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Bad smell/silver tarnishes in every load/dishes not really clean

My Whirlpool often blinks. So I run a whole new cycle. Lately though, there has been a bad smell in the dw and my silverplate tarnishes in every load. 
The dishes are not really clean. The insides of cups and glasses never really rinsed.
I use citrus crystals for the hard water in Tampa. I don't think overloading is the problem. I don't know what is?
My element has a crack in it. Could it be that it is not heating water? Or is it not enough water?

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Working on it. Ran 2 heated cycles. One w light Clorox. One w vinegar. Last load had silver only very slightly yellowed. Thought it might be bacteria, so Clorox. OR residue of some kind. So vinegar.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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