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DWU8260aax dishwasher, Maytag

There is a fine, white, dust on all the bottom rack plates after running any length wash, and all air dry/ heat sensor combinations have no affect. There's just a fine, white, baby-powder like dust that seems to appear like magic after the dishes where just rinsed, but allways end up dry and coated with this powder

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  • Crazyfingers Nov 23, 2007

    Cascade, about half way up (1 - 2 oz) in the regular soap side, I've never filled the extra side. Same amount and brand I've been useing for ever. All the spray bars are clean and functional (I actually put my writeless camera inside the washer for a cycle to see what might have shown to fail but nothing) and since this started I've cleaned the filter and ran CLR for a cycle as well. The dust is taunting me now. I look before the dry cycle and everythings good and soaked. After dry the taunt fairy dusts all my dishes. I'll get some pics but if anyone else has any info that may help, please speak as the dishes are piling up fast and I've got a flu now so manual washing seems as easy as flying.

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What kind of soap do you use??? How much??

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