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The dishes look clean but there is residue left on cups and cereal bowls. I invariable need to rewash them manually. in addition there's a sandy or grainy deposit in the bottom right by the door which I need to wipe up quite often.

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You are using to much liquid soap or you need to buy some speed dry tablets for the drying cycle. Or put a water purifier on your main water line coming into your house. You may have what some people call hard water.
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