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Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« on: February 02, 2011, 09:33:38 PM »
My customers are seeing this problem and I have been seeing this issue on various forums across the net.

The government has new regulations that make detergent companies remove phosphate from the detergent. Phosphate was originally put into dishwasher detergent to get rid of minerals in the water and improve wash performance. Without phosphate minerals are staying behind in the form of a white film on dishes.  The best way to resolve this issue is to clean your dishes with citrus acid a few times a year. Here is an article I wrote on this issue.   http://appliance-repair-it.com/dishwasher-leaves-white-film-on-dishes.html


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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 05:35:18 AM »
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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011, 04:36:34 PM »
Local store is sell an 'additive' putting the phosphates back in. Right next to the DW soap.
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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 05:00:21 PM »
That kind of defeats the point of taking it out of the detergent to start with. LOL

This is supposedly a temporary problem because the detergent companies are trying to figure out a way to make phosphate free detergent without this problem.

I almost didnít write anything about this because I was thinking they would work this out soon but then I keep getting calls for this and I started seeing it on other forums across the net.

Also I hear that a water softener will also help but I donít buy that because we have soft water in my area and we still have the problem with the white film on dishes.
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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011, 06:39:43 PM »
Good old tri-sodium phosphate is still available.  About a half teaspoon added to the detergent with each load is all it takes.  Be sure to buy real TSP, not the TSP substitute.

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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2011, 07:39:15 PM »
I highly Recommend a product called Lemi Shine..  Its 100% phosphate free, made from naturally acidic blend of fruits... Check their website.  I use it in my dishwasher at home, and recommend it to all of my customers.  I contacted the company and they sent me 100 trail size packets free of charge to hand out to my customers.. It can be found locally at walmart, target, wegmans and many other grocery stores.

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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2011, 11:50:48 PM »
Nice, I have been hearing about this lemi shine but until now I hadnít heard from someone who actually used the product. Thanks
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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2011, 11:41:22 AM »
Thanks, I send them an email and would love to offer it to my customers..Have you hear of any other companies offering samples like this...stainless steel cleaners, laundry soap other any others we can offer to are customers?
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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2011, 10:32:41 PM »
Lemi-shine is good. and "FINISH" brand still has phosphates O0

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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2011, 12:15:25 AM »
2/21/11 service pointer

W10388297 - All Dishwashers
Phosphate-Free Dishwasher Detergents May Cause White Film
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