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I own a GE Profile Built-in Dishwasher Model number is PDW7880G00SS, Serial number is FF7872828.  We have recently been having major cleaning issues with it, especially the top shelf i.e. the glasses.  There is always dried up debris on them.  We always run the water hot and run it on "added heat" cycle.  I was wondering if there is a filter, or an area in the dishwasher that needs to be cleaned out?  Even if I put perfectly clean dishes in there, they will come out dirty, which leads me to think that there is an area of the dishwasher that is holding food from previous washes and needs to be emptied.  Can you please advise?

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  • duke24 Feb 08, 2009

    I also have small pieeces of debris at the top of the glasses at the end of the cycle is there a filter?

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SOURCE: Food debris on dishes

Try running the dish washer a couple of times with out any dishes and see what happens.

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SOURCE: Dishes not clean

If your dishwasher is cleaning poorly, check these:

Water-inlet valve
Internal filters
Drain valve
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Water-inlet valve Most cleaning problems are caused by the dishwasher not getting enough wash water, so the water-inlet valve is often to blame. This valve is usually at the bottom left or right of the dishwasher, behind the lower access panel. It's the device with the main water line from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it.

When a water-inlet valve is defective, you may hear the sound that's usually referred to as "water hammer." If the water-inlet valve is defective, you need to completely replace it.

Dishwasher Water Inlet Valve Replacement

Be sure to read and understand any instructions that come with the new water inlet valve.

Tools required:

Adjustable wrench

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Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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SOURCE: My dishes comes out still dirty

I put a bottle of CLR in the dishwasher and I did a wash without any dishes. Repeat if needed.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a kenmore elite and none of my dishes are coming out clean

Well, if the motor is moving, try adding a half gallon of /hot/ water before you start the cycle (just pour a saucepan full directly into the dishwasher). If that sounds like it is doing a lot more "blasting" than it was before- you probably need a new water inlet valve, or perhaps to take your water inlet valve off and try to clean out the screen. Problem being, you arent getting enough water into the washer before it starts washing.

It is located at the front of the machine behind the panel under the door.. but as a check, make sure that the valve under the sink that sends water to the dishwasher is all the way open, as this can cause the same problem.

If you do decide to remove the valve, be sure to cut the power at the breaker, or unplug the dishwasher, and turn off the water valve under the sink.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: dishwasher leave debris on dishes

there is no filter except the screen in the water inlet valve to keep big pieces of grit in the water from defecting the inlet valve..
i dont know exactly why but it sounds like your unit was not installed with a recommended air gap in the drain or something similar and somehow dirty sink/drain/sewer water is making its way back into the unit and onto your dishes.
often times there is a little rubber check valve/flapper in the drain line either installed in the pump or the drain hose just after the pump to keep foreign material from entering the unit..
other than that it would just be mineral and calcium deposits if you are on well water or chunky city water..
hope this helps,
best of luck,
ttfn

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