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Kitchen Appliance Repair: What to Do If the Dishwasher Isn't Cleaning Well May 5, 2017

Lower Southampton, Bucks
Kitchen Appliance Repair: What to Do If the Dishwasher Isn't Cleaning Well, Lower Southampton, Pennsylvania

In a busy kitchen where customer orders are coming in nonstop, the last thing you need is a faulty dishwasher that holds up the process. Kitchen appliance repair is never fun, but promptly addressing the issue of a dishwasher leaving spots or not cleaning well will keep your business running smoothly.

The technicians at Tech-24 have provided kitchen appliance repair and maintenance services since 1982. They have shared troubleshooting tips for dealing with a dishwasher that isn’t cleaning the way it should.

Load Your Dishwasher Properly

There’s a reason they call dishwasher loading “adult Tetris.”  An improperly loaded dishwasher is probably the number one culprit for why your plates aren’t cleaned thoroughly. When dishes are crammed into a machine and pressed up against each other, they may not come in contact with the detergent and water. Ensure there’s enough space in between dishes, even if it requires running multiple loads.  

Check for Any Blocks

kitchen-appliance-repairKeeping the advice above in mind, check the moving parts of your dishwasher, such as the spray arms, to make sure your dishes aren’t inadvertently blocking their movement. This goes for your soap dispenser as well. Pot handles could prevent the latch from opening, stopping the detergent from being released.

Consider Your Detergent

If the issue isn’t with your loading technique, try looking at which detergent you use. Play around with the amount of detergent you use to see if this helps remove spots. Switching brands might also help if you deal with residue issues.

Inspect Your Water Quality

Your dishwasher water may not be hot enough to clean dishes, or the pressure might be too low to allow your machine to clean efficiently. Check your water pumps and heater to adjust the temperature and pressure as necessary. Some dishwasher brands will also allow restaurant owners to adjust the water temperature directly.

Does your dishwasher need the help of a professional? Tech-24 has assisted businesses in the food service industry with kitchen appliance repair and food equipment installation for over two decades. The staff is fully licensed, friendly and knowledgeable, and all services come with a 90-day guarantee on parts and labor. Learn more about the commercial kitchen equipment repair services online, or call (919) 205-4419 to speak with a member of the team.

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