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This is the same exact issue that I have, soap is left in the dispenser and the dishes are not as clean as when it was new. It seems as this is a water pressure problem, if I listen to the washer while it is running it does not seem to have the same water pressure while cleaning.

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I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...

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