Dishwasher Problems

Dishes are not getting clean. Try a more powerful cycle or selecting a high-temp wash or scrub option along with your cycle. Low water temperature is another possible cause of poorly cleaned dishes. Soap manufacturers recommend a temperature setting of around 120°F as most effective for modern dishwashing soaps.

Clogged drain screen or filter. Many dishwashers today have a filter or screen that must be manually cleaned for proper water circulation. One may consult the machine’s use and care guide for proper removal and cleaning of the filters. However, never reach into the area below the lower rack before the heating element has cooled.