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Diswasher doesnt clean and leaves "gunk" on top shelf items

Maytag dishwasher, less than two years old. Doesnt clean very well. Cups, especialy ceramic ones on top shelf have a grimes and gunk caked into them at end of cycle. SOmetimes not all, washer makes a grinding sound when it starts up, seems unrelated to washing problem.

i use a solid pellet type of dishwashing detergent (Electrasol) and have rinsed with vinegar which is only partially helpful, first wash is cleaner but not spotless.

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  • daviddaly161 Dec 17, 2008

    it is a stainless steel dishwasher



    i dont quite understand about the rinse agent what it is or how to use it

    sorry for my denseness



    dd

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    13/01/09

    i have a maytag quiet 100 dishwasher that leaves gunk in top shelf items

    are the spray arms clooged?seems to be a bit granular resideu as well

    I'm using the same detergent-no rinse though

    mimi

    can anyone remedy this with a suggestion? thanks

  • masondtr Feb 01, 2009

    Same problem; very loud grinding sound when the cycle begins and the dishes are filthy when the cycle ends. I end up having to wash the whole load by hand to remove the dried-on residue.
    The water is very hard. I've used a dishwasher cleaner in the empty dishwasher; I've used dry detergent with a rinse agent, detergent with vinegar, detergent with rinse agent and vinegar. Nothing works.
    The washer is only a few years old and I am really unhappy with the Maytag brand--the one that is supposed to be so "dependable."


  • jdkoppa Feb 15, 2009

    ditto with quiet series 200 - stainless
    the spotting is terrible



  • Boudroux Mar 06, 2009

    I have a simaler problem but no grinding I was wandering if there is a fillter that needs emptying and how to do it

  • eruiz48 Mar 08, 2009

    I have the same thing...dishes seem to have food actually BAKED on! Cups are filthy. I took out all the screws to get to the filter, which was clogged with old detergent and filthy...I cleaned it, put the special stuff in the door that is supposed to keep glasses clear...nothing works. I saw on the news to run TANG through the washer, which I did, and the dishes got clean...one time.

  • quakesnut May 11, 2010

    Is this a stainlees steel washer? If it is, you have to use the rinse agent in the rinse agent dispenser

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I had the same problem. There is a filter that the water goes through before it gets to the top of the dishwasher. If that filter is broken you will use dirty water with chunks in it instead of filtered without chunks in it to continually rinse your top rack dishes.

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The rinse agent is a separate product. I use CascadeCrystal Clear in a 16 ounce bottle. In your machine (if it's anything like mine) there should be what looks like a screw cap next to the soap dispenser. Unscrew that and pour in the product.I was told by the appliance store where I bought my machine that you have to use this in stainless steel washers. Also I would try a liquid type soap. I use Cascade with shine shield. I think from past experience that the pellets aren't very good especially if you have hard water.

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