Understanding the Cycles of a Dishwasher

Posted by in Home Improvement Tips, on May 8, 2017


Watch the full episode: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/watch/ask-toh-generator-wood-floor Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey takes host Kevin O’Connor inside a dishwasher to explain each cycle. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Steps: 1. A dishwasher begins the cycle by running a discharge pump to empty any remaining liquid in the machine.
2. Next, hot water enters from the side and fills a reservoir at the bottom until it activates a float. In some cycles, an electrical element can heat the water to sanitize dishes.
3. Once the reservoir is filled, a pump sprays water and soap all over the dishes.
4. At the end of the cycle, the pump will discharge water out of the drain.
5. The number of cycles is determined by user settings. Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse
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