Whirlpool WDF518SAFB Owner's Manual

Compact Tall Tub Dishwasher
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THANK YOU for purchasing this high-quality product. If you should experience a problem not covered in TROUBLESHOOTING,  
please visit our website at www.whirlpool.com for additional information. If you still need assistance, call us at 1-800-253-1301. In 
Canada, visit our website at www.whirlpool.ca or call us at 1-800-807-6777. 

You will need your model and serial number located near the door on the right-hand or left-hand side of the dishwasher interior.

Para obtener acceso a “Instrucciones para el usuario de la lavavajillas” en español, o para obtener información adicional acerca de 
su producto, visite: www.whirlpool.com

Tenga listo su número completo de modelo y de serie. Puede encontrar su número de modelo y de serie en la etiqueta ubicada 
cerca de la puerta, al lado derecho o izquierdo del interior de la lavavajillas.

Dishwasher Safety



You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately 


 can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow 

All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.

Your safety and the safety of others are very important.

We have provided many important safety messages in this Quick Reference Guide and on your appliance. Always read and obey 
all safety messages.

This is the safety alert symbol.

This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.

All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”

These words mean:

follow instructions.





WARNING: When using the dishwasher, follow basic precautions, including the following: 


■  Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
■  Use the dishwasher only for its intended function.
■  Use only detergents or rinse agents recommended for use in 

a dishwasher, and keep them out of the reach of children.

■  When loading items to be washed:

1) Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage 

the door seal; and

2) Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce the risk 

of cut-type injuries.

■  Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked  

“dishwasher safe” or the equivalent. For plastic items not so 
marked, check the manufacturer's recommendations.

■  Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after 


■  Do not operate the dishwasher unless all enclosure panels 

are properly in place.

■  Do not tamper with controls.
■  Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door, lid, or dish racks 

of the dishwasher.

■  To reduce the risk of injury, do not allow children to play in 

or on the dishwasher.

■  Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in 

a hot water system that has not been used for two weeks or 
more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water 
system has not been used for such a period, before using 
the dishwasher turn on all hot water faucets and let the 
water flow from each for several minutes. This will release 
any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable, 
do not smoke or use an open flame during this time.

■  Remove the door or lid to the washing compartment 

when removing an old dishwasher from service or 
discarding it.


State of California Proposition 65 Warnings:
WARNING:This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.
WARNING:This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.