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Bottom rack won't clean, top rack does

Water is getting to the top rack and cleaning, but the bottom rack is not getting water. Took the spinner off and made sure it was clean and clear, still don't think bottom spinner is getting water supply. How can this be.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: Top rack remains dirty

spin the top rotary arm to make sure it spins freely also take it off to see if its blocked (run it under tap) check all other filters too and when you load dishes make sure they do not obstuct top rotary arm if none of this works then it's time for an engineer im affraid good luck

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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SOURCE: kitchen aid dishwasher doesn't clean dishes in the top rack

replace the top spray arm and it should work ok again

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Kitchenaid, new dishwasher, stopped cleaning top rack dishes

The problem most people encounter with dishwashers is a simple inability to get the dishes clean. There might be stuck-on food or residue from the detergent. A water pressure problem may be the culprit. You may need to replace the water intake valve. Another common problem is mineral build-up. If your house has hard water, the mineral build-up can clog the water jets. Clear each jet with a wire or pin, and run an empty load with some vinegar in the detergent dispenser about once a month.

Sometimes, the dishwasher has problems draining properly. There could be a clog in the drain hose, or a problem with the pump. It's also possible that the dishwater is getting too sudsy, and sensors in the washer aren't detecting the soap foam as water. This causes it to shut down the drain cycle too early. Just use less detergent.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Wash Arms not spinning --Dishes not clean

Without the model number of your Maytag number, I can not determine if when you order a wash pump motor you also get the impeller.
Sounds like you are on the right path to getting your dishwasher to wash dishes again.
Oh, while you have the dishwasher open, check that the heating element has not failed using a Multimeter.

Good Luck!

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Top rack whisperquiet dishwasher no water

http://www.kitchenaid.com/assets/pdfs/product/ZUSECARE/8573754.pdf
I know this isnt the same model, they dont carry your manual as of yet. But it does have some suggestions to look at on page 17. I had the same problem and I looked really carefully and found my sprayer arm was blocked. I cleaned it out and havent had a problem with it again. I do check it regular now.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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