Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dishwasher larvae

My house has a dishwasher, the first one I've ever had in my own place.  It's actually only a couple of years old and it's nice and quiet and probably pretty energy- and water-efficient.

It was also growing larvae...

My dishwasher has a filter in the bottom that's supposed to be periodically cleaned.  I presume most dishwashers have a filter like this.  I pulled out the filter, and it had little black larvae thingies on it and a bunch of white slime.  I was so grossed out that I didn't even think to take a picture.

I had the owner's manual (and even if I hadn't, the model number is written on a sticker on the side of the door), and I had no trouble finding a replacement filter from an online discount appliance parts vendor.

Word from the wise: Check your dishwasher filter for larvae.

1 comment:

  1. My dishwasher's filter had no larvae, but was clogged with calcium deposits. It cleans much better now; thanks for the inspiration!