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Fine particles of food/grit left at end of cycle

Even running it empty, using rinse aid with no detergent in compartment. We have a food disposer in the bottom that we took apart and cleaned. But it's still leaving residue.

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Open the door and check it with a level. If the dishwasher isn't perfectly level, turn its feet (behind cover at floor) until it is level. If the jet bars can be removed, take them off and rinse them out. Make sure they're engaging with the pump outlet properly. There may be a plastic bushing that the main wash arms rotate on. If this is worn, replace it. It will make a world of difference. Finally, make sure you're using enough detergent. I suggest the cheap powdered type. It seems to have the best cleaning ability. Finally, make sure the rinse aid dispenser is set to dispense enough.

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