Cleaning the inside

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When to replace filter:

  1. Producing odor
  2. Food debris
  3. Residue
  4. Not cleaning as well as it should be
  • Level of difficulty: Easy
  • Estimated time taken: 20 minutes
  • Tools required:
  1. Baking soda
  2. White vinegar
  3. Rags
  4. Toothbrush
  5. Toothpick or paperclip

How to:

Step 1: Remove excess debris

  • Open the dishwasher and remove the bottom rack
  • Wipe up any visible food debris with a rag
  • Examine your main sprayer and clear any clogs with your toothpick or paperclip

Step 2: Cleaning with vinegar

  • Add one cup of vinegar to a dishwasher safe cup and place it in the top rack of your dishwasher
  • Run your dishwasher through a normal cycle with hot water
  • Once completed, you should already see a noticeable difference from the vinegar alone

Step 3: Baking soda time

  • Evenly sprinkle about a cup of baking soda all around the bottom of the inside of your dishwasher
  • Run through a short cycle with hot water

Tips on keeping your dishwasher clean

  • The dishwasher and garbage disposal share a drain so run it before you wash the dishes
  • Dishwasher soap requires a certain amount of grease and food left over on your dishes to work properly so don't pre-wash them too thoroughly