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After I add salt
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I've had the same problem on my Indesit (IDL-730, IDL730) and after pouring in salt until full for ages, without the light going out, I finally decided to do the reverse.
I left it to run down the salt over a couple of months, until well empty (not ideal, but I was getting desperate!), and then finally refilled it.
Problem solved - salt error light was no longer on
All I can figure is that a blockage had set in and casued the issue. Leaving it to clear over time sorted it.
Hope this helps in your situation.
Posted on Nov 18, 2007
I think I have the answer.
On Yahoo Answers Blue Rizla Girl put up the idea that the sensor is some form of hydrometer. (i.e. floats in salty water sinks if not salty enough)
Based on this thought I postulated that the sensor is some form of hydrometer float in a tube with perhaps an optical sensor.
If this is correct why is it not working?
Is it because the float is stuck at the bottom of the tube, perhaps by some food debris? If so how can we fix it?
This is what I did on my Hotpoint FWD60:-
I took the salt filler cap off. There was no salt in the reservoir as it has been a problem for months, and I was only refilling it when dishes were not coming clean.
I poured 2 litres of hot water into the salt reservoir.
I then put the empty machine on the intensive 65 degree wash, half load and with the reservoir cap still OFF.
When finished I filled up with salt and HEY PRESTO the salt light is OFF!!!!
Just hope it stays that way until the reservoir really needs refilling.
While I was down on my hands and knees I took the opportunity to clean the filters in the sump. They do get full of bits!
I also flushed the sump by dashing a couple of cups of hot water into it and then bailing it out with a small yoghurt pot. I repeated this until the water in the yoghurt pot and the sump no longer had any signs of bits in them. (Dashing = vigorously pour)
I was amazed at how many bits I got out, especially considering I had given the machine a good clean in the past 6 weeks.
I even got part of a paper label!
So there we have it, try it out and report back.
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
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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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