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Jets for dishwasher clogged with food or debris. want to clean them How do I remove them from the dishwasher and open them to clean inside

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SOURCE: Food Deposits left on dishes

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.

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

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SOURCE: food particles clogging up drainage system at bottom of dishwashe

Take it apart. Clean large particles of food off before placing in unit. You might try a little Clorox and wash at hottest temperature while empty first.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: clogged filter

Hi, The mesh does not open. You will need to GENTLY clean each section with running water. Are you using powder or liquid soap?
The most common thing that plugs them is food particles. This unit is best served by pre-rinsing the dishes. The mess gets plugged to easily.
I hope this helps.


Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag dishwasher filter (?)always clogging

How do I take apart and clean the filter, I've gotten the screws out but to do now?

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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SOURCE: dishwasher leave debris on dishes

there is no filter except the screen in the water inlet valve to keep big pieces of grit in the water from defecting the inlet valve..
i dont know exactly why but it sounds like your unit was not installed with a recommended air gap in the drain or something similar and somehow dirty sink/drain/sewer water is making its way back into the unit and onto your dishes.
often times there is a little rubber check valve/flapper in the drain line either installed in the pump or the drain hose just after the pump to keep foreign material from entering the unit..
other than that it would just be mineral and calcium deposits if you are on well water or chunky city water..
hope this helps,
best of luck,

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

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