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The top rack is not getting clean.

The bottom rack seems to be cleaned ok, but the top rack is not getting cleaned at all.

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  • Bec3 Feb 11, 2008

    My appliance repairman says the motor on my 3&1/2 yr old dishwasher is broken and I can either spend $400 to repair it or buy a new dishwasher! He says that this is becoming a common problem in the newer dishwashers.

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This is one common possibility
It may be the food chopper assembly. Mine broke last year from a toothpick,
the food doesn't get chopped because the blades are broken, then the filter clogs and water wont spray high enough.
Heres a test--turn on the dishwasher and wait until you can hear water running then open the door really fast and look at how high the water is spraying--there should be alot of water all over the top rack running down

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