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Dishwasher element cover with coating

We have a build up of what we believe is calcium from our water on the heater coil in our dishwasher. We beleive this is leaving our dishes with a sand like deposit on them. How do we safely clean it? I have tried running the dishwasher with viniger in it and it did not work.

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I use an industrial chemical made by Hillyard in comes in a gallon jug. I use about one or two cups of this clean depending on the buildup. Use the chemical then run it two or three extra cycles. Its called Delimer Dissolve item # ANDPK13640. You can try that or I have heard of people using limeaway like half a bottle once a week then run two or three cycles. Either way I hope this was helpful Don't forget to rate my suggestions thank you...... : )

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