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It is leaving an enormous amount of white residue on our dishes and is causing all of our metal dishes to come out dark.

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The white residue could be from one of two sources.

Detergent Residue:
Using too much detergent or poor circulation of water can leave a white residue on the dishes. If the residue is easily rinsed off with warm water then it is detergent. Use less soap, especially if you pre-rinse the dishes or have soft water. Use a hi temperature wash to help dissolve the soap better.

Hard water deposits:
See this link where I put together some information on this.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4666624-hard_water_calcium_white_powder_build_up

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