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Dishwasher Maintenance Tips

Can you imagine not having your dishwasher at your disposal? A proper dishwasher home maintenance routine is vital to the longevity of your appliance. Take a look at our simple dishwasher maintenance tips we’ve assembled to ensure you never have to go a day without it. If you found this article because you need fast service, simply click here to schedule a same-day appointment from the plumber you can trust for life!

Clean the Dishwasher Filter

Some dishwasher models come equipped with a removable filter. If it’s been some time since you’ve removed your dishwasher filter, it’s likely built up with food and grime by now. We recommend cleaning your filter once a month to prevent clogs and to help your dishwasher run efficiently.

Use the Dishwasher Regularly

Believe it or not, but one of the best dishwasher maintenance tips we can give you is to simply use your dishwasher regularly. This prevents debris from settling in the bottom. We also recommend routinely running a full cycle on empty at least once a month.

Consider Vinegar as a Cleaning Solution

White vinegar is basically your best friend when it comes to cleaning your home’s appliances and surfaces. This is also true when it comes to cleaning your dishwasher. The best way to clean the interior of your dishwasher is to place a container in the center of the top rack and pour 1 cup of white vinegar into it. The next step is to run your dishwasher on a hot cycle. During this time, the vinegar will disinfect the interior of your appliance and break down any food particles or debris that’s been accumulated over time.

Clean the Exterior of the Dishwasher

Now that you’ve successfully cleaned the interior of your dishwasher, don’t forget to wipe down the door gasket and exterior door. Use a damp cloth for the rubber gasket; this will ensure the door creates a complete seal when closed.


We invite you to visit the Hudson team at our plumbing showroom at 435 West Morgan Street in Martinsville, Indiana. Our dishwasher installation guarantee is second to none. While you’re here, check out our bath and shower displays as well. Our showroom is open Monday through Friday. 7am to 4pm.


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