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Salt Indicator Permanently Lit on Whirlpool ADG550 Dishwasher

Hello. Can anyone help me? Although I keep the salt topped up regularly, the electric salt indicator is permanently illuminated - ie the machine is demanding more salt even when the container is packed full! If anyone has a service manual I would love to see it!
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Remove the salt reservoir cap.

Looking into the salt reservoir, you will
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right hand side, a.

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