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How to properly load your dishwasher

Were items loaded correctly?

Loading a dishwasher is the first step to using the appliance properly. It will not turn on if there are problems with correctly shutting the dishwasher door. You may need to reorganize your dishes or load fewer dishes. Here are a few tips and tricks to loading the dishwasher safely and properly.

  • Load items at an angle. This is very important, especially for plastic items. Also, some water may be left in the bottom of concave cups and mugs.

  • Plastics are difficult to dry because they have a porous surface and tend to collect droplets. Plastic items take longer to dry and may not dry completely in a normal dry cycle, so let them air dry.

  • We recommend using the upper rack for bowls and cups.

  • We also recommend using the lower rack for plates, cups, and utensils.

  • Ensure all cups are face-down.

  • Ensure all plates are slotted into the rack on their side.

  • Load items at an angle. This is very important, especially for plastic items. Also, some water may be left in the bottom of concave cups and mugs. See below for loading information.
  • Plastics are difficult to dry because they have a porous surface and tend to collect droplets. Plastic items take longer to dry and may not dry completely in a normal dry cycle.

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