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bayer2

09:34AM | 06/05/08
Member Since: 09/08/04
3 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I have had this problem with 2 European made dishwashers, a Bosch and an Asko (my current machine, model 3122). After 2 years the black rubber door gasket starts to dissolve, leaving a black, oily residue particularly on plastics, even plastics in the machine, such as the cutlery basket.[The rubber on some OXO utensils seems to be the same and it to gets gummy if washed in the dishwasher. Repairmen have blamed the detergent, Electasol, the same one that Bosch and Asko packed with the machines when I bought them. On the other hand, these repairmen admitted that they had not seen this problem before. Customer service said the same. Using different detergents produced only one result, dishes that needed to be hand-washed in the sink after being taken out of the dishwasher. The rubber gaskets continue to deteriorate, including the new gasket put into my Asko about a year ago. Questions: What is causing this? How can I stop it? Is the gunk a health hazard?

DanO

06:50PM | 06/05/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** these repairmen admitted that they had not seen this problem before. **

I might have suggested the possibility of some chemicals used in your local utilities to purify the water being the cause but it would likely affect more users. Or maybe a combination of that and the detergent being used and the particular material of the deteriorating part(s) in your dishwasher?? I have no other ideas.

** Using different detergents produced only one result, dishes that needed to be hand-washed in the sink after being taken out of the dishwasher. **

Maybe they weren't being used correctly for their formulation? The amount needed will vary with water hardness as well.

JFYI

Dan O.

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