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kogan Benchtop Dishwasher KABNCHTPDWA Manual

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Benchtop Dishwasher


Please handle this product with care and inspect it regularly to ensure it is in good working order. If the product, power supply cord, or plug shows any signs of damage: stop use, unplug, and contact Kogan.com support.

Quick Operation Guide

For detailed operating methods, please read the corresponding content in the User Manual.

Step Action Description
1 Switch on appliance Press the Power switch to turn the machine on. Open the door.
2 Fill detergent dispenser Compartment A: use for each wash cycle.
Compartment B: For programs with pre-wash only
(follow product instructions)
3 Check rinse-aid level Mechanical Indicator C
4 Load the baskets Scrape off any thick/loose food particles and scraps. Soften remnants of burnt food in pans, then load the baskets. Refer to the dishwasher tray-loading instructions in the user manual.
5 Select a program Close the door. Press the program button until the selected program lights up. (See the section entitled “Operation Instructions”.)
6 Running the dishwasher Turn the water tap on, then press the Start/Pause button. The machine will start working after approximately 1O seconds.
7 Changing the program A running cycle can only be modified if it has been running for a short time. Otherwise, the detergent may have already been released and the water already drained. If this is the case, the detergent dispenser must be refilled.
1. Press the start button, then press the program button for 3 seconds to cancel the running program.
2. Select a new program.
3. Restart the dishwasher.
Add forgotten dishes to the dishwasher 1. Press the start/pause button to stop the machine.
2. Carefully open the door.
WARNING: hot steam may escape when the door is opened!
3. Add the forgotten dishes.
4. Close the door, then press the start/pause button. The dishwasher will start running again after approximately 10 seconds.
If an appliance switches off during a wash cycle If the appliance is switched off during a wash cycle or you have a power failure, switch the unit back on again. Please re-select the washing cycle, then operate the dishwasher again from the beginning.
8 Switch dishwasher off When the working cycle is finished, the buzzer will sound 8 times, then stop. Turn the dishwasher off by using the Power button.

Since the dishwasher is standing by, the power will automatically turn off after 3O minutes with any operation.

9 Turn off water tap and unload baskets WARNING: wait for 15 minutes after the wash has completed before unloading the dishwasher to avoid scalding yourself, as the dishes and utensils will still be hot and susceptible to breakage.


Please read this manual carefully before use, as it will help you to use and maintain the dishwasher properly. This manual contains safety instructions, operating instructions, installation instructions, and troubleshooting tips.

  • Keep a copy handy for future
  • Pass it on to any subsequent owners of the

Safety Warnings

When using the dishwasher, follow the precautions listed below.

  • This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar applications such as staff areas in shops, offices, and other working environments; farm houses; by clients in motels, hotels, and other residential type environments; bed and breakfast type environments.
  • This appliance is not intended for use by  persons  (including  children}  with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their
  • This appliance is for indoor use To protect against the risk of electrical shock, do not immerse the unit, cord, or plug in water or any other liquids.
  • Please unplug before cleaning or performing any maintenance tasks on the appliance. Use a soft cloth moistened with mild soap, then use a dry cloth to wipe it
  • Do not sit or stand on the door or dish rack of the
  • Do not operate the dishwasher unless all enclosure panels are properly in
  • Open the door very carefully if the dishwasher is still operating, as there is a risk of water squirting out.
  • Do not place any heavy objects on the door when it is open, as the unit could tip
  • When loading items to be washed:
    Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage the door seal;
    Knives and other utensils with sharp points must be loaded in the basket with their points down or placed in a horizontal position.
  • Check that the detergent powder is empty after completion of the wash
  • Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked as dishwasher
  • Only use detergents or rinse additives that are designed for an automatic
  • Never use soap, laundry detergents or handwashing detergent in the
  • Children should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the
  • Discard packaging materials as they can be dangerous for small
  • If the power supply cord is damaged, do not use the dishwasher at all. Keep it unplugged and contact the Kogan.com customer support team.
  • Do not tamper with the
  • The maximum permissible inlet water pressure is
  • The minimum permissible inlet water pressure is O4MPa.

Do not dispose of the dishwasher at the end of its service life with unsorted municipal waste. Contact your local waste disposal facility or council for information regarding the correct method of disposal for electrical products.

Operating Instructions

IMPORTANT: To get the best performance from the dishwasher, read all instructions before use.

Control Panel

1 – Power Button: turn the power on/off
2 – Wash Program Selector: select wash cycle
3 – Program Indicator Light
4 – Delay Button – press to set a cycle delay
5 – Start/Pause  Button: start  or  pause cycle
6 – Display Screen: show remaining time etc
7 – Rinse Aid Warning Light
8 – Program End Indicator

Dishwasher Features

  1. SprayArms
  2. Detergent Dispenser
  3. Cutlery Basket
  4. Filter Assembly
  5. Rinse Aid Dispenser
  6. Basket
  7. Cup Shelf
  8. Inlet Pipe Connector
  9. Drain Pipe Connector

Prior to First Use

Rinse Aid Dispenser

The rinse aid is released during the final rinse to prevent water from forming droplets on your dishes, which can leave spots and streaks. It also improves drying by allowing the water to roll of the dishes. Your dishwasher is designed to use liquid rinse aids.

The rinse aid dispenser is located inside the door next to the detergent dispenser. To fill the dispenser, open the cap and pour the rinse aid into the dispenser until the level indicator turns completely black. The volume of the rinse aid container is about 11OmI.

Only use branded rinse aid for dishwashers. Never fill the rinse aid dispenser with any other substances.

When to Refill the Rinse Aid Dispenser

You can judge the amount of rinse-aid by the color of the optical level indicator “C” which is located next to the cap. When the rinse-aid container is full, the whole indicator will be dark. As the rinse aid diminishes, the size of the dark dot will decrease. You should never let the rinse aid get below? 4 fUII.

How to Fill the rinse Ald Dispenser

To open the dispenser, turn the cap to open (left) and lift it out. Pour rinse aid into the dispenser, being careful not to overfill.

Pour rinse aid into the dispenser, being careful not to overfill. Replace the cap, then turn it closed (right) to secure it.

Clean up any rinse aid spilled during filling with an absorbent cloth to avoid excessive foaming during the next wash. Do not forget to replace the dispenser cap before you close the door.
The rinse aid dispenser has six settings. Always start with the dispenser set on 4. If spots or poor drying are a problem, increase the amount of rinse aid being dispensed by rotating the dial to  5. If the dishes are coming out with whitish stains or a bluish film on glassware, reduce the amount. Keep adjusting until the dishes are coming out spot-free.


Detergents have chemical ingredients that are necessary to remove dirt and flush it out of the dishwasher. The dispenser must be refilled before the start of each wash cycle.  Generally, only one tablespoon of detergent is needed for a normal wash load. More heavily soiled items will need more detergent. Always add the detergent just prior to starting the dishwasher, otherwise, it may get damp and will not dissolve properly.

Adding Detergent to the Dispenser

Push the latch to open the detergent dispenser compartment.

Fill the detergent dispenser with detergent, following the level markings.

A: Main Wash Cycle Detergent
B: Pre-wash Cycle Detergent

WARNING: Dishwasher Detergent is corrosive!


Press the lid closed until it locks into place.
For heavily soiled dishes, you can put an additional detergent dose into the pre-wash chamber

Loading the Dishwasher Baskets


  • Consider buying utensils that are identified as a dishwasher
  • To prevent damage, do not take glass and cutlery out of the dishwasher immediately after the wash program has

Suitability for use In the Dishwasher

Not Suitable for Use

  • Cutlery with wooden, horn china, or mother-of-pearl handles
  • Plastic items that are not heat resistant
  • Older cutlery with glued parts that are not temperature resistant
  • Bonded cutlery items or dishes
  • Pewter or copper items
  • Crystal glass Steel items subject to rusting
  • Wooden platters
  • Items made from synthetic fibers

Limited Suitability

  • Some types of glasses can become dull or cloudy after a large number of washes
  • Silver and aluminum parts have a tendency to discolor during washing
  • Glazed patterns may fade if machine washed frequently

Notes for loading or unloading Dishwasher Baskets

For the best performance from the dishwasher, follow these guidelines. Scrape off any food particles and soften the remnants of burnt food in pans. In most cases, it is not necessary to rinse the dishes under running water before loading.

Place items in the dishwasher in the following ways:

  • Items such as cups, glasses, pots/pans. should be facing downwards.
  • Curved items or those with recesses should be loaded at a slant to allow water to run
  • All utensils should be stacked securely so they cannot tip
  • All utensils should be placed in a way that will allow the spray arms to rotate
  • Do not wash very small items in the dishwasher that can easily fall out of the
  • Load hollow items such as cups, glasses, pens, etc.. with the opening facing downwards so that water cannot collect in the container or deep
  • Dishes and items of cutlery must not lie inside one another or cover one
  • Long-bladed knives stored in an upright position are a potential hazard! They should be positioned horizontally in the
  • Do not overload your This is important for good results and for reasonable energy consumption.

Loading the Basket

Cutlery Basket

Cutlery should be placed into the basket with the handles at the bottom

Place most silverware handles down, however, knives and other potentially dangerous utensils should be placed with their handles up

Do not let any item extend through the bottom. Always load sharp utensils with the sharp point down!

Starting a Washing Cycle

Wash Cycle Table

Program Cycle Selection Information Description of Cycle Detergent pre/main Running Time {Min) Energy {Kwh) Water {L} Rinse Aid
Intensive For heaviest soiled crockery, and normally soiled pots, pans, dishes etc.. with dried on food. Prewash (5O°C) Wash (55°C) Rinse
Rinse Rinse
Rinse (7O°C) Drying
5/17.5g 140 0.85 9.7
Heavy For heavily soiled loads, such as pots, plates, glasses and lightly soiled pans. Prewash Wash (6O°C) Rinse
Rinse (7O°C) Drying
5/17.5g 120 0.65 7.8
ECO For normal loads, such as pots, plates, glasses and lightly soiled pans. Standard daily cycle. Prewash Wash (47°C) Rinse
Rinse (5O°C} Drying
5/17.5g 135 0.45 7.4
For light soiled loads such as glasses, crystal and fine china. Wash (45°C) Rinse
Rinse (6O°C) Drying
22.5g 7O 0.45 6
For lightly soiled crockery and glass. Wash (65°C) Rinse (7O°C) Drying 22.5g 90 0.65 7
A shorter wash for lightly soiled loads and a quick wash. Wash (4O°C) Rinse
15g 30 0.32 5.8
This program provides effective cleaning of the dishwasher itself. Wash (7O°C) Rinse
Rinse (65°C) Drying
15g 80 0.48 5

means this mode is suitable for rinse-aid use

Turning  Machine On

  1. Check unit is plugged into a power socket and the socket is turned
  2. Pull out the basket, load dishes then push basket back into
  3. Pour in the required amount of Close the detergent compartment.
  4. Make sure the water supply is turned on to full
  5. Press the program button and keep pressing until the wash program you want to use is

ECO → Glass → 9omin → Rapid → Self-Cleaning → Intensive → Heavy

If a program is selected, the corresponding light will be on. Then press the Start/Pause button to start the wash.  Note that if you press the Start/Pause button during a wash, the program light will stop flashing and the dishwasher will make a sound every minute until the Start/Pause button is pressed again and the wash is resumed.

Changing the Program

You can modify the set program if the dishwasher has only just recently started it’s wash cycle. If the detergent has already been released or washed away, then the detergent dispenser will need to be refilled and the new program set. To change the program, hold the Start/Pause button for 3 seconds, which will put the dishwasher into standby mode. You can then change the program to the desired cycle setting.

Forgoeeen eo add a disht

A forgotten dish can be added at any time before the detergent has been released.

  1. Press the Start/Pause
  2. Open the door slightly to stop the
  3. Once the spray arms have stopped spinning, you can open the door
  4. Add any forgotten
  5. Close the
  6. Press the Start/Pause button and the dishwasher will recommence

At the End of the Wash Cycle

When the wash cycle has finished, a buzzer will sound 8 times, then stop. Turn the dishwasher off using the Power button, then shut off the water supply and open the door of the dishwasher. Wait a few minutes before unloading the dishwasher to avoid burning yourself or accidentally damaging dishes. Leaving the door open immediately after the wash cycle has finished for a few minutes will also result in improved drying.

Maintenance and Cleaning

Filtering System

The filter prevents larger remnants of food or other objects from getting into the pump. The filter consists of a coarse filter, a flat (main filter} and a micro (fine) filter.
Main Filter (A) – Food and soil particles trapped by this filter are pulverized by a special jet on the spray arm and washed down to the drain.

Fine Filter (B) – This filter holds food residue in the sump area, preventing it from being redeposited onto the dishes during a wash cycle.

Coarse Filter (C) – Larger items such as pieces of bone or glass that could block the drain are trapped in the coarse filter. To remove the items caught by this filter, gently squeeze the top on the top of this filter and lift it out.

The filter efficiently removes food particles from the wash water, allowing it to be recycled during the cycle. For best performance and results, the filter must be cleaned regularly. For this reason, it is a good idea to remove the larger food particles trapped in the filter after each wash cycle by rinsing the filter and cup under running water. To remove the filter assembly, pull the cup handle in an upward direction.

  • Never run the dishwasher without the filters in
  • The dishwasher must never be used without the
  • Improper replacement of the filter may reduce the performance level of the appliance and damaged dishes and

Removing the Filter

Step One
Rotate the filter assembly (A, B and C), then lift it all up.
Step Two
Lift B and C up from A.
Step Three
Separate B and C.

Note: if you perform these steps from 3 to 1, the filter system will be installed.
Inspect the filters for blocking after each time the dishwasher is used. By unscrewing the coarse filter, you can remove the filter system. Remove any food remnants and clean the filters under running water. The entire filter assembly should be cleaned at least once a week.

Caring for the Dishwasher

The control panel can be cleaned by using a lightly dampened cloth. After cleaning, make sure to dry it thoroughly. For the exterior, you can even use a good quality appliance polish wax.

Cleaning the Door

To clean the edge around the door, you should only use a soft, warm, damp cloth. To avoid penetration of water into the door lock and electrical components, do not use a spray cleaner of any kind.

Cleaning the Spray Arms

The spray arms can be easily removed for periodic cleaning of the nozzles to prevent possible clogging. Wash them under running water and carefully replace them in their seats, checking that their rotary movement is in no way impeded. Grasp the middle of the spray arm, then pull it upwards to remove it. Wash the arm under a jet of running water, then replace it carefully into its seat. After assembly, check that the spray arm rotates freely.

Keeping your Dishwasher in Shape

After every wash
After every wash, turn off the water supply to the appliance and leave the door slightly open so that moisture and odors are not trapped.

Remove the plug
Before cleaning and performing maintenance, always remove the plug from the socket.

No solvents or abrasive cleaning
To clean the exterior and rubber parts of the dishwasher, do not use solvents or abrasive cleaning products. Only use a cloth with warm soapy water.
To remove spots or stains from the surface of the interior, use a cloth dampened with water with a little vinegar, or a cleaning product made specifically for dishwashers

When not In use for a long time.
It is recommended that you run a wash cycle with the dishwasher empty, then remove the plug from the socket, turn off the water supply and leave the door slightly open.
This will help the door seals last longer.

Moving the appliance
If the appliance must be moved, try to keep it in the vertical position. If absolutely necessary, it can be positioned onto it’s back.

One of the factors that cause odors to form in dishwashers is that food remains trapped in the seals.   Periodic cleaning with a damp sponge preventing this from occurring.

Installation Instructions

The installation of pipes and electrical equipment should be done by qualified professionals. Kogan.com are not liable for any damage or injury caused by improper installations


The installation position of the dishwasher should be near the existing water inlet tap and drain outlet and power socket. One side of the cabinet sink should be chosen to facilitate the connection of drain hoses to the dishwasher.

Positioning the Appliance

Position the appliance in the desired location. The back should rest against the wall behind it, and the sides alongside adjacent cabinets or walls. The dishwasher is equipped with a water supply and drain hoses that can be positioned to the right or to the left to facilitate proper installation.

Power Connection Warnings

  • Do not use extension cords or powerboard/double adapters with this
  • Do not leave the power cord positioned in a location where it can be tripped on, clamped in a door or touching a surface that reaches high

Electrical Requirements

Please look at the rating label to know the rating voltage, then connect the dishwasher to an appropriate power supply. Use the required 1O amp fuse, time delay fuse or circuit breaker, and provide separate circuit serving for this appliance.

Water Connection

This dishwasher takes a cold water connection. Connect the cold water supply hose to a threaded 3/4” connector, making sure that it is fastened tightly in place. If the water pipes are new or have not been used for an extended period of time, let the water run to make sure that the water is clear and free of impurities. If this precaution is not taken, there is a risk that the water inlet can get blocked and damage the appliance.

Please note: if the supplied hose does not fit your tap, please contact your local plumbing supply center where adapters will be available for purchase.

Drain Hoses
Insert the drain hose into a drain pipe with a minimum diameter of 4cm, or let it run into a sink, making sure to avoid bending or crimping the hose. The free end of the hose must be at a height lower than 3Ocm and must not be immersed into water to avoid backflow.

Draining Excess Water from Hoses

If the sink is more than 3OOmm higher than the floor, the excess water in the hoses cannot be drained directly into the sink. It will be necessary to drain excess water from hoses into a bowl or suitable container that is held outside and lower than the sink.

Water Outlet

Connect the water drain hose. The drain hose must be correctly fitted to avoid water leaks. Ensure that the water drain hose is not kinked or squashed.

Extension Hose

If you need a drain hose extension, make sure to use a similar drain hose. It must be no longer than 4 meters, otherwise, the efficiency of the dishwasher will be reduced.

First Use Checklist

The following things should be checked before starting the dishwasher.

  • The dishwasher is level and securely positioned. The water supply is turned on.
  • Inlet hose connections are fully tightened and not working. The power plug is securely in the power socket.
  • The power is switched on.
  • The inlet water and drain hoses are not tangled or kinked.
  • All packaging and print materials should be taken out of the dishwasher.


If you experience any issues with the dishwasher, please refer to this section first to see if you can fix it before contacting the Kogan.com customer support team.

Problem Possible Cause What To Do
Technical Issues Dishwasher doesn’t start Fuse blown/circuit tripped Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. Remove any other appliances sharing the circuit with the dishwasher.
Power supply not turned on Make sure the dishwasher is turned on. Make sure the power cord is securely plugged into the wall socket.
Door of dishwasher not properly closed. Make sure to close the dishwasher door properly.
Water not pumped from dishwasher Kink in drain hose Check drain hose
Filter clogged Check the coarse filter
Kitchen sink clogged Check sink to make sure it is draining well. If the problem is the kitchen sink not draining, you may need a plumber.
General Issues Suds in the tub Improper detergent Ensure you are using dishwashing detergent.
Spilled rinse-aid Always wipe up rinse-aid spills immediately
Stained interior Detergent with colourant used Ensure your detergent has no colouring agents
White film on inside surface Hard water minerals To clean the interior, use a damp sponge with dishwashing detergent and wear rubber gloves. Never use any other cleaner than dishwashing detergent to avoid foaming or suds.
Rust stains on cutlery Affected items are not corrosion resistant. Do not wash these items in the dishwasher. They should be hand-washed and dried.
Noise Knocking noise inside the dishwasher Spray arm is knocking against an item in the basket Interrupt the programme, then rearrange the items which are obstructing the spray arm.
Rattling noise inside the dishwasher An item of crockery is loose inside the dishwasher Interrupt the programme, then rearrange the items which are out of position.
Knocking noise inside the water pipes This may be caused by on-site installation or the cross-section of the piping This will have no influence on the dishwasher

functioning, however you can contact a plumber for advice.

Washing Results Dishes are not clean Dishes not loaded correctly See notes in “Loading the Dishwasher Baskets”
Program not powerful enough Select a more intensive cleaning programme.
Not enough detergent Use more detergent or change the brand.
Items blocking the path of the spray arms Rearrange the items so that the sprinkler arm can rotate freely
Washing Results (cont..) Dishes are not clean The filter combination is not clean or is not fitted correctly. This may cause the spray arms to get blocked. Clean and/or fit the filter combination correctly. Clean the spray arm jets.
Cloudiness of glassware Combination of soft water and too much detergent Use less detergent if you have soft water, or select a shorter cycle to wash glassware.
Black or grey marks on dishes Aluminium utensils have rubbed against dishes Use a mild abrasive cleaner to eliminate those marks.
Detergent left in dispenser cups Dishes have blocked the detergent cups from opening Reload the dishes correctly.
Drying Results Dishes are not drying Improper loading Load the dishwasher as suggested in directions.
Too little rinse-aid Increase the amount of rinse-aid or refill it.
Dishes removed too soon Do not empty your dishwasher immediately after washing. Open the door slightly to allow the steam to escape, then begin unloading the dishwasher once the dishes are barely warm to the touch.
Wrong program selected In short programs the rinse temperature is lower. Choose a program with a higher rinse


Using cutlery with a low-quality coating Water drainage is more difficult with these items. Cutlery or dishes with this issue are not suitable for dishwasher use.

Error Codes

When a malfunction occurs, the appliance will display error codes to warn you.

Codey leanings Possible Cauyey
E1 Longer inlet time Tap is not on or water pressure is too low.
E3 Temperature not reached Malfunction of the heating element
E4 Overflow Some element of the dishwasher is leaking

Technical Information

Height: 438mm
Width: 55Omm
Depth: 5OOmm
Water Pressure: 0.04 – 1.OMPa
Capacity: 6 Place Settings

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