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Dishwasher leaving gritty debris on glasses, cups and plates.

Had a techniciaan clean the chopper out. Had a couple of balled up labels and a couple of fruit seeds. Ran normal cycle and still having problem with grittiness on glasses and bowls in top rack. Did a test to make sure the arm was turning and it was. Water temperature is very, very hot. Any ideas. Very frustrated. Purchased this in Octover 2007.

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Make sure not to prewash your dishes before you put them in the machine. The water needs to be dirty to activate the enzymes in the detergent. Are the dishes coming out cloudy? Also a sign of prewashing your dishes. Use only powder detergent and clean your machine by running 2 cups of vinegar on hottest cycle once a month. No gel and no tabs. They cause a build up in the unit and causes poor performance. Use rinse aid. Hope this helps.

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May need to look into a dishwasher cleaner. I perfer Glisten but there are many more out there.

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another not necessarily cheaper, but definitely more effective way to descale just about any cleaning system is to run CLR through it. used it on carpet cleaning systems as a replacement for industrial descaler. works just as good and is much more accessible

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