Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SoS Saves The Day or the Bubbles

One evening long ago my husband and I ventured out for the evening on a very rare date night out. Our girls who we rarely left at home alone were left to feed themselves a frozen pizza and clean up the kitchen when they were done. Not too much for two girls age 15 and 14 to handle. They did great, even loading the dishwasher and turning it on, so all would be clean when we returned home. Little did we know, instead of dishwasher soap
they put liquid dish soap in the dispenser. Now I do not know if anyone else out there has had this happen to them, but the end result is masses of bubbles start to ooze out of your dishwasher wherever they can. Unfortunately I do not have pictures of this incident but if you just use your imagination, you can picture two girls grabbing every towel they can find trying to keep up to more bubbles coming out constantly nonstop. Finally they knew they had to phone. The only thing I could think of at the time was for them to turn it off for now and I would deal with it when I got home. I was not going to ruin a very rare night out over a few bubbles. When we got home, I called my friend who owns an appliance repair shop and they suggested that you had to unhook a hose in the bottom of the dishwasher, to drain it and flush it with cold water and vinegar. This sounded really complicated to me. So I gave it a little thought and tried something that I thought might work.

I don’t know about you but whenever I wash dishes if I put an SOS pad in the water my suds just disappear. So I put a SOS pad on the top rack of the dishwasher and turned it on. That’s all it took suds gone. No buckets of vinegar and water. No hoses to unhook. I had just one little SOS pad to throw in the garbage when the cleaning cycle was done running. I hope this helps someone one day when this oops happens at their house.


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