Q:

How do you deodorize a dishwasher?

A:

Quick Answer

Dishwashers can generally be deodorized by placing a cup full of vinegar on the top rack during a hot cycle. Citric acid and baking soda are other substances effective at deodorizing a dishwasher.

Know More
How do you deodorize a dishwasher?
Credit: Andersen Ross Digital Vision Getty Images

Full Answer

To deodorize a dishwasher with citric acid, place 3 to 4 tablespoons of citric acid in the bottom of the dishwasher, and let it run on hot for a few minutes, pausing it before it gets to the drain cycle. After leaving it to sit for a few hours, resume the cycle, and allow it to finish. The dishwasher can also be wiped with a mixture of baking soda and water to remove odors and stains.

Learn More

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you clean a dishwasher with vinegar?

    A:

    To clean a dishwasher with vinegar, first clean the filter and filter tray, pour 1 cup of white vinegar in the dishwasher, and deodorize your dishwasher with baking soda. This process takes up to 10 hours and requires white vinegar and baking soda.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Can you use vinegar and bleach for dishwasher cleaning?

    A:

    Vinegar and bleach are excellent dishwasher cleaning agents, but they should be used separately. Vinegar can be used as part of a weekly cleaning routine, whereas bleach only needs to be used if there is staining or mold.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How old is my dishwasher?

    A:

    The age of a dishwasher is dependent on the date of manufacture. A homeowner can find out the age of a dishwasher by looking at the manufacturer sticker printed on the appliance. Subtract the year of manufacture from the current year to learn how old the appliance is.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the weight of a dishwasher?

    A:

    The weight of a standard dishwasher varies by size, make and model. However, as of 2014, the average dishwasher weighs between 60 and 160 pounds. For example, an LG model D1464MF has a net weight of 70 kilograms, or 154 pounds, while the Bosch 24-inch model SHE3AR52UC weighs 63 pounds.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore