My dishes come out dirtier looking after washing in the machine.
My dishes are cloudy with white water stains all over, some of the food doesn't come off. I read the manual and turned the rinse aid dial to 6 to get the most rinse agent possible. My cutlery in the side of the soap side of the tray in the door usually is fairly clean. The rest of the dishes are filthy. The inside of my stainless steel tub is filthy looking everywhere, except below the rinse aid dispenser, the rinse aid probably comes out there, and most of the top of the dishwasher. I put the top rack to the lower setting, hoping to get better cleaning, no luck. My glasses, I rubbed them with vinegar to bring them back to looking usable, have washed them twice in the dishwasher and I'm back to square one. What is wrong? I had a Maytag dishwasher before and never had a problem with gross looking glasses. Our water is piped from the river, it is apparantly slightly hard. I even mixed Calgon with my detergent, I thought it helped the first time. I have been putting up with this problem for 2 months, and I don't know what to try next.
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If you live in an area with hard water, the white powder is probably hard water residue / deposits. Most detergent does not clean hard water deposits anymore because there are new laws that required a change in the ingredients of dishwasher detergent. Here's a product that was created to solve this exact problem. Add about 2 tablespoons to your normal detergent. It's all-natural & made from dehydrated orange peels! They will send a free sample if you ask for one. www.CloudyDishes.com Hard Water Stains Cloudy Dishes Dishwasher Detergent
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.
If you have hard water, glasses can look spotted and cloudy even after cleaning. Sometimes changing the dishwasher detergent can help. The easiest solution to clearing up glasses that start to look cloudy is toadd some vinegar to the bottom of the dishwasher before you start a cycle. Simply add 1 cup of white vinegar and it will clear up your glasses very well. You should see marked improvement after the first time you do this. If they are not crystal clear then simply repeat the process until all of the cloudiness is gone. In fact I recommend to using a little vinegar in each cycle to maintain the clarity of the glass. Note: you can pre-test this by rubbing some vinegar on an individual glass with a cloth. If you cannot remove the cloudiness by soaking it and rubbing vinegar on it then it is possible that the glass is etched due to harsh or cheap dishwasher detergent and vinegar will not solve the problem.
The problem is hard water. Go to www.dishwasherfilter.com. They have a new product out that solves this problem once and for all. It filters the water entering your dishwasher and removes the hard minerals that cause these spots. Very affordable and guaranteed to leave your dishes looking amazing every time.
they must have changed the way they treat the water in your area. those spots are caused by hard water. www.dishwasherfilter.com has a product out for this problem. it filters the water going into your dishwasher leaving them spot free and crystal clear with every load. you will love the way your dishes look.
So I have a quite simple fix here for you and you will be happy that it won't cost you anymore money. On my profile I have a tip that includes this. What you will want to do is throw about a cup of white vinegar in the cavity and put it on a heavy wash. What the vinegar is going to do is clean out all the hard water deposits and anything else that may be stuck in there. You dishes will start coming out cleaner again. You can do this every few months or so and it will prevent this from happening. When I worked for Sears as a repair man I would always tell my customers this whether I was there to fix the dishwasher or not as it saved me a service call later. You can also do it in your washing machine.
Another thing you need to make sure you are doing is pre-heating your water before running the dishwasher. Just turn on your tap water and let it run till it is steaming then start the dishwasher. This could be contributing to the dirty dishes too. If you don't preheat the water first it takes the dishwashers heating element a long time to heat that water up. The result is washing your dishes with cold water for the first half of the wash. Let me know if you have any other questions and if this was helpful. This should work just fine for you, good luck and take care.
The problem is hard water. www.dishwasherfilter.com has a product to solve this problem once and for all. It filters the water going into your dishwasher and removes the hard minerals that leave those spots. It is very affordable and even has a money back guarantee. You will love the way your dishes look with this product.
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.
liquid detergent is a pain and not as good as powder. liquid detergent often makes machine smell as well
i doubt there is a fault with the machine. try putting on a boil wash with no clothes and this will clear out the slime left behind by the liquid detergent.
you didn't say what colour the stains are but iy grey or brown it could be from your water supply - a more common problem than you might think.
turn off water and remove the supply hose. there should be a gauze filter at one end and make sure not clogged with dirt. also look into the spigot of the vavle and see if any muck there.