Homeowners everywhere rely on Frigidaire for kitchen appliances that combine value and function, and the brand's dishwashers are no exception. A number of issues can keep your Frigidaire dishwasher from cleaning your dishes properly, leaving your plates and silverware with spots and food residue. Before thinking about big repairs, try these simple troubleshooting tips and dishwasher part replacements to get your Frigidaire dishwasher back in working order.
Check the drain pump, the sump and the drain hose for debris or grease buildup, which prevents proper water evacuation during the cleaning cycle. Break up grease deposits manually, and use hot water to dissolve the buildup. Also check the spray arm, the filter and the inlet valve for clogs or debris.
Most Frigidaire dishwashers are built to wash at 120 degrees Fahrenheit, but they depend on your home's water heater to reach the desired cleaning temperature. Run the hot water in your kitchen sink for at least 60 seconds before filling a glass and checking the temperature with a thermometer. Set your water heater to a higher temperature if necessary. If your home's hot water is not the problem, other dishwasher parts such as the heating element may be damaged.
If your dishes are still dirty after a wash, the detergent dispenser may not be releasing adequate cleaning liquid. If the dispenser is cracked, is not opening during a wash cycle or has a broken latch, complete a simple dishwasher repair by installing a replacement dispenser.
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