|Dishwasher - Rinse Aid Dispenser
If you do not have soft water, it is important to use a rinse agent. Rinse agent breaks down the surface tension of water, improving water drainage from dishes. Thus improves drying performance as well as reduces water spotting and streaking.
Before using your dishwasher for the first time, unscrew the cap on dispenser and add liquid rinse agent. Replace cap. The dispenser container holds 4 1/2 oz. of fluid, or about a two month supply (about 60 loads).
Check periodically to make sure the container is not empty and fill as required. The rinse aid dispenser will have either a "dip stick" attached to the lid for checking the level of the rinse agent, a window showing the rinse aid level, or an indicator light that tells you when it is low.
The rinse agent dispenser automatically injects the rinse agent the final rinse water. Injection of rinse aid is done by mechanically tripping a scoop of rinse aid thru the rinse aid cap during the last fill for the final rinse.
Rinse agent causes the water to flow off the dishes more quickly which reduces water spotting and improves drying.
Note: Rinse agents are available in solid form which can be used in models without a rinse agent dispenser. If you should lose the rinse aid cap it will not hurt the dishwasher to run it without the cap.
Caution: When filling the dispenser, if some rinse agent is accidentally spilled, clean it up with a damp cloth to avoid possible tub stain or excessive foaming during the next dishwashing operation.