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How do I clear sediment build up in dishwasher

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    James ellison Apr 24, 2015

    thanks all for your comments, I think I have it sorted now. It appears that the micro filter was split and the pressure of the water in the system during the cycle was facing the dirty water back through. I changed the filter for £10 and all is well again. Just goes to show that it's often the simplist reasons.

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