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Where do I add my rinse agent???

My detergent and rinse compartments are together and both have lids.  When I open my rinse compartment lid there is a circle like plug only I don't know how to open it.  It does have a line going through it and it looks like to could be opened by just unscrewing it, buy it does not unscrew and I don't know of any other place to add the rinse agent.  I do not have a manual for it.  I bought used from my daughter who moved to another state.  She lost her manual, but never used the rinse agent because she had soft water.  I do not..... complexed in  Az.

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  • avidreedur Jan 13, 2009

    Do you just squirt in the rinse agent---the manual which I have is not very helpful

    service call tomorrow because this unit which came in the house we bought and move into before Christmas has never cleaned well

    piece of **** from what I read on-line from other owners' complaints...


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I have the same dishwasher, KUDS01FLSS. All you need to do is pour the rinse agent (We use Jet Dry) directly into that circle like plug with the line through it that you mentioned above. It acts like a funnel.
Pour the rinse agent in slowly as it takes time to drain into the dispenser. Just watch the little sight glass to the right of the rinse agent fill funnel. It will begin to darken (or turn blue if you use Jet Dry) as the dispenser starts to get full. I just pour it in slowly and when the rinse agent does not flow down the funnel any longer, it is full. Be sure to wipe up any spills or excess rinse agent. Hope this helps you.

Good Luck,

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

  • Judy Sardello Mar 31, 2013

    Is the rinse agent door supposed to open during the rinse cycle...or how does the rinse liquid get out?

  • Tom Giardino Apr 01, 2013

    No the rinse agent door does not open during the rinse cycle. It will remain locked until you open it to fill it. Rinse agent is dispensed automatically. I believe there are openings at the bottom of the rinse agent housing.


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