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Brand new high end electrolux dishwasher perfomring horribly - likely due to hard water issue. Cloudy glass and resident left on dishes. Have the rinse agent set at max and hot water is at the only solution a water softener??

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    Pam Parsons Jul 23, 2008

    We weren't aware of the softener - where do you put salt in?




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Dishwashers have a water softener incorporated but this needs salt to regenerate. have you put salt in?

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

  • douglas smith Jul 23, 2008

    usually a container on the bottom inside - has a screw cap about 3ins diameter. you need dishwasher salt mind



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