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Joy asked in Home & GardenCleaning & Laundry · 9 months ago

Water spots when using dishwasher but not when handwashing dishes?

I know we have hard water where I live. I can handwash dishes in the sink and they don't get water spots after drying. When I use my dishwasher, the water spots are real bad. Could it be something with the dishwasher or should I use a different detergent? I am currently using Finish Powerball tablets along with Finish Jet Dry. It doesn't seem to help any. What do you guys do to fight hard water?

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  • 9 months ago

    I think water spots have more to do with the drying process. Make sure your dishwasher is properly drying your dishes.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Before you put your dishes in the dish washer do you soak them?

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  • 9 months ago

    Dry them by hand - that will stop the spotting.

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  • 9 months ago

    Are you using rinse aid? Try one for a hard water area.

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  • 9 months ago

    Are you using a heated drying cycle? That might make a difference. If the vinegar doesn't work, I'd probably call a repair person and or look online using the brand of your dishwasher. You might find others with the same make/model who've solved the problem.

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  • VAA
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    9 months ago
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  • drip
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    9 months ago

    Try white vinegar. I just put a bit (half a cup) into the bottom of the dishwasher. Especially if I have a lot of glassware to wash.

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  • 9 months ago

    maybe you should get someone to come check it out

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