properly following manual suggestions. Use only
dishwasher detergent in recommended amounts. Do not put
any other cleaning compound inside dishwasher, as it may
suds and interfere with dishwashing action. Store
detergent in a dry, cool place, and do not keep extra
packages on hand for a long time as it takes up moisture
from the air and then loses cleaning ability.
dishwasher should always be plugged into a grounded
outlet; do not use an extension cord.
hot water has not been used in house for 2 weeks or
longer, open all hot water faucets and let them run
several minutes before using the dishwasher or any other
electrical appliance connected to hot water. Do not smoke
or light any flame while the faucets are running;
hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive may build
up in water heater and hot water pipes if hot water is
not used for a long time.
seasonal home is to be closed without heat for winter,
article was written by Anne Field, Extension Specialist,
Emeritus with references from the Whirlpool Guide and the
Soap and Detergent Association.