Cleaning the exterior
In most cases, regular use of a soft, damp cloth or sponge and a
mild detergent is all that is necessary to keep the outside of your
dishwasher looking nice and clean. If your dishwasher
stainless steel exterior, a stainless steel cleaner is recommended.
To clean interior
Make a paste with powdered dishwasher detergent on a damp
sponge and clean.
Use liquid automatic dishwasher detergent and clean with a
See the vinegar rinse procedure in "Spotting and filming on
dishes" in "Troubleshooting."
NOTE: Run a normal cycle with detergent after cleaning the
Cleaning the interior
Hard water minerals can cause a white film to build up on the
inside surfaces, especially just beneath the door area.
Do not clean the dishwasher
interior until it has cooled. Wear
rubber gloves. Do not use any type of cleanser other than
dishwasher detergent because it may cause foaming or sudsing.
Storing for the summer
Protect your dishwasher during the summer months by turning
off the water supply and power supply to the dishwasher.
Protect your dishwasher and home against water damage due to
freezing water lines. If your dishwasher is left in a seasonal
dwelling or could be exposed to near freezing temperatures,
your dishwasher winterized by authorized service personnel.