For optimal performance, check the following on a regular basis:
- Use your dishwasher regularly. This minimizes the chance of odor and mildew build-up.
- Check all the spinning (spray) arms and clear any debris out of the spray holes. This ensures the water is sprayed throughout the dishwasher and at the proper pressure level.
- Wipe around the edges of the door and around the gasket with a damp cloth or with water and baking soda. Be sure to clean under the bottom of the door, since the lower portion of the door often does not get washed during the cycle.
- Inspect the bottom of your dishwasher around the drain for loose items or large food particles.