Your dishwasher has long delighted you with its impeccable cleaning quality, when suddenly, after regular use, you notice that the dishes are left with a strange white stain, streaks, stains…
Perhaps the same plaque you found on the walls of the dishwasher itself. What is it? A malfunction? Or have you done something wrong yourself? Well, let’s find out.
In most cases, the situation can be corrected by your own efforts. Here are some possible causes.
1. The water hardness level is incorrectly adjusted. The salt supply is set to too soft water.
A dishwasher requires water with a low calcium and magnesium salt content (so-called “soft” water) to wash properly. To obtain such water, dishwashers use regenerating salt, which is poured into a special water-softening device. It is important to accurately program the machine for the hardness of the water in your water supply when using it for the first time.
2. Dishwasher requires cleaning
In the course of prolonged use:
– food debris clogs the pre-filters and fine filters that protect the drain pump from contamination;
– limescale deposits accumulate on the internal parts of the dishwasher.
Clogged filters cause food debris to collect on the bottom of the dishwasher instead of settling in the filters. Limescale narrows the holes in the spray arms, so the water pressure decreases and the thickness of the jets washing the dishes decreases. All this reduces the quality of washing dishes.
3. Problems with detergents: wrong dosage, poor quality detergents, errors in loading the detergents
A very common cause. White stains can be caused by:
– Poor-quality detergent, or excessive amounts of detergent when loading;
– Poor quality dishwasher rinse/no or insufficient amount of conditioner;
– unsuitable or low-quality detergent in the form of 3-in-1 tablets;
– rinse aid container lid not properly closed – in this case, the rinse aid flows out during the washing phase;
– errors in loading the rinse aid: the wrong place, for example, with detergent;
– the use of tablets for washing “3 in 1” on short programs (they simply do not have time to dissolve completely).
If you have found white buildup on your dishes and/or inside your dishwasher after another wash cycle, and your own attempts to fix the situation have not produced the desired result, contact Poway Appliance Service Center by calling 24/7 or fill out an online request form on the website. At your convenience, a qualified technician will come to your home to diagnose and, if necessary, fix the problem. And in a few hours, you’ll forget all about white deposits on your clean dishes!