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Top dishes not getting clean

The dishes on the top rack don't seem to get as clean as the dishes on the bottom. In particular, small bowls and glasses seem to be covered with a grainy scum when cycle is done. Is there anything I can do to help this problem?

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OPEN THE DISH WASHER AND PULL OUT THE TOP RACK AND SPAY IT OUT WITH AN OUT SIDE WATER HOSE BECASE IT GET CLOG SOME TIME

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