How can I use my dishwasher safely?

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Try to avoid leaving a dishwasher running during the night or when you are out, and as you can’t supervise it throughout the cycle, make sure you have a working smoke detector

Answered by Dave, Electrical Safety Expert

Try to avoid leaving a dishwasher running during the night or when you are out, and as you can’t supervise it throughout the cycle, make sure you have a working smoke detector.

Ensure there are no leaks, particularly look for cracks in the detergent drawer, as these could allow water into the electrics.

Keep the outlet filter in your dishwasher clean.

Dishwashers should be turned off when not in use. If your dishwasher begins making a strange noise, don't ignore it. If you think there might be a problem, always unplug it and contact the manufacturer or a qualified repair technician. Visit White Good Safety for more details.

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