Having problems with your Maytag 24 in. MDB4600A Built-in Dishwasher ?

We recieved a dishwasher that had tons of lime and scale. well i remove that mostly by hand by taking the bottom part and disassemblying it and soaking it in CLR and slowly removing the calcium lime and whatever else there was. but i am kind of a thorough person and the bar =on the back of the dish wash needs to be removed and the back of it cleaned and probably soaked also if not replaced but i will just clean it for right now if i can. HOW do you remove it? I need a step by step on how to remo


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Instead of going through all that effort, and still not being able to get to everything, just use a product called "Dishwasher Magic". It is a dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant, and cleans limescale and rust out of the dishwasher by just running it through a cycle. It comes in a 12 once rectangular bottle, available at hardware and appliance parts stores. (Made by the same people who make iron out, if you have ever heard of that one)
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We recieved a dishwasher that had tons of lime and scale. well i remove that mostly by hand by taking the bottom part and disassemblying it and soaking it in CLR and slowly removing the calcium lime and whatever else there was. but i am kind of a thorough person and the bar =on the back of the dish wash needs to be removed and the back of it cleaned and probably soaked also if not replaced but i will just clean it for right now if i can. HOW do you remove it? I need a step by step on how to remo


Instead of going through all that effort, and still not being able to get to everything, just use a product called "Dishwasher Magic". It is a dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant, and cleans limescale and rust out of the dishwasher by just running i ... Maytag 24 in. MDB4600A Built-in Dishwasher

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