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Washer is not cleaning glassware like it used to do

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Hi, I have an older dishwasher also and recently mywife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I amtried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installedthem in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also foundthat if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad...So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to makesure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the onlinebuying...
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It turned my glassware cloudy; what caused that & how do I clean them?


Usually too hot a wash and lack of rinse aid. I don't use (or recommend) the "all in 1 tablets" The dispensers on dishwashers are made for powder and liquid rinse aid. You should use them. Running the glassware through the machine again with these products will usually clear the cloudiness. Make sure the bottom drain filters are cleaned regularly as well. I recommend "Finish" products, they are pretty good and give a good result.

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Our dishwasher has started leaving cloudy film on silverwar, glassware etc. Used Finish in washer per instructiuons. Have cleaned with white vingar per owners manual. Spray arms, filters all clean. ...


Run 2x bottles of Dishwasher Magic 1x per each wash. You can pick this up at your supermarket. Run on normal cycle without any dishes. Kills 99.9 bacteria and cleans out dishwasher.
Also make sure your not using rise aid and detergent with rise aid in it. To much rise aid will cloud the dishes as well.
Have a great day!

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The dishes, glassware and sliverware do not look clean when they come out. The dishes are oven scummy with something stuck on, the glassware has an all over film or film and blotches, the silverware is...


There are 3 standard answers to solving the white-deposits-on -dishes problem: 1) Use a rinse aid; 2) use less detergent; 3) use vinegar in the washer. If you have hard water, none of these may work, especially if you've had the problem for a while. Because phosphates were ordered removed from dishwasher detergents, hard water minerals can now react with the soap to create a heavy greasy-feeling scum. That scum can build up in the water lines, arms, bottom reservoir, and filter, providing an endless supply of goo to spray on your dishes. This can be fixed. You need to remove and clean out the spray arms, the filters, and especially the array of parts at the bottom of the tub. I've seen up to 1 cup of coagulated/crystallized scum in the bottom of dishwasher tubs. Once you clean out the scum, then run the washer empty with a completely full detergent cup on the highest temperature setting, extra rinse. Before you start it add to the detergent cup 1 teaspoon of TSP(tri-sodium phosphate), a very powerful phosphate cleaner available at hardware stores. Your washer will now have all scum gone from the inner workings. From now on you must always fill both your detergent and pre-wash cups to the max and use a high temperature water setting, extra rinse. Chemically what you're trying to do is add so much detergent that the scum-forming reaction is overwhelmed by the dispersant action of the detergent, and the extra heat helps this to be more effective. I am not a fan of vinegar in the wash cycle. Why? In some washers the vinegar fumes can reach the exposed contacts of the printed circuit board or touch pad, corrode them, and then your washer won't work at all, along with being very expensive to fix.

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Glassware keeps coming out cloudy and spotty. Have tried various products. I use jet dry hanging basket style. Only get glassware spotless by running without soap and using vinegar. I would like to use...


Use the detergent meant for dish washers. Fill the rinse aid dispenser as per the user guide.If the water quality is hard. Use softeners. If dish washer salt adding provision is provide fill the dispenser.

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My electrolux icon dishwasher leaves food residue in the interior of glassware and mugs. It has etched and left milky scratching permanent texture to all glassware. I have replaced glassware change...


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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.

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There is always ''a gritty sandy'' deposit left on glassware.


Try using liquid soap instead of powder.
Let me know how it works.
Phil

Apr 10, 2009 | Bosch 24 in. SMU70 Built-in Dishwasher

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Hi, Are you using Jet Dry Rinse Agent? It is very important to keep the washer supplied with this stuff. Otherwise, glassware will come out with a cloudy film and water spots. If you are using it, perhaps it is not being dispensed by the machine. I am having this trouble now, but my machine is about 10 years old, and has always turned out beautiful glassware unless it ran out of Jet Dry. Now, there seems to be a problem in my machine not dispensing it, and I was searching for a solution when I came across your posting. Baxterdog

Dec 30, 2008 | Bosch 24 in. SHU43 Built-in Dishwasher

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Glasses come out with a frosted appearance.


A frosted appearance can be caused by a couple of things in order to narrow it down, perform this test:
Purchased a gallon of distilled water from the grocery store and soak some of the glasses in this. Rinse them well and try to remove the frost with only a clean towel and the water, then dry.
Does the haze remain? If no, you either have water with contains high amounts of Total Disolved Solids (TDS) or your washer is not rinsing properly. For high TDS it will be necessary to use a filtration of some type (usually a Reverse-Osmosis System) but these are rather spendy and it is a matter of choice if you wish to invest in such things. Contact a water expert in your area for further information.
If washer is not rinsing properly, check screens and jets for any blockages and clean as necessary.
If the haze does remain, your glasses have suffered from a process known as silica etching. This is ir-reversible and glasses must be discarded if haze is not tolerable. This typically happens in areas where the water to the dish washer has been softened through a water softener, or water which is natually soft (0 grains). If this is the case, locate the bypass valve behind the softener and open it just a little. The idea is to allow a little of the hardness in the water to remain, thus preventing the silica in the glassware from exiting the glass.
Ideal water conditions for "crystal-clear" glassware is no TDS (200ppm or less) and 1-3 grains of water hardness.
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are you using rinse aid? lack of this will often give a milky finish to glassware

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