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dishwasher 03-14-2010 07:27 AM

Dishwasher and plates turning brown
 
What would cause the inside of our dishwasher to turn brown. We use liquid cascade and have had to use dihwasher cleaner but the problem continues. We live in CT and never had this problem before..we ar on sewer not septic ?:confused:

Wuzzat? 03-14-2010 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by dishwasher (Post 42207)
the inside of our dishwasher to turn brown.

A starting point
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&as_q=dishwasher+brown&as_epq=&as_oq=residue+film&as_eq=&num=10&lr=&as_filetype=&ft=i&as_sitesearch=&as_qdr=all&as_rights=&as_occt=any&cr=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&safe=offSome of these 430,000 hits must be relevant.

Also, see what your neighbors and your water company says.

kok328 03-14-2010 09:35 AM

Are you on a well or public water system?
Sounds like rust/iron which if on a well system, could be removed with a water softener.

dishwasher 03-14-2010 02:27 PM

We are on public water if we try a water softener is there one/what to put in the dishwasher. I really don't want to buy a whole water softening system because of cost ( high I would think ).

handyguys 03-15-2010 09:43 AM

Last time I checked, sears hardware store (and likely many other places) have a free, while you wait, water test. Go into the store and ask, they will give you a small jar and instructions on how to fill it up (let water run for X number of minutes) take back the jar and they will do a basic test and then recommend a water softener. You could also call the culligan man or some such water treatment service. My guess is they will offer a free test and a high pressure sales along with it.

also, asking your neighbors is a good idea. if no one else has an issue then something else is going on. Could something be lodged in the heating element that is melting and burning when the DW is in use?

let us know how you make out.

woodchuck 03-17-2010 04:12 PM

Most dishwashers have a soil separator which separates the soil from the water while it's washing. When a wash cycle is over a valve opens in the separator to allow the soil to go down the drain. If it's not working properly the washer will leave a film or food particles on the dishes.

frozenstar 03-17-2010 11:42 PM

That was a nice advice handyguys! :)

TxBuilder 03-18-2010 10:02 AM

Dishwasher what was the verdict?


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