Simple solutions to dishwasher problems

Doing basic maintenance on your appliance should sort out most problems.

Here are some important questions to note

 

  1. Are you overloading your dishwasher? Check the manufacturer’s instructions to make sure you’re loading it right.
  2. Does silverware drop below the lower basket? The spray arm can’t spin if obstructed.
  3. Are you using the proper dishwasher detergent?
  4. Do you routinely scrape food bits off dishes before loading them into the racks? (Rinsing is not necessary.)
  5. Are you using a special rinsing agent if your water is hard (highly mineralized)? Hard water can leave a film on the dishes.

 

TIP  Stick the end of the supply tube into a pan and turn on the water supply briefly to flush out sediment before reconnecting the supply tube.