Dishwasher Usage 101

What you need to know to have your dishwasher work to its fullest potential!

Due to recent changes in energy efficiency by the federal government, dishwashers have had massive changes compared to models you may have had in your home prior to this unit.

For best performance follow directions below, failure to do so will compromise your washability!

  1. Your new dishwasher will use approx 3-4 gallons of water, vs your old model which used anywhere from 7-10 gallons of water. Due to this, your new dishwasher will run for approx 2 to 2 ½ hours due to filtering water thru the system. 
  1. Your new dishwasher has what is called a turbidity sensor in the dishwasher that will help with cycle length and energy savings. If your dishes are not as clean going in, it will wash for a longer time, if your dishes are scraped well, the cycle time will be aprox 15 min less. 
  1. IT IS IMPERATIVE FOR YOU TO FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS!!!:

 

  1. Please do not RINSE OR PREWASH your dishes! By rinsing your dishes, your turbidity sensor will not allow the dishwasher to bring the wash temperature to the hottest water temperature (hence your dishwasher will not wash or dry as well!)
  2. Please USE JETDRY or RINSE AGENT! Dishwashers no longer have a long end of cycle heated dry like they used to for drying dishes. If you do not use rinse aid or Jetdry your unit will not properly dry dishes.
  3. Please HEAT YOUR TAPWATER TO HOT BEFORE YOU RUN YOUR DISHWASHER! Failure to do so will result in sub-par operation. (If you purchase a Bosch dishwasher, this is not a necessary step)
  4. Due to the removal of phosphates in dishwasher soap by the government has impeded the drying of plastics in dishwashers! Plastics will always come out of the dishwasher with a dampness or residual water on the units. Using Jetdry or Rinse Aid will not solve this issue.
  5. We always recommend using tablets for the wash cycle! With hard water will also recommend adding Lemishine as an additional product to help keep glasses from turning a opaque color.
  6. We also always recommend turning on high temp boost and or sani rinse to help boost water temps!

Taking care of your front load washer.

Congratulations on your choice to purchase one of the best washing machines on the market! This post will help you avoid unneccessary headaches when it comes to the cleaning and care of your machine.

Don’t want any weird smells or mold coming from your door seal? Keep reading!

Front Load washers are equipped with the highest level of wash-ability technology. However, may customers have issues with a stinky/moldy door seal.

To overcome this issue we recommend the following solutions from the date of purchase.

  1. We recommend using a POWDER He detergent. Most liquid detergents on the market are petroleum and animal fat based products. These liquid detergents coat the back side of your rubber door gasket (where you can’t see) and over time build up and add to odor and molding of the door gasket. By using POWDER He detergent you bypass the issue of this build up on the door.
  2. POWDER He detergent also allows for no additional build-up of “gunk” on the inside of your washers lines and pump motor, which will equate to a longer life of your machine!
  3. Once you are done using/washing in your front load washer, we recommend that you leave the door cracked open (it doesn’t have to be all the way open). By doing this it will allow your door seal to dry out!
  4. Please remove your clothing and put it into the dryer when your front load washer is done. By leaving your clothing, wet, inside your machine, it will make your laundry smell musty and will take multiple washes to try to get that smell out.
  5. Softener should always be kept to a minimum inside the washer. When using Softener please dilute (1 Tbs/dilute with ¾-1 Cup of water).
  6. Bleach should always be kept to a minimum due to potential damage to the rubber door gaskets and the corrosive nature towards the bearing system.

If you have any questions at all regarding the care of your washer – please reach out to us & a member of our sales team would be more than happy to assist you!