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Dishwasher Energy Robbers

Dishwasher Energy Robbers

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How to get more energy efficiency from your dishwasher. Some tips for modern dishwashers.
How to get more energy efficiency from your dishwasher. Some tips for modern dishwashers.

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Published by: Samurai Appliance Repair Man on Dec 18, 2009
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Ifacustomerhasatopventedmodel,wherethecontrolsarealongthetop,thecustomerneedstomakesurethattheyclosethedoorwithin3secondsofpressingSTART.Iftheydonot,thelightwillashandtheywillhavetore-pressittostartthecycle.Complaintsmayinclude;nooperationorwillnotstart.Somemodelshaveadelaybuiltin.Itmaytakeafewsecondstostart.
The Energy Story
Asenergyrequirementscontinuetoincrease,waterandenergyusagemustbere
-duced.
Today’s dishwashers are different!
WhydodishwashersDrydifferentlytoday?RinseaidallowsdishwasherstouselesswaterwiththesameamountofCLEANINGandDRYINGeffectiveness,bymakingthewatersheetalongdishesmoreefciently.Rinseaid,alongwithheateddryarenec
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essaryforgooddryingperformance.
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Why has the Wash Performance changed?
Tomeettoday’senergystandards,theNormalCyclesnolongerusetheexcessiveamountofwatertheyusedinthepast.Today,youmustchoosecyclesspecictoactualloadsizesandsoilamounts(HeavyWash,HighTempWash,TurboZone,ProScrub,PotsandPans,etc.),toachievegoodcleaning.
Why are Cycle Times Longer today?
 
Pumpsandmotorsareverylowwattageanduseafractionoftheenergyofa7-10yearolddishwasher,however,theymustrunlongertoachievethesamewashper 
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formance.Itisnotabnormalfortoday’sdishwasherstorun2-3hours.Eventhoughtheyrunlonger,theyareNOTusingmoreelectricity.Infact,itisquitethecontrary.
Why does Hard Water Build Up more today?
 
Ifyouhavehardwater,thisreductionofwaterandenergywillincreasethehardwaterdepositbuild-uponyourdishes,dishwasher,andits’components.Youcanpreventthisifyouincreasetherinseaidsetting,useabitmoredetergentandregularlyuseadishwashercleanertokeepbuild-updown.
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Sprayarmscanbecomeclogged.Forhardwaterareas,turnuptherinseaiddispenseranduseadishwashercleaner–availableatmostgrocerystores.
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