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Filling The Detergent Dispenser; How Much Detergent To Use; Detergent Usage Guide - Frigidaire LGBD2431LF0B Use & Care Manual

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Filling the Detergent Dispenser
The detergent dispenser has one covered and one
uncovered cup. Detergent in the uncovered cup falls into
the dishwasher when the door is closed. The covered
cup opens automatically to release detergent.
Useonly fresh automaticdishwashing
detergent.
Other detergents may cause oversudsing.
When using automaticdishwashing
detergent tabs,
place one tab in main wash cup and close.
Add detergent just before starting cycle.
Store detergent in a cool, dry location. Moist
or caked detergent may not dissolve properly.
How much Detergent to use
The amount of detergent to use depends on the water
hardness. Water hardness is measured in grains per gallon.
Using too little detergent can result in poor cleaning and
hard water filming or spotting. Using too much detergent in
soft water can cause etching to some glassware which is
surface damage that appears like a film but cannot be
wiped off. Your local water company, water softener
company or county extension agent can tell you the water
hardness in your area.
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Main Wash Cup
The use of industrial grade detergent can damage the
heating coil and other parts of the dishwasher leading
to damage to the unit and surrounding property. Use
only household grade automatic dishwasher detergents.
Cover Latch
Pre Wash Cup
If the cover is closed on the Main Wash Cup,
open by pressing the cover latch.
Detergent
Usage Guide
Cycle
Very Hard Water*
(over 12 grains)
Heavy
Wash
or
Normal
Wash
Top Rack
Rinse
Only
Soft Water
(0-3 grains)
2 teaspoons
(each cup-
1/4 full)
2 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup-
1/4 full)
No Detergent
Medium Hard Water
(4-8 grains)
5 teaspoons
(each cup-fill to line
above "Regular")
5 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup-fill to
line above "Regular")
No Detergent
Hard Water
(9-12 grains)
8 teaspoons
leach cup- completel_
full)
8 teaspoons
(Main Wash cup-
completely full)
No Detergent
Each Cup-
Completely Full
(water softener
recommended)
Main Wash Cup-
Completely Full
(water softener
recommended)
No Detergent
(water softener
recommended)
As a rule, use i teaspoon for each grain above 12. For very hard water, detergent alone may
not be enough and then a water softener is recommended to improve water quality and dishwashing performance.

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