How to maintain your dishwasher?

How to maintain your dishwasher?


1. Clean the filter after each wash


How to do it?

  • Run it under running water regularly. Indeed, a dirty filter prevents a good washing of your dishes.
  • The filter is located in the bottom of the tank of your dishwasher.
  • Unscrew the filter and pass it under running water.
  • Dispose of the waste with a sponge with washing-up liquid or a brush.
  • Then, screw it again.


2. Wash the door joints and the washing spray arms


The door

Wipe the door joints seal regularly with a damp sponge or paper towel as food or spills may be present.

The washing spray arms

Clean the washing spray arms (also called spray nozzles) two or three times a year. Because food residues can clog the holes and thus alter the quality of washing.

How to do it?

  • Read your instruction manual to disassemble properly the wash spray arms.
  • Unclog the holes using a sharp object such as a toothpick.
  • Then wash them under the tap water.


3. Why are there some white deposits on your dishes?


Insufficient amount of rinsing liquid?

  • Fill the rinsing liquid tank located in the dishwasher door.
  • Adjust the dispenser setting.
  • Increase the amount of rinsing liquid released at each wash cycle.

Insufficient amount of regenerating salt?

  • Fill up the regeneration salt container regularly.
  • Check the values set in your dishwasher for the water hardness of your neighborhood.

Incorrect setting of the water softener?

  • Follow the instructions in your user manual: Adjust upward. (simple setting requiring a few minutes).

Salt tray stopper tight or not?

  • Make sure it is tight.

The water of your neighborhood is extremely hard and contains a lot of limestone?

  • Contact the company distributing water or your neighborhood, to check the hardness of the water in your area.
  • Adjust the water softener according to the hardness of the water.

The water softener setting does not prevent the deposit of limescale in your dishwasher?

  • Add specific cleaners to de-scale your dishwasher.


4. Avoid unpleasant smells


How to do it?

  • Run 3 times a year with an intensive program your dishwasher when empty (with a de-scaling, de-greasing and de-odorizing product).
  • Stop the development of bad smells and bacteria.
  • Also put in your appliance a dishwasher deodorizer.
  • Check the condition and cleanliness of the door seals.
  • Clean them if necessary (as food residues may still be present).