How to Use LG Dishwasher with Ease and Efficiency: Simplify Your Dishwashing Routine

Are you find it difficult to use LG dishwasher? Is this the first you’re trying to use LG dishwasher? Don’t you know how to use detergent or rinse aid? Or how to load the dishes in the dishwasher? You’re in the right place.

We’ll show you how to use LG dishwasher step-by-step and also well show everything related to using LG dishwasher.

afraid to wash delicate stemware or china in your dishwasher with LG dual control cycle you can clean your delicate dishes while power washing heavy-duty pots and pans with dual-zone wash.

Powered by the inverter direct drive motor, This option allows you to vary the spray intensity in upper and lower racks.

Adjust water jet intensity to clean all types of dishes from fragile glasses to heavy-duty pots in a single load.

loading the dishwasher can sometimes feel like a jigsaw puzzle trying to load dishware of different sizes and shapes can be a challenge with LG dishwashers load the dishes your way folding tines let you fit dishes wherever you want.

Whether it’s a pan on the top rack or a bowl on the bottom with one touch you can adjust the height of the upper rack to three different levels to accommodate taller items on any rack the height-adjustable third wrap gives you more space for hard.

How To Use LG Dishwasher Step-By-Step

How To Use LG Dishwasher Step-By-Step

Step1. Loading your Dishwasher

For the best washing performance, the dishwasher must be loaded according to instructions.

Before loading items into the dishwasher, you must scrape off large particles in particular non-soluble items such as bones, toothpicks, pips, etc.

When loading the dishwasher, observe the following general guidelines:

  • Position crockery such that water will contact all surfaces.
  • Deep-based items should be placed at an angle to help water runoff and dry properly.
  • Items with burnt scraps should be soaked before loading in the dishwasher.

Step2. Loading the Lower Rack

The lower basket is best loaded with dinner plates, soup bowls, dishes, pots, pans, lids, and even the grill tray.

Plates should be positioned upright and facing the center of the rack. Pots, pans and large dishes must be turned upside down.

Take care not to obstruct the rotation of the spray arms, and that larger items do not prevent the detergent dispenser lid from opening.

Step3. Using the Cutlery Basket

Cutlery should be mixed within each section of the cutlery basket to prevent the nesting of similar items. Place the cutlery in the cover with the handles down.

The cover can be hinged and clipped away from the basket if you choose not to use them.

Step4. Loading the Upper Rack

The upper rack is best loaded with more delicate items, small plates, long cutlery, cups, glasses, and dishwasher-safe plastic items.

Plates should be positioned upwards and facing the front of the rack. Cups, glasses, and bowls must be positioned upside down.

Extra cups or cooking utensils can be laid on the fold-down cup racks which may also provide support for long stem glasses.

Note: Take care not to obstruct the rotation of the spray arm under the upper rack.

Step5. Adjusting the Upper Rack

Your upper rack can be raised or lowered to cater to different sizes of crockery. Before adjusting,

  • Ensure rack is empty of all crockery.
  • Remove the rail pegs in front of the rack runners by pulling back, then slide the rack out.
  • Reinsert the rack in the chosen position and replace the pegs.
  • Fitting the rack back into the standard position reduces the space between the upper and lower rack.
  • After adjusting, check that the spray arm is free to rotate.

Step6. Adding Detergent Dispenser

Detergent must be put into the detergent chamber before starting every program except the Rinse & Hold.

Use only the detergent intended for household dishwashers. (Ordinary handwashing detergent should not be used, because the foam can interfere with proper operation.)

Chambers hold 15g and 25g.

How much is the amount of detergent to use in LG dishwasher?

The amount of detergent depends on the program:

Rinse/HoldNo detergent
  • After the detergent is supplied, the chamber lid should be closed.
  • The detergent is dispensed automatically during the operation.
  • The chamber lid remains open after operation.

Use only the detergent intended for household dishwashers. (Ordinary handwashing detergent should not be used, because the foam can interfere with proper operation.)

Step7. Adding Rinse Aid Dispenser

To fill the Rinse Aid chamber, rotate the round cap counterclockwise and remove it.

  • Fill the container to the maximum level with a good quality Rinse Aid, then replace and lock the cap.

The Rinse Aid is automatically dispensed during the final rinse cycle.

Depending on the dosage setting and the number of washes, the chamber may need only to be topped up once per month. The rinse aid level can be checked by looking at the indicator window when the dishwasher door is fully open.

(•) Black indicates sufficient Rinse Aid.

(O) Clear indicates Rinse Aid required.

The dosage setting is factory set to suit most installations. If, after washing, you notice cloudy spots, streaks, or watermarks on your glassware, it may be necessary to increase the setting.

To do so, remove the cap and rotate the indicator arrow to a higher setting then replace the cap.

If the glasses are smeared or there is foam present on the bottom of the glass or the bottom of the machine. Select a lower setting.

Note: Rinse Aid is necessary to get a spot and streak-free dishes as well as improved drying. Using the correct amount will improve wash performance. However, using too much can produce excess foam leading to possible water leaks.

Step8. Fold-down dividers.

Fold-down dividers at the back of the rack can be lowered to improve the stacking of pots and pans.

Step9. Wash options

Before selecting the wash program, press the power button. Then Normal program will be selected with the remaining time on the display window.

To change the program, press the button of the program as you want.

1. Start or Pause Button

After selecting a wash program, press the Start or Pause button to start the wash cycle. If at any time you want to interrupt the washing cycle, press the Start or Pause button.

Your dishwasher will then pause. Press the Start or Pause button again to re-start the dishwasher.

2. Progress Indicators

Once you select a program, the progress indicators light(Wash, Rinse, Dry).

When pressing the Start or Pause button to start the program, the current stage light will blink.

3. Delay Start

This function enables the wash cycle to start anywhere between 1 to 19 hours later.

  • Select the program that you want by using the program button.
  • Set the delay time you want by pressing the “Delay Start” button. The delay start time is increased by 1 hour for each pressing.
  • Press the start button. Then the program will be started automatically after the delayed time shown in the display has expired.

4. Rinse Plus

Normally when you select any program, the Rinse process is done only two ( 1 normal rinse +1 heating rinse) or three (2 normal rinses + 1 heating rinse) times according to the selected program.

But if you want to rinse more, you can use this function. As you select +1, +2 the normal rinse will be done one or two times more.

5. Child Lock

To reduce the possibility of children starting the dishwasher when unattended, the child lock feature can be selected.

For locking or unlocking, press the “Delay Start” and “Turbo Rinse” buttons simultaneously.

6. Turbo-Rinse

When you want to rinse dishes with higher temperatures for sanitation, use this function at any program. If you choose this function, the water temperature goes up to 77˚C when rinsing.

7. Half Load

If you have a small load for washing, use this function. Selecting Half Load shuts off flow to the lower spray arm and reduces water and energy consumption.

Step10. Programs

1. Heavy Wash

This program is for heavily soiled loads including pots, pans, and casserole dishes.

2. Normal Was

This program is for normally soiled everyday loads.

3. Eco Wash

This program is for light soiled everyday loads.

4. Soak Wash

This program is for very heavily soiled loads including pots, pans, and casserole dishes that may have dry food residue.

5. Quick Wash

This program is for that quick wash of lightly soiled recently used dishes and cutlery.

How to unlock LG dishwasher?

The Child Lock feature helps prevent your settings from being changed during a cycle. Selecting this feature locks all of the buttons, except for the POWER button, on the control panel. This feature does not lock the door.

To unlock LG dishwasher:

1. Open the dishwasher door.

2. Press the POWER button.

3. Select the cycle (and desired options).

4. Press and hold the Rinse and Spray buttons for three seconds. The Child Lock indicator will illuminate in the display once the Child Lock is activated.

5. Close the door to begin the cycle.

How To Connect LG Dishwasher To Wifi?

Step1. Download

Download the SmartThinQ® app from Google Play or the Apple Store.

Step2. Start

  • Launch the SmartThinQ® app and press start.
  • Press create account and follow the on-screen instructions. Enter your account information and verify your e-mail.

Step3. Sign in

Click agree to accept Terms of Use. Press sign in and enter your e-mail ID and password.

Step4. Select

  • Tap on the “+” at the top of the screen to register your product.
  • Select Dishwasher from the menu.

Step5. Connect product & wi-fi (Andriod)

Connect SmartThinQ® to the LG Network by following the on-screen prompts below.

1. After selecting Dishwasher, follow the on-screen prompts to verify your appliance type.

2. Once finished with appliance type verification:

  • Press and hold the Delay Start button on the Dishwasher for 3 seconds until the wi-fi LED light starts to blink.

3. On the next screen, select the name of your wi-fi network, enter a valid password and press connect.

Please note: Only a 2.4 GHz wi-fi connection is supported.

4. It may take up to 2 minutes to connect to your selected wi-fi network and completely register your Dishwasher. Once finished, your product will be listed on the main dashboard.

Step6. Connect product & wi-fi (iOS)

1. After selecting Dishwasher, follow the on-screen prompts to verify your appliance type.

2. Once finished with appliance type verification:

  • Press and hold the Delay Start button on the Dishwasher for 3 seconds until the wi-fi LED light starts to blink.
  • Press the “>” button to continue. On your phone, go to settings and press Wi-Fi. On the list of options, select LG_Smart_DishWasher. Note: If prompted for a password.
  • Enter the last 4 digits twice from the wi-fi name.

3. Return to the SmartThinQ® app and press the “>” button. On the next screen

  • Press verify the connection.
  • Select the name of your wi-fi network to connect.

Please note: Only a 2.4 GHz wi-fi connection is supported.

4. Enter the password for the wi-fi network you have chosen and press connect. It may take up to 1 minute to completely register your Dishwasher.

Once finished, your product will be listed on the main dashboard.

Step7. Connect product & wi-fi  (google home)

Connect your Dishwasher and enable use with Google Home by following the steps below.

1. Open the Google Home app on your smartphone.

2. Go to the menu and press explore.

3. Search LG SmartThinQ and press control home electronics after searching has been completed.

4. Press set up from the next screen. From the Home Control screen.

5. Press the menu in the upper corner and select manage accounts.

6. Select LG SmartThinQ from the available menu.

7. Sign in to your LG SmartThinQ® account and then press done in the upper right corner.

You are now connected!

Is a rinse aid required to be used?

 Rinse aid is strongly recommended to enhance the drying performance of the dishwasher.

To be more energy-efficient, the hybrid drying system does not utilize a heating element to assist in drying, so a rinse aid plays an integral role in the drying process.

If a rinse aid is not used, water may remain on the dishes and the tub. Rinse aid will help to ensure that the majority of the water has been sheeted off of the dishes at the end of the rinse and that the load is ready for the dry cycle.

What can be done if my dishes have a cloudy, white film on them after a wash?

The cloudy film is usually caused by minerals in the water reacting with the dishwasher detergent. First, be certain not to use too much detergent. Refer to the detergent amounts by cycle.

1. Add an Extra Rinse to the cycle, or run a Heavy cycle.

LG Dishwashers use less water than traditional dishwashers, so adding an Extra Rinse will aid in rinsing the film away.

If the water supply is hard, it may be necessary to add a performance booster that addresses the hard water condition.

What is the Sanitary Rinse and how is it activated?

 The Sanitary Rinse will increase the heated rinse to approximately 161°F (72°C). The normal heated rinse temperature will vary from cycle to cycle.

What is the hybrid drying system?

The dishwasher does not rely on a heating element for the drying process; instead, it relies on the heat that is retained by the dishes and the tub during the wash and rinses cycles to turn the moisture in the tub into humidity.

Warm, moist air in the dishwasher is then pulled into a condensing duct in the door by a fan. The air then cools, which causes the humidity to condense.

Room temperature air is also drawn into the duct to help the air cool down faster. When this moisture condenses into a liquid, it is drained out.

What is Dual Control In LG dishwasher?

Dual Control is an option that can be utilized during wash cycles. This option enables you to fully customize the wash cycle intensity for the upper and lower racks, independently, in the same load.

For example, by selecting a soft spray for the upper rack and a strong spray for the lower rack, you can wash delicate stemware in the upper rack while washing pots and pans in the lower rack.

What kind of dishes can be placed in the LG dishwasher?

Ensure that the dishes you place in the dishwasher are dishwasher safe.

  • Plastic dishware will not dry as effectively as glass and metal dishware.
  • Plastic items do not retain heat as well as glass and metal dishware.
  • Plastic cups and dishes may require some hand drying before being put away at the end of the cycle.

Can I perform a drain-only cycle?

The dishwasher does not have a drain-only function; however, the dishwasher will drain on its own for the first 45 seconds of a new cycle. To drain standing water, select a wash cycle and let it run for only 45 seconds. Then, turn the unit off and let it reset. Repeat as necessary.

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