I have a slight bug problem in my kitchen, so today I'm doing a big cleanup. I've gotten to my dishwasher and as expected there are a ton of bugs there. I noticed it was wrapped in a large cloth, and that thing was pretty nasty and infested so I've thrown it out.
But that piece doesn't seem to be directly used by my dishwasher. Is it necessary? Do I need to go out and buy a new one before I use my dishwasher again or can I live without it?