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Soap residue remains on dishes after wash cycle is complete. Spoke to GE today & was advised that Cascade changed their formula a few months ago & many people are having the same problem. Spokesperson was going to e-mail instructions to me so I could purge the Cascade liquid detergent out of the Smart Dispenser-never received e-mail. Please send instructions to fad@josephdevitainc.com

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The scum, film and white residueproblems have started since the reductionof 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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Hi,

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.

Dishwasher Residue and Film on Dishes

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Posted on Mar 03, 2011

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