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My kenmore dishwasher isn't cleaning the dishes very good

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  • leojean Mar 22, 2009

    We have the same problem of our dishwasher no longer cleaning as well. We had originally had the maintenance contract so I (the wife) watched the person do this cleaning once. I was trying to take mental notes so I could do it myself periodically. It did not look all that complicated and "Marchy"s description fits with what I remember. My husband and I are just now trying to remove the bottom washing arm but we turn adn turn and turn the center post screw and it does not seem to be coming off. However, it does seem slightly looser so I don't think we can just quit and leave it the way it is. It seems like it might be threaded a bit "off" because we are getting some plastic shavings off the center post screw. Any suggestions? The model number is 16462. THANKS!



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Your broblem is probably the cutter/chopper filter. This is located under the bottom cleaning arm assembly.
Remove the baskets.
Remove the bottom washing arm. Unscrew the centre post and lift off the arm
Remove the conduit to the top arm(s). Remove screw at top and at back. Rotate the conduit assembly 45 deg right and lift off.
Remove 4 screws (Star T-20 bit) and lift whole assembly out. Pop off screen and clean.
Remove cap over cutter/chopper. There is one screw at left front under assembly just removed. Remove it and the plastic cap (Needs some wiggling to free it up). Remove the cutter and filter. It is on a spring loaded pin. Pull in foreward and also lift the filter disc up and out. Thoroughly clean the filter.
Reassemble

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore dishwasher series #168790 not cleaing dishes

Hiya,
Please clean filter in the bottom of the machine.
Even can clean out the pump. than start a wash empty and as soon as it has filled up put 3 cups of vinegar in the machine. Let it run on hot.
this should fix the problem
Also please take out the arms and make sure all the holes are not obstructed.
This is a simple way of cleaning but effective

Posted on Apr 26, 2008

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SOURCE: new dishwasher leaving powder residue on dishes.

the problem is hard water and there is a new product out called the dishwasher filtration system. it actually filters the water going into your dishwasher and leaves your dishes spot free. after the first load i was amazed that the white film was gone and my dishes were sparkling. you can get it at www.dishwasherfilter.com.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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SOURCE: kenmore dishwasher not cleaning properly

Look in the inside for any screen that would be easily removed, some dishwashers have a self cleaning filter so you may not find it. I have a lot of other tips for you if your dishwasher is not cleaning so check it out.
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Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: dishwasher does not clean good anymore,leaves dirt film on dishes

the problem is hard water. www.dishwasherfilter.com has a new product out that solves this problem once and for all. it filters the water going into the dishwasher removing the hard minerals that leave those spots. it is very affordable and guaranteed to work or your money back. you will love the way your dishes look.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a kenmore 17032 dishwasher. Lately, it has

The key is to not use the dishwasher as a garbage grinder.

I suggest that you witness the volume of water being discharged from the machine. If low volume, look inside for plugged screens.

Also, be sure to remove all food particles from the sprayer tips, which is not an easy task, get each and every piece, run machine and check again. then quit putting dirty plates in the machine, quick rinse = seriously better cleaning, and less unit maintenance.

Doc

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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