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Mineral deposits on heating element of dishwasher

How do I remove mineral deposits off of the heating element of my Frigidaire dish washer?
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There is a chemical you can buy that is a dishwasher cleaner that should do it. Wal-Mart or an appliance store should have it. If it is bad, you may have to do it several times. Ultimately you may need a new element if it is real bad.

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