Is Your Dishwasher Not Cleaning Well?

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It is recommended to rinse off your dishes before placing them into the dishwasher. Failure to do so will eventually accumulate old food particles down below into the sump housing. Food will clog up the passage ways, preventing proper water pressure to spin the spray arms. When the spray arms don’t spin, the water will not properly to clean your dishes. Not only will this affect cleaning, but it will leave dry crusty spots on the glass. You may also notice that the dishwasher has a bad odor inside.

You may be surprised that there is a “right” and “wrong” way to load your dishwasher. When loading your dishes incorrectly, this will cause your dishes to come out dirty.

Load small dishes and cups on the top rack.  Position the bottom rack so the big dishes gradually get smaller as you work your way up to the front part of the rack. The reason it’s important to load bigger dishes in the rear is because it will allow the water to spray along the inside front panel where your dispenser flap with detergent is. If you load the bigger dishes in front, it will take most of the water spraying around the dispensor flap area preventing the detergent from mixing in well. It can also prevent the flap from opening causing no detergent to release.

Lastly, make sure you run the hot water from the sink before you run your dishwasher. This will allow your machine to inject hot water immediately into the dishwasher. Some houses take longer for the water to heat up, and if thats the case your dishwasher will not clean properly with luke warm water. The water temperature should be around 120 degrees farenheit and no more than 150 to wash normal. Ignore this if you have instant hot water feeding to your machine.

Your dishwasher DOES NOT have a grinder like a sink garbage disposal… So please don’t used it like one. Rinse off your dishes, but that doesn’t necessarily mean clean them.  Remove any chunky food particles when throwing left overs in the garbage and rinse off lightly any sauce or grease. Also check to make sure your glassware or tupperware are dishwasher safe. If the glass breaks or the plastic melts it can break the propeller inside.

Please read your user care manual for helpful tips you need to know about your machine. This blog is just basic tips on how you can get the most out of your dishwasher and make it last. Refer to your manual for more in-depth information.