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Cloudy Dishes The dishes that have run through wash are cloudy. I use a rinse agent as well. I also have soft water. I use less soap for this reason. This does not seem to help.

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    Glasses from dishwasher are always cloudy; also the drying element in the bottom of the dishwasher is covered with a white film also--I have softened water and use a rinse agent. Have had the disherwasher for 8 yrs. and this is a recent problem.

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I totally agree with mambro. I had this problem, and I tried everything possible, even buying a new expensive dishwasher. As a final possible solution, I just purchased the dishwasher filtration system. Honestly, I had very little confidence in it, but it actually works perfect. My dishes are crystal clear! I can't say enough about this product!

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The problem is hard water. hard water when heated up in a dishwasher will dry with a white film on them. there is a great product that just came out called the dishwasher filtration system. it actually filters the water going into your dishwasher removing the hardness. it is really affordable and works amazing. my dishes are fantastic now. you can get it at www.dishwasherfilter.com. you will be happy you did!

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Salt? i know you said you have soft water but probably not enough, the salt replenishes the resin beads so you get a rinse with pure water on the final rinse.

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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:
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+Heat of drying.
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*Use a minimum amount of detergent but not less than 1 tablespoon per load.
*Use a liquid rinse aid.
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*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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JimmyC



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