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Brown residue on crockery

Initially the machine (Hotpoint Aquarius dwf30) stopped taking in water, but that problem seems to have self solved & now machine works, but there is brown residue on crockery....

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  • pat6591 Nov 16, 2008

    sorry wiz, i don't understand your suggested solution, could you please expand ???

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 If the rack is not overly rusted, a bottle of rack touch up is available and can be purchased at most appliance parts depots. Also new tine ends are also available to cover the rusting tips. The tine covers just push onto the tine tips...very easy repair!!

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    Q - I just installed my food waste disposal, now my dishwasher will not drain, what could be wrong??
    A - New disposals have a "plug" in the connection stub for the dishwasher drain hose. This plug MUST be removed or the dishwasher will not be able to drain into the disposal.



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    - My dishwasher is full of soap suds....help!!
    A - You may have used detergent not designed for automatic dishwashers. You may be using too much detergent/tablets. Or you may be using liquid detergent. Some rinse agents and mechanically softened water will also makes suds. Putting 2 tablespoons of oil into the sudsy water at the bottom of the dishwasher will help break up the suds. Sprinkle ordinary table salt liberally across the suds to disperse them. Add a large quantity of ice cubes from your freezer to the tub. This causes the water temp to lower, thus degrading some more of the suds. Try to drain the unit as much as possible, soaking up any residual water or suds with a dry towel. Let the unit fill again, and repeat the salt and ice if necessary.
    I also use a commercial spa or water bed de-foamer, which is found at Home Depot or any pool supply store. This works as a surfactant to break down the bubbles almost instantly. (Only squirt a few drops in and run the unit)




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    Q - The dishwasher is empty when the cycle is over, but the next morning there is water inside the dishwasher, what could be wrong ??
    A - Two things to consider....clean water or dirty water?
    Clean water usually indicates the fill valve is not shutting off all the way and the fill valve is "weeping" water in all the time = new fill valve time!!
    Dirty water usually is not a dishwasher problem but more of a plumbing issue. Often the sink drain that carries the sinks water outside is not fast enough and some of this sink water is backing up into the drain hose and filling up the dishwasher through the drain hose. The drain from the sink to outside needs attention as this type of a problem indicates a slow house drain for that sink.
    The dishwasher drain line should be clamped to the top underneath part of the counter before entering the sink drain plumbing, this may help the water from coming back inside the dishwasher.



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You can buy dishwash liquids, with water softeners.

A fast acting powerful dishwashing machine powder.
Prism effectively removes stains from crockery

Its also good too clean your dishwasher from time to time with DESCALER..

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HI

Make sure you do and that they are filled up.

thank you

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