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My Maytag MDB7130AWB dishwasher is leaving detergent residue on the dishes. I removed the lower spray arm and filter screen. The screen was very clean with no mineral build-up. What could the problem be?


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This is going to be more of a problem as the dishwasher detergent manufacturers are removing phosphates from dishwasher detergents. You can buy phosphates (or STTP) from various sources on the internet. It's called Sodium Tripolyphosphate. It's about as toxic as salt or vinegar. Just add 1/2 teaspoon to your regular non-phosphated DW detergent.
All of the white film will be gone the next time you wash your dishes.
In fact I have found that you can get away with some of the cheaper non-phosphated DW detergents on the market by adding STTP to them for excellent cleaning results.
Replace the water supply valve under the sink and water supply line to dishwasher.
\015\012Over time as you can see minerals deposit in the valve and restrict the water flow to the dishwasher.
\015\012This is especially inportant on todays water saving units.
\015\012Many people replace an old dishwasher and hate the new unit due to a white film left on dishes.
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\015\012Although you may have paid for a professional installation a new shut off valve is almost never replaced even though the waterline may have been at an additional cost to you..
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