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I have used CLR with no effect twice. I have also tried Vinegar and baking soda. Any ideas would be appreciated.smilebiggrin

Thank you in advance.

Uni





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I have used CLR with no effect twice. I have also tried Vinegar and baking soda. Any ideas would be appreciated.smilebiggrin

Thank you in advance.

Uni



-- Edited by Enchanted_Unicorn on Saturday 23rd of March 2019 12:09:37 PM


 You have me there Uni.

I was wash and rinse everything before it goes into the dishwasher. Effectively the dishwasher is just used as a draining board. Herself takes the Mick out of me something rotten, but I can't help it, I am navy trained.

 



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Dishwashers always seemed like an exercise in futility to me but CLR would have been my first choice. Depending on how bad the deposits are it might take a number of treatments.



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Enchanted_Unicorn wrote:

I have used CLR with no effect twice. I have also tried Vinegar and baking soda. Any ideas would be appreciated.smilebiggrin

Thank you in advance.

Uni



-- Edited by Enchanted_Unicorn on Saturday 23rd of March 2019 12:09:37 PM


 You have me there Uni.

I was wash and rinse everything before it goes into the dishwasher. Effectively the dishwasher is just used as a draining board. Herself takes the Mick out of me something rotten, but I can't help it, I am navy trained.

 


Boosewell,  I have always rinsed everything going into the dishwasher as well. I was always taught to do so and I found until this past month no problem in cleaning and leaving no white scum on dishes and silver ware. I have had the dishwasher for 13 years. As soon as I found out I was diabetic and more prone to infections especially sores around the mouth and inside.  I insisted we find one. Also necessary because of having to cook two dinners for Ed every night and breakfast. he usually only like lunch on his day off. Most of our meals are very different to the other since I have digestive problems and inflammation through out my digestive tract. So it is a strict diet for me.

So the dishwasher was a necessity for this reason as well. After two year of looking for a second hand one my sweet MIL found a dishwasher for us. It was four years old but  the people only used it on the weekends. And they gave it to us for free. Bless them. It fit nicely under the counter top and Ed was able to hook it all up. Once I got it running I cleaned it with CLR which worked beautifully and have done so every two weeks. It was just fine until as I say a month ago when water was not draining out fast enough and left small puddles in the middle of the floor because the water does not drain out fast enough. The dishes and silverware are always covered in a film if I let them heat dry so now so I do not put it through the drying cycle but dry them as soon as the dishwasher turns off. 

It just seems to be a fruitless effort as far as using the dish water any longer. I guess I will have to wash everything in the kitchen sink. Unfortunately I do not have a double sink so I could rinse them off. I will get a small plastic container for hot rinsing and then let them on the dish rack. And then I can dry them. It is no big deal it just means washing dishes several times a day.hmmhmm Not my favourite thing to do.blankstare

Also Ed does not have time to help with all the dishes and pots and pans. So its become a real chore.

AS an aside I will buy a new Dishwasher when I get some money saved up...likely in August. LOL's

Thank you Boosewell

Enchanted Eve,

Uni



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boosewell wrote:
Enchanted_Unicorn wrote:

I have used CLR with no effect twice. I have also tried Vinegar and baking soda. Any ideas would be appreciated.smilebiggrin

Thank you in advance.

Uni




 You have me there Uni.

I was wash and rinse everything before it goes into the dishwasher. Effectively the dishwasher is just used as a draining board. Herself takes the Mick out of me something rotten, but I can't help it, I am navy trained.

 


Boosewell,  I have always rinsed everything going into the dishwasher as well. I was always taught to do so and I found until this past month no problem in cleaning and leaving no white scum on dishes and silver ware. I have had the dishwasher for 13 years. As soon as I found out I was diabetic and more prone to infections especially sores around the mouth and inside.  I insisted we find one. Also necessary because of having to cook two dinners for Ed every night and breakfast. he usually only like lunch on his day off. Most of our meals are very different to the other since I have digestive problems and inflammation through out my digestive tract. So it is a strict diet for me.

So the dishwasher was a necessity for this reason as well. After two year of looking for a second hand one my sweet MIL found a dishwasher for us. It was four years old but  the people only used it on the weekends. And they gave it to us for free. Bless them. It fit nicely under the counter top and Ed was able to hook it all up. Once I got it running I cleaned it with CLR which worked beautifully and have done so every two weeks. It was just fine until as I say a month ago when water was not draining out fast enough and left small puddles in the middle of the floor because the water does not drain out fast enough. The dishes and silverware are always covered in a film if I let them heat dry so now so I do not put it through the drying cycle but dry them as soon as the dishwasher turns off. 

It just seems to be a fruitless effort as far as using the dish water any longer. I guess I will have to wash everything in the kitchen sink. Unfortunately I do not have a double sink so I could rinse them off. I will get a small plastic container for hot rinsing and then let them on the dish rack. And then I can dry them. It is no big deal it just means washing dishes several times a day.hmmhmm Not my favourite thing to do.blankstare

Also Ed does not have time to help with all the dishes and pots and pans. So its become a real chore.

AS an aside I will buy a new Dishwasher when I get some money saved up...likely in August. LOL's

Thank you Boosewell

Enchanted Eve,

Uni


13 years? You may have exceeded your dishwashers useful life.

Nothing lasts forever... at least that's what my body is telling me.

hmm

 



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Dishwashers always seemed like an exercise in futility to me but CLR would have been my first choice. Depending on how bad the deposits are it might take a number of treatments.


 As I said above Cap't, CLR was working great until this past month. I will give the Dishwasher a few more treatments. Since I do not want to wash rinse and dry by hand. I just hope I have some money saved up by August to buy a new one.

Thanks for your input, Cap't.

Enchanted Eve,

Uni



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