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My kenmore 665.13719k600,wont clean the dishes

I tore it apart and cleaned a ton of calcium and lime build up from around the pumps, is there an easier way to keep this from happening?

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  • lovingharmon Jun 19, 2009

    thanks guys i appreciate it, yes we do have way hard water & it's city water not well water. I will try these solutions. Where would i find Dishwasher Magic& Ace Hardware, they looked at me like I was nuts asking for a dishwasher cleaner. I used CLR but not nuts about using that aroun my dishes.

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Pour cup vinegar in and wash,i am guessing u r on well water. do this once every 6 months. may check water at county services if lot of lime/calcium you may want to filter too.

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Try cleaning your dishwasher using a dishwasher cleaner. this will clean out the build up. There is one that i recommend and it is called Dishwasher Magic.

You can prevent this from occurring in the future by, installing a Water softener in you home. this will heel the build up.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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    Michael Masters Jun 19, 2009

    There is usually two, sometimes three spray arms in a dishwasher.
    Make sure there is no debris blocking the holes inside each spray
    arm as well.

    One more thing, make sur ethe water temp is at 120 degrees
    Fahrenheit when entering the dishwasher.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jun 19, 2009

    OK, i can direct you to the purchase page so that you may order a couple of bottles online. this is good stuff. it works.

    CLICK HERE


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