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Kitchenaid dishwasher leaves slimy film on everything

My Kitchenaid dishwasher leaves a brown slimy film on everything! Including the inside of the dishwasher which is stainless steel. We have tried disconecting and cleaning out all tubes, drains etc... The machine seems to work fine meaning it cycles normally drains and dries the dishes. I have tried a multitude of detergents and rinses. I have also run it thru a cycle with vinegar to clean it out. That works for a short time then the film is back. This machine is only about 5 years old.

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Dishwashers are made to last 5 to 7 years.

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gagaweaver, couple of things you want to check here. Check the upper spray arm for any clogged holes or cracks along the edges. Position it in the 12:00 position and run the dishwasher for a little, open the door and verify that it has rotated. Make sure the water entering the dishwasher is min. 120 degrees, use a thermometer. Makes sure that there is no large pans or dishes blocking the upper spray arm from spraying onto the inner door. If all that checks out. You will have to remove the lower spray arm, filter cover and chopper cover to make sure the chopper screen is not coated or plugged up. If it is, it will prevent a good flow of water to the upper spray arm. Catriver..post back.

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Fist what detergent are you useing is it dishwasher detergent and second the dishes wet and stemy how long do you wait after the machine has completed the cycle before opening it

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in the bottom of the machine, under the bottom rack, is a screen looking piece. twist or just pull up, should be able to clean that then replace.

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Hi,
Check your heating element..

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Hi,

The scum, film and white residueproblems have started since the reductionof phosphates in dishwasher detergents.

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

DishwasherResidue and Film on Dishes

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Dishwasher leaves white film on dishes


The problem is most likely that there is still water residue at the bottom of your machine. If the machine is not fully drained it picks up some of the residue and sprays that onto the dishes during the final rinse, leaving an unhealthy and unsightly film on everything.
Remove the bottom strainers plates and make sure that the outlet pipe is not kinked, that there is nothing obstructing the pipe or the pump or selector valve. If possible back flush through the outlet pipe and try draining the machine again before using it again.

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The scum, film and white residueproblems have started since the reductionof phosphates in dishwasher detergents.

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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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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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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

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Hi,
Check your heating element..

Dishwasher2_bing.gif Problems The Heating Element not Working
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4589033-dishwasher_problems_heating_element_not

Dishwasher2_bing.gif Maintenance
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4319937-dishwasher_maintenance

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