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Dishwasher not cleaning properly

Welcome to the "Dishwasher Not Cleaning Well" troubleshooting guide brought to you by Reparo Appliance Service, serving Vancouver BC and nearby areas. If you're experiencing issues with your dishwasher leaving dishes dirty after a cycle, you're not alone. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the possible causes and effective solutions to get your dishes sparkling clean once again.

Dirty dish on a dishwasher

Possible Causes and Solutions:

1. Improper Loading:
   - Cause: Overloading the dishwasher can obstruct water spray, preventing proper cleaning.
   - Solution: Arrange dishes so water can reach all surfaces. Avoid blocking spray arms, and make sure plates and utensils aren't nesting.

2. Clogged Spray Arms:
   - Cause: Accumulated debris can block spray arm nozzles, reducing water distribution.
   - Solution: Remove spray arms and clean nozzles. Run water through them to ensure clear flow.

3. Unclean Filters:
   - Cause: Dirty filters hinder water circulation, affecting cleaning performance.
   - Solution: Regularly clean filters according to the manufacturer's instructions.

4. Faulty Water Temperature:
   - Cause: Insufficient hot water can prevent effective cleaning.
   - Solution: Verify water heater temperature settings. It should be around 120°F (49°C) for optimal performance.

5. Wrong Detergent or Amount:
   - Cause: Using the wrong detergent or too little detergent can lead to poor cleaning.
   - Solution: Use a high-quality dishwasher detergent and follow manufacturer guidelines for proper dosage.

6. Blocked Drain Path:
   - Cause: A clogged drain can hinder drainage and re-deposit debris on dishes.
   - Solution: Inspect and clean the drain path, including the filter, pump, and drain hose.

7. Mineral Buildup:
   - Cause: Hard water can cause mineral buildup on dishes, making them appear dirty.
   - Solution: Use a dishwasher cleaner regularly to prevent mineral deposits. Consider a water softener if your area has hard water.

8. Worn or Broken Spray Arms:
   - Cause: Damaged spray arms may not distribute water evenly, resulting in incomplete cleaning.
   - Solution: Replace worn or broken spray arms as needed.

9. Faulty Water Inlet Valve:
   - Cause: A malfunctioning water inlet valve can lead to inadequate water supply.
   - Solution: Test the valve for proper operation and replace if necessary.

10. Grease or Food Residue in Dishwasher:
    - Cause: Grease or food debris in the dishwasher can affect cleaning performance.
    - Solution: Regularly clean the dishwasher's interior, including the door, walls, and racks.

By identifying and addressing the specific issue causing your dishwasher's poor cleaning performance, you can restore its efficiency and enjoy spotless dishes after every cycle. If you're still experiencing problems despite trying these solutions, don't hesitate to contact Reparo Appliance Service. Our expert technicians are here to provide professional assistance and ensure your dishwasher works flawlessly once again.

Contact Us to schedule a service appointment or receive further guidance tailored to your dishwasher's needs. Your satisfaction is our priority!

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