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My Bosch Dishwasher doesn't clean

However carefully I clean the filters, stack the contents, use high quality dishwasher tabs etc the machine leaves food debris all over the plates and inside the machine casing. Any stray rice grains or spinach causes particular problems. I can't work out how the food debris can actually pass through the filters and be pumped out. I am clearing the plates so thoroughly now that I might as well wash them by hand! I have never had this with other makes of dishwasher that I have had before. This was an expensive machine, it is only a few months old and I am thoroughly fed up with it.

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  • vekd Nov 20, 2007

    soap dispencer does not copletly empty. i have cleaned all filters and checked all water outlets for clogs

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    This is the worst dishwasher I have ever owned. It spews dirt all over the dishes in the final rinse. I clean out the filter every time and prewash all the dishes.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    i want to clean it

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Open the door while in the wash cycle and check water is spraying from the spray arms and that the spray arms are rotating. get back to me with the results and i'll try to give some guidance

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