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We have a Bosch dishwasher supplied with softened water - does a great job. However, on the most recent run, the soap door didn't open properly and the soap puck (we use those two part liquid/powder that dissolve) was only partially dissolved. Our stainless steel cutlery now has a hazy film all over it, something that handwashing and a subsequent successfully-executed dishwasher run didn't remove. It's expensive cutlery, less than a year old, and a wedding gift from my mother who lives next door and eats with us most evenings. Help!!

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Sounds like the you need to see if your using a proper rinses / drying aget like turbo dry. Fill it up and you should be good for 40 washes. If it continues you may have a bad control unit.

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Check your rinse aid compartment and fill it. Use the correct detergent.

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