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Greasy bottom in dishwasher

There is a greasy residue in the bottom of my dishwasher in the front and right under the door. Have tried x-hot water, use normal wash cycle, tried more detegent, tried less detergent,Washer is level. Now what?

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Hi there, you can get a product that has extra cleaning power designed for dishwashers to clean stubborn grease and calcium deposits. It works great and also clean up the waste hose and pump and valves in the machine. If the door seal is covering the grease in the front corner, you may have to clean it yourself as theat places it outside the washer.

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Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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