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Dishwasher leaves a white film on didhes and film will not come off.I have drained water heater for about 20 mins to remove calcium deposits but problem still exists.

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Start a wash cycle with no dishes and no soap.
Once the machine fills with water and starts washing,open the door and pour in one quart of WHITE vinegar and resume the wash cycle.
Change your dishwasher detergent to the ELECTROLUX brand.
It has added chemicals to combat the problem you describe.
The government mandate to remove phosphates from dishwasher and laundry detergent has resulted in unclean appearance of dishes and laundry.

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The problem is hard water. www.dishwasherfilter.com has a product to solve this problem once and for all. It filters the water going into your dishwasher and removes the hard minerals that leave those spots. It is very affordable and even has a money back guarantee. You will love the way your dishes look with this product.

Posted on Apr 19, 2011

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Calcium and magnesium is present in a great number of homes today regardless of hardness or softness of the water. Water containing dissolved carbonates of calcium and magnesium can lower the effectiveness of the detergents you use and leave deposits on the dishware and tub of the dishwasher. When these deposits dry they become what some call lime scale.

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Hi, what you are currently experiencing is as a result of dishwasher detergent, combined with mineral deposits from hard water, which in yurn can leave a white film on the inside of the dishwasher.
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Pour 2 cups white vinegar into the bottom of your dishwasher. Turn the dishwasher on and run it on a full cycle. Stop the dishwasher halfway through the wash cycle and allow the vinegar and steam to work on the remaining mineral deposits for 20 minutes before resuming the cycle.
Open the dishwasher and dry the interior with clean, dry cloths. Keep the door propped open for 20 to 30 minutes to allow the dishwasher to dry completely.

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Open the dishwasher and dry the interior with clean, dry cloths. Keep the door propped open for 20 to 30 minutes to allow the dishwasher to dry completely.

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