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Dirty dishes the dishwasher sounds and appears to be operating normally but the dishes are not getting clean. now i've noticed dishwasher soap still in the dispenser after the washing cycle has been completed. I'm thinking maybe i have plugged water jets? Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

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  • kdorion2 May 29, 2009

    yes, the soap dispenser does open however much of the soap is still there after the cycle has finished.

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Plugged jets, possible
more likely it is leftover food reminance left in the pump area. and on certain dishwashers it could be a swollen check valve, not allowing the evacuation of the used dirty water.
does your soap dispenser open?

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  • slypp187 May 29, 2009

    check the spray arms for debris in the jets,
    remove lower rack and take off filter cover
    pending on model, dissasemble to the pump resevoire, removing all debris along the way
    re assemble.
    if there is an accessable chopper blade (round metal mesh, with steel blade) check to see if it is operational or broken. (something as small as a toothpick can break the chopper)


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