Reasons Your Dishwasher Isn’t Getting Your Dishes Clean

It’s frustrating when your appliances fail on you, especially if you maintain them properly. Sometimes it’s not a matter of how you maintain your appliances or how long you’ve had them, but the way you use them that affects their efficiency. Here are a few reasons your dishwasher might not be getting your dishes clean .

Too Much Pre-Rinsing

You might think that it’s best to clean your dishes as much as possible before putting them into the dishwasher, but this is wasteful. Modern appliances should be efficient, and your dishwasher’s detergent will focus on attacking food debris. Without food debris, the detergent may cloud up the glasses. Even using too much dishwashing detergent can be wasteful and counterproductive, so stop and think about the way you use your appliances if they don’t appear to be functioning properly.

Hard Water

The amount of minerals in your water determines whether it’s hard or soft. Soft water tastes better and is more efficient, while hard water, which contains too much magnesium and calcium, can cause problems for your appliances. Hard water leaves scale buildup on your glasses and silverware and requires more detergent or cleaner to get the job done. If you have hard water in your home, you should look into a water softener. This will leave your dishes cleaner and improve the efficiency of your dishwasher, so your glassware looks sparklingly clean after each cycle.

Improper Filling

Before you buy a new dishwasher, think about the way you fill it. The way you position your dishes affects the dishwasher’s ability to clean them. Don’t leave bowls or glasses upright in the rack and ensure the spray arm is able to rotate.

If your kitchen appliances in Pleasant Hill aren’t working the way they should no matter what you try, it might be time to upgrade to new ones. Call Friedmans Appliance at (925) 808-2950 or look at our washers , gas grills, and cooktops on our website.

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