Do you find that your dishwasher isn’t getting the dishes as clean as it used to? This is a common problem as these appliances age. But there are a few quick things you can do to maximize how your dishwasher operates.
- Use the right amount of dishwasher detergent – Both too much or too little detergent can cause a problem. Too much creates residue, while too little leaves dishes dirty. Your user manual and detergent package should both have instructions to help you find the right balance.
- Clean the dishwasher – If the drain gets clogged, that can affect how the washer functions. If you have a garbage disposal unit, this means running the unit before doing a load of dishes because the two devices are likely sharing the same drain. You should also occasionally run your dishwasher with no dishes. Use white vinegar to get the interior of the machine cleaned up.
- Adjust the water temp – When you wash your hands at the kitchen sink, does it take forever for the water to get hot? If so, your dishwasher is probably experiencing the same issue and is struggling to get the dishes clean with cold water early in the cycle. You should be able to adjust this at your hot water heater.
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If you are having more extensive issues with your dishwasher, 858 Appliance is here to save the day with inexpensive service calls and experienced technicians. Call 858-277-5426 today to request a visit, or you can schedule a service call online.