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NEFF dishwasher salt chamber solidified - how to solve? It stops adequate filling.

THE SOLIDIFIED SALT CHAMBER stops adequate water filling, and so no washing and rinsing. Can it be dissolved? How to remove the chamber?

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Our water is soft and does not require salt. how do we stop the red light


I think it might depend on the model # and it should be in your manual.

Example for a G858 SCVI plus instructions (without pictures) are;

Bypassing the salt indicator

If your water is soft (below 8 gr/gal) the
salt reservoir should not be filled with
salt. The indicator will remain lit and
should be disregarded or bypassed.

Remove the salt reservoir cap.

Looking into the salt reservoir, you will
see the top of the float chamber on the
right hand side, a.

Using a screwdriver, carefully pivot
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Using needle nose pliers, pull the
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Replace the float chamber cap, push
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Waterside water softener model MC250 Dear Sir, Salt level did not go down during regeneration. I poured 2 pints of warm water to break solidified tablet salt, I found moist salt, but very little water in...


the salt in use should water softener salt and nothing else
there is water added to the salt crystals up to the overflow hole
during regeneration that salty water (Brime) is drawn into the unit and upon finishing the process that reserve is refilled for the next time
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Just moved into a house with fitted NEFF dishwasher, never had one before and no manual left. Where do salts go? Thanks


Hi there,

The salt goes in the salt compartment in the base of the dishwasher. Open the door and pull the lower basket out. You should then be able to see a cap near the front-left corner of the base of the dishwasher. Unscrew this cap (anti-clockwise) and fill the compartment with salt all the way to the top - or with as much salt as you have in the packet - then screw the cap back on firmly, but do not over-tighten it. The salt compartment will (or should!) be full of water and some will spill out as you fill it with salt. This is totally normal and not indicative of any problem.

Do not use any type of salt which is not sold specifically for dishwashers. The dishwasher can be used without salt but it is not advised and may result in a white film being left on your cutlery, glassware and/or dishes.

It may also be possible to provide a user manual in PDF format which you can download, but I would need to know the model number. If you don't know the model number Most Neff/Bosch dishwashers have the model number laser-etched into the stainless-steel at the top of the inner-door or the rim of the washing compartment. Please click on the link below for a guide to locating the model number of your dishwasher. (Neff is a Bosch owned brand)

http://www.bosch-home.co.uk/type-plate-details.html?aftersales=dishwashing&aftersales=dishwashers~16468

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you would like the manual or need further assistance.

Regards,
BElectric

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Hi Carol
You MUST add water into the softener reserve chamber, normally water first then salt.
Dont worry its a common mistake.

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