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When you open the door to your dishwasher, on the inside of the door you will find a dispensing compartment. This is where you put the detergent – Finish detergent/Tablets – before each washing cycle, and then close it using the slide gate of the flap. The detergent chamber opens automatically during the main wash to release the detergent.

General recommendation: If you use a dishwashing tablet, the rinse aid setting can be adjusted to a lower level compared to when using a detergent


You should refill the rinse agent regularly (roughly every 4 weeks), and certainly if the rinse agent indicator referred to earlier is showing that it needs refilling. Finish rinse agent is suitable for all makes of dishwashing machine and guarantees optimal results, especially if used together with the other products of the Finish system.

In the interior of the dishwasher you will also find the opening for filling the machine with dishwasher salt. Depending on the type of machine, you will find this either under the lower basket (screw cap cover) or on the side wall (flap cover).

Before the first wash, fill this reservoir completely with salt. The funnel provided with many of the dishwashing machines makes filling easier. Many dishwashers have a visual display on the salt reservoir, or a monitoring light on the control panel, to indicate when the refilling with dishwasher salt is required. If your machine does not have an indicator of this kind, then a check on the filling level in the salt reservoir at least once a month is recommended, and it should be refilled if necessary. The use of residue-free Finish Special Salt allows optimal water softening, prevents lime deposits on the crockery and your dishwashing machine.