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Adding detergent

Powdered dishwasher detergent 

You may see other, equally suitable types of dishwasher detergent on the shelves of your supermarket. Read and follow the detergent manufacturer’s recommendations.

 Filling the powdered detergent dispenser

  1. Press the latch down to open the dispenser.

  2. Check that the dispenser is empty and dry, then add detergent (do not place solid tablets in the dispenser). No detergent is needed for the Rinse program.

  3. Close the dispenser until it clicks shut. The detergent will automatically be released into the drawer during the wash program.

When washing heavily soiled dishes and in very hard water you may also fill the secondary dispenser with detergent to aid dishwasher performance.

Pouch packs of Gel or Powder

You may see other, equally suitable types of dishwasher detergent on the shelves of your supermarket. Read and follow the detergent manufacturer’s recommendations.

If the cutlery basket is not being used for a particular load, place pack in the bottom of the drawer.

Solid dishwasher tablets

You may see other, equally suitable types of dishwasher detergent on the shelves of your supermarket. Read and follow the detergent manufacturer’s recommendations.

If the cutlery basket is not being used for a particular load, place tablet in the bottom of the drawer.

Unsuitable detergents

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
  • Soaps
  • Disinfectants

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, we recommend turning off the rinse aid. 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 powdered detergent dispenser is empty after completion of the wash program.

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