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The dishwasher tablet won't dissolve

The dispenser is open, the spray arms are rotating and are clean (have checked them for blockages). I also checked the filter, it was clean.
I did dry the detergent compartment before putting the tablet (as suggested in one of the websites). I have tried 3 different makes of tablets with different washing cycles, but in the end of each one the tblets were still there undissolved. Another suggestion, on different website was to put the tablet in the cutlery tray. I went for the dishwasher cleaner instead (the stuff that usually comes in a bottle). After the cycle the bottle was full.

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  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    ditto zdf511

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    have tried putting the tablet in cutlery draw at top of dishwasher and in the compartment in the door.

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    Same problem here...wasting my tablets and I can't find any help online! Someone have ANY advice? I'll try the tablet in the cutlery tray tip...

  • mackintosh1 May 21, 2009

    Same problem, tried different brands of tablet, different times of running the dishwasher, different loading techniques, checked the salt level and all sorts. It won't dissolve for love nor money - the latter being exactly what I'm wasting! Help!

  • Ian Greenland May 11, 2010

    it sounds like either the motor isnt coming on or maybe its not heating.What brand and model is it?

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SOURCE: Dishwasher 3 in 1 detergent tablet not dissolving.

I believe that the instructions for using these 3-in-1 tablets is to place it in the open dish detergent cup, rather than in the closable compartment, since the tablet needs to get doused by a lot of water in oder to fully dissolve and be effective in getting the dishes clean.

Since the tablets are designed to dissolve more slowly, they are able to be used for the entire range of washing cycles. If it's a constant problem and you don's have an open detergent cup below or next to your closed detergent dispenser, just toss it into the bottom of the dishwasher instead.

The reason that the tablet isn't getting dissolved fully is because the door is preventing the tablet from dropping all the way out and the door is shielding the tablet from quite a bit of water spray.

Another option is to take a look at your owners manual for the dishwasher and see if they recommend these all-in-one tablets versus regular powered detergent and liquid rinse aid.

Hope that helps and best regards!

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Bosch Exxcel Dishwasher

no not if it getting hot it still sounds like the motor isnt coming on put the spray arms in the same position turn it on then open the door are the arms still in the same position or haved the moved.those cleaners need hot moving water to melt the seal.

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Neff S5433 Dishwasher - Detergent tablet not dissolving

Hi!

Please run the machine without detergent for 2-3 washes. Also try using a little hot water. Also, don't used cleaner and softener together but add softener on the last rinse.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: TABLET IS NOT DISSOLVING.HELP

Take off lower spray arm there is a spay hole underneath if its blocked the tablet gets left in the bottom. also check the filter is not split as rercycled food deposits is the cause of the blockage. short programme is not suitable for tablets,

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

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