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“Hi there, just wondering if you coulp please ask your network of mums for some help….. Of late my dishwasher is leaving a milky coloured stained around the rim of some of my glasses, its actually about half a centimeter down from the actual lip of the glass but it encircles the whole circumfrance. Dishwashing liquid wont get rid of it. I dont want to throw glasses away but its really unsightly. Any suggestions on how to clean it off and what might be causing it?”

Posted by Jacqui, 28/05/2013

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  • Use a cleaner. then make sure you are either using a tablet with rinse aid in it, or make sure your rinse aid dispenser is full when using your liquid or powder.


  • Empty the dishwasher and clean it by hand. Then clean it with a commercial dishwasher cleaner (they stink!!). Use a premium tablet when washing and make sure there’s rinse aid in the reservoir. Good luck!


  • A good steam also does the trick – my daughter bottles always come out of the dishwasher looking milky, but once they have been through the microwave striliser they come out crystal clear again


  • I’m not sure if you are using rinse aid?


  • Give the dishwasher a clean (using the cleaners you can buy) then make sure you use rinse aid each time. Its worth the money.


  • i would give the machine a rinse cycle that should help


  • Make sure the dish washing powder/tablets actually work. Some of the cheaper brands don’t work as well as Finish.


  • Could it be scale? In which case, a rinse with vinegar should fix it.


  • The dishwasher is not washing off the powder/tablet detergent, do a rinseaide liquid.


  • When mine does that I give the machine a good rinse


  • you need a good rinse


  • Mine does the same thing, sounds like I need to descale it!


  • do you use rinse aid? And have you cleaned with one of those ‘finish’ cleaner or the like


  • Great question by the way, thanks for asking, I’m reading all answers…


  • Vinegar? Isn’t that meant to be helpful in washing machines as well?


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