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Smeg DI 409CA Dishwasher - Doesn't wash properly, tablet doesn't desolve and cycle lasted all night


I have just bought a brand new Smeg dishwasher (model number above). It all seems to be connected ok, but on selecting any cycle the dishwasher will either go all night with the result being dirty dishes and the tablet still not disolved (it is in the door dispenser and is completely untouched). Or it will run the cycle for 2-3 hours and on completion the results are no different to the overnight cycle. If you repeat this operation too many times water builds in the bottom of the dihwasher. Any help would be appreciated - I don't want to call the service centre if it is something silly I have caused.
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Hi,

The first thing is have a look at the instruction manual from HERE

If the dishwasher is not washing properly then please follow these steps:

  1. Check the water temperature. Should be 125 to 140 F.
  2. Check pump re-circulation., Listen, see if it sounds like it is spraying the water around with enough pressure.
  3. Check water level when the fill cycle has completed. Should be just under the heating element. If not, possibly need to replace the water inlet valve.
  4. Check the spray arm and pump cover for splits or leaks.
  5. Check to make sure dishwasher is draining after each cycle. There should only be a little water in the bottom of the tub.
  6. Make sure the dishes are loaded properly, or dishwasher is not overloaded.
  7. Possibly try a different detergent. Some liquid-gels will bubble and a pump cannot pump bubbles.
As you said that the water builds up at the bottom see If it comes out 'foamy' then liquid dish soap is getting introduced into the dishwasher. Liquid dish soap is different than automatic dishwasher detergent. liquid dish soap needs to be COMPLETELY rinsed from anything that has been pre-soaked prior to putting in the dishwasher. after a couple of regular cycles the foam will go away. Nowadays liquid dish soap is also 'concentrated' or 'ultra concentrated' which doesn't help.


If further this does not solve your problem the the only solution is to get it repaired.

Goodluck..

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

  • Priya darshan Feb 23, 2008

    If your dishwasher is leaking then please read these steps:


    • Excess suds can cause dishwasher to overflow.

      Make sure the detergent is fresh and designed for use in automatic dishwashers. Measure detergent carefully.

    • Detergent dispenser.

      Make sure items are not blocking the
      detergent dispenser and preventing it from opening. Be sure water
      action can reach the dispenser.

    • Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead to overflowing.

      Make sure to wipe up any spills with a damp cloth.

    • Make sure dishwasher is level.

      Check the installation instructions that came with the dishwasher for complete leveling information.

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