Does this sound like you? I know it has me--we've had the repair guy over several times. My dishes are still being stubborn--maybe it's the dishwasher! Aha! We bought a new dishwasher. Nope.
So, what is it then?
I've spoken with a handful of people, even strangers, about this epidemic. It's jaw-dropping at what we discovered with a single plumbing friend. The puzzle is solved. Guess what he told us? That all dish detergents were stripped of their phosphates.
Hear what Ryan from ApplianceJunk.com has to say about this:
"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"
So one day I was with my friend and I saw her squirt about half a cup of concentrate lemon juice--yea, just like that picture to the right. I asked her why she did that, and she said the dishes come out clean! No white film. Crazy as it sounds, it really does work!
Hooray! This is GOLD to all dishwasher users.
Here we thought our kids were not scrubbing the dishes well enough and they got into loads of trouble (poor things). Oy... Did you end up buying a new dishwasher? Please share with us your dishwasher woes.
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