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Re: GE dishwasher arms clogged by bad detergent?
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2012, 05:33:27 PM »
I have had very good results with the Affresh, both dishwasher and laundry types.  I also only recommend gel detergents because they dissolve easier and the solids in the powders and tablets.  Most of my customers being on septic systems...



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Offline niobrara

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Re: GE dishwasher arms clogged by bad detergent?
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2012, 05:38:05 PM »
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Re: GE dishwasher arms clogged by bad detergent?
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2012, 02:37:07 AM »
I've hit it with Affresh now.   I will say it has a lasting lemony scent that makes the dishwasher seem cleaner.  I did clean quite a bit of crud from the tubes that feed the upper arms.  There is no approprite size brush for this at the hardware big box store.  What will work is a brush set made to clean pet drinking fountains (sold at Petsmart or online), a test tube brush, or a brush set sold to clean bird feeders.  Staying with the Palmolive Eco+ gel detergent, no evidence of new white chunky buildup...  It might've been cheaper to just replace the arms, but then again the new arms might've been clogged by what was hiding in the lines.

Thanks for the assistance!

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Re: GE dishwasher arms clogged by bad detergent?
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2012, 07:11:33 AM »
Thanks for the update.  O0

Offline Steve L

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Re: GE dishwasher arms clogged by bad detergent?
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2016, 06:10:02 PM »
Yeah this is old, but found this in my search.

Easiest way is to take the arms off, use an air compressor blow tool and fire. Works great takes a couple minutes.

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Re: GE dishwasher arms clogged by bad detergent?
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2016, 12:08:27 AM »
And for anyone else that sees this post you can get 5 pounds of citric acid for about 18 bucks on Amazon. That equals the active ingredient in about 100 dishwasher cleaner packets...  O0
« Last Edit: June 07, 2016, 12:08:55 AM by olyteddy »

 

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