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Upper dishes not clean on KUDS01FLSS2

I need to clean the pump and filter but do not know how to get to it.

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Hi there, I had the same problem recently and instead of calling a repairman, I found these step by step instructions with photos on the web. Easy to follow and will save you $. http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/How_To_Repair_Dishwashers/KitchenAid_Repair/Chopper_Replacement

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What ya want to try is to clean the filter screen on the wash pump and see if that helps to circulate water better resulting in better washability.
This video will show ya how to take apart and clean the wash motor/pump area
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The part number for the lower rack is 8519681 it could be purchased at your local appliance parts store or online at;
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