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Re: residue of dood,spices on dishes after cleaning
Is it white and coudy looking? it could be hard water and there is a new product out at www.dishwasherfilter.com that actually filters the water going into your dishwasher. it reduces minerals and rust and sediments. it worked great for me. its affordable too.
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dishwashers have a rinse aid
dispenser. If your dishwasher has this dispenser, fill it up
periodically and it will release the appropriate amount of rinse aid
automatically at the right time during the wash cycle. This will help
your dishes rinse more cleanly.
Rinse aid in solid form
Some older dishwashers or basic models do not have an
automatic rinse aid dispenser. In this case, you can buy rinse aid in
solid form that attaches to your dishwasher rack. Solid rinse aid can be
hard to find in stores because it is not commonly used, but it can be
Vinegar or lemon juice
Appliance repairmen will tell you that one of the common
problems they see with dishwashers is the buildup of excess detergent.
If there is too much detergent in your dishwasher, your dishes will not
rinse cleanly, no matter how good the dishwasher is or how much rinse
aid you use. To clean the excess detergent that has built up inside your
dishwasher, put 3 tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice (concentrate is
fine) in the empty dishwasher and run the dishwasher through a complete
cycle with no dishes. Do this twice, for two complete cycles of the
empty dishwasher with only vinegar or lemon juice added. The acid in the
vinegar or lemon juice will break up the detergent that has built up in
your dishwasher's interior.
After you have cleaned the detergent
buildup from the inside of your dishwasher, follow the steps below to
keep the buildup from happening again and to help your dishes rinse
cleanly and prevent residue from accumulating on the dishes.
Gel dishwasher detergent
Switch to a liquid or gel dishwasher detergent. Any brand will do.
Fill one compartment half full
Dishwashers will effectively clean dishes with much less
detergent than manufacturers often recommend. The bleach in the
detergent, combined with the extremely hot water used in the dishwasher
wash cycle, will clean and sanitize your dishes completely, even in
small amounts, and using less detergent helps prevent buildup and
residue from accumulating on your clean dishes.
Fill only one
detergent compartment(the one that snaps closed) half full with gel
detergent. Snap the opening closed and run your dishwasher as you
normally would. Your dishes will come out sparkling clean with no
buildup or residue, plus you'll save money by using less detergent!
My best advise is to reduce the amount of detergent to the least amount that you can use, and still get the dishes clean. We do rinse the dishes a bit, as the soft food disposer isn't made to act like a garbage disposer, but rather, to catch incidental food residues. We no longer fill the closed detergent dispenser. We sprinkle about 1/2 of the normal amount (that goes in the open cup) on the inside door and close it up. Our dishes get very clean, with no residue. Also, use a good drying agent as this will help sheet the water off of the dishes. It may take several cycles to see improvements, but you should see improvements nonetheless. Best regards, --W/D--
Their are quite a few reasons for a dishwasher to have white residue on your dishes. I will list some steps to take and help you get your dishwasher working again.
1. Are you low on Rise Aid?Most dispenser have a 1-6 setting right under the cap. Make sure your set between 3-4 for the best results. This additive helps in cleaning and drying your dishes and most manuals will say its required for best results.
2. What type of detergent are you using? If you are using the dollar budget type product you will get very poor results. If you are using a name brand make sure it does not have rise aid already included. Too much rise aid could cause white residue as well.
3. Do you have hard water?Hard water can make it more difficult for your dishwasher to clean. Be sure to use a dishwasher cleaner such as Dishwasher Magic at least once a month. Your dishwasher does a great job at cleaning dishes but when it gets dirty it needs a little help.
If residue is a brown color it can be minerals in the water.You can buy a stainless steel cleaner, just put it in the machine and run it thru a cycle.
Use only good brand name detergent - no tablets- use rinse aid- check arms for blockages-stack dishes with soiled side facing the centre-
LG are an excellent dishwasher
the problem is hard water. there is a product at www.dishwasherfilter.com that filters out these hard minerals that cause those spots and leaves your dishes crystal clear every time. it is very affordable and has a money back guarantee. you will love this product and your dishes again.
After you go out and buy/use a brand name detergent powder like Electrosol or Cascade (using less than the full dispenser cup each time), if problems continue, then have the heating element checked.
Very common for a film/food residue to remain when a dishwasher's heating element fails, even if the water heater temp is set to 120 degrees.