Having problems with your Dishwashers ?

Hi - i just moved in and have this new bauchnet. I have the 5 in 1 tablets. But do i need to add salt as well in the hole/below apart from the 5-in-1 tablet to set the program?


Answers :

That all depends on local water supply hardness.

If you have a water supply which leaves a lot of limescale, then you'll need to add supplementary salt, but will be able to dial down the dosage control to a lower setting than you would if you used plain dishwasher tablets.

The appliance handbook will give you a guide as to which settings of the salt control are appropriate for various water hardness levels. You can get the figures for the level of hardness by either using test strips which change colour (available from plumbing supply shops) or by contacting your water supply company.

If you want the really simple "**** it and see" method, then if you use no salt and the dishes are clean then you're good to go. If there are regular dried on food residues then you need additional salt: Fill the salt reservoir, tun the dispensing lever to a high setting, and with every second wash turn it down one click. Once you get to a point where there are stuck on residues you'll know that you've gone a bit too far and will need to turn it back up a click or two.

If it helps, my local supply is one of the hardest water supplies on the planet (literally!) and with plain tablets I have to set the salt dispenser to maximum and reload it frequently, with "x-in1" brands I use about a half less salt.

I hope that my reply has been of use and in return ask only that you rate my answer.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Dishwashers

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Hi - i just moved in and have this new bauchnet. I have the 5 in 1 tablets. But do i need to add salt as well in the hole/below apart from the 5-in-1 tablet to set the program?


That all depends on local water supply hardness.If you have a water supply which leaves a lot of limescale, then you'll need to add supplementary salt, but will be able to dial down the dosage control to a lower setting than you would if ... Dishwashers

I have a candy CDI1012-B-80 dishwasher that is new and i am new to dishwashers. I have added a tablet, but not rinse aid (do I need this?). The tablet drawer is not opening and it has not drained. There are lights showing against the P1 and P2 programs which seems to indicate there is not enough water. There are no kinks in the pipe and the water is turned on full. Any suggestions?


... Candy Dishwashers

The plastic recessed door handle on our Smeg Model PL823X Type 11053 has suddenly cracked and broken away with normal handling which makes it difficult to open the door. We are told we need a a complete new program selector panel, that is very expensive and we are informed we may as well but a new machine. Is that true and is that good design? Purchased about 2006/7


... Dishwashers

Hi just had new dishwasher put in its a diplomat intergrated dishwasher aca9102, only used it once and started beeping towards the end of the cycle. thought it might be coz i didn't put salt in it, and had tablets instead of detergent so put salt in and detergent in but couldn't get rinse aid. started the program on normal wash but started beeping 10 beeps straight away and the first three lights out of 6 are flashing on the control panel. could it be coz theres no rinse aid in it? please someon


Dear tracy83, \015\012\015\012we have an aca9102 diplomat dishwasher since april 08. we now have a fault with dishwasher but cannot locate our manual. could we arrange rto have a copy of your manual? sorry for being up front but cannot ob ... Dishwashers

I have a brand new Blanco dishwasher but im unsure if it is a DWF6XP, DWF4X or DWIN7 model. It does not have a salt dispenser if that helps. Last night when running for the first time i had a plumbing issue where the drain pipe was not set high enough as it states it has to be 500 to 100cm of ground height. Also had a leaking sink drain pipe. Fixed all that and turned machine back on and it pumped all the water that was inside to drain. I have cancelled the program and restarted but now it is ru


Unplug it and wait 5 minutes. Plug it back in. This will reset the machine. Put it on full cycle and allow it to do a full cycle. It should work just fine. ... Dishwashers

Ariston Dishwasher and Finish tablets? HI I HAVE ARISTON LS603 DISHWASHER . THE ROOM IS SMALL FOR THE NEW TABLET FINISH MAX ALL IN ONE ! DETERGENT DOOR NEEDS TO BE FORCED TO CLOSE WHEN USING THE TABLETS. THE ROOM THERE ONLY NEEDS 2 mm WIDER FOR THE DOOR TO CLOSE SATISFACTORLY I WONDER IF THERE IS ANY MODIFICATION FOR THE TABLET COMPARTMENT ? THANK YOU MOBARAK ZAYED Your name: MOBARAK ZAYED


Put the cleaner tablet in with the forks and knifes.It will work perfectly. ... Ariston Technologies LL65 Built-in Dishwasher

Do i need to put salt in my fagor and is it ordinary salt, also what else is needed besides the dishwasher tablet.


... Fagor LFA-073 IT Dishwasher

I need the steps to change the hose assembly on my Whirlpool portable dishwasher. When I got it someone had cut the sink connections off so my son connected it to the water and drain with my washing machine which was in the kitchen. However, I have moved and want to use it as portable. I purchased the new hose assembly for the sink faucet, I just need instructions on how to take the dishwasher apart and connect the new hoses.....HELP PLEASE!


... Whirlpool 24 in. Portable Dishwasher Dishwasher

I have a older Simpson 880 Dishwasher, 6 program, (circa 1995) that I got second hand. It works quite well, but due to its usage the dial which has the program on it has worn and is very difficult to read. so what I need I suppose is another program dial or someone who can tell me via a photo what is marked on a dial you can actually read as mine is worn off and is for the most part indecipherable. I can read where program 5,6 and 7 are but not anything else, I got a instruction book from ELectr


In regards to your program dial, there is a number 4 2 clicks in front of the 5. That's for normal wash. There's #3 for heavy wash, a #2 for pot scrub and #1 for pre-wash. There are two "clicks" in between each #. There's an R for "rinsing and a D fo ... Dishwashers

2000 epw Northstar Item # 157942E 230v 2000 psi 3.5 gal/min #5 nozzle Problem: No pressure. Motor running...seems to be in bypass. Checked starter...but not finding power to the pressure regulator. May need a new starter/relay/contactor. Was working fine..May wish to order a starter and a possibly a pressure regulator...I have photo's of the complete set up if needed. Need to know part numbers to order and what company to order from. Thanks, Greg Scott


... North Star Stainless Steel Under Car Cleaner 16in

When starting my Bauknecht GSFP 5586 dishwasher the program is set for rinsing and the start light flashes two blinks, then again two blink etc. I cannot get the program to change. When I hold the Start button for 2 seconds, the progress light flashes at END for a moment then reverts back to the double blink sequence. I have checked the filter and it is well seated and clean. What can I do to start the program selection again?


Ok, so I had the exact same problem with the exact same model. NOT 7 blinks and to buttons that you do not have.\012I will tell you what I did as I do not know what (if any) of what I did fixed it (it could be luck but I do not think so).\012 ... Dishwashers

I have a miele lab dishwasher g7835 and I need to see a 'programming manual' I have the Operating Instructions but need details on the pre-set programmes.


Hello Bernadette,You'll want to contact Miele lab washer tech support at \015\012\015\012(800) 991-9380They can walk you through programming or send you the programming manual ... Dishwashers

What could be causing white powdery residue on dishes, glasses & silverware? I have checked the heater element - seems to be hot, using Cascade powder as usual, we have and have had hard water, we do have a new water heater set on 'low' setting - temp of water measured at 113 deg at kit tap. This washer has worked well for 12 years, then white powdery residue. Thanks, Phil


I wont vista ultimate product key ... Kenmore 13869 / 13864 / 13862 Dishwasher

I went into the advanced programming settings on the Kenmore Elite 16303 (630.16303403) and need to reset some settings. Does anyone have that info or a repair/service manual?


... Kenmore 24 in. 16032 Built-in Dishwasher

My PDW9280LOSS GE Profile diswasher runs and cleans fine. However, the high heat(sanitize cycle as well) does not finish ther job. A while back I changed the element due to hard water damage. I beleive I need a control module and I need to know if there is any sequence to reconnect for reprogramming (the new one)it? Or anyother ideas? Thanks


Hi,Before replacing that module I would check for power at the element first to confirm that there is no power....coming from the module...As far as the change out goes... just make sure the power is off when changing... then ... GE 24 in. PDW9280LSS Built-in Dishwasher

Our Smeg Diswasher, model STA 9452 18" built in is not advancing past the wash cycle. Water does not pump out for rince cycle. I can stop the cycle by opening the door, cancelling the program and restarting on the rince only program. Do we need a new timer?


... Smeg Dishwashers

3 PROBLEMS 1. SPRAYER ARM LIGHT ON BUT WHEN I OPEN THE DISHWASHER THERE IS NOTHING BLOCKING THE ARM FROM SPINNING. 2. SALT LIGHT IS ALWAYS ON. HOW DO I ADD SALT. 3. I NEED NEW TRIM FOR THE OUTSIDE OF THE WASHER. WHERE CAN I GET THAT. OH ONE MORE 4. IS THERE A WAY TO HAVE THE WASHER SERVICED SO I KNOW IT'S IN GOOD WORKING ORDER. LIKE A CAR TUNE UP? WHO DO I CALL? THANKS!


This is just to let you know that the internal water softener needs water-softener salt. If you do not use the softener (I do not at my house) then the light serves as a convenient on/off light.The other issues you have can ... Miele 24 in. Incognito G843SCVi Built-In Dishwasher

Model 587784100 My 18inch Kenmore apartment-sized portable dishwasher leaks when running and needs a new main rubber gasket (where the door seals the washer), and a new collar of some sort of white hard plastic collar at the very bottom of the spinning washer arm (which I believe helps make it spin more freely and not "chatter"?) My question is: Is it possible foe a handy person to replace these parts (looks fairly easy), or should I get a proper Kenmore/Sears repairman to fix it?


If you think you can do it then do it. it is normally not any harder than it looks. now because i work there i would say call them :) but you can change those parts fairly easily ... Kenmore Dishwashers

Machine is not washing very well....Leaves residue. recently the drainage pump was blocked but I managed to free it and it works well now, but I noticed a clear plastic container full of orangey coloured salts. Is this normal or do I need to clear it somehow?


The orange coloured salts is normal leave that.\015\012Is the water getting hot?\015\012\015\012if it is try adjusting the rinse agent so it lets more in ... Smeg 18 in. DWF410SS Slim-Line Free-standing Dishwasher

A530 hardrive died installed new one need set of disc to reinstall have xp sticker but cant find disk can i buy a rebuild set


Contact your laptop manufature or buy windows7 oem your laptop should be able to handle 7 with no problem ... Dishwashers

Dishwasher FDB4315LFC0 Error code ER uo Second time it has happened. First time, a repairman came and said I needed a new "vent assembly", but I asked if he could "un stick it," so he took it apart and fiddled with it, and it worked for about a month. Now the error code is back, and he warned that if it came back, I should have it replaced. I've only had this NEW machine 10 months -- this shouldn't happen, right? Any suggestions? Thanks.


Who's to say what should or shouldn't happen?Sounds like you need a new vent assembly. ... Frigidaire Dishwashers

I have just bought a ADG7560 dishwasher I have had one exchanged because it did not complete its programme it was not getting hot and the tablet was not disolved. The new one appears to be doing the same it is heating up but on the short program the tablet does not dissolve and the dishes are not clean could it be installed wrongly. Thanks Paul.


Is it taking on water? If not repair the water line.One bad DW,maybe. Two with the same problem, not likely. ... Whirlpool 24 in. ADG7540 Built-in Dishwasher

My Bosch dishwasher is 8 years old and always worked well.. About a year or two ago the dishes started coming out dirtier than when they were put in, frequently encrusted with dirt and shredded dirt which looked like finelly shredded vegetable discards from the garbage disposal. The first set of repairmen sold me a new pump. The next people told me there was nothing wrong with it. The third repairman told me that I have to set the water heater on very High (for $98.00)


I do know this on most dishwashers water temp must be @ least 120 and not exced 150 degree`s before they will go into a complete wash cycle ... Dishwashers

Programer needs manualy turning to complete wash cycle. Do I need a new timer module?


Yesgo to sears parts direct .com and order part and look at the image of all your part in your unit . you can order the part and they will ship it direct to you. ... Dishwashers

I did not put salt in my new dishwasher just used a tablet. DIshwasher started up and then stopped saying water flow problem was this my fault? Rang service desk who were very rude and made a big thing about the salt which I did not think was a big thing since live in softw ater area.


Absolutly not your fault robert. nothing to do with salt atal. if its water flow problem could be a faulty flow meter in which case if ur dishwasher is under 28 days u can refuse a repair and demand a replacement.\015\012\015\012hotpoint ... Hotpoint Dishwashers
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.a-wash.org || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.1240 seconds