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Our Whirlpool dishwasher has suddenly started leaving white residue on everything. I am wondering if it could be a problem with the rinse agent not dispensing properly. If not, what else could I check for?

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This is chlorine deposists which causes this.Try a different rinse agent and washing powder or tablet.There is also descaler available in grocery stores which you could buy to minimize the deposit.Hope this helps.

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