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Dishwasher leaves film, smelly water

When I run the washer, it completes the cycle like normal. But it coats all the glasses with a dry white film. The Dishwasher had not been used for a few years. I use jet dry liquid, and it doesn't help. This is not really a water spot problem, rather a white coat on the dishes, and the water smells funny when it runs out through the sink.

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You need to use something with citric acid too try and clean out the calcium deposits inside dishwasher, you can get cleaner at the store or run a can of frozen orange juice thru it or a small bottle of apple cider vinegar. Do this with no dishes inside.

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The problem is hard water i bet. there is a new product out that actually filters the water going into your dishwasher. this i think is awesome becasue who knows whats in the water cleaning the dishes you eat and drink with. my dishes use to be white and spotty and after the first load with the filter they came out spotless. you can get it at www.dishwasherfilter.com. you will be glad you did. oh it goes under the sink and is small and affordable.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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