Chemicals in Dishwashers


  • Can Drano, Draino, CLR, or other chemical cleaners be used in the dishwasher?
  • Can drain unclogging products be used in the dishwasher?
  • Can anti freeze be used to keep a dishwasher safe while on extended vacation?


Chemicals and chemical cleaners are highly toxic and can cause permanent damage to the product.

  • Never use Draino, CLR, or any other chemical cleaner to unclog a dishwasher drain or clean out food debris inside a dishwasher.
  • Anti-freeze is not for use in any dishwasher.

See also, How to Clean a Dishwasher.

Refer to the product use and care guide for further information.

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