Whirlpool 6th sense not cleaning dishes at all well
I have been putting rinse aid in on every cycle which i do believe you should not need to do. Ive cleaned dishwaser on a cycle with a special cleaning solution , its got salt in .ive used expensive tablets and cheap ones , but every time it washes them terribly, if at all . im at my witts end .The glasses are fully of gritty residue and my blender jug didnt even wash at all . help!!!!!!
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dishwashers have a rinse aid
dispenser. If your dishwasher has this dispenser, fill it up
periodically and it will release the appropriate amount of rinse aid
automatically at the right time during the wash cycle. This will help
your dishes rinse more cleanly.
Rinse aid in solid form
Some older dishwashers or basic models do not have an
automatic rinse aid dispenser. In this case, you can buy rinse aid in
solid form that attaches to your dishwasher rack. Solid rinse aid can be
hard to find in stores because it is not commonly used, but it can be
Vinegar or lemon juice
Appliance repairmen will tell you that one of the common
problems they see with dishwashers is the buildup of excess detergent.
If there is too much detergent in your dishwasher, your dishes will not
rinse cleanly, no matter how good the dishwasher is or how much rinse
aid you use. To clean the excess detergent that has built up inside your
dishwasher, put 3 tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice (concentrate is
fine) in the empty dishwasher and run the dishwasher through a complete
cycle with no dishes. Do this twice, for two complete cycles of the
empty dishwasher with only vinegar or lemon juice added. The acid in the
vinegar or lemon juice will break up the detergent that has built up in
your dishwasher's interior.
After you have cleaned the detergent
buildup from the inside of your dishwasher, follow the steps below to
keep the buildup from happening again and to help your dishes rinse
cleanly and prevent residue from accumulating on the dishes.
Gel dishwasher detergent
Switch to a liquid or gel dishwasher detergent. Any brand will do.
Fill one compartment half full
Dishwashers will effectively clean dishes with much less
detergent than manufacturers often recommend. The bleach in the
detergent, combined with the extremely hot water used in the dishwasher
wash cycle, will clean and sanitize your dishes completely, even in
small amounts, and using less detergent helps prevent buildup and
residue from accumulating on your clean dishes.
Fill only one
detergent compartment(the one that snaps closed) half full with gel
detergent. Snap the opening closed and run your dishwasher as you
normally would. Your dishes will come out sparkling clean with no
buildup or residue, plus you'll save money by using less detergent!
Check the rinse aid indicator beside the rinse aid dispenser cap. If the indicator window is clear, refill the dispenser. The dishwasher will retain moisture and the heat dry option will not perform properly without rinse aid. Turn the dispenser cap clockwise and lift it up to remove it. Pour rinse aid into the dispenser until the indicator appears full. Place the dispenser cap over the dispenser and turn it counterclockwise to tighten it.
Load the dishes properly so that all dishes can drain after the rinse cycle. Do not overload the dishwasher. Towel-dry plastic dishes because they will not dry completely during the dry cycle.
Select the heated dry option on the dishwasher. The air-dry and energy-saving dry options will not perform as well as the heated dry.
With the energy efficient dishwashers today it is very important to use rinse aid for proper drying. The rinse aid will help sheet the water off of the dishes prior to the dry cycle. If you do not use rinse aid you can expect poor dry performance.
Next to the detergent cup in the door is the rinse aid dispenser, be sure it is full. You only need to fill it about once a month. There is also a product called "Turbo Dry" that you can use in the rinse aid dispenser, it helps dry even plastics very well.
Next be sure you have selected heated dry on your options.
Sani Rinse will also help as it heats the water before the dry cycle.
Check the following: 1. Is the overfill protection float able to move up and down freely? Press down to release. 2. Be sure the water supply is turned on to the dishwasher.
3. Check for suds in the dishwasher. If foam or suds are detected by the dishwasher sensing system, the dishwasher may not operate properly or may not fill with water. Suds can come from: 1. Using the incorrect type of detergent, such as laundry detergent, hand soap, or dish detergent for hand washing dishes. 2. Forgetting to replace the rinse aid dispenser cap after filling (or refilling) the rinse aid, or spilling rinse aid into the tub (rinse aid causes suds to occur). 3. Using an excessive amount of dishwasher detergent.
Place a cup of vinegar in top rack corner (upright) and run an empty cycle to clean any build up. Stop using any rinse-aid (jet-dry etc.), if the detergent you're using already has it included. Too much rinse-aid can create a white film on your dishes. A good way to check for rinse-aid build up is to run your fingers on the inside of the cabinet and check for a white powdery residue on your fingers. You can also run the dishwasher for a couple of minutes and check for excess suds in the water when you open it. Excess suds would indicate a rinse-aid build up. Run the hot water at the tap before starting the cycle and make sure it's at the recommended temperature (120-140°F). Good luck!