Archive for Dishwashers
Interior cleaning & deodorizing
You don’t need to clean the interior of your dishwasher if you use it regularly. If it goes un-used for a week or more and begins to mold or smell bad, you can clean it using Glisten Dishwasher Cleaner and Deodorizer.
Just clean the exterior of your dishwasher with a damp sponge and a little dish detergent.
Try RoVer Rust Remover to remove rust stains from the inside of your dishwasher.
Dish rack repairs
If the plastic coating wears off of the tines of the dish racks in your dishwasher, they may corrode and rust. We have repair kits available for those tines in Light Blue, Gray and White. These repair kits can be found in our Dishwasher Dishrack Parts section.
On many dishwashers, there’s a filter near the bottom, or under the lower spray arm that needs to be cleaned regularly. If you have this sort of filter, check your owner’s manual to find out how to remove and clean it. If it has holes in it, replace it to protect the pump and motor seals from particles that may be in the dishwasher.
Spray arm cleaning
Over time, the small holes in the spray arm(s) of your dishwasher may become clogged with bits of paper, toothpicks, glass, etc. Your dishwasher will do a better job of cleaning your dishes if you take a moment to clean out these small holes, from time to time.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: GE, GE Adora™, GE Eterna™, GE Profile™ and Hotpoint®, Dishwashers
Units: About 1.3 million in the United States
Manufacturer: GE Appliances, of Louisville, Ky.
Hazard: An electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element can pose a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: GE has received 15 reports of dishwasher heating element failures, including seven reports of fires, three of which caused extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint brand dishwashers. They were sold in black, white, bisque, stainless steel and CleanSteel™ exterior colors and finishes. The model and serial numbers can be found on a metallic plate located on the left tub wall visible when the door is opened. Model and serial numbers will start with one of the following sequences:
|Brand||Model Number Begins With:||Serial Number Begins With:|
|GE GE Adora GE Eterna GE Profile||GLC4, GLD4, GLD5, GLD6, GSD61, GSD62,GSD63, GSD66, GSD67, GSD69, GLDL,PDW7, PDWF7, EDW4, EDW5, EDW6,GHD4, GHD5, GHD6, GHDA4, GHDA6||FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, VL, ZL, AM, DM, FM, GM, HM, LM, MM, RM, SM, TM, VM, ZM, AR, DR, FR, GR|
Sold at: Appliance dealers, authorized builder distributors and other stores nationwide from March 2006 through August 2009 for between $350 and $850.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers, disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it and inform all users of the dishwasher about the risk of fire. For all dishwashers, contact GE for a free in-home repair or to receive a GE rebate of $75 towards the purchase of a new GE front-control plastic tub dishwasher, or a rebate of $100 towards the purchase of a new GE front-control stainless tub dishwasher or GE Profile top control dishwasher. Consumers should not return the recalled dishwashers to the retailer where they purchased as retailers are not prepared to take the units back.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GE toll-free at (866) 918-8760 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.geappliances.com/recall
Stainless steel wipes keep stainless steel surfaces sparkling clean. The advanced formula is ideal for cleaning food spills, grime and stains. It leaves surfaces shining like new.
Use Whirlpool Stainless Steel Wipes on stainless steel sinks, refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges, microwaves and cookware. Contains 35 use and toss wipes.
To use, remove one wipe from container. Rub lightly on stainless steel surface. Shine appears as formula dries. No need to wipe with additional cloth.
Dishwashers work best with very hot water. Let the water at the kitchen sink run for a few moments until it’s hot before turning on the dishwasher. This will bring hot water to the dishwasher faster.
To eliminate soap scum, mold, and bad odors wash your dishwasher every six months with a dishwasher cleaner. Put the dishwasher cleaner in the soap dispenser and run a cycle. In that one easy step, your dishes will be cleaner, and you will extend the life of your dishwasher.
This is a great cleaner!
Get your dishwasher sparkling clean and lemon fresh. Removes built-up soap scum and discoloration due to iron and other water impurities. Also works great in washing machines, porcelain sinks and porcelain tubs. 3 ounce packet.
Glisten Dishwasher Cleaner and Deodorizer
Repair broken and rusted dishwasher racks. If the plastic coating wears off the dish rack tines in your dishwasher, they will corrode and rust. The rust particles will then get into the pump and cause much more serious problems.