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Will not get dishes clean

Fills with water pumps water arms turn still does not clean dishes

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If like you say the water pressure is good the water temp is good (120o minimum). The soap dispensor opens and nothing is blocking the arms from rotating then my guess is the unit is being overloaded. There needs to be space between the dishes so that the spray can hit the surface. Also, most folks know this but bears repeating... the dishes, cups, pots, etc. have to face down or angle toward the spray. I have seen people just throw dishes in facing up and then wonder why it doesnt get clean.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: top rack of dish washer does not have enough water

Trouble shooting here... but the same pumb that circulates water... vents it.... So, if the vent valve is clogged with food debris, then you would not retain enough water to wash all the upper rack dishes...
I recommend inspecting the exhaust tube port of the pump (a selenoid is the operating device for that valve). Be sure that it is able to operate freely (close all the way. Otherwise, it is just the pump intake!! only choices...you have already eliminated the rest (GOOD JOB)

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

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