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Dishwasher is leaving soap spots on my dishes, do you think im overloading it or my sprayers are clogged.

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It is probably not soap and probably hard water. www.dishwasherfilter.com has a product out that filters the water going into your dishwasher. it is very affordable and guaranteed to work. your dishes will look amazing after one load.

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If you have soft water you're using way too much detergent. Use a powdered detergent only. Be sure the SPOT FREE RINSE well is full.

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