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Dirty racks A tenant has left the interior of our dishwasher coated in black grease. Can you suggest how this might be cleaned or whether we can purchase replacement plate racks?


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What is the manufacturer and model number of the dishwasher?\015\012
\015\012Here is the process I would follow to remove the gunk.\015\012
\015\012Start a short cycle in the dishwasher, without adding detergent powder and after the (hot) water has filled the DW and the wash cycle has begun, open the DW door and add 1/4 cup of household bleach. When the water drains and begins to refill for the 2nd wash cycle, check the dishwasher to see if anything has gotten better and if not, add another 1/4 cup of bleach as soon as the hot water has refilled. Allow the DW to finish the full cycle.\015\012
\015\012Begin another short wash and as soon as the initial hot water fills and the wash cycle begins, open and add 2 cups (approximatly) of white vinegar. Allow the whole set of cycles to finish and check the insides.\015\012
\015\012If grease remains, I would use a de-greasing spray (avilable at all hardware stores and most food stores.) Spray on and use paper towels on all surfaces.\015\012
\015\012Because I do not know the make and model # for your dishwasher, I can not give you a part number for replacement racks.\015\012
\015\012Good Luck!
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