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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
funnel
in top rack is not
blocked.
Make
sure
items are not blocking
the spray
arms,
preventing
them
from
rotating.
Check
to see if the rinse
aid dispenser
needs
refilling.
Dishes
not Dry
Select
Hot Dry
option.
Make
sure
the
rinse
aid
dispenser
is
filled.
Increase
the amount of
rinse
aid.
(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.
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.
Make sure
rinse
aid dispenser
is filled.
Check
to see that
proper
amount
of
detergent
is being
used
for cycle
selected.
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
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
will
clear
top of tub when
rack
is pushed
in.
Fine antique
china
and crystal
should
be
hand-washed.
Dishware
Stained
or Discolored
Tea and
coffee
can stain cups.
Remove
the
stains
by hand washing
in a
solution
of
1/2
cup (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.
Use the
Rinse/Hold
cycle
or 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.
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