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Detergent pooling at bottom of dishwasher, dishes are filmy, not as clean as they use to be

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Make sure you are using the manufacturers recommended detergent. I makes a huge difference.

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My dishwasher doesn't drain properly. What could be the problem? Dishes feel filmy and aren't clean.


That looks drained enough.

Can you remove and clean the spray arms and the filter? Is there enough detergent and/or rinse aid and/or salt in the machine?

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Bosch Dishwasher leaves a sandy filmy residue on our glasses. Cascade Dishwasher soap is always used and dishwasher cleaner used about every 5 weeks. Dishwasher is run thru a complete cycle every 2 days. ...


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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.

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Feb 06, 2011 | Bosch SHX55M02UC Built-in Dishwasher

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When my dishwasher is finished running and drying there is a filmy residue on my dishes, and it's not cleaning like it did before. I'm doing everything the same way, it just started doing this. Please...


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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 02, 2011 | Kenmore 24 in. 15079 Built-in Dishwasher

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Dishes are coming out filmy, not sure if it's soap or what but glasses are becoming more and more clouded. Doesn't seem to matter weather things are on the top or bottom rack


Try adding some "Lemi-Shine" to the soap dispenser with your regular detergent. With the removal of the phosphates in the soap, this is a common result.

Jan 13, 2011 | Bosch SHX45P05UC Dishwasher

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Dishes are filmy at end of cleaning cycle. decreased amount of soap.. believe the rinse aid is not being properly dispensed...


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

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Dec 20, 2010 | Whirlpool 24 in. DU1148XTP Built-in...

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Our dishwasher has started leaving cloudy film on silverwar, glassware etc. Used Finish in washer per instructiuons. Have cleaned with white vingar per owners manual. Spray arms, filters all clean. ...


Run 2x bottles of Dishwasher Magic 1x per each wash. You can pick this up at your supermarket. Run on normal cycle without any dishes. Kills 99.9 bacteria and cleans out dishwasher.
Also make sure your not using rise aid and detergent with rise aid in it. To much rise aid will cloud the dishes as well.
Have a great day!

Dec 08, 2010 | KitchenAid Dishwashers

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Silverware is dull and filmy


How is the water hardness in your area. If my watersoftener is low on salt I get this problem. Also you could try a rinsing agent in the little spot beside the dish washing detergent. Some detergents I find also leave a film. I find Cascade works the best.

May 26, 2010 | Bosch 24 in. SHU66C02 / SHU66C06 Built-in...

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Even after a wash-a white detergent residue is left.


I have a Whirlpool Gold dishwasher and had the same trouble. I found the solution. Fill the detergent dispenser to the top with Cascade Complete liquid gel - it is in a green bottle, then put a half a cup of white vinegar in the bottom of the tub before you start the dishwasher. I have tried them all and Cascade Complete Gel works best. Don't use powder. It really builds-up on my dishes and only the gel keeps the film off my dishes.

I also add Jet Dry in the rinse-aid dispenser but I have a friend who use vinegar in that too. The dishes come out sparkling clean with no film or white build-up. If they still are filmy after three washes using this method, then you may have some build-up in the dishwasher and you can put a cup or two of white vinegar in the bottom - with no detergent or dishes and wash and rinse well. That helps get rid of build-up.

Apr 01, 2010 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

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Dishes are not cleaning and a filmis left on the


Use FINISH detergent with built in rinse agent.

Water should be at least 140 degrees.

is there a LOT of water in the bottom of the machine after cycle?

Jun 27, 2009 | Dishwashers

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No clean dishes


Internal filtersEvery dishwasher has some type of filter to keep large food particles and foreign objects away from the pump assembly:

  • Most modern dishwashers have self-cleaning filters that don't need any routine cleaning.


  • Some have filters in the bottom of the dishwasher that you need to periodically clean. You don't need any tools to remove the filter, and cleaning it is easy. Consult your owner's manual to determine which type you have and its maintenance requirements.
If your filter is clogged, it may be causing the cleaning problem.


Drain valve

Some dishwashers have a valve (or gate) that should open only during draining. If debris lodges in the valve, it can't close properly, so water drains out during the wash cycle. Most dishwashers drain into the garbage disposer. If yours does that, listen for water flowing into the disposer during the wash cycle. If you can hear it then, the drain valve may be clogged.

Spray arms

There's a spray arm at the bottom of your dishwasher--it may have a tall spray tube mounted to the center of it. There may also be a spray arm located directly beneath the upper rack of dishes and/or above the upper rack.

If debris is blocking the holes in the spray arms where the water comes out, it could cause cleaning problems. Regularly inspect each of the spray arms and clean out the holes as necessary.

Detergent cups
Dishwashers don't perform their best if detergent is introduced only at the beginning of a cycle, so add detergent to both parts of the cup.

If the detergent cup isn't opening, see the "The detergent cup doesn't open" section, below.

Note: Dishwashers are usually wired directly to the home’s electrical system. To disconnect the power, switch off the circuit breaker or remove the fuse for the electrical circuit the dishwasher is attached to. Try to turn the unit on after disconnecting the power to be sure you were successful.

CAUTION: If you’re not sure you’ve shut off the power properly, DO NOT CONTINUE. Call a qualified appliance repair technician to complete the repair.

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