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Lime buildup on Maytag MDB5100AWW

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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  • jnetb Nov 19, 2008

    Same problem!  Maytag QuietSeries 400 - my glasses look disgusting!  I would love to hear if you find a solution.  I'm right now, trying the "vinegar in a coffee cup" and run through a wash.  We'll see.  I'm with you, I would like to pull the bottom off and see if it can be cleaned out.  



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This should give you an indication of how to take it apart.

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Pour 1 liter of white vinager into your dishwasher and run through a full cycle.

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N.B. Vinager is preffered as it's non-toxic.

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have you tried boiling it in vinegar? it might help. no garenties for that particular problem, but that's what I do with my kettle and chunks of lime come out when I do.

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hoiwever you should not have to do this. have you been putting salt in? this is essential in hard water areas

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its a lime buildup.go to an industrial cleaning supply wharehouse (maybe home depot-lowes),and get 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 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.

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