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Hard water scale build up

Try to use tang breakfast drink to clean this up.
make sure your water is hot at Faust first. you may load d/w with glasses and dishes how ever don't put any pots or silver wear in because it may tarnish.
add about a cup full in the bottom of d/w and fill the soap cup up run though a long wash cycle

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cloudy glasses My dishes are not being cleaned. There is a white residue on my glasses and in the dishwasher itself.


You may have hard water. Are you using a rinse aid, you always need to use one. Buy some Tang drink crystals and empty a package into the soap dispenser and run the dishwasher through empty. If you can't buy Tang use about 4-6 cups of white vinegar thrown in the bottom of the machine and run the cycle. Sometimes the white residue on the glasses is there permanently and can't be removed it is called "etching" right in the glass.

Jan 26, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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We have the Whirlpool Gold quiet partner III dishwasher and lately have noticed residue on the dishes after the cleaning cycle is complete. Where is the trap to clean?


Make sure your water is hot, at least 120deg f. Also, use least amount of soap you can get away with. Usually around 2 tablespoons for soft water. Use powdered soap not gel. Gel leaves a tiny residue each load and will clog up plumbing in dw after 4,5,or 6 years. Rinse agent such as Jet Dry is highly recommended.

Try the "Tang" trick. Orange Tang drink mix is mildly acidic. With an empty dishwasher, start and fill, then normal drain. On second fill, add a full jar of Tang then let the dishwasher run for a few minutes. Crack the door to stop the dishwasher and let it sit for several hours or overnight. Then close the door, push start and let the dw run through the remaining cycle. This will sometimes clean out the crud in the water lines.

Hope this helps! Ken

Jan 06, 2010 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

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Dishwasher is leaving white film on dishes. I have handwashed and when I dry the dishes the film is back. Please help I want to scream. Do I need to buy new dishwasher?????


just relax all you need to do is run a few load with tang brakfast drink run fauset till you get hot water put about a cup in the bottom and fill soap cup with tang you may run dishes with the tang NO SILVER JUST PLATETS AND GLASSES

Jun 20, 2009 | Whirlpool Gold 24 in. Built-In Dishwasher...

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Glasses always have sediment on them, not all dishes get cleaned


Remove the lower spray arm by rotating counter clockwise while lifting it up. It will come right out. Look at the bottom and you will see two holes (jets) that are plugged with food chunks, broken glass, etc... their job in life is to keep the fine filter clean. Also make sure your hot water is actually hot... like 130 degree hot. Then run 2 cups of Tang Orange drink through it on the Pots and Pans cycle, added heat on, to remove mineral deposits. (Tang is VERY high in citric acid and will clean it out safely)

Aug 02, 2008 | GE Profile PDW8400J Built-in Dishwasher

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