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Need to dissolve hard soap

My dishwasher is clogged with HARD liquid soap at the bottom of it and the soap is rock hard, so it won't run. How can I disolve the soap?

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The internals of a dishwasher are stainless steel and plastic and for these sort of problems a diluted solution oh hydrocloric acid can do the trick......just wear gloves!!!

Posted on Jul 26, 2007

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