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Why is the inside of my whirlpool dishwasher turning pink?


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The pink stuff is actually \012produced by naturally occurring bacteria. Presence of the pink bacteria\012 does not have anything to do with the water quality coming out of the \012faucet distributed by the water system. These bacteria are very common \012but cannot be seen until after they grow and multiply. Left undisturbed\012 in areas of high humidity at room temperature, the bacteria multiply \012producing a pinkish-red pigment, or sometimes a dark gray color, on \012surfaces that are regularly moist. If you can find something with chlorine (be careful when handling) and run it through the cycle, it could get rid of it. just make sure you run it a couple of times without dishes to make sure all chemicals are gone.
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