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White film on glasses after a run.

\015 The Thermador dishwasher leaves a white film on all the dishes and glasses, especially the glasses. I have switched from powder dishwasher detergent to liquid detergent and that did not help. Some times the liquid detergent is just in a pool at the bottom of the machine after a run.\015

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If your dishes or glassware appear filmy or spotted following a complete wash cycle, adjusting the amount or type of detergent you\342\200\231re using and adjusting your hot water heater\342\200\231s water temperature may solve the problem. But before you do either of these, put a rinse additive (such as Jet-Dry) in the rinse dispenser to improve the sheeting action of the water.

Next, you\342\200\231ll have to determine whether the film is removable or permanently etched. To do this, soak a glass in undiluted white vinegar for about 15 minutes. Or, wash the glass with warm water and concentrated dishwasher detergent or a high-phosphate detergent (such as Glass Magic).

If the film comes off, it is probably caused by hard water minerals, improper amounts of detergent, or unsuitable water temperature.

Permanent etching is often caused by a combination of soft water and excessive heat or detergent. If glassware is permanently etched, there isn\342\200\231t anything you can do to make it clear again. But you can avoid future etching by taking these steps:

1) Be sure hot water entering the dishwasher is no hotter than 140 degrees F. Don\342\200\231t use extra-hot settings such as \342\200\234Power Scrub,\342\200\235 and use the \342\200\234Energy Saver\342\200\235 dry cycle.

2) Adjust the detergent amount.

3) Don\342\200\231t pre-rinse your dishes before loading them in the dishwasher. Food particles on the dishes actually help the detergent and drying agents clean better.

A common cause of poor washing results is improper loading\342\200\224dishes that block or impede the spray arm(s) or prevent the soap dispenser from opening. On the other hand, if your dishwasher has chronic problems with good washing, the problem may not be your dishwasher. A good first step is vary the amount of dishwasher detergent you're using and try switching brands.

Other possibilities: Your home\342\200\231s water pressure may be too low, your water may be too hard, or the water temperature may not be hot enough.

In order for your dishwasher to fill to the appropriate level, water pressure should be from 20\342\200\223120 pounds per square inch. If you suspect that your water pressure may be low, turn off all faucets or other users of water (such as washing machines and sprinklers) and then put a half-gallon jug under the kitchen faucet. Turn on the hot water full-blast. If the jug doesn\342\200\231t fill within 14 seconds, your water pressure may be too low for proper dishwasher operation. Call your city water utility to discuss your options, or avoid drawing water elsewhere in the house or yard during dishwasher cycles.

The right amount of detergent to use depends on how large your load of dishes is and how hard your water is. Hardness is measured in grains of minerals\342\200\224the more grains per gallon you have, the more detergent you\342\200\231ll need. If your water has 12 grains or more of hardness, fill both dishwasher soap cups completely with detergent. If that doesn\342\200\231t work, consider installing a water softener. (For more information, see the article Water Softener Systems.

To check water temperature, hold a meat thermometer under the hot water faucet for two minutes; if it doesn\342\200\231t register a minimum of 140 degrees F., turn up the temperature dial on your hot water heater. (However, if you have a newer dishwasher that heats the water internally, it isn\342\200\231t necessary to turn up your hot water heater.)

If your dishwasher has worked fine in the past but suddenly your dishes aren\342\200\231t clean after the dishwasher completes all cycles, listen to the spray arm(s) spinning inside during the wash cycle. If spinning poorly, wait for the machine to cool down, remove the spray arm(s) by unscrewing the hubcap(s), lifting the arm(s) off, and then cleaning out the spray holes in the spray arm(s) with a stiff piece of wire.
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