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Treat for scale build-up
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NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Dishwasher are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.
If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Dishwasher.
Over time, a heavy film build-up from hard water minerals can become deposited on the inside walls and heating element of the dishwasher. After removing all of dishes, pans, silverware etc. and with no detergent in your dishwasher, the following should be done to remove the type of scale shown:
Mold: Place one tablespoon of bleach in your dishwasher and then run it for a full cycle.
Rust: Place about half of a small container of Tang brand orange-flavored drink mix and then run it for a regular cycle. The citric acid in the Tang helps to loosen hard water deposits and cleans the scale from your dishwasher.
Stains: Place a cupful of white vinegar in your dishwasher and then run it for a full cycle. An alternative to vinegar is baking soda.
Health & Safety
The benefits of this task are moderate. Doing this task can help maintain the performance of your dishwasher, and extend its useful life.
The cost of this task is low. It is estimated that this task should only take about 30 minutes to complete, and the task is relatively easy to do. No specialized tools are required, but you will need to have bleach, Tang brand beverage mix, and either vinegar or baking soda on hand.
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