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Doesnt clean properly or leaves white film over glasses and cutlery

I think this is the right model ours doesnt have the suffix "M" its a sensorlogic For the last few months we have been getting a film (or a dirty scum)over all glassware and cutlery and mostly no matter which setting we use it on the dishwasher doesnt clean anything properly its only about 18 months old we are using finish 4 in one soap (tried fairy, quantum, and tescos own brand) The only time it does clean properly is when we use citric acid in it or dishwasher cleaner and then it works ok for a couple of washes then goes back to being bad again

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Re: doesnt clean properly or leaves white film over...

There is a new product out that filters the water going into your dishwasher. it will solve the problem. it reduces calcium which is the reason for the white film. its your water not your dishwasher. you can get it at my dishes looked brand new after the first load. it is small and fits right under the sink and is very affordable. its like 50 bucks. that will fix your problem for sure.

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Re: doesnt clean properly or leaves white film over...

Try checking that your salt container lid is on properly

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Why are dishes and cutlery not washing properly, leaving white film on cutlery and stains on dishes

-Make sure the water is hot . If not it doen't do a good job.

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May 18, 2015 | Dishwashers


We had an ongoing battle with white film on glasses and dishes, inside...

<p>If your <b>dishwasher does not seem to be cleaning well</b> anymore and you are getting<b> residue and film left on your dishes</b> then you need to read this.<br /> <p><br /> <br /> <p>Since July of 2010 the US Government has mandated that <b>dishwasher detergents</b> contain no more then 0.05% phosphates in them. The Detergents before this had contained up to 8.7% phosphates. The restrictions were for 16 states but many companies then dropped the phosphates from detergents to all states...<br /> <p><br /> <br /> <p>Now if you are having the <b>scum, film, and white residue problems</b> in your <b>dishwasher, </b>there is hope.<br /> <p><span>There is a product that you can buy that will compensate for what the makers of the </span><b>dishwasher detergents</b><span> have left out. This product as commonly know as </span><b>TSP</b><span> or </span>(<b>Trisodium Phosphate</b>).<br /> <p>By adding this to your dishwasher, you can manually add back the phosphates to your dishwasher and enhance the cleaning process.<br /> <p><br /> <br /> <p>Now the nest much TSP do I add to the dishwasher?<br /> <p><br /> <br /> <p>For many dishwashers, waters, and for normal loads you will find that a tablespoon or two is all that you will need. For very hard to clean dishes and for some types of water you may need to add up to a 1/3 cup of TSP. <br /> <p><br /> <br /> <p>If you are having problems with your <b>dishes not getting clean</b>, a <b>black or scum film</b>, or <b>white residue</b> being left on your dishes at the end of the cycle, then I would start with a tablespoon or two and then adjust from there. Figure out how much you need to add to you dishwasher to make your <b>dishwasher detergent </b>work correctly for you again.<br /> <p><br /> <br /> <p>To best part is that you can have <b>clean dishes </b>coming from your dishwasher again!!<br /> <p><br /> <br />

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Glass and cutlery has a chalky white film after washing

The problem is most likely that there is still water residue at the bottom of your machine. If the machine is not fully drained it picks up some of the residue and sprays that onto the dishes during the final rinse, leaving an unhealthy and unsightly film on everything.
Remove the bottom strainers plates and make sure that the outlet pipe is not kinked, that there is nothing obstructing the pipe or the pump or selector valve. If possible back flush through the outlet pipe and try draining the machine again before using it again.

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Machine working fine last week then began to not clean efficiently then water did not all drain away so plunged, soaked up excess, cleaned filter, replenished dishwasher salt and rinse aid and put new...


The scum, film and white residueproblems have started since the reductionof phosphates in dishwasher detergents.

Here is a tip that will help you to solve the problem of films, residue, and scum in your dishwasher.

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I hae an ASKO D1796FI and Ive ha it serviced twice. It is not cleaning and leaving a film on glass and cutlery. Baking on residue. $159 a clip to service too.


The scum, film and white residue problems have started since the reduction of phosphates in dishwasher detergents.

Here is a tip that will help you to solve the problem of films, residue, and scum in your dishwasher.

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White film on dishes, glasses and silverware.

white film is actually from the calcium and magnesium found in hard water. your dishwasher is fine. its the water leaving the residue and spots. go to . they have a new product out exactly for this reason. very affordable and works amazing. you will love it.

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THE glassses inside is where you see it the most like not rinsing right i have looked at the holes on the sprayers cleaned them there is rinse liquid so thats ok but it still has the entire dishwasher has...

We had the same problem and finally found a solution that has worked for us for many years. We found using dry powder detergents didn't work for us. They left a white film and scratched our glasses after years of use. We switched to Cascade All in One Gel and it stopped most of the film. Don't fill up the pre-wash with any detergent, if you have that option, just use the gel in the wash section and you don't need a lot. We fill it up to the lowest line and it cleans REALLY well, or what would be about 3 tablespoons or so. Next we use Jet Dry in the rinse dispenser and set it up to at least medium or 4 or 5 if you have a selection for your rinse dispenser. Next we put 1/2 cup of white vinegar in our dishwasher every time we wash. We pour it in the bottom right before we wash. We have been doing this for 9 years in our old dishwasher and a year in our newer one and have never had any trouble doing this. It leaves our dishes sparkling clean and the glasses aren't scratchy anymore. Make sure any trap down on the bottom of the dishwasher isn't stopped up too and once a month keep those spray holes cleared of any gunk by using a toothpick to clear any holes out of any gunk. Lastly, don't overload the dishwasher and make sure there is space between each dish and position all plates toward the center. Hope this helps. It has made our lives MUCH easier!

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Cutlery is cloudy and dirty, some food is dried onto knives and forks. Cups and glasses are cloudy and not clean on inside. Coffee or tea stains are not removed. Plates and soup bowls seem OK , and water...

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