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Use Detergent and Rinse Aid in Your Dishwasher

Dishwasher Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser

To get the best performance out of your dishwasher, it’s important to use the correct detergent and rinse aid. Learn how to get your dishes coming out sparkling after every wash.

Using Detergent

All cycles (except for Rinse Only) require detergent in the detergent compartment. Add the detergent manufacturer's recommended amount for the selected cycle to ensure the best performance.

Should you use Enzyme or Chlorine detergent? It depends on what you're washing. Enzyme-based detergent, like Cascade, aim for caked-on food particles, whereas Chlorine-based detergent target stains and odors.

  1. After loading your dishwasher, open the detergent dispenser flap by pushing the release and the cover will slide open.

  2. Add the recommended amount of detergent, liquid or powder, into the detergent compartment. Be careful not to over fill the dispenser.

  3. Close the flap by sliding it to the left until it clicks.

Fill the Dishwasher Detergent Dispenser

Using Rinse Aid

To improve the drying performance, use rinse aid. It is designed to accelerate the drying process by reducing the surface tension of water on the dishes. As a result, water spots are quickly evaporated, leaving your dishes shiny and spotless.

Your dishwasher is designed to use liquid rinse aid only. Using a powdered rinse aid will clog the reservoir opening.

  1. Remove the rinse aid reservoir cap by turning it counterclockwise and fill the rinse aid reservoir with rinse aid.

  2. To control the amount of rinse aid released, turn the rinse aid indicator dial. The dial goes from 1 to 6. The higher the number, the more rinse aid the dishwasher uses.

  3. Close the rinse aid reservoir cap by turning it clockwise.

    Note: You will see the Rinse Refill indicator on the control panel when it is time to replace the rinse aid.

Dishwasher Rinse Aid Dispenser

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