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d$h%vashing
s tarts
with KY-r
water.
Toget
dishes clean and dry,
yoL~
need
hot water.
Tohelpyouget
water
ofthe proper temperature,your
dishwasherautomaticallyheatsthe
waterin the washcycle. For good
washingand drying, the entering
watermust be
at least 120 'F.To
prevent d ishdamage,inletwater
shouldnot exceed
150 "F.
Howto test
water
tenlpemhm!:
Check the water temperature
insideyour dishwasherwith a
candy or meat thermometer.
Let
the dishwasherrun through
one fill and pump out cycle,then
Ietthe dishwasherfill with water
the second time.
When you hear the water stop
illing, unlatch the door and slowly
open it.
.Measurethe temperature of the
tvaterin the bottom of the tub this
Ivay:
showers,
giveyourwaterheater
timeto recoverbeforeoperating the
dishwasher.
Toimprovewashability if thewa[er
is lessthan 120°1? andyoucannot
adjustyourwaterheater:Selecta
longercycleandfillbothdetergent
cupsat leasthalf-full w ithdetergent.
Help prevent
spotting
with a rime agent.
A
rinseagentmakeswaterflowoff
dishesquickerthanusual.This
lessenswaterspottingandmakes
dryingfaster,too.
For bestdishwashing
performance, u seof a rinse
agentsuchas JET-DRY brandis
recommended.
Rinseagentscomein eitherliquid
or solidform. Yourdishwasher
usesthe solidform.
Myou can't find any
rinse agent,
write:
13EPJCK.ISER CONSLJI'VIER
PRODUCTS,
INC.
("JET DRY")
411W.PutnamAve.
Greenwich,Cl'06830
Remove the silverwarebasketand
placea candyor meatthermometer
in thewatertowardsthe middleof
thetub.If the temperatureis lCSS
than 120"F, y ouwillnotgetgood
uushingresults,Higherwater
temperatureis neededto dissolve
(~rease a nd activatepowder
fictergents.
Ifelpful hints: If outside
temperatures are unusuallylow,or
if!our watertravelsa Iongdistance
/'rllm waterheaterto dishwasher,
lou mayneed to set your water
kc:~ter's thermostatup. If youhave
mvusedhot waterfor sometime,
dlcwaterin the pipes will be cold.
Turnon the hot waterfaucetal the
sinkand allowit to run untilthe
Ui][er is hot.
m~i~
s tart the
Liishwasher. If you'vercccntlydone
l:~undry o r run hot waterfor
6
How to choose
and
l.lse
the right detergent.
First, use only powderor liquid
detergentspecifically
made for
use h dishvashm. Other types
will cause oversudsing.
Second, check the phosphate
content.
Phosphate helpsprevent
hard-water m aterialsfromforming
spotsor filmonyourdishes.If
yourwateris hard('7 grainsor
more),yourdetergent h asto work
harder.Detergents w itha higher
phosphate levelwillprobablywork
better.If thephosphate contentis
low(8.7%or less),you'll h aveto
useextradetergent w ithhardwater.
~OU~
water departmentcm teii
you how hard your water is. So
canyourcountyextension agent.
Or yourarea'swatersoftener
company. J ustcallandaskthem
howmany"grains"of hardnessis
in yourwater.
How
much detergentshould you
me?
Thatdepends.Is yourwater
"hard" or "soft"?Withhardwater,
youneedextradetergent t o get
dishesclean.Withsoftwater,you
needlessdetergent.
Toomuchdetergent w ithsoftwater
notonlywastesmoney,it canbe
harmful.It can causea permanent
cloudinessof glassware, c alled
"etching." An outsidelayerof glass
is etchedaway!Butwhytakea
chancewhenit'seasyto findout
the hardnessof yourwater.
Keep your
detergent fresh and!
dry.
Underthe sinkisn'ta good
placeto storedetergent.Toomuch
moisture.Don'tputpowder
detergentintothe dispenseruntil
you'rereadyto washdishes,either.
(It won'tbe fresh ORdry.)
H'your powder
detergent
gets W
or lumpy, throw it away.
It
won't
washwell.Olddetergent o ftenwon't
dissolve.
If yoLl u se a liquiddishwasher
detergent,theseprecautionsare no{
necessarybecauseliquiddetergents
don't"lump" as theyageor come
in contactwith wdter.
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