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My dishwasher is not cleaning properly. It leaves dirty gritty water which sticks to glasses cups etc

I have cleaned filter and tried a dishwasher cleaner - which helped a bit for a week or two. Is there a home made cleaner that can clean the pipes maybe?

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Run a product called "CLR" through the washer, that should do the trick, you may need to repeat it once a month. You can get this at any Hardware store throughout the USA.

Posted on Feb 07, 2012

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SOURCE: Dishwasher never cleans, glasses gritty dirty -- Bosch terrible s

you obviously need to check and make sure that you've cleaned your filter system. it needs to be cleaned every couple of months. and also make sure that your washing fans, the ones that spray water, aren't clogged. they need to be washed out and de-clogged regularly as well... i had this same problem.. but it worked fine once i cleaned the system.

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Sounds like you have an excessive build up of hard water (mainly calcium) in it. Clean it like this: Close the detergent cup cover. Run hot water at the sink to clear cold out of the pipes. Start the machine on pots and pans/added heat. Wait about 10 minutes and open the door. If the detergent cup cover flops open, it is in the main wash. If it is still closed, let it run a few more minutes, check cup cover again, keep dong this until the cover is open. Once it is open it will be in the main wash (the longest cycle) and at that time put in about 2 cupfulls of Tang orange drink in the bottom of the tub. Tang is very high in citric acid and will clean the calcium and other hard water deposits from the tub, pump, spray arms, ect... Make sure your hot water is HOT (130 is great) and use Cascade Complete powdered detergent from now on. Should take care of it... Repeat every 6 months to keep it clean.

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Make sure not to prewash your dishes before you put them in the machine. The water needs to be dirty to activate the enzymes in the detergent. Are the dishes coming out cloudy? Also a sign of prewashing your dishes. Use only powder detergent and clean your machine by running 2 cups of vinegar on hottest cycle once a month. No gel and no tabs. They cause a build up in the unit and causes poor performance. Use rinse aid. Hope this helps.

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Hi Julie,

The sprayer arms may need replacing.

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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SOURCE: My dishwasher is leaving gritty, sandy particles

Dishwashers have a part usually called a separator or accumulator which traps the dirt from the water during the wash cycles while the water is continuously recycled to clean the dishes. At the end of the cycle the separator is flushed out and the trapped dirt goes down the drain. If it doesn't get flushed out the dirt builds up till it starts showing up on the dishes. Some separators have a hole on top and one on bottom with a valve which stops up one hole or the other depending which cycle it's running. The valve can be stuck or broken causing the problem.

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