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My dishes comes out still dirty

After the cleaning cycle is done, my dishes are still dirty with stuck on food and there is white debris on it. I tried washing my dishwasher with vinaigre, i have tried different kind dishwasher detergent including Cascade Gel and Powder and dual packs; more and less detergent still no change.

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  • monique19 Aug 18, 2008

    After the cleaning cycle is done, my dishes are still dirty with stuck on food and there is white debris on it. I tried washing my dishwasher with vinaigre, i have tried different kind dishwasher detergent including Cascade Gel and Powder and dual packs; more and less detergent still no change.

  • xsfhp Feb 05, 2009

    i have the same problem!! i experimented by putting a hand washed clear bowl in alone on the heavy duty cycle. it came out cloudy!!! i found a build-up of grease at the inside bootm of the door. cleaned it out and tried different detergent and a lesser amount. now difference!!! help

  • tmmt76 Feb 23, 2009

    The dishes are still as dirty as when they went in.. Upper rack glasses have white residue left in bottom of glasses- still upside down! I have tried different arrangements and spacing , none of which helped. Also tried running water till very hot before I started dishwasher, but still dirty dishes. Is their a screen or filter I can access to check for a clog?? My dishwasher is not that old- less than 4 yrs.. What can I do or try ? This problem has gotten progressively worse.

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I put a bottle of CLR in the dishwasher and I did a wash without any dishes. Repeat if needed.

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Hard water is the reason for the white spots. There is a new product out at www.dishwasherfilter.com that is made specifically to fix this problem. It filters the water going only into your dishwasher leaving your dishes spot free with every load. It is very affordable and guaranteed to work or your money back. You will love the way your dishes look after the very first load.

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