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Liduide soap how to use liquide dish soap in the kenmore dishwasher?and which place in dishwasher?

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Hi mansim,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your question is: how to use liquid dish soap in the kenmore dishwasher?and which place in dishwasher?

I think it prudent we are first clear on terminology. Based on your discription of your "dish soap", please be certain it says "dishwasher soap". If it doesn't say "dishwasher" on it then it's not meant for your dishwasher.
For a standard american dishwasher the soap goes into a small cmpartment in the door. Just open door fully and you will see the rectangular box on the left. Soap in, then close box. The dishwasher will open it on the second cycle.

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Harvey your Master Plumber

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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