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Servis wp1249f2w leaving powder in the drawer each time, any solutions?


Stop using powder. Use liquid instead and see if that makes a difference.
First off. Before changing the detergent clean the residue of the powder from the tray.
Another thing to keep in mind is the type of detergent.
You want HE detergent. The reason for HE is it uses less and leaves nothing behind. ( HE stands for High Efficiency detergent.)
Hope this helped.

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Machine won't swallow the conditioner and leaves some of the powder behind


take the power draw out and clean then clean the inside top with a old tooth brush it gets clogged with lime in the water jets

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My FP washing machine has starting leaving brown sludgy marks on my clothes. Do I need to descale the machine? Im in New Zealand and the water isnt particularly hard. Thanks for your time, Emma


I'm guessing you use fabric softer....Get some finish dishwashing powder and put a wash on with high water level with no cloths in it. let it do it's normal wash but before it drains any water out, pause the wash let it soak over night. next day unpause it and let it finish. Repeat if needed and do the same thing again with out any dishwashing powder in it to make sure it rinses all the soap out.
The black sludge is cause by using fabric softener. The costic in the finish powder will eat in to the sludge and soften it. If its really baked on it my need to soak for longer, more powder or it may need to be stripper and cleaned.

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,seems as though washing tablet dos not desolve during wash leaving glass with a coating off powder on them,filters have been cleaned


John, clean filters, add salt and rince aid and buy a bottle of dishwasher cleaner and run the cycle on the 70degree setting. Good luck!

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The powder dispenser on my ls 610a dishwasher does not seem to work properly. There is always powder left in the dispenser and the dishes are not always washed properly.


Try to make sure that the path for water isn't blocked to the dispenser. Ours will do that too if we forget to leave some space for the streaming water to hit the little tray.

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Have a 2+year old LG LDF6810ST dishwasher that shows no error codes but is not cleaning like it used to. Have city water, do not leave excess food on dishes when loading, am only using powder after...


Try these things in order:

-Try to use a name brand powder, rather then a generic. Even a small box. I had similar problems with my LG dishwasher when I tried to save money by buying a generic powder. My dishes did not get clean and white marks were left behind on my stainless steel DW liner and the dishes. When you ad the powder, do not over fill the dispenser. Add less than the full dispenser cup and close it. Place some powder in that shallow square indent on the dispenser lid to help the pre-wash cycle. Also, run the water in the sink until hot water runs immediately before you start the DW.

-If, after using Electrosol or Cascade for 2 - 3 loads and your dishes do not come out clean, then I would run a load of dishes without adding the soap. Start the dishwasher and wait for it to fill and begin to wash. Open the door and add one cup of vinegar (white vinegar is fine.) Feel free to ad another cup after the first wash water drains and the second wash water enters and the DW begins the wash cycle again. Run a load of dirty dishes with the soap and check for good cleaning.

-If the problems continue, it is time to remove the filter assembly by removing the 9 silver phillips screws from the filter assembly. You will also need to remove the lower sprayer arm by pulling straight up and then out. With a flashlight, inspect the sump area that was hidden by the filter assembly, looking for any debris that has jammed into anywhere down there. Watch out for broken glass as you feel around. Reassemble and test with a load of dirty dishes.

The poor drying may be caused by not keeping the rinse aid re-filled. Check that first.

Also, these water and energy conserving dishwashers actually use the "dirt" from the dirty dishes to help clean the dishes during the first two wash cycles. Simply clear the big chunks off the dishes and put the dishes in the DW.

Please report back what you find or if you have more questions. OK?


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My glassware has a film on it.


cut down on soap, if you have a water softener dont even fill the cup 1/2 way, Powder soap is the best of the machine and leaves less of a film. To get all the "stuff" out that the liquid leaves behind run a empty load with a coffee cup of vinager on the top rack, this will clean the dishwasher

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Dishwasher powder remains behind in the dispenser


You might be filling the dispenser too full. Try to clean out the old powder and try to not fill it as full. The excess might be building up and causing the dispenser to open correctly.

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Maytag MDB3700AWE bottom wash arm does not move Freely by hand


Yes, the wash arm should spin freely. Recommend that you remove the arms and search for what is stopping it.
In addition to hard water, the ultra-cheap dishwasher powder really does/can leave calcium-like deposits behind. Use brand name powder for 30 days and you will see a difference. Never use gel or tablets in any dishwasher.
Adding a whole-house water softener would eliminate 90 % of your problem. The other 10% will be taken care of by not buying ultra generic powder.

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