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Check the incoming water quality. Use water softeners at the inlet end. If salt compartment provided in the machine, check and refill with dish water salt.

Check rinse aid compartment also and refill if the level is low.

Posted on Sep 06, 2010

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Limescale is mostly calcium or magnesium carbonate and will dissolve in acid. If you don't want to use the commercial limescale removers you could try soaking the element in vinegar, or lemon juice, or coca-cola and then rubbing at the residue with a plastics pan scourer. (Wrap the element in some cloth and keep basting the cloth with your chosen remedy for a few hours before trying the scourer.) If you can reduce the dishwasher temperature below 55C this will help a lot in the future.Hope this helps a bit!
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There are a few products that will remove mineral buildup.
Vinegar - slow but it works. Let it sit overnight if filling a reservoir.
If it's on a surface saturate layers of paper toweling with vinegar and place on the surface and let it sit overnight. You may need multiple applications depending on the buildup.
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