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Old 06-21-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Between Seattle and Portland
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Talking Help, My Dishwasher is Trying to Kill Me

All kidding aside, maybe it would be a good idea to start disinfecting the seal on the dishwasher door on a regular basis:

New research finds harmful fungal pathogens living in dishwasher seals

Oxford, June 20, 2011 - A potentially pathogenic fungus has found a home living in extreme conditions in some of the most common household appliances, researchers have found. A new paper published in the British Mycological Society journal, Fungal Biology, published by Elsevier, shows that these sites make perfect habitats for extremotolerant fungi (which includes black yeasts). Some of these are potentially dangerous to human health.

'My dishwasher is trying to kill me'
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Also good to keep your microwave oven door seals clean.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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I clean the washer and dryer on a regular basis. I've found that the seals on the washer and the dryer door get dirty also. I've nade it a practise to clean seals on all the appliances on a regular basis. Look at the top seal of the refrigerator. You could be very surprised.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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And, to add insult to injury, many US states have banned the use of phosphates in dish washer soap. Most major brands as a response have removed phosphates from all their dish washer soap products. I just checked and there it is, on the label, "phosphate free".

Consumers are now complaining that their dishwasher is not getting the dishes clean as a result.

States Ban Phosphate-Laden Dishwasher Soap- Appliance.Net - home and kitchen appliances - news reviews ratings recalls authorized repairs store locator

So maybe that fungii is not just on the seals!
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