Have you been frustrated lately by a dishwasher that’s, well, not washing your dishes? Despite soaps and spot removing detergent, you realize that every time you run your dishwasher, it is frankly doing a poor job of getting television-commercial levels of shininess.
Thankfully, with this quick tip you can get your dishwasher not only to clean better, but also to clean more efficiently.
Have You Inspected Your Dishwasher’s Spray Arm Lately?
The spray arm is the apparatus resembling a fan blade at the bottom of the dishwasher. The spray arm contains several holes that allow for the flow of pressurized hot water to clean your dishes.
Unfortunately, the spray arm can tend to become clogged with detritus or food debris after prolonged use. To get—and keep—your dishwasher cleaning your dishes efficiently, consider removing the spray arm and using either a thin pipe cleaner or a piece of wire to feed through the spray arm. Doing so will remove bits of accumulated debris from spray arm, and will allow for more effective water distribution the next time you run the dishwasher.
If the spray arm has accumulated excessive amounts of debris that a pipe cleaner cannot handle, then consider soaking the spray arm in vinegar to remove deposits of calcium or other minerals from the spray arm. After soaking it, try to clean it again with a pipe cleaner.
In case neither of these options works for you, and your dishwasher’s spray arm remains clogged, then consider replacing the spray arm with a new one from Parts Warehouse.
How do you get your dishwasher to clean your dishes perfectly every time you run it? Tell us! Leave a comment below, or get in touch with us via email at [email protected] or by phone at 866-243-2721.