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Have a Maytag MDB4000AWW dishwasher that now leaves white residue on glassware. I think that the water is not getting hot enough. Does this model increase the water temperature, if yes how do you test that it is working?

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The scum, film and white residue problems have started since the reduction of phosphates in dishwasher detergents.

Here is a tip that will help you to solve the problem of films, residue, and scum in your dishwasher.

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