7 Genius Ways To Clean Your Dishwasher (The Ultimate Guide)

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Howdy Everyone, When we buy a dishwasher we know everything but there are some things we don’t know. And out of that, we have chosen one topic today. And the important point is that today we are going to talk about how to clean a dishwasher. Cleaning your dishwasher is one of those chores that you don’t really think about doing, but it should be done every few months.

The last time I cleaned my dishwasher, I couldn’t believe how gross it looked. The bottom had a slimy, fuzzy coating, and the sides were crusty and gross. Here are some of the things I found when I cleaned my dishwasher.

7 Genius Ways To Clean Your Dishwasher

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How To Clean The Door

The first thing to do is clean the door of the dishwasher. There are a few places to look for mess and to clean. First of all, look at the seals on the door. Clean any creases that seem out of place. Some wear is normal but if you see even the smallest dent, that is cause for concern.

Step 1: Unhook all the dishes you are not washing. Next, unplug the dishwasher, take out all the dishes and turn off the power. Next, take out the top rack.

Step 2: Remove the filter Remove the door from the side and take the filter off. You may need to use pliers to remove the door from the inside.

Step 3: Clean and polish the door Using a fine grain dish soap, run the dishwasher on the lowest temperature, 3 cycles until the door has been cleaned. A piece of soft cloth works well to polish it.

How To Clean The Dishwasher Filter

The dishwasher filter is the most critical part of the dishwasher and the easiest thing to clean if it has a lot of soap built up. Wipe the inside of the filter with a paper towel and try to remove any soap residue with a toothbrush or brush.

Step 1: Clean the dishwasher in the middle of the dishwasher is actually the best place to clean the inside of the dishwasher.

Step 2: Cleans the lower grates with a toothbrush and a sponge to get any dust or spills out.

Step 3: Clean the front door There are three hinges on the front door of your dishwasher and cleaning the front door hinges will make it easier to reach the door panel and ensure everything is clean.

How To Clean The Dishwasher Drain

The best way to clean the interior of the dishwasher is to press on the drainage area of the dishwasher with a wire mesh scrubber. Take the cotton swab and apply a thin layer of dishwasher soap to the drain. Continue scrubbing the metal of the dishwasher until no soap is left. Wash the drain in warm water and leave to dry.

How To Clean The Dishwasher Exterior

Some dishwashers have hard-to-reach doors and vents, but that shouldn’t stop you from making them shine. Here’s how: If you have one of the newer machines, you can use a washing machine washer-drier attachment to remove the majority of the residue on the exterior of the machine. To take the scrubber attachment off the bottom of the machine, you’ll need a small screwdriver. To remove the washing machine’s filters, simply insert a long screwdriver into the hole.

Step 1: Wash away grime with a little salt If you have a stain or dirt on the bottom of your machine, try using a tablespoon of salt to rub it away. You’ll be left with a relatively clean interior of your machine. Just don’t rub too much or your dishwasher will become clogged with salt crystals.

How To Clean The Dishwasher Racks

Start by pulling the racks out from the bottom of your dishwasher and soaking them with warm water. If the racks are rust-prone, soak them in vinegar for 15 minutes to two hours. Alternatively, pour a small amount of vinegar into the rinse compartment before loading the dishes.

Step 1: Pull out the drain pump and unscrew it Carefully pull the pump out of the dishwasher and unscrew the drain tube from the back. Carefully take out the rubber gasket seal around the opening and drain the water out.

Step 2: Wipe down the pump Using a paper towel or microfiber cloth, wipe down the pump and screw.

Step 3: Clean the gasket Next, wipe down the gasket using a paper towel or microfiber cloth.

How To Clean It From The Inside

Shut your dishwasher door and give it a deep clean. Grease, food, dust, hair, everything should be removed.

Step 1: Watch out for the rubber seal We’ve all done it – pressed in the silverware bowl while reaching for something in the back of the top rack. And when you come back to retrieve it, you find it covered in hard-to-remove residue. Rinse it out.

Step 2: Clean the floor Sticks your finger into the soap disposal to clean out any residual soap. If you’ve dropped anything on the counter that’s now dried and hard, it’s time to wipe the floor.

Step 3: Change the filters You’ve already opened your dishwasher three times, but the black stuff is still hanging around. It’s time to change the filters and hopefully not open the thing again for another six months.

How To Clean The Dishwasher Door Seal

Seal your dishwasher and the door by wrapping the hinge edges in tape. You can also choose a special tool, such as this rubber scouring pad for washing the door

Step 1: Run your dishwasher with full loads. The detergent buildup is a big problem and the food which cannot come out of the dishes will block up the filter. Run your dishwasher using just enough water to fill up the machine, rinse and then run full loads. It is the ideal way to keep your machine clean, with minimal effort.

Step 2: Check the wear of the agitator blades Older dishwashers have a silicone ring on the agitator which wears off over time and makes noise. Be sure to inspect the agitator blades and replace them if needed.

Step 3: Clean the mesh net Check the mesh net underneath your dishwasher to ensure it’s not dirty.

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