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Is this rust?
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Post# 1188524   8/25/2023 at 20:47 by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        

Hey guys, after taking the tub off to clean the inside of my Bosch a 500 I think this might be rust but Iím honestly not sure considering that the entire machine Internals that come into contact with water I made of stainless steel

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Post# 1188530 , Reply# 1   8/25/2023 at 23:54 by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
It could be rust

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It doesnít look serious, however probably nothing to worry about.

If a magnet sticks to the metal, itís not real high-grade of stainless steel and it can rust.


Post# 1188535 , Reply# 2   8/26/2023 at 04:15 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Is it perhaps a deposit from water that contains a lot of iron?

Try doing a boil wash wit a few tablespoons of citric acid, that might remove it.

Post# 1188541 , Reply# 3   8/26/2023 at 08:08 by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Iíll give that a try, but for what I know I donít think my

Rain water tanks have much
Iron deposits, and I did test it with a magnet, and it is kind of cheap stainless as a magnet sticks to it, but considering that itís been around since probably the early 70s and thatís really it, I think itís holding up extremely well and Iíll pick up some citric acid next Tuesday, not this coming

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