Dishwasher salt consumption is too high

Last updated 21/10/2021 05:33

Issue

  • Salt consumption being too high
  • Dishwasher consumes too much salt

Applies to

  • integrated dishwasher
  • freestanding dishwasher

Resolution

1. Ensure that the cover has a seal and is fitted correctly on the salt dispenser

2. Check that the softening unit is set correctly according to the hardness of your water

The water softener removes minerals from the water supply, which would have a negative effect on the washing results and on the appliance.

The higher the content of these minerals, the harder your water is. Water hardness is measured in equivalent scales (see below table).

The water softener should be adjusted according to the hardness of the water in your area. Your local water authority can advise you on the hardness of the water in your area. It is important to set the right level of the water softener to assure good washing results.

Refer to the user manual for more information on how to set the hardness of the water correctly.

Water hardness table

German degrees

(°dH)

French degrees

(°fH)

mmol / l

Clarke degrees

Water softener level

47 - 50

84 - 90

8.4 - 9.0

58 - 63

10

43 - 46

76 - 83

7.6 - 8.3

53 - 57

9

37 - 42

65 - 75

6.5 - 7.5

46 - 52

8

29 - 36

51 - 64

5.1 - 6.4

36 - 45

7

23 - 28

40 - 50

4.0 - 5.0

28 - 35

6

19 - 22

33 - 39

3.3 - 3.9

23 - 27

5 factory setting

15 - 18

26 - 32

2.6 - 3.2

18 - 22

4

11 - 14

19 - 25

1.9 - 2.5

13 - 17

3

4 - 10

7 - 18

0.7 - 1.8

5 - 12

2

<4

<7

<0.7

< 5

1 do not use salt at this level


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