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Dishwasher leaving film

There is a whitish film left on dishes/glasses/silverware after wash cycle is finished. Even if I use the extra rinse cycle, I still have to wipe the film off.

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  • efrey25 Nov 16, 2008

    I have used rinse aid, changed from the dw detergent I was using, and even "cleaned" out the dw with vinegar. There must be something out there than can help. I have blue glass dishes and glasses and you cannot imagine what a mess they are. I either have to wash them by hand again . . or wipe everything hard with a dish towel.

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White film is nearly always due to no rinse aid. it is laborious to do but check that rinse aid is being released. take outer door off and operate dispensor by hand to check release. also check the setting on the dispensor.
pue a multimeter on the solenoid and check that it is energised during the cycle
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Are you using rinse aid?

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