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My dishwasher turns most everything white. I think this is because of a change in the law relating to detergents. Any suggestions how to fix this?

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What's your water Quality (hard - soft?) You may need to soften the water which may be having reaction with the detergent.
What about the hot water feeding into the machine? is it hot enough? Are the cycles all working properly (time-temperature & drying cycles all need to be operating correctly) What about the pipes transmitting the water - are they galvanized? (there could be build up of corrosion getting in there and reacting with the detergent you are using now) Finally, last/ certainly not least - have you tried switching detergents Not only brands, but going to liquid from a powder may also help...
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Ck

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

  • Ron Cornell Mar 14, 2011

    Problem appeared when the detergent law changed and yes, we do have hard water. We switched detergents which helped somewhat, but the cost was pretty high - about 40 cents a wash - and the results only so so. Using some input from FixYa we decided to return to our old detergent and add a tablespoon of vinegar to each wash. That works pretty well and we suggest it to all who may be having this problem.

  • Carl Kay Mar 14, 2011

    awesome - great suggestion! Glad to see it helped!

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