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Old Jan 4th 2008, 1:51 am
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Anybody know where you can get this (Brisbane)?

Got a Kleenmaid dishwasher but people look at us as though we've gone mad whenever we ask for it in shops???!!!

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Old Jan 4th 2008, 1:53 am
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we have not found any either can find dishwashing rinse aid but no salt
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Old Jan 4th 2008, 1:55 am
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Originally Posted by tictac View Post
Anybody know where you can get this (Brisbane)?

Got a Kleenmaid dishwasher but people look at us as though we've gone mad whenever we ask for it in shops???!!!

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That's because they use tablets with salt already there.

But to answer your question look in bunnings for "water softener salt" same thing.
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That's because they use tablets with salt already there.
Hi

I'm not sure I understand this sentence but I will look in Bunnings

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Nobody uses dishwasher salt here. It's not necessary - I've had a dishwasher for 25 years and no salt has ever gone near it.

Why do you think you need it?
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Most supermarkets sell "3 in 1" or "5 in 1" tablets that have the rinse and water softener regenerating chemicals in them, so no need for salt.

My dishwasher would not run without salt so I had to figure out a way.

Beware water softener salt is sold in 25kg bags

You can use it in your pool though.
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Originally Posted by NickyC View Post
Nobody uses dishwasher salt here. It's not necessary - I've had a dishwasher for 25 years and no salt has ever gone near it.

Why do you think you need it?
The flashing red SALT light on the dishwasher has something to do with it

What do people do when the OIL or PETROL lights comes on in their car? Assume it's not necessary?
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Originally Posted by tictac View Post
The flashing red SALT light on the dishwasher has something to do with it

What do people do when the OIL or PETROL lights comes on in their car? Assume it's not necessary?
I don't use it either, read tablet box, tells you salt already added
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Originally Posted by tictac View Post
The flashing red SALT light on the dishwasher has something to do with it
My parents had a similar issue with a new dishwasher - was something to do with the settings on the dishwasher. Looked it up in the user manual and there was a "fix' for it (involving a complex sequence of button pressing lasting about 30 seconds) - no more flashing light.
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The flashing red SALT light on the dishwasher has something to do with it

What do people do when the OIL or PETROL lights comes on in their car? Assume it's not necessary?

Almost same problem here but my dishwasher will not start if the salt container is empty.
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Originally Posted by Mipik View Post
Almost same problem here but my dishwasher will not start if the salt container is empty.
You can use pool salt. A 25kg bag from Bunnings costs about $5.
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Reading this through makes me realise how old I've become (all of a sudden)

Where can I get a surfboard? NO
Where are the best nightclubs NO
How do I get a pilots licence? NO
Where can I go catch me some sharks? NO
Where can I get dishwasher salt? :embaressed_smile:

FFS I'm only 37!!!!!!!!!

Note to self: Must get out more
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Default Re: Dishwasher Salt??????

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The flashing red SALT light on the dishwasher has something to do with it

What do people do when the OIL or PETROL lights comes on in their car? Assume it's not necessary?
When we bought our new dishwasher I looked for salt as the flashing light was on, but I buy the 5 in 1 tablets. By chance having a coffee in McDonalds one day I was sat next to a Miele guy (our dishwasher is Miele) and asked him about it, he said that in our area we wouldn't need salt anyway, but if we had needed it, as I am using the 5 in 1 tablets just to ignore the light.
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Originally Posted by mand8002 View Post
When we bought our new dishwasher I looked for salt as the flashing light was on, but I buy the 5 in 1 tablets. By chance having a coffee in McDonalds one day I was sat next to a Miele guy (our dishwasher is Miele) and asked him about it, he said that in our area we wouldn't need salt anyway, but if we had needed it, as I am using the 5 in 1 tablets just to ignore the light.
How does the washer seperate out the 5 ingredients..... eg does it keeep the rinse aid for later?
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How does the washer seperate out the 5 ingredients..... eg does it keeep the rinse aid for later?
A detachment of five elfen water spirits emerge from the drain plug, take mystical hacksaws to the tablet, stow them in waterproof bags, take up a high command point and unleash the right portion at the right time, before disappearing down the drain, where they pass the time by fashioning small huts from bits of spaghetti and carrot.

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