Dishwasher Efficiency Tips

Dishwasher Efficiency Modern Process Plumbing

Keeping Your Dishwasher in Optimal Condition:


Dishwashers are problematic when clogged. Use these money saving tips to have it run at maximum efficiency.


  • Clean any food scraps from the bottom of your dishwasher.

  • Use white vinegar as the rinse aid. It’s cheap, natural and an excellent cleaning agent

  • Soak the spray arms in white vinegar.White vinegar will breakdown dishwasher soap and scale buildup.

  • Clean the rubber seals with a solution of three cups hot water to half a cup of vinegar or bleach.

  • Clean the racks and other accessories with the same solution you used in step 2. It may be easier to clean the racks in the bathtub than in the sink, because they’re so large.

  • Run the dishwasher on the hottest cycle possible, with either vinegar, baking soda or lemon juice.

  • Be certain the racks are stacked low enough so the sprayer is free to work properly.

  • Be sure the dishwasher and refrigerator are pulled away from each other for best performance.

  • Turn down the heat – Turning down the heat to 120 will result in cost savings and clean dishes.

  • Pick the right size dishwasher to meet your needs.




White Vinegar Dishwasher Efficiency Modern Process Plumbing

In summary


Keeping your dishwasher running at its optimal condition requires effective and efficient maintenance of the unit.  Be sure food is kept out . The blades can freely spin. Turn the heat to the highest settings.

If the unit is noisy check the pump, hoses and washer arm for possible damage.

Possible issues including not cleaning properly may involve heating elements, door latches,thermostats or rinse aid dispensers.

Call a licensed plumber to troubleshoot all issues and enjoy a highly optimized dishwasher.


By Matthew Nameth Master Plumber :


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