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Oh FFS why are my dishes always dirty from dishwasher?

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AskBasil Sun 24-Jan-16 09:10:30

I clean the filters every single time, I have removed the bit where you spin that little wheel round to ensure no bits of food are caught in it and I do that every time, I wipe it down inside every time - what am I doing wrong? Tiny traces of food all over the dishes after every single wash. Is it just a crap dishwasher?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sun 24-Jan-16 09:12:02

Are you overloading it? Blocking the water outlets with plates/chopping boards etc?

SillyBub Sun 24-Jan-16 09:13:37

When you put the filter back in, make sure you twist it in properly, not just sit it in its home. That's where I've gone wrong in the past more than once, will I ever learn?

bluebell34567 Sun 24-Jan-16 09:14:20

was it like this at the beginning?

PrimalLass Sun 24-Jan-16 09:25:18

What dishwasher tablets are you using? I only really like Fairy.

florentina1 Sun 24-Jan-16 09:26:49

We had this problem when we used the super expensive all-in-one tablets. I don't think our dishwasher could cope. Since we reverted to cheap tablets, salt and rinse aid we have had no problems. Might be worth a try.

MothershipG Sun 24-Jan-16 09:34:11

Could it need the salt topping up?

Saveferris1234 Sun 24-Jan-16 09:46:39

Ours is the same, and am at a loss. Have stopped using it at the moment as I'm sick of it! Yours isn't a beko is it?

Artandco Sun 24-Jan-16 09:47:09

What dishwasher is it?

Do you use all in one tablets plus add salt and rinse aid?

We have a Miele. Add new tablet each time, salt and rinse add redone when low which is around once a month. Every is clean including baked on stuff

KP86 Sun 24-Jan-16 09:47:32

Is the Di shwasher salt empty?

trixymalixy Sun 24-Jan-16 09:48:11

Do you make sure the arms can spin after loading it?

Chilliandbanana Sun 24-Jan-16 09:49:19

Ours did this. It was a Beko. We bought a Bosch and haven't had any more problems.

OrangeNoodle Sun 24-Jan-16 09:49:54

We had this problem and it turned out to be nothing to do with the dishwasher. The pipe work taking waste water from the kitchen runs uphill hmm

It did in our old house too. Bizarre.

insancerre Sun 24-Jan-16 09:51:27

Does it need more salt?

florentina1 Sun 24-Jan-16 10:01:35

Have you checked that there are no kinks in the out flow pipe? Ours is free standing and we have to pull it away from the wall a bit.

Muskateersmummy Sun 24-Jan-16 10:04:39

Do you rinse the worst of the food off them before stacking the dishwasher? That helps ours.

OTheHugeManatee Sun 24-Jan-16 10:08:38

It probably needs salt and rinse aid.

PolovesTubbyCustard Sun 24-Jan-16 10:08:41

Our old one used to do this.

Bought a new dishwasher, ensured that plates are not too 'foody' when loaded into the machine, don't overload and keep up with the salt and rinse aid. I do all pans by hand too.

Seems much better.

Wolfiefan Sun 24-Jan-16 10:09:57

Make sure you are loading it correctly! My DH insists on loading it so stuff touches. Of course stuff doesn't come out clean!!
Run it empty to clean it?

AskBasil Sun 24-Jan-16 11:48:29

Have tried all that's suggested here, apart from using rinse aid as someone once told me if you're using the all in ones, you shouldn't use the rinse aid. Will try that.

rabbit123 Sun 24-Jan-16 11:56:15

Make sure when you push the baskets in that both spray arms have room to spin and aren't catching on anything.

Try running a finish dishwasher cleaner through it and use separate salt, rinse aid & detergent instead of all in one.

AskBasil Sun 24-Jan-16 12:24:46

Yes I think I'll go back to separate salt etc.

Thanks for all the tips.


insancerre Sun 24-Jan-16 12:27:58

I use the all in one tablets but I always use salt and rinse aid too.

Deux Sun 24-Jan-16 12:37:18

I use super-cheap tablets eg Tesco everyday value plus salt and rinse aid.

I don't get better results with expensive tablets. But the salt and rinse aid are essential, ime.

rabbit123 Sun 24-Jan-16 12:40:18

Aldi dishwasher tablets are the best I've used, and they're £2.99 for 50!

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