President's Choice Green 4-in-1 Phosphate Free detergent
Jet Dry Turbo rinse aid
unsweetened lemon coolaid (citric acid) to descale
I've owned this dishwasher for about 14 months. Between my wife and I, and our 3 litte boys, we've had to run it nearly every day. We feel that it works very well, except for the poorly designed rack mounting clips. I searched the net for a possible cure, only to be lead here to see that the "fix" only replaces one faulty part with another. Since I didn't care to do that, and I'm pretty handy, I built a little fix of my own. All you have to do is to buy 4 stainless steel pan head screws, 1/4-20x 1 inch. Then 4 stainless 1/4-20x 5/16th Tee Nuts. Then get a piece of either stainless steel or aluminum about an inch or 2 wide x about 1/8 thick. Then cut 2 section about 4.5 or 5 inches long. Go to the dishwasher, and remove the two screws from the faulty bracket. Now using a drill, and your drill index you need to drill all the way threw the plastic bracket right where the screws were. Start with a little bit, and each time jumping up in bit size(so as to not break the bracket) until you have drilled a large enough hole for the Tee nuts to fit into. Then using the same technique, drill 2 holes in the aluminum/ stainless material you have. Keeping the same distance between them that you have on the plastic bracket. Finally, put the new screws in the now enlarged holes that once held the little samsung screws. Put the tee nuts in the aluminum/stainless "bar" and place in on the other side of the plastic bracket as to sandwich it. tighten, and your done. It sounds way more complicated than it is. If I could post a pic i would. one pic would make it very clear.
I thought I'd share a Power Fuse Repair: For Samsung DMR77 (DMR77LHS).
I had and issue with the fuse blowing on the Samsung DMR77LHS dishwasher. What I did was to install a longer wire and move the fuse holder to the front access panel. This is easy for a handy-person or a repairman. you need:
-12" piece of 14 gauge wire White preferably (to stay consistent with the factory wiring).
-2" heat shrink tubing
Directions: TURN OFF POWER and WATER before you start. Remove right side panel follow the White Wire from the power box to locate the fuse. Clip wire close to connector. pull white wire with fuse holder out. Solder new wire to the connector run out through power box. Solder fuse holder back onto the extended wire.
I'm not sure why (but I can guess) the fuse wasn't installed like this from the factory.
Right now we've found that Finish powder IN THE BOX (not the tabs) is the best, but you have to put a bit more in the cup. We've never used liquid and never had a 9E code.
(we've also switched to Tide HE powder for the front load washer, and after 3 boxes, no more smell!)
Thank you John. I was getting the infamous 9e error code on my Samsung, and starting/stopping was no longer working. After a 2 week vacation, 9e was all I could get out of the thing. I thought I'd add some more instructions to help people, because it took me a while to figure out how to get the white tank out of there:
1. Turn off the breaker for the dishwasher, close the supply valve.(just for safety)
2. Remove the screws holding the washer onto the countertop. The washer should be able to slide forward.
3. Inside the washer, on the left hand side, unscrew what looks like some sort of drainage grid. (watch that the o-ring does not fall under the washer). Leave the grid aside for now.
4. On the left side of the outside of the washer, remove the thin metal guard plate (2 screws, side and back).
5. You can now see the white drainage tank with the switch attached. Unclip the hose clamp attaching the translucent reservoir tank thing to 2 drainage hoses.
6. Unclip the white tank from the translucent reservoir thing (this can be tricky, the clip is a "one way clip", so a bit of prying is involved. Be careful not to crack the plastic. Unclip the hose from the white tank.
7. Unclip the switch mounting bracket from the white tank. Clean the tank, clean the float for the switch.
8. Reassemble, switch on power and water, be happy you did not pay a repair man or buy a new dishwasher :-)