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Dishwasher Not Cleaning Properly? 5 Quick Tips to Make it Like New

There's nothing worse than seeing gritty residue at the bottom of your drinking glass.
This is especially true if you have company at your house, it's the holidays, and your wife is the one who spotted the problem. So what's the solution?
Here are a few tips that helped us with our dishwasher's efficiency
+Use a granular dishwasher soap instead of gel
+Clean sprayer arms with picture hanging wire and a white vinegar bath
+Remove grit and reside from fine and coarse filters
+Check underneath the coarse filter for grime
+Eliminate hard water scale buildup with Lemi Shine
You can check out my post for additional tips, pictures, and a few short videos. The videos are less than 4 minutes but they take you on a tour of the inside of our dishwasher. You'll discover ideas that will get your dishes looking better within 24 hours :)
Here's the link http://www.homerepairtutor.com/dishwasher-not-cleaning/
One of our New Years resolutions is to keep our dishwasher's cleaning efficiency like it was on day 1.
If you have some tips please share them, pretty please (for the safety of husbands everywhere).
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $20 Difficulty: Easy

To see more: http://www.homerepairtutor.com/dishwasher-not-cleaning/

Got a question about this project?

  • Debby Dale

    I put just a few drops of liquid dishwasher detergent in my dishwasher at the beginning of each load. The liquid detergent removes most of the gunk during the prewash cycles and my dishes get the benefit of degreasing prior to the actual wash

    • Tina
      Tina La Jolla, CA

      Do you add it to the prewash container and do you still add detergent to the prewash?

  • Debby Dale

    I don't add any addtional prewash detergent and i just drop into the bottom of dishwasher. Just remember, a few drops does wonders. Saves a lot of money too.

  • Nita Vaughn Simmons

    Do not use a granular dishwasher soap if you have a septic system. The water doesn't stay hot enough to dissolve it completely and eventually, it will build up, turn hard as rock and clog your line. Been there, done that, won't do it again!

  • Lisa Ruggles
    Lisa Ruggles Tucson, AZ

    I use a product called Lemishine to keep hard water deposits off of my dishes and dishwasher. They also make a product to use in washing machines. It's made from fruit acids so it's non-toxic. It is the best product I've found for sparkling dishes,

    • Toni Mccall

      Is Lemishine available at Wal Mart or Home Depot? I have never heard of it.

  • Yilliang Peng
    Yilliang Peng Wilmington, DE

    Thank you so much for the great advice written here about what to do in order to make your dishwasher work more effectively. My wife and I live in a rather old home and have been using the same dishwasher for years. Unfortunately, it does not run as

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