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Post# 995277   5/26/2018 at 16:04 by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

... is the grit on my dishes" Just noticed that if I run out rinse aid I get an exceptionally fine grit on my finished dishes out of the Fridg. It is so fine you can't even see it, but you can feel it. I would think the Cascade packs would have enough rinse aid in them to stop it but I guess not.

Post# 995279 , Reply# 1   5/26/2018 at 16:38 by appnut (TX)        

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Is your filter fully secured properly?  Is there a film on the mesh of the filter that prevents proper water flow and filtration?  I vaguely remember hearing sporadically the phenomenon you speak of over the years. 

Post# 995293 , Reply# 2   5/26/2018 at 21:19 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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I just remember, "Like the sands thru time those are the the days of our lives" soap opera with the hour glass, We are talking back in the B&W Tv days. Mother had to watch it every day.

Post# 995310 , Reply# 3   5/27/2018 at 04:41 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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Other causes could be:

- slow rotation of the spray arms. One of the old UK Hoover Service Data Books mentioned problems with upper basket in a model of 'Crystaljet' dishwasher (misaligned basket, spray arm bearings worn, filter not seated correctly, etc).

- I recently found that 'Finish Powder' left a fine white coating right through the machine and the load, as if someone had been flinging talcum powder around (they hadn't!). Salt and rinse-aid were used. Tablets don't leave the residue, which makes me think that the powder has been deliberately neutered - either by Reckitt-Benckiser themselves, or by policies set by the meddling EU. Which? were also underwhelmed by the performance of the Finish powder.

Post# 995360 , Reply# 4   5/27/2018 at 16:16 by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Rolls, the first time I noticed this was with Finnish tabs that came with the machine. I now use Cascade.

Post# 995377 , Reply# 5   5/27/2018 at 18:52 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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I've noticed too, that some of the Finish tablets have a tendency to foam during the wash cycle. You can hear the machine getting slow and lethargic.

The worst culprit in RB's range is Finish Powerball Classic hard-pressed tablets, with the wrapper the user has to remove by hand. I think they've fiddled with the formula, as previously, these worked fine. It was the 'All-in-1' with the dissolvable shrinkwrap which foamed up. 'Quantum' seemed to be low on suds too.

Other sudsy tablets are P&G's Fairy Platinum, and Aldi's All-in-1.

Post# 995768 , Reply# 6   5/31/2018 at 00:07 by Spinmon (st. charles mo )        
soap opera..

Actually,"Like sands through the hour-glass,so are the days of our lives" is the way I remember it. :)

Post# 995771 , Reply# 7   5/31/2018 at 00:11 by Spinmon (st. charles mo )        

Maybe it's ...."THESE are the days of our lives". As for the grit,I know nothing!

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