I purchased a home with a 5 year old Kitchen Aid with stainless steel interior. Previous owner must've used too much detergent. The whole inside was caked with white stuff. I used a toothbrush to remove so none is visible. But, everytime I run the dishwasher, the glasses have white specks all over them and the dishes aren't coming clean. I'm not using detergent because when I open the dishwasher when it is running, I see suds!!! I've run this dishwasher over 20 times and don't know what to do to get rid of this residue/suds. HELP!
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Re: Dishwasher won't clean
It sounds like you need to use a chemical cleaner to remove lime, or other sediment from your machine. If you go to the following web site you will see a product called dishwasher magic which will thoroughly clean it out. Use this product at least once a month to keep your problem from reoccurring.
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I see that you are receiving grit and a white film on your glasses, in your Frigidaire dishwasher, model# FDB1050REC. Here are some common solutions that you can begin with.
-Check your water hardness. Hard water can cause lime deposit buildup on the interior of the dishwasher. Dishes and glasses may also get spots and film for a number of reasons. To remove buildup, spots and film, clean using the following instructions:
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in a normal manner. Do not load any metal utensils or silverware.
2. Do not add detergent.
3. Select the NORMAL WASH cycle. Close and latch door. Press START/CANCEL pad.
4. Allow your dishwasher to run until it starts the second water fill (approximately 10 minutes).
5. Unlatch and open the door, and pour 2 cups of white vinegar into the bottom of dishwasher.
6. Close and latch the door and allow the cycle to finish.
For extremely hard water, it may be necessary to install a water softener.
-Your water temperature may be low. Avoid extremely low or high temperatures.
-Avoid overloading and improper loading.
-Make sure you are using fresh detergent. Old detergent is ineffective.
-Make sure your rinse aid dispenser is filled.
-Check to see that the proper amount of detergent is being used for cycle selected.
-Your home water pressure may be too low-it should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch (psi).
If none of these suggestions helps, I would suggest contacting either the manufacturer or a local authorized technician. Hope this helps.
Your dishwasher has been designed to use a liquid rinse aid. Pouring a liquid rinse aid into the proper recepticle in your dishwasher when you add dish detergent greatly improves drying performance. You can further improve drying performance by selecting the Sanitize option, in addition to the other options you've selected, and increasing the water temperature.For Best Results, use Jet-Dry Turbo
Spots and film form in your dishwasher's rinse cycle, when detergents are already down the drain. FINISH® JET-DRY® Rinse Agent works in the rinse cycle, lowering the surface tension of water and causing it to sheet. Better rinsing results in less spots and film.
If these recommendations do not improve drying time, please contact Samsung Customer Care
Any dishwasher detergent meant for automatic dishwasher should work with your dishwasher. You have to keep in mind the water quality in your area. Make sure you also use a rinse aid to support the cleaning. See page 5 in this manual.
The packets usually have detergent and rinse aid together, built in. If you also have liquid rinse aid in the automatic dispenser, you are getting a double dose, and that is causing the film. Use standard dishwasher detergent until the automatic rinse aid dispenser is empty, or at least turn the pointer indicator (located by the rinse agent filler) to the lowest setting possible to help somewhat.
If residue is a brown color it can be minerals in the water.You can buy a stainless steel cleaner, just put it in the machine and run it thru a cycle.
Use only good brand name detergent - no tablets- use rinse aid- check arms for blockages-stack dishes with soiled side facing the centre-
LG are an excellent dishwasher
Yes indeed! If you know the measurements, you can buy a stainless panel from www.applianceart.com cut to any size you would like. THey also have a cheaper "faux" stainless option too. Many colors and designs as well.
I'm not sure if that replacemetn part would work, but I know you can get cheap stainless panels and faux stainless options at applianceart.com. They have colors, textures, seasonal, designs, and stainless steel. You can choose between faux stainless (as seen on HGTV and the Today show) or regular stainless metal. check out www.applianceart.com
are you using a rinse agent such as jet dry( you should be) and if your using tabs with rinse aid built in dont add extra rinse aid to dispensor, . water temp might be an issueperhaps some detergent has gotten into the rinse aid compartment mistakenly
Although I previously posted with the same problem of a film on the dishes after cleaning, I did find a section in the owner's manual which solved my problem. Lift up the rinse aid cap on the inside door - the factory setting is on "4". The rinse aid works in conjunction with your local water, which has variations in it's hardness or softness. When your dishes are streaky, lower the rinse aid setting to 1 or 2. If your dishes are spotted, raise the rinse aid setting higher.