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Wash programs and detergent quantities

About Wash programs and detergent quantities

DD24/DD60 models

  • Find out about water hardness in your home, then use the table below to determine how much detergent to use for each wash program. See also section ‘Water hardness and dishwashing’.
  • For information on which program to use for your load, see your ‘Quick start guide’.
  • The detergent dispenser has markings to help you measure the correct quantities. See following section ‘Adding detergent’.
  Water Hardness
  • parts per million (ppm)
  • grains per gallon (gpg)
Wash Programs Detergent quantities (per drawer)
US-CA  NZ-AU  GB-IE 
detergent dispenser marking grams grams
SOFTER <100 ppm or 
< 6 gpg*
Heavy 2/3 25 25
  Normal 2/3 25 25
Fast 1/3 10 10
Delicate 1/3 10 10
Rinse - - -

100 -150 ppm or 6 - 9 gpg

Heavy full 30  
Normal full 30
Fast full 25
Delicate full 30
Rinse - -

>150 ppm or >9 gpg

Heavy full 30
Normal full 30
Fast full 30
Delicate full 30
HARDER Rinse - -

* If you have a a household water softener installed or your dishwasher has a built-in water softener, use the quantities recommended for water with a hardness under 100 ppm/6 gpg, irrespective of the water hardness in your area. See also section ‘Water softener’.

DD36/DD90 models

  • Find out about water hardness in your home, then use the table below to determine how much detergent to use for each wash program. See also section ‘Water hardness and dishwashing’.
  • For information on which program to use for your load, see your ‘Quick start guide’.
  • The detergent dispenser has markings to help you measure the correct quantities. See following section ‘Adding detergent’.
  Water Hardness
  • parts per million (ppm)
  • grains per gallon (gpg)
Wash Programs Detergent quantities (per drawer)
US-CA  NZ-AU  GB-IE 
detergent dispenser marking grams grams
SOFTER <100 ppm or 
< 6 gpg*
Heavy full 30 25
  Normal full 25 25
Fast 2/3 15 15
Delicate 2/3 15 15
Rinse - - -

100 -150 ppm or 6 - 9 gpg

Heavy full 30  
Normal full 30
Fast 2/3 20
Delicate full 30
Rinse - -

>150 ppm or >9 gpg

Heavy full 30
Normal full 30
Fast full 30
Delicate full 30
HARDER Rinse - -

* If you have a a household water softener installed or your dishwasher has a built-in water softener, use the quantities recommended for water with a hardness under 100 ppm/6 gpg, irrespective of the water hardness in your area. See also section ‘Water softener’. 

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