Dishwasher Troubleshooting Tips

I hate dirty dishes, especially after they have gone through a complete dishwasher cycle. This has happened to me on several occasions and I thought I would share with you the troubleshooting steps that I went through to get my dishwasher to work properly.

When I saw spots on my glasses and food particles on my plates the first thing I did was to check my dishwasher detergent. I pulled out the box we were using and looked into it. Then I tried to pour it out to look at it and it came out in clumps. Somehow the detergent had been bonding together under my sink. It may have been because of how long it had been down there. So I went to the store and purchased a new bottle of detergent to prevent that from happening again.

I re-ran my dishes and they were still dirty and spotty samsung dishwasher repair pasadena. Since I was keeping a closer eye on the cycle this time I discovered that when it was finished that the dishes were not very warm at all, leading me to think that maybe my water temperature was not getting hot enough. So I checked my thermostat on my hot water heater and it was set to 125 degrees. That should be fine. But then I discovered that one of my heating elements had gone bad in my water heater. So I had that replaced and re-ran my dishwasher again.

This time it was plenty warm inside my dishwasher after the cycle had completed and upon examining my dishes the food particles were gone. However I still had spots on my glasses. So that made me think my water might be the problem. I pulled out my manual and read about a place in my dishwasher to hold a rinse aid. I had never heard of that before but I went to the store again to find one.

When I got home I added the rinse aid and washed my dishes again. And to my pleasant surprise I had clean dishes and no spots. I am thankful that these steps helped remedy my problem and I didn’t have to return to the appliance dealer to have it repaired. I hope that my experience will help anyone else out there who may have the frustrating experience of finding dirty dishes in the dishwasher after running it.

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