Jon (j_b) wrote,
j_b're soaking in it...

  1. Run the hot water in the sink near the dishwasher before starting it, so the water is at or near 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Use a rinse aid to help the dishes dry without spotting.
  3. Use fresh detergent. Old lumpy detergent can cause the unit to leak.
  4. Promptly repair cut or chipped plastic coating on racks to prevent rusting. Use steel wool to remove rust and cap the damaged rack tines with slip-on rubber tips. You can get a rack- or tine-repair kit or a new rack from Sears PartsDirect at 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278) or
  5. Twice a year, lift out the strainer and clean it with warm soapy water and a soft-plastic scrub brush.
  6. Twice a year, remove the spray arm and clean it by poking a piece of stiff wire through the holes. Then shake the spray arm to make sure nothing is inside, such as seeds from fruit. Finally, scrub any mineral deposits off the spray arm with hot distilled white vinegar.
  7. Twice a year, place a small container filled with 1 cup of distilled white vinegar in both the lower and upper racks of the unit and run a regular wash. The unit will disperse the vinegar during the wash cycle. This will dissolve mineral accumulation and soap residue throughout the dishwasher.
  8. Never use regular dishwashing liquid (used for washing dishes in the sink) in your unit. If used by accident, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to stop the suds.
  9. If you live in an area with hard water, use more detergent. If you live in an area with soft water and your dishes are too soapy, use less detergent. </ul>
    Thank you, Sears web page.
    Actual roommates involved not as cute as ones pictured.
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