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Dishes not clean

There seems to be water getting to the washer but not cleaning properly and leaving soap deposits on dishes especially in the top rack. How do you remove the top and lower spinners and tell if the center sprayer is getting water?

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  • herbj Dec 01, 2008

    I also feel that I need to check the spinners top and lower. I had something in 2 of the holes in the bottom spinner that looked like paper, but I got it out and I am wondering if there is more stuck in the spinner. How do you get it and the top spinner out? Thanks.

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There may be a couple of solutions to your problem. First, if you are not rinsing the dishes thoroughly before loading, your sump area in the bottom of the machine will get clogged, thus preventing enough velocity to reach top rack. Second, and most likely, your water inlet valve (or solenoid valve) is restricting. You have a timed fill mode through the timer and if the valve is not opening fully, you do not get the proper rate of flow into the machine. Replace the valve and your problem will most likely be solved.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

  • As long as the holes are clear and open, they should be ok. If you wish to take off the bottom arm, there should be some sort of nut (either a small wing nut in the center of the arm or larger nut around the outside of the arm) that will unscrew to allow you to take off the arm.

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