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What would make my dishwasher leave a white powdery substance on the dishes?


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The white film or powder can be caused by a couple things. Due to environmental laws, phosphates have been almost entirely removed from DW detergent. Phosphates were effective at preventing this. Also scale buildup on screens and in the pump can reduce the amount of water being pumped around. Use less detergent, try half filling the cups. In addition to the detergent put 1/4 to 1/2 cup of citric acid in the dishwasher and running a load. This will remove scale buildup. I use it about every other day. You can buy citric acid online, I bought it at thechemistrystore.com
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