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Whirlpool ADP 5966 Dishwasher using the complete salt load in 6 washes and coating all the dishes in salt that would not rinse off. I filled the salt and 6 washes later it was requiring a new load of salt. We have had the machine for 5 years no trouble The problem is a complete overload of salt coating everything in the rinse water and drying on during the heated drying cycle. The problem is not caused by the following Cracked of failed seals on the lid to salt compartment Not enough water or no rinse cycle Use of non recommended detergent No fault lights or error codes

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Hello, we are sorry to hear that you are experiencing this problem with the Dishwasher. We would recommend having a certified technician out to diagnose the problem. If you would like further assistance you can send your name, phone number, address, model/serial numbers and the date on which you purchased the Dishwasher to Thank you.

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Scoop out as much as you can and the fill the compartment with warm water until it forces as much detergent out as possible out and then repalce the cover and run the drain cycle on the machine. The fill the salt compartmwnt with warm water a further 2 or 3 times to get rid of most of it if not all of it and drain. When completed then fill the compartment with salt.

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