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Re: Soap not dispensed and dishes not washed
Water is getting past the gasket during the start up cycle. by the time the door opens, the water has caked up the soap. also, its not clear when in the cycle the door is opening. try using liquid soap. also, take a peek just after the machine has finished filling and starts washing to see if the door is opened on the soap disp. good luck mark
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Check the electrolytic cell!!! You will get a low salt alarm if cell has calcium or sodium build up.. If it does, soak, flush and clean with vinegar.. Also, make sure you run the pump only, no chlorinator for 24 hrs to properly disolve the salt you just put in....
Sound to me that you added wat to much salt.
If you are using a salt test kit that eads in colors throw it away and get a kit that reads in #.s
If you are using the one with #'s then proceed to getting your water to as close to 3000ppm as possible
Drain 20 % water ad fresh and check again keep doing this ti'll you get close to the 3000ppm
any lower than 2800 and you can read low salt and worse of all you will not produce enough chlorine any higher than 3500 and you will go cloudy and read high
It is my opinion that you were low salt and then adding to much salt put you to far to high
remeber anytime you add salt you should filter only for 12-24 hours to distribute the salt properly so the unit knows what it is reading
While adjusting your salt level clean your new cell with vinegar let it soak for a few hours You should have received a cap to cover one end of the cell while soaking
once cleaned it will not grab hold of the salt water until the generator is turned on
Be sure to run kitchen water hot at faucet before starting dishwasher or you will get an entirely cold water washer. Also be sure the jet dry dispenser is not empty. Only use liquid jet dry. Pay no attention if soap says with jet dry. Does not work as well. Hope this helps.
What size pool if it is less than 4000gal then add 20lbs salt over 4000 ad 40 pounds.
Let disolve for 24 hours with just your filter running. Check salt ppm
It should be as close to 3500 as possible.
test kits cost about 11 dollars for 10 tests
Are dishes also not coming clean? Most likely, there is not enough water chruning in the tub to rinse soap out of cup during wash cycle. Sufficient wash action will wash the soap out of the cup and dissolve it in the water within a few seconds of the cup opening.
Most likely causes are:
Not enough water entering dishwasher (check level after fill... Should be slightly below bottom wash arm)
Water filling but draining during wash cycle. Check toward end of wash cycle but before drain. See if water level is diminished from start of wash cycle.
New 'water saver' dishwashers are notorious for having smaller water jets, and thus easier to stop-up jets. Check the jets on all wash arms to be sure they are cleared of food particles.
Another way to check the wash arms is to manually position them at specific locations, momentarily run the dishwasher for a few seconds, then open the door to inspect the location of the wash arms. Do this three or four times to eliminate the possibility of coincidence.
If the wash arms do not move from the location that you put them, the most likely cause is food particles stopping up the water jets. These jets not only clean the dishes but also the water pressure they generate turn the arms inside the dishwasher to properly distribute water pressure on the dishes.
Sometimes you can dislodge and remove food particles stuck in one of the jets with a toothpick or other small probe. Others require that you remove the arm(s) and get a little more creative. I use compressed air to clear mine, but not everyone has access to compressed air, so use whatever you can to remove the food particles.
Simply dislodging them from the water ports is usually not effective... As soon as water pressure is applied, the particles return to the jets and stop them up again. The real fix in this instance is to completely remove the food particles from the arm if you can.
A rough estimate is that you have about 10,500 gallons of water depending on how full you have your pool
This translates to about 200-250 pounds of salt
To be certain get a salt test kit ( costs about 11 dollars for 10 tests )
you want to be as close to 3000ppm as possible
Much more and you will taste a lot of salt less than 2500ppm and your unit will not generate enough chlorine
Start with 200 pounds spreading it around the pool. Now brush it around to partially disolve.
Most important now is to filter/circulate the water for 24 hours before checking the ppm
Although it may look disolved after a few hours it is NOT
if after checking if your salt ppm is not where I told you add 15 pounds at a time until it comes up or drain 2-4 inches and add fresh water to bring it down repeat as needed to reach 3000ppm
Now you can start producing chlorine
Remeber though contrary to the directions for intex the total hours of run time depend on # of swimmers how hot it was that day, rain, and sun light. You should start with the average in the book but adjust to what works for your swimming habits and weather
The newer Whirlpool dishwashers have little slots in the top of the soap dispenser to allow water to seep in during the first water fill. This design allows the tablet to begin to dissolve during the first fill then be usefull when the soap door opens. In your case, I would check to see if the soap dish is opening at all. Perhaps one of the racks are not allowing clearance or the soap door itself is sticking closed.
Let the dishwasher fill, drain, and then fill again. Open the door of the dishwasher and see if the soap door is still closed and if so, there is your problem. Also, at this time, check the water temperature. It should be at least 120 degrees F for the soap to be effective.