Different kinds of detergent
Detergent tablets of different brands dissolve at different
speeds. For this reason some detergent tablets cannot
dissolve and develop their full cleaning power during short
programmes. Therefore please use long programmes when
using detergent tablets, to ensure the complete removal of
Do not place the tablets in the tub or in the cutlery basket
as this will result in poorer wash results. The tablets
should be placed in the detergent dispenser.
Based on their chemical composition, dishwasher detergents
can be split into two basic types:
- conventional, alkaline detergents with caustic components.
- low alkaline concentrated detergents with natural enzymes.
The use of 50°C washing programmes in conjunction with
concentrated detergents reduces pollution and is good for your
dishes; these wash programmes are specially matched to the
dirt-dissolving properties of the enzymes in the concentrated
detergent. For this reason 50°C wash programmes in which
concentrated detergents are used can achieve the same
results that can otherwise only be achieved using 65°C
If you are using dishwasher detergent that includes the rinse
aid function, this must be placed in the detergent compartment.
In this case it is necessary to deactivate the inflow of rinse aid,
in order to avoid a double dosage (see "Deactivation/activation
of the inflow of rinse aid").
Use of "3 in 1" combi detergents
These products are detergents with integrated and combined
detergent/rinse-aid and salt functions.
1. Before using these products you should first check that the
water hardness in your supply is compatible with the use of
these products as per the detergent manufacturers (on the
2. These products should be strictly used according to the
detergent manufacturers instructions.
3. If you encounter problems when using 3 in 1 products for
the first time then please contact the detergent
manufacturers care line (the telephone number is given on
the product packaging).
When using combination 3 in 1 products select the "3 IN 1"
If you decide to turn back to the use of the standard detergent
system we advise that you:
Refill both the salt container and rinse aid dispenser.
Switch the water hardness setting to the highest possible
position and run from 1 to 3 normal washing programmes
without a load.
Readjust the water hardness setting again according to the
hardness of the water in your area.