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Whirlpool 6th sense not cleaning dishes at all well

I have been putting rinse aid in on every cycle which i do believe you should not need to do. Ive cleaned dishwaser on a cycle with a special cleaning solution , its got salt in .ive used expensive tablets and cheap ones , but every time it washes them terribly, if at all . im at my witts end .The glasses are fully of gritty residue and my blender jug didnt even wash at all . help!!!!!!

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I am sure your problem is incredibly annoying. If the unit is old, you may want to consider replacement.

In the meantime you could run the hot water in the sink until it is as hot as it is going to get and then turn on the dishwasher. good luck.

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