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Regular dish soap in automatic dish washer =I need HELP!
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: October 03, 2011 04:31PM
OK, MR is my source for random knowledge on diverse subjects. A friend needs some help. How does one resolve the age-old problem of someone putting regular dish soap in an automatic dish washer? More water isn't the solution as that just results in more bubbles. We need some chemistry here I feel.

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Re: Regular dish soap in automatic dish washer =I need HELP!
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: October 03, 2011 04:34PM
Shop vac, I would think, to start.



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Re: Regular dish soap in automatic dish washer =I need HELP!
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 03, 2011 04:34PM
riiiiiight. A "friend" needs help. Did you learn nothing from old episodes of 70s sit-coms?
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Re: Regular dish soap in automatic dish washer =I need HELP!
Posted by: timg
Date: October 03, 2011 04:36PM
I've heard that you can remove as much of the suds as possible, then add 2 cups of vinegar and run the machine empty.

if that doesn't work, maybe you should look into a time machine....and not the Apple variety.



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Re: Regular dish soap in automatic dish washer =I need HELP!
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 03, 2011 04:39PM
When I've accidentally used too much detergent in a load of laundry, adding fabric softener cut the suds back.

Hey - new forum code?



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Re: Regular dish soap in automatic dish washer =I need HELP!
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: October 03, 2011 04:45PM
Honest. It's a friend. His wife is out of town and his 4-5 year old son offered to 'help out'.



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Re: Regular dish soap in automatic dish washer =I need HELP!
Posted by: Diana
Date: October 03, 2011 04:58PM
Regular dishwasher detergent (the stuff that goes in the dishwasher). I know, you are thinking, "You're nuts! Why add more soap?" The dishwasher stuff has surfactants and anti-sudsing agents in it and so will kill the bubbles. If you don't believe me, make up a sink of regular dish soap with lots of bubbles, add some dishwasher detergent, and have at it. The bubbles will be greatly diminished if not gone entirely.
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Re: Regular dish soap in automatic dish washer =I need HELP!
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 03, 2011 05:17PM
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ztirffritz
Honest. It's a friend. His wife is out of town and his 4-5 year old son offered to 'help out'.

Man up and admit it. Peter didn't blame cousin Olliver, he took the hit from Alice.
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Re: Regular dish soap in automatic dish washer =I need HELP!
Posted by: Trouble
Date: October 03, 2011 05:23PM
"Hey Janet, Jack put soap in the dishwasher. Better call Mr. Roper"
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Re: Regular dish soap in automatic dish washer =I need HELP!
Posted by: marksomebodyelse
Date: October 03, 2011 05:51PM
When my kids were younger my wife and I took a vacation from them. My son decided to have a few friends over for a good time. He also put liquid dishwashing soap in the dishwasher and turned it on. He called the GE answer line and they asked him if his parents were not home. This is a common occurrence when the parents are gone. The suggestion was a few tablespoons of vinegar and a shopvac for the floor.



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Re: Regular dish soap in automatic dish washer =I need HELP!
Posted by: PeterB
Date: October 03, 2011 06:16PM
1) Baking soda.

2) Don't laugh, but you can use simethicone. That's the active ingredient in "anti-gas" medication ... pop a few of those in there, voila, no more suds! More expensive than baking soda, but also more fun. grinning smiley




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Re: Regular dish soap in automatic dish washer =I need HELP!
Posted by: zero
Date: October 03, 2011 08:01PM
Paper towels
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Re: Regular dish soap in automatic dish washer =I need HELP!
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 04, 2011 09:02AM
How about a couple handfuls of dirt and grease?
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Re: Regular dish soap in automatic dish washer =I need HELP!
Posted by: Dick Moore
Date: October 05, 2011 07:57PM
Vinegar definitely works -- I found out the hard way when a Section 8 tenant did the unthinkable....



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