I need help with Haier dishwasher troubleshooting.
These dishwashers are rated as Energy Star due to low water and energy use; however, that’s probably because they do not run very often.
A lot of the water misers do not do a good job washing dishes. To get the Haier dishwasher to do any type of job, you have to scrape off all the food, pre-rinse it and add a rinse agent to the detergent.
A lot of dishwashers need a rinse agent to not leave detergent residue, after the dish soaps took the phosphorus out.
Let’s say Haier somehow manages to do even worse, so you need to put it on the extra long and pots and pan cycles to get basic loads of dishes clean. The pots and pans cycle is over two hours on most Haier dishwashers. Is that faster or slower than you washing the dishes by hand before or after putting it in the dishwasher? That could be a trade of regarding the price of the appliance.
One of the regular problems you face with Haier dishwashers is the control board going out.
It isn’t as bad as the Kenmore dishwashers with the steam vent right on the control board, but expect to replace it every year or so.
Between the cost of the control board and the labor, that approaches the cost of a new dishwasher after the second repair. You can try flipping the breaker on the dishwasher’s portion of the control panel and turning it back on in a few minutes to power cycle the control board, but that usually doesn’t work. At least then I do not feel bad about calling a repair man to do the same thing, like calling an HVAC guy to fix the AC and he discovers it was set to fan only.
Another problem Haier dishwashers have is the filter – it needs to be cleaned out a lot more often than its competition, even if you’ve pre-scraped the dishes. It can’t seem to wash the food residue down the drain without clogging regularly. That is a problem.
And even on pots and pans, it doesn’t remove lipstick, while the quick cycle may or may not get all the gravy off the plates.
The quick cycle is the weakest one. A lot of the more affordable Haier dishwashers don’t have a delay start option.
Based on what you said, that’s not a problem given how often I have to pre-clean and post clean the dishes and clean out the filter.
Another problem they have is noise level, worse than average. I don’t know if knowing it is not a failing motor to blame for the noise and poor wash quality is a problem or not.