Dishwasher Maintenance-Saving Water

How to Save Water with Dishwasher Maintenance

Especially worthy to think about during the holiday season is the maintenance of your appliances. Such, usually means you have lots of guest and or family.  Probably, your dishwasher has been overrun.  Now that the holiday season is over it is time to do a little dishwasher maintenance.  Most importantly, dishwasher maintenance is a great way get rid or those odors,  save water and help your dishwasher clean your dishes more efficiently. In the light of the recent holidays, we have brought some tips to you on how to maintain your dishwasher.

Begin your Dishwasher Maintenance

Remove your spray arms:

First, to remove your spray arms, refer to your owners manual.  Consequently, once you have removed the arms, use a pipe cleaner or sewing needle to remove trapped food particles or other debris from the spray through small holes. Also, have in mind to never use a toothpick, as the tip can break off inside of the wash arm.

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Remove the Sprayer Arm


Remove the filter:

To remove the filter refer to your owners manual under maintenance.  Remove your dishwasher’s filter.  You can use your sink sprayer or faucet if you don’t have a sprayer to clean it thoroughly of any food particles.

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Dishwasher Filter

Replace the filter and spray arm(s) in this order.

Eliminate odors and possible mold.

First, make a gentle, odor-eliminating scrub with equal parts baking soda and water. Next, remove the dishwasher racks and wipe them down with the scrub. Use the cleaner on a sponge to scrub the inside of the dishwasher, concentrating on the filter rubber seals. Place the racks back into the dishwasher.  In addition, fill the detergent cup with baking soda and run a cycle on the hottest setting possible. This will rinse away the baking soda and most of the odors. You then, place a dishwasher-safe container filled with 2 cups of vinegar on the bottom rack. Run a cycle as usual. Most noteworthy, vinegar eliminates odors from mold or mildew residue. Last, fill the detergent cup with powdered lemonade mix. Run a cycle as usual. Equally important, the citric acid it contains should help clean your dishwasher, remove rust and leave it with a pleasant aroma.

Repair damage to your dishwasher racks:

Now that rust has been cleaned from the dishwasher racks, it is time to repair the plastic coating. Use replacement tine tips, which are available in an array of colors to match your unit’s racks. Then, use touch-up paint to cover flaking paint of the interior of your dishwasher. Especially relevant to note that if left alone to rust, the racks may corrode, allowing small shards of rusty metal to enter your dishwasher’s pump, leading to expensive repairs.

Furthermore, to find the replacement tine tips, touch-up paint and many other parts for your model use your dishwasher model number in the search field on your computer.

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