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We have a portable Ultra Wash dishwasher. Having the same problem as most of these people. White film on dishes and glasses. Tried every option available in booklet and so far nothing works. It is even the "energy star!" What to do? We are seriously thinking of calling Sears and having them take this darn thing back. That's how frustrated we are. Only have had it for 8 weeks. Thanks, Kathy

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Cascade and all other dishwasher detergent mfgrs have removed the phosphate from the product due to the edict from our friends in Washington D.C. You may add 'Dish Magic' that still contains Phosphate to your dishwasher dispenser (small amount), or get some trisodium phosphate at the hardward store to use. This is particularly significant if your water is hard. Making the water plenty hot helps too.

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