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A dishwasher is a major time-saver, but only when it’s working the way it should. Ateliers G. Paquette, your experts in home appliance repair in Quebec, are familiar with all the issues that can arise with your appliances and how to get them back up and running. In this article, we tell you what you should do when your dishwasher isn’t drying properly.

If your dishes are still wet after having gone through the machine, pay attention to these five things: 1. Your loading technique

To ensure that your dishes are completely and uniformly dried, load items so that air can circulate between them. And don’t pack the cutlery basket too full.

2. Rinse aid

Did you know that your rinse aid should be adapted to the hardness of your water and in particular to the quantity of calcium and magnesium it contains? As Health Canada explains, water hardness influences a rinse aid’s reactivity. You can analyze your water with test strips—available through our online store—to check the hardness. You’ll then be able to determine the type and quantity of rinse aid you need.

3. Water temperature

The effectiveness of your dishwasher’s drying cycle—and, in fact, its effectiveness in general—depends in large part on the water temperature in its tank. It’s important that you regulate the machine’s water tank such that it conforms to the manufacturer’s instructions. On average, the ideal temperature is between 48 and 60 °C.

4. Heating element

The problem could also stem from a blockage or a defect in the heating element. For an inspection of the heating element, call a company specializing in dishwasher repair, like Ateliers G. Paquette.

5. Ventilation system

A well-functioning ventilation system is essential to the drying cycle. Only a professional is able to inspect and repair this system.

Is your dishwasher on the fritz? You can count on our team!

If your dishwasher needs repairing or if you need a replacement part for your Maytag, Kenmore, KitchenAid or other dishwaher brand, then get in touch with Ateliers G. Paquette in Quebec.


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