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Dishes and glasses won't clean

The dishwasher will go through an entire cycle , will beep to signal end of wash but we'll find streacky, greasy and dirt.
We clean spinning arms and filter regularly.
We tried to regulate the amount of jet polish.
Nothing works

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I try to use only green products however have found that only the recommended cleaner works. I use the Cascade gel action pacs and found also that if the rinse agent is near empty, dishes won't get clean. Hope that helps

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