Snippet: Oh $%#! I just put dish soap in the dishwasher!

If you’ve ever been dismayed by the sight of bubbles leaking out of your dishwasher, here’s a quick solution to remember:

1. Scoop out as many bubbles as you can from the bottom of the dishwasher. Use a mug and dump the bubbles and water into the sink. If there are tons of bubbles, sop them up with a towel, too.

2. Add 2-3 cups of white vinegar to the bottom of the dishwasher. Some people say to add salt, too, but I’ve had equal results without. Some manufacturers recommend olive oil; I’ve never tried that. The vinegar works for me.

3. Once you’ve removed most of the bubbles and added the vinegar, try running the machine again. Stick around, though! You may have to repeat step 1 a few times if you put a lot of soap in the dispenser.  :)

As long as bubbles aren’t leaking out onto my floor, I don’t worry about any suds that are left in the machine. Once the bubble factory is over, I just restart the load - this time with the proper detergent!

Anyone else have a trick they like?

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