Melted plastic is not something that anyone wants to see in the dishwasher, but it does happen. Melting plastics can result from exposure to excessive heat, such as placing a plastic dishwasher-safe container on an overly hot stove burner or broiler pan; leaving plastic food wrap to overheat in a car parked in the sun and other similar situations.

Small, melted spots on utensils are very common and can easily be removed. However, large chunks of melted plastic in the dishwasher are much more difficult to remove without resulting in damage to the dishwasher itself or its interior surface. This article will show how to handle both scenarios.

Baking soda paste materials

  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Sponge or rag

steps

1. Mix baking soda paste by adding water to baking soda until it forms a thick, pasty substance. Avoid adding too much water because this will make the mixture ineffective. Place the baking soda paste on top of the melted plastic spot with a sponge or rag and allow it to set without drying for several minutes.

2. Remove the baking soda paste with a damp sponge or rag by rubbing slowly in small circles over the melted plastic spot. Continue until all residue has been removed, then wipe clean with a dry cloth or paper towel to finish.

3. If any melted plastic remains after Step 2, re-apply baking soda paste and repeat Step 2 until all melted plastic is gone from the dishwasher surface.

4. Rinse the dishwasher interior with a damp sponge or rag to remove any remaining residue. Allow to air dry completely before using machine again.

trouble shoot

-If the baking soda mixture becomes too dry, add a little water to re-moisten. If it becomes too wet, add a small amount of baking soda until the mixture is stiff enough to clean the plastic.

-If leftover melted plastic still remains after attempting both stages of this process, contact a professional appliance repairman or have your dishwasher serviced by a local appliance repair company.

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Melted plastic is not something that anyone wants to see in the dishwasher, but it does happen. Melting plastics can result from exposure to excessive heat, such as placing a plastic dishwasher-safe container on an overly hot stove burner or broiler pan; leaving plastic food wrap to overheat in a car parked in the sun and other similar situations.

Small, melted spots on utensils are very common and can easily be removed. However, large chunks of melted plastic in the dishwasher are much more difficult to remove without resulting in damage to the dishwasher itself or its interior surface. This article will show how to handle both scenarios.

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1. remove dishwasher rack(s) and place in the sink

2. Mix baking soda paste by adding water to baking soda until it forms a thick, pasty substance. Avoid adding too much water because this will make the mixture ineffective. Place the baking soda paste on top of the melted plastic spot with a sponge or rag and allow it to set without drying for several minutes.

3. Remove the baking soda paste with a damp sponge or rag by rubbing slowly in small circles over the melted plastic spot. Continue until all residue has been removed, then wipe clean with a dry cloth or paper towel to finish.

4. If any melted plastic remains after Step 2, re-apply baking soda paste and repeat Step 2 until all melted plastic is gone from the dishwasher surface.

5. Rinse the dishwasher interior with a damp sponge or rag to remove any remaining residue. Allow to air dry completely before using machine again.