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Aibu to put wul in my dishwasher

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bellasuewow Mon 16-Dec-13 21:52:45

It wasn't working that well and is a bit old and the tablets weren't really disintegrating so I squirted wul in and this seems to be Ok ish a bit better but why do I feel like I have broken a terrible taboo.....

gallicgirl Mon 16-Dec-13 21:53:43

What the hell is wul?

DameFanny Mon 16-Dec-13 21:54:46

Yes, what is wul please?

dexter73 Mon 16-Dec-13 21:54:50

Do you mean wool? But that makes no sense!

dexter73 Mon 16-Dec-13 21:55:12


Delurkedforthis Mon 16-Dec-13 21:55:38

From the context I am guessing washing up liquid

Whatalie Mon 16-Dec-13 21:55:43

Washing up liquid??

bellasuewow Mon 16-Dec-13 21:55:50

Washing up liquid, you are really making me come out now and confess....

Lovecat Mon 16-Dec-13 21:55:51


stretch Mon 16-Dec-13 21:55:52

Washing up liquid. Erm I did this, ended up with a kitchen full of bubbles confusedconfusedconfused

throwinshapes Mon 16-Dec-13 21:56:03

Washing up liquid, I should think.

dexter73 Mon 16-Dec-13 21:56:20

That makes more sense than wool!! fgrin

mousmous Mon 16-Dec-13 21:56:29

yes yabu!
unless you want a foam party.

if you need rescuing put some butter or oil in and keep the mashine running

if you really need to run it, use nothing (the hot water will get it reasonably clean) or you can use soda crystals.

HouseOfGingerbread Mon 16-Dec-13 21:56:34

My only attempt at using washing up liquid in a dishwasher ended in me opening the door at the end to discover a solid wall of foam.

gallicgirl Mon 16-Dec-13 21:57:02

Oh. Weird.
Does it need descaling?

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Mon 16-Dec-13 21:57:04

You can, but it makes a lot of bubbles!

FortyDoorsToNowhere Mon 16-Dec-13 21:57:26

my sister did that to my brand new dishwasher, it took 3 litres of oil and a whole bag of salt to destroy the foam.

MistleToastyStoHoHoat Mon 16-Dec-13 21:59:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bellasuewow Mon 16-Dec-13 22:01:41

I have only put a bit in and have not ended up with a foam party but this seems too easy to just squirt a bit of it in it feels wrong not to be buying some incredibly expensive tablets that look like robots what's the catch? Was I mad to buy the tablets (no I do not have a life in case you were wondering)

Alwayscheerful Mon 16-Dec-13 22:04:42

A big box of daisy dishwashing powder is £5 ish from Tesco and it lasts months, when you run out, a scoop of washing powder will do the trick instead. You will need to ensure you keep the salt dispenser topped up.

Lottiedoubtie Mon 16-Dec-13 22:06:07

You have got away with it.


You may not next time. Voice of bitter experience.

The worst thing about the foam party all over my kitchen?

The SIX weeks it took to clear from all of the pipes etc...

That's SIX weeks of washing up in the doubtie household.

I'd never do it again.

bellasuewow Mon 16-Dec-13 22:09:23

Always genius thanks
Lottie bloody hell that sounds awful I won't do it again you have put me off thanks also to Valli and mousmous for your tips

TreaterAnita Mon 16-Dec-13 23:48:27

My husband did this. The dishwasher survived, but it took him about an hour to stem the tide of bubbles. It is not recommended!

PigletJohn Mon 16-Dec-13 23:49:24

It does not need descaling because it has a small water softener inside, which prevents limescale. The salt granules you put in the salt reservoir regenerates the water softener. The instructions for adjusting the frequency of softener regeneration are in that booklet which has been lost

PigletJohn Mon 16-Dec-13 23:52:07


if the tablets are not dissolving, it is probably not getting hot enough. Open the door mid cycle to see if it is scaldingly hot and the water is squirting vigourously. How often do you clean the filters, and are there two or three?

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