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Machine is not rinsing dishesclean. White build up deposits on everything, which does not even scrub off by hand! Tried a bottle of dishwasher cleaner last night with no luck.

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  • bmehr9 Oct 21, 2010

    My mother told me that they had recently started experiencing the same issue with their dishwasher. She also mentioned that she had heard a story on the news about how detergent manufacturers have began to formulate their products without phosphates and that this is most likely at the root of the problem. Do you know anything about this? We live in Utah which is notorious for HARD water.

  • bmehr9 Oct 22, 2010

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Ok i know the feeling . what this is called is hard water filming . you need a stripper like jet dry cleaner . or glass majic . this will clean up the problem. then if i knew how hard the water was i could help more . / this what you need is fresh soap ( podwer ) not licquid . and hot water in the wash 140 deg . if your machine has a heating cycle use it . turn of the heat in the dry as this makes the problem worse . and use a rinse cond in the disp or rack . .. i think these will help you ..mm cascade with dawn works best . or cascade complete .. .. mm and thank you using fix-ya

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  • dennis dodge Oct 21, 2010

    have your heard ( ************ not wrong ) so don't use the liquids just the powder . and use heat in the wash only . do use a rinse additive . and use longer cycle to raise tank temt. i am in south jordan utah . so i know what your saying . we deal with this washability problem a lot . if you need more help i will need your brand and model and i may be able to help more . you will have to clean up the problem before the dishes start looking better . try washing with cascade w/dawn tabs and adding glass majic in the cup at same time. this works . and always use jet dry in the disp .. mm








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