Fix n Save Check a Trade, Dishwasher repairs in Bournemouth

06/05/15
Bad Smells From A Dishwasher
There are malicious odours from the dishwasher at the end of the cycle.
This will most likely be particularly noticeable if the door is opened while there is still steam in the dishwasher.
Bad smell after a few days or overnight can also indicate that backfilling from the kitchen sink's waste could be a problem.
Usually the result of:
Decomposition of food during the washing and drying cycles
Remains of food in the filter system.
Allowing dirty tableware to remain in the closed dishwasher for more than a day without performing a rinse and hold cycle.
 
Cause & Prevention Of Dishwasher Smells
CAUSE:
Unpleasant or bad smells from a dishwasher leading to it often being regarded as a "smelly dishwasher" are normally caused by the decomposition of food in the machine.
The bad smell is far more noticeable when the door is opened and the machine is still hot, i.e. when there is steam in it.
It is essential that the dishwasher is cleaned on a regular basis using a commercial dishwasher cleaner, such as Affresh dishwasher & waste disposal cleaner which is available in our store from this link or by running regular maintenance washes. Glisten of course is far stronger than running a maintenance wash and has been developed to clear out any residues in the dishwasher and, it does a good job of it.
On dishwashers installed directly to a spigot on the sink waste trap it is very common to get bad smells due to backfilling from the kitchen sink as it is emptied. This allows dirty, contaminated water to enter the dishwasher through the waste pipe leading to a bad smell.
Treatment
Run a "maintenance wash" cycle with an enzyme containing detergent such as Fairy Active Bursts. To do this make sure that the machine is empty, has no dishes or cutlery in it and run on an intensive wash cycle with detergent only.
Alternatively clean using commercial dishwasher cleaners, such as this one available in our store on a fairly regular basis to ensure optimum performance from your dishwasher. If you are in a hard water area then we would recommend using dishwasher descaler to remove the deposits and, this may be required once a year or so.
When cleaning the dishwasher make sure than you clean the door seals, especially the lower ones, as water does not reach these and food deposits can build up in this area. Neat dishwasher cleaner is highly effective for cleaning the seals.
Prevention
Always perform a rinse and hold cycle if the load is not to be washed within a day.
Ensure that the filters are clear, see link below for details of regular dishwasher maintenance requirements
Use a good quality enzymatic dishwasher detergent, we recommend Fairy Active Bursts for the best results and performance. The enzymes help decompose food more quickly and thus reduce the possibility of partly decomposed food in the dishwasher.
Do not open the door during the cycle.
 
06/05/15
 
This is something that annoys many of us in the trade that know about this stuff.
The way in which the load capacity is measured and, more importantly, marketed to people is in the number of kilograms of laundry that the manufacturer can stuff into the washing machine. 
To our mind (the people it annoys) it should not be possible to have these differences in actual drum volume yet still have the same load capacity published where there can be a 10% or more difference. That is not right in our book and in many other industries a practice like that would be abolished pretty smartly.
Can you imagine a one supermarket being allowed to have a 10% difference on a liter of milk over another? Or a car manufacturer allowed to have that sort of disparity over another in its MPG rating?
Either practice would be outlawed across the EU in a heartbeat, as it would get public attention.
Here it does not.
The reason it doesn't is that people cannot actually measure the drum volume so you take it on faith that the manufacturer is telling you the truth or simply made a mistake in their calculation.
It is also the case that, when you ask people what a kilo of clothes looks like or, what it equates to when loading a washing machine, they haven't got a clue.
When buying a new washing machine people will look in the drum and state that it looks huge a just believe the claims being made. But, as the evidence shows, what is being claimed isn't always the actuality, the kilo rating is just some flaky figure given by the marketing people that doesn't really tell you much, as you can plainly see. It also allows the figures to be, we will be polite and say, fudged.
Getting a drum volume is far, far more accurate than a rating in kilograms that nobody understands or can measure.