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Dishwasher problems

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My dishwasher stopped 5 min after it started running. The first 2 times I used it the dishes came out dirty. No red light visible...
Any tips? I feel like im washing dishes 24/7 and I would like my dishwasher to give me a hand every now and then
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Old 02.11.2012, 19:43
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A few things to check : are the filters clean? Is the drain free of debris? I had a piece of plastic stuck in mine that made mine shut off because it couldn't drain. Is it loaded properly? Can the spray arm move? The manual should tell you how to clean the filters, etc.
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Old 02.11.2012, 19:57
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Re: Dishwasher problems

Clarification needed:

- has the dishwasher previously worked OK?, or

- have you just moved in, and what you have described, your only experience of this machine?

- are you renting, in which case is the m/c part of the fixtures?, or

- is it yours?

- would you have to pay for repair and/or replacement?

- make and model?


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Old 02.11.2012, 20:02
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Re: Dishwasher problems

This happened to me when I moved into my previous place - dishwasher stopped after five minutes the first time I used it. Turns out it was the pump; the machine was 10 years old and the part needed replacing.

I called the gérance and they sent a technician to fix it; didn't have to pay anything, but the machine was part of the fittings.
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Old 02.11.2012, 20:35
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Re: Dishwasher problems

Also check what electricity tariff your on, or house is wired such that we can't use dishwasher washing machine during peak hours so usually right after evening meal, took us a couple of months to work that one out
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Re: Dishwasher problems

So we have this dishwasher that was broken for the second time within a few weeks, the heating didn't work any more. The mechanic tells us not to use tablets for they would damage the heating element (????) and we should use powder, salt and rinse agent. OK, salt in rinse agent are in all the time. Why on earth should the tablets ruin the heating element? Not to mention we have been using them for the last 5 years and nothing ever happened. Any experience with this anyone?
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Old 22.01.2013, 18:30
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So we have this dishwasher that was broken for the second time within a few weeks, the heating didn't work any more. The mechanic tells us not to use tablets for they would damage the heating element (????) and we should use powder, salt and rinse agent. OK, salt in rinse agent are in all the time. Why on earth should the tablets ruin the heating element? Not to mention we have been using them for the last 5 years and nothing ever happened. Any experience with this anyone?
Never heard such a thing. But that means nothing. (I know nothing). In your manual does it say anything about tabs? Sounds like the heating element wasn't fixed properly. What brand is it?

I did google "tabs ruin dishwasher" and there are a few references to tabs ruining dishes, etc., and maybe there is something in the tabs....i don't know.
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Re: Dishwasher problems

I had similar non-heating problems in one of my previous machines. It appeared that something (cutlery?) had slipped down and stopped the bottom water arm thingymajig from turning and moving water, so as a precaution there was a safety cutout to prevent overheating.

When the local household appliance repair man came he removed the small front panel below the door, and showed me a little red button to push to reset ....... for the next time.

Depending on your make and model, this may or may not the case here.

If you or anyone else attempt a lookie-looks yourself, unplug the machine first.

P.S. the red button wasn't big or obvious and probably not meant for the householder to fiddle about with - I had to put my hand about half way back and feel for it - hence the need to disconnect from the supply as there are many live components to touch.
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Never heard such a thing. But that means nothing. (I know nothing). In your manual does it say anything about tabs? Sounds like the heating element wasn't fixed properly. What brand is it?

I did google "tabs ruin dishwasher" and there are a few references to tabs ruining dishes, etc., and maybe there is something in the tabs....i don't know.
The model is VZUG Adora S.

If you use 3in one tablets you can tell the machine. Strangely enough, last time the mechanic said "use only 1/2 tab per go" and we did and haven't used it much sincer then, we were away for 3 weeks and now it breaks again and he says as stated above.
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The model is VZUG Adora S.

If you use 3in one tablets you can tell the machine. Strangely enough, last time the mechanic said "use only 1/2 tab per go" and we did and haven't used it much sincer then, we were away for 3 weeks and now it breaks again and he says as stated above.
I haven't gone through the whole thing but there is a section on detergent and one on dishwashing tips. Maybe you've read this already, but if not....

https://www.vzug.com/medias/sys_mast...J216.013-1.pdf
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So we have this dishwasher that was broken for the second time within a few weeks, the heating didn't work any more. The mechanic tells us not to use tablets for they would damage the heating element (????) and we should use powder, salt and rinse agent. OK, salt in rinse agent are in all the time. Why on earth should the tablets ruin the heating element? Not to mention we have been using them for the last 5 years and nothing ever happened. Any experience with this anyone?
Why dont you ask the Technician
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Old 22.01.2013, 20:30
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Re: Dishwasher problems

You can try e-mailing Zug directly. I have all Zug appliances in my apartment and have had a few problems and e-mailed them with questions when I couldn't find something in the manual. (By the way, all their manuals are available in English online).
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You can try e-mailing Zug directly. I have all Zug appliances in my apartment and have had a few problems and e-mailed them with questions when I couldn't find something in the manual. (By the way, all their manuals are available in English online).
Yes Edot provided me with the English version. And after reading it I must say I did everything right. Plus the dishwasher has been in use for two weeks after the first repair. So something is not right here. It can not be the detergent that caused the damage. I will call VZUG that is a very goos idea.
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The model is VZUG Adora S.

If you use 3in one tablets you can tell the machine. Strangely enough, last time the mechanic said "use only 1/2 tab per go" and we did and haven't used it much sincer then, we were away for 3 weeks and now it breaks again and he says as stated above.
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I haven't gone through the whole thing but there is a section on detergent and one on dishwashing tips. Maybe you've read this already, but if not....

https://www.vzug.com/medias/sys_mast...J216.013-1.pdf
operating instruction ,section 5, page41 ,re. tabs, 4 paragraph You welcom
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operating instruction ,section 5, page41 ,re. tabs, 4 paragraph You welcom
You're too kind. I had already figured that out, you know I can read
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So we have this dishwasher that was broken for the second time within a few weeks, the heating didn't work any more. The mechanic tells us not to use tablets for they would damage the heating element (????) and we should use powder, salt and rinse agent. OK, salt in rinse agent are in all the time. Why on earth should the tablets ruin the heating element? Not to mention we have been using them for the last 5 years and nothing ever happened. Any experience with this anyone?
The Miele technician told me the same thing, not to use tabs, but powder.
I don't use 3-1 tabs as my machine is not intelligent enough to know the difference (it is an older model). The powder is a bit fiddly, tabs are definitely more convenient.
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