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Bottom dishes are clean top dishes are not clean.

My kenmore dish washer is three years old and the botton dishes get cleaned but the top ones are dirty. I have taken it apart and cleaned everything and made sure the water flows freely through all parts and sprayers but I still have the same problem of the top dishes not getting clean.

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  • twebber591 Mar 12, 2009

    My Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher is three years old (model # on the owners manual are 665.1602*, 665.1702*, 665.1603*, 665.1703*) and the bottom dishes are being cleaned but the top dishes still have food left on them and are not being cleaned. I have taken it apart and cleaned all of the parts, bottom filter, sprayer arm under the upper rack and the sprayer that is on the top plus the tubing that goes to the bottom of the dishwasher. We are using liquid cascade.

  • twebber591 Mar 12, 2009

    My Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher is three years old (model # on the owners manual are 665.1602*, 665.1702*, 665.1603*, 665.1703*) and the bottom dishes are being cleaned but the top dishes still have food left on them and are not being cleaned. I have taken it apart and cleaned all of the parts, bottom filter, sprayer arm under the upper rack and the sprayer that is on the top plus the tubing that goes to the bottom of the dishwasher. We are using liquid cascade.

  • twebber591 Mar 12, 2009

    My kenmore dish washer is three years old and the botton dishes get cleaned but the top ones are dirty. I have taken it apart and cleaned everything and made sure the water flows freely through all parts and sprayers but I still have the same problem of the top dishes not getting clean.Comment posted on Mar 12, 2009
    My Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher is three years old (model # on the owners manual are 665.1602*, 665.1702*, 665.1603*, 665.1703*) and the bottom dishes are being cleaned but the top dishes still have food left on them and are not being cleaned. I have taken it apart and cleaned all of the parts, bottom filter, sprayer arm under the upper rack and the sprayer that is on the top plus the tubing that goes to the bottom of the dishwasher. We are using liquid cascade.Comment posted on Mar 12, 2009
    My Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher is three years old (model # on the owners manual are 665.1602*, 665.1702*, 665.1603*, 665.1703*) and the bottom dishes are being cleaned but the top dishes still have food left on them and are not being cleaned. I have taken it apart and cleaned all of the parts, bottom filter, sprayer arm under the upper rack and the sprayer that is on the top plus the tubing that goes to the bottom of the dishwasher. We are using liquid cascade.
    Solution #1posted on Mar 12, 2009
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    Water-inlet valve Most cleaning problems are caused by the dishwasher not getting enough wash water, so the water-inlet valve is often to blame. This valve is usually at the bottom left or right of the dishwasher, behind the lower access panel. It's the device with the main water line from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it.

    When a water-inlet valve is defective, you may hear the sound that's usually referred to as "water hammer." If the water-inlet valve is defective, you need to completely replace it.

    Dishwasher Water Inlet Valve Replacement

    Be sure to read and understand any instructions that come with the new water inlet valve.

    Tools required:

    Adjustable wrench

    Multi-Screwdriver

    Pliers

    Step 1. Disconnect the dishwasher from its power source.

    Note: Dishwashers are usually wired directly to the home?s electrical system. To disconnect the power, switch off the circuit breaker or remove the fuse for the electrical circuit the dishwasher is attached to. Try to turn the unit on after disconnecting the power to be sure you were successful.

    CAUTION: If you?re not sure you?ve shut off the power properly, DO NOT CONTINUE. Call a qualified appliance repair technician to complete the repair.

    Step 2. Turn off the water supply to the dishwasher. This is usually underneath the kitchen sink or in the basement or crawlspace near the location of the dishwasher. Pliers may be helpful here.

    Note: If there are no shut-off valves, you must shut the water off at the main water supply valve for your home.

    Step 3. Remove the lower panel(s) of the dishwasher. These are usually held by 2 to 4 screws at the upper and lower corners of the panel(s).

    The inlet valve is usually near the front of the dishwasher. Attached to the valve you?ll see: 2 or 4 wires, the water supply line from the house and the water feed line that goes to the dishwasher.

    Step 4. Remove the household water supply line from the valve. The line is usually secured with a brass compression nut. The water supply line is usually copper or braided stainless steel.

    CAUTION: Water supply line may be hot.

    Step 5. Remove the fitting from the valve the water supply line was attached to. This fitting may be very difficult to remove. It may help to put the valve into a vice in order to remove the fitting. If you cannot remove it, replace it. The fitting is not an appliance part but a plumbing part that is available at most hardware stores.

    Step 6. Remove the screws holding the valve to the dishwasher frame.

    Step 7. Label the wires to the valve so you?ll be sure to reattach them correctly.

    Step 8. Remove the wires from the valve.

    Step 9. Remove the clamp on the black rubber water discharge tube and pull the tube off of the valve.

    Step 10. Reinstall the old fitting (or a replacement fitting if necessary) onto the new valve the water supply line was attached to. Use Teflon tape or pipe joint compound as a thread sealant. Make this fitting tight to prevent leaks. Make sure that the fitting points in the same direction as the old one so that the water supply line will meet up with it properly.

    Step 11. Install the new valve in the reverse order of the removal instructions.

    Note: The water supply line is under high pressure. Be sure to tighten the fittings properly.

    Step 12. Turn on the water to the machine, and check for and correct any leaks.

    Step 13. Reinstall the access panel(s). Restore the power to the dishwasher and test.

    Note: You may have to let the dishwasher run a few minutes before it reaches the next water fill cycle.

    Internal filters Every dishwasher has some type of filter to keep large food particles and foreign objects away from the pump assembly:


    Most modern dishwashers have self-cleaning filters that don't need any routine cleaning.


    Some have filters in the bottom of the dishwasher that you need to periodically clean. You don't need any tools to remove the filter, and cleaning it is easy. Consult your owner's manual to determine which type you have and its maintenance requirements.


    If your filter is clogged, it may be causing the cleaning problem.

    Drain valve Some dishwashers have a valve (or gate) that should open only during draining. If debris lodges in the valve, it can't close properly, so water drains out during the wash cycle. Most dishwashers drain into the garbage disposer. If yours does that, listen for water flowing into the disposer during the wash cycle. If you can hear it then, the drain valve may be clogged.

    Spray arms There's a spray arm at the bottom of your dishwasher--it may have a tall spray tube mounted to the center of it. There may also be a spray arm located directly beneath the upper rack of dishes and/or above the upper rack.

    If debris is blocking the holes in the spray arms where the water comes out, it could cause cleaning problems. Regularly inspect each of the spray arms and clean out the holes as necessary.

    Water temperature To get the best cleaning results, the water entering your dishwasher needs to be hot enough. Try running the hot water in your kitchen sink for about 30 seconds before starting the dishwasher, to pre-heat it. Also, if your dishwasher lets you select a higher wash or rinse temperature, try that to see if it helps.

    To check the temperature of the hot water that comes from your kitchen faucet use a waterproof thermometer. If the water isn't 120 degrees Fahrenheit, your dishwasher may have trouble getting your dishes clean. You could increase the temperature of the hot water to the whole house--and therefore the dishwasher--by adjusting the hot water heater thermostat.

    Warning! To lessen the risk of scalding, don't set the hot water heater temperature higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Detergent cup Dishwashers don't perform their best if detergent is introduced only at the beginning of a cycle, so add detergent to both parts of the cup.

  • twebber591 Mar 12, 2009

    My kenmore dish washer is three years old and the botton dishes get cleaned but the top ones are dirty. I have taken it apart and cleaned everything and made sure the water flows freely through all parts and sprayers but I still have the same problem of the top dishes not getting clean.Comment posted on Mar 12, 2009
    My Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher is three years old (model # on the owners manual are 665.1602*, 665.1702*, 665.1603*, 665.1703*) and the bottom dishes are being cleaned but the top dishes still have food left on them and are not being cleaned. I have taken it apart and cleaned all of the parts, bottom filter, sprayer arm under the upper rack and the sprayer that is on the top plus the tubing that goes to the bottom of the dishwasher. We are using liquid cascade.Comment posted on Mar 12, 2009
    My Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher is three years old (model # on the owners manual are 665.1602*, 665.1702*, 665.1603*, 665.1703*) and the bottom dishes are being cleaned but the top dishes still have food left on them and are not being cleaned. I have taken it apart and cleaned all of the parts, bottom filter, sprayer arm under the upper rack and the sprayer that is on the top plus the tubing that goes to the bottom of the dishwasher. We are using liquid cascade.
    Solution #1posted on Mar 12, 2009
    final answer

    Rank: Wiz
    Rating: 83%, 19 votes

    Water-inlet valve Most cleaning problems are caused by the dishwasher not getting enough wash water, so the water-inlet valve is often to blame. This valve is usually at the bottom left or right of the dishwasher, behind the lower access panel. It's the device with the main water line from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it.

    When a water-inlet valve is defective, you may hear the sound that's usually referred to as "water hammer." If the water-inlet valve is defective, you need to completely replace it.

    Dishwasher Water Inlet Valve Replacement

    Be sure to read and understand any instructions that come with the new water inlet valve.

    Tools required:

    Adjustable wrench

    Multi-Screwdriver

    Pliers

    Step 1. Disconnect the dishwasher from its power source.

    Note: Dishwashers are usually wired directly to the home?s electrical system. To disconnect the power, switch off the circuit breaker or remove the fuse for the electrical circuit the dishwasher is attached to. Try to turn the unit on after disconnecting the power to be sure you were successful.

    CAUTION: If you?re not sure you?ve shut off the power properly, DO NOT CONTINUE. Call a qualified appliance repair technician to complete the repair.

    Step 2. Turn off the water supply to the dishwasher. This is usually underneath the kitchen sink or in the basement or crawlspace near the location of the dishwasher. Pliers may be helpful here.

    Note: If there are no shut-off valves, you must shut the water off at the main water supply valve for your home.

    Step 3. Remove the lower panel(s) of the dishwasher. These are usually held by 2 to 4 screws at the upper and lower corners of the panel(s).

    The inlet valve is usually near the front of the dishwasher. Attached to the valve you?ll see: 2 or 4 wires, the water supply line from the house and the water feed line that goes to the dishwasher.

    Step 4. Remove the household water supply line from the valve. The line is usually secured with a brass compression nut. The water supply line is usually copper or braided stainless steel.

    CAUTION: Water supply line may be hot.

    Step 5. Remove the fitting from the valve the water supply line was attached to. This fitting may be very difficult to remove. It may help to put the valve into a vice in order to remove the fitting. If you cannot remove it, replace it. The fitting is not an appliance part but a plumbing part that is available at most hardware stores.

    Step 6. Remove the screws holding the valve to the dishwasher frame.

    Step 7. Label the wires to the valve so you?ll be sure to reattach them correctly.

    Step 8. Remove the wires from the valve.

    Step 9. Remove the clamp on the black rubber water discharge tube and pull the tube off of the valve.

    Step 10. Reinstall the old fitting (or a replacement fitting if necessary) onto the new valve the water supply line was attached to. Use Teflon tape or pipe joint compound as a thread sealant. Make this fitting tight to prevent leaks. Make sure that the fitting points in the same direction as the old one so that the water supply line will meet up with it properly.

    Step 11. Install the new valve in the reverse order of the removal instructions.

    Note: The water supply line is under high pressure. Be sure to tighten the fittings properly.

    Step 12. Turn on the water to the machine, and check for and correct any leaks.

    Step 13. Reinstall the access panel(s). Restore the power to the dishwasher and test.

    Note: You may have to let the dishwasher run a few minutes before it reaches the next water fill cycle.

    Internal filters Every dishwasher has some type of filter to keep large food particles and foreign objects away from the pump assembly:


    Most modern dishwashers have self-cleaning filters that don't need any routine cleaning.


    Some have filters in the bottom of the dishwasher that you need to periodically clean. You don't need any tools to remove the filter, and cleaning it is easy. Consult your owner's manual to determine which type you have and its maintenance requirements.


    If your filter is clogged, it may be causing the cleaning problem.

    Drain valve Some dishwashers have a valve (or gate) that should open only during draining. If debris lodges in the valve, it can't close properly, so water drains out during the wash cycle. Most dishwashers drain into the garbage disposer. If yours does that, listen for water flowing into the disposer during the wash cycle. If you can hear it then, the drain valve may be clogged.

    Spray arms There's a spray arm at the bottom of your dishwasher--it may have a tall spray tube mounted to the center of it. There may also be a spray arm located directly beneath the upper rack of dishes and/or above the upper rack.

    If debris is blocking the holes in the spray arms where the water comes out, it could cause cleaning problems. Regularly inspect each of the spray arms and clean out the holes as necessary.

    Water temperature To get the best cleaning results, the water entering your dishwasher needs to be hot enough. Try running the hot water in your kitchen sink for about 30 seconds before starting the dishwasher, to pre-heat it. Also, if your dishwasher lets you select a higher wash or rinse temperature, try that to see if it helps.

    To check the temperature of the hot water that comes from your kitchen faucet use a waterproof thermometer. If the water isn't 120 degrees Fahrenheit, your dishwasher may have trouble getting your dishes clean. You could increase the temperature of the hot water to the whole house--and therefore the dishwasher--by adjusting the hot water heater thermostat.

    Warning! To lessen the risk of scalding, don't set the hot water heater temperature higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Detergent cup Dishwashers don't perform their best if detergent is introduced only at the beginning of a cycle, so add detergent to both parts of the cup.

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Hi, this is what i would check.
Check make sure top spray nozzle assembly is spinning free but not lose. Make sure riser tube from bottom spray assembly comes up smoothly but fits tightly.

Tube comes up to top spray nozzle to deliver water/soap to upper rack if o ring or nut is to lose or tube leaks or not rising to top water will not have enough psi to wash top rack.

Hope this fixes ya. Good Luck! Send comment if I can help further. Please rate.

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The first thing you want to check is your chopper screen blade assembly and check valve..


Manual would be ( For same kind of model )...

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/52521bdbd0ef763c85256cbc00520548/$FILE/8178022.pdf

If everything is fine,At the point of removing Chopper assembly and check valve, there might be dirt, debris collected.Clear everything,Again install everything .


Ur problem wld be solved.

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Http://www.dishwasher-care.org.uk/best.html
click the link and try the instructions to check out the problem in top rack.

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Dishes not cleaned properly....

  1. Check the water temperature. Should be 125 to 140 F.
  2. Check pump re-circulation., Listen, see if it sounds like it is spraying the water around with enough pressure.
  3. Check water level when the fill cycle has completed. Should be just under the heating element. If not, possibly need to replace the water inlet valve.
  4. Check the spray arm and pump cover for splits or leaks.
  5. Check to make sure dishwasher is draining after each cycle. There should only be a little water in the bottom of the tub.
  6. Make sure the dishes are loaded properly, or dishwasher is not overloaded.
  7. Possibly try a different detergent. Some liquid-gels will bubble and a pump cannot pump bubbles.
  8. for any other problem
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You might have a bad water valve. Check the level of the water shortly after the washer starts the wash cycle. The water should be above the heating element.

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    Dan Webster Mar 12, 2009

    Change the water valve.

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Hi!

When you take out the dishes are they wet or soapy? Have you checked the water temperature?
Check for the water inlet valve and water pressure, also clean the jets on the spray arms with a brush etc. Then clean out the debris filter on the bottom of the tub near the dryer bar.

Try using powder detergent if you are using tablets.

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    Rylee Smith Mar 12, 2009

    Run one load empty on your Sani-Rinse cycle with no detergent and sprinkle in a box of baking soda before starting up.


    You could also use a measuring cup of vinegar-just put it in the top rack cup and all. Nothing else in the washer-no other chemicals or detergents.



    Thanks

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Water-inlet valve Most cleaning problems are caused by the dishwasher not getting enough wash water, so the water-inlet valve is often to blame. This valve is usually at the bottom left or right of the dishwasher, behind the lower access panel. It's the device with the main water line from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it. 

When a water-inlet valve is defective, you may hear the sound that's usually referred to as "water hammer." If the water-inlet valve is defective, you need to completely replace it. 

Dishwasher Water Inlet Valve Replacement

Be sure to read and understand any instructions that come with the new water inlet valve.

Tools required: 

Adjustable wrench

Multi-Screwdriver 

Pliers 

Step 1. Disconnect the dishwasher from its power source. 

Note: Dishwashers are usually wired directly to the home’s electrical system. To disconnect the power, switch off the circuit breaker or remove the fuse for the electrical circuit the dishwasher is attached to. Try to turn the unit on after disconnecting the power to be sure you were successful. 

CAUTION: If you’re not sure you’ve shut off the power properly, DO NOT CONTINUE. Call a qualified appliance repair technician to complete the repair. 

Step 2. Turn off the water supply to the dishwasher. This is usually underneath the kitchen sink or in the basement or crawlspace near the location of the dishwasher. Pliers may be helpful here. 

Note: If there are no shut-off valves, you must shut the water off at the main water supply valve for your home. 

Step 3. Remove the lower panel(s) of the dishwasher. These are usually held by 2 to 4 screws at the upper and lower corners of the panel(s). 

The inlet valve is usually near the front of the dishwasher. Attached to the valve you’ll see: 2 or 4 wires, the water supply line from the house and the water feed line that goes to the dishwasher. 

Step 4. Remove the household water supply line from the valve. The line is usually secured with a brass compression nut. The water supply line is usually copper or braided stainless steel. 

CAUTION: Water supply line may be hot. 

Step 5. Remove the fitting from the valve the water supply line was attached to. This fitting may be very difficult to remove. It may help to put the valve into a vice in order to remove the fitting. If you cannot remove it, replace it. The fitting is not an appliance part but a plumbing part that is available at most hardware stores.

Step 6. Remove the screws holding the valve to the dishwasher frame. 

Step 7. Label the wires to the valve so you’ll be sure to reattach them correctly. 

Step 8. Remove the wires from the valve. 

Step 9. Remove the clamp on the black rubber water discharge tube and pull the tube off of the valve. 

Step 10. Reinstall the old fitting (or a replacement fitting if necessary) onto the new valve the water supply line was attached to. Use Teflon tape or pipe joint compound as a thread sealant. Make this fitting tight to prevent leaks. Make sure that the fitting points in the same direction as the old one so that the water supply line will meet up with it properly. 

Step 11. Install the new valve in the reverse order of the removal instructions. 

Note: The water supply line is under high pressure. Be sure to tighten the fittings properly. 

Step 12. Turn on the water to the machine, and check for and correct any leaks. 

Step 13. Reinstall the access panel(s). Restore the power to the dishwasher and test. 

Note: You may have to let the dishwasher run a few minutes before it reaches the next water fill cycle. 

Internal filters Every dishwasher has some type of filter to keep large food particles and foreign objects away from the pump assembly:

  • Most modern dishwashers have self-cleaning filters that don't need any routine cleaning.


  • Some have filters in the bottom of the dishwasher that you need to periodically clean. You don't need any tools to remove the filter, and cleaning it is easy. Consult your owner's manual to determine which type you have and its maintenance requirements.


If your filter is clogged, it may be causing the cleaning problem. 

Drain valve Some dishwashers have a valve (or gate) that should open only during draining. If debris lodges in the valve, it can't close properly, so water drains out during the wash cycle. Most dishwashers drain into the garbage disposer. If yours does that, listen for water flowing into the disposer during the wash cycle. If you can hear it then, the drain valve may be clogged.

Spray arms There's a spray arm at the bottom of your dishwasher--it may have a tall spray tube mounted to the center of it. There may also be a spray arm located directly beneath the upper rack of dishes and/or above the upper rack.

If debris is blocking the holes in the spray arms where the water comes out, it could cause cleaning problems. Regularly inspect each of the spray arms and clean out the holes as necessary. 

Water temperature To get the best cleaning results, the water entering your dishwasher needs to be hot enough. Try running the hot water in your kitchen sink for about 30 seconds before starting the dishwasher, to pre-heat it. Also, if your dishwasher lets you select a higher wash or rinse temperature, try that to see if it helps. 

To check the temperature of the hot water that comes from your kitchen faucet use a waterproof thermometer. If the water isn't 120 degrees Fahrenheit, your dishwasher may have trouble getting your dishes clean. You could increase the temperature of the hot water to the whole house--and therefore the dishwasher--by adjusting the hot water heater thermostat.

Warning! To lessen the risk of scalding, don't set the hot water heater temperature higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Detergent cup Dishwashers don't perform their best if detergent is introduced only at the beginning of a cycle, so add detergent to both parts of the cup. 

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Change to a better dishwasher soap cleaner.if everything is clean and the water flows freely.that is the only thing it could be.

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What do you mean by not clean, and how dirty are the dishes when they go in and how long have they been sitting, their are alot of factors involved. Also what detergent are you using. Their are a lot of possibilities once I have more feedback I can assist you further. Also please take a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly.
Thank you,
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You may to remove more screws from around the complete bottom part of your dishwasher. Have you tried to add Dishwasher Magic to clean the grit and grime out first? Or perhaps if you can't find Dishwasher Magic, we started using Tang Orange Juice powder before the days of the modern prodcuts. The citrus in the powder eats all the tiny food particles away.

In either case, empty all the dishes from the inside, add a cup of Tand or follow the instruction on the box of DW Magic. Run your d/w through a complete cycle.

This should clean your dishwasher out.

Hope this solves your problem.

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there is a new product out that filters the water going into your dishwasher. it works great and my dishes look fantastic. they use to look dirty with a white film on them. after the first load when i hooked up the dishwasher filter my dishes looked brand new. it is affordable and works everytime. you can get it at www.dishwasherfilter.com.

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