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Dishes seem to have a powery residue on them after they're clean

After the dishwasher has run a full wash cycle, the dishes seem to have a powdery residue on them when I'm unloading the dishwasher. My appliance is only a year old. What can I do to rectify the problem?

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Check inlet water quality for hardness. If salt chamber is provided, fill the chamber with salt meant for washing machine.

Use the recommended wash soap.

Check rinse aid and fill if required.

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