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I have a ge dishwasher and it seems as if the top rack is getting clean and part of the bottom but the back left and front right of the bottom is not cleaning. Something must not be moving for the bottom? Please help! I just got this and was so happy to have a dishwasher and now it is useless :(

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Hi, I have an older dishwasher also and recently mywife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I amtried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installedthem in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also foundthat 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 makesure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the onlinebuying...
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