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Old 07-08-2019, 07:14 PM posted to,,
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Default How to clean up broken glass in a dish-washer

replying to domtam, Your Mother wrote:

This usually happens when something strikes a glass object during the wash
cycle. Or, if you are like me, you are unloading clean dishes and drop a
plate unto a glass bowl still in the dishwasher. However it happened, it

Here is what I did.

#1 Take all of the non-broken stuff out of the dishwasher and set it on the
counter, you're going to run it through again to get rid of any hidden glass

#2 Then CAREFULLY pick up the large shards of glass (use leather gloves if you
have them). Try to pick up anything large enough that you don't have to touch
the sharp edges. When in doubt, leave it for
the next step.

When I deal with broken glass I always put it in a container separate from my
trash can. That way no one gets cut emptying the trash, and when I put it out
on the curb I label it so the trash guys don't get a bad surprise.

#3. After the big pieces have been removed, take an old nylon stocking (no
holes) and slide it over the end of the hose of your vacuum. Then vacuum out
the bottom of the dishwasher, If the stocking
gathers a lot of glass, cut the power on the vacuum and let the glass
fall into your container.

#4. After you have vacuumed everything out, take a lent roller and roll it
all over the inside of your washer, changing sheet as needed. This works if
the insider of your washer is dry. If it is still wet, use
a wet paper towel, but use gloves to avoid shards in your hands.

#5. I then put the used lint roller sheets (or paper towel), and old
stocking in the same container as the broken glass.

#6. Run a rinse cycle with the dishwasher empty and then reload the dishes
and run a full cycle and you should be in the clear.

* If you really want to go the extra mile after you run the dishes through
again, you could remove the dishwasher's filter and rinse it to remove any
glass. But at that point the shards should be out of circulation and no
longer be a risk if they just remain in the filter.

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