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Using Rinse Aid


  • We recommend using liquid rinse aid regularly to give the best drying results.
  • Rinse aid gives a streak-free, sparkling clean look to glass and chinaware. It also prevents metal from tarnishing.
  • The rinse aid dispenser is on the inside of the drawer, underneath the detergent dispenser.  It holds approximately 1.7 fl oz / 50 ml of rinse aid.
  • You may hear some unusual, high-pitched beeping when rinse aid is being dispensed. This is normal.

When to Refill Rinse Aid

  • If the indicator glows or flashes bright red, refill rinse aid.
  • If the indicator glows or flashes dimly or not at all, you do not need to refill: there is enough rinse aid for the wash. 

How to Refill Rinse Aid

  1. Turn the plug anticlockwise and remove.
  2. Pour rinse aid into the circular opening, taking care not to spill any into the drawer.

Any accidental spillage of rinse aid must be wiped up. If not wiped up, spilt rinse aid will cause excessive foaming, resulting in a service call that will not be covered by warranty.

  1. Refit the plug, then turn it clockwise back to its original position.


Make sure that the plug is closed tight, with its hand grip pointing straight ahead.

How Much Rinse Aid to Use

You may need to adjust the amount of rinse aid dispensed in each wash to suit your water conditions. The lowest setting is ‘1’, the highest is ‘5’. See the ‘Preference options’ section of your ‘Quick start guide’ for instructions on how to change the rinse aid setting.

  • If there is excessive foam at the end of the wash, reduce the setting.
  • If dishes are wet or streaky after drying, increase the setting.
  • If you live in a hard water area and you have no water softener installed in your water supply or built into your dishwasher, we recommend adjusting the rinse aid setting to 5.


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