While killing time at a meeting last week, I scrolled through
The next morning, after pulling the gloves back on, I grabbed my scrub brush and loosened all the nasty bits that were left in the pieces. Once they were clean, I filled up the sink with water again and a cup of white vinegar and let them soak again for about 20 minutes. The vinegar is supposed to deodorize the pieces. I didn't smell them before or after, but figured that step couldn't hurt.
After watching the second part of the video, the pieces were successfully put back into place, the dishes loaded back into the dishwasher, and the cleaning cycle was started.
Even before the load finished I was already thrilled! About 6 months ago a friend of mine came over and replaced the garbage disposal in my sink because it had stopped working. The first time I ran the dishwasher after he left, water poured out of the air gap piece into the sink. When I inquired, he told me that always happens. Funnily enough, it wasn't happening BEFORE the disposal repair, but beggars can't be choosers. So I resealed the sink to keep the water that was pouring out from pouring into the cupboard under my sink.
But I digress, absolutely NO WATER came out of the air gap piece during this first wash after cleaning the dishwasher filter. Already a success!
The success continued when cleaning out the dishwasher after the cycle, things were as clean as a whistle. There was still a spot or two, but nothing like I was getting over the last couple of months. Truly a successful DIY!!!
I sent the info to my closest friends and family as a tip. Each and every person responded with surprise. No one else had ever heard of such a tip either. Use as you wish!