Indesit IDL 42 EU Instruction Manual [Page 16/76]
The hardness of the water varies from place to place. If
hard water is used in the dishwasher, deposits will form on
the dishes and utensils.
The appliance is equipped with a special softener that uses
a salt specifically designed to eliminate lime and minerals
from the water.
Loading the Salt into the Softener
Always use salt intended
for use with dishwashers.
The salt container is
located beneath the
lower rack and should be
filled as follows:
1. Remove the lower rack
and then unscrew and
remove the cap from the
2. If you are filling the
container for the first time,
fill it with water;
3. Place the end of the funnel (supplied) into the hole and
introduce about 2 kg of salt. It is normal for a small amount
of water to come out of the salt container.
4. Carefully screw the cap back on.
The salt container should be filled up when the low salt
indicator light "E" flashes. Once you have loaded the salt for
the first time, it is normal that the low salt indicator light
stays on or flashes for about 5 consecutive cycles.
Warning: To prevent rust from forming, we advise you to
load the salt before starting a wash cycle.
Adjusting Salt Consumption
The dishwasher is designed to allow for adjusting the amount
of salt consumed based on the
harness of the water used. This
is intended to optimize and cus-
tomize the level of salt con-
sumption so that it remains at a
Your Local Water Board can
supply the degree of hardness
of the water
in your area.
To adjust salt consumption, pro-
ceed as follows:
1) Unscrew the cap from the salt container.
2) There is a ring on the container with an arrow on it (see
figure to the side), if necessary, rotate the ring in the anti-
clockwise direction from the "_" setting towards the "+"
sign, based on the hardness of the water being used.
It is recommended that adjustments be made in accord-
ance with the following schema:
0 - 14
0 - 17
14 - 36
18 - 44
1,8 - 4,4
36 - 71
45 - 89 4,5 - 8,9