Tip & How-To about Frigidaire Dishwashers

How to Sanitize Your Dishwasher

Step 1 -
Get rid of any odor that may be coming from the plumbing pips your dishwasher shares with the sink. Pour a half of cup of baking soda down each sink drain. Pour cups of vinegar down each drain until all of the baking soda is washed away. After five minutes, run very, very hot water down each of the drains.

Step 2 -
Clean out your garbage disposal. Slice a lemon/lime and put the slices down your disposal drain. Run your disposal with cold water running.

Step 3 -
Pour two cups of vinegar into the dishwasher and let it sit for an hour and then let the dishwasher run through a cycle with the hottest water possible. Repeat the process is that does not clean up all of the build and film. You can use baking soda and bleach instead of vinegar - just sprinkle the baking soda in the bottom of the dishwasher tub, and pour bleach inside the tub as well.

Step 4 - Between washes, pour 1/4 cup of lemon juice into the dishwasher cup and run a short, but complete wash cycle. This will not only deodorize the dishwasher but will also help get rid of any metal build-up.

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Hello Thomas;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

Your dish washer just need a good cleaning. Plastic is holds odors.

Pour 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher. Run on hot and heavy load. Spread 1/2 cup of baking soda in the bottom of the dishwasher and let set over night. Run the dishwasher in the morning.

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Get rid of any odor that may be coming from the plumbing pipes your dishwasher shares with the sink. Pour a half a cup of baking soda down each sink drain. Pour cups of vinegar down each drain until all the baking soda is washed away. After 5 minutes, run very, very hot water down each of the drains.


Clean out your garbage disposal. Slice a lemon and put the slices down your disposal drain. Run your disposal with the cold water running. You can use just the lemon or an orange rind if you don't have a whole lemon.

Pour two cups of vinegar into the dishwasher and let it sit for an hour and then let the dishwasher run through a cycle with the hottest water possible. Repeat the process if that does not help. You can use baking soda instead of vinegar - just sprinkle it in the bottom of the dishwasher.


Between washes, pour ΒΌ cup lemon juice into the dishwasher cup, and run a short but complete wash cycle. Is will not only deodorize the dishwasher, but will also help get rid of any metal build-up

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If you have a wet dry vac, remove all the water in the sink. Then take 1 full cup of baking soda and 2 cups of white vinegar. Pour the baking soda into the drain, then pour the vinegar on top. Let it sit for about 20 minutes, then flush with scolding hot water. If that doesnt work then do it again and let it sit for longer. Baking soda and vinegar make a acid that will eat through most anything that goes down drains.

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