DISHWASHER

  • If the dishwasher is leaking- turn it off immediately and wipe up the floors. Water supply can be shut off from below the sink. This is NOT an emergency. We will have someone come fix the seal. If the dishwasher will not turn on- check your circuit breaker.

All dishwashers require the use of dishwasher detergent only. Scrape dishes before you place them in the dishwasher and remove any food scraps after each wash from the bottom of the dishwasher. Be sure the door is closed and locked before turning on the dishwasher.

For optimal use of your dishwasher once a month use dishwasher cleaning detergent that cleans the actual machine (ie. Affresh, Lemi Shine, Glisten, Rinse Aid or a vinegar solution).

THE DO’s AND DON’Ts OF DISHWASHING:

  1.  Wash plastic items which are marked “dishwasher safe” or the equivalent. Load all plastics on the top rack along the back face down. Place all plastic tumblers securely over two fingers of rack to prevent them from becoming dislodged and falling onto the heating unit.
  2. Because of the possibility of the dishwasher leaking or malfunctioning, never operate it unless someone is at home.
  3. To minimize the possibility of injury, load sharp items so that they will not damage the door seal. Load sharp knives with the handles up to avoid injuries.
  4. Make sure your garbage disposal is empty before starting the dishwasher.
  5. To avoid over-sudsing, use ONLY dishwasher detergent specifically made for use in the dishwasher. DO NOT USE LAUNDRY OR OTHER DETERGENT. Store all detergent in a dry place. Do not place detergent in the dishwasher’s soap dispenser until you are ready to use the dishwasher.
  6. Scrape off bones, seeds, skins, toothpicks, hard-shelled vegetables, meat trimming, leafy vegetables, crusts, excessive quantities of oil, grease and quantities of food. Place dishes in the dishwasher before the soil on the dishes has a chance to become hard and dry.
  7. Remove such foods as mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice and other foods which may discolor stainless steel.
  8. Never use abrasives or sharp objects on the panel. Clean it with a lightly dampened cloth and dry thoroughly.
  9. When loading the dishwasher, make sure dishes are not blocking the wash tower which rises up through the center of the bottom rack during the wash and rinse cycles.
  10. Do not allow items to extend through the bottom rack or silverware basket, such as knives, skewers or pot handles.
  11. Place glasses, cups and saucers on the top rack face down to prevent them from becoming dislodged.
  12. Make sure the door is closed and locked before turning on the dishwasher.

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