The Asko dishwasher is designed to not need a lot of cleaning. When the Asko dishwasher does need to be cleaned, it only takes a few items and steps to maintain it efficiently and to extend its operating life.
To remove lime deposits seen in areas where the dishwasher uses hard water, 2 tablespoons of a citric acid can be placed in the detergent compartment. Run the dishwasher on the normal setting. Repeat this process if the hard water deposits remain after the initial step.
The Asko dishwasher's filtering system has three main components: the main filter, the fine filter and the coarse filter. These filters can be cleaned using hot, soapy water and rinsed out completely.
Use a soft, warm damp rag to clean the door of the dishwasher. It is not recommended to use a cleaner of any kind to prevent water penetration into the door. The manufacturer also recommends not using any abrasive cleaners or rough pads on the finish of the door to avoid scratching the delicate material.
If a food particle travels past the filters and into the drain pump, the dishwasher is designed to automatically kick into reverse mode to remove the item promptly. To clean the item out of the drain, the filters need to be removed. Then, the adaptor piece located on the left side of the sump area needs to be removed, which allows the item to be removed with a finger or small scoop.