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Load 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.
A dishwasher should always be plugged into a
grounded outlet; do not use an extension cord.
If 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
If seasonal home is to be closed without heat for
winter, winterize dishwasher.
This information is for educational purposes and
is reprinted from the MSU Extension. This information is public property upon publication
and has been printed with credit to MSU Extension.