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Might be one problem causing both symptoms. Do your "clean" dishes have a cloudy white film on them? If yes, you probably have hard water. The hard water deposits can clog your machine AND leave your dishes looking dirty. Here's is a link to a map showing the regions of hard water:
http://www.citriclean.net/why-citriclean/

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