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Your dishwasher is one of the most important appliances in your home. It helps you save time and energy while cleaning your dishes. But, like all appliances, it needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. In this blog post, we will provide an ultimate guide on how to clean your dishwasher. We will discuss why it’s important to clean your dishwasher, how to clean different parts of the dishwasher if it smells, and how to prevent common problems with your dishwasher.
1. Remove the dishwasher’s filters and clean them with warm, soapy water:
The dishwasher’s filters are located at the bottom of the appliance. To remove them, twist and pull on the filter housing. Once you’ve removed the filters, soak them in warm water with a mild detergent for about 15 minutes. Then, rinse them under running water and let them air dry.
If your dishwasher has a self-cleaning cycle, you can run it once a month to clean the filters.
If you have hard water, minerals can build up on the dishwasher’s filters. You may need to clean them more often if this is the case.
If your dishwasher doesn’t have removable filters, you can clean them by soaking a cloth in warm water and detergent and wiping them down.
You should also clean the dishwasher’s spray arm. The spray arm is located under the filters. To clean it, soak a cloth in white vinegar or hot water and detergent and use it to wipe away any build-up.
2. Clean the dishwasher’s interior with a vinegar-water solution:
To clean the interior of your dishwasher, mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Then, use the solution to wipe down the inside of the appliance, including the door gasket.
If you have hard water, you may need to use a descaling solution to remove mineral deposits from your dishwasher’s interior.
3. Wipe down the exterior of the dishwasher with a damp cloth:
To clean the exterior of your dishwasher, simply wipe it down with a damp cloth. You can use a mild detergent if needed. Be sure to avoid getting water in the control panel or any other openings.
You should also clean the dishwasher’s rubber gasket. The gasket is located around the door and helps keep water from leaking out. To clean it, wipe it down with a cloth soaked in white vinegar or hot water and detergent.
4. Check the drainage hose for clogs:
The drainage hose is located under the dishwasher. To check it for clogs, remove the hose and look for any blockages. If you find a clog, clear it with a plunger or a snake.
You should also clean out the dishwasher’s drain with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Pour ½ cup of baking soda down the drain, then add ½ cup of vinegar. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then run hot water down the drain to flush it out.
If you have hard water, minerals can build up in the drainage hose and cause clogs. You may need to clean or replace the hose more often if this is the case. If this happens, then its better to hire an expert.
Cleaning your dishwasher regularly will help prevent clogs and keep it running efficiently. Use this guide as a reference the next time you need to clean your dishwasher.
We hope this guide was helpful! If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!