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I have a Whirlpool Gold GU98OSCGZ2 - low water level and dishes not clean

The top rack never comes clean and it appears the level of water is not filling up to where it should. The amount of water only circles the base of the spinner and that is all. I was told the amount of water should be higher. What could be causing the problem?

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Re: I have a Whirlpool Gold GU98OSCGZ2 - low water level...

The water inlet valve needs to be replaced. remove the bottom panel. the valve is located on the left side behind the panel. pretty easy to replace

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