The detergent you add to your tank may congeal and separate from the water over time. The congealed detergent may accumulate in the tank, hose, tube and wand. Miscellaneous particles that come through your water lines may also accumulate. Back flush to wash out the obstructions. Caution: this procedure causes water to flow backward. Be sure to follow the steps to confine the water to the sink.
- Lift the detergent tank, with lid and tube attached, into the sink.
- Unscrew the tank from the lid and place the lid in the sink with the two small holes facing upward.
- Place a sponge or dishcloth in the bottom of the sink.
- Remove the brush from the end of the wand.
- Turn on the water and adjust the temperature to warm.
- Divert the water from the spout to the wand.
- Press the end of the wand into the sponge or dishcloth to restrict the water flow - you will not be able to completely restrict the flow.
- Press the red button.
- Water should flow from both small holes and from the end of the tube where it is attached to the button at the top of the lid.
- Clean the detergent tank.
- Refill the tank.
- Screw the tank to the lid.
- Place the assembled detergent tank beneath the sink.
- Reattach the brush to the wand.
Your Dishmaster will work best if you routinely perform this procedure. Make it a habit to take a few moments and back flush every time your tank runs empty and before refilling.
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- Your Dishmaster is designed to use liquid detergents - do not attempt to use soaps or soap powders.
- We recommend Dishmaster® Liquid Detergent Concentrate. Other name brand liquid detergents may work in your Dishmaster as well.
- Do not use detergents with lotion additives - do not use detergents that say things such as “lotion”, “makes hands soft”, etc.
- Do not use detergents that appear cloudy or opaque rather than transparent.
- Do not use detergents with citrus additives, as they may cause premature deterioration of rubber and metal components.
- Recommended beginning ratio for mixing detergent solution is 4 Tablespoons detergent concentrate per container
- Over time you will be able to adjust the ratio to best suit your local water conditions and your personal preference.