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    • Thomas Holding
    • By Thomas Holding 15th Apr 18, 9:10 PM
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    Zanussi Electrolux Dishwasher
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    Zanussi Electrolux Dishwasher 15th Apr 18 at 9:10 PM
    I think our dishwasher is about 10 years or more old.
    It's cleaning performance has declined. Some things e.g mugs with hot chocolate don't clean properly.
    I think the problem could be because the tablet is not releasing in time.
    My brother in law who is good with his hands had a look (unlike me) and thinks that that maybe it is not spinning properly, any ideas?
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    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 15th Apr 18, 9:15 PM
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    arms could be clogged - check all the holes in them - in most dishwashers they unscrew so you can flush them/clean them

    When was the last time you ran it on a hot cycle with a dishwasher cleaner in it?
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 15th Apr 18, 10:06 PM
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    If it's not obvious how the arms come off, look in the handbook or on YouTube. Of course check the filters too.
    Last edited by EssexExile; 15-04-2018 at 10:07 PM. Reason: handbook
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    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 16th Apr 18, 9:01 AM
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    As above, the spinning arms will come off and you'll probably find that the holes - particularly the end ones of course - will be blocked. This means that anything at the edges of the baskets doesn't wash well. Sometimes it's impossible to dislodge whatever's blocking them so you can buy spare arms to replace them.

    If the spinners are clean, the tablet release is the next thing to look at. We had an old dishwasher that stopped releasing the tablet or when it did, it only released it near the end of the cycle so we had unclean plates and half a tablet knocking around in the dishwasher. We got two more years' use out of it by just putting the tablet in the bottom of the machine. On the cycle we use, it worked perfectly well.
    • Thomas Holding
    • By Thomas Holding 16th Apr 18, 9:15 AM
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    If the spinners are clean, the tablet release is the next thing to look at.
    Originally posted by Aylesbury Duck
    I think that is the problem as it seems to be released too late.
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 16th Apr 18, 9:18 AM
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    Make sure the tablet compartment is properly clean and that the spring is in place. The spring and/or hinge might need a drop of oil if it's sticking.

    Otherwise, try putting the tablet in the bottom of the machine. If that works, great.
    • Thomas Holding
    • By Thomas Holding 16th Apr 18, 9:20 AM
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    Make sure the tablet compartment is properly clean and that the spring is in place. The spring and/or hinge might need a drop of oil if it's sticking.

    Otherwise, try putting the tablet in the bottom of the machine. If that works, great.
    Originally posted by Aylesbury Duck
    Those are brilliant ideas thank you so much
    • Thomas Holding
    • By Thomas Holding 20th Apr 18, 11:52 AM
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    • 20th Apr 18, 11:52 AM
    Update, I washed it with vinegar in it, not much difference, then bleach and now leave the tablet out.
    Result much better washing and more spare time!
    One thing I would add is that if something does not wash after 2 goes, you have to wash by hand as the dishwasher has given up on it.
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