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Help the water on my dishwasher is screwy.

My dishwasher isn't filling with water at the beginning of the wash cycle only part way through. When it reaches the rinse cycle it fills with water like normal. The dishes look kind of clean but there is a bad residue that looks like hard water. All I can think is that the rinse agent isn't getting released either. What can I do to fix this problem myself?

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Re: Help the water on my dishwasher is screwy.

The problem might be with a faulty water valve (located at the bottom of the dishwasher, behind the kick panel, on either side on most models), in which case replace the water valve.

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Item: Whirlpool Ultra Dishwasher Age: 3 yrs Problem: Not enough water to effectively wash the dishes. State: When the dishwasher is started, the fill valve opens as normal. Only about 1/2 the amount of...

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If you post the model number of your dishwasher plus its approximate age (in years) I can help more.

But the most common cause is a weakening pump motor. On many dishwashers, the wash pump motor is also the drain motor. Replacing that motor / pump assembly will solve the problem. While you are replacing the pump, check the heating element to confirm that it is not shorted out or broken.

For now, add a cap full of bleach to the water _after_ the initial dishwasher fill cycle ends and the wash cycle begins. White vinegar would also work, but this will not fix your problem.

Good Luck!

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Where can I find a mnaual that can tell me how to de-lime a Hobart CRS66A Dishwasher?

I doubt that the user manual covers de-liming the Hobart Dishwasher.   If I owned this (fine, expensive) dishwasher, this is what I would do.
1.) Discard any generic, ultra-cheap detergent.  Stop using gels or tablets and only use powders.  Buy a box of brand name powder (like Electrosol or Cascade)  You will be amazed how much difference that will make because the newest generics have mineral bulk added that build up faster then hard water does on both the stainless steel enclosure plus the silverware and even plates.  White patches.  I LOVE generic products and saving money, but low end dishwasher powder is one place I no longer choose a generic product.
2.) Add two cups of white vinegar to the empty dishwasher and leave it there until the morning.  Run a quick cycle with no detergent added.  The vinegar will be pumped out immediately after you begin this quick cycle.
3.) As soon as the dishwasher fills with water during that quick cycle and begins a wash cycle, add two cups of white vinegar and close the door and allow to run the full wash cycle.
4.) When the dishwasher finishes the drain cycle and begins to fill again, open the dishwasher and check the enclosure for remaining "lime" deposits.  If they remain, keep adding 2 cups white vinegar each time the dishwasher refills and begins to wash/rinse again.
You should be delighted with the results. Long term, you should consider adding a whole house water softener and then reduce the amount of dishwasher (and laundry) detergent by one half.  Amazing increase in quality of life by adding a water softener.  You will be delighted.
Please post back with you results, OK?  Good Luck!

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What is the manufacturer and model number of the dishwasher?
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If grease remains, I would use a de-greasing spray (avilable at all hardware stores and most food stores.) Spray on and use paper towels on all surfaces.
Because I do not know the make and model # for your dishwasher, I can not give you a part number for replacement racks.
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