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Dishwasher Suds

Discussion in 'Non Mustang General Discussion' started by Midlife, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Last night, our dishwasher overflowed with suds. Got online, checked out the typical causes, and found the float works, the drain works, the temperature is correct...nothing appears to be wrong. Cleaned out the soap dispenser (found a nice brick of soap in there), and ran the dishwasher through a cycle with one, then another cup of white vinegar (to cut the sudsing action). Wifey says she ran it four more times after I went to sleep, and said it finally stopped sudsing.

    I believe she is using too much soap, and the dishwasher isn't flushing the soap completely out of the machine, and may be clogging up the jets. She refuses to believe she's using too much soap. Now she's running it once with soap, and sure enough, its sudsing.

    What to do? Any suggestions? She wants a new machine...sigh.

    Hey! It says this forum is for clean things not related to Mustangs...
     
  2. 70_Fastback

    70_Fastback Hell Bent for Speed Staff Member Moderator

    Start doing the dishes yourself, or open the wallet.
     
  3. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    SWMBO finally gave in, and is calling in a local appliance repair outfit to further troubleshoot. I'm convinced its either the motor going out, the jets are clogging, or too much soap. She'll listen to others, but not to me.

    *sigh*

    I'll provide an update tomorrow on what the results are.

    In the meantime, any donations to the nearly empty Bank of Midlife would be greatly appreciated.
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  4. napaguy

    napaguy Member

    Randy, just use those tablets then you dont have to worry about the amount of soap she is using
     
  5. Laurie S.

    Laurie S. Active Member Staff Member Moderator

    Get a big dog and let him lick the plates clean. :icon_pirat:
     
  6. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    That's the pre-wash cycle, Laurie. Gotta love them kitchen sharks.
     
  7. Laurie S.

    Laurie S. Active Member Staff Member Moderator

    Then use the cats for the sani-cycle.
     
  8. AzPete

    AzPete Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    By chance has she changed soap brand?

    Looks like the bank is pretty full......

    Are the door seals good?

    Tell her that Ike is on its way, while she is in "that room" get it fixed.
     
  9. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    And now for the elucidation of the problem!

    The technician determined that the jet-dry dispenser is leaking chronically, and the cap needs replacing! A $50 service call and a $19 part (now on order from Jacksonville) is what it cost. If the new cap doesn't work, then it's time for a new machine. The tech recommended a Whirlpool (we currently have a POS GE). He did not recommend a Fisher-Keitel.

    I knew it had something to do with the soap, but I wasn't suspecting the jet-dry crap. Apparently, it can cause sudsing if applied in excess. It's an automatic dispenser: you fill the damn thing up once a month or so and let it do its thing.
     
  10. 70_Fastback

    70_Fastback Hell Bent for Speed Staff Member Moderator

    Sheww... thank goodness. Now I wil be able to get some sleep tonight! :rof
     
  11. blue65coupe

    blue65coupe Well-Known Member

    Good. Money saved so we'll see you at MB.
     
  12. AzPete

    AzPete Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Would it be possible to use a different type of jet dry system if the cap does not work? Possibly save a couple of bucks.
     
  13. daveSanborn

    daveSanborn Active Member

    Woo-hoo! Midlifes taking a road trip! First round's on me Randy!
     
  14. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Bah! Not out of the woods just yet. It'll probably take a week or so to get the part.

    And Pete: SWMBO claims the dishwasher will blow up if one doesn't use jet-dry. I'm pretty sure it won't, but you know about her and the upcoming apocalypses...
     
  15. Waffles

    Waffles Member

    man i was hoping to find some pictures of dishwasher STUDS.

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  16. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Well, we got the replacement part yesterday, and ran the dishwasher 3-4 times w/o dishes. The sudsing was definitely reduced. But not enough to satisfy the SWMBO.

    Guess who is single-handedly gonna pull the US economy out of its recession? Yup...yours truly. She's ordering a new dishwasher now. *sigh*
     
  17. cmayna

    cmayna DILLIGARA? Donator

    I assume you didn't consider washing the dishes by hand ?
     
  18. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Who, Me? Hell no! SWMBO does that. My job is to clear as much food off of the plate before the plate goes back to the kitchen/restaurant before initial removal of food particles. I'm good at that, BTW...
     
  19. Laurie S.

    Laurie S. Active Member Staff Member Moderator

    Especially when Mexican food is involved. :pep
     
  20. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Now you made me hungry, dammit!
     

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