I have a nine year old GE dishwasher. Recently, after it is through washing, I
notice dried soap on the inside of the door, and the dishes are not as clean as
they used to be. I opened up the door while it was running, which shuts off the
machine, and I saw the problem. When I used to do this, a lot of water would be
dripping everywhere, but now, after many years of use, rotating wash arms are
evidently clogged up with our well water minerals, and the flow of pressurized
water has diminished greatly. Is there anything I could put into the machine
while it is in the rinse cycle to dissolve these clogs ???
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Get a log skinny bottle or maybe newspaper wrapper, fill it with vinegar an
d put one arm in the bottle at a time, leave for 24 hours and then use a wi
re poked thru the holes to clear the inside of the arm. This is simple tho
rough cleaning of the rotating arms, one at a time.
After you get it clean you might try adding a bit of phosphate with
the dish washing soap. You can buy it at Lowe's or
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On Monday, November 30, 2015 at 9:25:34 AM UTC-5, Wade Garrett wrote:
My first thought was to take off the arms and soak them in vinegar.
Could also spray on some CLR, or similar, but I'd check the label
for possible effect on any metal present. There are also products
specifically made to put in the dishwasher to clean it. They are
citric acid based. IDK how effective it would be on built-up scale,
but being an acid, it probably would have some effectiveness.
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