Apart from conventional single function detergents, a
number of products are offered with additional
functions. These products contain not only the
detergent but also rinse aid and salt replacement
substances (3in1) and, depending on the combination
(4in1, 5in1, ...), additional components such as glass
protection or stainless steel cleaner. Combination
detergents function only up to a specific degree of
hardness (usually 21°dH). Over this limit salt and rinse-
aid must be added.
As soon as combined detergents are used, the rinse
programme is adjusted automatically to ensure the best
possible rinsing and drying result.
▯If you want to add more utensils after the wash cycle
has started, do not use the detergent tab tray 1B as
a handle for the upper rack. The detergent tab could
already be there and you will touch the partially
▯Do not place small parts for washing in the detergent
tab tray 1B; this prevents the detergent tab from
▯You will obtain optimum rinsing and drying results
by using single function detergents and applying salt
and rinse aid separately.
▯If wash cycles are short, detergent tabs may not have
full cleaning effect due to different dissolving
properties and there may even be undissolved
detergent residue. It is recommended to use washing
powder for these wash cycles.
▯The dosing of a detergent tab is adequate for the
“Intensive” wash cycle (for some models). When
using washing powder, you can apply some of this
cleaning agent to the inside of the appliance’s door.
▯Even if the rinse-aid and/or salt refill indicator is lit,
the rinse cycle will run correctly with combined
▯If using detergents in a water-soluble protective
cover: Take hold of the cover with dry hands only
and put the detergent into an absolutely dry
detergent dispenser only, otherwise the detergent
▯If you switch from combined detergents to single
function detergents, ensure that the water softening
system and amount of rinse aid have been set to
the correct value.
▯Biological/eco detergents: Detergent products
identified as “Bio” or “Eco” (to protect the
environment) usually use lower quantities of active
agents or completely dispense with certain
substances. The cleaning effect of such products
may occasionally be restricted.