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Dishes do not come clean grit on them

Some plates are still dirty even if they were clean when washed, cups have stuff in them

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  • burgerjoe Mar 23, 2008

    Dishes on top shelf dont get clean at all .Is there a way to check and see if upper arm is working ?how can I check and how can I fix it ?

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There is a new product out called the dishwasher filtration system. it actually filters the water going into your dishes. the dishes look dirty because your water has a lot of calcium and magnesium in it making them appear cloudy or dirty. the dishwasher filter reduces those minerals and my dishes look perfect now. no more dirty and grimy looking dishes. i also dont waste time washing them by hand before and after the dishwasher. hahaha you can get it at dishwasherfilter.com. use code DFMTEN and you will get 10% off. it fits right under your sink and is very affordable. you will be glad you bought this product. thanks

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Either dirty wash arms of insufficient water

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