WHAT DETERGENT SHOULD I USE IN MY DISHMASTER?
Your Dishmaster Faucet is designed to use liquid detergents. Do not attempt to use soaps or soap powders. We recommend Dishmaster® Liquid Detergent Concentrate. It has been specifically formulated for use in your Dishmaster. It has no phosphates, no enzymes, no citrus additives, no lotions. Other name brand liquid detergents may also work in your Dishmaster. Do not use detergents with lotion additives. Avoid detergents that appear cloudy or opaque rather than clear. Do not use detergents with real citrus additives as they may cause premature deterioration of rubber and metal components.
HOW MUCH DETERGENT SHOULD I ADD TO THE TANK?
For faucets that have the detergent tank in the faucet body, begin by using one tablespoon of detergent per tank of water. For faucets with a 72-oz reservoir beneath the sink, start with four tablespoons of detergent per tank of water. Water conditions in your home and personal preference will influence the amount of detergent you should use. Your experience over time will determine the optimum ratio. Use of thicker solutions will require that you backflush more often.
WHY DOES WATER RUN FROM MY ARCED SPOUT AFTER THE VALVE IS CLOSED?
The water flow may not immediately stop after the lever handle is closed. This is a normal characteristic of any arced spout. After the valve is closed there is still residual water between the high point of the arc of the spout and the aerator. Gravity will pull this water from the spout. If your water pressure is high enough and/or water volume great enough it may (immediately or over time) force the air from the peak of the spout and create a vacuum. If so, the water flow will stop immediately when the lever handle is closed.
www.moen.com This is a normal characteristic of any faucet with a high-arc spout. After the handle (or handles) are shut off, there is still water inside of the spout. Any residual water past the arc of the spout will slowly drip out of the spout. Gravity will pull this water from the spout; however, it should stop after several minutes.
www.plbg.com/forum "It is the water in the "down side" of the faucet's "loop". Without the aerator it would drain out instantly, but the aerator restricts the air that has to enter the faucet so that water can drain, so it takes a minute or so to happen."
CAN I MAKE AN ADJUSTMENT TO MAKE THE WATER FLOW FASTER?
With passage of the federal Energy Policy Act in 1992, the United States has uniform water efficiency standards for nearly all toilets, urinals, showerheads, and faucets manufactured after January 1994. This law placed strict regulations on flow rates. All manufacturers must adhere to these standards and no adjustments can be made. In some cases, you may be receiving less than the maximum allowable water flow rate. Normally, this is due to low water pressure, a blockage in the plumbing or in the faucet.
WHY DOES A DISHMASTER COST SO MUCH?
"More Than A Kitchen Faucet" is not just a slogan. A Dishmaster faucet is a handheld dishwasher with more features than a typical kitchen faucet. Compare features! Also, Dishmaster is a 'boutique' brand. Other brands you are likely to compare to sell more faucets in a day than we do in a year.
By the way, here are some examples of what those great prices from the "good 'ol days" would be in today's dollars:
- 1950 Deluxe $49.50 - today $529.19
- 1959 Imperial $39.50 - today $342.20
- 2002 Imperial Four $195.81 - today $273.60
as of December 2018. See for yourself at CPI Inflation Calculator
WHY DO SOME DISHMASTERS HAVE PLASTIC COVERS?
Because plastic does not rust or pit. It's the same reason your car has plastic bumpers and panels. For over 40-years we have successfully used chrome plated ABS plastic in place of chrome plated metal. Prior to 1976, the covers were made from metal and, just like older vehicles, the cover eventually rusted/pitted. The weight of metal may feel more substantial while in your hands, but once installed, you can't tell the weight and the plastic cover functions just as well and lasts much longer.