How to Remove Dish Soap From a Dishwasher

Using regular dish soap instead of dishwasher soap can cause a huge bubbly mess, and it won't clear up by just running the dishwasher again.

You can remove dish soap from a dishwasher by following these simple steps.

Bail out as much water and suds from bottom of the dishwasher as possible using a large bucket or container.

Dump the water and suds down the sink drain or down the toilet.

Soak up any remaining water and suds in the bottom of the dishwasher with towels until you have removed as much of the water and suds as possible.

Pour approximately 1 cup of cooking oil or white vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher. Turn the dishwasher on and let it run for a few minutes.

Open the dishwasher door and check the suds. If suds are still in the bottom of the dishwasher, add more cooking oil or white vinegar and start the dishwasher again. Cooking oil and white vinegar are proven bubble-killers.

Check the dishwasher floor again. If the studs are still there, repeat Step 6 until all suds are gone and the dishwasher pipes are cleared out.

Fill both soap dispenser with powdered Tang Orange Drink and run the dishwasher through an entire cycle.

Place a coffee cup full of white vinegar on top rack of the dishwasher and run through an entire cycle. When this step is completed, your dishwasher should be free of suds and smell brand new.

Things You Will Need

  • A large bucket or container
  • Towels
  • Cooking oils or white vinegar
  • Powdered Tang orange drink
  • A coffee cup

Tip

  • Tell anyone who uses the dishwasher that if there is no dishwasher soap to wash the dishes by hand using dish soap.