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I would like to add a cup of white vinegar at the start of the last rinse on my Kenmore Elite dishwasher, model no. 665.12779K311 in order to avoid white film forming on my dishes, due to the hard water. Could you please tell me how many minutes it takes for the last rinse to start, so I can pour the vinegar in at that time? my hard water.

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the problem is hard water and there is a new product out called the dishwasher filtration system. it actually filters the water going into your dishwasher and leaves your dishes spot free. after the first load i was amazed that the white film was gone and my dishes were sparkling. you can get it at www.dishwasherfilter.com.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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SOURCE: white film on all the dishes and inside the dishwasher

I had the same problem. Only thing that worked for me was adding Glass Magic. No more white film for me.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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Hi Claire,
Are you using rinse aid?
that may help with the film.you may also have stuff down in the trap causing the water to drain slow.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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first of all to remove residues from your d/w...what will work to remove the scale and soap residues is called "d/w magic". it comes in a plastic square bottle and you can get it at any grocery store, lowes, or sears.
you just remove the cap, put in the top rack and run a full cycle with the water heat boost option and it will clean out almost any residue from your unit. if it is really bad you may need to repeat this 2 times.

then in the future use dry powder soap, not tablets, fill both cups only about half full, use the normal cycle with the water heat option. also make sure the rinse dispenser is full with jet dry or similar product. then you should not get the residues returning.

after you have tried this then you should brush off any food particles before putting the dishes into the unit. do not assume the d/w will "chop" up any food left on the dishes. they are designed to chop up soft food items, but they also will get plugged at the same time. so its best to just brush the dishes off first.

next is if you still have washing problems, then make sure the unit is filling up with enough water. after you start a cycle, let the unit run for about 2 minutes, open the door and see if the water is just below the level of the heating element. thats how much water they need to circulate properly.

i will reply back if you want to know more.
good luck tom

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore elite dishwasher leaves food particles on dishes

If someone is putting dishes in the washer and obstructing the spray ams that would cause food to stay on dishes. After loading dishwasher and pushing in baskets make sure the spray arm doesnt hit any of the dishes causing them to not clean properly. If that doesnt work or is definately not your problem try removing the spray arm and seeing if it has food inside of it. Some times they get food build up in them and need to be flushed out.

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If you have hard water, you may experience stains on dishes and scale forming on your dishwasher heating element.

To clean it up and improve performance, there is a product called "Dishwasher Magic" that descales the machine.

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If you have dishes that have a built up film (you notice this particularly on clear glass) you can soak it in vinegar for ten minutes or so and then rinse it off with tap water. For stubborn stains you may want to rub with a paper towel.

The best way to avoid these problems is to use rinse agent in your dishwasher, and to use the Dishwasher Magic once every month.

UPDATE: A low cost alternative to this product is to simply use unsweetened kids soft drink mix....aka KoolAid. It's got lots of citric acid, just like the Dishwasher magic. To get similar results, you need to use two large packages or four to six of the small one quart size pouches. IMPORTANT: Don't put any sugar in it, just add the powder to the bottom of the dishwasher and run a cycle.

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