Is my dishwasher broken?

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Real Estate Agent with South Jordan Realty

I noticed none of my dishes seemed to be getting cleaned and all had this white film on them.  The repair man came out, he cleaned the dishwasher and said the dishwasher should continue working for 2-3 years. 

The dishes cleaned for a week and then started getting a film on them again, I had decided I was going to need a new dishwasher.  Then KSL news had a story that opened my eyes.  I don't need a new dishwasher, it was the soap.



In 2008 Utah legislators passed a bill that would require all dishwasher soap sold in Utah to be phosphate free as of July 1, 2010.  (Read the article at  http://www.ksl.com/?nid=172&sid=12598586).



I started adding 1 cup of vinegar to all my dish loads and after a few loads all my dishes are clean again, no more white stuff on my dishes. 

I started to tell everyone, a lot of people I had talked to had called repair men too being told the dishwasher just needed cleaning.  Some people had already bought a new dishwasher. 

The phosphate was the "work horse" of the dishwasher detergent, so without phosphate the dishes just don't get as clean.

I decided to do all I could to keep others from buying new dishwashers or calling repair men, since it is probably not your dishwasher with the problem, it's the soap. 

Angela Bobowski
South Jordan Realty - serving Utah, Davis, and Salt Lake Counties
angela@bobowski.com email
801-604-1888
www.utahhelpnow.com

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Very interesting Angela, I will keep that in mind.

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