I have used Cascade Complete both liquid and powdered. The problem is still ongoing and any direction or remidies would be appreceated.
Would lack of pressure in the pop-up tower cause this?
Dan Moore NC
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Check the temperature of the water. Should be 120 deg. Also are you using powder or liquid? Liquid dissolved a lot quicker that powder. So liquid is actually better to use. Try running the hot water at the sink until it gets hot before running the dishwasher. Also you may want to try mixing half cascade liquid and half lemon shine.
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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
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<p>Now if you are
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<p>By adding this to your dishwasher, you
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<p>Now the nest question...how much TSP do
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<p>For many dishwashers, waters, and for
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Follow the steps below to ensure proper dishwasher detergent selection and usage.
Use only powder, liquid or tablet detergent designed specifically for automatic dishwashers. Any other types may cause a sudsing and as a result, poor wash performance and possibly suds and water on your kitchen floor. GE recommends either Electrasol®, Cascade® or Cascade Complete® detergents.
Use the right amount of detergent for the job. Soft hot water requires less detergent - perhaps a quarter of a cup in the main cup. Very hard water requires a full main cup and a full open cup to get good wash performance. Conditions between these require judgment. Use enough to get the job done, but don't use more than you need.
Too much detergent in very soft water will cause etching of glassware. This is a permanent clouding of the glass. If you experience this condition, use less detergent.
Keep your detergent fresh and dry. Store the detergent in container away from moisture to prevent lumps. Do not put detergent in the cup until you are ready to run a cycle. If powder detergent gets old or lumpy, throw it out; it will not clean effectively. Liquid detergents do not age.
As a rule of thumb: Harder water requires more detergent
I cannot tell you why your tablet doesn't clean well not knowing your machine, but having tried several types and brands (liquid, tablet, powder) I have found that the powder cleans best in my machine. Maybe it is something to do with dissolving or your water is not hot enough --possibly tablets work best in certain machines and not others. I don't have any interests behind my advice, but Cascade Complete was the one recommended to me and has become what I use exclusively. But I am willing to try others as technology develops.
is it liquid or powder? we had this problem with cascade powder.... tried liquid cascade and the same thing happened even though i'd been using cascade for YEARS.... manual said could be detergent was "old" and beyond its shelf-life, or that we used too much or too little (go figure that one out LOL).... not trying to promote a brand here, but we switched to palmolive ECO gel and haven't had a problem since -- no goop left in dispenser!.... hope that helps... -cynthia :)
try only filling the detergent cup halfway. but before doing that run a cup of vinegar through the dishwasher. that should solve the problem. you are using to much detergent. plus use powder detergent if it is stated in your owners manuel.
I never figured out what caused this problem. I cleaned it and took it all apart, could not find any debris lodged anywhere. However, I solved this problem! I now only use Cascade Complete dishwasher detergent. Has to be the "complete" version of Cascade. No more grit - nice clean dishes now and sparkling glasses.