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Trying to remove lower spray arm to clean filter. Inside of door is spattered with food debris after each wash load.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Dishes not clean. Lower spray arm possibly not moving.

Remove the lower basket so you can access the lower arm.

Does it spin freely? If not, remove and clean the rotating point. Make sure the spray nozzles are not clogged and there as no chunks of stuff inside the spray arm.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Dishes not getting clean, white film

Hello cljjtm,
You will need to clean the wash arm and unclog the spray holes.. use white vinegar to break down the soap deposit and a sharp metal tool such as an awl to free these holes up from any build up.. white vinegar may be applied while unclogging the openings..
Then, once the spray arm holes are freed of deposits..Start with an empty dishwasher.. and then start a wash on the hottest available setting and then after a few minutes of it cycling.. pause it and add a cup or two of white vinegar to the wash ( the white vinegar should break down any soap residue and allow it to be rinsed away)..once complete.. use about 1/3 less detergent than you have been. See if that gets your DW back in working order.. Hope that helps..
Regards,
Rick

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag dishwasher filter keeps clogging

There is a product made to filter the water going into your dishwasher only to soften the water and remove the calcium before it enters your dishwasher. your dishes will be spotless and it will not get clogged again. you can get it at www.dishwasherfilter.com. it goes right under the sink and is very affordable. you will love this product and it will solve your problems.

Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: clogged filter

Hi, The mesh does not open. You will need to GENTLY clean each section with running water. Are you using powder or liquid soap?
The most common thing that plugs them is food particles. This unit is best served by pre-rinsing the dishes. The mess gets plugged to easily.
I hope this helps.

Vic

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag dishwasher filter (?)always clogging

How do I take apart and clean the filter, I've gotten the screws out but to do now?

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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