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Dishwasher has mold growing in it. Anybody know why this is or how to stop it from doing this?

Help! The mold is growing at bottom where it drains out.....

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If you can remove some of the mold do so,then goto home depot,lowes,supermarket and find c.l.r. (calcium lime rust) remover.Pour 2 cups in the tank with no dishes and run the longest cycle.After that do this once a week until its gone than once a month thereafter any questions let me know.

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Go to the grocery store there with the dish detergent is a product call dishwasher magic or jet dry has a dish washer cleaner as well. follow instruction on bottle to clean the dishwasher then switch to powder soap only use half of whats recomened on the box

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