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Kitchenaid, new dishwasher, stopped cleaning top rack dishes

The bottom rack gets clean, the top looks like it hasn't been touched, just wet. I have tried putting hardly ANY dishes on the bottom to make sure they aren't blocking the top, but there is an arm under the top that should get those clean. Thanks for any help troubleshooting!

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  • mouthysk Mar 28, 2009

    The dishwasher is no longer cleaning the top rack of dishes. I'm not sure if the top spinner jet is spinning or maybe no water is getting up there. Please help

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The problem most people encounter with dishwashers is a simple inability to get the dishes clean. There might be stuck-on food or residue from the detergent. A water pressure problem may be the culprit. You may need to replace the water intake valve. Another common problem is mineral build-up. If your house has hard water, the mineral build-up can clog the water jets. Clear each jet with a wire or pin, and run an empty load with some vinegar in the detergent dispenser about once a month.

Sometimes, the dishwasher has problems draining properly. There could be a clog in the drain hose, or a problem with the pump. It's also possible that the dishwater is getting too sudsy, and sensors in the washer aren't detecting the soap foam as water. This causes it to shut down the drain cycle too early. Just use less detergent.

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