Dishwasher Rust Stains
from the DRSNews, April 2004)
Here in the country we see our share of well water
carrying a heavy burden of rust, and it often shows up
as an ugly brown stain completely coating the inside of
A good cure for this is citric acid, and I used to sell
expensive little packages of it that we got from GE.
However, I’ve not been doing that since discovering this
If your dishwasher’s interior has become more brown
than white or stainless steel, pick up a jar of TangÔ
instant breakfast drink. Fill the detergent dispenser with it and start
your machine on a ‘normal wash’ cycle with no dishes
inside. (Remember to run the hot faucet at the sink
first, to ensure the dishwasher’s first fill is with hot water - see
the January 2004 DRSNews)
Once the machine has filled and started to wash,
open the door and throw 2-3 tablespoons of Tang into
the water and let the machine run through a cycle.
In some cases this has to be repeated and another iron content.
cycle run, but the results can be dramatic. Doing this
on a regular basis before the staining gets too bad is
probably a good idea if your water suffers from high
it - it works!
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