Homeownership 101: How to clean your dishwasher (and the filter!)

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Do you know that the funky smell that dishwashers sometimes get? That's a sign your dishwasher needs to be...washed. You also probably need to clean the dishwasher filter. Didn't know you had a dishwasher filter? You aren't alone!

Let's start with filters. This is best shown with a video so you can see exactly how it's done.

After you've cleaned out the filter, it's time to wash your dishwasher.

Wash down the walls of the dishwasher and the door with a mixture of baking soda and water. Wipe off the mixture and then place a small bowl of lemons cut into quarters and covered with water on the top rack, then turn for one cycle.

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When it comes to dishwashers, make sure you are following basic dishwasher maintenance.

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