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Not washing well

Over the past few months, our dishwasher has not been cleaning well.It is aprox 3 yrs old. I use cascade detergent, a rinse aide and ultimate scrub cycle. I also pre-rinse everything. The dishes come out w/soap residue, dried on food particles and water spots. I end up handwashing about half of what comes out. Some dishes look worse than when I put them in. We are ready to toss it. Help please!!!!

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It is probably the water in your dishwasher. www.dishwasherfilter.com sells a filter that solves this problem. very effective and very affordable. you will love it and its got a money back guarantee.

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First of all please check the Water temperature by using a thermometer inside the dishwasher to measure the water temp. It should be as close to 125 degree F to 140 degree F as possible. Now try using the temperature boost feature if your dishwasher is equipped with this cycle feature and check if this will help your wash ability issues.

Now check the Powder soap by making sure that you store your soap in a dry environment and it is not stale and clumping together. Possibly try a different detergent like a liquid or gel. Also, make sure the dishes are loaded properly, or dishwasher is not overloaded.

To check the proper filling dishwasher will fill with water up to and around the heating element. If water is more below the heating element, you may have low water pressure or a problem with the fill valve. Try & listen if it sounds like it is spraying the water around with enough pressure.
For low water pressure, try to clean the screen at the entrance of the fill valve, sometimes the fill valve can fail and not allow the proper water into the dishwasher and may need to be replaced. And, check the spray arm and pump cover for splits or leaks

Low water fills are a very common trouble maker with today's dishwasher.

Please do accept this solution and revert for further assistance.

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Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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