Question about LG 24 in. LDS 5811ST Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher

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Soap left in the dish

When the dishwasher is done running, all the powder soap is in the dispencer? it does not use up the soap and my dishes are not washed.

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  • elbertvd Dec 20, 2008

    Our detergent dispenser no longer opens. What has gone wrong?

    Elbert

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    we are having the same issue...or dishes feel gritty even though the soap is gone

  • fm68 Jan 03, 2009

    HELP, I have the same issue, soap left in the dispenser. It opens but some of the soap is still there and the top rack does not clean.

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With the LG LDS5811 dishwasher and other water/energy saving dishwashers, they are VERY ineffective with untra cheap powder detergent. Switching to Electrosol or Cascade has solved the problem -- and don't use too much.
If you add a whole house water softener, you will be AMAZED how much better your dishwasher and clothes washer work -- especially if your cut down on the amount of detergent your use.
Oh, never use gel or tablets in your diswasher. Ever.
if the problem with the detergent dispenser not opening is a seperate problem. Recommend you submit a seperate problem/question.
Good Luck!

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