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Just want to clean the dishwasher without any dishes in it

Should we run it once empty, or only with vinegar or some other cleaning product

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I would definitely recommend distilled vinegar before any commercial cleaner. It is an excellent descaling and cleaning agent that is all natural and will not harm the appliance. Use about 1/4 cup and use a heated setting. Make sure you also wipe down the inner door facing where it meets to the door gasket and clean the gasket. These are areas the dishwasher cannot clean on its own. Also check the area at the base of the door along the inside. Soap scunge and mildew can form there. It is also an area that the dishwasher does not self clean very well. If you have any persistent odors, you may have to remove the lower spray arm to access and clean the main wash pump strainer area. If you have questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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How much vinegar do you add to the dishwasher?


For regular monthly maintenance fill the dishwasher soap dish with vinegar once a month and run a regular cycle with an empty dishwasher. If you're having problems with dishes not getting clean or dishwasher soap build up on the floor of your dishwasher do the above now. You may need to run the empty dishwasher with vinegar a few times to clean the drain lines; running empty once a week with vinegar is not too often.

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If you have hard water, you may experience stains on dishes and scale forming on your dishwasher heating element.

To clean it up and improve performance, there is a product called "Dishwasher Magic" that descales the machine.

Another trick, particularly if you can't find Dishwasher Magic, is to use white vinegar.

Run the machine empty with about two cups of white vinegar added to the bottom. Then run it again empty to remove the odor of the vinegar.

If you have dishes that have a built up film (you notice this particularly on clear glass) you can soak it in vinegar for ten minutes or so and then rinse it off with tap water. For stubborn stains you may want to rub with a paper towel.

The best way to avoid these problems is to use rinse agent in your dishwasher, and to use the Dishwasher Magic once every month.

UPDATE: A low cost alternative to this product is to simply use unsweetened kids soft drink mix....aka KoolAid. It's got lots of citric acid, just like the Dishwasher magic. To get similar results, you need to use two large packages or four to six of the small one quart size pouches. IMPORTANT: Don't put any sugar in it, just add the powder to the bottom of the dishwasher and run a cycle.

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My dishes are no longer getting clean. Is it


Hello Sue. There are a few things you can do. let's begin by giving the interior of your dishwasher a good cleaning. To do this, with an empty dishwasher, toss in 2 cups of vinegar and then run your longest and hottest wash cycle. Repeat monthly.

Next, consider changing your detergent over to a product like Electrasol Dishwasher Detergent with Powerball Tabs. That product gets the highest marks from my customers.

Finally, always run the hot water into the sink until it reaches max. temp. before you start the dishwasher. Joe

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Instructions Things You'll Need:
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  1. dishwashers have a rinse aid dispenser. If your dishwasher has this dispenser, fill it up periodically and it will release the appropriate amount of rinse aid automatically at the right time during the wash cycle. This will help your dishes rinse more cleanly.
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    Some older dishwashers or basic models do not have an automatic rinse aid dispenser. In this case, you can buy rinse aid in solid form that attaches to your dishwasher rack. Solid rinse aid can be hard to find in stores because it is not commonly used, but it can be purchased online.
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    Appliance repairmen will tell you that one of the common problems they see with dishwashers is the buildup of excess detergent. If there is too much detergent in your dishwasher, your dishes will not rinse cleanly, no matter how good the dishwasher is or how much rinse aid you use. To clean the excess detergent that has built up inside your dishwasher, put 3 tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice (concentrate is fine) in the empty dishwasher and run the dishwasher through a complete cycle with no dishes. Do this twice, for two complete cycles of the empty dishwasher with only vinegar or lemon juice added. The acid in the vinegar or lemon juice will break up the detergent that has built up in your dishwasher's interior.

    After you have cleaned the detergent buildup from the inside of your dishwasher, follow the steps below to keep the buildup from happening again and to help your dishes rinse cleanly and prevent residue from accumulating on the dishes.
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    Switch to a liquid or gel dishwasher detergent. Any brand will do.
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    Fill only one detergent compartment(the one that snaps closed) half full with gel detergent. Snap the opening closed and run your dishwasher as you normally would. Your dishes will come out sparkling clean with no buildup or residue, plus you'll save money by using less detergent!

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Our ten year old kitchenaid dishwasher doesn't get the dishes clean. there is food particles left on dishes if we don't completely rinse our dishes. is there a cleanout filter that needs to be emptied?


Locate your dishwasher's filter. It is typically on the floor of the dishwasher. Pull out the bottom rack and look along the bottom of the dishwasher until you find it.

Use a paper towel or sponge to remove any residue or debris that has accumulated on the outside of the filter once you locate it. On some dishwashers, the filter area does not detach or open, so your hand cleaning will stop here. On other models, you can unscrew the filter housing to access the inside and clean any debris from the filter area. Simply wash out the filter using soap and water, then reassemble once cleaning is complete.

Further clean the filter area by pouring a quart of white vinegar into the bottom of the empty dishwasher. Turn to a wash cycle and allow the dishwasher to run with the vinegar cleaning the mechanisms, including the filter.

To deep-clean your dishwasher and the filter periodically, mix the following ingredients together in a bowl, then pour into the bottom of the dishwasher: 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup baking soda and 1 cup bleach. Let the mixture sit in the bottom of the empty dishwasher overnight. The next morning run a wash cycle, letting the bleach mixture clean and disinfect the dishwasher thoroughly.

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hello. I can help you. Make sure your dishwasher is empty. Then pour two cups of vinegar into the dishwasher. Next run the hot water into your kitchen sink until it is as hot as it gets and start your machine. Run it on the longest and hottest cycle you have..

This will clean your machine. Repeat the process with more vinegar if you need to.

Once your machine is clean, be sure to always run your sink water until it is hot before turning on the dishwasher and also rinse your dishes. good luck with it.

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Hello, I can help you. With the dishwasher empty, toss in two cups of white vinegar and run the machine on its longest and hottest cycle. This will thoroughly clean the machine.

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