Looking After Your Dishwasher
Dishwashers need very little maintenance in order to continue running efficiently and flawlessly. However, there are a few things to look for to keep them at their peak performance.
Hard Water and Mineral Deposits
You may see a film build up on the inside of your dishwasher due to grease, residue, limescale, and mineral deposits from the water supply; particularly if you have hard water. You may also see yellow, brown, or rust-colored staining on the inside of your dishwasher caused by the iron in your water. This filming and staining can be removed from the interior of the dishwasher and the nozzles in the spray arms by using FINISH® JET-DRY® Dishwasher Cleaner every month.
You may need to check that the water spray arm nozzles are free from blockages. If they are blocked, pull the lower arm upwards and lift off and unscrew the upper arm. Rinse both of these under running water before replacing in the machine. After replacing, make sure the lower arm has locked into place and the upper one is screwed on firmly.Other Tips:
- Use only detergents that are made specifically for an automatic dishwasher.
- Arrange all sharp items so they are not likely to damage the door seal.
- Be sure to load sharp knives with the handles up.
- Never wash items such as electronic air cleaner filters, furnace filters or paintbrushes in the dishwasher. This may result in damage, discoloration or staining of the dishwasher.