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Ran a normal cycle, opened the door afterwards to find a black tar like substance all over everything! What is wrong and how do I clean this stuff out of the inside of the dishwasher

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I had that with my Kenmore Ultra Wash. I think is grease from a worn out or rusted out bearing. It also had an orangey stain making me think it was runsted out. I replaced the impeller assembly (cost about $30). Works a little better, but I fear the grease-gunk may have clogged up something else in the works.

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2. Inspect the gray colored seal/bellow between the door opening and the basket
for stained areas. Pull back the seal/bellow to inspect areas under the seal/bellow.
3. If stained areas are found, wipe down these areas of the bellows using the following
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a) Mix a dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water (3/4-cup bleach in
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e) Please note:
- Do not use bleach at full strength for cleaning surfaces.
- The use of rubber gloves is recommended when cleaning for prolonged
periods.
4. To begin the clean out cycle, do the following:
a) Open the washer door and remove any clothing or items from the washer.
b) Be sure door is closed.
c) Open the dispenser drawer and remove the detergent divider from the main
wash detergent compartment. See the Use and Care Guide for instructions.
No additives will be added at this time. You will be required to add them at a
later step.
- For Whirlpool Duet, select the “Power” button.
- For Kenmore Elite HE products, move to the next step.
d) Select the “Normal” wash cycle.
e) Select the hottest wash water temperature available, (not all temperatures will
be available).
f) Select the highest spin speed available.
g) Select the additional or 2nd Rinse option (if available).
h) Press and hold the “Start” key for 2 seconds. The door will lock and filling will
begin. NOTE: The water will dispense for a moment, then the door will unlock
and re-lock and the cycle will continue.
i) Once the filling has begun again, open the dispenser drawer and immediately
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The liquid chlorine bleach should immediately flow through the dispenser.
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starting the will cause damage to the product over time
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1. Use only High Efficiency (HE) detergent.
2. Leave the door slightly open after each cycle to allow for better ventilation and
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3. Repeat this clean out procedure only on a monthly basis, if necessary.

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