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How To Care For Your Dishwasher

You lower your energy bills and get your dishes cleaner when you use a dishwasher instead of washing by hand.
  • Clean drains, filters and spray arms regularly.
  • The dishwasher should be level. You can tell if it is level by opening the door and placing a carpenter’s level along the edge. Adjust the legs of the dishwasher to even it out.
  • Check the gasket for damage and cracks. If it is damaged pry it out and take a piece of it to the hardware store to help you pick out a new one. Soak the new gasket in hot water before putting it in the dishwasher. Soaking the gasket will make it more flexible.
  • If sprayer is not working, this could be due to one or more clogs. Remove the sprayer and soak in white vinegar (warm) for a few hours. Then use a stiff wire or pipe cleaner to remove the debris from the holes.
  • Fix worn plastic on racks immediately. First, clean and sand the area. Next, apply plastic coating material, marine-grade sealant or silicone.
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