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Dishes not clean in bottom rack of Whirlpool Quiet Partner I (du1048xtps4)

The dishes in the top rack of the dishwasher are coming out as clean as normal. The dishes in the bottom rack are not getting very clean at all. Dishes that have been pre-rinsed and scrubbed still have visible smears, streaks, and other dirt on them. We have jet-dry in the dispenser and ran a wash cycle with some vinegar as well. There are no unusual noises. The inside of the tub is nice and dry after the cycle is complete.

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  • charlawrence Dec 08, 2008

    My lower arms seem to be working fine. I have run vinegar and CLR through the washer. I also notice that during the wash cycle, I can smell the heating element and when I open the door, it appears as if there is very mininimal water in the tub. This problem just started about 2 days ago and I have had the dishwasher for about 10 months.

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Check to make sure your lower spray arm openings are not blocked.

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