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Dishwasher leaves a white residue

After a wash cycle in a newer kenmore dishwasher a white residue is all over the dishes

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Dear Sir/madam,

One thing that wouldn't harm anything and might just work is filling the bottom of the dishwasher with white vinegar (you can buy a gallon for a couple of dollars) and let it sit overnight, then run it without dishes in the morning. Vinegar should dissolve the deposits.

also check......

Check your water temperature. The temp. should be at least 120 degrees F. in the dishwasher. You should run the hot water in the sink until it gets it's hottest before you start the dishwasher to ensure that you get the hottest water possible to wash the dishes. If you have the option select for heated wash and heated dry whatever their terminology is. The best advice for the hard water is to use jet dry there should be a dispenser for this on your dishwasher

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Seems like the drum is rubbing against something, just take a close look? and let me know what is that.

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It may be caused by what you use to clean the dishes try another brand or type.

also, if the dishwasher cleans poorly, check these things:
http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_9_1.asp#Level1_2

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