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Are Detergent Pods Ruining Your Dishwasher?

Updated: Jul 10

Are Detergent Pods Ruining Your Dishwasher?

Have you started to notice unsightly spots baked onto your dishes? Or maybe they just don't shine like they used to. Either way, the cause of this is more than likely because you've been using detergent pods in your dishwasher.



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Soap Pod For Dishwasher

Are Detergent Pods Ruining Your Dishwasher?

There are several brands of dishwasher detergent pods on the market, all claiming to be eco-friendly, safe, biodegradable & made with plant-based materials. Sounds great, right?

Everywhere you look you will see these little dishwasher tablet pods for sale, telling consumers they are the best & deliver superior cleaning power.


However, there is a grim reality for your dishwasher after using them.

As soon as the wash cycle is complete and you open the dishwasher door, you can see the dishwasher pods are not dissolving. Even if you check the water temperature because you know that you used really hot water.


6 Ways Detergent Pods Are Ruining Your Dishwasher


  1. The average water temperature inside the dishwasher is never hot enough to break down the plastic pod.

  2. The Plastic pod encasing the soap does not break down.

  3. Plastic pods clog drain pumps causing leaky dishwashers.

  4. Plastic pods clog recirculating pumps to go out.

  5. All of the soap inside the pod rarely, completely dissolves.

  6.  leaves spots on your dishes


Naturally, since detergent pods have gained so much popularity, they have been used in all makes & models of dishwashers. It doesn't matter if the brand is Bosch, Miele, Whirlpool, Samsung, Maytag, GE, Kenmore, or LG. The outcome is always the same. A professional will need to repair your dishwasher. So, save yourself some time on dishwasher repairs, and stick to the regular powdered cascade soap. 


Your dishwasher will thank you!



@ Copyright T&C Appliance/HVAC Repair - Burlington






@ Copyright T&C Appliance/HVAC Repair - Burlington






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