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Grit in dishwasher

We have had a problem with grit getting all over the dishes. At one point we had found some information about blowing out the rinse arm. It seemed to help temporarily but now.... It's like someone has thrown a cup of sand in there and it's blowing all over the dishes in the top rack.

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Re: Grit in dishwasher

Sounds like you have a low water fill problem or maybe a water temperature problem. The water should be at least 120 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit to start with. Gel soaps can cause a lot of problems with scum and leaving a white residue, mostly when there is not enough water in the dishwasher. After it fills there should be water almost up to the heating element. Also look for the water draining by itself.

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