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Old 06-13-2013, 10:07 AM   #16
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You need to run it with NO soap or finish rinse, to flush everything out. Most have a purge cycle, that you press start/cancel, and they will purge all remaining water.

Do this for four cycles (no soap or rinse product), with a normal cycle, no heat, at te end, purge, then repeat.

Should be good to go after. We only use the solid Finish cubes in our dw, and have had better results than any other product out there. Hard to mess things up with those.

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Old 06-13-2013, 10:17 AM   #17
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That's what I did.
3-4 rinse cycles with no soap. After the first one there was still a lot of foam in there so I reached in and scooped it out with my hand until only a bit was left, then ran the rinse cycle again 2-3 times, not heat-dry.

Yesterday when I told my buddy that sold me the thing that I'm having leaks, his Service Mgr had suggested to pour a half-cup of cooking oil in the thing and run it on hot.
Not sure what that was supposed to do, but before the 2nd or 3rd rinse cycle I did pour in some cooking oil over the bottom of the thing, just spreading it around, not a lot like it may sound. Then ran the rinse cycle, and now in this "light" load of one dish I poured a bit more cooking oil in it then added a Finish capsule. Just checked and still no leaks.
Color me amazed!
Levelling it (and using the right soap) took care of the leaks ...
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How high would the water level be?

I wouldn't want to open the door and have the dishwasher be half-full and have all that water pour everywhere ...

I know I sound like a total novice, but that's cuz I am, lol
Glad you got it working. Just FYI, the water level in the DW doesn't get higher than the overflow so there's no risk of unleashing a tidal wave if you open the door while it is running.
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Glad you got it working. Just FYI, the water level in the DW doesn't get higher than the overflow so there's no risk of unleashing a tidal wave if you open the door while it is running.
Thanks guys, you MADE me check that level and that's what seems to have fixed the leak.
Using the wrong soap aside, I still would've had a leak if it wasn't level.

The Service Manager from the place I bought it at just called me, told him everything I did and he told me I should be OK now with it being level, he said they actually prefer to sit tilted slightly backwards since there's no seal at the bottom of the door, the door's just shaped to deflect water away but no real seal there.

And apparently using the oil is to have it break down the suds from the wrong soap, so yeah, it helped
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You are clearly using the wrong detergent. What did you put in there regular hand dishwashing liquid? Any dish washer will do that with a liquid soap that makes a lot of suds.

My sons girlfriend did that and I was in the basement working. It rained down there. She never owned a dishwasher and thought regular dish soap was OK. You never owned a dishwasher?

Geez I just read the post on putting in cooking oil, I guess ill try soap in my fry daddy and see if that works.

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