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Dishwasher won't clean

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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  • macatdow Jan 21, 2009

    My dishwasher is maybe 4 years old and also leaves white speaks on the dishes on the top rack. I'm tired of having to wash them by hand after they've been thru the dishwasher. A friend suggested running vinegar thru a rinse cycle. That did not work.

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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.

http://www.appliancepartsonline.net/index.php?category_id=21&target=categories

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