We all know that dishwashers are a lifesaver when it comes to cleaning dishes, but have you ever wondered how they actually work? In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the inner workings of dishwashers and explain how they clean your dishes. So, if you are curious about how dishwashers work, keep reading!
How Dishwashers work:
A dishwasher does the cleaning by doing the following tasks by itself;
- Dishwashers have sensors that measure how dirty your dishes are, how much water is needed to reach the right temperature and how long it will take for the dishes to be cleaned.
- When you place the dirty dishes inside the dishwasher, the dishwasher uses powerful jets of water to spray off any leftover food on your utensils.
- After that, the dishwasher will go through a process where detergent and water are combined to create a soapy solution. This mixture is released from the bottom sprayer holes of the dishwasher.
- It can also heat the cleaning water to the appropriate temperature
- It automatically opens the detergent dispenser at the right time
- It shoots the water through spray arms to get the dishes clean
- It drains the dirty water
- It sprays more water on the dishes to rinse them
- It drains itself again
- It heats the air to dry the dishes off, if the user has selected that setting
Dishwashers self-monitor themselves to make sure they are working properly.
It will repeat the cycle again if your dishwasher dishes are still dirty at the end of one washing cycle. This is how a dishwasher works!
So how does it work for you? It saves you time and energy, but is it really safer than hand-washing dishes?
Once the food particles are washed off the dishes, the dishwasher will spray detergent and water to create a soapy mixture. This soapy solution is released from the bottom sprayer holes of the dishwasher.
The machine opens the detergent dispenser at the right time and sprays the soap water through its powerful jets.
After the cycle is complete, the dishwasher shoots more water on the dishes to rinse them off. Then it sprays hot air in order to dry the dishes if that option has been selected by you. This concludes how dishwashers work!
If your dishwasher still seems stuck, check how firmly the spray arm is snapped into place. If it does not feel securely locked in position, the arm may simply need a good twist to secure it back into place. If this is not the case with your dishwasher, make sure that there are no obstructions preventing the spray arms from rotating freely.
Alex Kiangi is the Chief Editor here at Sleek Home HQ. He founded this site back in 2016 and in 2019, he joined hands with two other home improvement experts to focus on developing guides, reviews, and helpful material for anyone looking for reliable cleaning and toilet gear. Alex has over 12 years of experience as a home improvement expert and has worked with leading home improvement brands. He has a Masters Degree in Interior Design and an undergraduate degree in Economics. He started his career as a sales associate at Homes Depot and he has since worked with over 100 clients to assist them to improve their toilets.