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I did not put salt in my new dishwasher just used a tablet. DIshwasher started up and then stopped saying water flow problem was this my fault? Rang service desk who were very rude and made a big thing about the salt which I did not think was a big thing since live in softw ater area.

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Absolutly not your fault robert. nothing to do with salt atal. if its water flow problem could be a faulty flow meter in which case if ur dishwasher is under 28 days u can refuse a repair and demand a replacement.

hotpoint cal centre famous for their rudeness and i hear this complaint regulary about them. they will look for any way to blame you for breaking dishwasher. just be firm with them

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You can set the softener to be at minimum setting if you are in a soft water area.

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