CLOUDY OR SPOTTED
DISHWARE (AND HARD
TUB IS DISCOLORED
Liquid rinse aid is necessary for drying and to reduce spotting.
Use the correct amount of detergent.
Confirm that the cloudiness is removable by soaking the item in white vinegar for 5 minutes. If the
cloudiness disappears, it is due to hard water. Adjust the amount of detergent and rinse aid. See
"HARD WATER (WHITE RESIDUE ON DISHWASHER INTERIOR OR GLASSWARE)" in the
Troubleshooting section. If it does not come clear, it is due to etching (see below).
Be sure the incoming water temperature is set at 120°F (49ºC).
Try using the Hi Temp and Sani Rinse options.
To remove spotting, run a vinegar rinse through the dishwasher.
Wash and rinse the affected dishware and load into dishwasher. Remove all silverware and
metal items. Put 2 cups (500 mL) of white vinegar in a glass measuring cup in the lower rack.
Run a normal cycle with the Heated Dry option turned off. No detergent is needed.
This is an erosion of the surface of the glassware and can be caused by a combination of: water
that is too hot, from using too much detergent with soft water or by pre-washing. Detergent needs
food soil to act upon. If etching has occurred, the glassware is permanently damaged. To avoid
further etching, adjust the detergent amount to match the water hardness, stop pre-washing, and
use water heating options only when incoming water temperature is below 120°F (49ºC).
Be sure dishwasher has been installed properly and is level.
Suds can cause the dishwasher to overflow. Measure the detergent accurately and use only
detergents designed for use in a dishwasher. Less detergent is needed in soft water. Try another
brand of detergent if sudsing continues.
To avoid rinse aid leaking from the dispenser, be sure the lid is securely attached and avoid
High iron content in the water can discolor the tub.
Tomato-based foods can discolor the tub or dishware.
A citrus-based cleaner can be used to clean.