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Glasses come out dirtier than they went in to the dishwasher but other items clean OK

Glasses come out dirtier than they went in to the dishwasher. Other itmes such as plates are not a problem

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Remove all dishes and throw two cups of vinegar into your machine then run the complete pot scrubber cycle with the hottest water you can.

Always run the hot water into the sink until it is totally hot before you run your dishwasher.

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