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White residue on dishes after wash

Upon completion of the wash there is a white residue all over the dishes

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  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    I also have a white residue and film on my glasses after the dishwasher has finished running. I have tried changing detergents; a full cup of white vinegar in the wash; vinegar in the "jet dry" holder; and washing with kool aid, all of which only helped a little and temporarily. What should I try next or do I have a broken or clogged part? I have had this dishwasher about 6 years.



    Please help!

    Sue

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    water wasn't an issue with us. It worked fine, and then all of the sudden, it started producing this residue. We didn't change a thing.

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    I have the exact same problem & tried all the same things. Are there any solutions?



    Thanks!!!

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The water in my dishwasher leaves a white residue on my dishes which disappears when I add vinegar to the water before I turn it on. I have changed washing detergents.

This a.m. one of the large bowls was upside down filled with cloudy water.

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Check if the residue are soap or not. residue could be from water tank or water itself.

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There is a new product out that actually filters the water going into your dishwasher. My dishes came out amazing after the first load. No more cloudy glasses. I was very impressed. Who knows whats in the water cleaning your dishes so i thought this filter was great. It is very affordable and you can get it at www.dishwasherfilter.com. Hope this helps some people.

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