Author Topic: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes  (Read 24896 times)

Offline HardyW

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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2011, 10:08:01 AM »
I've used LemiShine and it works well. The best and usually the cheapest that works well is plain old vinegar. If you pour a little vinegar in there, it will prevent the minerals from sticking and building up on your dishes. No more cloudy glasses or dull dishes.

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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2011, 04:40:15 PM »
I've used Lemi-shine as well, it work very well after 2nd or 3rd application.

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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2012, 03:37:48 AM »
This white film issue is a tricky one.  I have found that most often it is a malfunctioning dishwasher, and can be caused by just about anything.  (spray arm hits dish, doesn't get enough water, won't drain, spraying too weak ,intermittent electronics, etc..)

The problem is, if the something prevents the dishwasher from washing and/or rinsing well, the dishwasher will bake the soap onto the dishes during the dry cycle.  Once baked on, the soap doesn't come off during a normal wash cycle, and it appears the dishwasher is malfunctioning over and over and over.  You have to use something like white vinegar or Lemi-Shine to remove the white film on dishes in dishwasher.

This article explains how to remove the soap film:

http://www.libertyapplianceservice.com/why-are-my-dishes-coming-out-dirty/


Don't forget, if you don't resolve the dishwasher problem, the cloudy white film will only come back!
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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2012, 07:02:51 PM »
Hard water contributes to this problem as well.
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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2012, 10:20:07 AM »
Have a look at this video.

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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2012, 10:39:19 AM »
Plan B wash the dayum thangs in the sink like Grandma did . :D
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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2012, 12:19:22 PM »
Limeshine is a proven product. It will remove white film even from blackwear. It works.

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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2012, 01:11:15 AM »
Have a look at this video.

Here's another article along those same lines, but the article is almost two years old, and a little  outdated.

 http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=12598586

Consumer Reports has now done extensive testing and research on most dishwasher detergents, and they have found some phosphor-free products to be bad, some not so bad, and a few that actually work well on hard water

Here is a small article that briefly talks about their results.  Check out the photo showing the results of different detergents on glass dishes.

 http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2012/07/best-dishwasher-detergents/index.htm
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Re: Dishwasher Leaves White Film On Dishes
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2012, 12:08:35 AM »
In New Orleans we have really hard water.  This is a very common service call.  I'm at the point now that if they tell me that the DW has a white residue I just tell them to make sure they are using a rinse aid, to add vinegar to the dishwasher and to use the detergent in the packs.


 

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