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Dishwasher discolored The inside of my dishwasher turned orange...How do I fix this?

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Cause = Pasta sauce.

Normally if you run the dishwasher empty (but with proper soap), this can clear it up. Or try running a short cycle with vinegar (about 2 cups) this can also clear it up sometimes.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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well i would suspect rusty water heater, best thing to do is trace back the water line and find out where it's clear and when it turns color.

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