Question about LG 24 in. LDS 5811 Built-in Dishwasher

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Doesn't clean dishes completely, especially the top rack. also it doesn't completely empty out the detergent dispenser.

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  • cross5150 Feb 17, 2009

    I have the same problem, dishes are still dirty and the detergent door is stained with soap and detergent is running down the inside of the door.

  • Anthony Patrick Feb 22, 2009

    I had the same problem (and a few others). Turns out that "EVERY" gasket/seal in the dishwasher failed. The tech had to come in and replace every one of them. They had all become soft and when touched would leave a black smear on your finger. This dishwasher is a real piece of junk. If you are thinking about buying an LG - don't!

  • Anthony Patrick Feb 22, 2009

    I had the same problem. The drain hose loops around the back of the dishwasher (it is inside of the cabinet - behind the back panel) to prevent water siphoning. The hose is turned at a very sharp angle and the material is so flimsy that it cracks after about a year due to vibration. In my case, the water leaked through the floor and damaged the ceiling downstairs. The fix is to apply silicon based glue and wrap the "stressed" part of the drain hose with heavy duty tape (the type where the tape anneals to itself after curing). This dishwasher is a real piece of junk. This is only one of many problems I have had with it.

  • louisa3 Mar 03, 2009

    Soap dish doesn't empty soap out but even when I manually dispense it, the dishes do not get clean. I won't buy LG appliances again. Their dryer fell apart after 3 years also.

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To the people here with the poor cleaning problems:
Try these steps:
Buy a small box of Cascade or Electrosol diswashing powder. Use only it for 30 days and report back. Do not use gel, tablets or ultra low end detergent. I have proven that ultra cheap powder WILL cause problems.
Also, fill a bowl or large cup with white vinigar, place it in the bottom shelf of of the empty dishwasher. Do not add any detergant. Run a normal or quick cycle.
If you still have poor cleaning, it is time to call for service or remove the filter beneath the lower rack and search for debris that will need to be removed.
Please report back with your results and the make/model of the dishwasher. Good Luck!

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