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Hotpoint Aquarius DF61 Dishwasher & Food residue remaining

Irrespective of the load type (i.e. plates with food residue or without) my dishwasher continually fails to clean the items on the lower and upper trays. Cups & plates are left with food residue on them. I have cleaned the rotating arms, filled the salt intake & rinse aid solution and have also used some of the ''dishwasher cleaning aids'' available from supermarket,,,,but nothing seems to work. Any help welcome or do I just need to get a new dishwasher.

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  • mizzfizz Dec 05, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM BUT I AM ALSO MISSING THE FILTER THINGY FROM THE BASE OF THE MACHINE (SOMEHOW WENT OUT WITH THE RUBBISH?!) DO YOU KNOW WHERE I COULD PURCHASE ONE FROM PLEASE?

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    See if the washer is actually performing it's 'Rinse' cycle, by opening the door and seeing if the Spray Arms have moved and are wet.
    The electo-mechanical controllers can fail such that they do not make te contact to 'switch' the solenoid to open the water inlet for the rinse cycle.
    The problem with the electro-mechanical controller is that it is assembled onto it's mounting frame BEFORE the frame is spot welded to the stainless steel door, and the mounting screws are mounted inside the frame and inaccessible.
    Even if a new controller was economically viable to replace, and generally they're not, you have to get a complete new door section with everything on it - I haven't even bothered to check for a price.
    Mine's done around 12 years worht of washing for a family of 5 so I reckon I've had my moneys worth out of it.




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I have cleaned the filter on my hotpoint aquarius DF61 on cant put it back together.

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