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Dishes have lots of residue on them. I have to scrub them with a scouring pad to get it off. I have done the citric acid thing and that did nothing. I have run the dishwasher without any soap in to "rinse" it out and when I open the door mid cycle there is lots! of soap in the water. I have done this about 30 times and there is still lots of soap

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It seems like the dishwasher is not draining properly....
Sometimes it will drain at the end of the cycle but not during the cycle....that is a circuit board issue....
if it does not drain at all then you have other issues,,,,

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My Maytag quiet series 200 is not cleaning and despite many attempts it is also leaving terrible residue on dishes.


I found this on ehow I believe it will help. How to Troubleshoot Dishwasher Residue By Dale Yalanovsky eHow Contributor

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Dishwater residue is a fairly common occurrence, and several things can cause it. Even the newest dishwashers may leave residue, and it might have nothing to do with the actual dishwasher function itself. However, there are things you can do to prevent, limit or completely remove dishwasher residue during every washing cycle.

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  1. Detergent Residue
    • Modern phosphate-free detergents are the main culprits when it comes to detergent residue. After every wash, many leave a slight whitish residue behind. After several washings, the residue becomes caked on and leaves a noticeable white tint to your dishes. Some dishwasher detergent brands are better than others, and either minimize residue or do not leave any. Once residue is present, however, the only way to remove it is by hand scrubbing or scraping.
    Hard-Water Residue
    • Hard-water residue comes from non-softened water from your hot water tank. Non-softened water leaves a white tint on dishes, but no amount of scrubbing will remove it. Only by wiping a small patch of the dish with vinegar or lemon juice will you be able to ascertain whether the white residue left is hard water or detergent. The slight acidic action of the vinegar or lemon juice removes hard-water stains, but they have no effect on detergent residue.
    Greasy Residue
    • If the dishes feel greasy when they come out of the dishwasher freshly washed, you are dealing with a greasy residue. There are two main reasons for this: either the detergent is not an effective grease remover, or the hot water inside of the dishwasher, either from the hot water tank or the dishwasher's heating elements, is not hot enough. Boosting the hot water temperature on the water tank may solve the problem, and a second wash cycle may be needed for the dishes. A preventive measure of running the dishwasher empty with a full load of detergent also removes the residue inside of the dishwasher.
    Streaking and Spotting Residue
    • If you have spotting or streaking on your dishes, that may be a sign you need a rinse agent. Many modern dishwashers recommend a rinse agent to prevent spotting or streaking, and without one, your dishes will never be crystal clear or streak-free. The next time you do a dishwasher load, add a rinse agent. If the dishes come out spot- and streak-free, the problem is solved.


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My Viking dishwasher leaves a white residue on the dishes. How can this be fixed?


RUN CITRIC ACID THROUGH A CYCLE WITH NO SOAP AND ALL AFFECTED DISHES

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Machine doesn't deliver a whole cup


Try soaking the pad holders in hot water for a while; they may have some residual calcium buildup. Also rinsing the Senseo with citric acid (see manual) could work for you!

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


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The scum, film and white residue problems have started since the reduction of phosphates in dishwasher detergents.

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How do you remove white residue caused by the dishwasher?


If the white residue is a soapy substance cut down on the amount of detergent you are using. If it is a mineral built up, try using some TANG or another type or citric acid and wash thru with no dishes in the dish washer. The tub should come out sparkling clean!!

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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.

Nov 21, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Black type residue being left on clothes



Hi there,

This is a common problem on washing machines, if you predominantly do cold washes.

Over a period of time, a washing machine will accumulate a buildup of Soap Scum (excess soap & softener residue) which can stick to the inside of the drum.

This black coloured soap scum occasionally breaks away from the drum, and attaches to the clothing fabric during the wash cycle.

You can rectify this, by doing the following:

Firstly, purchase a packet of CITRIC ACID from your local grocery store (usually found in the baking isle).

Do the following procedure before going to bed:

1) Do a HOT WASH without clothes (Hi water level, with HOT water) - allow machine to fill with hot water, then add the CITRIC ACID to the water. Allow the machine to complete a FULL wash cycle (i.e. allow machine to agitate for 30 mins or so, then drain).

2) Fill the machine again with the HOT water / CITRIC ACID solution, but this time allow it to sit in the bowl overnight (no cycle).

3) Next morning, set machine to spin & drain (i.e. to empty the solution)

4) Set machine to fill with FRESH HOT WATER ONLY (no citric acid), then set machine to spin & drain. This will flush all remaining residue left in the bowl.

Note: Soap scum residue is caused by using excess detergent/fabric softener. Hot Water flushing should be done every 6 months.

Contrary to what the detergent manufacturers state, you should follow Samsung's instructions by using HALF the recommended detergent.

Samsung machines prefer LOW SUDS, and you may find by reducing the amount of detergent used, you may even eliminate the buildup of soap scum.




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Oct 31, 2009 | Samsung SW62ASP Top Load Washer

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I have a Samsung SW62ASP top load washing machine. I keep getting chunks of black flaky stuff turning up through my wash. I always empty the in bowl filter, is there another filter?


Hi there,

This is a common problem on washing machines, if you predominantly do cold washes.

Over a period of time, a washing machine will accumulate a buildup of Soap Scum (excess soap & softener residue) which can stick to the inside of the drum.

This black coloured soap scum occasionally breaks away from the drum, and attaches to the clothing fabric during the wash cycle.

You can rectify this, by doing the following:

Firstly, purchase a packet of CITRIC ACID from your local grocery store (usually found in the baking isle).

Do the following procedure before going to bed:

1) Do a HOT WASH without clothes (Hi water level, with HOT water) - allow machine to fill with hot water, then add the CITRIC ACID to the water. Allow the machine to complete a FULL wash cycle (i.e. allow machine to agitate for 30 mins or so, then drain).

2) Fill the machine again with the HOT water / CITRIC ACID solution, but this time allow it to sit in the bowl overnight (no cycle).

3) Next morning, set machine to spin & drain (i.e. to empty the solution)

4) Set machine to fill with FRESH HOT WATER ONLY (no citric acid), then set machine to spin & drain. This will flush all remaining residue left in the bowl.

Note: Soap scum residue is caused by using excess detergent/fabric softener. Hot Water flushing should be done every 6 months.

Contrary to what the detergent manufacturers state, you should follow Samsung's instructions by using HALF the recommended detergent.

Samsung machines prefer LOW SUDS, and you may find by reducing the amount of detergent used, you may even eliminate the buildup of soap scum.




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Aug 05, 2009 | Samsung SW62ASP Top Load Washer

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Greasy Film on dishes


You need to use something with citric acid in it like a can of frozen OJ or tang, the citric acid helps break up deposits. (run without any dishes in it) Hope it helps.

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Soap residue on all items after dishwasher completes its cycle.


Hi Rioski

The first thing to do is where you put the jetdry turn it down to one. use powdered detergent the best is electosol is the blue box,dont use the heated dry feature and run the hot water at the sink first to get it good and hot that should fix the problem. I also recomend using GLISTEN every 6 months. its a citric acid that is designed to clean the dishwasher. i hope this helped.


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Oct 01, 2008 | Dishwashers

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