Question about Candy A8001 Dishwasher
My machine started a few months ago to have a red light that indicates salt is missing. Even when the salt is there. For some time it worked anyway. Then (I have no idea if the two issues are connected) the dishwasher started beeping at some point of the cycle, normally within the first 5 to 10 minutes, a few times later, and stopped. I called a guy and he said he should replace the salt tank and possibly the heater, but in any case he would not give a warranty on the repair. So before binning it I decided to disassemble it. I cleaned the vertical tank with a kind of labyrinth in it (some of the ducts seemed obstructed) which is on the side, on top of the salt tank, I reassembled it and it started working again. Fine, it was the obstructions, I thought. After a couple of months, here it goes again. I disassemble it, and there is no more obstructions, of course. I reassemble it, AND IT WORKS WELL AGAIN!!!! Now, a few months later, it has started beeping again, and now we found another trick. We turn it off and on... AND THE SECOND TIME IT GOES!!! This is repeatable. Has Candy got a Windows OS in it???? Any suggestion of what can be the cause of this crazy behaviour? Is the salt LED connected to it? How to fix it too? Is it possible that the resins are exhausted and cause the problem? Is it possible to replace the anti-calcium resins without binning the whole tank, which costs all of 135 USD here? Is putting a polyphosfate anti calcium filter before the dishwasher a good idea? Thanks Maurizio
Try to used air compressor and put it to the host or tube where all the water running flow with it in order to force the water clean in the hole way of your machine. I think there was no problem issue with you electric connector's and other particular system.
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Posted on Nov 17, 2007
Maurizio have you solved your problem?its sounds like an electrical problem.make sure all your ground wires are making a good ground.
Posted on Oct 25, 2007
The problem is your control board (main electronic board in the console) is no good. by shutting the power off to the unit you are "resetting" the board which gives you temperary relief from the problem replace the main board and you will have no further problems let me know how you make out
Posted on Sep 29, 2007
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HOW MUCH SALT DO I NEED TO ADD?
Your machine may have a float indicator or a warning light to tell you when salt needs adding to the water softener. Often float indicators are difficult to see, and there is no accurate guide as to how much salt you need to add. Quite simply, just add granular salt to the reservoir until it won't take any more!
The softener will use the salt to replenish itself each time you wash. As an approximate guide, you should do a full top up about once a month. If your machine doesn't have a warning light, a good way to remember to check and / or top up is to do it on a regular day of the month (e.g. the first Saturday or the 15th)
CAN I USE ORDINARY TABLE SALT?
No. Table, cooking, rock and sea salts may contain additives that can actually increase water hardness. Also, the fine consistency of some of these salts mean they are likely to clog when wet. Always use granular dishwasher salt because it is very pure and is the right consistency for use in your machine.
Granular salt is the ONLY type of salt that should be used to regenerate the softener. Be aware that some varieties of 'dishwasher salt' use Dead Sea salt. This variety may contain minute insoluble organic matter that may adversely affect the resin within your softener over time. If you are in doubt about the origins of the salt, ask the retailer or manufacturer.
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