09 September 2015

Dishwasher Problems

Appliance Repairs in Port Elizabeth


In this post you will find the most common problems that Dishwasher user's experience and also which they can sorted out themselves.

Foggy or Cloudy Glassware
  • Using a Cheap or inferior Dishwasher powder
  • This happens when dishwasher heater-element setting is too high. Just turn your thermostat to a lower setting.
  • Glassware must always be loaded on the top shelve of a Dishwasher.
  • Your glassware is not suited to be washed in a Dishwasher. (Du! why didn't the manufacture tell you this before the glasses were damaged. . .or didn't you not read the instruction pamphlet)
Sandy or Gritty Deposits
  • Using an inferior detergent 
  • When you use too little detergent (under-dosing)
  • Overloading machine and water-jets cannot spray chemicals on all articles in Dishwasher
  • Spray arms jets are blocked - Clean filter and take a paperclip to dislodge food that is stuck in the little jet-holes.
Cutlery Rusted or Discolored
  • Quality of cutlery/stainless might not be as good as you think it is.
  • Salt-acidic when too high will also cause discoloration
  • If stainless steel is left in a Damp dishwasher it will also discolor
Crockery Patterns are fading
  • Temperature setting are to high 
  • Decorative crockery are not dishwasher proof when it starts to fade or loosing patterns. (how's that for lightbulb moment). But seriously I suggest you should never wash any decorative crockery in a dishwasher. It is the same as washing a printed t-shirt in a automatic-washing-machine.
Crystal ware
  • Never-Ever! wash cristal in a dishwasher. When the manufacturer says their products are dishwasher proof/safe, then you know you are buying an inferior product which you have paid too much for because you thought it was good cristal.

Somethings you just don't do mechanically - Washing Cristal by hand in lukewarm soapy water is just the right thing to do and besides it just feels so good between your fingers, its almost as thrilling as the "First". 

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