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Kenmore Dishwasher 17369 not thoroughly cleaning

My Kenmore dishwasher leaves the dishes slightly dirty, even though I've been hand rinsing everything beforehand. The glasses have small dried pieces of food on them, and the plates, though somewhat shiny, have a very slight dull finish. I notice that the top of the dishwasher door does not seem very clean. Interestingly, this happened once before, and the problem miraculously went away for quite some time--I never knew what happened. But, alas, the dirty dishes are back, and I don't know what to do. I did try a cycle with vinegar, to no avail. I checked the bottom of the unit, and noticed that the plastic "screw" was not thoroughly tightened on the large sprayer. Excited because I thought that was causing the issue, I ran the dishwasher that day only to discover unclean dishes when the cycle had completed. I'm using Jetdry, and have tried different detergents, but performance has not improved. Is there a solution? Thanks in advance.

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The first is to look for filters and drains to clean. Also check out the jets, as sometimes these can be clogged farther back than you can see with a quick inspections. You can likely remove them and take a good look. Secondly, you may want to switch detergents. Perhaps the quality of the water you are using has changed, hard water build up or you have changed detergents. You have to find the right detergent for the kind of water you are using, especially if you don't have a water softener. where the filter in the bottom of the dishwasher needed cleaning out. Just take the screws out, pull the plastic filter out and clean. Hope this helps. Report

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