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CLR and dishwashers (by del [MD]) Jan 13, 2018 8:56 AM
       CLR and dishwashers (by Vee [OH]) Jan 13, 2018 10:15 AM
       CLR and dishwashers (by Debbie [VA]) Jan 13, 2018 11:13 AM
       CLR and dishwashers (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Jan 13, 2018 12:21 PM
       CLR and dishwashers (by Robert,Ontario,Can [ON]) Jan 13, 2018 3:35 PM
       CLR and dishwashers (by LindaJ [NY]) Jan 13, 2018 5:08 PM
       CLR and dishwashers (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 13, 2018 9:06 PM
       CLR and dishwashers (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 13, 2018 9:07 PM
       CLR and dishwashers (by del [MD]) Jan 14, 2018 2:06 PM
       CLR and dishwashers (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 14, 2018 2:36 PM
       CLR and dishwashers (by cjo'h [CT]) Jan 15, 2018 7:23 PM

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CLR and dishwashers (by del [MD]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 8:56 AM
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An old Whirlpool dishwasher was covering the dishes with a black particulate. The filter was clean. I ran a half cup of CLR through with a long, hot wash. I used CLR only, no soap or anything else. The dshwasher now works fine and the dishes look great.

I found out about CLR from an experienced landlord with a lot of college rentals.

Some appliance repair forums suggest using a gallon of vinegar or citric acid. Not sure about these or where to buy citric acid in bulk.

Just an FYI to possibly help another landlord. --96.234.xxx.xxx




CLR and dishwashers (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 10:15 AM
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A great tip shared here years ago is using vitamin c tablets to clear the rust from racks with bumps in the covering - shared by Royal... --76.188.xxx.xx




CLR and dishwashers (by Debbie [VA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 11:13 AM
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If the dishwasher interior is white, run empty with the detergent cups filled with TANG. The inside and racks will sparkle. --67.211.xx.xx




CLR and dishwashers (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 12:21 PM
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They now sell dishwasher cleaners in the grocery stores. But you can also buy a commercial descaler in a restaurant supply store for a lot less money. Running a descaler through the dishwashers is part of my turnover cleaning.

I once took Comet cleanser to the plastic inside of a filthy dishwasher in a rental. I figured if it didn't work, we would simply replace. Worked great and did not harm the dishwasher. The dishwasher is still going strong 3 years later. --98.146.xxx.xx




CLR and dishwashers (by Robert,Ontario,Can [ON]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 3:35 PM
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It is possible to buy vinegar with a higher level acetic acid at 10 per cent instead of the 5 per cent. Some grocery stores carry this type of vinegar. Even though CLR is a Canadian product it is very expensive to use. --147.194.xxx.xxx




CLR and dishwashers (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 5:08 PM
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Tang, Lemon Koolaid (just the packet without sugar), vitamin c are all pretty much the same citric acid that beaks up mineral deposits, so will vinegar, CLR etc. I now just throw in a dishwasher cleaner, some in a bottle, some in a packet or tablet, and let it cycle. Remove the filter and clean that as well. --96.236.xx.xx




CLR and dishwashers (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 9:06 PM
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del,

Cascade Gel crystalizes and clogs the tiny spray holes. I wonder if that was related to your mystery flecks.

BRAD --68.51.xx.xxx




CLR and dishwashers (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 9:07 PM
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PS

Cascade Gel crystals will eventually make the DW unusable. The appliance guy at Lowes showed me 3 returned DWs that were crystallized beyond repair.

BRAD --68.51.xx.xxx




CLR and dishwashers (by del [MD]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2018 2:06 PM
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Thanks for the tip about Cascade Gel. I have used powder Cascade for years in dishwashers with good results. --96.234.xxx.xx




CLR and dishwashers (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2018 2:36 PM
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Are these the ones that look and taste like candy? --24.101.xxx.xxx




CLR and dishwashers (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2018 7:23 PM
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No Ray its the vitamin C that tastes like Candy,and besides they're good for you!!!!!!!....Charlie................but only take two............................. --174.199.x.xx



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