While your dishwasher is equipped to handle little pieces of food and debris, scrap can build up over time and those larger pieces may get stuck. The easiest way to avoid a backup? Rinse your dishes before loading them in the dishwasher. If you’re already dealing with a clog, use these simple cleaning tips to clear your dishwasher drain.
Clean Your Filter and Drain Basket
Cleaning your dishwasher filter and drain basket is the first step to reducing food debris. Make it a point to clean these parts regularly, and you’ll see less pooling at the bottom of your dishwasher: a deep clean every three to six months is a good idea.
Other Parts Prone to Clogs
Your filter and drain basket are common points of buildup, but the drain hose, drain pump, and sprayer arm can also malfunction when food clumps lodge inside. Frequent maintenance and cleaning will help protect your system and keep nasty blockages from interfering with your draining cycle.
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