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A dishwasher is an important household appliance that makes everyday life much easier. However, in order for it to work efficiently and last for a long time, it is necessary to maintain and clean it regularly. Neglecting these procedures can lead to a deterioration in the quality of dishwashing, unpleasant odors, clogged filters and drainage system, and a shortened service life.

In this article, we'll look at the main aspects of dishwasher cleaning and maintenance. From properly cleaning the internal components to checking the drainage system and using special detergents, we'll give you all the tips you need to keep your dishwasher running reliably and smoothly.

Preparing for dishwasher maintenance

Preparing to service your dishwasher begins with turning off the appliance and disconnecting it from the power supply. This is to ensure safe operation during maintenance. It is important to read the manufacturer's instructions carefully, as they may contain specific recommendations on how to service your particular dishwasher model. Following these instructions will help you avoid possible risks and ensure that the equipment functions properly.

Cleaning the internal components of the dishwasher

Cleaning the internal components of your dishwasher is an important part of dishwasher maintenance. Regularly cleaning the filters, nozzles, and interior surfaces helps to maintain efficient operation and extend the life of the machine.

To clean and rinse the filters, you must first locate them, usually at the bottom of the dishwasher. Carefully remove the filters and rinse them under running water, using a soft brush to remove food residue and other dirt. Once thoroughly cleaned, replace the filters back into the machine, making sure they are tight and secure.

Cleaning the nozzles is important to ensure that water is sprayed evenly onto the dishes. To check and clean the nozzles, remove them if possible or simply check their condition. Use a thin needle or toothpick to clean the holes if they are clogged. Be careful not to damage the nozzles when cleaning.

Cleaning the inside walls and door of the dishwasher helps to remove dirt and food residue that can build up over time. Use a soft cloth or sponge dipped in soapy water to wipe all surfaces inside the machine. Pay particular attention to corners and hard-to-reach areas. After cleaning, rinse all surfaces with clean water and dry.

Cleaning the outside of the dishwasher

Cleaning the exterior of your dishwasher is important to maintain its attractive appearance and functionality. Regularly cleaning the exterior surfaces and maintaining the control panel helps to keep the appliance in good condition.

To clean the exterior of the dishwasher, use a soft cloth or sponge soaked in soapy water or a special household cleaner. Gently wipe the machine body, focusing on areas where dust or fingerprints may accumulate, such as the door handle and control panel. After cleaning, rinse the surfaces with clean water and wipe dry to remove any detergent residue.

The control panel requires special care. Use a dry or slightly damp soft cloth to clean the buttons and display. Avoid excessive moisture as this can damage electronic components. Do not use harsh cleaners as they may damage the surface of the control panel. If possible, refer to the manufacturer's instructions for specific recommendations on how to clean and protect the control panel of your dishwasher model.

Checking the dishwasher drainage system

Checking the drainage system is an important step in dishwasher maintenance, as clogs can lead to reduced performance or even a complete shutdown. If you notice any signs of clogging, such as slow draining or water residue in the bottom of the machine after the wash cycle is complete, you should check and clean the drain system and replace dishwasher replacement parts.

To check the drainage system, first locate the drain hose, which is usually located at the back or side of the machine. Make sure the machine is turned off and unplugged. Carefully disconnect the drain hose from the connection, ensuring that it is accessible.

Rinse the drain hose under running water, using a fine brush or tool to remove any blockages. If the hose is very dirty or damaged, it may need to be replaced.

After cleaning the drain hose, check the drain pump. The pump is usually located on the bottom of the dishwasher, under the filters. Remove the filters to gain access to the pump. Make sure it is free of food, hair, or other blockages. If the pump is clogged, carefully remove the debris and flush the pump.

After cleaning the drain hose and drain pump, reconnect the hose and replace the filters. Test the machine by running a short wash cycle to ensure that the drainage system is working properly.

Use of special dishwasher cleaning products

Overview of different dishwasher detergents:

●     Dishwasher detergents come in different forms: gel, powder, and tablet.

●     It is important to choose the detergent recommended by your dishwasher manufacturer to ensure effective cleaning and to preserve the internal components of the machine.

●     For regular maintenance, there are special products for cleaning the machine from limescale and food residues. 

Recommendations for using detergents:

●     Dose the detergents according to the manufacturer's instructions and the number of dishes recommended.

●     Pay attention to the water hardness in your area and choose detergents that are suitable for your conditions.


Regular maintenance and cleaning of your dishwasher are key to ensuring its efficient operation and long life. By following the tips for cleaning the internal components, external surfaces, and checking the various systems of the machine, you can avoid many possible operating problems. Timely removal of clogs, checking and replacing worn parts, and the correct use of detergents will ensure stable and reliable operation of the dishwasher.

In addition, regular maintenance will help to keep the dishwashing process clean and hygienic, ensuring high quality cleaning and reducing the risk of bacteria spreading. Remember to refer to the manufacturer's instructions for specific maintenance recommendations for your machine model.

In summary, ensuring that your dishwasher is regularly maintained will not only extend its lifespan, but also provide you with peace of mind and convenience when using this important household appliance.

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