What to do if your dishwasher does not start?
Be sure to check and make sure the power switch on the wall is turned to on and be aware that most new homes will have this switch located near the dishwasher.
Are your dishes not getting dry?
You must use Jet Dry in order to get dishes dry. Using the soap with Jet Dry in it will not have the desired effect.
Does the inside of the dishwasher smell?
Using Finish In will make your dishwasher smell better.
Do you have a build-up of mineral stains?
If the inside of your dishwasher has begun to build mineral stains or is turning brown, you can put Limeaway or Tang Citrus Drink into the tank during a wash cycle and the citric acid should help to remove mineral build up and restore the finish.
Do you have a buildup of film on the inside of your unit?
Always clean your dishwasher per the guidelines established by your owner’s manual, but one successful cleaning method is to place 5-6 small drops of good quality regular liquid hand washing detergent in the bottom of your unit and put the machine through a regular cycle. This will generally wash away soap scum, mineral deposits as well as grit and will also allow the machine to operate more efficiently. Never use more than 5-6 small drops of detergent or else you run the risk of causing a flood.
Does your disposal smell?
To make the disposal smell better, put half of a lemon or orange (or just the peels) in the sink and turn on the disposal. Be sure to use cold or warm water and never hot when operating the garbage disposal.
What to do if your disposal hums or jams?
Turn the unit off and remove anything that has fallen into the grinding chamber. Always be sure the unit is off before placing your hands or tools into the grinding chamber. You can also attempt to use an “unjamming” tool if available. Turn the unit off first, then insert the “unjamming” tool through the sink into the bottom of the disposal and turn the tool clockwise.
What to do if your disposal unit is dead?
Push the red reset button located on the bottom or side of the disposal under the sink. If the unit begins to hum or trips again, your unit is probably jammed so see the above steps and then attempt to reset again.