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Dishes don't get clean, even on heavy wash ''powerscrub''. Bad film of what seems to be detergent residue. (If it's lime we'd be replacing water heaters yearly and that hasn't happened.)

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It is not detergent it is actually calcium. The problem is hard water. There is a new product out called the dishwasher filtration system. It filters the water before it enters your dishwasher. It works amazing and has a money back guarantee. You will love the way your dishes look after the first load. It is also very affordable (like 70 bucks). Go to www.dishwasherfilter.com to find out more info.

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