Putting my fdw60 aquarius dishwasher back together
Hi, wonder if you can help
my wife filled the salt tank up with diswasher soap (granular), and i opened the bottom up, removed the tank and cleaned it.
After putting it back to together, I noticed that it is not cleaning properly, and there seems to be a white powdery residue on everything. I was wondering if i made a mistake when i connected the 3 pipes back onto the salt tank. There are 2 blacks and 1 grey. Im concerned that i might have swapped one of the grey and one of the blacks.
Can you provide any advise/diagrams/photos, that will help confirm that i put it back togehter properly?
Re: putting my fdw60 aquarius dishwasher back together
Check that the place where u put the salt in is screwed in tightley, then, i find giving the dishes a hand wash and they come up clean , ti will work fine, because if you notic, take a glass with white powdery residue out of the dishwasher and rinse it under water, and the residue is still there, so they need a good scrub and after that , they can be washed as normal!
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You can buy dishwasher salt in almost every supermarket. It can usually be found in the section with other household cleaning products such as soaps and washing powders. Make sure you are buying dishwasher salt. Do not use table salt or any other type of salt not designed for use with dishwashers.
Before i provide you with the solution, Read the below one :-
CAN I USE ORDINARY TABLE SALT?
No. Table, cooking, rock and sea salts may contain additives that
can actually increase water hardness. Also, the fine consistency of
some of these salts mean they are likely to clog when wet. Always use
granular dishwasher salt because it is very pure and is the right
consistency for use in your machine.
Granular salt is
the ONLY type of salt that should be used to regenerate the softener.
Be aware that some varieties of ‘dishwasher salt’ use Dead Sea salt.
This variety may contain minute insoluble organic matter that may
adversely affect the resin within your softener over time. If you are
in doubt about the origins of the salt, ask the retailer or
The steps also include where you need to add Salt in the Dishwasher.You need to be careful with the amount. On few dishwashers, you would have an indication light. Make sure that it should be appropriate.
I had the same problem with my Hotpoint FDW60 and read all the online reviews about how baddly made the FDW60 is and after taking it apart I totally agree.
As the warning lights were indicating a faulty heating element I checked it to find that it was not working. I bought a replacement for £43 at my local electrical store (I think they then ordered it online). Taking the bottom off is easy but once off, it is very difficult to actually get to the element, but it can be done. I had to buy new hose clips to fasten the rubber pipe each side too. It has been on twice today and so far so good.
I have read some message boards and have seen that some people have had to replace the element a number of times, so I will wait and see what happens.