My dishwasher was very, very ill. For over a year it battled with an overgrowth of thick slime that always threatened to block it's pipes. Along with the slime there was a fowl odor was difficult and expensive to keep at bay. We consistently had to run a special cleaner through a couple cycles to keep our dishwasher on life support. This went on for a year, until one sunny day we switched to Thieves dishwasher detergent. No longer did we and our pocketbooks suffer. The battle was fought and Thieves won. We are so happy to have our dishwasher back.