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Re: Dishes unclean, don't dry, smells
It sounds like theres not enough water in the machine if you are on hot water connection and it to hot you can damge the valve,try starting the dishwasher then when it starts to wash open the door a put in a few extra liters of water in and see if it sounds like its washing stronger that wont fix the problem but it will let you know if its a water inlet fault.sometimes you have to connect a dishwasher to cold water and they all heat themselves.ive had one bosch that was playing up because of the water temp going in and the pressure.if theres not enough water in it you will get a poor wash and not wash the soap out of the dispenser.hope this helps.ian
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Their cold be a couple of reasons. Are your dishes stacked too close together inhibiting the water from getting to the dishes? Are you putting in enough soap to get the job done? How dirty are the dishes and how long has the food dried on the dishes? when I have a lot of dishes I always put the dishwasher on high temp to make sure the dishes get clean!
The pump could be leaking. The drain could be plugged - hence the smell. Taking a look underneath could reveal what needs to be fixed. I don't have an answer for why dishes are still wet even after a hot wash and heated dry but perhaps it is related to the other problem
It really helps to know the Make and Model of your dishwasher.
Recommend either Electrosol or Cascade powder. Do not use gel or tablets in any dishwasher.
If problems continue, have the heating element checked because that is another common reason for unclean dishes.
I have the SAME problem with our dishwasher. It's disgusting. Between the fishy glasses and the garlicky ice cubes (NO, we don't have garlic in our refrigerator or freezer -- purchased ice doesn't smell), I'm embarrassed to pour our guests a glass of ice water!
I had an old machine with a similiar problem & I found that food had somehow entered into the arm that spins & sprays out water. The food blocked somewhat the holes which of course means less cleaning.
first if the pump is running and you can hear it washing it should clean now hot water cleans dishes not the washer the hotter the better at least 130-135 degrees modern dish washers use less water than older models so if you don't get the water as hot as you can stand it at the sink before you turn the washer on you can fill it with cold water second its important that you use jet dry and if your dishes aren't dry at the end of the cycle then on most washers you can turn the disp up for more hope that helps let me know
Although I previously posted with the same problem of a film on the dishes after cleaning, I did find a section in the owner's manual which solved my problem. Lift up the rinse aid cap on the inside door - the factory setting is on "4". The rinse aid works in conjunction with your local water, which has variations in it's hardness or softness. When your dishes are streaky, lower the rinse aid setting to 1 or 2. If your dishes are spotted, raise the rinse aid setting higher.