Your Whirlpool dishwasher makes your life easier by eliminating the tedium of hand washing dishes after meals. When it fails to properly clean dishes, pots and pans, you're left with the time-consuming task of rewashing them by hand. If your Whirlpool dishwasher fails to clean your dishes properly, use these troubleshooting tips to get to the root of the problem.
Dishwashers work best when the temperature of the water they use runs from 110 to 120 degrees F. When your dishes aren't getting clean after a full cycle, test the temperature of the hot water at the nearest sink tap. If it doesn't reach the required temperature, turn up your hot water heater. Also, use a water hardness test kit to determine if you need to use more detergent in each load.
Dishes usually won't get clean if they're spaced too closely together. Check your dishwasher's manual for proper loading techniques for your model to avoid potentially costly dishwasher parts replacements. Sometimes, the normal cycle isn't enough for tough cleaning jobs. In this situation, use one of your dishwasher's special cycles.
Food debris can get caught in the chopper blade area of your dishwasher, requiring you to perform dishwasher repair. If you hear a loud grinding noise when the pump runs, remove the upper part of the pump and the lower spray arm and clear the area of debris. If you notice damage to the chopper blade, replace it.
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