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Dishes still dirty after heavy wash cycle

Our dishwasher leaves the dishes dirty, even after washing on the heavy cycle. The glasses in the top rack have food and funk all washed up in them. Anything we can clean on this or something we can do to remedy this situation?

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  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    This is a brand new dishwasher for us and I'm disappointed with the performance - was not the cheapest one!

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There is a screen on the drain area of the bottom of the dishwasher that needs to be cleaned. It has a plastic mesh screen on it - you can't miss it. Second get an old toothbrush and clean out the little jets on the washing arms that spin around. You will notice these holes are clogged up with calcium deposits etc. Those things done you will have a new dishwasher again. You need to do this every 6 months or so. Also use a rinse conditioner for a while to assure the jets are clean. Good Luck

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I would replace the upper spray arm ,,,,, the bottom is washing but the upper is not turning

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