Tip & How-To about Dishwashers

Do you use liquid soap?

If you use liquid you should use very little, about 1/3 of the soap cup. Liquid soap will build up inside the dishwasher so to help prevebt it from oversudsing you will want to run a empty load with a coffee cup full of white vinager sitting on the upper rack. This will help flush out what the soap leaves behind.

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Can we use liquid soap while rinsing the dishwasher?

No you can not use nondishwasher liquid (there are liquid soaps made for use in the dishwasher) to clean your tub. A very effective dishwasher cleaner is VINEGAR . Place a cup upright as if you were going to drink from it on upper rack and run a regular cycle.


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still soap left in the machine after a wash, soap residue left on dishes

What type soap. Some soaps have been found to be so concentrated that it causes an oversudsing. Electro lux did have a problemwith the little white ball in the center causing this. To desud the dishwasher pour 1/2 cup of liquid fabric softener in the diswasher and run thru entire cycle with the heater in the off position. This will rid the dishwasher of any build up.

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Fill the detergent cup with fabric softener for a full cycle. Don't be alarmed if bubbles seep out.

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