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Dishes do not get cleaned

The dishwasher is right next to the sink, we run the hot water tap for a couple minutes before starting the dishwasher. The dishes come out dirty no matter which cycle we use. We have tried various different soaps.

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Look at the spray arm to see if any of the holes are plugged with calcium build up. Check to see if the arm pivots freely and nothing is blocking it from turning. If all these things look okay, check the filter screen at the bottom of the dish washer to see if it is partially obstructed. You may have to disassemble the filter to see inside it. If all seems ok, then look at a work water pump impeller which will reduce the pressure going to the spray arm.

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