What to Do If Your Dishwasher Isn’t Working Properly

If you notice residue on your cutlery or some gunk in your glasses, it could be a sign that your dishwasher isn’t at peak performance.

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Even if your commercial dishwashers aren’t brand new, you should still be able to trust your equipment to do a great job and cause no embarrassments at your next dinner party!

You can buy specific cleaning products dependent on the water hardness in your area. Contact your local water authority to find out the type of water in your area.

Of course, you can always fill the kitchen sink and get on those old rubber gloves, but what is the point of that if you have already invested in a commercial dishwasher to help out with that daily chore? If you follow the advice below and still have problems, it could be worth contacting some commercial dishwashers suppliers such as

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First Steps

Those magic arms that spray your dishes clean are often the most likely culprit when it comes to under-performance. They can get clogged, which means the power and direction of the spray will be weak. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines to remove and clear each of the holes on the arms. Thin steel wire, like that used for hanging pictures, is a good for flossing those holes clear.

Time for a Soak

Whilst you’ve got the arms out, you should also give them a soak in white vinegar. This is great for breaking down old soap and lime scale.

Get Stuck In!

Now you’ve got the arms off, it is also more accessible to get right in there and remove any debris. This could be bits of old food, chips from dishes or even broken glass, all of which can impact on performance.

Filter It Out

Even on dishwashers less than two years old, you can be shocked at what you might find under the coarse filter. Brace yourself and take a look! Whatever you find, use a mix of bicarbonate of soda and water to make a fizzing paste to loosen tough build-up.

Keep It Tight

As a final step, get in those seals and the door to wipe away any more build-up. This should be easy to run over with a scouring pad, being careful not to damage that all-important seal.


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