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Why does the soap not melt or get distributed to the dishes?

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Using too much soap is worse than not using enough. Over time, soap scum will build up and plug the internal plumbing of the dishwasher. Often, there is simply not enough water in the dishwsher to be effective. The GE uses an electric solonoid which opens when it is time to drain. This item can get corroded and allows water to pump out when it is supposed to be washing. Also, it is possible you are not getting enough water because of supply problems. Disconnect the hot water line and check the flow of water and also the intake screen to see if it is plugged. If you have ample water after the a wash cycle has been running for several minutes, check the water timeperature. It should be around 120 degerrs F.

Hope this helps, Ken

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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Firstly, make sure you are using powdered soap, and not the 3 in 1 tablets. The 3 in 1 Tablets only release certain parts of itself on certain temperatures, and because all dishwashers aren't alike, they won't have the best of results on all makes & models. Cycles aren't run the same way on every Make, and don't follow the same order either. Trust Me ;-) , stick to Powder.

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Firstly check that your Spray arms are not clogged at the holes, then check the soap you use, some of the latest soap on the market (Like Finnish Power-ball), only melt and dislodge when the dishwasher reaches the correct temperatures, check the soap packaging.

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