My problem is that my dishes are coming out with a thick cloudy film after the cycle is finished. I have tried different dish detergents, rinse agents, and dishwasher cleaning products. I even tried the rumored "Tang" powdered drink solution. My dishwasher is clean, but my dishes are not! HELP!
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Re: my dishes are coming out with a thick cloudy film
The problem is hard water. go to www.dishwasherfilter.com because they sell a filter that goes under the sink and filters the water going into your dishwasher. it will fix your problem guaranteed. it is very affordable and works amaing. www.dishwasherfilter.com.
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Open door check wash arm position start washer for a minute
Confirm wash arm has rotated
Check for plugged spray tips at either end of wash arm.
Use small tweezers to remove
Check for rack and dishes interfering with arm rotation
Place cup in upper rack with opening up cycle washer.
Confirm that cup quickly fills with water
Not washing check water level in tub mim 1 1/2 inch
Discontinue use of rinse/dry liquid additive.
Confirm rinse/dry additive not leaking from dispenser into tub
Washer detergent contains sparkle additive and too much sparkle/rinses/dry additive will coat dishes
Try alternative wash detergent that contains minimal rinse/dry additive and use without liquid rinse/dry additive.
It will take several wash cycles after the elimination of rinse/dry to purge the oily film from dishes and machine..
If success "joy" is achieved with no additives then cautiously add back wash detergent with additives. Additives are important to facilitate drying and protecting the glassware china from leaching. The leaching process permanently etches the surface of glassware leaving a cloudy appearance.
The problem is most likely that there is still water residue at the bottom of your machine. If the machine is not fully drained it picks up some of the residue and sprays that onto the dishes during the final rinse, leaving an unhealthy and unsightly film on everything.
Remove the bottom strainers and make sure that there is nothing obstructing the outlet pipe and the pump. If possible back flush through the outlet pipe and try draining the machine again before using it again.
Well, that usually happens if the water in the area has too much alkali metals, such as calcium and magnesium.
Try putting some salt together with the detergent before you start the cycle.
And if it still does, try washing the finished dishes again with clean water, i mean, without detergent...
www.dishwasherfilter.com has a great product specifically for this problem. it filters the water going into your dishwasher removing the hard minerals that cause this problem. after the first load my dishes looked amazing. it is very affordable and fits right under your sink.
Rodney B if you are sure that the white film is detergent and not hard water deposits, then look at how you are using the detergent. When you watch the TV ads for dw detergents, they are showing baked on/extemely dirty dishes being put in the dishwasher and coming out clean. Well they do this as the dw detergent is designed to break down protein based food products. Fats, oils, and such. If you are prewashing your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, then there is nothing for the detergent to attack and attach to, so it ends up staying in the dishwasher. If you are going to rinse your dishes, then you need only 1 tablespoon of detergent. Dishwashers are designed to clean using 4 parameters, hot water of 130 degrees, water, detergent,& pressure of the water jets. That is how they clean dishes. Now if this is hard water deposits, switching to an enviromently friendly detergent which is high is Citric Acid (What gives Tang drink its tartness) this will reduce this issue. Hope this helps
you wont get clean results if loading a dishwasher up with dirty plates, the food debris will circulate around with the water and keep reistating itself on the plates- as it may not get through the filters. try a powder wash with rinse aid topped up and the most important thing is that the salt bottle is topped up. you may also want to check that the spray arms are not all blocked up with debris.