Friday, May 24, 2013

Good Idea Friday - Clean Your Dishwasher!

DIY dishwasher repair : The Quick and The Hungry

This is a pin that hits close to home for me. We renovated our kitchen just 2 years ago, and got a new dishwasher. It worked great the first 6 months, and after that it slowly but surely was giving up. Nothing we tried seemed to work, and I was sure my dishwasher had kicked it. I started having to hand washing my dishes and referred to the dishwasher as a $500 drying rack, because that was all it was good for. Well my husband decided to basically take everything out of it, including the filters to see if he could fix it... and that's when we discovered the problem. It was so clogged up with ickiness (not to mention a couple toothpicks, broken glass, and a 2" screw) that I'm amazed it was still able to run at all.

So today's good idea comes from The Quick and The Hungry blog, which I found on pinterest. She gives a great step by step guide on how to clean and maintain your dishwasher. Often times all it takes is a good deep cleaning to get your dishwasher up and running like new again. I've made it a to do now every 6 months to deep clean my dishwasher. I'd highly recommend looking up the manual of your dishwasher (most companies offer the manual in PDF format online) to better locate the filters and how to remove them - The problem we had with ours is that it in fact contained TWO filters, not one, so even though we had cleaned out one, the other remained clogged with gunk.


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