Why isn't my dishwasher tablet being dissolved?

Your dishwasher tablet may not be dissolving for a number of reasons. Firstly, make sure to place your dishwasher tablet in the correct place. Always place the tablets in the detergent dispenser of the detergent holder in your appliance. Alternatively, it may be that your dishwasher tablet is not dissolving, as the programme you are selecting is too short/too cold. Dishwasher tablets are designed to be used under ‘normal’ conditions. Short programme times and low temperature washes may not allow the tablet to dissolve fully; meaning some remnants of the tablet will remain. It may also be due to the size of your selected dishwasher tablet. Depending on the tablet properties and the water hardness of the area you live in, the dissolving of the tablet in water may take longer than the average short programme, which is why your tablet might not dissolve completely.

If you find that your dishwasher’s interior contains some remnants of a tablet, you should clean the machine’s interior. By regularly cleaning your appliance, you can ensure that your dishwasher is working at maximum efficiency. For easy-to follow instructions and videos that explain how to clean your dishwasher, check out our dedicated how to clean a dishwasher guide.

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