Solutions To Common Dishwashing Problems - Frigidaire FBD2400KB0 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.)
Use fresh detergent.
Check to make sure tower in lower rack is not
blocked.
Make sure items are not blocking
the spray arm,
preventing
it from rotating.
Dishes not Dry
Select Hot Dry option.
Make sure the liquid rinse aid dispenser
is filled.
Check container
to see if it is time to replace
solid rinse aid.
Increase
the amount of rinse aid, if available
on
your model. (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.
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
wilt clear
top of tub when rack is pushed
in.
Fine antique
china and crystal should
be hand-
washed.
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 Factors
Affecting
Performance.)
• Avoid overloading
and improper
loading.
(See
Preparing
and Loading
Dishes.)
Use fresh detergent.
Old detergent
is
ineffective.
Check to see that proper amount
of detergent
is
being used. 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
Stained
or Discolored
Tea and coffee can stain cups. Remove
the
stains by hand washing
in a solution
of 1/2cup
(120 ml) bleach
and one quart (1 L) of warm
water.
Rinse thoroughly.
Iron deposits
in water can cause a yellow or
brown film. A special filter installed
in the water
supply line will correct this problem.
(See
Removing
Spots and Film.)
• Aluminum
utensils
can leave gray/black
marks
when they rub against
other items. Load
properly.
Certain
high acid foods can cause discoloration
of stainless
steel and plastics
if allowed
to sit for
a long period.
Rinse by hand if not operating
dishwasher
at once.
Mixing stainless
steel and silver utensils
in
silverware
basket can cause pitting of the
stainless
steel blades. Avoid mixing stainless
steel and silver.
Etching
Using too much detergent
in soft or softened
water causes
this film that cannot be removed.
• Adjust
the amount
of detergent
based on the
water hardness.
(Check
Detergent
Chart.)
Lower the water temperature.
Use the Cool Dry option.

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