Suitable detergents and where to place them
Powdered dishwasher detergent
Pouch packs of gel or powder
|Solid dishwasher tablets
place on tablet tray in cutlery basket
Filling the detergent dispenser
If the cutlery basket is not used for a particular load, place tablet or pouch pack in the bottom of the drawer.
These types of detergent are not suitable and may damage your dishwasher or lead to a service call that is not covered by warranty.
Do not use these in your dishwasher! Liquid detergents
- Laundry detergents
- Hand washing liquids
How much detergent to use
For powdered detergent, refer to previous section ‘Wash programs and detergent quantities’ and follow the quantities relevant to your location and water hardness level. Use the markings to help you measure the correct quantities. For other types of detergent, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Notes on using tablets
- If you are using tablets, follow manufacturer instructions on the packet. Some tablets may not be suitable for all wash programs.
- Using tablets could improve wash performance in hard water areas.
- Make sure that tablets never get in direct contact with dishes or cutlery.
- If you are using dishwasher tablets with a built-in rinse aid component, you may need to reduce the rinse aid setting. See your ‘Quick start guide’ for instructions.
Dishwasher detergents are strongly alkaline. They can be extremely dangerous if swallowed. Avoid contact with the skin and eyes and keep children and infirm persons away from the dishwasher when it is open. Check that the detergent dispenser is empty after completion of the wash program.