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Dishwasher woes I used muratic acid (32 oz) in my dishwashers normal cycle to removescaling from the element. Looks great but runs poorly now. Doesn'tclean dishes as well as before. I use a rinse agent but still seeingspots and dried debris left on dishes. Example: peanut butter streaksstill left on knives. All moving parts seem to function properly so i'm at a loss.

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Muratic acid???? i would have advised a food safe product like vinegear. fill to top rack with 4 glasses in each corner and run for a min to see if they fill up with water to confirm htt wateris actually spraying all around the unit, whats the make and manufacture?

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Clean circulator arms with vinegar or lemon juice and a vegetable brush or toothbrush. Let the acid sit on the scale before scrubbing. Use a needle or hat pin to pierce clogged holes, then rinse by running a cycle with vinegar.


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  • Read more: How to Remove Lime Deposits in Dishwashers | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5611602_remove-lime-deposits-dishwashers.html#ixzz0wtABvYq2

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