black specs in dishwasher

Greg__RFebruary 11, 2013

I'm starting to see small black specs in my dishwasher (KA). Does this mean a pump seal is starting to go? I believe the dishwasher is at least 10 years old... I'm assuming this means it's time to get a new one?

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jakvis

Before doing anything too drastic try running some dishwasher cleaner through it. Theres been a lot of changes in detergents over the last few years and the new detergents don't handle mineral build ups too well.

If you've never run a citric cleaner through it you may want to do it a couple times.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 7:32PM
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Greg__R

I've run two cleaning tabs through and now I'm seeing hard black flecks and the dishes aren't getting cleaned as well as they had in the past. Is this pointing to an eroded heating element?

    Bookmark   March 2, 2013 at 11:08PM
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