How do I clean a dishwasher?

dirt accumilate at the bottom and I have to redoo some dishes

  7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 08, 2018

  • Florence Geller Florence Geller on Apr 08, 2018
    Make sure you rinse dishes before you put them into the dishwasher. Put a cup of vinegar on top shelf & put the detergent in as usual. Run cycle without dishes.

  • Barb Brown Barb Brown on Apr 08, 2018
    I usually empty the dishwasher, pour 1 cup of white vinegar in the bottom and run it. Then run it empty a second time. Much like you do a coffee maker. Don't forget to clean the food catcher at the bottom of the dishwasher first.

  • Vicky Johnson Vicky Johnson on Apr 08, 2018
    Lemon shine makes a citrus product just for this purpose. If I have to rinse my dishes I would not have a dishwasher.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 08, 2018
    Empty out filter............and clear dishes before putting in the machine (Do not use as Waste disposal)

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 08, 2018
    If the white vinegar does not do the trick for you in eliminating the dirt at the bottom, I would consider looking elsewhere for a drain blockage.
    I wonder why a dishwasher would have to be cycled to do the task it is engineered and built to do and then re-cycled with vinegar, how efficient is it to do dish-washing twice? Twice the volume of water, electricity, and then heat.

  • P McCammon P McCammon on Apr 11, 2018
    place a cup of vinegar on the top rack and run a full cycle with very hot water. Wipe inside with paper towel when cycle is completed.