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Bosch dishwasher Dishwasher given to me two months ago and everything came out brilliantly clean. This week everything coming out white. Salt and rinse aid full. Have not changed settings. Does not come off glasses. Baked on. Everything getting ruined. Also started to sometimes make whiny sound at certain times in cycle. Filters clean.Please help!

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Check the salt cap is not split and tight. if this is o.k try to empty out the salt and use 3 in 1 tabs as they contain salt and rince aid

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