According to some users, salt for the dishwasher is identical to an ordinary cook salt, which can be found in the kitchen. This is a common misconception. The remedy for dishwashers is characterized by a large size of the granules, and also exposed to additional cleaning from unnecessary impurities. About how much salt is painted in a dishwasher, and how often add it, it will be discussed in the article.
Frequency of use
At its discretion, different manufacturers are added to the salt for PMM some components for various purposes:
hydrocarbonate and sodium dysilicate;
sodium citrate for the destruction of bacteria and microbes;
Adding all sorts of substances allows manufacturers to focus on any particular benefits of their own products.
Some declare the antibacterial properties, others speak about the effect of additional cleaning and imparting a pleasant fragrance.
Modern dishwasher is equipped with a special indicator showing how often the salt should be changed. Users who were not afraid of expenses on a relatively expensive dishwasher, do not worry about the frequency of adding a means. When the light bulb lights up, you must immediately place the salt in the desired compartment of PMM. For the new machine, the replacement of salt may be needed through several miles.
If there is no indicator on the instrument, reporting the need to replace the salt, should be focused on the quality of washing of cutlery and plates. In addition to these factors, the frequency of use of the powder may affect the number of techniques and water quality for washing dishes.
How to understand what you need to put the tool?
The simplest way to control the replenishment of the machine salt is to track the flashing light bulb on the control panel. Most manufacturers perform an indicator in the form of an icon resembling an English letter S. Light bulbs indicator are pale yellow and bright red colors.
The indicator icon lights up when the Special Sensor is located in the ion exchanger of the PMM and intended for tracking the saturation saturation of salt. The sensor contains the concentration values of the composition. With the number of salts below the set value, the indicator lights up and reports the need to add a tool.
In the absence of an indicator, the issue of tracking a concentration of the means in the composition will have to do the owners of the house. Verified and efficient way – placement of the sticker with a replacement date on the packaging with a powder, the door of the locker or a refrigerator. The second indicator – reducing the quality of cleaning dishes.
Here are the main signs of the need to add funds to the dishwasher.
The appearance on the dishes of dairy plaque, winding glass, the occurrence of blessed droplets. To eliminate these signs, it is enough to produce manual washing dishes. In this case, it becomes obvious that for the regeneration of the resin of the ion exchanger, the salt concentration in the solution is too low.
Multilayer pills do not ensure proper cleanliness of dishes. If the rigidity of water is more than 21 ° Dh, it should be added to the combined means for washing the dishes of the salt, since the concentrations of the funds are not enough for softening.
Observation users, noticing the deterioration of the type of washed into the dishwasher of cutlery and plates, immediately add a means in the car. At the same time, the specific temporal periodicity of the replenishment of the salt of the salt is impossible, since the technique can be used with different frequencies.
How many salt add?
Before you pour salt into a dishwasher, you should carefully read the instructions complete to household appliances. Most of the manufacturers of PMM are placed in the most sought-after models compartment for sodium chloride in a special working bunker, located next to the impeller sprinkler.
Before the first use of the dishwasher, you need to fill the water liter compartment, then add salt to it in the amount required to fully fill the bunker. In this case, the excess fluid will be washed into the sewer.
Approximately 1 kg of sodium chloride is placed in the tank, which is 2/3 parts of the standard 1.5-kilogram pack. In different models, the volume of the tank where the salt must be loaded, can vary from 700 grams to 1.3 kg.
Such a number of sodium chloride will ensure the proper level of fluid mitigation for a long period – from one and a half to 3 months – with daily use of the device. Special salt concentration sensor will report the time of adding the means by turning on the light bulb.
Salt consumption often depends on the degree of rigidity of tap water. If the washing of dishes uses high rigidity water, the dishwasher consumes a greater amount of softening agent.
In our country, it is customary to measure the level of water rigidity in degrees. The value of one degree is determined by the concentration of calcium and magnesium salts in the amount of 0.5 millimol per liter of fluid. It is important to remember that in different countries, the stiffness indicator is measured differently. Russian degrees of rigidity corresponds to 2.8 degrees in Germany. The percentage of magnesium and calcium compounds may differ depending on the country’s region. The level of compounds is determined by the location of the river river, streams and lakes.
Types of stiffness of tap water:
soft (less than 3 ° z salts in composition);
mid-range (from 3 to 6 ° w salts for each liter);
rigid (6-10 ° F in one liter of water);
Very tough – from 10 ° F and above.
Due to harmfulness of tough water for water supply systems and household appliances to use it is prohibited.
Independently determine the degree of hardness of tap water in several ways.
Definition “to the eye” – not the most scientific, but a proven and effective way, which is available to everyone. For a visual estimate of the composition of the liquid, it is necessary to wash a small piece of fabric by ordinary economic soap.
If the fabric is poorly naked, it speaks of a high level of liquid rigidity.
Method of observation of household appliances and plumbing. If on the subjects of plumbing, where water drops constantly fall, white flare occurs, the water in the cranes is likely to require additional mitigation.
Using a special test strip – the most accurate method of measuring the desired indicator, which does not require much effort. Dipping a strip into a glass with liquid, you should observe the change in its shade. Pale blue tone testifies to high water quality, dark blue option – indicator of the presence of a large concentration of magnesium salts and calcium.
Purchase specifically designed to analyze water at home test strips can be in any pharmacy. A number of manufacturers puts such strips into the kit with household appliance.
Based on the result of the test and data recorded in the instructions for the dishwasher, the amount of sodium chloride to mitigate the composition should be determined. Modern models of machines are equipped with devices for setting from 1 to 7 values, which range from the saturation of the calcium and magnesium salts.
With proper care, household appliances will serve for a long time.
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