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Residue on dishes

 
 
Reply Tue 17 May, 2011 12:34 pm
I have a Rainsoft system. I noticed here lately the dishes are coming out with a white residue on them. The clear glasses are milky and dirty looking. At first we thought it was the soap, but then we have been using the same soap for years without any problems. In February I had the system serviced. Any suggestions as to what is causing this problem?
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Tue 17 May, 2011 12:41 pm
@Jim Fowler1,
It could be a build up IN your dishwasher itself.

Put about 1/2 cup of vinegar into every wash and see if that helps.. ?
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 17 May, 2011 12:56 pm
@Jim Fowler1,
clean your dimmed up glassware with a lime cutter (I forget the name of the brand but it cuts rust, lime and other grit). If this works then your water has a lot of dissociated calcium and magnesium. A commercial water treatment system based upon your speciific water chemistry is the ticket.

Our water is just the opposite, its very acidic and buffers itself on the well casing and the copper pipes.There are other things in our ground water (natural radioactivity from the quartz shelves) SO we have a series of Kinetico tanks with Ca/Mg , a Mn dropout and an activated Carbon filter for polishing. Our water tastes like spring water now and its pH is neutral and its no longer aggressive on the system.

Dont just go out and use the yellow pages for water treatment cause theres a lot of em out there that arent pros. We have a coup,le on A2K that have always been butting heads about the best treatment for special cases and they sound like they know what theyre talking about.

I like Kinetico cause the backwashings are all pressure run and dont need any electricity hookups or computers other than a little battery operated pH and clarity recorder.

shewolfnm
 
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Reply Tue 17 May, 2011 12:58 pm
@farmerman,
you can find a lime cleaner called CLR in majority of stores.
is that the brand you are thinking of?
Irishk
 
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Reply Tue 17 May, 2011 12:59 pm
@Jim Fowler1,
Could be 'etching'.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dishwasher

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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 17 May, 2011 01:44 pm
@shewolfnm,
yep. Try that first. That will tell you whether its deposition or pitting. Then in each case youre action is clear.
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rmh2o
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2011 08:25 pm
@Jim Fowler1,
Have the water tested from the softener to make sure it's soft. Make sure there is no salt bridge in the salt tank also. Even slight hardness can cause etching.
RJ
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