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Adding Detergent

Suitable Detergents and Where to Place Them

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Powdered dishwasher detergent
pour into detergent dispenser

Pouch packs of gel or powder
place in detergent dispenser, but only if pack fits easily around prongs (pack must not be pierced)
place on tablet tray in cutlery basket

Solid dishwasher tablets
place on tablet tray in cutlery basket




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Filling the 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.


If the cutlery basket is not used for a particular load, place tablet or pouch pack 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.

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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.

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