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White film on top rack dishes

I put Jet Dry in my dishwasher, within 2 days it it says it is empty. THe top rack is left with a white film that has to be scrubbed by hand. What should I do?

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  • marshmello Nov 15, 2007

    the jet dry cup will not fill up. Maybe something is clogging it up. I had a repair man out to check the problem out. He did nothing about it. In fact I had to tell him what was wrong.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    Not only do my dishes have a white film, they aren't getting clean and my stainless flatware turned dark. I need help.

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There is a new product out that filters the water going into your dishwasher. it is like 50 bucks and works amazing. it goes under the sink and doesnt take up much room at all. it reduces the minerals in your water that cause the white film. my dishes use to look terrible but not anymore thanks to this product. you can get it at www.dishwasherfilter.com.

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It could be the hardness of the water. try running a load with white dist. vinagar/ no soap 1-2 cups

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