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Cloudy film on dishes

I cleaned my dishwasher first with a vinegar wash and then with a commercial dishwasher cleaner. No difference. Is there a screen somewhere that could be plugged preventing enough water from entering the dishwasher? We do have some sand in our well water.
I should add when we first installed the dishwasher about 10 months ago, I had no problems except with spotting on my glasses. I do use Finish as a drying aid.

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Dishwashers have a part usually called a separator or accumulator which traps the dirt from the water during the wash cycles while the water is continuously recycled to clean the dishes. At the end of the cycle the separator is flushed out and the trapped dirt goes down the drain. If it doesn't get flushed out the dirt builds up till it starts showing up on the dishes. Some separators have a hole on top and one on bottom with a valve which stops up one hole or the other depending which cycle it's running. The valve can be stuck or broken causing the problem. It's located inside the dishwasher under the spray arm. Part 7 on this diagram. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5170559&diagram_id=1332418#d1332418

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