I have a 5 year old dishwasher that is gunked up with lime from hard water. I am wondering if there is a way to remove the bottom sprayer to clean inside of it. I have tried all of the lime cleaners to no avail and am hoping if I can get inside, I can scrape out some of the lime buildup... Right now, it doesn't rinse anything, and I am sick of the dishes piling up. Help!
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The white residue may be lime from the water coming into the house (and, obviously the machine). Run some COLD water into a large clear glass pitcher and let it stand overnight. If there is lime it should settle overnight to the bottom of the pitcher. If no residew, get some commercial dishwasher cleaner and run the machine full hot and on all cycles at least 3 times to thoroughly clean it out...Good luck!
The problem is hard water. www.dishwasherfilter.com has a product to solve this problem once and for all. It filters the water going into your dishwasher and removes the hard minerals that leave those spots. It is very affordable and even has a money back guarantee. You will love the way your dishes look with this product.
the same problem accures with some types of washing machines,when you turn on the machine the control switch sends a signal to a valve on the mains water supply inside the back of your machine telling it to open the problem accours if you live in an area that has hard water because lime scale builds up in this valve so when you switch it off the valve is in the open position because of a lime scale build up, i would say it needs an new valve.adrian
its a lime buildup.go to an industrial cleaning supply wharehouse (maybe home depot-lowes),and get delime.you can go to a supermarket and buy c.l.r. (calcium lime remover) but if its real bad you need a stronger delime.simply put the delime in the unit and run it through a cycle.you may have to do this more then once to get rid of the scale.then once a month use a cup full of delime depending on the hardness of the water.