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KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - HELP YOUR DISHWASHER DO A BETTER JOB
Kathleen Weaver Zech - Dean's Team Director of Buyers Agency ServicesWe usually take our dishwashers for granted assuming that they will do a great job cleaning our dishes.  Listed below are some tricks we can use to make the machine run more efficiently and last longer. Try some of these tips and see if they work with your dishwasher.

1. Remove the racks and clean the inside of the machine. Use baking soda as a scrubbing medium. Check the bottom for debris (food particles, flatware, etc.) and remove.

2. Clean the racks while they are out of the machine. If there is any bare metal showing use protective covers. These are available at hardware stores.

3. Check the spray arms. Are all the holes clog free? If not, use a toothpick to clean them out.  If the spray arm moves up during the wash, check the movement and make sure it is working properly.

4. Put the racks back in the machine. Pour a gallon of vinegar in the bottom of the unit and run a light cycle. This will get rid the dishwasher of any mineral deposits that can hamper good performance.

5. You can boost the hot water to the unit by running the water in the sink until it is hot before you start the dishwasher.

6. Standing water after the cycle might mean your pump isn't working properly. Check the drain hose under the sink to see if it's kinked.

Hopefully these tips will help you run your dishwasher more efficiently. If you are still having problems consult an appliance repairman.

KATHLEEN WEAVER-ZECH & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO

Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 5:11 AM by Dean's Team

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