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Not cleaning low pressure smells hot looks like

Not cleaning the dishes; low pressure; smells hot; looks like heating element has been too hot, sections of it have turned a burnt brown color, burnt smell when the door is opened during the wash cycle. Tub doesn't look like it has been enveloped with water when the door is open. The Electrasol powder ball tabs not disolving during the course of the cylce. Have tried several detergents and not satisfied with any of the results. Think it is probably not detergent fault. Inside of the door is often white from detergent residue

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Sounds like the dishwasher is not getting enough water during it's fill cycle due to low water pressure on supply line or the dishwasher pump is not working correctly. Could be obstructed with food matter, etc.Hope this helps

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