Question about Siemens 24 in. SE25A266 ExtraKlasse Free-standing Dishwasher
Dumb question, but I'm not sure where to refill the dishwasher salt (the 'Salt' light in the front of the machine is red, so I guess I do need to do this). I live in a rented flat and I don't have the instruction manual. There are two places inside the machine where it could go: one is a little flap that seems to have an 'S' on it, but this is full of water. The other is a sort of mesh grille, but that too has water inside when you removed the mesh. I'm a bit stuck - hopefully someone can help!
I think my model is a SF24A261GB/08 slimline, but there doesn't seem to be a specific page for this.
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Cooking salt contains ingredients that could damage your dishwasher. It could increase water hardness and they are likely to clog when wet. Suck out as much water as you can from the salt cup,enter there dishwasher salt and run your washer few empty cycles on the lowest temperature. Good luck
Posted on Aug 18, 2007
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hi there salt is only req,d if you live in a hard water area ie. if the element on your kettle gets all furred up, using salt in your d/w in a soft water area is a total waste of money.
hope this is of some help
Posted on Dec 12, 2007
is there any funny noises while using the machine that are new? if there is it may conclude that there is a leak in the machine and needs urgent assistance that may flood so act now! good luck!
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
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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