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Smeg dishwasher After a wash cycle there are small bits of residue left on the dishes (mostly top shelf). I've cleaned the machine with a dishwasher cleaner, the filters have been done too, I've checked the rotor arms rotate - that's Ok as well. I have emailed SMEG but have as of yet not response. Any clues please.

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Riff...not sure what the bits are...first, they may be food crumbs or the like. Dishwashers have macerators to grind up food particles but they have no really good way to get rid of them in the wash cycle. Scrape plates of any solids before loading them. If the material is shaped like water droplets, you may have hard water stains. Use Jet Dri or a cleaning product which claims to help and use the amount specified. Your water temp may be should be 125F or better. If you can run the hot tap and put your hand under isn't hot enough. You can also use the heated water setting to deal with this.

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The dishwasher does not always drain completely after a cycle. But the biggest problem is that dishes are clean but aren't rinsed completely leaving a bumpy residue of small food particles. Most noticeable...

The filter is probably blocked.

It is inside the base of the machine.

Take out the filter and clean it and also clean out the filter well as that can also hold quite a bit of debris.


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Feb 13, 2011 | Kenmore Dishwashers

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Our Asko dishwasher no longer cleans the top shelf of dishes properly. Fine white and black grit is left on the dishes after every wash, and if there is any food residue on the dishes it does not come off....

The problem is most likely that there is still water residue at the bottom of your machine. If the machine is not fully drained it picks up some of the residue and sprays that onto the dishes during the final rinse, leaving an unhealthy and unsightly film on everything.
Remove the bottom strainers and make sure that there is nothing obstructing the outlet pipe and the pump. If possible back flush through the outlet pipe and try draining the machine again before using it again.

Check also that the arm outlet jets at the trailing end of the arms are not blocked with food particles and other solid matter. This often happens and the arm is unable to turn because the water jet that is supposed to drive the arm does not have the force to rotate it.

Feb 04, 2011 | Asko 24 in. D3350 Dishwasher

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Leaves food residue on dishes, mostly glasses and only on top shelf after every wash.


The scum, film and white residue problems have started since the reduction of phosphates in dishwasher detergents.

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Jan 16, 2011 | Whirlpool 24 in. GU1200XT Built-in...

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There is so much debris left on the dishes after the dishwasher has run, it's almost not worth running it. The debris is mostly small hard bits on the inside of glasses from the top shelf. Is this a...

this is a maintenance problem.. if the bits look like grains of sand it is actually food particles that breaks down during the cycle spraying the cups and glasses (usually the top shelf that gets hit worst). solution is to run a dishwasher cleaner through the system on a hot wash. To remove and wash bottom filters and spray arm jets. Lastly when loading the DW make sure excess food are scraped/rinsed off will get better results. Thanks

Jun 22, 2010 | GE Dishwashers

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Whirlpool Built-in dishwasher Model DU8700XB -O

Most dishwashers have a soil separator which separates the soil from the water while it's washing. When a wash cycle is over a valve opens in the separator to allow the soil to go down the drain. If it's not working properly the washer will leave a film or food particles on the dishes.
It's under the lower spray arm. Post your model number and I may can find a diagram for you. Dishwasher- Inside the doorjamb on the top, left or right. On the door edge top left or right. Portable models on the back.

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check manual,your water hardness and salt/detergent quantities can make a big difference,theres usually some switches you can adjust for salt/detergent,if not check for partial blockage in pump etc,may be not enough water comming through.

Nov 02, 2009 | Smeg 18 in. DWI410 Built-in Dishwasher

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The dishwasher was full of soap suds but most of the water drain

Suds? If you use dishwashing detergent you shouldn't get suds. If a small amount of sink type dish soap is left on a dish before loading it into the dishwasher this can happen. I would use several rinse and drain cycles with the racks and dishes removed until the suds are gone.

Never use any type of liquid dish soap made for sinks. The same thing that makes suds in the sink will make even more in the dish washer.

Hope this helps!

Feb 15, 2009 | Fisher and Paykel 24 in. DD603H W Built-in...

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basic checks:
is water entering into the machine.
is it hot.
is it being heated during pre-wash
is the soap being dispensed
is the pump running when cycling?
do the arms turn freely?

you mentioned the top and bottom shelves. are there places where the dishes 'are' being cleaned?, or are you meaning that in general they are not being cleaned at all?

most of the above indicators are observable by stopping the wash cycle from time to time in various modes.
to see if water is being pumped at all, put a bowl on the top and bottom shelf, and nothing else. if there is water in it after it cycles then the pump is moving at least some water.
start with these observations and please report back
good luck

Dec 27, 2007 | Kenmore 24 in. 17482 / 17484 / 17489...

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Smeg Intergrated Dishwasher

Do any objects hang down (or stick up from below) and block it? Is the shelf pushed all the way in so it gets water through it? Does it seem to be spraying water, but not spinning?

Try spinning it by hand to see if it moves freely. It may just be blockede by a small object in the water.

Oct 08, 2007 | Smeg DWI614 Built-in Dishwasher

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