Dishwasher rust streaks around the area of the salt refill cap

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As the title says - is there a recommended way to clean this off (I'm wary of scrubbing it with a scourer in case that causes more problems) or is it a case of leaving it and getting a new dishwasher once the rust eats through the stainless steel in the dishwasher?

I'm assuming that the rust is relatively harmless otherwise.

I am though curious why it's there, it implies that the cap of the salt refill hole isn't sealing correctly.
 
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Or the excess salt hasn't been rinsed away when filling. May be worth trying to give it a good scrub to clean off as much as you can and then wipe over, perhaps with some cooking oil?
 
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Hi, my Bosch dishwater states that after replenishing the salt container, a full wash cycle programme must be completed immediately, to prevent this type of 'damage'.
 
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Or the excess salt hasn't been rinsed away when filling. May be worth trying to give it a good scrub to clean off as much as you can and then wipe over, perhaps with some cooking oil?

Thanks, I'll give that a try.
 
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Hi, my Bosch dishwater states that after replenishing the salt container, a full wash cycle programme must be completed immediately, to prevent this type of 'damage'.

My Bush manual doesn't, but lesson learned.

But I'm sure a little rust in the wash will add to the cleanliness of the plates and cutlery. :)
 
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