Cleaning Dishwasher with Vinegar

February 16, 2015 1:44 AM

How To Clean Dishwasher with Vinegar

Many people believe that their dishwasher does not need to be cleaned due to the fact that it runs soap and hot water through its system. As such they only clean the exterior of the device. In all actuality though, not only do you need to clean the interior of your dishwasher, by failing to do so you will ultimately shorten the lifespan of your appliance. Here is a DIY guide that you can utilizing pertaining to cleaning dishwasher with vinegar.  Cleaning Dishwasher with Vinegar

Before you get started, some of the materials that you will need include:
* Toothbrush
* Toothpick or an unraveled and straightened metal hanger
* At-least 3-4 small rags
* Lemon juice
* Baking soda
* White vinegar

Step 1
The first thing that you need to do is to remove all the racks from your dishwasher and run a cycle. Once the cycle is complete, use the tooth pick or unraveled iron hanger to clear any debris that may have accumulated within the holes of the spinning arm.

Step 2
After that, the next area you should clean is the bottom of the door of your dishwasher. At the floor of your dishwasher you will see a drain where the waste water travels through. Around this area you should see a protective grill around it. Once you have located the grill, make a paste of baking soda and soapy water, and use your toothbrush to dip into that paste and clean the grill.

Step 3
The next thing you need to clean is the plastic or rubber seals that allows the door the seal water. To do this, make a solution by mixing 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 2 teaspoon of lemon juice. Once you have made the solution, use a damp cloth to clean the seal as well as the toothbrush when it comes to tight areas.

Step 4
Once you have done this, you also need to remove any hard water deposits that may have accumulated in the areas where the dishwasher receives and ejects water. To do this add 2 to three cups of vinegar to the bottom of your washing machine and place your device on a energy saving or low wash setting. About half way through the wash, stop the machine so that the vinegar can do its job and remove hard water deposits. Resume the cycle to finish the cleaning process.

* Use bleach to remove mold or mildew.
* Do not mix bleach with vinegar.
* Be caution about dish washing gels. Some of them have the tendency to corrode the rubber seal overtime.

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