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Cloudy water. Vinegar doesn't help after several times.

Water tasted funny, so realized it is small powdery stuff in water from glasses. Put about a half cup vinegar in there and ran, then added more vinegar, and still didn't help. Removed white plastic drain vent thing and cleaned it and repeated (it had large clumps and small clumps of old detergent underneath that couldn't be seen on top, but when took off saw it). Still didn't help at all. We have been using the new gel and detergent little cube pack things of detergent (on third bag) and wondering if this is it. We have hard water too. When ran dishwasher and pryed open lock with screwdriver to watch water action. Water looked slightly sudsy and definitely cloudy coming out of thing in middle of bottom. Doesn't look like there is any way to unscrew parts to clean anything from inside. Don't know if running it more will help (bet we have ran 3-5 times so far with no detergent and still a problem just as much as first time). We put vinegar in the jetdry thing and it is still in there-some of it, from running it before. Also we put vinegar in the dishwasher freely.

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    I had the same problem. I too have very hard water. We found the liquid soap was the worst. The best soap we found has the Power ball in the little packs. And also jet dry ~ get the ones that are the dry stuff in the basket and not the liquid. Wash all your glasses by hand once to get rid of the clouds( In vinager). And then use you dishwasher as usual. You should find a big difference.

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You have an issue ? you have a soap & hard water build up you need to first break down the lime build up you need to purchace a commercial grade descaler buy it from your local rest. supply co. pour 1qt. into and run a cycle then you need to break down the soap build up this is the fun part boil water add to unit this will help soften the soap and run a cycle you may have to do this several times. buy a liquid soap after . if this does not help ypu will have to tear the unit down and clean by hand good luck

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