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Asked on Apr 12, 2019

How do you clean a dishwasher from all the streaks of calcified water?

VimarhonorNancy TurnerP
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How are the streaks of calcified water in the dishwasher cleaned off? Thank You :) Mema

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  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Apr 12, 2019

    A cup of white cleaning vinegar in the top rack ran on a short hot cycle.

    Sprinkle a cut of baking soda in the bottom and run a 2nd hot cycle.

    In the future, add 1 drop of blue Dawn to your dispenser before adding detergent to help prevent build up on dishwasher as well as dishes & glasses.

  • P
    on Apr 12, 2019

    Frist run hot water in sink next to dishwasher until hot as possible before starting dishwasher! Then turn off sink... this helps all dishwasher do a better job. Try Finish Max Gel - highest rated by Consumer Reports & use Jet Dry in dispenser. Also use LESS detergent - follow directions - most folks use too much! If you want to try running a load with out dishes with a bowl of white vinegar only in the dishwasher & no soap it may clean the dishwasher - there is also dishwasher cleaner on the market

    • Mema
      on Apr 12, 2019

      thank You Nancy, I also have hard water, and have always used the Jet Dry, will give it a try with your information.....Thank You again! mema

  • Nancy Turner
    on Apr 12, 2019

    I use straight vinegar in a spray bottle. The inside of my dishwasher is stainless and we have hard water, so I spray it down before I start the dishwasher and it is clean and shiny when the load is done. Water dripping from dishes when I put them in is what causes my inner door, floor and inside walls to get the white streaks.

    • Nancy Turner
      on Apr 12, 2019

      If the deposits are bad, try spraying it with the racks out and wipe them down and repeat until they are gone. That is what I did the first time when I noticed I had started getting the streaks. After that, just praying it before I do a load it takes care of it until the next load is done. I keep a quart spray bottle of vinegar in the kitchen at all times and use it frequently for many things!

  • Vimarhonor
    on Apr 12, 2019

    Hell. A product made for dishwashers called affresh can help with odor and mineral deposits.


    “Designed to penetrate, dissolve & remove odor causing residue. Power away lime and mineral build-up that can occur inside your dishwasher. Cleans dishwashers better than bleach.”


    Check out product description product reviews some Q&A here To see if it will met your need. It can be found at some grocery stores -hardware stores and of course online


    https://www.amazon.com/Affresh-W10282479-Dishwasher-Cleaner-Tablets/dp/B002R0DXQE


    • Mema
      on Apr 13, 2019

      Thanks Vimarhonor,

      Thanks for getting back to me...I will check out my local supermarket perhaps they carry Affresh if not perhaps Walmart .... they carry everything! With all my responses I'm sure my door will blind me with it's shine! !! Thanks Again :) mema

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