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I have a white film left on the dishes i've had this dishwasher for about 4 years and this just started

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Place a cup of vinegar in top rack corner (upright) and run an empty cycle to clean any build up.
Stop using any rinse-aid (jet-dry etc.), if the detergent you're using already has it included. Too much rinse-aid can create a white film on your dishes. A good way to check for rinse-aid build up is to run your fingers on the inside of the cabinet and check for a white powdery residue on your fingers. You can also run the dishwasher for a couple of minutes and check for excess suds in the water when you open it. Excess suds would indicate a rinse-aid build up.
Run the hot water at the tap before starting the cycle and make sure it's at the recommended temperature (120-140°F).
Good luck!

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They are probably treating your water differently now and the water is hard. that is why the spots and film are on your dishes. there is a great product called the dishwasher filtration system that actually filters the water going into your dishwasher. it is amaing the difference it makes after the first load. it is easy to install and very affordable. you can get it at www.dishwasherfilter.com

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are you in a hard water area such as florida ? do you have a water softener? if so take a can of frozen concentrate orange juice and put the frozen hunk in the bottom of dishwasher and run for one cycle. the citric acid will dissolve undisolved soap . this works much better. than vinegar which will only remain through the first cycle and then drain out as for the already grey glasses wash them in a solution of equal amounts red wine vinegar and water with just a touch of dish soap using a sponge.

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the problem is hard water i bet. there is a new product out that actually filters the water going into your dishwasher. this i think is awesome becasue who knows whats in the water cleaning the dishes you eat and drink with. my dishes use to be white and spotty and after the first load with the filter they came out spotless. you can get it at www.dishwasherfilter.com. you will be glad you did. oh it goes under the sink and is small and affordable.

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I had that too but seem to have gotten it 'mostly' under control. I checked my water hardness and it was high but in the normal range. I think they recommend doing this and you can order a test strip from the manual.

But what I think has helped the most is making sure the water is hot. It takes a solid minute for hot water to reach my kitchen, so when the dishwasher is filling its often not hot enough. If I run my water to hot in the sink, then turn on the dishwasher then I know I'm getting hot water. I also measured my water temp and it was cooler than recommended. I kicked it up a bit on my water heater.

Between the two things seems better.

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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I found that my dishwasher was leaving a white film on my dishes. It was resolved very simply - I hadn't tightened the cap for the salt chamber and so salt was leaking into the machine.

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Another way to descale your dishwasher is to use vinegar. This is also very inexpensive. Put a cup of vinegar into the dishwasher and run it, allowing it to go through all cycles. I would turn the heated dry off.





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the problem is hard water actually. it dries with a white film on dishes. go to www.dishwasherfilter.com and look at there filter. it filters the water going into your dishwasher and will solve this problem immediately. very affordable and a money back guarantee.

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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