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Detergent; Adding Detergent - Siemens Dishwasher Operating Instructions Manual

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You can use tablets as well as powder
or liquid detergents for dishwashers, but
never use washing up liquid. The dosage
can be individually adjusted with powder
or a liquid detergent according
to the degree of soiling. Tablets contain
an adequately large amount of active
ingredients for all cleaning tasks. Modern,
powerful detergents predominantly
use a low-alkaline formulation with
phosphate and enzymes. Phosphates
bond the lime in the water. Enzymes break
down starch and remove protein.
Phosphate-free detergents are less
frequent. These have a slightly weaker
lime bonding capacity and require
a higher dosage. To remove coloured
stains (e.g. tea, tomato sauce), oxygen-
based bleaching agents are usually used.
To ensure a good washing result, always
follow the instructions on the detergent
If you have further questions,
we recommend that you contact
the detergent manufacturers' helpline.
Read and observe the safety information
and instructions for use on the packaging
for cleaning and rinsing agents.

Adding detergent

– If the detergent dispenser 9" is still
closed, press the lock 1b to open
the detergent dispenser.
Pour detergent into the dry detergent
dispenser 9". Dosage: see
manufacturer's instructions
on the packaging.
The graduated detergent
dispenser 9" helps you add
the correct amount of powder or liquid
Usually 20 ml–25 ml are adequate
for normal soiling. If using tablets, one
tablet is adequate.
– Close cover on the detergent
dispenser. To do this, (1) push the
dispenser cover shut and (2) press
gently on the end until the catch
engages audibly.
If using tablets, please refer
to the manufacturer's packaging where
to put the tablets (e.g. cutlery basket,
detergent dispenser, etc.). Even
if using tablets, ensure that
the detergent dispenser cover
is closed.


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