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Solutions To Common Dishwashing Problems - Frigidaire FDB1050REM0 Use & Care Manual

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Solutions to Common Dishwashing Problems
Before calling for service, review this list. It
may save you both time and expense.
This
list includes common
experiences
that are
not the result of defective
workmanship
or
material in your dishwasher.
Food Soils Left on Dishes
• Choose
another cycle for longer washing
time.
• Check rack loading section for proper
loading--avoid
nesting
items.
• Home water pressure may be too low--
should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch
(psi).
• Check incoming water temperature.
It
should be at least 120°F (49°C). (See
Factors Affecting Performance.)
• Check water hardness.
For extremely
hard
water, it may be necessary
to install a water
softener. (See Detergent
Chart.)
• Usefresh
detergent.
• Check to make sure funnel in top rack is not
blocked.
• Make sure items are not blocking the spray
arms, preventing
them from rotating.
Dishes not Dry
• Select heat dry option.
• Make sure the rinse aid dispenser
is filled.
• Increase the amount of rinse aid. (See Rinse
Aid.)
• Check the incoming water temperature.
Be
sure it is at least 120°F (49°C).
• Check for proper loading--avoid
nesting
items.
• Plastic items may need to be towel dried.
• Cups with a concave
bottom will collect
water.
Glassware/Flatware
Spotted
or
Cloudy
• Check water hardness.
For extremely
hard
water, it may be necessary
to install a water
softener. (See Detergent
Chart.)
• Water temperature
may be low. Avoid
extremely
low or high temperatures.
(See
FactorsAffecting
Performance.)
• Avoid overloading
and improper
loading.
(See Preparing
and Loading Dishes.)
• Use fresh detergent.
Old detergent
is
ineffective.
• Make sure rinse aid dispenser
is filled.
• Check to see that proper amount of
detergent
is being used for cycle selected.
Also, check phosphate
level. (See Detergent
Dispenser.)
• Home water pressure
may be too low--it
should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch
(psi).
Dishware Chipped
• Load with care and do not overload. (See
Preparing
and Loading Dishes.)
• Place delicate
items in top rack.
• Place glasses
securely
against pins and not
over pins.
• Load items so they are secure and don't jar
loose when moving racks in and out. Move
racks in and out slowly.
• Make sure tall glasses and stemware
will
clear top of tub when rack is pushed in.
• Fine antique china and crystal should be
hand-washed.
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