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Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care Manual

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About Frigidaire
Frigidaire is a brand of home appliances that are owned by the Electrolux Group. It was founded in the United States in 1918 and is now a global brand, offering a wide range of products including refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dishwashers, ranges, cooktops, wall ovens, washers and dryers, and more.

Frigidaire is known for its commitment to quality, innovation, and design, and offers products in a range of styles and price points to meet the needs of different consumers. If you’re in the market for a new appliance, Frigidaire is a reputable brand that offers a wide selection of high-quality products that can help make your home more comfortable and convenient.


Read all instructions before using this appliance. Save these instructions for future reference.

This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as personal injury, burns, fire, and electrical shock

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your dishwasher, follow basic precautions including the following

  • 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.
  • DISHWASHER MUST BE ELECTRICALLY GROUNDED. Read the Installation Instructions for details.
  • This dishwasher is designed to operate on regular house current (120 V, 60 Hz). Use a circuit equipped with a 15 ampere fuse or circuit breaker. Use a 20 ampere fuse if dishwasher is connected with a food waste disposer.
  • Do not operate dishwasher unless all enclosure panels are in their proper place.
  • To avoid entrapment and/or suffocation, remove door or door latch mechanism from any dishwasher that is discarded or not in use.
  • Keep young children and infants away from 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 the equivalent. Check with manufacturer for recommendations, if not marked. Items that are not 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 dishwasher.
  • Repairs should be done by a qualified technician.
  • Do not tamper with controls.
  • Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after use.
  • Use care unloading the dishware 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 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 dishwasher, turn on all hot water faucets and let water flow from each 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.


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Very Important Information— Read Before Operating Your Dishwasher!

Normal Operating Sounds

  • This dishwasher does not sound like most dishwashers—IT’S QUIETER.
  • Your Precision Direct Wash System® dishwasher uses energy efficient motors for the wash and drain portions of the cycle you select. Each cycle has a  series of water fills and drains for washing and rinsingdishes. As each cycle begins, you may–or may not– hear the drain motor.
  • The next sound you will hear is the splashing water as it enters the tub. Then the lower arm rotates and circulates water. This is followed by a pause and a slightly different sound as the upper arms spray water.
  • If you listen closely, you will hear the change in sound as the wash action switches from one arm to the other.
  • PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you compare this dishwasher to previous models, you may be surprised at what you DON’T hear!


Your dishwasher cleans by spraying a mixture of hot water and detergent through the spray arms against soiled surfaces. Each cycle begins with a pre-drain. Next, the dishwasher fills with water covering the filter area. Water is then pumped through the filter and spray arms. Soil particles go down the drain as the water is pumped out and replaced with clean water. The number of water fills will vary with the cycle being used.Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (1)

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONSFrigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- 22

Getting Started

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


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.

Wash Cycle Selections

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

Options Selections

Wash Pressure

The WASH PRESSURE option allows you to select the desired wash pressure depending on your dishload. When HIGH WASH PRESSURE is selected, the wash pressure is increased by 30% to provide faster and more effective cleaning. When LOW WASH PRESSURE is selected, the wash pressure is decreased by 30% to clean delicate dishes without damage. HIGH WASH PRESSURE can be used with all cycles except CHINA CRYSTAL and RINSE ONLY.

HIGH WASH PRESSURE is automatically provided when POWER PLUS or QUICK CLEAN cycles are selected. LOW WASH PRESSURE can be used with all cycles except QUICK CLEAN and RINSE ONLY. LOW WASH PRESSURE is automatically provided when CHINA CRYSTAL (TOP RACK) is selected. WASH PRESSURE may be selected before the wash cycle is started, or anytime during the wash cycle.

Hi-Temp Wash

  • When the HI-TEMP WASH option is selected, the dishwasher heats water in the main wash to approximately 140°FB(60°C).
  • This increase in water temperature helps dishwasher detergent remove food grease and soil from dishes more effectively and aids in drying.
  • This option is available in NORMAL WASH and TOP RACK. HI-TEMP WASH is automatically provided when HEAVY WASH cycle is selected.

Sanitize Option

  • To sanitize your dishes and glassware, select the 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°F (68°C) assuring bacteria is destroyed. This option is available in NORMAL WASH and TOP RACK. SANITIZE is automatically provided
  • when HEAVY WASH is selected. Only these sanitization 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°F (49°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°F (49°C).
  • To turn off the SANITIZE option, press the pad a second time. The light above the pad will turn off.

To Cancel a Cycle

You can cancel a cycle anytime during the cycle. Press START/CANCEL pad and the dishwasher will start a 90 second drain. At the end of the drain, select the desired cycle.

When an option is selected, the light above the pad will come on and remain on until end of cycle. To turn off the option, press the pad a second time. The light above the pad will turn off.

Heat Dry

The HEATED DRY option in combination with rinse aid will enhance drying performance. HEATED DRY option is available on all cycles except ENERGY SAVER & RINSE ONLY.

You may see water vapor coming from the vent during the drying portion of cycle. The vent is closed during washing to hold moisture and sound inside. The vent opens during the last few minutes of the final rinse and remains open for drying. The drying option may be changed at any time during the cycle and affects only the drying period. Opening the door longer than one minute during the dry cycle cancels the selected dry program.

Delay Start

The DELAY START option allows you to automatically delay starting your dishwasher from 1-24 hours. On models with 1-24 hour delay, press the DELAY START pad until the desired delay time shows in the STATUS window.

A light will come on indicating the delay start hours and will remain on until cycle starts. To cancel the DELAY START option and begin the cycle before the delay period is over, press the START/CANCEL pad.

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 DELAY START pad (some models) or the AIR DRY pad (some models) for 3 seconds. 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 DELAY START pad or AIR DRY pad until the indicator light goes out.

The Smart Soil Sensor checks the soil level on your dishes in Heavy Wash, Quick Clean, Normal 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.

Cycle Chart
Cycle To Select Cycle Soil Level Water (approx.) Time* (mins) Washes/ Rinses
Heavy Wash


For pots, pans, casseroles and dinnerware with

dried-on or baked-on soils.

Select HEAVY WASH and desired OPTIONS.



SANITIZE will automatically be provided.

Heavy and Medium 9.6 gal.


8.0 imp. gal.

36.4 liters

140 4 washes


4 rinses

Light 7.3 gal.


6.1 imp. gal.

27.6 liters

120 3 washes


3 rinses

Quick Clean


A fast wash for lightly soiled dishes and silverware.


Select QUICK CLEAN and desired OPTIONS.

Heavy 5.8 gal.


4.8 imp. gal.

21.8 liters

105 3 washes


2 rinses

Medium 5.7 gal.


4.8 imp. gal.

21.7 liters

55 3 wash


2 rinses

Normal Wash


For regularly soiled dishes and silverware.


Select NORMAL WASH and desired OPTIONS.

Heavy 6.8 gal.


5.7 imp. gal.

25.7 liters

118 4 washes


2 rinses

Medium 5.8 gal.


4.8 imp. gal.

21.8 liters

105 3 washes


2 rinses

Light 4.7 gal.


4.0 imp. gal.

18.0 liters

94 2 washes


2 rinses

Extra Light 3.6 gal.


3.0 imp. gal.

13.6 liters

84 2 wash


1 rinses

China Crystal


For lightly soiled china and crystal.

Select CHINA CRYSTAL and desired OPTIONS.   6.0 gal.


5.0 imp. gal.

22.7 liters

95 3 wash


2 rinses

Top Rack


For lightly soiled or pre-rinsed dishes and silverware when you do not have a full load.


Select TOP RACK and desired OPTIONS.

Heavy 5.8 gal.


4.8 imp. gal.

21.8 liters

105 3 wash


2 rinses

Medium and Light 4.9 gal.


4.1 imp. gal.

18.5 liters

40 2 wash


2 rinses

Energy Saver


For lightly soiled and pre-rinsed dishes and silverware.

Select ENERGY SAVER and desired OPTIONS. Heavy 5.8 gal.


4.8 imp. gal.

21.8 liters

100 3 wash


2 rinses



and Light

4.8 gal.


4.0 imp. gal.

18.1 liters

90 2 wash


2 rinses

Rinse Only


For rinsing dishes that will be washed later.



DO NOT USE detergent.

  2.2 gal.


1.8 imp. gal.

8.4 liters

17 2 rinses

Status Indicator LightsFrigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (2)

  • The WASHING light comes on at the beginning of cycle and remains on until the end of the main wash.
  • The DRYING light indicates the drying portion of the cycle. The light will come on when either drying option is selected.
  • When the SANITIZE option is selected, the SANITIZED light will glow when the SANITIZE cycle is finished and remain on until the door is opened. If the dishwasher did not properly sanitize the dishes, the light will not come on. This can happen if the cycle is interrupted or if the incoming water temperture is below 120oF.
  • The CLEAN light will come on at end of the cycle and remain on until door is opened.
  • The RINSING AGENT LOW light, Located near the Rinse Only Pad, comes on at the end of a cleaning cycle when the rinse agent reservoir is low. The light will remain on through 5 successive cycles or until the reservoir is filled.
  • In the unlikely event the dishwasher malfunctions, the indicator may display one of the following codes “Er”, “uF”, “uo”, or “CE”. If one of these codes are displayed contact the
  • Frigidaire Customer Care Center at 1-800-944-9044 They will be able to provide assistance in troubleshooting the problem and/or locating an authorized service technician, if needed.


The time remaining could suddenly increase or drop several minutes. This means the Smart Sensor has checked the soil level and determined if additional water fills are needed or if water fills can be deleted.


Dish Preparation
Scrape away large pieces of food, bones, pits, toothpicks, etc. The continuous filtered wash system will remove 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 rinse off these food soils.

  1. Load racks so that large items do not prevent the detergent dispenser from opening.
  2. Check manufacturer’s recommendations before washing items in question.Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (3)
  3. If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer, be sure disposer is completely empty before starting dishwasher.

Loading the Top Rack

  • Features and appearance of racks and silverware basket 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. Damage may occur if placed in bottom rack.
  • Load plastic items in top rack only. Melting may occur if placed in 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.
  • Use the Versa-Tray for long-handled knives and utensils.
  • Be sure nothing protrudes through the bottom of the rack to block the rotation of the middle spray arm.Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (4)

10 place settings standard loading patternFrigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (5)

(For best washing performance, the upper rack should be in the raised position.)

12 place settings standard loading pattern

(For best washing performance, the upper rack should be in the raised position.)

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.

Bowl Tines

The bowl tines offer the ultimate in flexibility. When closed, load with saucers or small dishes. Open halfway and it is perfect for small casseroles. Open completely for those hard-to-fit items such as coffee pots, food processors, etc. As you load your dishwasher, you will find many other ways to use this unique feature.Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (6)

Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (7)

Upper Rack Option

LIGHT WASH—UPPER RACK option can be used to wash a wide assortment of items when you don’t have a full load. Also, when the upper rack fills up with glasses and the lower rack is still empty, you don’t have to wait anymore for clean glasses.Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (8)

Adjustable Upper Rack (available on select models) To raise the upper rack, refer to the figure below.

  • A) Lift the rack straight upward.
  • B) Pull rack slightly forward as the adjustable mechanism locks into place.Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (9)

To lower the upper rack, lift the rack straight upward and push rack slightly towards the rear of the dishwasher as it is lowered.

Loading the Bottom Rack

  • Features and appearance of racks and silverware basket 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 sauce pans with soiled surface facing down or toward the center. Tilt slightly for better drainage.
  • Make sure tall items do not block spray arm rotation.
  • Be sure pan handles do not protrude through the bottom of the rack and block the spray arm rotation.Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (10)

10 place settings standard loading patternFrigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (11)

12 place settings standard loading pattern

Removable High-Side Shelf

The removable high-side shelf can be used to hold serving spoons, spatulas, or other small items. The shelf can also fold up or be removed for more space to load large pots or pans.
When using the high-side shelf, ensure that objects in the lower rack do not block the rotation of the middle spray arm.

To install the removable high-side shelf:

  • Guide the support arms through the lower rack as shown below.
  • Align clamps with upper rack wire and press down firmly to lock into place.Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (12)


  • Guide the support arms from the outside to the inside of the rack.
  • Slide the shelf to the rear of the rack.Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (13)

To uninstall repeat the following steps in reverse order.

Fold-down Tines

The fold-down tines in the lower rack make easy loading for those extra large and hard-to-fit items. The tines may be left up for normal use or folded down for more flexible loading. Fold down for more space to load large pots or pans.Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (14)


  • Load sharp items (knives, skewers, etc.) pointing down.
  • Failure to do so may result in injury.

Loading the Silverware Basket

  • Features and appearance of racks and silverware basket 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.
  • Place small items like baby bottle caps, jar lids, corn cob holders, etc., in a covered section. Close the cover to hold small items in place.
  • Use suggested loading patterns, as shown, to increase washability of your silverware.
  • Be sure nothing protrudes through bottom of basket or rack to block the spray arm.Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (15)

Do not mix silver and stainless to avoid damaging the silver finish. The silverware basket can be separated and placed in several locations on the bottom rack. Load silverware in all sections or just one, depending on your load.

When covers are up, mix items in each basket section with some pointing up and some down to avoid nesting. Water spray cannot reach nested items.Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (16)

Adding a Dish
To add or remove items after wash cycle starts:

  • Unlatch door and wait a few seconds until wash action stops before opening.
  • Add the item and wait a few seconds to allow cold air to slowly expand inside dishwasher.
  • Close door firmly to latch and resume cycle.

Filling the Detergent Dispenser

The detergent dispenser has one covered and one uncovered cup. Detergent in the uncovered cup falls into the dishwasher when the door is closed. The covered cup opens automatically to release detergent.

  • Use only fresh automatic dishwashing detergent. Other detergents will cause oversudsing.
  • When using automatic dishwashing detergent tabs, place one tab in main wash cup and close.
  • Add detergent just before starting cycle.
  • Store detergent in a cool, dry location. Moist or caked detergent will not dissolve properly.


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.

How much Detergent to use

The amount of detergent to use depends on the water 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 a permanent film called etching. Your local water company, water softener company or county extension agent can tell you the water hardness in your area.Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (17)

If the cover is closed on the Main Wash Cup, open by pressing the cover latch.

Detergent Usage Guide


For very hard water, detergent alone may not be enough. A water softener is recommended to improve water quality and dishwashing performance. Try adding more detergent at the beginning of the main wash portion of the cycle. As a rule, use 1 teaspoon for each grain above 12. Unlatch the door, open slowly and add detergent to the bottom of the tub. Close the door to latch and the dishwasher will continue through the cycle.


Rinse Aid

  • Rinse aid greatly improves drying and reduces water spots and filming. 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. On models with a STATUS window, LO will appear at the end of the cycle indicating that it is time to refill.
  • To add liquid rinse aid, turn dispenser cap 1/4 turn counterclockwise and lift out. Pour in rinse aid until liquid touches the indicated fill level. Replace cap.
  • Do not overfill since this can cause oversudsing. Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth.
  • The dispenser holds enough for 35 to 140 washes, depending on setting.Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (18)

Water Pressure

  • The hot water line to dishwasher must provide water pressure between 20 and 120 psi.
  • Low water pressure may occur when laundry or showers are in operation. Wait until water use is reduced before starting dishwasher.

Water Temperature

Hot water is needed for best dishwashing and drying results. Water entering dishwasher should be at least 120°F (49°C) to give satisfactory results.
To check water temperature entering dishwasher:

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


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

The HEAT DRY option in combination with rinse aid will enhance drying performance. The energy required to use the HEAT DRY option costs pennies per cycle. You may choose not to select the HEAT DRY option; however you will have items in your dish load that will not be completely dry at the end of the cycle.


Burn Hazard
Allow heating element to cool before cleaning the interior.
Failure to do so can result in burns.Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (19)

  • Outside—Occasionally wipe with a mild nonabrasive detergent and water. Rinse and dry.
  • Models with Stainless Steel Door—Clean outer door with warm soapy water and a dishcloth or sponge. Rinse with clean water and a dry cloth. Do not use harsh cleaners.
  • Inside—The inside of the dishwasher is self-cleaning with normal use. If needed, clean around the tub gasket area with 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, straws, bones and pits. To remove items in glass trap, grasp handle, lift out, empty and replace.Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (20)


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

Overfill Protector—keeps dishwasher from overfilling and is located in the left front corner of the tub.

  • Clean occasionally with 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.Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care fig- (21)

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 countertop and can be inspected by removing the cover. This is not part of your dishwasher and is not covered by warranty.

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

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 circuit breaker.
  2. Shut off water supply.
  3. Place a pan under the inlet valve. Disconnect water line from inlet valve and drain into pan.
  4. Disconnect drain line from pump and drain water into pan.

To Restore Service:

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

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


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 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 at least 120°F (49°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.
  • Check to make sure funnel in top rack is not blocked.
  • Make sure items are not blocking the spray arms, preventing them from rotating.

Dishes not Dry

  • Select heat dry option.
  • Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is filled.
  • Increase the amount of rinse aid. (See Rinse Aid.)
  • Check the incoming water temperature. Be sure it is at least 120°F (49°C).
  • Check for proper loading—avoid nesting items.
  • Plastic items may need to be towel dried.
  • Cups with a concave bottom will collect water.

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 (1 L) 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 & Hold cycle or rinse by hand if not operating dishwasher at once.
  • Mixing stainless steel and silver utensils in silverware basket can cause pitting of the stainless steel blades. Avoid mixing stainless steel and silver

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 rinse aid dispenser is filled.
  • Check to see that proper amount of detergent is being used for cycle selected. Also, check phosphate level. (See Detergent Dispenser.)
  • Home water pressure may be too low—it should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch (psi).

Dishwasher Leaks

  • Use only fresh detergent designed for automatic dishwashers. Measure detergent carefully. Try a different brand.
  • Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead to overflowing. Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth.
  • Check to see that dishwasher is level.
    (See Installation Instructions.)

Normal Sounds You Will Hear

  • Normal sounds include water fill, water circulation 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 dishwasher to pause (no sound) when the wash action is switching between the lower and middle spray arms.


  • Using too much detergent in soft or softened water causes this film that cannot be removed.
  • Adjust the amount of detergent based on the water hardness. (Check Detergent Chart.)
  • Lower the water temperature.
  • Use no heat dry option.

Detergent Left in Cups

  • Detergent may be old. Discard and use fresh detergent.
  • Be sure water action can reach the dispenser.
  • Check to see if cycle has been completed.
  • Make sure items do not prevent the detergent dispenser from opening.

Water in Bottom of Tub

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

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 rack is pushed in.
  • Fine antique china and crystal should be hand-washed.

Vapor at Vent

Water vapor escapes from the vent during the drying part of cycle. This is normal.

Dishwasher Won’t Run

  • Check to see if circuit breaker is tripped or if a fuse is blown.
  • Make sure water supply is turned on.
  • Check to see if cycle is set correctly. (See Operating Instructions.)
  • Is dishwasher set for delay start option?
  • Make sure door is closed and latched.

Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly 

  • If unit is hooked up to a food waste disposer, make sure the disposer is empty.
  • Check to see if the knockout plug has been removed from inside the food waste disposer inlet.
  • Check to see if drain hose is kinked.
  • Make sure cycle is complete, not in a pause.

Dishwasher Won’t Fill

  • Is water supply turned on?
  • Does overfill protector move up and down freely? (See Overfill Protector section.)

Dishwasher Has an Odor

  • Soiled dishes left in dishwasher too long can create an odor. Use Rinse & Hold 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.)

Cycle Takes a Long Time

  • Is cycle in a water heating delay?
  • Has the delay start option been selected?
  • Has the sanitize option been selected?

Stains on Tub Interior

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

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, spots and film, clean using the following instructions:

  1. Load clean dishes and glasses in normal manner. Do not load any metal utensils or silverware.
  2. Do not add detergent.
  3. Select the NORMAL WASH cycle. Close and latch door. Press START/CANCEL pad.
  4. Allow dishwasher to run until it starts the second water fill (approximately 10 minutes). The SENSING light will be off.
  5. Unlatch and open door and pour 2 cups of white vinegar into the bottom of dishwasher.
  6. Close and latch door and allow cycle to finish.


If these conditions persist, a home water softener should be considered.


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 this 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. 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 which 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 not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or mileage expense 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.

USA 1.800.944.9044 Electrolux Major Appliances North America P.O. Box 212378 Augusta, GA 30907
Canada 1.800.265.8352 Electrolux Canada Corp. 5855 Terry Fox Way Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5V 3E4

FAQs Frigidaire DGHD2433KF Dishwasher Use And Care

How many cycles does a Frigidaire dishwasher have?

Three additional cycles—China Crystal, Energy Saver, and Rinse Only—are available in addition to the standard Light, Normal, and Heavy cycles.

What malfunctions in a Frigidaire dishwasher?

To ensure that the dishwasher has power, check your circuit breaker and power connection. Verify that the water supply is on and generating enough pressure. Make sure the delayed start and kid lock features are deactivated by checking your settings twice.

How exactly do you operate a dishwasher?

Utilizing a dishwasher
Fill the dishwasher’s top and bottom racks.
Fill the dishwasher with dish soap.
Choose a washing cycle.
beginning the dishwasher

How does a dishwasher operate in detail?

How to Use a Dishwasher
Adding water
Brings the water’s temperature to the proper level.
Opens the detergent dispenser appropriately and automatically.
Uses spray guns to fire water at the dishes to clean them.
Drains the contaminated water.
More water is sprayed on the plates to rinse them.
Drains itself once more.

Do Frigidaire dishwashers sanitize on their own?

No. Dishes must be sterilised at a minimum temperature of 250°F for a number of minutes in order to kill bacteria. Dishes run through a sanitise dishwasher setting won’t sterilise because this temperature is far higher than what most household dishwashers can achieve.

Which dishwasher cycle is ideal?

A Normal cycle is perfect for plates and glassware with minimal soiling because it doesn’t consume more water, takes longer to clean, or requires higher temperatures. Overall, for dishes with an average quantity of everyday filth and grime, this is the dishwashing cycle to utilise.

How long is a typical cycle on a Frigidaire dishwasher?

Several variables, such as the chosen cycle, can affect how long the wash cycle lasts. The Normal Cycle usually lasts 60 to 80 minutes.

What are the top three guidelines for utilizing a Frigidaire dishwasher?

Glasses and plates that are packed together may chip or break (and won’t get cleaned either). Before entering the machine, wait for it to cool down to avoid getting burned by the steam. Close the dishwasher door after using it to avoid someone tripping over it.

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