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Found a part at bottom of dishwasher... Black kindof cap with a separate spring. I couldnt find any place in the filter system or elsewhere, that it could fit. It might not even be a part of the dish

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SOURCE: black stuff in the bottom of the dishwasher

That black or gray stuff you're talking about is actually a combination of old food particles and soap deposits. The stuff builds up in the corners of the lower front areas of the tub and right under the inside of the door where it closes over the tub front. These areas can develop "scungy" deposits because these are areas that the dishwasher doesn't always clean and/or water remains pooled. A little routine cleaning about once a week around the bottom lip of the door and the door gasket with a damp sponge will prevent this build up. Hope this helps you.

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SOURCE: kitchen aid dishwasher doesn't clean dishes in the top rack

Sounds like you have 1 of 2 problems. Either your pump is clogged or you need a bigger drain loop.

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SOURCE: black specks

is that a glass? can't tell. is there water curculating to the top rack? if not you probably have a bad chopper

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Standing water in the bottom of the dishwasher

I had the same problem - a 10 minute fix. The issue tends to be that the trap gets clogged by debris (like broken glass etc.) and restricts the amount of water that can be evacuated by the tub.

1. Undo the trap cover (two hex headed screws)
2. Remove the trap cover
3. Remove the inner trap grate
4. BE CAREFUL NOW ! Gently remove debris - this can have broken glass in it !!! - You can use a wet vac if you have one. Ensure all debrs is removed and the trap is clear.
5. Clean trap cover and grate
6. Re-install cover and grate
7. Bingo !

Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: my viking dishwasher does not rinse the soap scum off the dishes

Its not soap, its actually calcium from hard water. There is a new product out at www.dishwasherfilter.com that solves this problem once and for all. It is a small filter that goes under the sink and filters out the hard minerals that cause these spots from the water before they enter the dishwasher. It is very affordable (like 70 bucks) and even has a money back guarantee. After just one load you will be amazed how your dishes look.

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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Just got done working on my wife's after she holler at me for the same problem...
Found that there was a ton of **** at the bottomjust inside the door. Also the float switch, which looks like and unsidedown cup at the bottom front of my dishwasher had goobs of olf food up underneath it. The spray arms were full of undisolved soap, paper, and plastic. Beats me how that got through the filter, but it did...
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