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The top rack on my kenmore dishwasher is not cleaning the dishes!

Kenmore ultrawash quietguard4 the dishes on the top rack are not being cleaned. seems like the water is not coming out of the top arm enough....soap is still in the dispenser. tried to clean out the filter, etc. and this hasn't worked.

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    I have the same problem. The tops of the dishes get clean, but not the bottom, so it seems the spinning blade isn't working well. I took everything apart and couldn't find any obstructions in the lines. Is it possible there is insufficient pressure? Anyone having any luck with this?

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Check the inlet strainer at the bottom of the unit - and also the nozzles on the top are for clogs/sediment.

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