Cleaning and completing daily chores can be a chore. However, the dishwasher frees up time and energy for us to do other things. Everything comes out sparkling clean and ready to put away, especially when you know how to load a dishwasher correctly.
But what if a dishwasher tablet refuses to dissolve? Consider the following explanations from Joondalup dishwasher repair specialists.
Why Doesn’t My Dishwasher Tablet Dissolve?
Dishwashers, like humans, scrub away food residue with hot water, soap, and jets. What does it mean, though, if your dishwasher tablet hasn’t completely dissolved after a wash cycle?
Malfunction of the Inlet Valve
Water enters your dishwasher through the inlet valve. If your current inlet valve fails, water will not flow through the jets, and the tablet will not dissolve. Start a cycle, then open the door after about two minutes and check for water on the bottom of the dishwasher to troubleshoot. If this isn’t the case, the valve might need to be replaced.
Water Temperature Is Not Hot Enough
The dishwasher’s water temperature should be above 110F/115F. If the water isn’t hot enough to dissolve the soap/detergents, it won’t dissolve.
Many dishwashers have a built-in thermostat that displays the temperature of the water. If your dishwasher doesn’t have a built-in thermostat, you can use a thermometer to check the temperature.
To avoid this, run the water in the sink until it reaches a sufficient temperature, then start the dishwasher. We suggest using the dishwasher’s longest and hottest settings.
The Door to the Dispenser Is Blocked
The tablet will not be released if the dispenser door (in which the tablet sits) is blocked. The tablet will not dissolve if water cannot reach it. The most likely cause of this problem is the way your dishwasher’s shelves are stacked. Make sure it’s not too stuffed. To avoid a possible blockage, keep long or tall items away from the dispenser door.
The Spray Arms Aren’t Working Correctly
The dishwasher’s water distribution is ensured by spray arms. Check to see if the spray arms rotate freely and if there are any cracks or damage. Check for clogged nozzles; if food deposits have clogged the nozzles, detach the spray arms and thoroughly clean the holes and bearings on the spray arms to ensure that water flow is not obstructed.
Failure of the Circulation Pump
Of all the issues listed, this is the most common. The circulation pump keeps water flowing from the jets to the washer’s bottom and back up through the jets. If the circulation pump fails, water will not reach the tablet and it will not dissolve properly. If you believe your circulation pump is failing, you may need to seek assistance or maintenance.
The more you know about potential issues, the easier it will be to resolve them. If possible, try to diagnose and resolve the problem yourself; otherwise, hire a professional to clean your dishes.