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Dishwasher just won't clean even lightly dirty dishes. Sounds the same as usual but very poor results.

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Run one cycle of your dishwasher empty, with a mild, food acid of your choice. Do this after you've done the other cleaning steps here, so that it will also take care of anything your cleaning missed or knocked loose. A "light" or short cycle is usually sufficient. Place powders into the detergent cup. Place liquids in a right-side-up cup or bowl in the top rack. Use whichever of the following is on hand or inexpensive:

  • Lemon juice
  • Distilled white vinegar
    I also had this problem before and the above soultionseemed to fix my issue with some internal cleaning.

    I also had this website saved that gives you some more ideas

    http://www.partselect.com/repair.aspx?appliance=dishwasher&part=dishes-not-clean

    Hope this helps :)


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