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DISHWASHER LEAVING POWDER LIKE RESIDUE ON DISHES.. HAD TO HAND WASH EVERYTHING IN WHITE VINEGAR - ALSO SILVERWARE GETS RUST SPOTS...

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My Maytag quiet series 200 is not cleaning and despite many attempts it is also leaving terrible residue on dishes.


I found this on ehow I believe it will help. How to Troubleshoot Dishwasher Residue By Dale Yalanovsky eHow Contributor

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Dishwater residue is a fairly common occurrence, and several things can cause it. Even the newest dishwashers may leave residue, and it might have nothing to do with the actual dishwasher function itself. However, there are things you can do to prevent, limit or completely remove dishwasher residue during every washing cycle.

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  1. Detergent Residue
    • Modern phosphate-free detergents are the main culprits when it comes to detergent residue. After every wash, many leave a slight whitish residue behind. After several washings, the residue becomes caked on and leaves a noticeable white tint to your dishes. Some dishwasher detergent brands are better than others, and either minimize residue or do not leave any. Once residue is present, however, the only way to remove it is by hand scrubbing or scraping.
    Hard-Water Residue
    • Hard-water residue comes from non-softened water from your hot water tank. Non-softened water leaves a white tint on dishes, but no amount of scrubbing will remove it. Only by wiping a small patch of the dish with vinegar or lemon juice will you be able to ascertain whether the white residue left is hard water or detergent. The slight acidic action of the vinegar or lemon juice removes hard-water stains, but they have no effect on detergent residue.
    Greasy Residue
    • If the dishes feel greasy when they come out of the dishwasher freshly washed, you are dealing with a greasy residue. There are two main reasons for this: either the detergent is not an effective grease remover, or the hot water inside of the dishwasher, either from the hot water tank or the dishwasher's heating elements, is not hot enough. Boosting the hot water temperature on the water tank may solve the problem, and a second wash cycle may be needed for the dishes. A preventive measure of running the dishwasher empty with a full load of detergent also removes the residue inside of the dishwasher.
    Streaking and Spotting Residue
    • If you have spotting or streaking on your dishes, that may be a sign you need a rinse agent. Many modern dishwashers recommend a rinse agent to prevent spotting or streaking, and without one, your dishes will never be crystal clear or streak-free. The next time you do a dishwasher load, add a rinse agent. If the dishes come out spot- and streak-free, the problem is solved.


Read more : http://www.ehow.com/info_12285021_troubleshoot-dishwasher-residue.html

May 19, 2015 | Maytag Dishwashers

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White residue on dishes


This has become a huge problem and a big misunderstanding on what the white dried residue is on your dishes.....IS it hard water probably not . Due you use liquid or powder soap and fill both soap compartments !!!!ow<br /> <br /> well here is a solution first stop using to much soap!!! <br /> most people only need no more than a tablespoon of soap.... powder or liquid..total... dont forget that powder soap can go bad in those card board boxes in a humid enviorment,,,( under the sink) remove and discard any soap that's clumpy and pour rest in a tupperware dish...<br /> <br /> so here is how to remove white residue off dishes...<br /> <br /> Fill your kitchen sink with hot water no soap and 1 cup of vinegar let dishes soak dont let water cool scour dishes in sink no soap rinse them and air dry all dishes .... some dishes may be ruined due to how long white residue had been on them called etching..... now we need to clean the dishwasher start dishwashere like normal no soap and let run for few seconds when dishwasher starts to fill open door and pour in atleast 2 cups of vinegar close door and let dishwasher run cycle repeat necessary till residue is of wash arms racks door and cabinet walls ... these steps need to be repeated in most cases a few times ...

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My dishwasher has all of a sudden started leaving a cloudy residue on my dishes and I cannot even wash the water spots off of my glassware. I have not changed my dishwashing powder nor drying agent


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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 23, 2011 | Maytag Dishwasher

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This is a 3 yr old dishwasher with very gentle use. It now is not cleaning glasses....even when rinsed before hand the glasses are still stained and spotted. Also my silverware needs to be completely...


Hard water stains are easily taken care of with the help of vinegar. Add 1/4 vinegar to the cycle when you start it and it will help to remove spots and cloudiness.
As for food residue you might check your filters and water pressure.

Oct 30, 2010 | Kenmore 13863 Stainless Steel Dishwasher

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White spots left on glasses and silverware


The white residue could be water spots from hard water. They are most notably left on clear plastic glasses, clear glasses, and silverware. If your silverware is authentic sterling silver you shouldn't be washing it in the dishwasher anyways as this ruins it.------

The best advice for the hard water is to use jet dry there should be a dispenser for this on your dishwasher. The other solution is to use those oxi clean tablets or the cascade 2 in 1 gel packs. normally,this is caused by hard water. try using a dying agent like jet dry, it will stop the white spots. good luck.--------

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Feb 19, 2010 | Hoover 24 in. DT999 Free-Standing...

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White film/residue left on dishes


This problem occurs due to excessive calcium build up inside the dishwasher. Try cleaning you dishwasher using a dishwasher cleaner. Dishwasher Magic is a good choice. works great.

Jun 18, 2009 | Kenmore Dishwashers

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Dust on dishes after "clean" and spotted


The problem sounds like a hard water situation....Do you have hard water?...does your coffee pot take a long time to make coffee (an older coffee pot) if so you may consider a small water softener attached to the water inlet line or a water filtration device...as hard water will do just that..leave spots on the glasses and silverware as well as colored dishes, that look like little circles of whitish dried chemical or powder stains. Yes you can run a full bottle of vinegar in your dishwasher but monitor the cycle closely so it does not go into the drain cycle right away...and let it run through an extended wash cycle 2-3 times....before it drains so as to be able to maximize the effect...and as the aforementioned suggestion states you can also run some CLR through the system...BUT be CERTAIN to run it through several wash and rinse cycles after doing so as the chemicals in CLR are not healthy...and do not leave any dishes in as you do so (whereas vinegar is just Acetic acid and organically based). Also it is impossible for any concrete to have gotten into the dishwasher from anything poured down the kitchen sink drain since there is a valve in the drain pump called a "backflow preventer" that prohibits anything from entering the dishwasher. Also you may want to take out all the trays and remove the screem in the bottom of the dishwasher that covers the engine and pump assembly where the sprayer arm sits atop of. After doing so ( three -6 screws) clean anyfood or residue found ther out with a shop vac or something and reassemble.
I hope this helps....if so please let me know by rating me ...thank you....The Fang

Mar 24, 2009 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDS02FRSS Stainless...

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Dishwasher does not clean dishes and leaves spots on everything!!


You need 2 things. Slightly hotter water and a rinse agent. If you don't heat dry your dishes, crack the door 3 or 4 inches after it's done, to let the steam out.

Mar 04, 2009 | KitchenAid KUDK03ITBK Built-in Dishwasher

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Silverware becomes cloudy and is difficult to polish


The new water-conserving dishwashers, including the LG LDF 7811 are very sensitive to the dishwasher soap that is used.
If you notice white staining beneath the soap dispenser at the end of each full wash and possibly undissolved powder remaining in the dispenser, I recommend you stop using that powder and buy a box of Electrosol or Cascade powder and use it in place of what you currently use. Avoid using gel or tablets in all dishwashers.
I experienced very similar problems with the LDF8812 that I personally own. First step to fix was pulling the filter (10 phillips screws) rinsing the filter as best possible, remove all debris. Replace filter and spray arm.
Place a bowl filled with white vinegar in a bowl on the rack of the empty dishwasher. Run a quick wash cycle to the end.
Look closely at the RinseAid cap inside the door, remove it and turn the little dial to a lower number. Over time, adjust it up if dishes are not drying properly.
Use the dishwasher normally - do not overly pre-rinse the dishes because the food particles are actually used during the wash cycle to help clean the dishes. Also, do not over load the dispenser cup with soap. A Tablespoon will do it. If you run out of the rinse aid, feel free to use white vinegar.

Oct 21, 2008 | LG 24 in. LDF 7811 Stainless Steel...

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