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  1. Question and Answer
    We have a whirlpool dishwasher that's a little over 3yrs old and its stopped turning off. It will run for hours unless we open the door, even hitting the cancell/drain button will just make it drain for hours. Anybody have any idea what might cause this? They want 65.00 for the first half hour...
  2. Appliances
    I need a dishwasher. It is not just a want anymore. I am strapped for time and constantly running here and there and dishes just aren't a priority. It is awful having dishes in the sink for a couple of days at a time. So I need to know about how much money it should cost to have a piece...
  3. Home Environment
    My dishwasher is crap and I usually have to run it more than once, so I've recently switched to hand-washing my dishes. Has anyone made this switch and seen an increase/decrease in their utilities? Which do you use?
  4. Make It Yourself
    I want to try this so badly but cannot find the Colgate soap, I can order it online but really don't want to pay S&H if I could find it locally. Any ideas?
  5. General Chat
    Just looking for suggestions/tips on how to signal to others if the dishes in the dishwasher are clean or dirty. Our dishwasher door is plastic so those magnets that say 'dirty' or 'clean' and you flip them around as appropriate won't work for us. Sticky notes won't work either as people...
  6. Freebies
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  7. Question and Answer
    I remember reading about people cooking in their dishwasher (corn on the cob and even lasagna). Anyway, I wondered what types of things you've cleaned in your dishwasher. I know a lot of people wash baseball caps in them.
  8. Appliances
    I have cleaned and cleaned the stupid filter and numerous parts in the bottom. They get so gunked up. The dishes end up covered in small speckles of...garbage? I rinse my dishes first, I use JetDry and only liquid gel dishwasher soap, I have tried various dishwasher soaps, and just recently I...
  9. Appliances
    It was one of those portable kind that I had to roll across the floor and hook it up to the kitchen faucets. Never knew these suckers existed until I met dh. The thing was pretty old and doesn't even clean the dishes anymore. I think it done retired on me. :( Even though it was a pain in the...
  10. Appliances
    https://repair.maytag.com/prjjck10/default.jsp?siteCd=RCU_EN_US&id=R173BV
  11. Green Living
    I have used Palmolive's eco dishwasher detergent for the past year - I wasn't sure how green it was, but knew it was phosphate free, so I thought, well that's a start. But I've recently decided to go greener, so I tried Seventh Generation dishwasher liquid - it has done a terrible job. My dishes...
  12. Kitchen Basics
    Seriously, this would have never even entered my mind, but apparently you can poach fish in the dishwasher. http://www.treehugger.com/files/2004/11/dishwasher_cook.php
  13. Question and Answer
    Good Morning, All! I am looking at my everyday tasks and trying to become more energy/cost efficient in my ways. Even though I only have a household of two (my husband and I), we have to run the dishwasher about every 2 -3 days. I honestly do not have any idea how energy efficient our...
  14. Appliances
    We have a dishwasher here at my dads. I hate doing dishes so I have been using it. Our water bill is a lot of money now though every week because I end up running the thing once a day, sometimes twice! So my question is, if I start hand washing dishes, do you think this will save on our bill...
  15. Appliances
    I had posted that my dishwasher wasn't working properly. I had to almost completely wash the dishes by hand, then run them through. My dishwasher was installed when the house was built in 1974, so dh and I agreed that I deserved a new one! They came and installed it today. I just ran it and...
  16. DIY
    Any advice? Can't afford a new one, can't afford a repairman. I've run vinegar through it. It isn't getting the dishes very clean. I'm using powdered cascade soap, could that be the problem? It's not really even dissolving the soap very good, there is still some left in there after the...
  17. Just Tips
    I have tried this and it does work great.I use the generic tang,works just as good.I buy my salt,baking soda and the orange mix at aldis for less then $2.25 .It goes a long way. 1 Cup salt ~2 Cups baking soda (the kind you cook with, not washing soda) ~ 2 Cups borax (keep out of reach of...
  18. Just Tips
    Hi, All I've never lived in a place with a septic tank until now. I know dishwasher detergent uses bleach. Very not OK with septic tanks. Any recommendations for dishwasher soap without bleach? Can I use Simple Green? Are there other brands for this situation? I know dishwasher soap must...
  19. Frugal Living
    Amazon.com: Haier HDT18PA Space Saver Compact Countertop Dishwasher: Home & Garden My wife and I are buying a house and there is no dishwasher and there is no room for a dishwasher. We have decided that a dishwasher is a necessity for us because we absolutely hate doing the dishes and right...
  20. Utilities
    i recently started using the dishwasher out of laziness - I was piling up dishes for days and then putting them into the dishwasher at once. running it, say, twice a week. normally i handwash the dishes daily. well, the electricity bill jumped by a lot of kilowatt hours compared to this time...
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