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Rinse aid used very fast and dishes not drying

A full compartment of rinse aid is used up in about 5-6 washes yet the dishes still do not dry properly, I have tried adjusting the rinse aid dosage but this does not seem to make a difference.

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Re: Rinse aid used very fast and dishes not drying

Look for a blue or green streak on the door panel when you upen it to load the dishes. Does the washer sound different during the wash than it used to? If so your dispenser is leaking. This will also cause the water to suds up and not wash as well as it should. Start the washer with no detergent or dishes and let it run for 5 minutes, then open the door and see if there are a lot of suds in the water. Post back to let me know what you find.

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