A lot of modern models of dishwashers have new technology and features to improve the performance of your dishwasher. This can make doing the dishes a lot easier, and who doesn’t want that?
Unfortunately, with these new features, you have a lot more that can potentially go wrong with your dishwasher. But not to worry! Paramount Appliance Repair in Sherwood Park has years of experience fixing both old and new dishwashers. Whether the problem is with one of your modern features, or its a problem all dishwashers tend to face, our team of expert technicians can help get your dishwasher back up and running before the next big thing happens!
Do you have a new dishwasher with features you didn’t even know existed? Not sure what they are or how to use them? Keep reading to find out!
Time Indicator: Many newer models of dishwashers have built in time indicators, so you know exactly how much longer your cycle is going to take.
Rack Configurations: Don’t you just hate it when you want to put a large pot or serving spoon in the dishwasher, but it doesn’t fit? Most newer dishwashers have the option to move the racks up or down so that you can fit larger dishes, without it hitting the revolving spray arm.
Sensors: Some dishwashers have built in sensors that allow the dishwasher to determine how clean or dirty the water is while in use. If your dishes are fairly clean, the dishwasher can sense this, shorten the cycle and use less water to save you energy. It also can detect if your dishes are extra dirty and filter in cleaner water as needed so that you don’t get food particles stuck to your dishes when the cycle is finished.
Delayed Start: The Delayed Start feature is a handy setting that allows you to start your dishwasher, but the cycle won’t turn on until the preset time. You can delay your cycle an hour or two, or even twelve hours depending on your model. This is handy if you are running other appliances that require a lot of water, like your washing machine or shower. It is also handy if you live in an area that has energy off and on-peak times, so you can clean your dishes and save on energy.
Sanitize Wash Program: If you have this feature on your dishwasher, it means that your dishwasher is able to increase water temperatures much hotter than what our hands can handle. Most dishwashers will heat up to around 140 – 150 degrees F. Models with the Sanitize Wash can get up to 160 – 165 degrees F. Combined with a good detergent, you can rest assured that your dishes will come out sparkling and germ-free.
Pause Wash: Oh no! Did you turn on your dishwasher but forget to add those dishes that were piled up in your room? If you have the Pause Wash setting on your dishwasher you’re in luck! This setting lets you pause the cycle so that you can open the door and add those extra dishes. Just to note, this feature will only let you open the door when it is safe to. If you wait too long and the dishwasher has already filled with hot water, you might be stuck washing by hand.
Single Rack Wash: Is your dishwasher bigger than you thought you would need? Some dishwashers now come with a Single Rack Wash setting; what this setting does is instead of running a full cycle and wasting water to clean less dishes, you can put everything onto one rack and run a half cycle to save on water and energy.
Rinse and Hold: Similar to the Single Rack Wash, the Rinse and Hold setting allows you to run a quick cycle for fewer dishes. This cycle uses a lot less water and doesn’t use detergent. You can use it for a quick clean for dishes that aren’t very dirty, or rinse them off and leave them in the dishwasher until you have enough for a full load. This ensures your dishwasher doesn’t start growing bacteria, and it stops it from starting to smell.