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Water comes in but does not wash the dishes no pressure

Water comes in but it does not wash the dishesno pressure the soap does not even disolve

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It could be a few problems, first of all does the water circulate at all, if not then you most likely have one of two problems, it is either a plugged pump, or the washer arm in the bottom of the dishwasher is plugged, first take the arm loose by turning the big nut at the bottom of it loose and take it too the sink and wash it out as best you can......reinstall the arm, try the dishwasher, if it still does not work, then you have too remove the pump under the washer and clean it out, also you should be running a dishwasher cleaner every six months..........you can purchase this at any grocery store, walmart, kmart, in the dishwasher isle...........hope this helps.

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Check the term of water intering the dishwasher, might not be the D/W.

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