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Rinse aid not being released

My Whirlpool dishwasher doesn't seem to be releasing rinse aid - I used to need to refill the rinse aid compartment once every week or two but it hasn't required refilling in the last few months. It is set to release the greatest amount of rinse aid per load (level 6 of 6) but the dishes are still wet after washing. There is nothing in the manual to address this situation - I have tried using a dishwasher cleaner and have run it empty a few times but it doesn't seem to help - I think the dispenser might be blocked. Any suggestions?

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Most likely the actuator for the rinse aid dispenser is not functioning.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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