Dishwasher - Cleaning the Interior

A dishwasher interior is self-cleaned through normal use and operation of the dishwasher. If soap build-up does occur, the residue may be removed with a dishwasher interior cleaning product, citric acid or finish® Dishwasher Cleaner.

Options for Cleaning Interior

  • finish® Dishwasher Cleaner will break up mineral deposits, and remove hard water film and stains. You can purchase this at your local grocery store or order online: WX10X10209.
  • Citric acid can also be used to clean dishwashers. You can order citric acid online: WD35X151 
  • Use a vinegar rinse.  Pour 1 cup of vinegar into the dishwasher just after the detergent cup opens, and let the dishwasher complete its cycle. This may be repeated several times a year if needed. 

Caution: Avoid the use of abrasive scouring pads or harsh cleaners as they may mar the finish.


Sump Area

  • You can remove the sump cover for cleaning on many models. For model specific information about accessing this area, check the Owner's Manual.