Tip of the Week: Fixing a Smelly Dishwasher

Reblogger Debbie Walsh
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

 

What an interesting and unusual idea.  An inexpensive way to solve a potentially expensive problem.  Thanks to Chrissy Doremus in Virginia for this great idea!

 

Original content by Chrissy Doremus ~ US Inspect ~

Dishwasher

Tip of the Week: How to Freshen a Stinky Dishwasher. If you have a dishwasher that is getting a little sniffy or is showing some staining, pick yourself up a few packets of Kool-Aid brand unsweetened lemonade (I’m not trying to plug the brand here, but I have found that their packet recipe works better than the others). What you need to do is empty a packet into the soap dispenser; if you’re one of the lucky ones and your dishwasher has the little supplemental dispenser, put some in there as well. Now run the EMPTY dishwasher through a full cycle and you should be amazed. The result? Clean and lemony!

Posted By: Chrissy Doremus, U.S. Inspect Blog

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Dan and Amy Schuman
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Debra, we just had this problem the other day and could have used this tip. We put baking soda in and it seemed to do a decent job but next time we'll use the Kool-aid.

September 01, 2010 03:10 PM
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Nick T Pappas
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Hey Debra, I don't think that my dishwasher is in need of this, but I'll give it a try anyway...certainly can't hurt.
September 01, 2010 10:21 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
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Hi Debra, I solve that problem by not using my dishwasher (LOL) I use lemon and orange peels in my garbage disposal to create the same fresh smell.

September 02, 2010 12:13 AM
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Debra, what a clever tip!

September 02, 2010 12:46 AM
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Bob & Leilani Souza
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Debra, thanks for re-blogging this tip...I'll keep it in mind for any home with a dishwasher in need of freshening up! :)

Leilani

September 02, 2010 03:10 AM
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Bruce Walter
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Thanks for the re-run, Debra.  I never would have thought of using Kool Aid!

September 02, 2010 09:53 AM
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Thank you Debra!

September 02, 2010 08:30 PM
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Debbie Walsh
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Who would have thought right?

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