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Does not clean properly..leaves spots on glass and knifes are aways looking dirty..I use only the large dispenser with cascade powder and I fill the rinse dispenser with jet-dry..plus I always turn the faucet on hot before starting the dishwasher. NOT HAPPY WITH THIS DISHWASHER>>JUST OVER A YEAR OLD OF COURSE...I have been complaining about it for over a year to the place that sold it to me...RODGER APP, Flemington, NJ

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