1. Empty the dishwasher: Remove all dishes and utensils.

2. Inspect the drain: Check for debris in the dishwasher's drain.

3. Remove and clean filters: Rinse or soak filters in vinegar.

4. Wipe down interior surfaces: Use a vinegar-soaked cloth for cleaning.

5. Clean spray arms: Remove and soak them in vinegar.

6. Scrub door gasket: Use a toothbrush and vinegar solution.

7. Run a vinegar cycle: Place a cup of vinegar on the rack.

8. Clean detergent dispenser: Remove and rinse with vinegar.

9. Sanitize with baking soda: Sprinkle baking soda in the bottom.

10. Regular maintenance: Repeat monthly for optimal dishwasher performance.