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Soap left in cups when cycle is over

Everthings seems fine except we are finding soap powder left in cup...clumpy soap that has gotten wet.

the dishes are partly clean but not great.

the water starts entering the washer but it doesnt appear that it gets enough water nor do i hear alot of water swishing around.

i also hear the water being drained out quickly

it appears there is not enough water in the unit to properly work.

thanks...

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  • wangus Apr 07, 2008

    i have recently replaced the spring loaded plunger device in the rear of the unit because it was sticking due to old age...this new problem started about a week later. i do not believe them to be associated...please help me! (smile)

  • wangus Apr 07, 2008

    i will try replacing the water valve...thanks.

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If the problem is that the dishwasher isn't filling with enough water, you should replace the water valve.

If it's getting enough water, but dishes have a white film on them or are still not getting clean, you may have hard water build up in your machine. Try to run a dishwasher cleaner thru it, or depending on how much buildup you have, you may need to take the dishwasher apart and clean it. I know JetDry puts a cleaner out, but I haven't personally tried it yet.

You can usually see white buildup inside the dishwasher if this is your problem.

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