Doesnt clean properly or leaves white film over glasses and cutlery
I think this is the right model ours doesnt have the suffix "M" its a sensorlogic
For the last few months we have been getting a film (or a dirty scum)over all glassware and cutlery and mostly no matter which setting we use it on the dishwasher doesnt clean anything properly
its only about 18 months old
we are using finish 4 in one soap (tried fairy, quantum, and tescos own brand)
The only time it does clean properly is when we use citric acid in it or dishwasher cleaner and then it works ok for a couple of washes then goes back to being bad again
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There is a new product out that filters the water going into your dishwasher. it will solve the problem. it reduces calcium which is the reason for the white film. its your water not your dishwasher. you can get it at dishwasherfilter.com. my dishes looked brand new after the first load. it is small and fits right under the sink and is very affordable. its like 50 bucks. that will fix your problem for sure.
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<p>If your <b>dishwasher
does not seem to be cleaning well</b> anymore and you are getting<b>
residue and film left on your dishes</b> then you need to read this.<br />
<p>Since July of 2010
the US Government has mandated that <b>dishwasher detergents</b>
contain no more then 0.05% phosphates in them. The Detergents before
this had contained up to 8.7% phosphates. The restrictions were for
16 states but many companies then dropped the phosphates from
detergents to all states...<br />
<p>Now if you are
having the <b>scum, film, and white residue problems</b> in your
<b>dishwasher, </b>there is hope.<br />
is a product that you can buy that will compensate for what the
makers of the </span><b>dishwasher detergents</b><span>
have left out. This product as commonly know as </span><b>TSP</b><span>
or </span>(<b>Trisodium Phosphate</b>).<br />
<p>By adding this to your dishwasher, you
can manually add back the phosphates to your dishwasher and enhance
the cleaning process.<br />
<p>Now the nest question...how much TSP do
I add to the dishwasher?<br />
<p>For many dishwashers, waters, and for
normal loads you will find that a tablespoon or two is all that you
will need. For very hard to clean dishes and for some types of water
you may need to add up to a 1/3 cup of TSP.
<p>If you are having problems with your
<b>dishes not getting clean</b>, a <b>black or scum film</b>, or
<b>white residue</b> being left on your dishes at the end of the
cycle, then I would start with a tablespoon or two and then adjust
from there. Figure out how much you need to add to you dishwasher to
make your <b>dishwasher detergent </b>work correctly for you again.<br />
<p>To best part is that you can have <b>clean
dishes </b>coming from your dishwasher again!!<br />
The problem is most likely that there is still water residue at the bottom of your machine. If the machine is not fully drained it picks up some of the residue and sprays that onto the dishes during the final rinse, leaving an unhealthy and unsightly film on everything.
Remove the bottom strainers plates and make sure that the outlet pipe is not kinked, that there is nothing obstructing the pipe or the pump or selector valve. If possible back flush through the outlet pipe and try draining the machine again before using it again.
white film is actually from the calcium and magnesium found in hard water. your dishwasher is fine. its the water leaving the residue and spots. go to www.dishwasherfilter.com . they have a new product out exactly for this reason. very affordable and works amazing. you will love it.
We had the same problem and finally found a solution that has worked for us for many years. We found using dry powder detergents didn't work for us. They left a white film and scratched our glasses after years of use. We switched to Cascade All in One Gel and it stopped most of the film. Don't fill up the pre-wash with any detergent, if you have that option, just use the gel in the wash section and you don't need a lot. We fill it up to the lowest line and it cleans REALLY well, or what would be about 3 tablespoons or so. Next we use Jet Dry in the rinse dispenser and set it up to at least medium or 4 or 5 if you have a selection for your rinse dispenser. Next we put 1/2 cup of white vinegar in our dishwasher every time we wash. We pour it in the bottom right before we wash. We have been doing this for 9 years in our old dishwasher and a year in our newer one and have never had any trouble doing this. It leaves our dishes sparkling clean and the glasses aren't scratchy anymore. Make sure any trap down on the bottom of the dishwasher isn't stopped up too and once a month keep those spray holes cleared of any gunk by using a toothpick to clear any holes out of any gunk. Lastly, don't overload the dishwasher and make sure there is space between each dish and position all plates toward the center. Hope this helps. It has made our lives MUCH easier!
they must have changed the way they treat the water in your area. those spots are caused by hard water. www.dishwasherfilter.com has a product out for this problem. it filters the water going into your dishwasher leaving them spot free and crystal clear with every load. you will love the way your dishes look.