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Dishwasher doesn't clean well

Issue description:

Is your dishwasher bad for your dishes? We will tell you about seven possible reasons why your assistant in the kitchen is not up to the task:

Incorrect use of rinse aid

Poor quality of detergents

Incorrect setting

Incorrect placement of dishes in the basket for washing

Spray arm clogged

Water supply hose kinked

Filter clogged

Dishwasher doesn't clean well


Rinse aid. As with a washing machine that uses powder, a dishwasher will not wash dishes without using special products. It is not uncommon for poor cleaning performance to be caused by improper use of rinse aid. Each dishwasher has a so-called rinse aid regulator. Much depends on its correct setting. So, if you reduce the supply of rinse aid, the dishes at the outlet will be dry, then with obvious not washed out stains. Conversely, if you sharply increase the supply of rinse aid, the dishes will be without stains, but too wet, in drops and stains (or you will have to additionally wipe each plate, which is laborious). Therefore, carefully read the instructions for your typewriter, which mode is optimal. In most models, the optimal rinse aid supply mode is at four.

Poor quality of detergents

The problem may also be related to the quality of detergents. If you are using cheap funds, then the conclusion is obvious. Try dishwashing tablets and salt. Experiment with the dosage of your detergent. If it does not help, we are looking for other options.

Incorrect mode selected

If you use special tablets and other solvents for washing, then pay attention to the mode in which washing takes place. Each tablet has such a concept as dissolution time and temperature. So, if you use an express sink with a slight heating of water, the tablet simply may not have time to dissolve. As a result, the dishes were not laundered, and the money for the product was thrown away. Therefore, read the instructions for use of the product and choose the mode that will allow you to use this product with maximum efficiency.

Incorrect placement of dishes in the basket for washing

Correct placement of dishes in the basket also directly affects "washability". If the packing is too dense - detergents, rinse aid and water will not reach each individual plate or cup poorly. The upper basket is usually loaded with light and oversized dishes, such as cups, plates, spoons and forks. Glasses and glasses are placed upside down on special holders. In turn, the lower basket is designed for storing heavy and dirty dishes, such as pots, pans, large plates and dishes. Pay attention to the holders that are found in almost every model of dishwashers. They can be folded freely and thus increase the useful volume of the basket.


Another reason why the machine may not wash dirty dishes well is the clogged water sprinkler. The main function of the sprinkler, as the name implies, is to spray water evenly along the entire circuit. So, the water at the sprinkler comes out through special holes, which eventually become clogged with food debris. As a result - a decrease in the water pressure and, as a consequence, a deterioration in the "washable" indicator. What to do in this case. It's simple. Remove the sprinkler (it is very easy to do) and wash it under running water from the tap. We put it back and enjoy the result. And for the future, remove leftover food from the plates before putting the dishes in the sink. Then your sprinkler will become clogged much less often.

The water supply hose is pinched

It also happens that during the movement of the machine (well, it interfered with you, and you decided to move it) the water supply hose was pinched or bent. Or maybe the corrugated hose was originally connected incorrectly. As a result, water begins to enter the system poorly and is not enough for a full washing cycle.

Filter clogged

Many housewives overlook such an important procedure as cleaning the dishwasher filter. But in vain. The filter takes over all the most unpleasant things that happen during washing - it removes food particles and large dirt. And, of course, it clogs up quickly. Therefore, in order to wash the dishes as efficiently as possible, it is recommended to clean the filter as often as possible. Someone says that you need to do this after every wash. This is ideal, but not required. Do this at least every 3-4 washes and then if a lot of dirty dishes were loaded. The filter will also not quickly clog if it is thoroughly cleaned of large food debris before loading the dishes. If you need help with emergency dishwasher repair, call us right now!

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