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Gritty dishes My dishes are coming out of the wash gritty. It is as if food has been dried on them. As if the rinse water has particles in it and then they are left on every dish. I have used a dishwasher cleaner several times and I also use the rinse agent in the machine. Nothing is helping. It is getting worse.The inside of the dishwasher. mostly on the top, usually has food residue all over it at the end of every wash. Even the machine is dirty. I'm hand washing everything right now. Any suggestions?

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SOURCE: Dishes not clean

If your dishwasher is cleaning poorly, check these:

Water-inlet valve
Internal filters
Drain valve
Spray arms
Water temperature
Detergent cup
Water-inlet valve Most cleaning problems are caused by the dishwasher not getting enough wash water, so the water-inlet valve is often to blame. This valve is usually at the bottom left or right of the dishwasher, behind the lower access panel. It's the device with the main water line from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it.

When a water-inlet valve is defective, you may hear the sound that's usually referred to as "water hammer." If the water-inlet valve is defective, you need to completely replace it.

Dishwasher Water Inlet Valve Replacement

Be sure to read and understand any instructions that come with the new water inlet valve.

Tools required:

Adjustable wrench

Multi-Screwdriver

Pliers

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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Got a solution on a different website.

Posted on Dec 27, 2009

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problem is hard water actually. go to www.dishwasherfilter.com. they have a new product out for this exact problem. works great and is very affordable.

Posted on Jan 01, 2010

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SOURCE: top rack dishes have a white gritty residue on

Check whether the top rackspray arm is moving freely. Check the jet holes and remove clogs if any.

Hope the bottom rack is good in wash quality!

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

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SOURCE: Dishwasher KUDS01DJ drains but leaves food

Hi,



I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...


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A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

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Posted on Feb 27, 2011

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