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Keith Wellard Posted on May 26, 2006
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ZANUSSI 695 Integrated Dishwasher

The detergent dispencer door does not appear to be opening at the correct time and the fails to disolve the detergent tablet. Quite often when we open the main door the tablet is laying in the bottom.

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The detergent cup can become clogged with old dried detergent that prevents it from opening at time. Sometimes just cleaning the cup takes care of the problem. The detergent cup opened by a bi-metal switch or a wax motor located inside your dishwasher door(behind the detergent cup). If cup's cleaning will not solve the problem, you should replace the bi-metal switch or the wax motor (depend which of them is used in your machine). Another option is just to place the detergent tablet on washer's bottom before starting its cycle. Good luck !

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Most dishwashers work best when the food is rinsed off the dishes before they are put in the dishwasher. Also, run the hot water into the sink until it is hot and then turn on the dishwasher. good luck.
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