Question about Dishwashers
We have moved into a house that has an ancient dishwasher - but i am unable to find instructions on how to use it. also need to know if this particular dishwasher heats the water itself or is it used from hot water service?? Dishwasher is Asea Skandia cylinda 1200. I am wanting to know what the A, B, C, D, & E cycles are etc Thank you
One of these was in my house when I moved in, still have the manual. Very efficient dishwasher.
A is a prewash (machine will stop after it). Manual says it's meant to rinse stuff while you wait until you've filled the machine to run a full wash.
D is economy wash. Water is heated according to the switch you select on the front.
C is a prewash that will continue on to D (normal cycle). Water is at incoming temp.
B is another prewash that will continue on the C etc (heavy cycle). Like C, water is at incoming temp.
E is dry cycle. Heating element is on/off depending on switch on the front (dunno why you'd turn it off..)
While turning the dial, push it in and it will stop exactly at the start of theach cycle.
Mine has stopped emptying, think the pump has died, looking for a replacement..
Posted on Jul 05, 2008
We have just taken out our Asea Skandia 1200 dishwasher and cut the copper pipe at the machine end, we are getting a new Lg dishwasher, will the new connections be ok ?
We have a spare instruction manual if anyone is interested.
Posted on Oct 26, 2009
After some 20 years of using an ASEA Skandia 1200, i am quite sure that your parent's five hours long term wash derives either from a faulty temperature switch (if the heating element is ok) or a wasted heating element itself.
In the first case, the water gets hot and hotter, but none of the two switches for 55 and 65 degrees Celsius
tells it to the rotary clock control until the third one, a safety device interrupting everything slightly below
boiling temperature, starts running the clock's motor. Try running the machine at low temp(55). You may be lucky finding everything working properly afterwards.
In the second case, the water won't be warmed up and the heating element has to be changed
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
I have no manual either, but the B and C programs seem to run fine for me. I suspect the B program does some "pre-washing". The cycle is not long at all. I know that this washer can be connected to hot water (as opposed to most modern washers?) and this is what I have done. Overall I am very pleased with this washer and the results it gives.
Posted on Jun 15, 2008
Can anyone advise on how to disconnect the supply of electricity to the heating element, please?
Posted on May 21, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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