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Unit is about 2.5 years old and lately we have noticee it is not cleaning as well and leaving a powder film after the cycle is done...we do have hard water but we have always had a water softner.

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Soap doesn't always fully dissolve and clogs the filter and some slimy gets thru and clogs the rotor jets.

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