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Have use finish dishwashing powder before but can't remember how much

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Try vinegar. Works every time

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How do you clean a Maytag Neptune top loading washer


Tip: Prevent a Smelly Washer With Powdered Dishwasher Detergent

I have a great tip for making a smelly clothes washer smell fresh and clean, given to me by a Maytag repairman. Simply run dishwasher detergent powder, not liquid, through your machine with no clothing in it, about once or twice a month.
It works and it is cheaper than the specialized products that do the same thing. Use the same amount you would use of laundry detergent for your particular machine.

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We had an ongoing battle with white film on glasses and dishes, inside...


<p>If your <b>dishwasher does not seem to be cleaning well</b> anymore and you are getting<b> residue and film left on your dishes</b> then you need to read this.<br /> <p><br /> <br /> <p>Since July of 2010 the US Government has mandated that <b>dishwasher detergents</b> contain no more then 0.05% phosphates in them. The Detergents before this had contained up to 8.7% phosphates. The restrictions were for 16 states but many companies then dropped the phosphates from detergents to all states...<br /> <p><br /> <br /> <p>Now if you are having the <b>scum, film, and white residue problems</b> in your <b>dishwasher, </b>there is hope.<br /> <p><span>There is a product that you can buy that will compensate for what the makers of the </span><b>dishwasher detergents</b><span> have left out. This product as commonly know as </span><b>TSP</b><span> or </span>(<b>Trisodium Phosphate</b>).<br /> <p>By adding this to your dishwasher, you can manually add back the phosphates to your dishwasher and enhance the cleaning process.<br /> <p><br /> <br /> <p>Now the nest question...how much TSP do I add to the dishwasher?<br /> <p><br /> <br /> <p>For many dishwashers, waters, and for normal loads you will find that a tablespoon or two is all that you will need. For very hard to clean dishes and for some types of water you may need to add up to a 1/3 cup of TSP. <br /> <p><br /> <br /> <p>If you are having problems with your <b>dishes not getting clean</b>, a <b>black or scum film</b>, or <b>white residue</b> being left on your dishes at the end of the cycle, then I would start with a tablespoon or two and then adjust from there. Figure out how much you need to add to you dishwasher to make your <b>dishwasher detergent </b>work correctly for you again.<br /> <p><br /> <br /> <p>To best part is that you can have <b>clean dishes </b>coming from your dishwasher again!!<br /> <p><br /> <br />

on Mar 31, 2011 | Dishwashers

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Dishwasher isn't cleaning


There can be a multitude of causes to a dishwasher not cleaning well. First, check your wash arms - make sure the holes or nozzels are clear (not blocked), and make sure they are free to turn. Make sure you are not over-loading the dishwasher and stacking bowls on top of bowls. Next is to check to see if enough water is going into the DishWasher (DW). This varies with different models, so it's hard to tell you how much is enough. Also, what kind of detergent are you using? We find that powders seem to work better than liquids and gels, and tablets sold by Finish Corporation and Cascade work even better than powders. Next thing to check is to make sure the heater is working to heat the water during the wash cycle. (Listen for the soap dish to open, then open the door 10 or 15 minutes later and see if the water is hot.) If your dishwasher has a removable filter, you need to take that out and clean it at least once a month. And finally, if your dishwasher is all encrusted with calcium and hard-water deposits, you probably need to run a dishwasher cleaner in the machine. (Use Dishwasher Magic, or Finish Corp's Dishwasher cleaner, or Glisten, or even Lemi-Shine detergent-booster powder or their dishwasher cleaner.
Hope this helps!

Jul 06, 2012 | Kenmore PRO 24 in BuiltIn Dishwasher with...

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Kemore 17509 wont clean glasses are always dirty and some bowls as well. we pre clean dishes before they go in dishwasher


There can be a multitude of causes to a dishwasher not cleaning well. First, check your wash arms - make sure the holes or nozzels are clear (not blocked), and make sure they are free to turn. Make sure you are not over-loading the dishwasher and stacking bowls on top of bowls. Next is to check to see if enough water is going into the DishWasher (DW). This varies with different models, so it's hard to tell you how much is enough. Also, what kind of detergent are you using? We find that powders seem to work better than liquids and gels , and tablets sold by Finish Corporation and Cascade work better than powders. Next thing to check is to make sure the heater is working to heat the water during the wash cycle. (Listen for the soap dish to open, then open the door 10 or 15 minutes later and see if the water is hot.) If your dishwasher has a removable filter, you need to take that out and clean it at least once a month. And finally, if your dishwasher is all encrusted with calcium and hard-water deposits, you probably need to run a dishwasher cleaner in the machine. (Use Dishwasher Magic, or Finish Corp's Dishwasher cleaner, or Glisten, or even Lemi-Shine detergent-booster powder or their dishwasher cleaner.
Hope this helps!

Nov 21, 2011 | Kenmore Dishwashers

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I have a Kenmore builtin dishwasher model 17533200 , when I run it it doesnt seem to use the detergent even though the cleaner compartment opens.


Check your wash arms - make sure the holes or nozzels are clear (not blocked), and make sure they are free to turn. Make sure you are not over-loading the dishwasher or placing a large pan in front of the soap dispenser. Next is to check to see if enough water is going into the DishWasher (DW). This varies with different models, so it's hard to tell you how much is enough. Also, what kind of detergent are you using? We find that powders seem to work better than liquids and gels , and tablets sold by Finish Corporation and Cascade work better than powders. Next thing to check is to make sure the heater is working to heat the water during the wash cycle. (Listen for the soap dish to open, then open the door 10 or 15 minutes later and see if the water is hot.) If your dishwasher has a removable filter, you need to take that out and clean it at least once a month. And finally, if your dishwasher is all encrusted with calcium and hard-water deposits, you probably need to run a dishwasher cleaner in the machine. (Use Dishwasher Magic, or Finish Corp's Dishwasher cleaner, or Glisten, or even Lemi-Shine detergent-booster powder or their dishwasher cleaner.
Hope this helps!

Nov 18, 2011 | Kenmore 24 in. 17533 Built-in Dishwasher

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My FP washing machine has starting leaving brown sludgy marks on my clothes. Do I need to descale the machine? Im in New Zealand and the water isnt particularly hard. Thanks for your time, Emma


I'm guessing you use fabric softer....Get some finish dishwashing powder and put a wash on with high water level with no cloths in it. let it do it's normal wash but before it drains any water out, pause the wash let it soak over night. next day unpause it and let it finish. Repeat if needed and do the same thing again with out any dishwashing powder in it to make sure it rinses all the soap out.
The black sludge is cause by using fabric softener. The costic in the finish powder will eat in to the sludge and soften it. If its really baked on it my need to soak for longer, more powder or it may need to be stripper and cleaned.

Mar 22, 2011 | Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines

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My dishwasher is not cleaning the dishes as well as it used to. Are there some simple things I can try before calling a tech?


Use a good quality powder detergent.
Check your incoming water temperature, 120 degrees plus.
Use a rinse aid such as Jet Dry.
Start the DW without soap and no dishes.
Once it starts the wash cycle pour in 1 quart of WHITE vinegar and let it finish the full wash cycle.
Then load up with dishes and powder detergent and run a load.

Jan 13, 2011 | KitchenAid Dishwashers

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Its a stale, manky smell on all the clothes when they come out.


Hi, You did not mention front or top loading machine so I am going to assume you have a front loading machine.

Do this to clean your machine. Run a hot wash with 1/4 cup NON-bleach "powdered dishwashing soap" (Dawn or Cascade) and 1 cup of bleach. Then run a rinse with 2 cups vinegar and finally a regular wash with cleaning rags and HE type laundry soap. You may hae to do the dishwashing powder and 1 cup bleach wash 2 times to clear a bad case of mildew build up. You will not find this in any manufacturers user's manual but it will rid your machine of the nasty / musty smells.
If you are using regular laundry soap this problem will repeat often. If your using HE laundry soap you should do the above procedure about every 90 days.
We would appreciate hearing any success or failures related to your post by a future response from you as to how the solution above worked out.

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Jan 11, 2011 | Washing Machines

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LAUNDRY SMELLS BAD


take out powder compartment its more likely its gone all black....also in side of the machine... get white vinager clean all inside and powder capartment .... put 2 ltrs of white vinager in drum place powder unit back were it should be..... turn machine on with no cloths in on full heat wash (boil wash)....wash through again with powder when finished ....twis before putting any cloths in ..there you have it ...oh check pump filter befor all this :)

Dec 30, 2009 | Bosch WFL 2063 Front Load Washer

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Grease spots and stains


Yes you can. Remember a front loader has no gearbox so no oil is coming from there? fabric conditioner, washing powder,and oils from our bodys can build up on the tub walls. All it needs is a good flush out. You can use dishwashing powder. Run it through with no clothes in you washing machine on a hot wash or a wash and hold a couple of times to flush it out. NZL

Jan 13, 2007 | Kenmore 20172 Top Load Washer

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