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 has a stainless steel exterior, a stainless steel cleaner is
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. You may want to wear rubber
gloves. Do not use any type of cleanser other than dishwasher detergent
may cause foaming or sudsing.
To clean interior
Make a paste with powdered
dishwasher detergent on a damp sponge and clean.
Use liquid automatic
and clean with a damp sponge.
See the vinegar rinse procedure in "Spotting
and filming on dishes" in
NOTE: Run a normal cycle with dishwasher detergent after cleaning the interior.
Some state or local plumbing codes require the addition
of a drain air gap between a
built-in dishwasher and the home drain system. Check the drain air gap when your
dishwasher is not draining
The drain air gap is usually located on top of the sink or countertop
dishwasher. To order a drain air gap, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME
®. Ask for Part
NOTE: The drain air gap is an external plumbing
device that is not part of your
dishwasher. The warranty
provided with your dishwasher does not cover service costs
directly associated with the cleaning or repair of the external drain air gap.
To clean the drain air gap
Clean the drain air gap periodically
to ensure proper drainage
of your dishwasher.
With most types, you lift off the chrome cover. Unscrew the plastic cap. Then check
for any soil buildup. Clean if necessary.
To reduce the risk of property damage
If you will not be using the dishwasher during the summer months, turn off the
water and power supply to the dishwasher.
Make sure the water supply lines are protected
against freezing conditions. Ice
in the supply lines can increase water pressure and damage your
dishwasher or home. Damage from freezing is not covered by the warranty.
When storing your dishwasher in the winter, avoid water damage
by having your