Dealing with problem dishwashers

Dishwashers not only get your dishes super clean, but they are the perfect tool for eliminating harmful bacteria and germs that often cause illness and disease. What’s more dishwashers can save you mountains of time since it does the majority of the work. Needless to say, when your dishwasher stops working, you are losing precious time and possibly putting your family at risk.

As luck would have it, dishwasher repair in Aurora and elsewhere, using a licensed, reputable technician can have your machine running like new, quickly, if you know where to begin. In other words, calling a repairman will help you to make the right adjustments so that your automatic dishwasher works effectively and properly at all times. Here’s what you need to know to repair your dishwasher and keep all of your dirty dishes, pots and pans coming out sparkling clean.

Check the water temperature

When your dishes continue to come out dirty no matter how many times you run the dishwasher, the most common cause is water temperature. You can test the temperature of your water by heading to your faucet and letting the hot water run in your kitchen sink for a few moments. Use a kitchen thermometer to see what the temperature of the water is. In order for your dishwasher to do its job properly, the hot water must get up to between 140 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything less than that will not get your dishes as clean as you like.

What causes black marks and rust spots on dishes?

To prevent those disgusting black marks that sometimes appear on your clean dishes, do not place your metal utensils like spatulas or pans in a space where they may rub against dishes. These types of items scratch dishes and leave the appearance of being dirty. Seeing rust spots on your clean dishes is often a result of rusting occurring on the prongs in your dishwasher. Dishwasher racks are typically coated in plastic but actually made of metal. As time passes, the plastic coating wears thin and the metal can stain your dishes. You can purchase and install new racks or replace the plastic caps that are designed to fit over the tip of dishwasher rack prongs.

Cloudy film on glass

Part of dishwasher repair in Aurora and elsewhere in the country is getting rid of the cloudy film that appears on glass when it comes out of the dishwasher. Sometimes this film can become etched permanently on your glasses or any glass dishes you place in the dishwasher. This is often caused by consistently putting too much automatic dishwasher detergent in your machine. There is not much you can do to get rid of the film that has already penetrated your dishes. However you can stop this from becoming a common occurrence by using the recommended amount of detergent. You can also have a repair technician check your water pressure. Low water pressure can stop the dishwasher from filling properly.