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My dishwasher uses a compartment of rinse aid each wash

(2nd request - first did not get registered although auto ack received)

I have had the d.w. (Bosch SGS 4072GB) since 2002. The rinse-aid control is still set on the factory setting of 4 but the machine uses all the rinse aid every wash, even though the lid is shut. It didn't use to do this. Is there anything that can be done to remedy this please as it seems rather wasteful? Apart from that the machine works well. Thanks.

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The cheapest and easiest option is to stop using rinseaid and use an allinone tablet instead.

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