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Dishwashing liquid was placed in the jetdry compartment

My son put dishwashing liquid in the jetdry area. The dishwasher overflowed with excess water and soap bubbles. What can be done? Is my dishwasher ruined?

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  • ccarson004 Sep 27, 2008

    Thanks, I will try it and let you know. I am sure it will do the job.

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Hi thanks for the question no its not ruined . just keep filling using vinegar , that will cut down the suds .do it 3 or 4 times problem will go away thanks the appliance doc

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Hi ccarson004,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your question is: Your son accidentally put dishwashing soap (for dishwashers) in the area where the jetdry stuff goes? Can this be corrected?

Yes, but I don't recomend this to the average homeowner because it requires taking the door apart. You might consider the Repair Directory for a repairman. You could just use the d/w, I don't think it will hurt anything and it will quickly flush itself out.

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