
  • This dishwasher is designed to operate on a regular house current (120V, 60Hz). Use a circuit equipped with a 15-ampere fuse or circuit breaker. Use a 20-ampere fuse if the dishwasher is connected with a food disposer.
  • Do not operate the dishwasher unless all enclosure panels are in their proper place.
  • To avoid entrapment and/or suffocation, remove the door or door latch mechanism from any dishwasher that is discarded or not in use.
  • Keep young children and infants away from the dishwasher when it is operating.
  • Do not let children abuse, sit, stand or play on door or racks of a dishwasher.
  • Use only detergents and rinse agents recommended for use in a dishwasher.
  • Store dishwasher detergent and rinse agents out of the reach of children.
  • Do not wash plastic items unless marked: “Dishwasher Safe” or equivalent. Check with the manufacturer for recommendations, if not marked. Items that are not marked dishwasher safe may melt and create a  potential fire hazard.
  • Disconnect electrical power to dishwasher before servicing.
  • If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer, make sure disposer is completely empty before running the dishwasher.
  • Repairs should be done by a qualified technician.
  • Do not tamper with controls.
  • Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after the wash has been completed.
  • Use care unloading the dishwasher when the SANITIZE option has been selected. Contents may be hot to the touch immediately after the end of cycle.
  • Water vapor from the vent may be hot to the touch when the SANITIZE option has been selected. Use care and do not let small children play around or touch the vent area of the dishwasher.
  • When loading items to be washed:
  • Locate sharp items and knives so that they are not likely to damage the door seal or tub.
  • Load sharp items and knives with the handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type injuries.
  • Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water, a system that has not been used for 2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If hot water system has not been used for such a period, before using a dishwasher, turn on for several minutes This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas.
    HYDROGEN GAS IS FLAMMABLE. Do not smoke or use an open flame during this time.
  • Do not store or use combustible materials, gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or injury when using your dishwasher, follow the above basic precautions ..
These symbols will help alert you to such dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and electrical shock.

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Why Energy Efficient Units run long cycles: Several factors are important to washing dishware. The energy use of the dishwasher was reduced by applying more of the factors that don’t use so much energy and less of the ones that use more. As a result, you will see that the wash cycles take longer.
The dishwasher is programmed to remember your last cycle so you do not have to reset each time. To start the dishwasher using the same cycle and options selected on the previous wash, just press the START/CANCEL pad.
Not all cycles and options are available on all models.
If the dishwasher door is opened while the unit is running, the START/CANCEL pad must be pressed and the door shut immediately to return the unit to the selected cycle and option, this must happen within 10 minutes for the unit to continue the cycle.


Very Important Information – Read Before Operating Your Dishwasher!
Normal Operating Sounds
This dishwasher does not sound like most dishwashers – IT’S QUIETER.
Your dishwasher with its Precision Direct Wash System has many enhancements to reduce it’s sound level. Still, it is normal to hear some of what is going on inside. The wash cycles include several instances of water entering the unit (splashing), the wash pump running to spray water on the dishware (motor & splashing), and the drain pump running to discharge the dirty water and soils. Variations in the pumping/spraying sounds are normal. During a cycle, the pump switches on and off many times, and the operation switches back and forth between wash arms to provide the best cleaning performance.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you compare this dishwasher to previous models, you may be surprised at what you DON’T hear.
Getting Started

  1. Load dishwasher (See Preparing and Loading Dishes).
  2. Add detergent (See Dishwasher Dispenser & Detergents).
  3. Add Rinse Aid, if needed (See Rinse Aid).
  4. Select desired CYCLE (See Cycle Chart).
    The indicator light above the pad will glow when selected.
  5. Select desired OPTION (See Energy Options). The indicator light above the pad will glow when selected.
  6. Run hot water faucet nearest dishwasher until water is at or near 120 ºfor optimal performance (See Water Temperature). Turn the water off.
  7. To start, press  START/CANCEL pad.
  8. Close door to latch.


Your dishwasher cleans by spraying a mixture of hot water and detergent through the spray arms against soiled surfaces. First, the dishwasher fills with water covering the filter area. Water is then pumped through the spray arms. Soil particles go through and across the filter and down the drain as the water is pumped out. This series of steps are repeated as needed. The number of water fills vary with the cycle being used.

Operating Instructions

Wash Cycle Selections
Cycle times are approximate and will vary with the options selected. Hot water is necessary to activate FFID2426TW dishwasher detergent and melt fatty food soils. An automatic sensor will check the incoming water temperature and, if it is not hot enough, the cycle will be lengthened for automatic water heating in the main wash and final rinse of all cycles. This happens even when the HI-TEMP WASH option has not to be selected. When HI-TEMP WASH is selected, an even higher temperature will be reached to handle heavier soil loads.

Option Selections
Hi-Temp Wash Option
When the HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, the dishwasher heats water in the main wash to approximately 140 ºF (60 ºC).
This increase in water temperature helps the dishwasher detergent remove food grease and soil from dishes more effectively and aids in drying. HI-TEMP WASH option can be used with all cycles except RINSE ONLY. HI-TEMP WASH is automatically provided when the HEAVY WASH cycle is selected.
When the HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, the light above the pad will come on and remain on until the end of the cycle. To turn off the HI-TEMP WASH option, press the pad a  second time.
The light above the pad will turn off.

Sanitize Option
To sanitize your dishes and glassware, select SANITIZE option. When selected, the light above the pad will come on and remain on until end of cycle. The water temperature in the final rinse will be raised to 155 o F (68 o C) and will maintain that temperature for 9 minutes. This option is available in Heavy and Normal Cycles. Only these anitization cycles have been designed to meet NSF requirements.
The cycle time will be extended until the proper water temperature is reached. Washing action will continue during the water heating delay. For best results, the incoming water temperature should be at least 120 o F (49 o C).
The sanitize criteria may not be satisfied if there is an interruption of the cycle, power failure or if the incoming water temperature is below 120 o F (49 o C). To turn off the  SANITIZE option, press the pada a second time. The light above the pad will turn off.
Delay Start 
The DELAY START option allows you to automatically delay starting your dishwasher from 2-4-6 hours.
To activate the delay start option, press the pad once for a 2-hour delay, twice for 4 hours, and three times for 6 hours. A light will come on indicating the delay start hours and will remain on until the cycle starts.
Press the START/CANCEL pad to start the delay option. If the delay option is interrupted, the START/CANCEL pad will have to be pressed again to return to delay option.
To cancel the DELAY START option and to begin the selected cycle before the delay period is over, press and hold the START/CANCEL pad for 3 seconds.
Air Dry 
When AIR DRY is selected the heater will be de-activated during the drying phase of the selected wash cycle. This will slightly lower the energy use but will increase the likelihood that the dishware will not dry completely. If AIR DRY is not selected the heater will be activated during the drying phase of the selected wash cycle.
Drying Tip 
Select the NORMAL WASH and HI-TEMP WASH pads along with a Rinse Aid agent for improved drying performance.

Child Lock Controls
To prevent children from accidentally changing the dishwasher cycle or starting the dishwasher, lock the dishwasher controls by pressing and releasing the AIR DRY pad for 3  seconds while the door is open. An indicator light on the lock graphic pad will illuminate when the controls are locked and no new selections can be made until the lock is released. To unlock the controls, press the AIR  DRY pad until the indicator light goes out.
To Cancel a Cycle
You can cancel a cycle anytime during the cycle. Press and hold the START/CANCEL pad for 3 seconds. The light above the cycle and option selected will go out, and the START/ CANCEL light will remain illuminated, the dishwasher will start a 90-second drain. At the end of the drain, select the next desired cycle.
Status Indicator Lights
The WASHING light comes on at the beginning of the cycle and remains on until the end of the main wash.
Whether heated or unheated dry is selected the DRYING light will come on during the drying portion of the cycle.
When the SANITIZE option is selected, the SANITIZED light will glow when the SANITIZE cycle is finished. If the dishwasher did not properly sanitize the dishes, the light will not come on. This can happen if the cycle is interrupted. The light will remain on until the door is opened.
The CLEAN light will come on at the end of the cycle and remain on until the door is opened.
The DishSense™  Technology checks the soil level on your dishes in the HEAVY WASH, NORMAL WASH and TOP RACK cycles. Depending on soil level, the sensor will determine if additional water fills are needed to clean the dishes or if water fills can be deleted. Cycle time and water usage will vary based on the amount of soil on the dishes.  Cycle time will also vary based on the options selected and the incoming water temperature.

Not all Cycles are available on all models.

* Select the NORMAL WASH and HI-TEMP WASH pads along with a Rinse Aid agent for improved drying performance.
Cycle Chart

Cycle and intended use Available Options Temperature; Drying Water per Cycle (approx.) Duration* (approx.)
Heavy Wash

Recommended for pots, pans, casseroles, and dinnerware having light to heavily soiled loads.

Hi-Temp, Sanitize*; Air Dry 7 – 9 gal. 25 – 34 L. 2 – 2 1/4 Hours
Normal Wash*

Recommended for lightly to heavily soiled loads.

Hi-Temp*, Sanitize; Air Dry 4 – 7 gal. 13 – 26 L. 2 – 1 3/4 Hours
Top Rack

Recommended for small loads in the upper rack only that are light to heavily soiled.

Air Dry 4 gal. 14 L. 1 1/4 Hours
Rinse Only
For rinsing dishware that will be washed later.
2 gal. 9 L. 1/4 Hour

* Hi-Temp and Sanitize are automatically selected with this cycle for best Wash and Dry performance.

Preparing and Loading Dishes

Dish Preparation

Scrape away large pieces of food, bones, pits, toothpicks, etc. The continuously filtered wash fluid will remove the remaining food particles. Burned-on foods should be loosened before loading. Empty liquids from glasses and cups.
Foods such as mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar,  lemon juice, and tomato-based products may cause discoloration of stainless steel and plastics if allowed to sit for a long period of time. Unless the dishwasher is to be operated at once, it is best to pre-rinse or use the rinse only cycle to rinse off these food soils.

  • Load racks so that large items do not prevent the detergent dispenser from opening.
  • Check manufacturer’s recommendations before washing items in question.
  • If the dishwasher drains into a Food Disposer, be sure the disposer is completely empty before starting dishwasher.


Loading the Top Rack
Features and appearance of racks and silverware baskets may vary from your model. 
The upper rack is designed for flexibility in loading a wide variety of items including cups, glasses, stemware, small plates, bowls, etc.
Load glasses in top rack only. Damage may occur if placed in the bottom rack.
Load plastic items in top rack only. Melting may occur if placed in the bottom rack.
Load items with open ends facing down for better cleaning and draining.
Damage may occur if delicate items touch each other during dishwasher operation.
Long-handled knives and utensils can be placed in top rack.
Be sure nothing protrudes through the bottom of the rack to block rotation of the middle spray arm.

Upper Rack
The UPPER RACK cycle directs cleaning only to items in the upper rack and can be used to was a wide assortment of items. It is useful for washing partial loads – especially when the upper rack fills up with glasses and the lower rack is still empty. STEMWARE HOLDER/ CUPSHELVES are not available on all models.

Some models have a fold-down cup shelf or a cup shelf/stemware holder. They can be used to load two levels of cups, juice glasses, and other short items. Stagger items on the upper level so that water can reach all inside surfaces. Fold up to load tall glasses.

Place the clips of the cup shelf over the horizontal rack wires and push them down to attach the cup shelf onto the second wire of the upper rack.

Loading the Bottom Rack
Features and appearance of racks and silverware baskets may vary from your model.
The lower rack is best for plates, saucers, bowls, and cookware. Large items should be placed along the edge so they do not block the spray arm rotation. For best results, place bowls, casseroles, and saucepans with the soiled surfaces facing down or toward the center. Tilt slightly for better drainage.
Spin the middle spray arm to make sure that tall items do not block the rotation. Be sure pan handles do not protrude through the bottom of the rack and block the lower spray arm rotation.

Loading the Silverware Basket
Load sharp items (knives, skewers, etc.) pointing down.
Failure to do so may result in injury.
Features and appearance of racks and silverware baskets may vary from your model.
Load the silverware basket while it is in the bottom rack or take the basket out for loading on a counter or table.

Use suggested loading patterns, as shown, to increase the washability of the silverware. Be sure nothing protrudes through the bottom of the basket or rack to block the spray arm.
Do not mix silver and stainless to avoid damaging the silver finish.
Mix items in each section of the basket with some pointing up and some down to avoid nesting. Water spray cannot reach nested items.


The use of industrial-grade detergent can damage the heating coil and other parts of the dishwasher leading to damage to the unit and surrounding property. Use only
household grade automatic dishwasher detergents.
Filing the Detergent Dispenser 
The detergent dispenser has two detergent cups. The smaller one is for addition to the pre-wash and the larger is for release to the main wash.

  • Use only fresh automatic dishwashing detergent. Other detergents may cause overuse sing.
  • When using automatic dishwashing detergent tablets or packets, use only one tablet or packet, place in the main wash cup, and close.
  • Add detergent just before starting the cycle.
  •  Store detergent in a cool, dry location. The moist or caked detergent may not dissolve properly.

If the cover is closed on the Main Wash Cup open by pressing the Cover Latch. 
How much Detergent to use
The amount of detergent to use depends on the water’s hardness. Water hardness is measured in grains per gallon. Using too little detergent can result in poor cleaning and hard water filming or spotting. Using too much detergent in soft water can cause etching to some glassware which is surface damage that appears like a film but cannot be wiped off. Your local water company, water softener company or county extension agent can tell you the water hardness in your area.

Detergent Usage Chart

Cycle Soft Water
(0-3 grains)
Medium Hard Water
(4-8 grains)
Hard Water
(9-12 grains)
Very Hard Water
(Over 12 grains)
Heavy Wash
Normal Wash
2 teaspoons (each cup- 1/4 full) 5 teaspoons
(each cup- fill to line above “Regular”)
8 teaspoons
(each cup-
completely full)
Each Cup-
Completely Full
(water softener
Top Rack 2 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup-1/4 full)
5 teaspoons
(each cup- fill to line
above “Regular”)
8 teaspoons

(Main Wash cup- completely full)

Main Wash Cup-Completely Full
(water softener  recommended)
Rinse Only No Detergent No Detergent No Detergent No Detergent
(water softener recommended)

As a rule, use 1 teaspoon for each grain above 12. For very hard water, detergent alone may not be enough and then a water softener is recommended to improve water quality and dishwashing performance. However, when – using automatic dishwashing detergent tablets or packets simply place one in the main wash cup.


Rinse Aid
Rinse aid greatly improves drying and reduces water spots. With it water “sheets” off dishes rather than forming water droplets that cling and leave spots.
A dispenser, located next to the detergent cup, automatically releases a measured amount of rinse aid during the last rinse. If spotting and poor drying are problems, increase the amount of rinse aid dispensed by rotating the dial to a higher number. The dial is located under the dispenser cap. The indicator will be dark when full and will show clear when it is time to refill.
To add liquid rinse aid, turn dispense cap 1/4 turn counterclockwise and lift out. Pour in the rinse aid until liquid touches the indicated fill level Replace cap.
Do not overfill since this can cause oversud sing. Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth.
The dispenser holds enough for 35 to 140  washes, depending on the setting.

Drying Tip
Select the NORMAL WASH and HI-TEMP WASH pads along with a Rinse Aid agent for improved drying performance.

Water Pressure
The hot water line to the dishwasher must provide water pressure between 20 and 120 psi. Low Water pressure may occur when laundry or showers are in operation. If you experience poor wash performance you may need to wait until water use is reduced before starting the dishwasher.

Water Temperature
Hot water is needed for best dishwashing and drying results. Water entering the dishwasher should be at least 120 ºF (49 ºC) to give satisfactory results.

To check water temperature entering dishwasher:

  • Turn on hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher for several minutes to clear cool water from pipes.
  • Hold a candy or meat thermometer in the water stream to check the temperature.
  • If the temperature is below 120 º F (49ºC), have a qualified person raise the hot water heater thermostat setting.

Before starting a cycle, run hot water to clear cool water from the pipe.

The use of industrial-grade detergent can damage the heating coil and other parts of the dishwasher leading to damage to the unit and surrounding property. Use only household-grade automatic dishwasher detergents.

To empty the glass trap:

  1. Grasp the glass trap’s handle and rotate it 90 ºclockwise while pressing down on the center of the wash arm.
  2. Grab the spray arm in the center and lift the spray arm and glass trap assembly up and out form the dishwasher.
  3. Tip the assembly over an appropriate container and tap it to empty the glass trap.
    OR, separate the glass trap – pull the glass trap handle toward you, then up, then further toward you to slide it away from the rest of the assembly; empty it into an appropriate container; then slide the glass trap back into the assembly.
  4. Place the assembly back into position, press down on the arm at the center and rotate the glass trap handle 90º counterclockwise being sure the glass trap ends in the orientation shown in the image above. To avoid damage to your unit make sure the spray arm and glass trap is fully snapped in place.

See Installation Instructions for more details on disconnecting and restoring service to your dishwasher.



Burn Hazard
Allow heating element to cool before cleaning the interior.
Failure to do so can result in burns.

Outer Door – Clean the outer door with warm soapy water and a dishcloth or sponge. Rinse with clean water and dry cloth. Do not use harsh cleaners.
Inside – The inside of the dishwasher and The inside of the dishwasher and filter are self-cleaning with normal use. If filters is self-cleaning with normal use. If needed, clean around the tub gasket area with needed, clean around the tub gasket area with a damp cloth. The filter is self-cleaning. A damp cloth. The filter is self-cleaning. A glass trap located in the center of the filter is designed to collect pieces of broken glass, is designed to collect pieces of broken glass, straws, bones, and pits.
Overfill Protector– keeps dishwasher from overfilling and is located in the left front corner of the tub.

  • Clean occasionally with a household cleaner containing vinegar or bleach to dissolve any buildup.
  • Overfill Protector should move up and down freely about one inch. If it does not move, lift and clean underneath.

Hard water may cause lime deposit buildup on the interior of the dishwasher. For cleaning, instructions see the “Removing Spots and Film” section.

Care of Drain Air Gap
If a drain air gap was installed for your built-in dishwasher, check to make sure it is clean so the dishwasher will drain properly. A drain air gap is usually mounted on the countertop and can be inspected by removing the cover. This is not part of your dishwasher and is not covered by a warranty.

Property Damage Hazard
Freezing temperatures may cause water lines to rupture. Be sure all supply lines to and circulating lines within the dishwasher are protected.
Failure to do so could result in property damage.

See Installation Instructions for more details on disconnecting and restoring service to your dishwasher.

A dishwasher left in an unheated place should be protected from freezing. Have a qualified person do the following:

To Disconnect Service:

  1. Turn off electrical power to the dishwasher at the supply source by removing fuses or tripping the circuit breakers.
  2. Shut off the water supply
  3.  Place a pan under the inlet valve.
    Disconnect the water line from the inlet valve and drain into the pan.
  4. Disconnect the drain line from the pump and drain water into the pan.

To Restore Service:

  1. Direct water line discharges into a pan and open the valve to flush the line.
  2. Reconnect the water, drain, and electrical power supply.
  3. Turn on the water and electrical power supply.
  4. Fill both detergent cups and run the dishwasher through a HEAVY WASH cycle.
  5. Check connections to make sure they do not leak.


Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you both time and expense. This list includes common experiences that are not the result of defective workmanship or material in your dishwasher.
Food Soils Left on Dishes

  • Choose another cycle for a longer washing time.
  • Check rack loading section for proper loading-avoid nesting items.
  • Home water pressure may be too low-should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch (psi).
  • Check incoming water temperature. It should be about 120o F (49 o C). (See Factors Affecting Performance.)
  • Check water hardness. For extremely hard water, it may be necessary to install a water softener. (See Detergent Chart).
  • Use Fresh Detergent.
  • Make sure items are not blocking the spray arms, preventing them from rotating.
  • Do not overload the dishwasher (See Preparing and Loading Dishes).
  • Check to verify that the glass trap is maintained and installed properly (See Care and Cleaning).

Dishes not Dry

  • Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is filled.
  • Increase the discharge setting of rinse aid. (See Rinse Aid).
  • Check the incoming water temperature. Be sure it is at least 120 o F (49 o C).
  • Check for proper loading-avoid nesting items.
  • Cups with a concave bottom will collect water. Load them at the far left and right of the upper rack so they will be held in a tilted position.

Drying Tip 

  • Select the NORMAL WASH and HI-TEMP WASH pads along with a Rinse Aid agent for improved drying performance.
  • Containers, bowls, pots/pans, and any dishware with concave surfaces that can collect water should be placed in the rack facing or angled down so that water is able to  rain even from the lowest point.
  • Plastic items may need to be towel dried.

Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy

  •  Check water hardness. For extremely hard water, it may be necessary to install a water softener. (See Detergent Chart).
  • Water temperature may be low. Avoid extremely low or high temperatures. (See Factors Affecting Performance.
  • Avoid overloading and improper loading. (See Preparing and Loading Dishes).
  • Use fresh detergent. Old detergent is ineffective.
  • Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is filled.
  • Check to see that the proper amount of detergent is being used for cycle selected. (See Detergent Dispenser).
  • Home water pressure may be too low-it should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch (psi).

Dishware Chipped

  • Load with care and do not overload. (See Preparing and Loading Dishes).
  • Place delicate items in top rack.
  • Place glasses securely against pins and not over pins.
  • Load items so they are secure and don’t jar loose when moving racks in and out. Move racks in and out slowly.
  • Make sure tall glasses and stemware will clear top of tub when the rack is pushed in.
  • Fine antique china and crystal should be hand-washed.

Vapor at Vent

  • Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead to overflowing. Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth.

Dishware Stained or Discolored 

  • Tea and coffee can stain cups. Remove the stains by hand washing in a solution of 1/2 cup (120 ml) bleach and one quart (1L) of warm water. Rinse thoroughly.
  • Iron deposits in water can cause a yellow or brown film. A special filter installed in the water supply line will correct this problem. (See Removing Spots and Film).
  • Aluminum utensils can leave gray/ black marks when they rub against other items. Load Properly.
  • Certain high acid foods can cause discoloration of stainless steel and plastics if allowed to sit for a long period. Use the Rinse Only cycle or rinse by hand if not operating the FFID2426TW dishwasher at once.
  • Mixing stainless steel and silver utensils in silverware baskets can cause pitting of the stainless steel blades. Avoid mixing stainless steel and silver.

Water in Bottom of Tub 

  • Water left in the tub bottom after the cycle is complete is not normal. If water remains in the bottom of the tub, the dishwasher may not be draining properly. (See Dishwasher Do not Drain Properly).

Cycle Takes a Long Time 

  • The cycle may have been automatically lengthened to reach key temperatures due to some factor such as a cool water supply or a large load of dishes.
  • The Delay Start option may have been selected.
  • Choose lower temperature options to shorten the cycle.
  •  Cycles that are soil-sensing adjust automatically to assure a good wash – heavier soils will elicit a longer cycle response.


  • Using too much detergent especially in soft or softened water causes damage that looks like a film but cannot be removed.
  • Adjust the amount of detergent based on the water hardness. (Check Detergent Chart).
  • Lower the water temperature by selecting one of the lower temperature options.

Detergent Left in Cups

  • The detergent may be old. Discard and use fresh detergent.
  • Be sure the dish load doesn’t block spray from entering the detergent cup.
  • Check to see if cycle has been completed.
  • Make sure items do not prevent the detergent dispenser from opening.

Dishwasher Leaks

  • Check that the door gasket is pressed into its mounting channel, reaches to the bottom of the tub, and does not extend beyond the end rib so as to interfere with door closure.
  • Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead to overflowing. Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth.
  • Check to see that the dishwasher is level. (See Installation Instructions).
  • Avoid overused sing by using the correct amount of detergent designed for automatic dishwashers.
  • Check to see that dishwasher is level. (See Installation Instructions).

Normal Sounds You Will Hear

  • Normal sounds include water fill, water spray, draining and motor sounds.
  • There is a noticeable change in sound when the wash action switches between the lower and middle spray arm. This is normal since each spray arm has its own sound.
  • It is normal for the dishwasher to pause (no sound) when the wash action is switching between the lower and middle spray arms.

Dishwasher Won’t Run

  • Check to see if the circuit breaker is tripped or if a fuse is blown.
  • Make sure the water supply is turned on.
  • Check to see if the cycle is set correctly. (See Operating Instructions).
  • Is the dishwasher set for the Delay Start Option?
  • Make sure door is closed and latched.
  • Make sure START/CANCEL pad is pressed after cycle has been selected.

Dishwasher Won’t Fill

  • Assure the water supply is turned on.
  • Check that the overfill protector moves up and down freely. (See Overfill Protector section).

Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly

  • If a unit is hooked up to a food waste disposer, make sure the disposer is empty.
  • Assure the knockout plug has been removed from inside the food waste disposer inlet.
  • Assure the drain hose isn’t kinked.
  • Make sure the cycle is complete, not in a pause.
  • Assure the glass trap is maintained and installed properly assuring no clogs (See Care and Cleaning).

Dishwasher has an Odor 

  • Soiled dishes left in the dishwasher too long can create an odor. Use Rinse Only cycle.
  • There will be a “new” smell when first installed. This is normal.
  • Check to see if unit is draining properly. (See Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly).

Stains on Tub Interior

  • Washing large amounts of dishware with tomato based soil can cause a pink/orange appearance. This will not affect performance and will gradually fade over time. Pre-rinsing or using the Rinse Only cycle will reduce the chance of staining. Using no heat dry option will lessen the staining.

Opening the door during cycle

  • If the dishwasher door is opened while the unit is running, the START/CANCEL the pad must be pressed and the door shut immediately to return the unit to the selected cycle and option, this must happen within 10 minutes for the unit to continue the cycle.

Removing Spots and Film
Hard water can cause lime deposit buildup on the interior of the dishwasher. Dishes and glasses may also get spots and film for a number of reasons. (See Glassware/Flatware
Spotted or Cloudy section). To remove buildup, and film, clean using the following instructions:

  1. Load clean dishes and glasses in a normal manner. Do not load any metal utensils or silverware.
  2. Do not add detergent.
  3. Select the NORMAL WASH cycle. Close the door. Press START/CANCEL pad.
  4. Allow the dishwasher to run until it starts the second water fill (approximately 8 minutes).
  5. Open the door, pour 2 cups of white vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher.
  6. Close the door and allow the cycle to finish.


Your appliance is covered by a one-year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of his appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.

This warranty does not cover the following:

  1. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
  2. The product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada.
  3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
  4. Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
  5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
  6. Products used in a commercial setting.
  7. Service calls that do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
  8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
  9. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
  10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
  11. Surcharges including, but are not limited to, any after-hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or mileage expenses for service calls to remote areas,  including the state of Alaska.
  12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors, cabinets, walls, etc.
  13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.


If You Need Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home  Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.

1.800.944.9044 Frigidaire 10200 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 2826

Electrolux Canada Corp. 5855 Terry Fox Way Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5V 3E4



This dishwasher installs same as all the others: slide into place, secure, connect hot water supply and drain connections.

What would be delivered price in Tulsa, OK 74136?

Shipping is free of charge.

Is it stainless steel interior?

It has a stainless steel filtration system.

Is there insulation surrounding dishwasher?

Cleans 14 Place Settings
Clean up to 14 place settings in one cycle.
8 Cleaning Cycle Options
Features easy-to-use cleaning cycle options including Rinse Only, Heavy Clean and Upper Rack
Quiet Operation Won’t Run You Out Of The Room
So quiet you can run your dishwasher while you’re in the same room – runs at only 49 dBAs.
Ultimate Clean with Dual OrbitClean®
The Dual OrbitClean® Wash System removes tough, dried and baked on food better than any other dishwasher.
Excellent Drying Performance
The fastest, best overall drying performance with MaxBoost™ Dry.
Cleans Dishes of All Sizes
SpaceWise Adjustable Rack allows you to adjust your top rack with ease. Quickly raise and lower your rack to fit dishes and kitchen tools of all shapes and sizes.
Automatically Adjusts Cycles Taking The Guess Work Out Of Cleaning
DishSense Technology Automatically adjusts the wash cycle based on how much cleaning your dishes need for an effective clean.
Adjustable Washing Pressure
AquaSurgeTechnology allows you to adjust washing pressure based on your needs.
NSF® Certified
Sanitize cycle removes 99.9% of common household bacteria.
Time Saving 34-Minute Quick Wash
Saves you time – cleans dishes in 34-minutes
Time Saving 24-Hour Delay Start
Set your dishwasher in advance to run on your schedule. It can be set to run 1 – 24 hours in advance.
Energy Saver Plus Cycle
Eco-friendly cycle uses less energy without compromising cleaning performance.
Stainless Steel Filtration System
Self-cleaning filter eliminates food particles, keeping dishes clean
Polypropylene Interior Liner
Durable thermoplastic liner prevents leaks or spills, and is easy to maintain
Smudge-Proof™ Stainless Steel Finish
Practical has never looked so stylish with Smudge-Proof™ Stainless Steel finish, a beautiful new finish with an easy-to-clean fingerprint resistant surface.
Stay-Put Door Allows For Easier Loading
The door stays put at whatever angle you open it for easy loading and unloading.

How do you fix the ER code on a Frigidaire dishwasher?

The Fix: Pressing and holding the cancel button or turning off the power to the dishwasher for five minutes should clear the error code.

Where is Frigidaire dishwasher serial number?

Your dishwasher’s serial number may vary, but is most commonly found in one of two places. Either along the interior side of the door or along the right side of the tub of the dishwasher and is visible when the door is open.

How do you reset a Frigidaire dishwasher?

Find the cancel button on the far-right side of the control panel. To reset the dishwasher, hold this button down for 3 seconds or until the light display disappears or changes. This is the quickest way to shut off your dishwasher without disconnecting the power.

Should a dishwasher tilt backwards?

A dishwasher that leans in one direction can cause water to leak. If it leans forward, you might notice water leaking from underneath the door. A minor leak might go unnoticed, but the dishwasher might start leaking so much that the water pools on the floor near the appliance.

Why does my dishwasher lean forward?

The most common reason why dishwashers tilt forward when opened is because of improper installation. Modern-day dishwashers are typically sold with installation kits that consist of brackets and screws.

Where is the fuse on Frigidaire dishwasher?

Thermal fuse is a safety device located behind control panel preventing the control board from overheating.

Why is my Frigidaire dishwasher blinking and not starting?

If your Frigidaire dishwasher isn’t starting and the lights on your control panel are flashing, it might be because the drain pump has faulty. The drain pump is used to get rid of the water in the tub after you’ve finished washing dishes. It uses an impeller to push water out of the dishwasher and into the drain hose.

Is there a filter in the Frigidaire dishwasher?

Frigidaire’s line of home dishwasher appliances are equipped with filter assemblies that help remove particles of food from the dishwasher during operation. Proper removal of food and other solid waste from the dishwasher ensures your dishes are properly cleaned during their washing cycle.



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