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Kenmore elite dishwasher leaves food particles on dishes

Even after rinsing glasses and dishes before loading into the dishwasher, at the end of the wash cycle there are particles of food left on the dishes and in the glasses. Seems like there must be food particles clogging the drain? But the water drains out of the dishwasher without a problem. I've tried the vinegar solution but that didn't help. How are food particles supposed to exit the dishwasher and is there a chance that they are stuck in the washer?

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If someone is putting dishes in the washer and obstructing the spray ams that would cause food to stay on dishes. After loading dishwasher and pushing in baskets make sure the spray arm doesnt hit any of the dishes causing them to not clean properly. If that doesnt work or is definately not your problem try removing the spray arm and seeing if it has food inside of it. Some times they get food build up in them and need to be flushed out.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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    Pataricia Nolte May 12, 2009

    One other thought I had was that if you recently installed a garbage disposal there is a knock out that many people forget to do on the disposal that, if you don't knock out will cause some of the risidual food from the disposal to seep back into the dishwasher...thereby causing particals of food to remain on dishes.



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