Where to put the dishwasher block in a dishwasher

To get your dishes clean you need a dishwasher block/powder, rinse aid and salt. On this page you’ll find all the information you need on how to put the dishwasher block in the dishwasher.

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Where to put the dishwasher block

Inside the door of every dishwasher is a tray where you can put the dishwasher cube or powder. The tray is closed with a flap that you can click open or slide.

If you use powder, you must first pull the dishwasher door all the way down, otherwise you run the risk of the powder spilling out.

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Do you need multiple dishwasher cubes for extra dirty dishes

No, most dishwashers don’t have enough room in the tray to put in multiple cubes at once either. If you do have dishes that you want to clean extra or that need a little more to get clean properly, you can always choose to add other products. For example, you can use an all-in-one dishwasher tablet with salt and rinse aid and replenish the reservoir for the salt and rinse aid at the same time.

Half Dishwasher Cube

The opposite is true. If you have a small wash, you can break a dishwasher block in half and use only half. You’ll still have enough soap left over to get everything clean.

When does the valve open

The valve opens after the pre-rinse. During that process, the dishwasher rinses the worst of the food from your dishes first, and when that’s done, your dishwasher itself makes sure that the dishwasher tablet gets to your dishes during the rinse.

Dishwasher tablet not dissolving

Sometimes a dishwasher tablet does not dissolve and this can have two possible causes. First, the lid may not open properly because it is blocked. You may have loaded your dishes in such a way that there is something in front of the valve that prevents it from opening in time to release the tablet.

Spray arms

Another option is that the spray arms in your dishwasher are not working properly. This is when the water cannot be distributed properly, which means the dishwasher tablet does not have enough water to dissolve. Check that the spray arms are clean and not clogged with food residue. You may also find that the upper spray arm cannot rotate properly because it is blocked by dishes sitting in the upper rack.