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Need to clean lime and calcium deposit from bottom of my dishwasher, what should i use?

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  • 4 Use plain salt or baking soda to scour surfaces with a sponge or rag. Rinse with boiling water or run a cycle with an empty dishwasher. Do not run the dry cycle.

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