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Lynette Martinez Posted on Apr 20, 2007
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Dishwasher leaving a film on dishes

My dishwasher is leaving a foggy film on my dishes..I haven't changed soaps brands and I checked the rinse agent and it is filled to the appropriate level..the brand of the dishwasher is GE and the model number is GSD2020Z01BB. I couldn't find it on your list. The dishwasher is about 9 years old also.

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    dishes come out with black film

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The problem is hard water. this is a new product out called the dishwasher filtration system and it actually filters the water going into the dishwasher. i tried everything to get my dishes clean but nothing worked until i tried this system. my glasses all had a white, cloudy look to them and it was terrible. you can get it at www.dishwasherfilter.com. it is very affordable and works amazing. the filter fits right under the sink and solves the problem immediately. if you use the discount code DFMTEN you will get 10% off

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Usual cause is rinse agent not being taken. check that level of rinse agent lowers over time

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*Film is due to either etching or silica film. Silica film is a milky, rainbow-colored deposit and etching is a cloudy film. Sometimes there is a water/chemical reaction with certain types of glassware.
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*Do not use heated drying.
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1. do you use a rinse agent
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