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Suds in dishwasher

I have a kenmore elite 4years old it is full of suds and I cant get rid of them.I keep running it thru the norma lwash cycle but no results. I never put anything but cascade complete in it .Any sugestion on how to get rid of the suds?

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Yes there is a screen under the drying element that needs to be cleaned. It is usually a plastic mesh screen and is found at the bottom of the drain under the circular heating element. Clean this out really good and it will solve this problem. Also after you do this use a rinse conditioner for a couple of cycles to help flush out the system. Good Luck

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It needs to be cleaned completely to avoid this.

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    You may have used detergent not designed for automatic dishwashers. You may be using too much detergent/tablets. Or you may be using liquid detergent. Some rinse agents and mechanically softened water will also makes suds. Putting 2 tablespoons of oil into the sudsy water at the bottom of the dishwasher will help break up the suds. Sprinkle ordinary table salt liberally across the suds to disperse them. Add a large quantity of ice cubes from your freezer to the tub. This causes the water temp to lower, thus degrading some more of the suds. Try to drain the unit as much as possible, soaking up any residual water or suds with a dry towel. Let the unit fill again, and repeat the salt and ice if necessary.
    I also use a commercial spa or water bed de-foamer, which is found at Home Depot or any pool supply store. This works as a surfactant to break down the bubbles almost instantly. (Only squirt a few drops in and run the unit)

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