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KDFE104DBL0 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Red/Brown film in dishwasher...

lkaskel

Premium Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2020
Messages
4
Location
Maryland
Model Number
KDFE104DBL0
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
More than 10 years
Hi Everyone,
I have a 5 year old Kitchen Aid dishwasher with the stainless steel interior and the interior forms a red/brown film on it. For some background, our house is on a well and we have an Eco Water softener and purifier. No other area in the house has this film. That includes any sink, toilet, tub, washing machine or even the ice maker. I have read that it may be a mold/bacteria and treated it with Glisten as well as white vinegar and baking soda. It cleans off with a magic eraser or a rag and some basic cleaner and it keeps coming back. Has anyone every experienced this? We have tried Cascade and Finish.

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Dan O.

Appliance Tech
Staff member
Joined
Oct 9, 2004
Messages
3,449
Location
Ontario, Canada
I don't know why it would only affect the dishwasher. Is there any possibility it is rust? Maybe a piece of ferrous metal is caught in the pump and rusting?

I can’t think of anything else. You could have a sample tested?

Dan O.
 
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