How to Clean Your Dishwasher

How to Clean Your Dishwasher

Time – 30 minutes

Difficulty – Easy

Expertise – Basic familiarity with your dishwasher

Frequency – Once a month

Where – All US

To make sure your dishwasher looks good and works well for a long time, be sure to maintain it properly. Having to repair dishwashers is expensive. Your owner’s manual has all the specifics you need, but here are some tips to get you started.


Cleaning the exterior. In most cases, regular use of a soft, damp cloth or sponge and a mild detergent is all that’s needed to keep the outside of your dishwasher looking nice and clean.

Cleaning the interior. Hard water minerals can cause a white film to build up on the inside surfaces, especially just beneath the door area.

1. Apply powdered dishwasher detergent to a damp sponge to make a paste. Or, use liquid automatic dishwasher detergent and clean with a damp sponge.
2. Run a normal cycle with detergent after cleaning the interior.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not clean the dishwasher interior until it has cooled.
  • Be sure to wear rubber gloves when cleaning the dishwasher.
  • Do not use any type of cleanser other than dishwasher detergent because it may cause foaming or sudsing.

Need help or have questions related to your dishwasher or HVAC system? Contact a recommended contractor.

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  1. dishwasher review says:

    your tips are really nice and user friendly. thanks for this tips.

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