Thread Number: 71745  /  Tag: Detergents and Additives
Is this what rotten rinse aid looks like?? ICKKY
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Post# 949321   7/21/2017 at 19:28 (361 days old) by flyingrav4 (Hickville NC)        

Got my new to me 92 Kitchenaid Portable home and inside the tub was this nasty brown smelly goop... I am running it through a cycle now with vinager.... I tried a little bleach but i had so many suds it was pouring out the front.. Whoops... I can tell this thing has some power

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Post# 949323 , Reply# 1   7/21/2017 at 19:33 (361 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I don't know what that brown stuff is, but if vinegar doesn't take care of it, try to find some Lemi Shine Dishwasher Cleaner.  It's a different product than the Lemi Shine glassware additive.   I got a 3-pack of it at Target a while back, but now they don't seem to carry it.


Lemi Shine Dishwasher Cleaner

Post# 949352 , Reply# 2   7/21/2017 at 22:05 (361 days old) by flyingrav4 (Hickville NC)        
Whatever it is

Is a nightmare.. It stinks, its very foamy and its causing the machine to over flow lol...

I am 45 miles from a target... Its 11 pm and im already down 1/2 gallon of White vinager... Running the 2nd cycle

Post# 949378 , Reply# 3   7/22/2017 at 00:33 (361 days old) by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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any time you have something foaming in a dishwasher add either cooking oil or fabric softener.

Post# 949397 , Reply# 4   7/22/2017 at 07:03 (361 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Cleaning Dried Rinse Aid Out Of A DW

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The first thing to always use to clean the inside of a DW is a high quality DW detergent, such as the high priced detergent tablets.


For the sudsing use cooking oil and put down an old bath towel and let the DW run a cycle or two.


Vinegar is ok for mineral buildup, but even for these it is better to use a proper DWer cleaner.

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