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Dishwaser not rinsing properly

Glasses cloudy and taste of salt

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  • Taz Randall Nov 29, 2008

    All dishes stay dirty, glasses are cloudy, everthing is wet upon cycle completion and the thing seems to run forever .... urrrrrrr!

  • caroline_67 Feb 01, 2009

    I too find that glasses are cloudy and taste of salt. Salt dispenser is topped up and rinse aid is present. This only started happening a few weeks ago but I now have to hand rinse everything that comes out of the machine.

  • mrsmunroclar May 11, 2010

    The salt red light stays on even though I have put a full packet of salt in and this is making the glassware cloudy. I have tasted the water where the salt goes and this is very salty, so if anyone can help please

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I had this problem twice with my Bosch and both times required different fixes but they both worked. 1. I got this one out of the manual. Make SURE that you push the upper rack totally back. There is a connection back there that fits into a fitting on the back of the rack and pushes the water through the upper arm. 2. I had taken off the extra rack that attaches to the back of the lower rack. Then I put it back on wrong. It should not have the prongs appearing behind the rack. Both of these situations caused cloudy/dirty dishes. Also, because of the lack of water, it clogged up the filters. Remove the filters and clean them well. Then make sure you have neither of these issues going on. My dishwasher returned to great washing.

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