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Soap now that the HE soap is consintrated how much soap should you use. we are still using the HE soap that is a 78 load (2006). I am using 1/2 tsp. now

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That's usually about right you can use three or four depending on dirtiness of laundry, but as a general rule od thumb just barely enough to get clothes clean.

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In researching this product you seek, I noticed Amazon sells it, along with Home Depot. It comes in a form of TSP product name.
My question is, do you have cloud white dishes after running the dishwasher? I use a product called Lemon Shine I purchased from target which contains citrus acid and aids in breaking down the soap in the dishwasher. Is this what you seek to achieve?
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2. Water not hot enough. Test water temp at kitchen faucet with thermometer. It should read at least 120 deg.

3. Our service guys recommend not using lipuid soap, only powder. I listen to them.

4. Broken control to soap door. If it is still closed after a cycle, ask for help from a service company.

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