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My dishes have a white residue on them and I am using a small amount of soap. Jennvernk@yahoo.com

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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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Built-in dishwasher. dishes not clean, plus nasty white residue on everything...


Hi

The white residue is from the new environmentally safe soap. Check your soap and see if it is phosphate free soap and that will be your issue. Also either you have hard water or you're seeing either calcium or lime deposits. You should use the jet dry for every load. There should never be any suds in a dishwasher. Do not use liquid dish detergent for the dishwasher.Try running a load without dishes, using vinegar, or a bottle of Dishwasher Magic. Another possibility could be you're not getting enough water. The level should be close to the heater(check your tech sheet to be sure). The water temp should be at least 140 deg.F (no matter what the box says) Also, use a good brand of detergent (Cascade) and be sure your wetting Agent dispenser is full. (jet dry)You should not have to pre-wash your dishes..just scrape them well.The detergent actually needs some dirty dishes to work properly..fats, protien, etc. to make up 1 more chemical for the detergent.Another important step is to run the hot water faucet before running your d/w to "purge" the cold water out of the line.

Also check this links for some helpful information:-

http://www.appliance-repair-it.com/dishwasher-leaves-white-film-on-dishes.html

http://askville.amazon.com/dishwasher-washes-dishes-clean-white-residue-problem/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=6117170

http://lgknowledgebase.com/kb/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=6192

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Aug 23, 2011 | Kenmore 16602 / 16604 / 16609 Built-in...

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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 ...

on Jan 27, 2011 | Dishwashers

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Dishes are filmy at end of cleaning cycle. decreased amount of soap.. believe the rinse aid is not being properly dispensed...


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

heatman101


Dec 20, 2010 | Whirlpool 24 in. DU1148XTP Built-in...

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I have washed and rewashed my dishes with no soap and my glasses have a horrible white film and any of my plastics now have white film almost as if the soap is not rinsing off. I have resorted to hand...


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

heatman101


l'l

Sep 25, 2010 | Kenmore 24 in. 17482 / 17484 / 17489...

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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.


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

May 01, 2010 | Whirlpool Dishwashers

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Film on dishes


the film on your elemend and dishes is more then likely soap residue.try useing less soap. if this is a new dishwasher it probably uses less water then your older one did so you will need to modify your soap usage. if you have had the dishwasher for a while then your valve is clogged or not opening all the way. check the brass elbow for mineral deposits and replace it and valve if buildup is seen

Apr 24, 2010 | Tappan 18 in. MDR251RE Built-in Dishwasher

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Residue on dishes/glasses - Hard water? How to clean?


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

heatman101

Mar 01, 2010 | Bosch 24 in. SHU5305UC Built-in Dishwasher

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Dishes turning white


You mostlikely have very hard water. alot of lime or calcium in water. You need good water softner machine to clean your water coming into house. you will have to clean out dishwasher with citric acid or vinigar . Use small amounts of powder ditergent. Make sure all screens and filters on the dishwasher are clear.

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Dishes not completely drying and white powder residue left.


Do you have a water softner? If so you are using to much soap in your machine. Go to wal-mart and buy a container of dishwasher clean ( it is by the rinse aids) run that through to remove any excess soap and then cut down on the amount of detergent that you are using. 1-2 tablespoons only.

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