A lot of people do not know, but you should clean a dishwasher because, after numerous washes. Inside of your machine begins to accumulate debris, putting in question the performance of it. This post will teach it to clean a dishwasher.
- To clean a dishwasher start by filling the sink (half) with water and vinegar. It will be at this location that you will soak up some of the items while you are concentrating on cleaning other parts of the appliance.
- Then remove the two “shelves” from the dishwasher, along with other utensils that can be removed, and place them in the sink. If you can not remove one, take a damp cloth with the product described above and clean. At the same time, check for leftovers. If this is the case, remove the leftover food from the most difficult places with a toothpick or similar object.
Tip: When cleaning a dishwasher, clean all holes. Make sure, therefore, that all holes allow free passage of water. Do not neglect this, as your dishwasher needs to work 100%. Take your time. If the holes are too small, use a thin wire with a small hook at the end.
- After all the holes are cleaned, it is time to clean the door edges as well as the gasket. To do this, use a damp cloth and vinegar solution (or if you prefer, a little spray from a mild cleaner). To clean the corners use an old toothbrush.
Tip: If mold and mildew are a problem, leave the dishwasher open after use to allow it to dry.
- Now replace the grille, filter, and other smaller parts that have been soaked in the vinegar solution in the dishwasher. If your washing machine is really very dirty, then dismantle the bottom of it and proceed.
- Take a look at the bottom of your dishwasher, around the drain, and you will see that there is a grille, which is where the waters pass by. Look for debris that is clogging. Remove accumulated solid material. If the material is too deep, consider a simple disassembly to remove it
- Switch off the dishwasher. Follow the cable back to be sure;
- Then, very carefully, remove the screws. The filter cover will rise, leaving the area exposed (note the order of the parts you remove, remember that you will have to replace them later)
- Now apply a piece of masking tape over the filter opening to prevent debris from entering while cleaning. Do not clog the pipes any further
- With rubber gloves (you may find a piece of parting glass) and a cloth removes the solid debris by rubbing the base well. Also use, if necessary, a brush and a cleaning agent stronger than vinegar
- Then just install it all again. Be careful not to overtighten the screws, especially if they are plastic.
Daily Care to Clean a Dishwasher
- Make sure to use the dishwasher regularly. This will reduce the accumulation of food residue, making cleaning the appliance easier. Also, from time to time, use the machine to wash “alone” with a little vinegar. If a scent is a problem for you, use baking soda instead
- Clean the dishes in the sink before putting them in the dishwasher
- Spray the front of your machine with a mild cleaning agent (such as a glass cleaner). Wipe with a sponge or soft cloth, paying attention to the buttons on the unit
- Once a month put rinse aid in your dishwasher as it will help prevent stains on the dishes. Pour product into machine according to package directions
- Be careful not to wash containers with labels, as labels can come loose.