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Dishwasher Leaving Food on Dishes After D/W's Done?

Buy Diswhasher Magic or TANG Orange Juice Powder. Empty out the dishwasher. Add a cup of TANG to bottom and run through a complete cycle. If you use D/W Magic, follow the directions on the box.

The citrus in the Magic or the TANG eats up all the grime and grease from the dishwasher and cleans out the spray arms and all the water flow parts on your unit that has collected over time.

Afterwards, you should have sparkling clean dishes free of grit and grime on your CLEAN dishes.

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I want to take off the bottom screen to clean debris. I have taken screws out, how do I remove the screen?

You may to remove more screws from around the complete bottom part of your dishwasher. Have you tried to add Dishwasher Magic to clean the grit and grime out first? Or perhaps if you can't find Dishwasher Magic, we started using Tang Orange Juice powder before the days of the modern prodcuts. The citrus in the powder eats all the tiny food particles away.

In either case, empty all the dishes from the inside, add a cup of Tand or follow the instruction on the box of DW Magic. Run your d/w through a complete cycle.

This should clean your dishwasher out.

Hope this solves your problem.

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with any questions or comments. Thanks, Ella

Nov 13, 2009 | Kenmore 24 in. 16032 Built-in Dishwasher

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have a maytag mdb6100 how do i get accsess to take lower wash arm out i want to clean

You have to remove the screws in the bottom filter where the spray arm is. Before you do that, you can put a cup of Tang Orange Juice Powder in the unit without any dishes and it will clean it out unless it has plastic or glass pieces in it. Or you can use Dishwasher Magic. We have parts and supplies if you'd like to call us. Hope this works out well for you! Ella

Aug 26, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Dishes will not get clean and rinsed...

You may just have hard water in your area. Has there been a drought where you live? If so, don't be frustrated any longer, that's it. Jusyt add some Dishwasher Magic (or one cup of Tang dry orange juice) to an empty unit and run through the whole cycle. This should help. Hope this helps and I hope your frustration is gone. :)

Aug 26, 2009 | Dishwashers

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top rack washer arm isn't spinning and therefore not cleaning dishes in top rack, bottom works fine

You can replace the whole top assembly. And before you run the cycles again, try putting a cup of Tang (dry) orange juice through the cycle without any dishes or get some Dishwasher Magic and you'll have a sparkling new dishwasher once again! hope this helps you!

Aug 14, 2009 | Dishwashers

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