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Dishwasher tablet seems to be released too late in cycle

We have had a number of times now found the partly dissolved remains of the dishwasher tablet in the bottom of the dishwasher, and a white deposit over all the contents. I assume that it is being released too late in the cycle. It doesn't happen every time, but it's been enough now that we think there must be some problem with the machine.
Any ideas as to what it could be?

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I had the same problem after an engineer to fix another problem with the Dishwasher. He said it was a program switch and wanted to charge me through his nose. Anyway I replaced the program module myself and had the same probelm as you. It turned out the engineer had swapped my wires on the program module. There are only two wires that can be swaped.

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I would check that the sump screens are cleared and wash arm holes arent obstructed.Also during a cycle check the water level of the dishwasher.Let me know if you have any other questions.HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

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