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It’s so important to keep your dishwasher in good shape. Any issues with the machine can directly affect how your dishes come out at the end of a wash cycle. We’ve covered the basics of how to maintain your dishwasher below.

Find out more about caring for and maintaning your dishwasher by cleaning your it with Finish, including which products to use to keep your machine sparkling clean.

The Quick Clean

A monthly In-Wash Dishwasher Cleaner or Machine Cleaner will keep your machine degreased and limescale-free.

The Full Clean Routine

Keep your dishwasher performing its best by running the full clean routine every few months.

Clean the inside

To start the full clean routine, we recommend running am empty cycle with our Finish Dishwasher Cleaner.

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Check & empty the filter

If your dishwasher’s filter is doing its job and catching wayward food particles, it will need to be emptied to help draining and stop food particles circulating.

How to empty a dishwasher filter

Check & unclog the drain

Behind the dishwasher filter is the drain that can accumulate debris, grease and grime over time, or even become damaged. Be careful cleaning the drain and always disconnect your machine before attempting.

How to unclog a dishwasher

Check the spray arms

Check to ensure your spray arms are rotating freely and aren’t clogged with debris to ensure they are operating at full power.

Address hard water stains

Hard water stains and limescale build up can be removed with Finish Dishwasher Cleaner, but its best to avoid build up in the first place.

How to prevent hard water stains

Check for leaks

Look around your dishwasher for evidence of leaks or pooling water. Some typical culprits of dishwasher leaking are a broken inlet valve, defective pumps or loose seals. For any of these, consult a technician.

It’s clean, but I still have a problem

Even with your dishwasher as clean as a whistle, you can still encounter other problems that get in the way of the ultimate clean. Problems can arise from loading your dishwasher incorrectly, not using the right settings and cycles or other common issues found in our troubleshooting guide.

For any technical issues, we recommend you consult a qualified technician.