Each dishwasher user may encounter an unpleasant situation when the dishwashing cycle is completed and the detergent tablet has not dissolved, partially remaining in a special compartment, on the door or at the bottom of the PMM.
In the article we will consider the main reasons that can cause such an undesirable result. Some of them are easy to fix on your own and avoid a similar incident in the future.
1. Blocking the dispenser compartment with a tablet
After loading the dishwasher, make sure that the compartment where the tablet is placed is not blocked by large dishes when closing. Otherwise, a large container may prevent the compartment from opening, preventing the tablet from completely dissolving.
2. The tablet stuck to the compartment
If, before placing the tablet in a special compartment, it was taken with wet hands, then it could absorb moisture and stick to its walls. You also need to make sure that there is no water in the compartment itself, otherwise a problem may also arise.
3. Dirty water sprinkler
In the blades of the water sprinkler, due to which the dishes are irrigated with water, there are holes called nozzles. During operation, the nozzles can become clogged with grease and food residues. As a result of clogging, the passage of the water flow through them is difficult, and this affects the quality of irrigation of the inner surface of the PMM. If there is not enough water or it does not get where it should, then the tablet may not dissolve. A clear sign of this problem is poor-quality washing of dishes.
4. Difficulty free movement of the rocker arms
If there are too many large-sized dishes inside the PMM, which are located in the area of \u200b\u200bmovement of the rocker arms, then the water from them will be sprayed unevenly. Insufficient irrigation of the tablet with water will lead to its incomplete dissolution.
5. Blockage in the drain filter
During the dishwashing cycle, the same volume of water passes through the filter system. Remaining food and grease can clog the filter. As a result, the movement of water will be hindered and the detergent tablet will not completely dissolve.
6. Low water temperature
The detergent dissolves better at temperatures above 40 °C. If the temperature mode is selected with other indicators, the effectiveness of the detergent is reduced.
7. Protective shell not removed
Some types of tablets offer a protective film that does not dissolve in water, you must remove it yourself before use. If you forget to do this, the tablet will not be able to dissolve and the dishes will not be cleaned.
8. Incorrect dishwashing program selected
If you have chosen a half load cycle with a short period of work, then a whole tablet is too much for this program. For short programs, it is better to split the tablet in half or put it on the bottom of the PMM.
9. Weak water pressure
If the pressure in the pipes is low, then the supply of water will be weak. This will cause a lack of water for the correct operation of the dishwasher, which means that the detergent may not completely dissolve.
10. Poor quality detergent
Unfortunately, not all manufacturers are conscientious about their products. In addition, you need to monitor the expiration date of the purchased product. Violation of the storage conditions and the expiration date can lead to a deterioration in the performance of the detergent.
11. Water does not heat up
When you select the desired program, a certain temperature regime is set in which the dishes will be washed. Here it is necessary to understand what exactly went wrong. Problems may be a breakdown of the heating element or a malfunction of the temperature sensor. In both cases, the water in the machine does not heat up, and the tablet does not dissolve. There is only one way out — to diagnose household appliances.
12. Detergent drawer broken
A malfunction of the compartment where the tablet is placed is a common cause of incomplete dissolution of the detergent. The drawer remains closed while washing dishes. The problem is solved quite simply by replacing the necessary parts by a repairman.
In some cases, careful handling of equipment can prevent the occurrence of the problem in question. In addition, it is important to choose a high-quality detergent with which washing dishes in the dishwasher will save you a lot of trouble and allow you to do other things. We hope that now your PMM will last a long time and will please you with an excellent result.