Water marks form when water droplets dry on your dishes. Using rinse aid and dishwasher salt is the best way to avoid this. If you notice water marks on your dishes despite using these two agents, see if one of the following will solve the problem.
Make sure to use rinse aid
Rinse aid disperses water from the surface of your dishes during the final rinse and helps with the drying process. It prevents water droplets from drying on your dishes and leaving water marks.
When the rinse aid light on your dishwasher comes on, it’s time to refill. The rinse aid reservoir is located on the inside of your dishwasher’s door, next to the detergent reservoir. Open the cover of the reservoir, pour in the rinse aid until the reservoir is full and close the cover.
Make sure the rinse aid setting is appropriate
Your dishwasher has a rinse aid setting which determines the amount of rinse aid the appliance uses. If you see water marks on your dishes despite using rinse aid, you may want to increase your dishwasher’s rinse aid dosage. If there’s a bluish/rainbow-like colouration on glassware even after wiping, try lowering your dishwasher’s rinse aid dosage.
Check the water hardness level and use dishwasher salt accordingly
Dishwasher salt is sold in granular form and helps your dishwasher’s internal softener unit reduce the hardness of your tap water.
Follow the instructions in your user manual to measure your tap water’s hardness level. If you’re having trouble finding your manual, download it here using your product’s model number.
When the salt light on your dishwasher comes on, it’s time to refill. The salt reservoir is located on the inside of your appliance, below and to the left of the bottom dish rack.
To access it, pull the bottom rack out and remove the protective cap of the salt reservoir. Pour in the salt until it reaches the top of the reservoir, then close the cap.
Make sure the water hardness setting is appropriate
Hard water also contributes to marks forming on your glassware. Your dishwasher has a water hardness setting which you need to adjust according to the hardness of your tap water.
Follow the instructions in your user manual to determine the correct setting. If you’re having trouble finding your manual, download it here using your product’s model number.
Beko dishwashers with Auto GlassShield® have sensors which determine the hardness of your tap water and adjust the water hardness setting automatically.
Make sure to activate the tablet detergent function when using tablets
Tablet detergents are less effective at rinsing and drying. To compensate for this, your dishwasher can be specially programmed to work with tablet detergents.
Some Beko dishwashers come with Auto Tablet sensors which can tell if you’re using tablet detergent. If your dishwasher doesn’t have this function, make sure you manually activate the tablet detergent setting when using tablets.
In addition, though some tablets feature a 2-in-1 formula, it’s recommended that you also use rinse aid with these tablets.
Take advantage of the Auto GlassShield®, SteamGloss® and GlassCare 40 °C Programme
Many Beko dishwashers feature specific technologies and programmes to protect your glassware.
Auto GlassShield® Technology protects your glassware from corrosion by detecting water hardness and adjusting the water hardness setting accordingly.
SteamGloss® Technology provides an extra 10 minutes of intense heating to minimize water stains.
The GlassCare 40 °C Programme washes your glassware gently at 40 °C to protect your delicate glassware.