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Glasses not clean and shiny

Glasses are not very clean and shiny. I use finish 5 in 1 tablets. Do I need to add extra salt ?




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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.

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If you have a water supply which leaves a lot of limescale, then you'll need to add supplementary salt, but will be able to dial down the dosage control to a lower setting than you would if you used plain dishwasher tablets.

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If it helps, my local supply is one of the hardest water supplies on the planet (literally!) and with plain tablets I have to set the salt dispenser to maximum and reload it frequently, with "x-in1" brands I use about a half less salt.

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