Avanti DWF24V0W 24-Inch Built-In Dishwasher Instruction Manual

Avanti® DWF24V0W 24-Inch Built-In Dishwasher Instruction Manual


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Avanti Products LLC
P.O. Box 520604 – Miami, Florida 33152

Help Us Help You

Read this guide carefully.

It is intended to help you operate and maintain your new dishwasher properly.

Keep it handy to answer your questions. If you don’t understand something or you need more assistance, please call:

Avanti Customer Service

Keep proof of original purchase date (such as your sales slip) with this guide to establish the warranty period.

Write down the model and serial numbers.

You’ll find them on a plate located on the rear of the dishwasher.

Please write these numbers here:

Date of Purchase

Model Number

Serial Number

Use these numbers in any correspondence or service calls concerning your dishwasher.

If you received a damaged dishwasher, immediately contact the dealer (or builder)that sold you the dishwasher.

Save time and money. Before you call for service, check the Troubleshooting Guide. It lists causes of minor operating problems that you can correct yourself.


We’re proud of our service and want you to be pleased. If for some reason you are not happy with the service you receive, here are some steps to follow for further help.

FIRST, contact the people who serviced your dishwasher. Explain why you are not pleased. In most cases, this will solve the problem.

NEXT, if you are still not pleased, write all the details, including your telephone number, and send it to:

Customer Service
Avanti Products
P.O. Box 520604 –
Miami, Florida 33152

Parts and Features

  1. Upper Rack
  2. Upper Spray Arm
  3. Silverware / Cutlery Basket
  4. Lower Rack
  5. Detergent Dispenser
    Rinse Aid Dispenser

Before Using Your Dishwasher

  • Remove the exterior and interior packing.
  • Check to be sure you have all of the following parts: 2 Wash Racks (1 Upper / 1 Lower)
    4 Cup Racks
    1 Silverware Basket
    1 Instruction Manual
    1 Installation Manual
  • Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth.

Important Safety Instructions

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

  • Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
  • DANGER or WARNING: Risk of child entrapment.
  • Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned dishwashers are still dangerous. . . even if they will “just sit in the garage a few days.”
  • Before you throw away your old appliance: Take off the doors. Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.
  • Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the dishwasher.
  • Never clean dishwasher parts with flammable fluids.
  • Do not store or use gasoline or any other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other dishwasher.
  • Plug the dishwasher into an exclusive properly installed-grounded wall outlet. Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord. Any questions concerning power and or grounding should be directed toward acertified electrician or an authorized Avanti Products service center

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Electrical Connection

Improper use of the grounded plug can result in the risk of electrical shock. If the power cord is damaged, have it replaced by an authorized Avanti Products service center.

Check with a qualified electrician or service representative if you are in doubt whether the appliance is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance, if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.

  • This appliance must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. This appliance is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
  • Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third ground prong from the power cord supplied.
  • Never use an extension cord to connect power to the unit.
  • Never use a two-prong grounding adapter.
  • Where a two-prong wall receptacle is encountered, contact a qualified electrician to have it replaced with a 3-prong receptacle in accordance with applicable electrical codes.
  • This dishwasher requires a standard 110/120 volts A.C.~/60hz electrical outlet with three-prong ground.
  • The cord should be secured behind the dishwasher and not left exposed or dangling to prevent accidental injury.
  • Connect to a grounded metal, permanent wiring system: or run an equipment grounding terminal or lead of the appliance.
  • Improper connection of the equipment grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or service representative if you are in doubt whether the appliance is properly grounded.
  • Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of your dishwasher unless it is specifically recommended in this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.
  • To minimize the possibility of electric shock, disconnect this appliance form the power supply before attempting any maintenance. Note: Turning the dishwasher off does not disconnect the appliance from the power supply. We recommend having a qualified technician service your appliance.

Water Heater Safety

Under certain conditions hydrogen may be produced in a water heater that has not been used for two weeks or more. Hydrogen gas is explosive.

If the hot water has not been used for two weeks or more, prevent the possibility of damage or injury by turning on all hot water faucets and allow them to run for several minutes. Do this before using any electrical appliance which is connected to the hot water system. This simple procedure will allow any built-up hydrogen gas to escape. Since the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame or appliance during this process.

Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this Owner’s Manual.


  • Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door or dish rack of the dishwasher.
  • Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after use.
  • Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked dishwasher safe or the equivalent. For plastic items not so marked, check the manufacturer recommendations.
  • Use only detergent and rinse additives designed for an automatic dishwasher. Using detergent that is not specifically designed for dishwashers will cause the dishwasher to fill with suds.
  • Keep children away from detergent and rinse aid, keep children away from the open door of the dishwasher, there could still be some detergent left inside. The door should not be left in the open position since this could present a tripping hazard.
  • During installation, the power supply must not be excessively bent or flattened.
  • To reduce the risk of injury, do not allow children to play in or on a dishwasher.
  • Do not operate your dishwasher unless all enclosure panels are properly in place. Open the door very carefully if the dishwasher is operating, there is a risk of water squirting out.
  • Do not place any heavy objects or stand on the door when it is open. The appliance could tip forward.
  • When loading items to be washed:
    1. Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage the door seal;
    2. Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type injuries.
  • When using your dishwasher, you should prevent plastic items from contacting with heating element.
  • If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service agent or similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
  • Please dispose of packing materials properly.
  • Use the dishwasher only for its intended function.
  • Remove the door when removing an old dishwasher from service or discarding it.
  • Do not tamper with controls.
  • Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after use.

Before Using Your Dishwasher

  • Remove the exterior and interior packing.
  • Check to be sure you have all of the following parts:
    2 Wash Racks (1 Upper / 1 Lower)
    4 Cup Racks
    1 Silverware Basket
    1 Instruction Manual
    1 Installation Manual
  • Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth.

Control Panel

Power ON/Off button should pressed to turn the machine ON or OFF.

Once the program has been selected, the appropriate indicator light will flash/blink intermittently.

Pre-Programmed Wash Program (Available programs may vary and depend on your model)

Using Your Appliance


  1. Press and hold the “ON/OFF” button to turn on your machine.
  2. Refer to the Pre-Programmed Wash Cycles table on the previous page, to select a wash program suitable for your needs.
  3. Press the “PROGRAM SELECTION” button until the number of the program you selected appears in the display.
  4. Press the “START / PAUSE” button to activate the wash program.
  5. If you must add an item during the wash cycle, press Start/Pause button, open the door, add your item, close the door of your appliance and press Start/Pause button to continue the activated wash program.
  6. It is not recommended to open the door of your machine while the activated wash program is running. Even so if the door is opened and not closed within approximately 4 seconds, the unit will not continue the wash program. In this case, you must close the door and press the “START/PAUSE” button again to continue the wash program.


  1. Press and hold the “START/PAUSE” button for approximately 3 seconds.
  2. The display will show “1” to confirm cancellation of the wash program.

Note: If the door is opened during the cancelling process, the door must be closed within 4 seconds to continue the cancelling process.

If the door is not closed during the 4 seconds, close the door and simply press the “START/PAUSE” button again to continue the cancelling process of the wash program.


  1. Select the desired Pre-Programmed Wash Program as directed above.
  2. Before pressing the “START/PAUSE” BUTTON, press the “OPTIONS” button.
  3. Continue to press until the indicator light of the option (Half-Load or Hi-Temp) you desire is illuminated.
  4. Press Extra button in order to choose from Sanitize / Extra Rinse / Extra Dry options. Close the door of your appliance and press the “START / PAUSE” button to activate the wash program.

Wash Options

This option allows you to save energy and wash a smaller load. This option should be used when washing less than a full load or in the event you do not want to load the washer and run later when completely loaded.

When the Sanitize option is selected, the water temperature will be maintained at 156ºF/69ºC (maximum). The maximum temperature may not be reached if the incoming water temperature is not adequate.
Residential dishwashers are not intended for licensed food establishments or Commercial applications.

When the HI-Temp option is selected, the water temperature will be maintained at 140ºF/60ºC (maximum). The maximum temperature may not be reached if the incoming water temperature is not adequate.
Residential dishwashers are not intended for licensed food establishments or Commercial applications.

When the EXTRA DRY option is selected, the machine changes the water temperature for each program and the extra dry is performed.

When he EXTRA RINSE option is selected, washing-rinsing steps will be added into the selected program so you can ensure that your dishes will be extra clean and glossier.

To delay the start of a selected cycle, press the Delay Start button until the desired delay time shows in the LED display. You can delay the start time for 1 to 19 hours. To cancel the delay start option before the set delay period is over, simply press and hold the DELAY button for approximately 3 seconds.

  1. Select the desired Pre-Programmed Wash Program as directed above.
  2. Before pressing the “START/PAUSE” BUTTON, press the “DELAY” button.
  3. Set the “delay” time by pressing the “DELAY” timer button. Time will increase in increments of 1 hour with each press of the button.
  4. Once the “DELAY” button is pressed the display will alternately show 1H and will also show the program number selected within 2 seconds the delay time.
  5. Close the door of your appliance and press the “START / PAUSE” button.

Note: If you open and close the door of the machine during the delay timer mode, or there has been a loss of electric power, the machine will continue in delay timer mode until the timer has run out and will start the wash program as selected.


To cancel the delay timer function once set.

  1. Press and hold the “DELAY” button for approximately 3 seconds.
  2. After 3 seconds, the display will show “0h” confirming the cancellation of the delay timer program.
  3. You can now select a new wash program as previously directed above.

Note: You cannot set a delay time mode once a wash program has begun.

At the end of the wash cycle, “0” will be shown in the display. Open the door of the machine, press and hold the “START/PAUSE” button for approximately 3 seconds to turn the unit off.

Overflow Protections

Our Avanti dishwasher has an overfill protection device which could automatically shut off the inlet valve and start the drain pump if the water overflows. In the event of an overflow, the system display will flash “F1” and will attempt to drain the water. If the overflow stops and the system drains the water the “F1” will disappear. If the system cannot stop the overflow condition, turn off the main water supply before calling a servicer. If there is water in the base pan because of an overfill or small leak, the water should be removed using a a sponge before restarting the dishwasher.

Water Cut-Off Protection

If during a wash cycle the water main is cut-off or turned off and the machine cannot take in water the display will flash “FF”. As long as the condition or lack of water remains the display will continue to flash “FF”, once the water is returned to the unit, it will return to normal working mode.

If during a wash cyle the electricity is lost or turned off or the door of the machine has been opened, the machine cannot operate normally, the machine will return to normal working mode after 8 seconds once the power has returned and if the internal temperature of the unit is above 113ºF.

Using the Detergent Dispenser

The dispenser must be refilled before the start of each wash cycle following the instructions provided in the “Wash Cycle Table”. Your dishwasher uses less detergent and rinse aid than conventional dishwashers. Generally, only one teaspoon of detergent is needed for a normal wash load, heavily soiled items may need more detergent. Always add the detergent just before starting the dishwasher, otherwise it could become damp and not dissolve properly.

Amount of Detergent to Use


The amount of detergent needed can vary due to differences in the water hardness of your area. To determine the water hardness in your area, contact your local water utility or area water softening company. The harder the water, the more detergent you may need. Remember, you should adjust the amount of detergent you use by small amounts until you find the correct amount.

Proper Use Of Detergent

Use only detergent specifically made for use in dishwasher. Keep your detergent fresh and dry.Don’t put powder detergent into the dispenser until you’re ready to wash dishes.

Using the Rinse Aid Dispenser

  • Your dishwasher is designed to use liquid rinse aids. The rinse-aid dispenser is located on the door next to the detergent dispenser. Fill the rinse-aid dispenser until the maximum level is reached (approximately 150ml of liquid rinse-aid). Be sure not to overfill the dispenser as this will cause over-sudsing. Wipe away any spills with a damp cloth. Keep in mind that if you have soft water, you may not need to use a rinse-aid as it may cause a white film to develop on your dishes.
  • To open the dispenser, lift up the Rinse Aid reservoir cover as shown below.
  • Pour the rinse-aid into the dispenser, being careful not to overfill.
  • Replace the cover after filling.
  • The rinse-aid is released during the final rinse to prevent water from forming droplets on your dishes that can leave spots and streaks. It also improves drying by allowing the water to “sheet” off the dishes.

Adjusting Rinse Aid Dispenser

A measured amount of rinse aid is released during the final rinse. As with detergent, the amount of rinse aid needed for your dishes depends on the hardness of the water in your area. Too much rinse aid can result in lather of foaming and cause cloudiness or streaks on your dishes. If the water in your area is very soft, you may not need rinse aid. If you do, you can dilute the rinse aid with an equal amount of water.

When To Refill The Rinse Aid Dispenser

Refill the Rinse Aid reservoir when the Rinse Aid indicator light on the control panel is illuminated.

How to Efficiently Load Your Dishwasher

For best results, follow these loading guidelines.

Recommendations : Remove any coarse residue on dishes before placing the dishes in the machine. Start the machine with full load.

Do not overload the drawers or place dishes in the wrong basket.
WARNING: Always place sharp utensils with the sharp point down and open utensils with their openings down.

How to Use the Upper Rack

The upper rack is designed to hold more delicate and lighter dishware such as glasses, coffee and teacups and saucers, as well as plates, small bowls and shallow pans (as long as they are not too dirty). Position the dishes and cookware so that they do not get moved by the spray of water.

The upper rack can be adjusted for height by putting wheels at different height into the rails.

Caution: Make sure that the rack is empty. Changing the height setting while the rack contains tableware could cause the contents to dislodge, causing personal injury or damage to the tableware.

  1. Release the latches on both the right and left tracks of the upper rack by turning them toward the outside (illustration A).
  2. Pull out the rack completely. (illustration B).
  3. Place the rack into the track again at the desired height (illustration C).
  4. Push the latches back into the correct position.

How To Use The Lower Rack

We recommend that you place large items which are most difficult to clean into the lower rack: pots, pans, lids, serving dishes and bowls, as shown in the figure below.

It is preferable to place serving dishes and lids on the side of the racks in order to avoid blocking the rotation of the top spray arm.

Pots, serving bowls, etc, must always be placed top down. Deep pots should be slanted to allow water to flow out. The bottom rack features fold down tine rows so that larger or more pots and pans can be loaded.

Silverware Basket

Silverware should be placed in the silverware basket with handles at the bottom: if the rack has side baskets, the spoon should be loaded individually into the appropriate slots, especially long utensils should be placed in the horizontal position at the front of the upper rack.

Caring and Maintenance

To clean the control panel use a lightly dampened cloth then dry thoroughly. To clean the exterior use a good appliance polish wax.

Never use sharp objects, scouring pads or harsh cleaners on any part of the dishwasher.

Protect against freezing

If your dishwasher is to be left in an unheated place during the winter, ask a service technician to:

  1. Cut off electrical power to the dishwasher. Remove fuses or tip circuit breaker.
  2. Turn off the water supply and disconnect the water inlet pipe from the water valve.
  3. Drain water from the inlet pipe and water valve. (Use a pan to catch the water.)
  4. Reconnect the water inlet pipe to the water valve.
  5. Remove the plastic sump cover in the tub at the bottom and use a sponge to soak up water in the rubber boot.

Cleaning The Spray Arms

It is necessary to clean the spray arms regularly or hard water chemicals will clog the spray arm jets and bearings. To remove the spray arm, pull out the nut by hand in an upward direction. Wash the arms in soapy and warm water and use a soft brush to clean the jets. Replace them after rinsing them thoroughly.

Filtering System

For your convenience, we have placed the drain pump and filtering system within easy reach inside the tub. There are three components of the filtering system: the coarse filter, the fine filter, and the main filter.

  1. Coarse Filter
    Larger items, such as pieces of bone or glass, that could clog the drain are trapped in the coarse filter. To remove an item caught in this filter, gently turn the top of the Coarse filter in a counter-clockwise direction and lift it out.
  2. Fine Filter
    This filter holds soil and food residue in the sump area and prevents it from being re-deposited on the dishes during a cycle.
  3. Main Filter
    Food and soil particles trapped by this filter are pulverized by a special jet on the lower spray arm and washed down the drain.

Cleaning The Filter assembly

Turn the Coarse filter in a counter-clockwise direction.

  1. Lift the Coarse filter (b) together with the Fine Filter (a)
  2. Separate the Fine filter by lifting it out from the Course Filter (b).
  3. Lift out the out the Main filter (c).

To replace the filter assembly follow the same steps in reverse. For best performance and results, the filter assembly must be cleaned.

The dishwasher must never be used without the filters. Improper replacement of the filter may reduce the performance level of the appliance and damage dishes and utensils.

WARNING – Never run the dishwasher without the filters in place.

Cleaning The Door

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

Also, never use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads on the outer surfaces because they will scratch the finish. Some paper towels can also scratch or leave marks on the surface.

WARNING – Never use a spray cleaner to clean the door panel for it could damage the door lock and electrical components. It is not allowed to use the abrasive agent or some paper towel because of the risk of scratching or leaving spots on the stainless steel surface.

How To Keep You Dishwasher In Shape

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

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

When you go on Holiday
When you go on holiday, it is recommended that you run a wash cycle with the dishwasher empty and them remove the plug from the AC socket, turn off the water supply and leave the door of the appliance slightly ajar. This will help the seals last longer and prevent odors from forming within the appliance.

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

Problems with your Dishwasher?

You can solve many common dishwasher problems easily, saving you the cost of a possible service call. Try the suggestions below to see if you can solve the problem before calling the servicer.

Troubleshooting Guide


Service for your Dishwasher

We are proud of our customer service organization and the network of professional service technicians that provide service on your Avanti dishwashers. With the purchase of your Avanti dishwasher, you can have the confidence that if you ever need additional information or assistance, the Avanti Products Customer Service team will be here for you. Just call us toll-free.