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D
Solutions to Common
Dishwashing
Problems
Before
calling
for
service,
review
this
list. It
may
save
you
both
time
and
expense.
This
list
includes
common
experiences
that
are not the
result
of defective
workmanship
or material
in
your
dishwasher.
Food Soils
Left on Dishes
Choose
another
cycle
for longer
washing
time.
Check
rack
loading
section
for proper
loading--
avoid
nesting
items.
Home
water
pressure
may be too low--should
be 20 to
120 pounds
per square
inch
(psi).
Check
incoming
water
temperature.
It should
be
at least
120°F
(49°C).
(See
Factors
Affecting
Performance.)
Check
water
hardness.
For extremely
hard
water,
it may be necessary
to install
a water
softener.
(See
Detergent
Chart.)
Use fresh
detergent.
Check
to make
sure
tower
in lower
rack
is not
blocked.
Make
sure
items
are not blocking
the spray
arm,
preventing
it from
rotating.
Dishes
not Dry
Select
Hot
Dry option.
Make
sure
the liquid
rinse
aid dispenser
is filled.
Check
container
to see if it is time
to replace
solid
rinse
aid.
Increase
the amount
of rinse
aid, if available
on
your
model.
(See
Rinse
Aid).
Check
the incoming
water
temperature.
Be sure
it is at least
120°F
(49°C).
Check
for
proper
loading--avoid
nesting
items.
Plastic
items
may
need
to be towel
dried.
Cups
with
a concave
bottom
will
collect
water.
Dishware
Chipped
Load
with
care
and
do not overload.
(See
Preparing
and
Loading
dishes.)
Place
delicate
items
in top rack.
Place
glasses
securely
against
pins
and
not
over
pins.
Load
items
so they
are secure
and don't
jar
loose
when
moving
racks
in and out.
Move
racks
in and out slowly.
Make
sure
tall glasses
and stemware
wilt clear
top of tub when
rack
is pushed
in.
Fine
antique
china
and
crystal
should
be hand-
washed.
Glassware/Flatware
Spotted
or
Cloudy
Check
water
hardness.
For extremely
hard
water,
it may be necessary
to install
a water
softener.
(See
Detergent
Chart.)
Water
temperature
may be low. Avoid
extremely
low or high
temperatures.
(See
Factors
Affecting
Performance.)
Avoid
overloading
and
improper
loading.
(See
Preparing
and
Loading
Dishes.)
Use fresh
detergent.
Old detergent
is
ineffective.
Check
to see that
proper
amount
of detergent
is
being
used.
Also,
check
phosphate
level.
(See
Detergent
Dispenser.)
Home
water
pressure
may
be too low--it
should
be 20 to
120 pounds
per square
inch
(psi).
Dishware
Stained
or Discolored
Tea and coffee
can stain
cups.
Remove
the
stains
by hand
washing
in a solution
of 1/2cup
(120
ml)
bleach
and one
quart
(1 L) of warm
water.
Rinse
thoroughly.
Iron
deposits
in water
can cause
a yellow
or
brown
film.
A special
filter
installed
in the water
supply
line will correct
this
problem.
(See
Removing
Spots
and
Film.)
Aluminum
utensils
can leave
gray/black
marks
when
they
rub against
other
items.
Load
properly.
Certain
high
acid
foods
can cause
discoloration
of stainless
steel
and plastics
if allowed
to sit for
a long
period.
Rinse
by hand
if not operating
dishwasher
at once.
Mixing
stainless
steel
and silver
utensils
in
silverware
basket
can cause
pitting
of the
stainless
steel
blades.
Avoid
mixing
stainless
steel
and silver.
Etching
Using
too much
detergent
in soft or softened
water
causes
this film
that
cannot
be removed.
Adjust
the amount
of detergent
based
on the
water
hardness.
(Check
Detergent
Chart.)
Lower
the water
temperature.
Use
the Cool
Dry option.
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