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Top Rack not cleaning

Seems to not have enough Pressure in top rack to spin

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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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: 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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SOURCE: My whisper quiet dishwasher is not cleaning the top rack dishes

I'm having the same problem. Did some testing and found that the sprayer on the top rack is not even moving and hence not getting any water. Not sure what to do.

Posted on Mar 05, 2010

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SOURCE: the top rack does not get clean. There is a dirty

Most likely the "food grinder" screen is clogged, which limits the flow throught the pump, leaving thehigher dishes unwashed. It's flaw inthe design of whirlpool/kitchenaides. Not only does the screen clog but the teeth on the "grinder" wear down, the girneder does no grinding, and the food particles build up onthe screen, clogging the water flow. Open up the collector, pul out he choer/grinder and clean the screen. Check the teeth on it and if worn, repalce the chopper/grinder. If it happens again , then the choper/grinder driving mechanism is basd -- replace the pump/motor assembly.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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