If your GE dishwasher is not cleaning dishes, smells bad, or leaves white spots on dishes, it may be time for a good cleaning! In this blog post, we will discuss how to clean a GE dishwasher and what to do if it is not cleaning dishes properly. We will also cover how to get rid of standing water in your dishwasher and how to unclog a dishwasher drain hose. So if your dishwasher needs some TLC, keep reading for instructions on how to run a clean cycle!
How to Clean a GE Dishwasher for Better Dishwashing Performance
If your dishwasher isn’t cleaning dishes the way it used to, or if you’re wondering how to clean a dishwasher that smells bad, there are a few things you can do to get better dishwashing performance and resolve any foul odors. Continue reading to learn how to clean a GE dishwasher.
How Do You Run a Clean Cycle on a GE Dishwasher?
To clean a GE dishwasher with vinegar, start by pouring two cups of white vinegar into a small bowl and placing the bowl on the bottom rack of an empty dishwasher. Then, run the dishwasher on the hottest setting with no detergent. The vinegar will help to break down any built-up grease and grime in the dishwasher. Once the first cycle with vinegar is complete, sprinkle one cup of baking soda directly onto the bottom base of the dishwasher, and run a second cycle with hot water.
How Do I Clean My GE Dishwasher Filter?
It’s important to clean your dishwasher filter on a regular basis to remove any food particles or grease that may be clogging it.
To clean the filter:
- Remove your dishwasher’s bottom rack.
- Locate the filter (it typically looks like a cylinder-shaped tube in the dishwasher’s base).
- Twist the filter and gently pull upwards to remove it. If you have a lower filter, remove that as well.
- Hand-wash your filter under warm, running water with soap. Scrub away any stubborn debris with a soft toothbrush.
- Wipe the area around the filter clean of any debris before reinstalling.
How Do I Get Rid of Standing Water in My Dishwasher?
If you notice standing water in your dishwasher, there are a few possible causes. The most common cause is a clogged or kinked dishwasher drain hose.
To check your dishwasher drain hose:
- First, locate the dishwasher drain hose. It is typically located under the sink.
- Next, check the drain hose for any kinks or blockages.
- If you find any kinks, straighten out the drain hose so that it can flow freely.
- If you find any blockages in the drain hose, use a long cleaning brush to remove the obstruction gently.
- Lastly, check the dishwasher’s air gap (located on the back of the sink) to ensure it is clear of any debris. If your dishwasher’s air gap is clogged, you will need to clear it with a small brush or tool.
What Is the Best Way to Clean the Inside of a Dishwasher?
Are you wondering how to clean a GE dishwasher? The best way to clean the inside of your dishwasher is with Affresh dishwasher cleaner. Affresh dishwasher cleaner comes in tablet form and is designed specifically to clean the build-up of grease and grime that can occur in dishwashers.
To use Affresh dishwasher cleaner:
- Place one tablet of Affresh dishwasher cleaner in the bottom of your dishwasher.
- Run your dishwasher on the normal cycle with hot water.
- After the cycle is complete, wipe down any remaining residue from the dishwasher’s interior and around the door seal.
Why Does My Dishwasher Leave Water Marks?
If your dishwasher leaves water marks on dishes, it is likely due to hard water. Hard water contains high levels of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, which can leave spots on dishes after they have been washed. To prevent hard water spots, remove excess food from your dishes before loading them into the dishwasher, and use a rinse agent with each load.
If your dishwasher is still smelly or having trouble cleaning dishes after trying the tips mentioned above, it may be time to call in a professional dishwasher repair technician. Dependable Appliance Repair can help diagnose and solve any dishwashing problems you’re having with your GE dishwasher.