Mold in dishwasher
My 1996 Kitcheaid Superba dishwasher has developed a mold problem. I've scrubbed it out, checked the water temp at various parts of the cycle, and ran a cycle using Tang but the mold is returning.
The dw was re-installed, after a renovation, in 2001. The mold started early fall 2009. Most of the year, we run it about every other day. Certain times we use it once or twice a day.
When I bought the KA I picked it only because it was replacing a 23 yo KA so I figured I'd stick with that brand. No research. No agonizing. Just "I'll take that one."
Now I have been researching dw until my head spins and I end up locked in confused indecision. And that was before I even knew about I had to worry about water softness, phosphates in soap, rinse aids, and all the things I read here.
Either my expectations are low or I was very lucky with the KA up until the mold started.
I also have to replace my Jenn Air range with another since I can't reconfigure my kitchen and that expense (approx $2500) is negatively influencing my thoughts on how much to spend on a dw. The only positive there is maybe buying 2 appliances will help my bargaining position.
Since there is such great advice here I want to ask:
what can I do to make sure the mold problem doesn't happen in the new dw? Is it wrong to hold a grudge against KA?
Thanks for any advice you can offer,