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I cleaned some furnace electric filters in my Kenmore dishwasher and covered the inside with a dark stain from the dirt. I still have the stain after a month of using the dishwasher for normal use. What/how do you suggest I clean out the interior? Thank you.

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Try a product called " greased lightning". spray bottle, should work for you. apply, let set for a few minutes and scrub with plastic bristle brush . you may have to er-apply and scrub a bit, but it will remove the tar.
future referance; try this product and spray your filters clean with your garden hose.[maybe even an oven cleaner and hose]
gemerally the thngs that gather on an air filter i dont want in my
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