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How to make your undercounter dishwasher clean better.

Run the water at your sink until it is as hot as it will get and use liquid detergent. Many be you have your water heaters set at 120 degrees for saftey but that is to low for powered detergents.

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Check the temperature of the water. Should be 120 deg. Also are you using powder or liquid? Liquid dissolved a lot quicker that powder. So liquid is actually better to use. Try running the hot water at the sink until it gets hot before running the dishwasher. Also you may want to try mixing half cascade liquid and half lemon shine.

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are you using powder detergent or liquid. you may just need to switch the type of detergent you use. liquid in my opinion is better. also you may want to check the temperature of your hot water. ideal temp for proper washin is 120 degrees F. also if you run the hot water at the sink first before running the dishwasher, that will help you.

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