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Recurring red-brown slime in Kenmore Elite Dishwasher


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#1 megapax

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:13 PM

For the past few months I have had an unrelenting buildup of a foul smelling reddish brown slime everywhere in my dishwasher, under the door, in every crevice, and even inside all the tracks and plastic parts. I have learned that it may be due to iron bacteria in my water combined with excess detergent. I have a water filtration system in my house that includes two carbon tanks and an ultraviolet filter. I switched to Cascade Complete powder from the tabs so I can limit the amount of detergent, and I constantly clean the filter. Yet the slime continues. I am at wits end and  do not know what else to do about it. The dishes are getting cleaned fine, but the dishwasher reeks and the slime persists.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:07 PM

http://www.repaircli...eodorizer-Parts

 

Have you tried any cleaner yet?



#3 megapax

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:57 AM

I have done vinegar mixtures, but no commercial products. I'll give it a shot.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:52 AM

If there's odor there's bacteria.  How's your drain connection?  Is there an air break or gooseneck in the drain hose to prevent backflow?  If washability is good and no etching of glassware is present then your detergent usage is most likely ok.  A citric acid based cleaner should help as advised.






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