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Dishwasher leaves milky film on glassware

I have a one yar old Whirlpool dishwasher, I have tried adding drying agents and changing detergent brands and types but I my glasses and silverware are still cloudy

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  • mchris80 Dec 11, 2008

    I am having the same problem. I never had this issue with the cheap $150 dishwasher that this $800 dishwasher replaced so I know it is not the water. I have tried several detergents and nothing has changed. What a rip off...

  • buckley44 Mar 15, 2009

    I live in Cape Town South Africa where the water is very soft and I too have this milky film on my glasses but only the finer more expensive ones! The others are fine. Oh how I wish someone could advise me what I am doing wrong

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SOURCE: streaks on glassware/silverware

usually indicative of clogged spray heads, or spray arms not spinning, too much detergent for your water type, wrong detergent, and low water temp.

Link to manual:
http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Use%20and%20Care%20Guide%20-%203381187.pdf

Check the manual for amounts of detergent to use based on your water hardness.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Soap film on every thing..I'm using a rinse agent in every cycle

sounds like you may be using to much detergent.. put your dishwasher on a quick rinse cycle and see if it suds up.. if it does put a table spoon of vegtable oil in the dishwasher and continue running it. after that cut down the detergent and use it like normal.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 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 www.dishwasherfilter.com . they have a new product out exactly for this reason. very affordable and works amazing. you will love it.

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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SOURCE: cloudy film left on glassware *rinse aid cup

make sure b4 you start the machine run the water until it is hot then start the machine. let me know if it works by sending me a 4 thumbs up post. thanks

Posted on Mar 01, 2010

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SOURCE: Dishes and particularly glasses coming out cloudy

Yes. pour two cups of white vinegar into the empty machine. Run your hottest and longest cycle. Always turn on the hot water in the sink and let it run as hot as it will get before you start your machine.

This will clean your machine. Repeat this cleaning as often as necessary. J.

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

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How did I get the film off my glassware? My glassware has a thick film that is very unappealing. I have to hand wash them. I use cascade detergent.


If you are not using a water softener use a rinse aid such as Jet Dry. This will help to eliminate scum on glassware. Use the solid form of Jet Dry. If you use a water softener you need to decrease the amount of detergent.
You can determine the cause of cloudy glassware by soaking a glass in vinegar for 5 minutes. If the cloudiness is removed it is a hard water deposit and more detergent is likely needed. If the cloudiness is not removed it is a permanent condition known as etching. In this situation, use less detergent and stop pre-washing. In actuality, dishwashing detergent needs a bit of soil to work on, otherwise it will tend to foam up.

Mar 12, 2011 | Whirlpool Dishwashers

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My dishwasher has all of a sudden started leaving a cloudy residue on my dishes and I cannot even wash the water spots off of my glassware. I have not changed my dishwashing powder nor drying agent


Hi,

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.

Dishwasher Residue and Film on Dishes

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Feb 23, 2011 | Maytag Dishwasher

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White film SEEN only on glassware


You need to add a drying agent to your machine. Find it on the shelf near the dishwqsher detergent products.

Jul 12, 2010 | Kenmore 15762 Dishwasher

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A coating or film is left on my glassware. I use


Are you using powdered detergent? The liquid detergent will leave residue, but powdered doesn't, as least in my dishwasher.

Mar 11, 2010 | Dishwashers

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I have a siemens stainless consealed control dishwasher and recently started leaving a whitish film on all glassware. I have tried to turn down level of jet dry dispenser and turn it up but doesn't seem to...


Try "Dishwasher Magic" - which is really just citric acid. You can also use white vinegar in an empty wash cycle. You may also want to try different detergents, and if you can, turn the jet dry setting up and use a bit less detergent.

Mar 04, 2010 | Dishwashers

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My dishes come out with cloudy film on them.


From Whirlpool:

*Film is due to either etching or silica film. Silica film is a milky, rainbow-colored deposit and etching is a cloudy film. Sometimes there is a water/chemical reaction with certain types of glassware.
o Silica film and etching are permanent and cannot be removed. Both can occur in any automatic dish washing machine and result from a water/chemical reaction with certain types of glassware. They are caused by some combination of:
+Soft or softened water.
+Alkaline washing solution.
+Insufficient rinsing.
+Dishwasher overloading.
+Heat of drying.
+Long/hot cycles.

To slow the down this process:

*Use a minimum amount of detergent but not less than 1 tablespoon per load.
*Use a liquid rinse aid.
*Under load the dishwasher to allow thorough rinsing.
*Do not use heated drying.
*Wash glasses by hand.

Do the following:

1. do you use a rinse agent
2. clean out the drain.
3. if you have a food disposal, run hot water through it and turn it on to clear it out before you turn on the dishwasher. The dishwasher drains into that sink. If you notice food or dirty water backing up into you sink when the dishwasher is draining, then the sink could have a minor clog and is backing up and being re-sprayed onto your dishes.
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Use SANIVAC to clean lime deposits and extend the life of your dishwasher. If you have heavy water.

Run your dishwasher empty and pour in a cup of bleach and a cup of white vinegar to get the residue out.....run a regular cycle.......How hot is your hot water tank set on? The hotter the water the better a dishwasher washes and rinses, be careful it's not to hot as your shower and other sinks also will get this hot water......cut your dish soap down and make sure to use a Jet Rinse Aid. Again, be sure to use a liquid soap, and rinse agent, powders will cause a caustic reaction. Hope this helps. Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.
JimmyC



Sep 30, 2009 | Bosch Dishwashers

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Soap film on every thing..I'm using a rinse agent in every cycle


sounds like you may be using to much detergent.. put your dishwasher on a quick rinse cycle and see if it suds up.. if it does put a table spoon of vegtable oil in the dishwasher and continue running it. after that cut down the detergent and use it like normal.

Feb 28, 2009 | Dishwashers

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