I get major residue and (scum and white spots) on my dishes, along with food being sprayed all over them. They seem to come out more dirty than when I put them in!!! I end up washing dishes in the...
Hello, W/D here.
There are cleaning products out there that "sort of" work, some better than others, but here's how to get it cleaning like new:
1. Clean the spray arms nozzles and slots. If the spray arm can be removed, take it off, and clean it over the sink. I use a regular paper clip, bent into an "L" shape, and use it like a rake to pull debris out of the slots on the tips of the spray arms, and poke any stuck debris back through the nozzle holes, then backwash the nozzles and slots with the water from the faucets, back towards the opening where the spray arm was attached. Take your time; it's far better to do it right, than to have to do it over. For those spray arms that cannot be removed, use the paperclip to rake out as much debris as possible, but realize that they will probably need to be cleaned over the period of several cycles to get it all out. Same for the nozzle holes.
2. Add to the bottom of the dishwasher, spreading evenly and in this exact order:
1/2 cup of salt
1 cup of baking soda
2 cups of white vinegar
The mixture will foam up and clean your screens and sump of debris, soap scum and food particles.
When the foaming has ceased, add 2 cups of bleach to the washer sump. Run the water source closest to the dishwasher water supply line (usually the kitchen sink) until it is as hot as it can get, then start the washer on it's sanitary cycle.
The best washing advise for those daily runs is to always heat the water by running the sink water first, and to use a good rinse aid. Lastly, I recommend that folks use the least amount of detergent possible while still getting the dishes clean. We presently use about 25% of the recommended amount; a little in the cup, and a sprinkle on the door, heat the water up, and off we go. The dry detergent is abrasive and often contributes to cloudiness seen on the dishes and mostly glassware. Cut your detergent to 50% to start with, and adjust up or down from there, until you have the right amount for the quality of water in your area, and the demands of your washer.
Here's hoping that you find this useful.
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Feb 23, 2011 |
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