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Dishwasher is not getting the dishes clean, especially silverware. Even plates. And I hand rinse before loading.

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Hi,

Here are a couple of things to look for.

- Water level, start a cycle and let it fill with water, once it washes for a minute or so carefully open the door and look in the bottom, the water level should be just below the heat element. If it is too low you may have to have the water inlet valve replaced.

- Use a fresh and brand name detergent with phosphates. I know this is not the most politically correct thing to say but chemical energy is important to cleaning the dishes, Cascade or Electrosol powder both work well, but be sure it is fresh, old detergent can loose it's cleaning ability. If you have hard water you need to use more detergent or an additive like lemi shine or glass magic

- Put 4 coffee cups in the top rack, one in each corner upright. Run the dishwasher for about 1 minute after the main motor starts. Open the door and look in the cups, if they are not at least 1/2 full of water you may have a pressure problem, check the holes in the spray arms, they should be clear and free of debris. If these are clear and you still have trouble try cleaning the sump, it may be full of debris. Follow the link below for detailed instructions.

Please let me know if any of this helps.

Thanks!

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4628450-poor_cleaning_or_noisy_pump_whirlpool_or

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