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Dishes and inside the washer are not drying

I just purchased a Bosch SHX43C05UC Integra 300 Series 24-in, when the cycle completed, the water is still inside the dishwater. 90%of water was drained out but not completely dry. On the manual, it said for proper drying, add rinse agent, we did not add any, could that be the problem? My old washer dried the dishes completely. Please help.

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Re: Dishes and inside the washer are not drying

Make sure that the drain hose is connected as per manufacturer instructions, and that there isn't a direct run down from the sink u-bend to the machine. The rinse agent effects dishes dry but has nothing with the water remaining in the machine. Good luck!

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