Common Dishwasher Problems and Solutions – Finish

Posted on by Aman Brara

Problem: Dishes still wet

  • Load the dishes correctly so that the water can run off freely. 
  • Increase the setting of rinse aid dosage if necessary. 

Problem: Food around filter

  • Scrape off large food particles from dishes before loading. 
  • Use normal and auto wash cycle. 

Problem: Rusted Cutlery.

  • Avoid prolonged contact with acidic/salty food (e.g., mustard or ketchup) 
  • Use high grade quality stainless steel. (e.g. 18/10)

Problem: Detergent residues at end of cycle.

  • Check that the door of dosing chamber is not damaged by bulky dishes or large utensils 
  • A damp dosing chamber can cause tablets and powder to stick. 

Problem: Orange staining on plastics.

  • Scrape items before or use a rinse and hold cycle.
  • Bleach back to original colour by placing in strong sunlight. 

Problem: Foaming Machine.

  • Due to traces of hand dish soap on dishes. Pre-washing is not easy necessary with high quality detergent Finish Powder or Finish All-in-1 Powerball Tabs. 
  • Rinse aid spilled during refilling, or rinse aid chamber could be leaving. 
  • High amount of protein-based food left on dishes (e.g. eggs or milk)

Problem: Dishwasher not draining

  • If the drain hose is kinked, the water cannot run properly into the machine. Make sure that a portion of drain hose is at least is at least 0.5m above dishwasher’s enclosure floor. 
  • Avoid clogging of the filter system by cleaning regularly (e.g. once a week).