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1st check your water temp, it needs to be between 120 and 140 to clean dishes and if temp is good then your spray arms, one or both isn't turning which mean low water pressure coming in or the wash motor is bad.
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Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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Dishwasher does not clean dishes. Some soap remains in soap dish. Have tried on the enrgy saver cycle and 1 hour cycle.


Hi jerry1413,

Firstly, make sure you are using powdered soap, and not the 3 in 1 tablets. The 3 in 1 Tablets only release certain parts of itself on certain temperatures, and because all dishwashers aren't alike, they won't have the best of results on all makes & models. Cycles aren't run the same way on every Make, and don't follow the same order either. Trust Me ;-) , stick to Powder.

Furthermore, check the following link for some advice and suggestions on getting your dishwasher to clean properly again:

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DISHWASHER ISN'T CLEANING WELL ANYMORE...

Kind Regards :-)

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My dishwasher is not using the soap (powder or tablets) in the wash cycle?


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There are three common problems that cause the Soap Dispenser or Cup not to open. I have a tip that will explain these problems in detail....

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I have a hotpoint built in automatic dishwasher model HDA3740G02SA. When my dishwasher runs all the cups on the top shelf seem to have dishwashing soap powder left in the bottom of the cups. I do not...


make sure the arm on top isnt hitting something, each time you load it each in there and spin it to be sure it moves freely, also make sure your rinse agent container is full of rinse agent.

Oct 29, 2010 | Hotpoint 24 in. HDA3740G Built-in...

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Recently glasses started to finish foggy and


MOST OF THE TIME "FOGGY GLASS" IS A RESULT OF SOAP BUILD UO IN THE DISHWASHER. IF YOU HAVE A WATER SOFTENER AND FILL THE SOAP CUP ALL THE WAY THEN THIS IS THE CASE. FILL A COFFEE CUP WITH WHITE VINEGAR AND PLACE IT ON THE UPPER RACK, RUN AN EMPTY LOAD ON HEAVY DUTY WASH, THIS WILL STOP THE PROBLEM, YOU MIGHT NEED TO REPEAT IT 2-3 TIMES BUT IT WILL WORK, AFTER THAT JUST USE AS LITTLE SOAP AS YOU CAN, IN MY GE I USE POWDERED CASCADE BUT ONLY FILL THE SOAP CUO TO THE BOTTOM LINE, WORKS GREAT. GOOD LUCK

Jun 10, 2010 | GE Nautilus 24" Built-in Dishwasher

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After the dishwasher runs there is a lot of soap left in the soap dispenser. I've tried powder and liquid. Liquid is a bit better. I've tried using less soap but there still is a lot left. Also my glasses...


With the LG LDF6810 model, this is not a common problem. Please try the following test, With and empty dishwasher, add a small to normal amount of dry dishwasher powder and run an (empty) load.
Check to see if any soap remains in the dispenser cup.
If any remains, here are three things to do: 1.) Upgrade your dishwasher detergent to a name brand powder (e.g.: Electrosol or Cascade)
2.) When you load the dishwasher, do not place large items in the front, near the door/soap dispenser.
3.) Before you load the dirty dishes for the next several loads, with your hand, turn both the upper and lower wash arms so they point at the door. Load as you normally do and push the racks fully in. Before you close the door, spin both the upper and lower arms and confirm that they spin freely and neither hits anything. if either does not spin freely, pull out the rack and arrange so the arms can spin freely.
I find that the only time I have left over detergent powder is when the wash arms do not spin freely.
This is a common problem on most every energy star/water conserving dishwashers.
Please report back what you find, OK?

May 21, 2010 | LG LDF6810ST Stainless Steel Built-in...

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Liquid soap mistakenly used - bubble explosion


Fill the detergent cup with fabric softener for a full cycle. Don't be alarmed if bubbles seep out.

Finish off with a white vinegar wipedown of the insides if it still feels soapy.

Sep 09, 2009 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

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Doesn't clean very well anymore.


Try these things first and I bet both of you will be find your problems are solved.
1.) Buy only a brand name powder (e.g. Electrosol or Cascade) powder. Discard all ultra-cheap dishwasher soap powder and never use gel or tablets.
2.) If step one does not fix the problem completely, have the heating element checked and replaced.
The heating element is vital to activate the DW soap.
_If_ the problem remains, it is very probable that your wash pump motor is failing and needs to be replaced.
Thanks for getting back to me with what you find. OK?
Good Luck!

Apr 06, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Cutlery is cloudy and dirty, some food is dried onto knives and forks. Cups and glasses are cloudy and not clean on inside. Coffee or tea stains are not removed. Plates and soup bowls seem OK , and water...


they must have changed the way they treat the water in your area. those spots are caused by hard water. www.dishwasherfilter.com has a product out for this problem. it filters the water going into your dishwasher leaving them spot free and crystal clear with every load. you will love the way your dishes look.

Mar 21, 2009 | Bosch Evolution 300 SHE43M05UC Stainless...

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Soap dispensor door opens, but powder soap mostly stays in the cup


Hi, I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife alsocomplained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried invain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them inminutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if theheating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I wouldbuy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it isworking... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...
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Oct 15, 2008 | Maytag PDB3600A Built-in Dishwasher

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Our Kitchenaide dishwasher is approximately 4 years old, all my glass ware comes out cloudy and I have to wash it by hand.


Your using too much soap. Use 2-3 tespoons of name brand powder soap. Premeasured gel packs or tablets are too much soap as well. Cut them in half if u are using those. You can run a cycle with 5-6 cups of white vinegar with no soap or dishes to clean the soap residue from inside the dishwasher.

Apr 15, 2008 | Dishwashers

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