I was all my dishes by hand and let them dry in my dishwasher. ONCE a month I will run the dishwasher for sanitary reasons. This dishwasher worked great for the first year. Then I slowly started seeing problems. Digital display not working correctly. I can't even choose normal wash no longer, so I believe it has something to do with the motherboard. I hardly use this appliance, if I have to replace this one, I will not ever dare get a frigidaire.