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LG Dishwasher redepositing debris back onto dishes

We have a LG Model LDS5811ST and have had two problems with it since we bought it. While we scrape large pieces of food left on plates etc, our dishes do not come out clean. We find small particles of food on all the dishes after the wash cycle. Top rack dishes seem to gather the majority of debris.

I use Jet Dry rinse agent and Cascade 2in1 Action packs with Dawn in the unit. In an attempt to correct the problem we've followed the manufactures recommendations for maintenance and cleaned the spray arms, both upper and lower. This did not seem to help the problem.

We also make sure to follow the manufactures recommendations on loading dishes/cutlery. Irregardless which wash program we use the problem continues.

The second problem is the dry cycle. If we use any other wash program aside from Power Scrub, dishes do not come out dry, not even 1/2 dry yet the dishes are hot from the dry cycle.

We choose the LG by recommendations of others but to be honest are incredibly disappointed by the performance of the machine. I hope you can assist us in finding a solution for these problems.

Thank You
Tami Bell

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  • Jeff Meyer May 11, 2010

    Do you get any leaking from the bottom front of the door, especially during the drying cycle? While the dishwasher is in the dry cycle, feel directly under the door and check for any drips at all.

    Report back with the results. Also, please post the serial number of this LG 5811 - there MAY be a retro fit kit for this problem.



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Have had a problem with our LG 5811 Dishwasher not operating.
I have found the Vent Hole Cover located inside the Door was not installed correctly. I used plumber putty between the plastic fitting and the inside face of the Door and turned the Cover fully to lock in place (vent hole is toward Door bottom). Water was leaking previously from this opening over the wires in the door.

Another problem was the lower Door Seal (under the Door) it was not installed correctly either. It was actually too long and would not seal against the bottom of the inclosure. Water was coming out and spraying the wires in the door. I had to remove the metal stiffener over the front of the Dishwasher to get to the Door Seal. I removed one end and reinstalled the seal. The Seal laid flat but was approximately 3/16" to long. I cut off the end with a sharp knife - seems to be the correct length now.

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