Bob Ross wrote:To figure out what is wrong, you have to be sure your dishwasher is absolutely clean.
Bob, I clean the filter frequently. Not lots of need as I tend to load the dishes well-rinsed, but it is a frequently done task. I don't know about the stuff in the plastic jar you speak of.
Understood re the problem between water and soap, but again, I'm not sure how to get to the bottom of that. Our local water's very good--so good and so clean that I drink the tap water even though in former homes I was a bottled water user. I always run hot water in the sink before starting the DW to make sure the water that goes into the wash cycle is as hot as can be.
I'm more inclined to think it's the soap and the wine glasses somehow. After a number of washings, the glasses get a golden cast to them. And interestingly, it's only the wine glasses--the glass tumblers we use for drinking water daily do NOT turn color or accumulate an odor. Washing in Oxyclean removes both. (Maybe THAT'S what I should put in my DW. Hmmmm....)
Anyway, thanks for your ideas. I'll run all this by my Bob later for reconsideration.