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I have just recieved my new dishwasher and confused as to whether i need to use salt or not?? my water hardness is 7 DH. IF so what type of salt do i use?

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  • toni_bryan Mar 26, 2011

    The Model is LKF 720 Aus R it does say that failure to fill the salt container can cause damage to the water softner and the heating element???

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Hello Toni,

Yes, you need to use salt.

7DH is quite low in terms of water hardness, but according to Ariston specs, this is water-hardness level 2 (6 to 11 DH) on your washer.

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Ariston instructions can be a little contradictory for level 1 as in one place they state: "We do not recommend the use of salt", while in another, they state "If the salt container is not filled, the water softener and the heating element may be damaged"

This washer should be filled with salt regardless of the DH level. Even level 1 uses a small amount of salt. The important thing is to set the level for the water hardness correctly according to the table above:

I hope this clarifies things for you. If you have any further questions or need assistance with setting the water hardness level on your washer, please let me know.

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Please provide the full model number of your dishwasher.

I think 7DH hardnewss equates to about 13 degrees clarke. According to Ariston the salt is required only when hardness is about 13.

You can run dishwasher wihtout salt and see if the dishwes come out clean.

You can then add the salt. The salt is specifically for idshwashers. Check you local supermarket to see what they have go.

Make sure you have the salt setting to 0 on the slalt container. Check your manual.

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Conversion chart for dH to Clark BOSCH EXXEL Dishwashers


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


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