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Dishes are not slick after the cycle, clouded. Black, gummy plaque line around what appears to be a drain.Need to find the drain and clean it. What sort of cleaning product might be run through a cycle. We don't have a manual, but the Model number is MDB4100AWW

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I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...

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