FAQs – Finish
Finish® is the #1 recommended brand by many dishwasher brands worldwide. We have been at the forefront of automatic dishwashing for over 60 years. Finish® products are recommended by most dishwasher brands worldwide than any other brand.
Yes, our automatic dishwashing products are biodegradable. It’s very important to us that our products are safe for the environment.
All Finish® automatic dishwashing products are safe for septic systems.
Your detergent needs to complement the cleansing action of your dishwasher. Automatic dishwashing detergent is specially formulated to disperse food residue and greasy soiling, hold it in suspension, and remove it in the final rinse. It does all this while producing little or no suds. For amazing results, try our Finish Power Powder detergent.
How do I use Finish Powerball All in one Tablet?
 Place one tablet in the main detergent dispenser and close.
* It is important that the detergent dispenser is dry.
 The tablet is wrapper-free and designed to release its contents when they come into contact with water. Do not pierce or attempt to un-wrap the tablet.
 Close the packaging lid tightly. Store away from heat and moisture to protect the remaining tablets.
 Make sure all items are dishwasher safe and separate silver from stainless steel. Wash metal items according to manufacturer’s instructions.
 Run on dishwashers normal cycle
**Do not use short wash cycle programs
o Fill your dishwasher detergent dispenser completely. If you have heavily soiled dishes and/or hard water, use slightly more detergent. Use less detergent if you have very soft water.
o Run your dishwasher. Optimal water temperature is 60°C.
o Check whether your dishwasher has a built-in liquid rinse aid dispenser, which is usually located near the detergent cup(s).
o Fill your rinse aid dispenser with Finish® Rinse Aid. Wipe up any spilled product.
o Finish® Rinse Aid is automatically released in the rinse cycle every time your dishwasher runs. We recommend refilling your dispenser with Finish® Rinse Aid monthly.
Spots and film form in your dishwasher's rinse cycle, when detergents are already down the drain. Finish® Rinse Aid works in the rinse cycle, lowering the surface tension of water and causing it to sheet. Better rinsing results in less spots and film!
Your dishwashing detergent should be stored in a dry environment. If you are using powders, be careful to close the spout after each use to help keep the product dry (and to avoid spills!). Like all cleaning products, store your detergent out of the reach of children.
Our Finish® Tablet goes in the compartment with the cover/sliding door.
A lot of people have misconceptions about what they can put in a dishwasher. For example, people think you can’t put things like frying pans, sharp knives, saucepans, or crystal wine glasses inside a dishwasher. If the manufacturer says they’re dishwasher safe, you can!
Possible Causes:
• Poor drying/rinse performance due to low residual heat in plastics.
• The use of detergent containing rinse aid in an energy efficient dishwasher.
• Wrongly sorted or concave dishes (form puddles).
• Unloading dishes too soon after program has finished.
• Defective heating element.

Possible Solutions:
• Use or refill with our Finish® Rinse Aid.
• If your detergent already contains a rinse aid, try our Finish® Rinse Aid in your rinse aid dispenser.
• If necessary, adjust to maximum dosage level.
• Load so items cannot turn over and the rinse water can run off completely.
• After the program has finished, open the door for a short time, then close again and wait before unloading.
• Call a service technician.