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Left the lid off the salt compartment, does it matter?

I forgot to put the lid back on the salt compartment. Ran a wash with dishwasher cleaner, then found the lid! Will it harm the dishwasher?

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SOURCE: Detergent lid won't latch shut

The whole dispenser will need to be replaced, they only come complete

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SOURCE: miele G893

you should have a dispenser on the door to add salt,regardless get c.l.r. calcium lime rust remover from a supermarket,lowes,home depot.put a cup in the unit ,run for 15 minutes and then put a cup in again.let the unit complete its cycle.if you still smell the odor repeat until its gone.you could also use baking soda,flour or vinegar.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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SOURCE: diplomat slim dishwasher ADP8352

sounds like yhe pcb is faulty

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Dry Dishwasher Soap Still in dispenser after wash.

so here it is...
get a screw driver (you may need a "star" head driver as well), get in there and take out all that you can and clean it (it all comes out pretty easily)...you will find a lot of undisolved soap and hard water build up...rinse it, scrape it, vacuum it...just get out as much as you can...keep note of how you took it apart so you can put it back together...then put 1/2 to a whole gallon of vinegar in and run a cycle (hi-temp if you have that option)...if it was like mine most of your sprayers were gummed up and the water just wasn't moving through the machine...

to avoid this problem...use half of what you have been using of your detergent...and only fill the "pre rinse" section if you are doing pots and pans....and then only fill that half way as well.
after that run a few cups of vinegar through on an empty cycle once a month...
whole job (not including the wash cycle) 1.5 hours...

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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SOURCE: I put powder detergent in salt compartment in my

Just flush it out by pouring plenty of water into the receptacle. You don't have to get every last trace out. Make sure to wear rubber gloves and possibly eye protection as the powder is caustic and so you need to avoid skin and eye splashes.

You could alternatively leave the salt chamber cap off and run the dishwasher empty for a couple of cycles; that will allow the powder to dissolve without any chance of you getting splashes on your skin.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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I poured a lot of salt in my dishwasher. What can i do?


Do you mean dishwasher salt?
Did you pour in free handed instead of using a funnel and it ran over? Just scoop out the extra.

Here is a link for dishwasher care and salt use.
Dishwasher Care tips for getting cleaner dishes from dishwashers

Nov 27, 2015 | Dishwashers

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Where do i put the salt


Hello Maria,

The salt goes in the salt compartment in the base of the washing compartment. Unscrew the lid of the salt compartment (counter-clockwise), pour in salt until the compatment is full or nearly full then screw the lid back on firmly, but do not overtighten it.

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If the dishwasher is new and you are using it for the first time, pour about 1 litre of cold clean water into the salt compartment before adding the salt. If you spill any salt or the water spills over the top of the salt compartment, it will wash/drain away the next time you use the washer.

The most important thing is to only use dishwasher salt. The salt is used for water-softening and only salt sold specifically for dishwashers can be used for this purpose.

The picture above is from a Bosch dishwasher. You may have another brand or model of dishwasher, but the salt compartment will still be in the base of the washing compartment and will have a cap which you unscrew as above.

Hope this helps. If you need further assistance, please let me know the brand and model number of your dishwasher.

Regards,
BElectric

Mar 14, 2011 | Dishwashers

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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

Feb 28, 2011 | Neff S5946 Built-In Dishwasher

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Neff s5443x1gb\29 my dishwasher is leaving the contents after a wash with a film of dirt. it looks like a film of dirty water which is dried on . i have put salt and rince aid in and have done 2 washes...


Useful tips for a clean plate,

Filters clean?
Rinceaid/salt topped up?
using the right detergent?
Have you run a full cycle with a named dishwasher cleaner?

I know it sounds like the obvious but above you will find what i think is the solution.

Jan 20, 2011 | Zanussi Dishwashers

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Dishwasher is not draining properly. Left the lid off the salt portal.


If anything other than salt can enter the salt portal, the decalcification system might get broken. I once, by accident, filled the cleaning agent into the salt compartment. The whole decalcification system had to be exchanged. The technician said, that nothing else but salt should enter the salt compartment and even leaving the lid open while using the machine can compromise its functionality.

Jan 16, 2011 | Siemens Dishwashers

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Dishes won't come clean ... there are black and brown particles on them.


First off check the salt level in the machine then check there is cleaner in the compartment. Then go buy a small bottle of dishwasher cleaner (about 2-5 ponds) Follow all instructions and run the machine on hottest wash....Hope this helps

Nov 17, 2009 | GE Nautilus 24" Built-in Dishwasher

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Put rinse liquid detergent in dishwasher rinse aid compartment.


I did the same thing with my Maytag dishwasher, several times actually, before realizing I was putting blue dish soap in the rinse aid compartment which then wouldn't empty. Then my Maytag started making ominous noises during the rinse cycle (appliance guy said it was "cavitation" noise).

Appliance guy wanted to replace the whole detergent/rinse aid compartment but since he told me the noise was probably caused by the dish soap stuck in the rinse aid compartment, I decided to try to get rid of it first. Here is the method that worked for me; it took most of a day but saved me parts & labor:

1. Get some white vinegar--I used nearly a quart.
2. Fill the rinse aid compartment to brim with the vinegar (overfill) but don't put cap on
3. Raise the dishwasher door slowly until the vinegar drains into the lower part of the chamber (at least this is how my Maytag worked)
4. Agitate the contents as best you can by rapidly shaking the dishwasher door up & down.
5. I also used a small plastic medicine dropper jammed into small openings on each side of the rinse aid compartment to agitate the vinegar by squeezing air into them.
6. Drain the compartment by closing the dishwasher door (move it to full vertical)--vinegar will drain into the bottom of the dishwasher.
7. Repeat above steps a couple times, then fill again w/vinegar, put the cap on and let it stand for awhile. Then drain and repeat the whole routine several times.
8. Blue-colored vinegar will come out which is a good sign (or whatever color your dish soap was).
9. After awhile, I started pouring generous amts of very hot tap water thru the rinse aid compartment, alternating with white vinegar. (No reason you can't use hot vinegar also.)
10. Eventually, all the blue stuff came out & the see-thru levels of the rinse aid compartment were completely clear/empty.
11. Run the dishwasher (I decided to not put any rinse aid in). I got some overfoaming (from the washed out soap) the first time I ran it which I probably could have remedied by adding more vinegar & possibly salt, but the noises were gone!
I just ran the cleaned out dishwasher a 2nd time & it was back to its quiet self with no overfoaming.

Takes some patience but hey, beats a big repair bill!!

Apr 04, 2009 | Kenmore Dishwashers

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Refill salt


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Mar 31, 2009 | Hotpoint 23 in. BFI62 Built-in Dishwasher

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Detergent lid won't latch shut


The whole dispenser will need to be replaced, they only come complete

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Whirlpool ADP 5966 Dishwasher using the complete salt load in 6 washes and coating all the dishes in salt that would not rinse off. I filled the salt and 6 washes later it was requiring a new load of...


Hello, we are sorry to hear that you are experiencing this problem with the Dishwasher. We would recommend having a certified technician out to diagnose the problem. If you would like further assistance you can send your name, phone number, address, model/serial numbers and the date on which you purchased the Dishwasher to Whirlpool_Reviews@Whirlpool.com. Thank you.

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