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  • Wayne Holden May 11, 2010

    Most DW's have a compartment in the door that opens at the correct time. Does this one not have one? If not, I believe they sell a dispenser that hangs on the rack but don't quote me on that!!!!!

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If theres no dispenser on the interior of the door then you'll have to use the solid type rinse aid that hangs from the upper rack in a basket

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Where to put rinse aid in cdw10 dishwasher


Rinse aid makes dishes sparkle more as it improves their drying. The rinse aid container is situated on the inside of the door. You should fill the rinse aid container when indicator lights up on the container and the rinse aid indicator light on the control panel flashes. You can use simple vinegar as a rinse aid (white is best but apple or malt is fine).

Adding rinse aid.
To open the dispenser, turn cap anticlockwise. Take care when you pour in the rinse aid to avoid it overflowing. You can regulate the amount of rinse aid used by the dishwasher, move the adjuster which you will find under lid. The amount of rinse aid needs to be increased if the dishes appear dull or you can see circular stains. The amount of rinse aid needs to be reduced if the dishes are sticky or see white streaks.
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You can choose from six different positions. It is normally set to 4.

Jun 07, 2014 | Hotpoint 24 in. FDW60 Free-standing...

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The "Rinse Aid" red light


The rinse aid light is just an indicator to let you know the rinse aid is low. You fill it in the container next to where you put the detergent. Just push the yellow button and the lid will pop up. rinse aid is more important on the newer miele dishwashers, as they dont have "active drying" like the older dishwashers did. They depend on the rinse aid to sheet the water off the dishes at the end of the cycle. They are designed this way to reduce energy consumption. If you choose not to use rinse aid, and you dont mind wet dishes at the end of the cycle, either disregard the red light, or fill the rinse aid dispenser with water to trick the machine into thinking it is full.
If you are not going to use the onboard water softener, you can turn it off. Refer to your owners manual, or call miele tech support at 800 843 7231 and they can walk you through the programming to disable the water softener. these are not fault lights, they are simply reminders that you need to fill the containers.

Jul 20, 2011 | Miele Dishwashers

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I dont have the manual for the BEKO DWD 8650x dishwasher. The light for rinse aid is currently on - do this mean I need to top the rinse aid up? and how do I know how much?


There is a switch to flick behind the numbers wheel - this is located next to the dishwasher tab dispenser on the inside of the door. G

Feb 02, 2010 | Dishwashers

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Isn't cleaning dishes


Ensure that the arms below the baskets can move freely, dont overload the machine,
1 Have you put tablets into the door!
2 Rinse Aid in door!
3 Salt in bottom of machine if you live in a hard water area!
4 Do you know which cycle is which on the control panel you could just be rinseing everything instead of washing it!

Nov 07, 2009 | Bosch 24 in. SHE43C05UC Stainless Steel...

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What does add rinse aid and where do you put it kitchen aid dishwasher


You don't need rinse aids anymore. It rots the wiring...use FINISH tablets, the rinse aid is built into the tablet.

Jun 27, 2009 | Dishwashers

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I don't know where to put the Rinse Aid


It might seem silly, but you open the front load fully, so that's it's lying flat and then you pour the rinse aid over the holes in the near left hand corner (where you might otherwise think you have to open the trap door for the rinse). The rinse aid will flow quite neatly into the reservoir and hey presto, once it's full (you'll know it's full because it'll start to back up and overflow) you're back in business. No more annoying rinse aid light!

May 22, 2009 | Bosch Exxcel WFO 2465 Front Load Washer

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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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Cant find rinse aid container


Many old dishwashers don't have a drying aid dispenser. If you have one, your will find some sort of cap to remove in the door, near where you place the detergent powder.
If you don't have one, you can buy an alternate vesion fo drying air, which is this little "basket" that you hang from the top rack. Avaiable in most stores.

Apr 03, 2009 | Dishwashers

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