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Question about 60s GE dishwasher rinse agent dispenser
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Post# 1083416   8/1/2020 at 13:31 (964 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Anyone remember this 1965-ish GE Talisman portable dishwasher that I got back in 2013? Well I finally took it out of storage to play with it.  It works still and doesn't leak! Hallelujah!!

However, there is something that I don't quite get with the rinse agent dispenser...

I am used to ones that have a solenoid to control the release of the agent.

I can't figure out how this one is supposed to work.  Is there a tube missing from the bottom of the reservoir?  It is the type that you have to push to set; not a bad idea for a 'pots and pans' load!

It's a made in Canada model 15S61-0019; looks to be the equivalent of an Americana model.

(Apologies for the upside-down pictures...)

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Post# 1083475 , Reply# 1   8/1/2020 at 21:16 (964 days old) by Steved (Guilderland, New York)        
This help?

I can scan better copies Paul if you need them

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Post# 1083476 , Reply# 2   8/1/2020 at 21:20 (964 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Actually have similar model (American made), and long since given up on rinse aid dispenser. It leaked from day one and never could figure out how to solve that mess.

Since machine cycles are rather quick just hang around until last rinse, pop open lid and add squirt of Jet Dry, close lid and let machine complete cycle.

Failing that there are always those hanging baskets of Jet Dry one leaves in machine.

Post# 1083522 , Reply# 3   8/2/2020 at 03:14 (964 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

"...Failing that there are always those hanging baskets of Jet Dry one leaves in machine."

Do they still make that? Some years ago I was DESPERATE for that thing and it simply VANISHED from all stores

Post# 1083525 , Reply# 4   8/2/2020 at 03:27 (964 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
They sure do!

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If you cannot find Jet Dry baskets locally try Amazon, Walmart or any other online source.

Post# 1083577 , Reply# 5   8/2/2020 at 11:07 (964 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Thanks for the scans, Steve!!

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