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Accidently put soda crystals instead of salt into dishwasher

(6 Posts)
FeelingDeviant Sun 27-Jul-08 08:42:18

It was only a handful, so will putting a wash cycle on without dishes clear the system?

lucysmam Sun 27-Jul-08 15:22:35

if you haven't done it already then i would have thought so, or a couple of washes

moondog Sun 27-Jul-08 15:25:08

While you're here, what and where and howoftendoes one need to put salt in it and why?

girlandboy Sun 27-Jul-08 15:28:56

Afraid I only put salt in when the dishwasher was brand spanking new and I was all excited about having one. 2 years down the line and I've not bought a bag of salt for it since!

Wouldn't imagine putting soda crystals in will do any damage. Just give it a couple of empty runs.

snorkle Sun 27-Jul-08 17:39:11

Amount of salt and how often depends on how hard/soft your water is moondog. It effectively softens hard water and stops your dishwasher caking up.

FeelingDeviant Sun 27-Jul-08 19:59:49

Thanks all.
We live in a hard water area so didn't want to risk not putting salt in.
We have a BOSCH and this red light comes on every time we need to refill salt and rinse aid.

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