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Cloudy dishes after wash

The dishes are cloudy after washing and we do use a rinse agent

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    Glasses have film on them and dishes on the back side is cloudly.

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Posted on Dec 18, 2008

We have had a similar problem (suburb of Pittsburgh, Pa.) and it is caused by hard water which is a result of drought conditions. I went to my local hardware store and purchased a product which I put in the dishwasher and ran through regular cycle. Glasses were much better, though as long as we continue with the hard water problem it is only a temporary solution.

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1. do you use a rinse agent
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