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After my dishwashing cycle is complete there is a residue left on the dishes -- I only fill the soap half way and i use a rinse agent.....

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Dishwashers work best when the following "rules" are followed.

1. Rinse food off of the dishes before you place them in the dishwasher.

2. Face plates toward the center and do not over crowd them.

3. Always put glasses on the top shelf and always put plates on the bottom.

4. Run the hot water in the sink until it is as hot as it will get before you start the dishwasher.

5. If your dishwasher has a pot scrubber cycle use it and it will make a difference.

Doing these things should solve your problem. If not, let me know.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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