Samsung Dishwasher - Removing Hard Water Buildup

Last Update Date : Aug 11. 2018
Samsung Dishwasher - Removing Hard Water Buildup

Chalk reminds you of drawing pictures on the sidewalk as a kid. But you don’t get that same feeling when you see chalk in your dishwasher. That white residue is from hard water, but you can learn how to make your appliances look young again.

What Is Hard Water?Click to Expand

Hard water contains a high amount of minerals like calcium and magnesium that build up over time and leave a scaly residue. Most homes in Canada have hard water. Even though you have an amazing Samsung appliance, the white grime can still accumulate. In a washing machine, it can build up on the drum and choke the filters; it can also build on the inside of a dishwasher and cause clogs. In both cases, your items won’t come out as clean. Maybe you didn’t care about dirty clothes or dishes as a kid, but you care now.

What Is Hard Water?

The best way to prevent hard water buildup is to buy a water softener or a whole home filter. With one of these, you’ll have soft water throughout your whole house.

Clean Your DishwasherClick to Expand

If your budget doesn’t allow for a water softener, there are some cleaning tricks you can do - even if you still hate doing chores.

Clean Your Dishwasher
1 Remove items from the dishwasher.
2 Take a cup and pour vinegar into it.
3 Place the cup on the bottom rack of the dishwasher.
4 Close the door and start the dishwasher’s normal cycle. The water will mix with the vinegar and spread it around the inside.
5 Let the dishwasher air out after the cycle is complete.
6 Take an old toothbrush and scrub off any remaining residue.
7 Run the empty dishwasher one more time with regular water and no detergent to remove any leftover vinegar. Those plates will look spotless, and you won’t have to do dishes by hand for a while - score!

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