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Kenmore 665 15899 dishwasher won't clean

Fine food particles are left on the glasses, inside the upper walls of the unit, we've tried gel and dry detergent, extra detergent, adding rinse agent, small and large loads

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New detergents work moderately at best, due to changes in epa clean water requirements. we've found that using a small plastic container in the top rack (approx. 1/3-1/2 cup) filled with white vinegar at start of cycle, allows a nice boost for the entire cycle. one of our sons and us as well, bought new DW's and found they cleaned kind of poorly. i found this solution online and we've both gotten better cleaning results!!

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Make sure the filter inside the dishwasher is cleaned out and read about my advice for dishwashers for more tips.

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