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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I did that this summer. I'd never done dishes in a dishwasher, my parents being the "chores build character" types. First time living on my own, and I finally had to dishes. So I was determined to have technology do it for me. Load the dishwasher up, put in the soap, go watch cable.

    About thirty minutes pass, and I start hearing gurgling noises. I wander over to find the kitchen floor completely covered in soap suds. I have noone to call, so I call the apartment staff. Explain situation. The operator on th

    • So, err, how did you solve the problem?
      • Get out what suds you can. Remove the dishes and rinse them by hand. Remove the racks and rinse those too.

        Take about half a gallon of vinegar and put it in the dishwasher and run it. The vinegar will cut the suds and let you flush out the pump, sprayers, etc..
        • by clintp (2) on 2002.02.13 20:24 (#4465)
          Whoops. I also forgot to mention, epsom salts will work as well. But there's a danger they won't fully dissolve in the rinse.

          Dishwashing tip: make a trip to the grocery store and get a bottle of "Tang" powder (instant orange drink). Run a cup through the empty dishwasher as if it were dish soap. Cleans out the works and leaves everything smelling *nice*.