Home Repair Tutor
Home Repair Tutor
  • Hometalker
  • Pittsburgh, PA

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

$20
1 Hour
Easy

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).
Dishwasher not cleaning properly?
Dishwasher not cleaning properly?
Remove debris from sprayer arms and soak them in white vinegar.
Remove debris from sprayer arms and soak them in white vinegar.
Supplies for cleaning your dishwasher. You can almost never go wrong with white vinegar and baking soda.
Supplies for cleaning your dishwasher. You can almost never go wrong with white vinegar and baking soda.
Clean the fine filter so grit and grime aren't just sitting around in your dishwasher.
Clean the fine filter so grit and grime aren't just sitting around in your dishwasher.
Check underneath the coarse filter for scale buildup.
Check underneath the coarse filter for scale buildup.
Home Repair Tutor

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Go

Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

74 of 92 comments
  • Nev31655567
    on Feb 21, 2018

    This is a big help for me. I am retired and need all the help I get.

  • Luuezz
    on Nov 8, 2018

    I would not use a metal putty knife, it will permanently scratch it! Use plastic instead.

Your comment...