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Our GE dishwasher GSD5500 does not rise properly especially plastic glassware and knives and spoons. We have used 2 different rinse agents. Jet Dry and Cascade Our water temp is about 120 degrees. If it was hotter would that make a difference?

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There are many things it could be... but I agree that the water temp. could be the problem... I would rather see the water temp. at like 140....

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From Whirlpool:

*Film is due to either etching or silica film. Silica film is a milky, rainbow-colored deposit and etching is a cloudy film. Sometimes there is a water/chemical reaction with certain types of glassware.
o Silica film and etching are permanent and cannot be removed. Both can occur in any automatic dish washing machine and result from a water/chemical reaction with certain types of glassware. They are caused by some combination of:
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1. do you use a rinse agent
2. clean out the drain.
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