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Dishes have a small amount of crud and water on them at end of cycle no matter what wash cycle I use.

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You may have a problem of limescale buildup. First, I would suggest removing the lower rack, and trying to wipe out the bottom of the dishwasher as well as you can, and if you have a wet vac, vacuum off the filter screen. Then run a cycle with either CLR or a large bottle of lemon juice or a bottle of white vinegar.

Also, you may have a problem with rinse aid not dispensing, but make sure it is full if you didn't check already.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

  • StanStihl Jul 25, 2009

    Also, if/when you do the limescale remover/lemon juice/vinegar trick, set the dishwasher so that it does one of it's longer cycles... I don't know exactly how your dishwasher is set up, but when you hear the soap dispenser open (which shouldn't have anything in it) that is when you should add your treatment. This will allow it to circulate longer in the dishwasher than if you add it at the beginning.

    You might want to run it a second time with just water after you are done.


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The dishwasher runs through it's cycle but does not clean the dishes properly and leaves a cloudy film and smears on the inside of the machine and the dishes


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    2. Washer detergent contains sparkle additive and too much sparkle/rinses/dry additive will coat dishes
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It is normal for a small amount of water to remain after each loadof dishes is cleaned.

Is the water clear or cloudy?
Is there an odor?

How deep is the water? Less the two inches?

Post back with your findings here. OK?

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