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AndreaPA
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Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
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Posted - Sep 27 2020 :  10:19:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Several years ago a co-worker moved into a newly built home with brand new appliances. Within a month the dishes were coming out of the dishwasher dirtier than when they were put in.
He called the manufacturer demanding a new dishwasher. The person he talked to told him to try this: buy some Tang - the powder drink mix - put 1/4 cup in the dishwasher and run it empty. He tried it and it actually worked.
The liquid dishwasher detergent has a thickener which causes the dishwasher parts to get gummed up. The gel packs cause issues also. The acid and grit of Tang break up the gunk.
About once a month I dump some Tang in my dishwasher. I don't measure and I don't run it empty.


Andrea
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Dreamer42
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April
Central Oregon
USA
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Posted - Sep 27 2020 :  10:54:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hmm, I will give this a try! Thx for sharing!

Dreamer42
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Edited by - Dreamer42 on Sep 27 2020 10:55:09 AM
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MaryJanesNiece
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Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - Sep 28 2020 :  1:48:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for sharing Andrea. I never would have guessed that Tang would work. I typically just use white vinegar. Iíll have to give the Tang a try.

Krista
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ddmashayekhi
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Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
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Posted - Sep 28 2020 :  3:38:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Andrea. The guy who installed my dishwasher last year told me to use 1/2 cup of vinegar once a month. He said to put it in the bottom of the dishwasher and run it on full cycle empty. I have it on my computer calendar with a reminder to make sure I do just that. Hopefully this dishwasher hose won't get clogged.

Dawn in IL

"By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer." Helen Hunt Jackson
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