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Salt for DDW1805 Danby

Just got it - manual says to use dishwasher salt. Is this the same as water softener salt??

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  • wakenbake_42 Oct 08, 2008

    what type of salt do you use normal table salt?

  • wakenbake_42 Oct 08, 2008

    so i just put some TABLE salt in it just normal old table salt

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    So, we can use Windsor SystemSaver water softener salt (about $5.50 for $20KG at Costco Canada) to fill the reservoir in the Danby dishwasher ??

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    Just bought a Danby DDW 1802W Dishwasher. It says to use only "Dishwasher Softener Salt." I found it on the internet for about $11.00 plus shipping. Where can I get economical salt for the dishwasher?

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I use ordinary household water softener salt crystals, not pellets, or table salt. The table salt often is not as refined as softener crystals, and can damage the dishwasher's softener in time. Also, the water softener salt comes in a large bag (around 25-50 lbs) for about $6 US.

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Yes it is - salt is used to regenerate the water softener in the dishwasher

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The top light is apparently to indicate that the salt (!) has run out.

The bottom light is apparently to indicate that rinse aid has run out.

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The top light is apparently to indicate that the salt (!) has run out.

The bottom light is apparently to indicate that rinse aid has run out.

For the record, that seems to be a Zanussi DE-6854 dishwasher, and I found the manual here: (link)


"Special salt can be added in one of two ways: 1) If you are using dishwasher detergent that already contains salt, the detergent including the salt is placed in the detergent compartment. - In this case the water softener must manually be set to 1 and electronically to 1 to ensure that the special salt is taken from the detergent container only. 2) If you are using dishwasher detergent and salt separately, the special salt is to be put into the salt container. - In this case the water softener must manually be set to 1 or 2 and electronically between 1 and 5 (depending on the water hardness in your area) to ensure that the special salt is taken from the salt container only. Only use salt specifically designed for use in
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programmes. This will prevent any grains of salt or salty water, which
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"Only use branded rinse aid for dishwashers. Never fill the rinse
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Hi vayvego,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

You want to know why: Salt residue remains on the dishes. The water softener is going throught salt like crazy. You fill the salt and make sure that the light is off before you start the cylce. Within the first 20-45 mins the salt light comes on again and the dishes will not wash properly. You have come to the conclusion that the salt is being distributed to quicky but cannot figure out why the light keeps coming on. The switch inside the cap for the salt is set a the min.

I hope I understand you. This is how it's suposed to work. The salt in a water softener is only used for backwashig the filter. It should be set to backwash once or twice a week when nobody is useing the water, useually 2am or 3am. The only time you can get salt at the fixture is if you're backwashing when you use the water. If you're backwashing all the time either the controls aren't set right or the unit is defective, in which case it is unlikely you can fix it. In that case you might consider utilizing our Repair Directory to find a repairman. If it's still under warranty, it's time to make a phone call.

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