Did you know that using a dishwasher can save you money? A recent university study found that washing a load of dishes (12 place settings) by hand uses on average 27 gallons of water and 2.5 kilowatt-hours of energy to heat the water. An energy efficient dishwasher uses about four gallons of water and 1kWh of energy per load.
Dishwashers aren't overly complicated. A timer regulates the length of each cycle. Heating elements heat the water to 130 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The detergent dispenser opens and a pump propels the heated water to the water jets, spraying your dishes like a pressurized sprinkler. When the washing and rinsing cycles are completed, the water drains to the basin, where the pump propels the water out of the dishwasher. The final step is the optional dry cycle. The heating element at the bottom of the dishwasher heats the air inside the dishwasher to help the dishes to dry. We can't load your dishes and silverware into the racks and baskets for you, but we can help you save time and money on dishwasher repair parts at Appliance Parts 365.com.