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I just installed a new Whirlpool dishwasher (model DU1301XTV) and have run three loads. Each time, the glasses, silverware, and plastic, come out with white, chalky residue. There are also water spots. I have tried it with both Cascade detergent, and with a Quantum Finish tablet. I have also filled the reservoir with Jet Dry. Do I have a defective dishwasher? Do I have a clogged line?


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\015\012\015\012Thanks for using FixYa. First of all please check the water\015\012temperature by using a thermometer inside the dishwasher to measure the water\015\012temp. It should be as close to 125 degree F to 140 degree F as possible. Now\015\012try using the temperature boost feature if your dishwasher is equipped with\015\012this cycle feature and check if this will help your wash ability issues. Now\015\012check the Powder soap by making sure that you store your soap in a dry\015\012environment and it is not stale and clumping together. Possibly try a different\015\012detergent like a liquid or gel. Also, make sure the dishes are loaded properly,\015\012or dishwasher is not overloaded. To check the proper filling dishwasher will\015\012fill with water up to and around the heating element. If water is more below\015\012the heating element, you may have low water pressure or a problem with the fill\015\012valve. Try & listen if it sounds like it is spraying the water around with\015\012enough pressure. For low water pressure, try to clean the screen at the\015\012entrance of the fill valve, sometimes the fill valve can fail and not allow the\015\012proper water into the dishwasher and may need to be replaced. And, check\015\012the spray arm and pump cover for splits or leaks. Also make sure that the water\015\012is draining and is not accumulated in the dishwasher, if it is in\015\012dishwasher then check for clogged drain hoses and drain pump. Low water fills\015\012are a very common trouble maker with today's dishwashers. If still the issue is\015\012not resolved, then please use the warranty and get it repaired/replaced. Please\015\012do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further\015\012assistance.
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