Question about Dishwashers
Hi, I inherited a Smeg L 5 Eco dishwasher when we bought our house.
I don't have an operating manual for it. Any ideas where I can get one?
Also, I have problems with it not draining fully at the end of a cycle. A pool of water seems to sit under the strainer. Any ideas of how to fix this?
Easy one first try this to see if it helps
Water pre-heatingYour dishwasher may pre-heat the water. If so, and if the water entering the dishwasher is cool, the heater may take up to half an hour to heat the water.
To avoid the wait, increase the incoming water temperature before turning on the dishwasher. Do that by running the kitchen sink faucet until the water runs hot. Or increase the temperature of the hot water to the entire house at the hot water heater.
Warning! To lessen the risk of scalding, don't set the hot water heater temperature higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Posted on Jan 29, 2008
Today's dishwashers use less water and less electricity so the manufacturers have had to increase wash times to get good results. One hour is about normal for the "eco" cycle since it's always "sensing" the water turbidity (soil in the wash water) and water temperature, and making adjustments as necessary.
Your shortest wash cycle would be "delicate" but it might not give you the best results.
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
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