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Chalky dishes in dishwasher

I have a chalk like film on my dishes from the dishwasher. I have used a dishwasher cleaner for the inside of the dishwasher. The heating coil seems to have the same chalky film. The dishwasher is less than two years old.

I have the same chalky film on my dishes. Sometimes there is still soap in the soap dispenser. Also tea stains do not wash off. The film only comes off by scrubbing with cif. I have cleaned the dishwasher several times with dishwasher cleaners. Tons of rinse aid and used lemon halves in the rack helps but how can I stop this from happening at all?

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  • June07 Feb 15, 2008

    thanks! Yes there is definitely hardwater in my area. How can I soften the water for the dishwasher only?

  • Anonymous Sep 26, 2008

    kenwood dishwasher white film when finished we have gone through a wash and rinse with no pots in and used a cleaner for it

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    chaulky dishes from the dishwasher...is it my water softener? There is salt in the softener. What else should I do?

  • June07 Jan 07, 2009

    May try that one, thanks! Since my first posting I have been filling the dishwasher with dishwasher salt very regularly and this seems to have done the trick for now. Am still spending a fortune on rinse aid though...

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The problem is hard water. this is a new product out called the dishwasher filtration system and it actually filters the water going into the dishwasher. i tried everything to get my dishes clean but nothing worked until i tried this system. my glasses all had a white, cloudy look to them and it was terrible. you can get it at www.dishwasherfilter.com. it is very affordable and works amazing. the filter fits right under the sink and solves the problem immediately. if you use the discount code DFMTEN you will get 10% off

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  • Mike Jan 07, 2009

    yes you will not need to do that with the dishwasher filter. the cartridges last about 3 months or so and they are like 12 bucks if you buy 4 of them. this will definately solve your problem.

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Are you in a location with "hard" water, meaning that the water has alot of minerals in it like calcium? If so, you may may need to get the water treated with a water softener system, either at the dishwasher or for the whole house.

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  • peter phillips Feb 15, 2008

    I don't know. Perhaps a filter under your sink which would also give you filtered water for cooking and drinking, as well as for the dishwasher. If handy, go to a home center like Home Depot with a picture of your under sink plumbing (partcularly the cold wter supply line) and they will sell you a good filter system. If you have a water heater in your house or apartment, you are likely collecting alot of calcium in the bottom of the heater which should be flushed out regularly. I saw this on a home fix-it show.

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