I think the rinse agent (Jet Dry) dispenser in my Kitchen Aid
dishwasher isn't dispensing. I filled it about 2 months ago, went to
check it today, and it still seems completely full. The dishes look
fine though (the washer does a good job). Is there anything simple to
check, or is this going to involve taking the door apart to get at
If the dishes look fine, why go looking for trouble? ;>
The only reason I use the rinse aid is because I use "air dry" on my
dishwasher and the plastic stuff is covered with water at the end of
the cycle if I don't use the rinse aid.
Lead me not into temptation... I can find it myself!
Your KitchenAid is probably made by Whirlpool, like my Kenmore. Our rinse
aid is adjustable. When you open the door to fill there is a plastic arrow
pointing to numbers 1-6 (1 is low) to denote setting. Check yours; you
might be at 1 or 2. Also, do you have a low rinse aid light? Another point
to consider is that when you check your rinse aid, the door is usually all
the way open. I believe that this brings the solution to the "top" of the
refill hole and it looks fuller than it is. Hold the door up to say a 45
degree and then check. I suspect it won't look as "full".
However, if things are cleaning well, take the extra money you are saving on
jet dry and go get a round of golf in!
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.