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Little White Grains in Dishwasher

May 26, 2011

Q. Ann Asked - I have little white grains in my dishwasher? What are they and can I get rid of them?

A. In the Las Vegas Valley we have very hard water which also has much minerals in it as well. When the water dries out, it leaves behind little deposits of the left over minerals. These are what cloggs up the motor and the drain line.

A very good and safe way to clean out your dishwasher and the drain line is to run the dishwasher (in rinse mode) and after it has started to agitate, then open the door and pour in about one cup of vinegar. The vinegar will disolve the deposits and help to clean out the pipe and motor without any harm, just a slight vinegar smell.