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I've just moved into an old apt and would like to find a way to sanitize the dishwasher. It is an inexpensive model with the only cycles being "heavy wash", "normal wash" and "drying". Any suggestions?

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Run through short cycle with citric acid crystals(or "fruit fresh"), in soap cup. this will clean and freshen unit. if it isn't stained you may just run it through reg cycle with D/W detergent and no dishes. that should also clean well.
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