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Whirlpool gold model GU100XTLB0, is not cleaning, leaving soap in the tray. have replaced the fill valve assembly, still doing same thing. what else can i check?

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I found that the chopper assembly shaft had snapped in half, the scraper was not rotating to clean the screen so it was completely clogged. called the local parts supplier and they had the part in stock for $25. I will assemble tonight, but this should correct my problem. As dirty as the screen was I can see why the water pressure in the dishwasher was extremely low and not cleaning and leaving soap in the tray. To all you home "do it yourselfers", check the chopper assembly. From the looks of the broken shaft, it appears as if there was a quality problem with the casting of the plastic shaft. The shaft had air bubbles inside the shaft.

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