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I have a lot of black soot like substance that appeared in the drain, spray arms, and dripping out of the soap dispenser's. The heating element has a small damaged section. Can a bad heating element cause this? There is a lot of soot! We are on city water.

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Has to do with the detergent you are using is not completely breaking down the food materials being removed from the dishes during washing. I ran the dishwasher empty through a pot and pans cycle with maximum options and some bleach, Cleaned it to like new condition and from now on I use a detergent that has bleach in it. Cascade has several different products to cover this.

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