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Dishes not clean after wash cycle, even after heavy duty wash. I use Cascade and jet rinse.

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Keep getting a white film on all my dishes, not cleaning properly.


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After having 2 appliance repairmen here, I now have the latest scoop on our dishwasher problems, $200 later!
Los Angeles IS currently having hard water issues. Also, all the new cleaning gels etc. are actually a cause of our dishwasher problems.  
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There is a heavy film on my dishes. I have a rinse in it but I don't think it is being used and I use Cascade gel to wash them?


A heavy film can be the product of bad water conditions, bad cleaning action from the machine, incorrect/inadequate chemistry, and even water temps being too low.
Start by washing some of the dishes by hand to determine if the film can be removed. Use a quality detergent and some elbow grease. If film can be removed, test the machine for proper washing action. I like to do this by coating the inside of several glasses with mayonaise and placing them strategically throughout the machine. Run a cycle and ensure ALL mayonaise is removed. Is mayo removed? If no, check for plugged wash arm jets or screens. If yes, check for good water temps. 120F or higher is best, depending on machine type/model.
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