This dishwasher is ten years old and has been dissolving the detergent just fine. It has stopped dissolving the detergent. The water is not heating (Asko) enough to dissolve the detergent.
My washing machine is also an Asko, it has only a cold water connection and heats the water as high as 180 degees with an internal heating element.
Thanks Larry. We were struggling with how we were going to be able to fix this appliance. Big difference when your working full time, building a new house and the economy is running full tilt, you buy appliances like the Asko because it save electricity and water and uses half the detergent.
Now I would rather have a standard American made appliance that anyone works on. Oh well, live and learn.