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Dirty dishes Pump went on this machine about 6 months ago. Since the install of the new pump the dishes do not come clean. Particles finely ground or tomato seeds, sesame seeds etc. get blasted back on the dishes in the final rinse cycle. Repair guy has no clue... could there be a pinched line upon install that won't allow complete drainage, or the wrong pump? Is ther filter screen? I have done the vinegar reoutine plus a purchased cleaner to no avail. The machine is a bout 13 years old. Thank you

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SOURCE: Top rack dishes have grainy particles on them after washing and will not come clean.

Run the dishwasher and observe the spray arm,if split it will spray water down: Also check water in tub, is it filling up sufficiently to get near the heater? If it has a upper spray arm does it spray water? If not you may have a clogged upper spray arm.

Posted on Jun 08, 2007

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SOURCE: whirlpool dishwasher drainage problem..

This sounds like a bad timer. The timer is what tells the pump to drain at specified times. If it gets a bad contact, that timed cycle won't happen.

PS: Do you know for sure that the drain is occurring in mid-cycle? If not, you may just have an obstruction in the drain and/or anti-siphon valve (where the hose connects under the dishwasher.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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SOURCE: My indesit DI620 isnt rinsing the contents properly

its the same water that rinses both sections just different arms, the one directly under the top basket usually cleans both cutlery and top basket. it could be a posibility that the arm itself is contaminated with waste that is too large to push through the holes and is now breaking up making a mess on teh glasses. (I have seen it before with melon seeds) remove the arm and rinse backward under a tap.
make sure that the salts are topped up as well this is very important if the salts run out you will not regenerate the resin beads which are used for water purification on the last rinse so this could also rinse with dirty water.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: My dishes come out dirty and glasses are cloundy.

#1 check the upper spinner arm to see if it is clogged with particles if it is, clean the holes outi f they get clogged the arm-sprayer will not clean the upper rack
#2 if it is not clogged got to your local Grc.chain and purchase a bottle of dishwasher cleaner for about 8.00 follow all instructins on bottle make sure water is hot by running hot water tap closest to dishwasher.use it in an empty dishwasher.You will be amazed how clean your dishes will come out after the first wash

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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SOURCE: our ten year old kitchenaid dishwasher doesn't get

Locate your dishwasher's filter. It is typically on the floor of the dishwasher. Pull out the bottom rack and look along the bottom of the dishwasher until you find it.

Use a paper towel or sponge to remove any residue or debris that has accumulated on the outside of the filter once you locate it. On some dishwashers, the filter area does not detach or open, so your hand cleaning will stop here. On other models, you can unscrew the filter housing to access the inside and clean any debris from the filter area. Simply wash out the filter using soap and water, then reassemble once cleaning is complete.

Further clean the filter area by pouring a quart of white vinegar into the bottom of the empty dishwasher. Turn to a wash cycle and allow the dishwasher to run with the vinegar cleaning the mechanisms, including the filter.

To deep-clean your dishwasher and the filter periodically, mix the following ingredients together in a bowl, then pour into the bottom of the dishwasher: 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup baking soda and 1 cup bleach. Let the mixture sit in the bottom of the empty dishwasher overnight. The next morning run a wash cycle, letting the bleach mixture clean and disinfect the dishwasher thoroughly.

Posted on Aug 29, 2010

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