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How do I clean off calcium deposit from dishwasher coils? I have calcium build-up on the bottum coils of my dishwasher and my dishes come out filmy.

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Hello,
I suggest you descale your machine with a cleaner such as C.L.R. Any cleaner with Phosphoric Acid will do a good job. The best way to clean your dishwasher is to pour a litre of this cleaner into your machine, and run a complete cycle. (without dishes in the machine) You may need to repeat this process every month depending on the hardness of your water.
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Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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