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I rinse my dishes off before I put them in the dishwasher so since they look clean to begin with, I don't know if the dishwahser is working at all. The only thing I know is it sounds like it's running through the cycles, the detergent cup is empty afterwards, but the dishes are covered with foamy suds. Please help!

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You might be using the wrong detergent use cascade

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