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My dishwasher still has soap in the dispenser

Why is it that my dishwasher still has some soap left in the dispenser after a load? I used to used Electrasol faithfully, but the sinsing ball was left behind with a chunk of powder. Then I switched to liquid and only filled the dispenser half way. That didn't work. I did the vinegar wash followd by bleach. Then I tried the crystal, again, only filling halfway. I'm wondering if I just need a new dishwasher! It's going on 10 years nad a Jenn Air. Not cheap. I have given up on wondering if any dishes were getting totally clean so now I am handwashing.

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    i have Frigidaire dish washer ,from last 2 times after cycle is complete,there is detergent left behind in a soap dispenser i mean it looks like it wasn't used.we use cascade detergent paste form.

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Are you sure its soap? do you have hard water? that could be leaving spots on your dishes and also not allowing the soap to properly mix with the water. there is a product out that actually filters and softens the water going into your dishwasher. it works great and is way cheaper than a new dishwasher. i would give it a try. i love mine. you can get it at www.dishwasherfilter.com

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