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Old 01-21-2011 Friday, 06:40 AM
HollyGirl HollyGirl is offline
 
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dishwasher tablets that don't dissolve

I really love the dishwasher tablets instead of the squeeze stuff. I bought the big container of the Finish tablets at Costco. But about 1 out of 4 times.....they don't dissolve. Sometimes the little soap holder is still closed (not sure if that is supposed to open during the cycle? never noticed) and the tablet is all gloppy in the there. Other times, the holder is still closed, but the tablet has dissolved and the holder is empty.

Does anyone else have this problem?
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Old 01-21-2011 Friday, 06:49 AM
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I don't have this problem. I've used that kind before, but I usually use the gelpaks. Do you have the same issue with those? The dispenser is supposed to open during the wash, so maybe you have a dishwasher issue?
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Old 01-21-2011 Friday, 07:18 AM
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We have this sometimes with the finish gelpacks. I turn on the hot water in the sink and let it run for a minute before I turn on the dishwasher. That seems to help, most of the time.
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Old 01-21-2011 Friday, 07:54 AM
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i think it's your dishwasher. can you try giving the whole soap assembly thing a good cleaning w/ vinegar? If it doesn't fix it, just leave it open. even if the soap falls to the bottom of the dishwasher it still works.
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Old 01-21-2011 Friday, 08:01 AM
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I agree with Jacki, I think it is the dishwasher. Make sure the little door isn't blocked by something IN the dishwasher, that is what happens to us. Sometimes if mine is really full I don't bother closing the soap door on it.
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Old 01-21-2011 Friday, 08:03 AM
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i think it's your dishwasher. can you try giving the whole soap assembly thing a good cleaning w/ vinegar? If it doesn't fix it, just leave it open. even if the soap falls to the bottom of the dishwasher it still works.
I have the same problem. I stopped using the gel packs because of it. I do find that running vinegar through a cycle helps sometimes. But I had to switch back to regular detergent because it was happening more often. And it's suppose to be a higher grade dishwasher...
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Old 01-21-2011 Friday, 08:38 AM
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The little soap door thing is supposed to open during the cycle to release the gel pack. When we had our old dishwasher where the door was broken I would just throw the gel pack to the bottom of the dishwasher and it still did the same thing.
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Old 01-21-2011 Friday, 08:40 AM
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It happens sometimes with ours as well but we have an old dishwasher so I think that is why. I've noticed my mom has the same issue and she just drops it at the bottom of the dishwasher instead of the little soap thing.
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Old 01-21-2011 Friday, 09:28 AM
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I had a problem with the finish gelpacks as well. I switched to cascade and have not had any problems.
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Old 01-21-2011 Friday, 01:38 PM
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I had a problem with the finish gelpacks as well. I switched to cascade and have not had any problems.
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