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Washes fine, NEVER dries the dishes, no matter what is selected.

Wife is frustrated with wet dishes every load, since day 1, about 18 months ago til now. It gets warm in there, but it's just a steam room.

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  • khlovell Sep 13, 2009

    I guess we can try it, but I can't imagine it making enough difference. The dishes are all as dripping we as if they were just sprayed.

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Have you got rinse conditioner in the dispenser- most important

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