Using too much detergent can leave white specs. With the combination of the liquid Palmolive and the use of rinse aide its most likely causing too much suds and not rinsing all out. Your dishwasher uses very little water per fill so you do not want to use too much detergent. The rinse agent dispenser should also be set to a lower number rather than a higher number.
I recommend using
powder and reduce the amount detergent and rinse agent if you have a water softener.
How much Detergent to use
The amount of detergent to use depends on the water hardness. Water hardness is measured in grains per gallon. Using too little detergent can result in poor cleaning and hard water filming or spotting. Using too much detergent in soft water can cause a permanent film called etching. Your local water company, water softener company or county extension agent can tell you the water hardness in your area.
â€¢ Using too much detergent in soft or softened water causes this film that cannot be removed.
â€¢ Adjust the amount of detergent based on the water hardness. (Check Detergent Chart.)
â€¢ Lower the water temperature.
â€¢ Use the HEAT DRY OFF option.
Hot water is needed for best dishwashing and drying results. Water entering dishwasher should be at least 120Â°F (49Â°C) to give satisfactory results.
To check water temperature entering dishwasher:
â€¢ Turn on hot water faucet nearest dishwasher for several minutes to clear cool water from pipes.
â€¢ Hold a candy or meat thermometer in stream of water to check the temperature.
â€¢ If temperature is below 120Â°F (49Â°C), have a qualified person raise the hot water heater thermostat setting.
Important: Before starting a cycle, run hot water through faucet to clear cool water from pipe.
Removing Spots and Film
can cause lime deposit buildup on the interior of the dishwasher. Dishes and glasses may also get spots and film for a number of reasons. (See Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy section.) To remove buildup, spots and film, clean using the following instructions:
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in normal manner. Do not load any metal utensils or silverware.
2. Do not add detergent.
3. Turn dial to NORMAL WASH. Close and latch door to start.
4. Allow dishwasher to run for 40 minutes to reach the main wash portion of cycle.
5. Unlatch and open door and pour 2 cups of white vinegar into the bottom of dishwasher.
6. Close and latch door and allow the cycle to finish.
Note: If these conditions persist, a home water softener should be considered.
Try these tips and it should help eliminate your white specs.