Dishwasher - Cleaning the Interior

The 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 vinegar, citric acid or a high quality dishwasher cleaning product such as Cascade® Platinum™ Dishwasher Cleaner or Finish® Dishwasher Cleaner.


Options for Cleaning the Interior are listed below:

  • A dishwasher cleaner will break up mineral deposits and remove hard water film and stains. You can purchase Finish® Dishwasher Cleaner at your local grocery store or order online: GE Appliances Part number WX10X10209.

  • Citric acid can also be used to clean dishwashers. It can be found at most grocery stores in the canning section. Instructions on using citric acid can be found at: Dishwasher - Film on Glassware, Dishware and the Interior

  • Use a vinegar rinse. Pour 1 cup of vinegar into the dishwasher just after the detergent cup opens and let the dishwasher complete the wash 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 interior finish of your dishwasher.


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.