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The rinse aid dispenser is full but the dishes are very wet after they are cleaned.

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SOURCE: the some dispenser and the rinse aid dispenser

There is a solenoid which pops open the soap lid after the initial rinse.

If the solenoid or soap lid latch is faulty, you will need to replace it. In the interim just poar your soap in the bottom of the dishwasher tray before cycle starts.

Only use a little amount as per normal. Dishwashing tablets are best as it is a measured amount and has the rinse aid built in.

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  • Check the rinse aid indicator beside the rinse aid dispenser cap. If the indicator window is clear, refill the dispenser. The dishwasher will retain moisture and the heat dry option will not perform properly without rinse aid. Turn the dispenser cap clockwise and lift it up to remove it. Pour rinse aid into the dispenser until the indicator appears full. Place the dispenser cap over the dispenser and turn it counterclockwise to tighten it.

  • Load the dishes properly so that all dishes can drain after the rinse cycle. Do not overload the dishwasher. Towel-dry plastic dishes because they will not dry completely during the dry cycle.

  • Select the heated dry option on the dishwasher. The air-dry and energy-saving dry options will not perform as well as the heated dry.

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    With the energy efficient dishwashers today it is very important to use rinse aid for proper drying. The rinse aid will help sheet the water off of the dishes prior to the dry cycle. If you do not use rinse aid you can expect poor dry performance.

    Next to the detergent cup in the door is the rinse aid dispenser, be sure it is full. You only need to fill it about once a month. There is also a product called "Turbo Dry" that you can use in the rinse aid dispenser, it helps dry even plastics very well.

    Next be sure you have selected heated dry on your options.

    Sani Rinse will also help as it heats the water before the dry cycle.

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