Question about Dishwashers
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I doubt that the user manual covers de-liming the Hobart Dishwasher.
If I owned this (fine, expensive) dishwasher, this is what I would do.
1.) Discard any generic, ultra-cheap detergent. Stop using gels or tablets and only use powders. Buy a box of brand name powder (like Electrosol or Cascade) You will be amazed how much difference that will make because the newest generics have mineral bulk added that build up faster then hard water does on both the stainless steel enclosure plus the silverware and even plates. White patches. I LOVE generic products and saving money, but low end dishwasher powder is one place I no longer choose a generic product.
2.) Add two cups of white vinegar to the empty dishwasher and leave it there until the morning. Run a quick cycle with no detergent added. The vinegar will be pumped out immediately after you begin this quick cycle.
3.) As soon as the dishwasher fills with water during that quick cycle and begins a wash cycle, add two cups of white vinegar and close the door and allow to run the full wash cycle.
4.) When the dishwasher finishes the drain cycle and begins to fill again, open the dishwasher and check the enclosure for remaining "lime" deposits. If they remain, keep adding 2 cups white vinegar each time the dishwasher refills and begins to wash/rinse again.
You should be delighted with the results. Long term, you should consider adding a whole house water softener and then reduce the amount of dishwasher (and laundry) detergent by one half. Amazing increase in quality of life by adding a water softener. You will be delighted.
Please post back with you results, OK? Good Luck!
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
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