Can a dishwasher still clean as well if the water pressure is
extremely low? I realize it mostly runs off an internal reservoir
which gets filled OK and pumped around, but is there a mode that also
uses tap water pressure? I am thinking of how clothes washers
sometimes rinse soap off by injecting tap water during the end of a
The problem is it's copper feed pipe was severely kinked, and is too
inaccesible to fix easily. The dishwasher doesn't clean too well. tks
A kinked supply is not a great situation.
Dishwashers fill by time so restricted flow could leave it with not
enough water to wash well.
To determine if the poor cleaning is due to not enough water, you can
do some experimentation.
Every time the fill cycle ends, open the dishwasher and add a few
quarts of hot water (use a sauce pan).
If there is already enough water, the excess will drain via the
overflow. If there wasn't enough, otu've now topped it off.
Do this in every fill cycle and compare the results. If the outcome
is better, fix the line. If not, don't.
If it's not the water supply, try some Lemi Shine to clean the
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