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Dishwasher - Removal of Caked Soap in Detergent Cup

To remove any caked-on detergent, carefully pry it out with a blunt object, like a wooden spoon.

To ensure that the detergent is dissolved properly during the wash cycles the water must be at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Powdered detergent should be fresh, not old and lumpy.
  • Pour detergent into soap cup just prior to starting the dishwasher.
  • Be sure that there is sufficient water in the dishwasher.

    To check the water level:

  • Wait until the detergent cup trips open (loud clunking sound about half-way through the wash cycles.
  • Measure the water level - it should be 3/8 of an inch to one inch above the center raised island in the bottom of the tub.