Clean your Kenmore dishwasher with vinegar
Use one cup of white vinegar by pouring it into a small bowl or a sturdy mug. Place this container on the top rack of the Kenmore dishwasher. Run the dishwasher through one cycle, empty of everything except the container full of white vinegar.
Using white vinegar has several uses inside your dishwasher. The acidic nature of the white vinegar is strong enough to remove any grease or oil that you couldn’t by hand but is gentle enough to not harm the components of your appliance. The vinegar is also great for removing any foul odors your dishwasher might be holding, as well as acting as a preventative for these smells building up.
Using white vinegar will also force it into the drain, which makes it remove any other buildups in this part of your dishwasher.
After the vinegar cycle is completed, you might want to use baking soda to act as an additional cleaning agent. Sprinkle several teaspoons of baking soda and run your Kenmore dishwasher on a hot cycle. The baking soda will remove any smells or oils/grease that the vinegar might have missed.
As you might recall from science class, vinegar and baking soda will violently foam and release gases when the two agents are combined. Do not use them together in the same cycle when cleaning your dishwasher.
Where Is The Filter On A Kenmore Dishwasher?
There are three filters in your Kenmore dishwasher. The most noticeable filter will be the one protecting the dishwasher’s spray arm. It’s the piece that fits over the spray arm, protecting it from any smaller dishes or utensils that might be flying around the dishwasher while it’s in the middle of one of its cycles.
The other two filters are related to removing food remnants from the inside of your dishwasher. They are located under the spray arm mechanism at the bottom of your Kenmore.
Cleaning A Kenmore Dishwasher Step By Step
While cleaning your Kenmore dishwasher is much more than just wiping the inside out with a cloth and cleaning agent, you’ll find that it’s not labor-intensive and takes very little time. You don’t even need to be mechanically inclined to do these recommended steps to keep your Kenmore washing machine running well for years to come.
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