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Dishwasher doesn't clean as well as it used to

Suddenly my dishwasher doesn't seem to clean as well as it used to. Lots of food particles show up inside and outside glasses, sometimes on silverware, often on plates & bowls. I haven't changed my detergent, how well I rinse off dishes, settings, or anything else. The water drains okay, so I would imagine that it's not a blockage of some sort.

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Re: Dishwasher doesn't clean as well as it used to

Poss a blockage in the base hoses or try checking the spray arms for hole blockages. is the wash pump noisy?

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