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Mildew and 'yuck' in the bottom inside dishwasher...how can i clean and disinfect?

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I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right… so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things…
Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes…now the thing works like new…
However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad…
So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working…

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A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers…

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