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Detergent/Rinse aid

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  • Detergent / Rinse Aid
  • Troubleshooting
  • Dishwasher
  • Last Updated 25/07/2017

Check using the proper detergent

Only detergent for AUTOMATIC DISHWASHERS should be used in the unit. If detergent that is intended for sink dishwashing is used,

oversudsing and leaking can occur.

Refer to the owner's manual for specific model to determine amount recommendations according to cycle selected.

(See next section for more information)


Recommended Amount of Detergent to Use


If you're using a liquid or powdered detergent, you can reference the model specific owner's manual for the unit for some recommended detergent amounts
for use on each cycle as well as following the instructions on the detergent's bottle.

Although the dispenser can hold up to 20g. of automatic dishwasher detergent, the unit usually will not require this much.

The amount that needs to be used will vary by cycle and load type.


Additional Facts Regarding Detergent

* Dishwashers are reliant on three operations to clean: 1. Mechanical, 2. Thermal, and 3. Chemical

    1) Mechanical: Water Pressure and Spray Arms

    2) Thermal: Water Supply Temp. and Water Heater

    3) Chemical: Detergents

* The main tasks of a modern cleaner are:

    1) Remove soil from surfaces via:

      - Swelling of soil

      - Destruction of soil

      - Dispersion of soil

    2) Prevent the re-deposition of soils on the surfaces.

* The cleaner has to deal with different soils such as:

    1) Grease and oil (e.g. vegetable oil, grease from meat)

    2) Starch (e.g. rice, potatoes, wheat)

    3) Proteins (e.g. meat, egg)

    4) Burnt-On (e.g. burnt-on milk)

    5) Tea and coffee

* The cleaner has to deal with surfaces made of different materials such as:

    1) Porcelain

    2) Glass

    3) Stainless Steel

    4) Plastics


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Rinse Aid Q & A

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1. What kind of Rinse Aid should be used?

   - We recommend the use of liquid rinse aid . Rinse aids found in combination tablets may dissolve during the wash cycle,

      rendering them useless. As a result, use only automatic dishwasher detergent and liquid rinse aid together to get the best possible

      performance (washing and drying performance result).


2. What is the maximum amount of Rinse Aid that can be added?

   - The maximum amount of rinse aid that can be added to the rinse aid dispenser is 100g - 135g depending on model.

     The amount that is used in one cycle is approximately 3 - 4g.


3. How often should Rinse Aid be refilled?

    - Generally, the rinse aid should be refilled once a month, but this can vary depending on how often the dishwasher is used.

      The unit has a rinse aid indicator that lights up when the rinse aid dispenser needs to be refilled.


4. What is the factory setting for the Rinse Aid dial?

    - The factory setting for the rinse aid dial is 4. This may need to be adjusted. If foaming occurs on the bottom of dishes or the tub,

      lower the dial setting. If spotting or inefficient drying occurs, increase the rinse aid dial setting.



5. What do I do if spotting and streaking still occur while a rinse aid is being used?

    - This indicates that the rinse aid dial is set too low. Turn the dial to a higher numbered setting.


6. What do I do if foam is present in unit (bottom or on dishes) while a rinse aid is being used?

    - This indicates that the rinse aid dial is set too high. Turn the dial to a lower numbered setting.








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