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How to use rinse aid and adjust the rinse aid dispenser

Was rinse aid used and is the dispenser full? 

Your dishwasher is designed to use rinse aid for good drying performance. Without rinse aid, your dishes and dishwasher interior will have excessive moisture. The Heated Dry or ProDry™ options will not perform as well without rinse aid. Rinse aid improves drying and reduces water spots and filming. Water "sheets" off dishes rather than forming water droplets that cling and leave spots. 

Energy efficient dishwashers use less water and energy, so they depend on the water "sheeting" action of rinse aid for total optimal performance.

It is recommended to use rinse aid even when using dishwasher detergent packets.

Rinse aid, along with the ProDry™ option provides the best drying performance and avoids excessive moisture in the dishwasher interior.


To Add Rinse Aid:

  1. Open the dispenser lid by gently pushing in the center of the lid with your thumb while lifting up on the edge.


  1. Pour rinse aid into the opening until the indicator level shows that it is full.


  1. Close dispenser by gently pushing down on the lid.


NOTE: For most water conditions, the factory setting will give good results. If you are experiencing poor drying performance, you may want to try a higher setting. Turn the arrow adjuster to a higher setting to increase the amount of rinse aid dispensed.