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Kenmore 587 leaves a cloudy film on everything

This is new for this dishwasher. It's been working fine for more than 8 years. It's really noisy, but gets the job done. Now there's a cloudy film on dishes. I've tried changing detergents and using a jet dry. Is it a rinsing issue? I'm sure my landlord won't want to buy a new one. CB

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Re: kenmore 587 leaves a cloudy film on everything

Sounds like the pump motor or impeller are toast.does the unit sound like its not pumping the water like it used to?

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