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DU940gwdg3 dishwasher does not wash well. Top, bottom and silverware come out dirty

Leaves residue on dishes, leaves calcium deposits, leaves white deposits, does not clean grease

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Built-in dishwasher. dishes not clean, plus nasty white residue on everything...


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The white residue is from the new environmentally safe soap. Check your soap and see if it is phosphate free soap and that will be your issue. Also either you have hard water or you're seeing either calcium or lime deposits. You should use the jet dry for every load. There should never be any suds in a dishwasher. Do not use liquid dish detergent for the dishwasher.Try running a load without dishes, using vinegar, or a bottle of Dishwasher Magic. Another possibility could be you're not getting enough water. The level should be close to the heater(check your tech sheet to be sure). The water temp should be at least 140 deg.F (no matter what the box says) Also, use a good brand of detergent (Cascade) and be sure your wetting Agent dispenser is full. (jet dry)You should not have to pre-wash your dishes..just scrape them well.The detergent actually needs some dirty dishes to work properly..fats, protien, etc. to make up 1 more chemical for the detergent.Another important step is to run the hot water faucet before running your d/w to "purge" the cold water out of the line.

Also check this links for some helpful information:-

http://www.appliance-repair-it.com/dishwasher-leaves-white-film-on-dishes.html

http://askville.amazon.com/dishwasher-washes-dishes-clean-white-residue-problem/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=6117170

http://lgknowledgebase.com/kb/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=6192

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Aug 23, 2011 | Kenmore 16602 / 16604 / 16609 Built-in...

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Hard water Calcium white powder build up in dishwasher


Calcium and magnesium is present in a great number of homes today regardless of hardness or softness of the water. Water containing dissolved carbonates of calcium and magnesium can lower the effectiveness of the detergents you use and leave deposits on the dishware and tub of the dishwasher. When these deposits dry they become what some call lime scale.

To remove these deposits there are a number of cleaners on the market today. I will list them in the order of my preference. You can find them near the dishwasher detergents. If you use them read the instructions on the label, but basically you can run a cycle with no dishes and the cleaner. Some of the cleaners like Lemi-Shine can be used with a full load of dishware after you clean the tub. This helps keep the tub clean and deposits off the dishes. If you want a home remedy that seems to work pretty good, put a cereal size bowl upright in the lower rack (no other dishes in the dishwasher) fill the bowl with vinegar and run a normal cycle. The vinegar will wash out and clean some of the deposits away. If residue is still around run a second cycle of the vinegar wash.

- Lemi-Shine
- Finish Dishwasher Cleaner
- Glisten
- Glass Magic

Here are some links to other dishwasher tips I have put together.

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on Apr 30, 2010 | Dishwashers

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Kenmore Ultra Wash dishwasher leaves spots on ALL dishes, top and bottom. Changed detergent, same problem.


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The scum, film and white residue problems have started since the reduction of phosphates in dishwasher detergents.

Here is a tip that will help you to solve the problem of films, residue, and scum in your dishwasher.

Dishwasher Residue and Film on Dishes

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Feb 24, 2011 | Kenmore Dishwashers

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The dishwasher does not get my dishes clean. it leaves heavy residue on all that is in the washer. it worked fine but now it is not getting the dishes, silverware and glasses clean at all.


Hi,

The scum, film and white residue problems have started since the reduction of phosphates in dishwasher detergents.

Here is a tip that will help you to solve the problem of films, residue, and scum in your dishwasher.

Dishwasher Residue and Film on Dishes

heatman101


Nov 29, 2010 | GE Nautilus 24" Built-in Dishwasher

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Dishwasher leaving white sticky residue on dishes


maybe machine is not filling with correct amount of water try adding an extra omunt of water say 2 litres and see if the machine sounds like it is washing properly
open the door when operating and observe wah arm positions as these turn aroun as it washes
also check that the wash arms are not blocked

Nov 03, 2009 | Whirlpool Gold White-on-White 21.9 cu. ft....

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The dishes do not get clean. Food is left on plates, in bowls, on silverware. Coffee stains are building in cups. Milk leaves a "film" on glasses. When the cycle is finished, it appears that the water...


Hi, it sounds like your dishwasher is plugged up with soap deposits, and/or Calcium deposits.
In an empty dishwasher, put 2 cereal/soup bowls full of vinegar on bottom shelf, and run your dishwasher.
This should clean out all the deposits.
I do this about once every six weeks as our water is very hard.
Fred

Sep 30, 2009 | Dishwashers

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White film/residue left on dishes


This problem occurs due to excessive calcium build up inside the dishwasher. Try cleaning you dishwasher using a dishwasher cleaner. Dishwasher Magic is a good choice. works great.

Jun 18, 2009 | Kenmore Dishwashers

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DISHWASHER MODEL # KUDS03FTBL2 WORKED VERY WELL UNTIL TWO TO THREE DAYS AGO DISHWASHER NOW LEAVES MASSIVE FILM AND DEBRIS (LOOKS LIKE FINELY GROUND UP GRAVEL AND DIRT) OTHER DISHES AND SILVERWARE HEAVILY...


There is a product out called the dishwasher filtration system. it filters the water going into your dishwasher reducing the hrad minerals that leave that white residue. it is very affordable and works amazing. it goes right under the sink and is easy to install. go to www.dishwasherfilter.com for more info on it.

May 01, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Dishes still dirty after heavy wash cycle


There is a screen on the drain area of the bottom of the dishwasher that needs to be cleaned. It has a plastic mesh screen on it - you can't miss it. Second get an old toothbrush and clean out the little jets on the washing arms that spin around. You will notice these holes are clogged up with calcium deposits etc. Those things done you will have a new dishwasher again. You need to do this every 6 months or so. Also use a rinse conditioner for a while to assure the jets are clean. Good Luck

Nov 29, 2008 | Dishwashers

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