How Does A Dishwasher Work?


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Think of a dishwasher as your very own robot that will clean as well as rinse all your dirty dishes. Put things simply, basically the dishwasher will take in an amount of cold water and then heat this to certain temperatures which are way higher than could be possible for hand washing. The temperatures are typically more than 130ºF.

Remember the dishwasher in actuality does not make use of lots of water, since it does totally fill up. It is just that the water enters via a small basin found at the bottom. Pumps are present to force the water (still at very high temperatures) into these rotating arms which have spray jets. Think of how lawn sprinklers act. The sheer force of the water is what rotates these arms, such that the water as well as the detergent can then reach every corner of the load.

There is a certain programmed cycle after which can either be dried or left to drain dry. Visit for details on how dishwashers work.
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Anonymous answered
I have a Diplomat apd 8152 dishwasher.... I have just unblocked all my pipes under my sink and my dishwasher doesnt work now,, I have checked all pipes and drainer at the bottom of the dishwasher and still no lights up but there is no response when I put it on a cycle????

Any help would be appreciated
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trading post answered
Basically, a dishwasher is a robot that cleans and rinses dirty dishes. Humans have to load the dishes, add detergent, set the proper washing cycles and turn it on, but the dishwasher accomplishes a whole series of functions by itself. A dishwasher:

Adds water
Heats the water to the appropriate temperature
Automatically opens the detergent dispenser at the right time
Shoots the water through jets to get the dishes clean
Drains the dirty water
Sprays more water on the dishes to rinse them
Drains itself againHeats the air to dry the dishes off, if the user has selected that setting
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Anonymous answered
My dishwasher fills with water then stops

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