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Film on dishes after washing

After washing cycle there is a hard film on dishes that is impossible to scrub off.This just started happening. Not all the dishes have this coating which is strange

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Dishes come out of dishwasher with a sticky film, and after the dishes cool off the film hardens and is almost impossible to remove.


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White film deposits are observed if water is hard or when you are using more detergent than needed, try filling detergent cup half way. Try using white vinegar after the wash cycle is complete, run a complete cycle. Also turn down the heat on the hot water fed to the dishwasher. Try using water softener for better results.
You can also add vinegar in the final rinse cycle. Make sure that your soap dispenser drawer is opening and closing fine.


Hope this helps... Please post back if more information is required.



Daniel

Apr 22, 2011 | GE Profile PDW1860NSS Builtin Dishwasher

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Dishwasher leaves a white film on didhes and film will not come off.I have drained water heater for about 20 mins to remove calcium deposits but problem still exists.


Start a wash cycle with no dishes and no soap.
Once the machine fills with water and starts washing,open the door and pour in one quart of WHITE vinegar and resume the wash cycle.
Change your dishwasher detergent to the ELECTROLUX brand.
It has added chemicals to combat the problem you describe.
The government mandate to remove phosphates from dishwasher and laundry detergent has resulted in unclean appearance of dishes and laundry.

Apr 05, 2011 | GE Dishwashers

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I have a heavy white film on dishes after the cycle. It is mostly on the dishes on the top rack. I've had this dw for 3 years and it just started happening. i use cascade powder and i don't even fill...


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White film deposits are observed if water is hard or when you are using more detergent than needed, try filling detergent cup half way. Try using white vinegar after the wash cycle is complete, run a complete cycle. Also turn down the heat on the hot water fed to the dishwasher. Try using water softener for better results.
You can also add vinegar in the final rinse cycle. Make sure that your soap dispenser drawer is opening and closing fine.
Hope this helps... Please post back if more information is required.

Daniel

Jan 26, 2011 | Kenmore 15639 Built-in Dishwasher

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Frigidaire dishwasher FDB1500LFCO is not cleaning dishes properly. Glasses have a cloudy apprearance, other dishes are not clean, silveware is a mess. Have hard water so am using LemonShine for hard...


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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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Dec 28, 2010 | Frigidaire FDB1502RG Built-in Dishwasher

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There is a white residue on my dishes when the cycle ends. I have switched soap brands and made sure the rinse aid container is filled. The residue is hard to remove, even with hand washing/scrubbing and...


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

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Soap (?) residue on dishes; also not getting them clean--food on


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

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Jul 26, 2010 | GE Nautilus 24" Built-in Dishwasher

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I have a thick white film on my dishes, which has happened the last two loads. Can it be the detergent (I just bought a different kind because it was on sale) or is something wrong with the machine? The...


The problem is hard water. There is a new product out called the dishwasher filtration system. It filters the water before it enters your dishwasher. It works amazing and has a money back guarantee. You will love the way your dishes look after the first load. It is also very affordable (like 70 bucks). Go to www.dishwasherfilter.com to find out more info.

Mar 23, 2010 | Kenmore 24 in. 16032 Built-in Dishwasher

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Dishwasher leaving a white film on dishes after wash/dry cycle


Well, that usually happens if the water in the area has too much alkali metals, such as calcium and magnesium.
Try putting some salt together with the detergent before you start the cycle.
And if it still does, try washing the finished dishes again with clean water, i mean, without detergent...

Mar 18, 2010 | Kenmore 16764 Dishwasher

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Dishes, glasses & silverware have white film, look unclean!


If your dishes or glassware appear with a white film or a white powdery residue or spotted following a complete wash cycle, adjusting the amount or type of detergent you?re using and adjusting your hot water heater?s water temperature may solve the problem. But before you do either of these, put a rinse additive (such as Jet-Dry) in the rinse dispenser to improve the sheeting action of the water.

Next, you?ll have to determine whether the film is removable or permanently etched. To do this, soak a glass in undiluted white vinegar for about 15 minutes. Or, wash the glass with warm water and concentrated dishwasher detergent or a high-phosphate detergent (such as Glass Magic).

If the film comes off, it is probably caused by hard water minerals, improper amounts of detergent, or unsuitable water temperature.

Permanent etching is often caused by a combination of soft water and excessive heat or detergent. If glassware is permanently etched, there isn?t anything you can do to make it clear again. But you can avoid future etching by taking these steps:

1) Be sure hot water entering the dishwasher is no hotter than 140 degrees F. Don?t use extra-hot settings such as ?Power Scrub,? and use the ?Energy Saver? dry cycle.

2) Adjust the detergent amount.

3) Don?t pre-rinse your dishes before loading them in the dishwasher. Food particles on the dishes actually help the detergent and drying agents clean better.

A common cause of poor washing results is improper loading?dishes that block or impede the spray arm(s) or prevent the soap dispenser from opening. On the other hand, if your dishwasher has chronic problems with good washing, the problem may not be your dishwasher. A good first step is vary the amount of dishwasher detergent you're using and try switching brands.

Other possibilities: Your home?s water pressure may be too low, your water may be too hard, or the water temperature may not be hot enough.

In order for your dishwasher to fill to the appropriate level, water pressure should be from 20?120 pounds per square inch. If you suspect that your water pressure may be low, turn off all faucets or other users of water (such as washing machines and sprinklers) and then put a half-gallon jug under the kitchen faucet. Turn on the hot water full-blast. If the jug doesn?t fill within 14 seconds, your water pressure may be too low for proper dishwasher operation. Call your city water utility to discuss your options, or avoid drawing water elsewhere in the house or yard during dishwasher cycles.

The right amount of detergent to use depends on how large your load of dishes is and how hard your water is. Hardness is measured in grains of minerals?the more grains per gallon you have, the more detergent you?ll need. If your water has 12 grains or more of hardness, fill both dishwasher soap cups completely with detergent. If that doesn?t work, consider installing a water softener. (For more information, see the article Water Softener Systems.

To check water temperature, hold a meat thermometer under the hot water faucet for two minutes; if it doesn?t register a minimum of 140 degrees F., turn up the temperature dial on your hot water heater. (However, if you have a newer dishwasher that heats the water internally, it isn?t necessary to turn up your hot water heater.)

If your dishwasher has worked fine in the past but suddenly your dishes aren?t clean after the dishwasher completes all cycles, listen to the spray arm(s) spinning inside during the wash cycle. If spinning poorly, wait for the machine to cool down, remove the spray arm(s) by unscrewing the hubcap(s), lifting the arm(s) off, and then cleaning out the spray holes in the spray arm(s) with a stiff piece of wire.

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May 11, 2009 | GE 24 in. Profile PDW9280JSS Built-in...

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I got a layer of white cloudy film on my dishes after normal wash


Doing a full vinegar cleaning of the diswhasher is a good start, and every 6 months or so if you have hard water.
But, I have proven that using ultra-cheap dishwasher powder will cause this problem too. Recommend after you do the cleaining with white vinegar through a quick cycle with no detergent, you use only a brand name powder (like Cascade or Electrosol) and see if problems persist.
If problems remain, the heating element has probably failed. Once it is replaced, you will see a dramatic improvement. Good Luck!

Mar 29, 2009 | GE Tritonr XL GSD6260JCC Dishwasher

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Why does my Fisher and Paykel DD605SS stalls midway through wash cycle? I'm not sure if the following incidents are related but my Fisher and Paykel DD605ss now stalls part way through the wash cycle. A few nights ago I loaded the dishwasher hit timer and left it to run in the wee small hours. When I got up the next morning the circuit breaker had tripped on the circuit with the dishwasher. Once I reset the circuit breaker I started the dishwasher. I almost always run it on Normal (Eco) 154 minutes. It ran and then started beeping which I presumed was it finished. It continued to beep and was displaying an E4 error. After searching the E4 error I took the most popular solution and unplugged the machine and left it without power for about 10 minutes. After that plugged it back in and hit the start button again. It seemed to run well and when I walked into the kitchen late in the cycle it was displaying 28 minutes to go with a scrubbing brush flashing in the LCD. I left it alone and went about my life and returned to the kitchen about an hour later and it was still on 28 minutes to go. I hit pause and had a look, there was water and foam in the bottom of the draw. I took the wet plates out and hit the rinse option to see if it was a pump problem. The rinse option ran and the draw was almost empty. I then took the rack etc out of the raw and cleaned it all out. There was a little gunk but not much. I put a light load of dishes in the machine and ran it on the Normal wash mode. It started up and made all the right noises so I left it. I came back to the kitchen and it was stuck on 94 minutes with the flashing scrubbing brush. I paused it, took the dishes out and again ran the Rinse option which drained the draw. So my question is are the three events linked? Circuit breaker tripping, E4 error and random stoppages during the wash cycle?

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