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Whirlpool Dishwasher User Guide


Whirlpool Dishwasher

Whirlpool Dishwasher

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You can download the Safety Instructions and the User Manual, by visiting our website docs.whirlpool.eu and following the Instructions on the back of this booklet.


  1. Upper rack
  2. Foldable flaps
  3. Upper rack height adjuster
  4. Upper spray arm
  5. Lower rack
  6. Cutlery basket
  7. Lower spray arm
  8. Filter Assembly
  9. Salt reservoir
  10. Detergent and Rinse Aid dispensers
  11. Rating plate
  12. Control panel


Control Panel

  1. On-Off/Reset button with indicator light
  2. Program selection button with indicator light
  3. Half Load button with indicator light / Keylock
  4. Eco program indicator light
  5. Keylock indicator light
  6. Display
  7. Program number and remaining time indicator
  8. Tablet (Tab) indicator light
  9. Closed water tap indicator light
  10. Rinse Aid refill indicator light
  11. Salt refill indicator light
  12. Sani Rinse button with indicator light / Tablet (Tab)
  13. Delay button with indicator light
  14. Start/Pause button with indicator light / Drain out


After installation, remove the stoppers from the racks and the retaining elastic elements from the upper rack.

The use of salt prevents the formation of LIMESCALE on the dishes and on the machine’s functional components.

  • It is mandatory that THE SALT RESERVOIR BE NEVER EMPTY.
  • It is important to set the water hardness.

The salt reservoir is located in the lower part of the dishwasher (see PRODUCT DESCRIPTION) and must be filled when the SALT REFILL indicator light in the control panel is lit.image

  1. Remove the lower rack and unscrew the reservoir cap (anticlockwise).
  2. Only the first time you do this: fill the salt reservoir with water.
  3. Position the funnel (see figure) and fill the salt reservoir right up to its edge (approximately 1 kg); it is not unusual for a little water to leak out.
  4. Remove the funnel and wipe any salt residue away from the opening.

Make sure the cap is screwed on tightly, so that no detergent can get into the container during the wash program (this could damage the water softener beyond repair).
Whenever you need to add salt, it is mandatory to complete the procedure before the beginning of the washing cycle to avoid corrosion.


To allow the water softener to work in a perfect way, it is essential that the water hardness setting is based on the actual water hardness in your house. This information can be obtained from your local water supplier. The factory sets the default value for the water hardness

  • Switch on the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button.
  • Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button.
  • Hold down button START/Pause for 5 seconds, until you hear a beep.
  • Switch on the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button.
  • The current selection level number and the salt indicator light both flash.
  • Press button P to select the desired hardness level (see WATER HARDNESS TABLE).
  • Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button.

Water Hardness Table



German degrees



French degrees



English degrees

1Soft0 – 60 – 100 – 7
2Medium7 – 1111 – 208 – 14
3Average12 – 1621 – 2915 – 20
4Hard17 – 3430 – 6021 – 42
5Very hard35 – 5061 – 9043 – 62

Setting is complete!

As soon as this procedure is complete, run a program without loading. Only use salt that has been specifically designed for dishwashers.
After the salt has been poured into the machine, the SALT REFILL indicator light switches off.
If the salt container is not filled, the water softener and the heating element may be damaged as a result of limescale accumulation. Using of Salt is recommended with any type of dishwasher detergent.


Rinse aid makes dish DRYING easier. The rinse aid dispenser A should be filled when the RINSE AID REFILL indicator light in the control panel is lit.image 2

  1. Open the dispenser B by pressing and pulling up the tab on the lid.
  2. Pour in the rinse aid (max.110 ml), making sure it does not overflow from the dispenser. If this happens, clean the spill immediately with a dry cloth.
  3. Press the lid down until you hear a click to close it.

NEVER pour the rinse aid directly into the appliance tub.


If you are not completely satisfied with the drying results, you can adjust the quantity of rinse aid used.

  • Switch the dishwasher on using the ON/OFF button.
  • Switch it off using the ON/OFF button.
  • Press button START/Pause three times – a beep will be heard.
  • Switch it on using the ON/OFF button.
  • The current selection level number and rinse aid indicator light flash.
  • Press button P to select the level of rinse aid quantity to be supplied.
  • Switch it off using the ON/OFF button

Setting is complete!
If the rinse aid level is set to 1 (ECO), no rinse aid will be supplied. The LOW RINSE AID indicator light will not be lit if you run out of rinse aid.

A maximum of 5 levels can be set according to the dishwasher model. The factory setting is specific to the model, please follow instruction above to check this for your machine.

  • If you see bluish streaks on the dishes, set a low number (2-3).
  • If there are drops of water or limescale marks on the dishes, set a mid-range number (4-5).


To open the detergent dispenser use the opening device C. Introduce the detergent into the dry dispenser D only. Place the amount of detergent for pre-washing directly inside the tub.

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  1. When measuring out the detergent refer to the mentioned earlier information to add the proper quantity.
    Inside the dispenser D there are indications to help the detergent dosing.
  2. Remove detergent residues from the edges of the dispenser and close the cover until it clicks.
  3. Close the lid of the detergent dispenser by pulling it up until the closing device is secured in place.

The detergent dispenser automatically opens up at the right time according to the program.
If all-in-one detergents are used, we recommend using the TABLET button, because it adjusts the program so that the best washing and drying results are always achieved.
Usage of detergent not designed for dishwashers may cause malfunction or damage to the appliance.


ECO program data is measured under laboratory conditions according to European Standard EN 60436:2020.

Note for Test Laboratories
For information on comparative EN testing conditions, please send an email to the following address: [email protected]
Pre-treatment of the dishes is not needed before any of the programs. Not all options can be used simultaneously. Values given for programs other than the program Eco are indicative only. The actual time may vary depending on many factors such as temperature and pressure of the incoming water, room temperature, amount of detergent, quantity and type of load, load balancing, additional selected options and sensor calibration. The sensor calibration can increase program duration up to 20 min.


Instructions on wash cycle selection

ECO:  Eco programme is suitable to clean normally soiled tableware, that for this use, it is the most efficient programme in terms of its combined energy and water consumption, and that it is used to assess compliance with the EU Ecodesign legislation.

INTENSIVE: Program recommended for heavily soiled crockery, especially suitable for pans and saucepans (not to be used for delicate items).

MIXED: Mixed soil. For normally soiled dishes with dried food residues.

RAPID 30:  Program to be used for half load of lightly-soiled dishes with no dried food residues. Does not have drying phase.

PRE-WASH: Use to refresh crockery planned to be washed later. No detergent to be used with this program.

Notes: Please note that cycle Rapid 30’ is dedicated for lightly soiled dishes.


OPTIONS can be selected directly by pressing the corresponding button (see CONTROL PANEL).

If an option is not compatible with the selected program see PROGRAMS TABLE, the corresponding LED flashes rapidly 3 times and beeps will sound. The option will not be enabled.

If there are not many dishes to be washed, a half load cycle may be used in order to save water, electricity and detergent. Select the program and press the HALF LOAD button: the indicator light will light up. Press the HALF LOAD button to deselect this option.
Remember to halve the amount of detergent.

A long press (for 3 seconds) of HALF LOAD button, will activate the KEYLOCK function. The KEYLOCK function will block the control panel except the ON/OFF button. To deactivate the KEYLOCK, long press again.

Flashes when there is no inlet water or water tap is closed.

This option can be used to sanitize washed dishes. It will increase final rinse temperature and add antibacterial wash to the selected program. Select the washing program, press the SANI RINSE button; the indicator light will light up. To deselect the option, press the same button again. Ideal to clean crockery and feeding bottles. The dishwasher door must be kept shut for the entire duration of the program in order to guarantee reduction of germs. If the door is opened the indicator lamp starts flashing.

WARNING: the crockery and plates could be extremely hot at the end of the cycle.

This setting allows you to optimize the performance of the program according to the type of detergent used. A long press (for 3 seconds) of the SANI RINSE button, will activate the function (the corresponding symbol will light up) if you use combined detergents in tablet form (rinse aid, salt and detergent in 1 dose). If you use powder or liquid detergent, this option should be off.

The start of the program may be delayed for a period of time between 0:30 and 24 hours.

  1. Select the program and any desired options. Press the DELAY button (repeatedly) to delay the start of the program.
  2. Adjustable from 0:30 to 24 hours. With each press of the button, the delay start increases by: 0:30 if selection below 4 hours, 1:00 if selection is below 12 hours, 4 hours if selection is above 12 hours. If 24 hours reached, and the button is pressed, the delayed start is deactivated.
  3. Press the START/PAUSE button: the timer will begin counting down;
  4. Once this time has elapsed, the indicator light switches off and the program begins automatically.

If at the time of the countdown the START/PAUSE button is pressed again the DELAY option is cancelled and the selected program starts automatically.
The Delay function cannot be set once a wash cycle has been started.


To stop and cancel the active cycle, the Drain Out function can be used.
A long press of START/PAUSE button, will activate the DRAIN OUT function. The active program will be stopped and the water in the dishwasher will be drained out.


UPPER RACKUpper pack

Load delicate and light dishes: glasses, cups, saucers, low salad bowls.
(loading example for the upper rack)


The height of the upper rack can be adjusted: high position to place bulky crockery in the lower basket and low position to make the most of the tip-up supports by creating more space upwards and avoid collision with the items loaded into lower rack.
The upper rack is equipped with a Upper Rack height adjuster (see figure), without pressing the levers, lift it up by simply holding the rack sides, as soon as the rack is stable in its upper position. To restore to the
lower position, press the levers A at the sides of the rack and move the basket downwards.
We strongly recommend that you do not adjust the height of the rack when it is loaded.
NEVER raise or lower the basket on one side only.


  • The side foldable flaps can be fold or unfold to optimize the arrangement of crockery inside the rack.
  • Wine glasses can be placed safely in the foldable flaps by inserting the stem of each glass into the corresponding slots.

Depending on the model

  • to unfold the flaps there is needed to slide it up and rotate or release it from the snaps and pull it down.
  • to fold the flaps there is needed to rotate it and slide flaps down or pull it up and attach flaps to the snaps.


Lower pack

For pots, lids, plates, salad bowls, cutlery etc. Large plates and lids should ideally be placed at the sides to avoid interferences with the spray arm. (loading example for the lower rack)


It is fitted with top grids for improved cutlery arrangement. It must only be positioned at the front of the lower rack.

Knives and other utensils with sharp edges must be placed in the cutlery basket with the points facing downwards or they must be positioned horizontally in the tip-up compartments on the upper rack.


    Check that the dishwasher is connected to the water supply and that the tap is open.
    Press the ON/OFF button.
    Select the most appropriate program in accordance with the type of crockery and its soiling level (see PROGRAMS DESCRIPTION) by pressing the P button. Select the desired options (see OPTIONS AND FUNCTIONS).
  6. START
    Start the wash cycle by pressing the START/PAUSE button. When the program starts you hear a beep.
    The end of the wash cycle is indicated by beeps and the display shows End. Open the door and switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button.
    Wait for a few minutes before removing the crockery – to avoid burns. Unload the racks, beginning with the lower one.

The machine will switch off automatically during certain extended periods of inactivity, in order to minimise electricity consumption. If the crockery is only lightly soiled or if it has been rinsed with water before being placed in the dishwasher, reduce the amount of detergent used accordingly.


If a wrong program was selected, it is possible to change it, provided that it has only just begun: press and hold the ON/OFF button, the machine will switch off. Switch the machine back on using the ON/OFF button and select the new wash cycle and any desired options; start the cycle by pressing the START/PAUSE button.


Without switching off the machine, open the door (be ware of HOT steam!) and place the crockery inside the dishwasher. Close the door and press the START/Pause button the cycle will begin from the point at which it was interrupted.


If the door is opened during the wash cycle, or if there is a power cut, the cycle stops. Once the door has been closed or the electricity supply is restored, to start again the cycle from where it was interrupted, press the START/Pause button.
To disable the DEMO MODE the following actions must be carried out in sequence, without breaks. Switch the machine ON and then switch it OFF again. Press the DELAY button until the buzzer is heard. Switch the machine on again. The “dOF” indicator flashes and then turns OFF.



Before loading the baskets, remove all food residues from the crockery and empty the glasses. You do not need to rinse beforehand under running water.
Arrange the crockery so that it is held in place firmly and does not tip over; and arrange the containers with the openings facing downwards and the concave/convex parts placed obliquely, thus allowing the
water to reach every surface and flow freely.
Warning: lids, handles, trays and frying pans do not prevent the sprayer arms from rotating.
Place any small items in the cutlery basket.
Very soiled dishes and pans should be placed in the lower basket because in this sector the water sprays are stronger and allow a higher washing performance.
After loading the appliance, make sure that the sprayer arms can rotate freely.


  • Wooden crockery and cutlery.
  • Delicate decorated glasses, artistic handicraft and antique crockery. Their decorations are not resistant.
  • Parts in synthetic material which do not withstand high temperatures.
  • Copper and tin crockery.
  • Crockery soiled with ash, wax, lubricating grease or ink.

The colours of glass decorations and aluminium/silver pieces can change and fade during the washing process. Some types of glass (e.g. crystal objects) can become opaque after a number of wash cycles too.


  • Only use glasses and porcelain guaranteed by the manufacturer as dishwasher safe.
  • Use a delicate detergent suitable for crockery
  • Collect glasses and cutlery from the dishwasher as soon as the wash cycle is over.


  • When the household dishwasher is used according to the manufacturer’s instructions, washing tableware in a dishwasher usually consumes less energy and water than hand dishwashing.
  • In order to maximize dishwasher efficiency it is recommended to initiate the wash cycle once dishwasher is fully loaded. Loading the household dishwasher up to the capacity indicated by the manufacturer will contribute to energy and water savings. Information on correct loading of tableware can be found in Loading chapter.
    In case of partial loading it is recommended to use dedicated wash options if available (Half load/ Zone Wash, Multizone), filling up only selected racks. Incorrect loading or overloading the dishwasher may increase resources usage (such as water, energy and time, as well as increase noise level), reducing cleaning and drying performance.
  • Manual pre-rinsing of tableware items leads to increased water and energy consumption and is not recommended.


To avoid odour and sediment which can be accumulated in the dishwasher please run a high temperature program at least one a month. Use a tea spoon of detergent and run it without the loading to clean your appliance.



Regularly clean the filter assembly so that the filters do not clog and that the waste water flows away correctly. Using dishwasher with clogged filters or foreign objects inside filtration system or spray arms may cause unit malfunction resulting in lose of performance, noisy work or higher resources usage. The filter assembly consists of three filters which remove food residues from the washing water and then recirculate the water.

The dishwasher must not be used without filters or if the filter is loose
At least once per month or after each 30 cycles, check the filter assembly and if necessary clean it thoroughly under running water, using a non-metallic brush and following the instructions below:

  1. Turn the cylindrical filter A in an anti-clockwise direction and pull it out (Fig 1).
  2. Remove the cup filter B by exerting a slight pressure on the side flaps (Fig 2).
  3. Slide out the stainless-steel plate filter C (Fig 3).
  4. In case you find foreign objects (such as broken glass, porcelain, bones, fruit seeds etc.) please remove them carefully.
  5. Inspect the trap and remove any food residues. NEVER REMOVE the wash-cycle pump protection (black detail) (Fig 4).


After cleaning the filters, re-place the filter assembly and fix it in position correctly; this is essential for maintaining the efficient operation of the dishwasher.

If the water hoses are new or have not been used for an extended period of time, let the water run to make sure it is clear and free of impurities before performing the necessary connections. If this precaution is not taken, the water inlet could become blocked and damage the dishwasher.


On occasions, food residue may become encrusted onto the spray arms and block the holes used to spray the water. It is therefore recommended that you check the arms from time to time and clean them with a small non-metallic brush.Care 2

To remove the upper spray arm, turn the plastic locking ring in an anti-clockwise direction. The upper spray arm should be replaced so that the side with the greater number of holes is facing upwards.Care 3

The lower spray arm may be removed by pulling it upwards.


Water softener automatically reduces water hardness, consequently preventing scale buildup on heater, contributing also to better cleaning efficiency.
This system regenerates itself with salt, therefore it is required to refill salt container when empty.
Frequency of regeneration depends on water hardness level setting regeneration takes place once per 5 Eco cycles with water hardness level set to 3.
Regeneration process starts in final rinse and finishes in drying phase, before cycle ends.

  • Single regeneration consumes: ~3.5 L of water;
  • Takes up to 5 additional minutes for the cycle;
  • Consumes below 0.005 kWh of energy.


In case your dishwasher doesn’t work properly, check if the problem can be solved by going through the following list. For other errors or issues please contact authorized After-sales Service which contact details can be found in the warranty booklet. The manufacturer ensures the availability of spare parts for at least 10 years after production date of this appliance.

 Salt indicator is litSalt reservoir is empty (after refill the salt indicator may remain lit for several wash cycles).Refill reservoir with salt (for more information – see page 2). Adjust water hardness (see table, page 2).
 Rinse aid indicator is litRinse aid dispenser is empty (after refill the rinse aid indicator may remain lit for several wash cycles).Refill dispenser with rinse aid (for more information – see page 2).
The dishwasher won’t start or does not respond to commands.The appliance has not been plugged in properly.Insert the plug into the socket.
Power outage.For safety reasons, dishwasher will not restart automatically when power returns.


 Press the START/Pause button to resume the cycle.                                                                                                                          

Vigorously push the door until you hear the “click”.

The dishwasher door is not closed.
Cycle is interupted by door opening for > 4 sec.Close the door and press START/Pause.
It does not respond to commands.


Display shows: F9 or F12 and both On/Off and START/Pause LEDs are blinking rapidly.

Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button, switch it back on after approximately one minute and restart the program. If problem persists, unplug the appliance for 1 minute, then plug it back in.
The dishwasher won’t drain.


Display shows: F3 and both On/Off and START/Pause LEDs are blinking rapidly.

The wash cycle has not finished yet.Wait until the wash cycle finishes.
The drain hose is bent.Check that the drain hose is not bent (see INSTALATION INSTRUCTION).
The sink drain pipe is blocked.Clean the sink drain pipe.
The filter is clogged up with food residues.Clean the filter (see CLEANING THE FILTER ASSEMBLY).
The dishwasher makes excessive noise.The dishes are rattling against each other.Position the crockery correctly (see LOADING THE RACKS).


An excessive amount of foam has been produced.

The detergent has not been measured out correctly or it is not suitable for use in dishwashers (see FILLING THE DETERGENT DISPENSER). Restart dishwasher by pressing the DRAIN button (see OPTIONS AND FUNCTIONS) and run new program without detergent.
The dishes are not clean.The crockery has not been arranged properly.Arrange the crockery correctly (see LOADING THE RACKS).
The spray arms cannot rotate freely, being hindered by the dishes.Arrange the crockery correctly (see LOADING THE RACKS).
The wash cycle is too gentle.Select an appropriate wash cycle (see PROGRAMS TABLE).
An excessive amount of foam has been produced.The detergent has not been measured out correctly or it is not suitable for use in



Make sure the cap of the rinse aid dispenser is closed.

The cap on the rinse aid compartment has not been shut correctly.
The filter is soiled or clogged.Clean the filter assembly (see CARE AND MAINTENANCE).
There is no salt.Fill the salt reservoir (see FILLING THE SALT RESERVOIR).
The dishwasher does not fill the


water. Display shows:  and F6, both On/ Off and START/Pause LEDs are blinking


No water in the water supply or the tap is closed.Make sure there is water in the water supply or the tap running.
The inlet hose is bent.Make sure the inlet hose is not bent (see INSTALLATION) reprogram the dishwasher and reboot.
The sieve in the water inlet hose is clogged; it is necessary to clean it.After having carried out the verification and cleaning, turn off and turn on the dishwasher and restart a new program.
Dishwasher finishes the cycle prematurely. Display shows: F5 and both On/Off and START/Pause LEDs are blinking rapidly. 


Drain hose positioned too low or siphoning into home sewage system.



Check if end of drain hose is placed at correct height (see INSTALLATION).Check for siphoning into home sewage system, install air admittance valve if necessary.

Air in water supply.Check water supply for leaks or other issues letting air inside.

Policy and standard documentation and additional product information can be found by:

  • Visiting our website docs.whirlpool.eu
  • Using QR Code
  • Alternatively, contact our After-sales Service (See phone number in the warranty booklet).

When contacting our After-sales Service, please state the codes provided on your product‘s identification plate.

The model information can be retrieved using the QR-Code reported in the energy label. The label also includes the model identifier that can be used to consult the portal of the registry at https://eprel.ec.europa.eu (available only on certain models).

 Frequently Asked Questions

Are whirlpools a good dishwasher?

According to a leading consumer testing organization, Whirlpool belongs to the list of the most reliable dishwashers. This explains Whirlpool’s popularity in the USA. As an American manufacturer that makes most of their products right here at home, costs of repairs and spare parts are cheaper than other brands.

What is the most common problem with a dishwasher?

The most common cause of issues with water flow in a dishwasher is a defective water inlet valve. If the inlet valve is malfunctioning, it may not pull water into the appliance when you need it

How long is Whirlpool dishwasher warranty?

For one year from the date of purchase, when this dishwasher is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP® replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship

Why does my Whirlpool dishwasher not dry?

Overloading and improper loading of the dishwasher are two of the most common reasons a Whirlpool dishwasher doesn’t dry effectively. Avoid overloading by leaving adequate space for air to circulate between each item

Can you just dry dishes in dishwasher Whirlpool?

Using a heated dry cycle in your Whirlpool dishwasher.
Using a heated dry cycle is the best way to insure that your dishes will be the most dry at the end of the cycle.

Is it OK to run an empty dishwasher?

Run the hottest cycle on the dishwasher. Skip the drying cycle and open the dishwasher door to let it air-dry. You can also sprinkle 1 cup of baking soda on the floor of an empty dishwasher and run a short cycle on the hottest setting to clean the interior and kill odors.

Should you leave your dishwasher door open?

It’s best to leave the dishwasher’s door open for a little while after running a cycle, as keeping it shut creates a warm, damp environment that is very comfortable for mould and other microbe

Is it OK to leave dishes in dishwasher overnight?

“Bacteria on [dirty dishes] will breed overnight, but if they go into the dishwasher the next day and they’re thoroughly washed then there won’t be a problem

Should I run my dishwasher half full?

Half-Full Wash Cycles Work Fine
It’s all about finding a happy medium. A half-full cycle is a waste to run, but overloading your dishwasher won’t do any good. The load size of your dishwasher will vary depending on the model, so maybe it is a good idea to check your user manual after all.

Why is it better to run dishwasher at night?

While peak hours will vary slightly by area, as a general rule, the cheapest time to run your dishwasher is at night—when people begin to turn off lights and TVs and the grid is less busy.

How often should you clean the dishwasher?

Clean your dishwasher monthly to prevent a buildup of germs and maintain the efficiency of the machine — you want to make sure your dishes are clean! Pour distilled white vinegar into a dishwasher-safe cup (I usually use a two-cup Pyrex measuring cup), and place the cup upright on an empty dishwasher’s top rack.

Do dishwashers clean better than hand washing?

The answer: washing dishes in the dishwasher provides much cleaner dishes than hand-washing. Even those dishes that don’t come completely clean in the washer have less bacteria on them than most hand-washed dishes.

Does a dishwasher save more water than hand washing?

According to Klien, “Handwashing can use as much as 27 gallons of water per load, while an energy-saving dishwasher uses only around three gallons.




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